Myrtle Beach Real Estate News

Gene Carter and The Beach Pro Team


December 2013
Volume 2013   Issue 11
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In This Issue
November Reports
News to You
Best Buys

Gene Carter CDPE

Professional, Courteous Service /
28 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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Happy New Year from Myrtle Beach!


Once again, the year is starting out with a bang. I always think I'll have at least a couple of weeks to get in the swing of things before sales activity picks up and every year I get blindsided. I was out with clients looking at oceanfront properties 5 of the first 7 days of January - including New Year's Day! It's a sign of the times - buyers are buying and sellers are selling. I trot out this same old chart every year but take a look at just how fast sales activity picks up between December and January. Seasonal Sales Pace by Month. Don't wait - act now if you want to buy or list!


There's a sense of optimism in the air on the Grand Strand that I haven't experienced in quite some time - a feeling that this is the year that we resume the normal pace of growth and prosperity that this area had become accustomed to prior to the "Great Recession". New businesses are opening, rental incomes are increasing, new subdivisions are booming, and new developments are being launched.


But the good times are not evenly spread out. Some developments are increasing sharply in value while others are flat-lining. I know I've mentioned this subject in several previous newsletters but it's a great time to re-assess whether or not you should be buying, selling or re-arranging. If you are looking to buy in the area for the first time, you will want to take full advantage of the market conditions. If you already own, the best course of action depends on your personal and financial scenarios and your particular property or properties. Please contact me if you want to discuss your unique situation. I will be glad to put together a detailed analysis focusing on your buying needs or your individual property or properties.


All the usual reports, best buys and news releases are included but, overall, this newsletter is a little light on content compared to my norm. I'm still collecting and analyzing year-end stats but I promise the next one will contain my take on 2013 and what to expect in 2014. I'm ready for a big year!


My Best Buy picks this month include oceanfront  and ocean view houses as well as condos in
Anderson Ocean Club, Avista, BAREFOOT RESORT - (Cypress Bend, Edgewater, Harbour Cove, Willow Bend), Bay View, Bay Watch, Beach Club, Breakers Boutique, Breakers Resort, Camelot, Caravelle Resort, Caribbean Resort,   Pinnacle/Compass Cove, Coral Beach, Cottages at 7th, Crescent Keyes, Crescent Shores, Dunes Village, Grand Atlantic, Grande Shores, Island Vista, KINGSTON PLANTATION - (Brighton, Margate Tower, Royale Palms), Long Bay Resort, Magnolia Place, Magnolia Pointe, Malibu Pointe, Mar Vista Grande, Monterey Bay, North Beach Towers, North Beach Plantation-Spa Villas, Ocean Blue, Ocean Keyes, Ocean Reef, Oceans One, Paradise Resort, Prince Resort, Roxanne, Sandy Beach, Seaside Inn, Sea Watch, South Wind, The Horizon, The Pointe, Tilghman Beach & Golf and Windy Hill Dunes.


Come see me at the beach!  

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
News to You - December

This new monthly newsletter feature shares press releases that caught my eye in the previous month.  Here they are for December.  (These articles are on my website under "News/Useful Info"). 
Best Buys (My Picks)

The following current listings are exceptionally well-priced and represent great values.  The spreadsheets are sorted by price.  These are live links to listing details and they will change according to changes in the MLS (Pending, Sold, etc.).  The listing details are in the same order as the spreadsheets. 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 


OF/OV Condo Brochures:         Link to Listings

OF/OV Condo Spreadsheet:    Link to Spreadsheet

Non-OF Condo Brochures:        Link to Listings  
Non-OF 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

The material provided is for informational and educational purposes only and sometimes contains current or forward-looking statements on real estate market conditions, and should not be construed as legal, investment and/or real estate advice.  Although the material is deemed to be accurate and reliable, we do not make any representations as to its accuracy or completeness and as a result, there is no guarantee it is without errors, and is not necessarily the opinion of The Hoffman Group or its agents.