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This love month, spend a romantic dining experience in Beaufort's top 3 most romantic restaurants!

February 12, 2019

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Love language in Real Estate

February 12, 2019

According to Gary Chapman, author of The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate, there are 5 love languages that people will express and experience. They include:           Receiving giftsQuality timeWords of affirmationActs of service(devotion)Physical touchKnowing your personal love language and also being able to infer other ...

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9 Surprising Things That Add Value to Your House

February 12, 2019

9 Surprising Things That Add Value to Your HouseFebruary 12, 2019   What do surf breaks, Walmarts, and public transportation have in common? Being near any of them can add thousands to your home’s value.At least that’s what various university researchers have found based on their evaluation of variables that could be influencing home prices. ...

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The Truth About Renting

February 11, 2019

Master Brokers | February 2019 |828-850-0142You will buy a house in your lifetime.   The question is:   who will you buy it for?  Will you buy the home for you or your landlord?   When you rent, you are paying for your landlords’ house!It is a fact:  Unless you plan to live in a ...

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Is Your Home Ready For Spring?

February 11, 2019

Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring! It’ll be here before we know it (and for some of us around the country it couldn’t come sooner!) Follow the tips below to make sure your home is ready for spring.Clean Your GuttersGrab a ladder and check your gutters for debris. Remove as much as you can with ...

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Planning to Buy a Home in 2019?

February 11, 2019

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Punxsutawney Phil Weather Forecast

February 10, 2019

It may only be weather legend, but Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow on Groundhog Day. Phil has predicted an early spring for us all, but do not get too excited, he is usually wrong. After the bone-chilling temperatures, we have recently experienced, an early spring is good news. Should mean good housing market....

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One More Time...You Don't Need 20%Down to Buy a Home!

February 07, 2019

1 One More Time… You Do Not Need 20% Down To Buy A HomeThe largest obstacle renters face when planning to buy a home is saving for a down payment. This challenge is amplified by rising rents, which has eaten into the amount of money renters have leftover for savings each month after paying expenses.In combination with higher ...

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What You Should Know About Using Home Equity

February 06, 2019

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The Farmhouse Trend

February 06, 2019

The farmhouse style, both in architecture and in décor, has gained popularity over the past couple of years.  Designers may be hoping this trend is over for 2019 but plenty of homes are still being built or remodeled with this style.  Some homeowners just love the simple design and even if they do not live in ...

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Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

February 06, 2019

Tips for First-Time Home Buyershttps://www.daveramsey.com/blog/tips-for-first-time-home-buyersBeing a first-time home buyer is exciting! But I know it can also feel overwhelming—especially when you see median listings priced at $297,000 and available homes flying off the market in 55 days.(1)With real estate trends like those, you might be tempted to make an impulsive purchase that could hurt ...

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What To Consider Before Buying A Home With Your Significant Other

February 04, 2019

Buying a home and living together with a significant other is a logical step for lots of relationships. It’s an exciting milestone and is something you may have been looking forward to for a long time. While it is exciting, it can also be incredibly stressful and potentially difficult. In fact, many have said it is the most ...

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How Different Generations Approach Buying a Home

February 03, 2019

SUSAN KELLEHERJAN 18, 2019 4 MINUTE READWhen it comes to home buying and selling, each generation has its own style. How buyers search for a home, what they look for and how they pay for it is often tied to where they are in their life’s journey.That’s not to say that all members of a generation ...

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Signs That You May Have Termites

February 03, 2019

Signs That You May Have TermitesTermites can be incredibly destructive to a home, causing damage before occupants even realize it. Common areas for termite problems include:Utility pipesWalkways bordered by wood chipsMoist areas close to the home’s foundation, such as those near guttersCrawlspacesThere are some signs that may indicate you need to call a pest control professional. When you ...

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How to buy a house in 2019

February 01, 2019

If you’ve never purchased a home before, the thought of buying your first home can seem like a daunting process.In 2018, we saw low housing inventory levels coupled with buyers’ insatiable demand for affordable housing create a pretty strong seller’s market.Experts are predicting a more balanced market for 2019, citing rising new housing construction to ...

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Are Closing Costs Tax Deductible Under the New Tax Law?

February 01, 2019

By: Leanne PottsPublished: December 21, 2018Here's the scoop on what's tax deductible when buying a house. Are closing costs tax deductible? What about mortgage interest? Or property taxes? The answer is, maddeningly, “It depends."Basically, you'll want to itemize if you have deductions totaling more than the standard deduction, which is $12,000 ...

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Preparing for a Home Inspection

February 01, 2019

  We all know the stress that goes into listing your home, negotiating the contract and packing to move. Once you're under contract, you breathe a sigh of relief only to learn, (cue the horror music), the buyers have scheduled a home inspection.Inspections don’t have to be scary! Follow these simple tips and before you ...

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FHA Loan Down Payment Rules For 2019

February 01, 2019

FHA home loan down payment requirements are lower than other mortgages, and depending on circumstances your down payment commitment on an FHA mortgage could be even less thanks to down payment assistance programs and seller contributions to closing costs.FHA Home Loan Small Down PaymentsElsewhere on the internet you will find writing about down payment requirements for purchasing a ...

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2018 Manchester TN Real Estate Update

February 01, 2019

Sales in the Coffee County area including Manchester TN were strong in 2018.   In Coffee County,                          2017                ...

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Mold or Mildew

February 01, 2019

Is it Mold or is it Mildew?Is it mold or is it mildew? These terms are so commonly interchanged, that most don’t know that they are different. There are certainly some similarities, but the one distinguishing difference is that mildew is simpler to combat. If your invader is mold, then you have a much more serious problem ...

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First-time Homebuyer Trend for 2019

January 31, 2019

Long on the fence, first-time homebuyers are hopping into the market at levels not seen in nearly a generation.According to Genworth Mortgage Insurance, first-time buyers gobbled up 601,000 domiciles in the third quarter of 2017, a 6% year-over-year surge, accounting for a purchase-column rate not seen since the third quarter of 2000.The surge included these eye-catching ...

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How To Buy in a Tight Market

January 30, 2019

 Increase your chances of getting your dream house in a competitive housing market. Get prequalified for a mortgage.You’ll be able to make a firm commitment to buy and your offer will be more desirable to the seller.Stay in close contact with your real estate agent.Your agent will be on the lookout for the newest ...

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Real Estate Resolutions!

January 30, 2019

As 2018 came to a close and we have entered 2019, homeowners may look back on their year and realize now is the best time to plan and execute some new resolutions.  From tidying up spaces to making plans to sell, there are many goals homeowners can choose from to accomplish for the upcoming year. Here are some ...

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HOW TO AVOID DEBT WHEN SHOPPING FOR YOUR FIRST HOME

January 30, 2019

REAL ESTATE NEWS AND VIEWS FOR METROWEST MASSACHUSETTS. PUBLISHED BY BILL GASSETT RE/MAX EXECUTIVE REALTYBILL GASSETT — JANUARY 17, 2019 It can be easy to fall into debt when buying your first home, especially if you’re not financially prepared or don’t understand what each step of the home buying process looks like. Chances are, you’re ...

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Programming the Thermostat

January 29, 2019

https://www.houselogic.com/save-money-add-value/save-on-utilities/programmable-thermostats/...

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