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Things to Do In Myrtle Beach in the Winter

by Jerry Pinkas

Things to do in Myrtle Beach during the holidays

When you think of Myrtle Beach in the summer, what comes to mind? Maybe miles of warm, glistening beaches and sunny days filled with fun filled family activities. All these reasons (and many more) are why couples, families and vacationers flock to Myrtle Beach each summer. But if you think once the days of summer are over that the fun stops, you are surely mistaken! There are endless cold-weather activities to partake in and keep you busy in Myrtle Beach during the winter days that are both kid and adult approved. You will find everything from live performances, races, holiday parties and festivals. One thing is for sure, there is always something to do along the Grand Strand, no matter the time of year. In this blog, we are going to be covering some things to do in Myrtle Beach in the winter, and we hope they spark some motivation to get out and enjoy this beautiful city during these colder months of the year! And if you are not familiar with Myrtle Beach during the winter, we hope this inspires you to take a leap and move to one of the greatest cities in the country. 
What is the weather like in Myrtle Beach? 
Before we jump into the fun, we wanted to be sure to cover a little detail so you know how to dress when enjoying Myrtle Beach during the winter months. The average high temperature for December, January and February is 57, and the average low is 35. While the weather is mild, it can also get a little chilly at times. Be sure to wear layers so you can adjust to the different temperatures and enjoy all that Myrtle Beach has to offer! 
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk winter fun
One of the most popular attractions in Myrtle Beach is the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, which is just over 1.2 miles of mouthwatering restaurants, thrilling attractions and amazing shopping destinations. Bursting with fun around every corner, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk has revitalized the downtown area and entertains crowds year-round. Two must-visit attractions at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk include the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel and the Second Avenue Pier, both of which offer visitors unforgettable memories and undeniable fun!
 The Myrtle Beach SkylWheel is the first observation wheel of its kind in the country, and stands at an astounding 200-feet above sea level and features 42 climate controlled, fully enclosed gondolas. Guests of the SkyWheel experience an electrifying flight and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. And when it comes to grabbing a bite to eat on the boardwalk, you will not be disappointed! You will find eateries with delicious dishes such as fresh fish tacos, juicy burgers, yummy pizza and even fluffy, buttery pancakes. There is even an authentic tiki bar for those looking for a little tropical flair. And for those “shop till you drop” personalities, don’t worry, there is an incredible and unique shopping district for you to enjoy. In fact, one of the retail anchors of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is The Gay Dolphin Gift Cove, where visitors have been enjoying all the goodies since 1946. 
Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach
Another fun family friendly activity is a day at the Ripley’s Aquarium, where visitors will find thousands of species of fascinating aquatic life. This Broadway at the Beach attraction features a variety of sea life, including sharks, that entertain and charm guests in their realistic natural habitats and give an up-close underwater encounter. You can spend a day petting stingrays, being enthralled by beautiful swimming mermaids and watch a feeding frenzy – let your imagination run wild! And if you time your visit just right, you can see Ripley’s Aquarium’s annual Festival of Trees, which offers visitors a charming experience with a display of 50 Christmas trees that are decorated to represents all 50 states. This is a great activity for a colder winter day in Myrtle Beach and a day that is sure to create lasting memories for you and your family! 
 
