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Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

by Jerry Pinkas

 

Myrtle Beach SC Boardwalk

An introduction to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

We are so excited to be sharing this blog post with you today! As you probably saw from the title, we are going to be sharing all the details of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Being such a popular local attraction in the area, and bursting with fun around every corner, we are sure its going to make you want to take the day off tomorrow and head right to the boardwalk!

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk spans along the glistening Myrtle Beach oceanfront from the 2nd Avenue Pier at 2nd Avenue North to Pier 14 at 14th Avenue North, and is 1.2 miles of incredible shopping, delicious restaurants and plenty of exciting attractions. It officially opening in May of 2010 and cost a whopping$6.4 million to construct. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk has ranked number three in the country by the National Geographic, and number two by Travel and Leisure. If you haven’t had the pleasure to checking out this amazing attraction in the Myrtle Beach area, we hope this post outlines a day of fun in the sun for you and your family!  

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Where to eat?

There are so many delicious places to indulge in while visiting the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Take your pick from restaurants such as Sharkey’s Oceanfront Restaurant, which offers visitors a modern beach atmosphere and a menu consisting of tasty drinks, delicious poultry and fresh seafood. Or for an authentic “tiki” experience, be sure to check out the upscale 8th Ave Tiki Bar for some of their famous fish tacos, boneless buffalo chicken sandwiches, schnitzel sandwiches, or home-made hummus. If you are looking for a little live music to groove to while you eat and sip, look no further than The Bowery, which has their own in house band and offers many delicious dishes for visitors to enjoy. And if drinks, burgers, hot dogs, tacos and fries makes your mouth water, check out Moe Moon’s or the Olympic Flame Pancake House for delicious breakfast and lunch items.

For those of you with a sweet tooth, be sure to check out SweetFrog Frozen Yogurt, Boardwalk Snack & Ice Cream, Mad Myrtle’s Ice Creamery and I Love Sugar. And for those looking for pizza, look no further than New York Pizza Kitchen and Abraham’s Gyro’s & Pizza. There is also the Boardwalk Coffee House for those looking for a little afternoon pick-me-up. Or bar and grill’s such as LankdShark Bar & Grill, Hurricane’s Daiquiri Bar & Grill and Beach House Bar & Grill. Other restaurants along Myrtle Beach Boardwalk include Peaches Corner, Pier 14 Restaurant, and E-Z Eats Café. 

Where to play?

Where do we even start?! There is so much for adventurers of all ages and thrill levels to choose from at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk! For those who like a little haunt in their days, there is the Nightmare Haunted House, where guests shiver with terror as they go in and out of total darkness as they encounter everything terrifying including zombified clowns. For the arcade junkies, there is Fun Plaza Family Fun Center and the Gay Dolphin Arcade, and for those looking for a little thrill, don’t miss all the Myrtle Beach thrill rides including the Myrtle Beach Zipline Adventures. There are also Ripley’s Believe it or not, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, Ripley’s Moving Theatre and Ripley’s Mirror Maze. Pier 14 is the perfect place for those looking for a lounge, restaurant and fishing pier all in one place. It also happens to be the Grand Strands only lounge and restaurant. There is also 2nd Avenue Pier, which is a local landmark that offers guests food, fun and fishing.

Finally, it is safe to say that we saved the best for last! The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is located near Plyer Park and is the first observations wheel of its kind in the country. Standing at a staggering 200-feet above sea level, guests experience a thrilling flight that overlooks the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Atlantic Ocean. At the time it was constructed, the SkyWheel was the tallest ferris wheel in the country east of the Mississippi river. The SkyWheel features 42 fully enclosed gondolas that are climate controlled, and is an incredible centerpiece for the boardwalk. It is also surrounded by lots of tasty restaurants, wonderful shopping and the warm, pristine Atlantic sands - what more could you ask for?

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Where to shop?

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk has a wonderful and unique shopping district for guests to enjoy! For the most unique gift shop in the Grand Strand, look no further than the Gay Dolphin Gift Cove, where you will find twenty-six thousand square feet and seven levels of incredible shopping. The Gay Dolphin Gift Cove has been one of the anchors of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and has been welcoming eager customers since 1946. For a great beach shop, there is Surfs Up Beach Shop and Tsunami Surf Shop, which offers high end men’s, women’s and children’s surf fashions. This tiny but quaint shop is also the first smoke shop on the boulevard. The LandShark Surf Shack offers shoppers a variety of themed merchandise, as well as an impressive selection of souvenirs of the SkyWheel. Lastly, there is Beach Creations, which has vinyl and airbrushing artwork for sale with the most current designs. They also specialize in t-shirts, tank tops, shoes, hats, headbands and backpacks, and offer customization with your own design.

Where to sleep?

For those who want to make a little staycation out of their Myrtle Beach Boardwalk experience, or maybe you have family and friends coming in town to visit and they want a fun environment, there are many places to stay in the area. Some of the hotels and resorts near the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk include Bay View Report, Brittain Resorts & Hotels, Holidays Sands North, Sandy Beach Resort, Winds Surfer Hotel, Holiday Inn at the Pavilion, The Hampton Inn & Suites, The Yachtsman Resort and Bermuda Sands. The area also has the Myrtle Beach Timeshare Resorts, which are perfect to enjoy a lifetime of wonderful vacation and memories in Myrtle Beach!

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Festivals at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is home to many fun festivals and events throughout the year that are a great excuse to ditch any indoor plans and trade them in for a day outside in the beautiful South Carolina weather. For those Halloween enthusiasts, the Boardwalk Fright Nights is a must-attend! Happening from October 7th through Halloween night, watch as the boardwalk transforms into a spooky Halloween theme beach at dusk, complete with haunted attractions and live zombies! For those families looking to kick off the summer season right should visit the Sun Fun Festival, which is hosted by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and the Oceanfront Merchants Association, and runs from June 3rd through June 5th. This family-friendly festival has everything from parades and entertainers to yummy food and dance-worthy music! Finally, the Carolina Country Music Fest is the ideal place for country music lovers to be from June 8th through the 11th to enjoy country music along the boardwalk.  There is a huge stage at the festival that attracts many well-known country artists to perform on. So grab your boots, chaps and cowboy hat at the beginning of June for some incredible country music on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk! 

 

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Myrtle Beach Bank Owned Condos and Houses

by Jerry Pinkas

 

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As you can see from the title, in today’s blog post we are going to be talking about bank owned condos and houses in Myrtle Beach. There are a lot of questions surrounding this topic, and we hope to answer some of these in hopes to show you the many benefits that can come from purchasing a bank owned property. It is always good to keep your options open when starting the search for a new home in Myrtle Beach, and we hope we can shed some light and help you make a decision if these properties are the right fit for you and your family.

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What does it mean if a condo or house is ‘bank owned?”

When a condo or house is bank owned, it means that the bank has foreclosed on the property. This means that the owner of the condo or home defaulted on the loan, leading to legal actions and proceedings from the bank against the owner to seize the property in repayment of the mortgage debt. There are also other times where the borrower will give the bank the deed for the condo or home in lieu of proceeding with a foreclosure, which is referred to as dation. The bank will sometimes accommodate this request from the borrower if they find that there is sufficient equity in the property in hopes to avoid a large loss for the bank.

Are bank owned condos and houses a good investment?

These properties have the potential to be incredible investments! For one, many banks are looking to get these condos and homes off their backs. This affords you the opportunity to snag a property in Myrtle Beach (potentially) under market value! And if you are to do any repairs or upgrades, this will make the condo or home worth more if you ever decide to sell it in the future: cha-ching! And with the secret of Myrtle Beach out, the area has become such a desirable location for residents and visitors, and you should therefore not have much trouble finding an eager buyer who wants to enjoy the many benefits South Carolina has to offer.

On that topic, bank owned houses and condos can also be a great investment property. Buyers can potentially purchase the property at a lower price, making the barrier to entry in the investment property market fairly low. And again, with Myrtle Beach being such a desirable location within the country (what, with incredible beaches, weather, shopping, dining, entertainment…. Okay we will stop bragging now) you will always have someone interested in renting the property – whether it be a full time rental or more sporadic with out of town visitors. Either way, bank owned condos and homes have the potential to become incredible investment properties for those interested.

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What are the benefits of purchasing a bank owned condo or house?

There are many benefits that can come from purchasing a condo or house that is bank owned. As we spoke about earlier, one of them is price. Banks are usually wanting to get the seized properties off their books quickly, which can prove to be a huge benefit for you as they have the potential to come down drastically in price. Is there a neighborhood or part of town that you have been dreaming to live in but simple can not afford? Would you love to live near the glistening Myrtle Beach water but the price tag is too hefty for your budget? Or maybe you are just looking for more square footage for your growing family. We see these all the time from clients.

Well luckily for you there is a potential for a bank owned property to be available in these neighborhoods or parts of town that can check off everything on your wish list and fall in your ideal price range. What we are trying to say is that bank owned condos or homes give people options. A property that would, under normal circumstances, be completely out of your search criteria all of a sudden becomes tangible for you and your family.

