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Mar 10 2013
4:05 pm

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2nd Sunday on King Street - Charleston, SC

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2nd Sunday on King Street - Charleston, SC


What a gorgeous day to be living in Mt Pleasant SC with beautiful city of Charleston SC next door!!   photo of Eliza and Marissa on 2nd Sunday on King Street

King Street has been hailed as one of the best shopping spots in America according to U.S. News and World Report     Every 2nd Sunday, King Street is blocked off and only foot  traffic is allowed --- photo of crowd on 2nd Sunday
A lot of shops put their wares on the street.  There are musicians touting their expertise.  Restaurants bring their tables out to the street --- people bring their children and dogs --- my goodness, so many dogs -- all kinds of dogs.

I believe that Charleston’s mayor puts it best: “This is a great opportunity to stroll and take your time visiting wi...

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Mar 9 2013
3:05 pm

Posted By Liz Loadholt
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Mt Pleasant SC Real Estate Market is booming

Market conditions

Here is a short description of a real estate managing broker's Saturday at AgentOwned Realty.

The real estate market in Charleston MLS is soaring --- Yeah!!!!!!!

I have been in the Mt Pleasant office today since about 11:00 am -- it is now 2:30 pm--the traffic coming and going through the office is incredible. Watching real estate agents meeting clients, writing offers, renting property has all been so much fun to watch.

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Susan Bryant has met 2 different couples today --- writing offers for both couples.

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Mar 9 2013
1:57 pm

Posted By Liz Loadholt
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What real estate agents are saying about Mama Liz

Recommendations of Mama Liz

photo of Celina Gleason   " Dont be fooled by the laid-back sound of her title "Mama Liz." Although she loves and looks out for her agents (I'm a witness of that), she's as fierce a competitor, business woman and Broker-In-Charge as they come! I have never known a more dedicated professional and compassionate lover-of-life as Liz. It is truly an honor to be an Associate Broker under her watch."   --- Celina Gleason, Real Estate Broker Associate in Manning, SC



photo of Mike Terry   " Liz, is hands down the best real estate broker-in-charge that I have ever meet. She not only looks after the best interest of the company but the agent as well. Life at AgentOwned Realty is like a big happy family!"--- Mike Terry, Real Estate Sal...

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Oct 19 2012
4:23 pm

Posted By Liz Loadholt
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My Wonderful Mommy by Eliza Valero

Family

Below is a guest post written by my 9 year old granddaughter, Eliza ---  I gave thought to typing it for her, but then I decided it was more special in her handwriting.

Of course, there are a few misspelled words, but I think you can make out those words. I am very proud of Eliza.

Mama Liz signature with pink ribbon in middle

handwritten story about her Mom by Eliza Valero

a stick drawing by Eliza Valero of she and her Mom, Liza

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Oct 1 2012
4:00 pm

Posted By Liz Loadholt
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Plight of a Low-country Girl

Deep Water

 Plight of a low country girl.

Having been brought up in the low country, this lady had always been around water -- water for entertainment purposes, that is.

Got married and moved away --- recently came back --- when looking for her new home, this lady gave her Realtor the following requirements:

to be on the water -- deep, deep water preferably on the Wando River a dock with water and electricity to be able to crab & fish from my dock a boat lift to lift a 7000 lb boat grand oak trees at least 2600 sq ft of living space 2 fireplaces a shower on ground level 2 story southern style home gated community cannot go over $600,000

Now her Realtor thought she was crazy -- tha...

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Sep 10 2012
2:52 pm

Posted By Liz Loadholt
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Get a Survey Before You Close on a Property.

Where in Mt Pleasant SC

Do you need a survey before you close on a new home ?



A lot of closing attorneys ( in SC,the law requires that an attorney close the purchase) will tell you that if the current seller has a survey, you don't need to spend the money on getting a new one.

photo of a surveyor in front of a house My theory is one should always get a new survey.

 Example #1
 The couple purchased a modular home that had a shed in the back yard.  Their Realtor suggested that they get a new survey--the lender  did require one and the attorney did not advise them to get a new one.

The husband makes wooden sculptures which he sells to supplement their income so the  shed was important.  The listing Realtor had shown them the property line which was a goo...

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May 27 2012
2:45 pm

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Why should you do a walk-through prior to closing?

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Why should you do a walk-through prior to closing?

photo of a home You have a contract of sale to purchase your dream home.  Your Realtor mentions something to   you about doing a walk-through prior to closing.  You are thinking -- why do I need to do that?  I love the home and really don’t have the time.

Let’s assume that your contract calls for the home to be empty and ready for your occupancy immediately after closing.  

You should be sure that the utilities are left on or  you should have them already turned on in your name.  You should not attempt a walk-through without having electricity and water on at the home.

