Greenville SC Real Estate Blog

Well, you've shopped for a Greenville home and decided on a fixer upper! Now what? There are plenty of advantages to owning a home that needs a little TLC but the reality is you've signed yourself up for an adventure that will require a bit of planning :)

First things first, you need to determine how much money you'd like to spend on home renovation projects. In addition to this it's also good to consider how much time you'd like to invest as well. It's easy to day dream about a kitchen upgrade but you should consider how long you might be willing to live without a sink! Really, you should take a bit of time to consider how cost effective the upgrades are that you want. With all this in mind, here are my top planning tips to help ensure that your

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Greenville SC real estate in 2015

To the delight of many, 2014 was a fantastic year for real estate in Greenville South Carolina, and there's even more in store for the Upstate. A strong economy generally goes hand in hand with a strong housing market. Not to mention there was also the added draw of employment opportunities which were enticing buyers from around the country to move here. Greenville real estate stabilized in 2014 and continuous growth is expected for Greenville and the surrounding area.

What's in store for the 2015 Greenville Real Estate Market?

This is a buyer's market. Things have come back and stabilized, and apart from a few hiccups here and there, Greenville real estate has been gaining momentum continuously over the past few years. Interest rates are still

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Exploring your new home and surrounding area is an exciting time for Greenville homeowners. We've recently been recognized by Lonely Planet for being one of the top US cities to visit for 2015 and we couldn't be happier! Here’s a quick top ten list of the best attractions and activities in Greenville and the surrounding area.

Greenville's Top 10 Attractions

1. Catch a Baseball Game

There are 70 home games each year from the Greenville Drive (Boston Red Sox minor league affiliate).

2. Stroll through Falls Park on the Reedy

A nature lover’s paradise for sure! This is a wonderful oasis within the city, come for a visit and find out why! 
3. Enjoy a Safari at the Greenville Zoo! Open daily, this is a great way
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Reasons to Relocate Your Family To Greenville

Right now we have a lot of big name employers that have set up shop and are enticing residents to move here from all over the country. While Greenville has maintained a small town feel, it's easy to see that the city is expanding quickly. Relocating to Greenville has become more popular than ever because of the economic growth that’s expected for this region. With that in mind, here’s a quick list of why you should relocate your family to Greenville.

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#1 Employment Opportunities Galore

Greenville is the largest city in the Upstate region because it has the most commercial activity. We have a strong foothold in the automotive industry and companies

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Greenville County Schools, SC

When shopping for a home in Greenville, everyone has a list of priorities or ‘must haves’ if you will. But, I’ve also found that many families have a corresponding ‘must haves’ list for the new schools they’ll be sending their kids to. In addition to all of the realty questions I get from clients, I also get a lot of questions about homes available in particular school zones!

In Greenville County School District, or GCSD, students attend schools based primarily on the location of their homes. It's not uncommon for buyers to start their home search based solely on homes available for a particular school. They hear about a strong arts program at Stone Academy or academic achievements of Bells Crossing and want to know more about homes in that area.

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Greenville Condo MarketWhen it comes to downtown Greenville, residents and developers alike have condominiums on their mind. Earlier this year Greenville’s mayor announced that he predicts there will be roughly 2,000 condos and apartments added to Greenville's downtown, nearly doubling the amount of residential units in downtown Greenville by the end of 2015.

Many attribute the successful growth of Greenville’s downtown to the focus on mixed use space; the idea behind it being that more residential units will eventually increase the demand for more office and retail space. This is great for the Greenville condominium market and our real estate in general. A once deserted downtown is now flourishing with foot traffic, restaurants, offices and residential space. With plans for

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Buying a home is an exciting time and there’s a lot to learn along the way. A LOT.  I always advise my first time homebuyer clients to prepare themselves as much as possible for their new journey, but it’s impossible to learn everything ahead of time. In no particular order, here are some of the basics that I find are sometimes forgotten:

Property Taxes

Greenville property taxes are due on January 15 without exception. If you’re a day late the penalty is 3% and will continue to increase the longer you put off paying your bill. There is no way to charm your way out of a penalty so keep track of this date!  

Schools Assigned to Your New Home

If you’re a parent of a school aged child, the Greenville, SC schools assigned to your new home may play

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Cost Effective Upgrades

When you start toying with the idea of listing your Greenville home, more often than not that pesky ‘to-do’ list pops up in one’s mind. You have to start thinking about where you should invest money and what will serve you in the long run. It’s easy to get carried away updating your asset with the hopes that it’ll bring in a higher selling price, however we know this isn’t always the case. Here are my top recommendations to update your home in a cost effective way:

Garden

I know not everyone has a green-thumb, but having a nice well-kept yard is important. You don’t have to spend a fortune putting in a new pond or a giant deck, these are costs you might not recuperate. For very little money you can hugely improve the first impression your home

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Your Life After Becoming A HomeownerSo you’ve dipped your toes in the Greenville real estate market, now what? After purchasing a home in Greenville there’s still a lot to learn and more importantly a lot to do! Luckily tech savvy app developers seem to understand that people need a hand with this and have created some great tools that will help you every step of the way.  Here’s a list of some of apps that will help simplify your life after becoming a homeowner.

1. SnapShop

Maybe you’ve just finished staging your home, but knowing how furniture will look in your new home can be challenging to visualize, especially with curved walls or oddly shaped rooms. This app will help you see how things will look, without having to do all the grunt work of actually moving the furniture around.

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At RE/MAX Moves, we’re committed to helping our clients make sure their Greenville home sells. There’s a lot to understand about Greenville real estate, and having the right mindset might just be of your biggest advantages.

Preparing Your Home For Sale

1. Be Flexible

Be open to offers and be prepared to negotiate. Easier said than done, I know. You want to keep in mind that selling your home is a process and can require a lot of patience and strategy on your end. When navigating through the Greenville real estate market, remember your long term goals and make decisions with that mindset.

2. Be Creative

Today in the Greenville real estate market, there are a lot of ways we can market your home and reach potential buyers. Long gone are the days when you could just put a

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