Another benefit to a bank owned property is the potential to customize the home or condo to your taste and preference if you plan on doing any repairs or upgrades to the property. Since some of these properties need a little tender loving care, you are able to pick out things such as paint color, finishes, flooring and window treatments. It gives you an excuse to make the home your perfect sanctuary and have things just the way you want them. And while some people may only see a hefty price tag with these improvements, we tend to look at the glass half full and think of it as a terrific opportunity. Also, you probably were able to get the condo or home at a lower price which leaves some funds to put towards these projects. It truly is a win-win! 

 

Are there any cons of purchasing a bank owned condo or house?

As with most things in life, with the good comes potential for some drawback. When it comes to buying a condo or house that is bank owned there are some things that we want you to keep in mind. Because bank owned properties always have the potential of being vacant for some time before new owners move in, the home may need some repairs. Things such as new paint, pipes and air conditioners may need to be purchased and installed. And with that comes the potential for costly bills with your name on them. On the flip side, as we mentioned earlier, this can also be a fun way for you to put your own touch on the property to make it reflect your taste.

Bank Owned Condos and Houses of Myrtle Beach

Prior to closing, it may be a good ideal to hire a trusted inspector to ensure there are no surprises after you close on the condo or home. You can also make the contract “contingent” for a few days or at least until you are able to get an inspector out to survey the property. And while the bank more than likely will not fix anything that needs to be repaired, again it alleviates any large potential surprises, and also may give you a little negotiating power in the deal. We want to make sure that you do not let the excitement of purchasing a home overshadow the due diligence and inspections that may need to be done. Our team is here to guide you and think of the things that you may not have. And we are happy to do it!


What should I do if I am interested in purchasing a bank owned condo or house?

We hope this blog gave you a little more insight into the world of bank owned condos and houses, but we are sure that you more than likely still have some lingering questions, or questions that were sparked from this post. That is where we come in! Call our experienced team here at Jerry Pinkas Reality to answer any questions you have and help figure out if purchasing a bank owned condo or house is the best route for you and your family. We have helped many people go through the process of purchasing properties that are owned by the bank and we are confident we can do the same for you. We are looking forward to hearing from you today!


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Myrtle Beach Townhouses Myrtle Beach Townhomes

by Jerry Pinkas

 

Myrtle Beach SC Townhomes and Townhouses for Sale

What is a townhome and why should I be interested in purchasing one?

By definition, a townhouse is a multi-story home that is attached to one or more similar houses by conjoining walls. These homes are usually found in more modern housing developments and are the perfect place for you and your family to call home in Myrtle Beach! Individuals and families alike purchase townhomes for a myriad of reasons, some of these include being part of a close knit community, the lower cost of townhomes compared to detached single-family homes, the style of the homes themselves, lower utility bills and having less property to maintain. These, and many others, are a few reasons why many people are looking more towards a townhome in the search for their perfect home.

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Townhomes in Myrtle Beach range in price, but many start under $100,000 and range into the $300,000’s depending of course on location, size and desirability. Many townhomes have two to five bedrooms with one to four baths, and offer buyers spacious living areas, as well as many upgrades such as Plantation Shudders throughout the homes, upgraded kitchen appliances and lots of cabinet and closet space. There are some townhomes in Myrtle Beach that also have a screened in porch, which are perfect to spend summer nights on overlooking a lake, sharing memories with families and friends and taking in the sights of local wildlife.

One aspect we want to point out is that you are not necessarily compromising on space when you look to purchase a townhome. While the setup may be different than traditional houses, many units are the ideal size for families. Many of the townhouses also have spacious living and dining areas, so you will not be pressed for space when entertaining. Also, the different levels of the townhome also give you more living area and a unique home layout.

Buyers will also be pleased to find a variety of styles, including many quaint brick townhomes, that bring a very charming and homey feel to the neighborhood. You will also find many distinctive, colorful townhouses in the Myrtle Beach area that bring a little life to the area. And in terms of location, buyers will also be pleased to see that many of these homes are desirably located near the water, as well as many shopping, dining and entertainment options in Myrtle Beach.


What is the difference between a townhome and a condo?

We wanted to be sure to touch on this topic as to avoid any confusion when we say “townhomes,” as there is some overlap in the two, but they are still different from one another. A condo is a building containing units which are individually owned, and townhomes, while also individually owned, are similar architecturally to row houses where the owners share at least one or more walls. When it comes to size, condos are usually smaller than townhomes, which can feature multiple stores and be quite large in comparison.

Another difference in townhomes and condos is the HOA fees. Condo owners usually pay higher HOA fees, as they go towards exterior upkeep such as removal of trash, pest control, pools and lawn care. Townhouse owners often have a lower monthly HOA fee as they are responsible for much of their own upkeep out of their own pocket. The last difference we want to bring to your attention is the ownership of a condo versus a townhouse. Owners of condos only own their individual, interior unit of the building and all other areas including community areas, lawns, etc. are owned by the owners of the building. On the other hand, the exterior, interiors, lawn, driveway and roof are all property of the townhouse owner.

Benefits of a Myrtle Beach SC Townhome

What are the benefits of buying a townhome in Myrtle Beach?

There are many incredible benefits of purchasing a townhome in Myrtle Beach, the first one being the initial cost of purchasing one. We generally see townhomes as a much more affordable option for families looking to purchase a home, and they are also a wonderful way for first time homebuyers to establish equity. If you are in love with a certain area of Myrtle Beach but the single family homes are out of your price range, a townhome is a great alternative for you. It not only affords you the option to live in your ideal area, but it allows you to enjoy the many benefits of a home while avoiding a hefty monthly mortgage and going over budget in the search for a detached, single family home.

Another great benefit of purchasing a townhome is the amenities. Often times the community will provide tennis courts, pools, a community center and park areas, among other attractions. There are some townhome communities in Myrtle Beach that are very luxurious with impeccable lawns, local recreation and even some with ponds and water fountains to gaze at. And since many townhome communities have some sort of an association, you can be assured that these areas will be well maintained for a relatively small fee and not much work from your end.

Utility expenses are another incredible benefit of buying a townhouse, as most structures are relatively compact and at least one wall of the home is shared with a neighbor. This is a big help when it comes to utility bills, especially with things such as cooling and heating, which are usually much cheaper when buyers go with a townhome. While savings like this tend to not be taken into account, it is a very important aspect that can end up making a big difference for you and your family over time. And again, most of the townhome communities have associations, which is another helpful aspect to buyers as they help to keep the community organized and everyone accountable. You can rest assured that the community will be well maintained and any pesky neighbors will be kept in line.

Myrtle Beach townhouse rentals

Are Townhomes in Myrtle Beach a good rental property?

If you are looking to purchase a rental property in Myrtle Beach, a townhome is a great option for you! As we spoke about earlier, one of the main benefits is that most of these properties are less expensive to purchase initailly compared to a detached home, so the barrier to entry in the rental market with these homes are fairly low depending on the neighborhood. And since your mortgage has the potential to be on the lower end, you would not have to charge renters as much to cover your expenses every month, which in turn would draw in more potential occupants and ensure the property is always rented out.

Also, townhomes are very appealing when it comes to renters as they offer many of the amenities of a detached home, such as space, full kitchen, garage and laundry, without having to pay a heftier price. And seeing as how many townhouses have Home Owners Associations, you can be assured that the common areas will always be kept up, leaving less work and worry for you.

Townhouses for Sale Myrtle Beach

What should I do if I am interested in purchasing a townhome?

Give our experienced team here at Jerry Pinkas Reality a call today! Why spend countless hours on the computer researching and getting frustrated when you can let us do the work for you? We have helped many families get in to a beautiful townhome in Myrtle Beach and we can do the same for you. We know you have questions around townhouses and we can walk you through every step of the way. Let our team answer your questions, show you some properties that fit your desired criteria and make the process simple for you and your family. We look forward to hearing from you soon! 

