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Bring Your Appetite to Beach, Boogie and BBQ

by Jerry Pinkas

We hope you're hungry, because this weekend, August 29th and 30th, you are cordially invited to join Jerry Pinkas and the Real Estate Experts at the tastiest festival of the year:

Beach, Boogie and BBQ!

 

This two-day celebration offers live entertainment, finger-lickin' barbecue, and a whole lot of fun, so come on out and celebrate the beginning of fall with us. In addition to the fun, this event is the Official BBQ Championship of South Carolina and a Kansas City Barbecue Society Sanctioned Event.

There will be over $13,000 in cash prizes awarded during the event!

Registration for the competition is $175, but Admission is FREE

For more Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival information, call (843) 626-7444.

 

All proceeds will go to the Shriners' Hospital of Greenville, SC.

 

*Teams who would like to register can click here for registration information and applications.*

 

Event will be held at: 

Horry Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) Conference Center & Surrounding Area
950 Crabtree Lane, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Friday, August 29 & Saturday, August 30, 2014

 

Get the Most in Coastal Heights

by Jerry Pinkas

We are excited today to bring you the newest real estate listings for sale in the Coastal Heights neighborhood of Conway,  SC. Located in Horry County along the Waccamaw River, Conway is the county seat and is part of the Myrtle Beach area.  Many of the buildings in Conway are on the National Register of Historic Places because it is one of the oldest cities in South Carolina.  Included among these historic places is the City Hall building, which was reputedly designed by Robert Mills.  Conway also played a part in the American Revolution, and small battles were fought near Kingston at Black Lake and Bear Bluff.  In fact,  the famous Francis Marion, or "Swamp Fox,"  had a camp near Kingston just acroww the Waccamaw River.  The name of the city was originally "Conwayborough" for General Robert Conway, but was changed in 1883 to Conway. 

Conway may be a small town of just over 11,000 residents, but there are plenty of things to do to keep your family entertained year round.  For the golfer, Witch Links has been rated as one of the top activities in Conway.  Reviewers on TripAdvisor.com found the course to be challenging with the occasional interesting obstacle in the form of the local wildlife, an alligator!  Well-manicured greens and a friendly staff make an afternoon of golf at Witch Links a memorable and enjoyable experience.  In addition to golf, Conway offers other entertainment, including live theatre at Main Street Theatre.  There, you can see such classics as M. Butterfly for a bargain price compared to the big-city theatres.  Are you interested in historic sites? Take a tour of the L.W. Paul Living History Farm and get a glimpse of farm life in the early 1900s.  The family also sells a variety of wares, including handmade jams and jellies.  For a more modern experience, the downtown area has been revitalized and is dotted with bistros and boutiques for you to peruse.  The crowning glory of downtown is the Riverwalk, an area of fine dining that stretches along the Waccamaw River. 

downtown has been revitalized with shops and bistros. Highlighting the renovation of the downtown area is the Riverwalk, an area of fine dining which follows a stretch of the Waccamaw River that winds through Conway. Conway is also the home of Coastal Carolina University. - See more at: http://www.kingoneproperties.com/Myrtle-Beach-Real-Estate.cfm/Community/Coastal_Heights#sthash.Wg8UnW4l.dpuf
downtown has been revitalized with shops and bistros. Highlighting the renovation of the downtown area is the Riverwalk, an area of fine dining which follows a stretch of the Waccamaw River that winds through Conway. Conway is also the home of Coastal Carolina University. - See more at: http://www.kingoneproperties.com/Myrtle-Beach-Real-Estate.cfm/Community/Coastal_Heights#sthash.Wg8UnW4l.dpuf

 

The Grand Strand

Living in Conway gives you access to the whole Grand Strand area, including the excitement and amenities of Myrtle Beach. A resort destination, Myrtle Beach is built for both tourists and local residents, with plenty of entertainment and all the every day basics you will need. 

To start, Myrtle Beach has some of the most temperate weather you will find anywhere.  The mild winters don't require a parka, and snow is simply unheard of in the area.  In the summer, the heat will send you to the glittering beaches where you can sunbathe and relax to the sounds of the Atlantic.  For the kids, there are several nearby shops where you can rent water accessories, from surfboards to jet skis, and spend the afternoon playing in the ocean.  And don't forget to bring your camera because the sunsets on the beach are postcard perfect!

