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Myrtle Beach Canadian-American Days coming soon!

by The Jerry Pinkas Team

Myrtle Beach  Canadian-American Days coming soon!

Each year for 46 years in early March, thousands of America’s Canadian neighbors and snowbirds from the North visit the Grand Strand for the Canadian-American Days Festival. This year, from March 13-21, the festival features events, activities and discounts, including welcome receptions, military band concerts, athletic tournaments and wildlife and history days. Activities include: the Can-Am Little Olympics, the National Shag Dance Championship, South Strand Wildlife and History Day, a youth soccer tournament, a big band dance as well as the St. Patrick's Day Parade. This 49th Annual Canadian-American Days has a new advantage with the new non-stop service on Porter Airlines from Toronto to Myrtle Beach, making it easier for Canadians and snowbirds to escape to the 60 plus miles of sandy beaches in Myrtle Beach. The festival draws as many as 100,000 Canadian visitors each year and is regarded as the first international festival organized in South Carolina. Many of the visitors have been traveling to Grand Strand Myrtle Beach area for decades.

Highlights of the 49th annual event include:

March 15
2010 RBC Bank Presents the 282nd Army Band - 7 p.m.
Beach Church, 557 George Bishop Pkwy., Myrtle Beach. Free but tickets are required. Tickets available 8:30 a.m. March 8 at the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce visitor centers at 1200 N. Oak St., Myrtle Beach, and 3401 U.S. 17 Business S., Murrells Inlet.


March 16
2010 RBC Bank Canadian-American Days Kickoff Celebration Expo - 10 a.m. to1 p.m.

This expo officially kicks off Can-Am Days and features exhibitors, musical entertainment, prizes and giveaways. Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C, Myrtle Beach. Free to the public.

March 17
16th Annual South Strand Wildlife and History Day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Enjoy family-friendly entertainment, exhibits and activities. The Taste of Murrells Inlet, a culinary extension of the event, will boast specialties from some of the finest restaurants in the "Seafood Capital of South Carolina." Huntington Beach State Park, 16148 Ocean Hwy., Murrells Inlet. Free for Canadians with valid ID. Adults: $5, S.C. senior citizens: $3.25, children 6-15: $3 and children 5 and under: free. SouthCarolinaParks.com/(843) 235-8755

March 18
2010 Battle at the Beach presented by RBC Bank - 11 a.m. 
Second annual Canada vs. U.S.A. Friendly Competition for the RBC Cup, four-person scramble format. Greens fee, cart fee and prizes included. All tournament profits will be donated to Myrtle Beach Haven. Pine Lakes Country Club, 5603 Granddaddy Dr., Myrtle Beach. Fee $125 per person, $400 per foursome. CanAmDays.com for registration form and more information.

March 19
2010 RBC Bank Presents the 208th Army Reserve Band - 7 p.m.
Christ United Methodist Church, 2901 Fantasy Way, Myrtle Beach. Free but tickets are required. Tickets available 10 a.m. March 16 at the 2010 RBC Bank Canadian-American Days Kickoff Celebration Expo, Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

March 20
2010 RBC Bank Presents the U.S. Navy Band - 7 p.m.
Beach Church, 557 George Bishop Pkwy., Myrtle Beach. Free but tickets are required. Tickets available 10 a.m. March 16 at the 2010 RBC Bank Canadian-American Days Kickoff Celebration Expo, Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

 

Myrtle Beach Real Estate starts year on right foot

by The Jerry Pinkas Team

Once again Jerry Pinkas of The Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Team has been quoted as the local Myrtle Beach Real Estate Specialist, working with Myrtle Beach Foreclosures and Myrtle Beach Short Sales.  

 

The local newspaper Myrtle Beach news paper, The Sun News, recently featured a front page article on Real Estate starts year on right foot, where Jerry Pinkas was quoted.

"The way it is right now with the pricing, I think it is more affordable than it has been in a long time," said Jerry Pinkas of Exit Grand Strand Realty. "People have had the desire to buy a piece of property and have been just sitting on the sidelines."

