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April 2015

There are 7 blog entries for April 2015.

Just listed a home in the Bennetts Grove subdivision located at 112 Hydrangea Way. Owners have done a ton of upgrades and this home shows like a model home. Features 4 bedrooms plus bonus. Full brick home with screened porch and patio, fenced back yard, over 1/2 acre cul-de-sac lot  in move-in condition. Recent upgrades per seller include screened porch with trek style floor, coffered ceilings in great room, new carpet in all bedrooms, great room and office, turned iron balusters on staircase, cabinets in laundry room, crown molding in all bedrooms and fresh paint in many areas of the home. Kitchen with island opens to the great room. Over sized side entry garage has tons of built in storage. One year home warranty provided by seller. Why wait to build

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Let's face it, selling your home can be stressful. You're ready to move, and your home is sitting there on the market. You have to keep your home in top shape in case someone comes to view it and may even have to leave your home and change plans at a moments notice for a showing. It's difficult to look ahead to your new home or make any plans when you are trying to sell the home you currently own. But selling your home doesn't have to be so stressful! There are a few ways you can help ease the pain of selling your home. 

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The first step for a less stressful home selling experience is to choose the right real estate agent. You want an agent with experience selling homes in the area. Find someone courteous who does their best to give you advanced

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The outside of your home is the very first thing buyers will see. Curb appeal matters! The front of the house is what gives buyers that vital first impression of your home, and some people won't even go inside if they find the home lacking in curb appeal. If they do decide to go inside, a less-than-stellar first impression could put a damper on the rest of the home showing. When you are trying to sell your home, don't neglect the importance of landscaping. Here are a few tips you can keep in mind to landscape your home to sell:

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1. Plant with a Plan. Remember which plants look best during which seasons. Some plants will last only one season and probably won't be a good investment. Before you start planting, make a plan and consider how the

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Maintaining your home is an important way to protect your investment. Whether you want to sell your home in the near future or simply keep your home in top condition, home maintenance is vital to maintaining your home's value. Even if you purchase a brand new home, every home will need some type of maintenance at some point. There are both interior and exterior aspects to maintaining your home. 

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There are certain small maintenance projects you can perform seasonally to help keep your home in top condition. Some spring maintenance projects include vacuuming lint from your dryer vent, interior deep-cleaning, refinishing the deck, power-washing windows and siding, removing leaves and debris from gutters, replacing batteries in smoke and carbon

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Paint color can say a lot about your home — both on the exterior and interior. It may be tempting to choose a bold, bright and exciting color, but it is important to select a color you can live with every day. Generally, it is safer to choose neutral colors. This is especially important if you are looking to sell your home in the near future. Of course, there are a few exceptions. For instance, if you have a historic home it could be better for you to paint the exterior of your home in traditional colors that revive the home in its original style. Generally, bold, bright colors can make it difficult for prospective buyers to visualize the home as their own. 

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Even if you are not looking to sell anytime soon, choosing neutral paint colors can make

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You hear it all the time — location, location, location. But is location really that important when you are buying a home? When you talk about location in terms of real estate, the word comes with a lot of meaning. Of course, what makes something a "good" location or a "bad" location can vary depending on the buyer. What is a dream neighborhood for one buyer could be a nightmare for the other. Here are some things to keep in mind when you consider the location of a home:

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1. Nearby amenities and ease of commute. For many buyers, it is important to be near attractions, amenities and conveniences. Living near major roadways and public transportation can help make this easier. People want to have access to restaurants, employment and entertainment

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The first quarter has been strong for single family home sales in the Greenville SC real estate market. Year to date there have been 2,077 homes sold compared to 1,650 for the same time period last year. What makes this even more impressive is that homes for sale inventory is down 9 percent from last year so more sales with less homes to choose from. 

There are currently 3,851 single family homes for sale with 767 of these being to be built/new construction homes. During the month of March 893 homes sold compared to 649 for March of 2014. These homes sold for an average price of $196,134 which represented a 3% discount off asking price. Homes sold during March in an average of 90 days on market. 

Are you considering putting your home on the

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