3 Ways to Decorate Your Guest Bedroom

3 Ways to Decorate Your Guest Bedroom

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

3 Ways to Decorate Your Guest Bedroom

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.

Clutter Free

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

3 Ways to Decorate Your Guest Bedroom

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.

Should You Buy a Vacation Home in North Myrtle Beach?

Should You Buy a Vacation Home in North Myrtle Beach?

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.

Affordability

Should You Buy a Vacation Home in North Myrtle Beach?

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?

Should You Buy a Vacation Home in North Myrtle Beach?

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!

Decorate Your Vacation Home this Holiday Season

Decorate Your Vacation Home this Holiday Season

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

Decorate Your Vacation Home this Holiday Season

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

Decorate Your Vacation Home this Holiday Season

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!

Reasons Why You Should Look for Your Vacation Home this Fall

Reasons Why You Should Look for Your Vacation Home this Fall

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.

Competition

Reasons Why You Should Look for Your Vacation Home this Fall

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

Reasons Why You Should Look for Your Vacation Home this Fall

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 weather here.

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!

Decorate your Home for Fall on a Budget

Decorate your Home for Fall on a Budget

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

Decorate your Home for Fall on a Budget

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.

Repurpose

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

Decorate your Home for Fall on a Budget

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!

Moving Trucks or Moving Containers – Which One Should You Choose?

Moving Trucks or Moving Containers – Which One Should You Choose?

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.

Moving Containers

Moving Trucks or Moving Containers – Which One Should You Choose?

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

Moving Trucks or Moving Containers – Which One Should You Choose?

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!

What to Expect on the Day You Close on your Home

What to Expect on the Day You Close on your Home

Are you purchasing a home in the North Myrtle Beach area and aren’t sure what to expect on the day of closing? We at North Beach Realty can help you with those questions of uncertainty that comes along when you buy or sell your home. Many want to know when their closing date will be and where will the closing take place? Anyone who may be buying a home for the first time generally have many questions to ask as they prepare to settle into their new life as a homeowner. Let’s look below at what you can expect on the day you close on your new home.

Where Will the Closing Take Place?

For many of our clients, we are often asked after an offer has been accepted is ‘Where will the closing take place?’ Closings are generally held at lawyers’ offices or they can be held at the title company that issued the title policy for the house. This is normally a very neutral place that has access to technology so the documents can be signed and verified. This can be a very neutral place that does have access to technology so the documents can be signed and verified. You will be told where the closing will be at by your real estate agent once a date is confirmed.

Who Will Be at the Closing?

What to Expect on the Day You Close on your Home

We understand the importance of knowing who will be at the closing of your home. The buyers, sellers, lawyer, both Realtors will be at the closing. The mortgage lender may be there at the time of the closing so it can be a full table if everyone is there. Most times however it will be a small group at the time of the closing. There may be times where the buyers and sellers will go into the room at different times depending on the situation. If you have children, you can bring them along, but the process may be a little too long for the younger ones to sit through it.

What Will We Be Signing?

Many homeowners want to know what they will be signing on the day of closing and this is the important part. You’re closing documents will consist of the buyer’s packet and the seller’s packet. Most times the sellers will be the first to sign the paperwork as they normally have the least number of documents to sign. This process is the quickest of the whole day for everyone. Next up, it will be your turn to sign the documents. This is where you the buyer will go through each document and either initial or sign on the dotted line.  During the time of signing your documents, you will also have to pay the closing costs too. While you are finishing up with signing, the funds will be verified and soon you will be on your way to your new home.

What to Expect on the Day You Close on your Home

You will leave with your copy of the closing documents that you have just signed and the keys in your hands for your new home. If you are still on the hunt for a new home or vacation home in the North Myrtle Beach area, we’d love to help you find the one. And if you have just recently purchased a new home, congratulations and welcome to the area!

Freshen Up Your Curb Appeal Before You List Your Home

Freshen Up Your Curb Appeal Before You List Your Home

Are you thinking of putting your home on the market this spring? It should not come as a surprise that before you list your home that you need to make it shine. Prospective buyers will be coming through your home peeking in every nook and cranny to see what kind of space your home has. But while many homeowners focus on the inside, you will want to freshen up the outside of your home. The right curb appeal when you place your home on the market can help bring in many prospective buyers. We at North Beach Realty have come up with a few inexpensive steps to help you freshen up the curb appeal of your home before you list it.

Clean the Outside of the Home

Whenever you have a home for sale on the market, you want to make sure that it has been cleaned. For many potential home buyers, they want to see your home sparkle as bright as it can be and making sure your driveway is clean is a start. Over the years your driveway can become dirty from dirt, from grass clippings and more. While repaving may seem like a good option for a few people, it’s not necessary for most. Having someone come out and cleaning your driveway can sometimes be a little costly, but these days you can purchase one for less than $200. You can use the pressure washer to clean the siding on your home as well so this can be a good investment for your current home and your future home.

