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Buying A New Construction Home In Myrtle Beach

by Jerry Pinkas

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Are you starting your search for a new home in beautiful Myrtle Beach, SC and find yourself wondering if purchasing a new construction home is the right path for you and your family? Do you ever wonder about the perks that accompany a new build versus a slightly older home?  We get a lot of questions here at Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts, and one theme we see all the time centers around new construction and new home communities. And as you may have guessed, that is exactly what we are going to be talking about in today’s blog. If you have ever wondered what all the hype around new construction homes is, or have any questions about the topic, then you do not want to miss today’s post. Let’s jump in! 


Are new construction homes around Myrtle Beach, SC expensive and located far from the beach?

Because Myrtle Beach, SC is such a popular destination for many people around the country, you may assume that any new construction homes or neighborhoods come with an extremely high price tag and are probably located in a secluded part of town. And while this can be true in some cases, there are new construction areas where you will find reasonability priced homes that are also not a haul when you want to spend some quality time with family and friends at the beach. You can find new build homes that start at just under $200,000 and are located just a mile away from the beach. So just to recap: you can potentially (based on availability) purchase a brand new build, without breaking the bank and be situated just a hop, skip and a jump away from the beach. That is what we call a win-win-win!

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Why can’t I find these new construction listings online?

While the World Wide Web is a very useful tool, it is important to understand that you should not solely rely on the internet when conducting your search for a new home. Especially if you are interested in buying a new construction home. Because these are brand new houses, many are not even listed on the MLS during the beginning stages of construction. And while we are talking about it, is important to also understand that the MLS is only a small portion of what is really going on around town when it comes to inventory. There is a lot of new construction going on, and our experienced agents here at Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts can take you to these properties and talk about price points, as well as show you the different layouts and styles that are available for you to choose from. So, what you see on the internet can be a good place to get you started, but you want an experienced real estate agent by your side to show you what is going on and give you the opportunity to view these communities in person so you can make an informed decision based on what you see in real life.

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What are the perks of buying a new construction home in Myrtle Beach, SC?

There are many perks when it comes to buying a new construction home in Myrtle Beach, SC. The first, and most obvious to many people, is that no one has lived in the house prior to you. No one has set the fire alarm off when cooking a meal in the kitchen, no one has dented the walls, no one has cracked a tile in the bathroom and no one has spilled any liquid on the carpets. And while all these are minor things, they are still signs that the house has been lived in before you got there. There is something to be said about starting fresh and knowing that everything in your home is brand new. And for many people, that is a huge draw to purchasing a new construction home.

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Customization is also a huge potential perk. In some cases, the builder will allow the buyer to have a hand in customizing and designing the space. Things such as hardware finishes, flooring, built-ins, and exterior paint color can be chosen by the buyer, which allows the home and space to be tailored to their specific wants, needs, and taste. Another perk of a new construction home is that you will find fewer repairs than you would in a home that was previously lived in. Buyers will not have to replace old, stained carpet, purchase new updated appliances, patch any holes in the walls or repaint any of the rooms as everything is brand new when you move in.

On that same note, new construction homes can potentially also end up being less maintenance down the road as many new homes are built specifically to minimize maintenance requirements. With an older home, you may have to replace things more frequently and keep an eye on updates and maintenance that needs to be performed. Fire safety is another perk with a new build home, as builders today often incorporate fire safety features that may not have been developed in years prior. Things such as hard-wired smoke detectors and fire retardant in insulation and carpeting are features that you may see. With the new, evolving technology that is present, you can feel safe and sleep soundly knowing that your home has the proper fire safety features in place.

Speaking of new and evolving technology, you are more likely to find new construction homes that are built to be more energy efficient. Things such as heating and cooling, insulation, air sealing, and appliances are some of the variables that can be optimized for energy efficiency in a new construction home. Ensuring that your cool air is not escaping during the warmer summer months and your warm air is not escaping during the cooler winter months can help to keep your energy bills lower, and thus more money in your pocket. Many residents and homeowners do not realize the amount of money that (quite literally) goes out the door with poor insulation around doors and window frames in older homes. 