Pinkas, who specializes in condos and does a lot of work with foreclosures and short sales, said that people are seeing prices that would allow them to potentially make a profit on a property so they are taking out home equity loans on other properties or choosing to invest in real estate instead of the stock market.

"Last year started off a little slower. Part of the reason for that was people were very concerned about investing and were holding it really close," Pinkas said.

With prices as low as they are, investors are finding ways to come up with the cash to make the purchase and that is fueling competition for some of the newer oceanfront properties at the steepest discounts, which are selling quickly, Pinkas said.

"Once those have cleared through, that's it," he said. "I'm not saying there's not going to be deals out there [but] we have this window right now because you can buy quality."

 

Click here for the full article Real Estate starts year on right foot.

Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts

604 N 27th Ave

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577

843-839-9870

Foreclosures Myrtle Beach SC Houses, Condos, Properties

by The Jerry Pinkas Team

Foreclosures Myrtle Beach SC Houses, Condos, Properties

With interest rates at record lows and the  stock market being what it is, many people are putting money in an asset they can understand, in real estate. One of the best places to buy right now is with foreclosed properties. During economic downturns, more upscale properties are going into foreclosure. Beachfront properties in the Myrtle Beach area are part of the mix of foreclosed properties available. You can find foreclosed properties as cheap as 30% to 70% below origanl prices.

            It is a must, to learn how to navigate the foreclosure process. For most consumers the foreclosure process can prove daunting. Good properties are available but they require research, preparation, patience and persistence.  The foreclosure process starts when a property owner falls behind on mortgage payments. Many owners of homes that go into foreclosure have been struggling financially for almost a year before they give up, which usually means that the house has not received needed repairs or general maintenance for a while. This may include everything from missing light bulbs to roof leaks. Houses in poor condition might fetch bargain prices, but repairs can boost the cost again. The first rule of real estate, "location, location, location," applies in these situations. If there is a properties that needs a few repairs but is in a good area with high property resale values, expect the entire property and consider making a low offer.  

            Not all foreclosures are previously owned homes. Some foreclosed homes are new. These homes are not as easy to identify and rarely appear on national lists. In some areas, the slow economy has left many builders of new midscale and upscale homes at the end of their construction-loan periods without finding buyers for their homes. In these cases, the banks that issued the construction loans take possession of the homes and attempt to sell them, using real-estate agents to handle the deals.

 

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Having someone who could work on your behalf is the best that you can find the perfect foreclosed property for you weather it’s an investment or a home for you and your family. You just can get just any old real estate agent to help you. You need an agent with foreclosed property experience, that knows how to talk to the banks, and how to handle all the paperwork for you to get the deal done right.

Jerry Pinkas Realty

604 N 27th Ave

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577

843-839-9870

For Retiring Baby Boomers - The "New Florida" is South Carolina

by The Jerry Pinkas Team

For Retiring Baby Boomers - The "New Florida" is South Carolina

 

It wasn’t long ago when you spoke about retiring to some place warm and near the beach, Florida came to mind.  Use the words “retirement living” and usually Florida, probably on a golf course is what many thought about. Midwesterners typically thought about Naples or Fort Myers. If you lived in the Northeast, it was Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale or Miami. That was all yesterday’s news.

Today’s Baby Boomers are breaking that mold.  As the post-war generation begins hitting retirement age, they are bypassing the traditional retirement trappings of their parents and not even considering the golf course communities in the Sunshine State of Florida.  Today, they're choosing smaller urban areas, in states such as North and South Carolina, and even downsizing many housing choices.

 

Research has found that 42 percent of today's 50-year-olds plan to move during retirement. The Studies also found that the Carolinas are now considered "the new Florida" among young and older boomers: 20 percent preferred South Carolina, and it ranked very high on coastal lifestyle scale.

 

What's driving the changes? You can blame it on the economy. The economic recession has eroded savings and fundamentally altered the retirement plans of Americans 55 and older. Many are downsizing their retirement plans and finding value in Myrtle Beach Real Estate. 

