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5 Frequently Asked Real Estate Questions for Home Buyers

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5 Frequently Asked Real Estate Questions for Home Buyers

Whether you are looking for your first home or an investment property, it might be difficult to figure out where to start. The process of buying a home is daunting; that’s why real estate professionals are here to help. Our knowledgeable agents at Bluewater are experts on the Crystal Coast real estate market and will share everything you need to know about the buying process. We know you have questions, so here are a few frequently asked real estate questions and answers to get you started:

1. What is the First Step in the Home Buying Process?

So you want to buy a home on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast but don’t know where to start? Well, begin by contacting a local mortgage lender to find out your loan options. Your financial history and overall credit score will help you determine your mortgage budget and price range for your home. 

2. When is the Best Time to Buy a Home?

One of the most challenging aspects of real estate is that it’s constantly changing. That’s why our experienced real estate agents offer a free property analysis for homebuyers within the Crystal Coast sales market. Learn about rental projections and stay up to date on the newest properties for sale so we can help you determine the best time for you to buy a home.  

3. What Should I Know About Coastal Real Estate?

Buying property on the Crystal Coast presents unique challenges for buyers. When buying oceanfront real estate, you should be aware of shoreline erosion and flooding effecting your property’s boundary. Another challenge you should be aware of is wind damage caused by coastal storms and the Beach Plan policy coverage. Anyone looking to buy oceanfront should research how North Carolina insurance companies cover these specific coastal hazards. 

4. Should I Order a Home Inspection?

The short answer is yes. After you have found a property you are interested in purchasing, you should schedule a home inspection. An inspector will evaluate the home’s plumbing, roofing, electrical, and foundation to ensure everything is up to the state’s requirements. Home inspections save you time, money, and prevent those headaches that come with repairs. Read detailed information about home inspections on our website.

5. What is an Earnest Money Deposit?

An earnest money deposit also referred to as the “good faith deposit,” is money a buyer gives to the seller to show they are serious about purchasing. This deposit is usually a small percentage of the purchase price and is held in an escrow account until the deal is complete. Next, the money from the account will be used toward a down payment, and you are one step closer to being a homeowner!

Learn More About Crystal Coast Real Estate with Bluewater

Read more information about Crystal Coast real estate questions or browse our current real estate listings at Bluewater. Our team is happy to help home buyers navigate the local real estate market every step of the way. Please contact one of our agents and discover why Bluewater has been the number one real estate company along the Crystal Coast for 15 years! 

Do you have a specific question about buying real estate on the Crystal Coast that we didn’t cover in today’s “Frequently Asked Real Estate Questions” article? Leave a comment below, and we’d be happy to answer it for you!

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Love Golf? Plan a Crystal Coast Golf Vacation!

man swinging a golf club on the crystal coast of nc

Love Golf? Plan a Crystal Coast Golf Vacation!

If you love golf, I bet when you think of a golf vacation, places like California or Florida are probably the first places that come to mind. But, if you haven’t considered North Carolina’s Crystal Coast as a golf destination, put it on your list, now.

North Carolina has been a golf destination since the 1890s, and the legendary Pinehurst course has been dubbed the “Home of American Golf.” There are hundreds of golf courses in the state, but one of the most underrated places to play is on the Crystal Coast. The breathtaking coastal landscapes combined with the excellent beaches and mild weather truly make it a golfer’s paradise.

Golf vacations have become a popular way for tourists to unwind and experience new places. And, golf is much more than just a fun activity; it has excellent mental and physical health benefits. These benefits include reducing stress, maintaining mental alertness, and exercise. We’re sharing a few reasons why you should plan a golf vacation in North Carolina, specifically on the Crystal Coast.

Crystal Coast Golf Courses

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Golf lovers, put the Crystal Coast on your radar. There are dozens of golf courses, both on the coast and within short driving distance, you can choose from, ranging from beginner to championship courses. We invite you to explore our scenic courses and experience everything our slice of paradise has to offer. So why not start planning a Crystal Coast golf vacation? It’s good for your health!

Crystal Coast Country Club

The Crystal Coast Country Club is an 18-hole championship golf course in Pine Knoll Shores. The beautiful rolling terrain here provides a picturesque background for your day at the course. You can play on the newly renovated championship golf course, fit with new tee boxes, fairways, bunkers, and more. And when you’re ready to play, you can book your tee time at Crystal Coast Country Club here.

Star Hill Golf Club

The fairways of Star Hill Golf Club have been a favorite spot to golf on the Crystal Coast for over 50 years. This challenging golf course in Cape Carteret features 27 holes on beautiful greens. All rates include a golf cart, and the course is open, rain or shine. Call (252) 393-8111 to reserve your tee time at Star Hill Golf Club, a favorite among locals. 

Brandywine Bay Golf Club

Golfers of any skill level will love playing a round of golf at Brandywine Bay Golf Club. There are even junior holes perfect for beginners or young children, so you could even make your golf vacation a family golf vacation! The newly renovated greens recently reopened so now you can play the entire course once again. If you’re interested, you can find the Brandywine Bay Golf Club rates here. 

Crystal Coast Vacation Rentals

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Now that you’ve read about a few of the Crystal Coast’s golf courses, it’s time to start planning your North Carolina vacation. Our vacation rental properties are the perfect setting for your getaway. Whether you’re visiting the Crystal Coast on your own, as a couple, or if you’re traveling with a bigger group, you’ll find something everyone can enjoy! Browse all of our properties here, and we’ll see you on the golf course!

Have you been golfing on the Crystal Coast? Let us know your favorite courses in the comments below!

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