Carolina Plantations Real Estate Blog

Affordable Island and Mainland Living in Sunset Beach NC

When you’re looking for affordable homes in the Southern Brunswick Islands area be sure to check out what we have to show you. With many homes starting in the $70k range it won’t be too hard to find affordable living in Sunset Beach North Carolina whether on the island or the mainland. The Sunset Beach NC homes for sale even at the low end of the price ranges includes three and four bedroom homes.

Sunset Beach NC homes for saleFrom condos to single family homes and manufactured homes among our Sunset Beach NC homes for sale there are plenty to choose from like this single story home on .39 acres along Sunset Lakes Blvd. This three bedroom, two bath home boasts a spacious 1,501 sq ft of living space. Amenities include a fireplace, many built-ins, utility room off the kitchen, ceiling fans, and outdoor storage shed. If you want to be near the beautiful south Brunswick Island beaches, shopping or you are a golf enthusiast this will be an ideal property for you.

If you’re interested in maintenance-free living that only a condo can provide, this adorable single bedroom condo may be just what will meet your needs. Located on the third floor it comes with a view of a wooded area and a slight peek of the waterway and ocean. Community amenities include an indoor pool, exercise facility, and outdoor pool. Living here you’ll be 2 minutes from the Sunset Beach Bridge, 5 minutes from Calabash and just a half hour from Myrtle Beach.

Give us a call at Carolina Plantations (910-755-7557) if you’re interested in these properties or any others. We’d be happy to show you around.

Now is the time to buy

Adapted from Paul R. La Monica's article in CNN Money The Buzz.

The government will release new-home sales figures for the month of January on Wednesday and Economists are expecting a 4% increase for the month bringing the level to 355,000 new sales. And that 4% increase is rebounding from an 8% drop from last December, which could be attributed to several reasons, nevertheless we are seeing signs of improvement. 

Some predict increases in new home sales all the way up until April due to the tax credit, but once it expires and the Fed starts to unwind its portfolio of Mortgage Backed Securities and with the proposed increase in interest rates this year, some predict a slower home sale period after April.

Often times the strongest indicator of a recovery in the housing market is the level of home prices and as the supply is depleted due to the increased strength in home sales, the prices will start to creep back up and estimates predict a 1.6% increase in housing prices this year. Couple that with the almost certain increase in interest rates and you can see why now is the time to buy real estate! No one wants to buy a more expensive house at a higher rate, which is exactly what you'll be doing if you wait until the end of this year.

As always if you are considering relocating or retiring to somewhere warmer, with low property tax rates, plenty of warm family friendly beaches, and great places to eat or play a round of golf, do not hesitate to take a look at Brunswick County, NC or give our office a call at (910) 575-0075!

 

Relocating or retiring to the coast of North Carolina?

We are feeling the excitement around our office! Why is that you ask? Well simply because we are seeing more activity than last year's levels. Buyers understand now is the time to buy. The Tax Credit is still available as long as contracts are executed by April 30th and closed by June 30th 2010. That means more money on your side and coupled with the high inventory available, you have the pick of the litter! 

Relocating to Brunswick County, North Carolina continues to be a very popular decision for many people. Especially ones who are tired of the dreary cold and high taxes! Brunswick County has the 3rd lowest tax rate of all the counties in North Carolina, and couple that with the tax credit, inventory of homes available, and sellers willing to offer incentives and help with closing costs, the beach is more affordable than it has been in a long time!

We are lucky in that we experience a mild and temperate climate all year round, and our location doesn't hurt either. Brunswick County is centrally located between Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC. So it is only a short drive to fulfill any of your entertainment, attractions or shopping needs!

Many clients are penciling in their calendars to take a look at Brunswick County for retirement options or to relocate away from the cold and take advantage of the lifestyle that only living at the coast can offer. If you don't want to miss the boat and have been considering making a move to North Carolina, pick up the phone and call our office at (910) 575-0075 and let us help you secure that home of your dreams!