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FOR SALE - 3/2.5 with Privacy Fence, Move in Ready!, Goose Creek, SC

Jodie Ford & Torri Jacobsen | Military Homes Charleston | (843) 410-8014
1072 Willowood Ave, Goose Creek, SC
Lovely 3 bedroom/2.5 bath that is completely move in ready with no HOA! ALL reasonable offers will be considered.
3BR/2+1BA Single Family House
offered at $149,900
Year Built 1991
Sq Footage 1,728
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial
Floors 2
Parking Unspecified
Lot Size 6,185 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month

DESCRIPTION

Lovely 3 bedroom/2.5 bath that is completely move in ready with no HOA! This home features new wood flooring on the first level, and new carpet upstairs and in the den. There are also upgraded ceiling fans throughout, as well as smooth and blown ceilings.

When you enter the foyer you will find hardwood floors which continue to the eat-in kitchen and separate dining room. Downstairs also includes a formal living room with a wood burning fireplace, a half bath and a large den.

The master bedroom is upstairs and has a tray ceiling, a master bath and a walk-in closet. Upstairs also includes two more spacious bedrooms plus another bathroom. There is also a laundry room upstairs, not just a laundry closet!

The backyard is large and private, and includes a full privacy fence. This neighborhood includes a park and playground and is close to Boeing. ALL reasonable offers will be considered, so come see it today!

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PROPERTY FEATURES

- Central A/C - Central heat - Fireplace
- Walk-in closet - Family room - Living room
- Dining room - Breakfast nook - Dishwasher
- Stove/Oven - Laundry area - inside - Balcony, Deck, or Patio
- Yard

COMMUNITY FEATURES

- Playground


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Contact info:
Jodie Ford & Torri Jacobsen
Military Homes Charleston
(843) 410-8014
For sale by agent/broker

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Posted: May 29, 2012, 3:37am PDT
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For Sale - 3/2 on Pond, Garage, Screened-In Porch, Mt. Pleasant, SC

Jodie Ford & Torri Jacobsen | Military Homes Charleston | (843) 410-8014
1572 Landings Run, Mount Pleasant, SC
Over 2000 sqft on Pond in the heart of Mt. Pleasant, 3/2 with Garage
3BR/2BA Single Family House
offered at $270,000
Year Built 1990
Sq Footage 2,012
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial
Floors 1
Parking Unspecified
Lot Size 11,761 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month

DESCRIPTION

Over 2000 sq ft POND FRONT lot in the heart of Mt Pleasant! Allergy sufferers look no further - this home has wood flooring and ceramic tile ONLY. Perfect low maintenance home for kids and pets. Very large master suite with walk-in closet, separate vanity area with ANOTHER closet, and private shower/tub and toilet room. Couples still have privacy in the mornings while getting ready for work in this Master Suite. No vinyl or plastic flooring in here either - enjoy your ceramic tiled floors and shower. The additional 2 bedrooms are quite spacious and share an over-sized hall bath boasting more ceramic tile and a large vanity area. All bedrooms have tons of natural light, spacious closets, and wood flooring. The LARGE family room has wood flooring, a wood burning fireplace, and an atrium! Don't overlook the wet bar in the family room too. PERFECT FOR ENTERTAINING with this great open floor plan and atrium! This home is a plant lovers dream come true! Experience a little bit of nature indoors ALL YEAR LONG! This gem of a home also has a separate dining room AND a spacious eat-in-kitchen, everything with wood flooring! The kitchen offers modern stainless steel appliances, tons of cabinets and counter space. This kitchen is very roomy and is truly the heart of this home with lots of sunlight. Don't miss the full walk-in LAUNDRY ROOM with a large window located off the kitchen. There's still much more....a screened porch, back deck, 2 car garage, large POND FRONT backyard, full front porch, and professional landscaping top off the list of must-haves offered by this Mt Pleasant home. Enjoy the neighborhood where EVERY street is a cul-de-sac and you're just a hop, skip, and a jump away from IOP, Sullivan, Town Center and downtown Charleston. This home simply can not be beat!

