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  • 4966 Fulton Place

    10/22/2015 in Murrells Inlet real estate

    Address: 4966 Fulton Place
    Neighborhood: Wachesaw Plantation
    City: Murrells Inlet
    MLS#:1519494
     
    Description: 
    The Oak-lined streets throughout this gated, golf course community brings to life the image of the old south, where the livin' is easy. Sit back and enjoy this fabulous 3-BR all brick well-maintained home in prestigious Wachesaw Plantation. Great floorplan with first level master suite, plantation shutters, Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, crown molding, ceiling fans throughout and much more. Large kitchen with tile floor, corian counters, breakfast bar, Lots of cabinet storage w/pull-outs and a large eat-in area. Full formal dining room and large great room with vaulted ceiling. Laundry room with sink & storage. 2 bedrooms upstairs with large sitting area that could be study area or pull out couch for guests. This home has lots of storage on both levels. Enjoy the screened porch w/brick pavers overlooking your private oasis and kidney shaped in-ground pool with large surrounding patio. Man Cave- yes over the garage. Security system and termite bond. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, and just a short drive to the beach, Huntington State Park, Brookgreen Gardens, the Marshwalk, and the world famous seafood restaurants and nightlife of Murrells Inlet. Convenient to an award winning, state of the art hospital and other medical facilities, shopping, world-class golf courses, dining, and Live entertainment. Located just 20 minutes south of Myrtle Beach International Airport. There are private Wachesaw Plantation Club memberships available to buy, both equity full membership and social memberships. Square footage is approximate only and should be verified by buyer. Live the laid-back, Lowcountry lifestyle NOW. 
     
    Listing Agent: Don Thomas (843) 240-2198 , dthomas@lachicotte.com
     
     

  • Home of the week

    10/01/2015 in Murrells Inlet real estate

    Address: 234 Chesapeake Lane

    Neighborhood: Inlet Palms

    City: Murrells Inlet

    MLS#: 1518695

    Description: Don't miss this fantastic value before it is gone! This 3 bedroom, 2 and a half bath home is located in the desirable Murrells Inlet area! The home also includes a bonus room which could be used as a playroom, media room, man-cave or 4th bedroom. When entering the home you are struck by the gorgeous bamboo floors through the main living and dining space. The master bedroom is located on the main level with a wonderfully sized master bath that includes separate tub and shower. Need to have split bedrooms? All other bedrooms are located upstairs along with another full bathroom. The kitchen features upgraded cabinets and beautiful granite counter tops. This home is also located on a large lot with plenty of yard off to the side of the house. Dual HVAC units keep heating and cooling very efficient throughout the year. Don't forget to put this on your list of homes to see with your Realtor today!

    Listing Agents: Drew Albert 843-424-1682 & Amy Campbell 843-318-6850

  • Downsizing Tips

    09/16/2015 in Murrells Inlet real estate

    Downsizing a home can be stressful. Whether you are a senior, empty nester or moving into a smaller home, we all face a challenge.  You love your stuff but not the clutter it can create. Below you will find simple tips to make the process a little easier.

    Plan Ahead: Start early and set goals. For couples and families, make sure everyone knows the plan and agrees.

    Determine Needs: Think about your new lifestyle, how much smaller your new place is. How will your furniture fit? Do you believe you should keep something just because you paid a lot of money for it?

    Quality & Multipurpose:  Choose quality over quantity.  Pick that one piece of furniture that makes a statement instead of squeezing too much into a room. If you are buying new furniture, choose multipurpose furniture.

    Objective Opinion: Need help deciding? Consider hiring a professional or asking a friend with a objective opinion.

    Create A List: Create a list of items that you cannot live without. This helps you get rid of other items.

    Create Bins: Keep - Sell - Charity - Toss

    Remove Duplicates: No one needs 20 mixing bowls.

    Children’s Art Projects & Schoolwork: Keep your favorites and take photos of the rest.

    Any tips you would like to share?

