Nothing helps you feel at home in a new location like checking out some of the best local dining spots. The Coastal Carolina area is known for its incredible and unique cuisine. So while you're checking out Ocean Isle homes for sale, why not stop in for a wonderful meal at one of these restaurants with local flair.
You made an offer on your Oak Island dream home. It was accepted. You trudged through the conditional approval paperwork—meticulously transcribing your financial life on paper to set up the loan. What could go wrong, right? It's in the bag!
Not so fast. Pending the last-minute credit check, your dream-home loan come true could turn out to be the nightmare before closing. Our REALTORS® have created this list about what not to do during closing to avoid any credit score mishaps.
Retirement is an amazing opportunity to do whatever you've always wanted to do. It presents you with more time in the day than most have us have ever had before – to take up new hobbies, visit with family and friends, or do whatever you feel like. Of course, there is always some adjustment involved!
Most retirees will be on a fixed income that requires them to have a household budget. While that alone is manageable, it raises a big question about housing: Should you buy or rent when you are in retirement?
Any house is a snapshot in time of your needs at that moment. As much as you might love a home, it won't necessarily be right for you forever! This is particularly true of those moving into retirement. They might find a given house is too big or too inconvenient for them.
Downsizing refers to the process of finding a home that suits your post-retirement lifestyle and, often, selling the property where you have been living. It can simplify your life and give you a big boost in one-time income that will help you make your retirement more comfortable.
At this stage, most retirees select one of two alternatives:
Millennials inspire a lot of headlines these days, but one trait no one can knock is their love for their pets. If you belong to this infamous generation, you and your peers are as known for your sensitivity in addition to your tech-savvy nature. So as more millennials reach that final adult milestone--buying a house for the first time--it's not surprising that many of you are doing it for your dogs.
Of course, millennials aren't literally buying houses for their pets. But according to one mortgage company's survey, more than a third of today's twenty- and thirty-something homeowners are actually buying a house because of their dogs. Some want to improve their current pets' lives with more outdoor and indoor space, while others hope to finally get a dog once they have a house with a yard.
Are you thinking of buying a house because you want a more pet-friendly life? Whether you're a millennial or a baby boomer, our REALTORS® know how important it is to accommodate your animals as you plan your future. But buying a house is a huge decision, especially if it's your first time. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you look at Southport, Holden Beach, and Sunset Beach homes for sale.
Are you ready to put your running shoes on, see the sights, and raise money to benefit a great, local cause in the process? Every year, the Ocean Isle Beach Run is one of the best winter events in Coastal Carolina, and this year's event takes place on January 13, 2018. Whether you're an experienced runner or simply someone looking to join the fun for the first time, there's a race in the Ocean Isle Beach Run for you. Enjoy a leisurely 5K walk/run, or put your training to the test and participate in the half-marathon. Our REALTORS® have their running shoes on and are all ready to tell you about Ocean Isle Beach Run 2018.