Myrtle Beach, SC Real Estate News

By Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com
(Myrtle Beach Homes Blog)
When buying a home, it is one of the most important financial decisions you will ever make.  With the recent change to a buyers market in Myrtle Beach, I have seen more first time home buyers searching for property. With that said, I wanted to take a moment to explain South Carolina agency.  The overall concept of agency is the same for almost all states.  However there may be a few minor differences. In South Carolina, you have the ability to choose to either be a customer or client.  As a customer you have chosen to represent yourself throughout the transaction.  You have the freedom to work with any real estate agent you wish.  However, in South Carolina, an agent is only required to do the following for customers:Present all offers in a timely mannerAccount for all money or other pr...
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By Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com
(Myrtle Beach Homes Blog)
The Farm at Carolina Forest offers single family homes, condominiums, & townhomes.  The Farm features a unique theme to resemble life on an actual farm. Amenities feature an 8,000 sq foot pool, children's playground, basketball court, community clubhouse with fitness center, as well as bike paths, sidewalks, and a public garden.This community is made up primarily of single family homes, but also includes 2 & 3 BR Condos, and also 2 & 3 BR Townhomes.  The Farm at Carolina Forest is conveniently located close to Carolina Bays Parkway (Hwy 31), the new Hard Rock Theme Park, Coastal Grande Mall, Broadway at The Beach, Myrtle Beach International Airport, Golf Courses, and the Beach.             The schools are:Elementary School: Ocean Bays Elementary SchoolMiddle School: Ocean Bays Middle Sc...
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By Crystal Elliott
(Coldwell Banker Chicora)
For those of you who are considering a vacation or real estate purchase on the Grand Strand, you may want to view the Travel Channel's upcoming series, "Passport to Great Weekends."  In this series Samantha Brown will feature her picks for great quick getaways.  The series begins June 26, 2008.
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I hate to say I told you so... but SUGAR MILL HAS SOLD OUT!  Sugar Mill in Forestbrook i mentioned recently in my blog, lots for under 50k community pool, have up to 2 years to build,... gone. Dont let the next one get away, ita a buyer market and I have my finger on the pulse of investment oppurtunities for my clients. Please call me today, I dont want you to miss out on any further deals.STEP ONE- GET PRE APPROVEDSTEP TWO- CALL MESTEP THREE- COME DOWN FOR A WEEKEND AND LET ME SHOW YOU THE PLACE I CALL HOME AND YOU WILL COME TO LOVE. Dave RourkeKeller Williams RealtyPawleys Island SCWWW.MRPAWLEYSISLAND.COMTOLL FREE 1 877 PAWLEY-2SERVING THE GRAND STRAND FROM LITTLE RIVER TO GEORGETOWN."LIVING THE DREAM" 
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By Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com
(Myrtle Beach Homes Blog)
That's right!  This Tuesday the newest attraction in Myrtle Beach will be opening.  They will be having a soft opening or what they are calling "soundcheck."  The park will be open daily as they prepare for their grand opening that will take place in just a few weeks.  This is an exciting time in Myrtle Beach as this amusement park prepares to take off and "Rock Our Socks Off"  For more information visit their site at http://www.hardrockpark.com/. Also, you can view behind the scenes views from their live webcams that are contiuously broadcasting.  If you would like to purchase property near or around this area, contact me today!  
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By Seaton Womble
(Century 21 Boling & Associates)
Market Common Myrtle Beach is now open! Town Center  I wanted to update everyone on the Market Common Grand Opening. The Commercial town center and live/work town homes are now open for business. The Grand Opening this past weekend was a huge success & has received incredible reviews. Description information is below- and you can view New Photos, news articles, and availability for live work town homes and classic townhomes at Market Common Myrtle Beach. Market Common will provide a shopping and entertainment venue for the evolving Luxury Myrtle Beach Real Estate market. MARKET COMMON DEVELOPMENT OVERVIEW The all new Market Common is without a doubt the new "downtown" of Myrtle Beach and is ideally located in the center of the Grand Strand, on the Southern End of Myrtle- halfway between...
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By Tim Winters, Text Marketing Expert
(Sentext Solutions)
Register for a FREE Top Producer 8i Training Class!As Top Producer's Sales Representative covering North Carolina and South Carolina; I offer FREE training sessions on a regular basis.  Get your first look at Top Producer 8i!This class is open to all agents and assistants!!!                                                                                                                           April 18, 2008    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Comfort Suites710 Frontage RoadMyrtle Beach, SC  29577*** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** Topics to be covered in the class include the following:Agent Set Up Contact Entry Action Plans (follow-up campaigns) Listing and Closing Plans Mass Email/Mail Out Customer Web pages CMA's and Buyer Presentations Community and School Reports Question and Ans...
