Thursday, October 14, 2021 / by Sonya Reiselt
Did you know that the Fall season is an incredible time to purchase a Beaufort home? And we have a great Buyer’s market right now!
What makes the Fall season such an amazing time to buy a home? Here’s what you need to know:
1. Less Competition. The spring season sees the most home buyers, but those home buyers may actually pay more for their homes as competition for those homes drives up sales price and competing bids. The Fall season has fewer buyers and more available inventory which can leave room for more negotiation on price.
2. Prices tend to drop in the Fall after the high season. Making your money go further to purchase the home that meets your needs.
3. You can take your time. Fall affords you time to truly find the home that matches your needs and to fully inspect that home before buying. During the Spring/Summer season of 2021, many buyers were fo. ...
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 / by Sonya Reiselt
Interest rates on a 30-year fixed mortgage continue to remain at a record low but homeowners should take note that, as the economy continues to recover, these rates will slowly begin to climb once again. Currently, according to Freddie Mac, the fixed rate for a 30-year mortgage is at 2.87%, which increased slightly from 2.78% from previous weeks. While it’s expected that the Federal Reserve won’t raise rates drastically by years end, rates are assumed to rise throughout 2022. Unless you’ve purchased your home within the last year and a half, or you’ve already taken advantage of the rates and refinanced, chances are, chances your mortgage rate is a significant amount higher than the current rate for a 30 or 15-year rate. That being said, there are many ways people can take advantage of the historically low-interest rates that the real estate market is experiencing!
1. Refinance your loan. At thh ...
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 / by Sonya Reiselt
In one of the most up-and-coming towns in South Carolina, Bluffton, lies a picturesque waterfront community that sprawls over 22,000 acres along the May River: Palmetto Bluff. Bluffton is the fastest growing town in the state and Palmetto Bluff has, undoubtedly, played a pivotal role. Located just minutes from Hilton Head and only 30 minutes from Beaufort, the most ideal neighborhood in a thriving community is making a name for itself, not only in the Lowcountry but in the entirety of the south.
Here are some of the contributing factors in which everyone is longing to call Palmetto Bluff home:
The community is committed to preserving the land, and beauty, of the environment. There are many conservation areas within the over 20,000 acres of the community and a portion of all of the home and lot sales go to a nonprofit that is dedicated to protecting the neighborhood’s natural resources.
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Wednesday, July 28, 2021 / by Sonya Reiselt
When buying a home, we often think too often with our emotions and not enough with our minds. And, within the current seller’s market, buyers are often having to think about what concessions they’ll have to make in order to find a home, that, oftentimes, will leave them feeling like they’re settling. If you find yourself on the buyer’s side of today’s market, remember to breath, think rationally and remember that you don’t want to feel buyer’s remorse a year from now! So, when you’re looking at houses, remember the following tips to ensure you end up making logical decisions when closing on a home.
Don’t offer too much.
It’s almost a given at this point that a home in good condition has a significant chance to sell for some amount over the asking price. That’s simply the reality of the market that we’re currently in. However, that doesn’t mean you have to go o; ...
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 / by Sonya Reiselt
For a multitude of reasons, Beaufort, and the rest of the Lowcountry is consistently an ideal location for people looking to build a new home. Whether it be due to the proximity to the water, the breathtaking views, the unbeaten sense of community, or the various other reasons that make the Lowcountry and idyllic home, people from all over the country are hoping to build their dream house from Beaufort to Port Royal. While building a home might seem fairly straightforward, there are some contributing factors, when building throughout the Lowcountry specifically, that you should consider when thinking about the details of your new home.
1. Don’t overlook using the right materials for the climate.
While many consider the yearly climate of the Lowcountry ideal, it can, at times, be harsh on your home if not constructed with the right materials. So, before you make the final arrangements to break ground on your futur; ...