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Spoonies Corner – A Carter Real Estate Group

Surfside Beach Real Estate Trends

Surfside Beach Real Estate Trends Annual Summary The number of homes in Surfside Beach, has grown since 2017.  The number of sales, days until sold, and sales price were consistently trending from 2017-2019.  Once the pandemic occurred, sales slowed the second quarter of 2020, and as we are all wondering what would happen in the…
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2022 Housing Market Insights

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2022 Housing Market Insights Housing Market Insights   As we move into 2022, both buyers and sellers are wondering, what’s next? Will there be more homes available to buy? Will prices keep climbing? How high will mortgage rates go? For the answer to those questions and more, we turn to the experts. Here’s a look at what they say…
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4 Home Sellers Mistakes

4 Home Seller Mistakes to Avoid in 2022

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4 Home Seller Mistakes to Avoid in 2022   4 Home Sellers Mistakes If I price it a little higher, I can always come down. While technically true, know that you’re actually costing yourself more by taking this approach. A listing gets the most attention in the first 30 days. Overpricing your home leads to…
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Serious About Selling?

Serious About Selling? 5 Steps to Make Your Home the Best on the Block

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Serious About Selling We all want to be good neighbors. But when it comes to selling your home, it’s not just about “keeping up with the Joneses.” It’s about outshining them at every opportunity! If you’re looking to sell your home fast and for the most money possible, you’ll need a strategy to set it…
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Beach House Maintenance Tips

Beach House Maintenance Tip Have you always wanted to live by the beach?   Does your mind wander to relaxing with family and friends on the beach?  Dreaming of late nights watching the stars and listening to the waves from your deck?   Have you decided, “if not now, when,”   and are ready to buy a beach…
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8 Tips for Managing Short Term Rentals

8 Tips for Managing a Short-Term Rental

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8 Tips for Managing a Short-Term Rental Owning a short-term rental can be profitable, but it’s not as easy as just filling the house with furniture and housewares and putting it online or with a property manager. Making money takes work, you get what you give!  Whether you self-manage or hire a property manager, both…
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Flood Insurance

Flood Insurance Frequently Asked Question

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Flood Insurance Frequently Asked Question Texas is particularly prone to floods.  There are two primary areas that everyone should consider cautionary: the coast and a wideband called Flash Flood Alley that extends through Central and North Texas.  The majority of major cities in Texas are in an area at high risk of flooding.  Those who…
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Top 10 Tips for Buying a Beach House

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  Buying a home is always a challenging process with appraisals, inspections, and financing challenges.  Buying a property on the beach or canal front home just adds to the complexity of it all.  Here are my top 10 tips to help you buy your beach house.   Lenders Matter – Beach properties have higher insurance…
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The Year in Review for 77541

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Real estate in 2021 was different for sellers and buyers.  2020 made the real estate market pause, wondering what next after the lockdowns caused job losses and altered the restaurant, and brick and mortar retail industry forever.  Let’s look at the numbers for Treasure Island, Surfside, Freeport zip code of 77541 and see the impact…
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Understanding iBuyers and Instant Cash Offers

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Understanding iBuyers  and the “Instant Cash Offer”  iBuyers or “Direct Buyers” are companies such as Opendoor, Offerpad, and Zillow, that use computer algorithms to provide sellers with a quick cash offer to buy their home. The actual market share of iBuyers remains small, but large advertising budgets have helped them to get noticed. This has left many of our…
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