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Homebuyers are not bothered by higher rates or taxes, but sellers are

March 21, 2018

Home sales rebounded more strongly than expected in February, and the National Association of Realtors says they could have been even higher if there were more homes for sale. A critical shortage of listings is the No. 1 obstacle, especially in higher price ranges — not rising mortgage rates or new tax laws that reduce certain homeowner deductions....

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SPRING CLEANING!!

March 18, 2018

That famous "Spring buying season" is right around the corner. ARE YOU READY???Replace popcorn ceilings. This type of ceiling finishing was common in homes built from 1950-1980. Most modern day homebuyers don’t like it. Removing it can increase your home's marketabilityApply fresh paint. A new coat of interior and exterior paint dramatically improves ...

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Home Improvement Shortcuts to Avoid

March 16, 2018

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HOA or not?

March 15, 2018

  Chances are, during your search for a home, you will eventually look at a home that is in a communitythat has an HOA or Homeowners Association.Before you make a decision on purchasing in that neighborhood or not, I suggest that you contact theHOA and ask some questions. There will likely be some important facts that are ...

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Curb Appeal: 3 Fixes for a Lush Lawn

March 15, 2018

 The colder months are notoriously hard on foliage -- and subsequently, curb appeal. Fortunately, spring is just around the corner, and that means now is the perfect time to prep your lawn for its revival.Try these easy fixes, and you'll have lush landscaping in no time.Reseed and fertilize. Have bare or thinning spots of ...

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Spring Cleaning....Donate or Recycle?

March 15, 2018

Follow these useful tips when you are cleaning out your closets during Spring cleaning:As you're cleaning and decluttering the house, figure out what you have and decide what you actually need. Donate unwanted electronics, housewares, and gently used clothing and shoes to charity. For other items, call your local recycling program to find out what's collected and ...

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SPRING CLEANING TIME IS HERE!

March 15, 2018

Minimize the mess and clutter that winter left behind. Wipe down windows, walls, and floors; polish wood furniture; dust light fixtures and ceiling fans; organize the entertainment center; corral countertop clutter; and tame untidy toiletries. But don't try to get all your spring cleaning done in one day. Focus on one room at a time and schedule different ...

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Why Staging With Plants Draws More Buyers

March 15, 2018

Wellness-minded millennials are filling their homes with clean-air houseplants, and real estate developers are realizing that a love for greenery can be used as an amenity to attract buyers.Millennials are looking for spaces to add indoor gardens. Real estate developers are jumping on the trend. The ARC in Long Island City, a 428-unit luxury rental building, allows its ...

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Why Staging With Plants Draws More Buyers

March 15, 2018

Wellness-minded millennials are filling their homes with clean-air houseplants, and real estate developers are realizing that a love for greenery can be used as an amenity to attract buyers. Millennials are looking for spaces to add indoor gardens. Real estate developers are jumping on the trend. The ARC in Long Island City, a 428-unit luxury rental building, allows ...

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Marketing HUD Homes for Your Business Even When You're Not the LLB!

March 15, 2018

Being a HUD Local Listing Broker is both a privilege and an honor; it's something that a lot of real estate agents aspire to, but unfortunately, because of limited inventory not everyone can be a HUD LLB. That's the bad news.  Here's the good news: Even if you are not a HUD Local Listing Broker, ...

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Marketing HUD Homes for Your Business Even When You're Not the LLB!

March 15, 2018

Being a HUD Local Listing Broker is both a privilege and an honor; it's something that a lot of real estate agents aspire to, but unfortunately, because of limited inventory not everyone can be a HUD LLB. That's the bad news.  Here's the good news: Even if you are not a HUD Local Listing Broker, ...

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How to Buy and Sell at the same time without losing your mind

March 14, 2018

How to Buy and Sell a house at the same time without losing your mind It’s a tricky situation; how will the logistics work out? Will you be homeless? What if my house doesn’t sell? AHHHHH! We hear these questions all the time! Selling your home and buying a new one at the same time can be ...

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Why You should Become a HomeOwner

March 14, 2018

Why to Become a HomeOwnerThe following are advantages of buying that one should consider:Homeownership can be cheaper than renter in the long run.Homeowners have complete control over their investment.Paying mortgage in a timely manner can contribute to a better credit rating.Homeownership can have tax advantages.Being able to redecorate, remodel, or make improvements as they see ...

