7 Popular Family Friendly Activities Close to Home
July is a month filled with fun events and activities for families. Here are some other July events that are fun for the family:
- National Ice Cream Day (July 17th): Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with your family by visiting your favorite ice cream shop, making homemade ice cream, or having an ice cream party at home.
- Summer Music Festivals: Many cities host outdoor music festivals during the summer, and July is no exception. Look for family-friendly events and bring a picnic blanket to enjoy the music and festivities.
- Beach Day: July is the perfect time to visit the beach with your family. Pack a cooler with snacks, drinks, and sunscreen and spend the day playing in the sand and swimming in the ocean (or lake).
- Outdoor Movie Nights: Many communities host outdoor movie nights during the summer. Bring a blanket and some snacks and enjoy a family-friendly movie under the stars.
- County Fairs: July is the month that hosts many county fairs, which are a great opportunity to experience local agriculture, carnival rides, and games. Some fairs also have live entertainment, food, and craft vendors.
- National Parks Day (July 24th): Take advantage of National Parks Day by visiting a national park with your family. Many parks offer guided tours, hiking trails, and ranger programs, not to mention breath-taking vistas.
- Baseball Games: July is in the middle of the baseball season, and attending a baseball game with your family can be a fun and memorable experience.
Bonus: Nearby Events
TUESDAY, JULY 4, 2023 AT 1 PM
Salute From the Shore 2023
South Carolina Coast
TUESDAY, JULY 4, 2023 AT 6 PM – 10:30 PM
Fourth of July on the MarshWalk!
The MarshWalk of Murrells Inlet
WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2023 AT 1 PM
Museum Matinee: Waves of Change: The Story of Myrtle Beach SC
Horry County Museum
Did You Know …
That the tune for “The Star-Spangled Banner” was originally a British drinking song called “To Anacreon in Heaven.”
Why Summer is the
Perfect Time for Renovations
Weird but True …
Doors were invented by Ancient Romans, who also believed that having a house with a north-facing door was unlucky.
Renovating your home in the summer can be a great way to take advantage of better weather conditions while increasing the value of your home.
There are several great reasons to renovate your home in the summer:
1. Better Weather Conditions: Summer is a great time to undertake home renovations, as the weather is usually more conducive to outdoor work. With longer days, warmer temperatures, and less rain, it is easier to get outdoor projects done without worrying about weather-related delays.
2. Improved Ventilation: With the warmer weather, you can open up your windows and doors, which will improve ventilation and airflow throughout your home. This can be particularly helpful if you are doing any work that involves paint, glue, or other fumes.
3. More Natural Light (and for longer): Summer also provides more natural light, which can be very helpful if you are working on any projects that require good lighting. Natural light can help you see better and make more accurate cuts and measurements.
4. Easier to Move Around: Summer weather means that it is easier to move around your home and yard. You can move furniture and equipment around more easily and without worrying about mud, snow, or ice.
5. Increased Resale Value: If you are renovating your home to sell it, summer renovations can be particularly beneficial. Homes tend to sell better in the summer and fall months, so renovating during this time can help you get a better price for your home.
Myrtle Beach Area Real Estate Market Conditions
Most Recent Data …
Existing-home sales slid for the second consecutive month, falling 3.4% nationwide as of last measure, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), as higher interest rates continue to impact buyer affordability.
Sales are down 23% compared to the same period a year ago, while contract signings dropped 20.3% year-over-year. With sales cooling, buyers in some parts of the country have found relief in the form of declining sales prices, which are down 1.7% year-over-year nationally, although more affordable markets continue to see price gains.
Closed Sales decreased 9.7 percent for single-family homes and 16.9 percent for condos. Pending Sales increased 6.2 percent for single-family homes but decreased 15.3 percent for condos.
Inventory increased 42.5 percent for single-family homes and 43.1 percent for condos.
The Median Sales Price was up 1.8 percent to $373,500 for single-family homes and 2.0 percent to $255,000 for condos.
Days on Market increased 9.8 percent for single-family homes and 48.4 percent for condos.
Months Supply of Inventory increased 76.5 percent for single-family homes and 100.0 percent for condos.
While fluctuating interest rates have pushed some buyers to the sidelines, a shortage of inventory is also to blame for lower-than-average home sales this time of year, as current homeowners, many of whom locked in mortgage rates several percentage points below today’s current rates, are delaying the decision to sell until market conditions improve. With only 2.9 months’ supply
heading into May, available homes are moving fast, with the typical home spending just over three weeks on the market, according to NAR.
All data comes from the Coastal Carolinas Association of REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service. Provided by South Carolina REALTORS®.
Less Than 1% of Agents Are Power Agents
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Published by Childs Real Estate LLC • Mike Childs, Broker In Charge