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
 
SHOULD YOU BUY OR RENT A HOME?

SHOULD YOU BUY OR RENT A HOME?

Conventional wisdom used to hold that owning a home has almost always been a wiser investment than renting, especially over time. For many, home ownership still makes perfect sense, but an increasing number of people choose to rent. While there are trade-offs and benefits to both renting and buying, the decision should ultimately rest on ... Read More
 
THE PROS AND CONS OF NEW HOMES VS. EXISTING HOMES

THE PROS AND CONS OF NEW HOMES VS. EXISTING HOMES

Buying a home is an exciting, yet overwhelming experience if you are not entirely sure on the type property you prefer. Let’s compare the pros and cons of new construction and existing homes: Buying a New Construction Home – The Pros The majority of new homes are built in subdivisions with a unified style and ... Read More
 
Should I be Targeting a Foreclosure for my Home Purchase?

Should I be Targeting a Foreclosure for my Home Purchase?

Ready to buy a home? Considering a foreclosure? Foreclosure homes are not your typical real estate transaction. They are not black and white, not cut and dried, but full of nitty-gritty details that turn off many buyers. While you want the best deal possible, you might not want the headache and worry that accompanies buying ... Read More
 
Timing is Everything – When to Purchase Your New

Timing is Everything – When to Purchase Your New

Buying a new home or property is an exciting, yet overwhelming experience if you are not properly prepared. Despite what you might think, timing your purchase can make the process much easier. While there is no crystal ball in real estate, there are some things to consider before you start the buying process. Finances Most ... Read More
 
Why Your REALTOR is Crucial in the Home Buying Process

Why Your REALTOR is Crucial in the Home Buying Process

Buying or selling a house or property can be an exciting experience. It can also be stressful as you search for the perfect place to call home or seek to find someone to call your home or property their own. A licensed REALTOR can provide you with peace-of-mind during this process and make everything run ... Read More