Terry Hamlin's (thamlin) Blog

Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Realty Charleston
    I am very proud of my profession, not because I sell homes and help people buy homes, though that ain't bad! I am proud because of the quality of the people I work with. I am knocking on the door of 60 years of age, and have had several careers in my life. I have been an athlete, retail busin...
When a buyer calls for an inspection of a property as part of the sales contract, he or she might not be aware of just how important a tool this process is. Inspection answers questions about the structural stabilty of a home, and the functional integrity of the mechanical and physical systems. B...
This weekend starts the beginning of a flurry of Springtime events in Charleston that symbolize the reason this beautiful Southern jewel is so popular. First, The Cooper River Bridge Run starts at 8 a.m. in Mt. Pleasant. This 10K race is the third largest in the nation, boasting over 40,000 runne...
Having just returned from my company's national convention, I got a real life look at just how local real estate conditions are. We had nearly nine thousand agents from all over the U.S. and Canada, and I spoke to dozens from all different areas to get a feel for how the national figures are comp...
Mount Pleasant, S.C. is a beautiful bedroom community just across the Cooper River Bridge from Charleston. It has a varied mix of homes ranging from the upper 100's to well over 2 million dollars. I have inquiries from people from out of town frequently about Mt. Pleasant, and they all say that t...
    I hear, over and over, people saying that the state of our country's economy, morals and ethics are 'not their problem'. I could not disagree more.     The United States is the finest country the world has ever seen, and has saved the lives, literally, of more people than we can count. My dad...
 One of the most frequently asked questions from my friends and clients is "is this a good deal?" Well, first we should define what constitutes "good deals'. If you are searching for a home or property, a good deal is one that provides two things. The first is a good return on your monetary inves...
If you are getting the opportunity to visit the Wildlife Expo in Charleston this weekend, don't miss a trip to Marion Square to see the live animal exhibits and conservation groups. The weather promises to be outstanding this weekend, and with a very efficient shuttle service that is free to tick...
Though the government has decided to get out of the mortgage business, new rules are going to replace old ones for prospective homeowners. Lenders will now be able and will re-check credit history before final funding of mortgages. What this means is that it is a good idea to decide on the lender...
While we are in a fluid situation economically and with a tenuous world power struggle in the Mideast, we can  still make some predictions for our own markets for the spring. if present trends continue, look for gradually increasing interest rates and worsening inflation. It sounds grim, and I wi...

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