All About Greenville SC Real Estate

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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It's that time of year again when everyone you know is getting ready to go on vacation. Maybe you've already returned and are experiencing a wave of the post-vacation blues. Perhaps you've taken your fair share of holidays this year and are stuck in town for the summer. Maybe you're so booked up with commitments that you simply don't have the time for a luxe getaway. But that doesn't mean you have to feel confined to an uneventful summer in the city. Sometimes we can forget to be tourists in our own city; we assume that just because we haven't booked a plane ticket we can't experience all the perks of the vacation lifestyle. But that doesn't have to be true! Greenville is an ideally sized and temperate haven and all you need to do to make the most of it

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Summer is here, and while Greenville may be known for its fantastic roster of summer activities, sometimes the balmy heat means you just want to get out of town and enjoy some lush, green spaces. Luckily, Greenville is close to an amazing collection of natural spots, from tailored parks to the rugged expanses of Paris Mountain State Park. Among this vast selection, you're bound to find your perfect oasis. Start with the 5 amazing spots below and enjoy the incredible green landscapes right at your fingertips!

Table Rock Trail

Table Rock State Park is less than 45 minutes to the north west of Greenville and offers a spectacular mosaic of luxuriant mountains, rugged bluffs, sparkling lakes, and broadleaf woods. Within its perimeters you'll find rustic

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Greenville is known for a lot of things — but not everyone knows that in addition to being a world-class destination for sports, education, art, and history, it's also a food hub. Whether you're a prospective resident, a new local, or a long-time Greenville native, you're bound to find an eatery in here that piques your interest. With plenty of fare to select from, there's no doubt that you'll discover a great spot to become a regular at, or one where you can try something new!

Nose Dive

Nose Dive dubs itself a 'gastropub', a title which evokes images of traditional pub fare with an upscale twist. That's exactly what it is — a menu bursting with trendy takes on our timeless favorites boasts items such as herbed and sea salted tater tots, 'West Coast

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When it comes to childproofing your home, you don't have to say goodbye to style. Safety always comes first, of course. But that doesn't mean you have to compromise the ambiance of your home or hide its intricate craftsmanship. Furthermore, in Greenville where many homes are older, making your house safe for a little one can seem like a daunting task. But it doesn't have to be! Here are 7 simple ways to amp up the kid-friendly factor in your house without compromising on style and subtlety.

Cut Down On Small Items

Hiding or getting rid of potential choking hazards is a great way to simultaneously rid yourself of excess clutter and organize your home. Small, miscellaneous items, leftover packaging, and knick-knacks can be packed out in favor of

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things to do in Greenville, SC over Spring Break

It might feel like Christmas Vacation was just a few weeks ago, but Spring Break for Greenville students is only a month away! In 2016, Spring Break falls just after Easter, and takes place from Monday, March 28th to Friday, April 1st. To keep your kids active and engaged throughout the week, we've put together a list of five kid-approved things to do in Greenville, SC over Spring Break. To be fair, these activities would be great any time of year and are fun for the young and young-at-heart members of your family.

Defy Gravity at Gravitopia Extreme Air Sports

Gravitopia is a trampoline facility like no other. With over 60 trampolines, launch decks, foam pits, flying trapeze, trampoline basketball and dodgeball, and many other activities,

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Last week, we started talking about how you can become a homeowner with our "How to Become a Homeowner in 10 Steps: Steps 1 - 5" blog post. This week, we're continuing with steps 6 - 10, the final steps to homeownership.

Step 6: Gather the Funds

Now that you've chosen the right home for you and your family, you need to select the right loan. Yes, you've been pre-approved for a specific loan amount, but there are hundreds of different loan types and lenders out there. Answering the questions below will help determine which kind of loan will be most suitable to your situation and needs.

  • How much would you like to put down?
  • How is your credit?
  • Are you a first-time buyer?

In order to get the actual loan, you'll need to fill out an

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Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you'll ever make. This week, we're featuring steps 1 to 5 of our "How to Become a Homeowner" guide. Following our tips will make the home-buying process as easy and stress-free as possible. So much so that you might even enjoy yourself!

Step 1: Plan, Plan & Plan

As the saying goes "failing to plan is planning to fail." Making sure you have everything in order, from extra cash and mortgage pre-approval, to knowing where you want to live and what kind of house you can afford, will go a long way in making your home-buying process a successful one.

Do some research about your local real estate market to help better define your needs and your goals.

Aside from needing enough money squared away

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2015 holiday events in greenville, sc

The holiday season is upon us and Christmas will be here before we know it! Instead of waiting until December 25th to celebrate (and letting Santa take all the credit), why not invite the people on your Christmas list to join you for one of the many holiday events in Greenville, SC? We've rounded up five perfect Greenville holiday happenings sure to delight the loved ones on your list this year. So grab your scarf, holiday spirit and hot cocoa and check them out!

For the Theater-Goer:

Christmas on the Rocks

If you grew up like most kids in North America, it's very likely that as soon as December rolled around, your TV was bombarded with movies like Miracle on 34th Street, A Christmas Story, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, along with many

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Why is Greenville, South Carolina one of the most desired places to live in the entire state? Are people moving there for the biscuits and gravy or is there more to the city at the base of the Appalachian Mountains? As one of the fastest growing urban areas in South Carolina, Greenville is booming. With any thriving city comes a demand for real estate. Many people are wondering if they are missing out on a great investment oppoprtunity. If you're one of them, read these top 4 reasons why purchasing Greenville, SC real estate is a brilliant idea.

1. Beautiful homes at affordable prices

Greenville, SC real estateThe homes in Greenville are beautiful and affordable! Nowadays, it's hard to find a property that's reasonably priced and contemporary. This exciting city has newer

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