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Spring Market! Time for Spring Cleaning!

May 07, 2019

 The time is here once again, especially if you plan to list your home for sale in the spring market. Time to declutter that junk closet, donate old clothes, and refresh your environment by cleaning out the old and leaving room for the new. Yes, it’s time for Spring cleaning. Here are some top projects to think ...

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No matter the technology, commercial real estate will always be a local trade

May 07, 2019

By Allen Buchanan | abuchanan@lee-associates.com | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: May 4, 2019 at 5:00 am | UPDATED: May 4, 2019 at 5:00 amWhen I started plying my trade in the early 80s, our means of sourcing new business were the phone, a Rolodex, shiny shoes, and a big smile! My, my, how things have changed.If you were ...

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BRICK HOME - CARPORT & GARAGE

May 06, 2019

Enjoy neighborhood private lakes in Middle TennesseeNice brick home, easy living on one level.   $90,000   MLS #191650Attached carport can double as a covered patio, bonus detached garage. Rooms are large, good storage in utility room. Great community. This home qualifies for $100.00 down payment program, for HUD Owned Homes, subject to a new FHA appraisal. ...

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Boomerang Buyers Are Coming Back in Bigger Numbers

May 03, 2019

A growing number of Americans who lost their homes to foreclosure or a short sale during the housing crisis are re-emerging in the housing market and buying a home again, USA Today reports. “Boomerang buyers,” as they’re nicknamed, are coming back, and some economists contend they are a critical component to driving a big uptick ...

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Five Ways to Buy a HUD Home in Charlotte NC

May 02, 2019

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty   Are you looking for a HUD home?Acquiring a Charlotte NC HUD home is excellent for many reasons. Maybe you've been dreaming of becoming an investor in real estate. Perhaps you enjoy building with your hands and would like a project, like a fixer-upper home. Or it could be ...

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How Can Buyers Buy a Home During a Spring Home Buying Frenzy?

May 02, 2019

BY ELIZABETH WEINTRAUB   A reader asks: "My wife and I tried to buy a home last spring, but every time we made an offer, somebody else beat us. Susan, my wife, thinks spring is the best time to buy, and I agree with her. But it also seems like a lot of other buyers think the same ...

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7 Plants that you want in your home!

May 02, 2019

If you have asthma and allergies, you probably believe that plants would make these worse. Hold the Phone! Here is some interesting info for the nasally challenged! Although new energy efficient homes are great, they're also more airtight than older homes. This helps keep allergens and dust inside. The good news is, there are a lots of house ...

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Heroes can own a special place with HUD's Good Neighbor Next Door Program

May 02, 2019

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HomeTalk - May 2019

May 02, 2019

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Home Maintenance Checklist

May 01, 2019

Home Maintenance ChecklistOwning and caring for a home is a big responsibility, but the right repair tools and maintenance tips allow for easy living. Smoothly navigate your home's seasonal upkeep with our home maintenance checklist and expert advice.Like a health physical, a home maintenance schedule is important for every home's upkeep and well-being. Continuing to check ...

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THDA Great Choice Plus Down Payment Assistance

May 01, 2019

It's pretty simple. If you qualify for a Great Choice Home Loan, you can apply for financial assistance with your down payment and/or closing costs up to 5%!Financial assistance comes in the form of a second mortgage loan on your home. This Great Choice Plussecond loan has no monthly payments and no interest for as long as ...

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FHA Loan Down Payment And Closing Costs

May 01, 2019

The FHA home loan program has been described in other publications as being “the mortgage program first-time home buyers love”, but many people worry about closing costs and down payment requirements.How do you pay for FHA home loan closing costs and the down payment? The key is to first understand what these expenses are.FHA Home Loan ...

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Add instant curb appeal!

April 29, 2019

1. Make your exterior sparkle with a pressure washFor potential buyers, the walk up the driveway is their first look at your home. Repaving the entire driveway would be nice, of course. But on a budget, pressure washing will do wonders.Driveways turn green and black with dirt, and we don't notice it because we see it every ...