Freshen Up the Landscaping

Freshen Up Your Curb Appeal Before You List Your Home

While many potential buyers don’t care about what the landscaping looks like, to many it does. If you haven’t tidied up the front beds or don’t have any in front of your home, it’s a must do. It can get pretty costly to redo the landscaping, but we suggest only do a few things to help with the curb appeal. While some front yards may need more than $200 worth of work done, you can get it done for less than that price. We suggest that you do the work yourself or ask a few friends to help, put down some fresh mulch and add some easy-to-care-for plants. If you aren’t too sure which plants would work best for the area, we can suggest a few. Early Wonder Camellia, Crape myrtles, Hydrangea and Beach Ball Pittosporum are beautiful plants and work well in the climate in the south.

Front Porch Sittin’

Another wonderful way that you can add to your curb appeal is by adding a few easy things to your front porch. Many potential homeowners are looking for a front porch to sit on year-round so having an inviting one will help. If your front porch is a little on the small side, have no worries because you can add a few small things to help make it seem larger. Adding a few small planters by the front door or on the steps can help add some color to the house. Maybe changing out the light fixtures can help add a new look to your home as well. Adding a few additional things such as a small bench or a few rocking chairs to it will make the front porch inviting and welcoming to all potential buyers. Add a new welcome mat and an elegant wreath to the front door area to help make it cheerier and inviting.

New Look for the Front Door

Freshen Up Your Curb Appeal Before You List Your Home

This is one step that many homeowners overlook when they freshen up their curb appeal, the front door. Adding a fresh coat of paint to yours is not only a cheap and easy trick, but it can transform the way your home looks. Buyers will often times wait outside of the home for a few minutes while their agent is getting the keys out of the lockbox, so they have time to look at the front door. We suggest putting on a coat of paint that will help warm up the home and entry way but will also add to the curb appeal of your home. You can never go wrong with a classic color such as red, black, gray or even a coastal color such as light green or light blue.

While there are many other ways that you can help freshen up the curb appeal to your home, these are just a few that we thought you’d like. Seeing the results after you have completed the above can help you be able to add more curb appeal to your beautiful home for the new homeowners. If you are still searching for a new home in the North Myrtle Beach area, please contact us today! We hope that you and your family will be able to sell your home and find a new home in the area.

Must Have Tools for your Home

Must Have Tools for your Home

Owning your home can be an adventure in itself, but when something breaks you want to be able to fix it on your own, rather than hiring someone else. So, having your own tools is a must when you become a homeowner and we know which ones you must have. Luckily, you don’t need to have an arsenal of tools to handle most home maintenance fixes. We at North Beach Realty know what you need to have to keep your home in order especially when you’re a new homeowner.

Drill and Drill Bits

Must Have Tools for your Home

Having a multipurpose drill can be handy with a multiple of tasks around the house. From hanging up curtain rods to building a project in the garage, it’s nice to have a battery powered drill in the house. And when it comes to having drill bits in the house, we know that this is important for fixing things that may need some reinforcement. Getting a quality drill and drill bits can be found at just about any hardware store and sometimes you may find a good deal on one.

Crescent Wrench – Adjustable

While many others may suggest you have a wrench set, we don’t think you need to. The reason being is getting an adjustable crescent wrench will be just perfect. If you’d like to have a few that is better than spending a lot of money on a set that you won’t use often. The adjustable we like because you can adjust it to the size of the nuts or bolts that you will be working with in your home repairs. Some self-adjusting wrenches are self-ratcheting so that means that you won’t have to remove them from the bolt to tighten it.

Hammers

Must Have Tools for your Home

Having more than one hammer in your home is ideal for every homeowner. You might want to get a heavyweight one that can handle larger nails and a lightweight one for smaller projects. For most projects just, a basic hammer with the claw on the back is what you will need. We have found that having one inside the house and one in the garage is all you should need to complete any project. From hanging pictures to working on a new project for the house, having the right hammer is all you need in your home.

Hacksaw

Many have seen others use a hacksaw in the movies to cut down trees in the forest but having them in your house is a good thing too. They are a good cutting tool that you can use that is larger than a utility knife and you can get one for less than $20 at the hardware store. For some home projects that are good to have around in case you want to cut pipes (plastic or metal), tubing, wood, brackets and bolts. It’s a great tool to have around for those home projects you may want to do.

