Monthly Archives: January 2011

4 Tricks and Traps Foreclosure Buyers Need to Know

After working with plenty of foreclosures and short sales, I found this to be great information to share with buyers.  Going into a foreclosure or short sale with your eyes wide open is very important!  If you have any questions … Continue reading

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Realty Times – Homeownership Still Good Long Term Decision, Survey Reveals

Realty Times reported yesterday that a recent study conducted by Harris Interactive for the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) found that a majority of both homeowners and renters surveyed believed that owning a home makes more sense than renting and that … Continue reading

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December Existing-Home Sales Jump

For more information, contact: Walter Molony 202/383-1177 wmolony@realtors.org Washington, DC, January 20, 2011 Existing-home sales rose sharply in December, when sales increased for the fifth time in the past six months, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Existing-home sales1, … Continue reading

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A Lowcountry Affair: Dining Out with Charleston Restaurant Week

Over 85 of Charleston’s highly celebrated dining hot spots are participating in the nine day event known as Charleston Restaurant Week.  Restaurant week is sponsored by the Charleston Restaurant Association as a way to promote local food and beverage business.  … Continue reading

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30 Can’t-Miss Home Staging Tips

Designed to Sell designer Lisa LaPorta shares some of her best home staging tips. Grimy bathroom walls are a major red flag to buyers. Here is an easy way to get rid of surface mold: Mix a spray bottle with … Continue reading

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Charleston Area Homes Sales Up in December, Median Price Down

Here’s some positive news to start off the new year…the Charleston Regional Business Journal reported yesterday that Charleston area home sales were up in December, although the median price is down a bit from a year ago.  This is good … Continue reading

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Rent vs. Buy: Do the Math and Then Ask Mom

by The KCM Crew on January 7, 2011 ·  We are starting to hear from real estate professionals that a growing number of purchasers are young adults being persuaded to buy now. Who are the people selling them on the … Continue reading

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Charleston heads home prices statewide

The Post and Courier Saturday, December 25, 2010 Median cost of area home above $200,000 Keeping up a trend, the greater Charleston housing market tops the state in prices and is also among the more active in construction. The figures … Continue reading

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