South Carolina REALTORS® helps keep housing top of mind in Nation’s Capital

COLUMBIA, S.C. - May 20, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) was among more than 8,000 Realtors® in Washington, D.C., last week advocating to keep housing first on our nation’s public policy agenda during the National Association of Realtors® 2011 Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. SCR members and leadership also met with policymakers on Capitol Hill to address today’s real estate challenges.

South Carolina REALTORS® release April market numbers

COLUMBIA, S.C. - May 16, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its April 2011 Market Reports. The final month of year-over-year comparison to last year's tax incentive market is upon us. It bears repeating that April 2010 enjoyed uniquely strong activity due to the approaching credit deadline. New Listings in the state of South Carolina decreased 23.3 percent to 9/154. Pending Sales were down 37.9 percent to 4,008. Inventory levels shrank 7.0 percent to 57,680 units - a positive trend that should preserve market balance.

Lee & Associates Expands With New Office In South Carolina

Torrance, CA - May 11, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Lee & Associates, one of the largest commercial real estate brokerage firms in the country, has opened its newest office in Greenville, S.C. The firm now has 43 offices nationwide as it remains committed to its expansion campaign scheduled to continue through 2011.

“Point of Sale” repeal would create 35,000 jobs, spur South Carolina’s economy

COLUMBIA, S.C. - April 27, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Repeal of Point of Sale reassessments will increase investment in South Carolina real estate upward of $2.4 billion, resulting in a direct impact on jobs and the economy, according to an economic analysis commissioned by the South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR).

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.

Thorough online property search feature made possible for Greenville, South Carolina buyers thanks to...

EUGENE, OR - April 121, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Realtor Kathy Sheehan has enabled the IDX, Inc. premier technology, IDX Broker software, onto her real estate website, creating an unparalleled database of Greater Greenville MLS (GGMLS) listings, conveniently on her website. Sheehan has made it so simple for South Carolina home seekers to experience an online property search that is both effective and efficient at matching buyers with their dream home. The IDX solution Sheehan has adopted has forever changed the way she does business online

South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) selected as one of the winners of the Gone Google...

COLUMBIA, S.C. - April 5, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Last week, South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) was named one of the 10 organizations world-wide to win the latest Gone Google advertising contest. Interested organizations were invited to submit written details about the impact that Google Apps for Business has had on their organization and why they believe that they should be featured in a Gone Google ad.

Philip A. Schembra and IDX, Inc. bring innovative search capabilities to Hilton Head Island...

EUGENE, OR - March 25, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Finding a home online just became monumentally easier for Hilton Head, South Carolina home seekers, thanks to the recent partnership between IDX, Inc. and Broker Philip A. Schembra. As a dedicated and seasoned real estate broker, Schembra has once again proven his professionalism and famous client service by enabling IDX Broker on his website. Hilton Head MLS (HHMLS) listings are now seamlessly displayed on Schembra's website through his custom IDX solution, which extracts raw listings data directly from the HHMLS.

South Carolina REALTORS® release February market numbers

COLUMBIA, S.C. - March 15, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its February 2011 Market Reports. Throughout the state, the price range with the strongest sales activity was the $100,001 and below range, where sales were up 3.1 percent over the last 12 months. Median Sales Price was up the most in the single-family segment with a 1.5 percent gain to $157,250, while prices were down 5.2 percent for condos, to $125,000. The price range with the shortest market Days on Market time was among homes in the $100,000 and below price range

Republicans Push to End President’s Failed Mortgage Program

March 9, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, U.S. Senators Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) and Bob Corker (R-Tennessee), both members of the Senate Banking Committee, and Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-Oklahoma), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, introduced legislation to end the Housing Affordable Modification Program (HAMP).The program was intended to help over 7 million homeowners modify their mortgages to avoid foreclosure. Instead, HAMP has only permanently modified just over half a million loans while leaving thousands Americans worse off. A record 2.9 million homes were foreclosed on in 2010 with a projected 20% increase expected in 2011. In contrast, the Financial Services Roundtable reports that the private sector has completed nearly 9.8 million mortgage modifications since 2007, and over 1.2 million in 2010 alone.

