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Sep 8 2014
10:20 am

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Pawleys Island Residents Corner

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Introducing some of our newest residents:

Bob & Jill Zuercher
After working with Bob and Jill for a few months, I was able to find them what their idea of a lifestyle that matched  their retirement “dream” 
How did you like working with Tara?  "She listened very carefully to our wishes, wants and needs and guided us skillfully through the entire home search & buying process.  She is highly professional, warm, and friendly.  Basically, she’s amazing!"

Tara:  Where do you come from?
Jill&Bob: We are moving from Monroe Twp., NJ.  Bob grew up in a small town in Ohio Amish country about an hour from Canton, spent his college years in Indiana, then moved to UK , & Philadelphia, finally settlin...

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Sep 2 2014
12:15 pm

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Lot for sale in Heritage Plantation - NON MLS LISTING

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ENJOY MAJESTIC VIEWS FROM THIS "PIECE OF HEAVEN" IN HERITAGE PLANTATION! THIS LOT IS THE LAST ONE ON THIS STREET (CULDESAC SIDE) AND PROPERTIES AROUND ARE ALL HIGHLY APPOINTED BRICK PATIO HOMES. ENJOY A SHORT WALK TO THE CLUBHOUSE WHERE YOU CAN ENJOY YOUR NEW LIFESTYLE WITH CLAY TENNIS COURTS, SWIMMING POOL, CLUBHOUSE, EXERCISE FACILITIES, DAILY ACTIVITIES, AND SO MUCH MORE! THIS PROPERTY IS OFFERED EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH THIS WEBSITE AS IT IS NOT LISTED ANYWHERE ELSE! IF YOU WANT VIEWS, CLOSE PROXIMITY TO ACTIVITIES, AND GREAT NEIGHBORS - LOOK NO FURTHER! CONTACT ME TODAY FOR MORE DETAILS Tara Melech 843-907-8787

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Aug 27 2014
12:41 pm

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56 Haint Place, Pawleys Island

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56 Haint Place
Pawleys Island, SC

MLS# 1416073 - Residential

A great opportunity to own your own piece of paradise at the beach! This three bedroom two bath raised beach home offers ideal beach living with a great cottage feel. So many upgrades make this an ideal choice! Additional cabinets in the laundry room provide great storage as well as extra space in the enclosed garage. Enjoy your outdoor living in your screened porch which overlooks a wooded area. If yard work is not your interest, your HOA dues include lawn maintenance. Close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean as well as shopping, golfing, restaurants and an abundance of recreational opportunities. All measurements are the ...

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South Carolina 2013 Home Values Statistics to 2014 Projections

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If you are not into reading the home values and 2014 home value expectations....take a look at this video:

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532 Sundial Drive
Pawleys Island, SC

MLS# 1415559 - Residential

Beautiful, large home on the creek with private dock in Litchfield Beach. The best seat in the house! Enjoy spectacular marsh and creek views and just a one block walk or golf cart ride to the beach. Bright, open floor plan and beautifully decorated. Magnificent sunset views with a wide open view down the creek and across the marsh. Cypress paneling and custom kitchen with updated granite counter tops, stainless appliances, built-in wine rack and copper back splash. Hardwood and tile floors. The great room with...

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Aug 8 2014
2:45 pm

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End of Summer Sales Take Advantage for your home too!

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Back to school is just around the corner for us in the Pawleys Island area, and I recently read an article about the back to school shopping sales do's and don'ts.

Tax free weekend for school shopping has created a great and wonderful way to save money on other items for the home too, deals - which to avoid and which are legit.  Here is the summmary of what I found:

During the months of August and September, many items are deeply discounted for back to school items. Items are not just for school anymore. The categories that may be worth doing a little more bargain hunting:

Electronics, computers, printers and small appliances

Computers - usually discounted 30 to 50% Cell Phones - oft...

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Aug 5 2014
12:29 pm

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9 ways to help your parents downsize

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9 Ways to Help Your Parents Downsize

Consumer Newsletter – August 2014 By Elyse Umlauf-Garneau www.sres.org, compliments of,

You get the call every child dreads. It’s about a sudden illness or accident. You catch the next flight out to get to your parent’s bedside that night.  In addition to getting through mom’s or dad’s immediate health crisis, you realize that you probably have to sell the house.

Some seasoned Seniors Real Estate Specialists® (SRES®) weighed in and offered 9 ways to make the process of preparing and selling your parents’ house efficient and less stressful.

