Buyers

September 15, 2017

Home Siding Considerations

When you are checking out homes, there are several items in our market you need to be aware of – including siding.  In the lowcountry, vinyl, wood, brick and cement board are the most common types of siding.   There are advantages and disadvantages to all of them.  Stucco is […]
August 10, 2017

Preparing to Negotiate

Once you’ve identified the house you want to make a home, the next important step is getting it at the very best price with the very best terms. It’s easy to over simplify negotiations to just about price, but there are so many other things that come into play to […]
August 10, 2017

Finding the Best Financing Deal

Finding the right home for you is your primary goal, but enjoying it with a lower payment and better mortgage terms is a very important secondary goal. I’ve worked with many lenders over the years, and here are a couple of things to keep in mind when beginning the process. […]
July 22, 2017

Choosing the Best Windows

Single pane, double pane, thermo pane, triple pane windows, plain glass, leaded glass, low “e” glass, wired glass, and tempered glass, too. WOW – There’s a lot to know! Some children have been known to shatter a window or two. Tempered glass can prevent this.  Tempered glass is about three […]
July 17, 2017

What You Need to Know about Home Insulation

The most important thing to be aware of with insulation, other than the safety issues of urea formaldehyde and asbestos (covered elsewhere), is the R value, or the insulating factor. The higher the number, the better the insulator. Don’t be too shocked if the insulation in the 15 year old […]
July 17, 2017

The Different Types of Home Heating Sources

Heating and cooling systems are some of the most important investments you’ll ever make in your home. Heating and cooling accounts for 44% of your home’s energy use. Various systems include electric, gas, propane, oil, and even wood-fired. The method of distribution can be forced air, under floor pipes, baseboard, […]
July 17, 2017

Home Owners Insurance: Selecting the Right Coverage

When purchasing a home, you will need to acquire homeowners insurance. In fact, all lenders will require a policy be in force prior to funding the loan. Make sure you have enough coverage, should anything happen. Policies refer to “replacement costs” that may not cover everything. You should ask your […]
July 14, 2017

Why Buying in Summerville is Smarter than Renting

Not sure if you can afford to buy?  Wondering if you should just rent? There are many articles out there on the rent vs buy debate, and opinions on what you should do, but how do you really know what’s right for you? Well here is some local information that […]