Nancy Brenseke's Blog

Posted on 06/13/2021
Why Hire a Professional?
Photo by oneSHUTTER oneMEMORY via Shutterstock When it comes to home improvement, renovations, upgrades and expansions, seek the assistance of a professional. Why do you need a pro? Unless you built your home yourself, you might not understand all the factors that combine to engineer a house such as the electrical needs to support the load and the...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
Why Upstart House Flippers Should Stay Away From Structural Renovations
Image by timotavi from Pixabay The basic premise of house flipping seems like a simple enough business model. Buy an inexpensive house that requires renovations, make them, and sell it for more than you invested. However, it's important to remember that house upgrades and structural repairs are worlds apart. A savvy house flipper would be wise to understand...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
Hardiness Zones: What You Need to Know for Your Garden
When choosing plants to grow in your garden, it’s crucial to know what will survive in your particular climate. Luckily, the United States Department of Agriculture developed a special map of numbered “zones” to help farmers and gardeners make the best choices. While you might have seen the term, it’s important to understand what they mean and how...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
Buying New Construction? Consider Working With an Agent
Photo by Kindel Media from Pexels Your real estate agent can have a lot to do with your home purchase. Some buyers may think they do little more than fill out a few standard forms, but the reality is more complicated than that. If you're planning on buying a new construction home, the rules of working with a...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
A Pre-Approval Checklist for First-Time Homeowners
Buying your first home can be stressful enough without worrying about whether your mortgage loan pre-approval is going to go through. That’s why it’s such a good idea to know the requirements before you narrow down your home search. Here are the top items your mortgage broker or lender will need in order to pre-approve you for a...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
How to Transform Your Room and Stay in Budget
Photo by Dominika Roseclay via Pexels Giving your space a much-needed makeover doesn't have to take a lot of time or money. Whether you want to recreate the space for a party, prepare for a sale, or simply make an old room look new, here's a solution for you. Use these tips to completely transform your room in...
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Posted on 05/05/2021
Another Property Sold - 239 Hampton Lake Drive, Bluffton, SC 29910
239 Hampton Lake ~ Every attention to detail met w/ wood flooring, flowing open floor plan & many upgrades! Custom-Built by Southern Coastal Homes.One level living w/ 3 bedrooms 2 Baths & spacious bonus room above 2 car garage. Chef Approved Kitchen w/ Fulgor Milano fridge & dishwasher, dual fuel Wolf range & built-ins in Great Room & Dining. Glass sliders open to outdoor living w/ covered porch, extended screen lanai, built-in firepit & jacuzzi. Fenced Backyard, Privacy & Mature Landscaping. Eco-friendly w/ LED lights, spray foam insulation & tankless H20 heater. Short walk to Lakeside amenities in the...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
Tips for Paying Your Mortgage Off Early
Image by Nattanan Kanchanaprat from Pixabay Owning a home can be an amazing experience. But interest from your mortgage accumulates over time, leaving you to seemingly pay an arm and a leg to finance your home. But while you may think that paying off your mortgage early is a great idea, that isn’t always the case. You May...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
What are the Benefits of a Large Home?
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay For most people, buying a house is the biggest investment they will make. Unless you are paying cash, the transaction could become complicated. Not that many people can pay cash for a house – and for those that can, it often makes more sense to borrow than to use up cash reserves, especially...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
Why You Should Keep Plants Away From Basements and Crawlspaces
Image by Jean-Pierre Pellissier from Pixabay It's tempting to plant shrubs and other plants against your house to hide the basement or crawlspace area. However, you could be asking for trouble. Before you buy or plant anything new for spring, find out why it's not such a good idea to have plants too close to your basement or...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
How to Stage Your Home
Photo by Subham Majumder from Pexels When you are trying to sell your home, you want it to look its best. The more appealing your home is to potential buyers, the faster it will sell and the higher your profits will be. One of the best ways to enhance the appeal of your home is through "staging," which...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Can the Homebuying Journey Be Fast and Easy?
There is no need to struggle as you pursue your dream home. In fact, there are many things you can do to ensure the homebuying journey is quick and easy. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you enjoy a seamless property buying experience. 1. Know Where You Want to Reside It often helps to narrow...
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