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Category: Buying a Home

    Things to Consider When Buying a home in Columbia SC

    By Desmond Meade | November 29, 2020

    Things to Consider When Buying a Home in Columbia SC The process of buying a home can be overwhelming at times, but you don’t need to go through it alone.You may be wondering if now is a good time to buy a home … or if interest rates are projected to rise or fall. I... Read More

    Starting the Search for Your Dream Home? Here Are 5 Tips!

    By Rozalyn Franklin | May 20, 2019

    In today’s real estate market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared. In a realtor.com article entitled, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind,” the author highlights some steps that first-time homebuyers can take to help carry their excitement... Read More

    The Benefits of a 20% Down Payment

    By Rozalyn Franklin | May 14, 2019

    If you are in the market to buy a home this year, you may be confused about how much money you need to come up with for your down payment. Many people you talk to will tell you that you need to save 20% or you won’t be able to secure a mortgage. But there... Read More

    Your Fabulous New Dream Home is Now Available

    By Rozalyn Franklin | May 2, 2019

    Over the last several years, many “baby boomers” have undergone a metamorphosis. Their children have finally moved out and they can now dream about their own future. For many, a change in lifestyle might necessitate a change in the type of home they live in. That two-story, four-bedroom colonial with three bathrooms no longer fits... Read More

    New Study Reveals One Surprising Reason for the Inventory Shortage

    By Rozalyn Franklin | April 24, 2019

    There has been a great amount written on millennials and their impact on the housing market. However, the headlines often contradict each other. Some claim this generation is becoming the largest share of first-time home buyers, while others claim millennials don’t want to own a home, blaming them for the dip in homeownership rate. While... Read More

    Home Buyer Demand Will Be Strong for Years to Come

    By Rozalyn Franklin | April 10, 2019

    Home Buyer Demand Will Be Strong for Years to Come There has been a lot written about millennials and their preference to live in city centers above their favorite pizza place. Some have even gone so far as to say that millennials are a “Renter-Generation”. And while this might be true for some millennials, more... Read More

    5 Reasons To Sell Your House This Spring!

    By Rozalyn Franklin | April 1, 2019

    Are you thinking about selling your home, Well listing your home for sale this spring makes sense. Here are 5 reasons to sell your house this spring! 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the... Read More

    Patio Planning 101

    By Rozalyn Franklin | March 21, 2019

    It’s finally spring! Time to break out the grill and the patio set and spend your evenings cooking out under the stars. Except, you don’t have a patio, you have a backyard that’s currently a soppy, muddy mess from spring rainstorms. You’d love to get outside, but it’s just so mucky and sticky out there.... Read More

    Understanding How Your Property Taxes Are Calculated

    By Rozalyn Franklin | March 7, 2019

    Understanding how your property taxes are calculated can often feel like unraveling one of the deepest mysteries of the universe. However, it’s vitally important that you get your arms around this tax, if you are subject to it, as it’s often a large expense that you may be saddled with for a lifetime. Property taxes... Read More

    Top 10 Reasons People Move

    By Rozalyn Franklin | March 5, 2019

    Top 10 Reasons People Move 1- To Get a Better House 2- To Establish a Family 3-To Get a New Job 4- To Find a Cheaper Home 5- To Own a Home, Not Rent a Home 6- For an Easier Commute 7- A Change in Marital Status 8-To Get a Better Neighborhood 9- Looking for... Read More