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    Awesome Food Events to Devour This Spring

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    3 beds, 2.5 baths, 2299 sq.ft.

    Great floor plan, 2 story home with wrap-around porch, master on the 2nd level with 2 other great size bedrooms, large bonus room, 1/2 acre fenced backyard and more…

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    What’s Happening in Greenville?

    Got all the things planned for this week? Don’t miss to include a day out or two with your family or friends. There are plenty of things to do in Greenville and they come in all flavors – concerts, plays, outdoor entertainment and more. Start your week off with a bang with our pick of the best happenings in Greenville this week.

    watchGreenville Fashion Week
    April 24-27, 2019
    The Courtyard
    Greenville Fashion Week® (GFW) is the PREMIER fashion event of Greenville, and a must attend event. The multiple-day event showcases Greenville’s most fashionable boutiques, trendsetters, emerging designers, models, hair + makeup artists and fashion from across the country. Held under tents along Main Street and on the Village Green located at the Courtyard Marriott, enjoy interactive runway shows, glamorous decor with fashionable after-parties and much more.
    Eat 13th Annual Mac Arnold Cornbread & Collard Greens Blues Festival
    City of Fountain Inn | April 25-27, 2019 | Free!
    Fountain Inn Presents the 13th Mac Arnold Cornbread & Collard Greens Blues Festival April 25 – 27. Thursday and Friday the event will start at 5 PM – 9 PM and on Saturday the event will begin at 4 PM – 10 PM. This is a Family Friendly event with tons of fun activities for the adults and children to enjoy. Come out and enjoy the music!
    EnjoyPiedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive Presented by Clemson MBA
    April 25, 2019, 5:30 pm
    NOMA Square | Free
    Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive, presented by Clemson MBA, kicks off the weekend every Thursday night with music at NOMA Square on Main Street.More than 45,000 people attend this event annually. The event serves as the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.
    watch Spring Break Family Fun
    April 1-30, 2019
    Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park | Park Admission

    Join one of our Park Naturalists for an informal program where your family will love meeting some of our wilder teammates! Kids of all ages are sure to take home some fun facts and special memories. Then, grab a Track Trail brochure at the Animal Discovery Den and round out the day with a hike along our Great Woodland Adventure trail with 12 education stations. Don’t forget your camera!

     

    Plan Ahead

     Awesome food events to devour this spring

    With Spring comes lots of great events around the Upstate. Make plans now to spend a day satisfying your -palate around these trip-worthy food events this spring!

    Project Host 10th Annual BBQ Cook-Off & Festival – April 26-27 at Future site of City Park near the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Fri 6 pm – 10 pm and Sat 11 am – 4 pm. The festival includes an “Anything Butt BBQ” competition, barbecue, brisket, and rib cooking contests and great entertainment including live music, food vendors, beverages, and games for kids. Admission is always free and tasting tickets are sold at the festival.

    Spring Bock Party – April 27 at Iron Hill Brewery Restaurant. Saturday 1 pm – 5 pm. Come celebrate Iron Hill Brewery’s one year anniversary, Greenville Craft Beer Week, and the release of the Spring Mai Bock on Saturday, April 27th from 1-5 pm! Live music, pig-pickin’ and some of the best craft beer in Greenville!

    BarkBQ – April 27 at Liberty Taproom & Grill. Saturday 12 pm – 3 pm. Bring your friendly pups, or n even adopt one from Lucky Pup. They will have Kelly Jo and Buffalo playing the live tunes and will be featuring $10 BBQ plates including pulled pork, pimento mac and cheese, baked beans & a roll. You can enter to win several of the raffle prizes, all benefiting Lucky Pup! Come support the pups and have a great time on the pet-friendly patio!

    Strawberry Festival and Country Fair – May 4 at Slater Hall. Saturday 10 am – 4 pm. Beautiful scenery, great food, friendly people. All kinds of craft and food vendors, Magic shows, Beach Bob, Georgia’s Tea Room, and English Country Dancing! All kinds of food and craft vendors.

    The Greek Festival – May 16-19 at St. George Greer Orthodox Cathedral. Thurs-Sun. For four fun-filled days, Greenville becomes ‘Greekville’ as the magic of Greece comes to town! This festival will offer Greek favorites, live Greek music, and traditional folk dancing.

    Bovinoche Whole Animal Roast & Music Festival – May 18 at Upcountry Provisions Bakery and Bistro. Saturday 3 pm – 9 pm. An afternoon celebrating fire, meat, and refreshments in a rustic, camp-like setting, Pitmaster Jeff Bannister, Chef-duo Stephen & Cheryl Kraus of Upcountry Provisions and special guest chefs will collaborate this May for Bovinoche.

     

    Real Estate

    Buying a home this Spring in the greater Greenville area

    Spring time is typically the busiest time of year for home buyers. In Greenville, we have seen many instances of sellers receiving multiple offers, including cash buyers bidding significantly over Greenville real estate listings.

    The challenge for home buyers looking to buy a home in Greenville is finding a home to buy. As spring time is well underway, we are seeing a hot market. Great properties are selling like hot pancakes. This market condition definitely favors the sellers. Anyone trying to sell their home in Greenville will definitely sell quickly especially if priced correctly.  Hot properties like the one listed above that sell for $250,000Check out the complete home details here) will be out of the market soon.

    The upside for home buyers buying this year is the fact that interest rates on home loans are lower. The average mortgage rate in SC on a 30 yr-fixed loan is 4.4% and 3.8% for 15-year fixed loan. And they are expected to remain low throughout the spring buying season. If you are a first-time home buyer and you are looking to buy a home this spring or sometime this year, once you found a house that met all of your extensive criteria, put an offer in right away.


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