Rachel Tipton

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Rachel on Real Estate

How to Prepare for Your Mortgage Application

Are you a first time home buyer? Or perhaps you have lived in your home for a while and it’s time for a move. As you might know, the lending process is a little more complicated than it once was, so anything to make the process easier sure would hel...

Hagley Estates in Pawleys Island, SC

Hagley Estates is by far my favorite neighborhood in Pawleys Island and Myrtle Beach in general. My first home purchase was in Hagley Estates. I LOVED living there! Buyers are constantly on the watch for homes in Hagley Estates, and when a good one com...

Brunch by the Sea at Magnolia's on 26th

Last week I had the pleasure of attending a breakfast meeting for members of the Coastal Carolinas Association of Realtors, held at Magnolia's at 26th, hosted by the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast buffet as a knowl...

What's Happening in Myrtle Beach Government

On Friday, March 10, 2017, I attended a luncheon held by the Coastal Carolinas Association of Realtors. Our speaker was Mark Lazarus, Chairman of the Horry County Council. He talked about all of the happenings around Myrtle Beach with plenty of posi...

Buying New Construction in Myrtle Beach: What You Need to Know

New construction is on the rise in Myrtle Beach. Bulldozers and crews are busy all over the beach. Buyers are seeking open floor plans, upgraded kitchens, and modern bathrooms. Completing a new build transaction is completely different than a resale ...

Why Real Estate Loves YOU!

Happy Valentines Day! Love is in the air. On the Grand Strand, Spring is also in the air. We have enjoyed some gorgeous weather this week, hinting at the upcoming warm season to come. Things are heating up in real estate as well, with Spring being th...

2016 Real Estate in Review and 2017 Predictions for The Grand Strand

Curious about how our real estate market performed in 2016? Wondering if it will be a good time to buy or sell in 2017? Let's take a quick look: Land on the Grand Strand took a serious hit after the boom in 2005, with prices and closings plummeting ...

Majestic Massage and Day Spaaaahh...

I received a gift certificate for a massage at Majestic Massage and Day Spa for Christmas. Today, I cashed in on it and had a wonderful experience! Located on Oak and 29th Avenue in Myrtle Beach in a low profile house on the corner, Majestic does no...

Lending 101: What Homebuyers Need to Know

The lending process can be daunting. Our current lending climate may be vastly different from the last time you purchased a home. I sat down with Michele Grzelak, Loan Officer for The Heinemann Team at American Security Mortgage Corporation, to get a...