 

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Myrtle Beach Foreclosures

by Jerry Pinkas

 

 

Myrtle Beach Foreclosures
What is a foreclosure?
Foreclosure. A daunting word for some homebuyers. There are some stigmas and negative connotations that come along with purchasing a home that is a foreclosure, but we are here to tell you that there are many benefits to these properties in Myrtle Beach. Let’s first start by talking about what a foreclosure is. A foreclosure is a home that is bank owned, but that once belonged to a home owner who either voluntarily transferred the deed to the home to the bank or abandoned the home. While there are some extra steps and possible setbacks that go into purchasing a foreclosure home, there are many benefits that come along with it as well. We hope this post sheds a little light on the subject of foreclosures for those of you who are thinking of purchasing one. 
What are the pros of purchasing a foreclosure in Myrtle Beach?
There are a few reasons why purchasing a foreclosure in Myrtle Beach is a good idea. For one, it is a good deal. If the bank owns the property, chances are they are looking to get it off their books pretty quick. This works to your benefit because there is a high probability that they will price the home lower than normal in hopes to get multiple offers on the table. Also, if the the bank owns the property, most likely any debts or leans on the property, as well as any issues, will most likely be cleared. And if the home is badly distressed there is a chance, in addition to your primary means of financing the house, that it can qualify for a home rehabilitation loan package. This can prove to be a huge relief (and take a little pressure off your back) if major issues with the property arise and you do not have the funds to cover the maintenance. 
Another great reason (honestly one of the main reasons) to purchase a foreclosure is the equity the home has the potential to accumulate from buying it at a lower price. Whether you take some time and money to make repairs and upgrades to the home, or just have patience as the area continues to develop, you are putting yourself in a good position when you purchase a home under the market value. If you are doing upgrades to the home, you also have the opportunity to create the home of your dreams with customized finishes that are tailored around your taste and preference.  It is also good to note that you have the potential to find a home that is move-in ready. What a win-win that would be! There will more than likely be other buyers that are interested and will compete for the property, but if you are the lucky ones to snag it, you have hit the real estate jackpot! 
Time is another great aspect when it comes to foreclosure properties in that the banks can take a little bit longer to make a decision. And because the house is vacant, what would normally have to be set and coordinated around a strict schedule can be done at your convenience. Bring an engineer if needed and do your inspections if you are able to. This will help you be better prepared when it comes to making the final decision on whether to go ahead with purchasing the property or not. And if you do decide to move forward with the property, the extra time it make take for all the paperwork to go through can be used to complete all the things you need to do before the property is closed on. While some may view this time as wasteful and a negative aspect of a foreclosure, we urge you to flip your frame of mind and see it as an incredible opportunity to get your ducks in a row and ensure all your “I’s” are dotted and “T’s” are crossed. 
Our next pro when it comes to purchasing a foreclosure is a pretty obvious one if you plan on financing the home – a lower mortgage payment each month. Purchasing a property that is below your set budget will in turn make your mortgage payment lower, and allow you to have more cash on hand each month. Purchasing a foreclosure also gives people a chance to purchase a home in a desirable neighborhood that they may not have otherwise had the chance to live in. How incredible would it be to live in your dream neighborhood without paying the incredible prices? Properties that are in foreclosure are usually distressed and can be found anywhere, in all ranges of condition and price point. You may also be able to get a bigger house for the budget you have set. 
What are the cons of purchasing a foreclosure in Myrtle Beach?
As with most all decisions, with the good comes the potential for some bad. It is important to see both sides to ensure you are making the right decision for you and your family. A potential con that can come along with purchasing a foreclosure include overdue home repairs and properties that are in poor condition. Not everyone is looking to fix up a home, and if you are looking for a move-in ready property, a foreclosure may not always be your best avenue. In most cases there are repairs that need to take place in order for the home to be up to par as some of the properties may not have been lived in for some time. Buyers may find things such as broken pipes, bug infestations and mold buildup. While taking on the repairs is not a complete deal breaker, it is definitely something to consider. 
Another item to consider when purchasing a foreclosure in Myrtle Beach is that there are no guarantees. The process of purchasing a home that is under foreclosure has the potential to be a long and frustrating process, with slow response times and extra paperwork. And like we spoke about earlier, while some people may see this as a con, it is also a great time to ensure you have everything in line and allows you to take your time without rushing. Competition is another thing to consider when going to purchase a foreclosed property. There are a lot of people that see the value in these homes such as the potential to customize it and more square footage. Therefore, naturally, there will more than likely be other bids for the property that create a little competition with your offer. This is not a bad thing, just stay patient.
Can foreclosures be a good investment property? 
Absolutely! If you have the time, money and patience to take on any construction, improvements and upgrades that can come with a foreclosure, then these properties are ideal for you. Foreclosure properties, whether for a rehab project or income property, set you up for a win due to being able to purchase the home at a low cost and sell or rent at a higher price. You can put all the top notch finishes on the house and give yourself a competitive advantage at other homes in the area with a lower barrier to entry in the world of investment properties. 
What should I do if I am interested in purchasing a foreclosure in Myrtle Beach?
Give us a call today! We know you have many questions around foreclosure properties and we have the answers. We have helped numerous people get into homes that were under foreclosure and we can do it for you as well.  Let our experienced team help you walk through the process of purchasing a foreclosure in Myrtle Beach and find your dream home today!What is a foreclosure?Foreclosure. A daunting word for some homebuyers. There are some stigmas and negative connotations that come along with purchasing a home that is a foreclosure, but we are here to tell you that there are many benefits to these properties in Myrtle Beach. Let’s first start by talking about what a foreclosure is. A foreclosure is a home that is bank owned, but that once belonged to a home owner who either voluntarily transferred the deed to the home to the bank or abandoned the home. While there are some extra steps and possible setbacks that go into purchasing a foreclosure home, there are many benefits that come along with it as well. We hope this post sheds a little light on the subject of foreclosures for those of you who are thinking of purchasing one. â€¨What are the pros of purchasing a foreclosure in Myrtle Beach?There are a few reasons why purchasing a foreclosure in Myrtle Beach is a good idea. For one, it is a good deal. If the bank owns the property, chances are they are looking to get it off their books pretty quick. This works to your benefit because there is a high probability that they will price the home lower than normal in hopes to get multiple offers on the table. Also, if the the bank owns the property, most likely any debts or leans on the property, as well as any issues, will most likely be cleared. And if the home is badly distressed there is a chance, in addition to your primary means of financing the house, that it can qualify for a home rehabilitation loan package. This can prove to be a huge relief (and take a little pressure off your back) if major issues with the property arise and you do not have the funds to cover the maintenanc

myrtle beach foreclosures oceanfront


What is a foreclosure?

Foreclosure. A daunting word for some homebuyers. There are some stigmas and negative connotations that come along with purchasing a home that is a foreclosure, but we are here to tell you that there are many benefits to these properties in Myrtle Beach. Let’s first start by talking about what a foreclosure is. A foreclosure is a home that is bank owned, but that once belonged to a home owner who either voluntarily transferred the deed to the home to the bank or abandoned the home. While there are some extra steps and possible setbacks that go into purchasing a foreclosure home, there are many benefits that come along with it as well. We hope this post sheds a little light on the subject of foreclosures for those of you who are thinking of purchasing one to help you make the right decision for you and your family.


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What are the pros of purchasing a foreclosure in Myrtle Beach?

There are a few reasons why purchasing a foreclosure in Myrtle Beach is a good idea. For one, it is a good deal. If the bank owns the property, chances are they are looking to get it off their books pretty quick. This works to your benefit because there is a high probability that they will price the home lower than normal in hopes to get multiple offers on the table. Also, if the the bank owns the property, most likely any debts or leans on the property, as well as any issues, will most likely be cleared. And if the home is badly distressed there is a chance, in addition to your primary means of financing the house, that it can qualify for a home rehabilitation loan package. This can prove to be a huge relief (and take a little pressure off your back) if major issues with the property arise and you do not have the funds to cover the maintenance.

Another great reason (honestly one of the main reasons) to purchase a foreclosure is the equity the home has the potential to accumulate from buying it at a lower price. Whether you take time and money to make repairs and upgrades to the home, or just have patience as the area continues to develop, you are putting yourself in a good position when you purchase a home under the market value. If you are doing upgrades to the home, you also have the opportunity to create the home of your dreams with customized finishes that are tailored around your taste and preference.  It is also good to note that you have the potential to find a home that is move-in ready. What a win-win that would be! There will more than likely be other buyers that are interested and will compete for the property, but if you are the lucky ones to snag it, you have hit the real estate jackpot!

 

 

Time is another great aspect when it comes to foreclosure properties in that the banks can take a little bit longer to make a decision. And because the house is vacant, viewings that would normally have to be set and coordinated around a strict schedule can be done at your convenience. Bring an engineer if needed and do your inspections if you are able to. This will help you be better prepared when it comes to making the final decision on whether to go ahead with purchasing the property or not. And if you do decide to move forward with the property, the extra time it make take for all the paperwork to go through can be used to complete all the things you need to do before the property is closed on. While some may view this time as wasteful and a negative aspect of a foreclosure, we urge you to flip your frame of mind and see it as an incredible opportunity to get your ducks in a row and ensure all your “I’s” are dotted and “T’s” are crossed.

Our next pro when it comes to purchasing a foreclosure is a pretty obvious one if you plan on financing the home – a lower mortgage payment each month. Purchasing a property that is below your set budget will in turn make your mortgage payment lower, and allow you to have more cash on hand each month. Purchasing a foreclosure also gives people a chance to purchase a home in a desirable neighborhood that they may not have otherwise had the chance to live in. How incredible would it be to live in your dream neighborhood without paying the incredibly high prices? Properties that are in foreclosure are usually distressed and can be found anywhere, in all ranges of condition and price point. You may also be able to get a bigger house for the budget you have set.

myrtle beach foreclosures Pros and Cons

What are the cons of purchasing a foreclosure in Myrtle Beach?

