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The latest numbers are a positive sign for our Charleston market. Welcome to your July 2021 market update! Let’s take a look at the latest residential activity in Charleston.As of the recording of this video, the number of active listings has decreased 46% compared to the previous year, but it’s remained unchanged compared to the previous month. Th…
 
Here are CMG’s two new, unique programs that help first-time homebuyers.I have some very exciting news to share with all the homebuyers out there. Matt from CMG and I are willing to match a portion of your down payment to make your first home purchase much easier. Investopedia just ranked CMG as the best first-time homebuyer mortgage lender out the…
 
Moving can be exciting, and it can also be scary. It can be smooth sailing or so wrought with silly (or serious) issues that your cat peeing in the box of towels because you haven’t unpacked his cat dish yet sends you into the kind of rolling-on-the-ground, slapping-your-leg, crying-big-fat-tears laughter that makes your family wonder if you need m…
 
Because of the bravery and sacrifices of veterans and active military, the rest of the country’s civilians can live the American dream in safety. As one tangible way to say “thank you for your service,” current and former members of the military have access to Veterans Affairs home loans. These unique mortgage options allow veterans and those still…
 
Here are the four main reasons homes don’t sell in our market. Ever wonder why some homes sell and others don’t? No fairy dust exists that can turn a loser home into a palace. If there was such a thing, sprinkling it in your home would make a big mess, and that’s a big no-no if you want it to sell. Getting your home sold isn’t hard if you stick to …
 
Here’s how we can get you offers on your home with our website. We know that selling a home right now can be very uncertain. With the Dave Friedman Team, you can get an offer on your property safely, instantly, and with no showings. Go to soldwithdave.com, tell us about your home, and get a great offer. Request your free purchase offer today. If yo…
 
Here’s a quick overview of our current real estate market’s numbers. Let’s take a look at residential activity in the Charleston market right now: The number of active listings decreased 62% from a year ago but hasn’t seen a significant change since April. This smaller inventory means that buyers who waited to buy will have less to choose from now.…
 
Today I’m sharing why some homes don’t sell and how you can remedy that. Do you ever wonder why some homes sell and others don’t? Getting your home sold isn’t difficult if you stick to the basics. However, if there are issues, your home may sit on the market unsellable for a long time. Today I’m discussing the reasons homes don’t sell and what you …
 
Here are some simple ways to keep your energy costs low this summer. As South Carolina temperatures rise, so do our monthly energy bills. Here are a few tips to help you stay cool and keep those costs low.Maximizing the efficiency of your cooling system is vital to reducing your energy bills. Clearing out an A/C filter can save you 5% to 15% on you…
 
Here’s how we can help you sell your home safely and simply. We know that selling a home right now can be very uncertain. On the Dave Friedman team, however, you can get an offer on your home safely and instantly with no showings. Just head on over to soldwithdave.com, tell us about your home, and get a great offer. Request your free purchase offer…
 
The Carolina Youth Development Center is a vital resource for families. Today I’m joined by Keri Scougale from the Carolina Youth Development Center to talk about the impacts that they’re having on the community.All of the events we put on for our clients, be it the pumpkin pie giveaway or our annual baseball game, have a goal of contributing $10 t…
 
Here are two programs that help buyers purchase a new home much easier. I have some especially exciting news for all you homebuyers out there: Matt Mieras of CMG Financial Mortgage and I are willing to match a portion of your down payment to make your purchase much easier. Investopedia just ranked CMG as the No. 1 first-time homebuyer mortgage comp…
 
According to the latest numbers, home inventory continues to decrease in our Charleston real estate market. Here’s what we found. The latest numbers for the Charleston real estate market are in. The number of active listings in February is down 22% from January; compared to the same time last year, the number decreased by a whopping 60%. Since ther…
 
Here’s what could happen to your home affordability by waiting to buy. When deciding whether now is the right time to buy or sell a home, it’s important to consider the interest rates. The cost of waiting to purchase a home or refinance your current home loan could be significant if rates increase. Every 1% increase in rates causes you to lose 10% …
 
Here’s everything you need to know about Lennar Homes at Carolina Park. A lot of people have been asking me about my favorite new construction neighborhoods. Today I brought on Tina Jones, a new home consultant at Lennar Homes, to give us more information about the Carolina Park neighborhood (which is one of my absolute favorites), as well as the b…
 
Our second-annual Jeff Cook Cares golf event is just around the corner. We at Jeff Cook Real Estate strive to give back to our local community. This year, we’re holding our second-annual Jeff Cook Cares golf tournament on April 5 at Coosaw Creek Country Club in North Charleston. We’re so excited to partner with Chair The Love for this event. They’r…
 
