Yearly Archives: 2013

South Carolina REALTORS(R) release November housing market numbers

South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its November Statewide Market Reports. November was largely another encouraging month for residential sales. Attention has shifted from multiyear high prices and sales volumes to seller activity, inventory levels and building permits. Month-to-month activity moderates while year-over-year comparisons remain strong.

2014 Palmetto Affordable Housing Forum Dates Announced

Preparations are underway for the 2014 Palmetto Affordable Housing Forum (Forum), and South Carolina housing partners have been collaborating on ways to make the 2014 event better than ever

South Carolina REALTORS® Release October Market Numbers

South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its October Statewide Market Reports.

Realtors® applaud bipartisan legislation to delay flood insurance rate increases

COLUMBIA, S.C. - October 31, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) are working with Congress to delay flood insurance increases as a result of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (BW-12).

South Carolina REALTORS® Release September Market Numbers

COLUMBIA, S.C. - October 15, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its September Statewide Market Reports. Normalcy is returning to the housing market and all major indices showcase a fairly robust price recovery.

South Carolina REALTORS® hold successful Annual Conference in Charleston

COLUMBIA, S.C. - September 26, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The 2013 South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) Annual Conference was a big success with 300 hundred REALTORS® from across the state in attendance. The event was held at the Marriott in Charleston September 11-13.

Congressman Rice and Colleagues Advance Water Resources Reform Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 20, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Tom Rice (SC-07) today joined his colleagues on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2013 out of committee; sending it the U.S. House of Representatives for a vote

Lee & Associates Opens Fifth Valuation Office in Greenville

GREENVILLE, S.C. - September 16, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Lee & Associates Valuation and Consulting Services, the appraisal service line of real estate firm Lee & Associates, has announced the opening of its Greenville office. The new office is headed by Robby Moon, MAI, a 22-year industry veteran in the Greenville/Spartanburg market.

South Carolina REALTORS® Release August Market Numbers

COLUMBIA, S.C. - September 16, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its August Statewide Market Reports. Strong demand for a limited supply of homes for sale has seemingly outweighed higher mortgage rates, at least for the time being. The idea that mortgage rates may rise further is likely spurring some of this demand. The dream of homeownership is very much intact, but buyers should be prepared with competitive offers, since every measure of market health is pointing upwards.

South Carolina REALTORS® Release July Market Numbers

COLUMBIA, S.C. - August 15, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its July Statewide Market Reports. It won't be long before the housing recovery is simply referred to as housing. As prices continue to rise, institutional and cash buyers have effectively priced themselves out of the real estate market. There's less incentive for these kinds of buyers, yet affordability for consumers remains attractive


North Charleston, SC - July 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Janet Kuehn of Southern Breezes Real Estate was named one of America's top real estate sales professionals and is now a member of the "REAL Trends/The Wall Street Journal Top Thousand,” a national award ranking measured by REAL Trends and featured in a special advertising section of The Wall Street Journal. The “Top Thousand” honors the top 1,000 residential agents and agent teams in the following four categorie

South Carolina REALTORS® Release June Market Numbers

COLUMBIA, S.C. - July 15, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its June Statewide Market Reports which show that the housing recovery is on its way. Interest rates and new construction activity have been in the spotlight lately, fueled by concerns over tapering Federal Reserve activity and ongoing inventory constraints. Watch for indications that more homes are selling in less time and at higher price points and new listings will be replenished by sellers returning to an inviting marketplace

South Carolina REALTORS® Release May Market Numbers

COLUMBIA, S.C. - June 14, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its May Statewide Market Reports and attention has now shifted from monitoring price and sales gains to anticipating new seller listing activity. The shift results from an imbalance between strong demand for homes and constrained supply.

South Carolina Becomes 17th State to Ban Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements on Taxpayer-Funded Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 11, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today celebrated a victory after South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill (S.438) into law that will prohibit state government entities from requiring contractors to sign a project labor agreement (PLA) or other agreements with labor unions as a condition of performing work on public construction projects.

Duke Energy selects five South Carolina properties for potential industrial development

GREENVILLE, S.C. - May 29, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Duke Energy has selected five South Carolina properties for participation in its 2013 Site Readiness Program to prepare the property for potential industrial development.

Realtors® from South Carolina address critical housing issues on Capitol Hill

COLUMBIA, S.C. - May 20, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- While Realtors® from across the country convened in Washington D.C. last week to attend Realtors® 2013 Midyear Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo, members from South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill to discuss critical South Carolina housing issues.

South Carolina REALTORS® Release April Market Numbers

COLUMBIA, S.C. - May 15, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its April Statewide Market Reports The housing recovery varies by geography and market segment, but things are certainly better than they have been and are showing no signs of letting up.

South Carolina REALTORS® Release March Market Numbers

COLUMBIA, S.C. - April 15, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its March Statewide Market Reports showing that tightened inventory levels combined with strong demand are fueling price gains in many areas. Consumer demand also is shifting from distressed properties to conventional homes and record-low mortgage rates and rising rents are supporting housing recovery.

SC Housing Salutes “Palmetto Heroes” with 3% Mortgage Rate Offer

Columbia, S.C. - March 27, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, the South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority (SC Housing) announced it is once again making funds available to help South Carolina’s heroes – law enforcement officers, correctional officers, teachers, firefighters, nurses, veterans and EMS personnel – that want to become homeowners. The 2013 Palmetto Heroes Program, a $7.7 million initiative, offers qualified homebuyers a low interest rate of 3% and $5,000 in down payment assistance – some buyers may even qualify for up to $8,000 in down payment assistance on newly constructed homes

SC Housing Recognizes Fair Housing Month

Columbia, SC - March 27, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- In observance of April as Fair Housing Month, the South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority (SC Housing) endorsed a proclamation observing the 45th anniversary of the memorable landmark legislation that established a national policy of Fair Housing. The signing of this proclamation commemorates the enactment of Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968.


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.


Clyburn Statement on Introduction of the Restoring Tax Credits For Affordable...

U.S. House Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (SC) today released the following statement after introducing the Restoring Tax Credits for Affordable Housing Act and cosponsoring a package of affordable housing bills.