Have you and your family thought of purchasing a vacation home in the North Myrtle Beach area? If you have, then now is the time to get started with your search. We understand that finding the perfect home to become your vacation home is just the beginning and is so hard to choose. Our North Beach Realty Agents are ready to help you and your family find the right vacation home in the area to help allow you to sit back and relax.
What Kind of Vacation Home Do You Want?
This is often the hardest question for many families to answer because they all would like to have something different. For some, it may seem like having a condo within a resort is the way to go while others may want a standalone vacation home. The choices are unlimited when you are looking in North Myrtle Beach. Another part of this decision and question is how many will be vacationing with you each year. Knowing this will also help you in deciding you should go with a condo or vacation home!
Amenities of a Condo
For many families, they are often looking into what
amenities come with a condo vacation home. This can, in return, help them
decide if a condo will work for you and your family. Some of the amenities that
will possibly come with your condo will vary depending on where you choose to
purchase. If you decide to purchase your vacation home within a resort here is
what you could have as some of the amenities:
Pool (Indoor or Outdoor)
Washer/Dryer in Unit
Fully Furnished Condo
Another thing you may have to think about is when you
purchase a condo vacation home, you will have an allowance of how many weeks
you will have access to the condo. While some condos will allow you full access
to it year-round, you may find that some of them will not. That is a big
decision, but if you are a family who can’t sneak away anytime you choose, then
maybe this is the best option for you!
Amenities of a Vacation Home
When you purchase a vacation home, you are buying a second
home. This could be your home to live in a part-time of the year if you say live
in colder states. It could also be used as a vacation rental that will allow
you to allow other families into the home and let them have their dream
vacation. Some of the amenities that you may find with your new vacation home
Access to the Beach
Oceanfront or Oceanview
More massive yard for family play
Full Kitchen and open layout of home
Backyard for your pets
Larger home for your family
Garage or storage
There are so many different options for your family when you
purchase a vacation home in the area.
While there are many other options and reasons as to why you need to purchase your vacation home now, these are just a few reasons we wanted to share with you. If you’d like your vacation home to be in a neighborhood or oceanfront, we can help you find it! No matter how far-fetched your dream vacation home may be, our Agents at North Beach Realty are here to help you in your search!
Did you and your family just purchase a new home in the North Myrtle Beach area and are looking to grow fresh fruits and vegetables? We at North Beach Realty can assist you in helping you find which vegetables or fruits may work well in your garden. We understand that owning a new home can be a little daunting at times, but planting a garden in your backyard can give you and your family something to do together.
What Do You Want to Plant?
When it comes to planting a new garden, it may be a little challenging
to figure out what to plant. For many locals, you may find them growing things
in their backyard like tomatoes, cucumbers, watermelons, zucchini, squash, and green
beans. But if you are looking for something a little more specific, do a little
research in to see what the best for the area is. This way, you can make a
quick plan on what you’d like to plant in your first garden at your home.
Pick a Spot in your Backyard
Picking a spot in your backyard is a vital task for any
homeowner, whether they live in the North Myrtle Beach area or not. You will
want to find a spot that gets at least 6-8 hours of full sun each day. Another
thing that you can do is check out the local garden center and see what each
vegetable or fruit needs as far as shade or full sunlight. Making sure that you
choose the right place in your backyard will help you know what plants work
best for you.
Do You Want Raised Beds or Use the Soil?
After you have picked a spot for your garden in your backyard,
it will soon be time to make another decision. This time you will be deciding
if you want to dig up your yard or if you want to use raised beds. If you
choose to build a raised bed, then this is the easier way to go. For many new
homeowners, they don’t want to dedicate a particular part of their yard just
for a garden, so they choose the raised beds. The good thing about using the
raised beds is it can be a lot more back-friendly for those who don’t want to
bend over to tend to their garden. If you choose to use the soil, then you will
be continuing to turn down to care for it, weed, and get the ground ready. No
matter what decision you make, it will be an excellent garden for your family!
The final step to planting a garden in your new backyard is to plant it and water it. For many of the fruits and vegetables, you will find that late spring is the best time to plant. But we would suggest that you check each plant to make sure it is the right time. If you don’t have a backyard that you can grow a garden, now is the time to start looking. We at North Beach Realty look forward to helping you and your family find yours forever home in North Myrtle Beach!
