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    Buying a Home with a Pool in the Upstate

    Trivia

    How much is this Spartanburg home?

    Location: Spartanburg
    3 beds, 2 baths, 2299 sq.ft.

    Traditional ranch style home, covered front porch, in-ground pool, open floor plan, updated kitchen, large living room area, formal living room, spacious master bedroom

    (Answer located at the bottom of the newsletter)

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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.

    watchFidelity Investments Moonlight Movie Series
    Falls Park on the Reedy | May 15, 2019 | Free
    Enjoy classic movies, under the stars at Falls Park, when Fidelity Investments Moonlight Movies returns each Wednesday in May and September. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnics, but please no pets. Movies begin at sunset. Remember, all city events are smoke-free, and adults consuming alcohol will need to purchase a $1 wrist band.
    Eat Peabo Bryson
    The Peace Center | May 16, 2019 | Ticket starting at $30
    Possessing a beautifully rich, almost operatic voice, Peabo Bryson has established a career as one of the premier male vocalists in contemporary music of the last quarter century. This May, the two-time Grammy ®Award-winner and Greenville native comes home to where it all began.
    EnjoyGreenville Heritage Main Street Fridays Presented by Pepsi
    Fridays, May 2019, 5:30 pm
    NOMA Square | Free
    Wind up the work week at Greenville Heritage FCU Main Street Fridays presented by Pepsi, listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment. This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square opens at 5:30 p.m. and closes at 9:30 p.m., with bands playing 2 sets at 5:50 p.m and 7:40 p.m.. In addition, the Kids’ Area features a variety of inflatables to add to the family fun. NOMA Square chairs go fast, so bring a tailgating chair if you are not arriving early.
    watch The Greek Festival
    May 16-19, 2019
    St George Greek Orthodox Cathedral | Free

    For four fun-filled days, Greenville becomes ‘Greekville’ as the magic of Greece comes to town! This ‘Glendi’ or party will begin on May 16th, 2019, with authentic Greek food served in the Church’s Hellenic Center during lunch and dinner. Take-out orders for food and pastries will also be available throughout the weekend. Drive-thru lanes on Elford Street will also be available for take-out meals Thursday and Friday; and FAX orders will be accepted for lunch both Thursday and Friday.

     

    Recreational Scene

    Topgolf is already in full swing!

    The long-awaited recreational venue in Greenville is already open. The new Topgolf location opened last April 26th at 201 Clifton Court in Greenville. The new facility marked the company’s 54th location worldwide. It has three levels and 55,000 square feet. The newly opened facility has added around 350 jobs to the Greenville area.

    Topgolf venues typically feature three tiers of music and climate-controlled hitting bays that can host up to six players at one time. Players hit golf balls that contain computer chips that track each shot’s accuracy and distance while awarding points for hitting targets on the outfield. They have year-round programming includes events for kids and families, social leagues, groups, golf tournaments, and instruction.

    Check Topgolf site for pricing and more information.

     

    Real Estate

    Buying a home with a pool in the Upstate

    What better way to cool off in the summer than to have your own backyard pool? If you are considering buying a home with an inground pool, there are many Upstate homes for sale offering home buyers a built-in source of recreation.

    The in-ground pool is the natural place for kids and families to gather together for fun and socializing especially on a scorching hot day. There is nothing more refreshing than coming home and jumping into your own pool. It is also a convenient place for everyone to get some exercise and get a relaxing retreat.

    A personal swimming pool is a great selling point for home sellers.  In a state like South Carolina where summer is usually warm and humid, a pool absolutely increases the home’s value.  Pools can add about 7% to a home’s value. In the Upstate, homes for sale with a swimming pool typically falls in the range of $200Ks and above. The one listed above is listed for $235,000Check out the complete home details here).

    When you buy a home with a swimming pool, make sure your real estate agent is inserting a clause in your offer where the seller guarantees that all the chattels, fixtures and pool equipment is in good working condition. If you fail to do so then you will now be responsible for anything that is not working properly. It is also better to have it inspected to make sure it is up to all safety codes and in top shape. Buying a house with a pool can be awesome yet you also have to make sure you do your due diligence.


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