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In My Neighborhood in Greenville County : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Nov 26, 2014
Adam Christopher Pepper answered:
Hi, I live in Planters row and can explain the HOA fees and what it covers. The fees are 1 dollar a day, which is 365$ a year. It covers the "common" area for planters row which consists of a nice pool, club house, child play ground area and a couple tennis courts. There is also a board with various members and I think the fees pay them as well. These areas are very well kept as far as I can tell. They mow all the grass around it once a week or so. You have to have a magnet key that looks like a credit card to access these areas and is only available to the residents of planters row but you are able to bring a "guest" with you if you live here. The pool has lots of lounge chairs, sun chairs, shaded areas and gazebo type things, pretty nice. The roads are covered by the country (greenville or mauldin) and they recently completely repaved the entire subdivision. There is trash collection every friday. Not sure who collects it but they are there every friday and I don't pay a separate fee for trash collection. I bought my home in 2013 for 182K and it's valued at 202K as of the fourth quarter 2014, I think this is a desirable neighborhood to live in as the city of mauldin and greenville continue to grow. You can google images of houses and the "common area" or clubhouse/pool, etc. My father was a contractor and builder for years in the SF bay area. The houses here are pretty nice compared to most in the greenville/mauldin area. I would say the materials used in the contruction are a little on the cheaper side compared to what I'm used to in california, but they have different codes here and don't have to build/worry about large earth quakes. All in all I'm very happy with my purchase and this neighborhood. Everyone seems to look out for each other here and I haven't met anyone in the subdivision that wasn't as nice as could be. Hope this information helps. ... more
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Mon Jan 7, 2013
Judy Buss answered:
The home was listed to rent for $995/Mon but is no longer available.
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Tue Jun 26, 2012
Judy Nolin answered:
I suggest that you visit the school. They would have more information for you on that subject. Also, visit the churches and interview the youth leaders. Hope this helps. Good Luck!
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Tue Nov 22, 2011
Anna Ryan answered:
Not only is it happening from third party sites, craigslist, etc The Greenville Association of Realtors is not doing well at having a properly displayed database of available rentals, the property management companies do not want to work with Realtors and there is not one central location to find out what is available. Coming from a market that has a streamlined rental inventory system I feel Greenville is behind the times and needs a solution, at least that way you could cross check information and the scamming might become less frequent. ... more
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Tue May 3, 2011
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Fri Feb 25, 2011
Rachel Lindsay answered:
There is a website; http://raidsonline.com/ - that has crime information on many cities. I do not know if Greer participates, as that is a small town (but growing fastj) and the smaller ones tend not to participate in the newer technologies.

Although I am in the Charleston area, I have done business in Greer and know folks who live in or near Greer. It is a delightful town with a strong sense of community. It is between Greenville and Spartanburg, which are fast becoming one due to the development and industry moving in. So far, the growth has been well planned and fairly well maintained. BMW has placed their new transmission plant there, and it is part of a fast growing technology corridor between G'ville and Spartanburg.

It is a beautiful area, in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, and only an hour from Asheville, NC.

Quality of life is rated quite high, but know that much of it is still rural. Only minutes from Greenville, though!

In working with sales agents, be careful! Find one that will give you information needed, will provide answers to questions you didn't know to ask, and is really interested in meeting your needs, not just in selling you something. Real Estate sales agents in SC are a dime a dozen, and there isn't a high level of professionalism overall. However, there ARE some professional ones. You just have be diligent and use discernment..

Good luck!!
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Wed Feb 23, 2011
Donough Forde answered:
Hello Yordana,

Simpsonville was recently voted one of the Top Ten Towns in America for Families by Family Circle Magazine.

Here's a link to a blog of mine on the area and the article. http://activerain.com/blogsview/1854744/simpsonville-south-carolina-voted-top-ten-best-towns-for-families-

I currently live in Simpsonville in the Morning Mist subdivision. I have three kids and I feel that this is a great area with access to good schools.


The county school website is included below.

On the private side, Saint Josephs and Southside Christian are great.

Feel free to give me a call or e-mail if you want a more detailed answer.

Yours Donough Forde
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Tue Feb 22, 2011
Wes Johnson answered:
Hi MN
I am a local investor here in Greenville SC. I have a program that may be of interest to you that can get you in a home of your choice today and we will help you to rebuild your credit profile so that you can qualify for traditional financing.
Find more information at the web address below and click on the buyers tab. Also review the information under our Home Finder Program tab.
Fell free to contact me at any time and I would be happy to discuss any questions you have about our programs.

Thanks
Wes J
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Sun Feb 20, 2011
Lee Dumas answered:
http://www.cityofgreer.org/Departments/Police.aspx

This is a link to the City of Greer's Police Department. You can click on the 2009 Annual Report and review the most recent crime stats, crime prevention efforts, etc.

Hope this is helpful.
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