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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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This Sunday brings the long anticipated Super Bowl 50. Whether you're having a party at home, headed to the nearest sports bar, or cheering on your favorite team at a friend's house, you'll want to be appetizer ready. If you're not a Carolina or Bronco fan, you can still relish the food and the entertaining commercials. We've got the top 6 best appetizer ideas that will carry your friends and family into overtime.

Cheesy Sliders

RE/MAX Moves super bowl 50 appetizersWhat's better than a mini cheeseburger? These sliders are so ridiculously tasty that they're likely to take your attention away from the game. You can find the mini burger buns at any bakery or grocery store and you may have the rest of the ingredients in your fridge already. Try this easy and simple recipe from Kevin &

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Greenville Home FlippingWith so many HGTV programs showcasing home renovations, it's not difficult to see why many investors are opting to flip homes of their own. If you're interested in taking on this project, you'll want to make sure you are getting the biggest return on your investment. Before taking the plunge, read our guide for a few tips and tricks for home flipping. After all, flipping homes can be extremely rewarding, so you'll want to be as prepared as possible.

Find The Right Home

When searching for a Greenville or Simpsonville home, don't settle for something that isn't ideally located, in decent condition and within your budget. Searching for the perfect home can be tiresome, but it's important that you buy the right house. You'll want to look at your

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RE/MAX Moves Answers Your QuestionsAre you looking to sell your Greenville home and don't know where to begin? Selling your home is not a minor matter and homeowners should never be afraid to ask their real estate agent questions, no matter how trivial they think they may be. At RE/MAX Moves, we are seeing 4 common questions from sellers. From when to list a home, property value, and staging, we've got your answers below.

What is my home worth and what should I list it for?

The best way to find out the value of your home is to get an appraisal done or do a comparative market analysis. An appraisal may cost you approximately $300 but it's well worth the cost. An appraiser will compare your home to others that have recently sold in the area and determine a market value. They'll look at

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If you're tired of cooking and in desperate need for an evening out, you're in luck. We've got the top guide to the 5 best Greenville restaurants that won't disappoint. While Greenville is a true southern city that will always be partial to barbecue and grits, Greenville's residents are also expanding their palates and trying new twists on their favorite dishes. So if you're looking for a night out with a delectable meal, you'll want to read our top rated restaurants in Greenville, SC.

Smoke On The Water

greenville-pulled-pork-sandwichSouthern food will always be a local treasure, but Smoke on the Water does it with tasty style. Known for their heavenly pimento cheese, this restaurant has an award-winning pimento cheeseburger that's a diner favorite. This is a saucy southern

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short sale vs greenville sc foreclosuresAre you looking to buy a home in Greenville and are interested in purchasing a short sale or foreclosure? It can be difficult knowing the difference between the two types of house sales and you'll want to be prepared for either option. Like most buyers, you're probably looking to snag a great deal and have a smooth home buying process. When contemplating a short sale or foreclosure, it's important to consider what your goal is with the purchase. Are you looking to invest and resell or are you buying your next family home? Let's discuss both Greenville, SC foreclosures and short sales.

The Ins & Outs Of A Short Sale

You may be asking yourself what is a short sale? You've probably heard this term and maybe thought it's when a seller needs to sell

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Christmas is just around the corner and you're probably out shopping for presents or inside baking for the holidays. With the stress of the holidays, you deserve a date night out with your significant other. Take a break from the holiday chores and venture out on one of our top 5 winter Greenville, SC date ideas.

Cooking Class at Charleston Cooks!

Greenville, SC Date IdeasGrab your sweetie and head to Charleston Cooks! for an evening of fun and tasty meals. Located in the North Main district of downtown, this cooking class will teach you the basics of Southern cooking, from knife techniques to making sweet potato and green bean hash. And the award-winning chef, Mark Pollard, will also teach you how to properly make the drink of the South – Sweet Tea.

Wine & Design

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Buying a new home in Greenville is an exciting time and moving into your new home can be even more so. With that in mind, it’s not quite time to kick up your feet just yet. Before you get settled, it’s important to update your contact info and go over a few checklist items. Here are the top things to review/update for new Greenville homeowners:

Update Locks & Batteries

Ensuring the safety elements of your new home should be at the top of your priority list. It’s important to make sure that new locks are put on all exterior doors and that batteries for smoke detectors are updated. After that’s been updated it might also be time to consider setting up a new security system for the entire home.

Address Any Water Related Issues

If anything has

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As you get ready to sell your Greenville real estate, going through the motions of a home appraisal can be confusing and particularly frustrating if your expectations are different from the results of your home appraisal. To help ensure that your next Greenville real estate transaction goes smoothly, I’ve outlined a few key pieces of information to help explain the appraisal process in further detail.

Here are a few key points:

  • Greenville Home Appraisers are completely independent from lenders, agents, buyers and sellers.
  • Greenville Home Appraisers must adhere to guidelines dictated by the Uniform Standard of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and Fannie Mae.
  • Greenville Home Appraisers must base their valuation opinion
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The right offer price for Greenville real estateSo, you’ve found a piece of Greenville real estate that’s caught your attention and are getting ready to make an offer. You like the location and have considered the condition of the property, potential improvements and current market conditions. Now what?

Before you saddle up and put forward your initial offer price, it’s important to analyze information from Greenville’s comparable sales to help determine what range your offer should fall within. Easier said than done I’m afraid. The most valuable information for you would be the selling price of the most recent realty transactions in Greenville.

Knowing how much the house down the street sold for a couple weeks ago would be very helpful figures to have in this situation. The problem is that there

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