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September 2014

There are 9 blog entries for September 2014.

Oktober Fest kicks off October 1 and runs through October 4 at NOMA Square. This year marks Greenville's second Annual Oktoberfest Celebration, so get ready for four fun days of brats, beer, music and contests. 

 Oktoberfest

The fun begins Wednesday, October 1, at 5 p.m. The ceremonial keg will be tapped and entertainment will be provided by the Foothills Oompah Band. Thursday, October 2, the Paulaner Brewing Truck will be on site to bring their mobile biergarten to NOMA Square. The biergarten will consist on tables, chairs, taps and Paulaner kegs. Before your eyes, North Main Street will be transformed into "Little Bavaria" within hours. Guests will have the chance to enjoy an upscale venue with a sound system, traditional biergarten benches and

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When you are looking for a delicious meal with fresh ingredients and exciting flavors, stop by Babaziki, located at 1025 Woodruff Rd, Suite D-102 in the shopping center in front of Cabela's. Babaziki serves fresh, fast casual food that offers quick, delicious meal options for those who are looking for an exciting dining experience. 

Babaziki 

Babaziki has a diverse menu that is vegetarian and gluten-free friendly. Diners at Babaziki have the option to build their own creations or choose from classic favorites. Options include salad, sandwich or play options. Ingredients guests can choose from include grilled vegetables, grilled steak, gyro beef, grilled chicken, falafel, feta cheese, olives, tomatoes, spicy feta spread, hummus and couscous. There is also a

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If you have not stopped by Greenville's Main Street Fridays this season, you have one last chance! The Main Street Fridays events will wrap-up with one final Friday of fun for the season. This Friday, September 26th, guests will enjoy a performance by Hott Gritz, an eleven-piece powerhouse. Hott Gritz is based in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and consists of a rhythm section, a horn section and a vocal section. This unique combination creates a versatile musical experience for listeners. Hott Gritz is a great feel-good band that plays the perfect music to close out this season's Main Street Fridays. 

Greenville Heritage 

To catch the season's last Main Street Fridays event, head to Main Street at NOMA Square at 5:30 p.m. Hott Gritz will play two sets, one that begins

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The Greenville real estate market is large enough that we feel there truly is a home for every buyer. One consideration for many buyer is that they want space between homes are even extensive acreage for horses or other reasons. Whatever the case we have a wide variety of homes with land and lot sizes that provide a good selection. There are currently 4,633 single family homes for sale in the Greenville MLS and below is a breakdown of some of the land/lot sizes that are currently available.

  • 1/2 to 1 acre: 1,154 homes with an average price of $312,231
  • 1 to 5 acres: 755 homes with an average price of $421,692
  • 5 to 10 acres: 101 homes with an average price of $458,840
  • 10-25 acres: 119 homes with an average price of $547,991
  • 25 to 50 acres:
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Housing styles and features vary greatly in different parts of the country. Here in the Greenville area, we certainly have a large number of homes with basements but they are not as prevalent as many of the northern states. Typically here our basements are daylight, walkout style basements and that is due to the clay type soil here. To have a daylight/walkout basement the lot will fall from the front to the rear to accommodate this feature.

The numbers below give you an idea of the breakdown of homes with basements based on the current homes for sale inventory.

  • There are currently 4,644 single family homes for sale in the Greenville SC MLS.
  • 1066 of these homes have some type of basement which is about 23%.
  • 389 of these homes have fully
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When I start working with home buyer clients, during the initial meeting we discuss all the criteria that are important to them concerning the selection of their new home. With over 4,600 homes currently for sale in our Greenville SC MLS it is important to apply as many filters as possible so we can pinpoint homes that fit the criteria and may be of interest. 

One of the first filters we discuss is age of home. Some buyers gravitate towards brand new homes with the latest features and current color schemes. Others prefer homes that are in a more mature neighborhood with established trees and landscaping. Some want to focus only in homes around the downtown that may be in historic areas. The good news is we have a wide selection of homes to suite most

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Greenville's three-day celebration of artists and makers is almost here! 80 of the South's best artists are coming together to offer a fun, festive atmosphere that celebrates local innovation and artistry. The Indie Craft Parade will take place September 12-September 14 at Huguenot Mill in Downtown Greenville. The price of admission is $2 at the door. The festival will begin Friday, September 12 with a VIP Gala where VIP ticket holders will get the opportunity to have a first look at the artists' wares and enjoy giveaways, music, food and drinks. The event will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday. All weekend long, guests will be able to enjoy a free photo booth and temporary designer tattoos.  

Indie Craft Parade

It's never too early to start thinking about

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The Embassy Flowers & Nature's Gifts is a locally owned flower and gift shop that has been proudly serving the Greenville area since 1985. Sending a gift or arrangement from Embassy Flowers & Nature's Gifts is a great way to add a special, personal touch and let people know you're thinking of them. Whether you are sending an arrangement for a birthday, funeral, holiday or as a special surprise, you can know flowers from Embassy Flowers & Nature's Gifts are always fresh and high-quality. 

Embassy Flowers also offers arrangements for special occasions to help make choosing attractive arrangements easy. Available flower colors include pink, red, white, lavender, orange, green, pink, blue and purple. If you choose, you can even send live plants which make

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Hope you enjoyed the Labor Day holiday weekend. Football is under way and I know we are all looking forward to some cooler temperatures. Home sales here in the Greenville SC area remain strong and we have seen a drop in days on market for those homes that have sold recently. We are expecting a strong finish in home sales for the final 4 months of 2014.

Below is a recap of real estate activity based on information provided by the Multiple Listing Service of Greenville SC for single family home sales for the month of August 2014.

  • There are currently 4,623 single family homes for sale.
  • 803 of these homes are to be built/under construction/new never lived in homes.
  • During the month of August there were 826 single family homes that sold and
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