Monday, March 18, 2019

Just Listed - 15 Sea Oats Inlet, Mauldin, SC 29662

15 Sea Oats Inlet, Mauldin, SC 29662
15 Sea Oats Inlet, Mauldin, SC 29662
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Levels: 2
Square Feet: +/-2,321
Type: Detached Single Family
MLS # 1387771
Price: $216,400

Welcome to the desired neighborhood of Planters Row where 15 Sea Oats Inlet is situated 4 Bedrooms and 2.5 Bathrooms. The home has over 2,300 HSF in living space not to mention the Heated and Cooled garage 437 HSF (this total) is not included in the main home HSF.

The current owners have a well-maintained home and want to share with you all what they have accomplished during their ownership. Step up to the covered front porch and enter a 2-story foyer. The home features a 16x12 Formal Living Room with a bay window, 14x11 Formal Dining Room with an upgraded chandelier, then proceed into the kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances and a center island topped with a custom butcher block top, new Samsung convection oven(2018), dishwasher (2014), microwave (2015), they installed a garbage disposal(2016), new Stainless Sink(2017), and finally adorned the wall with a subway tiled backsplash(2019), the walk in pantry has custom shelving.

From the kitchen you have an unobstructed view into the great room, so no one feels left out of a conversation or the TV, there is a gas fireplace for those cool nights, bamboo flooring recently installed for easy cleaning. Let̢۪s go upstairs where the Master Suite (17x15) has a vaulted Ceiling and is large not to mention tranquil situated on the back of the home. The Master bathroom has a high vanity with dual sinks, new decorative mirrors, new toilet, tiled bathroom flooring (2018), walk-in shower & a garden tub. The Large Master Closet is decked out in California Style racks & shelving. There are three more nice sized bedrooms, the secondary bathroom also received new tile flooring and a new toilet. The sellers recently installed 4 ceiling fans in all the bedrooms with light kits. The garage (21x21) is heated and cooled it makes a great work space for those who like to tinker in the garage and there are also recessed lights not to mention the Brand-New spring and garage motor along with 2 new remotes (3/2019).

For more photos and details, click the link below.
15 Sea Oats Inlet, Mauldin, SC 29662

The interactive map below shows 15 Sea Oats Inlet but not necessarily the exact location of the home itself. Directions: 385 to Butler Road cross overs Laurens Road to West Butler Road then Left onto Ashmore Bridge Road proceed to 3rd Planters Row entrance onto Sea Oats Inlet - Home will be on the left.

Friday, March 15, 2019

New and Coming Soon

new and coming soon
Burdette Central Outdoor Space
It seems that downtown Simpsonville SC has several developments on tap that will bring more places to eat and commune this year.
  • Burdette Central Outdoor Space – at the corner of Curtis and Main Streets, new life is coming to the Burdette Building. The original building was built at the turn of the 20th century and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It will become a mixed-use development with restaurants, retail shops and office space revolving around current and new tenants. There will also be an outdoor space for community gatherings with a stage, lawn and outdoor seating. The developers, Four Oaks Property Group, chose Simpsonville due to it “excellent demographics.”
  • Sidewall Pizza – a new tenant for the Burdette Central spaces. This will be their sixth location with the same menu across all sites. With a knack for opening spots in growing communities, Sidewall Pizza is excited in working with the developers to include their brand in a growing community.
  • Kaffeine Coffee Shop and Roastery – another addition to the Burdette Central space, they bring a unique style to making coffee. They seek out “the best of the best” for their beans and do their own roasting on site. They will also serve pastries, muffins and other light fare. They became attracted to Simpsonville SC because of the community and warmth of the people living here.
  • South Main Street Plaza and Public Restroom – across from the Ice Cream Station work has begun on a public plaza and restrooms. The city is providing the funds for this project from the hospitality tax funds to provide public restrooms that can be used year-round. It should be opened in late spring.
It is a good thing to have controlled growth especially if your local base is also growing. Providing enough places to eat in a burgeoning economy will excite the locals and bring in more tax revenue from visitors who will begin to make Simpsonville SC a destination vacation instead of a pass-through.

