North Myrtle Beach

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.

Install Landscape Lighting

Did you know that having landscape lighting can make a significant impact on your curb appeal? Adding this can illuminate those dark pathways and your driveway and give you a sense of safety and security. Many homeowners looking to sell their homes use solar fixtures instead of hardwiring them. This can be costly if you hardwire them, as you’ll have to hire someone to do it. Plus, solar light fixtures are more budget-friendly, and they have so many different fixtures to choose from now. It may be hard to choose just one style for your landscape.

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.

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 dream 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. We suggest that before you begin to look at homes, make sure you have financing in place. We have often times seen prospective buyers make that offer and then find out that their financing fell through. We just want to see you get that dream vacation home too.

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 New North Myrtle Beach Home for the Holidays

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Did you recently just purchase a new home in the North Myrtle Beach area? If the answer is yes, then now is the time to decorate it for the holidays. We at North Beach Realty want to share a few ways that you can get your home ready for your family and guests. Let’s look below at some things you can do in your new home to decorate for the holiday season.

Simple Yet, Inviting

Christmas living room interior in light colors with a Christmas tree near the window

Now that you’re a new homeowner, we know that decorating for the holidays can be expensive, especially if you don’t have any decoration at all. You can decorate your home after you’ve moved in by keeping the decorations simple yet inviting. Just decorating, say the living room and front porch, can be inviting enough for many homeowners; it has taken them years to build up their holiday decorations. Choosing a theme to decorate your home can be an easy way to keep it simple. We promise you that simple doesn’t mean cheap by any means; we know that you just want your home to be warm and inviting for others.

What Kind of Tree

Another significant debate that seems to be going around is what kind of tree you’d like to have in your house. If you are team artificial tree, you know that the investment for a good tree is a lot upfront, but you don’t have to worry about getting a new one each year. If you’re team real tree, then you have to worry about keeping it alive until the holidays are over. Another thing that can be costly each year is getting a new tree and putting the lights onto the tree. No matter what kind of tree you choose for your home, know that it will be bringing cheer into your home.

Decorations

light brown flooring, silver lantern with candle, simple decorating with branches, boxes with gifts and lights with ornaments

After you’ve chosen your theme and tree, it’s time to start decorating your home for the holidays. For outside your home, you can decorate your front porch with lights and garland, as well as add some wreaths onto the windows and door. Inside your home, add a little flair to your mantle (if you have one) and pops of color with the linens. There are so many things that you can do to decorate your home and head into a local craft or hobby store, and you’ll find an endless number of decorations to choose from.

This holiday season will be a little more exciting as you celebrate the holidays in your new home. If you are still looking for that perfect North Myrtle Beach home, give us a call today. We hope that you and your family have a wonderful holiday!

Is Tilghman Beach and Racquet Club the Perfect Community for You?

tilghman beach and racquet club sign with condo building in back

Have you searched for a new community in the Myrtle Beach area that will fit all your needs? If you have, then allow us at North Beach Realty to share the perfect fit for you. Tilghman Beach and Racquet Club is a condo resort that happens to be located about two blocks from Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. This is the perfect place for many dying to live at the beach and still have many different amenities. Let’s look below at why Tilghman Beach and Racquet Club may be the perfect fit for you.

Large Units

large living area with living room, dining and kitchen in unit

One thing that many homeowners look for when it comes to a vacation home, or their forever home is the size of the house. When you purchase a condo at Tilghman Beach and Racquet Club, you will notice that all the units at the resort are three bedrooms and have 2.5 bathrooms. They also have at least one screened-in porch, which is a great asset to having a condo in North Myrtle Beach. Think of all the space that you’ll have for your friends and family to come to stay with you during the summer months or even all year-round.

Amenities

tennis court and condo units in the background

Another great thing about purchasing a home in the Tilghman Beach and Racquet Club are the amenities. Included in your purchase of the condo, you’ll be able to swim in one of the two pools located onsite, and they even have a kiddie pool after playing a game or two of tennis with your neighbors, head over to the hot tub, and chill out for some relaxation. And no need to worry about the stairs when it comes to grocery shopping as each building offers an elevator that is excellent even with small kids.

