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Aaaarghh! I Just Can't Decide!!! Let Me Ride On a Helicopter... As inventory increased in the years following the "sub-prime meltdown" and we switched from a "seller's market" to a "buyer's market", many buyers experienced MORE DIFFICULTY in making a puchase decision. (OK, hold it, wasn't it supp...
Yesterday I heard on the radio that the Obama administration is thinking about increasing their support to lenders so that they consider more short sales instead of foreclosures. However, the program said that what the government has in mind is to provide an "incentive" payment of $1,000 to the p...
In this "whacky" market that distressed sales are creating, it is sometimes very challenging to sell a home in a timely fashion. Short sales, REOs, foreclosures and "normal" listings are all competing for a share of the shrinking "buyer pie". If a homeowner has a substantial amount of equity and ...
I don't see any RSS feeds or subscription management settings for the AR featured blogs... would like to receive notifications when new blog entries are posted... Any suggestions?Alan DonaldBuyHomesInCharleston.comKeller Williams RealtyCharleston-Mt. Pleasant, SC
Snowfall in the South Do you think we had fun with our (rare) weekend snowfall? You bet! And hundreds of snowmen decorated our yards. CLICK HERE to see lots of pictures, and to VOTE for your favorite snowman!
The Charleston, SC Area real estate market has experienced an important change in sales momentum. Fueled by low mortgage interest rates, improved housing affordability (lower home prices), the $8,000 Tax Credit for first-time home buyers and the prospect of increased employment with the future Bo...
One of my pet peeves while viewing properties on the MLS is to find listings with NO picture or pictures that frankly are SO POOR in quality, that even a teenager with a cell phone would take a better shot. So I am going to establish the "WORST PICTURE OF THE MONTH AWARD" - I invite your contribu...
The A-Z of Buying a Home (Part 5) By Alan Donald, BuyHomesInCharleston.com This is the last part of our brief guide for first-time home buyers in South Carolina. Once you have closed on the purchase of your home, you will still need to take care of some very important details (in addition to your...
By Alan Donaldwww.BuyHomesInCharleston.com You have finished performing your Buyer's Due Diligence and everything's lined up for a closing on a specific date and time (usually at the attorney's office). What happens at this "closing"? A "real estate closing" is the name given to a completion of t...