Grand Strand Residential Inventory Rising

Grand Strand Residential Outlook The inventory for residential homes in the Grand Strand area is showing an upward trend that has continued from the end of 2013. Per MLS (Paragon) as of April 11, 2014 there are 5,168 residential homes on the market in Horry and Georgetown Counties.  This is typical to see an upward [...]

Grand Strand Condo Sales On The Rise

  The Grand Strand Condo Outlook The inventory for Grand Strand condos is showing an upward trend as illustrated on the above chart. This is typical for the season but the buzz on the street amongst area real estate professionals is one of continued optimism. Many agents are experiencing multiple offers with properties selling within [...]

Boost Your Credit Score Before You Buy

The journey of buying a new home starts long before your physical search begins, and it is just as critical. Finances play a key role in your home search, so understanding what your credit score is and where you stand financially is critical, before you even step foot in that condo or residential home. If [...]

Overlooked Real Estate Tax Breaks

Whether you’re buying a primary residence in Myrtle Beach or buying a vacation home in the Grand Strand area, there are a few, often overlooked tax breaks for homeowners that could help you save some money when filing your taxes. A tax code of over 73,000 pages means that sometimes people miss the good stuff, [...]

Staging Tips for Any Grand Strand Listing

When it comes to selling your home or condo a professional real estate agent will get down to strategy and selling tactics. One of the most effective tactics is the staging conversation. Effective staging is critical, but many home sellers have a blind spot to their own home. They have seen their home the way [...]

A Growing Myrtle Beach Housing Market

Myrtle Beach continues to see growth in the housing market as the Grand Strand approaches its beautiful summer months. Zillow, an online real estate database, reported that home values in Myrtle Beach have risen 9.4% over the past year, with the median home value for Myrtle Beach sitting at $111,000 for February 2014. The median price of [...]

Are You Getting a Good Deal?

Buying a home or condo is an exciting event, but one that can leave many homebuyers wondering if they got a great deal. Following are four questions that you should ask yourself to help determine whether or not you’re prepared to find the right deal for you. 1. What does a great deal look like [...]

Why A Real Estate Agent Matters

March is almost upon us, which means we are getting closer to the beautiful summer months of the Grand Strand. There isn’t a more perfect time than now to begin the process for purchasing your your dream vacation or second home in Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand area. Before you begin your home search, [...]

Full Steam Ahead….Sort of

Back in mid-2012 we began reporting that the Grand Strand real estate market was poised for growth. In late 2012 the market began seeing light and continued improvements, setting single-family home sales records for 2013. There were many factors contributing to the growth for The Grand Strand last year, factors that included ample inventory of [...]

Start With Loan Appoval When Buying

We know the Grand Strand makes it easy to get distracted. You have the beach, golf, dining, and dozens of fun activities. When searching for that primary or second home in the beautiful Myrtle Beach area make sure you do a few things to make the buying process smooth and easy. If you’re entering the [...]