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90% of home shoppers today are likely to start their research online. 89% of them use the internet to search for real estate agents. What does this mean for realtors? It means now is the best time to advertise HUD Homes to get buyer leads as long as you get an approval from HUD and/or the listing agent. There are a variety of homes on the HUDHomestore.com that may appeal to our home buyers. Knowing what they are looking for in a home is key to matching them with the best HUD home. Here are some tips to help you get started.

  1. Assist them in figuring out how much can they afford
  2. Inform them of their rights - Fair Housing Opportunity for All, RESPA, Borrower's Rights, Predatory Lending
  3. Shop for a loan
  4. Learn about homebuying programs - Tell them about HUD's special homebuying programs - GNND, $100 down program, Homeownership for public housing residentsIndian Home Loan Guarantee Program (Section 184)
  5. Shop for a home - Lead them to Shopping for a Home FAQ’s in the HUD Homestore website




Posted by Scott Realty Professionals on October 14th, 2020 4:16 PM

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Families have different priorities when it comes to relocating to different areas. Some would favor location with great amenities for the kids and the entire family to enjoy. While others will consider the size of the property and the number of rooms at the top of their must-have list. The moving season officially starts in April and ends in September, but due to the pandemic the movement of people had stalled for a few months and homebuyers housing demands declined for a few months. Now that many businesses are starting to open and operate again and people are going back to work, there are a lot of homebuyers feeling more comfortable in resuming their search for their next family home. So if your family favors location, community amenities, the size of the lot, and the square footage of the home, our Top 3 Best Cities in SC to live and raise your family are Beaufort, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island.

Beaufort is one of South Carolina's coastal areas and it's known for its antebellum mansions especially in the historic downtown.

Bluffton is a Lowcountry town with a great mixture of new families and many different style homes such as villas, townhomes, and modern homes. It is close to the beach and less than 20 minutes from Savannah, GA.

Hilton Head Island offers residents a suburban mix feel with highly-rated public school systems and minutes from the beach.

Are you ready to move into your new family to South Carolina? Call the professionals you can rely on at Scott Realty Professionals!

Posted by Scott Realty Professionals on August 11th, 2020 1:06 PM

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The common question is "Is it a good time to sell a property given the current situation?"

Homelight recommends listing your home as soon as possible if you are planning to sell your property within the next 24 months. If the economy comes to a significant decline, it will be more challenging to sell your home in the next 6 months versus now. Some of the buyers may have come to a halt on their home search, but those who remain financially stable would be enticed by low mortgages and more balanced market conditions. It is recommended to work with a realtor you can rely on as it is key to making the plan of selling your home to fruition. You and your realtor can have meetings using teleconferencing apps such as Zoom, FaceTime, GoToMeeting, and Skype if you are not comfortable with meeting in person. If you prefer to practice physical distancing, tapping in on technology is a great way to efficiently accomplish getting your home listed and on time. There are various virtual showing tools and applications that your realtor can use to show your home to potential buyers and restrict the physical showing of the property to the most serious buyers while taking all the extra health and safety measures. You can also use this time to declutter your home, spruce up the landscaping all while adding value to your home.

For all of your real estate needs, call the professionals you can rely on. Call Scott Realty Professionals.
Posted by Scott Realty Professionals on August 11th, 2020 12:41 PM




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Photo Credits: programmingibc from Pixabay Entering a new phase of our lives could mean a lot of different things. It could mean welcoming a lifestyle that urges us to consider making a change from what we are accustomed to. When homeowners 55 years old and older move from a large home to a smaller one, this is typically called downsizing. The dictionary defines downsizing as to make something smaller,  which implies something negative for most people. Hence, the word rightsizing was minted, suggesting a more positive meaning than the term downsizing. What is rightsizing? It means to convert something to a suitable or optimum size. In real estate terminology, rightsizing is taking into consideration what the family needs -  what's more suitable for their lifestyle now and in the future. Rightsizing does not only include the square footage or the acreage but also the location, the community, the convenience, the cost of the upkeep and maintenance.  Now the question is can I rightsize even when I am not yet an empty nester? Of course! Rightsizing is perfect for a lifestyle change as well. It is for anyone who is looking for a more sustainable and low maintenance lifestyle. 

If you are ready to make the choice and start a new chapter, you can always rely on Scott Realty Professionals to help you every step of the way. 


Posted by Scott Realty Professionals on October 21st, 2019 6:22 PM

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