May 25, 2021

Should You Buy a Retirement Home Sooner Rather than Later?

Every day in the U.S., roughly 10,000 people turn 65. Prior to the health crisis that swept the nation in 2020, most people had to wait until retirement to make a move.  Many people dream of moving to the beach, the golf course, or the senior living community for their […]
February 12, 2021
Home Ownership

Reasons Home Ownership Is a Powerful Financial Decision

Home ownership has some great financial benefits.  Here are three that come to mind immediately: increasing equity, the chance to build your net worth, and appreciating home values. It’s never too early to think about how homeownership can propel you toward a stronger future. Let’s look at a couple of these reasons […]
January 5, 2021
2020 Review

2020 Real Estate Market Review for Summerville

Summerville 2020 Real Estate Market Review Watch my 2020 review of the Summerville market and predictions for 2021. Summerville 2020 Stats for Single Family Homes Median Sales Price = $297,000 (8.3% increase from 2019) Percentage List Price to Sales Price = 98.9% Median Days on Market = 5 Months Supply […]
July 22, 2020
Working Remotely

How is Working Remotely Changing Home Buying Trends?

Through these unique and challenging times, you may have found your home becoming your office, your children’s classroom, your workout facility, and your family’s safe haven. With close to four in ten Americans now working remotely due to COVID, they are rethinking what they need in a home.  Half of […]
February 22, 2020
Active Adults

Active Adult Communities and Their Benefits

I’m sure everyone has heard the saying “60 is the new 40!”  The senior generation today is definitely more active, physically fit, and social.  With this, there is a growing desire to create a lifestyle that adapts and facilitates a community of like-minded people.  There is a comfortable feeling being […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
October 29, 2019

What Credit Score Do You Need to Qualify for a Mortgage?

Credit Score While a recent announcement from CNBC shares that the average national FICO® score has reached an all-time high of 706, the good news for potential buyers is that you don’t need a score that high to qualify for a mortgage. Let’s unpack the credit score myth so you can to […]