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Posted on 02/21/2021
Tips to Avoid a Homebuying Dilemma
No one wants to face a homebuying dilemma. Yet problems may arise during the homebuying journey that make it tough for an individual to find and buy his or her dream residence. Lucky for you, we're here to help you prepare for potential homebuying dilemmas and ensure you can quickly address these issues. Now, let's take a look at...
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Posted on 02/14/2021
Home Building: Planning for Future Upgrades
Image by Viktoriya from Shutterstock If you have the opportunity to design and build your own home, you have the freedom to compile the features you desire and join them together into the perfect house. As you work together with a builder or architect, you may find that some details need to be cut from your plan to...
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Posted on 02/07/2021
How Many Open House Events Should You Check Out?
Attending open houses is common for property buyers in cities and towns nationwide. However, there is no set number of open houses that a homebuyer will need to attend to discover his or her dream residence. In some instances, a buyer may find the ideal home after attending his or her first open house. Or, a buyer may attend...
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Posted on 01/31/2021
What's Included in a Real Estate Contract?
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay When you make an offer on a home, your real estate agent will create a real estate contract, also known as a purchase agreement. Before you sign this, you should make sure you understand it. This is a legally binding agreement, and you need to be certain you’ve made the right choice....
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Posted on 01/24/2021
4 Ways to Save for Your Down Payment
Image by Gino Crescoli from Pixabay Although a 20 percent down payment is no longer the norm, you still need to save a considerable amount to cover all the initial costs of buying a home. With median down payments at seven percent, a $250,000 home will require a down payment of $17,500. Plus, you need to have funds...
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Posted on 01/17/2021
Make Your Outdoor Getaway Space Welcoming
Photo by Tod Franklin via Pixabay What makes you happy? Do you love to sit and read? Or are you more of a hang-out-with-friends kind of homeowner? Regardless of what moves you, there's a way to create space for it in your own backyard. Even better -- you can increase your home's resale value in the process. Use...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
The Most Versatile Trend in Home Design
\ Photo by Karl Solano from Pexels The open concept took over several years ago, and now, homeowners are reluctant to give up the flexibility that this optimal layout provides. Unfortunately, this versatility often only extends to meal prep, dining, and living areas. Other critical spaces tend to be far more difficult to adapt, making them problematic for long-term...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
Energy Saving Landscaping Tips
Image by Tom from Shutterstock Energy efficiency isn’t just for the inside of your home. What you plant outside can affect the bottom line inside. Choosing the right trees, grasses, and shrubs can help. Location, location, location Well placed trees can help to reduce your heating and cooling bills. Trees can keep your home cooler in the summer...
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Posted on 12/31/2020
Another Property Sold - 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 12/27/2020
Decorating with Dark Colors -- Without Making Your Home Look Gloomy
Photo by Media Design and Media Publishing via Pixabay Dark colors can be striking in any home, but too many darks can make your home seem gloomy and depressing. Fortunately, simple changes and choices can help you create a space with a dark palette that is attention-getting, not depressing. Lighting Matters Lighting at various levels matters for any...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
Keeping Up with Keeping Up
Photo by Monkey Business Images via Shutterstock It’s easy for a home to get out of hand with all the things that come through the door every week. Here are a few tips for keeping up with the never-ending clutter that enters your home. Create a Shoe Station Set up a location at each entry door for family...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
Reasons to Hire a Home Inspector
If you intend to buy a house, you may want to employ a home inspector. In fact, there are many reasons why a buyer may hire a house inspector, such as: 1. You want to identify any underlying home problems. Although you may have walked through a house a few times before you submitted an offer to purchase, a...
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