Sunday, December 27, 2015

Will Interest Rates Increase Impact High End Homes?

Attn: Grande Dunes Owners and others:

The Feds have decided to increase the interest rates in December for the first time in approximately 7 years. Though this latest move will likely have a slight impact on the overall market, we feel the high-end residential market will not see much change.

According to Ken Fears, director of Housing Finance for the National Association of Realtors, “For the high-end portion of the market, we don’t see much of a response.”

This applies to the Grande Dunes because most of the buyers are buying without financing or they are making a large down payment. In addition, high-end buyers typically have higher credit scores and less debt to income ratios. These factors influence the banks to lend at more favorable rates for these buyers.

In 2015, Grande Dunes home sales were very active. About 50% of home sales were new construction versus resale, and we anticipate this trend to continue throughout 2016. For those that are thinking of selling in 2016, I believe you will have great success. Of course, in order to compete with new construction, you have to make sure that your property is marketed aggressively.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Homes for Sale in Bellegrove - Carolina Forest

Carolina Forest’s Bellegrove neighborhood is an inviting slice of heaven with much to offer whether you are a young professional just starting out, an older couple enjoying retirement, or a large family looking for good schools and convenience.  Homes come in many sizes, from 1,400 heated square feet to nearly 3,000 square feet.
 The neighborhood consists of three subdivisions:

  • ·         Bellegrove Oaks features 288 newer homes and lots with garages and large backyards.
  • ·         Bellegrove Willows has 175 houses and home sites offering more traditional-style one and two-story residences with very reasonable prices.
  • ·         Bellegrove Palms offers “Charleston-style’ homes - two-story houses with 2-car garages in the rear, providing “curb appeal” without the garage view in front.

Located near the intersection of International Drive and River Oaks Drive, residents have quick access to everything along the Grand Strand. Part of the most popular school system in Horry County, children attend Ocean Bay Elementary School, Ocean Bay Middle School, and Carolina Forest High School. It’s a few minutes’ drive to the grocery store, the YMCA, and the beach.

Amenities include:
  • ·         Clubhouse
  • ·         Large swimming pool
  • ·         Playground
  • ·         Basketball court
  • ·         Lake
  • ·         Gazebo
  • ·         Bike trails
  • ·         And more…

Take a moment to visit our website and check out the beautiful homes for sale in Bellegrove and other Carolina Forest real estate and then give us a call. Our real estate professionals are here to help you find the perfect home for you!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

New Homes for Sale in Cipriana Park Grande Dunes

Cipriana Park is a member of the Grande Dunes family of elegant neighborhoods, offering extraordinary luxury and remarkable amenities, close to the beach and all the excitement and entertainment along the Grand Strand.

Nestled between Highway 17 Business and Highway 17 Bypass, the neighborhood is being developed by Leonard Grigg and Associates and the customizable all brick homes, constructed by Traditional Homebuilders, are selling rapidly.  An array of upgrades including, granite countertops, choices of lighting and appliances, crown molding, landscaped yards, and more, allow you to add personal touches to create a home that is uniquely yours. Six spacious floor plans, from 2,149 to 2,897 square feet in size, assure you’ll find the perfect plan to fit your lifestyle. All plans feature 3 bedrooms and 2 baths except for the Sabel plan which can be customized with any number of rooms. Many offer optional sunrooms or baths. Prices range from $300,000 to $500,000.

Residents enjoy incredible amenities as part of the Grande Dunes properties.
•          Exclusive membership to the Grande Dunes Ocean Club with an unbelievable clubhouse, pools, and oceanfront amenities which is only 3 blocks away
•          3 other clubhouses – The Members Club, Tennis Club, and Resort Club
•          Membership opportunities available at 2 Grande Dunes Championship golf courses
•          Within walking or golf cart distance to amazing shopping and dining options
•          Grande Dunes Marina and Tennis Club is only 2 blocks away with pro shops and a 130-slip marina
•          And more!

Live life to the fullest in a Grande Dunes neighborhood!

