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5 Things You Should Know About a Career in Real Estate

Mon, May 20th 2024 10:29 am by Lindsay Faircloth Careers

5 Things You Should Know About a Career in Real Estate

I meet so many people who tell me that they have thought about a career in real estate. One thing that you must have is a passion for making a difference in people’s lives and being a driving a force for positive change in our industry. If you have been thinking about a career in real estate, this blog might be perfect for you. Here are five essential things you should know if you’re considering, what I believe to be, the most incredible and rewarding career.

1. It’s All About Relationships

In real estate, your success is built on the relationships you create. It’s not just about closing deals; it’s about connecting with people, ta...

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First Time Buyer Down Payment Assistance Program is back!

Tue, May 14th 2024 12:11 pm by Lindsay Faircloth Buyer Info

If you're a first-time homebuyer looking to purchase in Myrtle Beach or the surrounding areas in South Carolina, you're in luck! United Community Bank is offering a fantastic down payment assistance program that could be the key to owning a home. Here’s everything you need to know about this amazing opportunity.

Program Overview

United Community Bank’s Down Payment Assistance Program is designed to make homeownership more accessible for first-time buyers. Here are the key details.

Assistance Amounts
- Earn up to $45,500 annually and receive up to $12,500 in assistance.
- Starting June 1st, earn between $45,551 and $68,300 annually and receive up to $15,000 in      assistance.

The fund...

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For Rent in Myrtle Beach

Thu, May 9th 2024 8:45 am by Lindsay Faircloth For Rent

5059 Georgetown Dr.
Myrtle Beach, SC

MLS# 2408874 - Rental

FREE FIRST MONTH RENT!! Security moves you in. You can be the first person to enjoy this newly constructed 3 bed/3 bath townhome with attached 1 car garage. Located in the highly coveted community of Forestbrook Estates, and thoughtfully designed for easy living with low maintenance, this home features 2 primary suites with one located on the main level and the other in the upper level. The main level of the home offers everything you need to live comfortably with a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, and spacious living area and you can enjoy the outdoors with an attached patio space. The main floor primary suite pro...

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Navigating the Waters of Selling Your Home: A Guide from Someone Who Understands

Thu, Apr 11th 2024 11:29 am by Lindsay Faircloth Selling your home

Selling your home in today's market is definitely a decision not to be taken lightly, and I understand the mix of emotions that come with it. As a real estate broker, I've seen firsthand the excitement, the uncertainty, and sometimes the anxiety that can accompany this journey. That's why I'm here to offer some guidance as someone who genuinely wants to help you navigate this process with confidence and peace of mind. I'm not here to offer you some wordy sales pitch about how awesome I am. That's lame. I'm here to let you know that I too have been in your shoes and offer some support to you. Here are a few very simple things you can do to get started.

So for those of you who may be thi...

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A new Amazon facility is coming to North Myrtle Beach!

Thu, Mar 28th 2024 10:34 am by Lindsay Faircloth North Myrtle Beach News

Amazon is coming to the beach and bringing 100 jobs along with it! 

North Myrtle Beach has seen it's share of growth and expansion recently in both commercial and residential sectors. The North Myrtle Beach Parks and Sports complex has just begun their expansion that will include an arcade, more sports fields, and small waterpark to compliment the incredible area they already have that also includes Shark Wake Park. In addition, new home communities are offering homebuyers more opportunity and incredible amenities. 

This $14,000,000 Amazon project will be a same day delivery facility about 165,000 sf and located in the new industrial park area, Palmetto Coast Industrial Park, on Water T...

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What's new and what's fun here at the beach

Mon, Mar 4th 2024 9:27 am by Lindsay Faircloth Faircloth Favorites

New & exciting things are happening at the beach!

New Places to Play and Eat:

Say goodbye to the typical putt putt golf experience and check out the brand new Popstroke, in partnership with professional golfer Tiger Woods, located in the Key West section of Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach.
Say hello to AMAZING southern barbecue with Swig & Swine opening later this year in the 500 block of Broadway St. in Myrtle Beach. This will be their fifth location but the very first outside of the Charleston, SC area.