As with most all decisions, with the good comes the potential for some bad. It is important to see both sides to ensure you are making the right decision for you and your family. A potential con that can come along with purchasing a foreclosure includes overdue home repairs and properties that are in poor condition. Not everyone is looking to fix up a home, and if you are looking for a move-in ready property, a foreclosure may not always be your best avenue. In most cases there are repairs that need to take place in order for the home to be up to par as some of the properties may not have been lived in for some time. Buyers may find things such as broken pipes, bug infestations and mold buildup. While taking on these repairs is not a complete deal breaker, it is definitely something to consider.

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Another item to consider when purchasing a foreclosure in Myrtle Beach is that there are no guarantees. The process of purchasing a home that is under foreclosure has the potential to be a long and frustrating process, with slow response times and extra paperwork. And like we spoke about earlier, while some people may see this as a con, it is also a great time to ensure you have everything in line and allows you to take your time without rushing. Competition is another thing to consider when going to purchase a foreclosed property. There are a lot of people that see the value in these homes, such as the potential to customize it and more square footage. Therefore, naturally, there will more than likely be other bids for the property that can create a little competition with your offer. This is not a bad thing, it is importatnt to just stay patient.

Can foreclosures be a good investment property?

Absolutely! If you have the time, money and patience to take on any construction, improvements and upgrades that can come with a foreclosure, then these properties are ideal for you. Foreclosure properties, whether for a rehab project or income property, set you up for a win due to being able to purchase the home at a low cost and sell or rent at a higher price. You can put all the top notch finishes on the house and give yourself a competitive advantage at other homes in the area with a lower barrier to entry in the world of investment properties in Myrtle Beach.

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What should I do if I am interested in purchasing a foreclosure in Myrtle Beach?

Give us a call today! We know you have many questions around foreclosure properties and we have the answers. We have helped numerous people get into homes that were under foreclosure and we can do it for you as well.  Let our experienced team help you walk through the process of purchasing a foreclosure in Myrtle Beach and find your dream home today!

 

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Pros and Cons of Living in Myrtle Beach

by Jerry Pinkas

 

Why would I want to live in Myrtle Beach during the winter? 
When you think of Myrtle Beach, what comes to mind? We would bet that bright sun, warm sand and glistening surf are some of the first visions to pop up. Or maybe people strolling the boardwalk, dining on the patios of some of the areas top restaurants or shopping at the local boutiques.  Many people visit the Grand Strand in the summer for all these reasons, but what many may not realize is that Myrtle Beach is a year-round destination with so much to offer guests and residents. That’s right, contrary to popular belief, the city doesn’t close for business and roll up the sidewalks during the dead of winter. 
It’s January in Myrtle Beach. Image walking along the beach on a beautiful sunny day in your swimsuit while scrolling your newsfeed to find your friends around the country shoveling snow in their heaviest and warmest winter attire. While shoveling snow in January sounds fun and all (…not really), the only thing that is being shoveled in Myrtle Beach the first month of the year is glistening sand with little colorful plastic toys. There really is nothing quite like spending a January day on the beach in South Carolina filled with people of all ages enjoying the sunshine and warmer weather. So you pick, snowman or sand castle? We think it’s a no-brainer. 
There are a million reasons why Myrtle Beach in January is the perfect place for a getaway, but why settle for only a vacation? How many times have you been on a trip and thought “Man, I don’t want to leave – I could see myself living here.” Well friends, our team at Jerry Pinkas Reality is here to tell you that could become a reality for you. If you have ever thought of moving here, there has never been a better time than now to make that happen. What better way to experience winter than on a sunny beach and warm sand between your toes? Use that as motivation to move forward and let us help you find your dream home so you can build your tan year-round and enjoy Myrtle Beach on a permanent basis! 

 

An easier question may be what isn’t there to do in Myrtle Beach! Over the years the city has transformed into a stunning home for lucky residents and a very popular vacation resort along the Atlantic coast of South Carolina. Showing off with a string of over sixty miles of glistening beaches, Myrtle Beach has become the hub of the Grand Strand and is filled with exciting adventures around every corner for families to enjoy. For a day out on the water, enjoy water sports such as parasailing, jet skiing, banana boat rides or kayaking in the ocean and bays. Or take one of the many water tours such as dolphin watching or chartered sailboat and boat tours. There are also numerous places that offer boat rentals for a day of fishing or sight seeing at your own pace. For a night of fun on the water, head to two of the only casino ships in South Carolina to enjoy Vegas-style gambling, fine food and live entertainment.  Once the sun goes down, try your luck gambling as the ships set sail twice on five-hour cruises from Little River, which is just a short drive north from Myrtle Beach.
And for a day of sun bathing and relaxation, roll out your beach towel and lather on the sunscreen at one of the many beach areas. Enjoy the warm sand between your toes while taking in all the natural beauty Myrtle Beach has to offer. There is also a 1.2-mile beachfront boardwalk that has something for everyone, young and old alike. The boardwalk features oceanfront views of pristine beach line, arcades for the young at heart and delicious restaurants, as well as numerous shops and souvenir stands. For the adventurous souls out there, the boardwalk also has an old-fashioned Family Kingdom amusement park that offers visitors plenty of laughter and fun. It is also home to the SkyWheel, which is the tallest Ferris wheel east of the Mississippi river, standing at an incredible 187-feet tall. The SkyWheel has 42 temperature controlled, glass-enclosed gondolas, and is the perfect place to take in a stunning and panoramic view of the city. During the summer months, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk hosts local events and festivals, including Ocean Boulebard’s Hot Summer Nights.  
 
For the avid golfer, Myrtle Beach may be your idea of heaven on earth, as the area is home to seven of the top one hundred public golf courses in the nation. It has also been referred to as one of the top golf destinations in the country with stunning celebrity-designed golf courses and impressive club houses. And while there are many stunning golf courses throughout the country, very few places allow you to hit the greens year round with such beautiful natural surroundings and sunny weather. Do we need any more reasons for you to pack your bags (and clubs) today and head to beautiful Myrtle Beach?! 
There are also thousands of other entertainment options in Myrtle Beach, ensuring there is something to satisfy every taste for adventure.  There are over 50 mini-golf courses, an indoor amusement park with 100 interactive exhibits, ATV adventure tours, the Duplin Winery (for those over 21, of course), the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center. There is also incredible shopping for those looking for a little retail therapy, mouthwatering restaurants and year-round explorations hiding around every corner. 
What are the downfalls of living in Myrtle Beach during the winter?
We thought long and hard about this one, and there are a few trade offs that you will have to deal with by moving to Myrtle Beach year-round. You will have to give up shoveling snow, trade in your insulated jackets for swimsuits and beach cover ups, give up hot chocolate for refreshing lemonade, and exchange your winter skin care routine for an SPF. Long winter days spent at the beach may lead to things such as extreme happiness, unheard of relaxation, a healthy amount of vitamin D, a deep connection with nature and lasting memories. If you are willing to risk all of these trade offs by living in Myrtle Beach in the winter, then give us a call so we can help you find your dream home. The truth is, there really is no place like Myrtle Beach during the winter months and now is the perfect time for you to take that leap and settle into this wonderful community. 
What should I do if I am interested in moving to Myrtle Beach? 
Pick up the phone and call our experienced team at Jerry Pinkas reality! We know you have questions about moving or relocating to Myrtle Beach, and we have all the answers you are looking for. Our talented team has helped numerous individuals and families move to our area and we hope to do the same for you. We can show you around different neighborhoods, the local features and attractions, and all the magic that makes people fall in love with Myrtle Beach. Let us help guide you and find your dream home in this wonderful city today! 

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Why would I want to live in Myrtle Beach during the winter? 

When you think of Myrtle Beach, what comes to mind? We would bet that bright sun, warm sand and glistening surf are some of the first visions to pop up. Or maybe people strolling the boardwalk, dining on the patios of some of the areas top restaurants or shopping at the local boutiques.  Many people visit the Grand Strand in the summer for all these reasons, but what many may not realize is that Myrtle Beach is a year-round destination with so much to offer guests and residents. That’s right, contrary to popular belief, the city doesn’t close for business and roll up the sidewalks during the dead of winter. With an averge of 218 sunny days a year in Myrtle Beach, the odds of finding sunshine are in your favor. 

It’s January in Myrtle Beach. Image walking along the beach on a beautiful sunny day in your swimsuit while scrolling your newsfeed to find your friends around the country shoveling snow in their heaviest and warmest winter attire. While shoveling snow in January sounds fun and all (…not really), the main thing that is being shoveled in Myrtle Beach the first month of the year is glistening sand with little colorful plastic toys. There really is nothing quite like spending a January day on the beach in South Carolina filled with people of all ages enjoying the sunshine and warmer weather. So you pick, snowman or sand castle? We tend to think it’s a no-brainer...

