Real Estate Blog

With an awesome and active 2015 real estate sales year behind us lets recap the past year sales data in Heritage Plantation. 

Total Home Sales 34                        
Average Sale to Listing Price 94.49%
Average Days on the Market 165   Median Days on Market 115
Average Sale Price $376,625           Median Sale Price $362,450
High Sale Price $600,000                 Low Sale Price $225,000
Average Price Per Heated Square Foot $149.35
Median Price Per Heated Square Foot $153.13

Address

Sold Price

Closing Date

Price Per HTD
Foot

Days On Market

29 Winged Foot Court

$225,000

03/16/15

$102.04

41

1058 Doral Drive

$235,000

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I recently had the opportunity to take a tour of Wachesaw Plantation Club and as soon as you pass through the gates, you know you have arrived at a very special place. I am glad we had time to take photos as words cannot properly describe how elegant and charming the view is of the moss draped oaks that line practically every street.

Wachesaw Plantation Club View
One of the many views of the Waccamaw River from Wachesaw Plantation Club

Home prices vary from less than 200k for a cottage to over one million for plantation homes, so there is a home that will fit your needs.

View from Kimbels restaurantThe view from Kimbels, offering waterfront dining and a view of the 18th hole.

Wachesaw Plantation not only features a Tom Fazio designed golf course, eight HarTru tennis courts, dining on the waterfront,

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Lifestyle

  • The Grand Strand has a white sandy beach that runs almost sixty miles from North Myrtle Beach to Pawleys Island.
  • Well over 100 golf courses, most with very reasonable rates.
  • The restaurants and places like the historic village of Murrells Inlet is known as the "Seafood Capitol of South Carolina”. The Grand Strand has over 1800 restaurants.
  • Mild Climate: Temperatures along the southern coast are usually cooler than inland areas during the summer because of the sea breeze. Source: S.C. State Climate Office

Tax Advantages

  • South Carolina does not tax Social Security income.
  • There is no inheritance tax or estate tax.
  • Low property taxes (Median property tax on South Carolina's median home value of $139,200 is $788,
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Both photos below were taken by the same professional level camera and lens. Even with professional equipment, it takes additional work to produce the kind of photos that show your home at its best.

Case Study (1):
In 2010, a firm by the name of Redfin commissioned a study of MLS systems around the U.S.A. and found that listings with professional photography sold for higher prices than listings taken with a point and shoot camera. In the home price range of $200k to 300k asking price, listings sold for an average of $935 more. On the high end, one million and above, the average increase was $116,076. Listings between those two extremes typically saw an increase of $5,000 - $20,000. The benefits of hiring a professional photographer are there even with

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According to a Wall Street Journal Article, “Subjects who looked at online home listings found that more than 95% of users viewed the first photo, the one that shows the exterior of the home, for a total of 20 seconds”. "Without an eye-catching photo, the battle is lost before it begins.” Home buyers spend about 60% of their time on photos, 20% on the property description and 20% on the real-estate agents' remarks section.
The photo on the left is straight out of a professional level camera. The photo on the right is after that same photo went through post-processing.

If you really want to sell your home quickly, but are not interested in lowering the price, consider professional photos. Professional photographers with a SLR or single-lens-reflex

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I think every home owner wants their home to sell fast and to bring a fair price. It’s takes more than luck to make this happen. Our Real Estate Agents at Heritage Real Estate Sales will work with you to develop a solid marketing plan and show you how to make your home more appealing to potential buyers. The bullet points below will give you a few pointers on what steps to take to show your home at it's best. This effort will also ensure your home looks really good when the photo shoot is scheduled for your home. You can have a direct impact on how well your home will look in the photos by following these guidelines.

  • De-clutter rooms which may be overly furnished as they do not photograph well.
  • If necessary, rent a storage unit to store
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Oceanbay Townhomes Myrtle Beach South Carolina

Oceanbay Townhomes

Located in Carolina Forest’s Town Center, we’re at the heart of the fastest-growing and most desirable residential community in Myrtle Beach. Just five minutes from the coast and with easy access to Highway 31 and Grissom Parkway, we offer convenience to all the Grand Strand has to offer. At Ocean Bays Townhomes, we’re offering you a different perspective, a new way to see the Myrtle Beach you’ve gotten used to. Our reverse living floor plans let you enjoy a unique view of your surroundings.

Ocean bay Townhomes Myrtle Beach SC

Ocean Bay’s 3 bedroom floor plans are designed to accommodate a lifetime of changes. Our meticulously crafted, modern homes grow with you. But one thing that won’t change is the quality. There are lots of

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One of the many great things about the Pawleys Island area is the availability of
homes with a water view. The home below has a view of the Heritage Plantation
Marina and the Intracoastal Waterway.

This is the view from the Crows Nest at the top of the Marina Clubhouse at Heritage Plantation, Pawleys Island

 

Home with a view of the Waterway

The home below has a view of the Heritage Plantation Marina and the Intracoastal Waterway. The photos below shows the view from one of the sitting rooms and one of the bath areas of this magnificent home.

       
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This time of the year with the weather being pretty much perfect, I begin thinking of things to do outdoors. One my favorite things to do is cruise the many rivers in our area in South Carolina. One of the tours I really enjoyed was over to Sandy Island. Sandy Island is a 9000 acre island and is a small community in Georgetown County, South Carolina, and a larger island between the Pee Dee and Waccamaw Rivers that has been preserved as a refuge and nature center. The small community is mostly made up by descendants of former slaves. The only way to get to the island is by boat. There is a "School Boat" children use to commute to the mainland every day during the school year. Workers commute to jobs using their personal boats. There is one general store

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Heritage Plantation Real Estate

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When thinking of natural low country beauty the unspoiled “Avenue of the Oaks” of Heritage Plantation is the first thing that comes to mind. Situated on 637 acres of the previous True Blue and Midway Plantation’s, Heritage Plantation is a spectacular reminder of the rich South Carolina rice culture. While lush giant magnolias, fresh water ponds, marshes, and wetlands are bountiful at Heritage Plantation, the 300-year-old Spanish Moss crowned live oak trees are a sight on their own. Taking second place behind the majestic low country beauty of Heritage Plantation are the available real estate offerings. With only 512 homesites on the sprawling 637 acre plantation privacy and a congested free lifestyle is afforded to

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