The Great, The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

for Charlotteans Buying at the Beach

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It’s the ultimate dream: buying your own piece of beach paradise.  Yes, it’s pretty amazing, but it’s not all sunshine and play.  Get the full copy of “The Great, Good, Bad and Ugly of Buying at the Beach” emailed to you!

Barely four hours away lays the home of your fantasies…a house at the beach.  Maybe you’re thinking a second place for easy weekend getaways or perhaps you’re done with the city rat race and dream of a permanent home at the beach.

Whether you’re just flirting with the idea of purchasing a beach house or you’re ready to start your search, here is a brief collection, both good and bad, of the things I wish I had known before I became a beach dweller.

buy a house on the beach wilmington ncThe Great:

The beach is great for your health.  Seriously.  Several studies find we are more relaxed, tend to think more creatively, are more compassionate, sleep better, get relief from many respiratory ailments, and enjoy many other health benefits when we spend time at the beach.

Awesome nature.  If you’ve ever watched the sun or the moon rise out of the ocean or have been mesmerized by a pod of playful dolphins or diving pelicans or witnessed hatchlings emerging from a sea turtle nest, you already know how cool it is to witness the amazing events that take place on the beach. From the constantly shifting patterns in the sand to the lull of the waves lapping or crashing on the shore, there is always something worthy of captivating your attention.

Kick-back opportunities are everywhere.  A leisurely walk at the edge of the surf.  A nap in the sun. Sipping your favorite beverage as you watch the tide roll in or go out. “Chasing light” with your camera.  Collecting shells. Reading in the breeze. Floating in the water.  Walking your four-legged friend.  Bicycling the flat terrain.  Dangling a fishing line from a pier.  Enjoying your fresh catch on your deck or patio.  Holiday fireworks and boat flotilla parades. Flying exotic kites. Building sand castles. The list is endless.

House on the water in wilmington ncCreating memories your kids, grandchildren and friends will cherish for a lifetime.  Beach homes are magical places that draw people together and foster bonds in ways that are hard to duplicate elsewhere.

We have Exclusive Buyers Agents here.  (You have a few in Charlotte, too.)  EBA’s are real estate agents that work with companies that never take listings.  That matters to you as a buyer because it ensures your agent is completely committed to getting the best outcome for you, not the seller.  When you’re making an investment this large, it’s wise to consider whether you should be calling the listing company, especially when it doesn’t cost any more to have an EBA covering your back side.


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