Holden Beach Real Estate is Your Long Term Home

When it comes to choosing a place to set down fresh roots for the long term, Holden Beach is the place to come whether you’re a beach lover or prefer hiking up tall mountains in your spare time. North Carolina has the advantage of offering a little bit of all the best for everyone – residents and visitors alike. On the east coast is the beautiful Atlantic Ocean with miles of beachfront and along the west coast, a short drive away, are the Appalachian, Blue Ridge and Great Smokey Mountains.

Holden Beach Real Estate is Your Long Term HomeLiving here you’ll be centrally located north to south along the eastern coastline when you purchase Holden Beach real estate in North Carolina for your forever-after home. Homes on Holden Beach island range in price from $150k to $1.199M. Holden Beach mainland homes start at $57,900 and go upwards to an affordable $129,900. From condos to single family beachfront homes to manufactured housing, you’ll find it all among our large inventory of properties in Holden Beach North Carolina.

So let’s say you’ve vacationed here in the past and have fallen in love with the Brunswick Islands overall and Holden Beach specifically. That’s great (and it doesn’t surprise us at all!). If you’re thinking about making an offer on a home here, whether to use for a vacation rental or as a primary home, there are some things worth keeping in mind.

1. If you have plans to purchase a home to rent out be sure to keep location in mind. The properties closest to the water will rent for the highest amount and stay consistently filled.

2. Check the history of the property you are considering. Has it been a rental? If so, was it a successful rental that was occupied more than vacant? Has it been well cared for in spite of consistently having renters in it?

Holden Beach Real Estate is Your Long Term Home3. Talk to your mortgage lender before making an offer on any property. Sometimes mortgage rates are higher for second homes than primary residences and often require a higher down payment. If you’re making the purchase for a new full time beach residence for yourself, this isn’t an issue, but it might be if you plan on using it as a vacation rental.

When you’re purchasing a home to keep for the long term and perhaps move into upon retirement it’s important to make sure the home not only meets your needs today but as you foresee they will be long into the future.

If we can help you in any way with finding that ideal long term property, please don't hesitate to call us at Brunswickland Realty. We can be reaching by phone at 1-800-842-6949 or through the Contact page on our website.

What Makes Holden Beach the Right Place to Live

Holden Beach, one of the Southern Brunswick Islands, is located off the coast of North Carolina. This family friendly beach is one of the largest and most visited beaches in the country. A place where you will appreciate not just the temperate weather but also some of the most phenomenal views. Having a vacation home here in Holden Beach to retreat to whenever you want is a dream come true for many as well as being a potentially prosperous investment.

Holden Beach real estateIf you’re ready to relocate to a warmer climate, we'd love to show you the Holden Beach real estate we have available. There are many different types of property that include beach houses, townhomes, condos, villas and building lots. With properties located on the beachfront, second row, canal front or in the dunes with a view of the water you’re sure to be able to find the perfect next-home for you and your family.

You'll appreciate that all of the Holden Beach real estate here is in a low profile area with height restrictions on buildings of 35 feet and no neon signs or flashing billboards. The sand here is very soft, the beaches quite clean and the water clarity just brilliant. It’s not by chance that Holden Beach has received awards for being designated one of America’s most healthy beaches and was also rated 9th out of all beaches in the country in the Family Beach category. Yahoo! Spring Vacation Guide has ranked Holden beach #4 in the Top 10 Places to Buy a Second Home

For those that enjoy water sports there are some awesome kayaking opportunities to be had both on the ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway and in the inlets and canals. The water is so blue and crystal clear that you can see aquatic life below you. If you don’t own your own vessel there are places to rent kayaks and other boats in the area. Take your camera with you because there are some breathtaking views you’ll want to capture on film.

Holden Beach real estateDuring the summer months locals and vacationers get to enjoy free summer concerts every Sunday night. Come out and hear some of the best beach, rock and roll, Motown and oldies music in the area. Concerts are held at the Holden Beach pavilion under the Holden Beach Bridge.

One of the favorite places for kids no matter what their age may be is Magic Mountain, a beachside amusement park in Holden Beach. It’s here where anyone can enjoy riding go-carts on a track, flying down waters slides and playing miniature golf. There’s even an ice cream shop! Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, their hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

If you’d like to talk with us about our exceptional Holden Beach properties, please give Brunswickland Realty a call at 800-842-6949 or reach us through the Contact page on our website.


Holden Beach Property Can be Yours with the Right Offer

Once you’re been pre-approved by a lender and you know how much you have to spend on real estate you can begin your search. Take a good look at the Holden Beach real estate listings we have right here on our website. When you view our listings here first you'll save a lot of legwork out in the neighborhoods later. In a short period of time you will find a property that you want to buy. Making an offer is the first step in the negotiation process. An appropriate offer includes the price you're offering to pay for the property you found that you want to purchase, your financing terms, as well as any contingencies.