We had to share so many other fun options about purchasing a home in the Tilghman Beach and Racquet Club. We’d love to talk with you if you are ready to see one of these great units here at the resort. We hope that you find this resort a great one for everyone in the family to love!

Best Dog Parks in the Myrtle Beach Area

dog with frisbee, fence, grass

Did you just recently purchase a new home in the Myrtle Beach area, and you’re looking for a great place to take your pups to? If the answer is yes, allow us at North Beach Realty to share some of the best dog parks in the area. Myrtle Beach is a great place to live and own pets as there are many fun things to do with them but allowing them to play outdoors with you can be even better.

McLean Park

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McLean Park is an excellent option if your home is in the North Myrtle Beach area. While they don’t have a dedicated dog area, it’s still a perfect place for some fresh air in the great outdoors. They have many different paths to take your dogs for a walk, but they don’t have a no-leash area. So be sure to bring with you their leashes, harnesses, toys, and water for them. Not only can this be a good day at the park with the dogs, but also for the whole family as you get outside to enjoy the weather.

Waggin’ Tails Dog Park

Just like the name of the park, Waggin’ Tails Dog Park is a great option where your pups can be off the leash. It is located nearby in Little River, SC, on Citizens Circle and is part of the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex. The dog park offers you a fenced-in playground for the dogs and has a separate area for small dogs, large dogs, water fountains, waste bags, and parking. Think of the fun you’ll have with your pups at the dog park and how much energy they will be getting out!

Barc Parc North

Dogs playing in a dog park

Another great park that you can take your pups to is Barc Park North. Located on Claire Chopin Epps Drive in Myrtle Beach is where you’ll find an excellent location for your dogs to be fenced in. There is a separate area for small dogs and larger dogs, water fountains, and plenty of shade for them to relax in. There are also many benches for you and your family to sit in while your dogs interact.

There are plenty of other fun places that your family can go to for your dogs to enjoy some time outdoors, but we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t found your perfect forever home in the Myrtle Beach area, we’d love to chat with you. We hope that these few dog parks in the area will be a joy to take your dogs to play.  

Create the Perfect Staycation at Home this Summer

Summer is here, and that means that the kids are home from school while you’re trying to figure out what to do. This summer, create the perfect vacation right at home. Take advantage of the Grand Strand this year instead of going off to another destination. We at North Beach Realty want to share a few fun ideas to help you create the perfect staycation this summer.

Camp from Home

Even if you can’t get away from life at home this summer, it doesn’t mean that you can’t go camping. One of the best ways you and your family can connect is by putting the electronic devices away for a night or two. Pitch a tent in the backyard and get your camping gear together as you all sit around the fire pit and make s’mores. The best thing about camping from home is you can still take a shower and have the kitchen. Think of the fun everyone will have soaking up the fun and laughter on your next camping adventure.

Explore North Myrtle Beach

Another great way to create your perfect staycation this summer is by exploring the area. While many will want to stay home due to how busy it can be, get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Visit one of the amusement parks in the area or try a new restaurant that’s recently opened. One of the best things about living on the Grand Strand is something new is opening all the time. Don’t worry about running your errands; just take time to enjoy North Myrtle Beach.

Movie Time

If your family loves to watch movies, recreate your movie theater in your backyard or living room. If you choose in your yard, break out all the comfy blankets, pillows, and bug spray to sit back and relax. If you decide to do it indoors, set the room up like you’re at a movie theater, complete with popcorn and butter. Go to the local dollar store and grab some favorite candies as you’d find in the theater and a few drinks. Then pick the movie you want to watch, turn the lights low and have fun!

There are many other ways that you can create the perfect staycation this summer, but we wanted to share these. If you haven’t found your ideal home in North Myrtle Beach yet, we’d love to help you. North Beach Realty can’t wait to hear about your next staycation!

Our Top 3 Things to do to Update your Home this Spring

Our Top 3 Things to do to Update your Home this Spring

Spring will be here in just a few short weeks, and now is the time to start thinking about doing those updates to your home. The winter may have been a little harsh this year with more rain than usual and colder temperatures, so doing a few updates will be okay. We at North Beach Realty want to share with you and your family how you can help update your home this spring, even on a budget. Let’s look below at our top 3 things you can do to update your home this spring.

