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Investing in Commercial Beach Property

Investing in Myrtle Beach real estate is a decision that pays off big and will continue to long into the future. One of the leading investment opportunities is in hotels and resorts but they’re easy to come by, until now that is. Myrtle Beach real estateThe Sea Horn Motel on Ocean Boulevard South, Myrtle Beach, is for sale at this time. There are 98 units in this oceanfront 3/4 acre property with additional parcels available for purchase.

This hotel has been a family tradition drawing repeat visitors for over 15 years who enjoy the clean suites and the immaculate condition of the outdoor and indoor pools. It’s conveniently located around the best of Myrtle Beach's dining and entertainment venues. The hotel is normally closed for the winter but highly profitable in-season. Configuration: 50 - Oceanfront Efficiency (2 Beds) 25 - Oceanview Efficiency (2 Beds) 19 - Oceanfront Apartment (3-4 Beds) 4 - Double Room Apartments ( 2-3 Beds) Parcels: 186-08-01-013 (oceanfront) 186-08-01-014 (oceanfront) 186-08-03-003 (1st row) 186-08-03-046 (3rd row).

Myrtle Beach real estateAmenities at the hotel include an elevator, sprinkler system, offices, wifi, reception area, signage, swimming pool, hot tubs, kitchenettes and both large and small two room suites. Walking distance to parasailing, banana boat rides, waverunner rentals and a good location for just enjoying the beach.

If you’re in the market for investing in Myrtle Beach real estate consider taking the plunge into commercial properties.
 

Sloan is Experience That is Worth It

When you’re shopping for real estate in the Grand Strand area of South Carolina, you need to use an agency that utilizes the Multiple Listing Service which offers the most properties in your price range. Sloan Realty uses the Myrtle Beach real estate MLS information to track the type of properties in the price range you’re looking for.

Myrtle Beach real estate MLSThe Myrtle Beach real estate MLS lists any of the available real estate for sale by agencies and you won’t find a more detailed source of information on properties. Only agents have access to the MLS property information that is why it’s imperative for you to work with an agency like Sloan Realty.

When it comes to real estate Sloan knows the area and the properties well. Homebuyers can choose from a selection of residential homes, cottages, condos, townhomes and villas, all at fabulous prices. With interest rates at their lowest ever there’s never been a better time to purchase real estate.

Living in Myrtle Beach you’ll have access to everything beach and surf as well as over 1,800 restaurants, theatre, nightlife, museums and, of course, plenty of golf. There’s over 110 championship golf courses in the area just waiting for you to come out and play. You’ll also get to enjoy the many retail centers including upscale beach shopping and plenty of specialty shops along the Grand Strand area.
 

Happy Father's Day!

For those interested in longer term accommodations in the Coastal South Carolina area we have some specially priced Myrtle Beach annual rentals available that we’d love to show you. Spacious 2 bedroom suites with swimming pools and close to the beach, shopping, restaurants and golf can be your home away from home for any extended stay in the area.

Myrtle Beach annual rentalsPerhaps you’re here for business and commuting back home on the weekends. Our Myrtle Beach annual rentals can be your home during the week providing you with relaxing amenities to spend your evening enjoying. Maybe you’re planning to relocate to the area and need somewhere to be your home base while you shop around for your ideal home to purchase — we have rentals that will meet your needs, too.

While you’re here, we can introduce you to the Grand Strand area and show you properties currently listed for sale. We live here too so we know the area well. From small 1-2 bedroom condos and villas to large 6+ bedroom beach homes you’ve always dreamed of, we have that ideal property you’ve been looking for.

Everyone at Sloan Realty would like to wish a Happy Father’s Day to all Dad’s out there and people who are filling in for Father’s who are absent for whatever the reason. We wish you a wonderful and peaceful day!
 

When Only the Best Will Do

For families that want luxurious accommodations when they come to visit the Grand Strand area of South Carolina they request our Kingston Plantation rentals. Here they can enjoy a vacation at the greatest resort in Myrtle Beach while staying in any one of our top of the line villas and condos.

Kingston Plantation rentalsOur Kingston Plantation rentals are amidst four spectacular oceanfront condominium towers that include Brighton, North Hampton, Margate Tower and South Hampton. Kingston Plantation rentals are available in 1-4 bedroom units. Amenities include swimming pools, washer/dryer, full kitchens, private balconies, housekeeping services, and convenient beach access.

