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Elaine Gille…, Real Estate Pro in Columbia, SC
Elaine Gillespie answered:
I accepted a job an hour away from my residence. I want to move to the new area but have not had time to put my home on the market.
Tsnewman, that's really a financial decision that only you can make. You are entering the world of investment property by turning your primary residence into either a "flip" or rental p ... more
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Takia C. Wal…, Real Estate Pro in Columbia, SC
So you’re not ready to buy……   I hear this often among individuals all over. What is it that you like about renting? Is it the fact that you don’t have to pay taxes, in some cases maintain the… Read more
Blogged Wed Mar 12, 2014 by Takia C. Walker Home Buying Rent vs Buy
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Sandra Wise, Real Estate Pro in Columbia, SC
As we approach the end of 2013 and begin looking into the near future of 2014 we are looking back and wondering, what did promise to do in 2013 and did not.  Many of us begin January 1st with… Read more
Blogged Wed Dec 11, 2013 by Sandra Wise Quality of Life Home Buying Rent vs Buy
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Sandra Wise, Real Estate Pro in Columbia, SC
Last week, I was talking to a young couple I know that was about to close on their first home. They were riding the wild rollercoaster of current mortgage rate swings and were not happy about the mortgage… Read more
Blogged Mon Dec 9, 2013 by Sandra Wise Home Buying Rent vs Buy Home Ownership
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Jay Luebke, Real Estate Pro in Columbia, SC
Jay Luebke answered:
Rent options for homebuyer where are the best sites for available homes.
Robert,

As I answered in your other question, I am a real estate agent with Russell and Jeffcoat Real Estate here in Downtown Columbia. I understand the needs of those who are studen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 10, 2013 Rent vs Buy in Columbia
elenadlt, Real Estate Pro in Columbia, SC
elenadlt answered:
I'm in the military and have been in Columbia, sc 8yrs. I was wondering is it safe to buy a house or rent one these days. Rent is higher than
I am advertising a house for rent and for sale in Forest Acres. It is close to Fort Jackson .
6608 Vanwood Drive Columbia, SC 29206. You can see it listed on Trulia, Zillow, Craig's Li ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 5, 2013 Rent vs Buy in Columbia
elenadlt, Real Estate Pro in Columbia, SC
elenadlt answered:
Single professional woman, 30s. Rent vs buy? City/upscale living, access to restaurants/arts/shopping/gym or running. What neighborhoods might fit?
I am advertising a house for rent and for sale in Forest Acres. 6608 Vanwood Drive Columbia, SC 29206. You can see it listed on Trulia, Zillow, Craig's List, and Facebook.

Great bric ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 5, 2013 Rent vs Buy in Columbia
Bruce Ailion…, Real Estate Pro in Marietta, GA
Your first step should be to locate and hire a REALTOR, not just a real estate agent on an exclusive basis. Be sure your REALTOR has a minimum of five years’ experience and 100+ transactions. … Read more
Blogged Sat Apr 27, 2013 by Bruce Ailion,CRS,CRB,MSRE,ESQ Home Buying Home Selling Rent vs Buy
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Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
how does rent to own work?
Rent to own is similar to a car lease; rent to own can be risky and one could stand to lose a bit of money, therefore inform yourself well beforehand and consider consulting with an att ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 12, 2012 Rent vs Buy in Columbia
Jay Floyd, Real Estate Pro in Columbia, SC
Jay Floyd answered:
Why My Millage Rate Is Higher If I Rent My House?, isn't the milage rate supposed to be the same
Your millage rate should not be higher on a rental property. As you said, your rate has gone from 4% to 6% which, in my opinion, is extremely unfair. It causes the landlord to have to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 12, 2012 Rent vs Buy in Columbia
Hope Dorn, Real Estate Pro in Columbia, SC
In a real estate market flooded with foreclosures, one would think that rental prices have decreased. Not so. In fact, the opposite is true. The average rental price in 2010 increased by 11.6% according… Read more
Blogged Tue Jan 18, 2011 by Hope Dorn Market Conditions Home Buying Rent vs Buy
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