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$374,900.00
5127 Coral Reef Drive

Johns Island, SC 29455



Beds: 3 Rooms: 11
Full Baths: 3 Sq. Ft.: 2064
Garage: Y Built: 2002
 

True southern charm and Lowcountry living awaits in this 3 bed, 3 full bath PLUS LOFT John's Island home. Enjoy the deep, full front porch, the charm of this friendly neighborhood and the serenity of John's Island. Set up your private tour today!
 

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8438194398
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Posted by Jodie Ford on June 11th, 2019 10:58 AM
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$1,500.00
1030 Steelechase Lane

Hanahan, SC 29410



Beds: 3 Rooms: 3
Full Baths: 2 Sq. Ft.: 1260
Garage: 1 Built: 2007
 

Lovely 3/2 in Desirable Carlton Place, Garage, Fenced in Yard and so Much More!
One-Story 3 Bed, 2 Bath home in desirable Hanahan. New paint and new carpet throughout. Ready today! 
 

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Posted by Jodie Ford on March 21st, 2019 2:45 PM

4 Proven Ways Real Estate Can Build Sizable Family Wealth

 


Recently, David Greene, co-host of the BiggerPockets podcast and a nationally renowned author and speaker, wrote an article in Forbes explaining how investing in real estate could help build wealth. Many of the points he made also apply to a family owning their own home. Here are a few:

1. Appreciation

“The rising of home prices over time, is how the majority of wealth is built in real estate. This is the ‘home run’ you hear of when people make a large windfall of money. While prices fluctuate, over the long run real estate values have always gone up, always, and there is no reason to think that is going to change.

One thing to consider when it comes to real estate appreciation affecting your ROI is the fact that appreciation combined with leverage offers huge returns. If you buy a property for $200,000 and it appreciates to $220,000, your property had made you a 10% return. However, you likely didn’t pay cash for the property and instead used the bank’s money. If you consider that you may have put 10% down ($20,000), you actually have doubled your investment, a 100% return.”

2. Leverage

“By nature, real estate is one of the easiest assets to leverage I have ever come across—maybe the easiest. Not only is it easy to leverage the financing of it, but the terms are incredible compared to any other kind of loan. Interest rates are currently below 5%, down payments can be 20% or less, and loans are routinely amortized over 30-year periods.”

3. Paying Off the Debt

“One of the best parts of investing in real estate is the fact that … you’re slowly paying down your loan balance with each payment to the bank… After enough time passes, a good chunk of every payment comes off the loan balance, and wealth is created.”

4. Forced Equity

“Forced equity is a term used to refer to the wealth that is created when an investor does work to a property to make it worth more…

Example of this would be adding a third or fourth bedroom to a property with only two, adding a second bathroom to a property with only one, or adding more square footage to a property with less than the surrounding houses.”

Though Green was talking about investors, the same could be said about a family upgrading their own home.


Bottom Line

Green put it best by saying: There are many ways to build wealth in America, but real estate might be the safest, steadiest and simplest way to do so.”

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Posted by Jodie Ford on February 5th, 2019 12:53 PM

Do You Prefer the Charm of an Existing Home? 

Or is New Construction More for You?

 



When homebuyers begin their research, they want to see all their available options! In many cases, they will include both new construction and existing homes in their search; but is a new construction home really the house of their dreams?

Below are some reasons why buyers are interested in purchasing a new build:

  • Everything in the house is new/never used (49%)
  • To be close to family (41%)
  • The home is the best value for their money (37%)
  • Appealing home features (34%)
  • Desirable location (34%)

So, then why did most of the buyers surveyed choose not to purchase a new home?

1) Location

Buyers could not find new construction in the desired neighborhood, and some felt that new construction is not established (e.g., landscaping, community, neighbors).

2) Timing

Buyers face the end of a lease or sale of their previous property and could not wait for a house to be built.

3) Price

Some buyers felt that new construction base prices were deceiving. Adding upgrades and HOA fees no longer made the home fit in their price range.

4) Appeal

For some buyers, new construction homes are too “cookie cutter,” and models are limited. Others feel that the charm and uniqueness of an existing house trumps one that’s never been lived in.

Bottom Line

Not all buyers are looking for a newly built house! There are many buyers looking for “the charm and uniqueness” of an existing home. If you are considering selling your house, don’t wait! Let’s get together to come up with a plan to feature the charming details of your house to future buyers.


Military Homes Charleston 

We specialize in helping military families enjoy a smooth PCS in and out of 
Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. Buying and selling your home is one of the biggest events of your life. As your trusted Charleston Real Estate Professional, we are 100% committed to helping you the best way we can when you buy or sell your home. We have a passion for helping people, and we love what we do – call 843-410-8014 or today! 

Posted by Jodie Ford on January 22nd, 2019 12:29 PM
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$3,600.00
20 Guerard Road

Charleston, SC 29407



Beds: 4 Rooms: 0
Full Baths: 3 Sq. Ft.: 3179
Garage: 0 Built: 1956
 

RARE RENTAL in the most desirable neighborhood in West Ashley - The Crescent. Nestled among grand oaks and the beautiful lake you will find this 3100 sqft estate boasting 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths. This home has a large utility room/workshop/mudroom perfect for the handyman or craftsman. This home offers gleaming hardwood floors, new paint, new carpet, and a huge screened porch which overlooks the community lake.
LAKEFRONT 4 bedroom, 3 full baths and just under 3200 square feet in the most desriable neighborhood in West Ashley - The CRESCENT! 
 

