Hank Johnson's Blog Posts

Oh Where Oh Where Did My Winter Go

Last weekend, February 17-19th, Charleston hosted the annual Southeastern Wildlife Exposition. As taken from the SEWE website www:aewe.com, “SEWE is a three-day showcase of everything we love

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Charleston Area Home Market In 2017

Wow, Christmas went by so fast and we are now in 2017. Needless to say, and regardless of your political affiliations, 2016 was a year to remember. Yet, the New Year is here and most folks I talk

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APRIL ALREADY

 Can you believe it is already the end of April! In a few weeks schools and colleges will be getting out for the summer. In the Lowcountry, with the end of spring and the warmer temperatures

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Charleston Summertime

In Charleston, school is out for the summer and traffic is starting to get heavy downtown and on the beach thoroughfares. Both are common to the start of another summer season in the low country.

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Spring Is Almost Here

Wow, are your ready for spring? As I write this blog it is 39o F and raining. Enough is enough. Bring on the azaleas, wisteria and warm weather that we love about spring in the Charleston.

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How About Using A Reverse Mortgage To Purchase A Home

Most folks have heard of reverse mortgage programs designed to let senior homeowners with substantial equity borrow money on their home by receiving a periodic payment that is applied against the

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Beginners Guide To Buying A House

So you’ve heard about the market shifting. “Buy Now!” “It’s such a fantastic time to buy!” “Deals are going quick!” If you have been keeping up with real estate news you know it

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How To Land A Deal

Fewer Foreclosures and Short Sales! Low Inventory! You have been hearing these stories about the housing market in Charleston, but don’t worry! While an inexpensive­ house might not fall

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Gen X and Y Home Buyer Tips

Zillow published a fantastic list of tips for Gen X and Y Home Buyers, and I’m excited to share how these insights will work for you in the Charleston, SC market! Use Technology Creatively:

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Best Time to Visit Charleston SC

Are you thinking of living in Charleston, SC? Looking for a great time to visit? Come to Spoleto! This unique performing arts festival fills the venues of Charleston for 17 days and nights each

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What Locals Know That You Should Try

Living in Charleston and surrounding areas is a unique type of living. While no one boasts about the high humidity, you can’t beat the access to water sports and historic monuments.

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Saving for a Down Payment

Are you itching to buy a home? Well here’s some fantastic insight from Trulia about how long it takes to save enough money for a down payment. The calculations assume saving 10% of your median

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Ten Tips for Buying a House

CNN Money posted a great article about home buying tips! Consider how these tips apply to home buying in our area! (http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/money101/lesson8/index.htm) 1. Don't buy

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What to Expect When Buying A Short Sale

If you are looking for Charleston properties, chances are you’ve noticed a lot of talk about short sales. Short sales are properties being sold “short” of what the owner owes.

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Short Sales a Preforeclosure Alternative

What is a short sale? A short sale is when a seller lists and sells their property for less than the payoff on their mortgage. In today's market there are thousands of families effected by the

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Where have all of the houses gone

It was just a couple of years ago that a lot of folks were routinely saying, "I need to sell my house but there are so many foreclosures and short sales on the market that I won't get a good price".

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Home buying on the fiscal cliff

A lot has been printed, broadcast and said about the looming fiscal cliff and the impending financial diaster. While in principal the experts, fiscal watchdogs, skeptics and others all have valid

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Charleston Real Estate Looking Promising

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20121210/PC05/121219926/charleston-area-home-sale-up-14-through-november-group-says&source=RSS Charleston home sales up 14% from last November! We are

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