How to protect your home when it is on the market

Mon, Nov 9th 2020 9:13 pm by Youlia Apostolova Selling

When your home goes on the market, it could be exposed to more than just potential buyers. Your home could be the target of scams, theft, insurance claims, and other issues, especially if you and your realtor are planning to hold a large open house. Taking certain precautions with your valuables and your home can protect you and your family from these common threats and ensure your selling experience goes as smoothly as possible.

Homes on the market are common targets for petty theft. If you’ve got valuables in your home, you’re putting yourself at risk, especially if you’re planning on holding an open house or two. Even common targets for theft can easily fall off your radar if y...

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Sat, Sep 26th 2020 6:25 pm by Youlia Apostolova air b and b business 2020

Covid-19 affected all airbnb hosts and travelers in 2020. Some of the hosts had to survive and some took this situation as a rear opportunity to improve and make the most money and to adjust. Here are a few things that you must know to effectively to run your business in current situation.

1. If you have a furnished home that you were using as a short term rental and because of the Covid-19 you put it up for a long term, try to get back into short-term if possible. Find creative ways to stay booked, it is still more profitable than a long term lease.

2. The short term rental market for homes by far has out passed recovery for hotel industry. Most of the hotels are still only at 60% oc...

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Pool, Garden, Traditional House on double lots in Summerville SC

Mon, May 25th 2020 12:47 pm by Youlia Apostolova SALES


191 Pecan Drive
Summerville, SC

MLS# 20012851 - Residential

Location, location, location! Beautiful and spacious four bedroom, 2.5 bath house (with a bonus 1 bedroom apartment above the detached 2 car garage) situated on 2 half-ac. lots with an inground pool! Located near Orangeburg and Butternut in the DD2 school district with the assigned schools. Just five minutes or less to anything you might need. The master suite is situated downstairs with its own bathroom and living area. The house has gorgeous hardwood floors throughout the downstairs, a spacious kitchen, dedicated dining room, living room with a fireplace, laundry room, a loft area big enough for a home office, large...

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Tue, Apr 28th 2020 12:39 pm by Youlia Apostolova rentals

5 Gadsdenboro Street UNIT 505
Charleston, SC

MLS# 20002666 - Rentals

The condo includes high-end interior finishes such as hardwood floors, quartz countertops and stainless-steel appliances. Utilities: Included; except for electric service, Security Deposit: 1 Month's Rent, Possession Date: 06/01/2019, 12+ Month Lease Term, Professionally Managed- Handsome Homes, Pets Negotiable- $500 Pet Fee (Non-Refundable), Furnished, Parking: One (1) Off Street Parking Spot and Prime Location.  For your protection, please be aware that if this property is found on Craigslist it is a scam and do not send money. TO SCHEDULE A SHOWING: Serious Inquiries Only. Showings are available Monday-Frid...

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ENJOY this lovely home located in The Bridges of Summerville!

Thu, Feb 27th 2020 10:00 am by Youlia Apostolova Selling

This Traditional Charles


90 Cross Timbers Drive
Summerville, SC

MLS# 20005498 - Residential

ENJOY this lovely home located in The Bridges of Summerville! This Traditional Charleton Single features beautiful PORCHES as you enter the home. You will find the gleaming hard wood flooring throughout the main level. As you walk in you will note the FORMAL DINING ROOM with CUSTOM MOLDINGS and there is direct access to the kitchen ! The hallway will lead you to the COZY FAMILY ROOM complete with FIREPLACE and back yard access. This space flows to the GOURMET KITCHEN is the perfect space to entertain, with stunning countertops, cabinets and all stainless steel appliances, you will enj...

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Southern Style Home in Summerville

Thu, Sep 26th 2019 10:50 am by Youlia Apostolova SALES

100 Sabal Court
Summerville, SC

MLS# 19027065 - Residential

This home is what Southern Living is all about! You are first welcomed by an oversized front porch that is lit up by a gas lantern which makes for a perfect spot to relax. Once you enter the home, you will find an open floor plan with the perfect amount of formal and casual living. You are first welcomed with French doors that open up to a large office/study. The large formal dining room flows to a kitchen made for entertaining with a gas range, large island, 42'' Upper Cabinets, separate bar/butlers pantry, and granite countertops. The kitchen opens to the great room, eat in kitchen, and beautiful screened in patio. S...

