Buyers

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? Let’s demystify some of the most common myths about purchasing. Myth #1:  My Credit Score Isn’t Perfect Fact:  As of February 2019, the average credit score for APPROVED FHA loans was 675. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
January 15, 2018

Non-Financial Benefits of Homeownership

Benefits of Homeownership beyond the Financial Many people want to be homeowners for a variety of reasons. It’s always been known as “The American Dream.” While there are many financial benefits of homeownership, a study by the National Association of Realtors findings show there are other benefits as well. Here […]
January 5, 2018

Being a Buyer in a Sellers Market

Buying a home in a seller’s market can be frustrating, especially if you’re not aware of the market conditions, find your dream house, and lose it because you were not prepared. Markets change constantly. They vary city to city and even neighborhood to neighborhood but one thing is consistent lately […]
November 4, 2017

How to Make a Strong Offer

Here are some important tips to be ready to make a strong offer when you find the house you really want: Be a Pre-Approved Buyer:A pre-approved buyer always has the advantage in an offer situation. Becoming pre-approved is very easy: you complete your loan application with a credit check prior […]