A fun way to spend a day:

Spend half a day at Alligator Adventure in North Myrtle Beach. It's an incredible way to safely get up close and personal with these gorgeous creatures...

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5 mistakes to avoid when buying a home!

Mon, Feb 26th 2024 2:32 pm by Lindsay Faircloth Faircloth Favorites

Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home

Buying a home is an exciting journey but also one of the biggest financial decisions you'll ever make. If you aren't careful, it can be filled with pitfalls. In my 20 years as a real estate broker, I've seen my fair share of mistakes made by buyers. To help you navigate the process smoothly, I've compiled a list of the top five mistakes to avoid when purchasing a home.

1. Skipping Pre-Approval

One of the things I hear most often is, "I will get preapproved once I find the house I want". The pre-approval gives you a clear understanding of how much you can afford to spend on a home, gives you an idea of what your payment will be, and shows selle...

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Things to do at the beach in winter

Mon, Jan 29th 2024 11:25 am by Lindsay Faircloth Faircloth Favorites

Ah February, the month where our winter chill begins to loosen its grip and Myrtle Beach begins to come alive again. While summer may our peak season with lots sandy toes and sun-soaked afternoons, Myrtle Beach also has its own unique charm during the cooler months. Here's how to make the most of life at the beach or your beach vacation in the cooler months.

1. Take a morning walk along the shore
The crisp sea breeze and the soothing sound of waves crashing create a serene start to your day. Though you will definitely need a coat (and remember it is always windy at the beach) there is nothing like a quiet morning on the sand overlooking a sunny ocean. 

2. Golf, Golf, and more Golf
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Favorite Food Spots In Myrtle and North Myrtle Beach

Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 11:52 am by Lindsay Faircloth Faircloth Favorites

Food is something I LOVE! Eating at new places, trying new things, I love it all. In this town there is no shortage of places to eat but when it comes to my favorites, that list is much smaller. I'm not much of a chain restaurant girl. No shame for those who are and there are some pretty great ones! I like seek out the local places and try to find the most amazing meals and experiences. To help you navigate your way to some really awesome food, I have created a short list of some of my favorite places in the area, starting with this picture.

This gorgeous dish comes from Rivertown Bistro in Historic Downtown Conway, SC. Rivertown Bistro has been a staple in Downtown Conway since 1994. Th...

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Cheers to a Year of Unexpected Door Openings!

Wed, Jan 3rd 2024 10:54 am by Lindsay Faircloth Happy Holidays

Happy 2024!
Welcome to the new year! This year, I decided to skip the clichés of holiday themed emails and blogs, opting for a different route, a dash of subtle humor and a sprinkle of gratitude to enter a brand new year.

2023 has been a rollercoaster for many, including myself. From unexpected twists to thrilling turns, it's been a journey, and I'm genuinely grateful to have had you on board. Your trust in me has made it an incredible ride.

Now, let's talk resolutions. Actually, LET'S NOT. Resolutions lead to stress over not reaching sometimes unrealistic goals which leads to anxiety, then shame get the picture. Let's talk growth instead. Growth in some way everyday, no m...

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Furry Thanksgivings: When Pets Rule the Table (and Our Hearts)

Tue, Nov 21st 2023 11:45 am by Lindsay Faircloth Happy Holidays

Hello everyone! 

As Thanksgiving approaches, it's not just about the turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie—it's not just about family and togetherness, it's also about our furry companions crashing the party! Let's face it, our pets have mastered the art of being thankful for all the extra attention, especially when they try to snatch a bite of that perfectly roasted turkey! 

As a very proud frenchie mom myself, I can tell you that my Faircloth frenchies add joy to my life on a daily basis and each Thanksgiving that they are trying to trip me in the kitchen is no exception. 

Here's a sneak peek into what a Thanksgiving day with pets might look like:

The Great Turkey Heist: Forget a...

