Myrtle Beach, SC Real Estate News

Six REPUBLICAN candidates in Presidential debate tonight in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.1. Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani - New York City Former2. Governor Mike Huckabee - Arkansas3. U.S. Senator John McCain - Arizona4. U.S. Congressman Ron Paul - Texas5. Former Governor Mitt Romney - Massachusetts6. Former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson - TennesseeThe Excitement and Buzz is surely surrounding presidential politics in South Carolina, particularly in Myrtle Beach as the advantage of winning this debate could impact the national presidental election.  Particularly real estate market investors, developers and professionals http://www.advantagerealestate.com/ & http://www.hardrockpark.com/ alike are all excited that Myrtle Beach, SC has been selected to host this historic event. The Republican pre...
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Dear Horizon Purchaser:Greetings from Myrtle Beach and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.  We are pleased to have been selected as one of the preferred lenders for this impressive property.  This oceanfront community is certainly turning out to be one of the premiere projects along the Grand Strand!  The construction of the Horizon is on schedule and anticipated delivery is expected to be May 22nd 2008.  Since this coincides with the beginning of our peak summer season and the highly anticipated opening of the new Hard Rock Theme Park, you will want to be prepared to close as quickly as possible. Wells Fargo's extended rate lock program with a free floatdown feature allows you to start the financing process now.Wells Fargo Home Mortgage has been the #1 Lender in the Nation for over 15 years and...
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By Christopher Webster, Columbia South Carolina Real Estate For Sale
(EXP Realty, LLC)
I actually had a former client who became a licensed agent ask me recntly. Will you put a fake contract on my home, so I can buy this other great deal? I was astonished! I immediately said ~ Are you out of *%#@!& mind? I immediately said, why would you ask a stupid favor like this. That agent said, you mean to tell me that you are 100% ethical? I said~ you bet my license I am. That agent asked me to keep hushed about this conversation, but here I am telling the world. Guess why? I never said I would not tell! I emailed the local board about it!   Another agent had two properties listed and said it was ok to knock and show! I knocked and a young lady answered the first door. I asked her if she knew of any showing~ she said she never knew unit was for sale! Next unit~ same thing~knock and...
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By Christopher Webster, Columbia South Carolina Real Estate For Sale
(EXP Realty, LLC)
Once again I drive down Ocean Boulevard and see all the crews working on all those hi-rises. Next thing I know ,I'm driving down a what used to be a country road! I mean tons of construction busting out of the seams. Wideneing of roads!   Businesses are sprouting up all over the Grand Strand!   Now tell me how bad of a market we are having!   If you think you need to wait until spring to buy something. Guess again! Deals are SMOKIN' HOTT right now. AS most of us know, Hardrock Theme Park will be opening early this year! More Jobs = More housing needs! It is all adding up quickly! Folks getting sick of the cold weather up NORTH! Canadian money now being worth more than the Dollar! How much more of an eye opening do we really need? My eyes are wide open and ready to be of FULL service! My...
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By Kristin Small, REALTOR -GRI, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(RE/MAX Southern Shores)
   Here is the current market report for Plantation Lakes in Carolina Forest of Myrtle Beach, SC.  This report is current as of January 1, 2008.  For more detailed and updated information, call David and Kristin Small with Eagle Realty at (843) 997-0021.      Plantation Lakes Market Report As Of 1/01/08Current Homes On Market50Current Price Range Of Homes On Market$379,900-$1.299MAverage Price Of Homes On Market$673,635Total $ Amount Of Available Homes$33,681,780Current Homes Pending4Current Price Range Of Homes Pending$539,900-$799,000Average Asking Price Of Pending Homes$679,675Number Of Homes Sold/Closed Since 01/01/0726Price Range Of Homes Sold/Closed Since 01/01/07$375,000-$825,000Average Sold Price Of Homes Sold/Closed Since 01/01/07$547,660Average Days On Market Of Homes Sold/Clo...
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By Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(Buyers' Choice Realty)
OK!  So my well versed investor who has turned about 7 properties with me in the past 4-5 years, e-mailed me back asking what a short sale is.For those of you who are wondering about the same thing, here is my understanding of it:  A SHORT SALE is when a bank agrees to sell the property for less than the amount owed on it.  If an owner goes into foreclosure, and the bank agrees to a short sale, the property is listed with an agent and posted as a short sale.  The bank looks over all the offers and accepts the most palatable one.  If the bank accepts a short sale, the foreclosure is not brought to fruition (it's stopped).  The owner does not garner a foreclosure on his credit record, or a deficiency judgment chasing after him for a lifetime (ouch, our state is a deficiency judgment state...
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By Kristin Small, REALTOR -GRI, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(RE/MAX Southern Shores)
With the new year comes change.  We are moving from RE/MAX Palmetto Properties to Eagle Realty.  We, along with Amy Whiffen, John and Tammany Mills, and Renee Blake will be joining Eagle Realty to help them get going in the Carolina Forest area of Myrtle Beach.  We are excited to be a part of a groundbreaking opportunity in helping an independent company grow and expand.We really have enjoyed ourselves with RE/MAX, but we must part ways now.  We are changing companies, and it was a tough decision, but it was a decision that had to be made.  A lot of people seem to think that leaving a big name company will hurt.  Will it?  It will be an adjustment, but I don't think it will make a huge difference.  Why?  Because......•·         Our commitment will not change•·         Our level of exper...
