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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Myrtle Beach Condo Sales On The Rise

Economic data which we’ll present here reveals that it’s still a great time to become a home or condo buyer in the Grand Strand. Condo inventory has pretty much leveled off during the last quarter of 2013 and is down about 3 percent when you compare the last 12 months. Because of the supply and [...]

What The Market Says About 2014

The housing market is moving along at a strong pace early in this first quarter of 2014, with new homes coming on the market and still-low mortgage rates inviting home owners, both new and old, into the market. But what do the numbers say about the recovery and what is to be expected in the [...]

Housing Market Outlook for 2014

This new year starts with a change in the current economic recovery. The Fed will now be purchasing $40 billion in Treasuries and $35 billion in Mortgage bonds, instead of the $85 billion purchased in Treasuries and Bonds in years past in efforts to stimulate the economy. The Fed’s latest tapering of it’s Bond purchase [...]