Buying and Selling Real Estate in Myrtle Beach and Surrounding Areas

 

June 24, 2018

*Just Listed!* Gorgeous Home in Hunters Ridge!

 

This beautiful single level custom home with 3 bedrooms plus a Bonus Room and 2.5 baths is located on a quiet cul-de-sac in Hunters Ridge. The 1/2 acre property has a large back yard with an irrigation system. In addition to a formal Dining Room and a formal Living Room, there is a large Family Room with gas fireplace. There is crown molding and chair rail throughout the home. The kitchen opens into the family room and has maple cabinetry, an island cook top, double ovens and an inviting breakfast area along with a pantry. The Master Bedroom has tray ceilings, a large sitting area and large walk-in closet. The Master Bath has a jacuzzi tub, walk-in shower and a double vanity. Enjoy the outside space on the large screened in porch with an oversized patio area. Spacious backyard with lots of green space is ideal for a large fence or even a pool! Located in Award Winning School District. Community Pool.

Posted in Myrtle Beach Homes
May 30, 2018

Just Listed! Spotless and Move in Ready in Pineland Lakes!

Immaculate 3 BD, 2 BA home with Carolina Room situated on over Half Acre lot with Oversized driveway suitable for RV parking and More! Split bedroom plan with 2 bedrooms sharing a bath w/tub & shower combo. Master suite has walk-in closet, Tray Ceiling, Sliding door access to Patio, & shower. Spacious living area with beautiful hardwood flooring that extends into the Carolina Room & Vaulted Ceilings. Carolina Room is a great conversation room, ideal for office, or just relax and enjoy a morning cup of coffee here. Kitchen features a bar area, eat in area, large single bowl sink, pantry, & lots of cabinets for storage. Separate laundry room. Garage has shelving areas and pull down attic storage. Outside detached storage building. Large patio that extends the entire back of the home with three separate entrances. Great Curb appeal. This home is immaculate and move in ready - better than new! Located only 3 miles from Downtown historic Conway.

MLS ID: 1811575

 

May 25, 2018

JUST LISTED! 4 Bdrm Myrtle Beach Home - No HOA - Close to Beach!

4404 Boxwood Street, Myrtle Beach

MLS# 1811148 

This 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath home, with Mother-in-Law suite and Den/Office (could be 5th Bedroom), is located in a very desirable area east of Bypass 17 and just a short golf cart ride to the beach- close to Hwy 31 & Robert Grissom. Open floorplan w/ hardwood flooring in office/den, living, kitchen, & dining. Granite countertops, eat-in bar area, cabinetry with wine storage, & pantry. The home has a split floor plan. The spacious Master Bath has a double shower, jetted tub and double vanity with make-up area. There are 2 closets in the Master Bedroom; one is a walk-in w/organizers.The 850 SF Mother-in-Law suite has a separate entrance from the home, full Kitchen, Living Room, Bedroom, walk-in Closet and Bath. Laundry room with sink. The screened porch, with hot tub, is the perfect place to relax after a day on the beach. The large yard has a circular driveway, sprinkler system on a well and a large, detached shed w/attached area for golf cart. There are 2 tankless Hot Water Heaters, new roof installed in 2014, and a security system. Lots of storage for your belongings in this home w/Walk-up stairs to over 1200 SF of attic storage. NO HOA & storage shed with a place to park a golf cart. 1 Year Home Warranty. Great Location! Rare find!!!

Posted in Myrtle Beach
May 7, 2018

Just Listed! Private & Pristine in Brighton Lakes!

This lovely 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath " Brighton Lakes" home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac on one of the largest premium lots in the neighborhood & backs up to a protected forest preserve for owner privacy. When you enter the foyer through the upgraded front door, you immediately notice the soaring 11 ft. ceiling, archways, & large transom windows in front & back. Hardwood flooring flows throughout the great room, dining room, & into the kitchen & breakfast nook. The living room features a natural gas fireplace/media cabinet, hardwood flooring, surround sound, crown molding throughout, & recessed lighting controlled by dimmers. The beautiful open kitchen features granite, stainless steel appliances including natural gas range, under cabinet lighting, tiled back splash & tile under bar, along w/a large chef's pantry. Master suite features hardwood floors, tray ceiling, huge walk-in closet, large bath w/separate tub & shower, & a double vanity. Second and third bedrooms are separated by a Jack & Jill Bath. Large bonus room over garage features a full bath, closet, & can serve as a 4th Bedroom. Hall to garage leads to large laundry room and half bath. From the living room, you enter a large tiled and screened-in porch w/custom shades which is perfect for enjoying a morning cup of coffee - no need to worry about neighbors as the backyard is very private. Other features include a tankless hot water heater, in-ground irrigation, upgraded carpet/padding,rain gutters, professional landscaping/palm trees, extended driveway, & fencing in the backyard . Brighton Lakes offers an elegant clubhouse w/open air roofed pavilion, ,zero entry pool, Lap Pool, 2100 Sq. ft. gym and secure gated entry after 6pm.Don't miss out on this pristine home situated on one of the best & most private lots in desirable Brighton Lakes.

