Greenville, SC Real Estate News

By Scott Magaw
(The Bill Kennedy Team - Keller Williams Realty)
Bill Kennedy | Keller Williams Realty | 864-990-1224 303 Savoy Court, Greenville, SC Spacious Townhome Close to Shopping, Restaurants and Downtown!!! 3BR/3.5BA Single Family House offered at $149,000 Year Built 2004 Sq Footage 1,854 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3 full, 1 partial Floors 3 Parking 1 Car garage Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Spacious townhome close to shopping, restaurants and downtown. New paint and carpet thru-out, large kitchen with maple cabinets and granite-look countertops, gas fireplace, separate laundry and more! The main level Bedroom and bath is perfect for guests or in-laws, and each bedroom on the third level has its own bath. Lots of closet space and private deck, plus finished garage add to this awesome package! If this property isn't perfec...
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By Scott Magaw
(The Bill Kennedy Team - Keller Williams Realty)
Bill Kennedy | Keller Williams Realty | 864-990-1224 9 Pacific Avenue, Greenville, SC Nearly New Home @ a Great Price!!!! 3BR/1BA Single Family House offered at $55,000 Year Built Unspecified Sq Footage 912 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial Floors Unspecified Parking Unspecified Lot Size 14,418 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION This home is perfect for an FHA203(B) rehab loan! The interior has been completely stripped down to the walls. Builder/owner estimates about $6000-$8000 to finish. Bathroom has already been started with new drop-in tub. If you want a nearly new house at a great price, this home would be perfect for you! Seller has appliances to put in the home. When completed, this home will be beautiful, and can be finished to your specifications! Sold as-is. If this...
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By Bill Kennedy, Homes For Sale Greenville SC
(Keller Williams Greenville Upstate)
Our market in Greenville SC has not been one of the "typical" markets that you hear about on the evening news.  Greenville SC real estate values have held steady, and in many cases appreciated, while other areas of the country are plummeting or hitting bottom. Statistics show that our average sales price has dipped very slightly in the third quarter of 2008, and by very slightly I mean less than one half of a percent (.2%).  Conversely, our median sales price has grown slightly, by about two percent.  The average days on market right now is between three to three and a half months for median price ranges, which is about where it's been for the last several years. Our local economy is strong, and it's growing.  Jobs are moving INTO Greenville, rather than OUT of. We continue to expand ou...
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By Bill Kennedy, Homes For Sale Greenville SC
(Keller Williams Greenville Upstate)
If you are into the Community Theatre scene, then the Greenville Little Theatre is a MUST SEE! The Theatre has been in Greenville for over 75 years, and each year they bring a full line-up of great shows to the Upstate. I have had the privilege of performing in four shows in the last few years, including Fiddler on the Roof, Guys and Dolls, Ah, Wilderness, and Into the Woods.  Every time I get to go back out on the stage at the Greenville Little Theatre, I find that it's an enchanting and exciting experience. Being an audience member is no less thrilling.  I have been a subscriber to the Theatre for about eight or nine years now.  I've enjoyed the musicals, comedies, dramas, and farces that have been offered. If you're trying to find something fun to do, consider heading to the Theatre....
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By Bill Kennedy, Homes For Sale Greenville SC
(Keller Williams Greenville Upstate)
If you get to spend any length of time in Greenville, South Carolina, you'll notice one thing about the weather - it's usually gorgeous!  We have our rain showers (about every afternoon in the spring), and we might have one or two days that we actually get snow (that hardly ever sticks), but the majority of the time we are blessed with beautiful weather. As I write this, it is half way through October.  I'm sitting on my screen porch in shorts and a t-shirt.  It's a bit chilly for that right now, but I'm comfy.  I haven't had the HVAC system in the house turned on for two months, once it got cool enough to turn the air conditioner off. Ironically, as I lounge around in my shorts and t-shirt, my parents in Colorado are getting snow.  Our growing seasons are long here, and you hardly need...
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By Kirk Westervelt, Kirk Westervelt, Broker In Charge, Van West Realty - CDPE - Short Sale Agent - Home for Sale - Greenville, Simpsonville, SC
(Van West Realty - Greenville, SC Realtor -Short Sale Expert!)
I was hoping some of my Active Rain colleagues out there might be able to share their opinions on a couple of marketing systems that both promise to help you build your real estate business. One such system is the Craig Proctor program/system and websites. The other is Top Agent Institute with Jeff Wilhems. Any opinions on the strengths and weaknesses of both of these real estate marketing systems would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much!
