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Pamela Cox, Real Estate Pro in 29445
Pamela Cox answered:
We are contemplating a purchase. what are the most popular neighborhoods on Kiawah? Is Middlewoods East and West a good investment?
In my opinion, Kiawah as a whole is considered a popular and prestigious area for both tourists and residents. Communities offer fractional ownership as well as the traditional fee sim ... more
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Pamela Cox, Real Estate Pro in 29445
Pamela Cox 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?
I live in Hanahan, SC and the same thing was happening to me until I saved my searches. Now when I sign in properties near my saved searches come up instead. The site is a bit tricky ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 7, 2015 Home Buying in 29464
Topher Cauff…, Real Estate Pro in 29414
Topher Cauffmann answered:
what areas in charleston sc are closest to the beach?
FOLLY BEACH!!!

You probably are looking to live in James Island or West Ashley,. 29414

But the beach for the younger crowd is def Folly Beach.. let me know if you need any hel ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 26, 2015 Home Buying in 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 29414
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

... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 10, 2015 Home Buying in 29464
Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Oklahoma City, OK
Josh Barnett 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
Calling the principles, the persons in charge of the PTA, etc., etc.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 10, 2015 Home Buying in Mount Pleasant
USMortgageRa…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, 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
JW, Other/Just Looking in Charleston, SC
JW answered:
Lots in Battery Haig
I remember when California dreaming protested the connector saying it was going to ruin their business. Let's be honest. They don't build ugly bridges across the water. Do you look a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 9, 2014 Home Buying in West Ashley inside Mark Clark
Brennan Gilm…, Real Estate Pro in 29466
Brennan Gilmore answered:
Hello, any advice on the BEST neighborhoods or areas in Mt. Pleasant or Daniel Isl. that are least prone to flooding (higher elevation) & lower taxes?
Carolina park in Mt. Pleasant has a safe flood elevation, numerous other neighborhoods to as well, I would love to show you around the area. Please contact me!!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 19, 2014 Home Buying in 29466
Helen, Home Buyer in Marietta, PA
Helen answered:
Why is kiawah still sluggish? Every other "exclusive" real estate market in the US is booming? What will it take to turn the market around? Less land
Thank you.

Since Kiawah is on the oceanfront, it seems that real estate would command a premium. Perhaps the logic and timing of new releases of land should be reevaluated so as not ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 15, 2014 Home Buying in 29455
James Schill…, Real Estate Pro in 29401
James Schiller answered:
How is the market in Kiawah? Florida real estate market has skyrocketed and Kiawah and Seabrook have declined. Is it time to bail?
Lizzy, hope my message finds you well. The market on Kiawah has slowed down for sure, but nothing different really than any other market hit by the change in economic conditions from 6- ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 22, 2014 Home Buying in Kiawah Island
Anthony Schi…, Real Estate Pro in 29572
Anthony Schibilia answered:
Free credit advice.
Go to this link, they have given a presentation at my office and helped many peoople http://www.united-credit.org/
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 19, 2014 Home Buying in Charleston
Zach Thalman, Other/Just Looking in Midwest, WY
Zach Thalman answered:
Should I consider building instead of buying?
I think building a home really depends on the location. For me I wouldn't want to build a home if the land cost a lot of money already. I also wouldn't buy a home if it looked too over ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 15, 2014 Home Buying in 29466
James Schill…, Real Estate Pro in 29401
James Schiller answered:
what is for sale in mt pleasant -really liked seaside farms. any recent sales for comps?
Hi Abbie.. Here is the answer to your question about Seaside Farms and Homes for sale in MT Pleasant SC http://searchrealestate.co/mount-pleasant-sc/seaside-farms
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 28, 2014 Home Buying in 29464
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