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There are a million reasons why Myrtle Beach in January is the perfect place for a getaway, but why settle for a short vacation? How many times have you been on a trip and thought “Man, I don’t want to leave – I could see myself living here.” Well friends, our team at Jerry Pinkas Reality are here to tell you that could become a reality for you. If you have ever thought of moving here, there has never been a better time than now to make that happen. What better way to experience winter than on a sunny beach and warm sand between your toes? Use that as motivation to move forward and let us help you find your dream home so you can build your tan year-round and enjoy Myrtle Beach on a permanent basis! 

 

 

What is there to do in Myrtle Beach? 

An easier question may be what isn’t there to do in Myrtle Beach! Over the years the city has transformed into a stunning home for lucky residents and a very popular vacation resort along the Atlantic coast of South Carolina. Showing off with a string of over sixty miles of glistening beaches, Myrtle Beach has become the hub of the Grand Strand and is filled with exciting adventures around every corner for families to enjoy. For a day out on the water, enjoy water sports such as parasailing, jet skiing, banana boat rides or kayaking in the ocean and bays. Or take one of the many water tours such as dolphin watching or chartered sailboat and boat tours. There are also numerous places that offer boat rentals for a day of fishing or sight seeing at your own pace. For a night of fun on the water, head to two of the only casino ships in South Carolina to enjoy Vegas-style gambling, fine food and live entertainment.  Once the sun goes down, try your luck gambling as the ships set sail twice on five-hour cruises from Little River, which is just a short drive north from Myrtle Beach.

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And for a day of sun bathing and relaxation, roll out your beach towel and lather on the sunscreen at one of the many beach areas. Enjoy the inviting fresh, salt water air while taking in all the natural beauty Myrtle Beach has to offer. There is also a 1.2-mile beachfront boardwalk that has something for everyone, young and old alike. The boardwalk features oceanfront views of pristine beach line, arcades for the young at heart and delicious restaurants, as well as numerous shops and souvenir stands. For the adventurous souls out there, the boardwalk also has an old-fashioned Family Kingdom amusement park that offers visitors plenty of laughter and fun. It is also home to the SkyWheel, which is the tallest Ferris wheel east of the Mississippi river, standing at an incredible 187-feet tall. The SkyWheel has 42 temperature controlled, glass-enclosed gondolas, and is the perfect place to take in a stunning and panoramic view of the city. During the summer months, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk hosts local events and festivals, including Ocean Boulebard’s Hot Summer Nights.   

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For the avid golfer, Myrtle Beach may be your idea of heaven on earth, as the area is home to seven of the top one hundred public golf courses in the nation. It has also been referred to as one of the top golf destinations in the country with stunning celebrity-designed golf courses and impressive club houses. And while there are many stunning golf courses throughout the country, very few places allow you to hit the greens year round with such beautiful natural surroundings and sunny weather. Do we need any more reasons for you to pack your bags (and clubs) today and head to beautiful Myrtle Beach?! 

There are also thousands of other entertainment options in Myrtle Beach, ensuring there is something to satisfy every taste for adventure.  There are over 50 mini-golf courses, an indoor amusement park with 100 interactive exhibits, ATV adventure tours, the Duplin Winery (for those over 21, of course), the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center. There is also incredible shopping for those looking for a little retail therapy, mouthwatering restaurants and year-round explorations hiding around every corner. 


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What are the downfalls of living in Myrtle Beach during the winter?

We thought long and hard about this one, and there are a few trade offs that you will have to deal with by moving to Myrtle Beach year-round. You will have to give up shoveling snow, trade in your insulated jackets for swimsuits and beach cover ups, give up hot chocolate for refreshing lemonade, and exchange your winter skin care routine for an SPF. Long winter days spent at the beach may lead to things such as extreme happiness, unheard of relaxation, a healthy amount of vitamin D, a deep connection with nature and lasting memories. If you are willing to risk all of these trade offs by living in Myrtle Beach in the winter, then give us a call so we can help you find your dream home. The truth is, there really is no place like Myrtle Beach during the winter months and now is the perfect time for you to take that leap and settle into this wonderful community


What should I do if I am interested in moving to Myrtle Beach? 

Pick up the phone and call our experienced team at Jerry Pinkas reality! We know you have questions about moving or relocating to Myrtle Beach, and we have all the answers you are looking for. Our talented team has helped numerous individuals and families move to our area and we hope to do the same for you. We can show you around different neighborhoods, the local features and attractions, and all the magic that makes people fall in love with Myrtle Beach. Let us help guide you and find your dream home in this wonderful city today! 


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Why Live in Conway SC?

by Jerry Pinkas

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Why would you choose to live in Conway, South Carolina?

With so many beautiful areas and cities in South Carolina, you may find it difficult to narrow it down to one for you and your family to settle into and call home. We get a lot of inquires about different towns in and around the Myrtle Beach area, and there is one in particular that people have their eye on. And for a myriad of reasons, we understand why.

Nestled about fifteen miles northwest of Myrtle Beach (about a fifteen to twenty-minute drive) lies Conway, South Carolina, which is a beautiful town that is home to an array of unique dining, shopping and scenic views for residents to enjoy. This city, while a little further away from Myrtle Beach, has been here for years and is actually where all the business were located prior to the beach growing into the incredible and active area it is today.

 

Picture yourself walking down Main Street and seeing moss draped oaks, charming antique stores, cozy coffee shops, a live theatre, delicious bakeries and the county court house. If you like the nostalgia and southern charm of South Carolina, you are sure to fall in love with Conway, as the town is more architecturally turn of the century and is a growing area with a lot for families to do. Most of the downtown area is listed in the National Historic Register, and Conway is often referred to as South Carolina’s historic river town.

The median home price in Conway is just under $147,000 and approximately 22,800 lucky people reside there. Families that live in Conway attend schools within Horry County School system, and there are a few private schools in the area, including Conway Christian School. For higher education, Conway is home to Horry-Georgetown Technical College, as well as Coastal Carolina University.

We have a lot of clients who are buying and selling in Conway, as well as many people who are inquiring about the area and what the town is all about. We hope this post brings a little of Conway, South Carolina to life for you and shows you why it could be a wonderful place for you and your family to call home.

  

A stroll through Conway, SC

Image walking or driving through town and seeing several historical markers on your way that depict the charm and history of your surroundings. You will see how the streets were built around live oaks, many of which are protected by a tree-ordinance that was put in place to protect the landscape and preserve the towns ‘oldest citizens.’ Visitors will find many quaint shops, delicious restaurants and the must-see Ocean Fish Market, which is a smaller building that is nestled just off Main Street beneath old oak trees. It is not only one of the most scenic buildings in town with Spanish moss draping the top, but it is also an incredible spot to buy some of the freshest fish from the coast.

If your stroll leads you down 3rd Avenue, you will be pleased to find a handful of locally owned mom-and-pop stores, a full-service salon and spa, Rivertown Bistro and an innovative Southern farm-to-table restaurant concept. You will also find the county courthouse, which is over a century old and a grand and stunning structure. Depending on the time of year, it is also not uncommon to see festivals being held throughout the town with families of all ages coming out to enjoy. These festivals include art celebrations, holiday parties, food festivals and so much more! Whatever it is you are looking for in a town, Conway is sure to have it – along with a little Southern charm and hospitality! 

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A brief history of Conway, SC

Conway is one of the oldest towns in South Carolina and was founded in 1734, making it rich with both natural and American history. The town has gone through many name changes, from “Kings Town,” which was chosen by early English colonists, shortly after was changed to “Kingston,” then eventually to “Horry,” which honored General Peter Horry. Finally, in 1883 the name “Conway” was established by the General Assembly for General Robert Conway and has stuck ever since.


What is there to do in Conway, SC?

The Conway Riverwalk is the perfect place for a day outdoors, offering visitors a serene wooden path. Take a stroll along the winding blackwater of the Waccamaw River, enjoy the beauty of the rustic wooden buildings, let the kids burn some energy on the playgrounds or have lunch at the picnic tables. You will find marinas nearby, as well as a stunning inn. There is also an incredible arboretum at one end of the trail that features a variety of colorful plants and trees that showcases the natural beauty the area has to offer. The Conway Riverwalk is also part of a historical walking trail that defines the early days of the town, featuring many churches, homes, buildings and other significant places to the towns history. The path of Conway Riverwalk also leads visitors to Conway City Marina and Riverfront Park, where you can rent canoes and kayaks for a day on the water. The Riverwalk is not only a great place for leisure, but it is also used for festivities such as the annual Christmas Boat Parade and the summer celebration of Riverfest, which offers visitors activities and food along the path as well as in the park.

Activities in Conway SC

If you or anyone in your family likes live theatre, the Theatre of the Republic is located on Main Street and is a decades-old live performance venue that is committed to providing affordable and quality non-professional theatrical productions. Performed by local actors and actresses, the Theatre of the Republic is where locals and visitors to the area gather together to enjoy shows year-round. Or for those looking for a little history lesson, sample the everyday life of a Horry Country farm family living during the early 1900’s at The L.W. Paul Living History Farm. And for the avid golfer, there are numerous golf courses in and around Conway that are ideal for a day spent perfecting your swing. Some of these courses include Burning Ridge Golf Club, South Carolina Golf Center and The General James Hackler Course. There are so many family friendly adventures to do in Conway and the surrounding areas that you are sure to keep a smile on everyone’s face no matter the activity!  

