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Found 19 blog entries published by Loni Lueke.

Seniors Are on the Move in the Real Estate Market | MyKCM

 

Did you know August 21st is National Senior Citizens Day? According to the United States Census, we honor senior citizens today because,

 "Throughout our history, older people have achieved much for our families, our communities, and our country. That remains true today and gives us ample reason…to reserve a special day in honor of the senior citizens who mean so much to our land.”

To give proper recognition, we’re going to look at some senior-related data in the housing industry.

According to the Population Reference Bureau,

“The number of Americans ages 65 and older is projected to nearly double from 52 million in 2018 to 95 million by 2060, and the 65-and-older age group’s share of the total population will rise from 16

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How is the Real Estate Market doing?

Every Real Estate agent get this question several times a week. And what is our response? "Oh, it´s good, it´s picking up..! And it is! The market in the Lowcountry and in particular Hilton Head is very special but sooner or later the national trend will arrive also here in paradise.

What Experts are Saying About the Current Housing Market | MyKCM

See what some experts have to say about the market:

We’re halfway through the year, and with a decline in interest rates as well as home price and wage appreciation, many are wondering what the experts predict for the second half of 2019.

Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at realtor.com

“Lower mortgage rates, higher wages and more homes for sale have helped counteract rising home prices, and ultimately, made it so

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If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for some time now, you’ve probably come up with a list of things that you’d LOVE to have in your new home. Many new homebuyers fantasize about the amenities that they see on television or Pinterest and start looking at the countless homes listed for sale through rose-colored glasses.

Do you really need that farmhouse sink in the kitchen to be happy with your home choice? Would a two-car garage be a convenience or a necessity? Could the “man cave” of your dreams be a future renovation project instead of a make-or-break right now?

The first step in your home buying process should be getting pre-approved for your mortgage. This allows you to know your budget before you fall in love with a home

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Here Are 5 Tips!

Starting the Search for Your Dream Home? Here Are 5 Tips! | MyKCM

In today’s real estate market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared.

In a realtor.com article entitled, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind,” the author highlights some steps that first-time homebuyers can take to help carry their excitement of buying a home throughout the whole process.

1. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage Before You Start Your Search

One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage before starting your search. Even if you are in a market that is not as competitive, understanding your budget will give you the

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If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real estate market.

Ask yourself the following three questions to help determine if now is a good time for you to buy in today’s market.

1. Why am I buying a home in the first place?

This is truly the most important question to answer. Forget the finances for a minute. Why did you even begin to consider purchasing a home? For most, the reason has nothing to do with money.

For example, a study by realtor.com found that “73% said buying in a good school district was “important” in their search.”

This

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The year was 1457, the place: Scotland. A brand new game had been invented. It was ruled 'Gentlemen Only...Ladies Forbidden'- and so, the word GOLF entered the English language. The first round of women's golf was played in the year 1811 in Musselburgh, Scotland.     Golf was banned three times for years after it was invented because the Scottish government believed it interfered with military training. The first golf balls were made of feathers wrapped in leather. They flew much further than the balls that came after and were used until the mid-1800s. After feathers, golf balls were made from wood.

 Sea Pines Founder Charles Fraser uncovered a ship manifest from1786 that noted that "golf sticks" and "featheries" had been shipped to residents in

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Have you heard the news? SC is the #17 state to retire in!

There are several reasons why many choose to retire in the Lowcountry; here are just a few. 1) The cost of living is 7% below the US average. 2) We experience mild weather year-round so you can enjoy outdoor sports and the natural beauty during all seasons. 3) Taxes are friendly to retirement incomes.

The state population is 4.8 million and the best city is currently voted as Bluffton, SC - although the age average is just 35years.

I can´t imagine any other place to live or retire! Contact me today should you be considering relocation to South Carolina!

TheGermanRealtor®

 

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As you may know, some pretty exciting announcements were made last October and November regarding direct flights out of the Hilton Head Island International Airport. To top that great news, at the beginning of this month, there were talks of another air giant welcoming direct flights to our neighborhood airport. 

In October 2018, it was announced that United Airlines would begin servicing the our airport in Spring 2019. The following month, the community was informed that American Airlines will soon begin flying directly to Washington D.C. from the island terminal. 

Then, at the beginning of this month, Delta allowed customers to book flights to and from Atlanta and Hilton Head Island starting May 23. 

This is wonderful news for both

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Dear friends, I wish you a very nice and relaxed first Advent.

I´ve always loved this day. The word Advent comes from the Latin word 'adventus' meaning arrival.

As a kid I had my Adventskalender with which I counted down the days until Christmas Eve. My mom started baking Christmas cookies and the smell in our home was unbelievable. 

When it started getting dark we sat around the table with the Advent wreath, cookies and a cup of hot chocolate or coffee, lit the first candle and sang christmas songs. My mom started telling the Christmas story and I got more excited about the arriving of christmas eve every day.

I always preferred the red candles, and decoration on the wreath and didn`t know

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  What a wonderful day!    I had heard of Thanksgiving when I lived in Germany, but I had no idea how wonderful it is to celebrate with people I’m grateful for until I moved here. When I lived in Germany, I used the time between Christmas and New Years Eve to think about what and who I was grateful for at the end of the year, and I wrote thank you cards to those people. Now,  having a special day not only to think about how grateful I am, but being able to celebrate it with these friends, family and clients who I consider family, is even better.    I want to thank the following people in my life very much for all that they do and mean to me:  Susan, Sara, Lorraine, Sandy, Kathy, Will, Tina, John, Gail, Andy, Beverly, Falko, Carol,…
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