Category Archives: Real Estate Article

Buying a New Home in Charleston

If you’re getting ready to buy a home in the Charleston area, there are some tips to prepare yourself for your purchase. If you’re considering buying a new home, be sure to keep your credit score as high as possible. … Continue reading

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October 2014 Indicators: Charleston Trident Association of Realtors

Even while the pace of home price acceleration normalizes, housing has shown recent signs of ongoing strength. Both housing starts and future building permits are on the rise nationally. Inventory levels are increasing in most metro areas, driven higher by … Continue reading

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September 2014 Indicators: Charleston Trident Association of Realtors

Markets across the nation seem to be back on the recovery track after a brief pause. One of the more encouraging aspects of this renewed recovery is that new construction of single-family homes reached six-year highs in August, according to … Continue reading

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S.C. below national average for number of seriously underwater home loans

The percentage of residential properties in South Carolina that were seriously underwater in the third quarter was slightly below the national average, according to a report released by housing data company RealtyTrac. In South Carolina, 93,933 homes were seriously underwater — … Continue reading

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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home

If you are thinking about purchasing a home right now, you are surely getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what … Continue reading

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Buying a Home with as Little as 3-5% Down Payment

We have recently reported on the misconception that many buyers have regarding the down payment necessary to purchase a home. Multiple studies reveal that 40-50% of Americans believe you need between 15-20% of a down payment to be eligible to … Continue reading

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A Home’s Cost vs. Price Explained

We have often talked about the difference between COST and PRICE. As a seller, you will be most concerned about ‘short term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As either a first time or … Continue reading

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August 2014 Indicators: Charleston Trident Association of Realtors

Most local markets continue to recover from a soft patch earlier this year. The macro trend is still positive; the micro trend involves more moderate pinching up and down the month-to-month timeline. This is not uncommon in a balanced market, … Continue reading

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Lowcountry students surpass state scores in end-of-course exams

South Carolina students made gains on all four end-of-course exams this past school year, with scores improving in biology, English and U.S. history for the fourth year in a row, according to results released Tuesday by the state Department of … Continue reading

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Nation’s Hurricane Planning Software Uses Old Census Data, Underestimates Impacts

A Federal Emergency Management Agency computer model that’s used nationwide for disaster planning is supposed to estimate how many homes would be destroyed and how many people would need shelter if a major hurricane or earthquake were to strike. Lowcountry, … Continue reading

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