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It’s a great time of the year to be making your summer vacation plans, especially if you’re visiting Holden Beach, North Carolina, this year. We have many Holden Beach NC beach houses, any number of which would be perfectly suited for any size family. All come fully furnished and are nicely appointed with beach décor and well equipped kitchens where you can eat in when you choose to.

Holden Beach NC beach housesAmong the many Holden Beach NC beach houses is “The Clippership”. A beautiful cottage with a high quality home-away-from-home feel. Tastefully appointed and furnished with new furnishings. Stunning vaulted living room ceilings. Made for the beach with all the outdoor amenities you would expect. Amenities include a screened in porch, covered porch, porch chairs and rockers. You’ll enjoy the private deck off upstairs bedrooms whether by starting your day watching the sunrise or ending it with a sunset. There are 5  expanded CCTV’s, 2 VCR’s, DVD, CD player & stereo, Internet access, park grill and the bed linens are included. You’ll have great ocean and ICW views plus you’ll be just a short walk to the beach. All properties include standard amenities: Washer, Dryer, Microwave and Central Heat and Air Conditioning.

Holden Beach NC beach housesHere’s an event you won’t want to miss! The North Carolina Jazz Festival takes place from Feb. 7-9, 2013, at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside, 301 N. Water Street, Wilmington, NC. This is one of the largest traditional jazz festivals in the Southeast. It opens Thursday night with a special event concert, Styles of Jazz. Friday and Saturday nights there will be 7 sets of traditional jazz with a different leader for each set. The 15 all-star musicians are all world renowned and include guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, Wycliffe Gordon on trombone, vocalist Lynn Roberts, jazz violin prodigy Jonathan Russell. For additional festival information and reservations 910-793-1111.
 

We Have Holden Beach House Rentals

Some of our most awesome oceanfront properties are the Holden Beach house rentals available for anyone to stay in any time of the year. From here you’ll have the ocean as your new front yard and a sandy beachfront as your new fitness center. Just imagine spending the winter months in such a beautiful spot. You simply don’t have to stay where it’s cold and snowy any more.

Holden Beach house rentalsMany of the snowbirds that have been spending at least some of their winter months in our Holden Beach house rentals year after year would tell you what a huge difference it’s made to them to be free of the burdens that winter can bring. Why spend the winter months waiting for the next storm to arrive that will have you outdoors shoveling or blowing snow off your drive and walkways. Who wants to spend so much time indoors because it’s just so cold and gray out when you can come to Holden Beach, North Carolina, and enjoy the sun and sandy beaches.

While it’s not 80 degrees here, it’s a far cry warmer than it is up north and we have golf courses open year round here. You just can’t beat that! No crowds, no waiting, on your favorite courses to challenge you and improve your game. We can’t think of any better way to spend those long winter months. Give us a call at 1-800-842-6949 and we’ll help you find the perfect house rental for you.
 

Starting Your New Year Off Right

There’s just no better way to start off a brand new year than in one of the Holden Beach NC vacation rentals that we can supply you with here at Brunswickland Realty. Whether you’re staying for a week, a month or the whole winter, we know the difference staying in one of our vacation rentals can make.

Holden Beach NC vacation rentals

Any of our Holden Beach NC vacation rentals make a simply awesome place to spend the winter. Coming to this coastal location where the ice and snow don’t show themselves during the winter will be one of the best decisions you’ve ever made and it won’t take you long after arriving to realize that.

If you enjoy 5k runs and half marathons you won’t want to miss the Annual Ocean Isle Bridge Run for Food being held this Saturday, January 5, 2013. This is a Half Marathon as well as a 5k Run/Walk open to anyone. All proceeds will benefit the Food Pantry of the South Brunswick Interchurch Council. Packet pickup, onsite registration and the races start at Town Hall, 3 West 3rd St., Ocean Isle Beach, NC, Friday, Jan. 4th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 5th from 7-8:30 a.m. Register online at www.active.com or call Tom Horan at 910-579-5994. Price: $30 (5k) / $45 (1/2 marathon).

For those of you who didn't make it to the Carolina Opry over Christmas, their Christmas performance will be held at 7 p.m. through January 5, 2013 (excluding Sundays) at The Carolina Opry, 8901 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC. A holiday tradition for over 26 years, The Carolina Opry Christmas Special brings the spirit of Christmas to life with music, comedy and dance. Referred to as “The Holiday Show of the South,” this show is at the top of every Myrtle Beach Holiday itinerary. The Carolina Opry Christmas Special is the original Christmas show in Myrtle Beach and has been a perennial vote leader as Best Holiday Show in Myrtle Beach.

