Myrtle Beach Real Estate Report

Gene Carter and The Beach Pro Team


August 2012
Volume 2012   Issue 08
In This Issue
Grand Strand Quarterly Rpt
Fall at the Beach
July Reports
Best Buys

Gene Carter CDPE

Professional, Courteous Service / 25 Years Experience / Oceanfront, Waterway & Golf Real Estate Specialist in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Surfside, Garden City, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield, Pawleys Island, Carolina Forest
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Interest rates continue to drop and more options have become available.  Contact me for details.




Click on the "Calendar of Events" below for more happenings. 



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Greetings from Myrtle Beach,


The summer season has been great but it's winding down and that's OK because I'm ready for fall! If you haven't been here in the fall, you don't know what you're missing. The weather is the best of the year - comfortable temperatures, low humidity - just perfect. It's not as busy and crowded as the summer but there's still plenty of activity. Check out the article on fall happenings!


I've got a new report to share with you this month. It's a combined effort between a respected local research company and Coastal Carolina University. It's a total economic report on the area - not just real estate. I will share a few of my observations as well.


This month's newsletter will be absent two of my usual features - the Monthly Foreclosure Auction and the Upcoming Bank-Owned Listings. The final reports I have been receiving for the auction have been arriving so close to the actual auction dates (just a few days) that there has been no time for interested buyers to react. Also, the auctions have been featuring fewer and fewer properties of interest to my readers. As for the Upcoming Bank-Owned listings, many of the best deals at recent foreclosures auctions have been bought by local investors instead of banks and the ones that have been purchased by banks have often taken many months (over a year in some cases) to reach MLS. I will monitor these situations and decide if it is worthwhile to continue with these articles.   


My Best Buy picks this month include outstanding opportunities in Kingston Plantation, Caribbean Resort, Dunes Village, Avista, North Beach Towers, Breakers Resort, Sea Watch, Paradise Resort, Crescent Keyes, Camelot, Barefoot Resort and more.  


Come and see me at the beach. I'm really not kidding about the fall being the best time of the year! 

Grand Strand Economic Quarterly Report - Second Quarter 2012


This is the second issue of this report, a combined effort of SiteTech Systems and the Wall College of Business's Center for Economic and Community Development at Coastal Carolina University. This is an overview of the overall economic climate of the Grand Strand economy, specifically Horry and Georgetown Counties.


I won't go over the entire report since most of the stats are straightforward and there are summaries
for. . . .Click here to read more

Fall at the Beach    


It just doesn't get any better than the Grand Strand in the fall. Warm days, cool nights, plenty of sunshine with low humidity. During the day, you can chill out on the beach, play golf or attend one of the dozens of festivals and events. Then, in the evening, enjoy your favorite restaurant without even waiting in line (well-most nights anyway).

The list below represents just a small sampling of the local happenings along the Grand Strand this fall.




Beach Boogie BBQ Festival


World Am Golf Tournament

9/3/12 - 9/7/12

SOS Fall Migration-NMB

9/14/12 - 9/23/12

Myrtle Beach Greek Festival

9/27/12 - 9/30/12

Oktoberfest Downtown MB


29th Annual Taste of the Town


Cruise to the Coast Car Show


Little River Shrimp Fest

10/13/12 - 10/14/12

3rd Annual Model Railroad

10/13/12 - 10/14/12

Harvest Home Weekend

10/13/12 - 10/14/12

Italian Festival

10/13/12 - 10/14/12

Brew at the Zoo


Huntingtons Haunted Halloween

10/26/12 - 10/27/12

July Reports

Below are links to several detailed reports on the current state of our  

local real estate market complete with statistics for just about anything imaginable.  Please keep in mind that these statistics cover a broad range of properties and that particular areas or developments may behave quite differently.  


As always please contact me if I can be of service in any way.

See link below to interpret terms used in these reports.

Myrtle Beach Market Update
North Myrtle Beach Market Update 
Grand Strand Market Report
SC Monthly Indicators
Housing Overview

Real Estate Terms
Best Buys (My Picks)
North Beach Towers  

The following current listings are exceptionally well-priced and represent great values.  This is a live link to listings and will change according to changes in the MLS (Pending, Sold, etc.)  Please call me directly if you find something of interest to you.


Listing Brochures:      Link to Listings

Listing Spreadsheet:  Link to Spreadsheet
If you are considering buying or listing any property on the Grand Strand, or if I can be of assistance in any other way, please contact me.  Also, please feel free to forward this newsletter to friends or acquaintances and of course I will be happy to add them to my email list.

Finally, please let me know if you are going to be in the area and would like to get together.

See you at the beach!

Gene Carter
Beach Pro Team
Cell Phone:  843-455-4785

This newsletter expresses the opinion of Gene Carter CPDE.  Specific property information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed.