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Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

Posted by Kate Dabbs on April 30, 2024 in  uncategorized
Becoming a homeowner is exciting, emotional, and (sometimes) stressful, especially for first-time buyers. Since we’re in the peak of the selling season this month (April is actually “New Home Month” according to the National Association of Home Builders), understanding the essentials of home buying is crucial. We’re here to guide you through each step of the process, ensuring your buying experience is as smooth as possible. Here are some things to know before you buy a home.  Save for ... read more
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Maximizing Outdoor Space

Posted by Kate Dabbs on April 25, 2024 in  uncategorized
Now that the weather is warming up and we’re spending more time outside, it is the ideal time to liven up your outdoor space. Your outdoor living area is an extension of your home and should be a place to relax and unwind. If you are seeking inspiration to bring new life to your yard (while repelling unwanted insect guests), read on for some of our favorite ideas.    Go Big with Hardscaping or Added Structures:     Pergolas and Gazebos: Depending on your space, installing a pergol... read more
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Why is the View from the Curb So Important?

Posted by Kate Dabbs on April 25, 2024 in  uncategorized
When it comes to real estate, there are a few phrases that are just part of the vernacular–like “location, location, location,” “turn-key,” and, of course, “curb appeal.” If you watch one episode of House Hunters, you will become an expert on curb appeal's impact when buying a home. In an era of low housing inventory and high-interest rates, one might think this concept has less of a hold than it might have years ago.  However, curb appeal is still just as important a... read more
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Buyer’s Representation Matters

Especially in Spring
Posted by Kate Dabbs on March 26, 2024 in  uncategorized
March 19 marked the official first day of spring, and with it the “traditional” understanding of what has been known as the spring selling season for real estate. Of course, any real estate agent can tell you that our industry has not looked “traditional” for quite some time as our country has faced a significant and historic shortage of housing inventory available. While the housing market has been red-hot for years now, the spring selling season still reigns supreme. Spring provides ideal ... read more
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Senior Living Options in the Upstate

Exploring Retirement Communities, Assisted Living Facilities, and Aging in Place Resources
Posted by Kate Dabbs on March 07, 2024 in  uncategorized
As individuals navigate the golden years of their lives, the question of where to reside becomes increasingly important. For seniors in the Upstate of South Carolina, a plethora of options awaits, each tailored to meet unique needs and preferences. From retirement communities to assisted living facilities and aging in place resources, there's a solution for every individual looking to thrive in their later years. Retirement Communities Retirement communities offer a lifestyle of leisure, social engagement, and co... read more
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