SELLING YOUR HOME THIS SUMMER

SELLING YOUR HOME THIS SUMMER

When it comes to the housing market, spring is generally the top season for selling. Summer is a busy time for many people, with family vacations, summertime activities, and kids on break from school. There’s so much going on for most people; it can be hard to keep up with all the tasks and responsibilities ... Read More
 
5 TIPS FOR FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS

5 TIPS FOR FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS

Buying a home for the first time can be a daunting task, however, there are many steps you can take to make the entire process easier. Below you’ll find some tips to follow if you’re buying a home for the first time. Improve Your Finances Before you start shopping for your first home, make sure ... Read More
 
HOME RENOVATIONS THAT BOOST YOUR RESALE VALUE

HOME RENOVATIONS THAT BOOST YOUR RESALE VALUE

As a homeowner, one of the smartest things you can do is renovation projects to increase the value of your home. Not all renovations are created equal, though. Renovation projects can be costly, so you’ll want to make sure the increased value will bring you a good return on your investment when it comes time ... Read More
 
BOOMERANG BUYERS & THE 2018 HOUSING MARKET

BOOMERANG BUYERS & THE 2018 HOUSING MARKET

When the U.S. housing bubble burst a decade ago, an estimated 10-million Americans were forced into foreclosure from the start of the housing crisis in 2007 to its end in 2010. The waiting period after a foreclosure is seven years (at which point the bankruptcy drops off credit reports), meaning most of the homeowners affected ... Read More
 
HOW TO GET YOUR HOME READY FOR A SPRING SALE

HOW TO GET YOUR HOME READY FOR A SPRING SALE

Springtime is a great opportunity to put your home on the market if you’re a prospective seller. People are on the move and ready to buy, so make sure your home is in the best shape possible. Below you’ll find a few tips on how to get your home ready for a spring sale. Start ... Read More
 
CURB APPEAL: REAL ESTATE TRENDS FOR 2018

CURB APPEAL: REAL ESTATE TRENDS FOR 2018

By now everybody remembers that famous Oprah Winfrey episode of the 276 car giveaway and the cultural meme “You get a car! And you get a car!” If only we could do that with homes!  Not only would that take the financial burden off homeowners, it would take the guesswork out of our annual real ... Read More
 
TIPS FOR SELLING YOUR HOME DURING THE HOLIDAYS

TIPS FOR SELLING YOUR HOME DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the thought of the house selling is so delightful!  When you think of the winter holidays, you might think of mistletoe, a new egg nog recipe, poinsettias, Santa’s cookies, gorgeously wrapped presents and . . .negotiating a real estate offer. While the thought of selling your home make ... Read More
 
House Hunters in Sumter Love These Neighborhoods

House Hunters in Sumter Love These Neighborhoods

House Hunters in Sumter Love These Neighborhoods. If you are addicts of HGTV, then you are very familiar with and probably devoted to the show “House Hunters.” For those of you that aren’t, first of all, you really need to start watching this show, but secondly, here is a quick synopsis. A couple searches for a ... Read More
 
HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE PROVIDES PEACE OF MIND

HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE PROVIDES PEACE OF MIND

You’re returning home from a vacation in the sun.  You’ve had time away from the freezing weather and you’re grateful. You get to your front door and open it but something doesn’t seem right.  There’s the sound of rushing water.  You look around and step into your kitchen where you see water coming from the ... Read More
 
HOW TO PREP YOUR HOME WHEN IT’S UP FOR SALE

HOW TO PREP YOUR HOME WHEN IT’S UP FOR SALE

The decision to sell your beloved home is full of complex and conflicting emotions. On the one hand, it’s something that you should be exceptionally proud of; you’re about to embark on a thrilling adventure. You will settle into a new home and create many wonderful, unknown memories in your new space. That’s the exciting ... Read More