Century 21 Action's Topsail Island Blog

Real Estate Fact or Fiction? What You Need To Know!

There are a lot of real estate myths out there, so how do you know what is fact and what is fiction? Let us help! We're sorting out the myths from the facts right here on some of the most popular real estate conceptions and misconceptions. Let's see how much you already know. So what do ... View the full post »

10 Interesting Things About Life on Topsail Island

  If you follow this blog, you know that we talk a lot about beach life and island living here on our little piece of barrier island paradise known as Topsail Island, located on the beautiful coast of North Carolina just south of the Outer Banks. If you have a dream of owning a beach home, t... View the full post »

5 Home Safety Tips You Need to Know

You can't put a price tag on peace of mind. Securing one of your biggest life investments, your home, is crucial. Making sure you do all you can to keep your home, your belongings and your family protected is a high priority for any homeowner. With optimal safety and security in mind, here a... View the full post »

When is the Best Time of Year to Sell a House?

  You probably already know that conventional real estate wisdom dictates that you want to get your house on the market during the prime selling season, which begins in the spring season and into the summer. Springtime marks the beginning of the busy house-selling season with longer daylight... View the full post »

10 of the Most Important Things To Do Before You Move

Moving can be a daunting task. But, chin up! It doesn't have to be if you're smart about how to best prepare for your new life in a new place. With a little forethought and proactivity, you'll be all set for the big day. Here are 10 of the most important things to do before you make ... View the full post »

One Simple Seafood Recipe You Need to Make

Whether you're at the beach or wishing you were at the beach, you can make this simple yet scrumptious seafood dish with only one pan and a few ingredients. It's perfect to make any time you want a taste of the beach. Of course we recommend that you buy fresh shrimp from a local Topsail ... View the full post »

Real Estate Lingo You Need to Know

    Whether you're a buyer or a seller, familiarizing yourself with the acronyms, terms and definitions frequently used in the real estate market is a helpful tool when preparing to make wise decisions and be informed when the time comes to do so. Instead of allowing yourself to ge... View the full post »

How to Declutter Your Home (and Your Life)

Decluttering a home can seem like an utterly overwhelming task. You may not even know where to start. Don't worry, we all feel that way sometimes, especially when it comes to tackling large projects such as this. It's much easier to break down a monumental task into simpler, smaller ones... View the full post »

How to Make Your Topsail Rental More Marketable

The vacation rental market is highly competitive. In a sea of beautiful beach homes, cozy cottages, modern condos and endless vacation rentals, what can you do to ensure that your Topsail rental (or any vacation rental for that matter) gets noticed? That's a really excellent question and one... View the full post »

How to Sell Your Home in 3 Easy Steps

Selling your home doesn't have to be stressful. Focus on the end goal and be proactive from the get-go, and you'll find that it's not as overwhelming as it may seem. We've broken down the home selling process into three easy yet essential steps. Make sure to do these and be... View the full post »

Coastal Property Q and A: What You Need to Know

The buying, selling and ownership of coastal property has a set of considerations all its own. What do you need to know when pursuing ownership of the beach home of your dreams? Let us help by answering the most frequently asked questions about beach real estate. You have questions, we have answ... View the full post »

How To Easily Calculate a Mortgage You Can Afford

  A home purchase is one of the biggest investments of a lifetime, so of course you want to be wise and make sure you stay within the boundaries of your budget. So exactly how do you calculate a mortgage you can afford? It's easy! Follow these steps and you're well on your way. ... View the full post »

How to Make the Most of Your Outdoor Living Space

Maximizing your outdoor living space at your beach home or vacation rental is well worth your time and effort. If you live at the beach or you own a vacation rental at the beach, then you already know that a lot of time is spent immersing oneself in the gorgeous coastal ambience and reveling in ... View the full post »

Top 10 Real Estate Resources You Need to Know About

Everyone should have an extensive real-estate resource arsenal whether you're looking to buy a home, sell a home, or find yourself anywhere in between. Knowledge is power and when it comes to big investments like home and property, of course you want to be well informed. You also want to have pr... View the full post »

How to Make Your Beach House the Best It Can Be

Whether you own a summer beach house, an investment property or a beach vacation rental, it's important that you give your home a little TLC before the busy summer season arrives. With family and friends visiting or vacationers and guests arriving, getting your beach house in tip-top shape befor... View the full post »