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Are there good shopping and dining destinations in Conway, SC?

It is safe to say that there is something for every fashion sense, budget and pallet in Conway, SC! If you are looking for something hot and fresh, be sure to check out Trestle Bakery located on Main Street, where you will find an assortment of goodies from homemade pasta to mouthwatering deserts. Or for local coffee and tea spots, there is Rivertown Roasters On Main, C3 Coffee Bar and Crispy Yummy Donuts And Great Food. There is also Crady’s Eclectic, which has been a local favorite for many years. For the shopaholics, residents will be happy to find wonderful boutique shopping around every corner. Bodega is a great local spot that features specialty kitchen and home accessories.


What is the transportation like in Conway, SC?

If you are traveling to or around the historic downtown area of Conway, unlike Myrtle Beach, the best way to make your way around is by foot. If you do choose to drive, visitors will be pleased to find that parking is free. If you are looking for public transportation around Conway, the Coast Regional Transit Authority (or the RTA) serves the area, with the offices and primary station located near the historic district in downtown Conway. Or by air, the Conway-Horry County Airport (HYW) is a small airport located along US-378 about three miles outside of Conway.  

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How do I inquire about Conway, SC?

Call our experienced team at Jerry Pinkas Reality today! We can help answer any questions you have and show you the best places to live in and around Conway, SC. Are you retired to plan to retire soon? Conway is a great place to settle into for your next chapter of life, with low cost of living and easy accessibility to Myrtle Beach. Our team can review factors of crime, climate and home prices to make sure you have all the information you are looking for in order to make the right home decision for you and your family. Conway, SC is an incredible community that makes up the Myrtle Beach area and it is filled with Southern charm and a welcoming atmosphere. Call us today and let us help you find your dream home in this wonderful community!

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What does a $100,000 Condo look like in Myrtle Beach?

by Jerry Pinkas

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What can I expect from a $100,000 Condo in Myrtle Beach?

What if I told you our team here at Jerry Pinkas Reality had an incredible Condo for you that was priced at…wait for it… $100,000! Talk about a major deal alert! With many people across the nation looking to relocate to sunny Myrtle Beach SC Homes for Sale (or current residents just looking for a new home), our team receives questions and inquires surrounding all topics, as well as families looking for properties at all price points. One inquiry we receive quite frequently is people looking for a Condo in Myrtle Beach around $100,000. And because we have helped many family's find their $100,000 dream Condo, we can confidently say that our experienced team can help to get you in one as well! Buyers would be shocked at how much you get for a Condo or townhome at that price point in this area and the many benefits that come along with these beautiful units. 

 

Some people think that you have to spend an arm and leg to purchase a nice Condo in Myrtle Beach, and anything priced at, below or just above $100,000 is not going to meet their standards. Well friends, we are here today to tell you that you would be very wrong if that was your mindset when starting your home search. There are numerous listings for Condos in the Myrtle Beach area that have been remodeled, in great locations and perfect for any family to settle into. Whether you are looking for a new forever home, a second home or to purchase a rental property, a $100,000 Condo in Myrtle Beach is sure to be all that you are looking for – and maybe a little more! 

You may be thinking what you would get for your money and what a $100,000 Condo in Myrtle Beach looks like. And while the units range in size and finishes, there are many stunning units throughout the area that are great finds and feature incredible amenities in lust worthy locations. Many of these Condos are around one to three bedrooms with one to two baths, and offer wonderful living space. You may be surprised with what a Condo in Myrtle Beach at the $100,000 price point looks like and we hope this blog will perk your attention and give you a little insight on these units. 

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Are Condos that cost $100,000 a good investment?

Absolutely! There are many perks to purchasing a Condo at the $100,000 price point. One of them being that you will have to put less money down up front in comparison to a higher priced Condo, as well as taking on a lower monthly mortgage. Imagine what you would do with extra money each month that was not going into your mortgage but instead in your own pocket. Oh the possibilities! You will also be able to pay off the Condo in a shorter amount of time. And with Myrtle Beach such a hot market right now and so many people flocking here to live or just vacation, you can be confident in the value of your purchase. 

Myrtle Beach SC Condos for $100,000

Many of the Condo’s priced at $100,000 in Myrtle Beach are beautiful and have been fully remodeled. Many units have upgrades including granite countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms, and are located in ideal locations. There are some units that are located within a resort and offer amenities such as pools, incredible gyms, indoor lazy rivers and, in some unique cases, even a bowling alley! There are many amazing features that make these units even more appealing and offer endless fun for the whole family! And how would you like to wake up overlooking the pools with sparkling ocean views? There are units at the $100,000 price point that have incredible views and are centrally located near incredible dining, shopping and entertainment options for the family. 

Do Condos that cost $100,000 make for good rental properties?

They don’t just make good rental properties – they make incredible rental properties! For a couple reasons. The first reason may be a little obvious and one we just spoke about, but buyers do not have to break the bank to purchase Condo. Purchasing a Condo around the $100,000 price point allows less barrier to entry in the rental property space, as you do not have to put a lot of money down. Your mortgage should also be relatively low compared to higher priced Condos in Myrtle Beach, making it easier to cover it every month with renters.

Another reason $100,000 Condos in the area are a good investment is that they are low maintenance. Many of the Condo’s are not incredibly large, therefore the upkeep and cleaning is not overbearing or too tedious, which is great if you are to have different visitors each week. And if the Condo has an HOA (Homeowners Association), most of the time those fees will go to cover maintenance of the building such as common spaces, pools and landscaping, as well as insurance on the building. In come cases, cable and internet are included as well. This is a huge bonus because you will not have to worry about maintenance if you are not in town.

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To help maximize the unit as a rental property, you can utilize pull out sofa beds or even wall beds to sleep larger families. This is a great and relatively inexpensive way to accommodate parities of all sizes, while also broadening the reach of potential renters. It is also a great way to save space while also providing additional lodging, which is very appealing to people looking to rent the unit. We have seen beautiful, smaller one bedroom units that can sleep up to eight people. And when you are that close to the stunning beaches of Myrtle Beach, lets be honest - many people probably won’t be spending much time indoors anyway! 

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With Myrtle Beach being such a sought after area for people around the country, buyers should not have a problem with renting the Condo out. Being a desireable location, here is so much demand with visitors to the area that need a place to stay, and many like the comfort of being able to settle into a Condo that features a kitchen, upgrades and utilize the amenities - especially if they are staying for long periods of time. With spring and summer not too far off, now is a great time to start looking into these Condo’s as rental properties to get a jump start and be prepared for the busy season. 

Lastly, lets talk about everyone’s favorite part – potential rental income! Our team at Jerry Pinkas Reality have seen some of these incredible units bring in over $32,000 per year in rental income. Incredible right?! Needless to say, utilizing these units priced at $100,000 as rental properties has the potential to bring in great revenue for you and your family, and can be a money machine for people at a relatively low initial cost. 

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What should be my first step if I am interested in purchasing a Condo around $100,000 in Myrtle Beach? 

Call us directly! Many peoples first instinct is to go online and plug in certain search criteria and hope that their dream home will appear on their screen. We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but that method does not always work. There are many incredible listings for Condos priced right around $100,000 in Myrtle Beach that any family would be lucky to close on, but maybe aren’t listed on the internet or are not easily assessable online. Let us take the hard work, research and guessing off your plate. Call our experienced team at Jerry Pinkas Reality today and let us help you find your perfect $100,000 Condo today! 

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New Home Guide Myrtle Beach

by Jerry Pinkas

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Why is Myrtle Beach Booming with New Home Communities?

So it’s official - the Myrtle Beach secret it out! The country has caught on to the beauty and charm of the area and people are flocking here from every direction. Myrtle Beach has some of the best beaches in the nation with glistening warm sand, stunning water and some of the best entertainment around. With all the growth of the area, it seems there is new construction going up around every corner, which is great for families looking to settle into new home communities in Myrtle Beach. We have listed some of these incredible neighborhoods below, many of them offering luxurious amenities for their residents.

And with all the decisions that go into purchasing a new home in a new community, some individuals get the wrong information about how to go about finding and buying these homes. We bust the myth and tell you why it is important to partner with an experienced real estate team instead of representing yourself in the process, and why you should not go into a new home community by yourself. Our hope at Jerry Pinkas Reality is to lend some helpful information to our readers and aid in making the home buying process in Myrtle Beach as seamless and stress-free as possible!

