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Monthly Archives: December 2022

    How To Buy A Home For The First Time

    By J Michael Manley Team | December 26, 2022

    Buying a home for the first time can be a daunting task, but with the right preparation and guidance, it can also be an exciting and rewarding experience. Here are some steps to follow when buying a home for the first time. How to buy a home for the first time These are the steps... Read More

    What Does it Mean to be Under Contract in Real Estate?

    By J Michael Manley Team | December 23, 2022

    What does Under Contract Mean? Under contract or contingent in real estate refers to a seller accepting a buyer’s offer, but the sale is not yet complete. Before a transaction can be finalized, there are typically a few contingencies or conditions that must be met, such as the buyer securing financing or the property passing... Read More

    November 2022 Greenville Real Estate Statistics

    By J Michael Manley Team | December 19, 2022

    Here’s the latest update on the Greenville real estate market. This page is updated every month to keep a running archive of Greenville’s real estate statistics from our local MLS. If you’re moving to Greenville and have questions about Greenville real estate market, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d love to discuss in detail the activities in our... Read More

    Mortgage Rates Update: Mortgage Rates Eased For The Fifth Straight Week

    By J Michael Manley Team | December 17, 2022

    The 30-year fixed mortgage rate retreated for the fifth consecutive week even as the Federal Reserve recently raised its key borrowing rate for the seventh time this year. Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the average rate on the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage has dropped to 6.31 percent after falling every week for the past few... Read More

    Buying a House With a Basement Versus with a FROG

    By J Michael Manley Team | December 16, 2022

    When buying a home probably one of the features you’re looking for in a home includes a basement. If you are not from the south, and you’re looking for a home in South Carolina or North Carolina, you’ll notice that there are not a lot of basement homes on these real estate markets. Something a... Read More

    New Greenville Trail System Now Open To The Public

    By J Michael Manley Team | December 11, 2022

    A new trail system in Greenville County is now officially open to the public. The new trail system was once an unused space spanning 40 acres behind Lakeside Park located in Piedmont. The six-mile trail system in Lakeside Park consists of three connecting loops for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. It is open for walkers,... Read More

    Do Homes in the Upstate, SC Have Basements?

    By J Michael Manley Team | December 9, 2022

    Are you looking to relocate to Greenville, SC, and wondering if homes in the Greenville area have basements? Yes, there are basement homes in Greenville however you’ll be surprised to know there are not a lot of them. While most of the homes in the U.S. especially in the northern part of the country have... Read More

    Santa is Coming to Simpsonville Neighborhoods!

    By J Michael Manley Team | December 5, 2022

    Santa is back this year, visiting Simpsonville neighborhoods on a fire truck!  Many kids love Santa and they’ll be delighted to see him. If your home is situated in one of Santa’s routes, you are in luck! Don’t miss the chance to see Santa and pose for photos with your family. The firefighters from Clear Springs... Read More

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