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Mon Sep 11, 2017
Martyhenson62 asked:
Wed Mar 15, 2017
Mbcarlton asked:
Sat Jan 14, 2017
Ndavis answered:
SC has a great program for teachers that provides down payment assistance, but you have to be able to act as soon as the funds are released. Each year they are released in the spring and are only available a week or two before they are depleted. Your best option is to get involved with a lender who participates in the program and a real estate agent as soon as possible so that you are ready to make the move as soon as the funds are available. I'd be happy to help you make contact with a lender to get started. Just click on my profile. ... more
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Thu Aug 11, 2016
Niki Davis answered:
If you google, you'll have lots of biased answers on the subject, and I'm sure mine will be seen as biased, as well, but it's based on facts.

Roughly 89% of home buyers/seller work with a Realtor to buyer or sell. This gives a seller working with a Realtor a HUGE edge on the FSBO competition. Realtors are matching buyers to sellers everyday using our proprietary MLS platforms. Will we see your FSBO ad? Maybe, maybe not. Less than 10% of FSBOers will success, and of those who are successful, over 1/3rd of them are simply selling to a friend or family member. That doesn't leave much of a chance that you'll be a success stories for people who see the sign or an ad and show up at your door with a check in hand. Are you a gambler?

There is a lot that goes into selling a home. Market analysis for the right price, staging for the buyers who are searching in your market, legal disclosures that are required by law, advertising (you'll have to work a lot harder, our ad machine is already churching when we set your home into it, you're starting from scratch), the contract itself (is it in your best interest?), negotiation... and the fact is, the FSBOer is a bargain shopper, trying to save the commission and probably unprepared, and that attracts bargain shoppers, who are also going to be unprepared. There is also a safety issue: Is that guy walking through your master bedroom a legitimate serious home buyer, or is he looking for "stuff" he can come back later for while you're at work?

I wouldn't do it.
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Tue May 10, 2016
Swilliams answered:
You should call Darby at Advisor Real Estate in Greenville, SC. They have a few rent to own homes from time to time. You can visit their website at
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Tue Feb 16, 2016
Emile asked:
Mon Jun 2, 2014
Kolsky Realty answered:
Walter~ call up Trulia, they should be able to assist you with this problem... Whenever I have had a issue "Trulia's" customer service ALWAYS provides me the help I need.... Good luck and I wish you all the best... ... more
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Mon Jul 22, 2013
Tanya Ess-Young answered:
List your standard Sq ft, anything additional can be listed as special circumstances.
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Wed Oct 17, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
Just another example of why I try to discourage my Clients from buying in an HOA.
There are a million stories in the Naked City, this was just one of them.
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Thu Jun 21, 2012
Judy Buss answered:
It's typically open floor space, shouldn't include closet dimensions. Check with listing agent to be sure.
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Wed May 16, 2012
Roland Vinyard answered:
On the contrary, I like it. Simple and easy to do, gets the old owner a greater percent of interest than he will receive if invested most other places. It saves the buyers lots of extra charges, such as points, required appraisals and inspection.... On the other hand, I give the owners the caveat, "If you are going to serve as the bank, act like a bank". ... more
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Sun Feb 19, 2012
Jason Queen answered:
I would also be weiry of buying a home with a friend. I have been a property manager for years and most of the time things go sour outside of college roomates because they can change after a semester if need. Buying a home is more perm though. Also, examine both your future plans and how they may differ in future. I have seen this done several times on vacation homes in the area as well. Good luck! ... more
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Wed Feb 16, 2011
Connie Rice, GRI, CBR, CRS, answered:
Greenville has been holding its own but we did not have the rapid growth that has so affected a larger part of this country. We are starting to see a decline and the news just last night reported a 4% decline for Jan 10' to Jan 11'. The "they sayers" are not predicting a heavy decline for this area as the job growth and industry have been a stronghold for us. 2004 - 2006 were abnormally the HIGHEST sales years for just about everyone in this area, so the sales compared to those years in particular cannot bring you a realistic figure. I would love to chat further and direct you to my blog for today or website for more info. Call ANYONE on my team and we are all happy to talk. Thanks and good luck! ... more
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Tue Mar 16, 2010
Ariana Zariah answered:
According to some analysts, the reason is beaurocratic... Isn't everything though?! Different crimes are categorized, reported, and therefore affect crime statistics differently from state to state. Analyzing Chicago, New York City, or Los Angeles crime rates one would expect them to be much different than a place like Greenville... and they SHOULD BE (I've lived in LA & NYC) and I've lived in Simpsonvillve, a suburb of Greenville for 2 1/2 years. Don't let the crime rates deter you! Greenville is a breath of fresh air, a beautiful and safe place to live! I love and highly recommend it. ... more
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