Posts filed under Local Advice


Starting Seeds Indoors: Part One
Posted Tue, Feb 20th 2024 5:00 pm
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...

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Being Thankful When Its Not Easy
Posted Fri, Nov 10th 2023 12:28 pm
This article talks through the concept of being grateful in the midst of real estate heartaches. Helping people with their real estate needs isn’t always first time home buyers and growing familie...

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Walking the Grand Strand Part Two
Posted Wed, Nov 1st 2023 11:10 am
With more than 60 miles of coast along the Grand Strand, it has been an incredible experience to see our gorgeous beaches. We began our Murrells Inlet, Garden City and Surfside walk the mouth of Mu...

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Halloween SC (and my unique history with it)
Posted Wed, Nov 1st 2023 11:06 am
In 2005, my friend Gene Henry and I wanted to have a haunted house. We wanted to create a fun, scary event for locals and donate a portion of the proceeds to a children's charity. The perfect locat...

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October Hurricane Season
Posted Fri, Oct 13th 2023 10:00 am
Did you know that the latest a major hurricane has ever made landfall in South Carolina is Oct 15th and the latest any tropical system has hit SC is Oct 31st? That said, the only named hurricane to...

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How Flood Insurance May or May Not Help Homeowners
Posted Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 10:30 am
As the name suggests, flood insurance is a type of insurance policy that will pay out if your home is damaged by flood waters. If you are taking out a mortgage to buy a home in a federally designa...

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Fall is our Favorite Season!
Posted Sun, Oct 1st 2023 10:00 am
As a local, a few things happen as summer comes to an end. One, the tourist season transfers from families on vacation to golfers and retirees. At the end of August and first few weeks in September...

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Walking the Grand Strand, Part 1
Posted Fri, Sep 29th 2023 2:00 pm
We started on the south end of Pawleys Island and parked in the largest public beach access in Georgetown County. To get to the point, we walked further south and there’s a small creek that separat...

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What's Happening Around the Grand Strand?
Posted Fri, Sep 29th 2023 8:00 am
What's going on around the Grand Strand this weekend? There are so many fun things to do, here are just a few of our favorites! Let us know if you'll be checking any out. 3rd Annual Beach & Chili ...

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How to Apply for Primary Residence in Horry and Georgetown Counties
Posted Wed, Sep 13th 2023 3:35 pm
Tax notices are issued in the fall and should be arriving in your mailbox in the coming months. Taxes are due in January. If you haven’t already, there’s still time to update your home as a primary...

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More to Myrtle Beach? Check out the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk!
Posted Fri, Mar 10th 2023 4:36 pm
One of our favorite places to visit and to send friends who want to experience a different feel of the Grand Strand is the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk. Boasting the ‘Inlet Life’ persona, the Marshwalk...

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More to Myrtle Beach? Check Out Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve
Posted Sat, Jan 14th 2023 10:06 am
More to Myrtle Beach? Check out Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve! If you’ve traveled down International Drive, you’ve passed an unassuming turn off marked as the Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve...

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What's Happening around the Grand Strand? - Fall Edition
Posted Fri, Oct 14th 2022 8:00 am
Southern Palmetto Farms Owners Heath and Stephanie Squires are long time friends, and I am thrilled for the amazing agro-tourism business they have developed just down the road from where I grew u...

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Discover the Grand Strand - The North End
Posted Tue, Aug 9th 2022 11:15 am
So many people think of Myrtle Beach area as just the rides, nightlife and entertainment of Downtown Myrtle Beach, when in reality Myrtle Beach sits in the middle of 60 miles of uninterrupted shore...

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Discover the Grand Strand - The South End
Posted Tue, Aug 9th 2022 11:15 am
So many people think of Myrtle Beach area as just the rides, nightlife and entertainment of Downtown Myrtle Beach, when in reality Myrtle Beach sits in the middle of 60 miles of uninterrupted shore...

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Horry County Map Your Move Tool
Posted Fri, Jun 18th 2021 9:00 am
As a local, I'm constantly sharing my first-hand experience with folks moving here from other areas. It is critical to be aware of local hazards like hurricanes, flooding and wildfires. The Map You...

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Hurricane Season Is Here!
Posted Sun, May 23rd 2021 9:00 am
Ana is the first named storm of the 2021 Hurricane Season and we are in the first week of this year's hurricane season. This also means 2021 is now the 7th straight year there has been pre-June 1 n...

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