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What should I do if I am interested in purchasing a new construction home in Myrtle Beach, SC?  

If you or someone you know is looking to purchase a new construction home, be sure to give our experienced team here at Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts a call today! As we discussed above, many of these new construction homes and communities are not listed online or on the MLS. So if you are wanting to secure one before it hits the market you have to work with a team that knows the ins and outs of the area. Allow our team to take you to these neighborhoods and show you around so you can really get a feel for what you will be purchasing. We will answer any questions that come up and show you all the different options that are available to you.

We understand that buying a home can seem like a daunting task, especially when it comes to new construction homes. Our experienced and knowledgeable agents here at the Jerry Pinkas Team will guide you every step of the way and ensure that your new construction home buying experience is second to none. Why have average when you can have the best? Give us a call today, we look forward to hearing from you and working with you soon!


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Tiny Houses For Sale Myrtle Beach

by Jerry Pinkas

Tiny Homes for Sale Myrtle Beach SC

What is the Tiny House Movement?

It’s official - the country is currently in a love affair with tiny houses. We are seeing more and more people in Myrtle Beach realizing and appreciating the idea that small is beautiful and often more realistic for their budgets and lifestyles. Tiny houses are a growing trend and gaining popularity with young families, retirees and visitors looking for a second home in this beautiful city, and the homes vary in location, size and style. There are a range of communities in Myrtle Beach that offer great options, including bright, colorful beach homes that are perfectly situated on or near the water. These quaint and charming homes provide an affordable alternative for families and allow them to simplify their life, while still enjoying all the beauty Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas have to offer. And being located in the heart of the Grand Strand with some of the best coastal and beach properties in the country, Myrtle Beach is an ideal place for any family to settle into. 

If you were to take a drive around many new neighborhoods in Myrtle Beach, chances are you will discover street after street, row after row of large homes that have the same design, hues and landscaping. While beautiful, many look like they came straight off an assembly line and landed straight on the cul-de-sac. Ironically enough, smaller families are often the ones who occupy these homes, scattering every family member into different rooms in different parts of the house, thus limiting quality interaction and family time. You will even find smaller homes being town down in older neighborhoods around town in an effort to erect these enormous, cookie cutter homes. But with these large homes comes large mortgages, energy and electrics bills and overall cost of living. Many families in Myrtle Beach are realizing that bigger isn’t always better and are looking into smaller homes to settle into, on average around 900-1,200 square feet. The attractive characteristics of living smaller far outweigh any drawbacks for many in South Carolina, and here we are with a tiny house movement. We hope this blog opens your mind to the perks of living small and why it could prove to be a beneficial move for you and your family.


Why are People Going Tiny Houses?

Why Are People Going Tiny?

Needless to say that people are infatuated and excited with this new concept. But why has this trend popped up and caught fire so fast, especially in Myrtle Beach? And why are many American’s moving away from the average 2,300 square foot homes? For a few reasons really. Have you ever felt tied down with your mortgage? Felt you are surrounded by useless items you never use? Enter tiny homes. The idea of a home that people can buy, pay off relatively quickly, and customize down to the smallest detail, is very attractive in comparison to the traditional home. The financial and emotional freedom that tiny homes afford are why so many people are making such a drastic change in their life. And with Myrtle Beach being recongized as one of the top retirement towns in the country, many retirees are flocking here to start the next chapter of their life and also looking to downsize and simplify their life. And what better way to lower square footage and live comfortably in retirement then purchasing a tiny home?  


Smaller homes may be better after all!

What are the Pros and Cons of Tiny Living?