  • Home of the week

    07/16/2015 in Murrells Inlet real estate

    Address: 748 Dreamland Drive
    Neighborhood: Prince Creek West - Creekhaven
    City: Murrells Inlet
    MLS#: 1510122
     
    Description:  Getting tired of looking at homes that back up to other homes? Then look no further! This home's backyard backs up to a stunning wooded view. This outstanding 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom with a half bath home will take your breath away. Starting with a grand two-story foyer with hardwood floors throughout the main living area, an open concept kitchen that over looks onto your den and breakfast nook. Don't forget that your spacious master bedroom is located on the main level with his and her walk-in closets. The master bathroom features his and her sinks also with a stand alone shower and garden tub. The laundry room is spacious and has storage! The screened-in back porch is ample in space for entertaining guests at those summer cookouts. The back yard has plenty of room to throw ball or play a game of catch. Over all this is a must see home! The home's convenience to the beaches, marshwalk, Brookgreen Gardens and Huntington Beach State Park are great pluses for living in Creekhaven. Other amenities that the community of Creekhaven offers are walking and biking trails, outdoor recreation area, swimming pool and tennis courts. Make sure you put this home on your list to view with your Realtor today!
     
    Listing Agent: Drew Albert (843) 424-1682 and Amy Campbell (843) 318-6850

  • Why Not To Sell Your Home Without An Agent

    06/02/2015 in Murrells Inlet real estate

    Many believe that selling your home without an agent is a great way to save thousands of dollars. While it is possible to save money here are reasons why you should not FSBO (For sale by owner). 

    Buyers' agent may not show your property

    Buyers agents know there will not be a real estate professional on the other end of the transaction. They believe this will lead to numerous headaches so they refuse to show the property. If their clients insists on seeing your home, the agent may discourage making an offer. They agent will tell their client it is not worth the hassle or risk. "FSBO sellers are viewed as unrealistic, unreasonable and difficult sellers whom professional realtors have rejected.”

    Emotions

    Selling your home is a emotional process. With an agent you are one step removed from the home selling process. This helps you from overpricing , giving in too easily or refusing to counter because the low offer offended you. A realtor can communicate without desperation or eagerness because it is his/her job. Also, a agent can help with the rejection process. Without an agent you directly have to deal with the rejection each time a client is not interested. This can be upsetting for you. With a agent, he/she can put a positive spin on it.  For some it is also easier to hear the bad news from someone that is on their side.

    Full time job

    Are you able to leave work whenever someone wants to see your home? Are you able to answer you cell at work every time a potential buyer calls ? Do you have the time and skills to market your home? Your answer to the above may be no but a real estate agents answer is yes. 

    Network

    Yes you can list your home on Craigslist, Zillow and a few other sites but that might not be enough. Agents have relationships with clients and other real estate companies to spread the word about your home. 

    Needless Showings

    Agents can find out if someone is a potential buyer or just curious. It is a lot of work and hassle to get your home ready for a showing. You want to limit the showings to just potential buyers. Realtors get trained on determining if a person is a serious buyer or not. Also, some clients find it awkward to have a owner in a home during the showing. 

    Negotiating 

    Agents have experience in negotiating a home sale. The buyer's agent you are  facing in negotiation may have negotiated hundreds of homes before. With this experience they are more likely to win, meaning less money for you. Agents know the games and signs of a disingenuous or nervous buyer. They are also aware of what terms are worth fighting for and which terms to let the other party win. 

    What's wrong with your home ? 

    Agents are trained to know what makes a home sell.  You are more likely to overlook a flaw because you see them every day or do not see it as a flaw.  Once on the market, agents can report feedback from potential clients on your home. A good cleaning is recommended before putting your home on the market. 

    Legal Issues

    A lot of paper work is required to sell a home. This paperwork needs to be completed correctly by an expert. For example the seller's disclosure, a document that states " A seller of real estate has an affirmative duty to disclose any fact that materially affects the value or desirability of the property". If you fail to disclose and the buyer find a problem after they moved in, they can sue you. If a agent makes mistake with the paperwork, they have insurance for protection. 

