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Bold Pattern or Fresh Classic

REVIVAL CATALINA ONYX  Style No. CS55Z Color No. 00190

REVIVAL CATALINA ONYX

Style No. CS55Z
Color No. 00190

SCULPTURE 12x24 GREY  Style No. CS64X Color No. 00500

SCULPTURE 12x24 GREY

Style No. CS64X
Color No. 00500

Selecting the right tile for your bathroom is key to laying the foundation of your overall design. Do you gravitate to bold patterns or blended hues? REVIVAL CATALINA by SHAW FLOORS makes quite the statement and becomes the focal point of the bathroom. On the other hand, the 12X24 SCULPTURE tile will not dominate your bathroom, but will nicely compliment other key features such as a claw-foot tub. Which would you put in your next home?

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Butler Parc - Mauldin's Hidden Gem

It is always exciting and very satisfying to see a community take shape. While each Rosewood community features Rosewood’s signature designs and amenities, each community embodies its own unique characteristics and personality. Butler Parc is well on its way to maturation and has become a hidden gem in the Mauldin, SC community. Located between N Main St.(Hwy 276) and Pinecrest Drive, Butler Parc has a secluded feel, while still being in close proximity to shopping, i85, and i385. The community’s one street, Golden Apple Trail, has a long entrance and connects the 31 home sites in and among grown trees and established neighborhoods.

It seems like they just broke ground yesterday, but now there are only two lots left - one corner lot at 0.23 acres and one at 0.15 acres, backing up to the common space with future gazebo. Now is the perfect time to view the community as several different floor plans are nearing completion. The entrance for Butler Parc is across from 210 Pinecrest Drive, Mauldin, SC. Homes start at $249,900. Plan your visit today, and an on-site preferred agent can give you a personalized tour!

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Plan Highlight : The Aurora

One of the first steps when deciding to build a home is selecting the right floor plan. With over twenty floor plans to choose from, Rosewood provides a wide variety both in size and layouts. Seeing the progression of a home going from a 2-D floor plan to a 3-D reality is quite exciting. Rosewood’s sales coordinator and preferred agents are there to help you narrow down your plan and visualize a final product.

One plan that definitely lives up to its name in beauty and grandeur is the AURORA. This is no ordinary cottage home. Upon entering, one will immediately sense the impressive nature of this home with its deep front porch, spacious foyer, and 10ft ceilings. The open staircase and french doors into the front study/bedroom help to add to its character. Walking into the open-concept living space one will be captivated by the indoor-outdoor see-through gas fireplace. This crowning feature comes standard in every Aurora. The beautiful L-shaped kitchen houses ample cabinetry and has over 26 feet of counter space. Built into the kitchen’s design is a recessed refrigerator opening, allowing for a clean, counter-depth look. The laundry room in the Aurora comes standard with bottom cabinets and undermount stainless sink. The luxurious 15ft x 18ft master bedroom on the main level has plenty of natural light, allowing one to enjoy the natural landscape of a Rosewood community. From the master suite, one can step right onto the covered back patio (extendable up to 8 additional feet on the Aurora plan). Whether enjoying a sunrise or a sunset this back patio will be a favorite gathering spot. To complete this nearly 2700 sqft home, the upstairs has two generously-sized bedrooms, a full bath, and loft area. If looking for distinguishing design features, spacious rooms, and ample closet space, the AURORA may be the plan for you!

Engineered Hardwoods: 101

Engineered hardwoods (EHs) are a great flooring choice for your new home both for look and durability. EHs are actually made of real wood layers that are stacked together. These layers are joined together in a cross-grained construction, making the product strong and very dimensionally stable.

Strengths: When comparing to solid hardwoods, engineered hardwoods have the upper hand in a few key areas. Engineered hardwoods are less susceptible to the natural expansion and contraction that occurs with wood due to fluctuating moisture. EHs can also be installed on any surface in your home, including concrete subfloors. Lastly, EHs in general tend to be slightly less expensive than solid hardwoods.

Care: As with many wood products, water is the enemy, so any precaution you can do to keep the two separated, the better. In case of a spill, blot dry immediately upon notice. It is not recommended to wet mop or even damp mop EHs as this can cause warping. As a general practice, keep floor clean by regularly sweeping or vacuuming (with a non-beater-bar head). It’s also a good idea to cover high traffic areas with a rug, to minimize normal wear and tear. Flooring products can vary, so always follow the manufacturer's specific recommendations for care and product use on your flooring.

Options: In additional to the various stain finishes, you need to consider the texture of your wood floors. Many manufacturers offer scrapped, distressed, smooth, and wire-brushed textures. Keep in mind your over-all design scheme for the space and choose a texture that will compliment your desired look. Another popular option is varying the width of the wood plank to add another dimension to your space. This look can work particularly well in large room or open-concept floor plans.

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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.