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Homestead Exemption Filing Deadline

February 18, 2018

If you purchased a home in 2017, you've got until the end of next month to flie for homestead exemption on your current primary residence. What to bring to the Tax Assessors Office:Recorded Warranty Deed to property or other recorded document proving ownership to the propertySocial security numbers of applicant, spouse, and all joint ownersCost of home ...

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The importance of a prequalified buyer

February 18, 2018

In markets where the number of buyers outnumbers the number of homes for sale. In this situation, a prequalified buyer will stand-out and have the upper hand when making an offer. Even if you are in a market that is not as competitive, knowing your budget will give you the confidence needed to go from a "looker" to ...

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Home Spring Cleaning and Maintenance Checklist

February 16, 2018

Home Spring Cleaning and Maintenance Checklist After all the cold, dark days of winter everyone is ready to get their spring cleaning started. What better time with the longer days and temperatures rising. This is a great time to start a deep, thorough cleaning of your home and perform regular maintenance to get ready for another year. Both interior ...

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Historic Elmwood Park, Columbia, SC

February 16, 2018

Elmwood Park is a desirable neighborhood in downtown Columbia, SC that had a roller coaster ride to get to where it is today.  It got its start as Tickle Plantation owned by Mr. and Mrs. John Taylor. In 1842 the land was divided among the Taylor heirs.  Ten years later, 100 acres were donated to become the ...

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Major Provision of New Tax Bill Affecting Real Estate Professionals

February 15, 2018

Article provided by MS Real Estate Leader MagazineDeduction for Qualified Business IncomeBecause the new tax bill greatly decreases the tax rate forcorporations (from the prior law's 35% to just 21 %), manyMembers of Congress believed that the business income earnedby sole proprietors, such as independent contractors, as well asby pass-through businesses, such as partnerships, limited liabilitycompanies (LLCs), and ...

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3 Reasons Why Changing Your Kitchen And Dining Room Lighting Fixtures Can Increase Your Sale Price

February 15, 2018

If you are considering selling your home, you may be wondering if there are things that you can do to increase your sale price. The truth is, you could spend thousands of dollars updating your home, but most homeowners will not want to put in such a large investment without knowing how much it will add to the selling ...

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Beyond Experience

February 15, 2018

I've been in the real estate business for over 35 years: new construction, residential resale, some land, a lot of REO properties. In all honesty, I'm not bragging nor exaggerating when I say all of those years, all of those transactions have given me a lot of experience. Coupled with my ongoing efforts to educate myself about ...

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Priority Tasks for Your Move In

February 15, 2018

Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and you’re probably daydreaming about decor and paint schemes and new furniture. But before you get into the fun stuff, there are some basics you should cover first. Change the locksEven if you’re promised that new locks have been installed in your home, you can never be ...

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Tips on selling a home to a millennial

February 15, 2018

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How’s the neighborhood?

February 14, 2018

What is the neighborhood like? How many times have you wondered that? As a Realtor, I hear it all the time. Prospective home buyers wanting to do due diligence on the neighborhood that they are considering. ow many times have you heard thatHWhere do we go to get that information? Since a Real Estate agent will not, and should ...

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How to get the winning bid in today's market

February 14, 2018

The market is getting stronger and stronger over the past few years and that is causing changes in the way foreclosures and REO properties are looking at offers. I personally sell over a 100 homes on average a year and write a lot of offers on these types of properties for anyone from homeonwers (owner occupants) to investors. I ...

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What to expect from a buyer's agent

February 14, 2018

What to Expect From A Buyer’s AgentSaveA real estate agent can be invaluable when you are trying to buy a home. Each agent is different, which means each may take a slightly different approach to the home buying process. However, there are certain things that every real estate agent should do for you as a buyer.I have ...

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Keep the flu from taking over your home.

February 14, 2018

Is your house hit with the flu? 7 cleaning tips to keep it from spreadingKeep the flu from taking over your home with these easy steps.by Karen B. Gibbs / Jan.22.2018 / 1:39 PM ET / Source: TODAYThere's no doubt about it, this flu season has been brutal. But you’re not powerless when it ...

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Getting Rid of that Belly Fat

February 14, 2018

Getting Rid of that Belly FatBelly fat is more than just a nuisance that makes your clothes feel tight. This type of fat is a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes and heart disease. How to get rid of it:Eat plenty of soluble fiber- this type of fiber promotes weight loss by helping you feel full so naturally ...

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Cleaning Your Home to STOP Colds & Flu from Spreading

February 14, 2018

Cleaning Your Home to STOP Colds & Flu from Spreading Catching a cold is miserable, contracting flu is even worse. It's often hard to avoid, but a lot can be done to stop these infections from spreading like wildfire around the house."You don't need bucket loads of bleach, just targeted hygiene," says professor of ...

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Escrow on the go!

February 14, 2018

Being secured is always on our mind when it comes to house purchasing. On the side of buyer and seller, we always need someone who could assist us as we close the deal. Here comes the Escrow, which is very important because it protects both sides.Escrow, is a hired third party (escrow holder), who assures that the buying ...

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Happy Valentine's Day from ERA Wilder Realty

February 14, 2018

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Interest Rates on the Rise

February 13, 2018

Interest Rate Increase  We have enjoyed a long streak with low interest rates.   Looks like the streak is about to end.The year started with rates holding below 4% for 26 straight weeks.  Within a two-week period, the average 30-year rate nationwide raised to 4.15% according to Freddie Mac.Now FHA Loans averaged 4....

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Tax Benefits for Landlords

February 12, 2018

February 12, 2018 | The Boone Crew, Master Brokers  If you think you are interested in owning rental property, there are several things to consider.  However, this article will review the advantages of owning rental property which are the tax deductions that you are allowed to take with rental property.  Some of these include: Advertising Cleaning & ...

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Why Do Real Estate Agents Ask For A Pre-Approval?

February 12, 2018

One of the most common home buying myths that exists is that when buying a home, you should find a home before getting a pre-approval.  There are some real estate agents who will show a home, or several homes, to a buyer without knowing whether a buyer is pre-approved or not.  This is a trait that you ...

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Tips for Buying Your Next Home

February 12, 2018

Buying a house can be stressful...especially if it is your first home buying experience. However, you do not need to be overwhelmed if you are properly prepared. Many people struggle with such a major pruchase. This article is here to help you gain more knowledge and help you on your journey to finding the perfect home. Here are ...

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Fannie Mae's Increased DTI Ratio on Conventional Loans Open More Doors for Home Ownership

February 09, 2018

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Why HUD Homes are a Good Purchase for Millennials

February 07, 2018

Why HUD Homes are a Good Purchase for MillennialsAs the millennial generation becomes a huge part of the 18-34 home buying population for now and for years to come, it is vital that real estate professionals understand what this group is looking for and the challenges they face. Most millennials are either renting or are living with their parents. ...

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Millionaire To Millennials: Don’t Rent A Home… Buy!

February 06, 2018

In a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that: “The biggest mistake millennials are making is not buying their first home.” He goes on to say that, “If you want to build real financial security, real wealth for your lifetime, then you need to buy a home.” Bach went on to explain: “...

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Benefits of Home Ownership

February 05, 2018

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