• 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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  • 5 Tips to Declutter Your Home This Summer

    By Christie DeFoor on June 10, 2019

    5 Tips to Declutter Your Home This Summer Let’s face it, we all deal with a little bit of clutter in our home every now and then. From that stack of random papers that have been sitting on the kitchen counter for months to that corner of the pantry that you’re not even sure what […]

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  • 5 Tips to Boost Your Curb Appeal and Sell for More.

    By Christie DeFoor on May 29, 2019

    5 Tips to Boost Your Curb Appeal and Sell Your Home for More this Summer 1. Clean Up     This tip seems obvious, but can often be overlooked when faced with the daunting task of improving your home’s curb appeal. Along with keeping your bushes trimmed and mowing the lawn, there are many different […]

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  • 5 Ways to Increase Your Land Value

    By Christie DeFoor on May 24, 2019

      Do you have land to sell, but want to try and sell it faster? The good news is that according to experts, quality land can expect to slowly increase in value over time. The better news is that you can take steps to help increase that value now. Improve Access If your property has […]

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