All About Greenville SC Real Estate

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 would like to be released early. It may be

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4 Factors that Make a House a Good ‘Flipper’

Many first-time home flippers believe they can buy houses for pennies on the dollar, add a few light fixtures and some paint, then put the house on the market for top dollar. Unfortunately, flipping any house is not that easy. If it were, everyone would start flipping houses. However, by focusing your attention on four critical factors that make a house a good "flipper," you will be on your way to turning profit on every home you flip.

 

Do the Math

The financial calculations on a real estate investment never lie. Never underestimate the importance of time, effort and labor when you choose a house to flip. The hefty payday you see just because you bought your house below the seller's ask does not

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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 top the "must have" list of

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Smart Home Features Buyers Want in 2017

A recent survey by Coldwell Banker real estate revealed that two-thirds of its agents found out that homebuyers are interested in homes with smart features and technology than they were just two to five years. This trend is increasing, and research shows that homes with smart technologies are generally more desirable.

 

28% of U.S adults and 47% of millennials have smart home products and believe that these devices make life more comfortable, efficient and secure. If you are remodeling your old house, add these smart features to give it a touch of elegance and to make it more comfortable. On the other hand, if you are buying a new home ensure that it has these smart features.

 

Some of these smart

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Help Your Pet Adjust to You New Home With These Tips

Moving can be one of the most stressful events of life. Packing up the belongings of a home pales in comparison to the memories which must be left behind. Pets, too, suffer their own forms of anxiety during a move. Your animal companion has far less information than you do about what is happening. A dog or cat can even become physically ill during the process of a move.

 

Thankfully, there are some things you can do to ease the tension your pet may feel. Taking the time to perform a few simple tasks will help your pet make a happy transition to their new living environment.

 

Board a Pet While Packing and Loading

 

As you are packing boxes and loading them in a vehicle so they can

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4 Things to Try If Your Home Is Not Selling

Today’s market for buying and selling a house may be different that last year’s and next year’s. Your home may have been perfectly competitive last year, but overlooked for one minor detail or another. Maybe you were firm on the price and passed up a few offers that you wish you would have taken. If you believe that your house is priced at exactly what you would like to get out of it and you can’t see any reason why it is not selling, try one or more of the following tips.

 

 

Do A Little Landscaping

Every home, no matter the size of the yard, can benefit from a little bit of purposeful and tasteful landscaping. You can take this idea and make it completely your own. Maybe you would like to add a

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8 Ways to Go Green at Home

If you're someone who is seriously concerned about the state of our planet, and you certainly should be, then you might be wondering if there is anything you can do to help protect it. As it turns out though, you can actually start having a positive impact on the environment right from your very home. With that in mind, here's a look at eight simple ways in which you can transform your home into a more environmentally friendly place.

 

1. Move Away from Incandescent Bulbs

 

Incandescent bulbs use up a tremendous amount of energy and are only nominally brighter than their more eco-friendly counterparts. Compact fluorescent bulbs cut down on the amount of energy your houses uses and come in enough varieties that you

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3 Budget Friendly Curb Appeal Boosters

Selling a home can be quite the process if you are new or overwhelmed with the new responsibilities you feel that you have. You can even be stressed out about the fact that your home isn’t selling quite as quickly as you thought that it would. If you find yourself in the latter category, here are three very easy budget friendly ideas, fixes, and tips to help you boost the curb appeal of the home you are trying to sell.

 

 

Touch Up The Door

The doors in your home may not seem like much to you because you have seen them over and over again every day for however many days you have lived in the home. Potential buyers are seeing everything with fresh eyes for the first time. They will focus on the

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Signs It’s Not Quite Time to Sell Your Home

The Question: Is Your Home Ready to Sell?

 

Selling any home can be quite a complex and time-consuming process. It's a project that requires a lot of dedication, planning and effort. If you're thinking about selling your residential property, you should make sure first that you're 100 percent ready to do so. Trying to sell a home prematurely can be problematic for numerous key reasons. Ample planning is always paramount in the real estate world.

 

You Have Excessive Clutter

 

Clutter is a big enemy in the real estate realm. If you want to put your home up for sale, you have to make sure it's spick and span first. That means that you have to do away with any and all clutter. That means that

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Do You Need A Home Warranty?

For many home sellers and home buyers today, a home warranty comes as standard fare during the transaction. In some cases, it is the seller who will purchase a home warranty as an extra perk for buyers interested in purchasing the property.

 

In many more cases, the buyer will choose to purchase a home warranty to help keep home repairs and maintenance costs more reasonable. If you have never bought a home warranty before, you probably have lots of questions, including what a home warranty does and doesn't cover, the average cost of a policy and what type of property makes the best candidate to purchase a home warranty.

 

What Is a Home Warranty?

 

As Investopedia explains, there are important differences

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