Grand Strand Market Report

According to the Coastal Carolinas Association of Realtors, Grand Strand single-family residential sales activity is flat in May, but maintains its 4.5  percent growth rate for the year. Condo sales are up 8.1 percent and residential lot sales are down 4.9 percent, compared to May 2017 levels. Single-family residential sales volume is down 1 percent compared to May 2017 but is up 4.5 percent year-to-date. Median sales price is up to $243,360, a 8.2 percent increase from May 2017. 

Sales prices for new construction and resales are also up 5.6 percent and 7.1 percent, respectively, when compared to May 2017. The average sold-to-list ratio for Single Family Residential sales in May was 96 percent, flat compared to the same month in 2017.

Condo sales volume is up 8.1 percent compared to May 2017 with year-to-date sales also up 3.2 percent. The median sales price is up to $129,950, a 3.96 percent increase from May 2017. Condo inventory continued to tighten as inventory is down as compared to prior year levels: down 9.9  percent compared to May 2017. The average sold to list ratio for condo sales in May was 94 percent, flat 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 May 2018 compared to the same month as last year. The average single-family home price was up 45.6 percent at $626,032, the average townhouse/condo price was up 7.1 percent at $186,454.

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 4.3  percent at $281,806 and the average townhouse/condo sales price was up 15.5  percent at $122,924.

Likewise, the average Murrells Inlet single-family home sale price was up 5.3 percent at $298,157 and the average townhouse/condo sale price was up 4.3 percent at $158,957. 

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

Click here for your printable May 2018 local market update for Garden City Beach and Murrells Inlet.
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Paint color can get 
you a higher sales 
price, Zillow reports

It can be difficult to decide what to update and remodel if you're thinking of selling. 

While kitchens and bathrooms have typically been prioritized for their return on investment, the style in which you revamp your home can have a huge effect on its salability. One factor you may not have considered can have more of an impact than you think, and that's paint color.

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A walk down  memory 
lane: Views of Myrtle 
Beach through the decades

A monster-themed wax museum, an 11-acre amusement park and a large bingo parlor all once lined Ocean Boulevard - but have since been either demolished or replaced, with nothing but old pictures left to evoke feelings of nostalgia.

Have you ever wondered what Myrtle Beach was like through the decades? Here's a look back at our community many years ago.

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Salters Cove / East of Hwy 17
3 Bedrooms / 2.5 Bathrooms
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Ocean Front, Garden City Beach
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1102 Royal Garden
Ocean Front, Garden City Beach
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709 Surf Master II
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1 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathrooms
Listed By June HIller
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These 10 home design trends will be huge in 2018, according to Pinterest
From bold ceilings to resort-worthy baths, Pinterest's most popular d├ęcor ideas deserve a place on your beach house inspiration board. Here's what's in for 2018, ban the site's most-saved pins.

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Watermelon chiffon pie

When Mims Bledsoe was working on her graduate degree in philosophy at the University of Georgia, she drove several times a week from her home in Atlanta to Athens, eighty miles away. On the way there, she pondered Nietzsche and Kierkegaard. On the way back, she fantasized about opening a pie shop. The pie shop prevailed in 2011 in a Buckhead shopping strip. For her first menu, Bledsoe developed a watermelon chiffon pie, which she viewed as a kind of reclamation project. As she'd learned from her cookbook collection, chiffon pies enjoyed a surge of popularity in the 1950s and '60s. "But the more popular they became, the worse the recipes got," she says, "eventually culminating into assemblages of sugar-free fluff." Her version rescues the old favorite with pure whipped cream, unflavored gelatin, and fresh summer fruit at its peak.

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Summer has arrived! It's time to get out and enjoy all the local events and activities. Want to know what's going on this month,  click here  to find out.
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