Conway, SC Real Estate News and Homes For Sale From Century 21 McAlpine

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May 8, 2023

Top Reasons to Choose Bothell, Washington for Your Next Home

First of all is the location. Bothell is conveniently located about equal distances from the Eastside communities of Bellevue, Kirkland and Redmond, south to Seattle and North to Everett and is situated near the northeast end of Lake Washington along the Sammamish River. Fun fact, Bothell is one of 6 cities in Washington that are in multiple counties.  Bothell straddles King and Snohomish Counties.

Although Bothell is part of the Seattle Metropolitan area it has a much more suburban feel and as of 2020 had a population of just under 50,000. Bothell’s motto, is Welcome to Bothell for a day, or for a lifetime.

The second reason to consider Bothell Real Estate is its proximity to High Tech and Aerospace Companies.  The Seattle area has the 7th largest Tech talent labor pool in North America with over 180k workers. Seattle is home to over 3500 tech companies among which are companies such as Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft. Aerospace is also a major employer here with Boeing leading the field. It is estimated there are over 900 Aerospace companies employing approximately 90k workers/

Access to recreational opportunities and activities is beyond compare. In less than 2 hours you can be skiing the slopes at Stevens Pass, Wine tasting in the Yakima Valley, water skiing on Lake Washington, or hiking in the Olympic National Forest. This is truly a beautiful place to call home.

Western Washington has 4 seasons and while our soggy winters can feel dismal, our beautiful spring and fall seasons, along with our pleasant summers more than make up for it.

Bothell is also home to many fine dining restaurants, fun pubs and wine bars and a plethora of casual dining opportunities.

Finally, Bothell has a wide range of available housing from modest single-family homes in the 500s, to newer large homes priced in the $900-$1.2M range. It’s also possible to find sprawling estates here. If Condominiums are more your style, there is much to choose from single level attached condos to newer build detached condominium homes.

There’s much to explore and you’re going to want a trusted and experienced Realtor who know the neighborhoods to be your guide.

Nik Sir with Windermere Real Estate is just the Realtor you need. Nik brings over 15 years of experience and has orchestrated hundreds of transactions in King and Snohomish County. Having grown up in Bothell and raising his family in the area, his local knowledge is unmatched. Passionate about the community and lifestyle, Nik works tirelessly to ensure his clients obtain their perfect property. His unmatched knowledge and expertise of the local market enables him to obtain the best results for his clients.     Dedicated to serving clients beyond all expectations, trust, respect and great communication are at the heart of his real estate business.

Nik offers free consultations and online video chat tours for out of area buyers. You can reach him directly at 425.466.9666    Check out his reviews here: 

Posted in Real Estate Today
May 5, 2023

Featured City Fargo ND

Fargo ND home for sale


Featured City: Popular City to Buy Real Estate

Are you considering purchasing a home but unsure of where to settle? Consider Fargo, ND! Fargo is a vibrant city in the heart of the Great Plains, with a population of over 120,000 residents. Here are some reasons why you should consider purchasing a home in Fargo.

Friendly People

Fargo is known for its friendly and welcoming people. This Midwestern charm is hard to come by in other parts of the country. People in Fargo are always willing to lend a helping hand or have a friendly conversation. The community is tight-knit, and residents are proud of their city. You'll feel at home in no time in Fargo. 

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Great Weather

Contrary to popular belief, Fargo does not have terrible weather all year round. While it can get quite cold in the winter months, the summers are mild and enjoyable. Spring and fall bring beautiful colors to the area, and residents take full advantage of the mild temperatures. Plus, the snow that comes in the winter is a great excuse to go skiing, snowboarding, or sledding.

Low Crime

Fargo is a safe city, with a low crime rate compared to other cities of similar size. The police department is active and engaged in the community, and residents feel secure in their neighborhoods. You can rest easy knowing that you and your family are safe in Fargo.

Cost of Living

Fargo has a relatively low cost of living, especially compared to other larger cities. Housing is affordable, and there are plenty of options for food, entertainment, and activities. In Fargo, you can live a comfortable life without breaking the bank. Check out some of the most recent Fargo Homes For Sale

Distinct Seasons

One of the great things about living in Fargo is experiencing all four seasons. You'll get to enjoy the changing colors of the leaves in the fall, snow in the winter, blossoming flowers in the spring, and warm weather in the summer. Each season offers a unique set of activities and events that you won't want to miss. 

Purchasing a home in Fargo, ND is a great decision. You'll enjoy friendly people, great weather, a low crime rate, a reasonable cost of living, and distinct seasons. Make Fargo your new home today!


