By Audra Walters

How to Beat the Heat in Charleston, SC

Whether you’re local or moving to Charleston from another city or state there is no arguing that the late Summer temps are BRUTAL. Air conditioning is a must and it’s important to know what to ask and look for when you’re buying a new home in the south in regards to HVAC units. No one […]

By Audra Walters

Should Mortgage Rates and Inflation affect my Home Search?

To List, To Buy or To Wait?With inflation and rising mortgage rates people are starting to hesitate on whether now is the time to buy a new home, in result making sellers anxious if now is the right time to list their home. While the media and the news may be increasing the worry among […]

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By Audra Walters

SOLD: Johns Island Gem

As the Charleston housing market is still moving super swiftly, especially Johns Island SC real estate, I rarely take the time to relish in one success before moving ahead with the next, but this house on Johns Island was too cute not to share! Proudly sold by yours truly with Front Porch Properties SC this […]

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By Audra Walters

Homeownership- It’s time to take the plunge in Charleston.

We all know the market in Charleston (and everywhere) is crazy right now, but what’s even crazier? THE PRICE OF RENTING! It’s time to stop writing those checks every month to a home you aren’t investing in. Let me introduce you to your next long term relationship: HOMEOWNERSHIP. If you have the time to be […]

By Audra Walters

Are Mortgage Rates Heading Up? Will buying in Charleston now save you later?

If you’ve been considering buying a new home in Charleston it’s no doubt you’ve been paying attention to the media hype about mortgage rates. Mortgage rates have been at an all time low since the pandemic and, in result, making it a large motivation for clients to buy in the Lowcountry. Up, down, low or […]

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By Audra Walters

Seasons are Changing, or Are They?

2021 was a big year for us at Front Porch Properties and Staging Charleston, as well as for the entire real estate industry {especially in Charleston}. With inventory down 6%, median sales prices up 18% with most listings getting 2.7% of asking and selling in 52.7% less time Charleston county is a real estate force […]

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By Audra Walters

Moving on Up in 2022?

If you plan on making moves in the upcoming year here are a few things to NOT do in the next couple months to make your home mortgage approval much less complicated: 1- DO NOT max out your credit cards holiday shopping. 2- DO NOT make any large purchases such as a new car, boat […]

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By Audra Walters

Absent Appraisers?

In a nutshell the appraisal of a home determines the approval of the buyer’s loan amount. The buyer’s mortgage lender uses the appraisal to determine if the house is worth the amount of money that the buyer wants to borrow to buy it.  If you’re hearing a buzz about appraisers dragging their feet it’s not […]

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By Audra Walters

Flood Plains- Worth the Risk?

When moving to, or within the lowcountry, we all have concerns about flooding, especially when it could mean pricey additional insurance. Here is all you need to know about Flood Plains when searching for your new home in Charleston. First clarification: EVERY area is technically a flood zone. A lot of my clients ask “is […]

By Audra Walters

Let’s Take a Dip

We’re taking a quick dip into pool ownership. With the Summer heat amping up many of those looking to buy a new home in Charleston are considering the idea of a house with a pool… but is it all its cracked up to be? Let’s discuss. What we most often get asked is “will having […]