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By Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com
(Myrtle Beach Homes Blog)
When selling a property it is imperative that your your home is as safe as possible. There are professional theives that contact agents to view homes. They obviously are not wanting to see these homes to purchase, but to see what type of items they can pick up.They may have visited during an open house, or seen a picture online of the home and think this home may be a good target. As an agent, it is our duty to try and keep everyone together when showing a home, but if there is an entire family along, it is impossible to keep an eye on everyone. The really good pros have partners that visit with, or even bring along children. So, below are a few tips to help keep your house safe. 1. Put away all jewelry. If there is jewely laying around on a dresser or nightstand, it is a very big & eas...
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By Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com
(Myrtle Beach Homes Blog)
On April 3, 2008 The Market Common of Myrtle Beach will have its Grand Opening.  The idea behind The Market Common was to create a unique lifestyle place for urban living.  When you are at the Market Common, you can live, work, play all in the same area. The Market Common is being built on the retired Myrtle Beach Air Force Base that was an active base until the early 1990's.  This property now will feature some of the areas finest homes, restaurants, shops, and entertainment places.  Some of the wonderful businesses that are coming to The Market Common include: • Ann Taylor • Anthropologie • Bag'n Baggage • Banana Republic • Barnes & Noble • Bath & Body Works • Blue Mer • Booty's Outdoors • Brooks Brothers Country Club • Carlyle & Company • Chico's • Cold Stone Creamery • Coldwater Cre...
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By Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com
(Myrtle Beach Homes Blog)
Ok, so I am definitely one for contests.  Melissa Grant announced a new contest for people to write about a historic thing in their area.  So, I decided I would pick the Ocean Forest Hotel.  It was the first major hotel in Myrtle Beach.  At the time it was built, Myrtle Beach had no type of hotel in the area.  The landscape of our area was mainly small beachfront houses.  Then came along this grand hotel 10 stories high, crystal chandeliers and more.  This hotel was the beginning of current day Myrtle Beach.  It turned us into a tourism destination and people started to come from all over to enjoy the warmth, and beach. However, as time went on, and the hotel became older and older it was demolished. After being demolished, the land was replaced with Ocean Forest Villas, and also, Ocean...
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Myrtle Beach, SC March 26, 2008 -- Since its 1984 founding, The Hoffman Group has focused on sales and marketing of oceanfront resort condominiums. This niche distinction has been in keeping with Myrtle Beachs tourism emphasis that generates over 13 million visitors annually… visitors who want to enjoy oceanfront living at its finest …at least for a few days! We can provide internet and print marketing support almost immediately and our internal administrative systems allow us to instantly track every aspect of the sales transaction. We feel certain this infrastructure developed to support oceanfront condo sales means we are in position to take full advantage of the areas continued diversity As the area has grown into a year-round destination, more and more people have bought second ho...
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By Amy Whiffen, REALTOR - Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(RE/MAX Southern Shores)
                                                    SENIOR EDUCATIONAL FORUM March 26, 2008  ***  VENDORS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN CAFÉ 1100 FROM 8:00 AM UNTIL 2:30 PM. ***Free to the public!Educational Forum in Burroughs & Chapin Auditorium       8:00 -   9:00              Entertainment: Greg Buie, Piano Man from Heartland Hospice                                          Welcome:    Bridgette Johnson, Executive VP Conway Area Chamber Commerce                                                  Shirley Johnson, Associate VP Continuing Education HGTC                                                  Dr. Jan Bowman, Director Active Aging & Retirement Center CCU                        Moderator: Ray Fontaine, Executive Director Horry Council on Aging  9:00 -  10:00             Keynote Speaker: Jim...
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By Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(Buyers' Choice Realty)
Such Beauty here...The weather is warm.  The beaches are not crowded...  Come visit us in March!Relax in Myrtle Beach...Perhaps buy your own Oceanfront condo...Broadway At The Beach...  Hard Rock Theme Park (will be open soon)...  Barefoot Landing...   House of Blues...Alligator Adventure...  Dixie Stampede...  Alabama Theater....  Palace Theater...  Tanger Outlets...A good meal at over 1,000 restaurants....   A good golf session at one ouf our 90+ courses... Boating.. Check out these fine Oceanfront Condotels:  Avista Resort, Baywatch Resort, Prince Resort.Join us for the best time.  Myrtle Beach is the destination for March, April, May...  and the rest of the 9 months!Your Myrtle Beach Real Estate Connection, Mirela Montewww.MyrtleBeachHomes.us                                         ...
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By Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(Buyers' Choice Realty)
  Nothing prepared me for the beauty that is Montserrat, a magical place where art meets history and religion, a cultural crossroads and a sacred location imbibed with an aura of the divine.   Never mind the thousands of tourists lined up to kiss the Black Madonna statue - you kiss the glass container where the almost thousand year old wooden sculpture is preserved.   Montserrat maintains it's air of inspiration and sacredness in spite of the large crowds.   The drive itself takes you to another dimension; it's almost like you are ascending into Heaven.  High up towards the sky, the monoliths piercing through the clouds, revealing the churches and buildings appearing one with the mountain.  It is uplifting and eerie all at the same time.     There are several walking trails cutting thro...
