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Tuesday, November 14, 2023   /   by Sonya Reiselt

How to Find the Best Home Inspection Company in the Lowcountry

When buying a new home in the Lowcountry, it is important to have a home inspection done to ensure the house is in good condition. A home inspection company can identify any issues with the property, allowing you to make an informed decision on whether to proceed with the purchase. However, it is crucial to choose a reputable home inspection company for accurate and reliable results.

To get the best value for your money, here are 6 key things to look for in the best home inspection company.

1. Experience

When researching home inspection companies in Beaufort, Hilton Head, and the surrounding area, it is crucial to consider their years of experience. Experienced companies are more likely to have a proven track record of providing quality services and spotting flaws. Therefore, it is important to inquire about the length of time the inspection company has been in business.

2. Qualifications

When selecting a home inspection company, it is crucial to verify that they emplo; ...

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023   /   by Sonya Reiselt

Tips for New Beaufort Area Home Owners

If you've just bought a new home for the first time in the Lowcountry, or are planning to buy one soon, there are a few things you should do as soon as you move in. Being a new homeowner is an exciting time, but you want to make sure to follow these next few tips as soon as you move.

Inspect Your Foundation 

There are many reasons that a foundation can become damaged. existing cracks can become larger, causing more serious issues down the road. Make sure that the ground around the base of your home slopes away from the foundation to prevent water from collecting around it.

If you find any cracks at all, you should repair them as soon as you can.

You might not think this is necessary if an inspector already checked your foundation. But something could have been missed, so it's still a good idea to check it thoroughly yourself.

Create A Homeowner's Journal 

Putting together a homeowner's journal is a great way to make sure all; ...

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Tuesday, August 8, 2023   /   by Sonya Reiselt

Save for a Home in the Lowcountry While Renting

If you're currently renting and looking to buy a home in the Lowcountry, you may be facing the challenge of finding funds for a down payment and the overall cost of the home.
Renting offers a level of flexibility that cannot be denied. However, it does pose challenges when it comes to saving for a house. Nonetheless, with careful planning and disciplined budgeting, it is indeed possible to save for a home while renting.
If you're renting and want to save for a house in the Beaufort area, here are some helpful tips.
Create a Realistic Home Budget
To create a realistic home budget, start by calculating your monthly income. Include all sources such as salary, investments, and any other regular income. Next, list all your monthly expenses, including rent or mortgage payments, utilities, groceries, transportation, and any other recurring bills.
Be sure to account for variable expenses such as entertainment and dining out. Subtract your expenses from your income to determine your monthl; ...

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Tuesday, July 25, 2023   /   by Sonya Reiselt

What to Consider When Retiring in the Lowcountry

Looking to buy a home in the Lowcountry for retirement? Beaufort and Hilton Head are among the best places to retire in America because of their beautiful scenery, weather, and spectacular coastal vistas. A growing number of baby boomers are retiring, so the decision to sell and move is becoming more relevant. If you do choose our wonderful area as your retirement home, which we obviously think is a great idea, here some considerations.
The National Association of Exclusive Buyers Agents (NAEBA) recommends considering seven factors when choosing a retirement home.

1. Affordability
“It may be easy enough to purchase your home today but think long-term about your monthly costs. Account for property taxes, insurance, HOA fees, utilities – all the things that will be due whether or not you have a mortgage on the property.”
Is it cheaper to move to a complex or neighborhood with homeowner association fees, or to hire all the contractors you would need to maintain you; ...

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Wednesday, July 12, 2023   /   by Sonya Reiselt

What repairs can you expect a Home Seller to make?

So you've found the perfect home for sale in the Lowcountry, and the home inspection is complete. The question now is what repairs you should request from the inspection.
Of course, it would be nice if the seller fixed every issue found during the inspection, but that's probably not going to happen. So what issues should you ask to be fixed?
While there's no hard fast rule to answer this question, some basic guidelines can help you know what to ask to be fixed. In the end, what you ask to be fixed should be an issue that would keep you from buying the home if it's not fixed. That means you shouldn't ask for little issues to be repaired, or repairs you were planning to make in the future anyways. Of course, our experienced team can guide you to help you decide what to ask for. We know how to negotiate home inspection issues and can help both parties find a reasonable solution.
What are some issues you should not ask to be fixed?
Cosmetic issues
Anything under $100
A . ...

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The Homesfinder Realty Group 208 Carteret St Beaufort, SC 29902
Sonya Reiselt
208 Carteret Street
Beaufort, SC 29902

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