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    Wednesday, February 12, 2020   /   by John Lamprecht

    5 Great Places to take your Valentine's Day Date!

    1. The Willcox

    If you’re looking for a touch of Southern Charm look no further than the Willcox. Families have enjoyed dining here for decades. Come early to enjoy a drink in their exquisitely updated lobby-bar or enjoy some time on the patio. With an excellent selection of American Foods there is sure to be something on the menu that everyone can enjoy! Personally I wish they served breakfast all day long as I love their eggs benedict brunch options.

    2. Malia’s

    Locally sourced and ethically produced foods are just a part of the charm of this excellent eatery right in the heart of downtown Aiken. They have a sometimes eclectic but always tasty option for everyone. A great choice for anyone but be prepared to slow down and take your time at this fine dining restaurant.

    3. Apizza Di Napoli

    Authentic pizza faithful to the Neapolitan style. We always enjoy eating here. The food tastes great and the servers are attentive to your needs. The pizza does t ...

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    Monday, August 7, 2017   /   by John Lamprecht

    New Buyer? Don't be scared! 4 steps towards making your dream a reality.

    The process of buying a home can feel daunting especially if you are a new home buyer. Follow these four steps to make sure you are on the right path to home ownership.

    1. Save, Save, Save
    Buying a home is one of the best purchases you can ever make. Make sure you have saved enough money for the costs involved.

    Down Payment. Different loans will require different amounts of money to be put towards the initial payment.
    Home inspections, surveys, misc.  If you are not asking the seller to contribute you will need to have enough money to pay a home inspector, for any surveys or desired inspections.
    Closing Costs. These could include loan origination fees, discount points, appraisal fees, title searches, title insurance, surveys, taxes, deed-recording fees and credit report charges. 

    2. Find a Realtor. (Like that guy above)

    You seem like a savvy person, you found this blog after all! If you're like 90% of today's buyers you started your home search ...

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