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SOUTH COUNTY LIFE

Here you can find my personal experiences, lifestyle, activities, and favorite spots¬† ¬†living here in South County! I’ll provide lots of suggestions for groups to join, places to shop, products to buy, and places I love! Take a read and feel free to reach out with places that you love to go here in town and I’ll be sure to include them in future posts! I love the sense of community here and want this to be a place to share everyone’s experiences here!

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What Does a CMA Do for You?

When you think about what your home is worth, where do you go to find that information? Your mortgage company? Zillow? The opinions of friends & family? While all of these may hold some truth, the most accurate & updated source to find this information is a CMA. So what does a CMA do for you? What is a CMA? First & foremost, this …

FHA Loans

Being a first time home buyer is no walk in the park. It’s daunting, looking at spending large sums of money, potentially for the first time. Whether you’re nervous about your credit, don’t have a lot of money saved, or unsure if you’re ready to buy, look into an FHA loan program. What is an FHA Loan? FHA loans is a program through the …

Seller Hacks

Sellers always want to know the best way to prepare their home before selling to give them the most value. But, they don’t want to dump a ton of money into a home they’ll be leaving. As a buyer’s & seller’s agent, I see both sides. I understand the seller’s perspective. I also see what buyers notice when they walk up to a house …

Gearing Up for the Spring Market

Is 2022 the year that you buy your first home? Or is it the year that you buy a second home or an investment property? While it may seem premature to start thinking about buying a home when we’re still thinking about Christmas presents, it’s important! Getting a head start can give you an advantage, prevent stress later on, & give you a good …

Great Housewarming Gifts

Sure, everyone loves a good bottle of wine, loaf of bread or a candle when they buy a home. I love to celebrate my client’s closings with a sweet goodie basket. Selfishly, I get tired of buying the same gifts over and over. While it’s a safe bet to get a nice bottle of something & a gift card to a home decor store, …

Ways to Keep Your Heating Bill Low This Winter

As the temperatures start to drop, our heating bills go up. With news outlets warning us about the increase in heating prices, many of us are thinking of sacrificing our warmth for our wallet. You shouldn’t have to choose! That’s why I’m putting together a little list of ways to keep your heating bill low this winter! Servicing Your Heating System Although this may …

Financing Building a Home

In today’s market, it may seem easier & more time-efficient to buy land and build on it. The stress of offering, negotiating multiple offers & a timeline that is undefined can be grueling. Building your own home is one way to get around the traditional buying process, but it requires a bit more. Financing building a home is a completely different process than your …

Buying a Home as an Unmarried Couple

Sometimes you feel ready to buy a home before you say “I do”. I know because we did! Gone are the days where couples get married before living together. But what’s different about buying a home as an unmarried couple? Essentially, not much. There are a few factors that you’ll have to take into consideration both before & after buying a home as an …

To Do or Not Do a Home Inspection

What is a Home Inspection? Once your offer gets accepted on a home, the next step is completing a home inspection. You’ll hire a licensed home inspector to do a thorough walk-through of your home. General home inspections typically take a few hours and can cost between $400 – $600. The goal of a home inspection is to determine if there are any deal-breaking …

Choosing Your Realtor

Choose Wisely It may seem like a waste of time to interview several Realtors. It will help you in the long run, trust me. Choosing your Realtor is like interviewing a nanny for your child; you want to make sure that they are looking out for your best interests, your values align & they understand your schedule. While everyone “knows” a Realtor, you want …

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