882 Sand Binder Dr - Myrtle Beach - MLS# 1809573

Talk to Wendy Hodges / The Davis Hodges Team To View!

 

Posted in Brighton Lakes
May 2, 2018

Southern Living Charm in Glenmoor, Conway!

 

Welcome Home to this Charming Brick front home with a Southern Porch/Swing AND a screened in porch that make Southern Living a Reality!!! Gorgeous Home Where every Detail is in place!!! 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2 Car Garage Immaculate Home in the Glenmoor community offers peaceful living in an idyllic Southern setting just minutes from beaches, shopping, restaurants and all the attractions of Myrtle Beach. Front porch with impressive entrance - a REAL front porch w/swing, foyer & hardwood flooring leads to an open floor plan Great Room with vaulted ceilings & natural gas fireplace. Formal dining room with hardwood flooring, wainscoting, chair railing and crown molding. Open kitchen w/breakfast nook, eat-in bar, recessed can lighting, Corian countertops, Backsplash, and 42” maple cabinetry. Kitchen has a large pantry, stainless steel appliances including refrigerator, & custom wine cooler. Spacious Master Suite with double tray custom painted ceiling, Stylish Barn Door, laminate flooring, large bath with garden tub, shower, custom painted double sink, large walk-in closet and separate water closet. Split bedroom floor plan & 2nd full bath separates the additional 2 bedrooms downstairs. Upstairs bonus room w/closet makes an ideal fourth bedroom or entertainment/exercise room. Enjoy additional living space all year long w/this Inviting Screened in porch w/exquisite modern & durable tile. Whether you are beginning your day with a cup of coffee or entertaining friends, this perfectly adorned porch lets you enjoy soft breezes, chirping birds, fragrant flowers - all things the South is loved for! This home is situated on a corner lot w/ a Very large fenced in back yard that is perfect for entertaining, grilling, enjoying the beautiful sunshine, & nights by a bonfire. Nicely landscaped & ready to move into. Less than 5 minutes to Hwy 22, 10 minutes to Tanger Outlets, and less than a mile to the new International Drive connecting to Robert Grissom Parkway. Community Clubhouse & pool just around the corner for entertainment & fun in the neighborhood. One of the few Natural Gas communities. HOA includes pool, clubhouse, Garbage Pickup, & Cable. What are you waiting for? This Southern Beauty & front porch w/swing are ready for you to sit back, relax, have some tea, and enjoy the beautiful sunshine in the South!!! Home is situated in an area that qualifies for 0 DOWN USDA financing based on its location.

April 24, 2018

*Price Reduced!* Charming 3 Bdrm Home in Gated Wachesaw East!

This charming 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 2 car garage home located in a gated, golf course community in Murrells Inlet within the popular "Wachesaw East". There are vaulted/cathedral ceilings throughout the home as well as beautiful laminate floors with hardwood-look without the maintenance. Kitchen has cabinet style pantry, stainless steel refrigerator and stove along with new granite. Enjoy dining at the bar or the dining area that flows into the living area. Wood burning fireplace in the Living Room, arched doorways, plant shelves and an inset for a bookcase or table. Master suite has a walk-in closet, double vanity, soaking tub, shower and a private water closet. The other 2 bedrooms are separate and share a full bath. Relax on the 14x8 private screened-in porch as you enjoy a cup of coffee. 2 car garage with storage cabinets. Low maintenance & minimal lawn care so you can enjoy all Wachesaw East has to offer. There are only about 10 homes on this quiet little street tucked into Wachesaw East. GATED COMMUNITY to help you sleep well knowing the neighborhood is closely monitored. Ideal location just behind Waccamaw Hospital. You can play tennis at the courts just across the street from the house or swim in the community pool.

