Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Homes for Sale in the Enclave

Lennar Homes of the Carolinas built the homes in this spectacular community offering 3-4-5 bedroom homes. The Enclave homes feature upscale amenities such as spacious master suites and baths, gourmet kitchens with custom cabinetry, screened-in porches and bonus rooms for an extraordinary lifestyle.

The one and two storied, 2,146 to 2,797 square foot homes have pastoral lake and golf course vistas and range in price from mid $200K and up. These homes are a short drive from the beach and an ideal community for naturalists, beachcombers and golfers, conveniently close to Huntington Beach and Myrtle Beach state parks.

Golfers will love being in close proximity to some of the best golf courses in the country, including International Club goGlf Course, Indigo Creek, Indian Wells, and the Tournament Players Club of Myrtle Beach.

You will find traveling to many of the most popular attractions in Myrtle Beach from the Enclave is quick, easy, and stress-free. The best area seafood restaurants, shopping, professional services, and medical facilities are just a short drive away.

Let the Century 21 The Harrelson Group Grand Strand specialists show you the beautiful homes of The Enclave. Contact us today!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Homes for Sale in Willbrook Plantation

Willbrook Plantation was one of the first gated communities on Pawleys Island and is still one of the best. The iconic Willbrook Golf Course is the center piece of this community. Residents are also eligible for membership at the Litchfield Country Club and all of the oceanfront amenities included.

The gated community of Willbrook consists of about 500 single-family homes that sit amongst ancient oak trees with flourishing wild life. Stunning ponds, weeping willows and wildlife have been preserved in their natural state. Many of the roads in Willbrook are lined with picturesque live oak trees covered with Spanish moss.

The private clubhouse and swimming pool with beach entry through Litchfield by the Sea are a few of the bonuses of becoming a home owner in this neighborhood.

Single-family homes, patio homes and home sites are priced from $220,000 to $600,000.

If you want an exclusive home with a renowned golf course in your back yard,  removed from the everyday rush and stress of city life, you must check out Willbrook’s beautiful landscaped streets. Relax and relish in the good life with full security in the atmosphere of one of the most attractive golf courses in the area.

To find out more about Willbrook Plantation homes call us today!

Pawley Island Homes For Sale

At the southern end of the Grand Strand, nestled between Georgetown and Murrells Inlet, sits Pawleys Island, a “low-country” island. Access to the island is gained by a bridge at either end of the island. One bridge takes you to the beach and the other to the island area.

 Besides, being famous for hammocks made by locals, Pawley’s Island is known for its public beach. “Pawleys Point.” Is actually a slim peninsula with the ocean on one side and the semi-salt water of the Waccamaw River on the other . At the end of the peninsula the two bodies of water merge in a stunning natural environment.

Hurricane Hugo destroyed a lot of homes near “Pawleys Point”  but some of the historic landmarks remain and others have been replaced by extravagantly beautiful beach homes.

Historically, the area was the home George Pawley, a wealthy rice grower, for whom the area is named. The island is so rich in history that there are stories of ghostly Civil War soldiers still visiting Pawleys to this day.

Beach houses on Pawleys Island vary from small to elegant with prices to match.

Pawleys Island has several of the finest gold course and unique communities. The gated Willbrook Plantation offers privacy with a golf course right outside your back door.

Pawleys Plantation and Litchfield Beach are beautifully landscaped private communities with traditional architecture.

Pawleys Island also features some incredible condo resorts, such as Crescent at Litchfield Beach, that are reminiscent of the stylish high-end condominiums of South Beach or Boca Raton. Litchfield Beach tries to remain a private area and a few celebrities have vacation homes in this elite section.

Let us show you the historic beauty and luxurious homes for sale on Pawleys Island.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Surfside Beach Houses for Sale

Admired for years as the essence of “Beach Town USA," Surfside Beach has long been the epitome of a laid back lifestyle, The carefree vibe of this resort town has appealed to visitors around the world who come to kick off their shoes and relax on some of the grandest beaches on earth. The tiny community at the heart of the Grand Strand is a vital residential area as well as a thriving vacation spot. Affectionately known as the “family beach," the community endeavors to foster a relaxed, small-town, child-friendly atmosphere for residents and guests alike – a quiet little paradise close to all the popular attractions. You’ll find the community owned fishing pier, supermarkets, water-park, restaurants, and mini golf are within walking distance or, in some cases, just a golf cart ride away.

With housing options that are perfect as a vacation rental investment, a principal home or even a retirement home, oceanfront, ocean view homes and condos lead Surfside Beach homes for sale east of US 17, 

Surfside Beach features a wide variety of homes and prices. Large homes with numerous bedrooms, directly on the beach are priced $500- $1 million+.  Smaller homes, a bit farther off the beach, range from $200-300,000.

Looking for a good rental income? The homes across the street from the ocean and second row beach houses are probably your best buy at around $500,000+.

Let us help you find the Surfside Beach house of your dreams. Call us today!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

How to sell a Myrtle Beach Home Fast

When evaluating the real estate market along the Grand Strand, you will see a lot of variation on how long it takes to sell a home.

Some homes sell fast for top dollar and some take forever to sell and when they do, they sell at a give away price.

Selling a property at the beach fast is simple:

1) You have to hire an agent who knows how to Market Your Property Aggressively.

2) You have to hire an agent that will respond fast to buyer inquiries.

3) You have to hire an agent who knows how to negotiate.

4) You have to hire an agent that has a track record.

5) You have to hire an agent that has access to many buyers.

6) You have to hire an agent that knows the market.

