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January 17, 2020

House Prices – More Affordable Yesterday or Today?

There’s a current narrative that owning a home today is less affordable than it has been in the past. The reason some are making this claim is that house prices have substantially increased over the last several years. Factors for Home Affordability House affordability.  It’s not just the price of […]
December 31, 2019
Summerville Housing Market

Market Review for Summerville 2019

Summerville had a great year for real estate in 2019.  Interest rates remained historically low, prices appreciated over 5%, and homes took less than 30 days to sell.  Summerville sold over 3500 homes this year, keeping on par with the last two years.  Below are the numbers.  Click on the […]
December 20, 2019

Staging – Is It Worth the Investment?

Staging has become more common in the last five years or so.  What is it?  Does it make that big of a difference when selling?  Is it worth the cost? What is Staging? Home staging is the act of preparing your home for sale.  The goal is to make your […]
December 19, 2019

Closing Costs – What Are They and How Much?

Saving for a down payment is a key step in the homebuying process, but it’s not the only piece you need to include in your budget. Another factor that’s important to plan for is the closing costs required to obtain a mortgage. What Are Closing Costs? According to Trulia, When […]
December 12, 2019

Mepkin Abbey Creche Festival

Every year my family and a group of friends go to the Mepkin Abbey Creche Festival.  It’s the way we start our holiday every year. What is Mepkin Abbey? Mepkin Abbey is a Trappist monastery near Moncks Corner.  Roman Catholic monks established a community in 1949 on the site of […]
December 10, 2019

A Summerville Christmas

Christmas is a wonderful time, and it becomes almost Norman Rockwell-like here in Summerville.  There is plenty to do around town for date nights and family outings. Summerville Events We started the season with the Christmas Tree Lighting and Live Window Display.  Many people came out to celebrate.  The streets […]
November 20, 2019

HOA’s – the Pros and Cons

What is an HOA? Let’s begin by defining what a Home Owners Association (HOA) is.  It’s an organization founded by a real estate developer in order to manage a community of houses, townhouses or condominiums. An HOA is given the authority to enforce the covenants, conditions, and restrictions as well […]
November 19, 2019

Palmetto Gaming – The New Gaming Store in Town

Are you a local gamer?  Or maybe you’re a parent or grandparent looking for new ways to connect with your kiddos?  I stumbled upon a new place in Summerville that holds a little spark of magic, which is saying a lot for someone who has never been a gamer! Palmetto […]
November 6, 2019

The #1 Reason to Sell Your Home this Winter

Many sellers believe spring is the best time to put their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year. What they don’t realize is if every homeowner believes the same thing, then that’s when they’ll have the most competition.  Read below why you should […]