Posts filed under Real Estate



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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Disadvantages of Home Ownership
Posted Sat, Aug 3rd 2019 6:15 pm
If you are considering a home purchase, you need to know the advantages and disadvantages of owning a home. Here are some of the disadvantages for your consideration:

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Baby Boomers: Too Many Big Houses
Posted Tue, Mar 26th 2019 10:11 am
A friend of mine sent me this article from the Wall Street Journal that I found very interesting and right on the money! A Growing Problem in Real Estate: Too Many Too Big Houses Baby boomers...

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3 Reasons Why We Are Not Heading Toward Another Housing Crash
Posted Thu, Feb 21st 2019 10:56 am
With home prices softening, some are concerned that we may be headed toward the next housing crash. However, it is important to remember that today’s market is quite different than the bubble ma...

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Charleston, SC Residential Real Estate Market Update - 2018 in Review
Posted Fri, Feb 1st 2019 10:45 am
Charleston, SC Residential Real Estate - What Happened in 2018? Overall, 2018 was the second busiest year ever for Charleston in terms of number of residential real estate transactions. As shown i...

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No Bubble Here! How New Mortgage Standards Are Helping
Posted Thu, Dec 20th 2018 1:30 pm
No Bubble Here! How New Mortgage Standards Are Helping Real estate is shifting to a more normal market; the days of national home appreciation topping 6% annually are over ...

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Why Houses DO NOT Sell in a Strong Market
Posted Tue, Dec 18th 2018 10:38 am
As we approach the end of the year, many homeowners find themselves asking the question, “If we’re currently in a strong real estate market, why won’t my house sell?” Below are the 6 most common r...

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Analysis oF Homes Under Contract - Week of 11/9/18 to 11/15/18 - Charleston SC MLS
Posted Fri, Nov 16th 2018 9:33 am
Here is the analysis of residential properties going under contract (Active Contingent) during the week of 11/9/18-11/15/18 in the Charleston, SC MLS: All MLS300 residential properties under...

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Is It a Good Idea to List Your Home For Sale During The Holidays?
Posted Wed, Oct 31st 2018 6:00 pm
Holiday Season 2018: To Sell or Not To Sell...? Is it a good idea to list your home for sale during the holidays? Traditionally, people take their home off the market during the holidays, thinkin...

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Where are Home Values Headed over the Next Few Years?
Posted Fri, Oct 26th 2018 10:01 am
There are many questions about where home prices will be next year as well as where they may be headed over the next several years to come. We have gathered the most reliable sources to help answer...

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Are Home Prices Softening or Are They Falling?
Posted Wed, Oct 3rd 2018 1:00 pm
We are beginning to see reports that more housing inventory is coming to the market and that buyer demand may not be increasing at the same pace it did earlier this year. The result will be many he...

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Charleston County Market Update Sept 2018
Posted Mon, Oct 1st 2018 8:45 pm
Downtown Charleston (Area 51)Edisto (Areas 26, 27 & 28)Folly Beach (Area 22)Isle of Palms (Areas 44 & 45)James Island (Area 21) Johns Island (Area 23)Kiawah Island (Area 25)Lower Mount Pleasa...

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Top 15 Things to Avoid When You List Your Home for Sale
Posted Mon, Sep 3rd 2018 4:00 pm
Top 15 Things to Avoid When You List Your Home for Sale As full-service Realtors, we come across all kinds of scenarios and situations. Many times we show a house and our buyer clients comment on ...

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When's The Best Time of The Year to Buy or Sell a Home In Charleston, SC?
Posted Wed, Aug 1st 2018 2:40 pm
Market Update Real estate here in Charleston is doing quite well. The number of year-to-date sales in 2018 is nearly identical to the same period in 2017, which was a record year. We will likely s...

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Why Do Some Homes Take So Long To Sell?
Posted Wed, Jul 18th 2018 7:15 am
Did you ever wonder why some homes stay on the market unsold for a long time? Did you know that homes that sell quickly almost always sell for more money than homes that remain on the market for s...

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Luxury Real Estate: Brisk Activity, Kiawah Beachfront Home Sold for $11M
Posted Mon, Jul 2nd 2018 12:00 pm
Luxury homes above $3M are continuing to sell briskly in the Charleston Area. The following table shows the activity for homes sold above $3M through the Charleston MLS. Twenty eight such luxu...

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How Zillow ® Cheats on Their ZEstimates ®
Posted Sun, Apr 1st 2018 3:57 pm
A few of us had suspected that Zillow® conveniently changes its "Zestimates®" of value based on MLS activity, instead of trusting their own algorithm. Now we are pretty convinced that this is the c...

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12 Must-Do Home Maintenance Tips For Spring
Posted Tue, Mar 20th 2018 10:00 am
Ah, spring! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the windows are finally open! Now is definitely the time to take a realistic look at your home’s exterior (and all that goes with it), a...

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The Difference One Hour Will Make This Sunday
Posted Fri, Mar 9th 2018 10:39 am
The Difference an Hour Will Make This Spring  Some Highlights: Don’t forget to set your clocks forward this Sunday, March 11th at 2:00 AM EST in observance of Daylight Saving Time.Unless of cou...

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Charleston's Most Expensive Home!
Posted Wed, Feb 14th 2018 3:21 pm
Charleston's Most Expensive Home Curious to see what Charleston's most expensive property looks like? We were, too. Wait no further and check out for yourself what Charleston's most luxurious p...

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