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Tuesday, June 6, 2023   /   by Sonya Reiselt

What to do Before & After a Lowcountry Move

Moving into a new home in the Lowcountry can be a thrilling but overwhelming experience. It is a significant milestone that is often considered one of life's most stressful events.
Moving to a new home can be a daunting task. With paperwork, packing, cleaning, transportation, and unpacking, the amount of work can be overwhelming. However, with the right knowledge and practical tips, the transition can be streamlined. This article aims to equip newcomers with the essential information needed to make the move as smooth as possible.
Before the Move
Don't underestimate the time it takes to move—it's best to plan long before the date to make the process more seamless.
Here are some valuable tips on what to do before moving to a new home:

Research moving companies

It's important to do your research when choosing a local moving company. Don't settle for the first one you find. Take the time to read online reviews and ask for recommendations from friends and family. This wi. ...

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Tuesday, May 30, 2023   /   by Sonya Reiselt

Do You Need a Home Warranty?

After you buy a house in the Lowcountry, you will need to take care of it as time goes on. One way to ensure that your home's systems and appliances are kept up is by purchasing a home warranty. Yet home warranties may not the right choice for every homeowner.
Here are some pros and cons to help you decide if buying a home warranty is the right choice for you in Beaufort and the surrounding areas of the Lowcountry.

What is a home warranty?
A home warranty is separate from insurance, which helps cover damage to your home from things like fire or a windstorm.
In contrast, a home warranty protects your home's major appliances and systems as they age. It can be used to save you money if your water heater breaks unexpectedly or if your dishwasher suddenly stops working.

How a home warranty works
A home warranty is similar to insurance in that you pay an annual premium. Usually, homes of up to 5000 square feet are covered by the standard warranty. If your home is larger than th. ...

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023   /   by Sonya Reiselt

Our Stunning Featured Properties in Beaufort County SC!

If you're in the market for some of the finest homes for sale in Beaufort County, look no further! The HomesFinder Realty Group features the most desirable properties in the Lowcountry. These 3 featured listings below have all the features you could ask for in a luxury home. And make sure to visit our Featured Properties for the full list of our offerings in Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head, and Fripp Island! You’re sure to find the perfect home to suit your needs!

772 Marlin Dr, Fripp Island, SC 29920
This beautiful second-row Beach house on Fripp Island is a must-see! The house backs up to the 7th hole on the Ocean Point Golf Course, providing breathtaking views of the golf course from your backyard. It is situated in a private area of the beach, where golf cart or car parking is not allowed at the beach access, making it a serene and uncrowded environment.
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56 Maywood Ct, Bluffton, SC 29910
BEAUTIFUL home in Baynard Park! SO MUCH SPACE; ...

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Wednesday, April 12, 2023   /   by Sonya Reiselt

How to Deal With an Increased Escrow Payment

Death and taxes are two things you can't avoid. One example of an unavoidable tax payment is the escrow account required when obtaining a mortgage loan. Not only will this guarantee lenders that borrowers can meet their monthly payments, but it also serves as a protection for Beaufort homeowners to keep the home they've bought.
It's not uncommon to see an increase in your mortgage bill due to higher escrow payments - however, all hope is not lost! You have the power to take action with options like protesting property taxes. In this article, we'll provide insights into what causes these increases and review the various steps you can take to address them.
Reasons for escrow payment hikes
When you close on your mortgage home purchase, your lender will set up an escrow account for you. This is used to manage loan and tax payments more seamlessly. Your monthly escrow charges are dependent upon the amount needed to cover your homeowners' insurance and property taxes. Ty; ...

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022   /   by Sonya Reiselt

When could a Home Buyer Forfeit Earnest Money?

Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or not, it’s important to understand the home buying process. When you’ve decided to purchase a home it’s a very exciting time. You’ve secured your pre-approval from the bank and know how much you can spend overall for the total purchase of your home. You’ve also saved for your down payment and the earnest money you will give to the seller at the time you sign the offer contract for the home.
What exactly is Earnest Money? Earnest money is essentially a good faith deposit and is generally 1-5% of the home's purchase price. This money is held in an escrow account, normally by the company that is listing the property for sale. This can vary however and be held by a designated attorney, escrow company or title company. The reason for the earnest money is to show good faith in that the home buyer will hold up to their end of the contract and protect the seller.
What would cause a home buyer to lose their Earnest; ...

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