Carolina Plantations Real Estate Blog

Grapes and Hops Festival on Bald Head Island


If you’re in the area looking at homes for sale on Bald Head Island don’t miss the Grapes and Hops Festival going on through the end of the month. This month long festival features craft beers, fine wines, delicious meals, and entertainment at multiple venues along the island every weekend during October. Each year the event features an array of activities, including wine tastings at various venues all around the island, wine dinners and pairings, beer and wine education classes, cooking classes, beer tastings, drink specials, and dining events featuring beer and wine from North Carolina.

http://www.carolinaplantations.com/Nearby the North Carolina Festival by the Sea will be held October 26-27, 2013. This 2-day event kicks off with a parade down the Holden Beach causeway at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Arts and Crafts vendors are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. There will be a horseshoe tournament and a sand castle building contest. Children enjoy face painting, huge kites flying overhead and children's rides and amusements. Live musical entertainment begins at 10 a.m. both days at Holden Beach's new pavilion. There is free admission and free parking.

There are many available Bald Head Island homes for sale at this time. Whether you’re looking for single family homes, villas or condos we’re sure to have the right property to meet your needs. Prices vary based on the size and amenities available and range from $248K to $3M.

If we can assist you with finding your next home please give us a call at 910-755-7557 and we’ll set up a time to get together.
 

Single Level Living on Bald Head Island


Many people will opt to purchase a single story home once they reach retirement age. Doing all of your living on one floor is easier on aging joints and makes everything more accessible. Bald Head Island homes for sale include an assortment of single story homes.

Bald Head Island homes for saleIf stairs are challenging for you, then this single story home is just what you need for comfortable living. It boasts a spacious 2,000 sq ft of living space on one floor. This 4 bedrooms, 3 bath home offers both privacy and views of both the ocean and Bald Head Island’s stunning golf course.

This home has a spacious living area with views amplified by the exceptional window/door layouts, lovely foyer, and great bedroom set up. Master bedroom has a spacious private bath. Each of the subsequent bedrooms are connected to each other via full bathrooms. Large, accommodating closets and several extra storage areas provide room for all the extras. The deck wraps around nearly all of the home to take advantage of views. There are two outdoor showers, one that has a privacy enclosure. The fish-cleaning station will come in handy after surf fishing.

If you’re interested in looking at any of our single story Bald Head Island homes for sale just give us a call at 910-755-7557 and we’ll be happy to meet with you.

Lowest Rates in Over 50 Years


Just one week ago rates on fixed mortgages fell to record lows yet again, according to the mortgage company Freddie Mac. They said the 30-year loan rate dropped to 3.36 percent, down from 3.40 percent the week before, which was the lowest since long-term mortgages began in the 1950s. The average rate for the 15-year fixed mortgage, dropped to 2.69 percent, down from the prior week’s record low of 2.73 percent.

Bald Head Island homes for saleFalling rates are attributed to the Federal Reserve buying mortgage bonds earlier this year to help strengthen a housing recovery. The Federal Reserve plans to continue the program until there is substantial improvement in the job market.

Sales of both previously occupied and newly built homes are up from last year. Home prices are rising more consistently and builders, more confident in the market now, are starting to build more homes.

Lower interest rates are also driving more people to refinance. Mortgage applications surged 16.6 percent last week, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported Wednesday. Of those applications, 83 percent were to refinance existing loans.

If you are ready to take advantage of the lowest interest rates in more than 50 years, we have many fine Bald Head Island homes for sale that we’d love to show you. These Bald Head Island homes for sale range in price from $ $239k to $3,488,000 and you can count on us finding the home that will meet the needs of any family.