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By Audra Walters

Why You Need a Realtor In a HOT Market

The buzz is still abounding. Charleston’s housing market is HOT. The inventory is low throughout the Lowcountry and the demand is not slowing. After all, for a whopping ninth year in a row, Charleston, South Carolina, has been voted the best city in America by Travel + Leisure readers. So if the market is still […]

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By Audra Walters

Top 3 Myths of Home Staging

1- Staging is only for wealthy clients. “My house isn’t big enough to stage.” “My house isn’t valued high enough.” “It’s out of my price range.” We hear this ALL. THE. TIME. Let’s put an end to this today. Staging isn’t just for million dollar listings. In fact, staging can be MORE beneficial to smaller […]

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By Audra Walters

To Sell or to Summer? You don’t have to choose!

With the fast-paced housing market in full swing in Charleston it can be daunting to figure out how to navigate a Spring/Summer schedule while your house is on the market. Whether it’s long term travel, vacations or house guests it can seem difficult to manage while trying to get your home sold. I have a […]

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By Audra Walters

Staged & Sold, No Better Pairing.

While we often talk about our partner company Charleston Staging, and we are always working to educate and support you in the Charleston Real Estate Industry through Front Porch Properties we rarely discuss how their forces combine for our clients. While Charleston Staging does many staging projects for individuals and fellow real estate agents throughout […]

By Audra Walters

Spring Cleaning, Step One to Listing Your Home.

If you’ve been considering listing your home for sale in Charleston, S.C. Spring is a great motivating factor. Why? SPRING CLEANING, of course. In Spring home owners not only clean unmentioned and forgotten about services (cue light switches and base boards), but attention is also paid to outside the home making it the perfect clean […]

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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

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

Updating Your Home to Sell

Should you update your home? This is a constant question that I feel like has gotten more attention with the recent pandemic. Many of my followers, friends and clients are in the debate of whether or not to update their home either to sell or with the goal of selling in the near future (next […]

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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 […]