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By Tim Winters, Text Marketing Expert
(Sentext Solutions)
As Top Producer's Sales Representative covering North Carolina and South Carolina; I offer FREE training sessions on a regular basis. This class is open to all agents!!!January 30, 2008Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (10:00am-1:00pm)Comfort Suites710 Frontage Road EastMyrtle Beach, South Carolina 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 Answer Session Product Overviews Please call me at 704-351-4029 or email me at tim.winters@topproducer.com if you would like to sign up for this FREE class.
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By Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(Buyers' Choice Realty)
In 2005 Real Estate Agents in Myrtle Beach were swamped.  If you had a license you'd make money just by showing up.  The market was ripe with Buyers eager to spend their 'dough' on "investment properties", because they had read or heard of others making a fortune by "flipping" properties in this area.  Everyone had a brother, aunt or uncle who made a fortune in this market.  What those Buyers failed to recognize, is that the success stories they had heard about transpired months before.  The market can turn on a dime.  Within a few short weeks you can have meteoric rises, a la 2004 and 2005, or amazing plummets, a la 2007...   Just because your brother, aunt or uncle made a buck, doesn't mean that you will also...Buying when everyone else is buying is simply not good practice.   All my ...
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By Christopher Webster, Columbia South Carolina Real Estate For Sale
(EXP Realty, LLC)
Foreclosures are sold as~is! That means condition of property and title! Buyer be wise. I do specialize in selling foreclosures, but I write the offer to where you will get property as~is. NOT TITLE!   EXAMPLE: I sold a manufactured home in April 2006~ Listing said Home + 1 acre~ I did my research and what a surprise~ It was a 2 acre tract of land. I wrote offer on property and requested to clear up this issue. My buyer now has 2 acres! She thanks me very much all the time. Not only a client, but now a great friend and a referral source. clear title to go with property as well!!!   Short Sales are where the seller overpaid for a property and they actually owe more than its current value. The bank will usually take less than what current value is. In some cases, even if person owes less ...
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By Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(Buyers' Choice Realty)
Myrtle Beach Real Estate Sales for the 4-th Quarter of 2007October 1, 2007 through December 28, 2007 Activity Single Family Homes:   Active Listings:                       6,150Sold:                                        77412.63% of our home inventory sold during the last quarter of 2007.  That's 4.21% per month.  At this rate, it will take about 2 years, to deplete our current home inventory. Condos:Active Listings:                       8,259Sold:                                        7759.38% of our condo inventory was sold during the fourth quarter of 2007.  That's 3.13% per month.  At this rate, it will take 2 years and 8 months to deplete our current condo inventory. Land:Active Listings:                       5,630Sold:                                        1903.37% of our la...
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By Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(Buyers' Choice Realty)
I garnered my GRI in my first year of Real Estate.  I wanted to know as much as possible, as quickly as possible.  I was in class for three weeks (it's shorter now), took a few tests, and voila:  I garnered those three magic letters after my name, which served me quite well for the rest of my career.  This year I attained my ABR designation and I am taking classes for my ALC (Accredited Land Consultant) designation, which I will finish next year.  The coveted CRS designation is also on the horizon for 2008.  Why not?  Statistically speaking, every designation you garner nets you quite a generous "salary increase".   Knowledge is power, and in this, or any market, that is the most important component.  Knowing how to successfully navigate the seas of a volatile Real Estate market is quit...
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By Jerry Pinkas 843-839-9870 HOMEGUIDEMYRTLEBEACH.COM, Myrtle Beach Condos, Homes and Properties for Sale
(Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts)
When do you buy real estate? When prices are low!When do you sell real estate? When prices are high!Now is the time to buy!!! Everywhere you look there are great deals. Myrtle Beach has a number of great investment opportunities available right now and many more to come, https://www.myrtlebeachcondoforsale.net/Donald Trump was just on CNBC and in response to "Is this the right time to invest?" he said, "two years ago I'd speak and tell people don't go into real estate now. The market was too strong. Today, however, NOW is the time to buy real estate. You can make great deals today with big fat discounts. Then rent it for a while until the market gets better. It's funny, there's less interest in real estate now because people have been hurt in real estate, and this is when they should be...
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By Kristin Small, REALTOR -GRI, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(RE/MAX Southern Shores)
  Below is the current market report for Covington Lake in Carolina Forest of Myrtle Beach, SC.  This report is current as of 12/01/07.  Covington Lake is a brick home community in the Carolina Forest area of Myrtle Beach, SC.  For more detailed or updated information, call David and Kristin Small with Eagle Realty at (843) 997-0021.  We can help with all of your Myrtle Beach real estate needs.  Covington Lake Market Report As Of 12/01/07                                                                Current Homes On Market23Current Price Range Of Homes On Market$284,000-$489,900Average Price Of Homes On Market$357,969Total $ Amount Of Available Homes$8,233,299Current Homes Pending1Current Price Range Of Homes Pending$329,900-$329,900Average Asking Price Of Pending Homes$329,900Number O...