Winter Golf in Myrtle Beach
For the avid golfer, Myrtle Beach is the perfect place to spend the winter months! There are over 100 golf courses by top designers and they are geared to appeal to every skill set and playing level. And with many sunny days, paired with slightly cooler weather, there really aren’t many winter days that are not ideal to perfect your swing (not to mention the stunning scenery of Myrtle Beach!). And as if that wasn’t enough, most of the golf packages in Myrtle Beach are discounted during the winter months, most up to 25%! Some of the top rated golf courses in Myrtle Beach include Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, Thistle Golf Club, The Dunes Club, Tiger’s Eye Golf Links and Willbrook Plantation. Many of the golf clubs have top-rated restaurants, beautiful club houses and pro shops for your enjoyment as well. So grab your clubs and book your tee times for a fun day enjoying the Myrtle Beach winters outdoors. 
Winter Events and Festivals in Myrtle Beach
There is an outstanding lineup of events and festivals held in Myrtle Beach throughout the spring and summer months, and winter is no exception! Check out holiday events such as The Carolina Opry Christmas Special, Christmas Wonderland (The Holiday Show), Festival of Trees, Nights of a Thousand Candles and The South’s Grandest Christmas Show. There are also must-see events like Dick’s Last Resort’s Annual Mardi Gras Parade, Ripley’s Splash of Love event, Annual Surfrider Oyster Roast and Bloody Mary Contest and the Conway Chocolate Walk. Be sure to check the local event calendar for a full list of all winter events in Myrtle Beach! 
Other Winter Activities in Myrtle Beach
If you are looking for indoor entertainment in Myrtle Beach during the winter months, you may want to visit one of the city’s live theatres. A must-see are the annual winter Christmas shows, which are the most popular of all the shows throughout the year. Or let your imagination run wild as you can check out over 200 of some of the strangest and most bizarre artifacts at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium. And for all the gamblers out there, test your skill (and luck) as you take off on a gambling cruise aboard The Big “M” Casino. You can also check out the Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum if you are a lover of all things pinball! http://myrtlebeachpinballmuseum.org/
If you are a music fanatic, rock out to tribute performers that are accompanied by a live band at Legends in Concert. They celebrate artists such as Elvis Presley, Tim McGraw, Cher, Adel and many more! You can also shop, eat, walk around or see a movie at the Coastal Grand Mall, Barefoot Landing, The Market Common or Broadway at the Beach. For the adventurers, take in the breathtaking views of the Grand Strand during a Helicopter Adventures ride. And if you are wanting to spend some time on the beaches, you can search and collect sea shells on the beach after the tide goes out. It is a great time to spend outdoors and take in the fresh, ocean air. 
What should I do if I want to enjoy Myrtle Beach all year (winters included)?
Well, we sure don’t blame you! There are many perks to living in Myrtle Beach year round, and, as you saw from our post, many things to do during the winter months. While all your friends are shoveling snow in other parts of the country, you can be enjoying all the benefits of South Carolina while taking in the sunny days and beautiful moderate temperatures. If you are currently living out of state and are looking to relocate to Myrtle beach (or are currently living in Myrtle Beach but are wanting a change) be sure to give our experienced team at Jerry Pinkas Reality a call today. We are happy to answer any questions you have and help you find your perfect home in Myrtle Beach. The winter beaches are waiting for you! 

 

 

When you think of Myrtle Beach in the summer, what comes to mind? Maybe miles of warm, glistening beaches and sunny days filled with fun family activities. All these reasons (and many more) are why couples, families and vacationers flock to Myrtle Beach each summer. But if you think once the days of summer are over that the fun stops, you are surely mistaken! There are endless cold-weather activities to partake in and keep you busy in Myrtle Beach during the winter days that are both kid and adult approved. You will find everything from live performances, races, holiday parties and festivals. One thing is for sure, there is always something to do along the Grand Strand, no matter the time of year. In this blog, we are going to be covering some things to do in Myrtle Beach in the winter, and we hope they spark some motivation to get out and enjoy this beautiful city during these colder months of the year! And if you are not familiar with Myrtle Beach during the winter, we hope this inspires you to take a leap and move to one of the greatest cities in the country.


Myrtle Beach Winter Weather


What is the weather like in Myrtle Beach in the winter?

Before we jump into the fun, we wanted to be sure to cover a little detail so you know how to dress when enjoying Myrtle Beach during the winter months. The average high temperature for December, January and February is 57, and the average low is 35. While the weather is mild, it can also get a little chilly at times. Be sure to wear layers so you can adjust to the different temperatures and enjoy all that Myrtle Beach has to offer!

