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Spooky Season: Time to Spruce Up

It’s almost time for the fall season which means it’s a great time to head back outside and touch up your curb appeal. Honestly, whether your home is on the market in Charleston, about to be on the market, potentially going to be on the market or you have no plans of selling updating your […]

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Back to School: Housing Market Takes a Break

Summer is a very booming season for the real estate industry. While the demand in Charleston is always high the market definitely sees a decrease in activity when school gets back in.(Who doesn’t need a break after summer!?) The inventory in Charleston still remains low overall creating the appearance of “off the chart demand” year […]

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Mortgage Refinancing 101

As mortgage interest rates have increased the past year since the Covid boom many Charleston families bought homes under the idea that they would refinance their mortgage rates once those rates decreased. But what does that really mean, how does that work and what would it entail? What is refinancing your home? “Refinancing the mortgage on […]

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Is cash the home buying king?

Is cash really king when it comes to buying a home? Cash offers in real estate have evolved in reputation over the last few years. With the hot real estate market cash has been used as a bargaining chip to signal quicker closings and easier transactions for sellers. Where in the past cash was seen […]

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The Roof. Make or break when buying a new home?

We all know when you buy a new home you want a good roof. Clients often ask the standard question “how old is the roof” and move on. But how important is a roof when buying a new home? As a standard a home inspector is NOT required to actually walk the roof but to […]

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Selling your home? Let’s take spring cleaning to the next level.

There are only 47 days left until SPRING! Can you believe it? Just head to your favorite store and you’ll be smacked in the face by everything Easter, it’s crazy, but it’s the world we live in. With spring fever everywhere you may be starting to think about your spring cleaning to-dos. If you’re also […]

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We’re Not Crashing into 2023.

Despite the turmoil of 2022 and the concerns of a real estate market crash in Charleston, S.C. and beyond experts are ringing in 2023 whistling a slightly new tune. Home Prices in Charleston: Freddie Mac believes home prices will go down by 0.2% in 2023. And the National Association of Realtors (NAR) thinks price growth […]

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Front Porch Properties’ 2022 in Rearview

Front Porch Properties had an amazing 2022 in the Lowcountry. From staging homes, selling homes, finding homes for our buyers and opening Auden + Avery we managed to stay pretty busy; and that alone made the year a great success. At Front Porch Properties SC we had the pleasure of working with many new, repeat […]

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Is Your Roof up to Santa’s Standards?

Santa is just days away – how will your roof fare for his landing? Aside from HVAC concerns the roof is always a first go-to question when home buyers in Charleston, S.C are looking at new potential homes. When was the roof replaced? What condition is it in? Have their been any recent roof leaks? […]

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Staging Matters. (Period.)

We always preach the importance of staging, whether you hire professionals, like Staging Charleston, or you DIY. It matters! This home was listed by TWO prior agencies who didn’t appropriately guide the clients on staging. After the clients had no success with the two other agencies I got a call to list this townhouse. On […]