Antiques Roadshow ~ Checking out local History for the 2013 Season

Antiques Roadshow in Myrtle Beach

In my book there is nothing else like the excitement of having a long held family treasure or garage sell find being appraised by the Antiques Roadshow and this weekend scores of people will be at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center to do just that if they were lucky enough to get a ticket to the event.

This week the Roadshow Crew landed in Myrtle Beach and has wasted no time in hitting some of the public treasures found along the Grand Strand.   No doubt Brookgreen Gardens was on the top of their list and according to their Facebook status updates they were there filming on Thursday and it is very likely Atalaya Castle was filmed too.  Today they were at Hobcaw Barony and surely will be hitting Historic Georgetown later in the day.

While living here we sometimes forget all the great historical sites we have access to in Murrells Inlet and along the Waccamaw Neck when the show airs for the new season of the Antiques Roadshow in 2013 it will certainly provide a glimpse into this wonderful place we call home.

Follow me on twitter for live updates from the Myrtle Beach Convention Center tomorrow as I brave the crowds for my appraisal.  Who knows you might just see me on TV.

Murrells Inlet home sales Market Update

Murrells Inlet YTD Home Sales

With 361 single family home listings in Murrells Inlet the number of homes available for sale has increased over 57% the last 3 months.  No doubt there are many choices in the Murrells Inlet market area.  With the average sale price down 6.8% over the same period last year price declines appear to be slowing and with limited REO and Short Sale listings we might see more price improvements in the next 3 to 6 months.

The current YTD average sale price in Murrells Inlet is $237,947 with and average of 202 days on market.  While the average sale price is on the high side there are many affordable homes available in the Murrells Inlet area priced below $200k.  If you are looking for a Murrells Inlet home start your home search online today.  Copyright 2012, B&P, Inc. Sandra Bundy, Broker-in-Charge.

 

Call Sandra Bundy today for more information on buying or selling your Murrells Inlet home.

 

Shrinking home inventory ~ Is it a good sign for area home prices?

Murrells Inlet and Grand Strand area home listing inventory appears to be shrinking and with the lack of homes on the market home price recovery could be in order.  The problem with the lack of inventory is more likely a sign of underwater homeowners who might otherwise be listing their homes for sale.

With the tremendous growth in the housing market we experienced in our area in the boom when houses were selling at a premium it is difficult for many would be sellers to take lossess on their home values.  When home equity is lost homeowners stay put rather than sell and it could deter buyers from making a purchase.  On the flip side in a need to sell situation short sales will see more gains in the coming months and with interest rates at record lows buyers in the market should consider a puchase that makes sense for them.

Short sales require patience for the buyer and seller as there can and will be delays during the process.  With more programs being announced by lenders and streamlining the processes a short sale is a win win situation in many instances as unlike foreclosures the homes are being maintained and cared for by the owners until the day of closing.  Copyright 2012 B&P, Inc., Sandra Bundy – Broker-in-Charge.

For more information on Murrells Inlet Short Sales contact us or view these resources to see if a short sale is right for you.

 

New book on Murrells Inlet History ~ Release Date July 5th

For the past year longtime Murrells Inlet residents have pulled out their photo’s and stories for the soon to be published book “Murrells Inlet” that is part of Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America Series.   Steve Strickland has spent the last year soaking in both facts and likely many fish tale’s to complete the book that chronicles our little slice of South Carolina.

I for one can’t wait to see how the eyes of many who have lived in and love Murrells Inlet will be protrayed on the pages as I am sure this will be a wonderful tribute to this place many now call home.  Look for Steve on the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk to get copy in July.

Alex's Bait & Tackle Murrells Inlet, SC

Alex's Bait & Tackle circa 1950