April 17, 2018

Townhome Design for Market Common

As a buyer begins to transition into a different style of living in order to be in Market Common where they can walk to multiple restaurants & shops, there are some sacrifices that must be made. First and foremost, reducing in size 1000 sf and moving from a single-family home into a townhouse and going from nearly an acre lot to being side-by-side sharing walls with neighbors. 1000 square feet... WOW... That is a lot of furniture, clothes, or SOMETHING that will have to go somewhere.  None of your current furniture will fit - nor is it the fun, "transitional" look you want to achieve.

One of the major factors leading to buying a town home for people is that there isn't a lawn to care for- leaving more time for work, family,  & fun. THE most important features in selecting the style or the plan of the townhouse for many people has to do with having a pet and needing an enclosed area. You something where your furry friend will have a living area outside. The townhouse with a courtyard is the ideal solution and to make it even better, if it doesn't have pavers or concrete and has some grass...BINGO!!! You have found the perfect one... now the journey begins...

Adjusting to a much smaller living space and in this case one where the living area is long & rectangular creates somewhat of a layout dilemma. Trying to find a layout that doesn't look boxy or make the area look even smaller than it actually is. In many of these units the furniture is too large & bulky which makes the room dark & heavy.

Where do you begin?  HOUZZ is excellent for design & layout ideas. If you can, find a  floor plan of the layout you are purchasing, and even bring out the  graphing paper. Last time I personally did this it wash dangerous because I realized that all of the furniture in my home being built wouldn't fit, so the builder ended up with a building permit and a remodeling permit as I decided the bedroom needed an additional 6 feet added to accommodate all of my furniture &  a sitting area. Graphing paper can be dangerous!!! I know there are many new apps with the ability to arrange furniture. MagicPlan, Room Creator, Home Design 3D, Rooms & Room Scan Pro are a few apps that can simply this process. 

When planning your living space, ask yourself questions that help identify your most important need for space. Do you need a separate dining area? Do you need a work area? What approach works for you... do you utilize the furnishings you have? If you are downsizing, how do you eliminate things from the new home... if an item doesn't bring you joy & you are downsizing... eliminate it. After a little thought, you might decide you don't need a dining table because there is a bar area. After all, with all the great restaurants nearby at places such as Market Common, it might be tempting to eat out every night.  The gas range which was previously very important to you might be immaterial . A better use of the dining space might be a work area. Perhaps 2 separate spaces where one is for a living area... maybe with a wall fireplace & large tv above on the wall to maximize the floor area. A desk is often needed, so perhaps the desk could even be placed behind the sofa so if you want to watch tv while doing a little work, it is possible. At the same time it will offset the living area. Just a few beginning thoughts on this journey.

Remember to have a focal point, have a clear path for a walkway, have conversation areas,& keep it simple - AVOID CLUTTER! You could even place a call to a Home Organizer/Stager to help come up with ideas. If you are designing a room, do you use pencil, paper, and a measuring tape or is there an app that makes this easier for you? Life and technology ... no matter how you  get there... this is your HOME and that won't change no matter what route you use to achieve the end result. Home Sweet Home!!!

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Posted in Market Common
April 17, 2018

Just Listed - Stunning All Brick Home w/ Golf Course Views in Little River!

Beautiful Single Level All Brick Home located on the creek and 18th Hole of the River Hills Golf Club in Little River. 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Computer Room/Office/Hobby Room, Formal Dining, Living Room, & Sun Room overlooking the rolling greens of the golf course & the lake. Vaulted ceilings & transom light allow an abundance of natural lighting throughout this homes especially in the living areas & kitchen. Large kitchen with bar & breakfast nook. New Corian countertops & backsplash installed in 2015, lots of cabinets & storage including an appliance garage & pantry. Living Room has Vaulted Ceilings, fireplace, and opens into the sun room. Master Suite on the main level with door to the deck; large master closet & 2nd closet, tray ceiling, double vanity, garden tub, & separate shower. New flooring in foyer, living room, & Sun Room.New HVAC in 2017, New Hot Water Heater in 2015, Retractable Awning in 2016, Leafguard installed on Gutters in 2015, new ceiling fans, 2 New Garage Doors in 2018, Hurricane Film on windows w/transferrable warranty, & Half Bath has been recently remodeled. Hobby Room/Artists' Room is equipped with a sink and a half bath. Oversized 26.8 X24.3 Garage has 3 storage rooms and walk up access to the attic which is fully geared toward storing an abundance of holiday or additional items you might have. Irrigation system & outdoor shower. Circular driveway and side garage allow for guests to park with ease. Large deck w/retractable awning will provide many days of enjoyment grilling, relaxing, & watching the sunset over the rolling fairways. . Immaculate All Brick Single Level Home with one of the Best Views of the golf course & Creek you will find anywhere. Just 5 minutes to grocery shopping, restaurants, & medical facilities.

