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Are you ready to buy a home? by Kathryn Vasel @KathrynVasel April 26, 2018: 10:01 AM ET

May 17, 2018

by Kathryn Vasel   @KathrynVaselApril 26, 2018: 10:01 AM ET  The transition from renter to homebuyer is a big one. Owning your own home gives you assurance that your monthly housing costs will never go up, (assuming you get a fixed-rate mortgage). Landlords can jack up your rent when you are least expecting it.Powered by ...

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Renting vs Buying

May 17, 2018

Buying a house is a serious step in your life and you need to consider all the problems you may face and review the advantages you get with your own property. There are plenty of reasons to buy or not to buy a house, but we’ll highlight the key points that should help you understand whether becoming a ...

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Legislative Update

May 17, 2018

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Insurable, Insurable w/Escrow, Uninsurable...What's the Difference?

May 16, 2018

Recently I was teaching our Continuing Education course, Keys to Selling HUD Homes, when a student asked me about the term "Uninsurable" in relation to a HUD home they had seen on hudhomestore.com. They wanted to know if that meant the buyer would be unable to get homeowner's insurance on their new home. Of course the ...

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In Honor of National Home Improvement Month, Here Are The Home Improvements With The Best ROI

May 16, 2018

Home renovations are a great way to make your home more livable. But if you’re thinking about selling your home anytime in the future, you want to know you’re going to be able to get back at least some of your investment when you put your house on the market. But which renovations are going to give ...

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From good to best neighbor that you can be!

May 15, 2018

Looking for the right neighborhood is one of the most important parts of finding a house. There is no question that we really love to live in a warm and peaceful neighborhood where everybody wants to get along with each other.Sometimes, we just look for a better house, until we realize that picking the best neighborhood is a ...

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5 Key Reasons to Have a Home Inspection Before You Buy

May 15, 2018

It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of buying a new home and forget to make the important decision to have a home inspection conducted soon after you are under contract.  Home inspections are an instrumental part of the homebuying process that can save you a lot of time and money in the long ...

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Use these simple tips to capture magazine-ready photos like a Pro!

May 15, 2018

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

May 15, 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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Why Do Real Estate Agents Ask For A Pre-Approval?

May 15, 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 to Help Sell Your Home

May 15, 2018

TIPS TO SELLING YOUR HOME Listed belowed are just a few trips to help you sell your house with ease. Tip #1: Clean, clean, clean!     Make sure your house is tidy before meeting with your agent. This is because once you sign those listing documents, your agent is going to want to take marketing ...

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What to Expect During a Home Inspection

May 14, 2018

From finding an inspector to dealing with surprises — this is your guide to getting a house checked out. The first thing you need to know about home inspection: You’ll feel all the feels.There’s the excitement — the inspection could be the longest time you’re in the house, after the showing.Right behind that ...

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Lawn Care during summer months

May 14, 2018

The summer season brings about glorious days of warm weather and outdoor activities that keep us outside of hours upon hours at a time. For some most of those hour during these months are used to maintaining a healthy landscape around the house. Here are a few tips to assist in making their lawn healthy throughout the summer.Trimming: ...

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Improving Economy/Declining Inventory

May 11, 2018

 With the economy improving, more jobs and low mortgage rates, home buyers have turned out in record numbers across South Carolina during the first three months of the year.From January through March, over 17,000 homes closed across the State at a median price of $180,000, up $10,000 from the same period last year.As ...

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Purchasing Long-Distance

May 09, 2018

Whether your job is relocating you, you’re gearing up for a fresh start, or you’re moving back home. Here are a few tips to help the process be a little less hectic.The home search and buying process locally can have its hurdles. Add to that hundreds or thousands of miles and it can become that much ...

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Summer is coming. Power outage tips

May 09, 2018

Summer is coming. Warm weather, sunny days and cook outs. While you are having fun this year, please take a moment and prepare your home and family for Hurricane season. A little preparedness could save you hours or days of discomfort.The following are Some Safety tips from the Red Cross for when the power goes out. Staying Safe ...

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What is your school's grade?

May 09, 2018

Are you considering moving to a different school district but need information about the schools?  Have you wondered how your child's school performs compared to others?  Look no further!The school's report card is published once a year, and reflects many different aspects of how a school performs.  In North Carolina, for example, the ...

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One Way to Reduce Your House Payment

May 08, 2018

Reduce Your House Payment | Master Brokers | 828-726-9180If you put less than a 20% down payment on your home when you purchased it, chances are you are paying private mortgage insurance (PMI).  The amount of PMI that you pay every month is for the benefit of the lender in case you default on your loan.  According ...

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What First Time Home Buyers Need to Know Before Making an Offer

May 07, 2018

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty  Planning to make an offer in the Charlotte home you’ve been eyeing?  Home buying is a process you cannot rush, especially if it is  your first time.Owning your first home is a milestone, a sign of adulthood and independence. It means more than paying for a monthly ...

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FIVE CRITERIA FOR PRICING A HOME

May 03, 2018

FIVE CRITERIA FOR PRICING A HOME 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 ...

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3 Easy Home Updates Potential Buyers Will Love

May 02, 2018

Not only is selling your home a daunting task, but preparing your home to sell is a huge undertaking. There are little changes that can make a huge impact on potential buyers, and can even increase the value of your home! Here are a few that you should do right now. 1. Take A Minimalist ApproachOrganizing and decluttering ...

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FHA Home Loan Basics For 2018

May 01, 2018

FHA home loan basics for 2018 include a range of options depending on your financial needs and goals. Do you want to buy a new home or have one built for you with an FHA construction loan?Do you already have a mortgage but want to get into better terms or lower rates? FHA new purchase loans and refinance ...

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2018 FHA Loan Limits Just Announced: And They Went Up

May 01, 2018

On December 7, 2017, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced a new set of FHA loan limits for 2018. As we predicted in a previous blog post, the limits are being increased for 2018, due to significant home-price gains that occurred over the last year or so.These maximum loan amounts vary from one county to the next, because ...

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Flip or Not To Flip in Myrtle Beach

April 30, 2018

Many people are trying to jump into the "fast money" real estate flipping dream. While it looks easy on a 60-minute TV show, some have no idea how much work, time and money go into a successful flip. As a seasoned agent I have worked with quite a few investors and new "flippers".  The biggest factor ...

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7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT REAL ESTATE

April 23, 2018

7 things you need to know about real estate and mortgagehttp://blog.raymorton.point2agent.com/7-things-need-know-real-estate-mortgage/7 things you need to know about buying real estate Working with a RealtorIt is customary for the seller to pay for all realtor fees.  If for some reason you decide to purchase a home that is for sale by owner, you’ll pay ...

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