Greenville, SC Real Estate News

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!)
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By Dave Edwards
(Dave Edwards Realty)
I have just started in real estate about 3 months ago. I have been actively going after FSBO's & expireds, have a good geographic farm that I'm mailing to on a consistent basis, and trying to get as much training as possible. However, each day I tend to think that there is a piece of the puzzle that I'm missing. I try to do as much interacting with people on a daily/weekly basis. I have a small budget to work with and thankfully I am not completely dependent on my income. My wonderful wife has agreed to let me go at this for a while to see if we can do it. Any tips on what else I could be doing? Thanks.
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By Dave Edwards
(Dave Edwards Realty)
This information is deemed correct from 1/1/07 to 9/24/08 per the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data.  Ashwicke subdivision market data: Average Sold Price $298,500 Average Days on Market 8 Average dollar per total finished square foot: $106 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 Dave Edwards
(Dave Edwards Realty)
This information is deemed correct from 1/1/07 to 9/24/08 per the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data. Baucom Park subdivision market data: Average Sold Price $281,000 Average Days on Market 71 Average dollar per total finished square foot: $97  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 Dave Edwards
(Dave Edwards Realty)
This following information is deemed accurate as of 1/1/08 to 9/26/08 per the MLS data.  City # of Properties Currently on the Market # of Properties Sold Average Sold Price Average Days on Market Greenville 1453 1534 $176,495 88 Taylors 340 356 $158,532 93 Easley 488 413 $159,268 88 Greer 703 680 $210,916 89 Simpsonville 992 1018 $224,330 96 Travelers Rest 177 92 $131,443 72 Pickens 110 87 $117,465 82 Who do you know that needs to buy or sell real estate? We would be glad to provide to them the professional service that they deserve. If you have questions or need further assistance with your real estate needs please feel free to contact us. We are the professionals who know the market and have the knowledge to get the job done!
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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!)
Whether you are considering a relocation or you are a Real estate investor seeking property in Greenville, SC I encourage you to give me a call! Whether you are seeking a quality Realtor to work with, an investment partner, foreclosures, multi-family units or if you'd just like to chat and learn more about this region, I'll be happy to help you! Whether you are looking for the perfect new home, or if you are seeking to flip a property or buy and hold as a landlord, I would love to speak with you about your objectives. Speak with me today for all of your real estate needs in Greenville, SC! Call or email me today! It would be my pleasure to serve you! Thanks so much!
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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!)
So, how about it? If you watched the presidential debate just like I did the other night, you saw a lively exchange of jabs and barbs between both of the Senators. They both seemed to stand their ground and convey their points and political positions with conviction. At the end of the day, who really won this debate? Why? I'd love to hear from anyone who is truly and genuinely undecided and/or independent. If no such person exists, then please let me know anyway what your candidate did or did not accomplish at this debate.
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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!)
What an intense and depressing time in our nation's history right now! People seem scared and uncertain of what will happen next with this economy. I've noticed a significant slowdown in consumer spending, with another business that I own. How about you and your region? Are people afraid to buy real estate? Are people having trouble securing a loan? Have you had buyers or sellers who have suddenly decided to slow down and stay where they are? I'm sure you and I possess the ability to be optimistic and even counsel our clients towards seeing the opportunity that lies ahead. However, I'm curious as to what your clients are saying and doing lately, in the face of these challenging times in our economy. What are your clients saying? What are they doing? Are your clients generally confident ...
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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!)
This past week my client's closing date was completely blown due to poorly managed details from the buyer's agent and the mortgage lender. It was shocking to me that while the buyer's agent acted like everything was on track, the law office confirmed to me that they did not have a scheduled time for our closing, the very next day. I had to contact the mortgage lender just to find out that he was still waiting on a gift letter and proof of assets from the buyer's mother, in order to cover the buyer's down payment. I had to inform the buyer's agent of this tiny little fact and ask him to work with his client to get it done, ASAP. The most pathetic thing of all was that my client's home is emptied out and the moving truck is already across state lines, while she literally does not even hav...
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Whether you are considering a relocation or you are a real estate investor seeking property in the Upstate, SC region, we encourage you to give us a call! Whether you are seeking a quality Realtor to work with, an investment partner, foreclosures, multi-family units or if you'd just like to chat and learn more about this region, Van West Enterprises, LLC will be happy to help you! Whether you are looking to flip a property or buy and hold, we'd love to speak with you about your objectives. Speak with Van West Enterprises, LLC for all of your real estate investment property needs in the Upstate, SC region! Call or email us today! It would be our pleasure to serve you! Thanks so much!