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Jul 21 2014
12:15 pm

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Pawleys Island 2nd Quarter Home Values 2014

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Pawleys Island Single Family Residential Property Statistics

As of July 2, 2014 - These are the most recent market statistics for Single Family Detached Residential properties in Pawleys Island (29585) for the 2nd Quarter of 2014, ending  June 30, 2014. The number of days on the market for the active and pending properties are also calculated as of the same quarter end date.  If you would like information on a specific area, please contact me at your convenience, with the subject as market statistics and naming the area (such as Myrtle Beach, Litchfield Beach, or Heritage Plantation) you are interested in, or just fill out the Market Statistics Request Form at the bottom of this page....

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Selling vs. Renovation in Pawleys Island, SC - Put your dollars to work for you!

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Make Renovation Dollars Work for You

Spring has finally arrived and if home improvements are on your to-do list, and you can’t decide where to spend your renovation dollars, take a look at the 2014 Cost vs. Value Report for a little guidance. The annual study, done by Remodeling magazine in cooperation with REALTOR® Magazine, looks at how much of your investment you can expect to recoup on renovation projects when you sell.

If you’re getting your house ready for sale and you have a limited amount of resources, the list could help you pick the most worthwhile projects. The report breaks down figures on a national and on a regional basis, so be sure to zero in on the data for your region....

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Pawleys Island 1st Quarter Home Values 2014

Pawleys Island Market Statistics Residential

 

Pawleys Island Single Family Residential Property Statistics

As of April 9, 2014 - These are the most recent market statistics for Single Family Detached Residential properties in Pawleys Island (29585) for the 1st Quarter of 2014, ending  March 31, 2014. The number of days on the market for the active and pending properties are also calculated as of the same quarter end date.  If you would like information on a specific area, please contact me at your convenience, with the subject as market statistics and naming the area (such as Myrtle Beach, Litchfield Beach, or Heritage Plantation) you are interested in, or just fill out the Market Statistics Request Form at the bottom of this pag...

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Mar 10 2014
10:21 am

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Spring Time at Home...

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It's Time to Spring Your Home Forward

It's hard to imagine that spring is just around the corner when parts of the country are still buried in snow and winter keeps on packing a frigid punch. This weekend marks the start of daylight-saving time, offering a welcome sign that spring is indeed calling while giving us all something to look forward to after a long, cold winter.  

On March 9, set your clocks ahead one hour and prepare to savor more daylight in the evenings. Daylight-saving time is the perfect reminder to complete basic maintenance projects that have been forgotten or postponed, so as you circle your home resetting the clocks, take some extra time to complete the following...

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Jan 20 2014
11:00 am

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4th Quarter Market Statistics 2013 Home Values

Pawleys Island Market Statistics Residential

 

Pawleys Island Single Family Residential Property Statistics

As of January 15, 2014 - These are the most recent market statistics for Single Family Detached Residential properties in Pawleys Island (29585) for the 4th Quarter of 2013, ending  December 31, 2013. The number of days on the market for the active and pending properties are also calculated as of the same quarter end date.  If you would like information on a specific area, please contact me at your convenience, with the subject as market statistics and naming the area (such as Myrtle Beach, Litchfield Beach, or Heritage Plantation) you are interested in, or just fill out the Market Statistics Request Form at the bottom of th...

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Pawleys Island 3rd Quarter Statistics and Home Values

Pawleys Island Market Statistics Residential

 

Pawleys Island Single Family Residential Property Statistics

As of October 4, 2013 - These are the most recent market statistics for Single Family Detached Residential properties in Pawleys Island (29585) for the 3rd Quarter of 2013, ending  September 30, 2013. The number of days on the market for the active and pending properties are also calculated as of the same quarter end date.  If you would like information on a specific area, please contact me at your convenience, with the subject as market statistics and naming the area (such as Myrtle Beach, Litchfield Beach, or Heritage Plantation) you are interested in, or just fill out the Market Statistics Request Form at the bottom of th...

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Oct 4 2013
11:58 am

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Recently changed companies - Tara Melech - now with The Lictchfield Company

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TARA MELECH - NOW WITH THE LITCHFIELD COMPANY OF PAWLEYS - (843) 907-8787 TMelech@gmail.com

As of October 1, 2013, I am now with The Litchfield Company of Pawleys Island.  I can now offer the same great service, but even better. I am proud to have been accepted into the one of the most well respected companies in Pawleys Island.  Should you need any real estate services, please don't hesitate to contact me at your convenience.  I look forward to the journey with you as a representative on your real estate transactions.

