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November 14, 2018

Selling Your Home for Top Dollar

Wanting or needing to sell your home? If yes, then you must have realized that it is not a cakewalk even if you are living in a seller’s market.  While there are many things to negotiate during a home sale, the sales price is usually the most important to the […]
November 9, 2018

Resale vs. New Construction: Which is better for you?

Congratulations to you if you have decided to buy a home for your family. Are you going to buy an older, existing home or you feel tempted by new construction? This is a dilemma faced by many home buyers and they find themselves torn apart as they cannot decide which […]
May 2, 2018

Fun Times at the Summerville Farmers Market

The Summerville Farmers Market is always a social and fun time. Local residents will walk or drive their golf carts up to the parking lot behind the Summerville Town Hall every Saturday from April to December. While I confess there have been times I’ve just run up there for my […]
March 13, 2018

Five Options for a “Door to Door” move when Selling then Buying

When having a home to sell before you can purchase, the timing and negotiating can become significantly more important. It IS possible to strategize a “door to door” move avoiding the necessity of putting all your things in storage. Following are five distinctly different ways to negotiate the contracts to […]
February 16, 2018

Camellias – The First Sign of the End of Winter

My favorite time of year!  The end of winter always comes with the blooming of camellias. While winter isn’t quite over, it’s the sign of new life to come. People are cutting back their shrubs and trees preparing for the new season and around this time every year I enjoy […]
February 15, 2018

Majority of First Time Homebuyers put down less than 6%

Many first time homebuyers wait to enter the market because they think they need a 20% down payment, or don’t realize the benefits of buying sooner than later. If that’s you, please keep reading! According to the Confidence Index Survey by the National Association of Realtors, 61% of first time […]
February 6, 2018

Best romantic restaurants in Summerville for Valentine’s Day

If you’re looking for a romantic restaurant to celebrate with the one you love for Valentines Day, here are some of the places I love best in Summerville. We have many more, but these are my tried and true favorites. My number one favorite romantic place to spend the evening […]
January 23, 2018

Will the New Tax Code affect Home Values in South Carolina?

A lot is being said about the new tax code. Two changes are expected to have an impact on the housing market. One, the reduction in the mortgage debt deductible, and two, the real estate tax deduction is now limited to $10,000. In addition to this, a higher standard deduction […]
January 18, 2018

Our Front Porch Story

When we bought the home we loved that it had a front porch but felt the plain large gable overpowered the front facade and was a little disproportionate. We originally thought we’d tear the gable down and put a shed roof across the whole house but Steven didn’t really want […]