Myrtle Beach Real Estate Report

Gene Carter and The Beach Pro Team


January 2013
Volume 2013   Issue 01
In This Issue
Vacation Rental Management 101
Island Vista
Spring Events
December 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.




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Greetings from Myrtle Beach,


OK, I promise to get the newsletter out on time next month. Also, I will unveil my website upgrades and review the year in real estate along the Grand Strand - both topics I planned to cover in this newsletter.


Here's what I do have for you this month.


I've been asked lots of questions about vacation rental management over the years. For everything you ever wanted to know (and probably more), check out "Vacation Rental Management 101".


This month's highlighted development is Island Vista - an oceanfront resort with a look and feel like no other.


Check out "Spring Events" for a sampling of upcoming activities along the Grand Strand!


My Best Buy picks this month include oceanfront and ocean view houses as well as condos in The Avista,  Bay Watch, Caribbean Resort, Breakers Resort, Brighton @ KP, Camelot, Caravelle, Coral Beach, Crescent Keyes, Dunes Village, Grand Atlantic, Island Vista, Long Bay Resort, Mar Vista Grande, Margate Tower, Monterey Bay, North Beach Towers, Prince Resort in Cherry Grove, Royale Palms, Seaside Inn-Crescent Beach, Sea Watch, South Wind, Sunrise Pointe, Arcadian Dunes, Cottages at Seventh, Grande Dunes-Marina Inn, Magnolia Pointe, Malibu Pointe Beach Club and The Market Common.  

Vacation Rental Management 101

The attractiveness of the Grand Strand as a vacation destination is a blessing for owners of condos and beach homes in the area. Vacation rental income can make a property in our area inexpensive or even virtually free to own after the initial down payment on a financed purchase. It can put good money back in an owner's pocket for a cash purchase. Vacation rental management, however, is one of the most misunderstood businesses in our area. I'll try to give an overview of the different types and answer some commonly asked questions. 
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Island Vista

Island Vista is an impressive oceanfront 12-story condominium tower on the north end of Myrtle Beach. It is located in one of the Grand Strand's most upscale neighborhoods, a beautifully wooded area just north of Myrtle Beach's famed "Golden Mile". It is unusual among Myrtle Beach oceanfront resorts in that it is surrounded on all sides by private homes and there is a small park across the street. This tranquil setting is still just minutes away from all the attractions of the Grand Strand and just a mile and a half north of the vibrant downtown area.   Click here to read more.

Island Vista Active Listings
Island Vista Listing Brochures 
Link to Island Vista Rental Website

Spring Events Highlights     


There are many activities along the Grand Strand to entertain our locals and visitors.  Here are some interesting events to consider.  




Dick's Mardi Gras Parade

Feb. 12

Myrtle Beach Marathon

Feb. 14-16

Cupid's Comedy Capers

Feb. 14-16

Carolina's All-Star Basketball

Feb. 17

2013 Home & Garden Show

Feb. 22-24

Myrtle Beach Pro Am Classic

Mar. 3-6

NMB Museum Grand Opening

Mar. 10

25th Annual "Run to the Sun"

Mar. 14-16

4th Annual Irish Fest

Mar. 16

Myrtle Beach 400 Car Race

Mar. 22

2013 Taste of the Coast in NMB     

Mar. 23

Equinox Art & Music Festival

Mar. 23

5th Annual MB Beerfest

Mar. 29

Preliminary Ultimate Elvis Contest

Apr. 6

Sports & Outdoor Living Show

Apr. 13

MB International Film Festival

Apr. 25-27

5th Annual Dragon Boat Race

Apr. 27

100 Lap Memorial Day Race

May 23

3rd Annual Dirty Myrtle Mud Run

May 25

December 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

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