Too many property owners think that all agents have the above qualifications. Unfortunately, this is not true.

The next time you talk to an agent, ask them for their written marketing plan. The chances are they will not have one. They may be able to whip one up real quick, yet they are doing this only to try to impress you. 

Selling a home or condo quickly in Myrtle Beach or the surrounding areas has more to do with marketing than anything else. When your property is priced fairly and it is marketed aggressively, it will sell!

If you would like to learn about our marketing techniques then please give us a call. We can share what we do to sell homes fast and get them sold for top dollar. When it's time to choose, look at the best Myrtle Beach real estate agents in the business.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Barefoot Resort Homes for Sale

Barefoot Resort is a golfer’s paradise. Golf icons Greg Norman, Tom Fazio, Pete Dye and Davis Love III designed the 4 golf courses around which this extraordinary community is built. But remarkable golfing is only one of the many benefits of living at Barefoot Resort.

The lavish rambling community on the Intracoastal Waterway offers more than just golf. Tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, fitness centers, spas, picturesque trails, owners clubs, community pools and salt water pool, barbeque areas and marina are just some of the amenities that make Barefoot Resort a paradise on the Grand Strand, away from the noise and traffic of the everyday world.

You will find the home of your dreams with more than 15 Barefoot communities and housing options to fit any budget or need. Whether you are looking for a single-family home, a townhouse, or a condominium, Barefoot Resort has the home for you. If you are looking for an investment, a place to retire, a vacation home or a year round home, Barefoot Resort offers the best North Myrtle Beach has to offer.

Bridle Ridge is a great place to raise a family with 2-3 bedroom homes and a variety of floor plans for a casual or formal lifestyle.

Leather Leaf is perfect for those who like a little variety in their life. The upscale 3-4-5 bedroom homes vary from a cozy 2,100 square feet to a spacious 4,000 square feet with formal dining rooms and landscaped yards.

Oak Pointe is a private, gated neighborhood. Homes offer open, stylish floor plans and 12 foot ceilings.

Sweetbriar is one of the newer neighborhoods and features some of the resort’s most affordable single family homes from 1,200 square feet to 2,400 square feet.

Dye Estates is one of the most upscale neighborhoods. Dye Estates features a guarded, gated lavish community built around the Pete Dye Golf Course.

Cedar Creek is another upscale neighborhood near the Love Golf Course featuring roomy 3-4 bedroom homes.

Longbridge features affordable one-story 3-4 bedroom homes with landscaped lawns.

Somerset is a small, pleasant neighborhood with 3-4 bedroom homes that make an impeccable first home or a lovely place to retire.

Brookstone is one of the newest neighborhoods. Designed to be in harmony with the nature preserve next to it, Brookstone is the perfect neighborhood to raise a family or retire. 

Tuscan Sands is the newest community in Barefoot Resort. Next to the Greg Norman Golf Course and the Intracoastal Waterway, it is a golfer’s dream. Purchase of a home in Tuscan Sands includes membership to the Dye Club and preferred access to all 4 golf courses.

Call or contact us today and let us show you the beautiful life and  beautiful homes that wait for you at Barefoot Resort.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Homes for Sale in Bellegrove Preserve

This great Carolina Forest community is one of the most popular. With amenities like a clubhouse, community pool, walking trails and playgrounds, Bellegrove offers everything a family could want.

Bellegrove has three neighborhoods with different types of homes and sizes.

Bellegrove Palms offers two-story Charleston-type homes with large porches, separate garages, lots of interior upgrades, and a feeling of space throughout. Prices run just under $250,000, and offer some lake views.

Bellegrove Willows has a more modern home style, with single or two story models. Sizes range from 3-4 bedrooms and are exceptionally affordable. All have private garages. Prices range from the high $100's to around $250,000.

Bellegrove Oaks is aimed to new and first time buyers looking for a bargain but needing the perfect neighborhood and a beautiful home. Prices can be as little as the low $100's, and include a manicured yard, private back yard, and garage. Bellegrove Oaks offers some of the very best buys in Grand Strand real estate.

Let us show you the beautiful Myrtle Beach homes for sale in Bellegrove Preserve. Call or contact us today.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

New Mortgage Loan Help for Self-Employed Buyers!

Now you can buy a Myrtle Beach Home too!

Since the mortgage crisis of 2008, many self-employed borrowers have faced obstacles and challenges on getting financed for a mortgage. Why? Based on current guidelines set forth by Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, tax returns must be provided and only the net income can be used for qualification purposes.

Most self-employed borrowers try to write off as many business expenses as possible to reduce their tax liability. This can actually hurt them when trying to get pre-approved to purchase a home. So what is the solution to assist these borrowers at owning a home?

Our partners at Palmetto First Mortgage now offer a Bank Statement program for self-employed borrowers! This program allows us to review the most recent 24-month personal bank statements and average the deposits over 24-months. No tax returns or tax transcripts are required!  See below how this program can assist a self employed home buyer!

• Credit Scores Starting at 540
• 1 day out of Short Sale, Foreclosure, or Bankruptcy
• 30-Year Fixed 
• Owner Occupied, Second Home, Investment
• SFR, TH, Condos, Non-Warrantable Condos
• Up to 80% LTV
• Up to 50% DTI
• Loans up to $1,000,000
• No Tax Returns Required
• Seller Can Pay Up to 6% Closing Costs
• No Prepayment Penalty (Excluding Investment)

If you're self-employed and want to buy a home in Myrtle Beach, contact us today for more information and let us get you into a great new home!