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.
Living 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?
3. 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.