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Upcoming Holiday Events on The Grand Strand

Upcoming Holiday Events on The Grand Strand

The holidays are a time for family fun and togetherness in communities all over the world. Of course, the Grand Strand is no exception, with fun festivals, tree lighting ceremonies, parades and shows all season long. Here are a few of our favorites to check out: Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at The Market Common – […]

November is Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month

November is Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month

If you’ve been considering adding a furry friend to your family, November is a great time to do just that! Founded by the ASPCA and Petfinder.com, Adopt a Senior Pet Month shines a light on the benefits of choosing an adult pet as your new family member. And November is a perfect time to give […]

Primary Residence and Taxes

Primary Residence and Taxes

A primary residence is the place where a person lives officially for tax and legal purposes. If you own more than one home, the primary residence is the one where you live the majority of the year. You can only have one primary residence of record at a time. Your primary residence is the legal […]

Sell My Home: Tips For Fall Home Staging

Sell My Home: Tips For Fall Home Staging

Should you sell your home in the fall? Absolutely! The market is still hopping and there’s fewer homes listed – which means less competition from other listings compared to the typically hot spring and summer selling seasons. Even better? Cozy seasonal staging taps into the pumpkin spice, hayride and sweaters feelings of autumn. Here’s how […]

What To Look For in a Mortgage Professional

What To Look For in a Mortgage Professional

September is National Mortgage Professional Month. It was designated to pay tribute to all of the mortgage professionals who are a part of helping potential buyers realize their dream of home ownership. When you’re looking for a mortgage professional, particularly a mortgage broker, what should you look for? 1. Established relationships with a wide selection […]

Arts & Culture: September Events Along the Grand Strand

Arts & Culture: September Events Along the Grand Strand

September is a happening month on the Grand Strand when it comes to arts and cultural events! Here are just a few of the events you won’t want to miss: September 6, 2018 through October 28, 2018: National Sculpture Society 85th Annual Awards Exhibition at Brookgreen Gardens in the Rainey Sculpture Pavilion. The event features […]

Hurricane Season in Myrtle Beach: 6 Tips To Prepare

Hurricane Season in Myrtle Beach: 6 Tips To Prepare

September and October are the peak months of hurricane season. With a major storm brewing, now is a good time to do your household inventory. Even if you live in an area without hurricanes, having a detailed household inventory is essential in case of other weather disasters (such as flash flooding), in case of theft/burglary, […]

Make Moving Easier: Moving Tips and Packing 101

Make Moving Easier: Moving Tips and Packing 101

Packing and moving your belongings is a chore, even if you’re moving to a new dream home. Here are 10 tips from professional movers to help your next move be as smooth as possible. 1. Pay for real moving boxes – This tip is important for a couple of reasons. First, the uniform sizing allows […]

Does Your Home Staging Include Yard Staging?

Does Your Home Staging Include Yard Staging?

First impressions are a big deal when you’re selling your home. The first thing buyers see is your home’s all-important curb appeal – or lack of it. Just like staging inside your home, yard staging takes time and a bit of big picture planning. If your yard staging is a bit blah, here’s what you […]

My House Won’t Sell- 7 Things That Turn Off Potential Buyers

My House Won’t Sell- 7 Things That Turn Off Potential Buyers

My House Won’t Sell!  When you’re trying to sell your home, you want to entice potential buyers – not send them running away in disgust. We’re breaking down the top things that turn away potential buyers and can compromise your home sale. 1. Hoarding – If walking in the front door reminds buyers of an […]

Buying Land? Top 4 Things To Consider

Buying Land? Top 4 Things To Consider

Buying land is an exciting prospect. When you find just the right lot, you can almost imagine the endless possibilities for the home of your dreams. However, before you get too carried away daydreaming about your future home, there are 4 very important things you need to consider when buying land. 1. Elevation/Flood Plains – […]

Buying a Vacation Rental: 6 Things You Need To Know

Buying a Vacation Rental: 6 Things You Need To Know

The Myrtle Beach area is one of the top vacation destinations in the nation. Vacation rental buying can be a great investment opportunity, even for first-time investors. However, as with any investment, there are expenses and details to consider that impact your bottom line. Here are the key factors to consider before you sign on […]

Own Beachfront Property? What You Need to Know about the Beachfront Management Reform Act (H.4683)

Own Beachfront Property? What You Need to Know about the Beachfront Management Reform Act (H.4683)

If you own beachfront property for your home or business (or plan to buy beachfront property), it’s important to understand how the recently passed Beachfront Management Reform Act could impact you. The Act mostly pertains to two jurisdictional lines along the coast that are determined by the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). Depending […]

Ready To List Your Home: The 5 Best Clutter Busting Tips

Ready To List Your Home: The 5 Best Clutter Busting Tips

The clutter of everyday life can often get overlooked in the process of preparing to list your home for sale. However, the benefits to busting the clutter before buyers come knocking can have a big impact on the speed and price of the sale. Clutter is distracting and can cause buyers to miss the key […]

