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 21, 2021 / by Sonya Reiselt
Whether it be due to a job change, or just needing to experience something new, cross-country moves have always been a frequent occurrence throughout the country, especially in ideal destinations like the Lowcountry. With the option to work from home permanently becoming more and more common, homeowners are now afforded the potential to move to a location that they’ve always dreamed of living and raising a family in. While there are always logistics to think about anytime you move, the list lengthens considerably when there is traveling concerned. So, if you’re hoping, and planning, on making that illustrious move across the country, make sure to plan and follow the steps below!
1. Budget accordingly
The first thing you should do when thinking about a budget for moving across the country is researching average costs of items such as a moving truck, movers, potential overnight stays, eating while on the drive, gas, etc. Once; ...
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 / by Sonya Reiselt
In this market, finding the home of your dreams can seem more like a pipedream than actual reality, causing buyers to become increasingly frustrated and preventing potential sellers from listing their current home. For some, there is, fortunately, a simple solution: buying or building new construction. Thankfully, for those willing and able to take on new construction, land for new neighborhoods is slowly increasing while the market for existing homes remains at a standstill.
Is buying a new construction home the right fit for you and your family? Here are some of the key positive aspects to consider:
· Its convenience can’t be beaten. Starting with what was mentioned above, the availability of land used for developing new neighborhoods is on the rise and is projected to continue to do so, making it an ideal option for home opportunities throughout the Lowcountry. The convenience begins with ...
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 / by Sonya Reiselt
With the current climate in real estate, it’s no surprise that many listings end up in bidding wars between many potential buyers. With low inventory and high demand, this doesn’t seem like a situation that will change in the near future. Are you currently looking for your dream home? If your answer is “yes”, you’re going to want to make sure you are properly prepared for the potential of finding yourself in a bidding war. After all, if the house is perfect, you’re going to want to know all of your options to ensure your offer is the one that ultimately is accepted! Thankfully, there are many things you can do in order to feel confident going into a bidding war, and making sure you have a trusted realtor to guide you along the way, partnering with Sonya Reiselt, is the best first step to take! Here’s a rundown on the other steps to feel prepared:
1. Make sure you ; ...
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 / by Sonya Reiselt
Are you planning on buying your first home in Beaufort County? No doubt your budget is the main driver in your home search. Yet there are other factors you may not have thought of that can help you find the perfect home. These tips can not only help you find the ideal home for your lifestyle, but also help you afford to live comfortably in your new home.
Can you afford to heat and cool it?
Are you aiming to buy a larger home in Beaufort County? Keep in mind that the larger the home, the more it costs to maintain. It also means that you'll pay more to heat and cool your home. If having more space is a critical factor in your search, try to find a newer home that has updated systems and more energy efficient materials. This can help defray the cost of heating and cooling a larger home.
Who's going to mow the lawn?
How much lawn will you have to take care of in your new home? If you or other family members don't know how to care for a lawn, or just don't have the time ...