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Hurricanes have typically caused spurts and upsets in house buying. Why?  Because when a hurricane is brewing out in the ocean, you can't get homeowner's insurance; thus, buyers can't acquire a mortgage because of the required insurance; (catch 22).  Everything Stops!  So, what happens is that there is a backup of people who've agreed to buy homes, but can't until the hurricane passes. In hot years (where housing supply is already low) you have these spurts where the supply is even further depleted. That jacks up prices even more: less houses available and still a ton of buyers.

We want you to consider the Upstate of South Carolina as your new home.  So many Floridians before you have already re-settled here.  There has been almost ZERO national disaster declarations in the Upstate Counties Click here to see for yourself

While driving around here in the Greenville SC area the number of Florida plates are astounding.  You'd think many were all vacationing, but after looking at a few developments, it can be found that the areas of Asheville, Hendersonville and here in Greenville... are being over run by the Floridians and "half-backers."

(A Half-Backer is a person who moves down to Florida from the North East and then moves "half-the-way back" to relocate in the Upstate of North  and South Carolina) 

We along with other Realtors in the area say that they have record sales in the last 12 months and 65% of the buyers are from Florida.  Many are half-backers.

Greenville has so much to offer with golf, the arts and entertainment; it's your new place to call home.  In fact, many famous Floridians have already bought here such as Dan Marino.  We offer the mountains (1-hour North) or the beach (3-hrs East), same summertime climate with but less storms. We are centrally located between Atlanta and Charlotte (2-hrs either direction). On the "cost of living" side, taxes and insurance are a fraction of Florida's while home prices grow at a normal rate.  Actually, home property taxes run about $750 per $100,000 home, (depending on your location). Insurance is about half of that figure, (depending on the features of your home) Oh, we only have ONE toll road, I-185, aka, "The Southern Connector" and many motorists tend to not need it for the 10-mile stretch for the $2 fee.

It's a good time to be in Greenville.  Come and see us at the Cheryl Teague Team.

Cheryl Teague, e-PRO Certified
REMAX Realty Professionals
600 Independence Blvd
Greenville, SC  29615
864-335-8644  office
864-270-0907  mobile
864-335-8327  fax
1-877-601-3786  toll-free
WEBSITE:  http://www.cherylteague.net
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Comments (5)

Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

The "disaster declarations" map sure is interesting!  I have never heard of "half backers" before, good information.   



Aug 16, 2006 11:16 PM
Office Assistant
REMAX - Simpsonville, SC
Oh yes, we are seeing many Halfbackers in the Greenville South Carolina Area.
Aug 29, 2006 01:03 PM
Omar Camejo
Florida List For Less Realty,Inc. - Ocala, FL
Do you give them a corn cob pipe as well? LMAO...
Sep 17, 2006 03:33 AM
Mobile Austin Notary
Apostille/Authentication/Embassy Legalization, Notary Public, Loan Signing Agent & Process Server Services - Austin, TX

What a great suggestion! Butterfly

Dec 02, 2008 02:56 AM
Bridget Reno

The author of this article did make a valid point and it is a factor that should be addressed if people are planning on moving to Florida, especially during hurricane season. If you have recently <a href=http://www.jjmetro.com>moved to Florida</a> and bought a house than you know that one of the first things you must do is purchase homeowners insurance. Well, during hurricane season, especially if there is currently a hurricane gaining strength out in the ocean, than you absolutely cannot get the homeowners insurance that you need. It seems like it would be a really bad time for the insurance companies to turn their back towards you, but this is the reality of the situation. In this case, you then can’t get a mortgage because you are without the proper homeowners insurance. It seems like a real loose, loose, situation. Just one of the perks of living in Florida I guess.

Mar 06, 2009 05:31 AM