North Myrtle Beach, SC Real Estate News

By Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(Buyers' Choice Realty)
  We had a Birthday yesterday.  Our own, Darlene Olivo, turned 29 yet again.  We were so busy yesterday and got the dates mixed up; we almost missed celebrating her birthday.  We had a quick, impromptu get together at the end of the day with cake and good wishes, and Dar, as we lovingly call her, was gracious enough to come back into the office and leave her pork roast cooking in the oven, just because we asked her to "pretty please come back in for a few minutes."   Darlene has been with Buyers’ Choice Realty for about three years.  She is a great team player, always pitching in and helping her fellow agents.  Darlene started out as a client (she bought her Myrtle Beach home from us) and we talked her into getting licensed and joining the firm.    Darlene is a valuable member of our co...
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By Thomas Cunningham, Coastal Carolina Real Estate Connection
(Buyers' Choice Realty)
CAN OCEANFRONT & SECOND ROW  PROPERTIES REALLY HOLD THEIR VALUE???     Today I was thinking to myself; with whole financial debacale still in full swing, fresh Foreclosures still coming into the market and Short Sales creeping higher and higher into the Market Share for all Active Listings, does Oceanfront or Second Row Properties still have what it takes to hold their escalated Values??     I pulled statistics for just the North Myrtle Beach area and found that currently, there are 23 different listings for sale that are both Oceanfront & Second Row to the Beach.  The Lowest Priced House is amazingly  $360,000 and Second Row. ( 207 N 55th Ave. ) The Highest priced House is "not surprising" $ 1,995,000 and of course sitting Direct Oceanfront!( 804 N Ocean Blvd. )     Next, I pulled  wh...
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By Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(Buyers' Choice Realty)
  The following is an update on the paving of Watertower Road: There have been some final contract negotiations that were just completed.  The City has now decided on the contractor and should have final contract documents signed this week.  They also have a storm water permit that must be received from the state.  That said, they should have equipment on the road either next week or the week after.  The contract is a 120 day contract and is a design-build contract, which  trimmed several months off of the schedule.  The project is designed as a five lane section to accommodate future traffic and expansion.  The initial phase will include two lanes, with additional lanes added later. Assuming they get construction up and running according to the contract, the project should be completed...
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By David Lee Morton, Real Estate Broker, Owner, Realtor®, Credit Guru
(David Morton Real Estate)
      We love Italian food and Irish music, and even Scottish Bag Piping so we attended the North Myrtle Beach 6th Annual Irish Italian International Festival. The City of North Myrtle Beach and the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic and Fitness Center hosted the festival. This event brings approximately 20,000 people to North Myrtle Beaches, Main Street to celebrate different cultures. The festival had local favorite and from dozens of local restaurants and they all feature their specialty foods but we did not buy food but it really smelled great! Admission and parking was free to the festival and that is always a plus with my family of five. My girls’ favorite were        the inflatables, they had a ball! Dancing, Yes, I did lots of dancing, I did the Electric Slide with The Necessary Band, ...
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By Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(Buyers' Choice Realty)
Adorable Home in Cherry Grove Beach Overview Maps Photos Description $525,000 Single Family Home For Sale Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 BathroomsInterior: 1600 sqft Location 317 30th Ave NNorth Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 MIRELA MONTE BUYERS' CHOICE REALTY (843) 251-2378 Mirela@BuyersChoiceSC.com http://www.MyrtleBeachHomes.US Listed by: Mirela Monte Our recent listings Adorable Home in Cherry Grove BeachThe Best of Both Worlds: Ocean and Marsh MergerPre-Foreclosure Opportunity of a LifetimeMyrtle Beach Golf Condo For Pennies on the DollarWhat a great deal!!! Subscribe to our listing feed See more North Myrtle Beach, SC real estate for sale
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By Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(Buyers' Choice Realty)
  Please check out this video blog packed full of interesting information:   www.ThinkBigWorkSmall.com   Mlscloud.com allows you to access MLS information throughout the country.    The $8,000 credit – they provide links for where you can contact your lawmakers and urge them to continue the tax credit.   They talk about Realtor safety and that Wells Fargo crook.  They even dispense some good motivational advice.  Their “infomercial” style delivery grows on you.  The info is too good to pass up.    BTW, the video at the end is hilarious!   Check it out! Mirela Monte, Your Myrtle Beach Connection             Join The Optimist Group!