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PROPERTY FEATURES

- Central A/C - Central heat - Fireplace
- Walk-in closet - Tile floor - Family room
- Living room - Dining room - Dishwasher
- Refrigerator - Stove/Oven - Stainless steel appliances
- Laundry area - inside - Balcony, Deck, or Patio - Yard

OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

- Screened-in Porch, Full Front Porch, Deck, Pond View

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Contact info:
Jodie Ford & Torri Jacobsen
Military Homes Charleston
(843) 410-8014
For sale by agent/broker

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Posted: May 15, 2012, 4:20am PDT
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Joint Base Charleston - Is Now the RIGHT Time to BUY?

If you’re thinking about buying a Joint Base Charleston home, chances are someone you know is playing the role of “Negative Nelly”…Why buy now with prices still falling? Don’t you realize real estate is no longer a good investment?

 
However, let’s look at whether or not now is actually a good time for YOU to buy a home…Here are three questions every Charleston military family should ask before deciding to buy:
 
 
1. What do the experts say?
In the last 120 days, many experts have said that buying now makes sense. This includes: John Talbott, Christopher Thornberg and Warren Buffett.
 
 
2. When will I begin to see appreciation?
This is a great question. While prices in the Charleston market are expected to remain flat for 2012, the experts project prices to rise reaching a cumulative appreciation of over 10% by 2016.  
 
Buying today makes sense from a financial standpoint - think of the old saying: “Buy Low, Sell High”!
 
 
3. Why am I buying a home in the first place?
This is perhaps the most important question you should ask yourself… For most, the reason has nothing to do with money, but involves the following four reasons:
  • A good place to raise children
  • A place where you and your family feel safe
  • More space for you and your family
  • Control of your space
 
In Summary
Most agree it is a great time to buy in the Joint Base Charleston area, so make the decision that is best for you and your family – In the long run, the finances will work in your favor! 
 
 
 
Military Homes Charleston
We specialize in helping military families enjoy a smooth PCS in and out of
Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. Buying and selling your home is one of the biggest events of your life. As your trusted Charleston Real Estate Professional, we are 100% committed to helping you the best way we can when you buy or sell your home. We have a passion for helping people, and we love what we do – call 843-410-8014 or email today!
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How Long do Charleston Short Sales Really Take?

How long does it normally take to receive short sale approval? Sellers in the Joint Base Charleston area routinely ask us that question all the time. We tell them generally 8 to 12 weeks, but it depends on other factors. Mainly, THE BANK.

 

Once a property is listed for sale, we must secure a QUALIFIED BUYER. We routinely receive more than one offer on a short sale listing. Our job is to first determine who is actually a qualified buyer. If a buyer does not produce a legitimate mortgage pre-approval letter and an acceptable earnest money deposit (minimum 1% of purchase price), they are not considered a qualified buyer. It will take time to weed out the flakey from the serious buyers.

 

When the seller finally goes under contract with a committed buyer, that’s the offer we submit to the bank. That’s the secret to a successful short sale — we don’t send an offer to the bank if the buyers aren’t committed. The entire short sale package required by all banks must include a legitimate offer to purchase. From offer and complete short sale package submission, it takes about 1 week for the bank to acknowledge receipt of the package.

 

The bank then orders its BPO (Broker Price Opinion), which is very similar to a property appraisal. This usually takes anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks – again DEPENDING ON THE BANK we are working with on the short sale. About two weeks later, the file is assigned to the negotiator. Another 2-4 weeks later, the file goes into the hands of the final investors for review. About 2 more weeks and we should receive the short sale approval letter.

As you can see, the short sale process takes anywhere from 60 days (best banks) to 180 days or much longer (worst banks) from start to finish for the buyer.

 

Which banks are ‘good’ and which are ‘bad’? Based ONLY on our past experience with short sales and the feedback received from other agents regarding their short sale experiences…

BEST BANKS:                                                          WORST BANKS:

Wells Fargo                                                                 Flagstar

CitiMortgage                                                               Bank of America

Chase                                                                          SunTrust

PNC                                                                            Green Tree

 

What’s interesting is how many buyers were involved in this transaction to see it through to fruition. In some situations, we may deal with 2 or more potential buyers in any given contract. We have tracked the buyers from our closed short sales, and three out of every four buyers are original buyers.