 

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk winter fun

One of the most popular attractions in Myrtle Beach is the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, which is just over 1.2 miles of mouthwatering restaurants, thrilling attractions and amazing shopping destinations. Bursting with fun around every corner, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk has revitalized the downtown area and entertains crowds year-round. Two must-visit attractions at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk include the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel and the Second Avenue Pier, both of which offer visitors unforgettable memories and undeniable fun! The Myrtle Beach SkylWheel is the first observation wheel of its kind in the country. It stands at an astounding 200-feet above sea level and features 42 climate controlled, fully enclosed gondolas. Guests of the SkyWheel experience an electrifying flight and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.


Things to do in Myrtle Beach in January


And when it comes to grabbing a bite to eat on the boardwalk, you will not be disappointed! You will find eateries with delicious dishes such as fresh fish tacos, juicy burgers, yummy pizza and even fluffy, buttery pancakes. There is even an authentic tiki bar for those looking for a little tropical flair. And for those “shop till you drop” personalities, don’t worry, there is an incredible and unique shopping district for you to enjoy. In fact, one of the retail anchors of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is The Gay Dolphin Gift Cove, where visitors have been enjoying since 1946.


Fun Things to do in Myrtle Beach during the Winter


Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach

Another fun family friendly activity is a day at the Ripley’s Aquarium, where visitors will find thousands of species of fascinating aquatic life. This Broadway at the Beach attraction features a variety of sea life, including sharks, that entertain and charm guests in their realistic natural habitats and give an up-close underwater encounter. You can spend a day petting stingrays, being enthralled by beautiful swimming mermaids and watch a feeding frenzy – let your imagination run wild! And if you time your visit just right, you can see Ripley’s Aquarium’s annual Festival of Trees, which offers visitors a charming experience with a display of 50 Christmas trees that are decorated to represents all 50 states. This is a great activity for a colder winter day in Myrtle Beach, and is sure to be a day that will create lasting memories for you and your family!


Myrtle Beach Golf


Winter Golf in Myrtle Beach

For the avid golfer, Myrtle Beach is the perfect place to spend the winter months! There are over 100 golf courses by top designers and they are geared to appeal to every skill set and playing level. And with many sunny days, paired with slightly cooler weather, there really aren’t many winter days that are not ideal to perfect your swing (not to mention the stunning scenery of Myrtle Beach!). And as if that wasn’t enough, most of the golf packages in Myrtle Beach are discounted during the winter months, most up to 25%! Some of the top rated golf courses in Myrtle Beach include Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, Thistle Golf Club, The Dunes Club, Tiger’s Eye Golf Links and Willbrook Plantation. Many of the golf clubs have top-notch restaurants, beautiful club houses and pro shops for your enjoyment as well. So grab your clubs and book your tee times for a fun day enjoying the Myrtle Beach winters outdoors.



Winter Events and Festivals in Myrtle Beach

There is an outstanding lineup of events and festivals held in Myrtle Beach throughout the spring and summer months, and winter is certainly no exception! Check out holiday events such as The Carolina Opry Christmas Special, Christmas Wonderland (The Holiday Show), Festival of Trees, Nights of a Thousand Candles and The South’s Grandest Christmas Show. There are also must-see events like Dick’s Last Resort’s Annual Mardi Gras Parade, Ripley’s Splash of Love event, Annual Surfrider Oyster Roast and Bloody Mary Contest and the Conway Chocolate Walk. Be sure to check the local event calendar for a full list of all winter events in Myrtle Beach!

 

Other Winter Activities in Myrtle Beach

If you are looking for indoor entertainment in Myrtle Beach during the winter months, you may want to visit one of the city’s live theatres. A must-see are the annual winter Christmas shows, which are the most popular of all the shows throughout the year. Or let your imagination run wild as you check out over 200 of some of the strangest and most bizarre artifacts at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium. And for all the gamblers out there, test your skill (and luck) as you take off on a gambling cruise aboard The Big “M” Casino. You can also check out the Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum if you are a lover of all things pinball! 


