Myrtle Beach, SC Real Estate News

By Kristin Small, REALTOR -GRI, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(RE/MAX Southern Shores)
Here is the current market report as of 9/1/07 for the Walkers Woods community of Carolina Forest in Myrtle Beach, SC.HOMES Active Homes on Market- 15 with a price range of $184,900-$239,900.  The average list price is $220,379.Pending- 2Sold/closed since January 1, 2007- 10 with a price range of $167,000-$258,245.  The average sold price is $214,564.                                     THE NEIGHBORHOODS OF CAROLINA FOREST Ashley ParkAvalonWindsor GreenCarolina WillowsWaterford PlantationPlantation LakesSpringlakeWaterbridgeCanterbury ApartmentsThe FarmCovington LakeBelleGroveCovington Lake EastBlack CreekSouthgateThe Battery On The WaterwayWalkers WoodsThe Bluffs On The WaterwayThe Reserve At Walkers WoodsWaterway PalmsBrighton LakesCarolina Waterway PlantationSawgrass EastBerkshire Fo...
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By Kristin Small, REALTOR -GRI, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(RE/MAX Southern Shores)
Here is the current market report as of 9/1/07 for the Covington Lake community of Carolina Forest in Myrtle Beach, SC.HOMES Active Homes on Market- 25 with a price range of $299,900-$459,900.  The average list price is $353,643.Pending- 1Sold/closed since January 1, 2007- 12 with a price range of $297,500-$449,900.  The average sold price is $352,441.                                      THE NEIGHBORHOODS OF CAROLINA FOREST Ashley ParkAvalonWindsor GreenCarolina WillowsWaterford PlantationPlantation LakesSpringlakeWaterbridgeCanterbury ApartmentsThe FarmCovington LakeBelleGroveCovington Lake EastBlack CreekSouthgateThe Battery On The WaterwayWalkers WoodsThe Bluffs On The WaterwayThe Reserve At Walkers WoodsWaterway PalmsBrighton LakesCarolina Waterway PlantationSawgrass EastBerkshire ...
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By Kristin Small, REALTOR -GRI, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(RE/MAX Southern Shores)
Here is the current market report as of 9/1/07 for Plantation Lakes of Carolina Forest in Myrtle Beach, SC.  Plantation Lakes is one of the premier neighborhoods in Myrtle Beach.  With over 15 miles of beautiful lake shoreline, it's easy to see why this neighborhood is so desirable.  HOMES Active Homes on Market- 65 with a price range of $399,000-$1.1million.  The average list price is $678,163.Pending- 4Sold/closed since January 1, 2007- 15 with a price range of $415,000-$825,000.  The average sold price is $567,837.LOTSActive Lots on Market- 94 with an average price of $193,372.Pending- 4Sold/closed since January 1, 2007- 32 with a price range of $109,000-$299,850.  The average sold price is $173,385.                                   THE NEIGHBORHOODS OF CAROLINA FOREST Ashley ParkAv...
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By Amy Whiffen, REALTOR - Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(RE/MAX Southern Shores)
I went over to visit a good friend tonight, and she invited me in saying "her father was on the news, come see"... Just watching her father, a World War II Veteran speak on the television...I was moved. Her father, Mr. Jack Platt of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is trying to organize a trip for World War II Veterans of The Grand Strand to visit the Memorial in Washington, D.C.  They will travel on a leased airplane (Myrtle Beach Direct Air) from Myrtle Beach, leaving in the morning, visit the Memorial, spend the day in Washington D.C and then return that night.Anyone who was in service prior to August 10, 1945 and has never had the opportunity to see this beautiful tribute, are eligible at no cost to them.  Please contact Mr. Platt though, as they can only take so many.Many cities around...
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By Victor DaGraca, Myrtle Beach Home Inspections
(Critical Home Inspections)
For the year ending 2006, the Myrtle beach area was ranked as the 4th fastest growing in the Nation.Myrtle Beach is the most developed Retail market in the Nation with 43.22 square feet of shopping center space per person.Forbes Magazine ranks Myrtle Beach the 29th best place for business and careers.The Travel Channel ranked Myrtle Beach one of Americas best Beaches fo 2003 - 2004 and earned the Ranking of Americas best Family Beach.In 2004, Myrtle beach ranked 3rd  for The best value for money spent.Myrtle Beach Ranked 4th in the most popular motor-coach destination of the Decade. Yahoo and National Geographic Traveler had 2,200 travelers rank myrtle Beach #2 on a list of top 10 beaches.November 2002 Money Magazine Ranked Myrtle Beach among the top 5 Golf Values in the US.Southern Liv...
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By Victor DaGraca, Myrtle Beach Home Inspections
(Critical Home Inspections)
Went by the site of the future Hard Rock Theme park. Lots of bulldozers lots of guys in Hard Hats and the cranes are moving stuff around. Took some pictures of what will be the "crown Jewel', The Led Zeppelin Roller Coaster. Check it out. Lots of parts in the foreground for other coasters yet to be erected.Looks like a wild ride. but, The next picture really shows what a wild, exciting ride it really will be. This coaster is directly in the approach path for Myrtle Beach International Airport.Ok...you got me... I photo shopped the plane into the picture. But...really.. while I was there, 3 planes flew overhead on approach to the airport.
