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Tree Lighting Ceremonies in the Area

Murrells Inlet custom homesWhile you’re looking at Murrells Inlet custom homes and dreaming of your own don’t hesitate to give us a call at SunBeLt Homes, We’d be happy to sit down with you and discuss what we can do for you. This time of year you’ll begin to see other people’s beautiful Murrells Inlet custom homes being decorated for the holidays and you might find yourself wishing it were you living there. Don’t let your dream home wait one minute more. Give us a call today.

Following are some holiday tree lighting ceremonies you won’t want to miss.

Christmas Tree Lighting at Surfside Beach
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Christmas Tree Lighting in Surfside Beach on Thursday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m. at Surfside Beach Town Hall.

Annual North Myrtle Beach Christmas Tree Lighting
Friday, December 2, 2011, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The North Myrtle Beach Christmas Tree will be officially lit at McLean Park. The park will be transformed into a brilliant holiday scene with luminaries, decorations and the spirit of Christmas. The ceremony will include holiday songs and entertainment by local dance groups. Once the tree has been lit, the children are invited to visit with Santa and receive a free bag of candy while the entertainment continues! The North Strand Optimist Club will serve complimentary hot chocolate and refreshments.

2011 Christmas Towne
Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
The Myrtle Beach tree lighting celebration will take place at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center with appearances by Santa, live entertainment, and other fun and festive holiday activities.

Ripley’s Aquarium Festival of Trees
Now through December 31, 2011
Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach is hosting its Annual Festival of Trees from November 1st until December 31. More than 50 trees will be on display throughout the aquarium and adorned in unique ornaments, representing the great diversity of the United States.

Production vs. Custom Homes

Murrells Inlet custom home builderProduction home builders build many homes at one time; they have a large number of masons and laborers in their workforce, churning out houses on plots they generally own themselves. They are ‘high volume builders’ who like to use stock plans. They are usually are able to deliver the ready homes within shorter deadlines. They also cater to all types of budgets as they sell a wide variety of houses. Production builders usually build more economical houses.

A Murrells Inlet custom home builder will build unique and exclusive homes and do modifications as per the client’s request. They often handle ‘high end projects’ and fewer projects a year than the production builders. If you have been dreaming of a one-of-a-kind home, then a Murrells Inlet custom home builder would appeal to you. Custom contractors usually take into consideration all the client specifications before making plans and blueprints. When you want a unique feature, a Murrells Inlet custom home builder would be a better option for you.

If you want to build a new home for your family SunBeLt Homes can construct it for you on land you own or land we have for development. You can choose the location and watch your new customized house every step of the way. Before selecting your builder, sit down and talk with them about your custom home, make sure they are easy to work with and listen to you. Have a look at the construction work they have already done and go through the testimonials of previous clients. Custom building your home is a great way of adding character and long standing value to your property.

Seafood and Wine Lovers Rejoice!

If you want to live in a relaxed and welcoming community take a look at Pawleys Island custom homes. Homes on Pawleys Island boast a breathtaking shoreline and is attractive in both its landscape and its atmosphere. At SunBeLt Homes we’d be happy to sit down and show you how easily we could build you one of our Pawleys Island custom homes. It’s an ideal location for those who enjoy fishing, swimming, playing in the sand and water sports of all kinds. Here’s some upcoming events in the area you won’t want to miss if you’re a seafood lover.

Pawleys Island custom homesSaturday, Nov. 19, 2011 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
African American Community Coalition Annual Fish Fry
Come and enjoy a good old Southern Fish Fry. Grab a heaping to-go box of fish and grits or fries with slaw. They will be set up at the Belin UMC extra parking lot on Business 17. Fish fry costs $8.00 per box. Proceeds benefit the AACC. Call 843-421-6013 for more information.

Pawleys Island custom homesSaturday, November 19, 2011
La Belle Amie Vineyard WineStock!

Combine the memorable music of Woodstock with the wines of La Belle Amie and, voila — WineStock! Great live music, a vineyard tour at 2:30 p.m., exotic frozen wine drinks, wine sampling, unique gift shop, prizes and more… its the coolest hot venue in town.

