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August 2015

There are 9 blog entries for August 2015.

Waterparks are for more than just people — your four-legged friends can join in on the fun too! For a limited time at Discovery Island, the waterpark is going to the dogs.

On Sept 12th on Discovery Island from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. dogs 25 lbs and up can enjoy the waterpark. 11:30-1 p.m. is for 24 lbs and under. 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. is also for senior dogs 9 years and older. The rain date for the event is Sept. 13th. There will also be a similar event on Sept. 26 at Otter Creek.

Tickets are $17 for preregistration, $22 for day-of registration, $30 for both events and $4 per each additional person. When you register, you must submit proof of vaccinations (rabies, parvo and bodetella/kennel cough).

The event will be filled with vendors and fun

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Home trends come and go, but if you are selling your home, it's important to keep up with what buyers are looking for. Here are a few of today's latest home trends:

  • Outdoor Living Space. More and more buyers are looking for homes that offer both indoor and outdoor living spaces. Expert landscaping and outdoor furniture can go a long way in turning a simple backyard into additional living space. Fire pits outdoors also have a great appeal and can serve as an outdoor central gathering space.
  • Creative Storage. Today's buyers want a space where they can store their belongings without calling too much attention to it. Built-in storage under stairs, specialty pantries and unique shelving can add storage without drawing focus away from the design
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There is always something happening in Greenville! Bring the family and join the community to enjoy classic movies under the stars at the Fidelity Investments Moonlight Movies series.

Each Wednesday in September, you can enjoy a movie at sundown (around 8:30 p.m.) Bring along lawn chairs, blankets and picnics so you are comfortable during the event. No pets are allowed, and it is a smoke-free environment. There will be food trucks on site, and adults drinking alcohol will need to buy a $1 wristband.

The Fidelity Investments Moonlight Movie Series will kick off on September 2, with Singing in the Rain. On September 9, you can enjoy a showing of Jeremiah Johnson. On September 16, the featured film is Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. On September 23,

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Sometimes, no matter how nice we are, conflicts happen — and this means with neighbors too. Neighborhood disputes can get nasty and make returning to your dream home a nightmare. Here are some ways to deal with bad neighbors:

  • Communicate. Sometimes disputes happen because of misunderstandings. Maybe the neighbor genuinely didn't know that the tree they cut down was on your property. Or that you mowing the lawn after a certain time bothers you. Maybe they don't realize that their dog barks at night because they're used to it. If there is a problem, politely let them know. Invite them over for lunch or a cookout and take the time to get to know them. Be prepared for them to point out some ways that you can be a better neighbor too. 
  • Check your
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Explore the natural wonders of the area at a Chimney Rock State Park Wild Mushroom Walk. You will be amazed at the variety of fungi growing along the trails of the park. The Wild Mushroom Walk experience is free with paid admission to Chimney Rock State Park.

The Wild Mushroom Walk is led by Karen Johnson who is a member of the State Parks and Asheville Mushroom Club. She will point out and identify some of the most common mushrooms growing in the area.This is a great opportunity for photographers, artists or any fan of the great outdoors to connect with nature! Whether you are already knowledgeable about local fungi or are simply hoping to learn more, you will find the Wild Mushroom Walk informative, relaxing and interesting. 

To be a part of

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Buying a home is definitely a process — and one you certainly don't want to cut any corners on. Looking at homes and choosing one that is best for you is just one part of that process. There are several questions you should ask before you make an offer on a home.

While many experienced real estate agents will answer these questions for you without needing to be asked, some may assume you already know the answers. Here are some questions you should ask before putting an offer on a home.

-What will my property tax be? When you purchase a home, you pay property taxes. Knowing how much you will pay on the home will help you prepare for the expense and keep you informed. This way, a surprise doesn't bust your budget.

-When was the home built? An

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Let's face it, moving is stressful and time consuming. Handing a portion of that stress off to a moving company can be one way to make the moving process less of an ordeal, but movers can be expensive. Should you hire movers for some stress relief or save money with a DIY move?

When deciding if you should hire movers, there are several things you should consider. You don't want to make a rush to judgement and spend money on movers when you could have easily moved yourself or get in over your head only to realize it's too late to hire help.

First, you need to think about how much stuff you need moved. Do you have large pieces of furniture? Do you have several fragile belongings that need extra care? If you have a lot to move and you know you

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Greenville continues to have an outstanding year for single family home sales and July certainly did not disappoint. Home sales in July were up 17.5 percent compared to last July and for the year home sales are up over 17 percent. Days on market continue to trend down and homes for sale inventory has remained steady. I expect another strong month in August with numbers cooling off a little headed into the last of 2015.

There are currently 3,991 single family homes for sale in the Greenville SC MLS with 753 of these homes being to be built/new never lived in homes. During the month of July there were 1,066 homes sold for an average price of $216,116 which represented an average of 2.7 percent off list price. These homes sold in an average of 65 days

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Located in the Historic West End of downtown, The Emporium is your go-to location to find gifts, jewelry, garden accessories, clothing and more. The Emporium is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m.

This eclectic shop is owned and operated by Jennifer Ramos, a New Zealand native with a passion for bringing beauty and happiness into people's lives. At The Emporium, guests will find a variety of charming and unique gifts and clothing items. Whether you are looking for something to dress up a room in your home, accent your garden or find a stunning piece of jewelry, you will find no shortage of options at The Emporium.

The Emporium is proud to offer items like ComfyUSA tops, Sorrelli

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