Connie Yost-Schwerdt's Blog

Posted on 11/29/2020
Ways to Incorporate Blank Walls in Home Design
Photo by: Allie Smith via Unsplash During home decoration, it is natural to have one or more blank walls that leave you asking yourself: "What am I going to do with that?" You may get frustrated, but don't worry, you are not alone — barren walls are likely driving other homeowners crazy, too. What’s the solution? A fresh...
+ 7 more
Read More
Posted on 11/22/2020
Should Opt to Pay Your Mortgage Off Early?
Image by Nattanan Kanchanaprat from Pixabay Owning a home can be an amazing experience. But interest from your mortgage accumulates over time, leaving you to seemingly pay an arm and a leg to finance your home. But while you may think that paying off your mortgage early is a great idea, that isn’t always the case. You May...
+ 2 more
Read More
Posted on 11/15/2020
A Quick Guide to Conforming Loans
Image by InspiredImages from Pixabay When you plan on getting a mortgage, you have some choices. There are conventional, FHA, VA and other options. One term you'll likely hear is a conforming or a non-conforming loan. If you aren't sure what that means, you could end up confused about the kind of loan you're actually getting for your...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 11/08/2020
Helping Someone Else Get a Mortgage Loan: Should You Cosign?
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Should you cosign on a mortgage loan to help someone else buy a house? Hopeful home buyers who lack the necessary credit history, W-2 income or overall income versus their debt can face problems getting a mortgage lender to approve a loan. Borrowers with a 43% or higher debt-to-income ratio may learn...
+ 2 more
Read More
Posted on 11/01/2020
Kitchen Flooring: Cover or Resurface
Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash As homeowners, we can get fairly strategic about hiding the flaws in our home. We might move the sofa over a water stain on the hardwood or put a rug over a crack, tear or discoloration. While you'd never try to hide this stuff from potential homebuyers, it does keep it out...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 10/25/2020
Tips for Sellers: Plan for a Property Showing
As a home seller, it is crucial to do everything possible to prepare for a house showing. Yet determining the best ways to prep for a showing sometimes can be difficult. Fortunately, we're here to help you get ready for any showing, at any time. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you plan for a...
Read More
Posted on 10/24/2020
Another Property Sold - 43 Forest Cove #43, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
This 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath villa is right in the heart of Broad Creek Landing. Amenities include a sunset gazebo that looks over Broad Creek and Calibogue Sound, 2 community pools, and hard surface tennis courts. Excellent location on the south end of the island and easy access to the Cross Island Parkway to go off the island. (Professional photos and VT coming...
+ 2 more
Read More
Posted on 10/18/2020
Understanding Closing Costs
Image by Ryan R Fox from Shutterstock It can be a stressful endeavor to purchase a home. As one of the most significant investments in life, it is important to understand the steps and fees you may encounter beyond the sale price. When you are searching for a property, keep the expense of closing in mind. What Are...
+ 2 more
Read More
Posted on 10/12/2020
143 Cutter Circle, Bluffton, SC 29909 now has a new price of $174,000!
This beautiful home site is located on a large, picturesque lagoon, in the small upscale community of Riverbend. It is just over a 1/3 acre. Close to the main gate & the Riverbend Clubhouse, with it's stunning views of the Marsh & Okatie River. An extension of Sun City Hilton Head, an active adult Community, the residents of Riverbend have access to all the great amenities that Sun City has to offer, as well as their own clubhouse, swimming pool & leisure trails. Walk to the dock for crabbing, fishing or kayaking. Located off Hwy 170, convenient to Beaufort, Hilton Head &...
+ 2 more
Read More
Posted on 10/11/2020
What to Do When Your HOA Switches Property Management Companies
Image by allPhoto Bangkok from Pixabay In a perfect world, every HOA would find an amazing property management company, and the union of the two organizations would last forever. Unfortunately, this world can be imperfect sometimes, and there are many reasons why the agreements between property management companies and HOAs may need to be dissolved from time to...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 10/04/2020
What’s the Best Home Improvement for ROI
Photo by Sue Smith via Shutterstock Choosing what to upgrade or fix in, on or around your home can be a complicated process. Changes fall into two categories – things that increase or decrease value (or sale price) and things that increase or decrease salability (or how willing people are to pay full price for it). Before you...
+ 9 more
Read More
Posted on 09/27/2020
3 Ways to Pick Patterns for Your Living Space
Photo by Sidekix Media on Unsplash Textiles are one of the most important aspects of interior design—a true decorating fundamental that interior designers use to pull a room together. These things are often overlooked in favor of stylish trim, on-trend paint shades, and well-chosen furniture, however. Those are all necessary parts of the design equation, but without the...
+ 1 more
Read More
Showing Results
1 - 12 of219