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By Audra Walters

Housing Market in Charleston: Winter 2022 Predictions

It may feel like we just kicked off fall but many are curious about what the winter and holiday season is going to look like for the housing market here in Charleston, South Carolina. With inflation and economic concerns many are curious what all this means for the real estate industry. It’s no secret that […]

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By Audra Walters

Charleston’s Flooding- Reason to Worry?

With the anxiety and uncertainty of hurricane season always comes the question of flood zones and flood insurance when buying a home in the Lowcountry. A typical tropical storm is 300-400 miles wide. The Charleston Peninsula is only 3.2 miles long and it sits only about eight feet above sea level. It’s easy to see […]

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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

Hello Charleston: Events are BACK!

From Concerts to comedy, farmers markets and festivals it seems like our beloved Holy City may be getting back to its ever-so-sociable self (with caution, of course). *Knocks on Wood* Are you stir crazy and ready to get out and mingle? Visiting the area while looking for your new home in the Lowcountry? Here are […]

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

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

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 […]

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By Audra Walters

Welcome “Freel” to Staging Charleston

2021 is BOOMING in the real estate world and we are BOOMING right along with it. We’d like to welcome and introduce our newest Staging Charleston team member: Carrie Freel Barnes (aka Freel). After I met Freel at College of Charleston she continued her education by studying interior design at Trident and now is a […]

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By Audra Walters

Due Diligence Explained- Front Porch Properties

Due Diligence. Sounds like a fancy term for someone doing the right thing doesn’t it? You’re not far off! If you’re wondering what this term means when navigating your home buying adventure let us explain. Due Diligence, in layman’s terms, is a buffer within a specific timeframe most often after an offer is accepted and […]