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!

3 Home Improvement Projects to Do in your New Home

3 Home Improvement Projects to Do in your New Home

Have you and your family just purchased a new home in the North Myrtle Beach area? If you have, then we need to tell you about three home improvement projects you can do in your new home. Buying a home is a proud moment, but there may be a few things that you may want to change to make it your style. Let’s look below at what those three home improvement projects you can do to make the home your own.

Fresh Coat of Paint

3 Home Improvement Projects to Do in your New Home

When you purchase a home, most times, the previous owner has painted the house a neutral color. After you close on your home and have moved in, you may want to change the color of the rooms. Giving the walls and trim a little upgrade can make your house into your home. Some of this year’s favorite colors are light off-whites, grey’s, and mint colors. No matter what color the walls, it will show your style and your love for your new home in the area.

Adding New Ceiling Fans

Living in the south, the one thing that many homeowners can’t do without are ceiling fans. If you purchased an older home, the ceiling fans might be out of date looking. Head to the home improvement store and pick out new ones for each room in the house. Let the kids pick out their own to match their style. If you have a screened-in porch and you’re looking to enjoy it more this summer, add a fan or two will make a world of difference.

Repurpose Furniture

3 Home Improvement Projects to Do in your New Home

Another fun thing that you can do with your home is to repurpose furniture or repainting them. A few ways that you may be able to repurpose furniture is making a TV Console from an old dresser. You can do this by taking a few drawers out, adding shelving to replace the drawers, and repainting it. If you’re looking to repaint some furniture, we can tell you that chalk paint is a great way to go. They have many colors that will work with any kind of décor, and don’t forget to add a little protectant overtop of the paint. Let the kids pick out a color they want their furniture to be and add a little flair of their own to their rooms.

There are many other fun projects that you can do in your new home, but we wanted to share these with you. If you are still hunting for the perfect North Myrtle Beach home, we at North Beach Realty can help you. We look forward to seeing you and helping you find your dream home in the area!

Now is the Time to Purchase Your Vacation Home in North Myrtle Beach

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
  • Trash Pickup
  • Fully Furnished Condo
  • Exercise Room

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 are:

  • Pool
  • 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!

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.

Plant a Garden this Summer in your New Backyard

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?

Plant a Garden this Summer in your New Backyard

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!

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.