What to do in Myrtle Beach during the Winter Months


If you are a music fanatic, rock out to tribute performers that are accompanied by a live band at Legends in Concert. They celebrate artists such as Elvis Presley, Tim McGraw, Cher, Adel and many more! You can also shop, eat, walk around or see a movie at the Coastal Grand Mall, Barefoot Landing, The Market Common or Broadway at the Beach. For the adventurers, take in the breathtaking views of the Grand Strand during a Helicopter Adventures ride. And if you are wanting to spend some time on the beaches, you can search and collect sea shells on the beach after the tide goes out. It is a great time to spend outdoors and take in the fresh, ocean air.

 

What should I do if I want to enjoy Myrtle Beach all year (winters included)?

Well, we sure don’t blame you! There are many perks to living in Myrtle Beach year round, and, as you read in our post, many things to do during the winter months. While all your friends are shoveling snow in other parts of the country, you can be enjoying all the benefits of South Carolina while taking in the sunny days and beautiful moderate temperatures. If you are currently living out of state and are looking to relocate to Myrtle beach (or are currently living in Myrtle Beach but are wanting a change) be sure to give our experienced team at Jerry Pinkas Reality a call today. We are happy to answer any questions you have and help you find your perfect home in Myrtle Beach. The winter beaches are waiting for you! 

 

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Myrtle Beach Retirement Communities

by Jerry Pinkas

 

Retirement Communities North Myrtle Beach SC

What is a retirement community?

For the older adults reading this blog post, have you ever stopped to think what you will do or where you will live when you hit retirement age? It is no secret that Myrtle Beach, SC is one of the best places in the country to retire to, and there are many retirement communities that are ideal for those looking for a neighborhood with adults sharing similar interests and settling into their next chapter in life.

What is a retirement community you ask? A retirement community is typically defined as a housing complex or residential community that is specifically designed for older adults. Many (but not all) communities are age-qualified or age-restricted, typically age 55+, and offer many shared services and/or amenities for residents to enjoy. Over the past decade or so, we have seen many new retirement communities pop up around the Myrtle Beach area that have incredible floor plans, stunning finishes and provide a lifestyle that many retirees crave. Have you ever thought what it would be like to live in one of these communities? If not, or if you simply have questions on retirement communities, you are in the right place. In this blog post, we want to give you all the information surrounding retirement communities in Myrtle Beach in hopes to shed some light on if they may be a good fit for you. We hope you enjoy!  

Myrtle Beach SC Retirement Living

What are the benefits of living in a retirement community?

There are many benefits that come with living in a retirement community in Myrtle Beach, one of them being a strong sense of community. While many typical stand-alone residential neighborhoods also offer this in Myrtle Beach, there is something to be said about the community feel and bond among residents in a retirement neighborhood. You are surrounded by residents that most likely are similar in age and are also enjoying their next chapter in life. You are surrounded by friends to socialize with, to do activities with and to bond with.  Another benefit is that many of the community’s feature “maintenance-free living,” which is great for residents who don’t want to worry about lawn care and other upkeep around their property and common areas.

There is also the added benefit of safety and security to take into consideration with retirement communities. Some of the neighborhoods are secluded, which ensures that only residents and approved guests are admitted on the property. Other security features of the community may include well lit sidewalks, common areas, streets, parking lots and common walkways, as well as clearly marked exit doors in the amenity areas.

What do homes within retirement communities look like?

While the size and design of the homes vary based on the builder and communities they are located within, many of the homes within retirement communities offer more livable square footage for residents to enjoy. They also typically are more affordable than other multi-level homes with open floor plans and offer increased energy efficiency. You will also typically see all the amenities of the community located on one floor, so residents will not have to worry about traveling up and down stairs to use and enjoy them. Many homes will also feature wider doorways and accessible bathroom features.

