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Rules for determining how much house you can afford.

Are you searching for a first home, sizing up or down, or even a vacation home on Hilton Head Island or in Bluffton? If so, you’re probably wondering where to start and exactly how much house or villa you can afford. Chances are you have met with a mortgage broker and already have this information provided for you. If not, we have a few tips and a great starting point for determining just how much you can afford.

Mortgage lenders use income size and stability, credit score, down payment size and other factors when approving a loan.  Each lender will use slightly different ratios but most are within the same range.

Here are a few good tips:

Mortgage Payment: A general rule of thumb is your

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How Much Is Your Home Worth?

Ever wonder if home values are increasing or decreasing in your neighborhood? How long it might take to sell your home? Or what % of the asking price should you expect when selling your property? If you’re considering selling and wonder what your Hilton Head Island or Bluffton home is worth, we’ll answer these questions and more with our free market snapshot.

More than ever, it’s important to price your home accurately  to ensure it sells on time. A well-priced home will generate a great deal of activity and could bring several offers thus increasing the final sale price.

Just provide us with a bit of information and we’ll give you a free estimate of your home’s value based on the real estate market in your

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Spring is here in the Lowcountry which brings beautiful blooms and green lawns. As the Hilton Head real estate market continues to improve, we expect to see an increase in home sales in 2015. If you’ve been considering selling your Hilton Head or Bluffton home, lower interest rates and tight inventory levels should create an inviting environment for buyers.

When the time comes to sell your home, there are a few things to consider before announcing it to the public and there are several things that you can do without breaking the bank. Three things stand out when marketing your home for sale: clean, de-clutter and color. Here are a few more ideas to help you get ready for the big rush of home buyers this spring on Hilton Head Island.

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A Hilton Head Island retail industry icon, Pineland Station, is poised for a complete rebirth and transformation as construction begins on a comprehensive redevelopment of the 40 year-old shopping destination to be renamed Sea Turtle Marketplace.


“Pineland Station has a unique place in the history of this community and the retail industry, and we have an opportunity to build on the center's legacy and strengths to create a fresh new experience,” noted Jon S. Wheeler, CEO of Wheeler Real Estate Company, which manages and leases the center. Wheeler Development will redevelop the center and has hired local architect firm, Court Atkins Architects, to design the project.


“We're taking an already strong property, in an in-fill location with a high barrier

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Foundation Realty is a team of full time real estate professionals offering services to buyers and sellers throughout Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC. Our team is dedicated to enhancing our education and professional development in order to better serve our clients. Each year, the Hilton Head Area Realtor Association awards Realtors in our area with the distinguished Realtor Service Award. Foundation Realty is proud to have several team members as recipients of this award in 2014.

The Realtor® Service Award honors a small percentage of Realtors who have completed high levels of continuing education, professional development, Association involvement and leadership, as well as dedicated service to our community by volunteering their time, talent and

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When searching for property for sale on Hilton Head Island or in Bluffton, you may come across properties listed as “Contingent”.  When a property is reported as contingent, it simply means that a buyer and seller have agreed on the major terms, usually price, closing date, etc., but other details must be met in a satisfactory manner such as a short sale approval, inspection, appraisal or mortgage commitment.  

For example, a buyer has agreed to purchase a home for a certain amount of money in a certain time frame and the seller has agreed to the buyer’s proposal.  All of these decisions are done in writing and escrow is opened for the property and parties involved. During this period, the buyer has agreed to a specific amount of time to do their due

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Foundation Realty has been a leader in the real estate market on Hilton Head Island and in the Bluffton area for over a decade.  Our agency consists of local real estate experts with over 400 years of combined real estate experience.  We know our local communities well and have proven the ability to sell properties in all price ranges.

What Makes Us Different?

By choosing the Foundation Realty Team, you gain not one, but 14 real estate agents all working as a team to market and sell your home. Together we are committed to go beyond what typical agencies offer to market your home.  Our number one goal is to get the best price for your home, with the least amount of stress, and in a time frame that meets your needs.

Let Us Get Your House SOLD!

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