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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
  We always encourage our clients to "let the market speak," and to "listen to the market." After all, a $200,000 home is a $200,000 home, right? The College Football market spoke to me last week. I overvalued my team, the Georgia Bulldogs, thinking they were National title contenders. But, just...
11/05/2014
Newpoint continues to be a sought-after community.   Homes in Newpoint over the past year have sold faster than competing communities, such as Coosaw Point, Distant Island and Cat Island. That's great news for prospective sellers.   There have been 8 Newpoint sales in the last 12 months. The med...
10/31/2014
Dear H-----,   Thanks for your inquiry regarding this development opportunity in Beaufort, SC.    This development is convenient to all things Beaufort -- Located off Castle Rock Road, less than a half mile off of Highway 170. Historic Downtown Beaufort is about 10 minutes away.   So any prospect...
10/08/2014
If you are in the Beaufort area, with an hour to kill, take a look around Lady's Island, one of Beaufort's premier residential communities. I even put in an address of an available home to plug into your GARMEN, to get you there!! Let's start with CAT ISLAND, just over the Bridge from downtown B...
10/01/2014
Dear Diane,   Are you up for a project?   This home you inquired about has magnificent views of the Broad River, and sits on a beautiful lot. In many ways, it is the quintessential Lowcountry experience -- oaks, waterviews, lush landscaping.   But this home needs a major overhauling, which is wh...
09/25/2014
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