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4 Things To Consider Before Buying Your Home

March 14, 2018

You are ready to buy a home and you are overwhelmed by all the different aspects of home ownership.  Here are 4 things to consider before buying your home.  1. Are you committed? Buying a new home is a big step and a decision that should not be taken lightly. This is the place that ...

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Improving Your Credit Fast

March 13, 2018

Improving Your Credit Fast Most people don't put much thought into their creidt scores until the time comes to apply for a loan. If you expect to need financing in the next few months and aren't convinced your credit score is high enough to get you approved, you'll need to act quickly to improve your chances. ...

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Fun Facts About South Carolina and Why You Should Visit Soon!

March 13, 2018

 Angel Oak on John’s Island is believed to be more than 1500 years old.The world’s smallest police station is in Ridgeway and it’s only as big as a toll booth. It was in full use from 1940-1990.A special permit from the State is required before a fortune-teller can go around telling fortunes in ...

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How about Home Renovation?

March 13, 2018

"So he's a bit of a fixer upper  So he's got a few flaws...”Sounds familiar, right? The award winning Disney movie "Frozen" trolls has something to say when it comes to house purchasing."So he's a bit of a fixer upperBut this we're certain ofYou can fix this fixer ...

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How To Get Ready To Sell Your Home

March 12, 2018

 How To Get Ready To Sell Your HomePrepping your home. Every seller wants her home to sell fast and bring top dollar. Does that sound good to you? Well, it’s not luck that makes that happen. It’s careful planning and knowing how to spruce up your home that will send home buyers scurrying for their checkbooks. ...

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Home Seller Tips by Nancy Braun on Charlotte Today (WCNC - NBC)

March 12, 2018

Nancy Braun, award-winning owner and broker-in-charge of Showcase Realty, has recently been invited to be a monthly guest on the Charlotte Today program on Channel 36 on NBC to share her local market expertise. Aside from sharing her insights on the spectacular seller’s market, she also revealed the simplest home improvement tips for the biggest impact on home ...

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How Home Equity Helps Homeowners

March 08, 2018

March 8, 2018 |Master Brokers | 828-726-9180Homeowners are seeing the benefits of home equity as the housing market recovers from the recession that started ten years ago.  With home values now rising and the housing market becomes quite competitive, the equity is serving as a source of available cash to the homeowner.  Below are the top three ...

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The BullStreet District

March 08, 2018

 “The BullStreet District is the essence of the New Urban South – where we’re transforming centuries of history into visionary energy and rediscovering our roots as a new urban experience is created.” - www.bullstreetsc.comA mile away from the State House and USC houses one of the most anticipated projects in downtown Columbia, SC ...

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5 CRITERIA FOR PRICING A HOME

March 08, 2018

When you put your home up for sale, one of the best ways to determine the asking price is to look at comparable sales. There’s rarely a perfect apples-to-apples comparison, so a pricing decision often relies on comparisons to several recent sales in the area. Here are five criteria to look for in a sales comparison.Location: Homes ...

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Buying in this Market

March 07, 2018

Bidding Wars and Selling FrenzyPosted on March 7, 2018 in Uncategorized Bidding Wars How do you avoid a bidding war in a seller’s market? You don’t avoid It. You can control your time and effort by giving the asking price or a slightly higher amount.Some tips for placing highest and best offerKnow your limitations. Pre-determine a ...

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Making The Move To Ditch Cable TV

March 07, 2018

You’ve heard about the streaming devices:  Firestick, Roku, Apple TV.  You’ve heard about the streaming sites:  Amazon Prime, Sling, Netflix, Hulu.  They’re all the rave.  And they are not going anywhere.Eliminate unwanted cable bills.  With streaming sites, there is no cable contract to get stuck with.  Most of the streaming ...

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Open Houses: Benefits, Perks and Safety

March 06, 2018

 Gibbs Realty and Auction Co., IncThe Benefits and Perks of Holding an Open HouseWhen we started the Open House program on HUD’s FHA insurable listings, we did not expect such great results in attendance and sales. It is especially successful if you add the Open House information to the multiple listing sheet at least a week in ...

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