Did you recently move into your new home in North Myrtle Beach and are looking for ways to decorate your guest room? If the answer is yes, then you will want to continue to read this post as we know of 6 ways that you can decorate your guest room. Moving into a new home can be stressful and we understand that decorating can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Let’s look below at 3 ways that you can decorate your guest bedroom in your new North Myrtle Beach home.
Make it Relaxing & Cozy
Think about when you stay in a hotel or resort, what is the
first thing that you check to see how relaxing the bed is. Create a room where
your guests will not want to leave to go back to reality because the room is
relaxing and cozy. Add several throw pillows onto the bed and adding a throw
onto the end of the bed can create a welcoming and cozy room. Get a rocking
chair or an armchair where you can have a knit blanket over the top of it. Be
sure to leave your guests with plenty of clean towels for their stay.
When you think about going to another person’s home, you
think about how clean it is and clutter free. That is one of the main things
that you will want to make sure you have your guest room. Having family or
friends stay with you is always a treat but making sure that the room they are
staying in is inviting. If you think that the room is a little small, then why
not add some built-ins on each side of the bed. This is a great way to allow
your guests to have their own nightstands, plus you can have books for your
guests to read on the built-ins. This is another way to keep the room clutter
free by having a space to put the books and knick-knacks for show.
Add Fresh Flowers
Have you ever been to someone else’s home where the room had
a nice light fragrance in it? Most likely they have left you some beautiful
fresh flowers to enjoy and help freshen up the room. Adding fresh flowers to
your guest room can give the appeal to your guests to feel more at home.
Depending on the time of year that you have guests coming to stay with you,
will depend on what kind of flowers you will leave in the room for them. For
the spring, you can leave some hydrangeas or some tulips. Either way, adding
this little touch into their room will allow your guests to relax more at night
and during their stay.
While there are many other ways that you can decorate your guest bedroom, these are the few we wanted to share with you. If you still haven’t found your next home in the North Myrtle Beach area, allow us at North Beach Realty to help you. We have agents who can assist you in finding your dream home.
Spring Break and summer vacations will be coming soon, it’s time to think about if you should buy a vacation home. North Myrtle Beach is a great option to purchase your first vacation home because there is so much to enjoy and do as a family. We at North Beach Realty understand that making this decision can be a little difficult, we wanted to help you in deciding if now is the right time. Let’s look below at a few questions and answers that might help make that decision a little easier.
One of the main questions that many ask is whether you can
afford a vacation home or not. This would most likely be your second home and
there are plenty of lenders who will want to assist you. We at North Beach
Realty can assist you in finding the right lender to be able to purchase your
beach vacation home in the area. Once you find one that you like we will help
get the ball rolling on getting everything in place for you.
Does if Fit in Your Lifestyle?
For many buyers who are looking to get a second home or
beach vacation home, they will often think ahead and wonder if it will be a
good investment. If you take a look at the past vacations you have taken, how
many times did you stay in a hotel or a vacation rental? If you can see that
getting your own beach vacation home will be worth it, then it will most likely
fit into your lifestyle. If your children are young, then maybe this is the way
to go because think of all the vacation and memories you can make. And once the
kids are grown and married with children, this is still the same place they
will want to take their family too.
Will You Use It Often or Rent It Out?
Another good question that you might want to consider is if you will use it often or will you rent it out. If you have a certain week or weeks that you love to go on vacation, then why not rent out the property for the rest of the time. This is a great way to be able to earn some extra money and help pay for the monthly mortgage too. Allowing other families to enjoy your vacation home just as much as you do, is what many buyers love to do. If you are still on the fence, then sit down and talk about it with each other. Or you can allow one of our agents to help you with this big decision too.
While there are many other things to look into to see if purchasing a new vacation home in North Myrtle Beach is the way to go, these are the ones we wanted to share with you. If you are ready to get the ball rolling and start looking for the perfect beach vacation home, then give us a call today. We hope that you and your family will be able to enjoy a lifetime of memories being made in your new beach home in North Myrtle Beach this summer!
