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    Quick Tips to Enhance the Value of Your Home

    By Jimmy Dye | May 25, 2014

    Ever wonder why the latest TV trends have a lot to do with decorating, renovation and staging homes? Well, if you aren’t into HGTV then maybe you don’t, but there has been a surplus of blogs, television programs and podcasts in the past few years proclaiming how to add value to your home, and for... Read More

    How Appraisers Determine A Home’s Value

    By Jimmy Dye | May 16, 2014

    Home appraisers take several things into consideration when assigning a value to a home. Here in the Charleston area, there are many historic properties, and being designated as a historic property can affect the ultimate value of a home as well. If your home is officially designated as being historic, then, you can expect the... Read More

    Why Quality Listing Photos Matter When Selling

    By Jimmy Dye | May 2, 2014

    Does your home stand out from the rest, or is it just another face in the crowd? Sure, it enjoys idyllic surroundings and great seasonal climates, but so does every other structure on your block. Quality listing photos that differentiate your property from local alternatives may be the linchpin in your successful sale. Follow these... Read More

    Are You Ready to Set the ‘Charleston Standard’?

    By Jimmy Dye | April 25, 2014

    When thinking about putting your historic home on the market in the Holy City, there’s much more to consider than just curb appeal or staging techniques. There’s an entirely separate collection of rules, regulations and aesthetic codes that need to be followed before putting up that “For Sale” sign. The Charleston Standards, created by Department of... Read More

    Sell Your Home During Spring for the Best Return

    By Jimmy Dye | April 2, 2014

    Spring is the season of rebirth. All across the United States, the snow melts, and the flowers bloom. Children venture outside to play baseball and soccer. People are happier in springtime. They’re glad to be out of winter’s icy grip and delighted to feel the warmth of the sun. Just as the Charleston, SC, area... Read More

    Staging that Stands Out: Embracing the Beach Lifestyle

    By Jimmy Dye | March 26, 2014

    A beach location on Sullivan’s Island in Charleston, SC can lay the foundation for a lifetime of enjoyment. You’ve basked in the natural beauty of the beach environment and enjoyed the charm of Charleston. So now that you’re planning to sell, you’ll want viewers to envision embracing the same lifestyle. Staging your home is an... Read More

    What are Closing Costs & How Much are They in Charleston, SC?

    By Jimmy Dye | January 24, 2014

    Buying a house is an exciting process. While you might have spent a great deal of time figuring out how much you will pay each month and thinking about what kind of loan that you need, you may have forgotten one other cost in your excitement – the closing costs. These costs can quickly add... Read More

    How Much Home Can You Afford in Charleston, SC?

    By Jimmy Dye | January 21, 2014

    Buying a home is one of the American Dreams. It’s not only a financial investment, but also an investment into your life. One of the first questions you will probably have when you begin thinking about buying a home is: “How much home can I afford?” The answer to this question may be more complicated... Read More

    House Hunting Tips for Finding Your Dream Home

    By Jimmy Dye | January 16, 2014

    Buying the right home in Charleston, SC, is an important lifestyle choice. For example, if you have a growing family, you’ll want to ensure that the home will meet your needs as your family expands to avoid another move within a few short years. These house-hunting tips will help you select the right house in... Read More

    Financing for Historic Homes in Charleston, SC

    By Jimmy Dye | January 14, 2014

    Historic homes are a staple of Charleston’s character. It’s hard to imagine driving down King Street or Meeting Street and not admiring the classical architecture that has defined our city’s skyline (if not our culture). Oftentimes we take pictures of the beautiful piazzas hanging to the sides of the property or we tour gardens around... Read More

    5 Common Home Buying Mistakes in Charleston, SC

    By Jimmy Dye | January 10, 2014

    Charelston, SC is often described as an urban place that is still historic and close to nature. If you currently rent in Charelston or you are considering relocation, now may be the time to play with the idea of buying a home. With low interest rates and the housing inventory on the rise, it’s a... Read More

    Mt. Pleasant’s 2014 Lowcountry Oyster Festival

    By Jimmy Dye | January 6, 2014

    The holidays have ended and warm weather is nowhere in sight, but Charleston residents have something to look forward to this month. For the past 25 years, The Lowcountry Oyster Festival has been locals’ must-attend event. Whether you are an oyster lover or just love a good time, you don’t want to miss this renowned... Read More

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