The market is HOT!
Mortgage rates for all loans are VERY low, but so is housing inventory. That and the fact that there are now several programs that will allow buyers to purchase with $0 down are causing many homes to receive multiple offers and sell above the asking price. You need an experienced, full-time professional that can guide and advise you in this extremely competitive market so you can take advantage of these extremely low rates. Whether it’s your first home, an upgrade, new construction, or downsizing, the right agent can make the difference between buying your dream home or missing out.
Let me be the right agent for you. I’d be happy to interview with you to see if we’re a good fit. Call or text me anytime.
“Picture perfect” a phrase every seller dreads when thinking about listing their home for sale…
Obtaining and maintaining that picture-perfect look can feel a bit overwhelming, but preparing your home for sale doesn’t have to be so stressful.
Before your professional photoshoot, I suggest focusing on a few things such as decluttering, organizing, deep cleaning, adding a fresh coat of paint where needed, and making sure the home has adequate lighting by replacing any burnt-out lightbulbs. Also, it never hurts to purchase a new shower curtain or accent pillows for the living room. To quickly tidy the house before a showing, keep an empty laundry basket handy to toss items in to take with you or put out of sight.
To get the most out of all your hard work, make sure you hire a full-time real estate professional who will help you correctly price the listing, effectively market the property, understand and manage buyer expectations, and coordinate home staging assistance if necessary.
If you have questions or would like to discuss listing your property, give me a call or text, and let’s get started!
Laken Scarborough, Realtor
Bay St Louis vs. Ocean Springs
These beautiful beachfront communities are on opposite sides of the MS Gulf Coast but offer very similar amenities and tourist attractions. More importantly, both markets are on FIRE!
Bay St. Louis offers a laid-back no “shirt, no shoes, no problem” attitude, stunning beaches, and a funky NOLA-influenced culture. The “Old Towne” area of Bay St. Louis is where all the action is! World-class restaurants, unique shops, and cool bars line the beach and offer gorgeous views of the marina, bay, and gulf. During the spring and summer months, locals and tourists enjoy a small street festival called “2nd Saturday”. Every second Saturday of the month crowds bike, golf cart, drive, or walk to bask in the sun, eat delicious food, listen to live music, and peruse the local shops and art galleries. Bay St Louis is often called a hidden gem, but in recent years has gained national attention for its affordability and hip, NOLA-influenced beach culture. Many Old Towne residents are in fact second homeowners or retirees from the NOLA area.
Just 50 minutes away on the other end of the Coast is another thriving gulf coast gem, Ocean Springs. Like Bay St. Louis, it offers a laid-back culture and lots of art, music, and great food year-round. In the bustling downtown area around Government Street, there is always something to do. New shops, restaurants, and bars are constantly popping up, giving locals and residents plenty to explore. The residential area between Government Street and Front Beach Drive is some of the most highly sought-after real estate on the entire Gulf Coast. These properties are walkable or “golfcart-able” to everything the downtown/Government street corridor has to offer, including the beautiful beaches of the area.
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