Explore Beaufort, SC
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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No matter your background or budget, I can promise there are some genuine opportunties to make some excellent investments in the Beaufort real estate market. I was involved in a couple of recent land sales which saw the buyer pick up  property for half of what the previous owner  paid. This is n...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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In the days and weeks ahead, my goal is to tell you everything you need to know about the Beaufort real estate market, whether you are a first-time home-buyer, seasoned investor, or a real estate professional from another market trying to find out a lttle more about our robust little market.I kno...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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We are all proud of our home towns. After all, as Realtors, we sell our towns, and it is much easieir to sell what we love.I think Beaufort, SC is the prettiest, most charming little town on the East Coast, and there's no other  city or town I would prefer to live.Beaufort is so lovely that the p...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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I came across some new images of City Walk, a downtown Beaufort neighborhood of note, because it is brand new.This may be one of the last -- if not the last -- new commuities in Downtown Beaufort, so I wanted to share this newfound information.In the picture to the left, City Walk is highlighted ...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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I wanted to take a few moments to wish the AR community a very happy New Year, and a prosperous 2016.If current economic and housing trends continue, I think we can all look forward to another year of a strengthening housing market.I know I speak for all of  you when I say how much i enjoy being ...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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A new neighborhood has been born in downtown Beaufort, SC. MEmbers of the Beaufort MLS were notified a few days ago that CIty Walk neighborhood has sbeen ad ded as a minoro ar ea to the downtown  "Beaufort" Major real estate area.This is quite exciting for local real estate watchers, as it is not...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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I paid a visit this morning to Celadon, a community enjoying a renaissance under its second development team.I was happy to see some nice new model homes "on the ground," as activity is always a sign of a communities health.Originally conceived as a community with a Mediterranean theme by the ori...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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I hope everyone has had a pleasant holiday season. And so we end up another banner year with the Beaufort, SC real estate market.  Through Dec. 26,  2015, there were 1589 home sales for the year, at a median sales price of $195,919. Total volume of homes sold has been $375 million. These statisti...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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Hard to believe another year is over. The accompanying picture is reason #999 that I love my hometown of Beaufort, SC -- the Boat Parade, a few weeks ago.Several thousand people lined the waterfront in downtown Beaufort to watch lighted and decorated boats parade. Like so many great Beaufort trad...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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Beaufort,SC is a waterborn community. I was once told there are over 90 inhabited islands in Beaufort County.I don't know if that f igure is correct (there coud be more!!), but I know there's a  lot. And hundreds of homes are set against the backdrop of deep-water, one of Beaufort's real attracti...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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I showed a newly-listed foreclosure over the weekend on Lady's Island, one of Beaufort's  most sought-after residential communities. The asking price was $62,000, which is an attention-getting price for this area.My buyer loved it, and wanted to make an offer. By the time I called the listing age...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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At the risk of sounding overly sarcastic, most -- not all, but most -- streets have homes on either side.For instance, waterfront homes with deep-water docks generally sit across the street from homes which may have a sliver of waterview.  Some of the homes across the street have no waterviews at...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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I like to fancy myself to be a pretty decent photographer. Recently, when I listed a deep-water property just outside of Beaufort, I took some "placekeeper" pics until the professional   photographer I use  could shoot the home. My handywork, to the left, was not bad, or so I thought. I featured ...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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I have seen more than a few sellers get upset through the years when a buyer requests closing cost assistance.Even when the closing costs are rolled into the price of the home, some sellers still insist that they "are not going to pay for the buyers' closing costs, because nobody helped me with m...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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Anyone who has been in this businiess knows people can make some pretty ludicrous requests.Just yesterday day, after completing a home inspection on behalf of my buyer-clients, the inspector sent me following text, "You owe me a car wash!"My response?"You got it, my friend. Thanks a bunch."At som...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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Located just over the Beaufort River from Historic Downtown Beaufort, Hamilton Village is one of the growing number of high-end condos popping up in the Beaufort area.Hamilton Village residents enjoy views of the Beaufort River, and Historic Beaufort. There is an attractive pool on the grounds, a...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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If you've seen the Oscar-nominated films  The Big Chill and The Great Santini, then you've already paid a cinematic visit to 1 Laurens St, Beaufort's most recognizable home. 1 Laurens  St, dubbed  "Tidalholm by original owner Edgar Fripp, is currently on the market for $2.9 million, and just one ...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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There are some things you can't change about a property, like it's location. (I know, I know, you can technically move a house)There are things which can be changed, however, like a fence, a pool, countertops, garages, and more.Take a home without a fence. In many cases, a fence can be built the ...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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The Beaufort real estate market enjoyed a strong first half of the year, as Beaufort's real estate market stats just released indicate sales and values are up, while inventory and days on the market (DOM) were down.Through  the first six months (June 30) of 2015, there were 790 closed sales, an i...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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So, the lease is up, and your tenants are now month-to-month.Maybe it's time to put the home on the market.You discuss with your tenants, who agree to allow showings with 24-hour-notice, as long as they get the standard 30 days to  vacate when the house goes under contract. But, a few weeks into ...

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