Holden Beach real estate listingsYou should begin with a realistic offering price. You want to come up with a price based on similar properties being sold in the same neighborhood in the past six months. You'll also want to keep the local conditions in mind. In other words, if houses are selling quickly and many houses are receiving multiple offers, you'll need to bid competitively. Higher bids will take priority and get noticed. Make a low-ball offer and chances are it will be ignored.

The second option to include in your offer is realistic financing terms. If you're pre-approved for a loan, be sure to include that in the offer so the seller knows you're serious. As professionals in the real estate industry, at Brunswickland Realty we help you with these details.

And finally, include a property inspection clause. This gives both buyers and sellers a certain amount of time to either fix what needs fixing, agree to proceed without having it fixed, or allowing the buyer to walk away with his deposit (but not his property inspection fee). Property inspections are critical for peace of mind and if a bank is providing a mortgage they will require one.

Most offers include a deadline for a response, anywhere one to three days. Counter offers often have 24 hours to respond so be able to be reached during this time period. Everything needs to be put in writing. Don't rely on verbal agreements for anything when you’re purchasing real estate.

Offer a fair and competitive price the first time and chances are good that you’ll be purchasing that piece of Holden Beach property that you have your eye on. 

When You're Ready For that First Home Call Brunswickland Realty

If one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to finally make that first home purchase, we can help you with the process. It’s important to know ahead of time if you have what it takes to purchase that first home. Determining whether you're ready to buy a house can be a daunting task but here’s a list that will help you determine whether you’re ready. At Brunswickland Realty helping people purchase their first home is what we excel at and we can help you, too.

First time homebuyers depend on Brunswickland Realty1. You are familiar with the market. You have a realistic view of how much a house will cost you and, financially, you're in good shape.

2. You have the money for a down payment. Freddie Mac says the percentage will be determined by the type of mortgage you select. Down payments usually range from 3 to 20 percent of the property value.

3. Know how much you can afford. Your monthly mortgage payment should be less than or equal to a percentage of your income, usually about a quarter of your gross monthly income.

4. Fully understand the additional expenses that come with owning a home. Expenses like homeowner insurance, property taxes, utility bills, and maintenance costs such as roofing, plumbing, heating and cooling shouldn’t be overlooked.

5. You’ll need to have good credit and make sure your credit report is accurate. Get a report from each of the three credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union to make sure the information is accurate.

When you're ready to begin the process of finding your first home, just give us a call at 1-800-842-6949 and we’ll be happy to help you.

There Are Plenty of Holden Beach Homes for Sale

If you’re dreaming of living some where that commercialism is at a bare minimum, where there’s miles of unspoiled natural beauty to be enjoyed, consider the barrier island of Holden Beach, North Carolina. You’ll love the laid back lifestyle of this beach community provides its residents. For families that like to stay active and enjoy golf, the beach and water sports, this is an ideal location for your next home.

homes for sale in Holden BeachWhether you’re looking for an existing or newly built home, the homes for sale in Holden Beach are properties you just won’t find elsewhere. We have a large assortment of homes that includes both affordable starter homes and elegant upscale oceanfront estates. There’s something for everyone here in Holden Beach and at Brunswickland Realty we’d be delighted to show you any home that interests you as your next potential home.

We have spacious homes with up to six bedrooms and small ones down two. There are many different styles of property to choose from besides beach houses. homes for sale in Holden BeachTownhouses, condos, villas and single family homes are plentiful both on the beach and in view of it. Many of these homes come with amenities such as private swimming pools, wrap around porches and covered decks, media centers, and plenty of parking. If you’re looking for investment properties we have many homes with an excellent rental history.

Give us a call at 1-800-842-6949 or reach us through our Contact page and we’ll show you the Holden Beach homes for sale that interest you.

What Comes With Our Holden Beach Property?

When you purchase a piece of real estate like a Holden Beach property, for instance, the listing sheet that the agent holds as well as your contract will state exactly what is included in the sale of the property. Some Holden Beach property is sold completely furnished right down to the doormat while others come with nothing more than the kitchen appliances.

Holden Beach propertyA general rule is that anything that is attached to the structure is included in the sale of the home. Items like light fixtures, cabinets, window treatments, and ceiling fans are part of the structure. Occasionally there is an exception to that but it has to be spelled out clearly in the contract that you sign when you make your offer. 

Sometimes out buildings like storage sheds, gazeboes, and greenhouses are on the property. Be sure it is written into the contract whether these stay or go. Some homeowners planning to take them will consider selling to the new homebuyer instead. If they are of interest to you it never hurts to ask.

Just prior to closing on your property you and the agent representing you will do a walk through of the property you are buying. It is at this time you should double check to be sure everything that was supposed to be sold with the house still remains on the premises and that no damage has been done since you last viewed the property.

Once closing takes place you’ll be handed the keys and will take ownership of your new home. If you have any questions about purchasing property, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-842-6949. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Q & A About Holden Beach Home Sales

While the market is good and Holden Beach home sales have been on the increase, there are still a number of people that have questions about the process. Below are some of the more common things we’re asked about regarding Holden Beach home sales.

Holden Beach home salesQ. What is the first step once I decide I want to buy my first home?

