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4 Easy Staging Tips You Haven’t Thought About

September 24, 2020

 by Liz DominguezSelling can be overwhelming. You're packing everything up, trying to make the house look pristine when all around you is what feels like chaos. Since buyers want that great first impression, you know it's important to declutter—often that means cleaning until your home looks like it's never been lived in. And while ...

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Where Home Flippers’ Profits Are Rising the Most

September 18, 2020

September 18, 2020SOURCE: ATTOM Data Solutionshttps://magazine.realtor/daily-news/2020/09/18/where-home-flippers-profits-are-rising-the-mostFewer investors are flipping homes, but those still active in the market are earning higher profits. Typical investment returns rose to the highest level since late 2018 for housing flips, according to ATTOM Data Solutions’ latest 2020 U.S. Home Flipping Report.The gross profit on the typical home flip nationwide—which is ...

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Low Inventory Impacts Housing Market this Fall

September 17, 2020

Real estate continues to be called the ‘bright spot’ in the current economy, but there’s one thing that may hold the housing market back from achieving its full potential this year: the lack of homes for sale.Buyers are actively searching for and purchasing homes, looking to capitalize on today’s historically low interest rates, but there ...

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Buying A Home The Most Affordable Since 2016: Low Mortgage Rates Give You Purchasing Power

September 17, 2020

Natalie Campisi On March 19, the average rate for the benchmark 30-year fixed rate mortgage spiked to 3.65%, nearly the highest level in a year. Since then, rates have steadily fallen—breaking records on their way down and making home loans cheaper. The drop in rates has been a boon to buyers who are facing rising home prices ...

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4 easy things to do to prepare your home for fall weather!

September 17, 2020

 Clean out your gutters, the leaves on trees will be falling soon and filling up those gutters fast, get them cleaned out so water can run properly away from the home. Now is a good time to clean out your dryer vent. As less humid weather moves in the likelihood for home fires rises. Cleaning out your dryer ...

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Realtors!! CHANGES in your 2020 Tax Deductions Cut Your Taxes and Give Yourself a Raise in 2020!

September 16, 2020

* Why your accountant can™t "just take" the new deductions for you.* HOW to navigate the NEW 20% 199A DEDUCTION designed for Self-Employed Professionals and worth up to $63,000!* WHY you may want to buy a new or pre-owned car sooner than you think…the great 2020 “makeover” of the CAR DEDUCTION rules you will want ...

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How to Motivate Your Children During Remote Learning

September 15, 2020

As many schools have closed due to COVID-19, the majority of children are learning remotely. Motivating your children during remote learning is central to their success. Motivation means ensuring they are interested, involved and confident in their learning. As a parent, you have an important role to play by providing your children with encouragement and feedback.  ...

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Knowledge Of Loan Processing

September 15, 2020

Knowing your buyer's loan process is an important key role in guiding your buyer through their home buying journey.  It can help keep them on tract and prepared to have a smooth and wonderful buying experience.  Real Estate Agents should keep a good relationship with local lenders to stay on top of any changes with advantages/disadvantages, ...

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Why isn't my home selling!

September 15, 2020

2020 has been a tough year.  Even though we've had many struggles, we hear on the news and read in the paper that the real estate market is hot!  You may ask, “If we’re currently in a strong real estate market, why has my home not sold?” Here are a few ...

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Fees to Consider When Purchasing a Home

September 15, 2020

Purchasing a home is arguably one of the biggest financial decisions you will make in your lifetime. As you start your hunt, don't forget there will likely be other costs associated with your purchase than the price of the home. Here are 5 fees to keep in mind as you begin to budget.Home inspection. This is a ...

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What Does Contingent Mean in Home Sales

September 15, 2020

Understand What Contingent Means in Real EstateHave you heard the term "contingent" when buying or selling a home and wondered what it meant? When you sell your home, you will find the word contingent cropping up time and time again. It can be used when talking about financing, offers, appraisals, and more. But what does contingent mean, and ...

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Real Estate Acronyms: Cheat Sheet for Home Buyers

September 15, 2020

Acronyms are tossed around like crazy in the real estate world, which can be confusing to even the most veteran home buyers. But don’t worry — it doesn’t take long to learn the language.Here’s a quick list of the most widely used home buying acronyms and what they actually mean. Of course, if you’d ...