Lawmakers in Greenville SC are hoping to push along the stalled convention center project on the Reedy River by asking for $5 million in state tax money to help with funding. The plan is to build it on the vacant land next to the Embassy Suites in RiverPlace. Cost to build the center will likely top out at $50 to $60 million but there are plans to use the facility as an art museum. The city and county would also be required to contribute funds and their will be private donations as well. It has been noted that there is a need for a convention center. The reason for the push for a new center is due to the results of a feasibility study done on the existing center. In the words of the report, “it should be mothballed.” The existing center, which was built in 1964, may still have it use for housing larger trade and convention shows such as card shows and home and garden shows. The newer downtown center would attract the higher-end business-related convention market which is seeking out interesting places across the country.

And remember if you, a friend or family member need assistance with selling or buying a home I can help. Referrals and people needing relocation assistance are welcome! Search Single Family homes in Greenville. Search Condos and Townhomes in Greenville.

Monday, March 11, 2019

News, News, News

news in and around greenville sc
If this is not proof that we have a strong and growing economy I am not sure what would be. InvestiNet, which is an accounts receivable firm, is going to invest $2.1 million and create 85 new jobs in downtown Greenville SC.

InvestiNet offers investigation and legal enforcement services that include risk mitigation asset investigation and performance management. They are excited to be able to expand in a place where they already have deep roots. Greenville is a great place to live, work and play. The new location will be located on Pinckney Street in downtown Greenville SC. has rated Greenville as the 10th best place in the U.S. to live. For the last six years, has been ranking the 100 Best Places to Live. This year, Greenville SC was one of the two Carolinas cities to make the top ten. Raleigh, NC was number two. ranked more than 1,000 cities where populations ranged between 20,000 and 1,000,000 and used 40 data points that measured economics, housing, amenities, demographics, infrastructure, social and civic capital and education and health care. The article says that “Greenville is having a moment” and continues to explain that Greenville has a variety of outdoor recreation options, special niche areas and is a “major foodie city.”

Trying to eat smarter? Need to avoid over processed foods? Well here is a list you might be interested in reading. Top five restaurants in Greenville for those of you trying to avoid Gluten.
  • Basil Thai. For gluten-sensitive noodles choices consider choosing Pad Thai or even Pad See Eu with rice noodles.
  • Happy + Hale. Most of their menu is gluten free.
  • Pomegranate on Main. Delicious Persian cuisine.
  • Sidewall Pizza Company. Has perfected gluten-free pizza and does it’s best to offer allergy -sensitive diners an option.
  • Southern Pressed Juicery. Organic, plant-based restaurant that does not use gluten, dairy or refined sugar.
daylight savings time
REMINDER: Daylight Savings Time will once again be upon us on Sunday, March 10th. Remember to set your clocks ahead. With this shift forward, we are plagued by side effects such as less sleep, lower productivity and driving while sleepy according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

So how can you help combat these systems and make your transition easier?
  • Get seven hours of sleep each night before and after the time change. If you didn’t know it, the average adult should be getting between 7-8 hours of sleep a night anyway. Younger children need at least eight hours.
  • Hit the bed 5 to 20 minutes earlier two or three nights before the change.
  • Adjust the timing on other activities such as eating. Eat earlier.
  • Then the morning of March 10th, hit the outdoors early am for some sunlight and get your internal clock reset. This internal clock regulates sleep and alertness.
And remember if you, a friend or family member need assistance with selling or buying a home I can help. Referrals and people needing relocation assistance are welcome! Search Single Family homes in Greenville. Search Condos and Townhomes in Greenville.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Just Listed - 15 Winged Bourne Court, Simpsonville, SC 29680

15 Winged Bourne Court, Simpsonville, SC 29680
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3.5
Levels: 1.5
Square Feet: +/-3440
Type: Detached Single Family
MLS # 1386066
Price: $348,800
Welcome to the move in ready Wellington Ranch Floor Plan in Lost River! Pull into the driveway that has been stamped and stained for an extra high-end decorative touch. There are so many great desired features! You don’t want to miss this opportunity to have an open floor plan with 3 large bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms on the main level, as well as a bonus room and 4th bedroom with full bath and walk-in-closet on the second floor. Come inside through the 12 light insulated fiberglass front door with sidelights into a wide entry. Upon entering you will see the 5” Hand Scraped Engineered Hardwoods flow throughout most of the Main Area of the home that include Foyer, Powder, Great, Dining, Kitchen, Breakfast, & Morning Rooms. Each room has high visibility from all corners of the main living area, great for entertaining or just being able to be part of conversations. Large open Floor Plan with high ceilings stretch into the Great room with the Stack Stone Fireplace that features a gas starter with wood burning insert, and raised Hearth. A Floor Outlet for easy furniture layout options, 4 recessed cans that allows you lighting options not to mention a Hunter 70” Ceiling fan, recently installed.