Myrtle Beach has a lot to do besides relax at the beach.  For the golfer of the family, this area is home to over 100 golf courses.  In fact, you could golf every weekend for a year and not repeat the same course twice! If you are looking to improve your game, there are several championship courses that will test your skills.  So, don't forget to pack your clubs when you come to The Grand Strand. 

Shopping is also one of Myrtle Beach's specialties.  Shopaholics can spend the day browsing for bargains at Tanger outlet center, where you can find popular brand names at prices that won't empty your wallet.  If you like a more intimate environment, there are numerous boutiques as well.  Here, you can find unique gifts and collectibles, as well as handmade items and custom clothing.  Of course, for the tourist in all of us, Myrtle Beach is no stranger to kitsch.  There are seashell necklaces, goofy t-shirts, coffee mugs, and all sorts of souvenir items available everywhere you look.  So, no matter what you're searching for, you are sure to find it right here.

Known for its nightlife scene, Myrtle Beach has plenty of places to go for live entertainment.  Barefoot Landing is home to The Alabama Theatre, where you can find live music including such acts as George Jones and The Oak Ridge Boys. In addition, numerous restaurants host live music acts throughout the week.  Many of the acts are local musicians, though some come in from other cities.  All music genres are represented here in Myrtle Beach, all you have to do is look around.  Live theatre is also available in the area.  Whatever your style, an evening of dinner and a show awaits you in our beautiful city.

Beyond the amenities, Myrtle Beach offers some of the best views on the coast. Bring your camera because this area has two state parks, over 60 miles of beaches, wildlife of every color and size, and sunsets that will take your breath away.  You can always escape the hustle and bustle of the city life and relax in the quiet of nature.  The Grand Strand offers the best of both worlds, and that's one of the reasons we love living here.

Tourism is a strong contributer to the economy here.  The coast is dotted with a plethora of resorts that keep many locals gainfully employed in the food service, retail, and hospitality industries.  With an unemployment rate that is slightly lower than the national average, work is easier to find here for those who are willing. With that in mind, it is no mystery why many people choose this area as their permanent home.

If you are looking for a home in the area, Myrtle Beach has a wide variety of properties available.  Here, you will find cozy beachfront cottages, traditional-style homes, and even luxury high-rise condos.  Vacation condos are a large industry here as well, and many people start with a vacation home and end up becoming permanent residents.  For those looking for a family home, you have many neighborhoods to choose from, each with its own amenities.  Many times, these communities offer their residents access to a pool, basketball courts, and club houses.  Some of the more upscale neighborhoods even offer Intracoastal access!  Community living in Myrtle Beach is unlike any other city.  We hope you will take a look at Coastal Heights, as well as browse the other area neighborhoods on our website.  There is a neighborhood for everyone in Myrtle Beach and we can't wait to help you find yours.

 

Meet the Experts

Purchasing a new home can be a daunting task, and is certainly not for the faint of heart.  Make the smart choice and get an expert on your team!  We at Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts look forward to hearing from you when you are ready to begin your new journey.  Your satisfaction is our goal and we provide unmatched customer service to both buyers and sellers in the Myrtle Beach area.  With our proven and repeatable system, we can help you save up to 18% when you buy a new home. Rated one of the top 250 real estate teams in the nation, we have years of experience in the Myrtle Beach real estate market and we would like to put our knowledge to work for you.  If we can do anything to help you, whether give you a personal tour or answer your questions about the local market, please feel free to give us a call today at (843) 839-9870. Don't forget to make use of our MLS search on our website to find the home that suits your needs and your wallet.  We'll meet you at the beach!

 

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Family is the Focus of Osprey Cove

by Jerry Pinkas

Fall in Love with Osprey Cove

Searching for a new home can be a trying task.  If you are planning a move, the Myrtle Beach area is known for its beaches and its variety of amenities, and it is our pleasure to help you find the perfect spot to call home.  Today, we are taking a closer look at the Osprey Cove subdivision and we invite you to join us on an exclusive tour of this family-centered neighborhood. Located at the southern end of The Grand Strand, Osprey Cove is near Surfside.  This little seaside community is known as "The Family Beach"  and offers a laid-back environment with lots of small town charm.  Plus, Myrtle Beach itself is just a short drive away and offers its own atmosphere. With so much to enjoy, we know you will find Osprey Cove to be a viable option for your new family home.


