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Feb 2021 Market Recap

Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 9:39 am by Tiffany Hereda Informational

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Jan 2021 Market Update

Fri, Feb 26th 2021 12:45 pm by Tiffany Hereda Informational

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Nov 2020 Grand Strand Market Stats

Fri, Dec 4th 2020 11:17 am by Tiffany Hereda Informational

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Nov 2020 Grand Strand Condo/Townhouse Stats

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Selling Your Home? These Are The Upgrades Buyers Are Looking For During COVID-19

Tue, Oct 13th 2020 8:44 am by Tiffany Hereda Selling

COVID-19 has changed the real estate landscape in many ways—including shifting buyer priorities.

But what, exactly, are buyers looking for in today’s market?

A recent article from outlined the home upgrades buyers are looking for during the COVID-19 pandemic, including:

    • Outdoor upgrades. Many people are spending the majority of time at home these days—and that can lead to a serious case of cabin fever. To escape that cabin fever (without having to leave their homes), buyers are looking for homes with functional, relaxing, and well-designed outdoor spaces. Sprucing up your outdoor space (for example, by refreshing the landscaping or adding a patio) before listing you...

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August 2020 Market Stats

Thu, Sep 3rd 2020 10:37 am by Tiffany Hereda Informational

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A Historic Rebound for the Housing Market

Thu, Jul 2nd 2020 9:36 am by Tiffany Hereda Buying

Pending Home Sales increased by 44.3% in May, registering the highest month-over-month gain in the index since the National Association of Realtors (NAR) started tracking this metric in January 2001. So, what exactly are pending home sales, and why is this rebound so important?

According to NAR, the Pending Home Sales Index (PHS) is:

A leading indicator of housing activity, measures housing contract activity, and is based on signed real estate contracts for existing single-family homes, condos, and co-ops. Because a home goes under contract a month or two before it is sold, the Pending Home Sales Index generally leads Existing-Home Sales by a month or two.

In re...

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Curb Appeal Is Important When Selling During The Pandemic

Thu, Jun 25th 2020 9:00 am by Tiffany Hereda Selling

You only get to make a first impression once, which is why curb appeal is such a critical part of selling your home. And while curb appeal is always important, it’s especially important now, when COVID-19 is preventing would-be buyers from touring the inside of your home as freely as normal.

While restrictions are being lifted, and life is getting back to some form of normalcy, you will likely still find buyers who are not entirely comfortable going into a lot of homes for quite some time. So, make sure to make the biggest impact you can from the outside while the effects of the pandemic continue to affect how buyers look for their new home.

A recent article from outlined si...

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As Pandemic Restrictions Are Loosened, Americans Are Ready To Buy Real Estate

Fri, Jun 19th 2020 10:36 am by Tiffany Hereda Buying

COVID-19 and the resulting stay-at-home orders had many people putting their real estate plans on hold. But as restrictions are lifted and the country continues to open, it looks like the coronavirus has actually made people more eager to buy than they were pre-pandemic.

According to a recent survey from LendingTree, 53 percent of home buyers said they were more likely to buy a home in the next 12 months due to the coronavirus outbreak. There are a variety of reasons these buyers are keen to make a post-pandemic real estate purchase, including taking advantage of lower interest rates (67 percent), being able to save for a larger down payment due to reduced spending (32 percent), and a dr...

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Why “Now” Is The Best Time To Buy Your First Home

Thu, Jun 11th 2020 7:30 am by Tiffany Hereda Buying

Ask any real estate agent if now is a good time to buy a home. Chances are good you’ll probably get the impression that it’s the perfect time to buy a house.

Makes sense, right? Most agents wouldn’t want to discourage anyone from buying a house.

However, it’s almost impossible to truly say that now is the perfect time for someone to buy a house without knowing a lot more about them and their entire situation. It depends upon their personal wants, needs, and qualifications. It depends upon the real estate market overall. It depends upon mortgage rates. And it depends specifically upon the price range and areas they’d be looking in.

There are a lot of variables, so you can’t truly ever s...

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Why Home Prices are Still Rising Despite the Global Pandemic

Thu, Jun 4th 2020 8:15 am by Tiffany Hereda Informational

To say the economic news coming out lately has been disconcerting would be an understatement. Statistics concerning job losses, furloughs, and unemployment figures have pointed to upheaval in the global economy as a result of social distancing measures, which were put in place by governments to contain the global COVID-19 pandemic.

But according to recent data from, there is one statistic that should give homeowners (especially potential sellers) some comfort—home prices still appear to be on the rise. In the week ending April 25, the median home list price ticked up by 1.6% annually, compared to one year ago. The data comes from the 99 largest metropolitan areas.

To be sure...

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How To Check Out A Potential Neighborhood When You’re Following Stay-at-Home Orders

Thu, May 28th 2020 11:09 am by Tiffany Hereda Buying

The coronavirus is completely changing the real estate industry, and stay-at-home orders have presented unique challenges for buyers. Not only are they unable to tour properties in person, but, in some areas, they also can’t walk around the neighborhood and get a feel for whether it’s the kind of neighborhood they want to call home.

But just because you can’t explore an area in person right now doesn’t mean you can’t get a feel for a potential neighborhood—and whether it’s the right fit for you, your family, and your new home.

A recent article from outlined strategies buyers can use to “test drive” a new neighborhood while they’re sheltering in place, including:

  • Check out...

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