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Local Market Report & Housing Supply For The Entire Murrells Inlet Area:



Currently For Sale In Wachesaw East:

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October 2016 Sales:
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4457 Firethorne Dr. = $253,000

"Market Trends YTD" 
The number of sold listings are The Same for the month of November with (1) sales compared to 1 sold in November 2015. However, the median sales price is up!

YTD In 2015 the median sales price was at $255,217. For 2016 we are currently at a median sales price of $246,807 YTD. Yes, the median sales price is down however the inventory sold has almost been cut in half from this time last year. What's this mean? It means it is a PERFECT time to list your home. As agents we have noticed a huge demand for housing as inventory decreases. With more buyers than housing, it is now the time to LIST, LIST, LIST!

Oct. 2015 Median Sales Price: $194,900
Oct. 2016 Median Sales Price: $253,000

21 Pistachio Loop (Unit D) = $145,000
23 Pistachio Loop (Unit H) = $158,000

"Market Trends YTD" 
The number of sold listings are UP for the month of November with (2) total sales compared to (0) sold last November. Also, YTD the median sales price of condos in our community are down from last year @ $132,956, compared to median price of $142,867 YTD in 2015.

Nov. 2015 Median Sales Price: (0)
Nov. 2016 Median Sales Price: $151,500


"Market Trends YTD" 
The number of sold listings stayed the same for November There were (0) sales compared to only (0) sold in November 2015.
Nov. 2015 Median Sales Price: (0)
Nov. 2016 Median Sales Price: (0)

(No Sales For November)

**Info provided via MLS Data. These are not all my sold listings**



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Murrells Inlet 2020 hears questions on proposed bird sanctuary

By Clayton Stairs

Bill Chandler, a Murrells Inlet native, speaks to the Murrells Inlet 2020 board of directors about a petition to create a bird sanctuary in Murrells Inlet

​​​​While more than 1,500 people have signed a petition to create a bird sanctuary in Murrells Inlet, many people have questions about its boundaries and limitations it would impose.

Murrells Inlet 2020 voted at its Dec. 7 meeting to approve calling a public forum in January. People advocating the bird sanctuary say it would mainly keep people from shooting and scaring off shorebirds, which people come to the inlet to see as part of the natural landscape.

The forum, which was requested by state Sen. Stephen Goldfinch, will be held at the Murrells Inlet Community Center. It will be geared to provide information and answer questions from the public.

Goldfinch will use public input from the forum to gauge interest and to possibly draft a Senate bill to create a sanctuary.

"I think we've proven, just in this meeting, with the board members who spoke up, there are certainly questions about it," Chairwoman Whitney Hills said. "There are a lot of question marks in the community’s minds that just haven’t been clarified or answered."

MI2020 Executive Director Renee Williamson said Goldfinch called her in November about a forum.

"He is very interested in having a public forum, and he wants to have a speaker or two," she said. "He wants speakers who aren’t on either side, people who can just lay out the facts of exactly what it would mean."

Board member Steve Williams said he would be in favor of creating a sanctuary if he knew what restrictions could be placed on Murrells Inlet.

"It sounds like a great idea. ... I'm all for preservation and conservation," he said. "But if you don't know what restrictions can be placed on the inlet when you establish a sanctuary, how can you say you are in favor or not?"

Board member Jeff Cuiba said he is concerned that bird sanctuaries have very little definition from place to place, but he added that Goldfinch would have the power to address that with wording specific for the inlet.

"They can be all different," he said. "If Sen. Goldfinch wants to create a bird sanctuary in Murrells Inlet, he can use any wording he wants and define it with whatever restrictions he wants."

Board member Vandelyn Nichols suggested that Goldfinch draft a bill that makes it illegal to shoot guns in the inlet.

"If the only objective is to not shoot arms in the inlet, why are we not trying to pass a law that says you cannot fire arms in the inlet?" Nichols said.

Some board members suggested that creating a law prohibiting firing guns in the inlet would bring scrutiny from people who are against anything that limits Second Amendment rights.

"My opinion is that there is something here that we are missing and there is a different agenda that we are not seeing," Nichols said.

She asked why people want to have bird sanctuary status.

"Is it because somebody gets a pin on their shirt because they claimed this bird sanctuary status?" Nichols said. "I don’t know."