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By Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(Buyers' Choice Realty)
A couple of days ago, Annie, one of my agents, received a phone call from a woman who was being evicted.  The call came in at about 9:30 pm.  The woman told Annie that she had been praying for a solution to her family's problems, and in her desperation, since she couldn't sleep, she just picked up the phone and called our company at random.   Annie called Dena, one of her clients first thing in the morning.  Dena is a lovely Christian woman who always prays for people and believes in miracles.  She agreed to let the desperate woman and her family move into one of her vacant units, a furnished condo.   No deposit, no rent, nothing.  Just gave her the keys and asked her to start paying rent when she can afford to.   Dena has seen some good days and some bad days.  She is a deeply spiritua...
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By Christopher Webster, Columbia South Carolina Real Estate For Sale
(EXP Realty, LLC)
Tired of all that cold weather? Well, email me today to help you get away from the cold!!! Just think, you could be shoveling sand instead of snow! Here it is December already and close to Christams. Sales are really steady here right now. With all the recent news on freezing rates and lowering them too. Folks are taking advantage of this outstanding opportunity to invest. You can currently get in a New home for about $150k! What have you got to lose? Weather is nice! Lots of Golf here! Beautiful beaches. Lots of entertainment. New Hardrock theme park is awesome. If nothing else, buy a home for your winter get away!!! Feel free to contact me via email info@myrtlebeachhomeandloan.com Chris Webster Island Palms Realty 1091 Redi Mix Road Ste C Little River, SC 29566 Cell Phone: (843) 450-1...
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By Christopher Webster, Columbia South Carolina Real Estate For Sale
(EXP Realty, LLC)
Here are few tips to get you started: Is the garage for cars or storage? Can you fit another thing in your closets Do you own a pet? Is the pet inside? If so, carpets need cleaned!!! Some folks are allergic to pet dander.   Are there sqeaky doors? Do windows close properly? Are counters clear of clutter? Is landscaping fresh? If not, plant things that are in season! Things in bloom make a house feel like home. Are you a smoker in your home? This is a bad mistake!!!! Any leaky faucets? Are all appliances functioning well? If you answered yes to any of these things, then you have some HOME Work!!! Call Me Today @ (843) 450~1915 for a free Market Analysis of your home. I will help declutter and stage your home to sell. I tell you all the bad things upfront, so home doesn't sit and sit on M...
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By Amy Whiffen, REALTOR - Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(RE/MAX Southern Shores)
Based on an ERA study I read a few days ago here are some interesting statements about what adults aged 50+ want in real estate:1 in 5 plan to move in the next 5 years.65% would consider a single family home.25% want a larger than current home.Only 11% of current homeowners would consider buying a condo or townhouse.Only 13% want a home on a golf course.        The top amenities on wish list:         - designer kitchen         - outdoor deck & entertainment space         - indoor sauna, hot tub         - home theater --- What would I want on my dream home wish list?  A self cleaning kitchen!Well back to reality...Amy Whiffen, RE/MAX Palmetto Properties 
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By Kristin Small, REALTOR -GRI, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(RE/MAX Southern Shores)
Below is the current market report for The Battery On The Waterway in Carolina Forest of Myrtle Beach, SC.  This report is current as of 12/01/07.  The Battery On The Waterway is an intracoastal waterway community in the Carolina Forest area of Myrtle Beach, SC.  For more detailed or updated information, call David and Kristin Small with Eagle Realty at (843) 997-0021.  We can help with all of your Myrtle Beach real estate needs.         The Battery On The Waterway Market Report As Of 12/01/07Current Homes On Market6Current Price Range Of Homes On Market$585,000-$1.65MAverage Price Of Homes On Market$993,966Total $ Amount Of Available Homes$5,963,800Current Homes Pending0Current Price Range Of Homes Pending0Average Asking Price Of Pending Homes0Number Of Homes Sold/Closed Since 01/01/07...
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By Kristin Small, REALTOR -GRI, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(RE/MAX Southern Shores)
 Here is the current market report for The Bluffs On The Waterway in Carolina Forest of Myrtle Beach, SC.  This report is current as of 12/01/07.  The Bluffs On The Waterway is an intracoastal waterway community in the Carolina Forest area of Myrtle Beach, SC.  For more detailed or updated information, call David and Kristin Small with Eagle Realty at (843) 997-0021.  We can help with all of your Myrtle Beach real estate needs.     The Bluffs On The Waterway Market Report As Of 12/01/07Current Homes On Market25Current Price Range Of Homes On Market$469,500-$1.45MAverage Price Of Homes On Market$705,896Total $ Amount Of Available Homes$17,647,400Current Homes Pending Current Price Range Of Homes Pending$599,900-$599,900Average Asking Price Of Pending Homes$599,900Number Of Homes Sold/Clo...
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