 

The Coastal lifestyle is all about having fun. Many people living in the north, before retirement, would be stuck inside their house all winter just waiting for the weather to break. In The Myrtle Beach area the mild weather affords many opportunities to get out and enjoy the many activities in the area. It’s not all about the house you live in. It’s more about the simplifying and enjoying yourself. No need to have the big fancy house, and all the maintained that goes along with that. Many of today’s retirement plans include condo living without all the hassles of maintained. When you buy into this lifestyle, all the grounds keepings, exterior maintained, pool service, common areas are all maintained by the home owners association.  This frees you up to enjoy all the things that are fun.

 

The Myrtle Beach is loaded with things to do. Shopping, over 1700 Restaurants, over 100 Golf Courses, Live theater, community festivals and events all year round, shows, sports, and of course the beach and ocean.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577

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Wondering Why Your Myrtle Beach Home Hasn't Sold? - Jerry Explains A Few Reasons

by The Jerry Pinkas Team

Wondering Why Your Myrtle Beach Home Hasn't Sold? - Jerry Explains A Few Reasons – Sell Myrtle Beach Real Estate

 

There are many reasons why a house or a condo doesn't sell the first time around, but price is usually the number one reason. Most sellers do not understand the current Myrtle Beach real estate market well enough to price their condo or home on their own. And while an experienced agent can give pricing advice to a seller, it is ultimately up to the seller to price their listing correctly.

Last year Less than 23% of the listed properties Sold!

In today’s changing Market, you need every advantage to selling your home for top dollar. That means your Realtor, their track record and experience is more important than ever.

Several other factors many come into play with a sale, or no sale situation. The listing agents skill level and also the marketing efforts, may weigh heavily on the odds of how many people your property is exposed to. The days of taking a listing, putting it into the MLS system, and then having someone come along and put an offer in, are long gone.  Even if a condo or house is priced right, then you have to get it in front of as many people as possible, to bring an offer. It’s all about taking a military approach, and using a proven plan of action.

One military plan of action is called swarming. This tactic is put into action by putting as much man power and exposure to the target, and then overwhelming the objective. Swarming is putting everything toward the target to achieve the goal, that way the objective is achieved. This is one way we receive Results.

Did you know that pricing your home at a value such as $209,000.is often counterproductive as it does not maximize how many times your home will appear in search results on the internet. Call us and we can give you the details.

A FEW REASONS HOW THE JERRY PINKAS TEAM IS DIFFERENT
1. Customized Seller Pricing Packages - You Pick Commission
2. Cancel At Anytime Policy
3.  Unique Marketing Strategies

4. Proven results with a Top Ranked Team

5. Exposure of your property to more people and in more places.

There are 3 types of buyers: in town, out of town, and buyers that are already working with other agents. Does your Realtor market to all buyers or just a few? In order to get the best offer on your home, make sure your home is marketed on every level.

We guarantee to market your home for more, and in more places. Our media sources are proven to effectively and aggressively advertise your home to the most amounts of qualified buyers.

“After eighteen months and to other real estate companies, we contacted Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Selling Team to list our Myrtle Beach condo for sale. In a very short time, we had more favorable activity than in the previous eighteen months. With Jerry Pinkas, we had a solid contract within 60 days!  We were very pleased with Jerry's professionalism and friendly demeanor.  We would highly recommend Jerry Pinkas Team for all your buying or selling real estate needs"  
Andrew & Gloria Tippett

“With very few condos selling in our building, The Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Selling Team was able to get ours sold in less than 30 days; after being on the market with another company for 1 1/2 years”.  -  Forrest and Michele Browning

 

We all want the most amount of money for our home, but pricing your home correctly the first time is the key to getting your home sold fast. The higher the asking price is, compared to your competition, the longer your home will stay on the market. Pricing your home right the first time around is essential since a newly listed property will generate interest and result in more showings the first few weeks it's on the market.