There are many positive aspects to families transitioning to smaller homes, one of them being that smaller houses are often much more energy efficient than a traditional home due to less square feet to cool and heat. Home owners also have less cleaning and maintenance to worry about because less rooms equals less mess! This leaves more time for individuals and families in Myrtle Beach to do more of what they love and spend quality time making beautiful memories. It also gives people the chance to start over with a fresh perspective by purge their unneeded possessions and get ‘back to the basics.’

There is also an understated coziness and intimate feeling when you enter a tiny home, which is very welcoming to guests and something that larger homes often lack. And if you are looking for something unique to call home, something different from the norm of ‘regular’ homes, tiny houses are definitely everything you are looking for! Lastly, and arguably the most important, tiny homes are just downright less expensive. Your mortgage will be less, energy and electric will be far less and you have less areas to decorate. This leaves more money for experiencing life, like taking that trip you’ve been wanting to take for years but couldn’t swing in the monthly budget or starting that new business or hobby you’ve been dreaming about. The opportunities are endless when you have more spending money each month for yourself and not going back into square feet you don’t need.

Of course with every good move there are always a few compromises. Living in a tiny home means that space is a precious commodity and you must use it wisely to optimize your living environment. While it is easier to clean, the space can feel slightly smaller when things are out of place and a little messy. You may have dual uses for areas, such as the kitchen table doubling as a work desk, and the living room floor as a work out area. Family members will also have to be respectful with noises like talking too loudly on the phone while someone is doing homework or watching TV late at night while others are trying to sleep. While there are always pros and cons to every decision, we feel with a little understanding and getting used to that the pros of tiny living in Myrtle Beach far outweigh the cons.  


Tiny Homes in Myrtle Beach a Great Investment

Are Tiny Houses Good Investments?

We sure think so! As you pay down the mortgage on your tiny home, your home equity will increase which is always a good way to boost things such as retirement funds. And since tiny houses tend to be much less expensive than larger homes, some homes in Myrtle Beach starting around $95,000, home owners are able to pay their mortgages off in less time and for less out of pocket each month, as well as save on taxes. This again allows families to put money towards other activities and investments that will better their future. Most tiny homes are also located in very charming and desired locations around Myrtle Beach as they don’t take up large plots of land like a traditional sized home in most neighborhoods. You may find yourself in the heart of Myrtle Beach, walking distance to shops and restaurants, or beachside with a colorful tiny home and the glistening water as your backyard. It also helps that Myrtle Beach is a very desired destination for families, retireees and vacationers, and there are many options when it comes to tiny homes for sale in the area. 


Tiny Homes for Second Homes

Are Tiny Homes Good Second Homes? 

Tiny homes make for a wonderful second home! Chances are you’ve taken a few vacations in your lifetime. Have you ever looked around and thought “I could see myself living here!” Many second homes are vacation homes and there is nothing better than going on a vacation to a place that feels like home. And with incredible beaches, amazing restaurants and top ranked board walk, Myrtle Beach is an ideal and very popular destination for vacationers around the country.

A tiny home is perfect for a second home because you have a place that is familiar and you can settle into when you are wanting to get away for a bit. Since it is not your everyday home, you don’t need a lot of square footage to feel comfortable, and it is very low upkeep compared to a large home in the weeks you are away. You are also able to leave and store items that you only use while you are there, alleviating the need to over pack and simplifies traveling and packing for everyone.  

Many people think that a second vacation home or investment property is out of reach because of the large price tag. But with a tiny home this idea becomes much more tangible as they are lower in price, thus a lower mortgage payment, and you are also able to rent it out when you are not staying there. And lets face it, with how popular Myrtle Beach is, you should have no problem renting it out. This can help to offset the cost each month, or if purchasing as an investment property, it’s a great way to pay the entire mortgage each month and even make a little (or a lot of) profit. Overall, tiny homes are a great option when looking to purchase a second home and should be considered a top pick when starting your search in Myrtle Beach.