A. The first step is to talk to a lender, whether that is a bank, credit union, or mortgage broker. They will walk you through the application process to determine how much home you can afford.

Q. Do all the properties that are for sale on Holden Beach get listed on your website?

A. All properties that are listed with the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) in North Carolina are listed on our website regardless of who the listing agent is. Homes that are for sale by owner are not on our site.

Q. How do I find out how much the taxes and association dues are for a property I’m interested in?

A. Give us a call at Brunswickland Realty at 1-800-842-6949 and we’d be happy to talk about the finer point of any that interests you. In addition, we’d love to take you out to see it!

Q. Do I have to get a property inspection on a property I’m considering?

A. While cash buyers are not required by law to have a property inspection done, it’s in your best interest to do so. A property inspection will uncover any defects with the house or property that may not have been disclosed, known about, or seen with the naked eye. Mortgage lenders will always require a property inspection be done before they will authorize a mortgage.

We hope this has helped to answer some of your questions regarding purchasing real estate in Holden Beach. If you have other questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at your convenience.


6 Best Reasons to Purchase Real Estate in Holden Beach NC

When you’re unsure where you want to live but you know it will be a coastal location, at Brunswickland Realty we can help you narrow down your search. We know the coastal area well and have put many happy families into forever-after-homes. We’d love to do the same for you. To help convince you that your next home is among the real estate in Holden Beach NC currently for sale, here’s six of our best reasons to purchase here.

real estate in Holden Beach NC1. Location. Always at the top of the list, location matters most because the beach is a phenomenal place to live, especially for water lovers.

2. Availability. We have plenty of available properties among the real estate in Holden Beach NC and that means you have lots of choices!

3. Affordability. You don’t have to spend a lot to live by the ocean. We have homes starting at just $95k!

4. Luxury. For those seeking a more luxurious residence, we have plenty of those in our inventory as well.
Climate. This area offers a temperate climate that anyone would enjoy and the south facing beaches offer spectacular sunrises and sunsets

5. Fun. With three beaches easily accessible, shops and business lining the causeway nearby, bike rentals and golf courses, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for fun whenever you want it.

6. Solitude. You won’t find much commercialism on Holden Beach. It’s a quiet and peaceful place to call home yet everything you need is close by.

These are great reasons why you should consider purchasing your next home on Holden Beach. Give us a call at 1-800-842-6949 and let us show you around the island.

Taking the Stress Out of Moving

Talk to anyone that has moved recently and you’ll likely hear about all the stress they experienced during the moving process. If you prepare for your move well in advance you can side step many of those stressful opportunities.

Holden Beach propertiesFor instance, from the moment you decide you’re going to move, start purging your belongings to rid yourself of what you don’t need or use. Throw out what’s broken and what hasn’t been used in over a year. This is the time to get rid of the furniture you never really liked or have grown tired of. Give it to family members, sell it or donate to charity.

Take the time before the move to clean everything you’re bringing with you. You don’t want to put dirty carpets or rugs into your new home. Curtains and drapes can perform better with a yearly cleaning as well. 

All those books you’ve been collecting can be donated to your local library or boxed up and offered for free on Craig’s List or your local newspaper. Good Will or the Salvation Army will also take whatever you’re willing to donate and it will be a tax deduction for you.

The best time to start the purging is long before the actual move. Don’t wait until closer to the time of the move because it will always take far longer than you planned. 

It’s easiest to start on one level of the house and proceed from there. Stick to one room at a time. Use some boxes to aid in sorting and label with where they’re going (sell, donate, family, etc.). Don’t overlook the closets, cabinets and drawers. It’s remarkable how much stuff we can stow away for that “someday” use that never comes.

When you’re ready to start shopping for your next home we’re ready to take you out to see the Holden Beach properties that are available. From acreage to various sized homes, there are Holden Beach properties that surely include the home you want for you and your family. Give us a call at 1-800-842-6949 and we’d be happy to tell you all about them.

The RE Market is Waking Up

Welcome to spring! We’re delighted that the real estate market is waking up after a long winter and things appear to be in better shape than they were just six months ago. We feel positive about the season ahead and being able to find families to fill the available homes that are for sale.

Holden Beach residential real estateIf you have property you’d like to put on the market, now is the time. If this is the year you’re going to purchase Holden Beach residential real estate then the time has arrived to begin looking at properties. Either way, we’re standing by to assist you in whatever way you need our help.

At Brunswickland Realty we have knowledgeable agents that know the area inside and out. We’re prepared to show you any of the Holden Beach residential real estate that we have available which meets your criteria for your next home. Whether you’re purchasing property to use as your primary home, vacation home, or as income producing property, we can find you exactly what you’re looking for and at a price you can afford. That’s our promise to you!

If you have property in Holden Beach to sell we’re very excited for you! This is a wonderful place where families want to come and live with their children. With its safe family-friendly beaches and hometown feel, it’s close to the top of every homebuyers list. Don’t wait a minute longer. Call us at 800-842-6949 and let’s talk about putting your property on the market for a fast sale.