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Is Real Estate an Essential Service During COVID-19? Absolutely!

In late March 2020, the Department of Homeland Security listed “residential and commercial real estate” among the businesses and critical operations deemed essential to American safety and security. Why? Because even in the midst of COVID-19, people need a place to live! While our work lives and daily routines are

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Is It Time to Buy a Home? How the 0% Fed Rate Impacts Mortgages

Last Sunday, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the second time in as many weeks. This aggressive slashing of rates to 0%-.25% is the largest emergency rate cut in the Fed’s 100-year history, intended to mitigate potential economic disruptions caused by the outbreak of COVID-19. With these historically-low rates,

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5 Home Improvement Projects That Add The Most Value to a Home

People often ask me what home renovation projects will provide the highest return on investment from a resale standpoint. This is an excellent question, as not all home improvement/renovation projects provide the same value add from a resale standpoint. Let’s take a look at five home improvements with the most

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November Update: Greenville SC Real Estate News

The real estate market for Greenville, SC and its surrounding cities is bustling right now.  There are major developments going on in the areas of Mauldin, Greer, Downtown Greenville, and Simpsonville. Here are a few tips on the real estate growth for each area: Mauldin, SC Real Estate News Mauldin’s

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Greenville Real Estate Market Mid-Year Progress Report

We are now over the halfway point of the year,  with spring selling season behind us and summer well underway. Now is the time for a mid-year Greenville real estate market progress report! Overall, statistics provided by the Greater Greenville Association of Realtors reveal a continuing upward trend in residential

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5 Factors That Influence the Sale Price of Your Home

When the house around the corner sells, curious minds want to know the sale price and how that may influence what your own house is worth. There are many factors that can impact the sale price of a home, but here are what I consider the biggest ones: Recent Sale

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5 Tips for Purchasing a New Construction Home

Don’t think you need a buyer’s agent when you buy a new construction home?  Thinking it will help with negotiations and saving money by going at it alone? Think again. New construction is a great option when you are considering relocating, moving up or down, or just wanting to make

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Should you install a chimney cap on your house?

A couple of weeks ago, I was standing outside a house my clients were considering purchasing. We were giving the house a close visual inspection, from top to bottom. I directed my clients’ attention to the chimney and commented that the seller had made the wise decision to install a

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Top 10 shopping districts in the US!

Greenville SC’s Main Street was named one of the Top 10 shopping districts in the US by USA TODAY!   Greenville SC’s main street was once a low-profile city, and has transformed itself with a downtown park, and the planting of thousands of trees over the decades. “It’s now a

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