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Contingencies in Real Estate

Contingencies in a real estate contract are things that have to happen before you can close the transaction. Some of these contingencies have a time limit, and some just have to happen at any time before the closing. Since I am a Realtor in Greenville South Carolina, I will be talking about the contingencies in our Greater Greenville SC real estate contract. If you live in another area, there may or may not be some additional contingencies.

Financing Contingency

This is probably the most important contingency in a real estate transaction. If you are paying cash for your home, then this contingency does not apply to you. However, if you are getting a loan, then the lender must approve your loan and fund it in order for you to close on the house. If you are buying Greenville SC real estate, you will need to get a pre-approval letter from a lender when making an offer. If the seller happens to accept your offer without one, then you will have a specified amount of time to apply for financing.

Appraisal Contingency

Of course the home you are buying has to appraise for no less than the sales price. However, if it does appraise for less, then the seller will either have to lower the price, or you can choose to cover the difference, or walk away for the contract and get your earnest money back. The appraisal is usually ordered by the lender, or an appraiser of your choice if you are paying cash.

Sale of Another Home Contingency

Unless your current home is already under contract, most sellers will not want to accept a contract that is contingent on the sale of your home. Most sellers will not want to loose the exposure on their home by taking it off the market while you try to sell yours. The seller that accepts this contingency will probably not be willing to negotiate much on the price, unless they are really motivated.

Inspections Contingency

In a Greenville real estate contract, the buyer will have an inspection period that is agreed to by both parties. Lets say the inspection period is 10 days, within 10 days, you will have to do your home inspection, termite inspection, radon inspection, and any other inspections you want done. If both parties agreed to the buyer's right to terminate, then you will have the unilateral right to reject the condition of the home, terminate the contract and get your earnest money back. If you choose to proceed with the contract, then you can request repairs from the seller during your 10 day inspection period.

Other Real Estate Contingencies

The contingencies mentioned above are the most common in a real estate transaction. However, there are other contingencies that could be added into the contract. For example, if the buyer has not seen the Seller Disclosure yet, then the contract can be made contingent on the buyer's approval of the Seller's Disclosure.

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Hot New Greenville SC Homes for Sale Listings

$510,000
4 Beds 2.5 Baths 1529439 MLS
This is a 4BR, 2.5BA in sought after River Walk subdivision. Priced well so buyers can do updates/upgrades after they move in. This house is being sold AS IS. All brick home. Step into the front foyer and a light and bright dining room is on your left. Complete with heavy molding and bay window. To the right of the foyer is the living room that can easily be used as an office. Just past the living room is the family room with a masonry fireplace which is flanked by a set of built-ins. The kitchen and breakfast area provide ample space for meal prep and family gatherings. A butler's pantry connects the kitchen with the dining room. Perfect spot for a coffee bar! A walk in laundry room and half bath complete the main level All bedrooms up. The master is spacious. Don't miss the HUGE walk-in closet. Master bath is complete with dual sinks, jetted tub and separate shower, water closet, and linen closet. The three secondary rooms share a hall bath. The fourth bedroom could easily be converted to a bonus room. The French doors in family room lead out to a screen porch which overlooks a private backyard. Such a great spot for a morning cup of coffee or an afternoon beverage. The deck is enormous and such a wonderful space for a grill or two! River Walk is perfect proximity to shopping in Five Forks or accessing interstates. Zoned for highly ranked schools. Neighborhood amenities include....walking trail, pool, tennis/pickleball courts, playground, clubhouse, and workout room. WELCOME HOME!

22 Gilderview Drive, Simpsonville

$369,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 1529434 MLS
Looking for low maintenance? Look no further! This adorable 3 bed 2 bath ranch home in highly sought after Gresham Park comes with lawn and landscape maintenance included. That's right no more cutting grass and trimming hedges! Additionally there are no steps or carpet to be found in this home. New luxury vinyl plank flooring installed throughout (2023), new HVAC system installed (2022), new privacy fence installed (2022), all you have to do is unpack! Tall ceilings, and neutral colors are found throughout the home. The kitchen is spacious offering glass cabinets, maple cabinets, desk, double ovens, smooth cooktop, built in microwave, dishwasher and a large eat-in breakfast bar! Just off the kitchen is an amazing sun room with several windows that allow the natural sunlight to pour in. The great room is open and airy featuring a gas logs fireplace with ornate mantle. Outside there is a large patio area perfect for basking in the sun or entertaining guests. The master bedroom is spacious and offers a private bathroom with low step in shower and large walk in closet! On the opposite side of the home (split bedroom styled ranch) it has two more bedrooms with a full bath in between. The laundry room is walk in style with access to the 2 car attached garage with keypad opener. In addition to lawn and landscape maintenance the community offers a clubhouse and pool area. This home is near medical facilities, shopping and dining for all tastes. Be sure to schedule your private tour today.

