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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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Posted on 05/17/2020
Outdoor Kitchen Trends for 2020
Image by toddpharistx from Pixabay If you’ve been thinking about adding an outdoor kitchen to your luxury home, it is a good time to start planning. Outdoor kitchens offer a great place to prepare and enjoy meals outdoors when the weather is pleasant. You’ll find that there are many options and features available to build out the perfect...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
HOA Pros and Cons in a Nutshell
Photo by Bryan Clayton via Pixabay If you buy a townhouse or condo, you’ll find that you’re more than likely a member of a Homeowners Association, or HOA. What that means, in a nutshell, is that you, along with everyone else in your community, own the exterior of the buildings and the common areas. If your roof fails,...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Tips for Home Sellers: Identify Your Target Buyer
For those who want to enjoy a successful home selling experience, identifying your target buyer is key. Because if you understand why buyers may choose your residence over other available houses, you can promote your home to the right groups of buyers. And as a result, you may be better equipped than ever before to streamline the house selling...
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Posted on 05/02/2020
Video Tour - 40 Bay Point Road, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920
Located on St Helena Island & situated on just over a ½ acre lot with incredible views of the Sound. Casual living with privacy, this 3 bdrm/2 ba home has hardi-plank exterior, heart of pine floors in the main living area & ceiling fans throughout. Views of the sound from the mstr bdrm, FR & the full front screened porch. Capture the breeze as you sip on an iced tea & enjoy the view. Golf cart, kayaks, bicycles & crab traps are included. Public launching dock close by. Has a handicap accessible ramp off the back small deck. This is the perfect home for someone that wants the quietness and slow pace of living this...
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