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By Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(Buyers' Choice Realty)
With only 1.47% of our oceanfront inventory selling per month, yesterday's FANTASY pricing is so far removed from the reality of 2008, that I don't even write offers anymore, I just dial for dollars.  Let me explain.Take the following example:Oceanfront in Myrtle Beach - Baywatch Resort - The Fantasy vs. The Reality:The Asking Prices (THE FANTASY) are as follows:Efficiencies:                $ 109,000 - $ 209,9001BR/1BA:                   $ 187,000 - $ 248,9992BR/2BA:                   $ 289,500 - $ 504,9003BR units:                   $ 379,900 - $ 637,900 The Prices of Units Actually Sold (THE REALITY) is as follows:Efficiencies:    $ 69,000                                  only one sold during the past 6 months1BR/1BA:       $ 164,900 - $ 205,000             5 sold during the past 6 mo...
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By Rebecca Hart
(Saltwater Realty Group @ KW)
Myrtle Beach Real Estate MarketMyrtle Beach Real Estate is in a transition period. I have found a song to describe the cyclical Real Estate Market:"To everything - turn, turn, turnThere is a season - turn, turn, turnAnd a time for every purpose under heaven"  ~The ByrdsMyrtle Beach Real Estate is cyclical just like the economy. It can not be all highs with no lows. The economy has 4 parts to its cycle they are the peak, the decline, the bottom, and the incline. In other words, what goes up must come down. I hear a lot of comments in the Real Estate market of doom and gloom. If we look at the economic trends along with Real Estate market trends, we can realize that what may seem like a "bad market" for some people is the same market that "big" Real Estate Investors have bought the proper...
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By Richard M. Sander, Your Myrtle Beach Real Estate Expert
(Price & Company Realty)
As one of the most popular vacation-home markets, Myrtle Beach real estate investors will benefit from a recently-issued IRS document... It used to be that nobody was really sure whether a vacation home would qualify as "investment property" under IRS rules governing §1031 tax-deferred exchanges. But, last month the IRS completely eliminated that uncertainty by clarifying under what circumstances one of the most popular forms of Myrtle Beach real estate - your vacation home - will be considered "held for investment" and qualify for a tax-deferred exchange. If you already own a vacation home in Myrtle Beach, you must have owned the property for at least two years immediately preceeding the exchange (the "qualifying use period") and in each of the two twelve-month periods, you must have r...
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By Kristin Small, REALTOR -GRI, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(RE/MAX Southern Shores)
Here is the market report for The Reserve At Walkers Woods in Carolina Forest of Myrtle Beach, SC.  This report is current as of 3/11/08.  As always with the Myrtle Beach real estate market, this information is constantly changing.  For more detailed and updated information, call David and Kristin Small with Eagle Realty in Myrtle Beach.  It is wise to always consult a Myrtle Beach real estate professional before making any decisions.  Myrtle Beach Real Estate Market Report- The Reserve At Walkers WoodsCurrent Homes On Market7Current Price Range Of Homes On Market$209,990-$255,990Average Price Of Homes On Market$235,418Total $ Amount Of Available Homes$1,647,930Heated SqFt Range Of Available Homes1500-2500Current Homes Pending2Current Price Range Of Homes Pending$199,990-$302,555Average...
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By Kristin Small, REALTOR -GRI, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(RE/MAX Southern Shores)
Here is the market report for Walkers Woods in Carolina Forest of Myrtle Beach, SC.  This report is current as of 3/11/08.  As always with the Myrtle Beach real estate market, this information is constantly changing.  For more detailed and updated information, call David and Kristin Small with Eagle Realty in Myrtle Beach.  It is wise to always consult a real estate professional before making any decisions.  Myrtle Beach Real Estate Market Report- Walkers WoodsCurrent Homes On Market22Current Price Range Of Homes On Market$159,500-$259,000Average Price Of Homes On Market$204,290Total $ Amount Of Available Homes$4,494,390Heated SqFt Range Of Available Homes1000-2300Current Homes Pending1Current Price Range Of Homes Pending$229,900-$229,900Average Asking Price Of Pending Homes$229,900Numb...
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By Kristin Small, REALTOR -GRI, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(RE/MAX Southern Shores)
Here is the market report for Turnberry Park in Carolina Forest of Myrtle Beach, SC.  This report is current as of 3/11/08.  As always with the Myrtle Beach real estate market, this information is constantly changing.  For more detailed and updated information, call David and Kristin Small with Eagle Realty in Myrtle Beach.  It is wise to always consult a real estate professional before making any decisions.  Myrtle Beach Real Estate Market Report- Turnberry ParkCurrent Condos On Market14Current Price Range Of Condos On Market$127,500-$159,900Average Price Of Condos On Market$145,278Total $ Amount Of Available Condos$2,033,899Heated SqFt Range Of Available Condos900-1300Current Condos Pending0Current Price Range Of Condos PendingN/AAverage Asking Price Of Pending Condos N/ANumber Of Con...
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