The History of Veterans Day

Pawleys Island custom home builderVeterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. In legislation that was passed in 1938, November 11 was “dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as ‘Armistice Day.'” As such, this new legal holiday honored World War I veterans.

In 1954, after having been through both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress — at the urging of the veterans service organizations — amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting the word “Veterans.” With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, Nov. 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

In 1968, the Uniforms Holiday Bill ensured three-day weekends for federal employees by celebrating four national holidays on Mondays: Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Columbus Day. Under this bill, Veterans Day was moved to the last Monday of October. Many states did not agree with this decision and continued to celebrate the holiday on its original date. The first Veterans Day under the new law was observed with much confusion on Oct. 25, 1971.

Finally on September 20, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed a law that returned the annual observance of Veterans Day to its original date of Nov. 11, beginning in 1978. Since then, the Veterans Day holiday has been observed on Nov. 11. [Shared by military.com]

As a Pawleys Island custom home builder those of us at SunBeLt Homes would like to thank all veterans across the country for their selfless service to our country both at home and abroad. When you’re ready to build your custom home give us a call. You won’t find any better Pawleys Island custom home builder.

8th Annual Murrells Inlet Oyster Roast

Murrells Inlet buildersIf you haven’t visited recently, you should come discover how good life can be in living in Murrells Inlet. As custom Murrells Inlet builders since 1986, we’d love to talk with you about building your dream home for you here. We pride ourselves on quality and customer service and give you our word on it. Give us a call today.

Here are some upcoming events in Murrells Inlet we’re attending and we think you won’t want to miss:

Murrells Inlet Community Theater presents “Belles”
Thursday – Sunday, Nov. 10-13 & 17-20, 2011

The Murrells Inlet Community Theater (MICT), located at the Community Center on Murrells Inlet Road, is presenting “Belles” by Mark Dunn. The six Walker sisters hail from Memphis, but now they are scattered all over the country. An intriguing story of vivid characters and involving conflict emerges in the thirty-five phone calls among sisters. The play is directed by Lew Holton. Call 843-651-4152 for ticket reservations or more information.

8th Annual Murrells Inlet Oyster Roast
Saturday, November 19, 2011, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Oyster-eaters belly up to the tables for an all-you-can-eat afternoon feast of steamed oysters. Tickets $30 each advance.  Advance tickets are available through November 17. Ticket sales will be limited, so make your plans and purchase your tickets early. November 18th and day-of tickets on November 19th (while supplies last) will cost $35 each. Oysters will be served 11:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Free admission. Entertainment. Event is rain or shine. Bring an oyster knife or buy one at the roast. Call 843-357-2007 for more information.

If you’re looking for Murrells Inlet builders that will listen and work with you and your design ideas, give SunBeLt Homes a call today. We look forward to hearing from you.

Buy or Build? 4 Things to Consider

Pawleys Island buildersOne of the biggest questions facing homebuyers is whether to build a new home or buy an existing home. There are a few things that will influence your decision and should be considered before buying:

1. Design and Layout
New homes usually have bigger rooms, more built-in wardrobes / closets, and more bathrooms. If you are building a new home you can influence the layout and the finishes within the home. With an existing home you will inherit what the previous owner built or remodeled over time. Very rarely will an existing home be built and finished exactly to your liking.

2. Your Construction Experience
With an existing home you maybe required to renovate the house to incorporate features you want. This will be an added cost and take time to accomplish. Do you have adequate experience in home renovation? Do you have the tools necessary to do the job?

3. Location
In many areas there are no longer residential lots available to build a new home on so you have no choice but to buy an existing home. In this case, if you wanted something close to work, for example, you might have to buy an existing home. When you opt to build a new home the choices of where are wide and varied.

4. Expense
Sometimes buying an existing home will be less expensive than buying a new land and home package with the same features. If your budget is limited you may find it cheaper to buy an existing home and remodel it your self. As Pawleys Island builders we can build you your dream home and at an affordable price. Call us to discuss what we have available for building plans.

SunBeLtHomes of Myrtle Beach are your Pawleys Island builders and we’d be happy to talk with you about obtaining the custom home of your dreams.

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