 

 

New Home Communities in Myrtle Beach

There are many beautiful new home communities popping up around Myrtle Beach. One of them is Jackson Estates, which is an incredibly desired new home community with home prices starting around $170,000. This community is located in an unbelievable location, tucked just off the beaten path and conveniently located near outstanding restaurants, top-notch shopping, world class hospitals and medical offices, an award wining school district, stunning golf courses and is less than four miles from Surfside Beach. It is also near Myrtle Beach Mall and only minutes from Market Common. Jackson Estates is an exclusive and intimate community and boasts quality construction along with ponds and stunning green spaces throughout the community. There is also a pool and cabana area for residents to enjoy. The striking Jackson Estates community has a $45 Homeowners Associate Fee that includes upkeep of the grounds such as common area landscaping, street lighting and maintenance including ponds.

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Another incredible new home community is Belle Harbor, which is a master planned community with single family homes starting in the mid $200’s. Residents of Belle Harbor are centrally located and a short drive from incredible restaurants and shops, Market Common and stunning local beaches. A few amenities that are planned for the community include a playground, pickle ball courts, a community fire pit, community pool and a cabana with picnic tables. Families looking for their dream home are sure to find it in Belle Harbor! And for those active adults looking for a little piece of coastal luxury, look no further than Del Webb Myrtle Beach. This exciting and highly desirable new neighborhood is for individuals 55+ and is located along the ICW at the intersection of 62nd Avenue North and Highway 17 North. The community boasts its own amenity complex complete with a clubhouse, fitness equipment and swimming pool, and also features its own dedicated activities director to offer exciting new opportunities for residents of the community. Furthermore, residents also have access to all the incredible amenities of Grade Dunes and are within walking distance to a 3.3-acre off leash dog park and the Claire Chapin Epps Family YMCA. Del Webb Myrtle Beach is comprised of stunning single-family homes that are perfectly nestled along Intracoastal Waterway and is ideal for active adults who are looking for an active lifestyle with coastal luxury.

 

Villa Venezia is a stunning new home community that features 2,500-4,400 square foot single-family homes starting in the $500,000’s. Located in Grande Dunes Marketplace, this elegant neighborhood boasts a variety of home designs for potential residents to choose from, and is near highway 17 Bypass at 82nd Ave N Parkway next to Lowes Foods. Many of the lots at Villa Venezia feature incredible and stunning Intracoastal Waterway and/or golf course views. Residents of the community also enjoy being just a short distance from tennis courts, the marina, shopping, dining and entertainment, as well as the Members Club clubhouse and the Ocean Club. Residents of Villa Venezia are close to the best the Myrtle Beach area has to offer and is an incredible neighborhood to look into when searching for a hew home and community to settle into.

Lastly, the Living Dunes community, located in Grande Dunes Marketplace next to Lowes Food, offers residents the ideal blend of modern luxury paired with a traditional community. Making for an exceptional coastal living experience, Living Dunes is within walking distance to the beach and Ocean Club, and will sport a healthy mix of townhomes, cottages and single-family homes that start in the $400,000’s.  Built with a commitment to health and environment, the community features over eight miles of sidewalks and walking trails that are perfectly nestled among ten acres of lakes and sprawling parks and green spaces. Residents of Living Dunes relish is being the first Gigabit community in Myrtle Beach, enjoying the benefits of a fiber based broadband internet with safer and faster connections on their digital devices. The community also offers an incredible and exclusive amenity center featuring an outdoor fireplace, pool and a Grande Dune Ocean Club membership. The Living Dunes is located on Highway 17 Bypass at 82nd Ave N Parkway and with its high quality construction and design, you will not want to miss out on the opportunity to settle into this amazing new neighborhood.

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Why Should I Not Represent Myself When Purchasing a New Home?

All of these new home communities are incredible, lets be honest. But what should you do when starting your search into some of these neighborhoods? Some people think that it is better to represent themselves when it comes to looking for and actually purchasing a home. They feel they can save money in the agent’s commissions and land more cash in their pocket at the end of the process. And while this may sound like an ideal scenario, there are a few reasons why this is not a good idea and should be avoided. When purchasing a home, buyers you should always look for an agent that has a good track record and extensive knowledge about the area. One of the main reasons you should not represent yourself is because experienced real estate teams have the inside scoop on new listings that have not hit the market yet. Our team at Jerry Pinkas Reality can take you on location to new homes that have just been listed, and even ones that are not listed yet but are set to be in the near future. This ensures that you have the cream of the crop and a variety of options to choose from when starting your house search. Talk about a competitive advantage! You are doing yourself and your family a huge disservice by only looking at houses that are listed on the internet. There are many incredible homes that sell early to excited buyers that never even made it online. Let our team help you in the search and take some of the pressure to keep up with the listings in Myrtle Beach off your back. We know what we are doing and have many happy and satisfied customers that had an incredible home buying experience!

 

Real estate agents will also help you ensure that you are not paying too much for a property as they know the comps in the area and how much you should be paying for the home. It is also good to have that barrier between you and the seller for negotiating purposes. Our team will always make sure that you are not overpaying for a home and see that you are not in a vulnerable position like you would be if you were to represent yourself. 

You should also never walk into a new home community by yourself. Buyers want to make sure they are accompanied by an agent who can explain and represent them in the process. There may be properties that are not being shown to the public in that community, and you can only find out about them through agents who are connected to the real estate market in Myrtle Beach. Your agent can tell you all the amenities of the area, what you should be paying for the home in comparison to other comps in the area and again help to negotiate the right price for you. Walking into a new home community in Myrtle Beach blind can prove to be extremely overwhelming and can add a lot of unneeded and unintended stress to the buying process. Let our team at Jerry Pinkas Reality walk you through these new home communities and show you all the benefits these properties can afford you and your family in Myrtle Beach! 

 

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What to do after you buy a home in Myrtle Beach

by Jerry Pinkas

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Congratulations! You have just purchased your new dream home in Myrtle Beach and are settling into the good life that this beautiful city provides. The movers have come and gone, the clothing is hung, the plates are put away and the cardboard boxes have all been disassembled. Now what?

The neverending list of "to-do's" that come with moving are sure to make your head spin a bit. There are a few obvious items that some families forget to do after they purchase their new home, as well as some things that may not be as obvious but can help families in the transition. We understand that the list can seem tedious so we wanted to help. 

 Below we have a new home checklist, complete with 11 things to do after residents have unpacked and settled into their new home in Myrtle Beach. Our hope with the checklist is to help you stay organized and remind you of a few items you may have forgotten or not thought of during the chaos that comes with moving. We are here to help and hope this makes the process a little easier for you and your family! 

 

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1. You should definitely change the locks

Do you know how many spare keys were made to your new home before you moved it? It really is impossible to tell. There is something to be said about feeling safe in your own home, and the first step in that is knowing that your front door and all points of entry to your home are secure. To accomplish this, one of the first things you should look into doing after moving in is updating the locks on all the doors. This will ensure your new Myrtle Beach home is protected and will deter any unwanted visitors that decide to drop in for a visit.

It is also a good idea to consider installing new deadbolts and smart locks. These are available at almost all local home improvement stores such as Home Depot and Lowes.

  

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2. Copy and secure important housing documents

After you close on your house, you should make copies of the home closing documents for your records. It is helpful to store and secure them (and other important documents) in a fireproof safe somewhere in your home that is out of the way and not in plain sight (closets or offices are popular spots). You should also send a copy of these documents to your financial institution for a layer of added security. This ensures that in the unfortunate event that something was to happen to your home, that you have copies and access to documents that you may need quickly. There is nothing worse than going through a terrible, unforeseen event involving your home and not having the proper documents you need.

  

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3. Update home technology

Continuing the home safety conversation, it may be a good time to look into updating the home technology such as the security system and smart home tech. If there is not a home security system currently installed, you may want to integrate it into your home. This extra layer of protection will help to give you peace of mind that your family is safe and your home is secure.

On that note, it is also a great time to familiarize yourself and your family with the electrical system of the home. Find where the meter and fuse boxes are to ensure you can access them easily and quickly when needed. The worst time to find these systems are when you need them!

 

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4. Scrub-a-Dub! Schedule a deep cleaning for your new home

Let’s be honest, everyone loves a clean home. And while your new home may look spotless when you get the keys, it is always a good idea to schedule a deep cleaning from top to bottom shortly after you move in. Areas such as carpets, ceiling fans, pools and windows have more than likely accumulated dust and dander’s prior to and while you were moving in. The cleaning can of course can be accomplished on your own, or if you feel like you’ve put in enough manual labor while moving, you can hire a local cleaning service to deep clean the entire home. 

 

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5. Personalize your new mailbox

Now that you have unpacked and settled into your new home in Myrtle Beach, add an extra touch of personalization to your mailbox to let your new neighbors (and the mailman) know you are here! It does not make a difference if your mailbox is attached or detached - there are a variety of ways to personalize them such as updating your name and replacing the home address numbers if they are faded or weathered. These are inexpensive and fun ways to put your own touch on the home! 

  

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6. Test fire safety in your new home

It is very important (and commonly overlooked) to keep fire safety and prevention at the forefront of your mind while you are unpacking. A way families can do this is by checking to make sure that the carbon monoxide and smoke detectors have been properly installed, that they are working and that they are clean. It is also a good idea to check the expiration dates of fire extinguishes that are in the house and, if necessary, purchase new ones for the entry level of your new home.