    Selling your home will be one of the biggest transactions of your life.  You can try and save money by selling alone but a agent:

    - Can give your property more exposure

    - Help negotiate a better deal

    - Dedicate more time

    - Help keep your emotions in check

    - Has expertise on dealing with complex transaction. 

     data via investopedia.com

  • Home of the week

    04/23/2015 in Murrells Inlet real estate

    Address: 7971 Spruce Lane

    City: Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

    Neighborhood:Pines Of St James

    MLS#:1507830

    Description: Looking for a home with a 3 car garage but can't find it well look no further this home has it. The 3 bedroom and 2 full bath single level home will take your breath away. Many features include screened in porch, vaulted ceilings, fencing along the back of the home and three car garage. The home is located in the Pines of Saint James community and is within walking distance to the Saint James high school. The home has never been rented so you know the home has been well taken care of. Make sure you put this home on your list to view with your Realtor today!

    Listing Agent: Amy Campbell: (843) 318-6850 & Drew Albert: (843) 424-1682 


  • Quick Fixes For Renovation Problems

    02/16/2015 in Murrells Inlet real estate

    1) Wallpaper adhesive that will not come off the wall: To get that stubborn layer of wallpaper adhesive off your wall, mix a solution of hot water and vinegar (80/20). Apply the solution with a wet sponge in a circular motion. Let it soak for about 15 minutes then gently scrape off the glue with a putty knife.

    2) Rough wall textures: Rough wall textures make painting a nightmare. Fill in large holes and dents with spackle than lightly sand off uneven textures and bumps.

    3) Wall paint ran through your painter's tape onto your ceiling or molding: To remove the paint, dip the corner of a clean rag or small paintbrush in paint remover. Be sure to only dampen and not soak. Then press on the unwanted paint spot for a few seconds than wipe away. Let dry and repeat if needed.

    4) Drips of paint made it onto your carpet: Soak up the excess paint and try not to spread the stain. Then pour distilled vinegar onto a clean cloth and blot the stain. Repeat with different parts of the cloth until the paint is removed. After, wash the area with warm water and soap.

    5) Dry wall dust that seems to be  everywhere after renovating: No matter how many times you vacuumed, there still is some dry wall dust. To fix this issue, use a spray bottle to wet the area. Then use a wet rag to wipe off counters, walls, floors and anywhere else there might be dust.

    6) Scratches in furniture and your floor: For light to medium wood, soak black tea until it is the desired color. Then use a cotton ball to dab the tea onto the scratch and then wipe away excess. For darker wood, mix instant coffee and water into a thick paste. Dab the paste onto the scratch then wipe away excess. 

    7) Paint that won't come off the inside of your sink after washing paintbrushes and rollers: If scrubbing with soap and hot water does not work, use paint thinner or nail polish remover. Be sure to wash it off after. 

    8) Air bubbles, runs and questionable specs on your freshly-painted walls: The cause is usually dirt or dust that was on the wall before you painted.  To fix this issue is to scrape it off than repaint again. Only scrape the raised area. There is no need to repaint a large area again. 

    9) The old paint color of the room is still on door handles , hinges,light fixtures etc.: Instead of buying new hardware, soak them in a mixture of baking soda and water. This will lift off the old paint and make it shine like new.

  • Price Reduction

    02/12/2015 in Murrells Inlet real estate


     Address: 258 Outboard Drive

     City: Murrells Inlet

     Subdivision: Hunter's Grove - Prince Creek                                                              

    Originally: $439,900    NOW: $385,000  

    Description: Lowest Priced 5 Bedroom Home in Prince Creek! Model Home Built in 2007-Great Home at an Amazing Price! Custom built home in a new and fabulous Prince Creek Community. Hunter's Grove Community is perfect setting for you and your family! This 5BR, 3.5 BA home features hardwood flooring, granite countertops in kitchens and baths, Butlers Pantry, and Stainless Steel appliances. The large first floor master bedroom has a spacious bathroom with separate vanity areas, Garden tub, Standup Shower and two huge walk in closet. Small Sitting area off of Master that can be used as office space or reading area. Remaining bedrooms upstairs with one room that can be used as media room or bonus room. The back yard of this home is nice for entertaining with a large deck area overlooking a beautiful lake with a fountain, screened in porch, and still ample room for children to play in back yard. This spectacular home is located just minutes from the Inlet, the Intracoastal waterway, and the Atlantic Ocean in a gated community. MLS#:1401730

    Listing Agent: Cooper & Abernethy Team: 843-241-2654

       


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