If you are looking to build in the Myrtle Beach area, Cipriana Park should be at the top of your list. Visit our website to learn more about new homes in Myrtle Beach and call today for a tour. Our real estate professionals are waiting to help you find the right home for you.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Homes for Sale in Members Club Grande Dunes

One of the most distinguished of the elegant Grande Dunes communities; Members Club is a jewel in an oasis of luxury. Established in 2006, this exclusive neighborhood of 54 homes and home sites is framed by the Intracoastal Waterway and the stunning Members Club Golf Course.  Exquisite Mediterranean-style estates feature dazzling views of nature preserve areas, marshes, golf course greens, lakes, and ponds or give direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway.
Taking luxury to a new level, these 3-5 bedroom homes are built with every conceivable convenience and incredible upgrades. Designer kitchens with grand dining rooms, trey ceilings, libraries, glass showers, and elegant landscaped outdoor terraces with outdoor cooking and entertaining areas are standard features. Many have elevators, private pools, and Jacuzzis. Homes are priced from $600,000 to several million or more.
Amenities include the 18-hole Members Club Golf Course and a 27,000 square foot clubhouse with a big veranda that looks out over the 9th and 18th greens, a pro shop, a library with a lounge, several restaurants including dining on the terrace, and game rooms. As with all Grande Dunes residents, there is private beach access and membership to the Grande Dunes Ocean Club with its incredible clubhouse and pool.
Members Club is  one of the neighborhoods, which offers unmatched luxury, in the Grande Dunes community. Other amazing Grande Dunes subdivisions are:

•          The Communities in Grande Dunes include:
•          Bal Harbor
•          Riviera Village
•          Cadiz
•          Seville
•          Sienna Park
•          Tuscany Village
•          Palermo
•          Milano
•          Castillo Del Mar
•          Villa Venezia
•          Villa Marbella
•          Marina Inn
•          Calais
•          Capri Village
•          Villa Firenze
•          Vista Del Mar
•          Cipriana Park

Visit our website to learn more about any of these neighborhoods. Call our real estate professionals today and schedule a tour of the beautiful homes for sale in Myrtle Beach.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

New Homes in Emmens Preserve at Market Common

In the mid-2000’s, Emmens Preserve was established on the site of the old Air Force Base as part of the elite Market Common community. The neighborhood continues to grow as Lennar Homes with a reputation for building quality homes since 1954, develops new subdivisions for active lifestyles.
Monarch Estates is divided into Monarch Arbor and Monarch Costal.  Monarch Arbor offers 3 and 4 bedroom houses on verdant lots in sizes of 1804 to 2151 square feet. There are 4-floor plans available with prices from $241,000 to $261,000. Gourmet kitchens with breakfast nooks, upgraded cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and hardwood floors are just some of the features of these beautiful homes. Monarch Coastal offers 5 unique homes that are specially designed for the baby boomer generation who are caring for elderly parents or still have adult children living at home. The 5-floor plans offer 2 private residences to provide for extended family members. Called “home within a home” have 2395 to 2797square feet of space. With 3 to 5 bedrooms and up to 4 baths, prices run from $265,000 to $314,000. Some of these homes feature lake or water views.
Montrose West is also a Lennar subdivision in Emmens Preserve. These 3 and 4 bedroom residences feature direct waterfront views. 5-floor plans offer 1772 to 2151 square feet of space and are priced from $250,000 to $279,000. They are also near the amenities center.

Amenities in Emmens Preserve

  • Clubhouse
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • 29 acres of parks, trails, and lakes
  • Bocce ball court
  • Putting green
  • Pooch Park
  • Outdoor amphitheater with outdoor kitchen and fire pits
  • One lake accommodates small boats and kayaks
  • Reasonable HOA fees

These are ideal communities, whatever your needs and lifestyle might be, with the added convenience of being near the incredible Market Common shopping, dining, and entertainment complex. To learn more about the new homes in Emmens Preserve or new homes in Myrtle Beach visit our website and call our real estate experts today.