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James Schill…, Real Estate Pro in 29401
James Schiller answered:
What's the best way to research school districts and neighborhoods? Looking to relocate but too far for us to travel there regularly to check
Hi Angela,

I'm James, real estate broker from Charleston SC. So, have you moved yet? My answer might be a few months late but if you haven't moved, it could be of some help to you.
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0 votes Share Flag Wed May 13, 2015 Home Buying in Mount Pleasant
James Schill…, Real Estate Pro in 29401
James Schiller answered:
How many prime vacation rental weeks for Seabrook Island, SC?
Hi Jen,

I'm James, a real estate broker from Charleston, SC. You can rent out a house for as long as you like in Seabrook, Island. There really is no limit as long as all parties inv ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 8, 2015 Home Buying in Seabrook Island
djennifer009, Other/Just Looking in Salt Lake City, UT
djennifer009 answered:
the house has old wiering and does not meet code. Does this need to be repaired or upgrated?
Are you buying or selling? Either way it needs to be repaired before you close. If you had a home inspection and faulty wiring was found, that should be taken care of quickly. If the se ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 4, 2015 Home Buying in Charleston
James Schill…, Real Estate Pro in 29401
James Schiller answered:
We are contemplating a purchase. what are the most popular neighborhoods on Kiawah? Is Middlewoods East and West a good investment?
That is a wonderful idea! Kiawah is a lovely island which will let you enjoy the sun, surf, and sand as much as you want while living within reasonable distance from Charleston city. Al ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 1, 2015 Home Buying in Kiawah Island
James Schill…, Real Estate Pro in 29401
James Schiller answered:
how is the hoa with rentals, requirements with rentals, and how strictly enforced?
You can rent your home on Daniel Island, but with all PUD (projected unit developments) communities these days, HOAs are usually pretty strict about their CC&Rs. That's the only thing I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 29, 2015 Home Buying in Charleston
James Schill…, Real Estate Pro in 29401
James Schiller answered:
what areas in charleston sc are closest to the beach?
Hi Sandra, I know this is an older question, but you can't be the only one asking it.

1.) Sullivan's Island http://jamesschiller.com/properties/sullivans-island-sc-homes-for-sale

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0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 29, 2015 Home Buying in Charleston
bite2me, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA
bite2me answered:
How long does seller have to respond to bid in mt. pleasant sc
What are you selling , Babe??
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 25, 2015 Home Buying in 29464
bite2me, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA
bite2me answered:
I live in Mt Pleasant, SC. When I sign in to Trulia it automatically takes me to properties in San Francisco. How do I change this to SC?
Move to San Francisco... I hear they are getting SC when they log on!
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 25, 2015 Home Buying in 29464
Mike Wilson, Real Estate Pro in 75201
Mike Wilson answered:
HELP ME my credit it shot. i need to repair my credit, and get approved for a loan where do i start i need to have this done in 6-7 mths can it happen
Home Loans For All was able to get us approved even with bad credit.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 24, 2015 Home Buying in North Charleston
Mike Limina, Real Estate Pro in 29407
Mike Limina answered:
Are there any grant programs that offer assistance for down payments and closing costs?
Yes, there are several programs in place that allow for down payment assistance. I'd be happy to put you in contact with a lender who can help you.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2015 Home Buying in North Charleston
Josh Stamps, Real Estate Pro in 29410
Josh Stamps answered:
I migrated to US for a year now and earn 43k . My credit score is 696 but has few credit history. What are my options to get approved for financing?
You can get approved for just about any mortgage product with a 696 score through just about any lender too!

Good luck
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2015 Home Buying in North Charleston
Topher Cauff…, Real Estate Pro in 29445
Topher Cauffmann answered:
I am a student at MUSC. I would like to buy a house/condo and stay within 15 miles of Downtown, but my budget is around 100,000.
Ericka,

This is a tough one, Your going to be looking in the West Ashley, James Island area,.

Most foreclosure are gone, and short sales are really not longer a "DEAL"

I rath ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 16, 2015 Home Buying in Charleston
Rex Strecker, Real Estate Pro in Mount Pleasant, SC
Rex Strecker answered:
We are FTHB, both with credit scores of over 800, looking to buy new construction $500-$550k with 10% down. What are our current mortgage options?
Good Afternoon,

We have terrific rates and allow for only 10% down with Jumbos and 5% down up to 525,000 purchases.

Please call Me

843-860-0809 cell
843-971-5689 office

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0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 10, 2015 Home Buying in 29464
USMortgageRa…, Real Estate Pro in Plano, TX
USMortgageRanger answered:
What percent of the home sales price do you think is a fair mortgage brokerage rate?
Lee,

Buy now you should be aware that a mortgage broker fee cannot be more than 3% of the sales price by law and that 3 % will also include any buy down. So at the end of the day and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 26, 2014 Home Buying in Charleston County
Lee Taylor, Real Estate Pro in Charleston, SC
Lee Taylor answered:
are there any partnerships for sale at ocean front vills at folly beach sc?
There are (3) available at the current time.
MLS numbers:
1224568
1411054
14027187
I am an agent with ample transaction experience.
Contact me for a showing or questions answer ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 26, 2014 Home Buying in Folly Beach
Mike Limina, Real Estate Pro in 29407
Mike Limina answered:
looking to retire along the sc coast, our new england home is up for sale - what's the best way to use our equity to purchase a home prior to sale?
Unfortunately, a home equity loan probably wouldn't work out in your case being that the home is listed for sale. Of course, the best answer to your question would come from a mortgage ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 16, 2014 Home Buying in Charleston County
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