Do you enjoy jazz music? “Take A Jazz Journey” is the theme of the Gold Key Jazz Festival taking place on Friday, April 29, 2012 at Myrtle Beach Convention Center, at Oak Street and 21st Avenue North.

• 7 p.m. Friday, April 29, “Funk Show” concert by Tom Browne, Ronnie Laws, El Jaye Johnson, and the Calvin Edwards Trio, for $50

• 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 30, master class open to local music students of all ages, with Monk on piano and DeFrancesco on organ, for free

• 7 p.m. Saturday, April 30, “Jazz At Its Finest” concert by Thelonious Monk Jr., Joey DeFrancesco and Carrie Jackson, for $75

•  Friday, April 29, gospel jazz brunch with Dante Lewis Gospel Band at 10 a.m. and Blues Award Ceremony with Bhakti Project and Ermitt “Mr. Blues” Williams at 3 p.m., each $40, or $75 for both
 

Buying Foreclosures On the Spot

Myrtle Beach foreclosuresIf you’re looking for ideally priced real estate in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, then you must consider the Myrtle Beach foreclosures we presently have available. You can find out quite a bit about these properties by checking right here on our website.

There are plenty of foreclosed properties in South Carolina and many in the Myrtle Beach area. Before you make the decision to purchase any one of the Myrtle Beach foreclosures, you should check out the area to make sure that you are buying in the right location for you and your family. You will always do better to look at location rather than just property when you are buying real estate. This is because properties that are in foreclosure in blighted areas do not increase in value as much. You want to get the best location that you can afford, even if it means getting a smaller home. There are many Myrtle Beach foreclosures that are in good locations in and around the city.

If you are interested in purchasing real estate be sure you’ve been approved for a mortgage by a bank or other lending institution before you begin your search. While you can put a financing contingency on a contract when you are purchasing property the conventional way, when you are dealing with foreclosure listings, you need to have no contingencies and be ready to close on the property. That means being pre-approval for a definite dollar amount which the foreclosure will not exceed.
 

Make That Investment In Beach Property Now

Myrtle Beach homes for saleMany homebuyers are taking advantage of the lower interest rates and buying their first beach house from the large assortment of Myrtle Beach homes for sale. Purchasing beachfront property right now may be the best decision investment home buyers will ever make.

Owning a beach house is like owning your own piece of paradise complete with a scenic view down the long stretch of beach. Myrtle Beach homes for sale come with a variety of activities to enjoy the whole year. When you buy a home here you’re buying a lifestyle. From parasailing, surfing, kayaking or biking and walking the beach front, Myrtle Beach beguiles not just visitors but year round locals as well.

There are oceanfront Myrtle Beach homes for sale that are ideal to use for rental properties. You will never worry about finding renters as they come the whole year round. Who wouldn't be excited to spend a relaxing vacation in a good-looking rental home in Myrtle Beach?

Myrtle Beach is a great place to retire to and the area provides wonderful retirement homes. The many health benefits of living here include the relaxation that comes from living close to the ocean, the healing effects of being near and in the ocean water, and with so much sun your immune system and your mood will be lifted on a daily basis. With the long walks either on the beach or trails, retirees can be in the best health of their entire life.
 

Start With a Perfect Vacation Rental

Myrtle Beach house rentalsWhen you are looking for Myrtle Beach house rentals on the Internet come straight to Sloan Realty. We’ll find you an exceptional place where you can bring your family or special someone to spend a week having fun and then just simply relax when the day is over.

Myrtle Beach house rentals courtesy of Sloan Realty go beyond the comforts of home. We have large beach houses big enough to hold your family reunion and cozy, private villas with private swimming pools, screened porches, spacious decks, and equipped kitchens. If you like golf, there are over 110 courses here in the Grand Strand area. There are miles of cycling trails throughout the area for the whole family to enjoy.

Every vacation starts with a perfect vacation rental, and that's what our Myrtle Beach house rentals are all about. Our beach house rentals will meet your expectations for comfort and satisfaction. Myrtle Beach is the perfect playground for a variety of large assortment of water sports and boats can be chartered for some exciting deep sea fishing. You and your special someone can enjoy dinner theater, live entertainment, concerts or dining in over 1,800 restaurants in the area. There’s plenty for the kids to enjoy here including Ripley’s Museum, miniature golf, water parks, and yes, the beach with swimming, fishing, crabbing and exploring the shallow marshlands. This is truly one of the world's most family-friendly vacation destinations. We hope to see you soon.
 

Happy New Year To All!

