Great Views vs. Safety Issue When Buying a Myrtle Beach Home

PoolOne of the American dreams is to own that wonderful home with the great water views.  In our area of the country there are several ways people are able to accomplish this dream,  Due to the high amounts of rain we may receive at a time, developments are required to have retention ponds built for water runoff.  This protects the homes and neighborhood roads from being flooded.  At the same time, it also provides wonderful water views for home buyers on a creek, river, pond, lake or the ocean and normally will command a premium lot price. In some Myrtle Beach neighborhoods, a home on the water as compared to one not on the water can be a difference of $20,000+.

While those water views create wonderful ambience for your home, there is also a safety issue you should always take into consideration as well.  This past week, in the Myrtle Beach area, a two year old that was visiting his grand parents almost drowned.  At last update, he was still in the hospital in critical condition.  Apparently, while visiting them, the toddler snuck out of the house and was walking around the side of the home when he lost his balance and rolled down the bank into the water.

LifeguardDrowning remains the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 14 and under and is the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 1 to 4, according to Drowning Prevention Foundation numbers.

This also applies to those beautiful swimming pools that carve out the landscape of many back yards.  Since Myrtle Beach is a nice warm climate so much of the year, building an aquatic masterpiece appeals to many home owners.  If you install a pool at your Myrtle Beach home, make sure to take the proper steps to keep everyone safe.

So, before you buy a Myrtle Beach home because of the great views it has, think about the safety issues that go along with it.  If you do live on a body of water, you may want to consider installing a fence to give you an added level of security against someone accidentally falling in and the risk of potential injury.

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Jeremy

Jeremy is a full time REALTOR® who specializes in homes for sale throughout the Myrtle Beach Area.

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