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5 Signs You’ve Found the Perfect Home in Summerville

While it does involve a good dose of excitement, finding the perfect home is usually a long, time-consuming, and often anxiety-filled process. Occasionally, a fortunate buyer finds her dream home after viewing only a handful of potential homes, but that’s pretty rare. The trick lies in knowing when you’ve found the right home because it’s … Continued

5 Ways to Make Your New Summerville Home More Energy-Efficient

The cost of heating and cooling your home is only going to go up. It’s in your best interests both financially and comfort-wise, then, to make your home as energy efficient as you possibly can. Now, if you have a new home, you most likely already have the basics in place, such things as double-pane … Continued

What do You Need to Buy a House in Summerville?

Most of us know that to buy a house we need to get financing and look at a number of homes to find just the right one. Actually, though, there’s a lot more to it than that, and, unfortunately, many people aren’t aware of everything involved. As a result, they go into the process pretty … Continued

6 Big Negotiation Points Summerville House Sellers Should Be Prepared For

An inevitable part of selling a house is the negotiation process. Some house sellers who like the back-and-forth drama find negotiating exciting. Others find it tedious and draining and just want to get it over as quickly as possible. Whichever camp you find yourself in, you’ll come out ahead if you’re forearmed with some knowledge … Continued

6 Problems Often Found During Summerville Home Inspections

Buying a home is a big investment, most likely the largest purchase of your entire life. So you will definitely want to know that a prospective home doesn’t have any major problems. And that’s why home inspections are so important. Home inspectors are trained professionals and can usually find any flaws or defects in a … Continued

5 Easy Ways to Stage Your Home in Summerville on a Budget

It’s no secret that staged homes sell quicker and at higher prices than homes that aren’t staged. But (you may be protesting) you don’t have a bunch of money to spend on new furniture, rugs, and drapes or on a professional staging service. Never fear – there’s still a lot you can do on your … Continued

Low-Cost Ways to Increase the Value of Your Summerville Property

If you’re a homeowner looking to sell your home, you know that improvements will increase its value so that you can sell for more. And if you’re like most of us, you don’t have the money lying around for major renovations, which can cost many tens of thousands of dollars. But don’t despair: there are … Continued

How to Reach Your Summerville Real Estate Goals in 2022

Wondering how to reach your real estate goals in the upcoming year? You can do it. It may not be easy, but it really is pretty simple. As with any other major financial/investment undertaking, reaching your real estate goals is just a matter of having the right ingredients in the mix: defining your goals, formulating and implementing … Continued

5 Tips to Help You Run Comps for Your House in Summerville

If you’re ready to sell your home, you have to know what it’s worth in order to price it appropriately. Price too low, and you’ll leave money on the table; price too high, and your home will likely languish on the market unsold. In addition, what your house is worth on the market isn’t necessarily … Continued

5 Agent Tips to Help You Sell Your Summerville House on a Budget

Not only is selling a house a stressful undertaking, but it can also be pretty costly. Some estimates for the cost of selling a house run as high as $20,000 – and that makes the cost of selling prohibitive for many homeowners. There are, however, according to knowledgeable agents, a number of budget-friendly things you … Continued

4 Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Summerville Realtor

Buying or selling a house will likely be the largest financial transaction of your life. And that means you’ll want the best realtor you can get – one who is a good fit and can get you the best deal possible. Finding the right realtor can be a long, time-consuming process involving getting recommendations, checking … Continued

5 Advantages of Selling Your House During the Winter in Summerville

Conventional real estate wisdom has it that, like the weather, the housing market cools off considerably during the winter months. And there is a lot to this: spring and summer are typically the best times to sell your house in most markets. But the fact remains that many houses sell during the winter. And there … Continued

Pros and Cons of Using an Open House to Sell Your Property in Summerville

The effectiveness of open houses is a topic of debate among both home sellers and real estate professionals, with some claiming they’re great selling tools and others maintaining that they’re practically worthless. As with anything, though, the truth probably lies somewhere in the middle. So should you or shouldn’t you hold an open house? Understanding … Continued