Duncan

About Duncan

Duncan 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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Would An Investor Buy My House In Charleston For Close To Asking Price?

Are you looking to sell a house in Charleston, the [market_zipcode} zipcode, or anywhere in SC? Then this blog post will answer the question, “Would an investor buy my house in Charleston for close to asking price?” Keep reading to find out the answer… When it comes to selling your house, you have a couple […]

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Can Appraisals Affect The Selling Price On A House In Charleston?

If you’re thinking about selling your house then you are probably trying to figure out what your selling price might be. Part of that process is getting an appraisal (or valuation) on your home. So, if you’re wondering, “Can appraisals affect the selling price on a house in Charleston?” then keep reading… When selling your […]

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How Important Is The Asking Price When Selling A House In Charleston SC?

If you’re thinking about selling your house in the [market_zipdcode] zip code (or anywhere in SC, one of the first things you’ll think about is selling price. How much should you sell the house for? But there’s one question you should understand first, and that is: How important is the asking price when selling a […]

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The Devastating Consequences Of Foreclosure In Charleston For House Sellers

If you are trying to sell your house, you may be finding that it is more difficult than you had expected… especially if your house has any repairs needed that buyers just don’t want to deal with. In this article we’ll dive into some of the devastating consequences of foreclosure in Charleston for house sellers.  […]

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3 Things You Can Do In Charleston to Prepare Your Inherited House For The Sale

If you inherited a property that you intend to sell, make sure you read this blog post all the way through to know the 3 things you can do in Charleston to prepare your inherited house for the sale… When a loved one passes, it can be a difficult time for everyone. And although inheriting […]

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Foreclosure Scams in Charleston– Beware Of Scams Like These

As you now, foreclosures over the past 5 years have been at record levels.  Just like with anything, when there’s an opportunity or when there’s people in pain… the dishonest and unscrupulous people in the world tend to come out of the dark shadows to prey on home owners who don’t know any better. Foreclosure […]

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How To Avoid Running Into Mortgage Paying Trouble for Charleston Homeowners

You may think it’s only the tenant who has a hard time paying the mortgage, but as a real estate investor or landlord, there may be times when it’s hard to pay the mortgage on your end as well. Here are some things you can do to avoid facing difficulty in paying your mortgage each month. Keep […]

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