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OPEN HOUSES on Saturday!

Fri, Apr 12th 2024 6:00 pm by Adrianne Anderson Buyer Tips

2450 Craven Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC

Join us this Saturday, April 13, 2024 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm for an open house. This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home has so many upgrades you have to see it for yourself. The main level features the primary suite, guest bedroom and full bathroom, bonus room (perfect office, den, or fourth bedroom), Carolina Room, chef's kitchen, and living room. The second level is it's own retreat with living area, office area, full bathroom, bedroom with walk-in custom closet and large storage area. Make sure you stop by to see this beautiful home!

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838 King James Court, Murrells Inlet, SC

Join us this Saturday, April 13, 2024 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm for...



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Starting Seeds Indoors: Part Two - Transplanting Your Seedlings

Mon, Mar 4th 2024 7:00 am by Adrianne Anderson Local Advice

With spring just around the corner with warmer weather and longer days, its time to start your garden in Zone 8b of coastal South Carolina! A couple of weeks ago, I shared my process for starting seeds indoors. With the seeds sprouting in their trays, it’s now time to transplant them to a larger pot and hardening them off before planting them outside in the garden. To prepare for the process, I partially pack small peet pots with a mix of garden soil and compost. I try to leave the same amount of space in the peet pot as what I estimate is size of my seedling and the soil pod that contains its root ball. I also have labels or I write it on the peet pot so that I can identify the plant lat...



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Starting Seeds Indoors: Part One

Tue, Feb 20th 2024 5:00 pm by Adrianne Anderson Local Advice

This article is the first of hopefully many articles as I provide tips and ideas on having a vegetable garden in Coastal South Carolina. Click through to learn what I’m growing and how I’m starting my seeds for this year’s garden. 

Some of you reading this article will not believe that in Zone 8b, it’s already time to start seeds. I’m too southern to plant my garden my summer garden until the week of Easter, but I’m starting some of my seeds indoors this week. There’s something symbolic about planting during the Easter season that I really enjoy: new life, new beginnings and hope of a full harvest!

This year, I ordered from the Burpee seed catalog the following plants and I’ve categoriz...



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Housing Market Update via Dr. Joey Von Nesson

Sun, Feb 18th 2024 4:00 pm by Adrianne Anderson Market Updates

At the South Carolina Realtors Capitol Conference, I was thrilled to hear a housing market update from my favorite economist, Dr. Joey Von Nesson.

At the South Carolina Realtors Capitol Conference, I was thrilled to hear a housing market update from my favorite economist, Dr. Joey Von Nesson. Dr. Von Nesson is with University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business and delivered another thorough and easy to understand presentation. Here are a few of my biggest takeaways:

- We still haven’t experienced the most predicted recession in history. 

- Our economy, which was overheated by 6 trillion dollars of government stimulus money, is cooling down.

- The stimulus was mostly sp...



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Why working with a professional real estate expert matters.

Fri, Feb 16th 2024 10:30 am by Adrianne Anderson Buyer Tips

Working with professional experts means having the absolute best toolkit at our disposal that we are putting to work for you. From the first time we meet or talk, we are already putting together the plan and tools that will help you. We have created checklists and guides that can take you from overwhelmed to a solid plan. We provide market data by analyzing your property, properties similar to it, and what is going on around your property to help you understand where you are and where you need to be, and collaborate with you on a strategy based on facts not feelings. We walk you through the process of buying or selling a home every step of the way, making sure that you understand the ‘how...



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Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes To Avoid

Tue, Feb 13th 2024 3:00 pm by Adrianne Anderson Just For Fun

Embarking on a kitchen remodeling project is an exciting adventure. It can transform the heart of your home into a functional and stylish space.

However, without careful planning and consideration, mistakes might be made, which could easily lead to costly setbacks and unsatisfactory results. To ensure a successful kitchen renovation experience, try to steer clear of these four common mistakes.

Underestimating the Budget

Perhaps the most significant mistake when it comes to remodeling your kitchen is underestimating the budget required for the project. Costs can quickly add up.

From materials and appliances to labor and unexpected charges, there are many expenses to consider. So, befor...



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Get Plastered: The Return of the Textured Wall

Mon, Feb 12th 2024 3:01 pm by Adrianne Anderson Just For Fun

Plaster provides luminosity and texture to walls, transforming the appearance of any home. While plaster may be more expensive than drywall (it requires at least three coats to install), it is also more durable, virtually maintenance-free and visually more pleasing. Plastering walls does require troweling skills and patience, as you will need to let each layer dry before applying the next. Additionally, modern plasters utilize environmentally sound materials that align with today's eco-conscious consumers.