The Kitchen countertops are adorned with Colonial White Granite with Decorative Montreux Gris 4X4 angled tile backsplash. The stainless appliances are Whirlpool, with a 5-burner gas range that has a Hood Vented Directly to the outside, Convection oven, built-in microwave and Dishwasher. In addition, there is a trash bin pull out, Princeton 42” Upper Walnut Cabinetry with Crown Molding, and custom picked 4 Pendant Lights above the oversized island that also provides extra seating and a custom Light in the Breakfast Room. Another great feature is the Sun/Morning Room just off to the left of the Great Room and extension of the Kitchen Breakfast Rooms. If you want to entertain formally there is a 15x12 dining area with picture & crown molding next to the Kitchen.

The 18x16 Master Bedroom has a tray ceiling and is your Oasis that has a 13x12 sitting room with a chandelier, plenty of places for your bed and furniture. The owners added a 52” Hunter Fan along with Curtain Rods and Curtains. The Master Bathroom has Separate Vanity Areas, Tiled Shower with new upgraded shower head & Shower seat, 40” Tile knee wall that encompasses the large Garden Tub. The Walk-in Master Closet is divided into 2 different large areas. Some other items that owners have added in this well-kept home are the Nest products (2) Thermostats, Nest Protect and Nest Hello video doorbell. No need for the expense of Blinds they have been installed. Recently installed Ceramic Tile in secondary Bathrooms and Laundry Room. Also, the owners installed a 52” Hunter Fan in one downstairs bedroom, upstairs Bedroom and Bonus Rooms. The Bonus Room also has new 5” Hand Scraped Engineered Hardwood floor. Outback of the home there is a 6’ Wood Fence, a stamped concrete covered patio with a gas fireplace, a privacy/sun shade, with a newly installed Ceiling Fan. The garage has had an epoxy coating put down, there is a garage door opener, room for storage along with 3 extra receptacles for many charging options.

The home is crowned with 30 Year Architectural Shingles and ready for the long haul to protect your home. When you live in Lost River you have access to a fantastic pool, oversized pavilion with stacked stone wood burning fireplace, tennis courts, playground and trails. Great Location convenient to Doctors, Hospitals, Shopping, Eateries, the Southside Park, Discovery Island Water Park, and Heritage Park, not to mention 385 and 1-85 for easy on/off business commutes.

For more photos and details, click the link below.
15 Winged Bourne Court, Simpsonville, SC 29680

The interactive map below shows 15 Winged Bourne Court but not necessarily the exact location of the home itself. Directions: Greenville, take I 385 South to Fairview Road, right on Harrison Bridge Road,

Then road turns into Rocky Creek Road Lost River on LT. Turn into subdivision.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Future Economic Security

If you don’t build it, they won’t come. That’s for sure.
~ DiDi Caldwell, a Greenville-based site selection expert.

South Greenville Enterprise Park
A group of three families have joined together in hopes to secure future economic security for Greenville County. They want to pool their lands and create a business park near Interstate 185. This would be a match or above Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research.

To be named “South Greenville Enterprise Park” it would be the first to be completed under the county’s just created “Business and Technology District” zoning. This zoning will limit development in the park to offices, labs, data centers and banks. A bit of warehousing and clean manufacturing will also be possible.

One big caveat will be the infrastructure. There is currently no sewer lines in that area and it could be a hard sell to get any businesses to commit without installed utilities. Because of this Greenville County has had a hard time competing with neighboring counties that already have infrastructure in place.

Some numbers:

  1. Economic development in Greenville County fell from $336 million invested and 1,800 jobs created in 2017 to $151 million invested and 1,500 jobs created in 2018.
  2. Neighboring Spartanburg County has more shovel-ready sites and infrastructure and had a boon of several major announcements in 2018: Keurig for $350 million, Grupo Antolin for $150 million and Draexlmaier for $42.7 million.

