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Tuesday, January 5, 2016






Sky over North Myrtle Beach - October 2015




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Sunday, October 4, 2015

4386 Kinlaw Street, Little River SC 29566 Home With 4 / 5 BRs and 3 BAs - SOLD

SOLDBeautifully Landscaped Home with 4+ Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms and Bonus Room only 5 Minutes from North Myrtle Beach

Screened Porch, Patio and Point-Well to water yard for free
Fire-glass Propane Firepit 

Almost 1/2 Acre Lot, Fenced Back

Living Area

Dining Area

Kitchen with Granite and Stainless Appliances

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom

Master Bath with Double Sinks and His & Hers Walk-In Closets







Tanya Connie
Sun Rise Real Estate


Saturday, August 1, 2015

4645 Lightkeepers Way 2-A, Little River, SC Condo -- SOLD

3 Bedroom 2 Bath 1st Floor Condo For Sale in Lightkeepers Village    Up-Date 8/13/15:  Under Contract After Only 12 Days


Large 2,117 total square foot condo includes a 44 foot wrap around porch directly on a beautiful pond with fountain in a Intracoastal Waterway community.  The community boardwalk takes you around Coquina Harbor and provides a short walk to several restaurants.  MLS #1515265 




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Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Sanctuary at Withers Preserve near Market Common

The Sanctuary at Withers Preserve near Market Common in Myrtle Beach.
2 - 4 bedrooms with home sizes from 1656 to over 3000 sq. ft.  Built by Pulte, floor plans offer optional design of first floor and if you want a second floor there are options.  Each model has some features that are included with the home and not an extra cost up-grade.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

New Homes and Communities in Myrtle Beach

The Market Common area with shops, restaurants, a movie theater, parks, walking / bike trails, and location close to the beach have made it the hot spot for new homes in Myrtle Beach. 

Beazer Homes is now building in Balmoral at Market Common, Pulte Homes has just started a new community called The Sanctuary at Withers Preserve, Lennar Homes and Kolter Homes are increasing their existing communities of Emmens Preserve and Cresswind. 






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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Myrtle Beach Retirement

 
 If you are thinking about retirement and looking for a place to retire  you will find Myrtle Beach is a top destination.  When you look at addresses there are a few communities with Myrtle Beach zip codes that are a great fit for retirees but North Myrtle Beach, Little River, and Longs to the north along with Surfside Beach, Litchfield, and Pawleys to the south contain neighborhoods where the residents are near or above retirement age. 


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Friday, October 24, 2014

Fall Weather In North Myrtle Beach Makes Visitors Want To Stay

September 30, 2014 Evening Sky
Fall in the Myrtle Beach area brings sunsets that take your breath away.  Temperatures in the 50s to 60s at night reach the low to high 70s during the day.  When people ask why they should move to coastal South Carolina it may seem to them that I give a short answer because my response is "Why wouldn't you want to move here?"
October 1, 2014 North Myrtle Beach SC

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Saturday, May 31, 2014

New Plans For Grande Dunes In Myrtle Beach SC



In December 2013 LStar of Raleigh, NC bought the 2,200 acres of Grande Dunes and some of the amenities.  May 2014 LStar announced their plans to provide a public trail to connect the Intracoastal Waterway to the beach on the Atlantic Ocean with crossings over Hwy. 17 ByP and Hwy. 17 Bus (Kings Hwy.).   In addition to a park and walking / bike paths they plan residential and commercial development in the area of the existing marina.  Their plan shows single family homes, live / work buildings like those at Market Common, and restaurants.  LStar hopes to have the project done in five years.

Visit  Grande Dunes Real Estate for more information about why you may want to purchase property in Grand Dunes

Monday, February 24, 2014

3 Bedroom 2 Bath Myrtle Beach Condo


 

3 BR in Magnolia Point Villas.   Fantastic lake and fountain view 2nd floor villa in elevator building.  Magnolia Pointe is a golf course community that has two 18 hole golf courses, a driving range, miles of bike / walking trails, seven swimming pools, two clubhouses, numerous grilling areas and now in addition to the HOA fee including cable TV it also covers internet access.  Great investment property for rentals, for use as a second home or as a permanent residence.
 


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Monday, December 16, 2013

Property For Sale and The Number of Foreclosures in the Myrtle Beach Area



  
2013 is coming to an end with approximately 3,400 condo / townhouse units and 3,600 single family homes for sale in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area.  Of those, only 87 condo / townhouse units and 136 single family homes are in foreclosure.  The number of foreclosures is small and the asking prices have increased along with prices for non-foreclosure property.  There are still fantastic properties available but for those who wanted to purchase a foreclosure they may have waited too long.

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Single Baby Boomers

I normally write blogs about the Myrtle Beach area and / or real estate but I have had several single clients recently who asked questions I guess because they found out I had spent a couple years single until I met someone.  So here are some suggestions:

Those who are age 50 and up who are single know that you are offered the freedom to do, pretty much, what you want and when you want. However, there are times when single "baby boomers" like to go out with friends who are couples, simply go out to dinner with someone for a date night or they reach a point where they do not want to remain single.

Many have found someone special on the internet dating sites but to join they do cost money and you have to realize there are a lot of "players" on those sites or those who do not tell the truth and even use pictures that are not what they look like now.  Always make your first few meetings in a very public location. 

Some communities in the Myrtle Beach area have social gatherings throughout the year so if you happen to live in one of those communities take advantage of the opportunity to meet other people and don't be afraid to go alone.  Just go, mingle, and smile.