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The Thriving Real Estate Market: A Look at Recent Trends

Mon, Nov 6th 2023 3:58 pm by Lindsay Faircloth Market Updates

Home building activity keeps on building! In September, residential builders spent at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $872.0 billion, which was 0.6% ahead of August’s annual rate of $866.6 billion.

Builders in our area are offering great rate incentives on qualified homes. We are now in a normalized market in terms of pricing and availability so Buyers have options and time to make a well informed decision. 

Rising Home Prices
Home prices rose again in August, according to both the Case-Shiller index and the FHFA index of homes financed with conforming mortgages. The Case-Shiller National Composite stands at an all-time high.

Demand for new homes continues to surge. A national onli...

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Navigating High Mortgage Interest Rates: A Wise Investment in Your Future

Wed, Sep 13th 2023 6:36 pm by Lindsay Faircloth About Faircloth Real Estate Group

In today's ever-evolving real estate market, prospective homebuyers are facing the challenge of rising mortgage interest rates. While the notion of higher rates may seem daunting at first glance, it's essential to put this into perspective. In this blog post, we'll explore how even with higher interest rates, securing a mortgage can still be a financially savvy move when compared to the alternatives of high-interest credit cards and steep rental costs.

1. Mortgage Rates vs. High-Interest Credit Cards

When you compare mortgage interest rates to the exorbitant interest charges that come with high-limit credit cards, it becomes clear that a mortgage is a more sound choice. Here's why:

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Why is my homeowners insurance quote so high?

Mon, Aug 28th 2023 12:55 pm by Lindsay Faircloth Buyer Info

Why is my homeowner's insurance so high?

Recently I received a letter from my insurance carrier saying they would no longer be issuing policies in my area due to it being a coastal region and I would not be renewed. No problem, I thought. I went back and asked for a quote which led to another, which led me to ask for a quote from 7 different companies in order to understand why my rate was SO HIGH!  I needed answers and I knew if I needed them that my clients did as well, so I found some.

In this blog I sat down with Perry Stalvey from Perry Insurance Group in North Myrtle Beach to find answers for all of you. Here is what I found. 

Me: Perry, thank you so much for being here today. ...

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How much is a new home near the beach?

Mon, Apr 17th 2023 2:18 pm by Lindsay Faircloth Buyer Info

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Which Real Estate Website is the Most Accurate?

Tue, Mar 21st 2023 4:04 pm by Lindsay Faircloth About Faircloth Real Estate Group

"Which Real Estate Website is the Most Accurate"? If you are anything like me you want to use the most accurate website to find your home and if you are selling you definitely want your home on that site! How do you know which one is THE most accurate? Let's get into it. 

1. Are and Zillow the MOST accurate?

Let me first say, I like these sites. I use them. I know, I am not supposed to say that because they are supposed to be my enemy but I find them to be useful to me in the field sometimes. They are easy to use and pretty to look at but they are not the most accurate. Though they provide most of the same information that other sites provide the ease of use is their great...

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Free Homebuyer Guide

Fri, Mar 3rd 2023 4:18 pm by Lindsay Faircloth Buyer Info

Looking for useful information on buying a home but don't want to enter your personal information out of fear that the emails will never stop? I understand. We are NOT some lead capture site. We just want to provide useful information to those who need it. Visit our page on buying a home to request your free personal copy of this booklet with no obligation. 

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Pelican Bay Lakes

Fri, Jan 6th 2023 2:19 pm by Lindsay Faircloth New Home Communities

Pelican Bay Lakes is a new home community in Longs, SC. What most people don't know is that this particular area of Longs lies between North Myrtle Beach and Little River closer to North Myrtle Beach. Pelican Bay Lakes is tucked back off of Robert Edge Parkway near the Intracoastal Waterway and just minutes from the beach. 4 stop lights separate this community from the beach at the end of Main Street in North Myrtle Beach! 

This community offers a convenient location that still gives you the feeling of privacy and nature. Surrounded by small lakes on all sides, each lot offers water views/front in the rear yard with a small community feel. Just around the corner is the North Myrtle Beach...

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