All you need to know if you are buying a house on the Brunswick Islands or Cape Fear Coast
The proximity to the ocean, the pure, white, powdery sand of the unspoiled beaches—what’s not to love about this place? Perhaps you feel so at home during your stay that you’re considering making the Cape Fear Coast and Brunswick Islands a permanent home or possibly a secondary one.
Buying a home here is easier than you may think—and the perks are better than you’d ever imagine.
Century 21 real estate agent Brad Vanderburg explains that the reason the area is so popular for purchasing real estate is because of the low population, the non-commercial atmosphere and the quaint and quiet scene of Brunswick Islands, along with the pristine beaches.
Aside from these desirable features, there’s another aspect that draws buyers in: the affordability. “It’s best to buy now while the interest rates are low,” Vanderburg advises. “Sooner or later they are going to rise.” Also low are the taxes and prices for new construction. “Pricing of homes is the lowest they’ve been for a long time,” Vanderburg says. In other words, right now it’s a buyers’ dream. However, down the real estate road a few years, prices will slowly rise, making it a great investment opportunity to purchase a house in the area.
Another reason it’s a solid investment is because of the profitable income that derives from renting a beach house to vacationers. Because of the area’s successful tourism industry, your house could be rented for much of the season, meaning you’ll be collecting money without having to leave your primary home. “The rental market is still big,” Vanderburg assures.
The first decision to make is which area you’d like to call home. Vanderburg recommends the areas of Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach, depending on what buyers are looking for in a location. Both areas are uncommercialized and popular spots for vacationers to stay. Sunset Beach is family-friendly, laid-back and great for leisurely activities such as biking. Ocean Isle is great for boating, fishing and water sports, featuring concrete canals and an inlet to access the ocean. “It’s a boaters’ paradise,” Vanderburg says.
However, it’s not all about the water. “There are just as many people going into the golf communities as the beaches,” Vanderburg explains. With so many pristinely manicured courses boasting impeccable greens and lush fairways, it’s easy to see why lovers of the game would choose to live near their favorite course. Further still, there are plenty houses in the rural areas of Cape Fear Coast and Brunswick Islands available for purchasing for those who prefer a quiet, tucked away kind of living.
It’s also important to have a good property management company looking after your beach home if you plan to rent it out, especially if you don’t live nearby. This way, you don’t have to worry about aspects such as advertising your house as a rental property, collecting payment, scheduling visitors and hiring housekeeping services to clean.
Visit McClure Realty Vacations for a safe, worry-free and profitable way to rent out your home. This full-service vacation rental company is located in Ocean Isle Beach and specializes in beach vacation rentals and property management. They’re always accepting new homeowners; however, they recommend joining in fall so that your rental can be included in their exclusive rental brochure.
McClure Realty adds valuable exposure to your home by printing and mailing thousands of full-color vacation rental brochures to repeat and new renters and utilizing their interactive website that allows unlimited space for your home’s listing and 24-hour booking. Plus, their Specials page allows you to advertise special discount rates to fill last minute open dates for your unit.
They have one of the lowest commission rates in the area and provide a personalized level of service to their homeowners, including many extras to help out homeowners in any way they can. They’ll help with:
- The pricing of your rental property
- Arrange needed services or repairs throughout the season
- Keep your rental property stocked with housewares and kitchen appliances
- Maintain your property’s value by assessing and repairing minor issues to avoid paying higher repair costs
McClure’s staff of housekeepers will handle the cleaning needs of your unit whether it’s spring cleaning or inspections before the first rental season. They even work with owners who have a preferred housekeeping company in mind.
Most importantly, McClure Realty Vacations is a small rental company, so you won’t get lost in the crowd or become just another number. All year long you can expect personalized, friendly service while you know that your home is in good, professional hands.
No matter if you’re looking to buy a primary home, a secondary home or an investment property that you plan to rent to vacationers, there’s a place for you to make it happen and live happily with your buying decision. Here’s your invitation—welcome home.