- Blog Archive: May, 2010

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May 2010

There are 4 blog entries for May 2010.

Realtors strive to build name awareness in their markets along with a reputation for helping home buyers and sellers be successful with their real estate transactions. Have you ever applied for credit and found out that someone with your same name has been confused with you and their bad credit shows up on your report?

The nightmare for a fellow Realtor, Carolyn Capalbo, that specializes in real estate in Prince William County in Northern Virginia started back in March of 2008. You probably recall the Elliot Spitzer scandal. Well the mother of the woman involved with Mr. Spitzer is named Carolyn Capalbo. What are the odds? There are supposedly only 4 Carolyn Capalbo's in the United States. Thank goodness there is only 1 Eddy Kicker. The reporters started…
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Southwest Airlines has announced they will be coming to Greenville SC and that service will start within the next 12 months. This is exciting news for our area as many of our business travelers have been forced to fly out of Charlotte or Atlanta due to higher cost tickets out of Greenville.

The arrival of Southwest Airlines will have an anticipated $80 million dollar economic impact for our area. In addition having a major low cost carrier in Greenville will greatly help in the recruitment of companies looking to relocate to our area. This provides a missing piece to the puzzle that will pay dividends in our area for years to come.

Southwest currently serves nearly 70 cities in 35 states and based on domestic passengers carried, is ranked as the

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When working with my buyer clients, I always interview them to find out all the details about the type home they are looking for so we can tightly focus their search. Currently there are 6,224 homes for sale in the Greenville SC MLS which represents roughly a 12 month inventory.

Below are a few quick facts that shows the break down for our current homes for sale inventory:

  • Average Price of all 6224 active listings: $263,828
  • 916 actives are New/Never Lived in homes with an average price of $$285,195
  • 122 listings over $1,000,000 with a high of $7,900,000
  • 1,036 listings with a basement
  • 285 listings with an in ground pool
  • 3,647 listings with a 2 car garage
  • 581 listings with a 3 (or larger) car garage
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The news continues to be good for the Greenville SC real estate market with single family homes sold for the first four months of the year up over 8% compared to 2009.  Comparing April 2010 to April 2009 shows an increase of over 16% for the month and the average sales price up almost 5%.

With the Federal home buyer incentive program which ended with contracts ratified by April 30th, it will be interesting to see the effect this will have on our market heading in to the summer selling season which is traditionally our highest volume months of the year. Interest rates have remained near historic lows and there are good inventory levels in all price classes of homes,

Below is a recap of activity based on information from the Multiple Listing Service of

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