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Posted on 09/13/2020
Is House-Flipping For You?
Image by Andy Dean Photography from Shutterstock In past housing markets, it was common for investors to flip houses. Unfortunately, when the housing bubble burst, many buyers couldn't update and sell the homes they'd bought. After a bit of a downturn, the trend has picked back up. However, savvy investors know that the housing market has much tighter...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
Home Features for Aging in Place
Photo by CDC on Unsplash Anyone purchasing a home should buy not just for today, but for the future as well; this forward-thinking approach may be more important to seniors than to any other group. The home you buy today should delight you and suit your needs; it should also be adaptable and comfortable to live in as...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
How Can You Master the Homebuying Journey?
Believe it or not, even a first-time homebuyer can become a property buying expert. If you plan ahead for the homebuying journey, you can quickly and easily navigate the path from homebuyer to homeowner. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you master the homebuying journey. 1. Create Homebuying Criteria If you know you want to...
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Posted on 08/23/2020
Why It's Critical to Shop for Mortgage Rates
Photo by Nattanan Kanchanaprat via Pixabay Of course, you want to stay within your budget when buying a house. You certainly want value for your dollar. But a buyer should never lose sight of the fact what they truly desire is getting the home they want and that fits their needs. To that end, potential buyers may put...
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Posted on 08/16/2020
Make Your Own Trellis without Breaking Your Budget
Image by Mark Dixon from Pixabay Maybe it's time to get your garden ready, or maybe you already have a few scraggly plants that need some support; but pre-made trellises can be both pricey and flimsey. Instead of spending a lot to get a product that will fall apart after one, wet spring, why not make this sturdy...
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Posted on 08/09/2020
Selling This Home, Buying That One: Tips for Handling Financial Overlaps
Post Image by StartupStockPhotos from Pixabay Unless you're a first-time home shopper, you'll need to acquire your next home while selling your current home. How do buyers finesse this? When buyers are competing with each other for a tight inventory of available homes, the ones who are ready to come to the table fastest, not the ones with contingencies,...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
Tips for Home Sellers: How to Capture Buyers' Attention
Home sellers sometimes struggle to stir up interest in their residences. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to help your residence capture buyers' attention, such as: 1. Craft an Engaging Home Listing A home listing should engage and inform buyers. Otherwise, an ineffective listing may make it tough for a seller to effectively promote his or...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Upcycle an Antique Dresser or Cabinet into a One-of-a-Kind Bathroom Vanity
Photo by Zbysiu Rodak on Unsplash Antiques can bring a unique feel and vibe to almost any decor. But what happens when your antique piece doesn't exactly work in the room it was designed for? If that is the case, it may be time to upcycle it for use in a different room. Below you will find out...
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Posted on 07/20/2020
Another Property Sold - 55 Clifton Drive, Okatie, SC 29909
The owners will include a year of Berkeley Hall dues and golf cart with a full price offer! Stunning and in perfect condition with a water view, this Richard Best home was almost 100% renovated in the past 18 months including roof, HVAC, electrical system, kitchen, and baths. New master bath 2020. Wonderful large lanai with pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, and fireplace. Awesome home with nothing needed. Berkeley Hall offers the best of contemporary Southern living with two golf courses, river park, kayaking, fitness, tennis, spa, multiple dining and much more. A most special place to call...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
New Construction: How to Design Your New Home
Photo by Jean van der Meulen via Pixabay You are nearing the end of a building project when your general contractor reminds you that it will soon be time to finalize your lighting, fixtures and appliances. You have been looking and saving different ideas for months, so it seems it should be easy to make your final decisions...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
The Hidden Costs of Buying a Foreclosure
Image by Steve Heap from Shutterstock An active housing market has reduced the number of foreclosed homes in inventory, but there will always be foreclosed homes available to purchase. Many buyers are not aware of what to expect when purchasing a foreclosure. Here are some home truths about buying a distressed home. You’re not always getting a deal....
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Mortgage: What are Points?
Photo by Precondo via Pixabay Some mortgage companies offer loans with points. In a nutshell, paying points means paying down the interest rate. One point is equal to 1 percent of the mortgage amount. On a $200,000 mortgage, one point is $2,000. The percentage the interest rate lowers depends on the mortgage company and the market. For example,...
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