Golfers: Choosing the Right Golf Community in Myrtle Beach

Golfers: Choosing the Right Golf Community in Myrtle Beach

If there is one thing Myrtle Beach is known for, it’s great golf! With over 100 courses along the Grand Strand, it’s a golf lover’s paradise. Whether you’re looking to make the move from another state or just relocate to a golf course community, we’ve got the scoop on the top golf communities to check […]

Builder Warranties: What Home Buyers Need To Know

Builder Warranties: What Home Buyers Need To Know

The Myrtle Beach area is hopping with newly constructed homes going up in several communities and at multiple price points. If you are in the market for one of these new construction homes, you’ll want to brush up on builder warranties, what they cover and what to look for. What is a Builder’s Warranty? A […]

Home Sweet Home For Your Pets: 4 Pet Home Amenities

Home Sweet Home For Your Pets: 4 Pet Home Amenities

People love their furry family members, so it’s not surprising that amenities for pets are more popular than ever in homes across the Grand Strand. Looking for some ideas? We’ve got a few for animal lovers to consider. Obstacle and Agility Courses Of course, we all want our four-legged family members to be healthy and […]

Buying a Home?  What’s Bitcoin Got To Do With It?

Buying a Home? What’s Bitcoin Got To Do With It?

Many people have heard of bitcoin but don’t know much about it or even what it’s used for. Did you know bitcoin has been used for real estate transactions? Yes, people are now buying homes with bitcoin. If you feel a little behind the curve about bitcoin, you’re not alone. Here’s a quick guide to […]

Don’t Miss Out on Oyster Season on the Grand Strand!

Don’t Miss Out on Oyster Season on the Grand Strand!

If you’re new to the area, you might not know that there are only a handful of weeks left in oyster season here on the Grand Strand. Here’s what you need to know about our local oyster season (and if you’re hungry, where to go). Months with an R Because oysters are often eaten raw, […]

What Are Walkable Communities: Spotlight on The Market Common

What Are Walkable Communities: Spotlight on The Market Common

If you’ve heard the buzz lately about walkable communities and wondered what exactly that means, you’re not alone. Walkable communities are a growing trend in real estate for a number of reasons. Let’s explore what a walkable community is and where to find them in the Grand Strand. Walkable Community Basics A walkable community is […]

Should I List My Home Now? 5 Top Reasons Not To Wait

Should I List My Home Now? 5 Top Reasons Not To Wait

Conventional wisdom would suggest that listing your home during the cooler, winter months is not the most optimal timing. However, conventional wisdom doesn’t account for special circumstances. The real estate market continues to be a seller’s market coming up on three years of record low inventory of homes for sale versus actively looking buyers. This […]

January 31st Is National “Inspire Your Heart With Art” Day

January 31st Is National “Inspire Your Heart With Art” Day

Did you know that the Grand Strand has a thriving and exciting arts community? From visual arts to music, live theater, dance and more, there is something for everyone. Join us in celebrating National Inspire Your Heart with Art Day and check out some of the current and upcoming exhibits and events in our local […]

Top 6 Questions To Ask A Potential Listing Agent

Top 6 Questions To Ask A Potential Listing Agent

When you consider selling your home, where is the best place to start? Whether you are buying or selling, you need an experienced partner who understands the process, who all of the key players are, and can take care of the details for you – a real estate agent. You may get lots of recommendations […]

Smart Technology & Home Value: Does A Smart Home Sell For More?

Smart Technology & Home Value: Does A Smart Home Sell For More?

Many homeowners base their upgrade and remodeling choices on how much they’ll recoup on their investment when it comes time to sell. Smart home technology is becoming more popular but how does it stack up as an investment that boosts home value? The key to getting the best return on your smart home investment is […]

Make Your Small Bathroom Look Bigger To Home Buyers

Make Your Small Bathroom Look Bigger To Home Buyers

The old adage of “bathrooms and kitchens sell homes” doesn’t apply in every case. However, if you have a bathroom that is on the small side, you’ll want to think about some changes that can make it look bigger to interested home buyers. Here are seven tricks of the trade to consider: 1. Light it […]

Millennial Home Buying Trends: Wait, Skip the Starter Home?

Millennial Home Buying Trends: Wait, Skip the Starter Home?

There is a common misconception that millennials are not interested in buying homes. The truth is that millennials simply approach home buying differently from previous generations and at a different stage or age in life. Skipping the “Starter Home” Millennials (people aged 18-34) are skipping the common “starter home”. One reason for this trend among […]

Haunts of the Low Country: Most Haunted Places in Myrtle Beach

Haunts of the Low Country: Most Haunted Places in Myrtle Beach

Every area has legends and ghost stories. The Grand Strand is no different. In fact, some of the most well-known haunts and ghost stories come from coastal South Carolina.  Let’s take a look at some of the most haunted places in our area… The Gray Man of Pawleys Island Pawleys Island is fairly well-known for […]

Season of Giving: How To Help In Myrtle Beach

Season of Giving: How To Help In Myrtle Beach

Giving back is a way of life in the Myrtle Beach area and the season of giving is upon us once again. Whether you’re new to the area and want to know how you can help out, or are looking for additional opportunities to help those in need, we have a great list of local […]

