Beaches are Open!

March & April were really long months, right?!! Now it’s May and we here at North Beach Vacations are happy to announce that our vacation rentals are open and available to you! Keep reading to learn more about Grand Strand openings below…

We are so delighted to welcome you back!

We hope that you and your family, friends, and loved ones are healthy and safe.

We want to keep you up-to-date as we learn about the lift of many restrictions in North Myrtle Beach, Horry County and South Carolina. As of last Friday, short-term rentals have reopened after an order last month requiring short-term accommodations and hotels to shut down.
 
We are happy to let you know that during your stay, you WILL be able to go to the beach. All beach accesses along the Grand Strand have reopened. Please note, social distancing is required and groups of 3 or more will be separated (families from same permanent residence excluded).
 
If shopping is on your mind…Horry County retailers are allowed to reopen, including clothing, furniture stores, jewelers and florists, after McMaster lifted the order that closed businesses. Among those are some shops at Barefoot Landing and Tanger Outlets.
 
Boating and other water sports may also be enjoyed as public docks and boat landings in Horry County have also reopened. It’s important to note that the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources have advised boaters to not gather on beaches, sandbars or islands.

Watch the sunrise as you sip your morning coffee…

Restaurants Are Open – Outdoor Dining Only

As of Monday, May 4th, Gov. Henry McMaster has allowed restaurants to open for outdoor dining only. For restaurants that aren’t able to provide outdoor dining services to customers, they may still offer takeout, curbside, and delivery services.

One other thing we wanted to point out is that resort pools, fitness centers, game rooms, saunas–pretty much all communal amenities, etc.–are still closed until May 13th, unless the Governor’s order is lifted or extended.  

Here at North Beach Vacations, we’ve been working hard to keep up with all the changes during this crisis. We will keep you updated as we learn more. Until then, if you don’t already have a reservation, please give us a call NOW to book your dream beach vacation today at 800-274-1105.  

We are so excited to welcome you back to our beautiful North Myrtle beaches!

North Beach Vacations uses the COVID-19 Disinfection Checklist, which follows cleaning and disinfection guidelines provided by the CDC, EPA, and World Health Organization. All of our properties are cleaned thoroughly, and we have disinfected our bathrooms, kitchens, & major touch points like light switches, doorknobs, tabletops, electronics, appliances, & control panels.
 
Please contact us if you’d like to know more about how we’re protecting your health and ours.

Wanting to call paradise HOME? Call our North Beach Realty Real Estate agents now at 800-274-1105 or search listings.

Mortgage comparison: 15 year vs 30 year

Determining whether to finance for 15 year or 30 year can be challenging.  With a 15 year mortgage you will pay significantly less interest, which is desirable for obvious reasons.  But that is only if you can afford the higher monthly payment.  A 30 year term will allow you to afford more home.  It depends on what is more advantageous for you personally.

Example:  $200,000 morgtgage

Interest rate for 15 years  4%

Interest rate for 30 years 4.5%

15 year monthly payment:  $1,479

30 year monthly payment:  $1,013

15 year term saves you $98,526 in interest but costs $466 more per month.

Weigh the options carefully before making a decision.