Wednesday, July 8, 2020 / by Sonya Reiselt
When you buy a new home in Beaufort County, you want to make sure it's taken care of. There are many ways that you can protect your Lowcountry home, from security to caring for unexpected issues.
Here are five ways to make sure your home is protected as much as possible.
Insure Your Home
Having homeowner's insurance is an important way to make sure your home is protected against the unexpected. Insurance will protect you against the cost of repairing your home if it's damaged and personal liabilities. Homeowner's insurance can also cover hurricane and flood damage, which can be a concern here in Beaufort County.
When you get an insurance policy for your home, make sure you check the details of your policy to make sure it will cover what you need so you don't encounter any setbacks if something does happen to your home. The last thing you need in an emergency is finding out you're up a creek without a paddle.
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Wednesday, July 1, 2020 / by Sonya Reiselt
Mortgage rates are at their lowest levels in years, and as such, many Beaufort County home owners are refinancing their homes. Even if you refinanced your home last year, it still may be a good idea to look into a refi now.
Even though rates are the main driver for refinancing your home, there are some other factors to consider.
How much will it cost?
While it's true that refinancing will lower your monthly payments, there are fees involved. You need to take into account all the fees and determine how long it will take to break even.
As an example, if you pay $3,600 in fees to save $100 a month, it will take 36 months to break even. So if you plan to be in your home in Beaufort County longer than that period (or whatever period you calculate it will take) then refinancing might be worth it.
Consider the terms
You don't need to stay with a 30-year loan. If you go with a 15-year loan, you can pay off your home earlier. Or if you&nb ...
Thursday, June 25, 2020 / by Sonya Reiselt
With interest rates at an all-time low and distressed home owners, it makes for an ideal combination for home flippers in Beaufort County. If you've been thinking about getting into house flipping, there's a few things to consider before you start.
Don’t expect to be in an out in a week
According to the recent ATTOM Data Solutions first-quarter 2020 U.S. Home Flipping Report, “Home flippers who sold homes in the first quarter of 2020 took an average of 174 days to complete a flip, up from an average of 169 in the fourth quarter of 2019 but down from 180 days in the first quarter of last year.”
How long it takes you to flip a home depends on many important factors. What is the condition of the home? How many repairs does it need & what are they? How experienced are you in making the repairs and how fast can you make them? Try to be realistic about the home you're looking at flipping. It's better to overestimate the time fram ...
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 / by Sonya Reiselt
Having a clean home is essential to selling your home in Beaufort County. The cleaner your home is, the better chance you have of selling it faster and for more money. But it can be hard to stay on top cleaning your home. The little things add up over time. Stained porcelain, carpets, and stinky appliances all hurt your home's market value in the end.
The trick is to keep it simple. Get your house put back together with these house-cleaning hacks. No trip to the hardware store needed. You probably already have what you need with these quick-and-easy house-cleaning tips.
Kitty Litter for Oil Spills
This old trick is a sure way to soak up oil in the garage. Use the cheapest clay kitty litter you can find (the fancy stuff won't do any better for this trick).
Pour a thick layer on the stain, then walk on it to crush it into the oil. Let it sit for 30 minutes, and then sweep it up. Now your garage floor will be ready to show potential buyers.
Nail Polish to Stop Rust Rings
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 / by Sonya Reiselt
Summer is almost here and now is the time to enjoy the farm fresh produce grown in the Lowcountry. The farmers of Beaufort County are bringing their tempting harvest to you in these markets throughout the county. Make sure to contact them before you go to verify dates and hours. It's a great way to help support our local farmers. Have a great time out in the fresh air and enjoying the flavors of the Lowcountry!
Port Royal Farmers' Market
Ribaut Rd, Port Royal, SC 29935
Saturdays 9 to 12
Featuring SC produce, seafood, beef, eggs, Bread, BBQ, cheese, honey, and plants.
Farmers Market of Bluffton
40 Calhoun St, Bluffton, SC 2991040 | (843) 415-2447
1576 Sea Island Parkway, ST. Helena Island, SC 29920 | (843) 838-3656
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 10am to 6pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm.
Dempseuy Farms is a U-Pick Farm located on St. Helena Island. A working family farm, Dempsey’s is a ...