Hills said there are several people involved with the petition who are official bird watchers.

"I assure you that they would have you never be able to shoot fireworks and never be able to shoot a gun," she said. "It could involve all sorts of stuff."

Board member Gary O'Loughlin said he would like to know exactly what areas the bird sanctuary would include.

"One thing I'd like to know is how big of an area we’re talking about," he said. "Where does it run, does it go on land, does it come to U.S. Highway 17 Business? There doesn’t seem to be a lot of definition."

He added that Goldfinch has helped MI2020 with several projects and the group should call the forum about this issue, since he asked them to.

"He has been a champion for us and in the future he will continue to be a champion for us," O'Loughlin said. "I don’t see why we would say no."

Bill Chandler, a founding member of MI2020, which was then known as Murrells Inlet 2007, spoke during the meeting. A lifelong resident of Murrells Inlet, Chandler said he is in favor of creating a bird sanctuary.

"I'd be happy to sit down with any one of you, or any group of you, and talk through this because this is a good thing for Murrells Inlet. I know it is," he said.

Chandler added that the bird sanctuary issue is about wildlife in the inlet that people come to the area to see.

"They are being run off,” Chandler said. “I think to fail to pass this is to say you are OK with them being run off."

Al Hitchcock, co-owner of Drunken Jack's Restaurant on the MarshWalk who was also a founding member of the group, spoke on behalf of all the MarshWalk restaurants. He said the businesses want to find out exactly what creating a sanctuary would mean.

"We don’t know what making Murrells Inlet a sanctuary would entail," he said. "Would it not allow motor boats, dredging, loud noise? We would just like to know more about it - what we can do what we can't do."

In other business:

  • Williams announced at the end of the meeting that she is resigning from the executive director position to take another job. Her last day will be Dec. 22. This change for the group comes at the same time that a new chairman and new officers will take over for the group in January.
  • Ciuba and board member Linda Lane reported that MI2020 has received an encroachment permit and funding from CTC for up to $50,000 for crosswalks on U.S. Highway 17 Business near the MarshWalk restaurants. They anticipate painting of the crosswalks in summer.
  • Cuiba and Lane also announced that the MI2020 Inlet to Intracoastal Multipurpose Path, known as the I2I Path, is also moving forward. Georgetown County Council has approved $216,000 from accommodations tax funds for the path and only business easements are needed to complete phase 1 of the project, which is mostly along Macklen Avenue.

Clayton Stairs/South Strand News



Upcoming Events:


Nights of a Thousand Candles
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December 1-3, 8-10, & 15-18, 2016


See Brookgreen Gardens come to life amid the soft glow of more than 5,500 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights from 3 - 10 p.m. Walk the paths with a warm cup of cider, hear the sounds of hand bells ringing, carolers singing, and celebrate the season with family and friends.

The 80-foot-tall fir tree decorated with 70,000 lights will be lighted in ceremonial fashion at 5:45 p.m. every night. An outdoor glass sculpture exhibit will be on display in Anne's Garden. Created by Conway Glass, guests will see the garden beautifully decorated with new hand-blown glass flowers and trees.

2016 Entertainment Schedule

FAQ and tips on making the most of your visit

Dinner Menu

Important News About Your Nights of a Thousand Candles! Tickets! December 17 is SOLD OUT
Due to the tremendous popularity of Nights of a Thousand Candles, Brookgreen Gardens is adopting a new ticketing approach.

  • Advance tickets only and the number of tickets sold each night will be limited.
  • You will need to select a specific date when you purchase tickets.
  • Based on availability, tickets can be changed for another date at no charge by calling 1-888-718-4253.

Ticket Questions? Call Customer Care at 1-888-718-4253 or Email for assistance. Hours are Monday - Friday 9 am - 9 pm. Saturday and Sunday 12 - 5 pm.

Members: To receive your member discount, enter your Membership ID Number located on the front of your membership card. (If you do not have your Membership ID Number, please contact the Membership Office at 843-235-6000 or email

Ticket Prices

Member adult tickets are $14 and Member child tickets (ages 4-12) are $8.

General Public adult tickets are $18 and child tickets are $10.

All children age 3 and under are free. 

To purchase tickets please call 1-888-718-4253.

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