Sincerely, Tara Melech

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Property Statistics 2nd Quarter 2013 Pawleys Island

Pawleys Island Market Statistics Residential

 

Pawleys Island Single Family Residential Property Statistics

These are the market statistics for Single Family Detached Residential properties in Pawleys Island (29585) for the 2nd Quarter of 2013, ending  June 30, 2013. The number of days on the market for the active and pending properties are also calculated as of June 30, 2013.  If you would like information on a specific area, please contact me at your convenience, with the subject as market statistics and naming the area (such as Myrtle Beach or a specific neighborhood) you are interested in, or just fill out the Market Statistics Request Form at the bottom of this page.  This does not include modular or manufactured homes.

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Jun 27 2013
2:11 pm

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Georgetown County Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Increase Effects

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Why were there no residents present at the public hearing for the $65.193 million dollar budget for the Georgetown County 2014 Fiscal year?

Ok - So I have been a resident of Georgetown County for 7 years now, and this is a first. The residents of Georgetown County have always been active when it comes to budget issues, community issues, political issues, really anything that would affect the Waccamaw Neck. So why was this budget approved and the only representatives of the community there were the media? Very strange indeed.

In a recent article by Chris Sokoloski - there was a vote for millage rates in Georgetown county to increase in the next calendar year by almost $7.50 per $100,000 ...

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Pawleys Island Real Estate Market Statistics 1st Quarter 2013

Pawleys Island Market Statistics Residential

 

Pawleys Island Single Family Residential Property Statistics

These are the market statistics for Single Family Detached Residential properties for the 1st Quarter of 2013, ending  March 31, 2013. The number of days on the market for the active and pending properties are also calclulated as of March 31, 2013.  If you would like information on a specific area, please contact me at your convenience, with the subject as market statistics and naming the area (such as Myrtle Beach or a specific neighborhood) you are interested in, or just fill out the Market Statistics Request Form at the bottom of this page.  This does not include modular or manufactured homes.

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Selling Property for the most Bang for Your Buck in Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island

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Spring time is officially here, and I am sure you will find lots of items pertaining to getting your property ready to sell. BUT - What are the items that will bring the most bang for your spring cleaning bucks?

In our local market here in the Georgetown, Pawleys Island, SC area, the weather for the most part is pretty mild - so when the first day of spring hits, it always seems to be filled with "Spring Fever" - so let's put that to good use and see what to accomplish to sell your property now!

1) Location is the most important item in selling your property. If you are not in an ideal location, there is not much you can do but "dress up" your home, and if neighbors are friendly, ask to...

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Feb 26 2013
9:54 am

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Help Fight Crime In Pawleys Island, Georgetown County Through Anonymous Text Messaging Tips Service

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I found this on the Georgetown County School District Website, and passing it on - Good Tips To Know -

FIGHT CRIME THROUGH TEXT MESSAGING TIP SERVICE

 (Georgetown, SC)--- Mobile phone users in Georgetown County have the ability to provide anonymous crime fighting tips through the power of anonymous text messaging and Web Tips. In 2010, the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office and Anderson Software, the industry leader in law enforcement tip management software and web applications, joined together to provide this service which allows citizens to send anonymous tips by sending a text message from a mobile phone or online. “The popularity of text messaging has created a significant opportun...

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Jan 31 2013
10:12 am

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Why Buying Property RIGHT NOW makes sense

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 Do you want to "seize" the housing market? Here are 7 justifiable and great reasons why it is a great time to buy a home NOW:

Home affordability is at an all-time high. The median mortgage payment on the median priced home as a percentage of the median household income is lower than it has been in a generation! That is such an amazing statistic. It is hard to believe that it can or may go lower!

Mortgage rates are still at rock bottom, but they are slowly inching back upwards, which means monthly payments and total loan costs will spike upwards. Mortgage rates skyrocketed to their highest levels since August on January 25th, both as a part of an ongoing move in reaction to overnight ev...

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Jan 16 2013
12:00 pm

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Pawleys Island 4th Quarter Market Statistics

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Pawleys Island Single Family Residential Property Statistics

These are the market statistics for Single Family Detached Residential properties for the 4th Quarter of 2012, ending  December 31, 2012. The number of days on the market for the active and pending properties are also calclulated as of December 31, 2012.  If you would like information on a specific area, please contact me at your convenience, with the subject as market statistics and naming the area (such as Myrtle Beach or a specific neighborhood) you are interested in, or just fill out the Market Statistics Request Form at the bottom of this page.  This does not include modular or manufactured homes.

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