Data at your fingertips: January Market Reports released

COLUMBIA, S.C. - February 15, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its January 2011 Market Reports. The data reveals overall inventory dropped slightly from last year to 54,681 properties. There were 12.7 percent fewer condo properties, while single-family homes had a much smaller 0.4 percent decrease. That amounted to 13.1 months of single-family supply and 16.1 months of condo supply.The price range that had the longest Days on Market Until Sale was the $300,001 and above range, where the average market time was 186 days. The range that had the shortest market time was the $100,001 and below bracket, where it's taking 121 days for a home to sell, on average

IDX, Inc. and agent Julie Chalupsky bring comprehensive online property search to Daniel Island

EUGENE, OR - February 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, IDX, Inc. announces the latest addition to the growing network of real estate agents and brokers to adopt IDX Broker software: Daniel Island, South Carolina agent Julie Chalupsky and River Landing Realty Group. By enabling an IDX solution for her website, Chalupsky has made the online property search and the beginning phases of the buying experience so much simpler for area home seekers. The tools IDX Broker supplies to Chalupsky and her clients have transformed the entire real estate search process for agents, broker, and potential buyers alike.

Mike Skillin effortlessly transforms real estate website with IDX Broker software

EUGENE, OR - February 8, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. announces today the latest addition to the growing network of real estate agents and brokers updating their websites with IDX Broker software: Mike Skillin. A talented and dedicated Realtor, Skillin has enlisted a customizable IDX solution to sync his website with the Greater Greenville MLS (GGMLS), allowing him to display thousands of Greenville, South Carolina properties conveniently and seamlessly on his website. The dynamic IDX solution he now employs gives Skillin and his clients more access than ever before to the immensel GGMLS database of property listings.

Correction to year-end market report

COLUMBIA, S.C. - January 27, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- On Monday January 24th, South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) released its Year-End Market Report and video. There was a mistake in the numbers for Hilton Head within the report. A new report has been posted here for download. SCR apologizes for any confusion this might cause.

South Carolina REALTORS® to hold year-end housing market press conference

COLUMBIA, S.C. - January 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) invites all members of the media to attend its Year-end Housing Market press conference January 24, 2011 at 9:00 am, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

Data at your fingertips: December Market Reports released

COLUMBIA, S.C. - January 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its December 2010 Market Reports. The data reveals Median Sales Price of single-family homes across the state increased by 1.6 percent during the year to arrive at $157,000. Condo prices decreased by 4.8 percent to end the year at $126,000. Homes sales responded to these price changes as you might expect. Single-family home sales were down by 3.5 percent during the year, while condo sales were up by 3.4 percent

Simple IDX solution enabled on Nashville real estate website, speeding up online search process

EUGENE, OR - November 24, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. is pleased to announce Mickie Andrews as the latest real estate agent to claim an IDX solution for her real estate website. Searching for a Nashville, Tennessee home online has never been easier or faster, than now on the search page Andrews hosts. RealTracs MLS (RTMLS) property listings were once only available for real estate agents and brokers to manually search through. But, thanks to IDX Broker software, RTMLS listings are seamlessly integrated onto the website of Andrews, allowing potential buyers to search through thousands of detailed listings at a time

Broker-in-Charge implements IDX solution to make Greenville online property search simpler and easier

EUGENE, OR - November 22, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Drew Parker, real estate broker from Greenville, South Carolina, has joined forces with IDX, Inc. to bring thousands of property listings instantly to home seekers around South Carolina. Greater Greenville MLS (GGMLS) listings were once available to only a select few. But now, Parker has made thousands of detailed home listings available to every potential buyer on his real estate website. Between Parker, his dedication to serving his clients and their real estate needs, and the thorough GGMLS listings, home seekers utilizing the website Parker hosts will have the best online property search experience around.

Specialized Greenville, South Carolina property search now available online with IDX solution

EUGENE, OR - November 10, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, IDX, Inc. announces Mary Carlisle as the latest real estate professional to adopt her own customizable IDX solution. By syncing her website with Greater Greenville MLS (GGMLS), Carlisle has made thousands of properties available for her clients to search through day or night, on her website. Enabling an IDX solution on her website has made finding a home in and around Greenville, South Carolina monumentally easier. Carlisle and her clients can rest assured that IDX Broker software has given her the best search features available online, when searching for a home in South Carolina

Thorough online property search feature made possible for Greenville, South Carolina buyers thanks to...

EUGENE, OR - November 5, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Realtor Kathy Sheehan has enabled the IDX, Inc. premier technology, IDX Broker software, onto her real estate website, creating an unparalleled database of Greater Greenville MLS (GGMLS) listings, conveniently on her website. Sheehan has made it so simple for South Carolina home seekers to experience an online property search that is both effective and efficient at matching buyers with their dream home. The IDX solution Sheehan has adopted has forever changed the way she does business online.

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