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March 2017

There are 5 blog entries for March 2017.

The Greenville County School System just released the calendar for the 2017-2018 school year. The first day of school will be on August 22nd so parents will be able to observe the eclipse on August 21st with their children. The last day of school will be on June 6th. Click here to view the full schedule.

Welcome to Greenville County Schools Online!

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Looking for a fun family getaway for spring break without the expense of a major road trip? Here is a quick Saturday event scheduled  for April 27–28, 2017 at Bowman field on the Clemson University campus that will take you all the way around the world.

The 2017 Version of the International Festival is schedule to be bigger and better than ever. Many of the international students attending Clemson will serve up native food from their countries as well as song, dance and other talents / live entertainment. There will be singing, dancing and even a live fashion show with an eclectic and international feel. You can literally go around the world and experience all of these different cultures without grabbing your passport! It is the world at your

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Relocation clients that are trying to learn more about the Greenville housing market prior to their first trip here ask me a variety of questions. Many of them have to do with home pricing, features and other things they can expect to find when they move here. Below is a snapshot of our current homes for sale inventory with a breakdown by features.

  • There are currently 3,073 singe family homes for sale with an average asking price of $374,594 and the highest price listing at $6,600,000.
  • 98 listings on a golf course
  • 146 Water Front listings
  • 664 basement homes
  • 169 with inground pools
  • 468 homes with a garage size of 3+
  • 2,092 homes with master on the main level
  • 892 homes in subdivisions with pools
  • 981 single story homes
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While the overall homes for sale inventory in the Greenville market remains low, the new and to be built home inventory continues to rise. There are currently a total of 3,083 single family homes for sale and 34% of these are new or to be built homes. In Greenville County alone there are 505 new or to be built homes in the Greenville MLS and they range in price from $129,990 to $1,300,000 with an average price of $339,253.

Greenville County is the focus of my real estate practice so those are the numbers I focus on. Simpsonville and Greer continue to have the highest number of new homes for sale. Below is a recap of the major cities with their current new home inventory.

  • Greenville-86
  • Taylors-24
  • Greer-118
  • Simpsonville-263
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Two months into 2017 and home sales remain ahead of last year and homes for sale inventory continues to decline. Looking at the current available homes for sale, 33% of them are to be built or new construction homes which is a higher percentage than is typical in our Greenville market. Interest rates remain attractive and buyers are sitting on the sidelines waiting for additional homes to come on the market to increase their selection.

There are currently 2,996 single family homes for sale in the Greenville MLS with 988 of these homes being to be built or new never lived in homes. During the month of February there were 619 single family homes sold for an average price of $209,312 which represented a 3% discount off list price. These homes sold in

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