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What First Time Home Buyers Need to Know

What First Time Home Buyers Need to Know

If you’ve dreamed of being a first-time homebuyer, getting close to achieving your goal can be more than exciting. Home prices continue to appreciate nationwide, so it’s a good time to buy and start building equity in your property.  But there’s so much to know and...

When is the Best Time to Buy a House?

When is the Best Time to Buy a House?

Your credit score is better than it’s ever been, and you have your down payment in hand. You’re excited about buying a home but don’t want to make any mistakes along the way. A common worry among homebuyers has to do with timing. In other words, is there a better or...

1st Time Buyer – Tax Tips

1st Time Buyer – Tax Tips

Buying your first home can be equal parts exciting and intimidating. You are achieving a monumental goal but also making a major investment that will impact your finances. In addition to how much money you pay for the transaction and monthly payments, homeownership...

Painting – Easy as 1-2-3

Painting – Easy as 1-2-3

If you want to get the best price for your home, you might need to make a few upgrades to it before placing it on the market. One of the most affordable and biggest impact upgrades you can do to the interior of your home is giving it a fresh coat of paint.  Painting...

Make the Best First Impression

Make the Best First Impression

Fall is a beautiful time of year. But, if you’re trying to sell your home, there are several things you can do to set it apart from the competition. Here are seven curb appeal tips to make the best first impression and catch the eyes of potential homebuyers.  Spruce...

Location! Location! Location! Choosing the Right Neighborhood

Location! Location! Location! Choosing the Right Neighborhood

You’ve probably heard it before - location is key when it comes to real estate. Choosing the right neighborhood can be vital to the satisfaction you have with your home, as well as your property’s overall value. Even with a general area in mind, it can be challenging...

Be Smart When Buying a Fixer-Upper

Be Smart When Buying a Fixer-Upper

The real estate market in South Carolina and across the country is running hot, meaning buyers are snapping up homes and inventory is running short. If you’re looking for a first-time home purchase or a home with some more space, you might consider one that needs a...

Should I Refinance My Home Now?

Should I Refinance My Home Now?

If you own a home, you’ve probably heard that it’s a good time to refinance your mortgage. And it is! The Federal Reserve began cutting interest rates in July 2019, the first rate cuts since 2008. While you can’t get a 0% interest rate on your mortgage, it may be the...

Do I Need a Downpayment?

Do I Need a Downpayment?

There’s a common misconception that you need to save for years before buying your first home and that a mortgage requires a 20% downpayment commitment. While some do, there are quite a few other options.  Buying and owning a home is costly enough, so you don’t want to...