Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Top 5 Reasons to Buy Real Estate in North Myrtle Beach

It doesn’t take much convincing to get people to vacation at the beach. There’s the warm weather, a fun vacation-y atmosphere, endless activities and spectacular natural surroundings. The North Myrtle Beach area truly needs to be experienced in person to really appreciate its unique and varied qualities. In fact when folks from out of town visit our community, their sentiment is often the same; “If only I could LIVE here!”

All of us at Ocean Drive Beach Rentals and Worley Real Estate Group feel incredibly lucky to call the beach our home, and we encourage those who are curious about moving here or buying investment property to contact us about taking the next step. In case you need more reasons to take the plunge, here is a list of the top 5 reasons to purchase real estate in North Myrtle Beach:

5. Prices are still low

                This is especially true with oceanfront condos. Due to a high level of available inventory, many condos are much more reasonably priced than you might think, and renting these properties to vacationing families offsets the cost even more. However the market is picking up and inventory is selling off, so the time to buy is now.

4. There’s more to the SC coast than just the beach

                If you think all there is to see here is the beach, you need to come see for yourself. We have the Intracoastal Waterway, inlets, marshes, rivers, plantations, world-class golf courses, historical sites, national parks, wildlife refuges and many other great things to do and see close by. Myrtle Beach has wonderful attractions but if you don’t want to get caught up in the rush of tourism, opt for North Myrtle Beach or Little River.

3. Low cost of living

                South Carolina is a relatively cheap place to live. We have low gas prices, low property taxes, and reasonable prices on goods and food. Housing, insurance and taxes are more expensive on the beach, and HOA dues for large complexes can be high, but make your home west of the waterway and you will see a dip in expenses. You’ll still be just minutes from the beach!

2. Small-town atmosphere

                If you have vacationed here in July, you might not believe this one. But come back in the fall and winter and see how the area transforms from bustling tourist destination to quaint beachside community! The offseason is anticipated by locals for its cooler weather and quieter rhythm. It is also easy to navigate around town and if you buy property in North Myrtle Beach or Little River, everything you need is within 15 minutes’ driving distance.

1. The BEACH!

                It never gets old, and you will never get tired of it. Walk for miles or just sit in the sand and enjoy the sound of the waves. Relax and soak in the sunshine or get in the water and jet-ski, kite-board, or surf. Fish off the pier or in the Cherry Grove channels. Witness stunning sunrises and sunsets over the water. It’s undoubtedly the best part of living here, and it is what draws millions of people here every year. How would you like to have it at your doorstep every day?

Call Worley Real Estate Group at 843-281-4548 for more info about relocating and buying property.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

South Carolina Flood Does Not Leave Fall Vacations Under Water

If you’ve read the news recently, you surely know about the massive amount of rain our area received during the first week of October. The heavy rain was caused by the movement of the offshore hurricane Joaquin combined with a huge low pressure system hovering above the Grand Strand. This produced several straight days of rain, resulting in severe flooding in the coastal Carolinas.

While North Myrtle Beach sustained water damage and road closures, the areas west of the beach were most affected by the storms. Hundreds of South Carolina roads, highways, and bridges were closed for several days while the water drained away. Many people were displaced by the flooding, and some entire neighborhoods were under water. However the damage to our home beach was minimal, and most of the properties near the ocean experienced surprisingly few problems. After the storm finally blew over, all was back to normal in no time.

The OD section at Ocean Blvd and Main St during the recent flooding

Now, North Myrtle Beach is dry and warm. A week after the floods, there is no more standing water at all and guests are enjoying their fall vacations as if nothing ever happened. If you were considering a fall trip, it is safe to come and enjoy the beach and an OD Beach Rentals property. If you have already booked, don’t worry about damage, dangerous roads, or inaccessible areas. Just hop in the car and arrive at the beach as planned!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

North Myrtle Beach Off Season Rentals are More Popular Than Ever

Sure, North Myrtle Beach is the best place in northern South Carolina to enjoy wonderful beaches, warm sunny weather, world famous attractions and all kinds of other great activities. Summer vacation is what brings the vast majority of our visitors to the area, but many people are beginning to realize that our area has a lot to offer year-round.

Beautiful sunsets aren't just for summertime!

Early fall is one of the best times to visit the beach for several reasons. Warm weather graces our beach well into October, all local attractions and restaurants stay open throughout the year, and fun activities like street festivals are scheduled to take place after the summer tourist season ends. The beaches and streets are virtually empty, so enjoying beach time and getting around town are much easier. Ocean Drive Beach Rentals is making it easy to visit, offering money-saving specials on beachfront, ocean view, and budget-friendly accommodations. Take advantage of our fall special to get 4 nights for the price of 3 and relax for a long weekend. Or, plan a full scale weekly vacation to save more! You'll get 2 of your nights free when you book for 7 nights or more. This offer includes our oceanfront and luxury properties, and even large homes too!

Winter monthly rentals are also available October through March. If you want a truly amazing deal on beach property, ask us about monthly rates. You'll be surprised at how affordable it is to stay in an oceanfront condo for the winter season! Imagine an extended trip where the sunrise over the ocean greets you every morning and walks on the beach are an invigorating daily experience.

