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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Greenville Real Estate Events and Local Happenings

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Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009
The recent credit crisis and severe economic recession shows you what can happen when financial institutions lack guidance in the real estate process. March 11th, 2009, President Obama signed into law the FY2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act that permanently prohibits banks from entering the real estate brokerage and management businesses. The bill includes the provision NAR has been seeking on behalf of members and consumers to maintain the national policy against mixing banking and commerce and reinforce that real estate is commerce and not financial in nature.

Haynie-Sirrine Re-Development
The Haynie-Sirrine area of downtown Greenville SC has a long history, but has fallen into disarray in recent years. Things are on the cusp of a big change though, many aging residential structures have been demolished in an effort to revitalize the working class community. The most evident change is the craftsman style homes behind Scott Towers, where 11 rental houses have been constructed by the non-profit Homes of Hope, using federal and state funding.

Andrew Wyeth Collection at Local Museum

A good rainy day activity is the Greenville County Museums collection of the late Andrew Wyeth's works, which has recently reopened after the artists death in January. The collection of Americas Painter is one of the three largest of his works with pieces that span his entire life and include his best known subjects such as the Maine and Pennsylvania landscapes, his wife Christina, and Helga.

Spinners Local Ride Starts Up

For bicycling enthusiasts, the weekly rides with the Greenville Spinners Bicycle Club have started at the Donaldson Center. There are several levels of abilities that will fit any cyclist. For the experts, the A and B groups circle the 7.2 mile perimeter road with a police escort, but if you join this group, be ready to really fly. For slower riders, the C group heads into the countryside for about a 25 mile loop. That group has four subgroups from fast to no riders left behind. Rides start at 6:00 p.m. until Daylight Savings Time end this fall. For more info go to


112 Emma Bryant Way
Lot 10
MLS # 1177487
This fantastic lot on Lake Robinson with 120 feet of water frontage overlooks pasture land with horses.This is a bank owned Foreclosure DEAL.