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By Darlene Olivo, ABR
(The Beach Company)
GORGEOUS 3/2 FURNISHED CONDO$124,900Location:1025 W. PLANTATION DRIVE2611/12LITTLE RIVER, SC 29582Map and DirectionsCondominium3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 UnitInterior: 1300 sqftPhotosFeaturesCondominiumCOME RELAX ON ONE OF THE 3 SEPERATE PATIOS WITH A COCKTAIL AFTER A LONG DAY AT OUR BEAUTIFUL NORTH MYRTLE BEACHES,ONLY 5 MINUTES AWAY!! MAYBE STROLL ACROSS TO THE INDOOR HEATED POOL ON A CHILLY DAY OR A COOL DIP IN THE OUTSIDE POOL.DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS INCREDIBLE 3 BEDROOM CONDO, BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED WITH A GORGEOUS MASTER SUITE AND IT'S OWN PRIVATE ENTRANCE AND BATH!! BRAND NEW TRACO WINDOWS AND SLIDER DOORS, BEAUTIFUL BERBER CARPET AND TILE, NEW WASHER/DRYER. NEW BLINDS AND WINDNeighborhood Info THE BAYTREE SUB-DIVISION IS A VERY POPULAR AREA IN LITTLE RIVER,SC. NOT ONLY IS IT A PERFECT...
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Or as it is formally named ' The Robert Edge Parkway' just opened last Thursday with a wonderful dedication ceremony. This incredible project has been in the making for over a decade, alot of hard work and determination was put into completing the new 'gateway' into North Mrytle Beach. It will not only alleviate traffic off of Hwy.17 but give us all, locals and tourist alike super quick access to Hwy.31 which takes you to Myrtle Beach and all of the exciting attractions the Grand Strand has to offer!! Our incredible Mayor of North Myrtle Beach Marliyn Hatley speaks!                       Locals strolling over the walk way enjoying the beautiful views of the Intra Coastal Waterway!!  State  Senator Lindsey Graham !!                                                           This is perhap...
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Stunning 3 bedroom / 3 bathroom home in Tilghman Estates only one block off the beach. Home is located on a quiet street on 1/2 acre corner lot with beautiful landscaping & irrigation system. Home features a large living room and a family room, with screened porch. Master suite & bath are huge with beautiful detail. Wonderful updates have been done to home including refinished cabinets, new granite countertops, new stainless appliances, new flooring throughout, freshly painted & more. Home is within walking distance to Surf Golf Club. NO HOA!!! As the seller I am extremely motivated to sell this property. Looking forward to seeing all offers! To directly access this property, use this shortcut: http://www.fizber.com/south-carolina-buy-single-family-home-11646601.html
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By Christopher Webster, Columbia South Carolina Real Estate For Sale
(EXP Realty, LLC)
My last Broker told me that I should have picked a designation. Excuse me, this is a designation last time I looked.     I am sooooooo excited that I was pushed into this great opportunity!   My questions are as follows: Software programs for sales, rentals, vacation rentals and showings all in one or close Should I hire newbies? I think so What are some tips in starting a Brokerage? Should I compete with Agents? I was only planning on taking on past business and my referrals Should I have opportunity time What kind of Awards should I plan? How often for meetings? How often for Caravan? How should leads be assigned? I was thinking in Aplhabetical until software was purchased that automates websites. Please pass along any advice that may help or be useful in your opinion.     Island Palm...
