Summer Real Estate Transactions and Estate Planning

Real Estate Transactions on Hilton Head Island and Bluffton have been brisk.  And that is Great News!  Many new folks looking to make Beaufort County their new home for retirement, part-time resort second homes and new families moving here to start a new work career.  All exciting.  Hilton Head, Bluffton, Okatie, Sun City Hilton Head, Ridgeland and Beaufort are all seeing increased activity.  We are told by both bankers and brokers that prices have stabilized and in some areas increasing.  The experts also say that days on the market are fewer and that inventories are declining.  All good indicators for a continued good real estate market.  The Fraser Law Firm, LLC is in the process of making some exciting changes to keep pace with the service demands.  Some of the more exciting changes will be announced soon.  We work hard to make sure that our level of service in the closing process stays sharp and client/customer focused.  We still enjoy communicating personally with each and every client to keep the closing process understandable and enjoyable.

 

As always, we have a ball helping clients with estate planning – wills, living wills and durable powers of attorney.  This process gives us a great chance to get to know our clients and to help with future plans.  We have so many new clients from Bluffton and Sun City.  Such a wonderful opportunity to meet new people and make new friends.  Many new residents have come here from other states.  It is always a good idea to have existing estate plans reviewed to see that everything fits with South Carolina laws and standards.  It is also a good time for retired folks to make sure that family changes are properly reflected in the current documents.  One of our colleagues likes to say that an estate package needs to be reviewed at least every five years.  This is probably a good rule of thumb, but we tend to believe that as important as a periodic review is a review on changed life circumstance such as births of kids and grand kids, deaths of parents, retirement, relocation and changes in financial circumstances.  We never charge for estate reviews to keep clients comfortable with the idea that looking at the plan from time to time is a good way to make sure the future is bright.

 

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