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Amanda Rose…, Real Estate Pro in North Myrtle beach, SC
Sun Dec 14, 2014
Amanda Rose Sutton answered:
Hello Adrienne,
You would need to speak to a lender for that information. They would be able to tell you the rates, APR available to you and with what you qualify for, they would also be able to estimate your monthly payout. I have a list of several local lenders. Please feel free to contact me anytime. Thank-you,
Amanda Rose Sutton
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Wayne Gaddy, Real Estate Pro in Surfside Beach, SC
Thu Jan 9, 2014
Wayne Gaddy answered:
Not many agents know this but if you are over 70 the taxes on your primary home here in Horry County are greatly reduced. Always check with your tax profession for the most current tax advice.

All my best,

Wayne Gaddy
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James M. Ste…, Real Estate Pro in Little River, SC
Wed May 8, 2013
James M. Stewart answered:
As a non-resident your taxes in River Hills, Little River, SC, could be from $2800-3900, depending upon size, age and location on or off the golf course. Homes there range from $2000,000-almost 450,000.
Resident taxes range from $2400-3500, depending on over 65 owner, with homestead exemption, or under 65, your age, just the change from non-resident to resident with receipt of drivers license.
With your permission, will get more accurate. I am working with non-resident at this time in River Hills and will use some of those samples. May I do so?
James M. Stewart
Associate Broker
Select Realty, thirty years real estate, international and domestic
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Nettie Hutter, Real Estate Pro in North Myrtle Beach, SC
Tue Nov 20, 2012
Nettie Hutter answered:

Please send me the MLS number ans I will be happy to check on the listing for you.

Nettie Hutter
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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Sat Apr 7, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
For an accurate picture of costs, contact a few local insurance companies and ask for free estimates, then decide on the package that best suits your needs.
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James M. Ste…, Real Estate Pro in Little River, SC
Sun Mar 11, 2012
James M. Stewart answered:
Taxes for non-resident (full Horry County tax amt.) is $1822.39/year! If someone were to purchase and live in permanently the taxes would be some $200-250 less per year! Then after age of 65 you may declare for homestead exemption and the taxes would then be under $1000/ year! Please let me know of any further questrions. I live in the commnity adjacent to the Rivergate location and have marketed in that community since it was built. One can even walk to the Intracoastal Waterway.
I watched this community being built fro where I live. Been here for twelve years and a Realtor since 1982 where I then lived in the Republic of Singapore marketing property in the USA for three years prior to being licensed in the USA! phone me at 843-421-8345
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Dan Mengedoht, Real Estate Pro in Charleston, SC
Wed Jan 25, 2012
Dan Mengedoht answered:
I agree. HOA Fees are a critical piece of cost of ownership information that can easily make or break the deal. I always list them on my listings.

Many buyers are steering clear of HOA and Regime fee situations these days. As the real estate market melts down and prices are dropping, obviously so do the monthly mortgage payments required to own the property. Conversely, at the same time, regime management companies are raising the HOA fees or levying assessments to make up for owners that are in arrears, or REO properties that are not paying the fees.

Regime fees are making it difficult to sell properties that are subject to them. Disclosing them is very important.

All the Best, Dan
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Jan Chilton, Real Estate Pro in Little River, SC
Wed Jul 7, 2010
Jan Chilton answered:
I live in Little River Inn Resort in Little River, and I do not see that condo prices are still falling here or anywhere in the Myrtle Beach area. Especially since summer has begun,. prices are climbing slowly. Most of the really really low priced foreclosures are gone, and once the ones that are still here are gone, things will get more close to normal.

Also, condos in Little River are mostly primary residence homes or secondary vacation homes. You aren't going to get vacation rental prices in Little River.

To answer your question, and I think Little River Inn is one of the lowest priced complexes WITH THE BEST HOA in town, our lowest right now for a one bedroom is about $50,000. That would be AS-IS, not in perfect shape and probably unfurnished. The average for a really nice one bedroom here would be about $70K. We have a few that the owners are asking close to $100K and aren't desparate enough to come down because the units are in great condition with many upgrades. Remember the old adage, you get what you pay for. If you buy the bottom line lowest priced condo you can find, it's likely to be a piece of crap, to put it bluntly.

