The Best Coastal Retirement Properties

When it comes to retirement one of the best things about it is the freedom to be able to move to wherever you truly want to live. Many people, after retirement, relocate to a warmer location such as our coastal North Carolina. Here you can play golf year round yet it doesn’t get as incredibly hot as it does further south like Florida, for instance. Moving to this area will provide the added benefits of a lower cost of living, more retirement properties available and more communities we suited to retirees. Some of the best coastal retirement properties that we have are located right here in the coastal Brunswick Islands of North Carolina.

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Holden Beach Retirement Properties

We have Holden Beach homes that include features you’ve earned in your next house such as gourmet kitchens both indoors and out, elevators, hot tubs, whirlpool tubs and master suites with walk-in closets and fireplaces. These homes, many single level, were built with attention to detail and will make a big difference in the quality of your living environment. The manicured landscaping shows pride in ownership to anyone passing. From outside or inside many of these homes you can enjoy the limitless water views of the ocean, Intracoastal Waterway, salt marshes and the Shallotte River. If you’re looking for new a home consider Overlook at Caison’s Creek where luxury townhomes can be found less than a mile from the beach.


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Brunswick County Retirement Properties

When you’re ready to retire in comfort this might be the perfect location for you. Homes here include a full range of sizes and prices that anyone in retirement can afford. If it’s luxury you’re wanting, we have that too.An inventory that includes oceanfront home on the Brunswick Islands to homes further inland and close to Wilmington will give you a number of choices to select from. You can be as close to or far from the water as you’d like. No matter where you live in Brunswick County you’ll always be just a short drive from the coast as well as all that the City of Wilmington has to offer.


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Sunset Beach Retirement Properties

As one of the South Brunswick Islands, Sunset Beach is a laid back, friendly beach community offering residents everything that comes to mind when you hear its name. Centrally located between Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach SC you’ll be well situated for easy access to a wealth of entertainment, dining, and amusement venues. For new homes check out Cape Side, a small serene community. Strict architectural review guidelines have been followed to ensure that every home in Cape Side contributes to the overall aesthetic value of the neighborhood which includes well lit and maintained streets.

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Ocean Isle Beach Retirement Properties

The Brunswick Islands area offers over 25 golf courses and miles of pristine shoreline. In this area you’ll be able to choose the perfect retirement home from new and pre-owned homes including single family homes and condominiums. Many retirees find the maintenance-free living that a condo provides to be exactly what they’ve been dreaming of. You may find your perfect lifestyle and dream home among the new homes in The Retreat at Ocean Isle Beach. Another new community, Waterway Cove, is located on the mainland of OIB and we’d be happy to show you homes there as well.

If you’d like to talk with a Realtor at Sloane Realty we’d be happy to set up a time to get together. You can reach us through the Contact Us page here on our website or by calling us at 800-237-4609. We’d love to show you around the community!

Super Deals on Sunset Beach Property

If your dream has always been to live by the beach or to own beachfront property the time has come to make your move. You can get some really super deals on Sunset Beach NC foreclosures right now that are unlike anything you’ve probably ever imagined. These deals are so great that they’re just not going to hang around forever. You can view these properties right here on our Sloane Realty website.


Sometimes in this life there comes a time when you get the opportunity to turn your dreams into reality and for purchasing affordable beach property that time is right now. The market is slowly coming back and while that’s a good indicator of the economy improving overall, it also means the price of real estate will begin to climb. Sunset Beach NC foreclosures are always going to be the best deal in town when it comes to buying beachfront or canal front property at a really affordable price.

If you’re interested in purchasing real estate for investment purposes, perhaps to use as a vacation rental, buying foreclosures will have you paying off the property in record time. The most important factor in real estate investment property is to own it for a long time — in fact, forever is the optimal ownership horizon. If you do your due diligence and buy quality properties that you really like for all the right reasons, and plan to own them for good, you will earn wealth on the property over time.

Spending the Holidays at Sunset Beach

If you’re planning a holiday vacation over Christmas and New Years you’ll find Sunset Beach in North Carolina to be a beautiful place to be. Our Sunset Beach North Carolina vacation rentals will provide you with all the comforts of home that you would expect in a home-away-from-home while the area offers miles of pristine beachfront for you to enjoy.

ishot-1With so many festivities going on from Wilmington, NC, to the north to Myrtle Beach, SC, to the south you’ll have plenty of ways to celebrate the holidays. These events are just a short drive from any of our Sunset Beach North Carolina vacation rentals. Here’s a small sampling of what’s going on.

Come out and enjoy the Light & Train Spectacular on Saturday, Dec. 22 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Wilmington Railroad Museum, Wilmington, NC. More than 15,000 lights will be displayed for your enjoyment. Santa will be on hand and there will be cider and cookies, too. Price is $5 general admission, free for children under age 2.

