exclusive buyers agent: Who needs an appraisal anyways? - 12/27/10 07:44 AM
The answer is easy... Everyone who is buying a house needs an appraisal!  Make sure your agent/or lawyer puts into the contract to have the offer contingent upon appraisal.  You don't want to be locked into a purchase price that is significantly higher than the house is worth. Having an appraisal done tells you how much your property is worth today in it's current condition.  Whether you are getting a loan (where an appraisal will be required) or you are paying cash get an appraisal done! Especially in this market where home sales may be not as plentiful in the neighborhood … (0 comments)

exclusive buyers agent: Termites can take a big bite out of your investment! - 11/17/10 08:43 AM

 
Termites are definitely a danger in the Lowcountry of SC to homeowners and something that they should be aware of. According to an interview with Bert Snyder of Palmetto Exterminators "You're more likely to have termite damage to your structure than you are to have damage from hurricanes, cires, or storms of some sort."
Here are some important points to know:
Two major types of subterranean termites are found in SC Formosan termites are considered the worst as their colonies can easily be in the millions Formosan termites are the dominate species of termite in the tri-county area Formosan … (2 comments)

exclusive buyers agent: Repairing Your Credit - 11/12/10 04:20 AM
Obviously, the first step to fixing up your credit report errors is to identify what the problem is.  Step one is obtaining a copy of their credit report and review it for accuracy.  Everyone is entitled to one free report per year from each of the three credit bureaus: Experian, Equifax and TransUnion. There are many ways to get the report but using an online service such as www.annualcreditreport.com is pretty easy.
When working on repairing your credit here are some things to look out for:
• Late payments- there should be no late payments over seven years old on the report.  This is … (1 comments)

exclusive buyers agent: Why use an Exclusive Buyer's Agent anyways? - 10/29/10 08:04 AM
In today's buyer's market it is even more important that buyer's be represented fairly. Many consumers don't understand how agency relationships work, and may make the assumption that they are being fairly represented when they are actually not.  Too often a buyer will make the mistake of calling a number of a For Sale sign not understanding that this agent represents the seller, whose primary objective is to sell them this property, not look out for their interests.
An exclusive buyer's agent is different because this agent never takes listings (represents the seller). Instead an exclusive buyer's agent zealously represents the buyer … (1 comments)

 
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