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By Victor DaGraca, Myrtle Beach Home Inspections
(Critical Home Inspections)
It's amazing how you take for granted places that you work around or drive by every day. Broadway at the Beach is one of those places that falls into that category for me.Broadway at the Beach was built by the Burroughs and Chapin Co. about 10 years ago, and it has been popular with our tourists ever since. It is a "must go to" place. The first time I ever went there, it reminded me of Disney's flavor with all the shops and restaurants surrounding the central lake.Here are some images from BATB.The palace theater has some of the finest entertainment in Myrtle Beach. Currrently showing "Le Grand Cirque" An acrobatic display equal to none. The day after I saw the show, My hands hurt... from applauding.The Imax Theater, with a 6 story tall screen, features 3-D movies.Magic Quest... find th...
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By Victor DaGraca, Myrtle Beach Home Inspections
(Critical Home Inspections)
  This is my first post to Localism. Seeing as how my local area is Myrtle Beach, SC , Labor day is almost here. School is about to start. Some have started already. Time for the family to have a last fling before the Summer is gone.There are some that'll tell you that the face of Myrtle Beach changed with the demolition of The Pavillion Amusement Park. Well.... The Pavillion wasn't the only game in town.I had always taken my kids to Family Kingdom. Not only was it aptly named, It offered what the name implied, Clean Family Fun.I took my kids there the other day, it was hot, they, and a couple of friends had a blast.Here are some pics.On the Ferris wheelOcean Front Water ParkWooden Roller CoasterThe HurricaneThe SlingShotAntique CarsThe Bob SledThe Carousel...of course, a horse is a hor...
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By Kristin Small, REALTOR -GRI, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(RE/MAX Southern Shores)
     Did you know that Myrtle Beach consistently ranks in the top 5 most traveled to vacation destinations by car?  This and a lot more information about Myrtle Beach can be found here.  Here are some major cities with their distances from Myrtle Beach, SC.Atlanta- 356 milesBoston- 845 milesBuffalo- 835 milesCharleston, SC- 90 milesCharlotte- 180 milesChicago- 880 milesCincinnati- 620 milesCleveland- 675 milesColumbia, SC- 140 milesDetroit- 785 milesIndianapolis- 770 milesMemphis- 725 milesMiami- 700 milesMontreal- 1000 milesNashville- 575 milesNew Orleans- 850 milesNew York City- 660 milesOrlando- 450 milesPhiladelphia- 550 milesPittsburgh- 607 milesRaleigh- 175 milesSt. Louis- 872 milesSavannah- 200 milesTampa- 540 milesVirginia Beach- 315 milesWashington, DC- 425 miles     This helps...
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By Kristin Small, REALTOR -GRI, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(RE/MAX Southern Shores)
     Myrtle Beach, SC is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the United States.  Here are some stats and accolades pertaining to Myrtle Beach.Myrtle Beach was recently the most searched beach on AOL.The Travel Channel named Myrtle Beach as one of America's Top Beaches and America's Best Thrillseeker Beach for 2006.  They also named Myrtle Beach as America's Best Family Beach 2003-2004.Reader's Digest named the Myrtle Beach boardwalk one of the "Best of America" 2006.In 2006, Golf Digest named Myrtle Beach as the #1 Golf-Home Community in the Southeast and in America.Escapehomes.com named Myrtle Beach #1 on the 2005 list of top 10 Most Desirable Second Home Markets.Myrtle Beach consistently ranks in the top 5 of the "most driven to vacation destinations" in America according...
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By The Entire Team of Price & Company Professionals
(Price & Company Realty)
Which two words are more popular, according to search engine Yahoo - Lindsay Lohan or Myrtle Beach? Yahoo reported last week that the term "Myrtle Beach" was the top hit on its search engine, ahead of top searches like Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears. In addition, AOL reported that Myrtle Beach is the most-searched beach in the United States. And if that weren't enough, a national survey ranked Myrtle Beach as the second most popular family summer leisure destination, right behind Orlando, Florida. We're in good company! "All of this positive attention could encourage more visitors to consider Myrtle Beach," said Brad Dean, of the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce. The Hard Rock Park and The Market Common, both scheduled to open next spring, could also be generating the added interest. ...
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By Kristin Small, REALTOR -GRI, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(RE/MAX Southern Shores)
FORE!!  Attention golfers in Myrtle Beach and all over...Annika Sorenstam is coming to Myrtle Beach!  Annika will be here in Myrtle Beach promoting her new line of clothing from Cutter & Buck.  She will also share some of secrets to success.  Annika has been voted AP Female Athlete of the Year 3 times and Rolex Player of the Year 8 times.  Myrtle Beach has long been considered a premier golfing destination.  This event should only help reinforce that thought.  Let's make Annika feel welcome while she is here.  Then maybe she will help bring an LPGA event back to Myrtle Beach.  If you live near Myrtle Beach, be sure to stop by.  If you live out of state, then this is a good time to vacation in Myrtle Beach!  The event will be held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.  Annika is schedul...