Posted in Little River
April 9, 2018

Just Listed - End Unit Ocean View Condo in SouthWind Resort!

 

*JUST LISTED!* ABSOLUTELY SPECTACULAR 4BR/3BA NORTH CORNER END UNIT LOCATED IN THE EXCLUSIVE SOUTHWIND RESORT ALONG THE GOLDEN MILE IN MYRTLE BEACH. ACCESS TO HUGE WRAP-AROUND BALCONY IS PROVIDED THROUGH FLOOR TO CEILING GLASS SLIDERS FROM THE MASTER BEDROOM & 2 LOCATIONS IN THE EXPANSIVE LIVING ROOM. SIDE BALCONY OFF LARGEST BEDROOM ALSO PROVIDES SIDE OCEANVIEW & SPECTACULAR VIEW OF THE NORTHERN COASTLINE. UNIT BOASTS HIGH CEILINGS, UPGRADED FURNITURE & FURNISHINGS, GRANITE COUNTERTOPS, WALK-IN CLOSETS, UPGRADED CARPET, FULL-SERVICE KITCHEN W/STAINLESS APPLIANCES, FORMAL DINING ROOM, AWESOME MASTER SUITE W/BALCONY ACCESS, MASTER BATH W/WALK-IN SHOWER, CORNER JETTED TUB, & WALK-IN CLOSET. THIS RESORT BOASTS A LARGE OCEANFRONT OUTDOOR POOL, LARGE INDOOR POOL, OCEANFRONT LAZY RIVER AND INDOOR/OUTDOOR JACUZZIS. LOCATED IN THE DESIRABLE GOLDEN MILE, THIS CONDO HAS NOT BEEN ON THE RENTAL PROGRAM AND ONLY USED AS A 2ND HOME. Trane HVAC INSTALLED IN 2013 AND HOT WATER HEATER IN 2016.

April 7, 2018

Today's Buyer are less Attracted to Cosmetic Aesthetics & More to a home's Bones

Everyone regardless of age or generation wants a move-in ready home. Move-in ready is less about Kitchen and Bath "Pop" and more about what's going on behind the fixtures and cupboards. 62% of buyers want energy efficiency and 56% want low maintenance. In most cases, buyers are prepared to pay for what they want. There has been a 10% decrease in Return on Investment for upscale remodeling costs. The highest resale payback involves fixing what's broken, outdated, or inefficient. Here's a couple of reminders for profitability and salability when updating to sell your home.

Don't forget to update outdated structural issues and mechanical issues when getting engrossed in HGTV and Pinterest visual preparations. These structural issues can end up killing a sale after the inspection costing you time and money. This is where a pre listing inspection is more valuable than spending money on staging. The National Association of Realtors gives a new roof a 109 percent ROI. The 2017 Cost vs. Value Report gives top honors to what's going on under the roof, with a 107.7 percent payback for fiberglass attic insulation.  Energy efficient HVAC systems and new windows or doors have never looked better nor impacted the seller's pockets more. 

Curb appeal is more important than ever. Buyers start online looking at the exterior of homes and then move to the interior photos. Exterior improvements that are a great attention getter for buyers are landscaping, fresh paint, new doors, windows, siding, and roof. 

Based on 2017 data , here are the top 10 home improvements in terms of ROI according to Remodeling magazines; 2017 Cost vs. Value Report:

-Garage Door Replacement: 98.3%

-Manufactured Stone Veneer: 97.1%

-Deck Addition (wood): 82.8%

-Minor Kitchen Remodel: 81.1%

- Siding Replacement:76.7%

-Window Replacement (vinyl) 74.3%

-Universal Bath Design: 70.6%

-Bathroom Remodel: 70.1%

-Window Replacement (wood): 69.5%

-Roofing Replacement:68.4% 

 

 

Posted in SELLERS