Posts filed under Real Estate



How Do Climate Risks Affect Your Next Home?
Posted Fri, May 31st 2024 10:30 am
Climate change is impacting where people buy homes. As the experts at the National Association of Realtors (NAR) explain: “Sixty-three percent of people who have moved since the pandemic began ...

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Unlocking the Secrets of the 1031 Exchange
Posted Thu, May 30th 2024 11:15 am
Many astute investors are familiar with the primary requirements of a successful 1031 exchange, which, when executed correctly, allows for the deferral of significant capital gains taxes on the s...

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Should I Wait for Mortgage Rates To Come Down Before I Move?
Posted Wed, May 1st 2024 6:44 pm
Should I Wait for Mortgage Rates To Come Down Before I Move? If you’ve got a move on your mind, you may be wondering whether you should wait to sell until mortgage rates come down before you spr...

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What Every Homebuyer Should Know About Closing Costs
Posted Wed, Mar 27th 2024 1:50 pm
Before making the decision to buy a home, it's important to plan for all the costs you’ll be responsible for. While you're busy saving for the down payment, don't forget you’ll want to prep for ...

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Expert Home Price Forecasts for 2024 Revised Up
Posted Thu, Feb 29th 2024 1:55 pm
Over the past few months, experts have revised their 2024 home price forecasts based on the latest data and market signals, and they’re even more confident prices will rise, not fall. So, let’...

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Why We Aren't Headed for a Housing Crash
Posted Thu, Feb 29th 2024 11:13 am
If you’re holding out hope that the housing market is going to crash and bring home prices back down, here’s a look at what the data shows. And spoiler alert: that’s not in the cards. Instead,...

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How to Get Rid of Your Golden Handcuffs
Posted Sat, Oct 7th 2023 12:05 am
The "golden handcuffs" around the wrists of US homeowners just got a little tighter. According to Mortgage News Daily, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate that was already at 7.5% last week,...

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The True Cost of Selling Your House on Your Own
Posted Mon, Jun 26th 2023 5:30 pm
Selling your house is no simple task. While some homeowners opt to sell their homes on their own, known as a FSBO (For Sale by Owner), they often encounter various challenges without the guidance...

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Is Supply and Demand Driving Home Prices?
Posted Tue, Dec 27th 2022 11:07 am
In real estate we take it for granted that demand and supply drive home prices up or down. However, recent market behavior in some markets in the U.S. are defying this assumption! The following is...

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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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