- Blog Archive: October, 2015

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October 2015

There are 7 blog entries for October 2015.

If you home is going to be for sale throughout the holiday season, you may be wondering if it's best to decorate your home seasonally or leave it as is. The answer is yes — in moderation!

You can easily overwhelm and turn off buyers with cheesy, over-the-top decorations. Keep it tasteful, classy and consistent. If your home is decorated in a traditional style, use traditional decorations as well. If your home is modern, think about adding some subtle modern touches. If your home is a cottage-style home, consider adding items with a cozy charm.

Be especially careful about what you put on the outside of your home. Too many lights and extension cords can ruin the curb appeal. Tasteful holiday lights and minimal decorations like wreaths are fine.

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There is something to do in the Upstate no matter what season it is, but it is always impressive to me the way the community really comes to life during the last few months of the year! Festivals and celebrations are easy to find throughout the fall months.

The Enchanted Forest is one of many kid-friendly festivals held in the area. The Enchanted Forest presented by Safe Kids Upstate will take place on October 22 and 23 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. and October 24 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. The Enchanted Forest is located at the Pavilion Recreation Complex at 400 Scottswood Road in Taylors.

This event is especially for children 10 years old and younger, offering them an enchanted trick-or-treating experience. They will get a chance to interact with storybook

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Just listed this great home is a convenient Mauldin location. Updates galore and move in ready. Recent updates per seller include new architectural shingles in 2013, downstairs HVAC replaced in 2014 and upstairs replaced in 2015, plantation shutters added in great room and living room, upgraded door hardware throughout the home, powder room completely renovated. In 2013 kitchen updated with new granite counters with eat in island, subway tile backsplash, double wall ovens one of which is convection,induction cook top and new microwave. Neutral colors throughout. Fourth bedroom is currently being used as an office and could be used as a bonus room.Large deck overlooks private back yard with trees.

MLS 1309979



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Whether you're moving for a new job, itching to move into your dream home or simply in a hurry to get your home sold, there are a few hints and tips to make sure your home is sold faster.


-Price it right. Work with your agent to find a price that is attractive to buyers. If you are really in a hurry, you may be tempted to accept the first offer that comes along. Make sure you plan ahead of time the lowest price you will accept so you don't end up making a rushed decision you'll regret later.

-Staging. Keep your home clean and free from clutter. Make sure the yard and landscaping are also in good order. The more attractive your home appears to buyers, the faster you will get offers. If needed, hire some help. Professional cleaning or staging

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Greenville County Rec is hosting a great opportunity for cyclists who want to explore one of the most beautiful trails in the area! This is a great option for even beginners and is an excellent way to connect with others who love fitness and the great outdoors.

The road trip will be to Damascus, Virginia to bike the 35 mile rail-trail known as Virginia Creeper on October 17. Admission to the event is $75 per person and will begin at the Pavilion Recreation Complex at 400 Scottswood Road in Taylors.

Once participants arrive, they will load their bikes onto trailers and ride to the end of the trail on Whitetop Mountain on the Virginia-North Carolina border. Then, they will bike 20 miles downhill to Damascus, Virginia where everyone will enjoy lunch.

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The impressive real estate numbers for 2015 continued during September with 6% more homes sold than during the same month last year. Year to date home sales are up over 15% over last year. Homes for sale inventory have remained steady for much of 2015 and interest rates have remained below 4%.

There are currently 3,862 single family homes for sale in the Greenville SC MLS with 786 of these being new or to be built homes. During the month of September there were 947 homes sold for an average price of $201,192 which represented a 3% discount off asking price. These homes sold in an average of 70 day on market. Year to date there have been 8,108 single family homes sold which compares to 6,870 for the same time period last year.

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Selling your home can be a stressful and emotional process, but you always want to be sure you are getting what your home is worth. Here are some tips you can use to help negotiate the sale of your properties:

-Know buyer tactics. One of the best ways to be an strong negotiator is to know what to expect. If you can tell when a buyer is throwing a low-ball offer, you can offer a strong counter.

-Set your goals. Is your goal just to sell the home quickly or do you have a certain amount that you absolutely need to get on the home? If you want to sell the home quickly, your strategy will be more flexible and you will likely be more open to accepting offers that aren't quite what you had imagined.

-Know what you have. Another factor that impacts what

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