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New Listings In The Area

Newest Listings On The Market

An exclusive Just Listed report of homes, condos, and lots from CRG Companies listing agents which have just entered the market. We continuously update featuring the newest properties available for sale.


208 Wicklow Drive, Murrells Inlet


MLS: 1616682 • Beds: 5 • Baths: 3.5 • SqFt: 3901-4000 • Built: 2006

Spacious home in the Pebble Creek community overlooking the 5th fairway of The International Club golf course. This home features 12 foot ceilings, a private sub-master on the second floor, and a screened in patio area.


3185 Wildhorse Drive, Conway


Pros and Cons of a Single-Close Construction Loan

Single Close New Home Construction LoansPlanning to buy a home requires much decision-making, especially if you want a new home rather than a resale. Although there are plenty of new homes on the market, what if you decide to build rather than buy?

Working with a builder, especially a custom home builder, sometimes gives you the option of securing your own financing for the construction as well as for the permanent mortgage.

If so, there are some questions to ask yourself, as well as the builder and the lender:

  • Is a single close construction loan risky or advantageous? 
  • Will my builder work with a single close construction loan? 
  • What are the pros and cons, and is there any protection if the construction doesn't go as planned, or if I change my mind?

Here are the things you should know, but only you can make the final decision about what's right in your situation:

Basic Facts of Single Close Construction Loans

The single close construction loan is exactly what its name describes, but a lot of "teamwork" is involved if it is to be a smooth home buying process, from turning the first dirt to actual move-in.

A lender qualifies and pre-appoves a prospective home buyer based on stated requirements for a mortgage. But, in addition to needing personal income and expense information from the buyer, the ...

First Contract For is celebrating its first contract!

myrtle-beach-homes-for-saleMelanie Reaves, a CRG Companies Realtor, connected with a buyer shortly after the launch of and was able to provide her client with all the tools necessary to find the home of their dreams. This included personalized online searches and real-time local MLS listings. With the use of our real estate focused website and expert, qualified Realtor, the homebuyers from Virginia found exactly what they were looking for, a Myrtle Beach family vacation home.

We realize the internet is a valuable component in searching for homes as many of our clients are often relocating to the Myrtle Beach area from out of state. was developed to meet the needs of buyers with the most relevant, innovative features to make the process of searching for a new home enjoyable, reagardless of where you are.

Our goal is to connect homebuyers with the information they’re looking for as quickly as possible. With these cutting-edge tools and our expert team of agents, we’ve simplified the process of finding the perfect home. From your first inquiry, our client care team goes to work assisting you with property searches and...

Home Inspectors: Are They Qualified to Judge a Home's Shortcomings?

Home Inspector QualificationsAlthough nearly 40 states require licensing or certification of home inspectors, including South Carolina, many other states do not. Even in states that have enacted standards for house inspections, the requirements are far from uniform. Are inspectors qualified to judge the merits of a property, what do home inspectors check and can buyers rely on their judgment?

The broad category of types of home inspections can range from a basic third party walk through to specific and detailed audits or examinations of systems and conditions. The first type of inspector can be expected to point out glaring home faults and to alert buyers to areas of possible concern.

On the other end of the spectrum are energy audits, efficient design audits, structural analysis, and specific tests that require expertise and professional equipment. Things such as radon testing, mold/mildew tests, termite inspections, oil tank exams, septic tank/leach field assessments and stress, as well as load and engineering studies can all be included in a home inspection with this level of detail.

Third party paid inspections, conducted by individuals or teams, are typically performed on behalf of a buyer, and paid out of pocket at the time of the inspection.

Sometimes sellers will order a home inspection prior to listing a property in order to determine what must be done to bring a home up to standard or...