Thank you for visiting our Website!

30 12 2009

Century 21 Coastal Lifestyles’ websites and blogs enjoyed unprecedented success for the year – because YOU are part of our LIFESTYLE! We hope you find our services and information useful.

 COMING SOON!  Our Lifestyle Questionnaire.  Help us uncover the lifestyle you desire!  Myrtle Beach has all the reasons and the seasons to make it your retirement destination!

Watch for our new community focus for 2010. Beginning with Crescent Beach (above tab), we’ll be featuring the many unique qualities which bring the special flavor to our coastal living. Coming soon to celebrate our community – Lifestyle Golf Classic – plus prizes, giveaways and something for everyone!

Please check often for the updated Foreclosures List (above tab) from Century 21 Coastal Lifestyles, plus all real estate happenings, event news and activities of interest. Follow us on Twitter as we Celebrate South Carolina (below on right side panel)!  Life is Good in SC!

Again, thank you for being an important part of our LIFESTYLE! We wish for you the VERY BEST life has to offer for 2010!

North Myrtle Beach has added new signage:  17th Avenue South, Crescent Beach’s main street gives you at a peak of what’s new in NMB:

Main Street Crescent Beach

You can also visit the latest news media outlets above at Local TV & News!  We always say Come See!  Come Live!

Heart of Myrtle Beach blank canvas awaits unknown artist???

8 12 2009

Our recent mayoral election brought out some compelling comments and views on the future of Myrtle Beach.  I particularly like this one by Bo Bryan on the heart of Myrtle Beach’s future  is a blank canvas for an unknown artist.  Maybe you could be the next visionary for a family oriented tourist/second home town!   Read all about it……..


Just got a note from a friend in Iowa about winter snowstorm approaching…… Burrr.  The weather here in Myrtle Beach is a little overcast today but I’m just wearing a jacket……  A great day for golf, tennis or work!  South Carolina is a great place to live, work and play!  We always say, “Come See.  Come Live!”  

By the way, John Rhodes was elected Mayor and he has been in the hospitality/tourism  business since I moved to Myrtle Beach in 1972.  We worked together at the Myrtle Beach Hilton where he was the director of sales–bringing people from across the county to a place we love–Myrtle Beach!   I wrote an article on Myrtle Beach’s birthday and Mayor John Rhodes under  You may need to look in archives around the first of the year–at bottom.

$8,000 Tax Credit Extended PLUS positive changes

10 11 2009

Just released from the National Association of Realtors, a guide to new extension and other great benefits……see the guide at$FILE/government_affairs_tax_credit_ext_chart_110409.pdf

Things are beginning to move–we’re seeing homes finally being sold up North and those contingencies coming off of  offers down South.  Great News for 2010!!!!   It’s time to Come, See! Come, Live!  Give us a call at 1800ToRelax or search the Myrtle Beach MLS Cyber Cafe’ for a taste of what’s happening here along the Carolina Coastline!

News & Happenings: $8,000 tax credit, MLS Cyber Cafe’, area events, etc.

9 11 2009

MLS Searches at your fingertips–Let’s Go Surfin’! Price Range, Area, Subdivisions!  Call, Surf or Drop by to visit our new MLS Cyber Cafe’. JUST RELAX and click on the Side Bar (to the right)!  If you have signed in before, you’ll never have to do it again on our MLS Search.

To get a custom search–Foreclosures, Short Sales, Sellers’ Close Outs, respond to  You’ll receive up-to-date information as it comes available.  Things are happening fast and you need to be in the know.  Let us help! 


We always say, “Come See, Come Live!”  It’s time you experience the life you deserve!  Our mission is to give you access to real estate information that will help you make wise decisions! 

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To receive our 2010 Green Living Calendar, just respond back to with your address and will zip one out to you. 

Latest NEWS:  $8,000 Tax Credit Extended: Sun News released today, read article

Myrtle Beach Chamber Area Calendar of Events:

North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce:

CENTURY21 Coastal Lifestyles Foreclosure interview with local television WBTW13

16 07 2009

This was a WBTW TV13 interview with Sharon Hall, CENTURY21 Coastal Lifestyles agent since 1994. 

Foreclosure Interview by WBTW TV13

“Our office does foreclosure tours daily.”  Just give us a call at 1800ToRelax for an appointment or to talk with a qualified  agent.  

Foreclosure Prices @ $309,000
At time of interview house was @ $309,000 NOW @ $284,900

To See above listing & others click  Foreclosure Tours & Quick Sales  Page above!

100% Financing now through USDA Rural Development–there’s money out there!

20 05 2009

USDA Rural Development 502 Guaranteed Housing Loan Program!

Check out 100% Financing above for DETAILS!

