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  • First-Time Home Buyers To-Do List

    10/07/2015 in Myrtle Beach real estate

    Are you ready to stop renting and buy your first home ? Did you know that often your mortgage is less than your monthly rent.  Here is a to-do list to help you take the plunge.

    1. Save: You will need money for the down payment, closing cost and escrow for taxes and insurance.

    2. Improve Credit Score: The higher your credit score, the lower your interest rate. To help your credit score pay bills on time, do not cancel any credit cards and avoid major purchases.

    3. Calculate Your Budget 

    4. Get Preapproved For A Mortgage: Shop around for the best deal. Chose a primary and backup lender.

    5. Decide What You Want In A Home: Make a list, include must haves and preferences.

    6. Choose A Realtor: Be sure to interview several  different agents. You do not have to use the agent on the listing that you like.

    7. Visit Homes: Take photos, make notes, and use a checklist.

    8. Narrow Down Your Choices: Visit the home during different hours of the day, test your commute and consider resale value.

    9. Place A Offer

    10. Schedule The Home Inspection

    11. Final Walk-through: Check for doors and windows that do not work, test light switches sockets and test toilets, faucets and drains.

    The above list is meant as a general guideline please contact us or your Realtor for more information.

     

  • Home of the week

    04/09/2015 in Myrtle Beach real estate

    Address: 3905 Kensington Court

    City:Myrtle Beach

    Neighborhood:Plantation Point

    MLS#:1422715

    Description:  Rare opportunity to purchase a 6 bedroom home with 6 Full bathrooms. Designed with attention to a balance of living space to bedroom space, there are two offices, Art Room, Upstairs children's living room, and tons of storage space. The large eat in kitchen features an open family room with a beautiful inviting fireplace with hand made bricks designed to replicate a 17th century style fireplace. Hardwood floors and tile are throughout this home and the breakfast area is bright and cheerful with a nice bank of windows showcasing the screened in porch and expansive back yard. Other notable features include surround sound, cat 5 hardwire cable system throughout most of the home. wainscoting, extensive moldings and transoms. More features include a hoist for the entry chandelier, two laundry rooms, security system, 7800 sq. ft drive way and 3 car garage with built in organization. This home has been meticulously maintained and has had a new roof installed in November, 2014. Best. yet, this home is situated on a .96 acre lot with tremendous privacy and has a batting cage and full electrical wiring for out door landscape and seasonal lighting. There is a separate meter for irrigation and a professional drainage system is in place. This home has been priced right for a fast sale.

    Listing Agent: Maggie Boineau: (843) 450-1261

  • Home of the week

    02/26/2015 in Myrtle Beach real estate


     

     

     Address: 9154 Abingdon

     City: Myrtle Beach

     Subdivision: Plantation Lakes                                                                      

    Description: This home has so many wonderful features - from the minute you walk through the front door, you are welcomed by a cheerful great room with a cathedral ceiling and a double bank of windows which bring in beautiful natural light. It is further enhanced with a two sided fireplace and entertainment center. The kitchen offers a nice eat in area and a "keeping room" so that you can enjoy your family or company while you prepare meals. The homeowners had the original builder, Indigo Homes add an addition off the kitchen which is the perfect space for all kinds of activities including arts and crafts, play area, and fitness area. The Master suite is spacious and has a good size sitting room. In addition to the 4 upstairs bedrooms, there is a guest bedroom and full bath downstairs as well as a private office. This is a great price for a home with generous bedrooms, bathrooms, and living space. Price reflects that the sellers are motivated. Neighborhood amenities include a pool, fitness center, and clubhouse. Plantation Lakes offers so many conveniences such a public library, nearby shopping, great schools, and the beach only minutes away! Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to own a home with so much to offer. MLS # 1502743

    Listing Agent: Maggie Boineau: 843-450-1261 , Maggieboineau@aol.com


  • Home of the week

    01/22/2015 in Myrtle Beach real estate

    Address: 1620 Randor Court

    City :Myrtle Beach

    Neighborhood: Carolina Forest

    MLS#:1419462

    Description: Bright and airy well cared for home on one of the most spacious lots in the Cul-de-sac. Corner lot extra Room to relax and entertain. Spacious kitchen features stainless appliances, granite counter tops and breakfast bar . Fireplace in living-room, Separate laundry room with additional cabinets for storage, Master suite with large master bath includes a garden tub and separate shower. Screened in room to sit back and relax all within walking distance to the new school. Beautiful luxurious amenity center includes pool, gym, beautiful lake, walking trails, tennis,basketball and more. More than a new address a new lifestyle with lots to offer.

    Listing Agent: Maxine Schulte: 843-866-4673

      

  • Selling your home with small children

    01/16/2015 in Myrtle Beach real estate

    Selling your home can be stressful. Adding kids into the mix and stress levels can double. Below you will find some tips on selling your home with small children.  It may help to develop a check list.

    Schedule showings: Request a few hours notice before showings. This give you time to put away clutter and get the kids out.

    Store kids stuff: Before putting your house on the market, remove clutter. For the toys kids don't use, put them in storage. For the toys used regularly, have a bin handy where you can place them during showings. 

    Places to go: Have a plan of where to take the kids during showings. Examples include: Friends, shopping, library, park, walk around the neighborhood. 

    Involve kids: Have a written plan of who does what.

    Clean as you go: Clean dishes, make beds. This will make it easier if you have a last minute showing request.

    Keep your trunk clear: When you have a last minute showing request, throw clutter in the trunk of your car.

    As always, if you have any question ask your Realtor. 

  • 2014 Most Expensive Homes Sold

    01/09/2015 in Myrtle Beach real estate

    Georgetown

      Address: 164 Colony Pointe Drive
    Subdivision: Debordieu Colony

    Asking Price: $4,850,000   

                                                                                                                             

    Pawleys Island

      Address: 451 Beach Bridge Rd.
    Subdivision: Prince George Ocean

    Asking Price: $3,485,000 

                                                                                                                             

     

    Litchfield

      Address: 1301 Norris Drive
    Subdivision: The Peninsula at Inlet Point

    Asking Price: $3,549,000

                                                                                                                             

     

    Murrells Inlet

      Address: 4346 Creek Drive

    Asking Price: $1,449,000 

                                                                                                                              

     

    Garden City

      Address: 1357 S Waccamaw Drive

    Asking Price: $2,529,000 

                                                                                                                             

     

    Myrtle Beach

      Address: 6600 North Ocean Blvd.
    Subdivision: Forest Dunes

    Price: $2,295,000 

                                                                                                                             

     

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