1 Bamburgh Brae Court, Simpsonville

$835,000
5 Beds 5 Baths 1529386 MLS
Welcome to 11 Holland East Court, an immaculate 5-bedroom, 5-bath brick home nestled on nearly an acre in an exclusive cul-de-sac of the prestigious Holland East subdivision. As you step into the bright and open two-story foyer, you're greeted by an elegant sitting room on the right, complete with a tray ceiling, heavy crown molding, and plantation shutters. Opposite the foyer, the formal dining room boasts gleaming hardwood floors, crown and chair rail molding, and large windows that flood the space with natural light. The expansive kitchen features custom cabinetry with under-cabinet lighting, granite countertops, a breakfast bar, and a separate breakfast area with a cozy brick-surround gas log fireplace. Stainless steel appliances include a wall oven, a smooth top range with a second oven, a built-in microwave, refrigerator and a dishwasher. Adjacent to the kitchen, the inviting living room offers recessed lighting, a second gas log fireplace, hardwood floors, and plantation shutters. A screened porch off the living room provides the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee while overlooking the serene, wooded backyard. The spacious master suite on the main level is a true retreat, featuring a third fireplace, a tray ceiling with recessed lighting, built-in cabinetry and shelves, and multiple walk-in closets. The luxurious master bathroom includes a marble surround jetted tub, a separate walk-in shower, custom cabinetry with granite countertops, and recessed lighting. An additional main-level bedroom, perfect for guests, includes plantation shutters, crown molding, built-in bookcases, a walk-in closet, and an attached full bath. Another versatile room on the main level can serve as an office, playroom, or third bedroom. The second floor offers a large bedroom with a walk-in closet and full bath, a loft area perfect for a playroom or sitting room, and another bedroom/bonus room with a full bath—ideal for guests or a teen suite. Ample walk-in attic storage provides all the extra space you need. The basement level is an entertainer's dream, featuring a bedroom with a walk-in closet and full bath, a wet bar, a three-car garage with outside entry, a flex room for an office or workout space, and a workshop with a garage door for easy access. Grill on the covered deck has a gas line and will convey. Conveniently located in the sought-after Holland East subdivision, this home is must-see. The possibilities are endless in this exceptional property!

11 Holland East Court, Simpsonville

$525,000
5 Beds 3.5 Baths 1529378 MLS
Traditional two story with 5 bedrooms and 3 and a half baths with 2900 square feet!! This beauty is on a culdesac street that is just minutes from the shopping, dining and entertainment in Easley. Just a short drive to 185 and Greenville, Anderson or Clemson. Outside you will love the oversized rocking chair front porch and large yard with .66 acres. This home is perfect for entertaining and has a floorplan that flows well with high ceilings crown molding, wood flooring and lots of windows. The formal living room is first and offers French doors leading to the front porch, multiple windows and tons of room for a sitting area, home office or play area. The dining room is the same size and has plenty of room for your farm table. It leads into the well equipped kitchen which boasts stylish stainless appliances, black granite counter tops, plenty of white cabinets, a tiled backsplash, pantry cabinet, breakfast area and a peninsula large enough for stools. The great room is two story with multiple windows and gas log fireplace. The large primary bedroom is on the main level and has an ensuite full bath with double sinks, a large custom tiled walk in shower, a spa like soaking tub and multiple walk in closets. The laundry room/mudroom is also on the main level along with a half bath for guests. Upstairs there are 4 additional bedrooms and two more full bathrooms. The fifth bedroom is also the bonus room with attic storage and could be used for a home office, craft area, theater room or guest room. Outside the covered back porch is the length of the house and faces the shady back yard with an underground dog fence. The yard ends at the creek and is large enough for cookouts or a firepit. This home has been lovingly maintained and had a new roof in April. Call today to set up your private showing.

110 Elliot Lane, Easley

$525,000
5 Beds 4 Baths 20275457 MLS
Traditional two story with 5 bedrooms and 3 and a half baths with 2900 square feet!! This beauty is on a culdesac street that is just minutes from the shopping, dining and entertainment in Easley. Just a short drive to 185 and Greenville, Anderson or Clemson. Outside you will love the oversized rocking chair front porch and large yard with .66 acres. This home is perfect for entertaining and has a floorplan that flows well with high ceilings crown molding, wood flooring and lots of windows. The formal living room is first and offers French doors leading to the front porch, multiple windows and tons of room for a sitting area, home office or play area. The dining room is the same size and has plenty of room for your farm table. It leads into the well equipped kitchen which boasts stylish stainless appliances, black granite counter tops, plenty of white cabinets, a tiled backsplash, pantry cabinet, breakfast area and a peninsula large enough for stools. The great room is two story with multiple windows and gas log fireplace. The large primary bedroom is on the main level and has an ensuite full bath with double sinks, a large custom tiled walk in shower, a spa like soaking tub and multiple walk in closets. The laundry room/mudroom is also on the main level along with a half bath for guests. Upstairs there are 4 additional bedrooms and two more full bathrooms. The fifth bedroom is also the bonus room with attic storage and could be used for a home office, craft area, theater room or guest room. Outside the covered back porch is the length of the house and faces the shady back yard with an underground dog fence. The yard ends at the creek and is large enough for cookouts or a firepit. This home has been lovingly maintained and had a new roof in April. Call today to set up your private showing.

