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It is hard to believe but we are already in the second month of 2017 and now we will review how we started the year in home sales. The new President is in place and we can put the election behind us and all move forward. Homes for sale inventory remains low and Realtor and buyers are hoping we see new quality inventory come on the market soon.

According to the Greenville SC MLS there are currently 3,031 single family homes for sale with 1,018 of these being to be built or new construction homes. That means these new construction homes make up 34% of available homes for sale which an extremely high percentage. During the month of January there were 562 single family homes sold for an average price of $216,768 which represented a 2.7% discount off

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It has been a great year for single family home sales in the Greenville SC area and November added even more growth compared to 2015. During the month of November there were 819 homes sold which was up 22% over November last year. Year to date home sales stand at 10,405 which represents an 8% increase over the same time period in 2015. Homes for sale inventory remains low and days on market are shorter.

There are currently 3,253 single family homes for sale in the Greenville MLS with 915 of these being new or to be built homes. During the month of November there were 819 home sold for an average sold price of $216,076 which represented a 2.4% discount off list price. These homes sold for an average of 58 days on market.

Homes for sale inventory

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The single family homes for sale inventory rose again this month which is good news for buyers that have been fighting over homes during the tight inventory. Days on market fell again this month and is nearly 30 days shorter than typical averages. All this means you need to be working with a Realtor that can make sure you are first in line to see new listings that match your criteria.

The following information was obtained from the Greenville MLS. There are currently 3,375 single family homes for sale with 776 of these being new or to be built homes. During the month of May there were 1095 homes that closed which represented a 7.8% increase over last May. These homes sold for an average price of $218,378 which reflects a 2.5% discount off the

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Homes for sale inventory has increased slightly while sales remain strong and continues to show growth over 2015. Days on market continues to fall which sets up for a busy season heading into the summer months.

The following information is from the Greater Greenville Association of Realtors MLS system. There are currently 3,265 single family homes for sale with 747 of these being new or to be built homes. During the month of April there were 878 homes sold for an average price of $205,074 which represented a 2.4% discount off list price and these homes sold in an average of 67 days on market. This compares to April 2015 when 835 homes were sold. Year to date there have been 3,122 single family homes sold which is up over 5% for the same time period

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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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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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An experienced real estate agent is an expert in their area, but we aren't mind readers. Here are some things you should tell your real estate agent before you start the house buying process:

Budget. You should be open an honest to yourself and your real estate agent about what you can reasonably afford. Give clear a clear price range from the very beginning so no one wastes time hunting for homes outside of what you can afford. Speak with a lender first and get preapproved for a mortgage and you will have a better handle on the price range you should be targeting.

Expectations. From the start, let your agent know your must-haves for a home. What are some things you can budge on? What are some things that are deal breakers for you? You may be

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Sometimes a great home sits on the market, and sellers just can't figure out why buyers aren't interested. Even the best homes can seem unappealing when they aren't staged correctly. Here are some tips to help stage your home to sell:

-Clean or replace carpets. Odors and stains can easily settle into carpets and turn off buyers. Get your carpets professionally cleaned, and even consider replacing them if the stains or odors linger. Be sure to keep the carpet colors neutral.

-Tone down loud colors. Brightly colored paint, wallpaper, carpeting and furniture can scare buyers away. Stick with neutral colors that aren't too dark. Select warmer, brighter neutral tones to lighten up a room and make it look better. You will be surprised at how much a

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The positive growth in home sales continued during the month of August in Greenville, SC. Homes for sale inventory remained steady heading into the end of the Summer home selling season. The turbulence in the stock market has not negatively impacted our real estate market yet.

There are currently 3,985 single family homes for sale in the Greenville SC MLS with 773 of these being new or to be built homes. During the month of August there were 975 homes sold which compares to 919 sold in August 2014. These homes sold for an average price of $218,057 which represented a 4% discount off list price and they sold in an average of 73 days on market. Year to date there have been 7,141 homes sold which is up 16% over the same time period last year.

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