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South Carolina Housing FIRST TIME Homebuyer Program

Mon, Feb 27th 2017 9:05 pm by Susan Day BLOG Post By CharlestonByDay

South Carolina Housing FIRST TIME Homebuyer Program

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with the director of the SC Housing Homebuyer Program, Claude Spurlock, to get a better idea of what exactly does the FIRST TIME HOMEBUYERS PROGRAM offer my my buyers.  I was very pleased with what I learned.  

First, a first time home buyer is anyone who has not had a mortgage in the past three years.  This requirement applies to all adult household occupants.

Second, if you need assistance with your down payment, you can get assistance from the state for your down payment, and a small monthly repayment amount, which is a second mortgage, is added into your mortgage payment. That’s pretty co...




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Which Switch is Which?

Mon, Feb 27th 2017 8:51 pm by Susan Day BLOG Post By CharlestonByDay

Which Switch is Which?

Do you remember that commercial where the lady says, “Help, I’ve fallen and can’t I get up?”  Ok, stay with me here. “Help, I’m in a dark room and can’t find the lamp!”  How many times have we walked into a dark room and can’t find our way to the lamp?  I recently learned something that may help us all attach that lamp to a wall switch that will turn on the light from the doorway.  

Most of us have wall switches and we have no idea what they turn on.  In fact, the National Electrical Code in America states that if there isn’t a ceiling light in a room, then a wall controlled switch to a wall socket, must be installed near the doorway, but no one tells us which swi...




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Rev Up Your Kitchen With Rev-A-Shelf

Sat, Jan 21st 2017 5:01 pm by Susan Day BLOG Post By CharlestonByDay

Rev Up Your Kitchen With Rev-A-Shelf

Do you ever wish your kitchen could be more functional? Are you tired of trying to find that pot or box of cereal in the back of the cabinets?  Are you on your knees with your flashlight from your phone saying,”I know put it in here, where is that pot!”  Well, you just got a quick glimpse into my new kitchen, and I have found the solution to this problem if you are in this same situation. It’s called Rev-A-Shelf, and it can help solve that problem.  

Just weeks after moving into our new home I noticed that the largest cabinet in our kitchen wouldn’t hold the shelf.  There was a construction issue and the top shelf, which extends from the one side to ...




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