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Top 10 Most Expensive Mistakes You’re Making on Your Home

April 28, 2019

By Cary TellerPosted by HousecallHomes cost a lot of money to maintain. But are you spending extra money unnecessarily on upkeep? Here are the 10 most expensive mistakes you could be making in your home.1. Using Traditional Light bulbsIf you still have incandescent light bulbs in your home, you could be throwing a lot of money away every ...

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NOT SO COMMONLY KNOWN ALLERGY RELIEF

April 24, 2019

Taken from the USA Today: Allergy season is here and it's not pretty.While most people are eager to take advantage of the warmer spring weather, allergy sufferers, more than 26 milliomn Americans, know there's an invisible danger that lurks outside waiting to attack: your friendly neighborhood pollen here to ruin your day. Allergy medicines and ...

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Horry County Fair in Progress

April 23, 2019

The Horry County Fair is in full swing despite the first day being cancelled.   The last day is April 26.  On that same day in the City of MYRTLE BEACH there is a food truck event.  This is located downtown near 9th Avenue North.  There is going to be lots of good food.  It ...

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TWO HOMES FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!

April 22, 2019

 Two for the price of one! 1930's three bedroom home, PLUS a detached 2 bedroom home. Enjoy living in a quaint Tennessee town with a history of river travel on The Cumberland River. Easy access to Interstate 40 to commute to employment out of the area.  This home qualifies for $100.00 down payment program*, for ...

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Managing Homeownership on a Single Income

April 19, 2019

Managing Homeownership on a Single IncomeIt is possible to buy and maintain a home on a single income. Learn how to do it here! If you or your family live on a single income, it may seem like homeownership is out of reach, but don’t fret - it’s still possible! If you’re hoping to buy ...

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How to Finance a Home, Creatively

April 17, 2019

Investigate local, state, and national down payment assistance programs.These programs give qualified applicants loans or grants to cover all or part of your required down payment. National programs include the Nehemiah program, Getdownpayment.com, and the American Dream Down Payment Fund from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Explore seller financing.In some cases, sellers may ...

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Where To Start

April 17, 2019

We get calls every day from consumers in the marketplace interested in the homes we have listed. They ask the price, they ask about the square footage, the bedrooms, the baths, and the lot. Then, more often than you would think, sometimes with a shaking voice, sometimes almost in a whisper, they ask the question they've been afraid ...

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Top 5 Budget-Friendly Staging Tips for Your Home

April 16, 2019

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty    The benefits of stagingOne of the most important processes of selling your Charlotte home is staging it. Staging is the combination of decorating and adding small touches to create the lifestyle your buyers would like to see.Staging helps bring out the home’s best features. The right staging ...

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The Property Condition Report - Very Important

April 16, 2019

The PCR is one of the most important disclousure statements. In talking to both buyers and Realtors, I direct them to view and print for their records the HUD disclosures. By viewing the PCR and noting the functionality of the inspected items, a buyer can better determine how to proceed with the proper financing. If a property has multiple ...

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What to ask a Potential Lender

April 16, 2019

1. WHAT TYPE OF LOANS DO YOU OFFER? WHAT ARE THE QUALIFYING GUIDELINES FOR EACH?Since there are many different types of mortgages, including: Fixed-RateAdjustable RateFederal Housing AdministrationVeteran’s Associationthis is just to name a few, it’s important to know which type of loan the lender can offer you. Don’t be afraid to ask them to ...

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Top 10 Myths That Trip Up First-Time Home Buyers

April 15, 2019

If you’re thinking about buying a home, you’ve probably received your share of advice from family and friends. Add to that the constant stream of TV shows, news segments, and social media posts that over-simplify the home buying process for easy entertainment.With so much information to sift through, it can be tough to distinguish fact from ...

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EASY LANDSCAPING DIY PROJECTS

April 15, 2019

Ever get the itch to do a DIY project? Whenever we do, our favorites involve getting outdoors and mixing up our landscaping features. Whether it's as simple as installing some lighting or a little more time-consuming like re-plotting plants, a fresh look for the lawn always gives your home a fresh look as well. Here are our ...

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