Posts filed under Real Estate



Expert Housing Market Forecasts for the Second Half of the Yea
Posted Tue, Jul 12th 2022 2:03 pm
The housing market is at a turning point, and if you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, that may leave you wondering: is it still a good time to buy a home? Should I make a move this year? ...

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Higher Rates and Short Supply: The State of Real Estate in 2022
Posted Tue, Jun 14th 2022 1:00 pm
Higher Rates and Short Supply: The State of Real Estate in 2022 The last two years caught many of us off guard—and not just because of the pandemic. They also ushered in the hottest housing ...

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The Rise of Multi-Generational Homes
Posted Tue, Apr 26th 2022 2:05 pm
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has tracked multi-generational homes since 2012. In its 2020 Profile of Buyers and Sellers, NAR reported that demand for multi-generational homes incre...

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Hedge Against Inflation With These 3 Real Estate Investment Types
Posted Wed, Mar 16th 2022 2:30 pm
Hedge Against Inflation With These 3 Real Estate Investment Types The annual inflation rate in the United States is currently around 7.5%—the highest it has been since 1982.1 It doesn’t matter i...

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Keep the Numbers in Perspective!
Posted Fri, Mar 11th 2022 9:37 am
Let's keep the numbers in perspective! Yes, home prices have risen very fast in the last two years...Yes, mortgage interest rates have increased noticeably... However, look at this HOME AFFORDABI...

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Here’s How to Cash Out When Mortgage Rates are Rising
Posted Wed, Jan 19th 2022 11:38 am
Homeowners are Sitting on Record Equity, So Here’s How to Cash Out When Mortgage Rates are Rising During the last year, home prices rose, making many Americans house rich. By the end of the third...

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Homeowners' Equity Up by 30% in the Last 12 Months!
Posted Mon, Nov 8th 2021 7:00 am
Corelogic (R) reported in their latest Homeowner Equity Insights that U.S. homeowners with mortgages have seen their equity increase by a total of nearly $2.9 trillion since the second quarter of 2...

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The Charleston Real Estate Market Is Turning Around!
Posted Fri, Jul 9th 2021 3:03 pm
Our residential ACTIVE inventory in the Charleston, SC MLS has increased by more than 25% since its low point in May. It appears that our "sizzling hot" market momentum has indeed TURNED AROUND!...

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How to Bridge the Appraisal Gap in Today’s Real Estate Market
Posted Fri, Jul 9th 2021 2:00 pm
If you’re searching for drama, don’t limit yourself to Netflix. Instead, tune in to the real estate market, where the competition among buyers has never been fiercer. And with homes selling for...

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Should I Move or Refinance?
Posted Tue, Jun 1st 2021 5:37 pm
Should I Move or Refinance? The level of equity homeowners have is at an all-time high. According to the U.S. Census, over 38% of owner-occupied homes are owned free and clear, meaning they don’...

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News About Nexton in Sumerville, SC
Posted Fri, Jan 22nd 2021 5:26 pm
Nexton, one of the leading edge planned communities in Charleston, SC had fabulous growth in 2020 and has become the "poster child" for master-planned communities in the U.S. The developers of Ne...

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Why Not to Wait Until Spring to Make a Move
Posted Tue, Jan 5th 2021 1:04 pm
The housing market recovery coming into the new year has been nothing short of remarkable. Many experts agree the turnaround from the nation’s economic pause is playing out extremely well for real...

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What Is Title Insurance?
Posted Fri, Nov 27th 2020 2:00 pm
What Is Title Insurance?  Insurance is one of those costs that no one likes to pay. But we pay insurance premiums to be able to sleep well at night, without major financial concerns. There are m...

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Quick Market Update
Posted Wed, Nov 18th 2020 11:54 am
Quick real estate update from Charleston, SC. Our residential market continues to be "very hot". Up by 13.9% in terms of number of homes sold in the last 12 months compared to the previous 12 mont...

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Sell Before the Economic Slowdown Hits Us
Posted Mon, Jun 8th 2020 9:31 am
This email I received from The Economist Intelligence Unit is a bit scary. I doubt the US economy will be spared, or that Charleston will be fully insulated from this worldwide slowdown. This is ...

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Should I Buy a House During the Coronavirus Crisis?
Posted Tue, Apr 7th 2020 4:48 pm
"Should I Buy a House During the Coronavirus Crisis?" That's the most common question from today's buyers. To answer this question, I will need to consider: How long do I plan to stay in this h...

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Will Your Remodel Pay Off? The 3 Best & Worst Remodeling Projects in Terms of ROI...
Posted Tue, Oct 1st 2019 1:00 pm
Will Your Remodel Pay Off? The Best (and Worst) Ways to Spend Your Budget Most new homeowners have something about their property that they want to change. And as family needs and design trends s...

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Everybody Calm Down! This Is NOT 2008!
Posted Tue, Sep 24th 2019 9:00 am
Last week Realtor.com released the results of a survey that produced three major revelations: 53% of home purchasers (first-time and repeat buyers) currently in the market believe a recession wi...

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What Buyers Need to Know About HOAs
Posted Wed, Sep 18th 2019 12:12 pm
When searching for a home, you may end up selecting a property in a community with a Homeowners Association (HOA). Before you buy, it’s important to know how HOAs work and what they mean for you. ...

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Advantages of Home Ownership
Posted Sat, Aug 3rd 2019 6:15 pm
When you have been renting for a long time, it can be difficult to make the decision to purchase a home. Consider these advantages of being a homeowner:

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