Real Estate

In a buyer's market, curb appeal - yours and the neighborhood's - becomes even more important. Fresh paint, a new front door and colorful landscaping often are sure-fire ways to tease potential buyers over the threshold of a home for sale. But in some cases, no matter how perfect your pansies, nothing can draw their gaze past the tired-looking two-story buried in weeds next door. More than 60% of 900 people surveyed by contractor-referral site said they have or have had neighbors who make the street look bad by not taking care of the outside of their homes (21%

Has this year been a not so successful attempt in selling your home? Have you had showings with feedback that only frustrates you? Such as the kitchen is dated, bad paint colors, the carpet is awful? So what do you do? One option is to not sell and stay in your home for a little while longer, the other is to lower the price to sell or the third is to use the money that you would give up in a “low ball” offer and use it to your advantage so there isn’t money left on the table. Personally, I

Many people are unsure what to do in respects to the real estate market here in Charleston. Some are renting and waiting for the market to “bottom out” while others are buying properties at low prices by offering low offers, searching for distressed properties or at auctions.These questions below have been provided by and are helpful as you make that decision:For Sellers:Who will tend to the property and pay for routine maintenance?Who pays for major repairs?What are the costs of setting up and managing an escrow account for the portion of rent allotted to the down payment?Will you manage