South Carolina coast among fastest-growing areas in nation

The South Carolina coast continues to be one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation.
Figures released by the Census Bureau on Thursday, (March 26, 2015), show that, of the 20 fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, three are on the state’s coast.
The figures show the Myrtle Beach area experienced 3.2 percent growth between July 2013 and July 2014. That was the second-fastest growth rate in the nation behind only The Villages in Florida.

Strand’s Growth Sky HIgh

With a one year population jump of over 12,000 people, Myrtle Beach metropolitan statistical area ranked as the second fastest-growing in the nation from July 1, 2013 to July 1, 2014.
The growth in Horry County alone, about 9,300 new residents in the year, approached the boom years of 2005 to2007 when Census numbers show more than 10,000 new residents a year. (Steve Jones from The Sun News, March 26, 2015)

St, Andrews Townhomes For Sale

We have 2 beautiful townhomes at St. Andrews for sale. One is an end units with 1600 square feet of living space, master suite on the first level with 2 additional large bedrooms upstairs with a full bathroom. The second unit is a C unit which is the largest townhouse with 1900 square feet of living space. All three bedrooms in the C unit are upstairs which give you a huge living area downstairs. The C unit has ceramic tiled floor downstairs and granite countertops in the kitchen with stainless steel appliances.  All townhouses have a view of a golf course. Call us if you are interested in any of these townhouses. Carolina Care Rental Mgt & Realty, LLC 843-692-2510 or cell 843-902-7661.

MYRTLE BEACH NAMED ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S TOP PLACES TO RETIRE!

The Sun News reports that Myrtle Beach made the list of one of the top places in South Carolina to retire. Myrtle Beach joins Charleston, Hilton Head Island, and Greenville and the top cities in South Carolina to retire to due to the uniqueness of each city. They have many common qualities such as vibrant downtowns, ongoing education classes, volunteer or part time work opportunities, walkable neighborhoods, excellent health care, non-extreme weather and advantageous tax situations.

Myrtle Beach Ranks 3rd Best Beach in the USA!

Myrtle Beach snagged the third spot in the rankings of the best U.S. beach destinations by The Travelers’ Choice according to the Sun News on March 11th, 2012. It also landed in the #11 spot for world beach destinations.

Myrtle Beach boasts some of the best beaches on America’s East Coast, which are distinguished by panoramic views of the Atlantic, calm waters and soft white sand. Ideal for swimming and sunbathing, Myrtle Beach also offers plenty of attractions, making it perfect for beach-lovers with kids.

Locals have many reasons why they love Myrtle Beach:

  1. Monday after the Masters with Hootie & The Blowfish at Barefoot Resort.
  2. Golf! There are nearly 100 great golf courses giving us locals discounts to play.
  3. Races, races, and more races! February brings the Myrtle Beach Marathon. Just this May was the Woman’s Half Marathon, the Dirty Mud Run and a Myrtle Beach Triathlon.
  4. Warm Winters! This past winter was SO mild. We never had to wear our New York winter coats!
  5. The Marshwalk boardwalk has some of the best restaurants with fresh seafood, live music and what-a-view! If you love to fish, the Marsh is the place to be.
  6. Great entertainment! The theaters in Myrtle Beach provide an array of entertainment for all ages.
  7. Shopping! Myrtle Beach has two major outlet malls (Tanger on 501 and 17), the Coastal Grand Mall with four anchor stores, the Inlet Square Mall (recently renovated) and the Myrtle Beach Mall and Market Common along with many other quaint, beach-y store.
  8. Myrtle Beach’s Boardwalk! Don’t like to walk in the sand along the ocean? Then the Boardwalk is for you! While you are walking along, you can get some lunch, coffee, a cold drink, ride the new Skywheel and see breathtaking views of the ocean and coastline. Ask for the local’s special!
  9. Market Common. This is Myrtle Beach’s newest Live, Work & Play development which has nightlife, shopping, groceries, and play areas for kids. Just a short distance away is the Grand Park which is host to all sorts of events: concerts in the summer, rowing on the lake, ball fields, soccer fields and fireworks!
  10. The beach! Need we say more? The beach is the number ONE attraction in Myrtle Beach; this is what draws the crowds here all year long.

10 Ways to Prepare for Homeownership

  1. Decide what you can afford. Generally, you can afford a home equal in value to between two and three times your gross income.
  2. Develop your home wish list, then prioritize the features on your list.
  3. Select where you want to live. Compile a list of three to four neighborhoods you’d like to live in, taking into account items such as schools, recreational facilities, area expansion plans and safety.
  4. Start saving! Do you have enough money saved to qualify for a mortgage and cover your down payment? Ideally, you should have 20% of the purchase price saved as a down payment. Also, don’t forget to factor in closing costs. Closing costs – including taxes, attorney’s fee, and transfer fees – average between 2% and 7% of the home price.
  5. Get your credit in order. Obtain a copy of your credit report to make sure it is accurate and to correct any errors immediately. A credit report provides a history of your credit, bad debts, and any late payments.
  6. Determine your mortgage qualifications. How large of mortgage do you qualify? Also, explore different loan options – such as 30 year or 15 year fixed mortgages or ARMs – and decide what’s best for you.
  7. Get pre-approved. Organize all the documentation a lender will need to pre-approve you for a loan. You might need W-2 forms, copies of at lease one pay stub, account numbers, and copies of 2 to 4 months of bank or credit union statements.
  8. Weigh other sources of help with a down payment. Do you qualify for any special mortgage or down payment assistance programs? Check with your state and local government on down payment assistance programs for first time buyers. Or, if you have an IRA account, you can use the money you’ve saved to buy your first home without paying a penalty for early withdrawal.
  9. Calculate the costs of homeownership. This should include property taxes, insurance, maintenance and utilities, and association fees, if applicable.
  10. Contact CAROLINA CARE RENTAL MANAGEMENT & REALTY, L.L.C! We can help guide you through this process!

Myrtle Beach’s Boardwalk Ranks 3rd in the Nation

According to the Sun News on July 14, 2010, Myrtle Beach’s new Boardwalk came in third on National Geographic’s Top 10 list of the nation’s boardwalks. The list credits the boardwalk with rehabilitating Myrtle Beach’s downtown. The Boardwalk also found the national spotlight last month when the “Today” show featured the walkway in a segment on Travel + Leisure magazine’s boardwalks. Add that to Myrtle Beach’s ranking in USA Today’s Top 5 Affordable Destinations in May which also prominently featured the boardwalk. The $6 million boardwalk, which opened in May of 2010, stretches 1.2 miles.

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