Myrtle Beach Real Estate Report

Gene Carter and The Beach Pro Team


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December 2012
Volume 2012   Issue 12
In This Issue
Fiscal Cliff and RE
Myrtle Beach Weather
November 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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South Carolina  29582

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Interest rates continue to drop and more options have become available.  Contact me for details.




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Greetings from Myrtle Beach,


First, I apologize for getting this December newsletter out a few days late. I had the busiest December for new sales since 2005 and I'm just catching up. Hopefully, this is a sign of things to come.


As I've stated in previous newsletters, January is actually a busy month for real estate sales in our area - usually as busy as any of the summer months in terms of new contracts. It is, however, the slowest tourism month of the year. Still, it's certainly not deserted. There are plenty of "snowbirds" - monthly renters from up north - and the weekends are pretty busy, especially if the weather reports are favorable. I'm often asked what the weather is like here in the winter (as well as the rest of the year). Check out the article below for details.


If I hear the phrase "fiscal cliff" one more time, I think I'm going to scream. The last-minute deal that's been put together for the most part gave real estate a pass with little significant change for most buyers and sellers. See the summary below.


Next month I'll have a comprehensive report on the year in real estate along the Grand Strand. Also, I will be unveiling major improvements and additions to my website.


My best buy picks this month include oceanfront and ocean view houses as well as condos in The Avista,  Caribbean Resort, Dunes Village, Cottages at Seventh, Island Vista, Margate at Kingston Plantation, Monterey Bay, North Tower at Barefoot Resort, Magnolia North, Magnolia Pointe, Malibu Pointe, North Shore Villas,  Ocean Reef, Royale Palms, Seaside Inn and Sunrise Pointe.  


Happy New Year! 

Fiscal Cliff Deal and Real Estate

I just received this summary of some of the provisions of the just-enacted deal from the Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors. It focuses on the parts that affect real estate. I choose to stay out of any political debate on this. It appears that there will be no immediate radical changes for most buyers and sellers although some high-income individuals and families will be impacted.  
Click here to read summary
Myrtle Beach Weather

A lot of people ask me about the weather along the Grand Strand - particularly the temperatures in the winter.  My standard answer is that we definitely have four seasons but they are mild.  The link below will take you to one of the most informative sites I've seen.  It's pretty self-explanatory but here are a few comments and personal observations based on my 30 plus years in the area.  Click here to read more


Link to MB weather charts 

November 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)

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.


OF/OV Homes Brochures:       Link to Listings 

OF/OV Homes Spreadsheet:  Link to Spreadsheet 


Condo Brochures:       Link to Listings

Condo 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
Email:  [email protected]

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