Curb Appeal

Our Top 3 Things to do to Update your Home this Spring

One of the things that many homeowners love to do after a long winter is updating their curb appeal. This spring add some fresh color to your front porch by repainting the steps, shutters, or mailbox. Add some new flowers that line the walkway or add some fresh potted plants to the front porch. If you’re not sure what plants will help add some color and will make it through the season, head over to a local nursery. There are so many other ways that you can help update your curb appeal, but we wanted to share these with you.

Updating the Bedrooms

Another great thing that you can do inside your home is updating the bedrooms. The cool thing about owning your home is you can pick and choose if you’d like to update all the bedrooms or just a few of them. You can update them by adding a new paint color or wallpaper on the walls. Wallpaper isn’t like they were back in the ’80s and ’90s as they now have easy to remove wallpaper. After you update the walls, think about installing new flooring or cleaning the carpets. Add a splash of color to the bed linens and add a few extra décor pieces throughout the room to bring it all together. Even if you don’t spend a lot of money on the updates, you will still love the changes that it has brought to your home.

Kitchen Update

Our Top 3 Things to do to Update your Home this Spring

The kitchen is often known as the heart of the home as it’s where many love to gather for chats, eating, and just enjoying each other. If you happen to live in an older home and don’t like what you have now, may it be time for a kitchen update? You can do some of the things in your kitchen, install new flooring, adding a new backsplash, painting the cabinets a different color, or adding a splash of color to the walls. Update the windows with new blinds and curtains to go along with the new look of your kitchen. You can do this update on both a budget and you can redo the whole kitchen. The possibilities are endless when it comes to updating the heart of the home!

While there is an endless amount of updates that you can do to your home, these are the ones we wanted to share with you. If you are still on the hunt for your perfect North Myrtle Beach home, give us a call today. We hope that you and your family will enjoy all the updates you’ve made to your home this year!

3 Reasons Why You Should Buy a Vacation Home in North Myrtle Beach

3 Reasons Why You Should Buy a Vacation Home in North Myrtle Beach

Have you been thinking of buying a vacation home in the North Myrtle Beach area lately? If you have, then look no further as there are several reasons you should purchase one now. We at North Beach Realty want to share a few reasons why you should buy a vacation home here on the Grand Strand this year. Let’s look below at a few of the reasons we have come up with on why you should buy a vacation home this year.

Creating a “Home Away from Home”

3 Reasons Why You Should Buy a Vacation Home in North Myrtle Beach

One of the best benefits of owning your own vacation home in North Myrtle Beach is creating your “home away from home.” This is an excellent thing about owning a second home at the beach is you get to decorate the house just like you’ve always wanted to. Add a little coastal flair to the décor, get that oversized couch that you’d never get in your own home, and bring those cute towels that match the bathroom’s color. Let the kids decorate their own space and just enjoy spending time together while creating your “home away from home” at the beach!

Plan for your Retirement

Another great reason you should buy a vacation home now instead of waiting until later is planning for your retirement. While you may have a while before you retire, it’s never too early to start thinking about it. Buying a vacation home can open up many different options for you when it’s time to retire. One of the things to think about is where do you want to retire? Has it always been the beach? You will not only think about the future but think about how many new memories you can make with your grandkids at your new vacation home on the Grand Strand.

Take Affordable Vacations

3 Reasons Why You Should Buy a Vacation Home in North Myrtle Beach

Owning your own vacation home can come with its perks as you will always have a place to vacation. If you choose to rent out your own during the time you’re not at home, we can help you out with North Beach Vacations. Not only are you receiving income on a property that you purchased to use as your second home, but you’re also able to stay at your place without having to rent a different property. The options are endless when you purchase your own vacation home here in North Myrtle Beach!

There are so many other reasons you should buy a vacation home in North Myrtle Beach today, but we wanted to share them with you. If you are starting to look for that dream vacation home, allow us at North Beach Realty to help you out. We look forward to helping you and your family find that dream home here in the area!

Buy Your Beach Home This Fall in North Myrtle Beach

Buy Your Beach Home This Fall in North Myrtle Beach

Are you and your family looking to purchase a beach home in the North Myrtle Beach area this fall? If the answer is yes, then allow us at North Beach Realty to help with your purchase. We know that this is a big decision to make, and you want to make sure that you find the perfect home. Whether it will be your permanent home or a vacation rental, there are so many reasons why the fall is the best time to make that big purchase. Let’s look below to see why purchasing your beach home in the fall is the best in North Myrtle Beach.

Motivated Sellers

Buy Your Beach Home This Fall in North Myrtle Beach

Many home sellers will either list their homes for sale in the spring or summer months, but did you know that you may find the best deals in the fall? Since kids will be back in school and life will seem to be back to normal, it’s the right time for many to list their homes. They may be dealing with a significant life change or may not have found their home in the peak season. This is a good thing because maybe you will find the best deal around, or you will find just the perfect home you’ve been looking for!

Less Competition

Another great reason why purchasing your home this fall is there will be less competition. Many buyers may have already found their dream home during the spring and summer months. This, in return, can be a great time of the year to find your dream home in North Myrtle Beach. Many buyers are ready to close on their homes before the holidays, so this can be another benefit for you and your family. No matter when you are looking for a home, we at North Beach Realty can help you find one.

Bargains for New Home Items

Buy Your Beach Home This Fall in North Myrtle Beach

After you have closed on your new beach home, you may be looking for things to furnish it with. The fall months will typically have some fantastic deals on seasonal items such as fall bed sheets and comforters to rugs to protect your floors. You may be able to find a great deal on that new fridge you’ve been eying or that new bedroom suite. There are so many great things that you can furnish your home and decorate it for the fall season at bargain prices!

While there are many other reasons why the fall is the best time to buy your beach home in North Myrtle Beach, we wanted to share these with you. If you are currently looking for your perfect home in the area, then allow us at North Beach Realty to help with your search. We hope that you and your family will find your ideal beach home this season here on the Grand Strand!

3 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Fall in North Myrtle Beach

3 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Fall in North Myrtle Beach

Have you and your family recently moved into a new home in North Myrtle Beach and are looking for a way to decorate it this fall? We at North Beach Realty want to share some of our favorite ways to get your home ready for this fall. The weather will be changing soon, and that only means that it’s time to decorate your home. Let’s look below at three ways to get your home ready for fall in North Myrtle Beach.

Decorate the Front Porch

3 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Fall in North Myrtle Beach

One of the best ways to get your home ready for fall is to decorate the front porch from adding a fall wreath to the front door to adding pumpkins to the steps. Fall happens to be one of the best times of the year to decorate your home. Head to the local nursery and pick up some beautiful fall flowers such as Mums, Pansy’s, Chrysanthemums, and Black-Eyed Susan’s. These are a great addition to not only your front porch but also to your flower gardens too.

 Add Color Indoors

Another excellent option for decorating your home for the fall is to add color to the inside of your home. Whether you are adding color to the couch with some fall pillows or adding some color to the dining room table, there is so much to do. Head on over to the store and pick up some décor that’s fall like such as small pumpkins and gourds along with leaf garland. Set up a small basket with fresh apples and include in some pumpkin decorations into it to the dining room table. There is so much more to have inside your home to help make it feel like fall in North Myrtle Beach.

Inside Fall Aromas

3 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Fall in North Myrtle Beach

The fall wouldn’t be the same if you didn’t include the fantastic aromas inside your home. One way that you can get some of that lovely scent inside your home is to set up on the stovetop some apple cider with a few cinnamon sticks simmering all day long. Baking is another great way to help keep your home smelling like you’re in a cabin in the mountains. Bake a fresh apple pie or pumpkin pie to get the scents going. You can also find several fall candles and wax cubes for your warmer to help spread the cheer in the home.

While there are many other things that you can do to help get your home ready for fall, we wanted to share these with you. If you are still looking for a home in the North Myrtle Beach area, we are happy to help you find one. We can’t wait to see you and your family on your hunt for your perfect dream home today!