Myrtle Beach oceanfront rentalsThis is a totally exciting time of the year to be visiting the Grand Strand area! You haven’t watched people truly celebrate bringing in a New Year until you’ve watched our local residents put on a fireworks show at the waterfront. Up and down the coast for as far as the eye can see you’ll experience the explosive colors filling the sky. Right from your Myrtle Beach oceanfront rentals you’ll have the best seat of all for the fireworks display.

If you choose to venture out from your Myrtle Beach oceanfront rentals for a time to celebrate in the area with others, here are some local events you might want to check out. Be safe while you’re on the roads and a Happy New Year to everyone!

The Gold Key Jazz Society invites you to their Denim and Diamonds New Year’s Eve Gala. Tickets are $85 per person or just $160 per couple. Hot and cold appetizers will be served along with champagne toast and carving station. Ticket prices also include party favors and masks. The party starts at 9 p.m. and goes on until 2 a.m. New Year’s Day. Call for reservations. Gold Key Jazz Society at the Clarion Hotel, 101 Fantasy Harbour Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, 843-236-2838
 
Celebrate the New Year with LandShark Bar & Grill on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. The New Year’s Eve package starts at 9 p.m. and includes unlimited SkyWheel rides, party favors, island inspired music, appetizer buffet, passed desserts and more. Don’t miss the simultaneous broadcast with Times Square and a balloon drop at midnight. Margarita shooters will be available to adults at midnight and those under 21 will be offered a non-alcoholic beverage. Tickets are $39 per person or $75 per couple. Reserve your night overlooking the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. Diamond Cab has teamed up with The Yahnis Company, Better Brands and Weekly Surge to offer free cab rides home for guests in need of a safe ride home.
 
Frank Entertainment welcomes teens in grades 9-12 to a New Year’s Eve Youth Lock In Party. The lock in will be held from 11 p.m. on New Year’s Eve to 6 a.m. New Year’s Day. Admission is $30 and includes a game card, pizza, bowling, movie and party items. Adult chaperones are welcome and are offered at no cost. Concession food will be available for an additional charge. A school ID is required. Call today for reservations before the event sells out. Frank Theatres,10125 Hwy 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet, 843-651-9400
 

Have a Wonderful Christmas!

Barefoot Resort vacation rentalsNorth Myrtle Beach is the perfect destination if you’re looking for a wonderful holiday vacation spot where the entire family can enjoy unlimited activities. Our Barefoot Resort vacation rentals are just one of the many reasons we are one of the premiere vacation destinations in the world. Here you’ll discover the beauty of miles and miles of beautiful white beaches, great golf on championship courses, unlimited family activities, outstanding amenities, entertainment, dining, and so much more. These Barefoot Resort vacation rentals are a wonderful way to enjoy the area at this special time of the year.

We offer luxurious Barefoot Resort vacation rentals that are perfect for any size family. Our rentals include oceanfront, ocean view, second row, and golf fairway view. Many of the rentals include amenities like private balconies, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, Jacuzzi’s and hot tubs, equipped kitchens, lazy rivers, and more!

This time of year the following events are taking place that you might want to take the family to:

Ripley’s Aquarium Annual Festival of Trees is on display through December 31, 2011. More than 50 trees will be on display throughout the aquarium and adorned in unique ornaments, representing the great diversity of the United States.

Santa is at Coastal Grand Mall in Center Court from now through Christmas Eve. Photo hours are Monday - Saturday: 10am to 9pm (Break: 1pm to 2pm & 5pm to 6pm*), Sunday: 12pm to 6pm (Break: 3pm to 4pm*), Christmas Eve: 10am to 6pm (Break: 3pm to 4pm*).

The Palace Theatre's Christmas on Ice is taking place now through December 31, 2011. From the Creators of the International smash hit show, Spirit of the Dance, comes this new and exciting show featuring championship ice skaters, the best high-kicking dancers this side of New York and all your favorite Christmas songs sung by the best of Broadway and London’s West End in this two-hour holiday extravaganza.
 

Holiday Carriage Rides

Kingston Plantation vacation rentalsEvery year millions of people come to enjoy the Myrtle Beach area and the luckiest ones of all stay in Kingston Plantation vacation rentals. The majority of people are drawn here for the swimming, boating, and golfing. But for those who love to shop, there are two Tanger Outlet locations, Market Common, Barefoot Landing and Broadway at the Beach. Take in a night of musical entertainment at Alabama Theatre in North Myrtle Beach, where the South’s Grandest Christmas Show will instill the true meaning of Christmas in your family with its combination of traditional Christmas classics and contemporary holiday favorites through December 31, 2011. Staying in one of our Kingston Plantation vacation rentals there’s plenty of activities taking place right outside your front door.
 