Inlet Life : Spotlight on 3 Amazing Murrells Inlet Neighborhoods

Inlet Life : Spotlight on 3 Amazing Murrells Inlet Neighborhoods

Murrells Inlet is a hidden gem along the Grand Strand. Residents and visitors stroll along the Marsh Walk, enjoy watching birds and local wildlife and enjoy water sports like paddle boarding and kayaking through the unique ecosystem of the salt marsh. Murrells Inlet is also home to Restaurant Row, a set of restaurants along the […]

5 Ways To Make Your Offer Stand Out

5 Ways To Make Your Offer Stand Out

In a rebounding real estate market, it’s common for sellers to receive multiple offers. With so much competition for the same homes, you want to make your offer stand out. Here are 5 tips to help your offer stand out from the crowd: 1. Offer the right price – Do your homework and check area […]

Oceanfront Condos: Affordable Oceanfront Living in Myrtle Beach

Oceanfront Condos: Affordable Oceanfront Living in Myrtle Beach

If you’re looking for oceanfront living, the Myrtle Beach area is possibly one of the most affordable oceanfront markets on the east coast. Aside from amazing views of the Atlantic, an oceanfront condo offers resort-style amenities and other perks to live like you’re on vacation every day. Oceanfront Condo Options Oceanfront condos for sale along […]

Neighborhood Spotlight: 3 Grand Strand Neighborhoods for Retirement

Neighborhood Spotlight: 3 Grand Strand Neighborhoods for Retirement

The Grand Strand area is a top retirement destination for buyers. The warm climate, variety of activities and attractions, and reasonable cost of living appeal to those who have no intention of slowing down after retirement. Here are 3 Grand Strand neighborhoods for 55+ young at heart buyers. Cresswind at The Market Common Located in […]

The 411 On Upfront Costs Of Buying A Home

The 411 On Upfront Costs Of Buying A Home

When saving to buy a home, it helps to have a checklist of all of the upfront costs of buying a home to make sure you have enough set aside. There can be variation in how much you’ll need depending on the area, type of loan or loan program, and the buying process in your […]

2017 Fall Festivals on the Grand Strand

2017 Fall Festivals on the Grand Strand

Along the Grand Strand, fall is the season of the festival. It might be great food, live music, unique vendors, dancing or just a big dose of tradition, but no matter the reason, locals love a great festival. Whether you’re a newly-settled local or a born and raised area native, here are some of the […]

Spotlight on 3 Popular Grand Strand Neighborhoods

Spotlight on 3 Popular Grand Strand Neighborhoods

Looking for a new home in the Myrtle Beach area? Here are three of the hottest Grand Strand neighborhoods to consider.  Your Century 21 Broadhurst agent can help you find the perfect neighborhood for your lifestyle. The Farm in Carolina Forest The Farm is one of the most popular neighborhoods in the Carolina Forest community. […]

Is Your Myrtle Beach Home Hurricane-Ready?

Is Your Myrtle Beach Home Hurricane-Ready?

The peak of hurricane season is upon us and activity in the Atlantic Ocean has been extremely active with some of the biggest storms we’ve ever seen.  Thankfully, the Grand Strand was spared most of the wrath of Irma.  But, hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30 here, so we still may see […]

Closing Checklist for New Home Buyers

Closing Checklist for New Home Buyers

You’ve finalized a contract for your new home. Congrats! But, your work is far from done. There is a lot to do before closing to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible. Here is our closing checklist for home buyers: Inspections and Testing Set up your home inspection and come prepared with questions you […]

Most Popular Myrtle Beach Zip Codes In Real Estate

Most Popular Myrtle Beach Zip Codes In Real Estate

Looking for a new home in the Myrtle Beach area? Welcome to our guide to the most popular Myrtle Beach zip codes in real estate: 29579 The 29579 zip code includes the communities of Carolina Forest and Forestbrook. With an overall median home value of $246,000, it is one of the pricier zip codes on […]

Mid 2017 Myrtle Beach Real Estate Trends

Mid 2017 Myrtle Beach Real Estate Trends

The Myrtle Beach area is a fairly unique housing market, with a surprising number of options and benefits. Here are the latest Myrtle Beach real estate trends to keep you in-the-know. Trends in Home Pricing Home prices are rising across the country, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that home values are rising along the […]

3 Top Reasons To Retire In Myrtle Beach

3 Top Reasons To Retire In Myrtle Beach

If upcoming retirement has you thinking “Myrtle Beach,” you are in good company. Often cited as one of the top places to retire in the U.S., Myrtle Beach and the surrounding Grand Strand has much to offer retirees and their families (because you know they’ll want to visit). Reasonable Taxes Taxes can make or break […]

Home Improvement Watch: Beware of Shady Contractors!

Home Improvement Watch: Beware of Shady Contractors!

