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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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Posted on 03/28/2021
Slaying the Home Improvement Myths
Photo by Rades via Shutterstock Not everything you’ve heard over the years about home improvements actually “improves” your return on investment. In fact, there are some myths that continue to crop up that surprise homeowners when they price their homes to sell them on the market. Learning the difference between a change you make for your family to...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
Remote Home Buying
Image by congerdesign from Pixabay If you're looking to buy a new home, there's no reason you should be limited by your geographic area. In today's digital world, buying a home in another city, another state or even in another country has never been easier or more convenient. Additionally, when you buy a home remotely, you're not limited...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
The Art of Mini-Staging: Small Touches that Give Your Space Life
Photo by p_kennedy123 via Pixabay You don't have to be an interior designer to bring color and life into a home when you put it on the market. And you certainly don't have to drop thousands of dollars to hire a professional stager, either. For most properties, a few staging basics can make all the difference between a...
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Posted on 03/11/2021
Video Tour - 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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