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December 20, 2023 Newletter


December 20, 2023

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The Surprising Trend in the Number of Homes Coming onto the Market

If you’re thinking about moving, it’s important to know what’s happening in the housing market. Here’s an update on the supply of homes currently for sale. Whether you’re buying or selling, the number of homes in your area is something you should pay attention to.

In the housing market, there are regular patterns that happen every year, called seasonality. Spring is the peak homebuying season and also when the most homes are typically listed for sale (homes coming onto the market are known in the industry as new listings). In the second half of each year, the number of new listings typically decreases as the pace of sales slows down.

The graph below uses data from to provide a visual of this seasonality. It shows how this year (the black line) is breaking from the norm (see graph below):

Looking at this graph, three things become clear:

  • 2017-2019 (the blue and gray lines) follow the same general pattern. These years were very typical in the housing market and their lines on the graph show normal, seasonal trends.
  • Starting in 2020, the data broke from the normal trend. The big drop down in 2020 (the orange line) signals when the pandemic hit and many sellers paused their plans to move. 2021 (the green line) and 2022 (the red line) follow the normal trend a bit more, but still are abnormal in their own ways.
  • This year (the black line) is truly unique. The steep drop off in new listings that usually occurs this time of year hasn’t happened. If 2023 followed the norm, the line representing this year would look more like the dotted black line. Instead, what’s happening is the number of new listings is stabilizing. And, there are even more new listings coming to the market this year compared to the same time last year.

What Does This Mean for You?

  • For buyers, new listings stabilizing is a positive sign. It means you have a more steady stream of options coming onto the market and more choices for your next home than you would have at the same time last year. This opens up possibilities and allows you to explore a variety of homes that suit your needs.
  • For sellers, while new listings are breaking seasonal norms, inventory is still well below where it was before the pandemic. If you look again at the graph, you’ll see the black line for this year is still lower than normal, meaning inventory isn’t going up dramatically and prices aren’t heading for a crash. And with less competition from other sellers than you’d see in a more typical year, your house has a better chance to be in the spotlight and attract eager buyers.

Bottom Line

Whether you’re on the hunt for your next home or thinking of selling, now might just be the perfect time to make your move. If you have questions or concerns about the availability of homes in our local area, let’s connect.

North Myrtle Beach Humane Society Adoptable Pet of the Week

Introducing Duke: Your Royal Court Jester! Prepare to be charmed by Duke, a regal canine with a personality that’s fit for royalty, albeit more on the court jester side. This lovable dog carries the name of nobility, but he’s anything but haughty. Duke’s warm and sociable nature makes him an instant friend to everyone he meets, and his enchanting charisma has won hearts at the shelter. Beneath his charming exterior, Duke possesses the soul of a true hound. His nose is a powerful tool that can lead him into some delightful mischief, much to the amusement of those around him. However, Duke’s nose also leads him to great adventures, and he’s never short of surprises that will bring a smile to your face. Throughout his time at the shelter, Duke has not only won the hearts of the staff but has also made some loyal canine friends. While Duke might enjoy a bit of playful jesting, deep down, he is full of love and affection. His kind and tender heart is ready to embrace a new forever family, showering them with unconditional love. As much as Duke enjoys his daily adventures, he also longs for a cozy spot on the couch where he can relax and bask in the warmth of a loving home. Don’t miss the chance to add a touch of canine nobility with a twist of playful humor to your life. Duke is ready to step into his role as the beloved family dog and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. To meet Duke, please call 843-249-4948 to schedule an appointment, or you can submit an application HERE.


🍕 Discover a local gem in North Myrtle Beach! Celebrating 32 years, King’s Famous Pizza is a family-owned Italian haven. Indulge in phenomenal pizza, savory pasta, and delightful gyros. With dine-in and take-out options, there’s something for everyone! 🍝🥙


Open through New Year’s Day.

This year’s Winter Wonderland Lights Display features more than 100,000 lights on the beach and the boardwalk. Stretching nearly 1 mile through the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach, this walking tour is a one-of-a-kind experience you have to see to believe. And the best part — it’s free!


Treat your furry friends to the finest at Kelly’s K-9 Kitchen! A small hometown bakery with a big heart, we craft homemade dog and cat treats with love. No artificial preservatives or dyes, just premium ingredients. Explore delightful flavors like peanut butter, carob, and gluten-free options. Join our growing family!

December 22 is National Cookie Exchange Day and the glorious occasion when festively-decorated cookie tins and boxes appear at cookie exchange parties. It’s a classic celebration where the host throws a holiday party for family and friends, to which everyone brings delicious homemade cookies to share around. The toughest decision is which cookies to take. Wintertime classics like thumbprint jam cookies or gingerbread are always festive, but since this day celebrates all cookies, go ahead and add in some funfetti cookies or lemon squares!

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a plate of yummy Peanut Butter Blossoms! These are easy to make and a real crowd-pleaser – especially good for Cookie Exchanges!


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 egg

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Additional granulated sugar
  • About 36 Hershey’s Kisses chocolates, unwrapped


  1. Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup granulated sugar, the brown sugar, peanut butter, butter and egg with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon, until well blended. Stir in flour, baking soda and baking powder until dough forms.
  2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in additional granulated sugar. On ungreased cookie sheets, place about 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Immediately press 1 milk chocolate candy in center of each cookie.

Kristen Lundy



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