Downtown Wilmington is a food lover’s dream, and the Wilmington NC Food Walking Tour gets to the heart of this delicious area. You’ll get to sample 7 downtown restaurants, experience food and drinks, meet the city’s top chefs and go inside one of its best kitchens. All of this comes with big servings of Wilmington food history and restaurant dish. The event takes place this Sunday, Dec 23 at 2:30 p.m. at Riverwalk, Wilmington.


The Children’s Museum of South Carolina invites families to come have Brunch with Santa and Frosty the Snowman this holiday season. Join Santa and Frosty for brunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, December 23 at the Children’s Museum of South Carolina. The cost is $6 for members or $12 for non-members. You must register in advance as seating is limited.

If you have family visiting over the holidays and are in need of additional accommodations we have many fine Sunset Beach North Carolina vacation rentals ready and waiting to accommodate you. All of us at Sloane Realty wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

Lots Going on For Labor Day Weekend

With the arrival of Labor Day Weekend, summer turns to fall in the blink of an eye. But autumn is still a beautiful time of year to be enjoying a beach vacation. Whether you’re coming to play some awesome golf or you’re here to enjoy the beach and surf, we have a nice selection of Sunset Beach vacation rentals for you to choose from.


There are plenty of events being held in the surrounding area for the holiday weekend. And when you stay in one of our Sunset Beach vacation rentals for your accommodations, you’ll be in close proximity to all of these celebrations.

Tonight is the last of the Ocean Isle Beach Concert Series that takes place from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. on the stage in the parking lot at Museum of Coastal Carolinas on Ocean Isle Beach. Legends of Beach will be performing.

Baldhead Island Labor Day Music Extravaganza takes place from Aug. 31 and September 2, 2012. You can dance the weekend away with Bald Head Island’s signature beach music bash! Weekend events include the Coastal Carolina Bash, Harbourside Pavilion Picnic and a Texas BBQ too good to miss.

The local Labor Day Sand Sculpture Contest is being held from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on the beach behind Community Center, 44 East 1st Street, Ocean Isle Beach. There’s a Children’s Division – up to age 13 and a Family Division – 4 adults and no limit on children. Trophies and prizes will be awarded in all divisions. Don’t miss it!

Oak Island Art Guild’s 23rd Annual Arts & Crafts Festival takes place on Saturday Sep. 1, 2012. This annual Labor Day Weekend festival celebrates local and regional artists and craftspeople that will be displaying and selling their handmade goods. The festival takes place at Middleton Park Extension Soccer Field, 46th SE Street & Dolphin Drive, Oak Island.

Remember, if you haven’t reserved your Sunset Beach vacation rentals yet, give us a call at Sloane Realty and we’ll set you up in comfort and style.

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is when we honor the nation’s fallen heroes. A day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States armed forces. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers.


This weekend also marks the start of the summer season nationwide so if you haven’t made your vacation plans it’s definitely time. We have Sunset Beach vacation rentals that are fully furnished right down to the well-equipped kitchen where you can enjoy your meals at your home-away-from-home. Just imagine surf fishing and being able to bring home your catch for dinner. You can’t do that when you spend your vacation in a hotel.

There are plenty of events in close proximity to our Sunset Beach vacation rentals, too. Check out the Laser Shows with Rock Music at the Sky Theater on May 27 and 28, 2012. The Ingram Planetarium, The Village at Sunset Beach. 5 p.m. Laser Magic. 6 p.m. Laser Beatles. This event is not recommended for young children. All shows are subject to change without advance notice. For more information: 910-575-0033.

People of all generations will gather together on May 28, 2012 at the Battleship Wilmington to pay their respects. This annual Memorial Day Ceremony has been observed for the last 47 years and is honored to have guest speaker, Major General Rodney O. Anderson at the 2012 event. This emotional ceremony begins and ends with military musical arrangements provided by the Army Ground Forces Band. The public is invited to this free event.

Trick or Treat Under the Sea

TrickOrTreatSunset Beach is a great retreat for couples who want to enjoy a relaxing and peaceful vacation away from the stress of their day to day life. Sunset Beach NC beach house rentals have plenty of space and amenities, including high-speed Internet, a fully equipped kitchen, a private pool, and tennis courts. You no longer have to worry about how to occupy your day to avoid returning to a cramped hotel room. You can stay in the Sunset Beach NC beach house rentals, cozying up on the deck as you soak in the sunshine and the breathtaking sights and sounds of the ocean. Or make your way downstairs for a friendly game of tennis, or wander over to the beach for a wonderful afternoon of sun, sand, and surf. In your Sunset Beach NC beach house rentals, you can set your own schedule (or not) and enjoy a romantic getaway that has no boundaries.

