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Data from RealtyTrac shows the emergence of a new type of homebuyer, chronicling the come back of those that lost their home during the foreclosure crisis.  The recession and housing crash of 2007 cost an estimated 7.3 million...



A recent article by Hanley Woods Data Studio reported that economists propose that 2015 will be the year that young millennials make a noticeable entry into the housing market. They reached this estimation by studying the home buying history...



If you have picked a new construction community, picked the lot on which your home will be built and picked your floorplan, your next big decision making process will be the upgrades that you want put into the home. This is when you pick...



CalAtlantic Homes has just opened a gorgeous new model home at The Landing at Poplar Grove in Hollywood. Inviting double porches beckon you in and reflect traditional Lowcountry charm.  This model is one of the spacious ...



As you are in the process of shopping for a new construction home you are likely to hear Builders mention the warranty that comes with the home. This is typically referred to as a 2-10 warranty.  One big benefit of buying new construction is ...



While these topics might fly under your radar as they’re not frontpage news, they can help you as a savvy consumer.  It’s important to be educated about the company you might be buying your next ...



John Wieland Homes will be coming soon to Carnes Crossroads in Summerville, at the intersection of Main Street and St. James Avenue.  Joining the already notable list of builders currently constructing homes at Carnes Crossroads, John Wieland will...



Looking for a home in a great new master-planned community in the Berkeley County portion of Summerville?  Located at the intersections of ...



When new home Buyers receive a breakdown on their future mortgage payment from their lending officer, many are uncertain of the amount every month that is designated to pay their mortgage insurance premium. Not to be confused with...



It is rare in the Lowcountry that our temperatures dip below freezing for prolonged periods of time. In Charleston extreme cold weather is deemed newsworthy and all week ...



New home prices are becoming increasingly competitive with rental prices. There is also currently a better inventory of available new construction homes compared to the inventory of rental homes. In addition to these compelling aspects of new homes compared to rentals, there are some key financial advantages...



When considering their housing options people often assume that renting is more affordable than purchasing a new home. While this can be true, the rental market is changing ...



Curious about what the hot new home buying trends will be for the New Year?  The Guide has you covered with the latest scoop on…



Want to live in the great new Carolina Park neighborhood but avoid the landscaping and upkeep of a single family home? CalAtlantic Homes is beginning to build some exceptional new...



One of the biggest hurdles towards homeownership, particularly for first time homebuyers, can be saving up the down payment necessary to secure a loan. Conventional loans that are not...



Have you seen the signs of construction right off of I-26 on 17-A in Summerville?  Have you noticed the popular new restaurant and stylish office buildings? These are the beginnings of an exciting neighborhood that will be unlike anything the Lowcountry has ever seen.  This community isn't...



Good news for Charleston area homeowners! Per The Charleston Regional Business Journal, both home sales and prices are have demonstrated a notable increase ...



In the prior blogs in this series we discussed several aspects of the loan process; how a buyer needs to maintain their credit score, and how the home will go through an inspection and appraisal process.  This part entails a seemingly obvious but sometimes hard to stick ...



In two prior blogs we discussed important components of the mortgage process: the importance of maintaining your credit through closing and the requirement of the house successfully passing inspection.  This blog addresses a third component, the necessity of the house appraising...



Qualifying for a mortgage is a strenuous process that has many intricate facets.  Part 1 of this series discussed how to avoid loan denial as the result of a change in credit.  Maintaining a buyer’s credit is entirely the buyer’s responsibility. The good news...



Mortgage approval is one of the most crucial factors in the home buying process and can be one of the most stressful elements buyers experience. A frequent and unfortunate reality is that buyers will obtain a letter of pre-approval...



Eastwood Homes has acquired the final 17 lots at their popular Myers Mill community.  This puts some exciting possibilities on the table for new homebuyers.  The new homesites ...



Homebuyers wanting a better connection – to nature, to neighbors and to the rest of the world – will soon have some fresh, new home styles...



Spring and summer are the times in the South when yards garner the most attention.  Grass grows at alarming speeds and by mid-summer weeds ...



Congratulations to Hunter Quinn Homes for earning the presitigious Designation of Certified Master Builder accreditation! You might be surprised to learn that South Carolina does not require...



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