If you want to live by the seaside, you can do it by buying a home in Myrtle Beach. The place has recently been attracting a lot of investors; and in fact, a growing number of realtors in the Carolinas are known to be Myrtle Beach agents.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The coming of fall also sees a ‘fall’ of prices in the Myrtle Beach, SC real estate industry. FlipKey, a vacation rental site owned by Trip Advisor, says it is the best destination for the coming autumn.
A town house may require you to pay association fees to help with the upkeep, but, more often than not, it is well-worth the cost. Most homeowner’s association fees are nearly equivalent to what you’d pay for if you were living in a condominium—they should be relatively easy to pay with good budgeting. Another advantage to consider is that a town house can be more affordable than a new single-family home. Check out the listings of town houses for sale in Myrtle Beach offered by established realtors, and compare the prices of available homes. Town houses actually make perfect beginner homes for first-time buyers and those with a limited budget.
Monday, September 22, 2014
There are a lot of things vacation goers might want to do, especially if they’re at North Myrtle Beach. The place is surrounded by so many water parks and destinations that costs start to add up to each other. Instead of booking a hotel room, AOL Travel recommends renting North Myrtle Beach real estate.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
The coastal city of Myrtle Beach in South Carolina is a popular vacation getaway among locals and non-locals alike. With the city that lies along the famous Grand Strand—the 60-mile stretch of sandy beaches—along with its lively hubs for entertainment and culture, few even wonder how Myrtle Beach came into the list of the most affordable cities in the U.S. In fact, Myrtle Beach Online has reported that the real estate industry has seen an increase in realtors in the Carolinas, in general, and more Myrtle Beach realtors, in particular, joining the Coastal Carolinas Association of Realtors.
Friday, September 19, 2014
What do you want to have in your retirement home? Surely, you want a place that can meet your new needs and allow you to live a comfortable life even without much help. In short, you be on the lookout for features like those discussed below.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Myrtle Beach, SC is famous for being a great vacation destination, located as it is in the Grand Strand—the 60-mile stretch of unbroken sandy beaches—as well as being close to two national parks. For many potential homebuyers, settling into this place is a no-brainer because of its beautiful landscape and its active cultural and entertainment facilities. Whether it is a house you are going to live in or you’ll just be renting it out, buying town houses for sale in Myrtle Beach, SC will be a good investment. So why opt for a town house? Chris Bibey, in his article on Money Crashers, compared the advantages of owning a town house and a single-family home. While an association fee might be considered a detriment by some, for others the fee represents benefits that are well worth the cost.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
When people approach their retirement years, they are often faced with the decision to relocate and settle down in a place more hospitable to them in their golden years. It’s no wonder that many couples are looking for worthwhile homes for sale in Myrtle Beach, SC—in a survey conducted by The Simple Dollar team, Myrtle Beach was listed in the top ten of the most affordable places to retire in the United States.
When it comes to buying a home to settle in, one of the first considerations (once you’ve settled on a community or a city, that is), is whether to buy a condo or a house. Depending on your needs, each has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Here are some tips to help you make your choice.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Myrtle Beach, with its balmy summers and mild winters, is a great place to live. The place also offers many enticing features that attract prospective homeowners: beautiful waterfront properties, nearby national parks, verdant landscape, and its energetic community lifestyle. For many potential buyers, the question is not whether to move in the city or not, but which home to move into—a condominium or a house. New settlers won’t find a lack of homes and plush condos for sale in Myrtle Beach, SC, many of which are ready for occupancy. An article on Realtor.com outlines various factors to help you decide between a condo or a single-family house, and one of these considerations is how you prioritize location.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Like their counterparts in other coastal communities, a few established local Myrtle Beach, SC real estate companies specialize in offering oceanfront properties. These companies cater to generally nature-loving people who relish living near the sea. That’s not that hard to see why as cardiologist and oceanfront home owner Arthur Crossman tells HGTV Front Door’s Shannon Petrie.
