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Old 01-08-2012, 01:08 PM
 
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We are interested in buying a vacation condo on Topsail Island. We have rented numerous homes and condos throughout Surf City and S. Topsail and are looking at Surf Condos as an option to purchase. Does anyone have suggestions for other places or feedback about this location?

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Old 01-08-2012, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Does anyone have suggestions for other places or feedback about this location?
There is only limited sales history on Zillow for Surf City. A unit in the Surf condo sold for $145,000 last spring. I think it's an attractive complex with the lawn and pool. Whether you can make money renting it, I don't know. It's probably better to buy in a place like this than to buy an older cottage. Another condo complex is Turtle Cove, which is townhouse units with mostly 3 bedrooms. It's attractive to me, and across from a town park. But, without knowing your plans or budget, it's hard to recommend anything.

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Old 01-09-2012, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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Good chance there are some available as short sales and foreclosures, if you are willing to go through the tribulations of the process. We didn't look at condos before we bought our place so I can't say too much about them, but I agree with goldenage that Turtle Cove seemed nice, we offered on a house that adjoined it.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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We...looking at Surf Condos as an option to purchase.
The only thing I noticed is that these were built in 1985, and the kitchens in some are showing their age. If you are handy, you could upgrade the cabinets, and improve the look. I would also look at the age of the HVAC units.
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