Upgrading your home can be an exciting project, whether it’s one feature in a single room or a multi-room overhaul. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and jump right in with that contractor that your neighbor’s brother’s friend used for their home. However, home improvement projects are first and foremost an investment […]

5 Benefits of Hiring A Listing Agent

5 Benefits of Hiring A Listing Agent

If you are planning to sell your home, you may be considering whether to hire a listing agent (also called a seller’s agent) or selling it directly yourself. While lots of websites and articles on the internet make selling your home on your own sound like an easy way to save money, they tend to […]

July is National Picnic Month: Best Picnic Spots in Myrtle Beach

July is National Picnic Month: Best Picnic Spots in Myrtle Beach

July is National Picnic Month! Warm weather, blooming flowers, summer breezes… what could be better? A picnic! Myrtle Beach and surrounding areas offer lots of options for the perfect summer picnic. Here are a few of our favorite places for picnicking. Huntington Beach State Park This park has lots of options for your next picnic. […]

Buying A Home: Benefits of Having a Buyer’s Agent

Buying A Home: Benefits of Having a Buyer’s Agent

If you are in the market for a new home, one of the best investments you can make in the process is finding a great buyer’s agent. While a listing agent or seller’s agent represents the seller’s interests during the process of selling a home, a buyer’s agent is focused on representing you, the buyer, […]

Loan Program for First-Time Home Buyers in Myrtle Beach

Loan Program for First-Time Home Buyers in Myrtle Beach

One of the biggest barriers to home ownership can be getting together a down-payment and finding a loan you can qualify for – especially if you fall into the category of “first-time home buyer“. Who is a first-time home buyer? Surprisingly, the term applies to more people than only those who have never owned a […]

Why The Home Inspection Is So Important

Why The Home Inspection Is So Important

With all of the different steps in the process of buying a home, it is easy to overlook just how important a good thorough home inspection truly is. The home inspection looks for any issues inside and outside that should be addressed prior to completing the sale to help prevent you from discovering too late […]

Low Home Appraisal?  5 Things You May Want To Check

Low Home Appraisal? 5 Things You May Want To Check

When selling your home, you want to make sure your home appraisal is high enough to justify the price of the contract with the buyer. And if you are refinancing, the higher your appraisal is, the better. If the numbers don’t match up with your expectations, here are five things to check to make sure […]

Trends In Home Value Appreciation in 2017- What’s Hot?

Trends In Home Value Appreciation in 2017- What’s Hot?

It might surprise you to know that conventional advice for boosting appreciation of your home value doesn’t give you the bump it may have in the past. Features like granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances don’t accelerate appreciation in today’s market. Why? Simply put–what home buyers are looking for has changed. Historically, in a […]

Selling Your Home?  Curb Appeal Don’ts

Selling Your Home? Curb Appeal Don’ts

Like anyone who has ever been on a blind date can attest, first impressions are everything. When selling your home, your curb appeal is that first impression that determines whether buyers want to come inside and get to know your home a little better, or look away and drive on by. Here are just a […]

Income Properties:  Want Renters? Go Small!

Income Properties: Want Renters? Go Small!

When getting into income properties as a business, it pays to know what renters are looking for. Choose incorrectly and you could wind up with a property that sits empty for too long and costs you more money than it brings in. Keeping current on the big items on renters’ lists helps you choose an […]

Spring Community Events Along the Grand Strand

Spring Community Events Along the Grand Strand

It’s springtime along the Grand Strand! That means it’s time to come out of hibernation and get back to enjoying coastal living! Here are just a few signature Spring events coming up that you won’t want to miss: April 7 & 8, 2017: Champion Autism Network’s Film Fest (April 7) and Mixer Lunch (April 8) […]

What Makes A Century 21 Agent Stand Out From the Crowd?

What Makes A Century 21 Agent Stand Out From the Crowd?

What’s so special about working with a Century 21 Agent? First, you know they have the expertise and leadership of the Century 21 brand at their fingertips. With Century 21, agents are always learning and growing their skill set to best serve every client. From day one, Century 21 focuses on training and developing the […]

Real Estate in Socastee & Surfside Beach: A Growing Appeal

Real Estate in Socastee & Surfside Beach: A Growing Appeal

As real estate agents along the Grand Strand, we have seen a growing interest in the Socastee and Surfside Beach areas just next to Myrtle Beach. Real Estate in Socastee The historic charm of the Socastee area is great for homebuyers who like to be close enough to shopping and the beach to get there […]

The Latest Trends in Real Estate: What Do Buyers Want?

The Latest Trends in Real Estate: What Do Buyers Want?

Technology is always influencing our lives in new and exciting ways. With more and more tech-savvy Millennials entering home ownership for the first time, builders are implementing more advancements into homes today than ever before. However, even Baby Boomers are enjoying the conveniences being added to homes that a few years ago would not have […]

Plan to Buy A New Home? March is Credit Education Month

Plan to Buy A New Home? March is Credit Education Month

Whether you plan to buy a new home this year or several years from now, good credit is essential. And your credit score can impact more than just your potential future home. Why is good credit so important? A good credit history and rating helps you get lower interest rates on mortgages, car loans, business […]

February 10th is National Home Warranty Day: Is Your Home Covered?

