Laura Derrick is South Carolina REALTORS® 2018 President

Laura Derrick, Realtor® at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Columbia, is South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) 2018 president. Derrick was inaugurated in a ceremony at the association’s September annual meeting at the Greenville Hyatt Regency Hotel. Her term is begins this week.

Sanford Calls For A Flood-Ready Infrastructure Standard

Representative Mark Sanford led a bipartisan letter to the Office of Management and Budget’s Director Mick Mulvaney and the National Economic Council’s Director Gary Cohn along with fourteen of his colleagues, asking the administration to improve our federal flood-ready infrastructure standard.

South Carolina Begins Using Uniform Mortgage Test; 57 State Agencies Now Using the Test

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) announced today that the South Carolina State Board of Financial Institutions and the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs will begin using the National SAFE Mortgage Loan Originator (MLO) Test with Uniform State Content starting today, bringing the total number of state agencies that use the test to 57.

David Kent named 2017 South Carolina REALTOR® of the Year

South Carolina REALTOR® (SCR) member and Broker in Charge of The Real Buyer’s Agent, David Kent, was named the association’s 2017 REALTOR® of the Year at its annual conference and expo at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville, September 1st.

REALTORS® release August market numbers

South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its August housing market data. The numbers indicate that prevailing inventory and sales trends lasted throughout the summer.

Senators Scott, Warner Champion Homeownership for the “Credit Invisible”

In a bipartisan effort to help more everyday Americans achieve homeownership, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Mark Warner (D-VA) introduced legislation to include some of the 26 million “credit invisible” individuals in the housing market.

Sen. Scott Joins Bipartisan Effort to Increase Housing Stability for Foster Youth Aging Out...

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined several of his colleagues in introducing bipartisan legislation that aims to help youth aging out of foster care with their housing needs. The Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act would grant priority preference for federal housing assistance to foster youth who are aging out of care and allow youth in foster care to apply for housing assistance at the age of 16, prior to aging out, which in many states occurs the day foster youth turn 18

House Passes Rice Bill to Strengthen America’s Energy, Save Ratepayers Money

The House of Representatives passed legislation introduced by Congressman Tom Rice (R-S.C.) that would strengthen American investment in nuclear energy and save energy consumers money by clarifying the U.S. tax code to allow for more effective use of the nuclear production tax credit (PTC).

Scott, Blunt, Reed, & Menendez Introduce Legislation to Improve Education & Economic Opportunities for...

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (S.C.), Roy Blunt (Mo.), Jack Reed (R.I.), and Bob Menendez (N.J.) today introduced the bipartisan Family Self-Sufficiency Act, which would streamline and improve the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program.

Duncan Holds Hearing on North American Energy Opportunities

U.S. Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-SC-03), Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, delivered the following opening statement at the Subcommittee hearing entitled, “Energy Opportunities in North America”

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.

Are You Doing Enough To Promote Your Brand?

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.

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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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Laura Derrick is South Carolina REALTORS® 2018 President

Laura Derrick, Realtor® at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Columbia, is South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) 2018 president. Derrick was inaugurated in a ceremony at the association’s September annual meeting at the Greenville Hyatt Regency Hotel. Her term is begins this week.

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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