- Blog Archive: December, 2014

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December 2014

There are 10 blog entries for December 2014.

Always great to hear from my past clients. Just received the email below.

My husband and I decided to move to Greenville, SC after visiting the city a couple of times. The move would never have happened if we hadn’t made contact with Eddy Kicker.  A friend in the area recommended him and Eddy made all the difference.  First of all, the Eddy Kicker website.  Not only does it have a constantly updated list of houses, it also provides invaluable up-to-date information about the goings-on in the Greenville area.  Second, there’s Eddy himself.  A true professional. Always on time and always answers phone calls as soon as possible.  Third, Eddy takes care of details that most Realtors just slough off.   

Eddy Kicker is the man.  If you looking to buy or

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Greenville Family Partnership is a group effort between teachers, students, police officers, parents and other community members. The organization began in 1984 after the community banded together to prevent drug use among the local youth. The program consists of awareness programs and events, information dissemination, youth-specific efforts, community education and task forces along with other partnerships. 


As part of the Greenville Family Partnership, the Prevention Resource Center offers a free-lending library of brochures, posters, books, videos displays and other useful materials which address substance abuse prevention. These materials are provided at no cost to teachers, parents and other adults in the community. The ultimate mission of…
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Project Rx: A River Remedy is a collaboration between local organizations in the Upstate to help promote proper medication disposal. The Project Rx has created strong partnerships with other organizations such as Greenville County Sheriff's Office, Greenville Technical College, Renewable Water Resources and the US Drug Enforcement Administration. Since 2010, Project Rx has helped sponsor several events to help residents of the Upstate properly dispose of their medications. So far, the organization has collected approximately 9,967 lbs of medication. After the medication is collected, it is securely incinerated by law enforcement. This method of disposal is the most environmentally-preferred method to safely dispose of medications. 

If you are

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Ok, so Christmas is almost here. And let's say that you are thinking about selling your home in 2015. The chances are that you have lots of questions. What do I need to do? How can I get a jump on the competition? How much should I list my home for? What should I repair or renovate BEFORE putting my home on the market? 

This time of year is PERFECT for you to plan how to get the most for your home. We are comfortable not only offering our opinion on how to price your home, we can provide you a plan that answers all of your questions. We do this for potential sellers without cost or obligation! 

We are more than happy to walk through your home and suggest things that you can do now to prepare your home for sale.Most often these will be little items (

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Love Local of the Upstate is a vital part of Greenville County. This important organizations helps promote locally owned businesses and artisans in the Upstate. The organization holds monthly events, an annual expo and even hosts a web directory. Love Local of the Upstate believes it is important to recognize, promote and support local businesses and artisans in order to help keep the unique culture of the Upstate alive. Some business and artisan members included in the director are Atlanta Bread on Pelham, Trios Brick Oven Cafe, Custom Business Solutions and Skatell's Jewelers. 

Have a local cause you would like us to support? We love to publicize local peoples' efforts to help build our community. If you would like to have us post about non profit

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One of the toughest things about selling a home during the holidays is working around what is already a busy time of year. For that reason alone, many people simply take their home off of the market and choose to re-list it right after the holiday season is past. 

But if you ARE selling your home during the holidays, (and there are a lot of reasons TO do it), here are some tips to make it easier. 

Tip 1: Make your schedule clear to showing agents. Let them know if your home has limited availability to be seen and have them call your listing agent for specifics. By doing that, you have given them fair warning and you can avoid people wanting to see your home when you have house guests. 

Tip 2: Communicate effectively with potential buyers. This is

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The Compass of Carolina is a non-profit organization that helps provide direction to children, adults and families through counseling and education. The organization promotes healthy relationships and strives to make its services available to all people who need it. The organization has a long history with roots dating back to 1919. Since then, the organization has evolved and grown into what it is today. 


The Compass of Carolina provides a variety of services including counseling for marriage, grief, depression, issues related to violence and intervention, adolescent therapy and more. The Compass of Carolina has strong partnerships with a variety of other important Greenville area organizations including Center for Community Services, United Way

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One of the more common issues that home buyers face is the trade off between the home that they have fallen in love with and the practical things that they know they need now, or will need in the near future. A prime example of this would be a young married couple buying a cute little bungalow without considering that they may have kids in the near future and need additional bedrooms and space for them.

That ideal 2 story dream home may be great right now, but as we age, climbing the steps gets harder each day and a couple may find themselves longing for the good old days when they did not have to climb them or did not have as much yard to maintain. 

To avoid these types of issues, it is often helpful to begin your search for a home with a list of

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The holiday season is known as a time for giving and sharing what we have with others. While giving during the Christmas season is important, it is also important to remember those around us who are in need all year round, not just during the holidays. The Greenville Loaves & Fishes organization help families who are in crisis and facing food insecurity. Food insecurity means that families have limited or uncertain access to safe and nutritionally adequate food.  

Loaves & Fishes partners with other agencies and organizations to help make sure everyone in Greenville has adequate food. Loaves & Fishes does not deliver food to private homes but instead helps connect organizations into one cohesive group, with all member agencies working together to end

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Current single family homes for sale inventory is down slightly from last month which is not unusual for this time of the year. Many sellers are reluctant to have their homes on the market during the holiday seasons of November and December. Year to date home sales are still up 6% over the same time period last year.

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

  • There are currently 4,246 single family homes for sale in the Greenville MLS. This number is down about 200 homes from October.
  • 844 of these homes for sale are to be built/under construction/new never lived in homes.
  • Average sales price of
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