Variety of Hardware

Must Have Tools for your Home

Keeping a good selection of general purpose nails and screws on hand is what you want in your home. You can get a small organizer to store them into in your garage or workshop. You can always have a selection on hand so that when you are working on that specific project, you know right where to head to for it. Plus, if it’s clear then you can see if you’re running low and need to get more at the store. Another thing to have in your toolbox is a level and a tape measure. These can help you when it comes to hanging a shelf or even a picture onto your walls.

Utility Knife

Utility knives are always good to have throughout the home but away from children. They can be used for all sort of things such as opening boxes, making precision cuts, scoring, cutting tops off glue bottles and more. Many homeowners like to keep a small supply of them and they aren’t too expensive to replace either. But if you happen to get a good quality one, then you can just purchase replacement blades and hang onto the good ones.

Step Stool & Ladder

Must Have Tools for your Home

As a homeowner you want to get a sturdy step stool that you can keep inside of your home. We know that standing on a chair can be just as simple, but what if that chair isn’t high enough to reach the light in the kitchen or the bedroom closet. Having a step stool will not only help you reach those lightbulbs or cobwebs in the corners but will also keep you safe as well. Getting a good extension ladder is ideal for any outdoor project you may have. From cleaning out the gutters to putting lights up during the holidays, having one in your home is just what you need.

Screwdrivers

Yes, you may have your drill to assist you in this, but sometimes a drill may not be needed for a project. So, having a set of screwdrivers is perfect for your toolbox and home. There are many different types of screwdrivers so make sure you have a Phillips, slotted or one that has interchangeable heads will do. No matter how big or small the project is, having a good quality screwdriver is necessary in any home.

While there are many other tools that keeping in your home is a great thing for handy projects for around the home, these are the ones we thought would help you get a good start on things. Having a few other items around the home such as safety gloves and eye projection is a must in any home! If you aren’t a homeowner yet, but have been thinking of purchasing a home, please allow us at North Beach Realty to assist you. We look forward to helping you find your next dream home in North Myrtle Beach!

How to Prepare Your Home for Thanksgiving

How to Prepare Your Home for Thanksgiving

For many families, Thanksgiving is the official start of the holiday season and it will be here before you know it. Next week to be exact and if you haven’t started to prepare your home for the day then allow us to help you. We at North Beach Realty know that the holidays can stress many homeowners out, but let this year be a little different. We have several tips on how to prepare your home for Thanksgiving this year and we hope that it will allow for a stress-free day with friends and family.

Plan Ahead

How to Prepare Your Home for Thanksgiving

Planning ahead is the best way to get the holiday started. If you know how many people are coming to dinner, start making a shopping list and make sure you have enough plates and silverware. If you know what you are going to prepare for Thanksgiving dinner, make a menu so that if you need to call in reinforcements they know what to do. Go ahead and shop for your ingredients for Thanksgiving dinner and clean out the fridge and freezer. You want to make sure you have the space for that turkey. Being prepared can not only help you be organized for the day but also can make for a stress-free day.

Make Room in the Closet

Even though you may live in North Myrtle Beach, it doesn’t mean that your guests may not need a small jacket. If you have a coat closet in your foyer, then plan ahead and clear out any extra things and place in bedroom closets or get rid of it. Hang one coat or jacket up in the closet and then leave a hanger one for each person coming to Thanksgiving dinner. You don’t want to show your guests the mess that may lie in that closet, so clean it out this weekend.

Clean Your Home

We all know that cleaning your home can sometimes be the most stressful thing before having guests over for the holidays. You want to make sure that the home is perfect for anyone who visits, but sometimes it’s not about the house being perfect. Enlist some help in cleaning the house such as your kids or if they aren’t around, asking your spouse to pitch in. We know that sometimes just making sure that your home is picked up, vacuumed and dusted is what it’s all about. Decorate the home a bit with some fall like decorations such as fresh flowers in a vase, maybe a scented candle or just having a blanket folded neatly over your couch can help make the guests feel cozy.

Get the Guest Room Ready

How to Prepare Your Home for Thanksgiving

If you have family that happens to be staying with you for a few nights, you want to make sure the Guest Room is ready to go. It’s always a good idea to make sure that the space that they will be staying in is clean and welcoming. Make sure you have clean linens on the bed, vacuum the room and get rid of those dust bunnies. If you are open to having them connect to your wi-fi, then have a small card on the nightstand with the information. Make this room or rooms inviting for them to come stay with you more often throughout the year. Having family or friends around during the holidays just makes it more special.

While there are many other things that you can do to prepare your home for Thanksgiving, these are just a few we thought would help. If you happen to be searching for a home in the North Myrtle Beach area for you to call your own this year, please let us at North Beach Realty help you out. We hope that you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving this year.