Susan Gardner

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 […]
July 14, 2017

The #1 Reason You Should Sell NOW

There may be many reasons to sell now but one that is impacting the Summerville market more than any other is the shortage of homes for sale. This is not confined to just Summerville.  The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Chief Economist Lawrence Yun recently commented: “New and existing inventory […]
July 14, 2017

Why Buying in Summerville is Smarter than Renting

Not sure if you can afford to buy?  Wondering if you should just rent? There are many articles out there on the rent vs buy debate, and opinions on what you should do, but how do you really know what’s right for you? Well here is some local information that […]