Retirement Living Myrtle Beach SC

If I live out of state, why should I look at retirement communities in Myrtle Beach?

Where do we even start with this one? Now we may be biased, but Myrtle Beach is one of the best places in the country to spend your retirement years. If you are looking for a combination of sea-side living, along with incredible entertainment and endless recreational activities, then look no further. Not only does Myrtle Beach have some of the most stunning stretches of beaches in the world, but retirees will discover a world filled with topnotch shopping and dining destinations, championship golf courses for the avid golfers and (maybe the most desirable attribute) the incredible weather that Myrtle Beach, SC is famous for. With temperate and mild temperatures, residents of Myrtle Beach enjoy (and are spoiled with) an abundance of sunshine and mild winters.

Another very attractive quality for retirees is how affordable South Carolina is compared to other destinations in the country, with the cost of living being below the national average. With a combination of low property, sales and income tax rates, Myrtle Beach is a perfect place for retirees who are looking to get the most of out their hard earned savings and enjoy the next phase of their life! There is also an abundance of art and culture in South Carolina, especially within the Grand Strand, that is ideal for residents to explore and enjoy. Myrtle Beach is also host to many art shows and traveling exhibitions, as well as incredible landscapes and architecture throughout the city. You are sure to never get sick of the rich culture and beauty that surrounds the city!

myrtle beach 55+ golf communities

Are there many retirement communities in Myrtle Beach?

There are several retirement communities in Myrtle Beach that offer beautiful homes and are located in ideal parts of the city. Myrtle Beach Golf & Yacht Club is an active lifestyle community and is comprised of over 1,000 homes ranging from the low to high $100,000’s. There is also Del Webb Myrtle Beach, which is a 55+ community made up of 524 starting in the high $200,000’s. Cresswind Myrtle Beach has 400 homes ranging from the mid $200’s to the low $300’s, and is a nature-inspired community set amongst tidy landscaping, charming streetscapes and offers residents beautiful walking trails and quaint neighborhood parks. Another community centered around an active lifestyle is Cameron Village, which offers buyers beautiful single-family homes, as well as attached garden homes, with homes ranging in the mid $100’s to the high $200’s.

55 and older communities Myrtle Beach SC

Park Place is another great community for residents to settle into, offering low maintenance living and homes with either a waterfront or wooded views. This 88 home active lifestyle community starts in the mid $200’s and ranges in the mid $300’s, and features a pavilion, community pool and is ideally located just minutes from the stunning Myrtle Beach shoreline. Carillon at Tuscany is stunning 55+ master-planned gated community that is centrally located near golf courses, beaches and many shopping, dining and entertainment destinations. This 85 home community starts in the low $200’s and features a clubhouse, a 24-seat movie theatre and spacious fitness center with top of the line equipment for residents to enjoy. Lastly, The Sanctuary at Withers Preserve is a highly sought-after neighborhood with 74 homes starting in the mid $200’s. This active lifestyle community is nestled near many popular shopping and dining destinations and is just a short drive to the stunning beaches of Myrtle Beach.

 

What should I do if I am interested in buying a home in a retirement community?

We understand that there can be many questions surrounding purchasing a home in a retirement community in Myrtle Beach. Let our experienced team here at Jerry Pinkas Realty help you navigate if a community like this is a good fit for you. We will answer any and all questions you have, and can also show you around some of the neighborhoods and homes. We have helped many people find their dream home in retirement communities in Myrtle Beach and we are confident we can do the same for you. Give us a call today!

 

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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!  

myrtle beach boardwalk shops

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?

myrtle beach boardwalk fireworks

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!

 boardwalk resort myrtle beach

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

 

myrtle beach foreclosures and short sales

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.

Bank Foreclosed Properties in Myrtle Beach

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.

Myrtle Beach SC foreclosed oceanfront property

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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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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