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The summer is winding down but the Greenville SC real estate market remains hot. Homes for sale inventory has remained steady over the past several months while interest rates remain attractive. Year to date there have been 8,439 single family homes sold compared to 7900 for the same time period last year.

The following information is from the Greenville SC MLS. There are currently 3,286 single family homes for sale with 1,138 of those being new or to be built homes. During the month of August there were 1,161 single family homes sold for an average price of $245,417 which represented a 2% discount off asking price. These homes sold in an average of 45 days on market.

I would welcome the opportunity to assist you with your home purchase. Please

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Travel + Leisure just named Greenville SC as the third friendliest City in the United States. This comes as no surprise to me or visitors to the Greenville area. Many of my relocation clients tell me the same stories of how everyone smiles on the sidewalks and actually speak to you if you happen to be in an elevator. The number one ranked city is Buffalo followed by Norfolk at number 2. I may be biased but think Greenville will be number one next year for sure.

No other South Carolina city made the Top 20 list. Travel + Leisure noted that one resident said, "everyone on Main Street wears a smile on his or her ace and will grin or wave at passersby." If you are searching for a relocation destination you should check us out.

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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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Fall has finally arrived and the weather is starting to cool off. The real estate market remains strong with year to date sales continuing to outpace the same time period last year by 6%. Homes for sale inventory is down slightly from last month which will probably continue through the end of the year. Interest rates are still attractive but facing some volatility.

There are currently 3,494 single family homes for sale in the Greenville SC MLS with 880 of those being new or to be built homes. During the month of September there were 991 single family homes sold for an average price of $213,282 which represented a 2.1% discount off list price. These homes sold in an average of 51 days on market. Year to date there have been 8,644 single family homes

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Today is the first day of school for the 73,500 students attending the 92 schools in Greenville County. Enrollment numbers are up about 500 over 2015 which is a typical year over year increase. This year there are 13 new principals and a total of more than 6,000 teachers in the county.

New for this school year, Greenville County schools will be providing free breakfast for all students. Also the school district is beginning the 3 year roll out of the personalized learning program which consists of each student in grades 3 though 12 being provided a Chromebook. The initial group of 10 schools are starting the program today.

Please be extra careful in the school zones in the morning and afternoon and keep our kids safe.

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We made it through an extremely warm July and are looking forward to the arrival of fall with cooler temps and the return of college football. Single family home sales for the month of July were off slightly compared to last July but year to date sales are up 6%. Homes for sale inventory increased slightly over last month but remains low.

There are currently 3,544 single family homes for sale in the Greenville SC MLS with 817 of these being new or to be built homes. During the month of July there were 1,003 homes sold for an average price of $226,793 which represented a 2.4% discount off list price. These homes sold in an average of 53 days on market. Year to date there have been 6,567 homes sold which compares to 6,168 sold for the same time

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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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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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South Carolina Children's Theatre is presenting a fun, seasonal production that the kids will love! Weekends October 16-25, at SSCT Headquarters, you can enjoy a production of Click, Clack, Boo!

The production follows the story of Duck, Pig, Cow and Hen throwing a party. This musical adventure was adapted by James E. Grote. Music and lyrics were by George Howe from the book by Doreen Cronin with illustrations by Betsy Lewin. The show is sponsored by BB&T, Greenville Pediatric Dentistry, Primrose School and Once Upon a Child.

The show helps teach the lesson that it's okay to be scared while still staying uplifting and upbeat for children. Performances are recommended for children ages three and up. Performances are held at SCCT Headquarters at

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First-time home buyers often overlook regular expenses that can add up over time and impact the overall cost of a home. For instance, many new home buyers forget to factor in the cost of homeowner's insurance when they calculate the cost of owning a home.

For people who may not be as familiar with the way homeowner's insurance works, your lender will — at the very least — require you to get a minimal level of hazard insurance. Hazard insurance is NOT the same thing as homeowner's insurance. However, hazard insurance is usually part of a homeowner's insurance package. Think of it as a small portion of the overall homeowner's insurance plan.

Hazard insurance provides financial protection against damage and theft. Typically, hazard insurance covers

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