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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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We know that 2015 is a great time to invest in Greenville real estate, and planning out how you'd like to style and furnish your new Greenville home can be very rewarding. Below are some of the biggest décor trends popping up in 2015:

Rustic Woods

Recycled wood in unexpected places has a strong visual impact. Using Craftsman elements as accent pieces lends a natural way to include texture in your interior space. Rustic woods have soft lines and incorporate a bit of contrast against the harsh lines of modern furniture. Using it as a staple part of the room, such as a coffee table of dining table, or as an incorporating it using smaller pieces is a great way to add flavor to any room.

Rich Colors

Personally I think blue is a color that plays…

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People are moving to Greenville from various states for various reasons. Relocating for a job or in search of an affordable retirement are among the more popular reasons people find themselves in Greenville, SC. While it's impossible to pinpoint all contributing factors, we've put together a few reasons why we think Greenville has become one of the top relocation destinations!


Summer months boast average highs of 88 degrees. Winter in Greenville is fairly mild with an average annual snowfall of just two inches. This means that for the most part, Greenville stays away from weather extremes – making it comfortable year round!


Greenville has a strong reputation for excellent city planning and high prospects for economic growth.…

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Ways to save on your heating bill in Greenville SC

When the winter months arrive in Greenville, South Carolina we're lucky in the sense that they're usually fairly mild. With that in mind homeowners (or future homeowners!) are always looking for a few ways to keep their costs down while keeping their homes warm. With a few basic updates here and there you can minimize the costs associated with owning your own piece of Greenville real estate.

Here are a few places to start:

1. Worn weather stripping

Out with the old and in with the new! Cut down on the drafts in your Greenville home by replacing worn weather stripping. Letting the heat slip out through unsealed windows and doors can be expensive, so it’s good to check things over as part of your regular home maintenance routines. When the warm…

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Free Greenville Property Valuation

Free Greenville Property Valuation Tool

Are you interested in learning about how your current home stacks up against other Greenville properties for sale? RE/MAX Moves is proud to announce that we have a new tool on our site that is dedicated to making that possible (and VERY easy)!

With our new Comparative Market Analysis tool, or CMA tool, you can pull the most up-to-date Greenville listing information and recent sale history in your area. Using a radius search parameter, this tool pulls current information from the Greenville MLS board and presents the data in an easy-to-read fashion.

To get started, simply enter your location and a few details about the property (number of bedrooms, bathrooms, etc.), then press locate! It’s that easy.…

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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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