Some additional upcoming events close to Kingston Plantation vacation rentals are the following –

To help you get and stay in the holiday spirit there are Holiday Carriage Rides every Saturday through December 17 at the Market Common. These carriage rides take place between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Enjoy a complimentary ride through the scenic streets of the Market Common. Meet in front of Tommy Bahama, Market Common, Myrtle Beach.

On December 2, 2011 at 7 p.m. The Comedy Zone presents “A Toys for Tots Christmas Benefit” with Jerry Farber and Cooter Douglas at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach. This show is for ages 18+ only and features adult content and language. Tickets are $10.00 and an Unwrapped Christmas Toy! To purchase tickets call the House of Blues Box Office at (843) 272-3000. Doors open at 6 p.m.
 

Wishing You a Happy Thanksgiving!

Myrtle Beach condo rentalsWe’d like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! When you’re in town visiting family we hope you’re staying in one of our Myrtle Beach condo rentals where you’ll have beautifully decorated accommodations suitable for hosting any family gathering. Our Myrtle Beach condo rentals are close to the ocean and the following events taking place over the holiday weekend that you won’t want to miss!
 
The Surfside Beach Turkey Trot is on Thanksgiving morning, November 24, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon. This is the Grand Strand’s best and largest Turkey Trot and it will start and finish at the Surfside Pier in Surfside Beach, SC. Enjoy a great view of the Atlantic Ocean while you work up an appetite for dinner. The event will feature a 10K, 5K, 1 mile plus a free Kid’s Tot Trot!

South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival will be held Thursday, November 24, 2011 starting at 12:00 p.m. and run through Saturday, November 26, 2011. The South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival takes place at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center from noon until 10:00 p.m. The festival in an enjoyable family-friendly atmosphere.

The Annual Intracoastal Christmas Regatta will be held Saturday, November 26th from 5 - 7 pm. The boat parade passes along the waterway from Little River to Dock Holidays Marina. Any location along the Intracoastal Waterway provides a perfect view of the parade. Drop off a new toy for the children of Horry County at any collection point in Little River or North Myrtle Beach.

2011 Carolina Beach Music Awards Weekend

Myrtle Beach vacation rentals

 

If you're visiting the area in early November it's a wonderful time to be here. We have many Myrtle Beach vacation rentals available for you to stay in at reduced rates. The weather is cooler, the crowds are gone and there's plenty of elbow room on the golf course. While you're here, take some time to enjoy the following upcoming local events. These are all a short distance from any of our Myrtle Beach vacation rentals.

2011 Carolina Beach Music Awards Weekend is held from November 9-13, 2011. 2011 Awards Show is held Sunday, Nov. 13 at Alabama Theatre at 3 p.m. Doors open at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the Alabama Theatre, by calling 1-800-342-2262 or you can purchase your tickets online @ www.alabama-theatre.com or www.carolinabeachmusicawards.com. Weekend passes will be available at the doors of participating clubs during Show Weekend Only and can also be purchased in OD Resort Lobby starting Thursday, Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. Passes will be required for Friday night, Saturday night and the Sunday night at all participating clubs. Weekend Pass Cost is $50. If you are a member of the Carolina Beach Music Academy, the pass cost is $45. (Must show membership card with picture ID to obtain discounts). Passes are not required for the following Saturday afternoon activities (Pig Picking, Music Showcase or during the Band Fair on Sunday). All of these events are open to the public. $7 donation for Pig Picking goes to CBMA Scholarship Foundation.

Los Lonely Boys
Friday, November 11, 2011, 9 p.m.

Performing at the House of Blues, Myrtle Beach

30th Annual Dickens Christmas Show and Festival
November 10-13, 2011
Myrtle Beach Convention Center - Myrtle Beach, SC

A Victorian marketplace with 350 vendors. Complete with arts, crafts, gifts, Christmas Decor & much more!
 

Unparalleled Quality of Life

Myrtle Beach propertyIt's easy to understand why the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area is a prime choice when thinking of relocating, what with its sunny surf, sand and smiles that span 60 miles of South Carolina's magnificent coast. With interest rates so low and the market full of available properties, now is the best time ever to purchase Myrtle Beach property.
 
