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Monday, August 7, 2017   /   by John Lamprecht

New Buyer? Don't be scared! 4 steps towards making your dream a reality.

The process of buying a home can feel daunting especially if you are a new home buyer. Follow these four steps to make sure you are on the right path to home ownership.



1. Save, Save, Save
Buying a home is one of the best purchases you can ever make. Make sure you have saved enough money for the costs involved.


Down Payment. Different loans will require different amounts of money to be put towards the initial payment.
Home inspections, surveys, misc.  If you are not asking the seller to contribute you will need to have enough money to pay a home inspector, for any surveys or desired inspections.
Closing Costs. These could include loan origination fees, discount points, appraisal fees, title searches, title insurance, surveys, taxes, deed-recording fees and credit report charges. 


2. Find a Realtor. (Like that guy above)

You seem like a savvy person, you found this blog after all! If you're like 90% of today's buyers you started your home search ...

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Thursday, April 13, 2017   /   by Cat Deegan

Porch Life

I’ve been lucky enough in my life to spend a good amount of time on a porch. Growing up in South Florida, and vacationing on the coast of North Carolina, I remember the times of simple, unspoiled pleasure to just be there on the porch.  The soft, warm breeze, the fragrant of flowers, mixed with salt air, the taste of a perfectly concocted sipping drink, and the rhythmic sound of the rocking chair running back and forth across the deck boards.
 
I considered myself quite an expert on porch-life.  That was until I moved to Aiken, South Carolina!  I was quickly schooled on the proper way to design, decorate, and enjoy a true Southern Porch!  There is an art to creating the harmonious blend of sensations, only found in the south.  As we approach Spring, it made me want to share some great articles I’ve come across concerning true Porch-Life!


Inviting Patio Makeovers with Southern Living!

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