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Fall Grass Tips

September 14, 2020

Treat your turfgrass properly now and it will come up greener and brighter next spring After tending to your lawn all summer, you’re ready for a break. But before the grass goes dormant, tackle these essential autumn tasks so that it will come back green and lush in the spring.From the lawn experts at Consumer Reports, these ...

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Questions to Ask When Choosing a Lender

September 14, 2020

Loan terms, rates, and products can vary significantly from one company to the next. When shopping around, these are a few things you should ask about.General questions:What are the most popular mortgages you offer? Why are they so popular?Are your rates, terms, fees, and closing costs negotiable?Do you offer discounts for inspections, home ownership classes, or ...

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Fall Maintenance Checkups

September 14, 2020

It's that time of year again! Here is a link to 4 September home maintenance projects/checkups to prepare for winter!  https://www.houselogic.com/organize-maintain/home-maintenance-tips/september-home-maintenance-plan/...

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How to Choose a Reputable Moving Company

September 11, 2020

We know it’s challenging to find a reliable mover. The following advice will help you choose a reputable moving company once and for all. Moving is one of the more stressful life experiences we all go through. Unfortunately, picking the wrong movers can make a challenging time even more horrific. If you’re like us, you’ve ...

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Easley SC Could Grow by 10%

September 11, 2020

NEWSEasley's population could grow by 10 percent in the coming yearsMike EllisThe Greenville NewsView CommentsAD0:21  Easley is going through its biggest boom in years, and new housing permitted or planned since the start of last year could add 10 percent to the population of the city.Easley, with a population of 21,000, has 1,039 housing ...

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How Clean Should My House Be When I Move Out?

September 11, 2020

Home sellers may sometimes be confused as to how clean they should leave the home they have just moved out of.  Do you leave any dirt on the floor for the buyer or do you mop and leave it sparkling clean?  Most real estate agents are going to recommend cleaning the best you can (and NOT leaving ...

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Selling your home during COVD

September 10, 2020

As people learn to adapt to this what we hope is temporary lifestyle, there are some important questions to ask when interviewing listing agents. Consider asking not only how long the agent has been in the business but are they adapting their business practices and marketing to adjust for the needs of COVID or are they doing the same ...

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Fall Decorating During a Pandemic

September 10, 2020

Fall Decorating During a PandemicThere is something about decorating for fall that gives me the warm fuzzies! It may be the promise of cool, crisp evenings with brilliant sunsets, or the fact that fall decorating is all about creating a cozy atmosphere in your home. The fun thing about fall decorating is that it’s easy and inexpensive. Here ...

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5 Design Trends Emerging During the Pandemic

September 09, 2020

5 Design Trends Emerging During the Pandemic Credit goes to Melissa Dittmann Tracey....

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Let your home breathe!

September 09, 2020

Now that we are approaching the end of Summer, our thoughts may be drifting toward the chore of weather proofing the doors and windows. As we start this project, please keep in mind that your home needs to breathe. That’s right, a house needs to have some airflow to keep the atmosphere from getting stagnant and possibly unhealthy. ...

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Have You Ever Seen a Housing Market Like This?

September 09, 2020

Have You Ever Seen a Housing Market Like This? The year 2020 will certainly be one to remember, with new realities and norms that changed the way we live. This year’s real estate market is certainly no exception to that shift, with historic highlights continuing to break records and challenge what many thought possible in the housing ...

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Home Warranty Unexpected Cons

September 09, 2020

After said closing costs for a home buyer, moving costs incurred to get you into your new previously owned home, buyer(s) may want to purchase a home warranty for the peace of mind that the older systems and used appliances will be repaired or replaced should there be a breakdown. Buyer(s) may ask the seller to provide a Home ...

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Real estate during the election year...

September 08, 2020

As the 2020 election is rearing closer, presidential candidates are presenting their policies on housing. As of January 2020, the nationwide inventory has declined whereas the average listing price reached nearly $300,000. From the past 13 elections, a pattern has been developed displaying a drop in sales around the month of July as well as a significantly weaker ...

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