• Tips for Transforming Your Home into a Profitable Rental Property

    By Christie DeFoor on June 3, 2020

    If you’re concerned about navigating the real estate market during the coronavirus pandemic,consider transforming your home into a rental instead of selling it. This can be a great way toearn some passive income while dipping your toes in the world of real estate investing. Beforeyou can welcome tenants, however, you will need to make some […]

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  • The Covid Impact and Looking to the Future

    By Christie DeFoor on April 27, 2020

    What a couple of months it has been. In my wildest dreams I would not have imagined what has happened in our country and around the world. Business was great, and I will get into that a little later, and life was wonderful. What grandiose plans I had. I was going to Nashville for the […]

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  • A Quick Guide to Buying Your First Home

    By Christie DeFoor on April 22, 2020

    Purchasing a home can seem overwhelming, particularly if it’s your first rodeo. There’s nogetting around the fact that it’s a complex process that requires a number of steps — both majorand minor — and you undoubtedly have many questions about how it all works. However, if youplan and prepare beforehand, you can set yourself up […]

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  • Real Estate Today

    By Christie DeFoor on March 25, 2020

    We’re here for you. A lot of changes are going on right now. One thing that hasn’t changed, we’re here for all of your real estate needs. Extra precautions are going on here and elsewhere.

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  • Stay Warm at Home and Save Money

    By Christie DeFoor on December 5, 2019

    One of the best things about cold winter days is coming home to your warm and cozy house. Of course, it takes a lot of energy to keep your house warm and cozy, and all that energy use can make utility bills skyrocket. To lower those bills without sacrificing comfort, take the time to winterize your home now.

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  • Neighbors Matter

    By Christie DeFoor on December 4, 2019

    The neighborhood matters, but according to research, so do the neighbors. More than half of American’s say they’ve experienced “nightmare neighbors.” A new survey from Ally Financial says that because of that, more than three quarters of those surveyed say that neighbors will be a factor in their next home purchase. Some key factors of […]

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  • Home Sales Up for Second Consecutive Month

    By Christie DeFoor on September 19, 2019

    Existing-home sales rose in August, marking two consecutive months of gains, even as a limited number of homes for sale remains a pressing issue on the market, the National Association of REALTORS® reported Thursday. Three of the four major regions of the U.S. saw an uptick last month, the West being the only region not to see an increase in sales.

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  • 3 Tips to Raise Your Credit Score

    By Christie DeFoor on September 5, 2019

    To get a home, you don’t need a perfect credit score. But, it will help you get a lower interest rate. So, how do you get the high score? Pay Your Bills on Time… All the Time – On time payments make up 35% of your FICO score. One single 30 day past due can […]

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  • How to Make Your Investment Property Appeal to Renters

    By Christie DeFoor on August 7, 2019

    How to Make Your Investment Property Appeal to Renters When investing in a property, it’s important to consider how to make the most of it. That can be difficult to do when you’re trying to appeal to many different kinds of renters, as they’ll be looking for various amenities and updates. However, there are some […]

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  • Lake Levels Looking Good

    By Christie DeFoor on July 8, 2019

    The rain levels this summer are doing great things for our lake. Lake Thurmond collected 6.8 inches of rain in June. That’s a full 3 inches above the average. This number is significant for this time of year.

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