What is a walk-through?  You simply walk through the home with your Realtor to be sur...

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May 9 2012
1:15 pm

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Can a contract of sale be ratified by email?

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Can a contract of sale be ratified by email?

photo of cover sheet for 3 D's course
This past week I taught a continuing education class on  the 3D’s of Real Estate - Disclosures, Duties & Diligence.

When we were talking about the Diligence, there was discussion about contracts.
During the discussion, we addressed several issues that are common pitfalls of agents when completing the contract form and in getting an offer ratified.

In my discussions, I stressed the importance of real estate professionals being careful, when completing the contract form, not to practice law.  

Also, I made the statement that when putting contingencies, one must be careful to use words that indicate what the situation really is.  For example,

a b...

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Apr 28 2012
3:04 pm

Posted By Liz Loadholt
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Joe Eddleman -- The Realtor

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Joe Eddleman


photo of Joe Eddleman   Joe Eddleman --how do I go about writing about this most unusual gentleman.

   This is a gentleman who was loved by so many -- I just feel as though I need to write a post about him  so that others could know him and know how much he was cared for.

   I will apologize right now -- normally, my posts are short and this one is long -- but then that is appropriate since the post will be like our friend, Joe -- wordy.

   In November 1999 Joe Eddleman came to my office and we sat in the small conference room discussing the benefits of AgentOwned Realty --- it was a long meeting mostly because Joe loved to talk.  When he came in, he told me that he had pretty much made of his mind...

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Apr 24 2012
3:49 pm

Posted By Liz Loadholt
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Listing Agents Need to Be Careful

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Listings Agents Need to Be Careful


MLS logo   Just recently, I saw a MLS printout of a listing which had tons of misinformation.

   Listing agents, I am speaking to you. Buyer agents have a right to be able to depend on the information that you put into the MLS.

OK, I do understand that it is also the buyer’s agent’s responsibility to check things out, but come on, we should be able to depend that our MLS has the correct information.

I’m speaking about the # of bedrooms -- this was one item -- listing said that there were 5 bedrooms, but there are only 4.  In order to be counted as a bedroom, there must be a closet.

The MLS says that the home has a game room & a media room -- but there is only one o...

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Apr 23 2012
4:41 pm

Posted By Liz Loadholt
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Presenting a List of Requested Repairs for a Contract

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Correct way to Present List of Requested Repairs

There are always at least 2 ways to do things -- the correct professional way and the slack way.

   Buyephoto of a home inspectorr A has a ratified contract on Seller B’s property. Buyer A has managed to get a “real deal” on the property.
 
   Buyer A is represented by Agent A and Seller B is represented by Agent B.

   The ratified contract is contingent upon home inspection being satisfactory to the Buyer A.

   Buyer A hires a home inspector who does a very thorough job of the inspection -- his report is full of repair items -- most of the repair items are insignificant -- things like a cracked switch plate, etc.

   Agent A then submits to Agent B the home inspe...

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Sep 5 2011
3:21 pm

Posted By Liz Loadholt
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Where in Mt Pleasant SC - 1 in September

Where in Mt Pleasant SC

I have started a series of blog posts about “Where in Mt Pleasant”.

Previous winners are:

 

Photo 1 – Billie Jo VanDusen – photo was view of fountain by Chick Fil A on Johnnie Dodds Blvd.

Photo 2 – Clara Hahn – photo was large oak tree at Precisio0n Tune at corner of Venning Rd and Hwy 17N 

Photo 4 – Ute Appleby – photo was The Old East Cooper Hospital sign

Photo 5 -- Angus MacBride -- photo was of the swimming pool at The Hertiage Village off of Mathis Ferry Road

Photo 6 -- Spencer Stegall and Kim Peasley-Parker tied -- photo was picture of Boyd & Liz's back yard

 

This is the way the contest works.

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Sep 1 2011
3:45 pm

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Another Example of Why One Needs Owner's Title Insurance

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Mama Liz talks about another example of why one needs to have owner's title insurance.

 

 

 

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Aug 30 2011
4:00 pm

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Reflections from Mama Liz

Inspirational

This post written on Saturday August 27, 2011.

 

What a beautiful day to be alive! photoof view from porch of Mama Liz

As I sit on my porch, I begin to ponder.  Boyd is inside watching golf and I'm sitting out here with nature. I'm pondering what is about this porch this intrigues me.

There is a nice warm breeze and I have such a peaceful beautiful view.

Our porch is elevated -- this makes my view even better and the breezes better.

photo - view from porch of Wilson walking in back yard


There is a lake that touches our back yard -- I can see the water thru the branches of gorgeous oak trees, many of which Boyd have planted.

I can also see my grandson, Wilson, taking one of his many walks around the property.