Have you recently purchased your North Myrtle Beach vacation home and are looking for ways to decorate it this holiday season? We at North Beach Realty want to help you with that decision this year. Getting your beach house ready for its guests or even your family for the holidays can seem overwhelming. Let’s look below at how you can liven up your holiday décor this year in your new home.
Trim the Tree
The holidays aren’t complete unless you have a Christmas
tree in your home. After Thanksgiving Day is normally when families put up
their trees and decorate them. This year you could have a small tree in your home
and decorate it in a beach theme. For many who live at the beach or have a
vacation home at the beach, they love to decorate it with flamingo’s and have a
coastal feel to them. Be sure to put non-breakable ornaments on the tree and
trim the tree with all the pretty colors you may find at the beach. No home or
vacation home is complete this year without trimming the tree as a family!
Decorate the Outside
It’s time to haul out the holly and decorate the outside of
your new vacation home. Adding festive decorations to your home can make your
home inviting to your friends, family and guests. Grab some fresh garland, lights
and a beautiful wreath to decorate the front porch of your vacation rental. Add
a few lanterns with some unbreakable ornaments and add that perfect bow to the
top of each one. Place a new festive welcome mat by the front door and hang
that wreath on the door. Your family and guests will definitely be inviting for
anyone who visits your vacation home.
It Feels Like Home
The holidays definitely bring out the best in us all and
making your vacation home feel like your guests’ home too. Add some holiday décor
throughout your home such as garland along the railings of the staircase and on
the mantle. Breakout the holiday dishes and have a nice table runner or cloth
on the dining room table. To also make your home more inviting, you could leave
some holiday candy, chocolate candy or candy canes in a glass jar or bowl for
your guests to enjoy.
There are many other ways that you can get your new vacation home ready for your guests, but these are just a few we thought you’d like. If you are still in the market for a new home or vacation home, allow one of our agents at North Beach Realty help you out. We hope that you and your family enjoy your North Myrtle Beach vacation home this holiday season!
Do you and your family love to visit North Myrtle Beach during the fall, but you’d love to have a place of your own? Fall is a great time of the year to start house hunting for your new vacation home. Finding the perfect home that will meet your family’s needs is one of the top reasons that we at North Beach Realty focuses on. Let’s look below at what the reasons are of why you should look for your vacation home this fall on the Grand Strand.
Did you know that during the fall months the market is
better for anyone who is looking to purchase a vacation home? The reason that
it is a better market is because during the warmer months there is more competition
out there. The cooler months many of the sellers are looking to find the best buyer
for their home and you as the homebuyer will have a better chance of getting
the home without being outbid. This in return will mean you will be about to
find the perfect vacation home in the area for a great deal.
Decorating Your Home
Another great reason as of why you should look for your
vacation home this fall is the sales. We understand that furnishing a vacation
home ca be a little pricey especially if you purchase it for its full price.
But the good news is during the fall months a lot of home furnishings and other
stores put their “summer” items on sale. What a better way to furnish your new
home than with the items you were eying during the summer but for half the
price. This can not only help you get some really nice things but can help you
stay on budget too!
Weather is Perfect
Buying a home whether it’s a vacation home or your permanent
home, looking at homes when the weather is nicer is a plus. Who wants to be
hunting for homes during the dead heat of the summer when you could be
searching for homes during the fall? Even though it can still be a little warm in
the North Myrtle Beach area during the fall months, the humidity has lowered
some. This can make not only searching for the home a little easier but can
also make moving into one feel even better. We promise you that you won’t want
to leave your vacation home to go back to real life after you experience the fall
While there are many other reasons as of why you should look for your vacation home this fall in North Myrtle beach, we thought you’d like these instead. If you still haven’t found your next vacation home and need help looking for one, let us at North Beach Realty assist you. We hope that we can help your family look for your dream vacation home today!
Have you just moved into your home within the past 9 months and are looking to decorate your home on a budget. We at North Beach Realty can help you with some ideas for the fall in your home. Living in South Carolina it can sometimes be hard to feel like it’s fall, so why not bring the season inside your home. Let’s look below at a few tips on how to decorate your home for the fall on a budget.