Once complete, the park would have uniform landscaping, architecture and amenities that businesses are looking for. Also, according to new county rules, the park is required to have 150 feet buffer from any residential land and 100-foot landscaped buffer. Outdoor storage will be banned, noise and odor restrictions, limited-height towers to 90 feet and dumpsters will be hidden.

The property is currently zoned for residential homes so zoning will have to be applied for and approved with the current owners in full support. Local homeowners living in the area around the proposed park are hesitant with lots of questions. As the rural nature of the area is replaced with building and growth will it truly be good for us?

Greenville SC is frequently named one of the best places to live in the U.S. and is the fourth-fastest growing city in the U.S. The key will be to maintain growth while also maintaining quality of life. Once quality of life begins to degrade, you begin to lose workers and homeowners. But it seems Greenville SC has its heart in the right place. Advance the future of the economy while honoring the things that make Greenville a “best place to live”.

And remember if you, a friend or family member need assistance with selling or buying a home I can help. Referrals and people needing relocation assistance are welcome! Search Single Family homes in Greenville. Search Condos and Townhomes in Greenville.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Just Listed - 901 Plantation Drive, Simpsonville, SC 29681

901 Plantation Drive, Simpsonville, SC 29681
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3.5
Levels: 2
Square Feet: +/-2871
Type: Detached Single Family
MLS # 1385743
Price: $288,800

Welcome to 901 Plantation Drive located in the desirable neighborhood of Holly Tree Plantation. Holly Tree is a subdivision that offer a lot of amenities that you can join on your own without having to pay for amenities you would never use. The home is situated on a corner lot in a cul-de-sac and has 5 Bedrooms 3.5 Bathrooms and open floor plan with a Kitchen a Chef would love to make meals in all day long. The Dining Room that make a great office too just off to the left as you enter the home. The Great Room is oversize great for gatherings to include a fire place that can be wood burning or gas large whichever you desire. The kitchen is beautiful ad provides tons of cabinet space. The home overlooks a semi private backyard with an inground pool. There is a back staircase that leads up to a 5th bedroom with its own full bathroom. So, let me tell you how well maintained this move in ready home is and why you should come and see it and make it your own. The windows were replaced with new double hung & insulated in 2006, In 2007 the Electric Fence with 2 separate loops were installed in the Front and back yards. Then the Front and Back doors were replaced. In 2008 a New garbage Disposal was put in and the Dining Room Ceiling Fan was replaced. In June 2014 the Master Bath room received updating with a new double sink vanity, tiled Shower with glass enclosure, toilet and flooring. In 2015 the following several upgraded features were completed and these included the following the ceilings were smoothed in the Kitchen and Great Room. The home received July the New Architectural Roof Shingles was installed, the Fence for Pool August 2015, then the wainscoting was installed in October 2015, The Second Bathroom had a new cultured marble vanity with sink, new light fixture and a new toilet installed. The biggest updated item was the kitchen with a complete remodel in November 2015 with all new Kraft maid cabinets with coffee highlights crown molding and rope accenting.

For more photos and details, click the link below.

The interactive map below shows 901 Plantation Drive but not necessarily the exact location of the home itself. Directions: From Greenville Take a Right onto Hwy 14 from Woodruff Rd and continue until Left into Holly Tree Country Club Plantation Drive until reaching 901 Plantation Drive on Left.

Friday, February 15, 2019

No More Potholes for Simpsonville

no more potholes for simpsonville sc
In their initiative to support cities across the U.S., Domino’s Pizza has planned to fix potholes for the City of Simpsonville. The city was granted $5,000 from Domino’s Paving for Pizza program to pave over potholes and improve city streets.

The project starts in March with the Simpsonville public works department to finish the paving in five months or less. The program began with Domino’s asking people to submit nominations for their towns for the grant. So many were submitted that Domino’s decided to expand the program to pave one community in each state.

Simpsonville was selected due to an overwhelming submission of nominations. Domino’s sends the funds, but the actual paving is done by public works department. Simpsonville is expecting to pave over 200 portholes with their grant. The grant gives Simpsonville some extra capital to buy paving materials.

On the Domino’s website you can see a map of the cities they have already reached, and the number of potholes fixed in each one. Photos are included. Since this program launched, all 50 states have submitted over 194,000 nominations.

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