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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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10 Things to Look for When Buying a House

March 05, 2018

 By Jiordan CastleBuying a house is a bit like planning for your wedding day — there are months packed with excitement, stress, planning, and then, finally, the big payoff. I know because I have 2 exceedingly interesting sisters (a hummus-making social worker and a gluten-free marketing maven) who both committed to the big stuff — husbands and houses ...

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What Is A HUD Home and Can I Buy One?

March 05, 2018

 Post By: Nancy Braun, ShowcaseRealty.net HUD homes - the backstory  You may have heard that HUD homes are a good deal if you are looking into buying a home. But what is a HUD home and why is it available at such a bargain cost?The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) defines a "...

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FHA HOMELOAN DOWN PAYMENY RULES YOU SHOULD KNOW

March 05, 2018

FHA Home Loan Down Payment Rules You Should KnowFHA home loan down payment rules you should know include the minimum amount down, acceptable sources of down payment funds, and how other closing costs and associated expenses related to your down payment requirements.Do you know how your chosen FHA lender will calculate your down payment? Knowing before you apply ...

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CREDIT SCORES AND FHA LOANS

March 01, 2018

It’s a brand-new year, so we thought it was time to take a fresh look at some of the more important FHA loan requirements. Today, we will cover the credit score needed for FHA loan approval in 2018.Some of the information that follows is based on the official HUD handbook for this mortgage program, and some of ...

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LIONS AND TIGERS AND BEARS, OH MY!

February 27, 2018

Wacatee Zoo is a hidden gem at 8500 Enterprise Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC.  I live nearby, and I can sit on my back porch and hear the lions and/or tigers roar every morning and evening!  It’s a strange feeling to hear exotic animals at the beach, sounds of waves crashing and sea gulls calling are more ...

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Buying a house requires a lot of time and effort!

February 19, 2018

Buying a house requires a lot of time and effort, but these 10 steps can help make the home buying process manageable and help you make the best decisions possible. Step 1: Start Your Research Early (if you found this blog you are ready for step 2)As soon as you can, start reading Web sites, newspapers, and magazines ...

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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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