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Housing & Development

SC REALTORS® joint conference draws 800 Realtors® across two states

South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) 2015 joint annual conference and expo with the North Carolina Association of REALTORS® (NCAR) at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa, September 12-15, 2015 drew more than 800 Realtors® across two states. The event, which marked the third time the states have partnered for annual conference, offered attendees an opportunity to network with colleagues across state lines.

SC REALTORS® Release August 2015 Housing Market Data

New Listings were up 3.9 percent to 9,172 statewide. Pending Sales increased 3.2 percent to 5,991. Inventory shrank 5.8 percent to 39,091 units. Prices moved higher as Median Sales Price was up 6.0 percent to $174,900. Days on Market decreased 11.0 percent to 97 days, the twelfth consecutive month of year-over-year declines.

ENDOWMENT RELEASES COMPREHENSIVE REVIEWS ON FOREST INVESTMENT ZONES, CROWDFUNDING INITIATIVE, AND COMMUNITY ENERGY PROJECT

In an effort to build on its history of transparency and reflection, the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (the Endowment) today released three reports that “look back” on selected significant investments in its programmatic portfolio. Each report is designed to learn from previous successes—as well as missteps—by analyzing impacts, collecting stakeholder feedback, and reviewing lessons learned

Congressman Rice Praises Court’s Ruling Against Costly EPA Regulation

Congressman Tom Rice (SC-07) today released the following statement praising the United States Supreme Court’s ruling against the Environmental Protection Agency’s costly power plant regulations

Congressman Clyburn’s Statement on Passage of H.R. 2131, to Rename Federal Building and U.S....

The House of Representatives today passed H.R. 2131, a bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 83 Meeting Street in Charleston, South Carolina, as the "J. Waties Waring Judicial Center."

Hot season continues for South Carolina real estate

South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its May market data reports revealing a continuing hot season for real estate.

Congressman Jim Clyburn to Announce New AmeriCorps Funding for South Carolina

Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC) will hold a media conference call Friday, June 5 at 9:15 a.m. EDT to announce new grants for South Carolina that will support AmeriCorps members serving the community with local organizations.

Congressman Rice to Hold Economic Development Symposium

The event will highlight ongoing business projects and economic development initiatives in South Carolina’s Seventh District, and feature two expert panels on surface infrastructure and aviation.

Housing Fair for Veterans

In an ongoing effort to end veteran homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides rental assistance to assist 123 homeless veterans in securing a permanent place to call home throughout the Greenville community.

Rounds Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Provide Affordable, Reliable Energy to South Dakotans

U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today joined a bipartisan group of colleagues in introducing legislation that will be the principal legislative vehicle in the Senate to rollback President Obama’s “Clean Power Plan.”

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests More than $2 Million to Support American Jobs through...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a more than $2 million grant to the Chester Sewer District in Chester County, South Carolina.

Amendment to Appropriations Package to Help Port Deepening Research

Today Congressman Duncan offered an amendment to the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill transferring $2.5M from the Department of Energy Departmental Administration account to the Army Corps of Engineers-Investigation. The amendment was successfully passed by a voice vote earlier today. Mr. Duncan spoke on the measure from Washington

Wilson Works to Uphold South Carolina’s Essential 
Resources and A Strong National Defense

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2028, the FY16 Energy and Water Appropriations bill. This legislation is important to South Carolina, as it will provide resources for the Savannah River Site (SRS) in Aiken and Barnwell counties.

Clyburn Introduces Legislation To Re-name Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse After J. Waties Waring

U.S. House Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn released the following statement after joining the entire South Carolina Congressional delegation in introducing a bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 83 Meeting Street in Charleston, South Carolina, as the “J. Waties Waring Judicial Center”

A Half Century’s Legacy at a Crossroads

In 1965, the 89th Congress and President Lyndon Johnson produced landmark laws that made education more attainable, health care more affordable, voting more accessible, housing more available, immigration more equitable, and the environment cleaner. The results were dramatic. The poverty rate went down, and graduation rates went up. Citizen participation increased and our environment got cleaner. Our nation was reinvigorated by new immigrants, and the golden years of our senior citizens were enriched.

Scott Introduces Two Additional Amendments to Senate’s Budget Resolution

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) issued the following statements after introducing two additional amendments to the Senate's Budget Resolution. Amendment 690 is designed to protect South Carolinians from huge electricity price increases caused by proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations and Amendment 847 seeks to bring a new level of transparency and accountability to legal settlements with federal agencies

Above, Between, Below at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park

The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents Above, Between, Below at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park March 21 through May 3, 2015, featuring batiks on silk by Mary Edna Fraser. The exhibition, curated by Michael Haga, will open with a reception on Friday, March 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. In addition, the public is invited to attend an artist’s talk by Fraser on Saturday, April 18 at 2 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

South Carolina REALTORS® Release September Market Numbers

South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR), the largest professional trade association in the state, serves as the voice of real estate for 14,000 members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. REALTOR® is a registered trademark that identifies a professional in real estate who subscribes to a strict code of ethics as a member of SCR and the National Association of REALTORS®.

South Carolina REALTORS® hold record-breaking conference, elect 2015 leadership

South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) last week hosted Sale Away, its 2014 annual conference and expo in Myrtle Beach. The conference was a big success with more than 500 Realtors® registered.

South Carolina REALTORS® expecting more than 500 Realtors® at annual conference

South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) is expecting more than 500 Realtor® members for its annual conference, Sale Away, at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes, September 17-19th

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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.