February 10th is National Home Warranty Day: Is Your Home Covered?

If you haven’t heard of a home warranty before, you aren’t alone. Unlike homeowners insurance, a home warranty covers repairs for appliances and systems in your home like your HVAC system, water heater, plumbing, stove/range and more. Homeowners insurance is focused on the overall structure and catastrophic issues like fire, hail and storm damage along […]

Ready to List Your Home? Show Your Home Some Love First.

Ready to List Your Home? Show Your Home Some Love First.

Whether you plan to list your home this year or next decade, showing your home some extra attention keeps things looking fresh and well cared for both short term and long term. We’ve got a few suggestions on how you can give your house some lovin’ this February. * Make it Sparkle! Most of us […]

Mortgage Rate Predictions for 2017

Mortgage Rate Predictions for 2017

If you are planning to buy a home in 2017, you might be wondering what the outlook is for mortgage interest rates in the new year. Mortgage interest rates have remained at historic lows for the last several years but most experts agree that the trend is about to change. The continued improvement in the […]

Guide to Arts of The Grand Strand

Guide to Arts of The Grand Strand

Did you know that the Grand Strand has a thriving community for the arts? The arts community offers exhibits and events throughout the year for visual arts, dance, music, theater performances and literary events. In fact, there is so much going on that those in the know can have trouble deciding which events to attend! […]

January is National Radon Month

January is National Radon Month

You can’t see it, smell it or taste it but it could be impacting your health every day. Radon is a poisonous gas that gets into your home through the foundation and is virtually undetectable to humans. Radon gas exposure is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths of non-smokers, killing more than 21,000 Americans […]

4 Tips For Buying Your First Myrtle Beach Investment Property

4 Tips For Buying Your First Myrtle Beach Investment Property

Choosing your first Myrtle Beach investment property is one of the most important decisions you will make as a real estate investor. Choose well and your venture can bring you great success as you acquire additional properties. Choose poorly and you could find yourself trapped under a money pit of endless expenses and little to […]

6 Ways That HOA’s Can Affect Your Long-Term Expenses

6 Ways That HOA’s Can Affect Your Long-Term Expenses

Homeowners Associations (HOAs) are common for condominiums, townhomes, high-rise units and also some communities of single-family homes that offer a selection of amenities for residents. An HOA is a collection of homeowners who create and enforce community rules (covenants), manage the financial operations of the community with dues collected from the homeowners, and help make […]

South Carolina Property Taxes: FAQ’s

South Carolina Property Taxes: FAQ’s

When considering buying a home, it is important to investigate all aspects of your potential purchase. One aspect that can sometimes be overlooked by prospective home buyers is property taxes. The way taxes are assessed and levied varies from to state-to-state and often by county or district. Here are some of the top frequently asked […]

Exploring Myrtle Beach Housing for Active Seniors

Exploring Myrtle Beach Housing for Active Seniors

Myrtle Beach and the surrounding area is an immensely popular retirement location. The semi-tropical climate, beautiful beaches, ample recreation opportunities, great home prices and low property taxes create an alluring invitation for active seniors soon to retire or recently retired. The stereotype of the retiree that just putters around the house all day does not […]

Inaugural Plaza City Market Opens in Myrtle Beach

Inaugural Plaza City Market Opens in Myrtle Beach

On September 24th, 2016, the Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors and the Five Points Business Association in Myrtle Beach presented the inaugural Plaza City Market in Downtown Myrtle Beach!  The event, the largest market of its kind for the area, was a tremendous success, and hosted 58 vendors with local food and artists, kids activities, […]

Myrtle Beach Real Estate Market Update- September 2016

Myrtle Beach Real Estate Market Update- September 2016

Century 21 Broadhurst and its agents keep thumbs on the pulse of the Myrtle Beach real estate market, and you can easily stay informed by clicking here to sign up for monthly updates.  This month we are able to look at trends from August 2016 in the Myrtle Beach area, and here are a few […]

Grand Strand Properties Under $100K– Grab a Great Deal!

Grand Strand Properties Under $100K– Grab a Great Deal!

Are you a first-time home buyer looking for a small, single-family starter home at an affordable price?  Maybe you are looking to downsize or purchase a small beach bungalow in your retirement.  If you are looking for Grand Strand properties under $100,000, you will find them at www.century21broadhurst.com, and one of Century 21 Broadhurst’s knowledgeable […]

7 Myrtle Beach Interior Design Trends for 2017

7 Myrtle Beach Interior Design Trends for 2017

We recently spoke to some local interior home experts about what they see as current design trends for 2016 and going into 2017.  Simon Phillips, owner of AHG Professional Painting and co-owner of the Cabinet Market in Myrtle Beach said, “Gray is the new white in your kitchen and bath designs.  We are seeing more […]

September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month

Are you prepared for an emergency?  September is National Preparedness Month, and that means that you can make a difference in the lives of your family and in the lives of your community should an emergency situation arise.  We watch the news, and we scroll through our social media newsfeeds daily.  If there is one […]

Coffee Hot Spots in Myrtle Beach

Coffee Hot Spots in Myrtle Beach

Soon, Fall weather will be ushering in the ever-popular pumpkin-spiced “everything” including coffee drinks. This is the time when tourism winds down, and locals get back to the daily grind of work and school. If you are new to the area, you might be wondering where the locals go to grab a great cup of […]

How Do I Improve My Credit Score?

