Murrells Inlet Real Estate- Front Door Colors

 

The great front door color debate has been ongoing for the last few months.  My fiancé and I purchased a beautiful new construction home, and I was able to pick out the colors of most things like the siding, the front door, the flooring, and the cabinets.  I love the color gray and that it is on-trend.  I do love a good pop of color, but I feel like the neutrals allow you to change the look of your space by changing less expensive items such as curtains and rugs instead of cabinets and flooring.  Before any of my personal items were inside of the home, it was bland.  Everything was gray!  Except for the front door.  The builder had an option for us to have a red front door, and I ran with it.  Growing up, I always (and still do) loved the look of the traditional colonial style home in all-white complete with columns, black accents, and a bright red door.  I was excited to have a red door of my own.  I had always believed that it was a sign of welcome.  In early America, if a family had a red door that meant that weary travelers were welcome to stop and rest along their journey.  The 6 months of construction goes by, and I finally have my red door.  Yay!  But then I realize that everyone else building in the community was just as excited as I was and also chose a red door.  If I look out from my front porch, you can see 12 other houses with the same front door color.  All the houses have a similar look.  I suppose you could say, “That’s what to expect when purchasing in a new home community.”  And you would be somewhat right.  But that doesn’t mean that I can’t do something to change it, right?  So, with my very gray exterior, I started to think about door colors that would add a pop of color.  I need something with a little personality, but not anything too over the top.  My mother suggested teal, but it just doesn’t fit my style.  My mind immediately turned to yellow.  It is my favorite color after all.  And not a light pastel yellow.  I was thinking more along the lines of a rich golden yellow.  I was thinking that with changing the door to yellow, I could paint my darker gray shutters black giving the home good contrast and creating a look that is a little different than my neighbors' homes.  I went onto Paint 3D and changed the shutters to black and the front door to yellow and sent the picture out to all my close friends and family to get their feedback.  Everyone overwhelmingly voted for the red door.  I am aware that it is my front door, and I can do whatever I want to it, within the confines of the ARB board, of course, but you value your friends and loved one’s opinions.  And that brings us here.  I have the picture that I sent out added so you all can weigh in.  Which one do you like better?   

Front Door Color Change        

May 13, 2020

Buying or Selling a Home in the Time of a Pandemic

Buying or Selling a Home in the Time of a Pandemic

You might be wondering if now would be the time to buy or sell your home?  If you live along The Grand Strand in the Myrtle Beach area, the answer would be yes! 

 

While we are living in uncertain times, and things are changing, this area is still one of the fastest growing areas in the country!  People from other areas of the country are finding new reasons to want to move to The Grand Strand.  Sure, our weather is a big help, but along with the palm trees and gorgeous beaches, people are now also looking to The Grand Strand because it is less populous than the areas that they currently live. 

 

The numbers indicate a strong real estate market!  The median purchase price of a single-family home in April increased 3.8 percent over April 2019 to $250,166.  Including commercial sales, real estate closings in April totaled over half a billion dollars.  With businesses in the area opening back up, we are starting to see more and more activity.  Inventory in the area is still tight so the time to sell is now!  And while you may think that the time to buy has passed you, there are still good deals available! 

 

Coastal Key Group prides ourselves on our full-service real estate including effective communication, local knowledge, and skilled instinct for this business.  Our most recent listings went under contract in less than a week.  Coastal Key Group is a local marketing expert, selling more than 42% quicker than the average Murrells Inlet agent.  So, give us a call!  We would be happy to help you!  843-651-KEYS  CoastalKeyGroup@gmail.com

 

July 31, 2017

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