Answer from Caroline: The market is on fire right now in Myrtle Beach. Just to give you some insight. I had a buyer from Texas call me at 7:30 am they saw a property online, I went and FaceTimed them on my cell phone so they could preview the property that day. We decided to make an offer and we got into a multiple offer situation. However, we negotiated the property and got it. I handled the inspection, CL-100 and we did a mail away closing. The buyers never had to come into town. They have closed on the property and love it! Had we not moved fast we would have lost it. That home was on the market for 7 days! If things are priced right they are moving quickly! We are seeing multiple offers again and our market is as hot as the weather right now! Call us today for all your real estate needs!
This beautiful 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom brick home is located in the Club Colony Estates section of Pines Lake in Myrtle Beach, SC. [Read more…]
This home is located in the prestigious-gated Reserve Community in Pawleys Island, SC. This beautiful home was built in 2015 and has 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, and 1 partial bathroom. [Read more…]
This 3,400 square foot home is located in the highly sought after Cypress River Plantation community. This ideal location has private access to the Intracoastal Waterway and is a gated community with 24-hour security. [Read more…]
This striking two-story brick home is located at 1440 Brookgreen Drive in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in the esteemed Plantation Point neighborhood. It sits on almost half acre. Plantation Point is a neighborhood in a prime location – only minutes all the schools and right down the road from the beach. Not only is the location great but also Plantation Point has no HOA fees.
This is a four-bedroom home, with potential to turn the 5th bedroom, located on the first floor, into a study, in-law suite, game room or study. There are four full baths and one partial bath. There are vaulted ceilings and the large foyer has a grand staircase that winds up to the second floor. There is a mix of hardwood flooring and brand new carpet. [Read more…]
We all know that the kitchen is one of the busiest spaces in our home. Keeping it organized can really help you save space and serve your family and friends- and even yourself- better. Here are some tips for organizing your kitchen.
Hang it up: Clear some space by hanging aprons, potholders, dish towels and other items on pegs. Just be sure to keep everything at least two feet away from your stove for safety!
Arrange accordingly: Store your kitchenware based on how often you use it. Keep daily use items on easily reached lower shelves. Stock your special occasions higher up. [Read more…]
This customized home located in the community of Cypress River Plantation is a must-see. The three bedroom two bathroom home with a formal study is comfortable and spacious. It is centrally located within the St. James school region in Horry County. The secure, gated community also offers a clubhouse with pool and tennis facilities.
This two story home located in the beautiful community of Myrtle Pointe will make a great future home. Conveniently located at 38th Avenue in Myrtle Beach, you will be close to all that Myrtle Beach has to offer including dining, shopping, banking, pharmacies and more. [Read more…]
This lovely, custom-built four bedroom home is in the perfect location, right in the heart of Murrells Inlet in the Silver Oaks community. Within walking or biking distance of the MarshWalk, the Inlet’s finest restaurants, shopping and entertainment venues, you and your guests will be close to all of the area’s hot spots.
The home has upgraded features including granite counters, a breakfast bar in the kitchen, stainless steel appliances, a natural gas fireplace to relax by, and a surround sound system throughout the house. The Master suite is on the first floor and has his and hers closets and vanities.
Three more bedrooms are on the second floor. The first bedroom has a full bathroom and separated sitting area and sits above the garage. The second and third bedrooms share a Jack and Jill style bathroom complete with individual vanities, a shower and a garden tub. Outdoor features of the home include a patio and front and rear porches.
This home is spacious and comfortable with an open floor plan and all the modern amenities you could need. Its desirable location and roomy layout make this house a must-see, so contact us today at Dargan Real Estate.
Have you ever dreamed of having a charming beach cottage? A beautiful home in Garden City, South Carolina can help you achieve your goal and give you a million dollar view. This amazing four bedroom and 2.5 bath home is situated on a creek front lot making it a must see property! [Read more…]
Carolina Forest is a popular area for anyone who is relocating to the Myrtle Beach area with family. The area is surrounded by shopping, restaurants, top-notch schools and offers easy access to all that the Grand Strand has. During the last 15 years, the area has been developed with many family-friendly suburban neighborhoods. [Read more…]
Homebuyers are often shocked to learn the number of costs included with the closing of a loan. The bulk of mortgage closing costs are related to third party charges accrued by the lender and passed on to the borrower. Because all fees (mortgage fees included) are settled at the closing table, they are all referred to as closing costs.
On average, closing costs account for 2-5% of the home’s sale price (this percentage can vary drastically depending on the circumstances) and usually include the following:
- Obtaining a credit report
- Evaluation of the property to be purchased and the borrower
- Title search and title insurance
- Loan origination fees (the processing of paperwork)
- Home inspections and appraisals
- Escrow deposit
- Documenting the transaction in city/county records
The homebuyer almost always pays the majority of closing costs. Sometimes lenders will advertise mortgage loans without closing fees, but buyers should be leery of such advertisements. If a bank is offering a loan without fees, borrowers should be aware that fees are likely included in the structure of the mortgage.
It’s important for buyers to be aware of the amount of closing costs they will be expected to pay because it affects the amount needed to purchase the home. Lenders are required by the federal government to provide an estimate (Good Faith Estimate or GFE) of the closing costs once the homebuyer applies for a loan. GFE laws state that the final settlement cannot deviate from the estimate given by more than 105% (or not at all on certain loan products).
One tip on how to determine the individual costs from the sum total of the closing cost is to have your lender add up the lender costs (which are the costs he/she estimates on page 2 of the GFE form), as well as provide you with the loan interest rate for which you are qualified. This is a great way to determine which lender is offering the best deal.
For example: If Lender A estimates their lender costs will be $5000 for a 45-day loan lock at 3%, find out how much Lender B estimates for a 45-day loan lock at 3% for your specific credit profile and compare the two estimates.
To read more about mortgage lending and the new regulations that will take effect on January 1, 2014, consumerfinance.gov is a great resource.