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REALTORS® release February market numbers

South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its February housing market data indicating a continuing trend of price increases and inventory shortages. New listings were up almost seven percent to 9,815 while while pending sales decreased six percent to 6,149. Inventory shrank by six percent to 32,129 units. Prices throughout February were up by seven percent with a median sales price of $180,000.

HUD CHARGES BANK OF AMERICA WITH DISCRIMINATORY LENDING PRACTICES IN SOUTH CAROLINA

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has charged Bank of America, N.A., and two of its employees with violating the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against prospective Hispanic mortgage borrowers in Charleston, South Carolina.

Senators Scott, Chairman Shelby call for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to address...

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), Chairman of the Banking Committee Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development, and Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL), Chairman of the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, are demanding Housing Secretary Julian Castro provide answers for the appalling conditions that persist at some of our nation's federally funded public housing properties

Senators Scott, Brown Introduce Bill to Prevent the IRS’s Unfounded Seizure of Civil Assets

Following reports of the IRS seizing and refusing to return the assets of law-abiding, small business owners, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced the bipartisan Restraining Excessive Seizure of Property through Exploitation of Civil Asset Forfeiture Tools (RESPECT) Act.
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Rock Hill Realtor Tim Helline wins statewide C. Dan Joyner Community Service Award

Rock Hill Realtor® Tim Helline of Carolina Farms and Estates LLC., won the South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) C. Dan Joyner Community Service Award during its 2016 annual conference Doing the Charleston at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston September 14-15, 2016.
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Greenville’s Gordon Seay named South Carolina REALTOR® of the Year

South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) named Greenville REALTOR® and Executive Vice President of The Marchant Company, Gordon Seay, as its 2016 REALTOR® of the Year during the association's annual conference Doing the Charleston at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston September 14, 2016.

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David Burnett, South Carolina REALTOR® (SCR) member and owner/broker of Burnett Real Estate in Spartanburg, received the association's Distinguished Service Award at its 2016 annual conference Doing the Charleston at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston last week.

Beaufort Association Executive Janet Gresham receives 2016 award of excellence

Beaufort Association of REALTORS® Association Executive Janet Gresham received South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) James R. Peters Association Executive Award of Excellence, during its 2016 annual conference Doing the Charleston at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston last week.

SC REALTORS® wraps up sold-out annual conference

South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) 2016 annual conference "Doing the Charleston" at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, SC on September 13-15, 2016 drew a sold -out crowd of 300 Realtors®. The conference was organized by the SCR Networking Committee, chaired by REALTOR® Bobette Fisher of Charleston.

South Carolina REALTORS® release August market reports

South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its August housing market data indicating that demand is present and creating competitive situations regarding pricing, while inventory continues to drop.

Senator Scott Announces Senate Banking Subcommittee Hearing on HUD Inspections Process

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development, announced that the subcommittee will hold a hearing Thursday, September 22nd, on the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) inspections process at properties in Florida managed by Global Ministries Foundation (GMF). Bahamas Real Estate

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Net Lease Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar (Applebee’s) property located at 811 S. Irby Street in Florence, SC for $2,050,000. The City of Florence is the largest city in Northeastern South Carolina and was recently named among America’s top fifty cities for business relocation and expansion by Expansion Management Magazine.

South Carolina REALTORS® release July market reports

South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its July housing market data, revealing that even as prices rise in many communities, homes continue to sell faster now than they have in the past several years

Senate Passes Legislation Introduced by Senator Scott and Colleagues to Provide More Housing for...

The Senate has overwhelmingly passed the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA), a bill introduced by U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and colleagues that focuses on instituting federal reforms that will improve families’ access to high-opportunity areas and quality of life while cutting overall program costs

South Carolina REALTORS® release June market numbers

South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its June housing market reports. The data show an up-tick in sales and prices for most areas, while the number of homes for sale and total months supply of inventory have been going down.

Scott and Colleagues Introduce Bi-Partisan Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development, Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development, Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) today introduced the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA), which would streamline and reform federal housing programs to expand affordable housing opportunities for low-income families in high-opportunity neighborhoods with lower crime and better schools, improve the quality of life for public housing residents, strengthen work incentives, reduce homelessness and cut red tape

South Carolina REALTORS® release April market reports

South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its April housing market data. The reports show the number of homes for sale has generally remained lower compared to a year ago, and prices have been steadily increasing in desirable communities.

City of Charleston to Provide Transitional Housing to Residents of Tent City

The City of Charleston and homeless service providers have been working diligently for the past 60 days to assist individuals in tent city with alternative housing options, as the population of tent city has shrunk from 115 individuals to 43 as of March 28, 2016. The city has now arranged to provide transitional housing for all remaining residents of tent city, as more permanent housing solutions are sought

HUD AWARDS $157 MILLION IN DISASTER RECOVERY FUNDS IN SOUTH CAROLINA

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro today announced $157 million will be awarded to South Carolina communities for disaster recovery efforts following significant rainfall and flooding in October 2015. The funds will help to meet remaining unmet housing, economic development, and infrastructure needs that resulted from thousands of homes and small businesses being damaged or destroyed.

2015 best year for South Carolina real estate since the recession

South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its 2015 annual market report. The data shows the real estate market in South Carolina experienced its best year since the end of the Great Recession in 2009

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South Carolina REALTORS® release June market numbers

South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its June housing market reports. The data show an up-tick in sales and prices for most areas, while the number of homes for sale and total months supply of inventory have been going down.

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REALTORS® release February market numbers

South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its February housing market data indicating a continuing trend of price increases and inventory shortages. New listings were up almost seven percent to 9,815 while while pending sales decreased six percent to 6,149. Inventory shrank by six percent to 32,129 units. Prices throughout February were up by seven percent with a median sales price of $180,000.

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Senator Scott Announces Senate Banking Subcommittee Hearing on HUD Inspections Process

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development, announced that the subcommittee will hold a hearing Thursday, September 22nd, on the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) inspections process at properties in Florida managed by Global Ministries Foundation (GMF). Bahamas Real Estate