How Do I Improve My Credit Score?

The fallout from the Great Recession of 2007-2013 left a great many people who were once homeowners with fantastic credit and huge portfolios to renters with fair to poor credit scores.  Now that the economy has stabilized and improved substantially, many of these same people are looking forward to buying real estate once again.  Interest […]

Beach Side in Surfside

Beach Side in Surfside

If living in a small town, and beach community is what you’re wishing for, you may want to visit the avenues of Surfside Beach, SC. Located just south of Myrtle Beach, you’ll find a mixture of homes, parks and restaurants that make up these streets with so much character and charm, you’ll immediately fall in […]

Selling? Find A Great Real Estate Agent in Myrtle Beach

Selling? Find A Great Real Estate Agent in Myrtle Beach

Looking for a great real estate agent in Myrtle Beach? If you’re ready to sell your home, you need a partner to help you get the best asking price and sell your home fast. However, you probably don’t want to base your decision about hiring a real estate agent on just those two factors. Nor […]

Buying? Finding A Buyer’s Agent in Myrtle Beach

Buying? Finding A Buyer’s Agent in Myrtle Beach

As the housing market continues to grow, more and more people are considering buying a home; but, finding the right buyer’s agent in Myrtle Beach can be an unsure process. How do you know you’re getting a good agent? Will they be honest with you? Will they be able to help you find the home […]

Sell My Home Fast!  5 Tips To Make That Happen

Sell My Home Fast! 5 Tips To Make That Happen

If you’re pondering, “How can I sell my home home fast?,” there are some things you can do to ensure that it sells quickly. Before You Put Your Home on the Market Before you even call your real estate agent, there are a few things you should do that could potentially make the sales process […]

Myrtle Beach Foreclosure Trends vs. National

Myrtle Beach Foreclosure Trends vs. National

Nationally, the market for existing-home sales seems to be on the rise. Estimates are that sales have risen 1-3 percent this year, and that home foreclosures have dropped approximately 19 percent for the period of June 2015-June 2016. However, according to RealtyTrac, South Carolina ranks seventh in the nation for home foreclosures in 2016, and […]

Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Property : Rental Income

Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Property : Rental Income

Myrtle Beach oceanfront property is an attractive option for many people looking to get into the real estate market. It’s one of the most affordable places in the United States to own rental property. Affordable rental property doesn’t always mean making a profit, however. There are some other aspects of owning a rental that should […]

Treasure Hunting on Grand Strand Beaches

Treasure Hunting on Grand Strand Beaches

Speak of treasure hunting and many people have images of pirates and skeletons. There’s a different kind of treasure on the Grand Strand beaches – the kind you only find when you’ve been out beachcombing. Our Grand Strand beaches and the Atlantic Ocean are home to a variety of wildlife, which can mean lots of […]

Beach Safety Tips for the Heat of the Summer

Beach Safety Tips for the Heat of the Summer

There’s nothing better than summer break. You can spend your days lounging on the beach, playing in the surf, and enjoying the company of friends and family. Unless, the day ends in disaster! Fortunately, your friendly real estate agents at Century 21 Broadhurst have a few simple beach safety tips that can help you enjoy […]

Local’s Guide to Myrtle Beach Ordinances & Parking Fees

Local’s Guide to Myrtle Beach Ordinances & Parking Fees

Headed for the beach this summer? If you are, there are a few things that you should know about beach ordinances and parking fees in Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas. All of these are designed to keep you safe while you’re enjoying the stunning beaches of the Grand Strand. Keep these things in mind […]

Best Parks in Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand

Best Parks in Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand

Where are the Best Parks in Myrtle Beach? When you think of life in Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand, the ocean and beautiful beaches are likely the first thing that comes to mind. However, the Grand Strand has much more to offer local explorers. Here are a few of our favorite parks and outdoor […]

6 Perks to Living on the Intracoastal Waterway

6 Perks to Living on the Intracoastal Waterway

Have You Considered Living on the Intracoastal Waterway? Many home buyers come to the Grand Strand with hearts set on a particular type of real estate, like beachfront or golf course communities. There are amazing homes to be found along the ocean and looking out to the 11th hole, of course, but home buyers with […]

6 Tips to Get Your House Ready to List this Spring

6 Tips to Get Your House Ready to List this Spring

If you plan to sell your home this spring, there are a number of things you can do before you list to make your home stand out. Here are our tips to get your home ready to list this Spring: Tip #1 – Do your Spring cleaning first! Wash those windows, dust the blinds, get […]

CCU Graduates: Buying Your First Home in Myrtle Beach?

CCU Graduates: Buying Your First Home in Myrtle Beach?

