Home Buying Want to Buy an Investment Property but Don’t Have a Large Down Payment? It’s often said that the majority of millionaires made their money investing in real estate. That’s certainly inspiring, but it can also seem entirely out of reach. After all, it’s also often said that you need money to make money. And when it comes to real estate investing, the money you need in order to […]
First Time Homebuyers Don’t Let These Misconceptions Prevent You From Buying a Home If you’d like to buy a home, but feel like it’s just not something you can actually do, there’s two things you should know. One — you’re not alone. And two — you might be wrong. There are certain misconceptions that prevent many people from pursuing homeownership. But the truth is, your dream of buying […]
First Time Homebuyers What to Focus on When Buying a Home in This Market Many prospective buyers are concerned about the interest rates, where the market is headed, and whether they’ll be paying too much for a house if they buy right now. While that last sentence may sound very fitting for today’s market, the reality is, buyers are almost always concerned about those three things. That’s not to […]
Home Buying Been Waiting to Sell and Buy a “Move-Up” Home? Now May Be the Perfect Time! Most people don’t buy their “forever house” right out of the gate. It’s hard to afford a home that has the size and amenities you want on your first (or even second) purchase. So most people start out with something a little smaller, needing some work, or not in their ideal location. The plan is […]
Home Tips Hate Your Neighbor? New Survey Shows You’re Not Alone Do you have a neighbor that annoys you? The chances are, you do! According to this REALTOR Magazine article, a recent survey done by Lending Tree revealed that 75% of Americans don’t like their neighbor. What bugs people about their neighbors the most? Take your pick: They give off a “weird vibe” (28%) They’re too […]
Uncategorized Keeping Your Home Safe This Halloween From spooky decor to candy galore, the Halloween season is meant to be a fun and festive time for all ages. But according to Traveler’s insurance, along with tricks and treats, this autumn holiday sees 17% more crime-related home insurance claims filed than any other day of the year. With theft and vandalism prevalent, taking […]
Uncategorized Touring Homes Virtually COVID-19 has changed the way many buyers explore properties—and has led to a huge rise in the popularity of virtual tours. I am available for in-person or virtual tours (or a hybrid of both), and always want to be sure you’re getting the most out of these tours. While virtual tours can be just as […]
Home Tips Is Ring Safe For My Home? When it first hit the market, the Ring doorbell system seemed like a great way to keep your home safe. Not only do the cameras on the doorbell let you see who’s at the door, they also let you check to see who has come to visit when you aren’t at home. You can even […]
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Just For Fun Activities For The Whole Family With the current state of the world, people are spending a lot of time at home together. This provides for some great opportunities to bond as a family, and also gives some of us a bit more time to get things done around the house (unless you have three tiny humans like me). Spending more […]
Holidays Top Charleston-Area Holiday Light Displays Ok, y’all! We are in full holiday mode now! The holly jolly of the season is everywhere you look, but if you’re searching for some true visual festivity, I’ve compiled a list (in no particular order) of what I consider the top 5 Charleston light displays and events that are sleigh-ing it this holiday season! […]
Holidays Make Your Home Smell Like the Holidays Some of my favorite holiday scents are fresh pine, cookies straight out of the oven, cinnamon, and warm fires. Holiday scents evoke a warm and cozy holiday feeling in our homes, and there are some great ways to fill your living spaces with tidings of joy and cheer. Check out my top five festive, scent-sational […]
First Time Homebuyers A New Bill to Help First-Time Homebuyers For most first-time homebuyers, buying a home is the biggest (and most expensive!) purchase of their life. Not only do buyers need to consider the purchase price, but they also need to budget for all the additional expenses that come along with buying a house, from closing costs to mortgage fees. But if proposed legislation […]
Holidays Most Haunted Houses in America As Halloween quickly approaches, thoughts turn to the supernatural, the undead, and the downright creepy. But, really, regardless of the season, is there anything scarier than a haunted house? From coast to coast, homes that boast a little paranormal activity abound, attracting curious ghost-hunters who hope to catch a glimpse of someone or something from […]
Home Tips 9 Surefire Ways to Boost Your Curb Appeal There’s usually at least one home in every neighborhood that looks so attractive you can’t help but slow down and swoon each time to walk or drive by. On the flip side, there may be a few that force you to look away in horror. (Sorry, neighbors.) It’s a fact: Curb appeal can make or […]
First Time Homebuyers Something You Should Know Before Looking At A New Construction Model Home Picture yourself out for a drive one weekend. You see a sign that says: New Construction Homes! Models Starting At $XXX,XXX Next Right! Maybe you’re actively looking for a house, or maybe it’s just a spur of the moment urge, but you follow the signs to the model home. You park. You walk into the […]