Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk News

From: Mark Kruea, Public Information Officer, City of Myrtle Beach
Date: March 24, 2010
Re: Boardwalk opening…

We are excited that Myrtle Beach’s new oceanfront boardwalk is nearly complete! Officials today announced the ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremonies, to be held Saturday, May 15, in conjunction with the new Beach Music Festival that weekend. About three-quarters of the boardwalk – from just north of the 14th Avenue Pier to Fourth Avenue North – will be ready for public use by that date, and we are eager for everyone to see and enjoy it.

The remaining section of the new boardwalk project, from Fourth Avenue North to just south of the Second Avenue Pier, will take a little longer to be finished and won’t be quite ready by May 15. However, since all but about two blocks of the boardwalk will be ready for the Beach Music Festival, we did not want to delay the grand opening any longer than needed.

In case you missed today’s announcement, the Beach Music Festival will feature performances from eight groups, including Ben E. King, Billy Scott and the Party Prophets, Chairmen of the Board, The Coasters, Jim Quick and Coastline, and Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs. The boardwalk grand opening ceremony will occur at 12:00 p.m. that Saturday. Other activities include creation of a giant cake shaped like a flip-flop by TLC’s “Cake Boss,” Buddy Valastro.

For more information, contact:
Mark Kruea, Public Information Officer, City of Myrtle Beach
(843) 918-1014 voice   (843) 450-1695 mobile

Photos and info on the New Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Monday, March 1, 2010

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Expands to Florida

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Expands Reach to South Florida
News Releases
March 1, 2010

New Franchisee Will Add More Than 300 Agents to Growing National Network

PARSIPPANY, N.J., and FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (March 1, 2010) — Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC today announced the addition of Florida 1st, a leading Ft. Lauderdale-based real estate brokerage, to its growing national franchise network. Florida 1st will now operate as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Florida 1st. With this new affiliation, the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate network now has more than 100 offices and 4,400 sales associates in 13 states.  Read Full Press Release...

I visited the Better Homes and Gardens website and was very impressed.  They've been a household authority for as long as I've been alive, but I was not aware they were dealing with real estate now.  I don't believe they are involved in Myrtle Beach condos yet.

In other news, the State of New Mexico is implementing a "Cash for Clunkers" program for appliances beginning in April.

The state is rebating $200 per washer, refrigerator, or energy saving furnace purchased when the program starts. Albuquerque's Bernalillo County Water Authority is also adding $100 rebate to that. Sounds like you can buy new appliances practically for free, doesn't it?

Save all that money and find a new Albuquerque home for sale while you're at it!