Monday, December 31, 2007

Myrtle Beach Real Estate Sales Statistics

Taken from the NAR 3rd quarter results, November 2007.

According to the SC Board of Realtors, here are the latest figures from sales of Myrtle Beach real estate, including the area of Little River to Georgetown, SC.

The first quarter of 2006 produced 2785 sales of homes and oceanfront condos. The same in 2007 was 1904. Sales were down 31.63%.

The second quarter of 2006 had sales of homes in Myrtle Beach at 3319. The same this year was 2737. Sales were down 28.50%.

Third quarter home sales in the beach area resulted in 2611 sales. 2007 had 1912. Sales were down 26.77%.

In actual numbers of sales of Myrtle Beach area real estate, October 06 produced 814 sales, as compared to October 07 and 649 sales. Down 20.27%.

The same in November resulted in 758 in 2006 to 546 in 2007, down 27.97%.

For the year, numbers of homes and condo sales in Myrtle Beach were at 10287 in 2006 to 7384 in 2007. Total reduction of 28.22%.

Prices for the two year comparison dropped 5.67%.

What you have to consider is that in 2005, SALES skyrocketed and prices went up as much as 200%. When you add that into the equation, the sales and the price reductions in Myrtle Beach property are of very little consequence.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Atlantic Beach "Leader" Makes the News

This is so ridiculous. It would be funnier if it didn't reflect on North Myrtle Beach because of the proximity. Everyone I showed it to was floored at her resemblance to James Brown...:-)

Arrested town councilwoman: I just needed a bathroom
Associated Press Writer

A town councilwoman on Friday accused a police officer who arrested her of using excessive force, and said she desperately needed a bathroom when she was instead charged with resisting arrest during a traffic stop.

Retha Pierce Sturdivant, 58, was pulled over Christmas night for swerving on U.S. Highway 17 near Myrtle Beach, causing other cars to do the same to avoid collisions, according to a police report. When stopped, the Atlantic Beach mayor-elect jumped out of her van, locked the doors and told the officer she needed to go to the bathroom.

She was charged with resisting arrest, reckless driving and failing to give a signal, police said.

The officer, Robert Dale, said in a police report that Sturdivant tried to flee and ignored his commands to stop. Dale said he grabbed and arrested her.

Sturdivant disputes swerving and that she was trying to run. She said she quickly got out of her van to try to make it to a nearby hotel bathroom.

"He hollered something really harshly. I said, 'I'm about to wet my clothes.' The next thing I knew, he slinged me across the car real hard," she told The Associated Press in a phone interview.

Sturdivant, who was elected mayor by one vote last month, said she has a bladder problem.

"He actually hurt me when he pushed me up against the car. He jerked my arm behind me and put handcuffs on me too tight," she said. "It was turmoil and agony and confusion."

Horry County police have started an internal investigation, said Deputy Chief David Beaty. "She made some strong allegations against the officer," he said.

The officer remains on duty, Beaty said.

Sturdivant said she eventually wet her clothes and they had to be washed at the jail. At her request, she was taken to a hospital before being released the following day.

She said she still suffers from back and neck strain and swollen wrists.

Sturdivant said that when she told the officer she was a public official, he didn't care.

"It's not that I wanted preferential treatment or anything, but I thought that might help the situation if I let him know who I was," she said. "I said to him, 'I'm the mayor-elect of Atlantic Beach, I wouldn't do anything wrong.' He said, 'I don't care who you are.'"

Sturdivant was elected to town council last year. Her mayoral victory was challenged by the incumbent and town officials ordered a new election. Sturdivant is contesting that decision.

She would not say whether she would fight the criminal charges. She has scheduled a news conference Saturday at town hall.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Saturday, December 15, 2007

AFFORDABLE Myrtle Beach Condos

Cooled Seller's Market
Means a Super Deal for Buyers!

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Visit and look these up!

Coral Beach Resort
Carolina Forest Condos
Little River Inn (listed as Little River Golf and Tennis)
Sea Mist Resort

Friday, December 07, 2007

Shame and Disgust on Horry County and Grand Strand

For once, I have run across something that makes me absolutely ASHAMED to live in Horry County, and even in Myrtle Beach because we are IN Horry County. There is not only no excuse for this, but it is so disgusting that the government ought to take it over immediately.

Republicans can complain all they want about Democrats wanting the feds to control everything...but this is a typical example of WHY the federal government (or Humane Society) should be controlling this type of thing.

I will say that in North Myrtle Beach, our animal shelter is wonderful. I am not sure about Myrtle Beach. But this makes me want to call in PETA and stage a release on the county shelter.

Horry County shelter loses Director

Friday, Dec 07, 2007 - 05:39 PM

By Michelle Carolla
E-mail Biography
The Horry County Humane Society lost its Executive Director. The Board of Directors fired Cindy Ott, but declined to tell say why.

Humane Society President George Redman told News 13 they hope the transition won't interrupt operations.

The Carolina Forest Chronicle reported the shelter is operating at a 90-percent euthanasia rate. News 13 asked The Humane Society of the United States in DC how we compare to the rest of the country. They said rates average 75 percent or lower and that 90 percent is high.

Laura Bevan, Director of the Southeast Region of The Humane Society of the United States said, “We have received complaints about the Horry County animal shelter in the past. However, since the State of South Carolina does not regulate its animal shelters, any change to the shelter must come from within the county.

Redman said future plans for the shelter include increasing low-cost spaying and neutering, increasing adoptions and transporting animals to events to increase awareness of the shelter.

They also hope to open an adoption center on the south end of the strand and find ways to reduce euthanasia.

90 PERCENT KILL RATE??????????????????