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May 2014

There are 8 blog entries for May 2014.

When you are looking for a home, you can get overwhelmed with the information that is out there. Our website alone has over 105,000 pages currently indexed in Google chock full of current listings, searches, neighborhood information, and the like. There is simply a mountain of information out there and you have a limited amount of time to understand it all... 

Well here is the good news. You don't need to understand ALL of it. You need to understand the parts of it that are important to the value of your home and to the lifestyle that you are choosing by buying the home. That narrows things down a LOT and we are here to simplify it even further. 

Let's say you have a question about the Greenville County schools that your kids would attend for a

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While it is true that Memorial Day is marked by time off of work. With picnics. With the Indianapolis 500. With local festivities. And while it is true that it marks the semi-official end of school and the start of summer, the true meaning of Memorial Day was officially started as a holiday after the Civil War as a time to commemorate and honor all of the Union and Confederate Soldiers who had died in battle. 

During the 1900's it was extended to honor all Americans who have died in Military service. Over the years, many thousands of soldiers, sailors, airmen and women, coast guardsmen and women and marines have died in defense of our country. 

We hope you have a great weekend and that you enjoy the festivities in the Greenville area. We also hope

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Last week I posted several hints to reduce the stress when buying a home. This week we are going to continue with a few more good ideas to make the Home Buying Process go smoothly.

Idea 1: Let Us (or another competent REALTOR) structure your offer correctly. Writing an offer in a way that is simple and yet protects you while giving you the best chance get the home for the least amount of money is important. Experienced REALTORS understand the local norms of home offers because they do it all day long. They can write an offer that highlights the best terms and conditions that will give you an advantage.

Idea 2: Don't make other major financial changes when you are buying a home. Buying a car, taking out a loan for other purposes, or any other major

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This is the first of a two part post on what causes stress for people looking to buy a home. After years of working with families looking to buy a home, we get to see people at all stages of the process. Here are some tips on how to make the purchase of YOUR next home more enjoyable. 

Hint 1: Limit the number of decision makers in the process. This may sound funny why this is the first thing on the list, but it is for a reason. One of the biggest causes of stress for a couple is when they involve too many friends and family in the search process. Everyone has an opinion. Everyone likes to interject their thoughts and ideas into the final decision. At the end of the day, the ONLY people who need to be truly happy with the home is the people who live

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Eastside location convenient to everything. Move in condition and ready for the new owners. Three Bedrooms, Two Baths, open floor plan with vaulted ceilings.


MLS 1279240


Open floor plan, cul-de-sac, fenced back yard the list goes on and on. Extensive hardwoods in the home including foyer, dining room, great room and bonus room/office. Kitchen has large eat in bar area and opens to the spacious great room. Split bedroom floor plan. Great room with vaulted ceiling has gas logs and sliding door out to the 24x12 patio which features a pergola. French doors off the great room leads to the bonus room which could be used for an office. Master has walk-in closet and garden tub with

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Great new listing in the Gilder Creek Farm subdivision in Simpsonville SC. This home features 4 bedrooms and 3 and 1/2 baths and is in the 2400-2599 square footage range. 


PRICE: $239,000

MLS 1279033


Move in ready home on cul-de-sac that backs to acres of green space owned by the community. Master located on the main level and features a trey ceiling, large master bath with separate vanities, garden tub, shower and large walk-in closet. The spacious eat-in kitchen with island opens to the 2-story great room with french door access to the screened porch area. Upstairs you will find the additional 3 bedrooms with one of the having a private bath. Home has central vacuum. Huge overhead

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We enjoyed another strong month of home sales here in Greenville SC during the month of April. Homes for sale inventory has risen slightly which is typical for this time of the year and days on market has fallen slightly. All indications point to a strong spring/summer selling season here. Interest rates have ticked up but remain at attractive levels.

Below is a recap of activity based on information from the Multiple Listing Service of Greenville SC for single family home sales for the month of April 2014.

  • There are currently 4,417 single family homes for sale in the Greenville MLS. 744 of these homes are to be built/under construction/new never lived in homes.
  • During the month of April there were 688 closings for single family homes. These
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Nearly every time a home is sold or bought, this question comes up in one form or another. Whether something is a fixture or whether it is personal property often is up to debate or personal interpretation, leaving all too often room for doubt and misunderstanding. While it is generally understood that if something is bolted to or fastened to the home, it stays, that is not always the case. Let's take some commonly misunderstood items: 

  • Wall mounted Televisions (commonly go)
  • Refrigerator, Washer and Dryer (commonly go)
  • Window Blinds, Drapes and etc. (Blinds stay and Drapes commonly go)
  • Decorative Bathroom Mirrors (commonly stay, but have been known to cause debates)

You get the idea. There are different ways of looking at this, especially if

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