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Category: For Buyers

    It May Be Time To Consider a Newly Built Home

    By CGR Marketing | May 11, 2023

    If you’re looking to buy a house, you may find today’s limited supply of homes available for sale challenging. When housing inventory is as low as it is right now, it can feel like a bit of an uphill battle to find the perfect home for you because there just isn’t that much to choose from.... Read More

    What’s the Difference Between a Home Inspection and an Appraisal?

    By CGR Marketing | April 21, 2023

    If you’re planning to buy a home, an inspection is an important step in the process. It assesses the condition of the home before you finalize the transaction. It’s also a different step in the process from an appraisal, which is a professional evaluation of the market value of the home you’d like to buy. In... Read More

    Trying To Buy a Home? Hang in There.

    By CGR Marketing | April 7, 2023

    We’re still in a sellers’ market. And if you’re looking to buy a home, that means you’re likely facing some unique challenges, like difficulty finding a home and volatile mortgage rates. But keep in mind, there are some benefits to being a buyer in today’s market that give you good reason to stick with your... Read More

    What Buyer Activity Tells Us About the Housing Market

    By CGR Marketing | March 28, 2023

    Though the housing market is no longer experiencing the frenzy of a year ago, buyers are showing their interest in purchasing a home. According to U.S. News: “Housing markets have cooled slightly, but demand hasn’t disappeared, and in many places remains strong largely due to the shortage of homes on the market.” That activity can be seen in... Read More

    What’s Ahead for Home Prices in 2023

    By CGR Marketing | March 20, 2023

    Over the past year, home prices have been a widely debated topic. Some have said we’ll see a massive drop in prices and that this could be a repeat of 2008 – which hasn’t happened. Others have forecasted a real estate market that could see slight appreciation or depreciation depending on the area of the country.... Read More

    Spring 2023 Buyers Guide

    By CGR Marketing | March 6, 2023

    View Buyer Guide Inside this Issue… Why This Spring Is the Time To Buy Expert Insights for Today’s Homebuyers Owning Is More Affordable than Renting in Much of the Country The Non-Financial Benefits of Homeownership The Biggest Opportunity for Homebuyers This Spring Why Inflation Shouldn’t Stop You from Buying a Home What Buyers Need To... Read More

    Lower Mortgage Rates Are Bringing Buyers Back to the Market

    By CGR Marketing | January 31, 2023

    As mortgage rates rose last year, activity in the housing market slowed down. And as a result, homes started seeing fewer offers and stayed on the market longer. That meant some homeowners decided to press pause on selling. Now, however, rates are beginning to come down—and buyers are starting to reenter the market. In fact, the latest... Read More

    Money Saving Tips for House Buying and House Keeping in 2023

    By Chip Collins | January 9, 2023

    As we start the new year and are ready for a fresh start, here are five things to think about that are healthy for both you and your home! 1). GOODBYE PMI With a rise in market values, equity in your home may have climbed to the point where you no longer need to pay... Read More

    Winter Buyers Guide 2023

    By CGR Marketing | December 28, 2022

    View Buyer Guide Inside this Issue… What’s Happening in the Housing Market? Expert Insights for Today’s Homebuyer 3 Trends That Are Good News for Homebuyers Top Reasons To Own Your Home The Non-Financial Benefits of Homeownership Why Buying a Home May Make More Sense Than Renting The Long-Term Benefit of Homeownership Tips for Buyers in... Read More

    Top 5 Tips to a Successful Hilton Head Home Search

    By Chip Collins | December 16, 2022

    Shopping for a home, villa, homesite, etc. can be a lot of fun!! But it can also be a little tricky when you try to drive the search process entirely on your own.   Our website displays all the listings our local MLS pushes out on its data feed, plus the site offers convenient search... Read More