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Miriam Pena

Local Real Estate: Homes for Sale

Greenville’s real estate market has plenty of auction opportunities for average homes

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With bidding tickets in hand, dozens of people gathered near Bud Boozer’s home in Mauldin last week, prepared to claim the 1970s-era ranch-style house.

Auctioneer R Dwayne Johnson with Townville Station looked over the crowd as he discussed the rules. The house would be sold as is. A 10 percent buyer’s premium would be added to the winning bid to reach the full contract price. A check should be written for the full price once the seller had accepted the bid.

“The last person with their hand, if we’re not at the reserve, has the negotiation power. They’re the ones that we’re going to talk to. When you submit offers, you don’t get this ability,” Johnson said. Keep Reading

At Origins, millennials take stock of their lives

GREENVILLE, S.C. (BP) — An old cigar warehouse that has stood sentry over Greenville’s Main Street for 150 years is now part of the emerging millennial mecca in this town of 70,000.

Matthew Elrod, lead pastor of Origins, a church which meets in a 150-year-old former cigar warehouse in downtown Greenville, S.C., regularly addresses millennials’ spiritual questions in his preaching. Keep Reading

Accelerate and Automate: c Investment in Smart City Transportation

Attendees of the 2018 ULI Carolinas Meeting tour downtown Greenville.

Urban planners and technology experts are hard at work bringing “smart city” technology—autonomous transportation, digital sensors, smart grids, and, yes, artificial intelligence—to a city near you. These were among the takeaways from a panel discussion at the 2018 ULI Carolinas Meeting in Greenville, South Carolina. Keep Reading

South Carolina’s Pedal Chic gains space in move

GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN) — Retailer Robin Bylenga opened Pedal Chic in 2010 to cater to female cyclists. In February, Bylenga moved the store into a larger space on the bike path in downtown Greenville, about two and half blocks from Pedal Chic’s previous location.

“The downtown has grown, and so has Greenville,” Bylenga said. “The statistic is that we are one of the top five fastest growing cities in the the country, which has been good for business. But as traffic got heavier it became more intimidating for customers to ride right from the store. I’m so excited about the new location because it’s right on the bike path.” Keep Reading