Call us now to plan your fall vacation or winter rental. We look forward to seeing you in North Myrtle Beach!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Remaining August 2015 Weeks are up to 50% OFF!

Bargain hunters looking for a smokin’ deal before the summer season ends are rejoicing in our fantastic new special! Rental rates for remaining vacation rentals in the North Myrtle Beach area are slashed up to 50%, and we’re also offering bonus incentives like free linen packages on select rentals. This haggle-free, hassle-free deal was just added this week and we are already booking our oceanfront, ocean view, and luxury properties at amazing discounts. Large homes and economy properties are on sale too, so no matter what kind of property your family needs, you’ll get it for an unbeatable price.

August rates up to 50% off on condos like this beautiful 
Tilghman Resort 3 bedroom w/ ocean view

Call our reservation line at 877-287-2977 or simply book online with the applicable promo code to save instantly. We make it easy to reserve your rental so all you have to worry about is packing and getting to the beach! This deal is only good for weekly vacations with arrivals before August 23rd, so get online now or call us to start planning your beach trip. We can’t wait to see you!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

August Vacations Now Up To 30% Off

Are you waiting to book your 2015 summer vacation in hopes of finding that perfect deal? We’re rolling out specials and discounts so irresistible, you’ll want to book your beach property even if you weren’t planning a vacation!

Right now, remaining 2015 summer weeks are up to 30% OFF, saving you hundreds of dollars on top-quality homes and condos for your family. We have everything from oceanfront luxury units to large houses to small budget-friendly condos, so you have great options no matter what your needs are. The best deals are reserved for the last week of August, so check out our inventory of rental properties now and book online or by calling our reservation line at 877-287-2977.

If you can’t commit to an entire week, consider a mini-vacation. Our partial-week rentals begin after Labor Day, so you can still squeeze in a short trip before the weather cools down. September is a fantastic month for a weekend rental or a quick mid-week getaway, and we still have plenty of availability. Off season rates are much more affordable after the summer season ends, so you can keep more of your cash for attractions, shopping, and dining while you stay. Call us to see how affordable a fall mini-vacation can be when you book with Ocean Drive Beach Rentals!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

New Luxury North Myrtle Beach Properties Added

When planning your vacation, it’s important to pick a property that will make it easy for you and your family to relax, spend time together, and enjoy the beach. Our luxury properties are more than just nice places to stay; they become the centerpiece of your beach experience. With beautifully decorated interiors, upgraded furnishings, and fun amenities, the added value you’ll get with these units make it worth the price.

We have added two new luxury properties to our rental program and invite you to consider one for your next beach vacation. Paradise Pointe 10E has just been completely remodeled with hardwood floors, new furniture, granite counter tops, and stainless steel appliances. This is the unit for you if you want top-of-the-line vacation accommodations. Three bedrooms will sleep up to 6 people, and on-site amenities include indoor/outdoor pool, hot tub, and lazy river.

Paradise Pointe 10E

Blue Water Keyes 607 is a 4 bedroom corner unit in an upscale, modern building. You’ll love all the floor space you get in this condo, with enough room for 10 people to comfortably spread out. Each bedroom has an ocean view, and the pool amenities and fitness room at this resort add value and hours of fun to your vacation.

Blue Water Keyes 607

You can see these and all our other luxury properties on our website. These units book fast, so call now to reserve your summer week!

By Brandon Moss of Ocean Drive Beach Rentals

Monday, June 1, 2015

Where To Go for Summer Entertainment in Myrtle Beach

Our summer guests regularly ask us for advice on the best and most fun places to go during their vacation in North Myrtle Beach. We want all our guests to enjoy our area’s many attractions and activities, and to leave the beach with lasting memories.

There are shopping, dining, and entertainment hubs located in both Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach that are always a hit with out-of-towners. Myrtle Beach’s Broadway at the Beach is a one-stop mega-attraction that features Ripley’s Aquarium, speedboat rides on the water, Dragon’s Lair mini golf, MagiQuest, a movie theater, theme restaurants, carnival rides and an array of shops and stores. Celebrity Square is a section of Broadway especially famous for its nightlife, with several individual nightclubs and bars inviting you inside to enjoy drinks, food, music and dancing. The nearby Palace Theater is known for its variety, musical and magic shows throughout the season.  Barefoot Landing is also a popular place to see a variety of entertainment, along with unique shops and restaurants. Located in North Myrtle Beach, Barefoot Landing is also home to the House of Blues and Alabama Theatre, for those who want to take in a variety show or live performance. Both Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing offer free fireworks shows throughout the summer season.

The Carolina Opry is a Myrtle Beach entertainment tradition, and is a must-see for those looking for a fun night out and wholesome entertainment. With nightly summer shows and matinees, it’s easy to fit a show into your vacation schedule. Legends in Concert brings all your favorite stars to one place, with first-class impersonators taking on classic songs and performances. Pirates Voyage is a perfect choice for kids, with live actors putting on a fantastic display of acrobatics, pyrotechnics, and fun crowd participation. There are also countless venues where you can find live music, comedy, and entertainment to add more excitement to your trip.

Don’t forget to check out our website for a list of local activities to check out, and ask an Ocean Drive staff member for suggestions when you check in to your rental property.

By Brandon Moss of Ocean Drive Beach Rentals