All About Greenville SC Real Estate

The Pros and Cons of Buying vs. Renting

People often wonder whether they should buy or rent their home. There are many things to take into consideration, not all of them financial. We’ll cover some of the pros and cons of buying vs renting so you can decide which one would be right for you.

 

Renting

You’ve probably heard the saying 'renting is throwing money away'. This is because people equate renting with giving away your hard-earned cash. You’re not building equity when you rent, so when you move out you cannot sell your property or make money from it.

 

Renters, on the other hand, do not have to pay for upkeep or repairs. They are able to move whenever they wish depending upon the lease and often only have to pay a penalty if they

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TOP 10 THINGS ON HOME BUYERS' WISHLISTS

If you are selling your house, it is a given that you want it sold as soon as possible. Having your house sit on the market for a long period is costly and inconvenient. To sell it quickly, it is important to know some of the most popular qualities in a home that buyers are looking for.

1. Updated Windows

 Buyers are looking for energy efficiency in the home they want to buy to save money and be more environmentally friendly. When buyers see old windows, they automatically think about high utility bills and drafts. The most effective way to increase energy efficiency is to update old windows with good quality, Energy Star-rated windows.

 2. Open Floor Plans

 A house with an open floor plan tends to

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Whether you're brand new to Greenville or you've been here for as long as you can remember, you'll be sure of one thing — when it comes to love for community, sharing, and communication, Greenville is at the forefront. Residents of Greenville love to know what's going on and are passionate about new developments, burgeoning businesses, and emerging scenes within the area. One of the best ways to give these startups, events, artists, and developments more productive exposure is, of course, Instagram. Don't worry — we know your feed is filled with images of balmy beaches in the Pacific, models riding horses through a dramatic Colorado landscape, and sweater-swathed folks standing under the shimmering northern lights. But, re-focusing your feed on the

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Greenville, SC is a haven for music lovers — masters of the art and appreciative listeners alike. Jazz, classical, country, and rock n' roll all live here and we have the infrastructure — and culture — to support them. Greenville residents are known to be dedicated patrons of the arts, with their hometown having been named one of the 100 Best Art Towns in the nation.

Let your fist music-themed stop in Greenville be the renowned Peace Center. Formerly titled the Peace Center for the Performing Arts, this beautiful architectural masterpiece and uncontested local landmark is a self-dubbed "campus" for all things creative in South Carolina. The spectacular contemporary venue hosts performers of jazz, country, bluegrass, folk, classical, and popular music

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Planning a renovation is an exciting undertaking. You likely have visions in your head of sparkling new materials, a fresh look at your home, and innovative new space. Whether you've already started prepping or are just starting to get the renovation bug, you might already have thought through the essentials and have everything well planned out. However, there are still a few things you may not have considered yet. If you want to make sure you've covered all your bases, ask yourself these 4 questions. By doing so, you'll ensure that you're going into your renovation well set and primed for success!

Do You Plan To Sell/ Are You Trying To Increase Your Home's Value?

If the goal of your renovation — primary or secondary — is to increase the value of

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When we read about home decor online, it's often as part of a daydreamy version of reality. "One day", we think, "I'll remodel my entire home to look like that gorgeous set-up I saw on Pinterest". Or perhaps, you sigh, thinking that if only you had a clean, modern slate to work with — a brand new home — you could amp up your home's style. But in reality, you don't need to wait for your next home to create the space of your dreams. In fact, doing so is relatively simple — by simply incorporating several stylish elements into your home, you can transform it from a fairly standard space into a cutting-edge slice of inspiration for all who see it.

Subway Tiles

The simplest and most classic pieces of home decor often wield the most power. This is no more

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South Carolina is becoming an increasingly sought-after retirement destination and one day will undoubtedly join the ranks of Florida and Arizona. However, most retirees seem to be heading straight for the coast; the white sand beaches of Hilton Head or the sun-soaked shores of Myrtle Beach. When it comes to retirement destinations in the state, Greenville may not be the first place that comes to mind except for those retirees who have lived here most of their lives. But that doesn't mean it's not one of the best choices out there for fulfilling retirement living!

For those who are considering a Greenville home in retirement, let us convince you that your deliberations are correct. Here are 4 reasons to retire in beautiful Greenville, South Carolina!

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Trends go in and out of style, and the past few years have seen a more rapid succession of home decor and staging fads than usual. Granite becomes essential; then granite is traded in favor of quartz. Cobblestone accents are a must and then they're despised too. Luckily, homes in Greenville—whether old or new—tend to be pretty timeless in design, showcasing a classic stateliness that never goes out of style. Still, some of us with established homes are guilty of holding on to a few things that, though minor, can make our entire homes feel dated. Not sure what they might be? Here's a list of 6 home features that might be causing your home to look outmoded.

Powder Pink Walls

When you hear others say to paint your home in neutral colors, you're

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On a similar topic to our recent post on how to vacation at home in Greenville, we're focusing this week's blog on capturing the essence of a luxury hotel within your home. When you think of emulating your most indulgent vacation experiences within your current house, the first word that might come to mind is "expensive". But making your home feel as inviting as that luxury hotel room you're still dreaming of is about much more —or rather, much less— than pricey purchases, high-end items, and swanky renovations. Rather than a collection of the most upscale items, the luxury hotel experience is crafted by a series of subtleties that contribute to the overall ambiance of peace and indulgence. It's not the antique gold-plated lamp post, the stone globe, or

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