Here are a few of the benefits you can see by refinancing with these rates. Have you considered the amount of money you can save by refinancing your home? A mortgage refinance replaces your current home loan with new terms, including a new interest rate, a new mortgage length, and even a new type of loan. We can connect you with a trusted lender to…
 
A faster, convenient way to sell your home without expensive upgrades. Are you spending too much time fixing up your house before you sell? Well, I have great news: you can get competitive cash offers and selling options up front with 100% transparency in just one click! By using our iBuyer program, you get to pick the closing date, and you don’t h…
 
We’re giving away free Valentine’s chocolates to show our gratitude. Our team would like to show our gratitude to you for supporting our business. We’re spreading the love by giving away free Valentine’s chocolates, so here’s your opportunity to reserve yours. Register here, and we’ll save you some chocolate. For every chocolate picked up, we’ll do…
 
Here’s a quick Q&A with Adam and Ben Copenhaver of CopeGrand Homes. Today I’m joined by Adam and Ben Copenhaver, the founders of CopeGrand Homes right here in Charleston, for a quick interview to spotlight their custom home building company. Q: What kind of builder would you describe yourselves to be?Ben: “That’s a great question. Probably one of a…
 
Here are the latest statistics from our market as we start a new year. The December 2020 numbers are in for our real estate market and I’m excited to share them with you today. The number of active listings is down 51% from December 2019 and 23% from November 2020. Compared to last year, the average days a home spends on the market before it sells …
 
Here’s why Stonoview is an exceptional place to buy new construction homes. Many people have been asking me lately about new construction and what my favorite neighborhoods are. There are plenty of excellent neighborhoods, but one that stands out (and where of our many of our clients have landed happily) is Stonoview. Debbie Jones joins me today be…
 
Daniel was having issues selling his condo—until he reached out to us for help. Daniel Branham, one of our recent home sellers, had quite a few issues with his condo sale. Most of them revolved around the HOA—he had a hard time getting them to do their part regarding the maintenance issues, and over time, his headache only got worse. The water leak…
 
It's been an amazing year for our team thanks to your continued support. We just wanted to take a minute to wish you a happy New Year! It’s hard to believe that 2020 has come to a close. Although it has been a wild and chaotic year for many of us, it has also been an amazing year for our team thanks to your continued support. The things we’ve accom…
 
Happy holidays to you!The holiday season has officially arrived. We hope you enjoy this wonderful time of year and make some fantastic memories.We wanted to take a moment to thank you for your continued support. We love helping people make their real estate dreams come true, so thank you for working with us and supporting our business.This may be a…
 
You’ve made all this positive change possible It’s been an amazing year for Jeff Cook Cares. 2020 was full of unexpected challenges, and there was no shortage of needs to fill in the community. We’re proud to announce that, with your help, we were able to raise a total of $70,000 to build seven homes in Peru and Nicaragua for families in need! Our …
 
Here’s a handy checklist for home maintenance to ensure its health. Have you been feeling a bit overwhelmed lately? As a homeowner, it can sometimes be a struggle to keep up with home maintenance tasks. Today we’re sharing a simple guide to consider a resource when giving your home a maintenance check-up.“We suggest hiring professional cleaners at …
 
Here are several strategies to finding the best off-market properties. Today I’ll tell you how to find off-market properties (e.g., short sales, foreclosures, and other distressed properties) that are very likely to sell in this crazy market. With inventory so low, my team and I find off-market properties for our buyers all the time, and these deal…
 
Here’s an overview of our Charleston market as we continue through fall. I think we can all agree that “home” means more to us now than it ever has before. Some of us are working from home remotely, while others have kids who are home schooling virtually. In any case, we’ve all been forced to spend more time inside our houses, and they’ve become so…
 
Here’s how we can help bring certainty to home sellers in today’s climate. We know that selling a home right now can be very uncertain. With the Dave Friedman team, you can get an offer safely, instantly, and with absolutely no showings. Go to soldwithdave.com, tell us about your home, and we’ll get you a great offer. Request your free purchase off…
 
We have a new way to sell your home easily and quickly. Here’s the info. There’s a brand-new way to get your home sold: Go to www.soldwithdave.com, tell us about your house by sharing its number of bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage, key features, etc., and we’ll send you a stellar purchase offer. Or, if that’s not your style, we can list your pro…
 
Will the Charleston market turn around this year given the pandemic? I know that many of you are wondering whether the Charleston market will turn around this year considering the state of the economy due to the pandemic. Clearly, the economy went on pause with the initial outbreak. I don’t think we’ve ever seen anything like this before.Major fina…
 
You can never be too prepared for hurricane season; check out these reminders. Hurricane season in the Carolinas is no joke, and over the past few years we’ve had our fair share of serious threats. Hurricane season officially lasts from June through November, but its peak lasts from August through October. Our first tip is to review your local area…
 