First, we’d like to say CONGRATULATIONS CCU CLASS OF 2016! Graduating college is a major accomplishment, and next month can’t come too soon for you. You may be a little overwhelmed with all of the opportunities before you. One you may not have considered is buying your first home in Myrtle Beach. There are quite […]

Get Ready for Summer with Your Dream Outdoor Kitchen

Get Ready for Summer with Your Dream Outdoor Kitchen

Ah, summertime… won’t be long before  Myrtle Beach residents and tourists are relaxing at the beach, going to fun festivals, taking boat trips, entertaining in your new outdoor kitchen… WHAT? You don’t have an outdoor kitchen but you’ve always dreamed of having one? Maybe this year is the year to make your dream outdoor kitchen […]

10 Quick Tips About Real Estate

10 Quick Tips About Real Estate

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15 Best Blogs To Follow About Real Estate

15 Best Blogs To Follow About Real Estate

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Best Kitchen Upgrades for Your Buck, Part I

Best Kitchen Upgrades for Your Buck, Part I

Improve your pricing: upgrade your kitchen If you are planning upgrades to your home for 2016, you can’t go wrong investing in your bathroom and kitchen. When talking kitchens, there are so many options that it can be hard to tell which ones will give you the best boost should you decide to sell your […]

Best Kitchen Upgrades for Your Buck – Part II

Best Kitchen Upgrades for Your Buck – Part II

Best Kitchen Upgrades to Add Value While every homeowner could do stunning kitchen upgrades with a robust budget, many homeowners save for years to make modest updates. The good news is that there are a number of budget-friendly changes you can make that will add to your home value without breaking the bank! Building Value with […]

Real Estate Market Predictions 2016

Real Estate Market Predictions 2016

Market Predictions 2016 Since the crash of the real estate market in 2007, the housing market as we once knew it has forever changed. Each year since, potential homebuyers and realtors have watched the industry slowly get to its feet and dust itself off, watching for signs of shakiness or another impending collapse. The last […]

Best Time to Buy A Home In Myrtle Beach? Winter!

Best Time to Buy A Home In Myrtle Beach? Winter!

Spring and summer are known as the prime selling seasons for real estate. Flowers are blooming and the sun is shining, offering up the best backdrop for that all-important curb appeal. However, winter may actually be a better time to buy, especially in areas of the country with milder winters like Myrtle Beach. Have you […]

Your Myrtle Beach Home Search: Getting Started

Your Myrtle Beach Home Search: Getting Started

Ready to buy a home in the Myrtle Beach area but not sure how to get started? So many considerations go into choosing a new home and with so many options and unique communities throughout the Grand Strand, just figuring out where to begin can be a confusing task. Our checklist helps you start narrowing […]

Adding Value to Your Home on a Budget: Bathroom Upgrades Part II

Adding Value to Your Home on a Budget: Bathroom Upgrades Part II

All homeowners would love to have the budget to move walls and install a custom shower in their bathroom, but not everyone can afford such major upgrades. However, there are still plenty of budget-friendly updates that will increase the sense of elegance and luxury in your bathroom and help you get the most out of […]

Why Relocate to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina?

Why Relocate to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina?

Relocating is A Big Decision If you’ve been considering relocating, you might consider Myrtle Beach. Long known as a top vacation destination, living in Myrtle Beach comes with tons of perks.  Why Relocate to Myrtle Beach? Here are just a few of the benefits of coastal living here in the Grand Strand. – The Beaches! […]

5 Tips to Sell Your Home During the Holidays

5 Tips to Sell Your Home During the Holidays

The holidays are a magical time of year… unless you are trying to sell your home, that is. The holiday season is one of the toughest times of year to sell a home. The weather gets chilly (yes, sometimes even in South Carolina), the landscape is bare, and people are traveling to visit with family […]

Holiday Home Staging Do’s and Don’ts

Holiday Home Staging Do’s and Don’ts

The holidays can be a difficult time of year to sell your home. However, if the home you’re selling happens to be in Myrtle Beach, you have the advantage of a high number of holiday visitors coming to enjoy time with family and friends during the off-season. If you are looking to capture the attention […]

Big Earning Potential for Homeowners in Myrtle Beach

Big Earning Potential for Homeowners in Myrtle Beach

Recently, the website TripAdvisor ranked Myrtle Beach as the number 2 top destination with earning potential for homeowners. This earning potential comes from renting out the home to vacationers when the homeowner isn’t using it (i.e. vacation rental). According to the ranking, the average weekly earnings potential for Myrtle Beach homeowners ranges from $661 per […]

15,315 Houses Sold Yesterday in the US. Did Yours?

15,315 Houses Sold Yesterday in the US. Did Yours?

