Grand Strand Spring Real Estate Trends

  During the first quarter of 2014, condos and single-family residential sales activity in Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas increased quite substantially over the same period over the last four years. It doesn’t mean things are booming but it is a good trend and many local real estate professionals anticipate this will continue going [...]

Vacation Home Sales on the Surge

According to a recent survey conducted in March of 2014 by The National Association of Realtors®, “vacation home sales have risen strongly, while investment purchases have declined below the elevated levels seen from the previous two years.” Our own analysis of the Grand Strand residential market shows a surge in residential sales as shown here. The [...]

What to Evaluate When Making A Purchase Offer

The window of opportunity for purchasing a new home or condo in the Myrtle Beach and Grand Strand area is prime. Inventory and sales are steadily rising. If you are considering purchasing in the Grand Strand area there are several things to consider. Following are five considerations a professional real estate agent will help you [...]

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 [...]