Monday, January 28, 2013

The Housing Recovery

Good news on the housing industry!

According to CNN Money the housing industry will be driving the economic growth in 2013.

"Home sales rebounded to the strongest level in five years in 2012, as home building bounced back to levels not seen since early in the recession. Near record low mortgage rates, rising home prices and a drop in foreclosures have combined to bring buyers back to the market."

To read the full article visit this LINK

Friday, January 25, 2013

Neighborhood Spotlight: Deerfield Hall

Deerfield Hall near West Ashley offers affordable Lowcountry living for today's new home buyer.  Homes start in the mid $100's.

For a limited time J Meyer Homes is offering $5,000 in flex money to be used however you want!*

Need to move in soon? There is one quick move-in home available now!

5217 Fallow Fawns Road
3 Bedrooms plus Flex Room
2 Baths
Square Footage - 1690

Features 9 ft ceilings, FROG, 2 car painted garage, 3 installed fans, recessed lights, stone veneer, front porch, deluxe master bath, wood flooring in foyer and more!

Come out and visit us this weekend! M-Sat 11-5 Sun 1-5

Deer Field Hall is conveniently located 15 miles from Downtown Charleston. Traveling West from Downtown on Hwy 17 towards West Ashley, approximately 13 miles to Hwy 162. Take the slight left on Hwy 162.Deer Field Hall is 1.7 miles on the right at Mandarin Meadow Lane.

*Some restrictions apply. Contact sales representative for more details. Not to be combined with other offers.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Must Haves for the New Homeowner

Owning a home is an investment.  If you own a new home you're ahead of the game by having the construction up to the latest building codes and all new materials.

Inevitably even new homes require some maintenance.  Here's a list of materials and tools you may want to have on hand to keep your home looking as new as the day you bought it.

  • Toolbox for storage
  • Hammer
  • Pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Tape measure
  • Screwdriver set
  • Safety glasses
  • Plunger
  • Caulk
  • Duct tape
  • Level
  • Wrench set
  • Handheld drill
  • Assorted size nails and screws
What are we missing?

Friday, January 11, 2013

Benefits to Owning a Home

Home ownership has long been part of the American Dream.  But why?

What are the actual benefits to owning a home?

We've compiled some here. Let us know what you think!

  • Stability: No yearly rent increases here. What you see is what you get and you call the shots.
  • Tax Deductions: Homeowners can deduct some or all of their mortgage interest from their taxes.
  • Equity: Owning a home builds equity and can help your credit score for future borrowing needs.
  • Appreciation: Although the housing market is cyclical, over time most homes appreciate in value.
  • Freedom: Make your home your own! There is no landlord to answer to and no restrictions on what you can do to make your home unique!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Home Decor

It's a new year and time for a fresh start. Once the Holiday decorations come down, try something new! gathered together some designer trends in home decorating for 2013.  Here's some inspiration to help you get out of your home decor rut!

  • Brass - it's back!
  • Classic fabric patterns - not just plain solids anymore
  • High Gloss - use it as an accent piece
  • Antique Furniture - repurpose and redo
  • Vintage and warm accents - not everything has to look perfectly put together
Your home should be a reflection of your individual style - one that makes you comfortable and happy.

What trends are you following in your home decor this year?