Real Estate Yields Require Patience

With the New Year just around the corner this could be the year you become a new homeowner. Along with a new year comes the hope of a recovering economy that is already showing re-growth. So at the very least how about considering investing in vacation rental beach property to add to your income potential. Ocean Isle Beach short sales are a great way to purchase a property and at a huge savings to you.

Ocean Isle Beach short salesHomeownership, just like real estate investments, are ideally suited for people in it for the long haul. Buying a home to be your residence is setting down roots and becoming part of a community. Purchasing property for investment purposes will take time to earn you a fair profit on your initial investment.

If you have patience and watch the market, there are occasionally properties such as Ocean Isle Beach short sales that are too good of a deal to pass up. Take a closer look at them, call the listing agent, do a walk through but most importantly of all, look at the numbers. If you’re considering it as an investment purchase, study the cash flow history for the property. Will you need to wait 3-5 years to realize a positive cash flow? If so, you might want to pass on that particular property and wait for one offering a greater investment yield in a shorter amount of time.

At Brunswickland Realty we'd like to wish all of you a very Happy New Year!

How Short Are Short Sales Really?

When it comes to foreclosures and short sales on real estate there are no areas that have been untouched by these unfortunate situations. But if you’re a homebuyer, looking for Southport NC short sales you just might be in luck. Let’s first clear up just what a short sale is.

Southport NC short salesA short sale is not a foreclosure and, in fact, the home may not be anywhere near the process of being foreclosed upon. There are a variety of reasons why a seller needs to sell their home as a short sale — job transfer, divorce, unemployment, inability to make payments, and so on. Additionally, perhaps the current market value of their property is less than what they owe the bank or the seller now has additional liens against the property.

When attempting to sell their home as a short sale, the seller asks their lender to take less than they are owed — to be “shorted,” in other words — hence the name short sale.

Most lenders will work with the seller and approve the sale, especially if the alternative is to foreclose on the property. If a homeowner falls behind on their mortgage payments and the property goes to foreclosure, the lender ends up owning the property. Not exactly the type of business that banks and other lenders want to be in.

Whatever role you’re playing when it comes to Southport NC short sales, be patient but persistent. Short sales can sometimes be approved in less than 30 days, but many others take nine months or more.

From our family to yours, we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and safe holiday travels.

Holidays on the Brunswick Islands

With the arrival of December comes a wealth of holiday events taking place all over the coastal region. If you’re planning a trip to the area you’ll have plenty of things to do if you want to stay occupied. But if you want to just kick back and relax, you can do that too in any one of our Holden Beach oceanfront rentals. We have a large assortment of oceanfront rentals with various size bedrooms. We even have Holden Beach oceanfront rentals with 10 bedrooms that sleeps up to 25 people! This will be the year that you can have  a Christmas family reunion and begin a new tradition on the coast of North Carolina.

Holden Beach oceanfront rentalsA short drive south to the Myrtle Beach area you’ll find many holiday activities. Here are just a few.

Complimentary Carriage Rides will be available between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays every Saturday through December 22 at The Market Common. Enjoy free carriage rides this holiday season at The Market Common. Carriages will stop in front of Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar every Saturday this holiday season and take you on a spin through the complex.

Don't miss Holidays on the Boardwalk in Myrtle Beach beginning Saturday after Thanksgiving. Holidays on the Boardwalk will be held every Saturday from November 24- December 29, 2012 at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Each week will feature a holiday LED light show, Polar Express Train Rides for $3 and visits from Santa Claus with photo opportunities.

The Nutcracker will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday, December 7 and at 4 p.m. Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9 at the Myrtle Beach Community Church. The Nutcracker Ballet will be performed by the Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre. These talented young dancers will perform a classic holiday tradition live on-stage at the Myrtle Beach Community Church. Get your tickets now! General admission is $15 with an advanced ticket discount through December 2. Admission is $20 at the door. Children ages 3 to 12 and Seniors 65 and up can purchase advanced tickets for $10 or $15 at the door.
 

The Convenience of Our Rentals

There are any number of reasons why someone would want to stay in one of our Holden Beach NC rentals. The most common being you’re planning on coming here for a vacation. That’s a great reason! But consider that you might want to move here. That you’ve finally made the decision to look for some property. That’s a great reason too!

