A Homeowner’s Guide to Upstate Trees

Fall in the Upstate is when our trees put on a show; filling our lawns, parks, and downtowns with bursts of golds, reds, and oranges that signify the change in season.  Once this colorful show is over, the trees go dormant for the winter.  If you have been thinking of adding a tree or two […]

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6 Tips to Reduce Your Debt

6 Tips to Reduce Your Debt 1. Assess your debt. Zero debt is what you’re aiming for, right? Not necessarily. There’s good debt, and there’s bad debt. The good kind is debt that will produce a return in the future—or, at the very least, it’s deductible. Credit card debt is always bad debt. Pay it […]

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It’s A Great Time to Buy a Home in Greenville

It is a Great Time to Buy a Home!   Despite all the national gloom and doom stories you have heard about the housing and mortgage markets, it truly is a great time to buy a home in Upstate South Carolina. Why? Because unlike other markets such as California, Nevada, and Florida that experienced unsustainable […]

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10 Mistakes Home Buyers Make

1.  Not choosing a real estate agent who is committed to forming a strong business relationship with you. Making a connection with the right real estate agent is crucial. Choose a professional who is dedicated to meeting your needs—before, during and after the sale.  Real Estate is my job, I take it serious, and build professional […]

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As Inventories Shrink, So Do Seller’s Concessions

By Steve Cook With inventories down and prices up, sellers are ending the costly incentives they have been forced to offer buyers during the six-year long buyers’ market. Concession-free transactions make deal-making simple on both sides of the table. There’s no better gauge of the onset of a seller’s market than the demise of concessions […]

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Home Prices in 2012: Best Year-on-Year Gain in Six Years

CoreLogic®, a leading residential property information, analytics and services provider, recently released its December CoreLogic HPI® report. Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased on a year-over-year basis by 8.3 percent in December 2012 compared to December 2011. This change represents the biggest increase since May 2006 and the 10th consecutive monthly increase in home […]

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Housing Continues to Gain Ground

By Pete Bakel Although the economy seems to be transitioning to a slightly stronger growth path, unresolved fiscal policy decisions pose significant headwinds in early 2013, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group. Increased taxes and reduced government spending will keep growth at a subdued pace in the first half of the year […]

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