It’s Prime House Buying and Selling Season on Hilton Head Island

If you are thinking about buying or selling your SC Low Country home, now is the time! The busiest season in real estate is about to begin in Bluffton and on Hilton Head Island! That’s right. Buyers are now starting to look earlier in the year for their new home, so now is the beginning of the busiest home shopping season, instead of April.

Listing your Hilton Head or Bluffton home for sale now is a great move. Not only are there typically fewer homes on the market for sale during March, but listing  your home now will also allow you to get ahead of the upcoming spring market, giving you less competition as well as giving homebuyers an interesting new listing to consider while the market is slow with inventory.

Even though experts are not exactly sure what is motivating potential homebuyers to get an earlier start, they do agree that if you are thinking about buying or selling a home this year, the earlier you get started, the better. It is a savvy move to sell your home when there is more demand and less inventory…and while the greatest number of buyers are in the market – which is exactly what is happening in Hilton Head and Bluffton real estate right now.

The Dufrene Group is Ready to Help You Buy or Sell a SC Low Country Home

If you’re considering buying or selling a home in Bluffton or Hilton Head Island, the experienced team at The Dufrene Group is your local real estate experts. Let’s discuss listing your home for sale now to give you the advantage in this competitive real estate market.

Get started now by seeing how much your Low Country home is worth with our FREE Comparative Market Analysis. Looking to buy a home? Our experienced real estate team is already to show you the existing homes for sale in Bluffton and Hilton Head Island and help you find the home of your dreams. Contact us today at (843) 707-2267 or online here to have a licensed Realtor reach out to you today!

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Common Mistakes First Time Homebuyers Make When Buying Homes for Sale in Bluffton

The home buying process is not necessarily a simple one. A lot of things are dependent on each other for everything to go well. Stress levels are high and first time homebuyers are anxious.  It really can be an enjoyable experience though, if you work with the right Realtor in Bluffton. An experienced Bluffton Realtor can negotiate a great deal on your dream home and help you along the way with any tips, advice, and knowledge to make your Bluffton home purchase as smooth as possible.

Here are some of the common mistakes first time homebuyers make and advice on how to avoid them from Bluffton Realtor Anthony Dufrene of the Dufrene Group in Bluffton, SC.

Common Mistakes that First-time Homebuyers Make

  • Failing to Get the Home Inspected – Having a home inspection for a property you are considering can potentially save you thousands of dollars in the future. Paying the cost of a home inspection now, which is around $350-$500, is pennies compared to potential issues the home may have such as problems with the foundation, plumbing, HVAC or electrical system.
  • Untimely Correspondence with Lender – A common mistake by first time homebuyers in Bluffton, SC is that they fail to check their e-mail or messages regularly. Since the mortgage process is very time sensitive, it is crucial to approach the approval process with urgency and promptly respond to critical loan documentation that your mortgage company has requested. Also, be on the lookout for correspondence from your real estate agent, appraiser, and inspector.
  • Choosing Not to Work with a Buyer’s Agent – Some first time homebuyers think that they either don’t need or can’t afford a buyer’s agent when looking at homes for sale in Bluffton and homes for sale on Hilton Head Island. This is not true at all! There is no charge to work with a buyer’s agent, as the seller pays the commission on the sale of the home. In addition, purchasing contracts can be filled with legal jargon that is confusing. Choose a buyer’s agent that will work hard to show you the properties in your budget and desired areas to find your favorite homes for sale in Bluffton.
  • Ignoring Loan Assistance Programs – Be sure to take advantage of the various loan programs for first-time buyers from federal, state and local resources, as there are some programs designed to develop certain rural areas. The HUD website can give you information on loan and grants offered, and veterans should also be aware of the VA program. Assistance ranges from down payment help to closing costs, if you qualify. Be sure to ask Your Bluffton Realtor for program information.

The Dufrene Group Can Help First time Homebuyers with Homes for Sale in Bluffton and Hilton Head Island

The Dufrene Group is here to help with any questions 1st time homebuyers may have about the Bluffton area, loan process, local housing market, or home loan programs that you may have. Feel free to contact the team here via email or at (843) 707-2267 today to get pre-approved for a home mortgage and start your search of Bluffton homes for sale.

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