Buying

June 26, 2018

Are You Wondering If You Can Buy Your First Home?

Wondering If...

Sitting on the sidelines with this question?  This Dream may be within your grasp.

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June 25, 2018

You DO NOT Need 20% Down

You DO NOT NEED 20% Down

There is still some confusion about what is required to qualify for a home mortgage loan in our housing market today.  Details in this blog will cover 1) Down Payment and 2) FICO Scores.

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June 21, 2018

Homes are More Affordable in 44 of 50 States

Homes are More Affordable

South Carolina is one of the states in which homes are more affordable.  Whether you are a first-time buyer or looking to move up to your Dream Home, now may be a great time.

 

 

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May 22, 2018

5 Tips for Making an Offer in a Hot Real Estate Market

Steady demand. Limited supply. That's what we are seeing in real estate markets across the country right now and this holds true in our area as well. Inventory is particularly tight within the lower price ranges. "The starter house is nearly missing in some markets," according to Jessica Lautz ...

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Jan. 21, 2018

Market Trends January 2018

We are in a unique market.  Depending on the price point and area, you could be in a buyers’ market or a sellers’ market.   A buyers’ market is where the supply of homes is over 6 months. In a sellers’ market there is 4 months and under and a normal ...

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Jan. 21, 2018

MY LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH ZILLOW.

 A few years ago, Zillow came onto the real estate scene and has given the old tried and true Realtor.com a run for its money.  Since that time, I have learned I have a love/hate relationship with Zillow.

The hate:  Buyers and Sellers LOVE “the Zestimate” ...

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Feb. 4, 2016

To Stage or Not to Stage: The Million Dollar Question

 

To Stage or Not To Stage: The Million Dollar Question

If you've ever done anything with real estate, chances are you've heard the term "staging". If you haven't, here are the bullet points: staging means you are positioning/decorating/creating things to make a home look ...

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Jan. 8, 2016

Real Estate Myths and Misconceptions

Real Estate can be a tricky business. It's sort of like parenting: everyone has an opinion on the "right" way of doing things and if you don't follow all of the "rules", you're wrong. Here are some of the most common myths and misconceptions in real estate ...

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Sept. 21, 2015

Home Appraisals: What They Mean to the Whole Process

If you've ever bought or sold a home, you're probably familiar with a home appraisal. If you've never dealt with real estate (or you have but just nodded your head and smiled until the closing) hearing that term may result in your eyes getting that glazed over ...

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June 9, 2015

Is It Time To Move? 7 Questions Buyers Should Ask Before Considering a Move

Is it Time to Move?

For most homeowners, there comes a time when you might ask, “is it time to move?” Because moving can be a lot of work and there are expenses associated with moving, this is a decision that will take thought and consideration. Here are 7 questions to ask before considering ...

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