Now offered to Kelly’s Cove community & Myrtle Lakes North community

Kelly”s Cove, off 905 between Conway and Verteran”s Highway 22. 3 Homes Available from $190s

Click Here to View Listings at Kelly’s Cove

Myrtle Lakes North off Highway 9 in the Longs, SC area (1/2 way between NMB & Loris). 3 Homes Available from $130s.  Click Here to View Listings Lowest priced in Myrtle Lakes North!

USDA Rural Development 502 Guaranteed Housing Loan Program

       No Down Payment, No Mortgage Insurance, No Cash Reserves (Call for complete info)!



You can make a down payment as little as 3% of the purchase price and have a house payment less than $1,000 with 95% for Primary or Second Home–NO PMI! And you could qualify for first-time home Buyer’s $8,000 tax credit!   

Check out remaining 3 homes  Click Here to View Listings at Kelly’s Cove

1 home PENDING and 3 lots SOLD–things are happening!

You can view the Video of Kelly’s Cove/Conway @

For more information: Ruth Haffield @ or call at 843-251-5274

If you’d like to visit other cities in South Carolina, we invite you to visit


Downtown picture of Conway, South Carolina

2009 $8,000 tax credit used at closing table?

15 05 2009

$8000 Tax Credit Can Be Used for Down Payment!!

Shaun Donovan, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, on Tuesday said that the Federal Housing Administration is going to permit its lenders to allow home buyers to use the $8,000 tax credit as a down payment.

Previously, most buyers wouldn’t receive the funds until after they filed their tax return, and that deterred some people from using the credit. The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® has been calling for the change.

“We all want to enable FHA consumers to access the home buyer tax credit funds when they close on their home loans so that the cash can be used as a down payment,” Donovan says. His remarks came in an address to several thousand REALTORS® gathered Tuesday morning at “The Real Estate Summit: Advancing the U.S. Economy,” at the 2009 REALTORS® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C..

He says FHA’s approved lenders will be permitted to “monetize” the tax credit through short-term bridge loans. This will allow eligible home buyers to access the funds immediately at the closing table.

Above text in an excerpt from the HUD Secretary’s speech.  To view the full speech, visit: If you experience difficulty with this site, you can copy & paste in address box.  Thank you!

Of course, details are note available; but, I’m sure that our CENTURY21 Mortgage Broker, Kathey Atwater, will keep us informed.  Her website is at the top right.

Lots near Conway drastically reduced! Kelly’s Cove, Hwy. 905, minutes to Myrtle Beach

24 03 2009


Kelly's Cove near Conway, SC
Kelly’s Cove near Conway, SC

 5 minutes from Veteran’s Highway 22 on 905 & minutes to beach!

“Come and buy a YARD and start planting for the spring.” 

· 26 lots reduced by $20,000 each, Now 24

· Now priced in the $40s!

*Buy multiple lots for investment

· Buy a YARD for your Dream Home

· 4 Homes are ready to move in & priced from $190s

. NO POA—No hassles! 

Come by, take a look, meet the neighbors and make it the beginning of a “Wonderful Life”. Link to right at Conway/Kelly’s Cove and see what the neighbors are saying–”It is a Wonderful Life!” 

Conway Chamber of Commerce:

(For directions or more info call 1800ToRelax today or e-mail us at and ask for the Tidewater Team)  



A REAL Yard SALE! @ Kelly’s Cove/905 near Conway

24 03 2009
Kelly's Cove on 905 near Conway, SC

Kelly's Cove on 905 near Conway, SC

Yes! This SATURDAY, March 28 from 9-2PM  All lots reduced from $62,500 to $42.500 ($20,000) and with acceptable contract this SATURDAY, Price is $40,000!  Coming by this Saturday you get a real yard view of Kelly’s Cove!  The community is having a yard sale and we’ve decided to do a “REAL YARD SALE”  Buy your YARD/LOT this weekend and really save.  Lots were $62,500 now $40,000 This SATURDAY Only!

Canadians & Snowbirds flocking to Myrtle Beach! Plus other good news about Myrtle Beach’s economy!

18 02 2009
South Carolina Welcomes Canadians

South Carolina Welcomes Canadians

A BIG South Carolina Welcome! We hear the “honkers” flying overhead and we welcome them as well as our Canadian friends & family.  March 14-22, 2009 Official Canadian American Days.   Incorporated in this event will include National Shag Dance Tournament, ST. Patrick’s Day Parade in NMB, and so much more. 

Visit the official website for all the details and events.   Canadian/American Days    For special hotel rates visit Winter Rental Specials above.


Additional News on Myrtle Beach:  For local news and weather: WPDE TV

“Judge clears sale of Hard Rock Park,”  Sun News article @  Hard Rock Theme Park Story

Myrtle Beach named #15 for Healthiest Home Market by Builder Magazine: Myrtle Beach #15 in Healthy Home Market 

Hoskins Restaurant reopens Feb. 17, Check above for Current & Local News.

As we like to say Come See! Come Live!  You’ll love it here!

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