home buyers: Negotiate Your Best House Buy in Beaufort - 02/26/19 01:29 PM
There can be a lot of emotional moments when buying a home. But negotiating a price doesn't have to me emotional. You just need to stick to the plan. Your agent will guide you through this potentially turbulent time. Your agent may over advice, but in the end, you're the one who makes the final decision.
Here are six tips for negotiating the best price on a home.
Get Prequalified for a Mortgage
When you prequalify for a mortgage, it shows seller that you mean business and can afford to buy their home. This also puts you ahead of those buyers who may not … (1 comments)

home buyers: Packing Hacks That Make Moving Less Awful - 01/09/19 12:23 PM
No matter how you slice it, moving is exhausting. Packing up, moving, and then unpacking an entire house is the worst.
Yet there are ways you can cut down on all that aggravation, effort, and anxiety. Here's a few pro tips that can help during your next move.
Do a Pre-Pack Photo Shoot
Here's an idea that can save your memory and sanity. Trying to remember where all those cords go and how you had your bookshelf looking so good can get mind-numbing when you mix it in with the rest of the process.
Save yourself some grief by taking pre-packing photos of all those … (7 comments)

home buyers: Can You Afford That House in Beaufort County? - 12/26/18 10:51 AM
If you plan on buying a home, you probably have already lined up how much you need for the down payment, your desired mortgage payment, along with how much you can afford based on your income.
But have you thought about how much money you need to actually enjoy your new home once you move in? Here are six life factors to consider when buying a home:
Green Thumb?
If you love to garden and landscape, then buying a home with a lawn will be a fun adventure. But if you don't love to garden, then buying a home with a lawn can cost you … (0 comments)

home buyers: Competing With Cash Buyers in Beaufort County - 11/27/18 08:26 AM
In today’s hot real estate market in Beaufort County, bidding wars are more common. This also means that more people are buying with cash and looking for a good deal.
Cash offers are more tempting for sellers, since it may make for a faster closing. Yet, cash offers don't always guarantee a sale. In many cases, cash buyers can be more demanding, wanting extras that are costly or make lowball offers.
How can you bolster your chances of competing with cash buyers? Here's a few tips:
1. Include a preapproval letter.
Make sure all of your financial papers are put together, find a mortgage lender … (0 comments)

home buyers: Take Some Advice From a Millionaire - Buy, Don't Rent - 02/13/18 08:44 AM
Looking for some good advice on buying a home? Here's some from David Bach, a self-made millionaire who has written nine consecutive New York Times best-selling books. His book “The Automatic Millionaire,” spent 31 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.  He is also one of the only business authors in history to have four books simultaneously on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek and USA Today bestseller lists.
In a CNBC article, Bach talked about a mistake that people, especially millennials, are making: “The biggest mistake millennials are making is not buying their first home.” Bach also brought … (2 comments)

home buyers: First time Home Buyers Incentive! Offer ends July 2009!! - 01/07/09 07:00 AM
First time home buyers will find some welcome news in recently enacted federal housing legislation: you can get a $7,500 tax credit. Congress intends for the credit to make housing more affordable. But you need to hurry - the credit is only available for purchases before July 1, 2009. Here's how the tax credit works
There are income limits: $75,000 for single purchasers, $150,000 for couples. The credit is not made to the buyer in the form of a check. Instead, the credit is an itemized deduction on federal tax returns (your buyers should consult with their tax advisor). It effectively reduces the purchase … (0 comments)

 
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