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Be Safe During Florence

We wish everyone in our apartments in Ridgeland, SC well during the coming storm. For the information of all or our residents: Governor Henry McMaster, in coordination with local officials, has issued Executive Order 2018-29, which orders the evacuation of coastal South Carolina residents for their personal safety as Hurricane Florence approaches. Residents in all…

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Today It is Better to Rent Than Buy

It is easily the question most asked by anyone moving into their first home or downsizing into retirement. Should I buy or should I rent? For nearly a decade the answer has been buy. The crash in home prices, combined with record-low mortgage rates made buying and owning a home both cheaper than renting one…

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Have Fun Celebrating Labor Day in Ridgeland, SC

We can’t believe that the summer is almost over! Labor Day weekend is coming up and gives us one more great opportunity to celebrate summer in style. Residents in our apartments in Ridgeland, SC have access to fabulous outdoor amenities, which are perfect to use for one last hurrah of the season. If you’re relaxing…

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Renting Can Improve Your Credit Score

On-time payments are a solid way to build your credit score. Your payment history constitutes 35% of your credit score – the largest contributor among the five factors used in calculating your score. Payments on most debts are reported to the three major credit bureaus (Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion) for inclusion in your credit report,…

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Should You Downsize in Retirement?

One method for freeing home equity for other uses is to downsize your home as a part of moving. Downsizing could mean either moving to a smaller home, or moving into a similar-sized home in a less expensive community. The arithmetic is fairly basic. If you’ve paid off your mortgage and live in a $300,000…

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Millennial Job Seekers Like South Carolina

Although the Great Recession hit South Carolina harder than most places, recent economic indicators show the state is making some headway, if slowly. While the unemployment rate hasn’t budged much in the past year, millennials here are primed to find jobs. Young adults, or millennials, in South Carolina are attracted to the laid-back Southern lifestyle,…

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Homeownership in Retirement can be Risky

Despite the benefits of homeownership, there's one huge drawback to owning property in retirement, and it's committing yourself to a variable expense while living on a fixed income. Even if your mortgage itself is paid off by the time you enter retirement, you'll still have property taxes to contend with. And those have a tendency…

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You Will Fall in Love with Bluffton, SC

This Lowcountry gem is a stone's throw from Hilton Head and less than an hour from Savannah. Since 2000, Bluffton’s population has grown from just under 3,000 to just over 15,000. What’s up in this moss-draped village on the beautiful May River? Locals will tell you it’s the appeal of the “Bluffton State of Mind.”…

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Beaufort Water Festival Is Here: What You Need to Know

Summertime is here, and it won't be long until the annual quintessentially Lowcountry celebration in downtown Beaufort begins: The Beaufort Water Festival. The 63rd Beaufort Water Festival starts July 13 and continues through July 22., but some events are already getting started.If you live in an apartment in Ridgeland, SC, here is everything you need…

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