Vacation Home Ownership Options Breakdown Quick & Simple

Vacation Home Ownership Options

Summary of Vacation Home Ownership Options In this post we discuss the traditional and lesser know vacation home options Realize that full ownership may provide the highest risk-reward, but this option is not for everyone Get introduced to the “Vacation Equity Fund” an innovative why to “invest where you vacation” Side by side vacation home ownership options comparison Did you … Read More

Island Loop: Best Kill Devil Hills Bike Trails +Paths

Kill Devil Hills Bike Trails Island Loop

One of the best ways to explore the any island is on bike. A true beach soul rarely goes without a beach cruiser style bicycle at the beach to get them around. Some simply enjoy the feel of the ocean breeze, others the excitement of exploring new island zones and others simply take the opportunity to refresh from reality. Whatever … Read More

Outer Banks Fish (+Fishing) for Visitors

Outer Banks Fish and Fishing For Visitors

The OBX has over 90 species of common and exotic fish species, so next time your at the fish market or reeling one in you may ask, “What’s this thing?” Now, I may not know all the species but to this question I can confidently respond, “It is some of the freshest fish, you’ll ever find!” The good news is … Read More

OBX Ranks Best Place to Visit During Coronavirus

Outer Banks Coronavirus Best Place to Visit

The OBX offers so many different options and flavors, particularly when looking for some space to stretch out. Tony, taking some time to refresh from reality The OBX ranks #1 for top places to visit and #1 for best beaches, according to a recent article, Ranked: The 20 Top Places Americans Are Dreaming About Right Now, published in Forbes Magazine. Wow!  … Read More

Is the Outer Banks Open to visitors due to Covid-19?

We still wake up most mornings and it feels surreal that just a month ago the anticipation of the Outer Banks vacation rental season was beginning to buzz in the air, the weather was beginning to warm up, it looked like John’s Drive In was about to open and this past weekend would have marked the opening of most of … Read More

Totally Unique Vacation Rental Training Experience

Vacation Rental Training

Live Swell Introduces One-of-a-Kind Vacation Rental Training “Whats your secret sauce?” “Do you offer vacation rental training?” were the questions we continually received from guests, fans and other aspiring and established vacation rental owners.  I have to admit, in the beginning I did not want to give away our secrets.  These secrets and process we distilled over years and via thousands … Read More

Podcasts Featuring Live Swell Founders Mike and Maria

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Podcast Featuring Live Swell Founders How to Build a Short Term Rental Brand  Host:  Neil Henderson, Commercial Syndicator + Short Term Rental Owner Podcast: “The Road to Family Freedom” Practical Vacation Rental Investment with Michael Hamilton Host:  Heather Bayer, VR Owner, Manager + Industry Thought Leader  Podcast: “Vacation Rental Success”  VRS170 – Practical Vacation Rental Investment with Michael Hamilton   Practical … Read More

Vacation Rental Insurance For Owners & Airbnb Host Insurance: The Breakdown

Summary of Vacation Rental Insurance For Owners + Airbnb Host Insurance Know your coverages and exclusions, most policy’s have coverage lapses when it comes to vacation rental risks. At the end of this post you will have a better idea of what type of policy may be right for you The biggest killers of wealth are taxes and lawsuits The Good … Read More

Vacation Rental Asset Protection

Live Swell Asset Protection

Summary:  Vacation Rental Asset Protection The Biggest Killers of Wealth:  Taxes + Lawsuits Vacation Rental Asset Protection: A Short Story How do I protect my vacation rental? 3 Steps Do you know the Biggest Wealth Killers? It is said that the biggest killers of wealth are taxes and lawsuits.  One of the consequences of NOT being properly protected with owning real estate … Read More

Outer Banks Seashells: Secrets from the “Shell Whisperer”

Live Swell obx sea shells

Finding Outer Banks Seashells Finding Outer Banks Seashells is mostly about timing and being first to the shell patch, what we refer to as “First Rake.” Can you wake up early? Real early?  Shells will wash up at all times of the day, however, there are some more likely times and conditions to be mindful of which can increase the chance … Read More