Grand Strand Market Report

According to the Coastal Carolinas Association of Realtors, despite a setback in June, Grand Strand single-family residential are up 3.72 percent growth rate for the year. Condo sales are up 0.74  percent and residential lot sales are down 6.12 percent, compared to June 2017 levels. Single-family residential sales volume is down 6.01 percent compared to June 2017 but is up 3.84 percent year-to-date. Median sales price is up to $243,500, a 3.84 percent increase from June 2017. 

Sales prices for new construction and resales are also up 7.12 percent and 4.44 percent, respectively, when compared to June 2017. The average sold-to-list ratio for Single Family Residential sales in June was 96 percent, up 100 basis points compared to the same month in 2017.

Condo sales volume is down 11.20 percent compared to June 2017 with year-to-date sales also up 0.74 percent. The median sales price is up to $134,950, a 5.80  percent increase from June 2017. Condo inventory continued to tighten as inventory is down as compared to prior year levels: down 9.88  percent compared to June 2017. The average sold to list ratio for condo sales in May was 95 percent, up 100 basis points compared to the same month in 2017.

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Garden City Beach Home Prices

The chart below shows the average sales price of property in Garden City Beach during the month of June 2018 compared to the same month as last year. The average single-family home price was up 29.8 percent at $598,319, the average townhouse/condo price was up 1.3 percent at $180,802.


Surfside Beach and Murrells Inlet

Additionally, according to data made available by the Coastal Carolinas Association of REALTORS, the average Surfside Beach single-family home sale price was down 3.6  percent at $281,849 and the average townhouse/condo sales price was up 11.6  percent at $121,671.

Likewise, the average Murrells Inlet single-family home sale price was up 2.2 percent at $297,962 and the average townhouse/condo sale price was up 5.6 percent at $160,849.

All statistics are compiled from sales during the month of June 2018 compared to the same month the previous year.

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7 Things in Your Kitchen That Are Grossing Out Potential Buyers

Once upon a time, my husband and I toured an adorable home for sale in a bucolic New Jersey town. We were thrilled when we walked thro ugh the front door. But that feeling dissipated quickly once we entered the kitchen.  At least, I think it was a kitchen. There was a sink.
The rest was indistinguishable due to the sheer volume of stuff-boxes, newspapers, empty cans, and dirty dishes. As we picked our way to the adjoining  li ving roo m, we were forced to squeeze past a sullen teenager, who'd apparently just rolled out of bed and was slurping what appeared to be a bowl of milk.

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Brokers Best Buy
973 South Waccamaw Drive
Ocean Front, Garden City Beach
5 Bedrooms / 3.5 Bathrooms
$925,000
Listed By Drew Streett 
16 Shady Oaks
East of Hwy 17, Murrells Inlet
2 Bedrooms / 2.5 Bathrooms
$255,000
Listed By Drew Dellinger
510 Marlin Quay 
Channel Front, Garden City Beach
3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathrooms
$524,000
Listed By Cal Harrelson
107 Gulf Stream Villas
Ocean Front,  Garden City Beach
4 Bedroom / 4 Bathrooms
$529,900
Listed By Bobby Streett
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Five Home Trends That Are Huge so Far in 2018, According to Pinterest
Deep Shades

If you want a room to really pop, you might want to consider bringing on the bold hues. Pinners are searching for ways to decorate with standout colors, from red (up 217 percent) to dark blue (up 139 percent), at an increasing rate-and we're definitely feelin' it. Blue in all its forms is a perennial favorite (we love deep shades of indigo for upholstering a couch or splashed on kitchen cabinetry), but a bright, lobster-inspired shade of red just might be the year's "it" hue.

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Southern-Style Two-Squash Casserole  

Where to start with a bumper zucchini crop? With a Southern classic-squash casserole. Savannah, Georgia's Dora Charles, author of  A Real Southern Cook In Her Savannah Kitchen, discovered that two squashes, zucchini and good ol' yellow .
Using both zucchini and yellow squash gives this version of the classic more color, texture, and flavor. If the yellow squash are large at the bottom, cut the necks into rounds, but cut the bulbous bottoms in half or quarters before you slice them, to keep the sizes more uniform. Mixing crushed fried onions into the Ritz cracker topping is a genius move; it adds even more crunch and flavor.
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