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It Takes Two To Tango

Real Estate Power Couples It takes two to tango. An idiom often used in a negative connotation, takes on a whole new light for real estate power couple Liz and Bobby Davenport. The two rely on each other in all aspects of… Read More

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5 Homeowners Association Questions You Need to Ask

Homeowners Associations: A Blessing and a Curse  Make sure your agent has knowledge about the Homeowners Associations where you are interested in buying.  First things first, let’s make sure we all know what and why HOA Fees exist. The Homeowners Association (or… Read More

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2 Factors to Watch in Today’s Real Estate Market Whether Buying or Selling

Interest Rates & Home Inventory When it comes to buying or selling a home there are many factors you should consider. Where you want to live, why you want to buy or sell, and who will help you along your journey are… Read More

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Are We About to Enter a Buyers’ Market?

Home sales are below last year’s levels, home values are appreciating at a slower pace, and there are reports showing purchasing demand softening. This has some thinking we may be entering a buyers’ market after sellers have had the upper hand for… Read More

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Mortgage Interest Rates are Still Going Up

… Should You Wait to Buy? Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased by close to a quarter of a percent over the last several weeks. Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association, and the National Association of Realtors are all calling for mortgage rates to rise another… Read More

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The Cost of NOT Paying PMI

Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer as median incomes, rents, and home prices all vary depending on where you live. There is a common misconception among homebuyers that a 20% down payment is required,… Read More

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12 Single-Family Lots with Water Access

Blue Heron Bluff Neighborhood The Blue Heron Bluff neighborhood is designed to fully embrace the beauty and low country lifestyle of living on the beautiful 100 Mile Coast. The private community boasts stunning views of both the Intercoastal Waterway and the marshlands,… Read More

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Renting Vs. Buying

Either Way You’re Paying A Mortgage! There are some people who have not purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize, however, that unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying… Read More

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Home Price Reductions

What Does the Recent Rash of Home Price Reductions Mean? Last week, in a new report from Zillow, it was revealed that there has been a rash of price reductions across the country. According to the report: There are more price cuts now than a… Read More

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Wave of Millennial Home Buying Continues to Swell

Many have written about the millennial generation and whether or not they, as a whole, believe in homeownership as a part of attaining their American Dream. Comparatively speaking, millennials have taken longer to obtain traditional milestones (like getting married, having kids and… Read More

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