The following are the five different kinds of wall plasters currently available on the market:

White Venetian — A choice with a "wow" factor. This natural-looking texture is known for...



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January 2024 Market Update

Sun, Feb 4th 2024 10:00 am by Adrianne Anderson Market Updates

The first month of 2024 is in the rear view mirror! This January brought us what most Januarys bring us: more inventory. Fewer folks list their homes during the holidays and many make a New Year’s Resolution to sell their second home, investment property or finally make the move in the real estate market. What is special about January 2024 is that it continued the trend of more homes being put on the market. In 2022, 449 new listings were added in January followed by 493 in January 2023 and last month 664 new listings were added. That’s more than a 1/3 more listings than last January! That’s a lot of new years resolutions! 

When thinking about the market, I encourage you to always think ...



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What Is a Frameless Shower Door?

Wed, Jan 31st 2024 6:51 am by Adrianne Anderson Just For Fun

A frameless shower door is a type of glass door that is incorporated in modern bathroom designs. It is particularly common for shower enclosures. Unlike traditional shower doors framed with metal or other materials, a frameless shower door is made entirely of thick tempered glass that doesn't need a bulky frame around its edges.

Glass Panels

The thick, tempered glass of frameless shower doors makes them more robust than doors made of regular glass. They are also safer. Even better, the absence of a frame allows a seamless, uninterrupted view of the shower area.

Hinges and Hardware

Frameless shower doors need minimal hardware. They usually involve hinges and handles to maintain the doo...



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A Well-Rounded Style: Decorating With Arches

Mon, Jan 29th 2024 9:00 am by Adrianne Anderson Just For Fun

While arches have been used in architectural design since ancient times, they are finding a new fan base among trendsetting interior designers. The soft line of curved furniture is trending, and arches of all kinds are a perfect complement. With their unique design, arches will add character and personality to your existing decor. Whether or not you are fortunate enough to have actual architectural arches in your home, there are many ways to creatively carry out the arch theme throughout your house.

Here are some "overarching" ideas for decorating with arches:

Consider the color

Paint the underside of your arch with a surprising bright pop of color that contrasts with a more neutral co...



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Is 2024 the Year You Stop Being a Landlord?

Sat, Jan 20th 2024 9:00 am by Adrianne Anderson Seller Tips

If you own rental property, then you know it has its perks and its downfalls. Having “mailbox money” that appears every month while doing “nothing” is incredible. Having a renter pay down the mortgage while you gain equity is an amazing situation. Answering emergency phone calls and responding to unexpected maintenance issues is less magical. Dealing with a tenant who doesn’t pay rent on time or damages the property is a nightmare. As I heard from a farmer who fertilized his crops with composted manure: “If you want something good in life, you have to deal with some crap.”. 

 

Taking the good with the bad, we’ve gathered together some thoughts to help you decide if it’s time to retire a...



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2023 Market Recap

Fri, Jan 19th 2024 4:00 pm by Adrianne Anderson Market Updates

To quote Vann Pennell, former principle at St James High School and human being extraordinaire, “there's a reason the windshield is bigger than the rear view mirror”. We should certainly focus more on the future than the past. That said, we researched 2023 to learn as much as we could to help us make better decisions in the upcoming year. It is important to see where you’ve been so you know where you’re going. As always, we focus on the larger picture: supply and demand.  

In 2023, we saw supply of properties increase. We started the year with 3.1 months of inventory and finished with 3.8. This increase is small but it does reflect a shift in more properties for sale for buyers and more ...



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Looking for a Beach House? We have 3 great options!

Fri, Jan 19th 2024 11:40 am by Adrianne Anderson Listings to Check Out

Ever dreamed of being in walking distance to the beach? Or maybe having a place that you can enjoy in the off season and rent out in the summer? Or maybe you are perfectly happy hopping on your golf cart and scooting over to the ocean? Either way, we have you covered! Check out these three amazing homes for sale!

400 63rd Avenue North, Myrtle Beach

This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom beach bungalow sits at the corner of 63rd Avenue North and Porcher Drive in the highly sought after Forest Dunes community. This home exemplifies old Myrtle Beach and offers convenient, modern updates while maintaining it's 'Beach House' charm!

1928 Cassandra Lane, Myrtle Beach

Looking for your perfect getaway? Th...