Tiny Homes with Great Waterfront Views in Myrtle Beach

Why Should I Consider a Tiny Home in Myrtle Beach?

Myrtle Beach is a very desirable location that offers guests and residents the best of shopping, dining and entertainment. The beaches are beautiful, golf is world-class and people flock there year round to enjoy everything the area has to offer. With that said, purchasing a home of any sort in Myrtle Beach is a wonderful investment, but a tiny home is especially special. There are many quaint, beautiful tiny homes around the city and near the water that are perfect for families of all sizes and budgets, but they may be difficult for you to search for online as they are not always listed. Leave that to us. We can schedule a time to show you a tiny house in person that fits your wish list and checks off all the criteria you are looking for.

For a list of small homes for sale in Myrtle Beach, click here. We have helped numerous familes find their perfect tiny home, and we encourage you to pick up the phone and let the Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts help you find your ideal tiny home in Myrtle Beach today. You never know, your future house or vacation home may be one click or call away!

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Check Out Our Latest Videos

by Jerry Pinkas

As any of our regular blog readers know, Jerry creates quite a few videos featuring tips and information about buying and selling real estate and condos here in Myrtle Beach and the surrounding area, as well as tips about living a great life.  Take a look at his YouTube Channel and subscribe for continually updating videos from Jerry.

Here are 3 of his latest videos for your review.  Jerry talks about how to find the best deals on Myrtle Beach houses for sale, how to find pet friendly condos, and how to sell your house in Myrtle Beach.

How to Find the Best Deals on Myrtle Beach SC Houses For Sale


How do I Find Pet Friendly Condos for Sale in Myrtle Beach SC


How to Sell Your Myrtle Beach House Fast for Cash and get Top Dollar

Stunning 3 Bed 2 Bath Priced to Sell!

by Jerry Pinkas

This home comes with an open floor plan and split bedrooms and 10 ft ceilings throughout the home with Crown molding. The master suite is very large and has a big walk-in closet and the master bathroom comes with a shower and Garden Tub. The other two bedrooms are located on the other side of the home and are large with plenty of closet space.

The kitchen is a chef's dream with 42-inch custom cabinets and custom double sinks and Cielo Stone countertops. The kitchen also has a breakfast bar and kitchen nook. The living room is very spacious and is great for entertaining and the home also has a formal dining room. This home is well maintained and shows like a model.

From the time you pull up to the home, you can't help notice the beautiful landscaping and curb appeal. Around the back of the home through your double French doors is the 14 x 15 screened in porch and patio area which is great for relaxing and cooking out.

This home has tons of upgrades and comes with all of the appliances and washer and dryer and is located in highly sought after section of Long Bridge in Barefoot Resort. Barefoot Resort has tons of amenities such as shuttle service to your private beach cabana and the largest saltwater pool in South Carolina and 4 award-winning Golf courses and much, much more.

This home is located near all major highways which make getting anywhere on the Grand Strand a snap! This home is truly Paradise so don't miss your chance to own your piece.



The Bay View Resort

by Jerry Pinkas

You no doubt already know that Myrtle Beach is one of the most popular beaches in America. And if you’ve already vacationed here, you no doubt want to return.  The trick is finding a great place to stay on the beach.  If you don’t book a room well in advance, then you may be staying in a lesser hotel further from the beach.  Why not skip all the fuss and buy your own condo?  You can even make money from it by renting it out while you’re not using it!

The Bay View Resort is great condo resort to look at. Of course there are many more to choose from, and you can find them here on our website.

This resort offers a number of layouts and sizes to fit your needs.  These rooms feature a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, cookware, utensils, and more.  There’s also an in-room safe, hi-def TVs, Wi-Fi, and unlimited DVD rentals.  You can choose from a 2 or 4 bedroom condo, many of which feature balconies with amazing views.

