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An Update on the Mortgage Situation

  Speaking with Mark Smith about the mortgage situation.   Today we’re talking mortgage rates and products with Mark Smith, one of my favorite preferred lenders. He’ll explain what is going on with the rates, the market, and what products are available to help buyers.   Feel free to watch the full message above or… Read more »

The Big Differences Between 2010 and Today

Why I’m not worried about the number of foreclosures like I was in 2010. Is there a wave of foreclosures coming to the Columbia area? To answer this, we must look back. In 2010, there were almost 3 million foreclosures. The housing market was in terrible condition and everyone owed more than their homes were… Read more »

Changes in the Local Housing Market

A few changes happening in the Lake Murray area and how they affect you. If you live in the Lake Murray area, there are a few things you should know. I’m here to update you on the market and neighborhood policies.    For the housing market, one great thing is that property values seem to… Read more »

Breaking: Below Asking-Price Contracts Are Increasing

The Midland South Carolina market update that everyone should know.     How has the Midland South Carolina market changed in the last few months? A lot has been happening in real estate lately with the Federal Reserve increasing rates and inventory numbers rising, so I thought I’d share an update today to help guide… Read more »

Do You Want To Make More Money?

How you can make more than $150,000 a year on my team with no overhead.     If you’re reading this, you might be looking for more from your career. If you want to net $200,000 to $300,000 per year as an agent, keep reading.   We need help! We have more leads than agents… Read more »

Consider These Things Before Hitting the Market

Here’s what you should consider before looking for a home to purchase.   Are you thinking about purchasing a home? If so, congratulations! Homeownership is a fantastic way to build wealth. However, the process can be overwhelming. Here are a few things you should consider when purchasing a home:   1. What is your budget?… Read more »

Should You Buy or Rent in Today’s Market?

Does it make sense for you to rent or purchase a home?   Should you buy or rent? People ask me this on almost a daily basis, so today I want to quickly run through the pros and cons of each option. This isn’t intended to convince you to buy; instead, I just want to… Read more »

Sellers: See This Urgent Market Update

Here are the market updates you need to know before buying or selling. With all the alarming news about the real estate market, many of my clients are getting anxious. Today I’ll share some statistics that will reflect what’s really happening in the Columbia, South Carolina market and explain how it affects buyers and sellers…. Read more »

New Listing Tour: 124 Red Fox Trail

Check out this breath-taking property available to buy at 124 Red Fox Trail. Today, let’s go on a tour of one of our beautiful lake properties: 124 Red Fox Trail. With 3,321 square feet of space, this four-bedroom, two-bath home is listed for $1,259,995. The interior has high ceilings, lots of emphasis on natural lighting,… Read more »

Lake Murray’s Finest Home: Now for Sale!

We tour a Lake Murray home for sale that’s absolutely gorgeous. Today we’re sharing a tour of a beautiful home right here in Columbia, South Carolina. It’s located at 1117 Old Road and listed for $1.8 million. It has 4,700 square feet, five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a fantastic location close to the city. As… Read more »

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