 

Why do you ‘lose’ buyers?  More often than not, buyers are not educated on the timeline of short sale process. The buyers’ agent may not be educated either. The short sale process is very lengthy compared to a traditional home purchase, and many buyers choose to walk away. Unfortunately, the same buyers who walk away from a short sale find that most of the current Charleston real estate inventory is short sales, and now they have to start over from scratch with a new property.

 

 

ATTN BUYERS: ASK QUESTIONS!! Ask: Which bank holds the mortgage? What is the standard turnaround time for that bank? Are all the seller’s documents in order? Is there a second mortgage? Who holds the second mortgage and what is their turnaround time? If the answers you get are acceptable, go ahead and make a move on the property.

 

If your agent can not get these questions answered, it may be time to consider a new agent.

 

Other buyers are forced to walk away because they were approved for a home mortgage at the time they submitted an offer, but now they no longer qualify. How does this happen? Buyers can do silly things to ruin their chances of home ownership.

HOW TO RUIN YOUR CHANCES OF OWNING A HOME:

1.      Buy a car, or any other large ticket item, before closing.

2.      Spend your down payment before closing

3.      Open OR close credit accounts

 

For more info on what NOT to do to jeopardize your chances of home ownership contact Donna Williamson the mortgage guru.

 

So, to those of you hoping to buy a short sale in the Charleston area, when we ask to see your loan pre-approval letter, proof of funds, expect a reasonable date inserted into paragraph A of the short sale addendum and demand that your earnest money deposit go into escrow, it’s because we want to assure our sellers that you’ll stick around. It’s not personal; it’s the short sale business.

 

 

Military Homes Charleston
We specialize in helping military families enjoy a smooth PCS in and out of Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. Buying and selling your home is one of the biggest events of your life. As your trusted Charleston Real Estate Professional, we are 100% committed to helping you the best way we can when you buy or sell your home. We have a passion for helping people, and we love what we do – call 843-410-8014 or email today!

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REDUCED - Gorgeous 3/2 with Garage, Many Upgrades! All Offers Considered! North Charleston, SC

Jodie Ford & Torri Jacobsen | Military Homes Charleston | (843) 410-8014
8376 Camp Gregg Ln, North Charleston, SC
REDUCED! Gorgeous 3/2 with Garage, On Banks of Ashley River, Looks Like a Model Home! Granite, Hardwoods, & MORE!
3BR/2BA Condo
offered at $165,000
Year Built 2007
Sq Footage 1,600
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial
Floors Unspecified
Parking Unspecified
Lot Size Unspecified
HOA/Maint $355 per month

DESCRIPTION

REDUCED! All reasonable offers considered! This home is perfect for ANYONE looking for a NO MAINTENANCE home that is MOVE IN READY! Absolutely PERFECT! Would also make a great SECOND home, VACATION getaway, or CORPORATE retreat, located on the banks of the Ashley River!

Open floor plan, Gorgeous hardwoods, Amazing natural light, Upgraded fixtures & Designer detail - you are going to love this place! You will find recessed lighting, crown molding, and custom features throughout, including brushed nickel hardware on the doors & cabinets.

The kitchen is a designer's dream, complete with granite countertops, subway tile backsplash, custom cabinets, porcelain tile floor, stainless steel appliances, PLUS a granite breakfast bar overlooking the main living area.

The living area is spacious and full of great natural light, thanks to windows overlooking your private patio & screened in porch. The open floor plan is ideal for entertaining and you will definitely want to show this home off! The custom window treatments will convey with the home, so you can keep that designer feel once you move in!

The master suite is spacious and full of natural light, and features a large walk-in closet. The master bath has two separate vanities w/cultured marble countertops, plus a deck mounted tub and separate shower. This home also has two additional bedrooms; both spacious and charming! You will be amazed at the natural light and tasteful designer details you will find in each and every room. The guest bath has porcelain tile flooring and upgraded fixtures. The home also has a large laundry/utility room, which comes with built in shelving.