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By Lorena Westervelt, Co-Founder/Co-Owner
(Van West Realty)
Whether you are considering a relocation or you are a Real estate investor seeking property in Greenville, SC we encourage you to give us a call! Whether you are seeking a quality Realtor to work with, an investment partner, foreclosures, multi-family units or if you'd just like to chat and learn more about this region, Van West Enterprises, LLC will be happy to help you! Whether you are looking to flip a property or buy and hold, we'd love to speak with you about your objectives. Speak with Van West Enterprises, LLC for all of your real estate investment property needs in Greenville, SC! Call or email us today! It would be our pleasure to serve you! Thanks so much!
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By Bill Kennedy, Homes For Sale Greenville SC
(Keller Williams Greenville Upstate)
Bill Kennedy | Keller Williams Realty | 864-990-1224 17 La Juan Drive, Greenville, SC BEAUTIFUL HOME PRICED @ $10,000 UNDER CMA VALUE FOR A QUICK SALE!!! BRING ALL OFFERS! 3BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $99,900 Year Built 1976 Sq Footage 1,547 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking 1 Car garage Lot Size 1,547 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Check out this great buy on a safe, fenced lot with a relaxing in-ground pool! This contemporary home has a great open floorplan. The large living room feels quite spacious with vaulted ceilings and a cozy, woodburning fireplace. A separate laundry room runs off of the kitchen for peace and efficiency. The master bedroom is on the main floor, with two closets and a full bathroom. Upstairs there are two large bedrooms...
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By Bill Kennedy, Homes For Sale Greenville SC
(Keller Williams Greenville Upstate)
A strange phenomenon that occurs during presidential election years is people who wait until after the election to purchase or sell a home.  The logic behind the wait is to "see what happens".  Though it is understandable that there may be a shift in the market one way or another due to a presidential candidate, it might not be a good reason for waiting. Consider this:  Even if we find out that a particular person will become President in January, we know that there will not be any policy changes by their administration until that time. We also know that most political change takes time.  Many changes that Presidents make aren't felt until the next administration.  Therefore, if a buyer or seller is worried about what will happen in the next few months while they are purchasing or selli...
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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!)
Hollywood screen legend, Paul Newman, died Friday night from cancer at the age of 83. Newman was nominated for Academy Awards 10 times throughout his long career. He won an Oscar for his work in the 1987 movie "The Color of Money". He also won two honorary Oscars. Newman is also greatly admired for his generous, hard work in developing various "Newman's Own" food products which are incredibly successful. Newman's Own food products donates its profits to charity.
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By Dave Edwards
(Dave Edwards Realty)
 This information is deemed correct from 1/1/07 to 9/24/08 per the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data.  Camden Court subdivision market data: Average Sold Price $262,833 Average Days on Market 71 Average dollar per total finished square foot: $97   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 Dave Edwards
(Dave Edwards Realty)
This information is deemed correct from 1/1/07 to 9/24/08 per the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data.  Coleman Shoals subdivision market data: Average Sold Price $295,271 Average Days on Market 76 Average dollar per total finished square foot: $101   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 Dave Edwards
(Dave Edwards Realty)
This information is deemed accurate from 1/1/07 to 9/24/08 per the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data.  Pelham Creek subdivision market data: Average Sold Price $258,600 Average Days on Market 175 Average dollar per total finished square foot: $94 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
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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 August of 2007 to August 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 August, there were 720 units sold, which is 27.9% less than the same time last year at 999 units sold. The total volume was $139,587,589 in Aug-2008 vs. $193,898,911 in Aug-2007, with an average price of $193,872 in Aug-2008 vs. $194,093 in Aug-2007. Median price was $157,044 in Aug-2008 vs. $159,900 in Aug-2007. Average Days on the Market(DOM) was 88 days in Aug-2008 vs. 78 days in Aug-200...
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By Victor Amadi, Greenville SC Realtor
(PRODUCER Realty, LLC)
1. TENANCY IN SEVERALTY: Property owned by one individual or by one corporation is said to be ownership in severalty. If you own property in severalty, you own it by yourself cut off from all others. 2. JOINT TENANCY: This is ownership of property by two or more persons with right of survivorship built in. If two parties own a parcel of property as joint tenants and one of them dies, the survivor owns the property in severalty. If individuals wish to become joint tenants, then the deed must specifically state joint tenants or right of survivorship. If the deed does not indicate this and there is more than one owner, they automatically become Tenants in Common. South Carolina only recognizes two forms of co-ownership, and they are: Joint Tenancy and Tenants in Common. Each joint tenant i...
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By Dave Edwards
(Dave Edwards Realty)
1. Get estimates from a reliable repairperson on items that need to be replaced soon, a roof or worn carpeting, for example. In this way, buyers will have a better sense of how much these needed repairs will affect their costs.2. Have a termite inspection to prove to buyers that the property is not infested.3. Get a pre-sale home inspection so you'll be able to make repairs before buyers become concerned and cancel a contract. 4. Gather together warranties and guarantees on the furnace, appliances, and other items that will remain with the house. 5. Fill out a disclosure form provided by your sales associate. Take the time to be sure that you don't forget problems, however minor, that might create liability for you after the sale.
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