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Celebrating with cheer because what a year!

  The words “thank you” are not enough to convey our gratitude for how much blessing the Dunlap Team has received this past year. We are so thankful for each and every person that we have come into contact with and are beyond appreciative for the business that we get to do with the greatest people!     2017 has been very good to us and we have you all to thank for it! We hope to continue to work with you all as we go forward into a new year. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and wishing you a
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Little Issues That Can Be Big Pains

  When searching for a new home, you have to be able to spot the things other people may not pay as much attention to. For example, you are about to see a house that you have fallen in love with online. Everything looks perfect, but here are a few things to keep an eye out for that could be red flags for purchasing the home.     1) The house smells like a Bath and Body Works store If you are hit by a wave of five different candle scents before you are through the front door, there may
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Affordable Homes For You!

    Finding an affordable home that suits your needs can be difficult. The frustration of searching through various listing sites can become overwhelming and even make you consider giving up the search altogether. Lucky for you, we have put together a list of reasonably priced homes from our agency that are all under $200,000. Check them out for yourself!   411 Lebanon Rd. Pendleton, SC 29670  List price: $109,900 – Listing #20190394 Well maintained, conveniently located home with great storage areas and covered carports/outdoor spaces. Only a few blocks away from Pendleton Square and 6 minutes to Clemson University.
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Staging Tips for Homeowners

  Thinking about selling your house? Before you start taking pictures galore and showing your home for all to see, make sure that your house is in optimal shape to be presented. Here are some tips and tricks to help stage your home so that potential buyers don’t feel overwhelmed and want to buy your home!     Entryway Clean and paint the front door. Wiping away unwanted dirt and a fresh coat of paint does wonders. Add new house numbers or welcome mat. These little eye catchers make a difference and can easily update your house. Pack away clutter
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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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