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Many people these days are staying in their homes and remodeling, instead of moving, in order to avoid losing money due to the low home values across the nation.  If you are one of these people, make sure that you hire the right contractor by following these steps: 1. In South Carolina, look up a...
03/18/2009
First time home buyers have a stronger presence in real estate, now making up 41% of all buyers, inticed to buy by the many perks available.  Home prices are down by around 25% from their mid-2006 peak, with some markets down by almost 40%, such as Phoenix, Miami and Las Vegas.  With homes sittin...
03/06/2009
With some of the lowest interests rates we've seen in decades available for conforming loan amounts, people are rushing to refinance, especially those who currently have adjustable-rate mortgages.  While it is possible that rates will be this low for a while, with this turbulent economy, it's imp...
02/25/2009
What projects make sense to do during a down market?  What will make your house easier to live in now and sell later?  Take a look at these 9 projects that will be your best bet. 1. Siding and Window Replacement:  According to Remodeling magazine, these are the two projects that you will see your...
02/04/2009
Home Sales 2008 Irmo: 1,224 (-25% from 2007) NE: 2,261 (-20% from 2007) 2007 Irmo: 1,631 (-1% from 2006) NE: 2,835 (-11% from 2006) 2006 Irmo: 1,654 (-4% from 2005) NE: 3,174 (+5% from 2005) 2005 Irmo: 1,729 (+2% from 2004) NE: 3,023 (+14% from 2004) Median Price 2008 Irmo: $135,500 (+4% from 200...
01/30/2009
Downtown - 29201, 29204, 29205, 29206 Home Sales 2008: 1,023 (-17% from 2007) 2007: 1,230 (-8% from 2006) 2006: 1,334 (+14% from 2005) 2005: 1,172 (+7% from 2004) Median Price 2008: $180,000 (+5% from 2007) 2007: $172,000 (+5% from 2006) 2006: $163,900 (+12% from 2005) 2005: $146,700 (+8% from 2004)
01/28/2009
Lexington - 29072, 29073 Home Sales 2008: 1,470 (-26% from 2007) 2007: 1985 (+13% from 2006) 2006: 1,758 (+2% from 2005) 2005: 1,730 (+10% from 2004) Median Price 2008: $154,400 (-1% from 2007) 2007: $156,465 (+3% from 2006) 2006: $151,797 (+7% from 2005) 2005: $141,812 (+10% from 2004)
01/28/2009
During the colder months, we all spend more time indoors and the quality of the air inside becomes more important.  There are many things that can pollute the air including combustion sources such as oil, gas, wood and tobacco, building materials such as insulation and damp carpet, household clea...
01/27/2009
Did anyone see the South Carolina vs Florida basketball game last night?  With 4.7 seconds left, Zam Fredricks missed a foul shot putting us 1 point shy of a tie.  The foul was rebounded by Florida's Chandler Parson's who then got a chance at a foul shot with 3.3 seconds left, but failed to make ...
01/22/2009
Conspicuous consumption is out and deal-hunting is in.  There are many home buyers out there despite the recession, but they require a lot more value for their money.  Home sellers must resist the urge to argue over small money matters and realize they will probably get a good deal on the next ho...
01/19/2009
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