The private patio and screened-in porch with ceiling fan will be your personal oasis. Enjoy morning coffee or entertain friends; you will love this personal outdoor space! And did I mention this gem comes with a 1.5 car garage? Lowcountry lifestyle, upgrades at every turn, private outdoor space, AND a garage? AND NO MAINTENANCE!!

Enjoy lovely views of the Summer's Bend courtyard and all the Amenities this Fantastic community has to offer without any work! Ideally located on the banks of the Ashley River, Summer's Bend is one of North Charleston's most desirable neighborhoods. Nestled in a lush landscape w/over 1500 trees, enjoy views of the historic Ashley River Corridor. The Summer Kitchen, next to the Child's Pond, is an ideal outdoor gathering place. Dine in the open air pavilion, take a swim in the pool, or enjoy a walk on one of the paths among the 27 lush acres. The community dock is the perfect place to fish and crab, or simply relax. Feel safe and secure, as you relax in your beautiful home, and enjoy maintenance free living!

All reasonable offers are welcomed! The seller is even open to negotiate on some of the designer furniture in the home. SO COME SEE IT TODAY!

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PROPERTY FEATURES

- Central A/C - Central heat - Walk-in closet
- Hardwood floor - Tile floor - Living room
- Dining room - Dishwasher - Refrigerator
- Stove/Oven - Microwave - Granite countertop
- Stainless steel appliances - Laundry area - inside - Balcony, Deck, or Patio

COMMUNITY FEATURES

- Garage parking - Guest parking - Swimming pool(s)


OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

- Personal Garage
- Private Patio, Screened-In Porch with Ceiling Fan
- Tons of Upgrades & Designer Detail
- Community has Pool, Dock, Walking Trails, Outdoor Space & More

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Guest Bath

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Private 1.5 Car Garage

Community Dock
Contact info:
Jodie Ford & Torri Jacobsen
Military Homes Charleston
(843) 410-8014
For sale by agent/broker

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Posted: May 7, 2012, 2:49am PDT
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For Rent - 3/2 with Garage, Patio, Privacy Fence - North Charleston, SC

Jodie Ford & Torri Jacobsen | Military Homes Charleston | info@militaryhomescharleston.com | (843) 410-8014
8808 Shadowglen Dr, North Charleston, SC
3 bedroom/2 bath, w/Garage, Privacy Fence & Patio, Dorchester II Schools, Close to Boeing/AFB
3BR/2BA Single Family House
$1,250/month
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial
Sq Footage 1,200
Parking None
Pet Policy Cats, Dogs, Conditional
Deposit $1,250

DESCRIPTION


1200 sqft, 3 bedroom/2 bath, located in the Preserve at Charleston Park - Close to Charleston Air Force Base & Boeing. Just over 2 ½ years old, this home is a beauty! You are sure to love the open concept living area and kitchen, complete with new appliances! The master includes a ceiling fan and spacious walk-in closet. The two additional bedrooms also have nice sized closets - plus there are additional hall closets, so you will not lack for storage space in this home. Laundry area is located inside and washer & dryer will convey. The one car garage includes two work benches plus additional shelving. The backyard is beautifully landscaped and includes a privacy fence PLUS a custom back patio with pergola, perfect for relaxing. There is even an outdoor sink for added convenience. The community includes walking trails and a playground, and this home is in the Dorchester II School District.


Available by 6/1.

Pets negotiable with $250 pet fee. $40 application fee. $1250 security deposit.


***If you see this property listed elsewhere for less rent, it is a SCAM - this home is exclusively listed with Military Homes Charleston, locally based in Charleston, SC. PLEASE be aware of FALSE ads***

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RENTAL FEATURES

- Air conditioning - Central heat - Walk-in closet
- Tile floor - Living room - Dishwasher
- Refrigerator - Stove/Oven - Washer
- Dryer - Laundry area - inside - Balcony, Deck, or Patio
- Yard - Cable-ready

LEASE TERMS

1 Yr lease minimum, $40 application fee per applicant/married couple, Pets negotiable with $250 pet fee
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Contact info:
Jodie Ford & Torri Jacobsen
Military Homes Charleston
info@militaryhomescharleston.com
(843) 410-8014

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Posted: May 5, 2012, 2:25am PDT
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