A Family Community

Just off Highway 707, Osprey Cove has for sale both new construction as well as homes that are around 10 years old.  Prices on these homes range in price from around $130,000 up to $185,000 and the square footage on the newer homes varies from 1000 to just over 2000 square feet.  You can get a lot of home for your money in Osprey Cove and we know you will be impressed with how much room your family will have to roam.  For a family who is just starting out, these budget-friendly homes are an ideal solution.

Living in Osprey Cove provides easy access to area beaches including Surfside Beach.  In Surfside, you will find plenty of activities for your family including a town-owned fishing pier, a water park, mini golf, and even a zoo!  Sounds like fun, doesn't it?  But that's not all:  The hustle and bustle of Myrtle Beach is just a short drive away, too.  There, you can enjoy an evening of live music and dancing, or spend the afternoon lounging on the beach and soaking up the rays.  Plus, there are eccentric shops, great restaurants, and lots of photo opportunities with beautiful scenery.  Whatever your pleasure, Myrtle Beach is sure to please and we look forward to introducing you to this area and all of its amenities. 

Why Myrtle Beach?

A resort destination, Myrtle Beach is built with both tourists and local residents in mind.  For starters, this coastal gem has a temperate climate complete with mild winters and summers that are perfect for sun bathing on the glittering beaches.  There are plenty of activities available in The Grand Strand, including over 100 golf courses, live theatre, a plethora of fine dining establishments, and even an amusement park.  Shopaholics can spend the weekend browsing for bargains at the Tanger outlet center, or shopping at the boutiques for unique souvenirs and collectibles.  For those who enjoy a good show, Barefoot Landing is home to the Alabama Theatre where you will find musical acts such as George Jones or the Oak Ridge Boys, and even a Christmas extravaganza.

If the amenities aren't enough, Myrtle Beach has some of the best views on the coast.  With two state parks, 60 miles of beach, and deep red sunsets, life is Myrtle Beach is one big photo opportunity.  Everywhere you look you will see the local wildlife, from graceful birds to cheerful dolphins, enjoying the sun and fun of coastal living.  Plus, the local golf courses offer lush landscaping and the deep green hues of well-maintained grass.  You simply can't go wrong with the natural beauty in this busy city.

Myrtle Beach is also home to numerous resorts that attract tourists year round.  The tourism industry keeps many of the Myrtle Beach locals gainfully employed in the hospitality, food service, retail, and construction industries.  In fact, the unemployment rate in the area is slightly lower than the state and national averages.  Of course, other industries including real estate and technical industries benefit from the presence of tourism as well.  Myrtle Beach has plenty of work for those who are willing, so it is easy to see why many people choose to make this area their permanent home. 

The real estate market in Myrtle Beach offers a wide variety of homes, from cozy beachfront cottages to luxury high-rise condos.  Many people decide to purchase vacation condos in the area and then, after a few years of regular vacations, become permanent residents.  For those looking for a family home, there are numerous neighborhoods to choose from and each has its own amenities.  These neighborhoods many times offer community pools, basketball courts, club houses, and even Intracoastal access.  You simply cannot beat community living in the Myrtle Beach area, and we encourage you to not only look at Osprey Cove, but to browse the other available homes as well.  With so many choices, there is a neighborhood for everyone in Myrtle Beach.  Let us help you find yours!

 

About the Experts

Are you ready to make Myrtle Beach your new home?  Fantastic!  At Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts, we have a proven repeatable system that can help you save up to 18% when you buy a new home in Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas.  With a focus on teamwork and world-class service, our team of professionals is experienced in the local market and has been ranked as one of the top 250 real estate teams in the nation.  We invite you to use the resources on our website whether you are buying or selling your Myrtle Beach home.  It is our pleasure to offer you a one-stop real estate resource online as well as in the office.  Call us today at 843-839-9870 or stop by the office at 604 N. 27th Avenue in Myrtle Beach. Let us arrange a tour of your favorite listings and give your home buying experience a personal touch.  With Jerry Pinkas Real Estate on your team, we can make your real estate experience a win-win situation. 

 

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