We specialize in marketing great condos and homes that for whatever reason, didn't sell the first time around.  We are the experts in The Myrtle Beach area.  Our skill is the knowledge and proven systems that correctly market your property effectively.

 

JERRY PINKAS REAL ESTATE TEAM PROVEN RESULTS


2007 S Ocean Blvd.: 221 days with other agent, CONTRACT after 18 days with Jerry

2311 S Ocean Blvd : 121 days with other agent, CONTRACT after 22 days with Jerry

4765 Wild Iris Drive : 218 days with other agent, CONTRACT after 49 days with Jerry

413 Queens Road 547 days with other agent, CONTRACT after 89 days with Jerry

I can offer a new perspective on how to market your property and plenty of tips on how to maximize your home's potential.  Visit  Sell Myrtle Beach Real Estate and check out the Top Reasons To List With Jerry!

 

If you are looking for Results, now is the time to put our plan in action for you.

SOLD. Yours could be next!  Now is the time to call Jerry 843-839-9870

How do I Short Sale My Home – How Do I Stop Foreclosure On My Home

by The Jerry Pinkas Team

How do I Short Sale My Home – How Do I Stop Foreclosure On My Home

            Foreclosure in the United States hit an all time high in the year 2009. There were 3,957,643 Foreclosures filed in 2009, a 31% increase over the previous years. Foreclosure filings were reported on 349,519 U.S. properties in December, a 14% jump from the previous month and a 15% increase from December 2008. The December number is particularly depressing because it shows that the foreclosure problem is not even close to going away. The federal government efforts to modify mortgages did not stop foreclosures because of the rising unemployment and underwater mortgages. Many people home loans worth more than the homes themselves. Is there something you can do to help this situation? Are you thinking about buying your first home or moving to another state? Why not buy a short sale home to help stopping foreclosure on its tracks.

            Understanding what a short sale means is very important.  A short sale occurs when a property is sold and the lender agrees to accept a discounted payoff, meaning less money than is actually owed. In other words, the difference between what they sell the house for and what they owe on the house is forgiven. Also, the family avoids a foreclosure on their record. To have a successful and problem free short sale process you need an experienced short sale agent. You don’t want to miss any important details due to inexperienced agent, or find out your transaction is not going to close on time because no one has followed up in a timely manner.

Join many Myrtle Beach Short Sale Home owners who have successfully avoided foreclosure.

 

With Our Proven System, we negotiate a deal with the lender which allows our sellers to sell the property. Many times without coming to closing with money.  The market has changed and banks are more willing today to compromise with owners to decrease their losses.  If you want to sell, but feel it is impossible, please call us today to discuss.

 

We may be able to help you sell quickly!

 

We are the Experts - Top Ranked - Highly Recommended - Call the Pros

 

Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Team

 843-839-9870

Are you Upside Down? Or Do You Just Need A Little Help?

by The Jerry Pinkas Team

Are you Upside Down? 

Or Do You Just Need A Little Help?

 

 

* Behind on mortgage payments?

* Adjustable rate mortgage resetting?

* Owe more than your home is worth?

* Worried about your credit?

 

We Can Help You Now!

 No Obligation - Free Consultation

 

Join the Thousands of Myrtle Beach Home owners who have successfully avoided foreclosure.

 

We can help via the Myrtle Beach Short Sale process. In which case, the market value of your Home is less than the current mortgage owed by the owner.

 

With Our Proven System, we negotiate a deal with the lender

which allows our sellers to sell the property. Many times without coming to closing with money.  The market has changed and banks are more willing today to compromise with owners to decrease their losses.  If you want to sell, but feel it is impossible, please call us today to discuss.

 

We may be able to help you sell quickly!

 

We are the Experts - Top Ranked - Highly Recommended - Call the Pros

 

Jerry Pinkas Real Estate  Team

843-839-9870

The Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Team is on Pace for 1,000+ Followers!

by The Jerry Pinkas Team

The Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Team is on Pace for 1,000+ Followers!

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