Sun-Surf Realty Blog

10 Ways to Boost the Curb Appeal of Your Home for Sale

First impressions are everything, especially when it comes to selling your home. According to the National Association of Realtors, 63% of interested homebuyers will drop by (or at least drive by) in-person after viewing a home they like online. Is your home ready for that? It sho... View the full post »

Emerald Isle Beach Regulations You Need To Know About

So you're thinking about an Emerald Isle beach vacation on the gorgeous Crystal Coast of North Carolina, and you want to read up on what you need to know ahead of time. We've got you covered in this blog! Here are the highlights of the local Emerald Isle beach rules and regulat... View the full post »

Mermaid Quotes That Will Draw You to the Ocean

If you are a mermaid at heart, then these quotes are for you! We think you'll be able to relate to each and every one of these mermaid sayings. Have you booked your NC beach vacation yet? If not, now is the time to find the perfect Emerald Isle rental for you and your family. Merma... View the full post »

How to Get Your Home Ready for an Open House

One of the decisions to be made when selling your home is whether or not to hold an open house. As most potential buyers won't want to buy a house unseen, it's often in your best interests to offer this opportunity to show off your beautiful home. But first, there are certain t... View the full post »

The Wonderful World of Sharks and Why They Are Amazing

Let's talk about sharks! These often-feared but endlessly fascinating elasmobranch fish are characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton (and in the same group as rays, sawfish, and skates), five to seven gill slits on the sides of the head, and pectoral fins that are not fused to the... View the full post »

How Much Do You Really Know About HOAs?

Is living in a planned development right for you? Are the home owners association (HOA) fees going to be worth your while? Well, it depends. Many residential communities have an HOA structure to help maintain a clean and cohesive atmosphere in the neighborhood. When you buy a condo, to... View the full post »

All You Need to Know About Surfing in Emerald Isle, NC

Have you tried surfing during your Emerald Isle beach vacation? North Carolina's Crystal Coast has everything you need for a great day out on the water. Beautiful beaches? Check. Seasonal swells? Check. Surf shops, lessons and rentals? Check. Whether you bring your own board or ren... View the full post »

Answers to the Most Popular FAQs About Emerald Isle Rentals

You have Emerald Isle vacation rental questions, and we have answers! Today we're taking time to discuss some commonly asked questions that come in to Sun-Surf Realty's rental office. We hope you find this post helpful. Feel free to contact us if you have specific questions abo... View the full post »

Free Vacation Journal Page for All the Best Memories

Vacations are made for memories! But how do you keep track of your kids' vacation memories year after year so you can look back upon them? Having them keep a vacation journal is one way to capture the most memorable moments. Before you head out on your next Emerald Is... View the full post »

Rent or Buy? 10 Things You Need to Know First

Deciding between renting a home or buying a home is not always as simple as it may seem. There are important factors to weigh out before making a financial decision such as this. If you're not sure which way to go at this point in your life, Sun-Surf Realty in Emerald... View the full post »

How to Stay Safe and Enjoy the Best of Emerald Isle Beach

Any time you go on a vacation, it makes sense that you and your family should be informed on what to expect in the local area you're visiting and what you need to know to have the best beach vacation possible. It's a good idea to get the family together for a quic... View the full post »

The Most Adorable Captions for Beach Photos with Your Dog

Can you ever take enough cute photos with your pup? No way! If you have some beach photos with your dog you've been wanting to share or you're planning to take a few selfies at the beach this summer with your four-legged friend, then we have the photo captions you... View the full post »

Best Quotes to Make You Feel Like You Are at the Beach

We all miss the beach throughout the year, especially when it's been awhile since our last beach vacation. To get you feeling the Emerald Isle beach vibes again, we're sharing some of our most favorite beach quotes with you to get you through until you can be here... View the full post »

What Is For Sale and On the Market in Emerald Isle Right Now?

If you're interested in what's for sale and on the real estate market in the Emerald Isle, NC area—here's where you can find where you can find the information you need. We have three ways to help get started on your search of local real estate listings... View the full post »

3 Ways to Have the Best Beach Fun Right at Home

Bring the beach fun right to your home with these simple ways that make you feel like you're on an Emerald Isle, NC beach vacation—even when you're not. (Hopefully you'll be on our beautiful beaches again soon!) Gather up the family and enjoy these fun activi... View the full post »