For first-time real estate investors, particularly those looking for condos and houses near the beach, the risk of putting their resources in a property that will not give the best value for money is high. This is mainly due to their lack of knowledge and experience in real estate standards and dealings.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Raising children in a condo is not exactly a popular choice for growing families. But with some rethinking and the willingness to find solutions to make things work, it can be achieved. Architect William Boyd and his wife Zeljka bought their one-bedroom condo when they were single, but when the children started coming, they decided their tight budget would be better spent on redesigning their space. As it turned out, the small, 818-square-foot unit had space for everyone and everything. The key, according to the Boyds is to give everything multiple uses so as every inch of space has its use. They carved out a bedroom for their daughter, Helena, 3, and a small nursery for their 9-month-old son Luke. Zeljka commends her husband’s efforts, saying that “the space doesn’t feel smaller; it actually feels larger.” According to Pat Jeffries of The Oregonian, the redesign “is a warm, sophisticated home with room for everyone.”
For most individuals, owning a new home is arguably the biggest investment they can make. However, there are many important aspects to consider before proceeding with such a monumental purchase, one of which is the location of one’s future home.
Monday, September 8, 2014
Is there a better highlight to truly living it up than living right next to a beach with a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean? If you’re an urban dweller used to the usual creature comforts of the city, you’d appreciate a tourist-heavy place like Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. So how about enjoying an unobstructed view, either of the city or the ocean, from a high-rise tower with ceiling-to-floor windows? Indeed, for many people looking for Myrtle Beach, SC real estate options, things can’t get any better than life in a beachfront condo.
As a homebuyer, you know that not all homes are made the same; there are marked differences between a simple suburban residence and a posh vacation home by the sea, for instance. If you want to purchase luxury houses like the latter, you cannot just purchase such properties on a whim. You will need to work with a real estate professional to pull the right strings for you and make the sale possible, and no ordinary agent will do.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Few things shout “life on the east coast” better than having a nice home on a spot along the region’s amazing 60 plus-mile of continuous coastline, also known as the Grand Strand. If you want to check out houses for sale in Myrtle Beach, SC, you might want to consider a few things first beyond simply choosing a property for the scenery or the luxury feel of the neighborhood. Any investment opportunity, such as buying a house, should be planned and not be taken lightly.
Friday, September 5, 2014
Living close to the beach offers something more than what conventional city living does. Apart from the sea breeze, the sights and sounds of the waves, and the opportunity to get closer to nature, there are several other offerings that living near Myrtle Beach brings to prospective house hunters. Here are a few of the several things you can expect once you move into this amazing location:
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is a place where every day could easily feel like a vacation. The name says it all where you walk or drive with a view of miles and miles of beaches along the coastline that extends 60 miles across states bordering the Eastern Seaboard. The long-revered southern hospitality, low cost of living, relatively pleasant weather all year long, and access to thousands of attractions, restaurants, and entertainment options combine to make this coastal city a great place to settle in. Here’s one quirky fact about the city dubbed as “The Golf Capital of the World”: people here value the word ‘love’ a lot. According to a Feb. 7 article from Myrtle Beach Online, the city ranks seventh in terms of real estate listings that include the word ‘love’.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Whenever the term “beach house” is mentioned, a summer vacation home often comes to mind. It is after all property situated near the ocean front, and people typically associate the beach with the summer season.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
With the populace in urban areas ever-increasing, and the land prices shooting sky-high, for most people moving into the city there seems no other way to go but up. Residences are moving up, and high-rise condos have never been more popular and ubiquitous in the city landscape. While many homebuyers still prefer a traditional house with a yard, more and more buyers, particularly the more mobile big-city people are deciding to live in condos over houses, mainly due to the convenience and location. Condos are usually in highly favorable areas near shops, restaurants, and other places of interest. But that’s not the only advantage that condo life can offer. If you’re planning to buy a property that you can call home, the website everythingzoomer.com lists a few more reasons to choose condos for sale in Myrtle Beach SC.
Monday, September 1, 2014
The number of people investing in condos has been growing constantly, as families, couples and individuals are recognizing the many different benefits condo living brings. Aside from the convenience condo living brings, residents also get to enjoy various kinds of amenities, reliable security, and the ability to customize their abode—which may be limited when they’re only renting a flat.