Posted in Real Estate Today
Feb. 15, 2017

New Subdivision Taking Off!

Brunson Springs


Located between Conway and Aynor and just minutes from Highway #22, this subdivision is a great decision for homeowners that would like a little more land.

All of the lots are at least 1/2 acre and homes are priced under $200,000. If you still like some trees and some privacy you should come and take a look. Residence like to ride their bikes or take a walk around the neighborhood to visit their neighbors. If you have children, this area school attendence is zoned for Aynor's award winning schools. 

IF you are tired for the cookie cutter homes really close together, please take a drive out #501 west of Myrtle Beach until you get to the Hwy #22 route to Myrtle Beach. Take the right exit ramp and another right onto Brunson Springs Road. Just a couple of miles down the road and you will see our entrance. Hope you will come see why we feel this is a wonderful value!


Feb. 9, 2016

Rain, Rain, Go Away...


Getting tired of so much rain!

The average rainfall in Horry County is 51” per year. I believe most of that has come in the previous 4 months!! The average rainfall for the United States is 37” so we already have a great deal of moisture to make our countryside very green. We are quick to tell the visitors coming to Myrtle Beach or the Grand Strand that we have an average of 214 days of beautiful sunshine!! All real estate looks better in the sunshine, our attitudes are better in the sunshine, and we get more exercise when there is sunshine. Hopefully by the first of March we will see a lot more sunshine. Until then, here are a few pointers from the National Weather Service on how to drive safely in the rain.

  • First and foremost: slow down!

  • Stay toward the middle lanes - water tends to pool in the outside lanes.

  • Maintain proper following distance (3 Second Rule). This needs to be increased in wet weather.

  • Don't follow large trucks or busses too closely. The spray created by their large tires reduces your vision. Take care when passing them as well; if you must pass, do so quickly and safely.

  • Be more alert when driving in wet or slippery conditions. Watch out for brake lights in front of you.

My relatives live in Southern California and it is absolutely beautiful there. But the one thing I missed was the wonderful “green” everywhere back home in South Carolina. As far as you can see there is brown, brown, brown. Occasional green patches of irrigated lawns and heavily landscaped areas around commercial buildings look like patchwork in the dessert. I am tired of so much rain but it will soon be gone and the sunshine and visitors from all across our great nation will be coming to enjoy the sandy beaches and lush green surroundings. 

Oct. 12, 2015

Flooding and Clean Up in South Carolina!

disaster areas

As a native of coastal South Carolina, I have seen several natural disasters affect our state. Hurricane Hazel when I was a small child and Hugo which totally devastated our Garden City family beach house and neighborhood. During hurricane Floyd we saw unprecedented flood waters in my home town of Conway, SC.

Last week we experienced similar devastation with massive amounts of rain. Governor Halley said this was a “1000 year event” with over 20” of rainfall over October 3-4 weekend alone.

Roads were impassable, folks stranded waiting for rescue teams to take them to shelters, and millions of dollars of damage to homes. It was and still is a sad time for many South Carolinians.

Now the county Emergency Operations Center is transitioning to recovery mode. There will be two FEMA Disaster Resource Centers open this week. One located in the north end of the county and the other the south end. Each center will have a FEMA representative and other federal agency representatives to help with assistance. There is help for those with no flood insurance as well as those who need help with temporary relocation. You may use the 1-800-621-FEMA number or the website to register.

Aid for individual flood victims:

• 18 months of housing

• grants for replacement of personal property , medical or dental

• low interest loans

• Crisis counseling, unemployment assistance, and legal aid

Aid for county and states effected:

• rebuilding infrastructure up to 75% of the costs

The deadline for most assistance programs is 60 days following the Presidents major disaster declaration which was given on October 5, 2015.

Most of the downtown areas are clear now and the majority of roads are open. However, those living on the river and swamps will be dealing with the mud, ruined homes and impassable streets for weeks to come. I am touched by the outpouring of community support and caring.

My home church Trinity United Methodist church was not able to hold services this past Sunday and their parking lot and grounds are flooded. However, there is is no water in the building and we count our blessings.

Aug. 5, 2014

Horry County Police Dept.

Come out and enjoy a wonderful evening of community fellowship, fun, and awareness!!! The Horry County Police Dept. is hosting a Crime Prevention & Awareness event tonight, August 5, 2014 from 6:30pm-10pm. This fun-filled event will be held at the ML Brown Public Safety Building here in Conway. There will be food, music, video games, and tons of other fun things to do all while raising awareness on crime and the prevention of crime. Come out and enjoy this community event!

