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Consider Mauldin For Your Next Move

Greenville’s diverse culture and thriving community have attracted the attention of people from all over. In 2017, The New York Times cited Greenville as one of the 52 places to go in the world. The appeal of the South Carolina Upstate continues to spread to surrounding cities like Traveler’s Rest and now to Mauldin, SC. Located just southeast of Greenville, Mauldin is “changing from a pass-through city to one where residents [and] businesses want to stay” (Landrum, 2018). Residents enjoy a small-town feel, while still being in proximity to all that Greenville has to offer. The city’s active Cultural Center frequently features one-of-a-kind theatrical productions, community festivals, and diverse art events. Mauldin has something for the outdoor lovers as well with a 400 acre nature preserve in its back yard. Lake Conestee Nature Park is a park like none other in Greenville County. With 12 miles of bikeable trails and bridges, LCNP gives front row access to beautiful lake scenery and wildlife. Add in higher median home values and low crime and unemployment rates, and it’s no wonder that HomeSnacks has made Mauldin #3 on its list of top places to live in South Carolina.

This established city is poised for a big growth spurt. The city’s proximity to i385, i85, and the Southern Connector make it a prime location for both businesses and residents. One development currently in the works is Bridgeway Station. This mixed-use development at the corner of I385 and Bridges Road will include new apartments, offices, shopping, dining, lodging, and entertainment. Developer Phil Hughes described the proposed village as “an Internet-connected, environmentally friendly place where people could live, work, and play without having to drive anywhere in a car” (Bell, 2017). There are even hopes that a connection to the Swamp Rabbit Trail via a pedestrian bring over the interstate will further connect Mauldin to Greenville. The Bridgeway Station development among others that are in the works, will continue to expand the value and culture of the Mauldin community. To learn more about our Mauldin community, Butler Parc, contact our sales team today.


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7 Tips to Buying a Home During the Holidays

With the holidays quickly approaching, we wanted to shed some light on the many benefits of buying a home during this time. Moneytips.com has compiled a list of reasons for why it makes sense to buy a home at year’s end.

  1. Less Competition – The same issues that make holiday moving a hassle tend to keep people from shopping for homes at that time. While there may be fewer homes available, there are also fewer homebuyers – and that should equal less competition for any home that fits your needs.

  2. Motivated Sellers – Home sellers don't enjoy moving over the holidays any more than homebuyers do. It's likely that people who are selling their homes over the holidays are highly motivated to do so. Perhaps they must relocate for a new job, or their home has been on the market for a long time and they need the money from a sale before the year is out. Combine motivated sellers with decreased competition and you have great leverage to get a better deal.

  3. Lower Prices – Home prices have been rising rapidly, in part because of an overall shortage of homes. However, December historically has lower home prices than any other month, due in part to the reasons listed above. There's no guarantee that this year will continue the trend, but it's worth checking the prices within your local market.

  4. Faster Closings – As a general rule, everyone involved in a holiday real estate transaction wants to complete the transaction before the year ends. Buyers want to settle in their new homes (and if sellers are relocating, they want to settle in before the holidays as well). Lenders want to include the loan on the current year's books. Real estate agents and brokers want to include their commission on the current year's income. Motivated parties should make the closing process go as smoothly as possible – but do your part by having all the required paperwork in order.

  5. Better Interest Rates – Interest rates are still near historical lows. While the average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage has been rising throughout 2018, it is still under 5%. As of this writing, interest rates are slowly sinking as we enter the holiday season, after peaking at 4.86% in October. Online calculators are available to show you how much you can save over the life of a mortgage with even a slight decrease in interest rates. You may be surprised at the savings. Remember that your credit score will impact your mortgage rate, keep you from qualifying for one.

  6. Motivated Agents – Lower activity in the housing market means that real estate agents are dealing with fewer clients. They have more time to devote to your situation, and, with fewer sales commissions available, they may be just a bit more motivated to bring your purchase to completion.

  7. Related Seasonal Sales – Need new furniture or other items for your new home? Plenty of seasonal clearance sales will be available to help you apply a personal touch – but be careful not to spend yourself into unrecoverable debt.