The Bay View Resort is located right on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade.   You’ll be right next to the Pier at 2nd Avenue North, downtown, along with the nighclubs and restaruants.  It also offer amenities that set it apart, like the indoor lazy river, indoor pool and spa.  The fids can splash around on the splash deck or the kiddie pool.  And you can work out at the fitness center and get pepped up at Starbucks.

So if you want to have comfortable room with plenty of features and on-site amenities, then the Bay View Resort is a great place to buy a condo.

Oceanfront Condos for Sale in Myrtle Beach

by The Jerry Pinkas Team

Myrtle Beach is the Perfect Place to Get Away!


       Are you looking for that perfect spot to escape the hustle and bustle of a busy life? Run away to Myrtle Beach! 

Summer is on its way, and now is the time to buy a condo for you and your family and friends to enjoy.  There are all shapes and sizes of condos available in the Myrtle Beach area.  Some developments have all the trimmings for a family vacation- kiddie pools, games, and fun beach equipment.  Other condos are more suited for a relaxing escape and are equipped with spas, lounges, and child-free entertainment.  With so many choices, it helps to have an expert on your team.  Let the experts on the Jerry Pinkas Team help you in your search. 

We have all the information you need about Myrtle Beach Beachfront Condos for Sale. Or, if you would like to perform your own search for properties in the Myrtle Beach Area.   If you have any questions, please give the Jerry Pinkas Team a call at (843) 839-9870.  Our experts are happy to help make your Myrtle Beach condo search a fun experience. 

What are you waiting for?  Pack your bags and get away to Myrtle Beach this summer!


The Jerry Pinkas Team: Real Estate Experts

by The Jerry Pinkas Team

Jerry Pinkas Facebook pageIt pays to be internet savvy these days, especially in the real estate business. And Jerry Pinkas and his team are almost as internet savvy as they are about Myrtle Beach area real estate.

There are lots of things to “Like” on the Jerry Pinkas team’s Facebook site - in addition to the properties they have for sale - especially if you click on the button to “Like” the Jerry Pinkas team. In fact, Jerry and the savvy real estate experts who make up his team would “Like” you very much if you “Like” them on their Facebook site.

So, just what is there to “Like” on this Facebook site, you may be asking yourself at this point. Here on the Jerry Pinkas team’s Facebook site, you not only get their stellar, second-to-none, insider Myrtle Beach real estate knowledge, but you also get these services for FREE:

  • Complimentary email analysis of your home's approximate market value
  • Home listings by email
  • Fabulous featured listings
  • YouTube videos
  • Quick Search tool
  • Newsletter sign-up

After you have spent some time getting to know and “Like” the Jerry Pinkas team’s Facebook site, surf on over to their Myrtle Beach Condo Expert website for the inside track on the Myrtle Beach real estate market. Whether you’re selling a home, looking to buy a home, checking out vacation rentals or shopping for a retirement home in the Myrtle Beach area, you can’t go wrong with the personal service, proven systems and the wide range of resources available only through the Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts.

Myrtle Beach Area Real Estate Looking Up

by The Jerry Pinkas Team

In October, Horry County released its monthly real estate sales report, which contained some numbers that gave Myrtle Beach area Realtors cause for optimism, albeit cautiously tempered. Many feel that there’s a good chance prices have reached rock bottom and might be bouncing back up.

Those numbers showed that, during the month of October 2012, median home prices in the county dropped 4 percent from last year to $158,750; meanwhile, the median price for condos dropped 6 percent from last year at $103,550. While home price drops benefit buyers, sellers would prefer to see a strengthening market. The silver lining to the cloudy housing market is that (however slowly) a recover may be taking place in the overall economy – and eventually, improvements in the regional, state and national economies show up in the housing market. There is a feeling in some quarters that prices will not fall farther than they have so far.

