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Home Buying in Goose Creek : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jun 29, 2015
Gerald Jackson answered:
Hello, Goose Creek is a quaint community that is very family-friendly. It features some of the highest rated public school districts in South Carolina as well as an abundant of recreational opportunities. You can also learn more about this community by visiting: ... more
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Fri Aug 22, 2014
Michelle Riser answered:
I am born and raised in Goose Creek. I am now raising my 2 boys here. We love the community and the recreation department. Plenty for kids to do. We have been living in Crowfield for the past 5 years and love it!!! Plenty of walking trails, parks, tennis courts, pools etc. Most everything you need is within a few minutes drive. Traffic here is not nearly as bad as other local areas. ... more
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Fri Mar 14, 2014
Racheal King answered:
Shoot me the address via pm. My contact info is below on my site
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Tue Oct 29, 2013
Lee Keadle answered:
Some of the most popular neighborhoods in Goose Creek tend to be Crowfield Plantation and Liberty Hall Plantation. You can read about both of these neighborhoods and view pictures at You might also consider Summerville because it's comparable in terms of affordability and proximity to the beach. However, it has more shopping and restaurants, plus great public schools: ... more
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Tue Apr 30, 2013
Christine House answered:
It is reflecting that it has been withdrawn. Perhaps you could reach out to the original listing agent & ask them to contact the owner to see if they are still interested in selling. If the listing agent is not willing to contact them please let me know & I will refer you to someone who will contact the homeowner.
Christine House
Century 21 Broadhurst & Associates
609-339-0916 Mobile
843-215-6831 Alt.
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Mon Feb 11, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Basically; it means that you shouldn't have voted for President Obama.
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Sat Jan 26, 2013
Dan Simon answered:

There are a few listings like this is our MLS, they are pretty rare. Usually they have to do with a bankruptcy and a fee for the trustee that is processing the case.

Best regards,
Dan Simon, Realtor®
Carolina One Real Estate
Direct #843-303-1464
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Sat Apr 7, 2012
Joshua Calvert answered:
Like Real Estate Agents, Mortgage Advisors are licensed for the state that they work in. You can begin working with a representative in your current state but it would inevitably need to be transferred to a licensed representative here in South Carolina. Go ahead and start working with your representative there, if nothing else he/she can get you preapproved and you'll have one less thing to worry about. I hope that answers your question. Please give me a call at (843)789-9860 so I can answer any other questions you might have! Thanks Cathy! Have a great day! ... more
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Tue Jan 31, 2012
Jonathan Lee answered:
If you want to find a house that you can stay in, you may want to rent with an option to buy. Visit to see homes available. If you're looking for a rental in Goose Creek, our company has one available in Brickhope Plantation, just off 52. Whatever you decide, get with a mortgage professional who can advise you. Contact me if you need more info. ... more
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Fri Jun 17, 2011
James Ryan answered:
Hi Megan, good morning.

If you have never owned a home, you ARE a first time buyer (or have not owned in the last 3 years). The FHLB offers a matching grant for first time buyers, for every dollar you put up, they put up FOUR! It maxes out to 7500, so if you have about 1900, they match you 7500, so you have a nice down payment of closing costs.
Credit score qualifications vary from lender to lender, and you have already guessed the higher the better. A good loan officer can pull your credit and go over it with you. A REALLY good loan officer can suggest strategies to help raise your scores so you qualify and get the best rates possible. However, if you are starting with low scores, it is important to pick your loan officer and stick with them, multiple pulls of your credit by many lenders may lower your scores even more.
I hope thse comments help! Jim, American Bank. We proudly serve all 50 states! 703 615 4675
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Mon May 23, 2011
Marika Kary answered:
Sounds like if they put 0.00 in the contract, they don't plan on paying any of the buyers closing costs. Typically when buying a home, you also have to consider the cost for an inspection (can be 250-400, depending on the size of the home), many banks will have you pay for the appraisal (another 400) and for your credit report up front (15). After that, you will have traditional buyer closing costs, unless your super savvy real estate agent negotiates a deal in which the seller pays for your closing costs. The rule of thumb is that closing costs can run about 3% of the purchase price when working with a lender. Those costs include the property insurance on your new home, surveys if required/wanted, attorney fees (approx. 300), title examination, escrow deposits and lender required reserves, prorated property taxes, the cost of obtaining your loan, any discount points. . . . it sounds intimidating, but working with a good Realtor and a strong lender can help guide you to a happy house hunting experience. ... more
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Mon Sep 20, 2010
Jessica Bradfield answered:
I live in Brickhope Plantation, which is a new Ryland neighborhood. I would recommend it. There are also some great homes being built in Goose Creek by Eastwood right now in Brickhope Greens. Also, very close by in Hanahan is Tanner Plantation.

Jessica Bradfield
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Thu Feb 25, 2010
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Thu Jan 14, 2010
Megan Heiden answered:
If you are moving here in the spring and want a home to move into at that time you may not want to go that route. If you have time to sit and wait for an answer from the bank then that could be a great opportunity for you but with most foreclosed or short sale homes they are sold "as is". In my opinion the best deals right now are new construction. If you find one you like you can change little things while they are building it, you get the builder warrantee, and the builder typically pays for your closing costs! The builders have lowered many of their prices to below what pre-owned homes are selling for. So if you are still looking let me know and I can send you matches of homes that fit what you are looking for. Please feel free to call with any questions!

Megan Heiden
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Thu May 14, 2009
Laura Sargent answered:
I find that statistic usually help alot when it comes to numbers and what can back up an offer. You also have to know what you number you will walk away at if the negotiating doesn't favor what you hoped. If it's "the" house...jump in and see what you can make happen. It's a fantastic time to buy - low interest rates really change your monthly cost. I wish you the best and would happily help you more if needed.

Laura Sargent
Carolina One Real Estate
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Fri Nov 7, 2008
Roz Parker answered:
Hello R. Braddy,
This property is currently showing as Pending which meaning is should be close to closing. However this property is a Short Sale so the seller maybe waiting for bank approval. You may want to have your Realtor follow up with the listing agent . If you're not working with a Realtor I'm happy to help. Also feel free to view foreclosures on my site at

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