The tree branches swaying gently in the breeze makes for ...

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Aug 28 2011
2:20 pm

Posted By Liz Loadholt
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Where in Mt Pleasant SC - 5

Where in Mt Pleasant SC

I have started a series of blog posts about “Where in Mt Pleasant”.

Previous winners are:

 

Photo 1 – Billie Jo VanDusen – photo was view of fountain by Chick Fil A on Johnnie Dodds Blvd.

 Photo 2 – Clara Hahn – photo was large oak tree at Precisio0n Tune at corner of Venning Rd and Hwy 17N

 Photo 4 – Ute Appleby – photo was The Old East Cooper Hospital sign

Photo 5 -- Angus MacBride -- photo was of the swimming pool at The Hertiage Village off of Mathis Ferry Road


This is the way the contest works.

I will post a photo that is taken somewhere in Mt Pleasant SC. You will guess where it was taken. You will post a comment here on my MamaLiz.com website. The f... Read Full Post →

Aug 22 2011
3:39 pm

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Where in Mt Pleasant SC - 4

Where in Mt Pleasant SC

Where in Mt Pleasant Contest

 

I have started a series of blog posts about “Where in Mt Pleasant”.

Previous winners are:

Photo 1 – Billie Jo VanDusen – photo was view of fountain by Chick Fil A on Johnnie Dodds Blvd.

Photo 2 – Clara Hahn – photo was large oak tree at Precisio0n Tune at corner of Venning Rd and Hwy 17N

Photo 4 – Ute Appleby – photo was The Old East Cooper Hospital sign

This is the way the contest works.

I will post a photo that is taken somewhere in Mt Pleasant SC. You will guess where it was taken. You will post a comment here on my MamaLiz.com website. The first comment that is correct will win a prize.

Prize:  A $5  bill

This contes...

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Aug 13 2011
2:43 pm

Posted By Liz Loadholt
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Where in Mt Pleasant SC - 3rd Time

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 I have started a series of blog posts about "Where in Mt Pleasant?" contest.

Previous winners are:

Photo 1 -- Billie Jo VanDusen -- photo was view of fountain by Chick Fil A on Johnnie Dodds

Photo 2 -- Clara Hahn -- photo was Large oak tree at Precision Tune at corner of Venning & Hwy 17N

This is the way the contest works.

I will post a photo that is taken somewhere in Mt Pleasant SC. You will guess where it was taken. You will post a comment here on my MamaLiz.com website. The first comment that is correct will win a prize. As of this writing, the prize is a set of SC commemorative quarters.

 

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Aug 11 2011
5:03 pm

Posted By Liz Loadholt
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Where in Mt Pleasant SC - 2nd time

Where in Mt Pleasant SC

About a year ago, I started a series of blog posts about "Where in Mt Pleasant?" contest.

This is the way the contest works.

I will post a photo that is taken somewhere in Mt Pleasant SC. You will guess where it was taken. You will post a comment here on my MamaLiz.com website. The first comment that is correct will win a prize. As of this writing, the prize is a set of SC commemorative quarters.

photo of commemorative quarters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This contest is just as simple as that.

 

Remember that your guess must be posted as a comment on this post.

OK, so our 2nd photo is below:

 

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Aug 8 2011
3:35 pm

Posted By Liz Loadholt
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Who Needs Owners Title Insurance

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Mama Liz's introduction to Owners Title Insurance

 

This is a true story -- will make you think twice about turning down Owners Title Insurance. This situation took place in 2010.

 

There was a FSBO (for sale by Owner) sign on an ocean front lot on the Isle of Palms.  Potential purchasers (we will callFor Sale sign photo them, the Browns) called on the lot and discovered that they were only asking $500,000 when all other ocean front lots were going for pretty close to $1,000,000. The Browns got really excited- asked the "sellers" why it was being sold so low and the Browns were told that they had financial difficulty, so needed to dump the lot.  The Browns wrote a cash offer to close quickly --- they ...

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Aug 7 2011
3:02 pm

Posted By Liz Loadholt
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Where in Mt Pleasant SC?

Where in Mt Pleasant SC

About a year ago, I started a series of blog posts about "Where in Mt Pleasant?" contest.

This is the way the contest works.

I will post a photo that is taken somewhere in Mt Pleasant SC. You will guess where it was taken. You will post a comment here on my MamaLiz.com website. The first comment that is correct will win a prize. As of this writing, the prize is a set of SC commemorative quarters.

photo of the commenrotive quarters packet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This contest is just as simple as that.

 

Remember that your guess must be posted as a comment on this post.

OK, so our first photo is below:

photo of fountain in middle of a pond

 

Mama Liz Signature with pink ribbon in middle

 

 

 

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