The Massive Mistake Homebuyers May Be Tempted to Make Right Now

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February 1, 2023 Is This You Too? A middle-aged couple from New York claims, “Many of us think the high-priced, crazy housing market of 2022 was going to settle down, so we put our house hunt on hold to wait it out.” A New York real estate agent recently met a couple when their local […]

5 Keys to Success

January 27, 2023 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Coastal Real Estate is proud to announce our overall top producing and top listing agent for 2022, Lisa Newman.  With 23 years of experience in real estate throughout the Grand Strand area, Lisa shared with us that listening to her clients, building strong professional relationships with local builders, having […]

Pre-Approval in 2023 – What You Need to Know

            January 26, 2023 Being pre-approved is one of the initial steps in the home-buying process. You must grasp what pre-approval is and what it does for you in order to appreciate why it’s such a crucial step. According to Business Insider: The lender “tells you which types of loans […]

The Dominant Few Real Estate Franchises

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January 24, 2023 A breakdown of franchise affiliates on the top 500 further illustrates the rise of a select few in power. Realogy and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices have franchise affiliates, while eXp and Compass, both of which are ten and fourteen years old, do not. Most Prolific Franchise Networks Brokerage Name 2021 Sides 2020 Sides […]

Want to Lower Your Mortgage?

Want To Lower Your Mortgage Interest Rate? You Can Actually Buy It Down January 11, 2023 Today’s homebuyers are suffering from insomnia because of sharply rising interest rates, which have more than doubled in the last year and are already at their highest point in twenty years. These higher rates, which are currently averaging around […]

Today’s Housing Market Is Nothing Like 15 Years Ago

Today’s Housing Market Is Nothing Like 15 Years Ago             January 11, 2023 Despite the obvious differences between the current housing market and what occurred in 2008, Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at the National Association of Realtors, found some similarities between the two. In a recent Real Estate Forecast Summit, […]

Guide to Home Equity Tax Deductions

Guide to Home Equity Tax Deductions January 10, 2023 After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) became law in 2017 homeowners find it more complicated to obtain a deduction when they borrow against their home’s equity—but it’s still possible if you meet certain criteria. Interest paid on a home equity loan, or a home […]

How to Choose a Home That Saves You Energy

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How to Choose a Home That Saves You Energy January 5, 2023 Energy is becoming increasingly more expensive and even unaffordable to many Americans. In fact, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the cost of heating oil is expected to be 45% higher than prices last winter. Natural gas and electricity are also expected […]

Do You Need a Home Warranty?

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Do You Need a Home Warranty? December 22, 2022 When you purchase a home, new or pre-owned, you may be offered a home warranty. Home warranties are typically used as safety nets to help with unforeseen and pricey home repairs. While they offer financial protection, home warranties are not a catch-all to every maintenance expense. […]