Here are some more telling numbers from October, reported by Coastal Carolinas Association of Realtors market analyst, Tom Maeser:

  • Of the 5,364 single-family homes up for sale during the month, 438 were sold. This is 151 fewer than in 2011
  • Of the 4,291 condos up for sale during the month, 362 were sold. This is 586 under 2011’s total
  • Of the condos sold, 34 percent were Foreclosures and  short sales
  • Of the single-family homes sold, 30 percent were foreclosures and short sales
  • Short sales are paying about 79 percent of the total value of a home
  • Foreclosures are fetching about 67 percent of the total value of a home

The amount of homes and condos for sale currently constitute approximately a 15-month supply, which is more than double the 6-month supply normally considered as the baseline for a buyer’s market.

Maeser said one of the primary difficulties in calculating or predicting the rise or fall of home and condo prices with any degree of accuracy is the virtual impossibility of gauging the amount of properties in the foreclosure or short sale pipeline that haven’t hit the open market.

Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts Welcomes Newest Buyer's Specialist

by The Jerry Pinkas Team


Mark Wood moved to Myrtle Beach from Bucks County, PA and has served buyers, sellers and investors since 2001 as a top producer.  Previously, Mark served clients in PA and NJ and was voted the Princeton area’s ‘Favorite Agent’.  Mark has been involved in real estate directly or indirectly for most of his life beginning with his education in Architectural Design.  Mark is also involved in his own real estate renovation and investment projects and shares this experience with his clients.

Mark says:  “Our buyers and investors make more money in less time with fewer hassles!


"We want to thank you for being such a great help in buying our house. We appreciate your expert guidance and straight-forwardness. It was also fun working with you. We hope you'll stop in every now and then to see what we're doing with the place and to drink some wine with us."

Keep in touch,

Diana & Andrew

"Many, many, many thanks for your stellar professionalism, unequaled ethical conduct and never-ending patience in seeing the deal thru to closing.  We are convinced that had you not been our buyers agent, we would have tabled our interest and ceased pursuing the purchase early in the process.  There really aren't words to convey how much we appreciate all that you've done, and how exceptional your handling of every phase of the process has been.  It's truly been our pleasure working with you."

Thank You,

Ken and Ann

"Just a note to thank you for all the help you are providing.  We especially appreciate your standing in for us and handling the various items that we would normally handle.  We know that there are probably many more items you are taking care of that we don't even know about.  We are deeply appreciative."

Cynthia & David

"The time has arrived to settle into our new home.  Thank you so much for all you have done for us Mark.  You made it happen."

Art & Ginnie

"Thank you so much for all your support and guidance with [our home].  You're the best!"


"It was a pleasure working with you...let's hope for more!"

Judy (Realtor)

"Thank you for calling me and letting me know you were not able to make it to my [listing] today.  Your courtesy is greatly appreciated.  By the way...nice job on your ads and mailings.  It's a pleasure to work with [your team]."

Russ (Realtor)


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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577


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Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts Welcomes Newest Buyer's Specialist

by The Jerry Pinkas Team

The Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts welcomes its newest member, David Taylor, as a Buyer’s Specialist. David moved to the grand strand in 2004 with his girlfriend after spending 3 years studying at Marshall University. Not too long after, David got heavily involved in the real estate market, realizing the potential that existed. His expertise previously focused on new construction homes and condos, but now is a buyer’s specialist. Prior to joining the Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts, David managed 5 HOA communities (50+ units a piece) and became the president of a 64 unit condo complex. When David is not at work, he spends his time with his wife Brooke and their four beautiful children ages: 12, 6, 3, 2. He also plays men’s softball all year round and enjoys graphic & website design in his free time. He is happy to be a part of the team and is looking forward to applying his background to his new position along with implementing the new skills that he gains from the Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts.

Buying a home that is foreclosure can be a long process, but remember that you don’t have to do this alone! The Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts are highly experience agents. The Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts are on your side and we work for you. The Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Team specializes on foreclosure in the Myrtle Beach Area. We can prove it just Google Us. Don’t miss on this great opportunity that will not last long. Contact us today at 843-839-9870.

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