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If you ever wanted to find an example of an area that has experienced exponential growth, look no further than Horry County. Located on the eastern tip of the state of South Carolina, Horry County has come a long way since it was first incorporated in 1801, and had a population of only 550 people. As of the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of Horry County has now eclipsed the 300,000 mark, cementing the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area as the second fastest-growing area in t... read more
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IS IT OKAY TO BE SNOOPY WHEN HOUSE HUNTING

Posted by Rod Smith on February 23, 2017 in  home buyer  real estate agent  Realtor  Realtors
House hunting can definitely be an exciting experience, but let's face it: Conducting a thorough walk-through can sometimes feel mighty awkward. After all, even though the seller is probably glad you're there, not everyone is comfortable with letting strangers peek into their bathrooms or rifle through their closets. As off-putting as these chores might be, they're part of doing your due diligence, and they're a necessary step towards finding out as much as possible about the home you're thinking abo... read more
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If you are a first-time home buyer, it's natural for you to have a few reservations about entering into home ownership. After all, for most people, purchasing a home is the biggest financial decision they will make in their life. Interestingly enough, many first-time buyers choose to purchase a condo instead of a home, as it carries quite a few unique benefits that are definitely worth considering. Below are some key reasons why purchasing a condo as a first home can be a good move to make.... read more
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Refinancing your home can be quite an undertaking, and it can get even more complicated when you're trying to do so with little to no equity in your home. If you're current on your mortgage payments but you owe as much as (or even more than) your home is worth, you will definitely want to look into the HARP Refinancing Program. Launched by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) in 2009, the Home Affordable Refinancing Program (HARP) was introduced as one of the components of the federal gover... read more
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Most of us know Myrtle Beach as the go-to destination for sunbathers and thrill- seekers, but it's also a great place for lovebirds as well! If you've been thinking about  getting away to the Grand Strand for Valentine's Day, below is a list of fun and  romantic things to do with your significant other during this famous celebration of  love.  Cupid's Comedy Capers (February 10) If you and your date like to keep things lighthearted on Valentine's Day, try checking&nbs... read more
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