July

July 22, 2017

Investing in Plumbing Repairs

You will spot several different types of plumbing systems in any housing market, including your own. Copper, galvanized, rigid plastic, polybutylene, and soft plastic are but a few. Certain systems are more prone to having certain problems. Fixing minor plumbing repairs today can save you time and money when you […]
July 22, 2017

A Little Painting Works Wonders

New paint makes the entire home smell clean and neat, and can bring sellers top dollar. If your home has chipped paint, exposed wood, or surfaces that looks faded, it’s time for new paint.  Especially if your home was built before 1978 and has chipping paint.  If the buyer is a […]
July 22, 2017

Pricing Your Home to Sell

Did you know the best chance for selling your property is within the first seven weeks? And in Summerville, the median number of days on market is less than two weeks. It’s true. Studies show that the longer a property stays on the market, the less the seller will net […]
July 22, 2017

Choosing the Best Windows

Single pane, double pane, thermo pane, triple pane windows, plain glass, leaded glass, low “e” glass, wired glass, and tempered glass, too. WOW – There’s a lot to know! Some children have been known to shatter a window or two. Tempered glass can prevent this.  Tempered glass is about three […]
July 17, 2017

Showing Your Home to Sell

The greatest way to show a home is to make it available for agents to show it.  I know this sounds obvious but you’d be amazed at the number of times I try to show a home and cannot get in for one reason or another.  Typically a key is […]
July 17, 2017

Making the Most of Curb Appeal

Most buyers choose to drive by your home first before wanting to set an appointment to view. An attractive yard that is free of debris will gain interest quickly. Make sure that trees are trimmed and that your home can be seen from the street. Have the grass mowed, trimmed […]
July 17, 2017

What You Need to Know about Home Insulation

The most important thing to be aware of with insulation, other than the safety issues of urea formaldehyde and asbestos (covered elsewhere), is the R value, or the insulating factor. The higher the number, the better the insulator. Don’t be too shocked if the insulation in the 15 year old […]
July 17, 2017

The Different Types of Home Heating Sources

Heating and cooling systems are some of the most important investments you’ll ever make in your home. Heating and cooling accounts for 44% of your home’s energy use. Various systems include electric, gas, propane, oil, and even wood-fired. The method of distribution can be forced air, under floor pipes, baseboard, […]
July 17, 2017

Home Owners Insurance: Selecting the Right Coverage

When purchasing a home, you will need to acquire homeowners insurance. In fact, all lenders will require a policy be in force prior to funding the loan. Make sure you have enough coverage, should anything happen. Policies refer to “replacement costs” that may not cover everything. You should ask your […]