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We visited the two Congress Street homes today in Beaufort's Historic District, on behalf of a pair of out-of-town clients.    These homes will require considerable work, but the payoff for this kind of project can be dramatic.   Both homes have great locations in upcoming areas of the Beaufort ...
01/03/2015
Located about 20 to 25 minutes from Historic Downtown Beaufort, SC, Paukie Island is a true boater's paradise. Although downtown Beaufort is 20 minutes by car, it is just around the corner by boat.   Homes in Paukie Island range in price from just under $200,000, to deep-water homes currently on ...
01/03/2015
2014 was a banner year for Beaufort's Pinckney Retreat, a 77-homesite, gated coastal community in Beaufort, SC. Pinckney Retreat had a record 22 sales in 2014, with 11 homes currently under construction as of this blog post, according to sources  from Pickney Retreat. The development team is hopi...
01/02/2015
Good morning, everyone, and Happy New Year. I have a buyer looking for an agent in Jacksonville, FL. If you are a Jacksonville-area agent interested in this  referral, please let me know. Or, if you know of a reliable Jax agent, please feel free to email me at strawn.keith@gmail.com. Or feel free...
01/01/2015
There is a saying, "It's not closed until it's closed." Sometimes, it's not closed until after closing.  Take my closing yesterday. After closing, the lender sprung a couple of conditions on us. I won't boar everyone with the details, but the buyer's agent and seller's agent got on the phone and ...
12/24/2014
Seems like every week, l encounter a new name in my real estate travels, a name which wasn't around back in the pre-recession market. There are new companies, new agents, new home inspectors, among others. Fresh faces... As we head into 2015, I find it heartening to see the roster of our local Bo...
12/01/2014
When making your next home puchase, make sure you are mindful of homes on private oads. I am sure evey state is different, but in South Carolina, private roads ae signified by blue street signs. VA lenders like to see a maintained road. Someimtes, this may be easier said than done. I have seen s...
11/28/2014
I received an email from a buyer inquiring as to the state of the upper-end market on Lady's Island, one of Beaufort's top real estate communities. Below is my response, which reflects the recovering--  but still top-heavy-with-sellers-- segment of the market. Yes, the upper-end market is very s...
11/17/2014
As you begin your search for that perfect home, the best advise I can give you is to contact a professional lender immediately about getting qualified for a mortgage.   This is important for several reasons.    1)Just about all sellers these days will not consider an offer without a prequalifica...
11/17/2014
I had a discussion recently with a seller who wanted to add a selling bonus to the listing agent. I advised against it. Firstly, in 15 years as a licensed South Carolina Realtor, I have found selling bonuses to be ineffective tools for my sellers. If a buyer's agent has a client for my home or la...
11/09/2014
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