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North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island. 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Ghosts and strange aquatic creatures will greet children as they enjoy this “spooktacular” event. Hosting the event is Count Sharkula who always scares up lots of ghoulish fun. Crazy costume contests, creepy crafts, spine-tingling scream contests and yummy munchies are just a few of the things to howl about. Tickets are limited. Ticket sales begin October 1 and will be sold at the Aquarium. All children must be accompanied by an adult. (800) 832-3474, (252) 473-3494 or

Retiring to the North Carolina Coast

67803_20The North Carolina coast is easily accessible from many East Coast locations, making it an attractive place to spend retirement and where you can live economically. Here, the area is simply stunning and there are activities galore. Golfing, fishing, sailing, beaches, museums — the area offers all these and more. You’ll find upscale dining, marinas just waiting for that boat you’ve always wanted, hiking and biking trails. And did we mention how affordable and plentiful our Sunset Beach real estate is?

Nearby Wilmington and the Cape Fear coast offer even more recreational opportunities within easy driving distance. If you enjoy a round of golf, you’re in luck. Owning Sunset Beach real estate will have you right between two of the best places to golf in the country — Wilmington, NC, and Myrtle Beach, SC. There are nearly 50 public courses in the Wilmington area, and they are rated the eighth best metro golfing area in the nation. If you prefer to go south, the Myrtle Beach area boasts over 110 championship courses. These courses offer value, accessibility, and quality all rolled into one.

Picture yourself retiring to this glorious area. See yourself purchasing Sunset Beach real estate and setting down roots. Watch yourself become happier than you’ve ever been before…and staying that way.

67803_14The golf courses, the sun, the beaches, and the cities beckon. You’ll never run out of activities here, and it’s becoming a favorite spot for baby boomers looking for the perfect retirement location. You’ll be close to all the services you desire, but still have room to breathe in the salt air. Brunswick County has the highest price appreciation in the Carolinas, so your investment today will reap even more rewards in the years to come.

Whether you choose to retire to the Carolina Coast or use your home as a second vacation destination, your investment will grow with time. If you buy now, your second home could turn into your retirement paradise in a few years. Give Sloane Realty a call today and we’ll talk to you about the Sunset Beach real estate we have available and how it could work for you and your retirement.

Sunset Beach NC Homes For Sale

74455_1If you’re searching for affordable beach property in the Coastal Carolinas we’ll let you in on a well kept secret. Located between popular Wrightsville Beach to the north and Myrtle Beach to the south are beautiful yet affordable Sunset Beach NC Homes For Sale. These homes can be had at a fraction of the cost of nearby communities.

Ask any local and they will tell you that the easy going, laid back life style is what makes owning one of these Sunset Beach NC Homes For Sale so enjoyable. Life here is all about enjoying every moment that you can. Everything thing you need is close by and no one is in a hurry. Life is good here in Sunset Beach.

Sunset Beach NC vacation rentals

4thofJuly6-LIf you’re planning your vacation for over the 4th of July holiday you couldn’t pick a better spot to stay than Sunset Beach, NC. There’s still time to make your reservations before the big holiday weekend and we have many Sunset Beach NC vacation rentals to choose from.

From any of our Sunset Beach NC vacation rentals you’ll be right between two areas of major celebration — Wilmington, NC, to the north and Myrtle Beach, SC, to the south. If you like to celebrate big that is where you’ll find it, with numerous events going on in the area.

If you prefer something with less crowds you might want to stay local and enjoy the Southport celebrations from July 1-4. Here’s a selection of just some of the events going on:

July 1 – 6-9pm – Beach Day Concert with Rick Strickland Band. Middleton Park Extension Soccer field
July 1 – Oak Island Anniversary Fireworks at approx. 9 p.m.. Oak Island Pier
July 2 – Waterfront Stage Entertainment from 1-10 p.m.
July 2 – 28th Annual Fire Fighters Freedom Competition & Apparatus Expo from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nash Street (behind city Hall)
July 3 – Waterfront Stage Entertainment with Street Dance from 1-9 p.m.
July 4 – Festival Parade beginning at 11 a.m. Moore & Howe Streets
July 4 – Shine & Show Classic Cars, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Bay Street beside Waterfront Park
July 4 – Waterfront Stage Entertainment from 1-9 p.m. followed by Fireworks

Sunset Beach NC real estate


Sunset Beach NC is among the most beautiful beaches in North Carolina. Located on a small barrier island on the southeast coast of North Carolina, Sunset Beach is halfway between Myrtle Beach, SC and Wilmington, NC. Pearly white sand covered beaches and a family friendly atmosphere is what brings people to Sunset Beach and our prime, affordable Sunset Beach NC real estate is what makes them stay.

The town of Sunset Beach offers shopping centers, golf courses, and excellent dining. Nearby are cultural and educational activities such the Ingram Planetarium in Calabash and Bird Island. If you want to live in a relaxed, welcoming community please check out Sunset Beach real estate and live the good life.

Whether you’re looking for a condo, townhome, site-built home or residential building lot we have a large variety to choose from. Our Sunset Beach NC real estate is a good way to take advantage of low interest rates on prime beach property today.