Top 10 Father’s Day Ideas to Make Him Feel Special
1. Fire up the grill – Invent your very own barbeque spice rub, then test it out by grilling Dad’s choice of meat. Treat him to all of his favorite side dishes, dessert, and beverage!
2. Build something – Is Dad a hands on, tool-loving kind of guy? Spend the day building something like a birdhouse or refurbishing some furniture.
3. Have an outdoor movie night – Whether Dad is a Star Wars fan or loves documentaries, hang a white sheet and rent a projector to play Dad’s favorites. Don’t forget the snacks!
4. Cook up some gourmet dishes – Is Dad really into cooking? Spend the day in the kitchen crafting your own spin on food! This is also a great time to try some unique ethnic foods you’ve been dying to try.
5. Create a scavenger hunt – Have Dad follow the clues, solve fun riddles, or solve a puzzle in order to find his present. Don’t forget the Dad jokes!
6. Have a games night – Whether Dad loves monopoly or Bingo, break out the snacks and board games. Don’t forget the spirit of healthy competition!
7. Go back to the “Good Ol’ Days” – Put on Dad’s favorite music and treat him to his favorite snacks and food from day’s gone by. You can even break out the old video games and enjoy the nostalgia.
8. Go stargazing – Grab the telescope, chairs and blankets, and check out the night sky. You can even use an app to locate constellations.
9. Prepare for a zombie apocalypse – For those Dad’s who love something different, start drafting plans to prepare for zombies. Don’t forget the nerf guns to practice for the real thing!
10. Host the “Dad Olympics” – set up various dad-related challenges like grilling, lawn-mowing, and changing a tire. The winner gets a cheesy gold medal.
Bonus: Give your dad a big warm heartfelt hug, tell him you love him and how much you appreciate all he does.
Did You Know …
The world’s largest Father’s Day card was created in 2010 by the people of Moose Jaw, Canada. It measured 72 feet and 2 inches long and 24 feet and 2 inches wide.
Top Home Maintenance Items to Prepare for Summer
Weird but True …
June used to be the fourth month in the year. In 46 BC, Julius Caesar created the Julian calendar by adding two more months to the year, which made June the sixth month.
• June is a great time to prepare your home for the hot summer months and address any damage or wear and tear that may have occurred during the winter and spring. Here are some of the top items to check off your list:
• Inspect and clean your air conditioning unit: Before the heat of summer kicks in, it’s important to make sure your air conditioning unit is functioning properly. Clean or replace the air filters and remove any debris from around the unit.
• Check your roof: Inspect your roof for any damage that may have occurred during the winter months. Look for missing or damaged shingles and make any necessary repairs.
• Clean gutters and downspouts: Clogged gutters and downspouts can cause water damage to your home, so it’s important to clean them out regularly. Remove any debris and flush them with water to ensure proper drainage.
• Check outdoor faucets and hoses: Inspect for any leaks or damage. Replace any worn or damaged hoses, and make sure the faucets are functioning properly.
• Inspect and repair your deck or patio: Check for any damage or rot. Replace any damaged boards and make sure the structure is safe and stable. This is a good time to stain or paint, if needed.
• Inspect and maintain your lawn equipment: Make sure your lawn mower, trimmer, and other equipment are in good working condition. Replace any worn or damaged parts and sharpen blades as needed.
• Wash your house: Clean the siding, decks, porches and driveway. Use a power washer on the settings appropriate for the material and always use environmentally friendly cleaning supplies.
Myrtle Beach Area Real Estate Market Conditions
Most Recent Data …
U.S. existing-home sales declined 2.4 percent month-over-month as of last measure, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).
Fluctuations in mortgage interest rates have caused buyers to pullback, with pending sales dropping 5.2% month-over-month.
The median existing-home sales price declined for the second month in a row, falling 0.9% nationally from the same time last year, the largest year-over-year decline since January 2012, according to NAR.
Closed Sales decreased 20.4 percent for single-family homes and 25.5 percent for condos.
Pending Sales decreased 7.6 percent for single-family homes and 14.3 percent for condos.
Inventory increased 77.0 percent for single-family homes and 61.3 percent for condos.
The Median Sales Price was down slightly to $354,450 for single-family homes and up 10.9 percent to $253,500 for condos.
Days on Market increased 14.5 percent for single-family homes and 45.3 percent for condos.
Months Supply of Inventory increased 121.4 percent for single-family homes and 118.2 percent for condos.
Housing inventory remains tight nationwide, with only 980,000 units available for sale heading into April, a 5.4% increase from one year earlier, although the number of homes for sale is down compared to the same period in 2019, prior to the pandemic.
The lack of existing inventory continues to impact home sales, and with only 2.6 months’ supply of homes at last measure, competition for available properties remains strong, especially in certain price categories, with multiple offers occurring on about a third of properties, 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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