There are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale. The only thing they might want to consider is… If it hasn’t sold yet, maybe it’s not priced properly. After all 15,315 houses sold yesterday, 15,315 will sell today and […]

Using Drones In Real Estate: Best Practices

Using Drones In Real Estate: Best Practices

Using Drones to Showcase Real Estate: Best Practices for Privacy and Safety Technology is ever-evolving with new innovations emerging every day. These innovations can benefit many industries, including the real estate industry. Everyone has heard of drones in the military to keep our troops safe in perilous situations. Using drones in the private sector may […]

Home Buying and Selling Trends By Generation

Home Buying and Selling Trends By Generation

Home Buying and Selling Trends by Generation A quick online search and you can find all different kinds of trends in home buying and selling based on a seemingly endless variety of criteria. Some of the most interesting trends revolve around different generations. Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials, and The Silent Generation all have unique […]

Myrtle Beach Real Estate: Homeowners Insurance and What’s Covered

Myrtle Beach Real Estate: Homeowners Insurance and What’s Covered

Many of our Myrtle Beach Real Estate clients ask, “When it comes to homeowners insurance, what’s covered and what’s not?”  Here’s a quick guide: With the recent flooding in South Carolina, many homeowners were surprised to discover their homeowners insurance policy doesn’t cover flood damage. With this in mind, it’s a good idea to review […]

Myrtle Beach Real Estate: Assess Your Flood Risk

Myrtle Beach Real Estate: Assess Your Flood Risk

Myrtle Beach Real Estate: Assess Your Flood Risk When buying a home, it is important to research whether your new home is in a floodplain. A floodplain is an area near a body of water such as the ocean, lakes, streams, and rivers that may be prone to flooding.  You can ask your real estate […]

Mortgages: What Kind of Mortgage is Best For Me?

Mortgages: What Kind of Mortgage is Best For Me?

When you’re ready to purchase a home, navigating the muddy waters of mortgage lending can feel overwhelming. While there are subtypes to the various types of mortgages, the majority of homebuyers will qualify for one of three major mortgage types: traditional mortgage, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan, or Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) loan. Understanding […]

3 “Staycation” Ideas for Myrtle Beach Homeowners

3 “Staycation” Ideas for Myrtle Beach Homeowners

What do you do for vacation when you already live in one of the top vacation destinations in the world? You have a staycation, of course! Many people live in a state or region for years or decades without ever really exploring the attractions, parks, and nature around them. And for Myrtle Beach homeowners, there […]

Best Retirement Communities in Myrtle Beach for Active Seniors

Best Retirement Communities in Myrtle Beach for Active Seniors

Myrtle Beach has been grabbing headlines for several years as a top vacation destination. The warm ocean waves, silky sanded beaches, golf courses galore, unique shopping and dining experiences also make Myrtle Beach a top choice for retirees looking to spend their golden years enjoying all that coastal living has to offer. Myrtle Beach seniors […]

Pawleys Island Real Estate:  Pawleys Island Charm

Pawleys Island Real Estate: Pawleys Island Charm

Nestled at the southern end of the Grand Strand, the community of Pawleys Island is known for a simple elegance and charm fondly called “arrogantly shabby” by locals. An Atlantic sandy barrier island approximately four miles long and just over one house wide in places, Pawleys Island has the distinction of being one of the oldest […]

Checklist for Buying Myrtle Beach Real Estate

Checklist for Buying Myrtle Beach Real Estate

You’ve fallen for the charm of coastal living and are ready to buy real estate in Myrtle Beach. Whether your new purchase will be your first experience buying a home or your previous home buying experience was many years ago, there are a few steps every buyer will go through in the purchasing process. Here […]

Selling Your Home? Price It Right From the Start!

In today’s market, where demand is outpacing supply in many regions of the country, pricing a house is one of the biggest challenges real estate professionals face. Sellers often want to price their home higher than recommended, and many agents go along with the idea to keep their clients happy. However, the best agents realize […]

Is it Time to Buy a Vacation Home in Myrtle Beach?

Is it Time to Buy a Vacation Home in Myrtle Beach?

How do you know if it’s time to buy a vacation home in Myrtle Beach?  The vacation home market is hot once again. Vacation home sales reached their highest level in 2014 in the United States since 2003 with a staggering 1.13 million vacation homes sold. Of all homes sold last year, 21% were vacation […]

June is National Homeownership Month

June is National Homeownership Month

For many, the dream of homeownership may seem unattainable, particularly in rural and agricultural communities. However, homeownership remains one of the best ways for lower-income individuals and families to build equity, increase credit-worthiness, start a business, or fund higher education. You may be surprised to learn that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has […]

4 Advantages of Buying a Home on a Golf Course

4 Advantages of Buying a Home on a Golf Course

Choosing where to purchase a home and what kind of community is ideal for you and your family is a very personal decision. In the Grand Strand, a mecca for golf enthusiasts, there are a plethora of home buying options on area golf courses. However, buying a home on a golf course offers some terrific […]

Why Invest in Oceanfront Real Estate in Myrtle Beach?

Why Invest in Oceanfront Real Estate in Myrtle Beach?

Oceanfront real estate in Myrtle Beach can be a lucrative investment opportunity. Myrtle Beach is widely known as one of the top beach vacation destinations in the United States with more than 15 million visitors annually. Less widely known is that beachfront home prices in the Myrtle Beach area can be significantly less expensive than […]