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Smart Home Appliances to Save You Money and Make Your Home Secure


Have you ever thought about updating your home with smart home technology? Here are a few different ways to do that.

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Today I want to talk to you about smart homes. They are becoming very popular nowadays and people are under the impression that making their home “smart” is really expensive. However, there are two easy ways that you can turn your home into a smart home and still save some money:

1. Smart thermostats. The Nest brand is one of the most popular options on the market and they cost around $249. However, customers are saving an average of $173 per year on their energy bills, so the thermostat will pay for itself within two years.

A smart thermostat will pay for itself within a few years.

2. Video doorbell. Ring is the most popular option here. It has a camera right on it and whenever someone rings the bell, it will show you who is there. These doorbells can sync directly to your phone, tablet, or computer, and are wifi-enabled. These cost around $200 and they’re a great way to integrate smart home technology into your current home.

If you have any more questions about smart home technology or want to know how you can integrate it into your home, don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

My Mid-Year Greenville Market Update, Live From “Your Carolina”


The current situation in our market is great for sellers but a little tough for buyers. Here’s why.

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On my latest appearance on “Your Carolina With Jack & Megan,” I provided a quick mid-year market update by looking at a few key year-over-year statistics that I’d like to share with you.

The first is the inventory available for sale, which is down 3% compared to this time last year. At that point, we had low inventory as well, so this goes to show you how few homes are on the market. 

Next up was the number of homes sold year to date, which has increased 9% compared to last year. This increase, coupled with our low-inventory environment, means demand for homes is sky-high right now, and this demand is driving up prices. 

If you’re looking at a house that just came on the market, be prepared to offer full price or more for it.

If you’re a homeowner who’s trying to build equity in your home, this is good news. If you’re a buyer, however, the situation is tougher and affordability is becoming an issue. The average price for a Greenville home is currently $243,000. About four or five years ago, it was $186,000. 

As I mentioned on the show, my advice to those who’re looking at a house that just came on the market is to be prepared to offer full price or more for it. Odds are, there are many more people looking at that house. Also, remember that the highest offer isn’t always the one that gets the house. If you find yourself in a multiple offer situation, try including a letter to the seller in your offer that tells them a little bit about you and why you want the house. 

As always, if you have any questions about our Greenville market or you’re thinking of buying or selling a house, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d be happy to help you. 

3 Ways to Help Your Pet Transition to a New Home


How can you help your pet get adjusted to your new home? Here are three great tips.

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Today I have some great tips for you on how to integrate your dog into your new home. We are seeing a lot more people come to Greenville with their animals. Getting a dog acclimated to a new place can be almost as stressful as moving itself. Here are some tips to help make things easier:

1. Set some boundaries. You can do this by getting a crate and not allowing the dog to go into certain areas or onto certain furniture. 

2. Be consistent. No matter what you choose to do, animals love consistency. If you are consistent in your behavior towards them, they will be consistent with their behavior too.

Animals love consistency.

3. Get a good vacuum. This will help keep the house clean and avoid as much chaos as possible with shedding pets.

To get even more tips for acclimating your pet into its new home, check out this link.

If you have any other questions for me or want some more tips, please feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you.