SENECA, S.C. / Dec. 1, 2017 – Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. is pleased to announce that Golden Corner Realty in Seneca has joined their national franchise system. The new office, now known as Weichert, Realtors® – In The Golden Corner, is an independently owned and operated Weichert® affiliate run by Broker/Owner Julie Allen. “My team and I are very excited to be joining the Weichert franchise system,” said Allen, a top producing real estate agent from Naples, Florida who moved to Seneca, South Carolina in 1995. After taking a sabbatical from real estate to explore other interests, Allen opened her own agency in 2000. “I think joining Weichert is going to be the best thing that ever happened to our office.” Allen had been considering franchising as a way to grow her company for some time, but she wanted to make sure she aligned her agency with the right brand. She met with representatives from Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. a few months ago and was thoroughly impressed with the management systems, training programs and marketing support Weichert could provide to help develop staff and grow the company’s local market share. “A big part of our business comes from repeat clients and word-of-mouth referrals,” added Allen. “Our clients know they’re going to get a professional who is willing to go the extra mile to make their home buying or selling experience memorable. Taking advantage of the resources provided by Weichert will help us deliver even better service.” Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. President and COO Bill Scavone was pleased to welcome the newest South Carolina affiliate. “I am thrilled to welcome our new friends at Weichert, Realtors® – In The Golden Corner and their clients to the Weichert family. Their office has a reputation for great customer service and they are highly regarded in South Carolina’s Upstate region. The office also shares our client-first philosophy and is rooted in the region it serves.” Weichert, Realtors® – In The Golden Corner serves Oconee, Pickens and Anderson counties. For more information about Weichert, Realtors® – In The Golden Corner, located at 15873 Wells Highway in Seneca, contact Julie Allen at 864-885-1445 or visit www.upstatehomehunters.com.
Hope you and yours had a great Thanksgiving with your friends and families!
The elections are over (thank God) and it looks like the interest rates will be rising in the very near future. If you haven't purchased a home yet and plan to, now is the best time. Here is how an interest hike could affect you if you wait.
If you have a combined salary of $5,000 per month or $60,000 per year, and a car payment and/or credit cards of $450 month and your real estate taxes and homeowner's insurance is $1600 per year, right now with the average interest rate of 4.5% , you might be able to afford a mortgage loan of $233,215. If in the future, the average interest rate rises just 1.25% to 5.75%, you then in this case scenario, might now afford a loan of just $202,488.
To sum this up, the longer you wait to buy a home, the less home you will be able to qualify for. So, if you want to buy within the next 1-2 months, get prequalified. Feel free to call me for more information 864/885-1445 or 864/650-1535.
*Remember this post describes a specific situation with a specific income, expenses and a particular credit score scenario.
Happy Thanksgiving Holiday from
Julie Allen, Broker, Golden Corner Realty & Development