7 Tax Deductions That Can Save Homeowners Money

As a homeowner, you may be eligible for some federal tax deductions that can save you money. Always consult with your tax expert about your particular circumstances. be sure to ask if you are eligible for any of these deductions: 1. Home mortgage interest is a deductible expense, within certain parameters, when itemized on Schedule […]

Top 10 Common Repair Costs

Top 10 Common Repair Costs In the life of every home, repairs happen. Here are the top 10 most common repairs that, sooner or later, your house will require. Read Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2015 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit […]

Be on the lookout for your 2014 Tax Bill

By now you should have received your tax bill that is due in January. If you have not please check with your County Assessor’s office to see where it is or where they sent it. We have seen and heard from some folks that there might be a problem with the Beaufort County system. For […]

Don’t Let These Winter Home Problems Leave You Out In The Cold

Is your home ready for winter? Sustained low temperatures, combined with cold winds and winter precipitation, can cause problems for the interior and exterior of your home. Here are some common winter household problems to anticipate and avoid: • Heating system breakdowns can be an uncomfortable – and sometimes expensive – issue when cold weather […]

Full housing recovery may not happen until 2018: Survey

Diana Olick| @diana_olick CNBC.com Home prices may have hit bottom in early 2012, but the housing recovery still has a long way to go. In fact, home values may not exceed their prerecession peak until the early part of 2018, according to a quarterly survey of more than 100 experts sponsored by Zillow. “We’ve reached […]

Two Lifesavers No Home Should Be Without

There’s no place like home and the sense of security it provides. But is your family as safe as you think? Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors can mean the difference between life and death, which is why you need both—no ifs, ands or buts. Smoke Detectors A survey from the National Fire Prevention Association […]

7 Ways to Prep Your Lawn and Garden for Fall

Fall is the harvest season, but it’s also the best time to prepare for spring growth. Make the most of fall’s ideal conditions by following these tips for a lush and healthy spring landscape. Taking care of your lawn and garden in the fall simplifies your spring maintenance. Fall’s warm, dry soil and cooler air […]

4th of July Fun!

I was sitting on the screen porch at daybreak this morning reading soundings magazine and came across a neat article about what to do this summer. They mentioned 4th of July fireworks and this is something we do here in Beaufort each year. We pack some summertime food like salads, fresh watermelon, boiled peanuts and […]

Sea Hunt named as 2014 Boat of CCA South Carolina, builds Conservation Partnership

    Sea Hunt Boats, CCA SC build marine conservation partnership Nations top selling saltwater boat builder engaged in recreational angling issues at the state, national level   Columbia, S.C. – CCA South Carolina is proud to announce a new partnership with Sea Hunt Boats which has been named as the Official Boat of CCA South Carolina for 2014 […]

30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Plummet 16 Basis Points

RISMEDIA, Thursday, January 16, 2014— The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow(R) Mortgage Marketplace is currently 4.23 percent, down 16 basis points from 4.39 percent at this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate hovered near 4.39 percent for the majority of the week before plummeting to 4.29 percent on Friday. Rates continued to […]

Real Estate Q&A: How to Do Away with Private Mortgage Insurance

By Gary M. Singer RISMEDIA, Monday, January 13, 2014— (MCT)—QUESTION: We bought our home in 2005 with a no-down-payment loan that required private mortgage insurance. Since then, we have worked hard to make additional principal payments and have reduced our balance to about 70 percent of the current value. The loan papers say that we can […]