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By Bill Kennedy, Homes For Sale Greenville SC
(Keller Williams Greenville Upstate)
I had the pleasure of dining at Carrabba's Italian Grill on Woodruff Road in Greenville SC tonight, and I must say, it was an excellent experience!  When I went it, I was greeted by two friendly people.  Even though it was Saturday night, and it looked packed, I had a seat within three or four minutes. My waiter was David, a very personable gentleman who was attentive to my needs, but did not hover over the table incessantly. I enjoyed an appetizer of cheese sticks (they have a better name for it, but I can't remember it), and a tomato-basil soup. I ordered a pasta dish, the Mezzoluna.  I am not usually very fond of pasta, but I figured since I was at an italian grill, I should at least try some of the local fare. I was quite pleased with the result.  The dish I ordered was half moon pa...
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By Bill Kennedy, Homes For Sale Greenville SC
(Keller Williams Greenville Upstate)
GREENVILLE, SC - The Upstate Carolina Real Estate Investors Association will be presenting a Safety Awareness class to its members on Monday, October 20th. The program will be presented by Bill Kennedy, Broker In Charge of Keller Williams Realty Greenville Central.  Kennedy, a former law enforcement trainer, is well known in Upstate South Carolina for his energetic and information-packed safety seminars.  The safety program will consist of general safety tips, "Common Sense Self-Defense", and a brief overview of personal defense weapons such as pepper spray.  Members are encouraged to attend this important and possibly life-saving program.
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By Dave Edwards
(Dave Edwards Realty)
We are going to start looking the different ways to get your home in top selling condition. We are going to start with curb appeal: •       Drive up to your home and look at it from afar. Look at it through the eyes of buyers. •      Check the shingles - repair or replace damaged shingles. •     Clean and repair the gutters. •      Clean and repair the HVAC units. •       Repair broken windows and shutters.  Replace torn screens.  Make sure frames and seams have solid caulking. •       Repair or replace door knobs, doorbell and light fixtures if necessary. •       Remove all toys, equipment and litter. •       Remove cobwebs and nests. •       Remove mildew, moss and stains from the side of your home - use bleach.  Remove stains from the walkways and driveway - use concrete cleanser and...
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By MARY IACOVELLI
(MARY IACOVELLI REALTY, LLC)
What about BMW?  A birdie told me that as of December 19th, all the temps at BMW will be dismissed of their positions.  True or not?  IDK for sure, but it sounds reasonable.  Car sales are down across the board, financing is harder for them and BMW is laying out big bucks to add on a new assembly line.  Our market is still great! Data from the S.C. Employment Security Commission show from August-to-September job statistics, with cities, change in jobs and latest number of jobs:  Greenville: +1,900 (+0.6%); 324,200. Manufacturers' News city data shows: Greenville: 26,736 jobs, up 5%. The Greenville Metro Area includes but is not limited to; Greer, Simpsonville, Mauldin, Taylors, Travelers Rest, Berea & Fountain Inn.  The reason I say this is so you know what I'm talking about, not just G...
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By Dave Edwards
(Dave Edwards Realty)
This statement came from an article on cnn.com: "Mike Larson, an analyst with Weiss Research who participates in Bankrate.com's weekly mortgage rate surveys, expects to see rates top 7% in the next six months, and then turn back down. That's quite a bit higher than rates have been, but it's no disaster. Gumbinger blames the rate increase on the massive federal bailout. To fund the rescue and the new government guarantees, Treasury must sell a raft of new Treasury bills to raise money." Once again whenever government gets their hands involved in something it tends to mess things up further. Sure, we can speculate that a few months from now the moves they are making right now will help, but that is all speculation. There is going to more coming from the government. This was in the Wall St...
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By Victor Amadi, Greenville SC Realtor
(PRODUCER Realty, LLC)
This shows the 12 month trend chart by units sold from the Greater Greenville Association of Realtors. These are sold units from September of 2007 to September of 2008, and as you can see in this 12-month chart, we had the least sold units in January. So far this year, we had our best month in June at 803 units sold, which was still 23.3% less sold units than the same time last year at 1,047 units sold. In September, there were 608 units sold, which is 3.3% less than the same time last year at 807 units sold. The total volume was $104,063,731 in September 2008 vs. $154,538,266 in September 2007, with an average price of $171,157 in September 2008 vs. $191,497 in September 2007. Average Days on the Market(DOM) was 87 days in September 2008 vs. 86 days in September2 007. Between January 1...
