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Watch Jack and Megan of “Your Carolina” Play “Is It Staged” With Me


How good are you at figuring out whether a home is staged? Test your knowledge with today’s video message.

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As you may know, I often appear as a guest on “Your Carolina with Jack & Megan,” and today I wanted to share yet another one of my recent segments with those of you who may have missed it when it aired. For this segment, Jack and Megan decided to play a game to see how well they’ve absorbed the tips I’ve shared on their show so far. The game is simple: I showed them two side-by-side photographs and asked them to guess which of the rooms depicted has been staged. If you want to play along, be sure to check out today’s clip. As always, if you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


What Makes Now a Great Time to Be a Homebuyer?


Right now is a great time to be a homebuyer or homeowner in our Greenville market—here’s why.

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As we make our way through August, now’s a great time to be a buyer in our market, and there are two big reasons why.

First of all, interest rates are absolutely unbelievable right now. Last November, they were just under 5%, but now they’re at 3.5%. This is also great news for new homeowners, because if you bought your home back then, you can refinance and save a ton of money


If you shop for homes now, you might come across a seller who’s had their home on the market all summer long and is all the more eager to get a deal done. 

For example, if your home cost $200,000 and you used a 30-year loan at 4.94% to purchase it while putting $10,000 down, your monthly loan payment would be $1,013.01. If you refinanced at 3.6%, that would drop your loan payment down to $863.83 per month. Over the life of your loan, that’s a savings of over $30,000.

There’s also less demand and less competition from other would-be homebuyers. With the school year starting up again, a lot of people are too busy doing other things to shop for homes. Additionally, if you shop for homes now, you might come across a seller who’s had their home on the market all summer long and is all the more eager to get a deal done.

If you have any more questions about our market or you’re ready to buy your next home, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to help you. 


What’s the Latest From Our Greenville Market?


Our Greenville market is still hot, but buyers have more homes to choose from and sellers have more competition to deal with.

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We’re halfway through 2019, and the Greenville market is still very hot. To get a more exact idea of where things stand, let’s look at the latest year-over-year numbers.

First, inventory is up 6%. If you’re a buyer, this means you have more options to choose from. If you’re a seller, you have more competition to deal with, which means you have to price your home accordingly.

The number of home sales have also increased compared to last year, which means more buyers are out and about. The average home price, meanwhile, rose 3%, and it’s getting closer and closer to the $250,000 price point. If you can imagine, the average price for a Greenville home just five years ago was under $200,000. 



If you’re a buyer, this means you have more options to choose from.

Lastly, the average days on market for homes has increased as well, which is a reflection of the increase in inventory.

The Greenville market is unique in that it’s busy all 12 months out of the year, but if you look at the average number of home sales per month, the best time to sell is between June and September.

If you have any other questions about our Greenville market or you’re thinking of buying or selling a home soon, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to help you.

What the Q1 Numbers Say About Our Greenville Market


As we move into the second quarter of 2019, our Greenville market is looking stable, and now is a great time to sell.

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Now that we’re into the second quarter of 2019, it’s a great time to look back at the first quarter of our market to see where things stand between buyers and sellers as we move through spring.

To really gauge our market, there are four numbers I like to track: inventory, home sales, the average sale price, and the average days on market. Here’s how each of these numbers stack up compared to the first quarter of last year:

  • Inventory rose 6.8% to 4,271 active homes on the market
  • The number of sales dropped 1.7% to 2,768 homes
  • The average sale price rose 0.9% to $240,398
  • The average days on market rose 4.9% to 64 days

Just a few months ago, the U.S. News & World Report said that 2019 was going to be the best year for home sellers in recent memory.

What these numbers mean is our market is very stable, and stability is good. Just a few months ago, the U.S. News & World Report said that 2019 was going to be the best year for home sellers in recent memory. Interest rates are still very low, and 20% of all millennials say they plan on buying a home within the year. 

If you want to sell your current home and buy another home, I recommend putting your home on the market first and getting it under contract before looking for your next home. Otherwise, you run the risk of owning (and paying for) two homes at the same time.

If you have any more questions about our Greenville market or you need help buying or selling a home, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to help you.




Will We See You at Our Upcoming Home Buying Workshop?


Buying a home can be an intimidating prospect. We understand this, and that’s exactly why we’d like to invite you to our upcoming homebuyer workshop.

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During my most recent appearance on “Your Carolina,” I spoke with hosts Jack Roper and Megan Heidlerg about my team’s upcoming homebuyer workshop.

This amazing event will take place in our office (03 Woods Lake Road, Suite 100, Greenville, SC 29607)  at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 30. We at Hamilton & Co. know that many of you may be interested in buying a new home, but aren’t sure where to begin. That’s exactly why we’re hosting this workshop.

At this event, future homebuyers will have the chance to learn about the real estate process from local professionals (including agents, an attorney, and a lender) in a low-pressure, stress-free environment.

This homebuyer event will teach you everything you need to know about taking advantage of our current market.

Armed with the knowledge we’ll be offering at this event, local buyers are sure to find incredible success in our current market. Not only is spring an incredible time to begin a home search, but interest rates have recently dropped, as well, making right now an amazing time to move.

This homebuyer event will teach you everything you need to know about taking advantage of our current market. Best of all, we’re offering breakfast to all those who attend.

Space is limited at this incredible, free event, so register now. You can save your spot by clicking here.

As always, if you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.