A vibrant community with a relaxed and pleasing pace of living, Myrtle Beach is home to residents from across the nation that have been drawn by its extraordinary natural beauty, mild climate, and vast array of attractions, entertainment and conveniences.??

Whatever your taste in coastal living might be, you'll find it here. From the bright lights and luxury resorts along the Myrtle Beach oceanfront, to places like Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island where centuries-old live oaks and classic-style cottages set the tone, the region is as diverse as it is appealing. Opportunities abound for enjoying a host of outdoor activities, including boating, freshwater and saltwater fishing, and golf on over 100 championship courses. There's world-class entertainment and nightlife, great shopping for every taste and budget, a thriving cultural community, and a dynamic dining scene that boasts in excess of 1,800 restaurants.??

Thinking about making the Myrtle Beach area your new home? Call Sloan Realty today and we'll be happy to show you Myrtle Beach property. Whether coming here to raise a family, start a business or retire, you'll find an unparalleled quality of life and neighbors that will make you feel right at home.

Haunted Happenings in the Area

Myrtle Beach real estateWith Halloween quickly arriving we thought we’d take a break from Myrtle Beach real estate and tell you about some local happenings taking place in the area for the holiday. Please be careful driving around this time of year as the little trick-or-treaters are out and about and focused on the next house!
 
Officials from Broadway at the Beach are inviting all children to put on their best Halloween costumes and enjoy an evening of Halloween trick-or-treating in a fun and safe environment on Monday, Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Participating Broadway at the Beach merchants will pass out candy and other goodies to children. A map outlining the merchants taking part in the festivities will be available for pick-up on Halloween in the official Broadway at the Beach Visitor Center. For more information about Broadway at the Beach, visit www.BroadwayattheBeach.com, or call 1-800-386-4662.
 
Monday, October 31 2011, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Halloween Trick or Treating at Barefoot Landing

Dress up the kids and bring them out to enjoy the sights, sounds, and safety of trick or treating at Barefoot Landing. Bring the family to shop, eat and enjoy!
 
Monday, October 31, 2011, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Halloween on the Marshwalk

It's an annual Inlet tradition now! Children are invited to trick-or-treat along the Marshwalk at Murrells Inlet from 5 pm - 6 pm. The Children's Costume Contest winners will be announced at 6:00 pm. Later in the evening, the adult fun begins, as the costumed marauders prowl the Marshwalk. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Inquire at any of the Marshwalk Restaurants.
 
Everyone at Sloan Realty wishes you a happy and safe Halloween. The next time you need Myrtle Beach real estate give us a call.
 

Don't Miss These Fun-Filled Events!

Myrtle Beach vacations don’t have to be just about the beach, the sun, and the surf, although those are excellent reasons to come here. There are also lots of local festivals and events taking place in the Grand Strand area. Here are a few we know you wouldn’t want to miss while on Myrtle Beach vacations. All are within a short distance to the outstanding rentals that Sloan Realty has available year round.

Myrtle Beach vacationsSaturday, October 1, 2011, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7th Annual Paws Across the Water Duck Race

Ten thousand yellow rubber ducks will be dumped into the Intracoastal Waterway to compete for an array of prizes. Adoption papers are available at the Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach (409 Bay Street) or adopt online by visiting www.duckrace.com/northmyrtlebeach. Proceeds from the race are going towards building a much-needed new facility that will house more than 2,500 animals brought to the shelter annually. Additional contest rules and regulations can be found at the www.humanesocietynmb.org or by calling (843) 249-4948.

Myrtle Beach vacationsSaturday, October 8, 2011, 12 noon – 11:00 p.m.
Oktoberfest 2011 in Downtown Myrtle Beach

This year’s show features Galactic and G. Love & Special Sauce. Highlights are authentic German food, beer and wine; an alcohol-free Kid’s Zone with inflatables and street performers; a Bratwurst eating contest; and an amazing fireworks display. Free live concerts all day for you to enjoy on your Myrtle Beach vacations include:

12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Channelheimer Oompah Band
2:15 – 3:00 p.m. Lera Lynn
3:15 – 4:15 p.m. N’Tranze
4:45 – 5:45 p.m. Crowfield
6:15 – 7:30 p.m. YoMamma’s Big Fat Booty Band
8:00 – 9:15 p.m. G. Love & Special Sauce
9:45 – 11:00 p.m. Galactic

Street Performance 3-3:15 p.m. Boardwalk Performance 4:15-4:45 p.m. Fireworks Display 11:00 p.m. Free admssion. Fireworks following the show!

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