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How to Turn Your Rental into a Home

Living in a rental home can feel like a limbo stage. You are in a house, a house that is yours, but not really yours. The itch to decorate and make it your own starts to set in, but you are unsure of the “can” and “cannot”s of the rental home world. The answer is always “no” unless you ask, so it is best to ask your landlord/property managers to obtain the owner’s approval on any changes you wish to make. Not sure where to start or what to ask? Here are a few ideas to get you started on
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What’s That Smell?

If you love to cook, there is nothing better than the smell of a good dinner or a freshly baked pastry. When guests come over, you love to hear “wow, your house smells splendid!” and you pat yourself on the back for a job well done. What you don’t want when company comes over the next day is to be met with scrunched faces, pinched noses, and “oh my goodness, what is that smell?”. That smell, dear culinaire extraordinaire, is the remnants of splatters from your lovely dinner in the nooks and crannies of your kitchen.   Here are some
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How to Deep Clean Your House

House cleaning can be a daunting task. It requires a lot of energy, stamina, and some good ol’ elbow grease. It quickly begins to feel like you are not only cleaning, but getting a workout in as well. Cleaning your home very easily can become a dreaded event as you feel like you need three cups of coffee to get through and a two hour nap after. Here are some tips and tricks on how to save time (and your biceps) when it comes to deep cleaning your home.   1. Drill Out the Dirty Work When you hang curtain
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There are several good reason why. .

As the title of this blog states, there are several good reasons why . . . . .  you will not find this type of lock box on any of our active listings. First and foremost, these type of lockboxes are NOT secure. A prospective buyer could have the opportunity to see the code written down, or even punched in at a listing appointment. Secondly, we cannot monitor the activity on it. Anyone who may have seen the code entered could access the property and we would have no way of knowing who or when they entered.  This could be potentially dangerous if
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How many of these will it take for you to finally be in your dream home?

Unfortunately, most first-time home buyers assume that their very first home should be their “dream” home. I say, “unfortunately” because that is really not the case. You should begin with a home that you can actually afford.  On average, people move about every 5 to 7 years, so that can mean that you go through quite a few homes in your lifetime.  Most people begin with a “starter” home, then move to a larger home when they change jobs or their family grows, then they may move into what we like to call their “dream home”.  They once the children are grown they
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Welcome to the LAUNCH of our new website!

Today we launched this NEW website.  This is our best yet!  It is more informative, searchable, interactive. It even includes a blog, so you can stay on top of the latest in real estate news; a mortgage calculator, you can get an idea what your monthly payment will be for the price home you select; and a calendar, so you miss any of the events going on in the area. Check it out and let us know what you think. We look forward to your feedback!  
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Why on earth would anyone want to move here?

We know that our listings are not what is going to bring you to the Upstate of South Carolina.  It’s going to be our low cost of living, lower property taxes, warmer weather, our georgious lakes, beautiful golf courses, close proximity to the mountains of NC, SC, and GA, sporting events of all sorts, theatres, the arts, southern cuisine, and so much more!  These are just some of the reasons that you may want to make the upstate your new home. Of course, we have some beautiful homes, so check them out through our website or do not hesitate to
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