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Housing & Development

Justice Department Settles Lawsuit Against South Carolina Landlord for Discriminating Against Families with Children

WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 15, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Justice Department announced today that John Wingard Altman has agreed to pay $25,000 to settle a lawsuit involving violations of the Fair Housing Act at Altman Apartments, a 16-unit apartment complex he owns in Summerville, S.C. In July 2012, the court, ruling on a motion filed by the government, found that the defendant had violated the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against families with children.

Justice Department Settles Lawsuit Against South Carolina Landlord for Discriminating Against Families with Children

WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 14, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Justice Department announced today that John Wingard Altman has agreed to pay $25,000 to settle a lawsuit involving violations of the Fair Housing Act at Altman Apartments, a 16-unit apartment complex he owns in Summerville, S.C. In July 2012, the court, ruling on a motion filed by the government, found that the defendant had violated the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against families with children.

South Carolina REALTORS® release March market numbers

COLUMBIA, S.C. - April 15, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its March 2011 Market Reports. On the housing supply front, the largest gain occurred in the $100,000 and Below rage, with an increase of 8.8 percent to 12,420 units; while Pending Sales in the state were down 7.4 percent from the same period one year prior.

Gov. Sanford Signs Energy Efficiency Legislation

Columbia, S.C. - March 31, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Gov. Mark Sanford today signed legislation aimed at increasing the energy efficiency of homes in South Carolina.

Spratt Announces Assistance for South Carolina Homeowners

WASHINGTON, DC - March 29, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today U.S. Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) announced that South Carolina will be eligible to receive as much as $138 million in targeted federal assistance for states that are disproportionately affected by the economic downturn and a decline in housing values.

Hampton Lake Offers First Freshwater Lakeside Vacation Opportunity in Hilton Head Island Area

Bluffton, SC - January 12, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Hampton Lake, the premier lakefront community in the Hilton Head Island area, is now offering visitors an opportunity to experience South Carolina’s Lowcountry on a 165-acre lake through a new promotion called “Sneak-a-Peek” – a three-day, two night visitation package designed to introduce people to the lakeside private community while enjoying a mini-getaway.

Tradition Hilton Head’s Eco-FriendlyWater Reuse Partnership with BJWSA is First of Its Kind in...

HARDEEVILLE, S.C. - December 12, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Tradition Hilton Head, a 5,300-acre, master-planned, sustainable green community, has joined with the Beaufort-Jasper Water...

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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.