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Posted on 07/25/2021
Consider Cost of Living Differences when Relocating
Image by Wellnhofer Designs from Shutterstock When you’re relocating you search for a property and learn the real estate market in your new area. Are you also looking at what the general cost of living is in your new city? The cost of living can be very different from state to state and city to city. Here are...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
The Most Important Improvements to Make Before Selling Your Home
Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels Initially, it may seem like backwards logic to complete a few home improvement projects before selling your home. Most people want to renovate their home in order to enjoy it for themselves. However, there are several low-cost projects that you may want to consider before your listing your home, as these improvements...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
How to Make Your Own DIY Rain Chain
Some of the best decor serves a helpful function in addition to providing aesthetic improvement. One example of this is the increasingly popular rain chain. Rain chains hang outdoors to replace a gutter spout. They disperse collected rainwater away from the house while also serving as an eye-catching decorative piece. You can buy rain chains wherever garden decor...
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Posted on 07/05/2021
8 Woodside Circle, Okatie, SC 29909 is now new to the market!
A beautiful over half acre treed lot in a very private neighborhood. A perfect property for a custom home in a great...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
5 Tips for a Colorful Front Door
Photo by cassidy muir from Pexels Painting your front door is one of the quickest and easiest ways to give your home a fresh look. New paint can refresh the entire facade and a vibrant color will further boost your curb appeal and add a personal touch to your home exterior. Colorful front doors have proven to be...
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Posted on 07/01/2021
Another Property Sold - 136 Good Hope Road, Okatie, SC 29909
One of Berkeley Hall's most active short term rental Golf Cottages. Located over-looking the Berkeley Hall Golf Learning Center with easy access to the practice facilities, the golf cottage is very desirable as both a participant in the Berkeley Hall rental program or as a primary residence. As a rental property, depending on availability, much of the cost of membership and ownership can be covered by the rent...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
Step-Up Basis and Real Estate
Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay Suppose you’ve inherited your parents’ longtime home. Suppose they paid $100,000 for it, and it’s now worth $300,000. Had they sold it while it was in their possession, they would have avoided paying capital gains tax due to the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. Now that it’s yours, has that tax avoidance...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
6 Tips to Appeal to Millennial Home Buyers
Image by fancycrave1 from Pixabay Those men and women from the millennial generation are now the largest segment of first-time home buyers. A full 66 percent of people who are purchasing their first home fall into this age group. Not only that, but millennials also comprise more than one-third -- 34 percent -- of the overall home buying...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
Understanding Seller Concessions: Benefits & Disadvantages
Image by Sephelonor from Pixabay Buying a home is a complicated transaction with many expenses. Part of the transaction involves closing costs, which vary in amount depending on the situation. One way to reduce the closing costs for the buyer is to ask for a seller concession so that the seller pays a portion of the closing costs...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
How to Create Indoor-Outdoor Concrete Floors
Sometimes the idea of a large backyard with a perfect lawn doesn't balance a homeowner's desire for functionality. When people want to spend more time outdoors, they typically hire contractors to build wooden decks of brick patios. One best-of-both-worlds trend involves using finished concrete to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor livings spaces. Both new construction designs...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
Pets: How to Keep Your Floors and Pets Happy
Image by Niek Verlaan from Pixabay From getting a bad case of the zoomies to being less than dainty with their water dish, pets definitely put flooring through its paces. Unfortunately, many flooring materials simply cannot meet the demands of pet-friendly households. You need a durable material known to withstand whatever your pets can throw at it like...
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Posted on 05/27/2021
Video Tour - 140 Lancaster Boulevard, Okatie, SC 29909
This marsh view lot offers a great marsh to river view from a building site that is over an acre in size and offering great privacy. The "pipe-stem" entrance drive is landscaped on both sides. Originally sold for $800k, this lot is one of only two in the community offering the combination of size, privacy, and...
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