Holden Beach NC rentalsThere’s no better way to look for real estate in the Brunswick Islands than while staying in one of the Holden Beach NC rentals so you’re close by the properties you’re interested in. It will be so much easier to go look at them while you’re staying nearby. Once you find your dream home and begin the process of bidding, inspecting and closing, you’ll be glad you’re staying in a rental rather than a hotel room.

Closing on a property takes a bit of time and doesn’t always happen on the schedule that suits you best. Sometimes home sellers can’t get out by closing and need additional time to be able to gain access to the new home they’re buying. Isn’t it nice to know you can move to the area anyways and stay in one of our rentals until you’re able to move into your new home. That’s just convenience all around and that’s just how we do business here.
 

Buying Property in Holden Beach NC

A place you should consider for making money in real estate is the Holden Beach, North Carolina area. Work with a good agency like Brunswickland Realty and we’ll find you the exact type of Holden Beach NC real estate that you want to invest in. There are many beautiful properties around the area that we’d be happy to show you whether for you and your family or to use as a vacation rental.
 
Holden Beach NC real estateWe know a lot about real estate and the business of using it as an investment. We can assist you in real estate in general but especially Holden Beach NC real estate.

Holden Beach is a family oriented oceanside community filled with Southern charm and hospitality everywhere you turn. Known as one of the three Brunswick Islands, it is in close proximity to Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach. It offers a large assortment of residential homes, condos, cottages, and villas, all at reasonable prices. You can browse through the large selection of available properties right on our website. Once you find a property you’re interested in, give us a call and we’ll be happy to take you out and show it to you.

The mainland offers shops and restaurants with more  springing up all the time. There’s a shopping center about a mile inland with a grocery store, a Chinese restaurant, a pizza place, a sub shop, an old fashioned ice cream parlor and movie store. Treasure Island offers a little something for everyone with two go-kart race tracks (one for younger children), bumper boats, a rock climbing wall, water slide, carousel, and arcade with pool tables as well as an 18-hole mini-golf course.

Come Recharge at Holden Beach

When you’re scheduling plans for that trip to coastal North Carolina, take a look at our variety of Holden Beach accommodations where you can stay in a comfortable, beachfront setting and enjoy your time here. No matter what the reason is you’re coming to the area, when you stay in our Holden Beach accommodations you’ll be able to relax and recharge while you’re here.

Holden Beach accommodationsTake some time out to look around the Brunswick Islands and see what makes living here so special. Do some beachcombing along the coastline for a relaxing pastime. Or how about taking a fishing charter out for some deep sea fishing. You can come back with a trophy fish big enough to have mounted for your wall at home.

If you’re a runner or a walker come join in the 27th Annual Maritime Classic Road Race held on Saturday, Nov. 10. Meet at Harbourside Pavilion on Bald Head Island. Registration begins at 10 a.m. The 1 mile fun run begins at noon. 5K and 10K divisions races begin at 12:30 p.m. Shoals Club Recreation. Call 910-457-3701 for more info.

Christmas on Ice will be performed at The Palace Theatre in nearby Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, at 7:30 p.m. from November 2 through December 29, 2012. This highly acclaimed and exciting show features championship ice skaters, the best high-kicking dancers, and all your favorite Christmas hits! Start Christmas in style as Santa and his merry helpers take you on an unforgettable nostalgic Christmas journey on a 40 ft ice skating rink and massive winter wonderland stage.

 

North Carolina Festival by the Sea

The last full weekend in October is when the Holden Beach Merchants Association hosts the popular North Carolina Festival by the Sea. This 2-day event will be held October 27 and 28, 2012, and is kicked off with a parade down the Holden Beach Causeway. This is the only day of the year that you can walk across the Holden Beach bridge and each year several hundred take that high altitude stroll to stake out the perfect spot to view the parade.

Holden Beach condo rentalArts and crafts vendors will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. You’ll want to plan to be onsite for at least a couple of meals and a snack or two, just to sample some of the fabulous food available at the festival.

For the competitive sort, there is a horseshoe tournament and a sandcastle building contest. Children can enjoy face painting, huge kites flying overhead and the children’s rides and amusements. There is live musical entertainment both days at Holden Beach’s Pavilion. The Festival by the Sea is a free event with plenty of free parking. You can read more about it at: http://www.hbmerchants.com/events.html.

If you’re coming to the festival and you need a place to stay for you and your four-legged family members, we have Holden Beach pet friendly rentals that we’re sure you’ll be happy with. No matter what size your family, there are Holden Beach pet friendly rentals that will be suitable for all of you. Give us a call at 800-842-6949 and we’ll be happy to talk with you about what we have available.