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These articles will include introductory and also in-depth discussions on a wide variety of topics, both Property and Personal related

Our mission is to put real estate resources at your fingertips and support you with personal services customized to meet your desires and needs.  A critical component of any service is good information.  It is our commitment to provide the best information resources and tools that are available to facilitate a smooth and successful real estate transaction for you and to provide resources that will benefit you before, during and after we have helped you bring about a successful close on your property.

We will be providing resource articles on a wide variety of topics including, but not limited to Commercial, Investment and Residential real estate compiled news, resources, market trends, plus: personal development, support, healthcare information,  items of interest to seniors, eldercare, technology tips, links to interesting web sites, emergency planning and response, disaster recovery resources, safety, fun/relaxation, music, recreation, travel suggestions, things to do and much, much more.



Anatomy Of A House


Buying A Home - Questions and Answers  (HUD Article)


Buying A Home, The Process of

Choosing The Right Paint Color for the Interior of Your Property


Closing Your Vacation Home


Commercial Services

Defeasance - What, Why, How and When


Effective Selling of Your Property - Four Factors

Eldercare - Elder Caregiving Resources

Energy Upgrades

Feng Shui - What It Is And How It Can Be Used In Real Estate


Flipping Properties


Foggy Windows Can Be Repaired


Foreclosure - How to Avoid Forelosure on Your Home 

         (also includes information on Short Sales)

         [For Investors: NAR Field Guide to Foreclosures]


Green Reference Links  (Yerkes Green)


Home Inspection Basics


Home Selling from A to C - Acceptance (of contract) to Closing


Homeowner's Home Inspection Guide


How Long Should Things Last?


How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early and Save Thousands of Dollars


How to Put Other People's Money to Work for You


Importance of Title On Your Deed of Trust


Information Resources: Local, State, National; Schools, Demographics/Statistics

Investing in Residential Real Estate Properties

Investments - 1031 Exchanges


Lead Paint


Leave Water Damage Remediation to the Pros


Life Expectancy of Home Components and Systems


Mold Issues


Mother-In-Law Apartment, Adding a


Moving Checklist


Moving Resource Links


New Home Defects

Paying Cash for a Property and Proof of Funds - Guides for Buyers and Sellers


Plant Hardiness Zone and Heat Zone - Understanding and Using


PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) - Know the Rules and Save Thousands


Polybutylene Plumbing: Waiting to Burst


Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home


Pre-Qualifying vs Pre-Approval


Radon - What is a Safe Level? 
(includes resource links, charts, State Zone Maps;  Hint: Greenville is #1)


Real vs Personal Property


Remodeling Cost vs Value


Rent vs Buy - How Much Can You Afford?


Reverse Mortgages


Seniors Resource Links


Selling A Home, The Process of


Septic Systems - Homeowner Maintenance

South Carolina: Interesting Facts

South Carolina Geographical Regions and Historical Background

Stroke vs. Heart Attack - Symptoms and What To Do


Twelve Things Homebuyers Must AVOID Doing after Pre-Approval and Before Closing


United States Documents  (Our Flag)

What is Real Estate Owned (REO)?

What is Upstate?

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