Pick a Neutral Color
For many families who live here on the coast, they want their home to be “beachy”. But why not bring a little fall or farmhouse decorations into your home this fall? When you go to the local craft store or any store, you want to choose a neutral color. Something that will go with anything that you may have in your home such as off-white, rust, orange or gold colors. If you choose an off-white color or light green, you may be able to use them in your home year-round. Let your imagination run wild when you go to the store. There are a few stores that already have their fall decorations on a good sale, so check them out first.
Having a home can be a great thing, but when you’re looking to stay on a budget it can be difficult. Look around your home or a local thrift store for a few things that you can repurpose. Repaint a chair or an old milk can and add some fall flowers. Check out your parents homes to see if there is something they don’t need and repurpose them to fit in your home decor. Not only will this save you money but it will allow you to be a little more creative.
Leave it up to Nature
For many homeowners, they want to bring the outside inside but aren’t sure how to do it. Head to a local orchard or a farmer’s market where you can purchase different fall elements on a budget. Farmer’s markets may be a little easier on the budget for any homeowner but just check around town. Another great place to look is outside your home. Bring in pinecones, leaves or other things to help spruce up your home.
There are so many possibilities that you can do to decorate your home this fall on a budget. These are the few that we wanted to share with you. If you haven’t found your home yet in the North Myrtle Beach area, we can help you. Allow one of our amazing agents to help you and your family find your forever home today!
Summer is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean that your vacations to the North Myrtle Beach has to either. Buying a vacation home is not only a great investment but is a wonderful purchase for larger families. North Beach Realty can help you and your family find the perfect rental property in the area. With the housing market these days you will be able to see the low property taxes, wonderful climate year-round and a steady supply of renters. Let’s look at what 4 things you need to think about when purchasing your first vacation property.
Do Your Research
Before you even think about purchasing your very first
vacation home, you must do some research. This is a very important key factor when
it comes to buying a vacation home or a new home for anyone. Research to see which
areas the best for families are, look into what kind of budget you have and see
where many families are looking to vacation in. This can be a key component when
starting the process of finding the perfect vacation home for your family and
many more. If you are still in need of assistance just give us a call and we
can help you out!
What Location is the Best?
Deciding on where you’d like to purchase your first vacation
home is a key element. Just like buying a home in your home state, buying a vacation
home in the right area is going to help you. Of course, finding a home that is
located either on the beach or close by will be the ticket for you. You will
find that purchasing a home closer to the water is what will help you be able
to market your vacation home to potential renters. This will also help generate
a better revenue and if you ever need to sell the vacation home, the resale is better.
But finding a home in a certain location for the perfect price is what we want
for you too.
Size of the Vacation Home
Another key factor for searching for the perfect vacation
home is going to be the size of it. Sometimes you may find that purchasing a
larger home will not only cost more money but can be a little hard to handle
too. We know that when you go on vacation the last thing you want to do is
clean a big home, so maybe look for a smaller home. Many vacation home owners
do start out with a smaller home and then they work their way up from there.
And since this would be your very first investment property, we know that you
will want to keep the cost as low as possible. This way you won’t have to worry
about if you can afford it or not.
Work with Our Agents You Can Trust
During this process of purchasing a home and even renting
it, it is important to work with a professional team that you can trust. We at
North Beach Realty have quality agents that are here to help you through this
process from the beginning to the end. We like to make sure that you are comfortable
with the home and with the price long before you sign on the dotted lines. We
hope that you will allow us to help you throughout this process for getting
your very own beach vacation home.
There may be other things that will help you in making a decision on purchasing your first vacation home, but these are the few we thought you’d like. If you need any help making the big decision or you are ready to purchase your North Myrtle Beach vacation home, give us a call today. We at North Beach Realty look forward to helping your family with one of the best decisions you can!
For many families who are moving from another state or even another home, they often have the question which should I use? Should they go with a moving company who uses a truck, or should they use a moving container instead? We know that moving out of one home and into another can have its challenges, but we at North Beach Realty can help you with making those big decisions. Below we will put some of the pros and cons of both using a moving truck or using moving containers for your next move.