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By Terry Adams
(Condolux Real Estate & Vacation Rentals)
I guess you can call this a shameless promotion.  We have recently finished a video of the Prince Resort in North Myrtle Beach, SC - one of the many Myrtle Beach vacation rentals CondoLux has to offer.  The Prince is also an excellent investment opportunity as well and is one of the most popular condos in North Myrtle Beach. You can learn more about the Prince Resort Condos and other Myrtle Beach real estate investments at MyrtleBeachRealEstate.com.
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By Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(Buyers' Choice Realty)
Three men are sharing a sauna together.  All of a sudden, they hear a beep.  One of the men gets up and summarily leaves the sauna.  When he returns he explains: "Sorry, it was my beeper.  I had it implanted in my arm." Soon thereafter, they hear a phone ring.  The second man excuses himself and walks out.  When he returns he explains: "Sorry about that!  It was my cell phone.  I had it implanted in my palm." All of a sudden, the third man gets up and leaves.  He returns shortly thereafter.  As he makes his way back on to the sauna bench, the other two men notice a long piece of toilet paper hanging from his behind.  Observing the glares he explains:  "Sorry guys; I just had a fax come in!"  
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By Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(Buyers' Choice Realty)
We decided on Japanese.  Right after my evening jog, my daughter and I descended upon our favorite Sushi Bar for a nice Friday night dinner and chat, catching up on each other’s lives after a busy week.  Nothing special, just a relaxed mother/daughter dinner in blue jeans and T-shirts, hair up in pony tails.   I felt him stare at me all evening.  He was with a group of people.  I didn’t pay much attention to it; I am fairly impervious to these things.  I can’t pretend that I didn’t notice him, because I did; it was hard not to: he was a very good looking guy.    My daughter left to get the car; I stayed to settle the bill.  I said good night to our favorite waitress and made my way towards the door, stopping at the front desk for some mints.  There he was by the front door waiting for ...
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By Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(Buyers' Choice Realty)
    There is a universal law of money.  People who hold on to money too tightly suffocate the energy of money; thus by trying too hard to keep the money, they are actually stifling the flow of money coming towards them.    Working this arduous short-sale/foreclosure market has certainly cemented this belief.  It is very obvious that ‘Penny Pinching’ people who try to take advantage of others have a higher incidence of loss.  Being involved in property management has been eye opening for me.  The owners who don’t care about anyone else but themselves have a much higher incidence of loss through foreclosure.    Reasonable people who care about others and who are generous with their money continue to prosper even in these trying times.  By giving, the flow of money is released and we are a...
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By Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(Buyers' Choice Realty)
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By Thomas Cunningham, Coastal Carolina Real Estate Connection
(Buyers' Choice Realty)
Mongolian Grill, A great place to eat in North Myrtle Beach, SC         Today I had the pleasure of meeting Jeremy Blanton, a local Community Builder for ActiveRain, at the Mongolian Grill, in North Myrtle Beach SC. It was was a great meetup and I hope the beginnings of a lasting friendship!     Located at 4036 Hwy 17 South in North Myrtle Beach, SC  on the left hand side of the fairly new Super Bi-Lo Shopping Center between 41st and 39th Avenues South.     If you have not had the pleasure of dining here yet, than you are truly missing out! One of the areas best places to dine, Mongolian Grill offers a vast selection of food choices. From a Fresh Salad bar to a Sushi buffet fit for an Emperor, Mongolian Grill will tempt your taste-buds and fill your stomach!    The focal point of this r...
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By Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(Buyers' Choice Realty)
Social Media is here to stay; you might as well learn to be good at it.  With all your responsibilities (remember, you're supposed to sell Real Estate!!!), just how do you find the time to maintain a strong Social Media presence?    It's simple:  You do one status update and post it to all your Social Networks: Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Plaxo, MySpace, FriendFeed, Flickr...and many others.  Just imagine: you set it all up once and from that point forward, one status update will populate ALL your Social Sites.  Is that great, or what?   Just go to Ping.fm and sign up.  It free and easy.  That's it!   If you are like me and enjoy doing status updates directly on Twitter, you can just feed your Tweets directly to Facebook without any other intermediary like Ping.fm.  Just sign into you...
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