Myrtle Beach is among 20 U.S. metropolitan areas that have been added to the most recent list of improving housing markets compiled by the National Association of Home Builders.
The NAHB tracks the trough dates for permits, house prices and employment. Metropolitan areas that are listed must show improvement in each of the categories for six consecutive months.
Other S.C. metro areas on the list are Anderson, Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville and Spartanburg. The Wilmington, N.C., metro area is also new to the list this month.