It’s been a busy winter for real estate here in the Myrtle Beach area! In my 17 years in the real estate business, I’ve only seen things this busy this soon a few times. Listings that are in good shape and priced competitively are going under contract normally within 7 days of being placed on the market. Multiple offer situations is not an uncommon thing to experience when trying to purchase a home.
My personal listing inventory is at the lowest it has been since getting into the business in 2001 with currently only 2 listings. I think the bad weather that the northeast is having is a driving factor to why people are moving south. While on Easter parts of the northeast saw anywhere from 8-16″ of snow, we had temperatures that day in the high 70’s. I told someone the other day that I don’t miss my snow shovel at all!
The bad weather along with the fact that people are tired of paying extremely high property taxes, are the two main reason people are moving to Myrtle Beach. I was talking with a friend who sells homes in New York yesterday that told me that one of the homes her buyers were thinking of purchasing up there had an annual tax of $42,000! When I shared with her that if that home was in Myrtle Beach that the taxes would be under $2,000, she was ready to place her home on the market and move south.
Here’s the market report designed by RE/MAX for the national level, and I have to admit, here in Myrtle Beach is very similar. Take a watch: