Coastal Insider September Edition

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September 2021

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A MESSAGE FROM OUR TEAM

The housing market boom that’s been occurring across the country has been making headlines for months now. And Myrtle Beach has been at the very forefront of the dynamic action. We hope you gain better perspective about what’s been happening with the real estate market in our area from the data and information we’ve included in our front page article, and use it to help guide you in your own real estate decisions. My boyfriend and I have been thrust into this dynamic and changing landscape, as we started looking for a home in Myrtle Beach during Covid when prices fell dramatically. We were taking our time browsing and planning what would be the best investment for us, and then, to our frustration, it seemed home values skyrocketed almost overnight. But with rental rates also reaching epic highs, it is still more affordable to buy a house than rent one. It’s been difficult for us to find a good investment in our price range in the area we want. As soon as a house hits the market, you have to be ready to make an offer that same day or it will be snapped up.

I have a tendency to drag my feet with big decisions, but in this intense seller’s market, I’ve had to be more decisive. In early August, we found a home in Conway that is absolutely perfect and put in an offer. We were lucky because the previous deal had just fallen through and the seller was highly motivated to conclude a deal. Normally there are multiple offers on homes in my price range, and a bidding war will ensue. The seller benefits from this, and can usually expect to sell their home over asking price. But luck was on our side; our offer was accepted. It came at the perfect time and I consider it a massive blessing. The next month is going to be a whirlwind of getting everything ready for the closing, but we are excited for this next stage of the journey. The prospect of being a homeowner is both exciting and stressful. And then we’ll begin the inevitable process of embarking on repairs and decorating. Some of those tasks will be more enjoyable than others I’m sure, but I can’t wait to get started!

Rachel Ogg

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Coastal Insider September Edition

Click to view September 2021 Stay connected with our top stories delivered every month! A MESSAGE FROM OUR TEAM   The housing market boom that’s been occurring across the country

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Cover Stories

Myrtle Beach

The Fastest Growing Area in the USA By Real Living Home Realty Group, Your Real Estate Market Experts Close your eyes and imagine your picture-perfect place to call home, a

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Seacost Srtist Gallery September 2021
Business

The Seacoast Artists Gallery

Art At Its Best Along the Grand Strand By Melissa LaSaleia The Seacoast Artists Gallery is a non-profit 501(c)(3), whose mission is to provide an atmosphere conducive to creativity, sharing,

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CertaPro September 2021
Business

CertaPro Painters

by Melissa LaScaleia CertaPro Painters is a local, family owned and operated franchise started by husband and wife team, Doug and Robin Bland. Ryan, their son, works as the residential

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Elsko Article
Business

17 on 17

Elko is Celebrating 17 Wonderful Years on Hwy 17 Bypass by Melissa LaScaleia In 2004, Micheal and Kimberly Elko moved from New Jersey to Myrtle Beach. The husband and wife

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Jerk Shack September 2021
Business

The Jerk Shack

Cold Drinks, Amazing Food and Good Times by Melissa LaScaleia Taylor Peugh was born and raised in sunny L.A. He served for eight years in the United States Marine Corps,

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Ocean Lakes September 2021
Business

Ocean Lakes Golf Cars

Serving Ocean Lakes and the Entire Grand Strand Community by Melissa LaScaleia In the late ‘80s, the owners of Ocean Lakes Family Campground started a small golf car rental business

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Charlies Corner September
Charlie's Corner

In Which Charlie Pens Another Epistle

Charlie’s Corner is the domain of Charlie, the furry four-legged lady’s man of Market Common. Each month, he’ll share information to help all new, visiting, and existing doggie community members

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Community Section Myrtle Beach September 2021
Communities

The Return of Festival Season

by Emily Smith Myrtle Beach is the place to be this September, with both new as well as long-favored festivals dotting the calendar. Whether you prefer the roar of a

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