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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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Posted on 06/28/2020
Tips for Moving Cross-Country
Photo by Peter Fazekas from Pexels Whether you are relocating to follow a dream, start a new job or simply have an adventure, cross-country moving requires careful planning and consideration. Moving across the country comes with a unique set of challenges, so it is important to prepare well in advance. Below are some tips to help you simplify...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
How to Turn a High Profit when Selling Your Home
Photo by PublicDomainPictures via Pixabay You’ve finally decided to sell your home and now you want the REALTOR® to show you the money! While that sounds like it can happen at the snap of a finger, there are a few things to consider. Are you selling for a profit or is your goal to make the biggest profit...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Avoid a Complicated Homebuying Experience
As a homebuyer, you likely want to do everything you can to ensure you can seamlessly navigate the property buying journey. Yet problems may arise that hamper your homebuying aspirations. Lucky for you, we're here to help you analyze the property buying journey and ensure you can avoid complications along the way. Now, let's take a look at three...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
Floating Shelves Easy to Install and Affordable
Photo by U.U. via Pixabay Floating shelves offer your space a more streamlined look. Your walls seem less cluttered, which allows your focus pieces to take center stage. Because floating shelves require less space than traditional shelves, you can put them anywhere all while maintaining your floor space below. They can be any length you choose -- within...
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Posted on 06/05/2020
Video Tour - 15 Bellereve Drive, Okatie, SC 29909
One of Berkeley Hall's largest Lifestyle lots at almost a half acre with beautiful trees, a great lagoon view and a natural area to the left of the property. A truly outstanding building site with close proximity to the Berkeley Hall Club House. Build your dream home and enjoy two of the finest golf courses in the Lowcountry in a secure gated community that features an outstanding Lifestyle Center with spa services, fitness facilities and programs as well as indoor lap pool and an outdoor resort pool, six tennis courts and four pickle ball...
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Posted on 06/05/2020
15 Bellereve Drive, Okatie, SC 29909 is now new to the market!
One of Berkeley Hall's largest Lifestyle lots at almost a half acre with beautiful trees, a great lagoon view and a natural area to the left of the property. A truly outstanding building site with close proximity to the Berkeley Hall Club House. Build your dream home and enjoy two of the finest golf courses in the Lowcountry in a secure gated community that features an outstanding Lifestyle Center with spa services, fitness facilities and programs as well as indoor lap pool and an outdoor resort pool, six tennis courts and four pickle ball...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Financial Assistance Programs for Your New Home
Image by Tumisu from Pixabay If you’re in the market for a new home, chances are you’ve been evaluating your finances. As a first-time homebuyer, there are programs in place to help with the down payment. According to the December 2019 Realtor Index Confidence Survey, first-time homebuyers accounted for 31% of all sales, and 77% put down less...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Ceiling Treatment Ideas to Liven Up a Room
Image by Ernest_Roy from Pixabay When putting together a room’s design, there’s one area that often gets overlooked above all others, and that’s the ceiling. There are a variety of interesting things that you can do with a ceiling to bring life and add interest to a room. Some ideas will add a sense of height or give...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
How to Upcycle an Old Painting
Image by Juraj Varga from Pixabay If you're looking to get creative but to do so on a budget, then one fun activity to look at is upcycling an old painting and making it more personal to your style. By old paintings we mean those $2 thrift store oil paintings and popular prints you nabbed for cheap at...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Key Issues to Address Before You Buy a House
If you intend to purchase a house soon, it helps to prepare for the home buying journey. In fact, if you identify potential issues before you start your quest to find your dream home, you could avoid them during your property search. Now, let's take a look at three common issues that plague homebuyers, along with tips to address...
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