Don’t worry; you can safely buy a home during the pandemic. Here’s how. Because of the pandemic we’re currently experiencing, our new market may require some adjustments in your approach to your transactions. Here are some tips to help you adjust:1. Consider how long you plan to stay in your new home. If it’s less than two years, you should definit…
 
Here’s how Charleston home sellers can sell their properties safely today. In the Charleston area, the market is still in favor of sellers due to the lower supply of available homes versus the higher buyer demand. Real estate transactions are moving fast despite the pandemic, and though the process may look a little different, there’s never been a …
 
Does the 'new normal' mean new opportunities? Let’s face it: This has been a challenging time for most of us, both personally and professionally. COVID-19 has become a global subject, and one that we need to take seriously in our daily lives.Markets have been fluctuating due to the uncertainty, and that includes real estate. This is what has been r…
 
Imagine receiving MORE money for your home than you thought was ever possible. This is a reality for the real estate market in 2020! Families just like yours have continued to buy and sell homes even throughout the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and are profiting. We’re sure you’ve wondered when a great time of the year is to make the move an…
 
Despite the pandemic, we have the tools to help you sell quickly and for top dollar. Many things have changed over the past few months, especially the amount of time people have been staying inside their homes. Due to the pandemic, people have been keeping safe by staying indoors and completing long-overdue DIY projects.If you’ve realized that you’…
 
If you haven’t already joined our Facebook group, you should! Here’s what you need to know. Did you know that we have a Facebook group built specifically for our past clients? If you have any questions, you should join us! At Jeff Cook Real Estate, we’re devoted to serving you to the best of our abilities, even after the deal is done. It’s often th…
 
Joining JCRE changed Whitney Muncey’s life. Here’s how. Whitney Muncey began her career with Jeff Cook Real Estate in 2017. Since that time, her life has changed in so many ways. Joining our team has not only lifted a big financial burden off her shoulders, but it has also allowed her to set her own schedule so she can be present with her family wh…
 
I’ve been with Jeff Cook for over a year now. I left corporate America after struggling to find some sort of work/life balance that also met my financial goals. Today, I’m at Hutchinson Square, where there is beautiful shopping and delicious restaurants—and thanks to Jeff Cook Real Estate, I’ve also sold tons of houses in the area.I love getting to…
 
The rehab loan is an amazing product because it can help you to purchase a home with a minimal down payment and it finances the construction aspect of your renovation projects. With this loan, you don’t need to finance the purchase and the renovation separately.With that in mind, today I brought in Matt Mieras from CMG Financial to talk about the d…
 
Today’s message is very special. Why? Well, instead of telling you ourselves what makes Jeff Cook Real Estate so great, we brought on a past client to describe her experience working with our team. Justa Tumminia heard about us from another past client, who was a friend of hers. Justa wasn’t entirely sure she was ready to sell her home but decided …
 
Solar panels have become a hot-button issue for homeowners in the real estate world. Are they a good investment? Will they add value to your home when the time comes to sell it? Today I’m joined by Matt Mieras of CMG Financial to answer these questions from a lender’s perspective. First, there are two main types of financing you see in our market: …
 
Millennials currently make up the largest generation of homebuyers in our market, so it’s important that you know what they’re looking for in a home. Here’s how to attract them to your listing:1. Be technologically friendly. Have hookups for electronics such as TVs, entertainment centers, and computers. In addition, consider installing thermostats …
 
Before we begin today’s market update, mark your calendar! Our annual client appreciation event is coming up on August 21, and you’re invited. At this event, we’ll also be fundraising for the Burned Children’s Fund at MUSC. Now, onto the latest news in our market. 2019 looks like it will be an excellent year, but not quite as good as 2017 and 2018.…
 
Jeff Cook Real Estate is known for our whimsical and creative billboards. People are always looking forward to what we come up with next, but after the billboards come down, that’s it. This got us thinking: How can we continue to use our billboards to answer people’s question, “What will they do next?”With that in mind, Jeff Cook Cares has official…
 
We at the Friedman Team care about keeping you in the loop, so we’ve got a few important updates to share with you today.First, Pet Fest is just around the corner, and we hope to see you there. This great event will take place at Palmetto Island County Park on Saturday, March 30, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pet lovers of all kinds are sure to enjoy this…
 
Nowadays, more and more people are freelancing, working multiple part-time jobs, and even working from home. When it’s time to purchase a home, however, it may seem impossible to do so while maintaining a flexible work lifestyle. Fortunately, there are three simple ways to ensure your home buying dreams can still come true:1. Organize relevant docu…
 
Need ideas for something to do with a small space in your home? Try these three great, easy tips: 1. Choosing the right paint. Using colors like neutrals, whites, creams, and grays can make a room feel larger than it really is. Pairing the right lighting and paint color is also very important; be sure to choose lighting that will enhance your color…
 
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