Buyers

August 14, 2019

Home Equity Increase Projections for the Next Five Years – Don’t Miss Out

Often we look back and say, “I wish I would have …”  This is particularly true of homeownership when we hear of someone who purchased a home years ago for what now seems like a ridiculously low price.   At the time it didn’t seem like a “ridiculously low price”.   So […]
July 24, 2019

Know What to Expect at Your Home Inspection

Know What to Expect at Your Home Inspection So you made an offer and it was accepted. Now, the next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing.  A contract should always be contingent on an acceptable home inspection. This contingency allows you to ask the sellers to […]
July 11, 2019
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Starting the Search for Your Dream Home? Here Are 5 Tips!

In today’s real estate market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared. In a realtor.com article entitled, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind,” the author highlights some steps that first-time homebuyers can take to […]
June 12, 2019

The Feeling You Get from Owning Your Own Home

What Does Owning Your Own Home Mean to You? We often talk about the financial reasons why buying a home makes sense. But, more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful and compelling ones. The concept and feeling of home can mean different things to different people. […]
May 22, 2019

Nexton Update

Brent Gibadlo of Newland Communities, and the VP/General Manager of Nexton, presented a Nexton Area Update this morning at the Chamber’s Monthly Morning Power Hour. The Vision Nexton is a 1500 acre mixed-use development project in Summerville with easy access to I-26. They just celebrated the 10 year anniversary of […]
April 17, 2019

Home Buying Myths – Debunked

Do you believe home purchase is out of your reach?  Do you feel overwhelmed just thinking about it?  Don’t let these home buying myths overwhelm you.  They’re not even true! Let’s demystify some of the most common myths about purchasing. Myth #1:  My Credit Score Isn’t Perfect Fact:  As of […]
March 1, 2019

Do I REALLY need to worry about termites in Summerville?

The quick answer is yes.  Let’s dig into why. Termites are attracted to warm climates and moisture, two things that are common in South Carolina.  There are actually Termite Infestation Probability Zones (TIP Zones) and South Carolina is located in TIP Zone #1 indicating a very high potential for termites […]
January 21, 2019

An Overview of the Home Buying Process

Buying a home is an adventure!  If you’re a new home buyer the adventure can be exciting but also a little scary.  You may even be wondering what you don’t know that you should.  Many buyers start out on the internet looking at homes for sale and dreaming.  I recommend […]
January 6, 2019

Cheat Sheet of Real Estate Terms

Whether you are an aspiring realtor or someone about to do a real estate transaction, understanding real estate lingo can make it a lot easier. Here are some important real estate terms with their meanings for an easy cheat sheet.  Mortgage – The most popular term in real estate industry, it refers to the […]