No… You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy NOW!

The Aspiring Home Buyers Profile from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is required to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. The results of the survey show that non-homeowners cite the main reason for not currently owning a home, as not being able to afford one.

To Stage…or Not to Stage? That Is the Question! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights:
The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Annual Profile of Home Staging.
50% of staged homes saw a 1-10% increase in dollar value offers from buyers.
77% of buyer’s agents said staging made it easier for buyers to visualize the home as their own.
The top rooms to stage to attract more buyers are the living room, master bedroom, kitchen, and dining room.

Want to Keep up with the Joneses? Now’s the Time

Market conditions around the country have presented an opportunity like no other for those who are looking to make the jump to a premium or luxury home.

The National Association of Realtors reports that national inventory levels

Introducing Blythewood Location

Three new homes are coming soon for Fall move in in the desired area of Blythewood, SC in the neighborhood of Crescent Lake! Located near shopping, highly rated schools and Longcreek, this neighborhood awaits new homeowners!

Did You Know Columbia is Home To A Huge Army Base?

Close to Fort Jackson is the neighborhood, Woodcreek Farms, a golf community of over 2,300 acres and surrounded by nature, shopping and amenities.  With affordable homes, gated communities within in the vast community, many folks relocate to become part of this great location within the Columbia area. 

The Importance of Home Equity in Retirement Planning

We often discuss the difference in family wealth between homeowner households and renter households. Much of that difference is the result of the equity buildup that homeowners experience over the time that they own their home. In a report recently released by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), they reveal how valuable equity can… Continue reading The Importance of Home Equity in Retirement Planning