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June 2015

There are 7 blog entries for June 2015.

When you are buying a home, there are so many forms and contracts and types of insurance that it can easily get confusing. So what is title insurance?


Basically, title insurance protects policy owners from any losses and risks associated with past legal defects related to the property. Title insurance can help protect circumstances including clerical errors, invalid legal procedures, unpaid taxes, unreleased mortgages, forgeries and undisclosed heirs. Since a deed does not prove that the seller is the owner of the property, title insurance can help protect your interests in legal conflicts and other unforeseen claims.

Title insurance policies function like a pre-paid legal agreement. You pay for the policy and your insurer agrees to provide

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Come enjoy a good old-fashioned game of baseball! Support Greenville Drive, Greenville's local team. They are a Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Socks. The team plays at Fluor Field at the West End located at 945 South Main Street in Greenville.


Fluor Field is a mini replica of Fenway Park and even has a 30-foot-high "Green Monster" and a hand-operated score board. Since the farthest seat is only 13 rows away, it is always easy to get a good view of the game! Fluor Field at the West End is home to more than 70 home games each season. For more information about schedules, ticket prices, events and special promotions, visit  www.milb.com . Enjoying a game at Fluor Field is the perfect way to embrace America's favorite pastime and have a day

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Greenville is the place to be to enjoy 4th of July weekend! Whether you are just here visiting or a resident looking for something fun to do with the family, you will find plenty of events and activities in Greenville over the holiday weekend. Here are just a few of the highlights happening for Independence Day weekend.

  • Red White and Blue Grass. 7/4/2015. This FREE 4th of July celebration will be held at downtown Fountain Inn beginning at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be for sale and Justice Family Bluegrass Band and the Upstate Senior Band will both perform. Visit www.fountaininn.org/scs for more information.
  • Wells Fargo Red, White and Blue Festival. 7/4/2015. Hosted at downtown Greenville from 5 p.m. until 10:30, come join the community for a
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Sometimes the final walk through is referred to as a "pre-closing inspection." No matter what it is called, it is a vital step before closing on the home you want to purchase. This will give you one last chance to look over everything. Of course, this final walk through is no replacement or substitution for a professional inspection. However, even if the home has gone through a professional inspection, a final walk through is still a must.

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To schedule a final walk through, set aside a time with your real estate agent a couple of days before your closing date. During the final walk through, be sure to have your contract and agreed upon repairs with you as a reference. This will help ensure that everything that is supposed to be there is still there

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Unfortunately, the real estate industry can be a common target for scammers and hoaxes. An experienced real estate agent knows what to look for and how to avoid being scammed. A general rule to follow for both real estate and other potential hoaxes is that if it sounds too good to be true -- it probably is! 

While real estate scams are certainly nothing new, they have grown more advanced and complex over the years. The popularity of the internet has helped scammers develop a wider reach. According to the National Association of Realtors, approximately 90 percent of consumers will start their real estate search on the internet. Scammers take advantage of this by using sites like Craigslist to gather information and scam innocent people. Often

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Before you get approved for a mortgage, it is a good idea to get a checkup for your credit score. There are a few red flags that lenders look for which could potentially get in the way of you getting your dream home.

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For instance, if you are trying to get an FHA (Federal Housing Administration) insured loan, late student loan payments within the last 12 months could make it less likely for you to be approved. To avoid this, make your student loan payments on time and consider and automatic payment option if possible so you never accidentally miss a deadline.  

Lenders will also look at your debt-to-income ratio to assess how risky financing the mortgage will be. They will look at any past delinquencies and your overall credit and payment

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With so much access to information about the real estate industry, it can be easy for people to think that they can navigate the real estate transaction process on their own. The simple truth is that real estate agents are experts at what they do. They know about the neighborhoods. They know how to spot potential problems. They know how to negotiate. And they know how to find rare opportunities. 

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Whether you are looking to buy a home or sell a property, nothing can replace the expertise of an experienced real estate agent. It is unlikely that you will be able to devote yourself full-time to your real estate interests. For agents, it is they are invested in the real estate business constantly. They have the time to make negotiations at 1 p.m. when

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