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Wednesday, October 08, 2014   /   by Christina Smith

Is a Charleston, SC Homeowners Association Friend or Foe?

Homeowners Associations (HOAs) are not a new idea. They were first formed in nineteenth century America, as the Industrial Revolution spurred migration from rural to urban living. Owning real estate has always been considered a big deal, so it’s right to think of Homeowners Associations as exclusive clubs. Sort of…
Charleston Homeowners Associations are open to membership only for those who own a home in a Charleston area HOA development—definitely an exclusive group! (The reason for the ‘sort of’ is because of the other qualification: homeowners are required to join). 
 Exclusive membership has its advantages, to be sure, and also some disadvantages. For instance, members have to pay fees and dues for the privilege of belonging. And, like membership in any legendarily snooty club, members have to behave themselves. Unlike most of those, the rules of an HOA are legally binding for all residents in the development. Homeowners Association covena ...

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Friday, October 03, 2014   /   by Fra Jamir

4 Apps to Help Charleston, SC Home Buyers This Fall

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Thursday, October 02, 2014   /   by Fra Jamir

Home Sales in Charleston, SC Linked to Web Shopper Behavior

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014   /   by Fra Jamir

Mortgage Rates Again Flirting With Record Territory

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014   /   by Fra Jamir

Sump Pump Awareness — Part of Real Estate Maintenance

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