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The Answer to the Housing Shortage? New Home Construction

  The biggest challenge to today’s housing market is the shortage of housing inventory for sale. A normal market would see a six-month supply of homes for sale. Currently, that number is below four months. This is the major reason home prices… Read More

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5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional

If You Are Buying or Selling a Home, Talk to an Expert. Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey; you need an experienced Real Estate Professional to lead you to your ultimate goal. In this world… Read More

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Break the Chains

Mortgage Myths Holding Back Buyers Fannie Mae’s “What do consumers know about the Mortgage Qualification Criteria” study revealed that Americans are misinformed about what is required to qualify for a mortgage when purchasing a home. We want to to help shed some… Read More

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Home Buying Myths

Highlights: Interest Rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rent in the last 12 months! Credit score requirements to be approved for a mortgage continue to fall.

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Here Comes the Housing Inventory!!

Almost every real estate conversation revolves around the continuous rise in house values over the last four years. Some have even mentioned a concern about another possible bubble forming. However, the recent increase in prices can be attributed to a very simple… Read More

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Hurricane Preparedness Checklist

Major Hurricane Direct Hits 1900-2015   While there is certainly plenty to love about the Lowcountry in the summertime, there is no point in ignoring the fact that this is also Hurricane Season. As you can see from our handy infographic, the frequency of… Read More

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Defining Your American Dream

Is Homeownership is Still Part of the American Dream? The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just released the first edition of their Housing Opportunities and Market Experience Survey (H.O.M.E.). NAR explained that the report covers: “…core topics that will be tracked on… Read More

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Where the Ladies at?

Single Women Home Buyers Make Up the Second Largest Group of Buyers According to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, single women made up 18% of all first-time homebuyers last year, second only to married couples… Read More

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Thinking About Buying a Home?

Your’re not alone. Over half of Americans are planning on buying a home in the next 5 years. According to the BMO Harris Bank Home Buying Report, 52% of Americans say they are thinking about buying a home in the next five years. Americans… Read More

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First Time Home Buying in Savannah

True Confessions of an Accidental First Time Home Buyer  I can honestly say that I have never been one of those people obsessed with owning my own first home. In fact, until very recently, I was convinced that I’d be renting forever…. Read More

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