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Posted by Jodie Ford on January 19th, 2019 3:50 PM
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$1,950.00
341 Savannah River Dr

Summerville, SC 29485



Beds: 4 Rooms: 4
Full Baths: 3 Sq. Ft.: 2319
Garage: 0 Built: 2006
 

Spacious 4 bedroom, 3 full bath home in desirable Lakes of Summerville. Over 2300 sq ft on an over-sized lot backing up to a private wooded buffer. Grand foyer, family room, separate dining, study/office area, sunroom, and large kitchen with 42'' cherry cabinets and breakfast bar. Huge master suite upstairs with impressive bath including dual vanity and JETTED garden tub. 2 large secondary bedrooms upstairs, as well as the full-sized laundry room. Mother-in-law suite located downstairs, perfect for guests' privacy. 2 car garage with extra work space and a white picket fence!
4 Bedrooms, 3 full baths and over 2300 square feet in Lakes of Summerville! 2 car+ garage, over-sized lot, dual masters, and a sunroom. Available 2/1
 

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Posted by Jodie Ford on January 19th, 2019 3:43 PM



Belief in Homeownership as an Investment is Far from Dead!

Following last year’s real estate market was like riding a rollercoaster. The market started off strong in 2018 and then softened before finishing with a mild flurry. However, one thing that did not waiver was America’s belief that owning a home makes sense from a financial standpoint.

An end-of-the-year survey by the Federal Reserve Bank’s Center for Microeconomic Data revealed that:

“The majority of households continue to view housing as a good financial investment.”

And that percentage has increased over the last three years.


Bottom Line

Though there is some uncertainty as to how the real estate market will perform over the next twelve months, one thing remains very certain: America’s belief in homeownership.

Military Homes Charleston 
We specialize in helping military families enjoy a smooth PCS in and out of Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. Buying and selling your home is one of the biggest events of your life. As your trusted Charleston Real Estate Professional, we are 100% committed to helping you the best way we can when you buy or sell your home. We have a passion for helping people, and we love what we do – call 843-410-8014 or today!




Posted by Jodie Ford on January 11th, 2019 1:01 PM
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$2,500.00
2580 Kingsfield St

Mount Pleasant, SC 29466



Beds: 3 Rooms: 3
Full Baths: 2 Sq. Ft.: 1784
Garage: 0 Built: 2018
 

Welcome to the NEWEST Park West neighborhood in Mt Pleasant! This FULLY UPGRADED AND BRAND NEW TOWN HOME features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, hardwood floors, granite countertops, stainless appliances and a garage. Enjoy the posh amenities of Park West and the ideal location of Mt Pleasant.
BRAND NEW and Fully-Upgraded 3 Bed/2.5 Bath Mt Pleasant townhome. Available NOW!
 

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Posted by Jodie Ford on December 31st, 2018 2:31 PM
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$2,000.00
14 Lockwood Dr 9-H

Charleston, SC 29401



Beds: 2 Rooms: 2
Full Baths: 1 Sq. Ft.: 1032
Garage: 0 Built: 1965
 

Perfectly located and an easy walk to hospitals, MUSC, College of Charleston and the Citadel. The building is across from the bike and walking paths along the water that lead directly to the charming historic district of downtown. Just a few blocks away you'll find parks, shops, restaurants, outdoor cafes, offices, and grocery. This is the perfect place to call home. This unit has 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. Coin laundry available in building.
Available NOW! 2 bed/1.5 bath condo walking distance to MUSC, CofC, hospitals, shopping, parks, and more! PERFECT downtown location. River views and 24 hour security! 


 

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Posted by Jodie Ford on December 31st, 2018 2:06 PM


4 REASONS NOT TO FEAR A HOUSING CRASH

There is a lot of uncertainty regarding the real estate market heading into 2019. That uncertainty has raised concerns that we may be headed toward another housing crash like the one we experienced a decade ago.

Here are four reasons why today’s market is much different:

1. There are fewer foreclosures now than there were in 2006

A major challenge in 2006 was the number of foreclosures. There will always be foreclosures, but they spiked by over 100% prior to the crash. Foreclosures sold at a discount and, in many cases, lowered the values of adjacent homes. We are ending 2018 with foreclosures at historic pre-crash numbers – much fewer foreclosures than we ended 2006 with.




2. Most homeowners have tremendous equity in their homes

Ten years ago, many homeowners irrationally converted much, if not all, of their equity into cash with a cash-out refinance. When foreclosures rose and prices fell, they found themselves in a negative equity situation where their homes were worth less than their mortgage amounts. Many just walked away from their houses which led to even more foreclosures entering the market. Today is different. Over forty-eight percent of homeowners have at least 50% equity in their homes and they are not extracting their equity at the same rates they did in 2006.



3. Lending standards are much tougher

One of the causes of the crash ten years ago was that lending standards were almost non-existent. NINJA loans (no income, no job, and no assets) no longer exist. ARMs (adjustable rate mortgages) still exist but only as a fraction of the number from a decade ago. Though mortgage standards have loosened somewhat during the last few years, we are nowhere near the standards that helped create the housing crisis ten years ago.



4. Affordability is better now than in 2006

Though it is difficult to afford a home for many Americans, data shows that it is more affordable to purchase a home now than it was from 1985 to 2000. And, it requires much less of a percentage of your income today than it did in 2006.


Bottom Line

The housing industry is facing some rough waters heading into 2019. However, the graphs above show that the market is much healthier than it was prior to the crash ten years ago.

Military Homes Charleston? - We specialize in helping military families enjoy a smooth PCS in and out of Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. Buying and selling your home is one of the biggest events of your life. As your trusted Charleston Real Estate Professional, we are 100% committed to helping you the best way we can when you buy or sell your home. We have a passion for helping people, and we love what we do – call 843-410-8014 or militaryhomeseller@gmail.com today!



Posted by Jodie Ford on December 24th, 2018 1:10 PM

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