Posted in Added Value
July 3, 2014

Fourth of July celebrations

It's that time of year again, and the Grand Strand has plenty of ways to celebrate our Independence.

It's that time of year again, and the Grand Strand has plenty of ways to celebrate our Independence.

Plan your day right and you could easily enjoy several of the exciting Independence Day activities along the Grand Strand this year. In addition to all kinds of fireworks at night, there’s a military flyover, a boat parade, a cupcake eating contest, and some live music to enjoy.

Salute from the Shore

This vintage aircraft fly-by is a unique way to show your support of past and present troops. Beginning at 1 p.m. in Cherry Grove, a group of fighter jets will pass by all of the beaches on the Grand Strand on their way down to Hilton Head Island. To participate, put on your red, white, and blue, and bring the biggest American flag you can find to wave in salute of your favorite hero or heroes. To make this event even more special, attendees are encouraged to snap pictures or videos of their group and post them to the Salute from the Shore Facebook page. Remember, get to your nearest beach before 1 to make sure you catch plenty of the fly-by!

Croissants 3rd Annual Cupcake Eating Contest

This 4th of July celebration of country and cupcakes gains in popularity each year as big eaters from all over compete to see who is king of the little icing-topped desserts. Last year, over 1,000 cupcakes were devoured and at the end of the five minutes two men were tied at 34. The large-stomached duo battled on in overtime for two more minutes and in the end the winner boasted a record 51 cupcakes. The contest is limited to those 18-and-up, and pre-registration is required. The party starts at 2 p.m. in Croissants Bistro and Bakery’s parking lot, and the eating action begins at 4 p.m. sharp.

Cool Summer Evenings

Brookgreen Gardens’ summer concert series continues on the 4th with the “parent-friendly kids’ rock band” Big Bang Boom. The Greensboro, N.C. group will play on the lawn above the Pavilion restaurant beginning at 7 p.m., which gives you plenty of time to hear the show and then make your way to see some fireworks. The show is included with regular admission, so arrive early and check out Brookgreen’s serene Southern charm.

Family 4th at The Common

Market Common will be hosting a free block party this year for its first ever Independence Day celebration. There won’t be fireworks (which you can see at plenty of other spots around the Grand Strand), but the other offerings are plenty – live music, carnival games, golf cart parade, and a beer garden, in addition to all of the eateries and shops around The Common. In place of the fireworks, a free showing of ‘Field of Dreams’ in Valor Park will take place near the end of the night, so attendees are encouraged to bring something comfortable to sit on. Dogs and kids are also welcome.

Murrells Inlet 4th of July Boat Parade & Fireworks Display

Beginning at noon, the 31st annual boat parade will start out at Garden City Point, make its way through the Marshwalk area, and then around to the Murrells Inlet Jetty View Walk. After cheering on the patriotically-themed boats, go home and take a nap. Then head back down to the Inlet and grab dinner at any one of the numerous restaurants before the big fireworks show starts at 10 p.m.

Posted in Added Value
June 23, 2014

Conway Riverfest!

It is almost time again for one of Conway’s most awaited annual events, Riverfest! On June 28, 2014 from 11am to 11pm the town’s longest running festival will be awaiting your arrival. Presented this year by Agape’ Senior and cosponsored by The City of Conway and HTC, this all day event will be held in downtown Conway and will consist of wonderful food, drinks, parading, kid zones, vendor booths, fishing tournaments and live entertainment lasting all day. Admission to Riverfront Park which will open at 3pm is $5 per person and kids 12 and under are free! So mark your calendars and be prepared for some fun in the sun at Conway’s annual Riverfest!!

Posted in Added Value
June 23, 2014

Safety Tip

A safety tip that has been proven to help prevent break-ins, theft, or unwanted trespassing is keeping your car keys beside your bed at night.
Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, and your friends. 
If you hear a noise outside your home or feel that someone is trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car.
 The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies.
This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this: It's a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off from mostly everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key fob chain. It works if you park in your driveway or garage.
If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won't stick around. After a few seconds, all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won't want that. And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there. This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.

Posted in Added Value
Aug. 31, 2013

Poplar Church Rd. Home Video

Katie Brookshire just posted a video of one of our favorite home listings at 3101 Poplar Church Rd. This is in a beautiful country setting close to the Hwy 22 Conway Bypass for quick access to Myrtle Beach. Give us a call to take a look at this fantastic property. 

Poplar Church Rd. Video Play

3101 Poplar Church Rd. Video

Posted in New Listings