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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.

Spring season busy for real estate

South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its April real estate market data revealing a busy spring for buyers and sellers. New Listings were up three percent to 10,953 while Pending Sales increased almost four percent to 6,661. Inventory shrank by almost seven percent with 41,284 homes left to choose from for buyers.

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.”

USDA Announces Funding for Smart Grid and 1,000 miles of line on 80th Anniversary...

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is providing more than $100 million in loans to build or improve 1,000 miles of electric transmission and distribution lines for rural electric cooperative utilities in four states.

South Carolina's Santee Electric Cooperative, Inc. is receiving $54.8 million to build or improve 605 miles of line for residential and business customers. The loan also includes $3 million for storm damage restoration.

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.

South Carolina REALTORS® Release March Market Numbers

South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its March statewide housing market numbers revealing 2015 to be a healthy and energetic selling season. While all real estate is local, increases in new construction sales and pending sales are happening nationwide.

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

South Carolina Realtor® Associations Donate More Than $210,000 in 2014

In 2014, Realtor® associations across South Carolina donated more than $210,000 to charities and community organizations. A brief list of organizations that have benefitted from local Realtor® association involvement include: Habitat for Humanity in Hilton Head, Columbia, Sumter, Charleston, Western Upstate, Aiken and Beaufort

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 February Market Numbers

South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its March statewide housing market numbers revealing that inventory is expected to rise and homes sales increase. New Listings throughout the state were up around five percent to 8,772. Pending Sales increased 13.5 percent to 5,437 and Inventory shrank five percent to 39,320 units.

Mercedes-Benz Vans to Invest $500 Million in New Manufacturing Plant in Charleston County

The new production plant in North Charleston, S.C. will supply the North American market with the next-generation Sprinter, creating 1,300 new jobs over the next several years.

Specialty Polymers, Inc. Expanding Chester County Operations

Specialty Polymers, Inc., a privately held manufacturer of water-based emulsion polymers and adhesives, is expanding its existing Chester County operations. The $5.5 million investment will significantly increase the plant’s capacity and generate five new jobs.

South Carolina REALTORS® to Tour State

South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) will kick off a tour of the state to promote property rights, homeownership, and its member benefits to the trade association's more than 15,000 members.

South Carolina REALTORS® Release January Market Numbers

South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its January statewide housing market numbers revealing a continuation of last year's trend of more sellers putting their homes on the market at a higher price

South Carolina REALTORS® Release October Market Numbers

South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its October 2015 statewide housing market reports. The reports show housing is normalizing in South Carolina and nationwide, with housing starts and building permits on the rise, inventory levels increasing in metro areas and homes selling quickly and close to list price

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®.

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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.