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Another Property Sold - 14 Nightingale Lane, Bluffton, SC 29909
Posted on 02/19/2020
Another Property Sold - 14 Nightingale Lane, Bluffton, SC 29909
Serene, peaceful and private true 3BR / 2BA + DEN Ibis model loaded with upgrades including a beautiful glass front door, 5" hardwood floors in great room / dining area, granite kitchen counter, ss appliances, custom blinds, 2 bay windows, plantation shutters, large screened porch with vinyl windows, pavers on driveway, newer Fosky HVAC in 2017 and more. Active neighborhood, mature landscaping and wide...
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Homebuying Tips: How to Purchase a Residence at a Low Price
Posted on 02/16/2020
Homebuying Tips: How to Purchase a Residence at a Low Price
You know you want to make your homeownership dream come true sooner rather than later. At the same time, you still have no idea about how you'll acquire a great house at a budget-friendly price. Navigating the housing market can be tricky, especially for those who are operating with limited finances at their disposal. Lucky for you, we're here...
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Why Do Mortgage Lenders Ask for Employment Verification?
Posted on 02/09/2020
Why Do Mortgage Lenders Ask for Employment Verification?
Applying for a mortgage is a big step towards homeownership and financial independence. If it’s your first time buying a home, you might be curious (and a little intimidated) about all of the things that go into your mortgage application. When reviewing your application, mortgage lenders are trying to determine how risky it is to lend you money. If...
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Another Property Sold - 15 S Forest Beach Drive #2D, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Posted on 02/04/2020
Another Property Sold - 15 S Forest Beach Drive #2D, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
The perfect "Place at the Beach"! This 2 bedroom 2 bath re-done ocean side villa is the perfect weekend getaway or investment property! Ocean views from the balcony and master bedroom. Nicely updated with new cabinets, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances. Gated oceanfront complex, and within easy walking distance to shopping, dining and nightlife. Nicely furnished and decorated...and turn key...
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Why You Might Consider A Home Warranty
Posted on 02/02/2020
Why You Might Consider A Home Warranty
You may have heard about home warranties, but are unsure of what they are. A home warranty is an excellent addition to your home insurance and has a particular function. When you buy a home, the last thing you want to worry about is things breaking or malfunctioning in the house after you buy it. Buyers fear the expenses...
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Upcycling: Unique, DIY Containers for Your Garden Shed
Posted on 01/26/2020
Upcycling: Unique, DIY Containers for Your Garden Shed
Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay If you're like many busy gardeners, your garden shed isn't as organized as it could be. Perhaps you've been telling yourself for quite some time that you're going to get around to giving it an organizational makeover but run short on inspiration whenever you try to brainstorm a game plan....
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59 Carnoustie Road #235, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 now has a new price of $425,900!
Posted on 01/21/2020
59 Carnoustie Road #235, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 now has a new price of $425,900!
Stunning renovated 2BR/2BA and loft end unit with extra windows, private decking overlooking gorgeous multiple fairway views of the Fazio course. Open floor plan, light and bright, wood flooring, granite, top of the line cabinetry and appliances, smooth ceilings, lots of closet space as well as a very large storage room outside. Conveniently located across from the pool/recreation area. Bike paths lead you right to the beach and all of Palmetto Dunes' amenities. Palmetto Dunes has 3 championship golf courses, tennis center, 11 mile lagoon system and a shuttle service to the...
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How to Rise Above the Homebuying Competition
Posted on 01/19/2020
How to Rise Above the Homebuying Competition
Let's face it – there is no shortage of buyers competing for the top residences. However, there are many things you can do to rise above the homebuying competition, and these include: 1. Review the Local Housing Market The housing market fluctuates. In some instances, the housing market may favor buyers. Or, in other cases, it may favor sellers....
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How to Forever Change Your Home's Lighting for the Better
Posted on 01/12/2020
How to Forever Change Your Home's Lighting for the Better
Photo by James DeMers via Pixabay In most homes, the base lighting is drab and dull, often doing little to light up your life. Thankfully, it is quite easy to transform the lighting in your home and create the perfect atmosphere for your everyday activities. All you have to do is follow these four tips and watch as...
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How to Find the Perfect Home
Posted on 01/05/2020
How to Find the Perfect Home
Photo by Yavyav via Shutterstock Whatever your priorities are, before you take on the purchase of a home, answer these questions for yourself: Why do you want to purchase a house? Is it for financial reasons? Is it less expensive than paying rent? Until you’re certain about your reasons for buying, take it slow and make a plan....
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Is Your Offer to Purchase Sufficient?
Posted on 12/29/2019
Is Your Offer to Purchase Sufficient?
If you plan to submit an offer to purchase a home, there is no need to leave anything to chance. And in most instances, it is a good idea to put your best foot forward with your offer to purchase. That way, you can boost the likelihood of receiving an instant "Yes" from a seller and moving one step...
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Determine If a House Is Right for You
Posted on 12/22/2019
Determine If a House Is Right for You
The definition of a "dream house" varies from homebuyer to homebuyer. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to determine if a residence is right for you. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you evaluate a home so you can decide whether to proceed with an offer to purchase. 1. Review a Home's Features...
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