Luxury Lowcountry Living

Wed, Sep 25th 2019 11:15 am by Youlia Apostolova SALES

558 W Butternut Road
Summerville, SC

MLS# 19015289 - Residential

Looking for luxury Lowcountry living with your own personal Horse farm? Then welcome home to 558 W Butternut Road, a gated Executive estate in Summerville! This stunning, custom built home sits on 21 acres of beautiful grounds and has a wonderful backyard recreation area with a spacious saltwater pool for entertaining friends and family. The property boasts a large barn with a 2 bedroom apartment on the second floor for your caretaker or guests.This beautiful home with 6 bedrooms, 5.5 baths has so many amenities . . . elevator making easy living on three floors and basement, mother-in-law suite, renovated Master b...

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8 Benefits Of Using A Property Management Company

Mon, Jul 15th 2019 11:59 am by Youlia Apostolova rentals

8 Benefits Of Using A Property Management Company


By hiring a professional property manager, you can add great value to your rental property investments, which is why so many experienced real estate investors agree that working with a good management company is the best thing.

Here are some of the most important benefits that landlords who work with property management companies have:


1. High-quality tenants

Tenant screening can be a complex process, and if you don’t have sufficient experience in the real estate industry, you might end up choosing a bad tenant. The main problem with bad tenants is that it can be quite difficult to make them leave your property. Good proper...

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Own a Rental Property? Why Filing Your Taxes This Year Rules

Mon, Apr 1st 2019 10:20 am by Youlia Apostolova Selling


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My husband and I recently purchased our first rental property. Over the past few months, we’ve repaired and renovated the 1930s-era home, and are starting to look for tenants.

And it turns out our timing couldn't be better: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 made several changes for rental property owners that portend a more profitable enterprise than it used to be.

“For rental property owners, [the act] will generally benefit you,” says Thomas Castelli, a New York City–based certified public accountant and tax strategist with the Real Estate CPA, a firm focusing on real estate tax.

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Top 15 Home Features That Will Sell Your Home Fast—and for More Cash

Wed, Mar 27th 2019 10:08 am by Youlia Apostolova Selling

It's one of the (many) high-stakes gambles of homeownership: that awesome new feature or design improvement you've been wishin' and hopin' (and of course savin') for might ultimately hurt, not help, your place's resale value. After all, times and tastes change, and eventually most homeowners will become home sellers. So how do you know that today's sleek, new quartz countertop won't become tomorrow's eye-scorching popcorn ceiling on the open market?

Relax, we're here to help you suss it out.®’s data team searched to find the home features that can help folks sell their home the fastest—and for the best price. We narrowed our list to the items found in homes with the highest l...

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House for rent in Reminisce subdivision Summerville SC

Mon, Mar 18th 2019 2:00 pm by Youlia Apostolova Selling

128 Roadster Row
Summerville, SC

MLS# 19007816 - Rentals

Amazing Two Story house. When you pull into the driveway you notice the wonderful elevations and curb appeal of this home. **The entryway boasts vaulted ceilings and a great welcome to the formal sitting room and dining room.Beautiful hard wood floor. Fresh paint. Has screened porch. FENCED IN BACK YARD*!!Enjoy the nice upgraded kitchen with stainless steel appliances and marble countertop. Access your fenced backyard and screened porch through the sliders in the eat-in kitchen. The family room is spacious and located privately off the kitchen.This home has a great open landing upstairs and looks down on the entryway. Bid ...

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In the Navy: Dark Blue Is the 'Now' Neutral in Home Decor

Tue, Mar 5th 2019 9:21 am by Youlia Apostolova Selling

#homedecorideas #navybluebacksplash 

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Pine Forest house for sale under $300K

Mon, Mar 4th 2019 10:11 am by Youlia Apostolova Selling


2509 Hummingbird Lane
Summerville, SC

MLS# 18031166 - Residential

Located in prestigious Pine Forest Country Club, this impeccable, practically brand new home is move-in ready! As you enter through the charming front porch, you're welcomed by beautiful hardwood floors throughout the foyer, formal dining room, and spacious family room. Chat with guests in the family room, as they enjoy the gas fireplace, and you prepare a meal in the adjacent kitchen. Complete with granite countertops, a large island, stainless steel appliances, ample cabinet storage, and a casual dining space - any family chef would just...

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