Open houses are one of the many marketing efforts we use to sell a home. And when the environment is right – the house presentable and the sellers willing – it is also one of the most successful. There are countless benefits to hosting an open house, but it is undoubtably a process requiring more effort on both the realtor and the seller's parts.
When hot and cold air mingle during transitional seasons, it often means that heavy rain and occasional flooding are close behind. If you’ve had to commute between Richmond Hill, Savannah, Pooler, or Hilton Head in these past couple of weeks, then you’ve experienced some of the standing water that’s plagued our state’s streets. But rising water and problematic city drainage systems are not just a threat to your car tires and engines; water damage is the number one cause of a cracked home foundation...
Picture this: you finally find the home of your dreams. Move-in goes smoothly, and you and your family settle easily into the new neighborhood and school systems. Everything seems too good to be true, and it is. Weeks later, you notice water wicking up the foundation, leading to rot in the walls, framing members, and mold. You call a repairman to find out that your home is experiencing grade sloping, causing water to drain back towards your home.
One of the greatest gifts you can give yourself is the financial freedom that complete home equity provides. When you’re looking at your current liabilities–future mortgage payments or loans you’ve taken out for a down payment–achieving unencumbered interest might seem impossible. But with some time and a good amount of diligence, you can build your home equity to the rate of complete liberty from outstanding balances, liens, and interest rates.
Millennials know better than any other generation that buying a house is a huge commitment of time, energy, and finances. Between the quickly oscillating job market, rising student debt, and a generational desire to travel, millennials are less likely to buy a house in their ‘20s than any other age group.
Purchasing a home is one of the biggest financial steps in your life. This transition is often an investment of time, energy, and love. You might stumble across the perfect property for your needs but, as we all know, what rests inside those four walls is rarely all that encompasses the decision to close. Considering your potential home’s external environment – crime rates, convenience, and growth potential – is a crucial step in your home buying process. Here are some things to consider when looking for the right location to call home:
With the calm summer nights spent outdoors with friends and family often comes higher temperatures and even higher energy costs. Although remaining cool and comfortable indoors sometimes seems like a big expense, it doesn’t always have to be. From hiring skilled professionals to switching the setting on your ceiling fan, Teresa Cowart Team has a range of ways to prepare your house for summer.
Designers are going back to their roots and throwing it back to the ‘70s with the hottest design trends of 2018. The modern homeowner can redesign from top to bottom with bold elements radiating style or accent their space with subtle but impactful accessories. From tones and patterns to textures and materials, here is how you can achieve this year’s most popular design trends without breaking the bank.
As homes and commercial buildings consume nearly 40% of the energy used in the United States, and the average family can use up to 400 gallons of water every day, its up to the homeowners to take the right steps to help our environment. Taking the time to make small changes and research energy-efficient alternatives can be the first steps in creating a friendlier environment for you and your family. In celebration of Earth Day, here are 10 ways to go green at home:
If you find yourself needing to lease a property but don’t know where to begin – or, if the term “landlord” paints a picture of midnight maintenance calls and unreliable tenants – working with a property management company might be the perfect solution. More than just dealing with repairs and collecting the rent, these companies can be a great way to help streamline your business and free up your time.