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We all know we're not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but let's be honest – we do it everyday. And the same goes for homes. What the outside of someone's property looks like, directly affects how you imagine the interior. It's a competitive market out there, so if you're selling your home in Greenville, Greer or Simpsonville, making a good first impression to buyers is compulsory. Even if your property is tidy, you might still need to add some curb appeal to give your home that extra edge over other sellers. Keep reading to learn our top 10 ways to add curb appeal to your home.

1. Line the Driveway

Giving Your Home Curb AppealA simple and cost effective way to add curb appeal to your home is by lining your driveway with a border or edge. Doing this can really make a

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Sure, exploring new towns and places in South Carolina is fun, but sometimes it's nice to be a stay-at-home tourist and participate in a stay-cation. After all, Greenville has a lot to offer and there are probably many places to explore here that you've never been to. So, if you're looking for a perfect day in Greenville, you're in luck. We've got you covered. Warning: We like to go the extra-mile, so be prepared for a fun, food-filled AND busy perfect day.

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Things to do in Greenville SCTake advantage of the morning and skip breakfast. Don't worry, you'll get to indulge in the delicious brunch that Spoonbread has to offer. This restaurant is located in downtown Greenville at The Westin Poinsett off South Main Street. Fill yourself up with Southern favorites – you'll need the

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choosing a greenville real estate agentWhether you're buying or selling a home in Greenville, you'll want to hire a real estate agent. These professionals are an invaluable asset throughout the process and you'll find comfort knowing you have someone on your side with your best interests in mind. Additionally, purchasing a home and selling property can be complicated, so using an experienced real estate agent is vital to having a seamless transaction. But how do you know what type of agent to choose? Keep reading to learn more about real estate agents and how to pick one that's right for you.

When searching for a real estate agent, you should try to meet and interview with three or more to really find one that's right for your needs. You can absolutely take recommendations from friends and

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Are you looking to refresh your floors but not sure which hardwood way to go? We've got the ins and outs of hardwood and look alike options, and we've priced it out for you from the most expensive to cheap as chips. With these options, you'll be able to afford to do your entire house and make it look as though it was done professionally and for top dollar. Keep reading to learn more about redoing your own hardwood floors.

Authentic Hardwoods

types of hardwood floorsSolid wood flooring is similar to a fine wine – it's excellent for longevity and looks more beautiful as it ages. Or if you're not a fan of aged hardwood floors, you can easily refinish and stain it. Each type of wood has its own pros and cons, but rest assured, all wood flooring exudes character and charm and

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Are you thinking of selling your house and you're not too sure where to begin? Don't fret. We've written a guide to give you the steps you'll want to follow when selling your Greenville home. With our help, you can receive top dollar for your property smooth and seamlessly. Keep reading to learn more.

How To Sell Your Home1. Hire a Real Estate Agent

There's no one better to help you sell your home than a licensed real estate agent. These professionals are experts at buying and selling homes and will take the time to really discover what is important to their clients. They'll complete all of the negotiating and marketing of your home, so that you can rest easy. Find an agent that you really trust and that has your best interests in mind.

2. Price Properly

Pricing

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Greenville Spring Break Ideas

Attention Greenville! Spring Break is right around the corner and if you're planning a staycation, you'll love our best Greenville Spring Break ideas. You won't want to waste the week with your children spending their days on their phones, computers and in front of the television. From everyday Spring Break camps to day trips to fun activities, Greenville has you covered.

Spring Break Day Camps

The Children's Museum of the Upstate Camp: NANO Themes

If your kids have a week off from school but you still have to work, consider sending them to The Children's Museum of the Upstate for a day or the whole week. This day camp combines technology, engineering and science to keep them interested and learning throughout the week. Your children will

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Greenville #35 Best Cities To Live InIf you're already a resident of Greenville, SC, you're likely to attest to why this bustling metropolis has been ranked #35 among the best US cities to live in by US News. But if you're new to the area, you'll soon understand. They've analyzed 100 cities in the nation and rated the quality of life, job market, value of living and people's desire to live there. Keep reading to learn why this city is classified as one of the top 100 places to live in America.

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Over the years, Greenville has grown impeccably and is now home to over 800,000 residents. And with affordable housing options, this city will only continue to thrive. Recent years have shown a huge increase in home buying, creating a need for new condo and apartment developments.

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Tired of spending your weekends at home watching Netflix? If you're looking for something to do around Greenville this weekend, we've got you covered. With the temperatures slowly warming up, Greenville is expecting clear skies, promising an outdoor fun-filled weekend. Check out our top activities that are happening this weekend!

Friday, February 26th

things to do in greenville scCheck out the Funniest Man on Earth at Centre Stage in downtown Greenville. The comedian, James Gregory, will have you doubled-over in hysterics with his Southern accent, story-telling and ironic sense of the absurd. This show is offered at both 7pm and 9pm, so maybe grab a bite before at one of Greenville's top restaurants.

Saturday, February 27th

Bring your kids to the Children's Museum of the

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Are you in the market to buy a Greenville home and not sure if you should opt for a new construction property or something with a little more character? Don't worry – we've got you covered. Keep reading to learn the ins and outs of both options and discover which type of home is right for you.

New Construction Homes

Buying a new construction home may seem like the obvious way to go. A new, contemporary-styled property without problems to inherit probably feels like a breath of fresh air. Or you may consider a never-lived in home to be a risky choice because you have no way of knowing about any problems. The obvious advantages of buying a new construction home in Greenville, SC include:

Pros

Design Flexibility

greenville-sc-new-construction-homesBuying a new construction home

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A kitchen is often the focal point in a home and can be a make it or break it deal for potential buyers. Many homebuyers judge a home by its kitchen and rightfully so. After all, a significant amount of time is spent entertaining, cooking and eating in this part of the home. And an up-to-date and stylish kitchen is one of the top renovations that can give you the biggest return on your investment. So what exactly are the kitchen design trends for 2016? Keep reading to find out.

Gray All The Way

kitchen-design-trends-2016The popular new kitchen cabinet color for 2016 is gray. And while white has been a leading trend for a while, gray is expected to take the number one spot this year. Charcoals, grays and neutral pastels will give your kitchen a clean and contemporary look.

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