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By Kristin Small, REALTOR -GRI, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(RE/MAX Southern Shores)
Congratulations Myrtle Beach!  In a recent post on AOL, Myrtle Beach was ranked number 1 among the most searched beaches.  Now, all of us here in Myrtle Beach know how wonderful of a place it is, but it's good to know that people from out of state are noticing us as well.  If you have never been to Myrtle Beach, you owe it to yourself to visit us sometime.  If you are a Myrtle Beach resident, let's raise a toast to Myrtle Beach!!  And if you are one of the many people searching for Myrtle Beach, we thank you.  If you are one of the people that helped Myrtle Beach get to the top of this list, and you have real estate needs here in Myrtle Beach, give us a call.  We will be happy to assist you with any and all of your Myrtle Beach real estate needs.  You can view all of our listings here. ...
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By The Entire Team of Price & Company Professionals
(Price & Company Realty)
A walk around the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base shows a small city rising out of the ground as steel beams push into the sky. The Market Common, an urban village with 600,000 square feet of retail will open April 3, 2008. It will offer a walkable shopping and living environment with restaurants, parks, a grocery store and movie theater. Condos and townhomes will surround the village, allowing residents to never have to set foot in a car to shop or eat. Investors, second-home buyers and even locals looking for something different are purchasing the 580 condominiums and 905 townhomes surrounding the retail village. But renters shouldn't feel left out. Above all the high-end retail will be 195 one- and two-bedroom apartments. Those will start renting in April when the village introduc...
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By Kristin Small, REALTOR -GRI, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(RE/MAX Southern Shores)
Hard Rock Park and Myrtle Beach.  Those two are becoming more and more synonymous with each other.  Myrtle Beach is very lucky to be the place of choice for the first ever Hard Rock Park.  Myrtle Beach is also lucky to part of the first ever Sara's Beach Walk.  The event is a 3 day, 45 mile walk on the beach that will take place September 20-22.  After the walk is completed, there will be a concert along with other entertainment at the Hard Rock Backstage Tour.  This should be a good time for all involved while helping out a good cause.  Sara's Beach Walk was started by the CEO of Hard Rock Park, Steven Goodwin.  The goal is to make this an annual event with the hopes of eventually building a SOS Children's Village here in Myrtle Beach.  The charity was started in honor of Steven's wife...
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By Kristin Small, REALTOR -GRI, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(RE/MAX Southern Shores)
By now, you are probably well aware of the fact that Myrtle Beach is home of the world's first ever Hard Rock Park.  What you may not have known is that Africa Israel is the majority shareholder in the park.  This company is a big time investor that only invests in projects that they feel really strong about.  They also only invest in areas that they see as having a lot of growth and developmental potential.  This is great news for us in Myrtle Beach, as well as the entire state of SC.  As one of the few "locals" still remaining in Myrtle Beach, I am very excited to see something of this magnitude come here.  It can only mean good things for our city, state, and our economy.  It really feels good to know that big developers and investors from all over are finally beginning to realize th...
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By Kristin Small, REALTOR -GRI, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(RE/MAX Southern Shores)
Here is the current market report as of 7/29/07 for the Walkers Woods community of Carolina Forest in Myrtle Beach, SC.HOMES Active Homes on Market- 14 with a price range of $184,900-$245,000.  The average list price is $217,442.Pending- 4Sold/closed since January 1, 2007- 7 with a price range of $192,000-$258,245.  The average sold price is $221,877.  For any and all of your Myrtle Beach real estate needs, contact us today.  You'll be glad you did!David and Kristin SmallRE/MAX Palmetto Propertieshttp://www.grandstrandagents.com/
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By Kristin Small, REALTOR -GRI, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(RE/MAX Southern Shores)
Here is the current market report as of 7/29/07 for the Covington Lake community of Carolina Forest in Myrtle Beach, SC.HOMES Active Homes on Market- 27 with a price range of $299,899-$469,000.  The average list price is $368,388.Pending- 1Sold/closed since January 1, 2007- 11 with a price range of $297,500-$449,900.  The average sold price is $357,218.  The average days on the market for the solds was 141. For any and all of your Myrtle Beach real estate needs, contact us today.  You'll be glad you did!David and Kristin Smallhttp://www.grandstrandagents.com/
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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 of Carolina Forest in Myrtle Beach, SC.  Plantation Lakes is one of the premier neighborhoods in Myrtle Beach.  With over 15 miles of beautiful lake shoreline, it's easy to see why this neighborhood is so desirable.   HOMES Active Homes on Market- 65 with a price range of $425,000-$1.1million.  The average list price is $686,072.Pending- 5Sold/closed since January 1, 2007- 13 with a price range of $415,000-$825,000.  The average sold price is $563,042. LOTSActive Lots on Market- 92 with an average price of $201,444.Pending- 5Sold/closed since January 1, 2007- 29 with a price range of $109,000-$299,850.  The average sold price is $175,670.For any and all of your Myrtle Beach real estate needs, contact us today.  You'll be glad you di...
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