A recent study estimates that 47% of foreclosed properties are still occupied. When you first see that stat you may be surprised… but we’re not. What most people don’t realize is that banks aren’t in the business to own homes. They are in the business to loan people money. But when they have to foreclose […]
About DuncanDuncan Townsend is a native South Carolinian with a degree from Clemson University. His real estate career extends over thirty years and spans many facets of the field including pre-construction sales, land development, property management, home construction, residential renovations, many property investments, and general real estate brokerage. His sales and marketing experience began with US Capital Corporation in Banner Elk, NC in 1980 working on new condominium projects and later moved to Hilton Head Island, SC to continue work on multi-family projects with Raintree Corporation and single family homes with The Hilton Head Plantation Company. In 1991 Duncan established Osprey Construction Company on Johns Island, SC to serve clients in the design and build custom high-end custom homes on Kiawah and Seabrook Islands. His entrepreneurial ventures through Osprey Construction included speculative home and land development, condominium conversions, property renovations, and property management. Duncan has owned and successfully managed short term and long term residential rentals, and commercial office properties. Duncan is a member of the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors, a Construction Specifications Institute Construction Documents Technologist, was an ASTM Standards Committee member and he actively served on the board of directors for the both the Construction Specifications Institute, Mt. Rainier Chapter in Tacoma WA, and for the Seattle Building Enclosure Council. He is also an active member of the Exchange Club of Charleston. An enthusiastic learner, Duncan continues to expand his extensive knowledge of real estate and construction through studies on buyer and seller representation, law updates, property foreclosures, short sales, lease/purchase methods, installment sales, tax strategies for real estate, marketing to find deals, self directed IRAs , private money funding, negotiation strategies, and more.
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You want to sell your Charleston house, and you want to get top dollar. Excellent! But “What do I need to do to sell my house in Charleston“? Here are some tips on how to get your home ready to sell if you’re looking for top dollar that the market will bear: *NOTE: These instructions […]
If you’ve been driving around in Charleston, chances are you’ve seen some billboards advertising companies that buy houses. Often times they say things like “We Buy Charleston Houses!” or “Cash For Your House”. Are these “we buy houses in Charleston companies” credible? How do I know if the local house buying companies out there are honest […]
Understanding the foreclosure process in SC is an important part of navigating your own home foreclosure. Before we dive in… What is foreclosure anyway? Foreclosure is the legal process that lenders use to take back property securing a loan, generally after the borrower stops making payments. Foreclosure is no fun. But just know that it’s not […]
Do you have a Charleston SC house that’s in foreclosure right now? Many people going through the SC foreclosure process want to get out from under that burdensome house and wonder if they can sell the house in foreclosure. The short answer: yes. The long answer: it’s a little more complicated, but usually you can […]
Should you take a cash offer for your Charleston house? Not always. I’ll tell you how to sell any property for cash, some reasons to refuse a cash offer – and when you shouldn’t say no. Selling My House For Cash In Charleston If you’re selling a property in Charleston to an end buyer (the person living […]
If you’re looking to sell your house or investment property in Charleston without using a real estate agent, we can help. Although we do cooperate with brokers, sometimes it’s best to avoid paying someone to be in the middle. After all, paying 5-6% of the sale of a property in a commission is a lot of money. […]
You need to sell your Charleston house fast right? If you’re saying… “I’m having the toughest time selling my house fast in Charleston“… you’re at the right place 🙂 These tips will help you get your property sold. [NOTE: Most important – if you really need to sell fast, consider the option of selling for cash offer […]
Relocation is a complicated exercise in coordination. We get local Charleston home sellers calling us or submitting their house info on this website every week saying “I’m relocating and need to sell my house in Charleston“. The great thing is that we’re able to help a good many of those sellers sell their house quickly […]
If you’re thinking of selling your house using owner financing, make sure you read this blog post to learn the 6 owner financing tips for sellers in Charleston… There are many ways to sell your house. You could list it on the market and see what sellers will pay. You could work with a real […]
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