We understand that this is an important decision on if you should use a moving company or use the moving containers. Some of the pros to using moving containers would it’s convenient for your family as they will bring the container to your location and take it to the new home. Using a container will allow you enough storage and have the flexibility in packing at your own pace.
When it comes to some of the cons, the price of using them
can be a little more than you expected. The other con to using a moving
container is the accessibility to them. While you are on the move to your new
home, you may have to wait a week or so before your belongings get to you. So
be sure to check out all your options before you make the right decision.
Moving Truck Company
For many families, they love to use a moving truck company to help move to their new home. There are many different options that you can choose such as the size of the truck, packing the truck and moving on your own. You will have control over most of the move as you can receive your belongings in just a few short days if not all on the same day. The cost may seem to be a little less than using the moving containers and this can be a big thing for families on a budget. But you will want to make sure that you won’t have any hidden costs in using a moving truck or a moving company. Be sure to get all that up front before you sign on the dotted line. If you need to know of who to use or where to rent a truck from, we would be more than happy to assist you.
Moving for any family can be quite stressful especially if you have younger children. Be sure to allow them to help out in packing and with the move as much as possible, so they don’t get upset about moving into a new home. This can also be a big help for you as parents because you are allowing them to be a part of something so important to the whole family. If you are still looking for your forever home, please allow our agents at North Beach Realty to help you out. We hope that you and your family have a wonderful summer and will be able to enjoy your new home together!
Even though it seems like summer is a few months away, it’s only a few short weeks away which means it will be here before you know it. If you have considered selling your home this summer in the Myrtle Beach area, we have a few helpful hints for you. We know that it can be overwhelming when it comes to preparing your home to place on the market, but we have come up with 4 helpful hints on selling your home this summer. Let’s take a look below to see what you can do to get your home ready to place on the market.
Prepare the Exterior of your Home
One of the most important things that you need to focus on when it comes to placing your home on the market is the curb appeal. This can often seem like it doesn’t matter, but anytime you are selling your home, this is the one that is forgotten. The exterior of your home matters as it’s the first thing that potential homebuyers are going to see when they come to your home. Some of the items that you should spruce up a bit before placing your home for sale is make sure the lawn is well taken care of. If it looks like the lawn is a little dry, water it for a half hour each day to liven it up some. Next you want to make sure the bushes around the home are trimmed and the flower beds are weeded. Touch up any paint that may be peeling on the exterior of the home and give the flower beds a little makeover. This can go a long way when it comes to how the outside of your home looks.
Keep the Inside of your Home Cool
This is another very important thing to remember especially
with being in the south, is keeping the inside of your home cool. Yes, it can
be a little costly, but we promise you that the potential homeowners will want
to know that your home can stay cool on a hot summer’s day. If you are concerned
that it may be difficult to keep the home nice and cool or worried about how
much energy you are using, try upgrading your thermostat to a smart thermostat.
The Nest is one of the markets best kept secrets and can help homeowners save
money on their bills using this. Not only can this be a hot selling point to
your home but can also allow the potential homebuyers feel more at ease with
having this in your home.
Depersonalize the Home
Anytime you are selling a home especially during the summer is to depersonalize the home. Many home sellers don’t take this into consideration, but it can be important. You don’t want everyone who is coming to see your home to see how many children you have. Make sure you take down all the family portraits and take those reports cards down off the fridge. While this may seem silly, this can help the potential buyers to visualize it as their own space. Pack those items up and be sure to put them in a safe space where it will be easy for you to find for your new home.
Stage the Home to Reflect the Summer
Staging your home is something that not all home sellers consider, but it can mean a big difference for you. When you stage your home, you want it to reflect how you’d like the homebuyers to see the potential your home has. If you place bright flowers around the outside of the home that are meant for the summer season and placing a few flowers on the dining room table, it will be inviting. Have a few summer-like pillows placed on the couch or on the patio furniture to show how the home can look and make it stand out. No matter how much or how little amount you put into staging the home, it can help you sell your home a little faster.
While it may seem too overwhelming to place your home up for sale especially during the summer months, we figured these were the best ones to help you. If you are in the market for a new home in the Myrtle Beach area, give us a call today. We at North Beach Realty look forward to helping you and your family find your forever home!