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By Dave Edwards
(Dave Edwards Realty)
This information is deemed accurate as of 10/10/08. In the period January 1, 2008 to Sep. 30, 2008 there have been 6,462 units sold. In this timeframe the average days on market has been 90. The average price has been $185,289 and the median price has been $155,000. If you take the timeframe from Sep.1 to Sep. 30, 2008 then there has been 608 units sold with an average price of $171,157 with an average days on market of 87. When you need to buy or sell real estate call the experts!! Contact Dave Edwards at 864.275.7250 or email at daveedwards@kw.com.
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By Dave Edwards
(Dave Edwards Realty)
If you have not read the book by Gary Keller called "Shift" I would reccommend that you take the time to read it. It is good, practical advice on to deal with the market that we are currently embracing. If you have a small continuing education budget then this would be a cheap way to get a whole lot. If you have lots of money it is still good because there are probably so many different things that you missing and don't even know it. We all work at different companies, but if you don't have the top leaders in your company that are actively involved with you as an agent then I would suggest its time to make a move. Why do you think Keller Williams is the fastest growing real estate company, even in this market? If want answers let me know.
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By Bill Kennedy, Homes For Sale Greenville SC
(Keller Williams Greenville Upstate)
Bill Kennedy | Keller Williams Realty | 864-990-1224 227 Randall Street, Greenville, SC Old World Craftsmanship Meets New World Convenience 4BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $309,000 Year Built Unspecified Sq Footage 2,500 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking Unspecified Lot Size 0.17 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Old world craftsmanship meets new world convenience in this charming 1930's Tudor tucked into the heart of Historic North Main. Located on a corner lot, this 4 bedroom, 2 bath bungalow offers modern conveniences & upgrades while retaining the original charm and character throughout with historical detailing & fixtures including painted brick accents, tile floors, glass doorknobs & some light fixtures. The updated kitchen is sunny & spacious ...
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By Jan Chilton, Real Estate Marketing
Northern retirees looking for warmer weather and easy living are finding that other southern communities provide gated, carefree housing, cultural activities, and a lifestyle that rivals any beach, without the high prices, humidity, and tourism traffic. Greenville, SC (PRWEB) October 10, 2008 -- Greenville, South Carolina is quickly becoming a bright spot on the map for many Americans looking to relocate for retirement or employment. Relocate-America.com's recent national survey named Greenville as the fourth best destination city in its top 100, and described it as, "Where the Old South meets the New South". Greenville, South Carolina homes are a lower cost alternative to beachfront retirement, with all the benefits - including exciting riverfront attractions and scenic Greenville golf...
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By Dave Edwards
(Dave Edwards Realty)
I pulled this website off of another blog-- www.hotpads.com. If you are interested in looking at the foreclosure rates then this is a good website to look at. In the Greenville, SC area we are averaging 1 foreclosure for every 1200 homes. In the rest of the upstate the average is 1 foreclosure for every 2500 homes. I would not consider that to be too bad. When you need to buy or sell real estate call Dave Edwards at 864.275.7250 or email me at daveedwards@kw.com
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By Dave Edwards
(Dave Edwards Realty)
 This information is correct from 1/1/07 to 10/10/08.  Terra Oaks subdivision market data: Average Sold Price $389,750 Average Days on Market 69 Average dollar per total finished square foot: $110   When its time to buy or sell real estate you need to call a professional. We know the market!! Call Dave Edwards at (864) 275-7250. Email: daveedwards@kw.com  We are realtors with the best real estate company in Greenville-Keller Williams Realty.
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By Victor Amadi, Greenville SC Realtor
(PRODUCER Realty, LLC)
For most buyers, buying a home is an emotional decision first, before they back it up logically. The more I go on listing presentations and talk to sellers, the more I realize that most sellers do not understand the importance of showcasing their home. So here are some of the things that buyers notice when they come into your home, that you should consider doing before you list your home: 1. Spruce up your landscapping, cut the grass, add some fresh mulch, plant some flowers if you have to. Your front yard is the first thing the buyers will see, and it should be a preview of what is to come. 2. Install some high intensity light bulbs to brighten up the rooms. Buyers take special notice of light and bright rooms. 3. Make sure that your home is clean, especially the windows & screens, dra...
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By Dave Edwards
(Dave Edwards Realty)
Are you prepared for full disclosure? Do you have the proper legal description of your property? Are you familiar with Federal Fair Housing Regulations (RESPA Act)? Do you have access to appliance warranties? Do you have a legal contract available should a qualified buyer want to purchase your home? Are you prepared to disclose all features of the property? Are you familiar with environmental disclosure? Do you have adequate liability insurance? Have you prepared your home to avoid accidents? And many more questions to be answered. When you need to buy or sell real estate contact Dave Edwards at 864.275.7250 or email me at daveedwards@kw.com  
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