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Recap of 2020 Local Government Activities

Recap of 2020 Local Government Activities Anderson Anderson County approved new subdivisions as well as some rezoning of tracts of land. These include: Woodglen Housing Development including 592 units built in two phases 19-acre tract along Welpine road to include an apartment complex with 252 units 675 single-family residences on a tract of land in… Read more »

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All Offers are to be in Writing

Are you guilty of a possible license law violation? Let’s check and see! SC Real Estate License Law Section 40-57-135 (H) states: (H) With regard to offers to purchase real estate, a licensee shall: (1) upon receipt, prepare all offers in writing and promptly present them to the seller; Have you been presenting oral offers? … Read more »

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November 2020 Market Reports

Inventory remains constrained in most segments of the market, while buyer activity remains strong. With the holiday season upon us, both buyer and seller activity typically follow seasonal slowdowns before rebounding in the new year. For the 12-month period spanning December 2019 through November 2020, Pending Sales in the Western Upstate region were up 4.1… Read more »

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October 2020 Market Reports

Interest rates set new record lows again in October, and are helping to maintain buyer purchasing power in the face of rising home prices driven by multiple offers across many segments of the market. While seller activity in some segments has improved, available inventory remains tight in many areas. For the 12-month period spanning November… Read more »

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September 2020 Market Reports

Strong buyer activity has continued into the fall and the constrained supply of homes for sale, speedy sales, and multiple offers across many segments of the market will remain common so long as buyer demand remains at elevated levels. For the 12-month period spanning October 2019 through September 2020, Pending Sales in the Western Upstate… Read more »

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August 2020 Market Reports

The housing and stock markets continue to be the leaders in the economy. In August, showings and pending sales remained at strong levels. Housing inventory remained limited in many segments, continuing the competitive bidding we have seen across much of the market in recent months. Nationally, the Commerce Department and U.S. Housing and Urban Development… Read more »

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July 2020 Market Reports

Strong buyer demand in the face of a constrained supply of homes for sale continues to be the story again this month. New construction activity, in the form of housing starts as reported by the Department of Commerce, has picked up in recent weeks but remains well below levels required to substantially increase the number… Read more »

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June 2020 Market Reports

Nationally, June showing activity as tracked by ShowingTime was up notably from the COVID-19 depressed levels in recent months but was also up from June 2019, reflecting pent-up demand by prospective home buyers. While buyer activity continues to be robust, seller activity continues to be a bit softer, with fewer homes being listed for sale… Read more »

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May 2020 Market Reports

Housing Supply Overview Sellers are taking a more cautious approach to entering the housing market, even as buyers are returning in force due to near-record low interest rates. As the country continues to reopen, seller activity is likely to continue to improve however, continued concerns around COVID-19 may keep some reluctant sellers on the sidelines… Read more »

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Couldn’t attend our virtual Annual Meeting? Here are a few highlights:

Lindsay Jackson, SCR Chief Advocacy Officer The General Assembly has officially wrapped up the 2020 legislative session, marking the end of a two year session. The regular legislative session was interrupted due to COVID-19 in March, but both bodies returned to Columbia on a few occasions to take up specific items such as emergency COVID-19… Read more »

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