Wednesday, June 9, 2021 / by Sonya Reiselt
It’s a question that has loomed over homeowners for decades: should I sell my home or take a chance and rent it out? While there are surely benefits to both, in the current market, you’d be hard-pressed to do as well financially by renting your home out, instead of selling it. While there are many pros and cons to both selling and renting, selling is almost always the best choice for most homeowners and here some of the main reasons why:
The current market is HOT for sellers.
There is no telling what the future holds for home values but one thing is for certain – the current market just can’t be beaten. If you’re between the idea of selling vs. renting out your home, this could be the sole reason why selling is the best choice. This is especially true for homes in high-demand areas such as the Lowcountry! Regardless of how long you’ve been in your current home, chances are you’re going to get a signifi ...
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 / by Sonya Reiselt
There’s no denying that smart homes and new constructions that come fully equipped with the latest technology are more and more becoming the norm in the housing market and the Lowcountry is no exception to this. While these features will give just about any homeowner piece-of-mind, there are also safety issues that should always be well-thought-out and understood when any new technology is put in place within your home.
Make sure to always follow these steps when dealing with the technology throughout your home and your family’s everyday life:
Personal Wi-Fi and Routers – Since just about everything that has to do with technology in your home will go directly through your family’s personal Wi-Fi, it’s important to start here when it comes to ensuring your home is safe and secure
· After you change the password, make sure the router is password protected. You should NEVER have a router in your home that is pu ...
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 / by Sonya Reiselt
If there's one thing a pandemic will do, is effect change. One of the biggest changes since the pandemic started was sending people home to work. Many Beaufort County home owners weren't ready for the transition, as they didn't have a proper home office set up. But now it seems that working from home is going to be a trend that will stay for good, even when the pandemic ends.
Working from home was a trend that was already picking up significant steam before the coronavirus pandemic. Now, as more people around the world work from home than ever before, it could be impacting everything, including real estate.
If you work from home and want a more permenant working space, or if you plan to sell your home in Beaufort, it's a smart idea to create office space in your home.
COVID-19 and The Work-From-Home Shift
Forget about the pandemic for a moment (if you can). What are the benefits of working from home?
Working from home offers employees and their employers more flexibility, work-lif; ...
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 / by Sonya Reiselt
Cleaning your home is an essential step if you plan to sell your home in Beaufort County. The cleaner you get your home, the faster it will sell. Since most of us have been home more, there's probably even more dirt and grime to clean now. Stained porcelain, carpets, and stinky appliances all hurt your home's market value in the end. Even if you don't plan to sell your home, it's still important to keep things clean to keep your family healthier.
When it comes to cleaning your home, the trick is to keep things simple. Here are a few house cleaning tricks that don't require a special trip to the store. You no doubt already have these items ready.
Kitty Litter for Oil Spills
Here's an old trick to soak up oil in the garage. Any kitty litter will do, so you can get the cheap stuff for this task.
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; ...
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 / by Sonya Reiselt
When the pandemic started, many experts believed that the housing industry would take a huge hit. Yes, at first there was a downturn. But now, were seeing a turn around in the market, not only across the nation, but here in Beaufort County. Record-low mortgage rates have fallen to a 50 year low and are driving more demand from home buyers. And now that businesses are reopening, at least for now, there is further confidence among people looking to buy a home in the Lowcountry. Nationwide, there are fewer homes for sale now, which is driving up process and creating bidding wars.
Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at realtor.com says:
“People are surprised that prices are rising, not falling, because in the last recession home prices fell, the difference this time is the severe shortage of homes for sale…We are seeing bigger price increases with [a limited] number of homes…That is likely to lead to more competition and potentially multiple offers and biddi; ...