News & Updates

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As a 4th generation local of Horry County with 20 years of Real Estate experience, Brooks upholds an incredible familiarity of the Grand Strand communities and area market as well as long-standing relationships with many agents, lenders, appraisers, and attorneys. With our ever-growing database of over 14,000, we are glad to welcome Brooks on board to our diverse and talented team. His background is topped off with an education from our local Horry Georgetown Technical College and Anderson College.

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Harold’s position as Client Care Manager is an essential part of our sales process. Working closely with our Client Relationship Manager his focus is to provide support and direction to new clients during the initial phases of their myrtle beach area property search.

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As the Myrtle Beach real estate market continues to thrive, we are constantly evolving to meet the needs of our customers and community. This week we will launch a new website, with a primary focus of providing information on Myrtle Beach area homes, condos and land for sale. We also recently announced the debut of our annual relocation magazine, The tides, which will publish this summer and serve as a local guide for newcomers in our area. Both tools were developed by our team in response to our growing client base who are looking to buy, sell and build along the Grand Strand.

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Welcome to Myrtle Beach's newest magazine, The Tides! Highlighting the best of our coastal culture along with newcomer info, we've created a publication designed to bring locals fresh information, while assisting our relocating homeowners with the details they need to feel right at home.

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As a long-term, local resident of the Grand Strand, Shannon exhibits an extensive knowledge of Myrtle Beach and its surrounding areas as well as a thorough understanding of the current housing market that make her eager to join the fast paced CRG Companies Real Estate team. Her success as a Realtor is directly influenced by her long history of working in the customer service industry, allowing her to master the professional competencies required to meet and exceed her client’s expectations.

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A recent TripAdvisor report shows that Myrtle Beach is #2 among America’s Top 13 Destinations to rent a home. According to TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals, Myrtle Beach has 45x more travel interest and an average weekly earnings potential of $762.80 for homeowners, a number that jumps to $1,264.42 for a four bedroom home. Great news for those looking to build an investment home along the coast!

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We are pleased to announce the addition of Scott Howenstine to the CRG Companies real estate team! Scott embarked on a career in real estate after retiring as an educator from Horry County Schools. He has experience working with both buyers and sellers throughout the Grand Strand and has lived and worked in the area for over thirty years. Scott is well known among his colleagues and clients alike for sharing his real estate expertise and vast knowledge of the market to efficiently secure and sell homes. In addition, he has served as an onsite representative for a national developer and is focused on helping others learn more about relocating to the Myrtle Beach area as well as finding the perfect home.

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Changes are coming to the way home mortgages close and the Realtors at CRG Companies recently set down with mortgage professionals from CresCom Bank to gain a full understanding of the new rules, known as TRID, and how this will affect their clients. The initiative of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has also been dubbed 'The Know Before You Owe' mortgage disclosure and was developed in order to simplify the loan closing process for borrowers.

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Grand Strand Oceanfront Statistics As one of the most visited coastal areas on the East Coast with visitors surpassing 13 million annually, oceanfront vacation rentals can offer a very attractive investment opportunity in Myrtle Beach and the surrounding communities. 2014 reports showed a strong year for oceanfront sales along the Grand Strand with 47 oceanfront homes…

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In 2011, there have been 36 oceanfront homes that have sold along the Grand Strand. These oceanfront homes have ranged in price from $440,000-$2,450,000. Most of the oceanfront homes that have sold in 2011 were vacation rentals in Garden City Beach and Surfside Beach. This area continues to be a great area to own vacation rentals that will generate great rental income throughout the year.