Real Estate Perspectives

By
Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Here are some fun Halloween facts you probably don't know. The celebration of Halloween dates back thousands of years to Celtic rituals. The demand for jack-o-lanterns contributes to the 1.1 billion pounds of pumpkins, worth $117 million, that major pumpkin-growing states produced last year. Read...
10/31/2008
The concept of owner financing is not new, but in today's tough market, being willing and able to finance the sale of your home can give the seller a definite edge.  When you eliminate the hurdle of qualifying for a loan, you will double the amount of buyers interested in purchasing your home.  C...
10/27/2008
http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Columbia-South_Carolina/ Follow this link to visit Trulia's analysis of the Columbia market.  This excellent resource provides information such as current homes for sale, median home prices along with median selling prices, crime rates, school ratings, and other ...
10/17/2008
SUREFIRE TIPS FOR BUYING FORECLOSURES    1. NEVER PAY A FEE FOR PROPERTY LISTINGS, YOU CAN READILY FIND FREE INFO ON FORECLOSED HOMES IN YOUR AREA BY CHECKING WITH YOUR LOCAL AGENT. I SPECIALIZE IN FORECLOSED UPON HOMES IN COLUMBIA, LEXINGTON, AND LAKE MURRAY AND CAN BE YOUR RESOURCE. WWW.FORECLO...
10/16/2008
1. Add space and light by removing that unnecessary wall. Look to removing a wall to counter paying thousands of dollars to build additional floor space. Consider replacing partition walls with as ingle supporting beam, for more light add a skylight and consider enlarging the windows you have at ...
10/16/2008
FALL OFFERS A BREAK FROM SCORCHING TEMPS THANK GOD AND THE HIGH ENERGY BILLS THAT COME WITH IT. THE FOLLOWING ARE TIPS FOR MAKING THE MOST OF THE COOLER WEATHER.       1. OPEN WINDOWS WHENEVER POSSIBLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUT OUR DOOR BREEZES. WHILE THERE ARE SECURITY AND SAFETY CONCERNS THAT DI...
10/16/2008
-The tax credit is available for first-time home buyers only. -The maximum credit amount is $7,500. -The credit is available for homes purchased on or after April 9, 2008 and before July 1, 2009. -Single taxpayers with incomes up to $75,000 and married couples with incomes up to $150,000 qualify ...
10/16/2008
1. Know first what your household income is and agree not to spend more than one-third of it on total housing related costs.       2. Wait until you can afford a twenty percent down payment; while it may sound old fashioned it's excellent protection both financially and mentally.  This was the ca...
10/16/2008
1. Have your furnace inspected and serviced by a heating and air contractor; Dennis O'Neill 360-0093 (cell) dobomoko@aol.com is the best in our market   2. Leaking heat ducts can be a major source of energy loss. Look for separating ducts at joints and connections to equipment; to fix use a heavy...
10/16/2008
Rainer
14,907

Troy Ott

local_phone(803) 799-8035
smartphone(803) 917-1893
Contact The Author
Real Estate News and Updates, Homeowner Tips, Current Market News