Technology and Real Estate

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Safety and security at home are valuable in many ways. Having peace of mind where you live is so crucial. Furthermore, improving the security in your home could save you money on insurance and increase its value, particularly in the eyes of potential buyers. Integrating some new features for home security can help you to reap these benefits.

Alarms with Remote Monitoring

An alarm system is at the core of your home's security. With an alarm system, you can make sure doors and windows are secured. You can also opt for features that protect you against smoke, fires, floods and carbon monoxide, and plenty of alarm systems come with motion detectors as well. It's also crucial to invest in a security system with remote monitoring. In other words, in the

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A housing bubble, or real estate bubble, is an unsustainable increase in housing prices powered by speculation, heightened demand, and "irrational exuberance."

A housing bubble, like other kinds of economic bubbles, often occurs in the context of predatory lending, poorly thought out mortgages, and lowered interest rates with the Federal Reserve. This very constellation of factors came together to fuel the 2008 Subprime mortgage; subprime mortgages were named such because they were mortgages of lower quality.

What's worse, these subprime mortgages were secured by the big banks leading up to the 2008 housing market collapse. The fact that what otherwise would have been decentralized assets - housing markets are traditionally thought to be

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Metal shipping containers are definitely a popular trend in the tiny house movement. At first glance, a shipping container might seem like the perfect solution for small space living. They are affordable to purchase and are seemingly the complete package with exterior walls, a floor, and a roof. So, what could possibly be the downside? There are a few reasons metal shipping containers are not really as practical as they promise to be. Let’s explore 5 of the disadvantages so that you are properly prepared for this journey.

Transport and Delivery

Shipping containers are quite heavy. Weights can range from 2 to 4 tons. Once you purchase a container you then have to figure out how to get it delivered to your land. You will need to hire a hauling company

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The real estate market is dynamic and exciting in various parts of the country. Although every area is different, there are similarities throughout the country. Buying a home is one of the most important investments that a person can make. The current real estate market trends are preventing some people from buying a home.

  •         Lack of Inventory
  •         Rising Housing Prices
  •         Relaxed Lending Standards

Lack of Inventory

One of the biggest trends in the market today is a lack of available inventory. There are numerous buyers who want to purchase a home in many areas. However, there are simply not enough homes on the market. Home builders are not building enough new homes to keep up with demand from buyers.

The current lack

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Whether you are buying or selling a home, a real estate agent can make the process much quicker and more painless. Chances are, your time is valuable, and a good Realtor can handle a lot of the work entailed in finding and closing on a new home or unloading your current home for a good asking price. How smoothly the process goes depends on finding a good Realtor, and the following questions for any prospective agent can help you find one.

  1. How Long Have You Been a Realtor? Regardless of whether you're looking for a mechanic, plumber, heart surgeon or a Realtor, everyone is comforted to know they are dealing with an experienced professional who knows the ins and outs of their job. The best indicator of this is finding out how long they've been in
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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, 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 can easily find one to naturally

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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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homes listings refreshed every 15 minutes
At Del-co Realty Group, we are committed to providing you with the best tools in the industry to help you reach your real estate goals. One way we accomplish this is by staying on the forefront of technological improvements that can help give buyers and sellers a competitive advantage. As such, we're very excited to announce that we now offer the most up-to-date listings you can find anywhere in the Greenville, SC real estate market!

We recently updated DelcoRealty.com's listing feed on the GGAR MLS® so that it's refreshed every 15 minutes, as opposed to every 30 minutes! Why is that important? Greenville is one of the fastest growing urban areas in South Carolina, and with that growth comes a demand for real estate. In fact, today's real estate

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search for new homes with the BDX builder tool

Searching for new homes in Greenville, SC and the surrounding area has never been easier!

New construction in Greenville is BOOMING, and Del-co Realty has made it easier for you to stay up-to-date on all new homes for sale, and even stay ahead of the competition! We're happy to share the Builder's Digital Experience (BDX) feed that includes over 90,000 new homes for sale in over 9,000 communities across the country. Listings include new homes, pre-constructions, under-construction homes, new communities and even new home builders. Read on to learn about the amazing features this tool has and how you can use it to quickly and easily find your brand new dream home!

Search New Homes in Greenville & Area Quickly & Easily

Custom Community

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How Much Do You Think Your Home is Worth?

When I speak to homeowners who consult with me before listing their home for sale, I find the first thing they ask or want to know is, "What Is My Home Worth?"  Well, that is a simple question with a potentially complicated answer.  I will usually turn the question around and ask them, "What do YOU think Your Home is Worth?"  I do this because I want to understand where are they at mentally in the process of selling their home.  At this stage, most homeowners have not emotionally detached themselves from their home to look at it analytically (as a house) and, in many cases, will overvalue their home's worth. 

The most common answers I get back from a seller is:

  • Price based on what the neighbor's house sold
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