People you meet in everyday life may be the answer or they may know someone so don't walk around with blinders on.  

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Retire In Myrtle Beach SC

Since the majority of my clients are "baby boomers" I wrote an article for my retirement website that I thought may be of interest to those who are trying to decide if they want to live in a condo or single family home:
 
When time comes to retire and we think about moving to the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area or anywhere else the life style we plan to have plays a large part in the purchase of a place where you will call home.  A condo or townhouse usually is at the top of the list for those who do not want lawn maintenance,  Condo for sale in Myrtle Beach SC

 while a single family home draws those who want a yard and the freedom to plant flowers and not have others a wall away. ... Read More Home in Myrtle Beach Grande Dunes Community



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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Barefoot Resort and Golf

To see homes and condos for sale in  Barefoot Resort and Golf just click the underlined link.

July 16, 2013 Update - Now getting ready for construction is the new neighborhood of The Retreat At Barefoot that will contain single family homes, townhomes, and cottages built by the Scalise Group they will reflect the buildings in their other neighborhood, North Beach Plantation.

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Retreat at Barefoot Village

If you have ever been through North Beach Plantation in North Myrtle Beach, SC you will have and idea of  the appearance of the newest community within Barefoot Resort and Golf called The Retreat at Barefoot Village.  The Scalise Group is bringing there unique architecture over to Barefoot with single family homes that offer eleven floor plans or less expensive duplex / multi-family homes.

The pictures are a sample of homes to be built within The Retreat at Barefoot Village.
  






Single family homes starting at $294,900

Golf membership in Barefoot Resort and Golf will be available. 

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Cresswind Active Adult New Homes In Myrtle Beach

I went to the Grand Opening of Cresswind at Market Common area in Myrtle Beach on April 17, 2013 and was impressed with the floorplans available in the nine home styles they have for sale.  The community will contain all the amenities any active adult could want and the location near the Market Common make the homes very desirable.
Picture of the Great Room in the Oakside model home.  The Oakside is a 3 Bedroom 2 1/2 Bath with a Study and 2,420 heated square feet of living space.

 The Market Common 


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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

North Beach Plantation

North Beach Plantation

North Beach Towers are luxury oceanfront condos
2 Story Home in North Beach Plantation
A favorite of many real estate buyers is North Beach Plantation located in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  The feeling of a luxury Caribbean resort with a wide range of homes, cottages, villas, and oceanfront condos on 60 acres in a prime location.  One thing that makes this, soon to be gated, community unique is the direct beach access with no street to cross.

Pool Area with swim-up bar
The main reception building is home to the world-class Cinzia Spa, a Health and Fitness Club where property owners only pay for a personal trainer or exercise classes if they use the service, and an up-scale restaurant called 21st Main Prime Steakhouse.

Amenities at North Beach Plantation include a 2.5 acre pool area, a swim-up bar, lap pool, whirlpools, and the ocean.


Friday, January 25, 2013

New Home Communities

New Home Communities   New construction may cost less then an existing home for sale that was originally purchased during the real estate "boom". 

Visit www.sandymyrtlebeach.com for more information about why you may want to purchase property in The Grand Strand

Retirement and 55 Plus Communities

Retirement and 55 Plus Communities

There are not very many designated 55 plus neighborhoods in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area but this link will give you those that presently have the designation. 

If you are planning on retirement in The Grand Strand and you want a community where most of your neighbors are retired that will not be hard to find.  Retirees and those buying a second home for retirement make up the majority of real estate buyers along the coast.

See my post of April 19, 2013 for information about the newest active adult community in Myrtle Beach.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Building A Home

Having a home built can be a challenge to say the least and since many people live somewhere else during the construction process it can be a nightmare.    Small general contractors hire sub-contractors to do each phase and there can easily be a lack of communication between what the home buyer wants and what is told to a sub.  If you can't be on the site during the framing, installation of plumbing fixtures, cabinets, counters, and flooring consider finding someone who has the knowledge to spot errors.

Buying a home in a community developed by a national builder is usually a better way to avoid problems, especially if you live miles from the job site and /or do not have some knowledge of home building.


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Sunday, July 22, 2012

North Myrtle Beach SC on July 4, 2012










4th of July 2012 as F16s fly the coast line of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina








The area north of the prime vacation destination of Myrtle Beach makes a great place for a vacation home or permanent residence.  The beach was crowded for the 4th of July but normally it offers plenty of space for you and your family to enjoy your time at the beach.


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Monday, April 2, 2012

Lightkeepers Village in Little River SC

The huge fountain as you enter Lightkeepers Village provides a welcome to the beautifully landscaped community. 
Boardwalk around Lightkeepers Village and Coquina Harbor
The marina at Coquina Harbor in Little River, South Carolina
   Several condo sizes and what I call cottage style duplex homes (listed in MLS as condos) are available for sale in Lightkeepers Village and Lightkeepers Pointe.  Some condos have direct view of the marina or the Intracoastal Waterway.




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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Grand Strand


You may have heard the term The Grand Strand as you travel through the coastal areas of North and South Carolina.  Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is the hub with towns and cities to the north, south, and west all part of The Grand Strand. 

 If you are a golfer you know about The Grand Strand which has some of the best courses in the country.
 Sailing or boating on the Intracoastal Waterway makes everyone smile.
  Fishing from a pier, boat, or on the beach while casting your line into the surf make The Grand Strand a favorite.   


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