Now, I do happen to know there are some oceanfront efficiency units in Sea Mist Resort in South Myrtle right now that are CHEAPER than ours! Their HOA fees will be somewhat higher, but they will have a true rental income, and if you're looking to invest only, then that is what I would recommend. Little River is a great place to live, and I love my condo. But it's not an investment property...unless you are looking to buy cheap and hold on to it for 5-10 years...paying the expenses as you go. You can rent the 1 bedrooms here for about $700 a month and there's a good yearly rental market. But that won't pay the expenses if you have a mortgage.

AND, if you want a decent condo that you will be happy with, I do not recommend that you buy anywhere other than here, The Gardens at Cypress Bay, Cypress Bay itself. They are more expensive than ours, somewhat nicer, but about 2 miles further from the beach. The places that are cheaper than Little River Inn, and I won't mention any names, have problems with flooding, bad HOA's, high assessments, and high crime. I did a lot of investigation before I moved here, including getting opinions from the NMB police department. They were very accurate in their warnings. ~ PS, I have no reason to fib about any of does not benefit me.
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Jan Chilton, Real Estate Pro in Little River, SC
Tue Jun 15, 2010
Jan Chilton answered:
I live in Little River right over the bridge (Little River Inn). It's 4 miles to the nearest ocean in Cherry Grove.

Your question is not very clear. How close to what?

We also have the Intracoastal here. You turn right to get to the waterfront in Little River where the gambling boats go out and the Blue Crab Festival is held. ... more
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Peggy Anders…,  in 29464
Wed Jun 17, 2009
Peggy Anderson answered:
Paradise Island has seen some flatning and of course longer times on the market. If the property is priced right, shows really well and has something special they are still selling. I would be happy to send you a current trend report for Paradise Island showing sales trends past and present. Feel free to email me at
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Dee Weiss, Real Estate Pro in North Myrtle Beach, SC
Mon May 25, 2009
Dee Weiss answered:
Hi Buddy:
Why not let an experienced Realtor guide your research? I've been coming to the greater Myrtle Beach area for over 25 years, living here the last 10. I'm an experienced realtor and I cover the entire Horry/Georgetown county area. The best way to start a search is to answer questions for me which will pinpoint your parameters and allow me to suggest many neighborhoods and provide complete information about them, including comments which only a resident would know to share. I'd be delighted to assist you. Once you respond to the following, I can e-mail listings from suggested neighorhoods as well as maps so you can see their locations. This is what I would need to know to best assist you:

Have you been to the Myrtle Beach area? Where have you stayed? What parts of the area do you like best (north, middle, south, Carolina Forest, Conway, etc.)

Price range - be accurate and give a range because it's a buyer's market and offers are coming in much lower than in the past. This enables you, in many cases, to purchase more house for the money.

Size of family? Children? Ages?

Reason for purchase (job change, retirement, second home, rental property)

Size of house and characteristics (garage, bonus room, Carolina Room, screen porch, fireplace, etc.)

Single story, two-story, hi-rise (for condo)?

Your leisure time activities - what do you and family enjoy doing? Golf?

I know the internet is wonderful and it is an essential tool for me as well. However, there is nothing like "local knowledge" and the expertise of an experienced realtor. Of course, the best thing about working with me is that it's free. Buyers never pay for the services of a realtor - the seller of a property does. It's the "best deal" in the world of professional services. Of course, I prefer talking with you directly as one question can lead to another to help me pinpoint the best properties for you. I invite you to call me directly on my cell phone at any time. I look forward to helping you make Real Estate - Real Easy - and Fun!


Dee Weiss, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES
Senior Sales Associate
Accredited Buyre Representative & Certified Relocation Specialist
Licensed in SC and NC
Coldwell Banker Chicora
Cell: 843-222-2124
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