December 2017

Found 2 blog entries for December 2017.

do you need a buyers agent for new construction

Many buyers assume they should use the builder's agent when they purchase a new construction home. They often believe they will save money or make the process easier by working directly with the agent on site. However, it's important for buyers to understand that using the builder's representative puts them in a situation where there are competing loyalties and interests. Being represented by the builder's agent during your purchase makes as much sense as a court trial where both parties use the same attorney to represent them.

Does it Save Money to Use the Builder's Agent?

It's free to have your own buyer's agent represent you during a new construction purchase. Especially buyers coming from out of state think they have to pay their buyer's

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selling and buying a house with leased solar

Many sellers don’t realize when they install solar panels the repercussions of trying to sell a home with existing solar. If owners pay for them outright, it’s usually not a problem. In these cases, the owners probably won’t be able to recoup all of the expenses when they go to sell the home because most buyers would rather put that money into kitchen or bathroom upgrades. From a real estate stand point, solar panels should be viewed not as an investment but as a way to save money on utility bills and lighten your carbon foot print.

The problem with solar panels here in our Charleston SC real estate market comes from the fact that most owners finance the panels instead of paying for them outright. Most buyers are not going to want to continue

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