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The Ultimate Cookout: Outdoor Kitchens

Tue, Jan 16th 2024 8:07 am by Adrianne Anderson Just For Fun

Have you ever found yourself busy in the kitchen preparing the meal while your guests are outdoors enjoying themselves in the fresh air? The solution to never missing such an occasion  may be an outdoor kitchen. This can be as simple as a grill with a storage cabinet for supplies or as sophisticated as a full kitchen complete with grill, refrigerator, sink and eating area.

In the planning stage of the outdoor kitchen, you will need to consider how your outdoor appliances will connect to electricity, gas and plumbing. Check your local codes for regulations regarding gas and electric lines. Position the grill at least 10 feet away from any combustible materials and have a fire extinguisher...



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Is a Foreclosure Right For You?

Sun, Jan 7th 2024 1:00 pm by Adrianne Anderson Buyer Tips

Foreclosures are on everyone’s mind as an opportunity for an investment, a first flip, or a great way to buy in our market. This article clears the air about some common misconceptions about foreclosures.

As an agent, I’m often asked about foreclosures. I’ve learned over the years that there are a lot of misconceptions about foreclosures. Foreclosures in our market are auctioned on the first Monday of the month. I’ve provided links below to the Horry County and Georgetown County websites. 

https://www.gtcounty.org/223/ Foreclosure-Sales

https://www.horrycountysc.gov/ departments/master-in-equity/

Be sure to read up on how to register as a bidder and read the Frequently Asked Questions...



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December 2023 Market Recap

Sat, Jan 6th 2024 9:30 am by Adrianne Anderson Market Updates

The median price for a property sold in our area jumped $12,000 in December 2023. Many readers are scratching their head at that data point. Let’s take a look at the whole picture and dive into the data. With so many factors that can influence the home market, I always boil the market down to supply and demand. If prices went up, that almost always means supply is lower than demand. 

Every December, fewer people list their homes to sell than any other month of the year. Every year, supply of properties for sale is roughly 30% less than other months because people don’t want to list their property during the holidays. An exception to that in the last few years is April 2020. Other than th...



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Is 2024 the year you buy an investment property?

Fri, Jan 5th 2024 3:00 pm by Adrianne Anderson Buyer Tips

If one of your goals this year is to buy an investment property, this article will help you learn more about how many folks take that first leap. It also provides questions you should ask yourself as you start the process.

Getting started is almost the hardest part in anything and it can be especially intimidating with real estate. We’re here to help! With every situation being unique, we’ve gathered together some questions along with helpful information for you to think about as you start your journey.

Real estate is one of the best possible investments you can make. Your primary home is a great investment. As you make payments and as your home appreciates, you are building equity in a...



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Rain Shower Head: Pros and Cons

Thu, Jan 4th 2024 1:34 pm by Adrianne Anderson Just For Fun

A rainfall shower features a generous size head that gently streams water and is meant to imitate the experience of being in the rain in your own bathroom. Installing a rain shower head depends on personal preferences and priorities. Do you prioritize a luxurious shower experience and are you willing to accommodate the installation requirements and potential increase in water consumption? In that case, a rain shower head can be a delightful addition to your bathroom. Here are some advantages and disadvantages of installing  a rain shower head:

The pros:

Rainfall-like experience: A rain shower head provides a gentle, soothing water flow that mimics standing in a refreshing indoor rain sh...



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Billy's Boys Spreading Christmas Cheer

Sun, Dec 24th 2023 8:00 am by Adrianne Anderson Just For Fun

This year, Adrianne and I were blessed by your support as we help people buy and sell real estate. We used this blessing to help not one but two families who needed help this Christmas via the Billy’s Boys Foundation. Let me tell you about how it all started.

When I was growing up, I was fortunate enough to cross paths with a man named Billy Dillard. Billy became a mentor and a huge influence on my life. I was one of hundreds of “Billy’s Boys” who over the years, gathered at his house every week, shared a devotion and then talked about what we were glad about, sad about and sorry about. On any given day, there might be 30 guys or there might be 2. But Billy had his door open with a froze...



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Corralling the Clutter: Kitchen Pantry Ideas

Mon, Dec 18th 2023 10:00 am by Adrianne Anderson Just For Fun

In the fast pace of day-to-day living, a well-organized kitchen is a necessity. However, finding the time to design an efficient kitchen is another thing all together. Where to begin? The kitchen pantry is the best place to start. This kitchen element provides storage for groceries, spices, kitchen utensils and small appliances. The first thing you will want to do is to assess your cooking needs and the space you already have to store it.

To start with, you might remove all the items from the pantry and decide what really needs to be put back inside. Do any of the foods have expired dates? Are you storing rancid cooking oils? How about spices and herbs that have lost their flavor over ti...



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