  

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7. Heating and air conditioning

You should look to ensure that the air ducts in your new home are clear and not blocked, and also that the settings on the water heater and set to your preference. Home owners should also check the air conditioning and furnace filters to ensure they are clear, and prepare to change them if necessary.

  

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8. Freshen your new interior

One of the best parts of moving into a new home is having an excuse to start fresh and customize certain parts of the home to your liking and preferences. Put your personal touch on your new pad by updating window treatments and screens, installing new flooring, applying a new coat of paint, installing fresh cabinetry and putting in new organizational systems to help keep everything in its place. It obviously would be ideal to complete all these items prior to your move in date, but some families do not always have that luxury. In the event you are not able to complete these before you move in, starting them shortly after you are settled would be best to avoid having to constantly move personal items and furniture.  

 

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9. Update your new address

A task that is obvious but commonly forgotten about during the moving process is to update your new address. The first place you will want to notify of your move is your local post office to ensure your mail is beinging forwareded to your new home. Next, you will want to let your insurance companies, financial institutions and employer know of your change of address. Lastly, you will want to make sure within the first few weeks of your move to head to your local DMV to update your license. For more information on the Department of Motor Vehicles for South Carolina, click here.

 

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10.  Make evacuation plans for your family in your new home

The best time to make a plan for a potential emergency is before it happens. After you move into your new home, you should locate a few exit points for you and your family to use in the event of an emergency. You should also identify a nearby meeting place for the members of your family to meet at if anything were to happen and you were to be separated. This place can be a spot at a nearby park, the nearest school parking lot or library, or even the house of a close family or friend. Some families even find it comforting to invest in evacuation tools or an escape ladder to make sure they are prepared for anything that comes their way.

 

11. Locate your nearest weather shelter

You never know when mother nature is going to turn and bad weather will hit. In preparation for this, you will always want to go to your basement or underground shelter first. If your home does not have a basement or shelter, it is important to pinpoint the lowest level of your home that does not have any windows to take shelter in. It again is always best to be prepared and identify these areas before you need them. Also, be sure you and your family take the time to update the severe weather alert on your phones to stay informed as weather develops in your area.

 

We hope these tips and ideas are helpful for you and your family during and after your move, and gave some insight on how to keep your home and family safe. Myrtle Beach is a great place to live and there is no doubt that you will enjoy all the benefits this great city affords its residents. If you have questions or if our team can help with anything, please don't hesitate to reach out. Welcome to Myrtle Beach! 


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No HOA Fees Myrtle Beach

by Jerry Pinkas

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Why is it common for Myrtle Beach home buyers to look for little or no HOA fees?

When purchasing a home in Myrtle Beach, it is no secret that there are a lot of factors to consider when starting your search. Items such as lot size, neighborhood and proximity to schools, work and family/friends tend to be of higher priority when the search begins. Another important item that a lot of buyers look for, and sometimes will divert them from their perfect home, is HOA fees.

It is common for townhomes and condos in Myrtle Beach to have HOA fees, but you will also see many neighborhoods and subdivisions that require these fees as well. A common request we see from buyers when starting their search in the area is for the property to have little or no HOA fees, as they assume it is just an additional monthly cost for them to incur.  What many buyers don’t realize is what you get for your money and how the benefits have the potential to outweigh the cost for you and your family. It is essential to take into account what is important to you, what you can afford and everything that is included within the dues when purchasing a property with HOA fees. 


Let us give you a relatable real life example: image you just purchased your dream home in Myrtle Beach (YES!). What expenses do you have for that home? Electric? Water? Cable? Internet? Insurance? Chances are you will have most of those bills, and probably a few more. Now what if we told you that your HOA fee potentially covered all those monthly bills for you? Do I have your attention yet?

Many HOA fees cover those expenses and much more (we will touch more on this below). It is also very important to consider what is involved in those fees, and unfortunately, a lot of that information is either not provided or not easily accessible online for home buyers. It is therefore difficult to distinguish what is covered and not covered in those HOA fees. This is where the Jerry Pinkas Reality Team comes in. We can help you figure out exactly what the fees are and exactly what is included to help you decide if it is worth the cost for you and if it could benefit your family. We also help you avoid the ones that you should stay away from. Our team wants to help you avoid the pitfalls that a lot of people fall into when it comes to HOA fees in hopes to make the home buying process as seamless and painless as possible.


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What are the benefits of having HOA fees in Myrtle Beach?

As stated above, when buying a home in Myrtle Beach, some buyers may be cautious of purchasing (and even looking at) properties that have HOA fees as they think it is just another monthly expense. Others may see HOA’s as a pain and slightly restricting because they have the ability to control things such as the type of mailbox you can have on your property or the color that you paint the exterior of your home.  But what many buyers don’t understand is the larger picture and how these regulations can actually often protect the value of your home. There are also many other ways in which HOA fees can actually benefit and work in your favor and we have listed a few below for you to review.

No matter the property, there is always some type of maintenance required to keep up the appearance and functionality of the home. And if you have ever owned a home, you have probably come to know and appreciate the amount of money spent on this type of maintenance. A benefit to HOA fees is that the dues cover the upkeep of the property, and therefore the homeowner doesn’t have to worry about putting the time or money into maintenance. It can cover things such as pools, elevators, accounting, security and all exterior maintenance. This is a huge relief and perk for homeowners in Myrtle Beach because you own the space, but don’t have to take on the burden or worry of managing the property. That’s what we call a WIN-WIN!

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Another advantage to HOA fees is insurance coverage, as many condo fees cover the insurance of the building, including liability and hazard insurance. This is great for owners as it is one less thing for them to worry about each month. HOA fees also usually cover property updates, which gives buyers a peace of mind knowing that their property will continue to be updated and stay in good shape. The fees usually go towards a reserve account which is used for potential improvements, as well as to cover damage from unexpected events that may not be planned for in the budget. For example, if a large storm rolled through Myrtle Beach and damaged the roofing, the reserve money would go to repair this and the owner would not need to worry about it. It could also end up saving them money in the future.

Amenities are another benefit and probably one of the most appealing benefits of HOA fees for Myrtle Beach home buyers. Select communities offer conveniences such as gyms, basketball and tennis courts, swimming pools, and clubhouses that are paid for and maintained through HOA fees, and offer additional entertainment that compensates for the cost of the fees. Lastly, and arguably the most important, benefit of HOA fees is that they can help protect the property value of the home by enforcing certain restrictions on residents. Some of these include restricting your neighbor from painting their house a bright, unconventional color and ensuring properties are kept up to avoid them becoming eye sores, just to name a few. This allows for homeowners to have confidence that their property will retain its value, and they can also voice their options on community updates and changes by participating in HOA meetings.


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What is covered in a Condominium HOA fee in Myrtle Beach? 

Condo HOA fees are usually paid either monthly or quarterly to the condo buildings governing homeowner association, which is comprised of local residents that uphold the rules of the condo. These rules are not meant to be irritating for residents, but rather are intended to upkeep the value and appearance of the buildings, as the fees residents submit are used to pay for necessary maintenance around the building.

One of the main uses for HOA fees include typical maintenance items for Myrtle Beach condos. A few that are covered by HOA fees include upkeep of common areas such as lobbies, clubhouses and elevators, lawn and landscaping care, swimming pool maintenance and trash removal.  Pretty much anything outside the walls of your unit, which you are responsible for on your own, are under the watch of the homeowner’s association. This is great for individuals who don’t have time to constantly maintain their condo or for someone who purchased the condo as a second home or rental property, as you can also ensure the property will look good while you are away.

Additionally, many condo fees conveniently include insurance on the building. Other items that are covered under a condominium HOA fee include special assessments (which are usually for older condo buildings) and master insurance policy, which goes towards the master insurance of the entire condo building. Owners may (and typically do) get their own insurance for their unit and their belongings, but the master insurance policy typically covers incidences such as storm damage, fire and liability of the property.  


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What is covered in a single-family HOA fee in Myrtle Beach?

HOA fees for single-family homes are usually paid monthly, and these developments are traditionally the typical suburban neighborhood with stand-alone homes. HOA fees for neighborhood maintenance usually include areas such as recreational spaces, parks, playgrounds, parking lots, community swimming pools, sidewalks and gyms.

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How much are HOA fees in Myrtle Beach?

That answer really depends on the property you purchase. Fees can range anywhere from under $100 per month to over $500 per month, and there are many factors that go into determining the cost.


Why should we call the Jerry Pinkas Realty team with our HOA questions?

 We know there is a lot of information that buyers in Myrtle Beach need to asses when it comes to purchasing a home, but we want to make sure that you have all the information you need about HOA fees to make the right decision for you and your family. Like we spoke about earlier, a lot of information is not found online regarding these fees, and you need to equip yourself with the correct information. So please don’t hesitate to call us today with questions or for more information. We can help inform you on where your money will go when it comes to HOA fees in Myrtle Beach!


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