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Posted on 08/02/2020
Work with a REALTOR® When Buying a Home
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Once you decide you’re in the market for a new home, one of the first decisions you’ll make is whether you should hire a real estate agent to shop for a house or go out your own. While buying a new home without a professional representative is possible, there is no disadvantage...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Create a Personalized Outdoor Living Space
Image by Marzenna Gaines from Pixabay With spring just around the corner, your thoughts may turn to enjoying the great outdoors. By making a few improvements, you can create your own restful, outdoor oasis even as you add value to your home. Research has found that homeowners often gain the most value by improving backyards and investing in...
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Posted on 07/24/2020
Another Property Sold - 78 Windjammer Court, Hardeeville, SC 29927
Custom 4 bdrm/3 ba home located in Latitude Lake within Margaritaville. HW floors & a variety of appointed ceilings finishes throughout, kitchen w/quartz counter tops, s/s appliances & gas range. The back side of home overlooks Latitude Lake & can be viewed from the FR, mstr bdrm, guest bdrm & screen porch. 9’ sliding accordion doors off the FR open fully to bring outdoors in. New owners can join Margaritaville Social Club for $61.62/month for access to facilities. Only Social Club mbrs can eat at restaurant. One mbr of household must be 55 & no children under 19 yrs. Amenities incl. the Lake Club, pickle ball...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
How to Pack for the Quick Move
Photo by DenisProduction.com via Shutterstock Ever had to move in a hurry? The job offer is great, but the training starts in a week … three states away. Time to pack up the house—quick! Here are some tips to make the process of relocating all your possessions easier and faster. Buy Your Boxes If possible, buy your moving...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
Tips to Make a Local Move Easier
Photo by bruce mars from Pexels Moving locally might not seem as stressful as a long-distance move, but it can still be hectic if you’re not well-prepared for it. Whether your local move is just down the street or to another part of town, make sure you start getting ready for it early. The following tips can help...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Should You Buy or Rent Your Next Home?
Image by Andrian Valeanu from Pixabay Whether you’re renting or buying, transitioning into a new home can be a big step. From the moving costs to the costs associated with deposits, first and last months’ rent, and more, the whole process can be stressful and expensive. But before these worries pop into your mind, you may also be...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Invest or Pay Down Your Mortgage Quicker - Which is Better?
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Often, when discussing ways to get out of debt, the subject of “mortgage versus investments” comes up. If you have a mortgage, your monthly budget likely revolves around paying it first, meaning investment ideas take a back seat. One way to free money up to invest is to pay off the mortgage, and...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Costs of Home Selling
Photo by Arka38 via Shutterstock At first glance, you may wonder what the point is of paying a real estate agent for work you may just as easily do yourself. The curse of the Internet is that many consumers have just enough knowledge to be dangerous. That means that while you could sell your home directly, you may...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Are You Prepared to Sell a House?
When it comes to selling a house, it is important to prepare as much as you can. That way, you can identify potential home selling hurdles and overcome these issues before they escalate. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you prep for the house selling journey. 1. Analyze All Areas of Your Home You might...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
What Defines a Successful Home Search?
A successful home search enables you to discover your dream residence at a budget-friendly price. However, conducting a successful house search may be difficult, particularly for individuals who fail to prepare for the homebuying journey. Lucky for you, there are many things you can do to prevent problems as you search for your ideal home. Now, let's take a...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Take a Free Online Data Science Course
Photo by Kevin Ku from Pexels Did you ever wonder how companies collect so much data about you online and what they do with it? Or maybe you've been thinking about expanding your knowledge about analytics for your career. Either way, you can take a Johns Hopkins Data Science Course online for free right now to begin exploring...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Tips for Reducing Allergens at Home
Photo by Roman Koval from Pexels It’s common to experience seasonal allergies with the passing of the months, but did you know that indoor allergens can aggravate your allergies and asthma symptoms as well? Many people choose to stay inside when the pollen and mold levels are high. However, they could be doing more harm than good if...
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