Gotta love the Myrtle Beach real estate market

sjones@thesunnews.comFebruary 7, 2014 


The Myrtle Beach housing market has been making some noise lately for being one of the most desirable places to buy in the nation, and the blog of has ratcheted up the stats with a list that you gotta love.

The blog reports that the Myrtle Beach market ranks seventh in the nation for the number of property listings with the word “love” in them. And imagine, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

According to the blog,, the Myrtle Beach market has 93 listings with the magic word. That’s 36 condominiums and 54 single-family home listings, to be specific.

The information says that a Grand Strand “love” listing is looking for suitors with an average of $237,958 to put into their home’s dowry. Unlike most of the 14 places in the ranking, the Grand Strand’s listings with the word “love” sell for less – $2,868 less – than those with more utilitarian descriptions.

In most markets, the word “love” has a premium. Just Louisville, Ky., No. one on the overall list, Los Angeles, No. 11, and Dallas, No. 13, join Myrtle Beach in having lower list prices for people attracted to love.

While Louisville tops the list, Myrtle Beach breaks up nine Florida markets, with five above it and four below it.

Contact STEVE JONES at 444-1765.

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