110 Elliot Lane, Easley

$2,250,000
4 Beds 5.5 Baths 1529364 MLS
Welcome to 234 Kilgore Circle! Your dream home awaits in the prestigious Five Forks Luxury community of Kilgore Plantation. This newly renovated masterpiece boasts 5,800 square feet of exquisite living space, featuring 4 spacious bedrooms and 6 elegant bathrooms. Curb appeal abound with its stately stone and brick facade, circular drive, and immaculate grounds. As you enter the 2-story foyer you are greeted by a spacious Office/Study/LR with its beautiful, coffered ceiling and wainscotting trim work. Adjacent is the formal dining area, giving you the extra space you need when the time comes. Gleaming hardwoods lead to the stunning 22x18, light and bright, Great Room with its gas fireplace, custom built bookcases and triple glass doors overlooking the grounds. Perfect for entertaining friends and family alike, the NEW gourmet kitchen and Keeping Room, with fireplace, are to die for, as this area acts as the most family functional space in the home! It includes, commercial grade appliances, gleaming quartz countertops, oversized eat up island, consciously designed custom cabinetry and loads of storage! The Master Suite on Main includes another fireplace in its cozy sitting area, and its spa-inspired bath with a grandiose marble shower, garden tub, sauna and large closets. The Upper Level: Offers 3 well-appointed bedrooms, each with a private bath, and a large bonus area complete with a custom kitchenette/bar. Perfect for a billiard room or an upstairs Great Room for children and guests. As you exit the 16x26 Screened in Porch, enjoy over 1.6 Acres of Private, Lush Grounds with unparalleled privacy and tranquility. Start by diving into the luxurious saltwater pool in this well-appointed backyard oasis. The Custom Grilling area is perfect for alfresco dining and entertaining. The Outdoor fireplace and secondary fire pit, 4 pergolas, hot tub, Koi Pond & Water Feature adds a serene and picturesque element to the landscape as you take a leisurely stroll to feed the fish from the foot bridges. This exceptional property at 234 Kilgore Circle is a rare find, combining luxury, comfort, and elegance in one of the Greenville areas most sought-after communities. Only minutes from shopping, restaurants, great schools, both interstates and GSP international Airport. Don't miss the opportunity to make this your forever home. Schedule your private tour today and experience the grandeur and serenity of Kilgore Plantation living.

234 Kilgore Circle, Simpsonville

$379,900
4 Beds 2.5 Baths 1529355 MLS
Location, location, location! This 4 Br 2.5 Ba plus LARGE BONUS or 5th bedroom is located in the ever-popular Orchard Farms community on Batesville Rd. Orchard Farms is a desirable neighborhood consisting of amenities such as Junior Olympic pool, clubhouse, exercise room, tennis and volleyball courts, basketball goals, playground, and baseball diamond. This community is just minutes from schools, restaurants, Prisma Health, a variety of stores and other service-oriented businesses offering conveniences that allow residents to stay close to home for shopping, entertainment and other everyday needs. Orchard Farms offers easy and convenient access to Woodruff Rd, Five Forks, Hwy 14, I-85 and GSP. First responders are stones throw away. The drive to downtown Greenville is approx. 20 minutes. Be welcomed when you enter the home with LVP in the foyer, kitchen, great room and Dining room. The bright kitchen offers white cabinets with ample storage, granite countertops , stainless appliances plus a work island. The open floor plan offers an easy flow, and the large bonus provides a suitable place for family gatherings and activities or it could also make a large teenage suit. All bedrooms are located on the 2nd level with easy access to the laundry. Master bathroom features a large garden tub and sep. shower with glass door. Relax on your large extended patio overlooking your fenced back yard and private evergreens. 2 car garage has a storage shelved great for holiday decor with easy access and a workshop area. Available housing inventory in this sought-after area typically don’t stay on the market very long. Active HOA with Swim Team and Guppy Swim team!!

112 Sentinel Court, Simpsonville

$1,825,000
4 Beds 5 Baths 20276009 MLS
Welcome home to 333 Sorono Drive, where breathtaking views and Italianate elegance await. Nestled within the prestigious Villaggio di Montebello community, this architectural masterpiece is designed to impress even the most discerning buyer. As you enter the community's private gate and approach your new home, you'll be wowed by the curb appeal of this Tuscan-style villa. The sellers have upgraded the exterior of the home with fresh paint, new outdoor lighting, and an upgraded irrigation system. Pavers have been added to widen the driveway, adding extra parking in addition to the three-car garage. Even the life-size Italian statue will have you questioning if you're still in Greenville! Step through the double door entry at the front of the home and be wowed by the stunning features throughout the main floor's open floor plan.Refinished hardwood floors, fresh paint, new interior lighting, plantation shutters, crown molding, and a stone fireplace add to the home's grand entry. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors between the living room and screened-in porch create a seamless flow from your outdoor space to your indoor space, making entertaining friends and family a breeze. After being wowed by the open concept living space, make sure to take notice of the well-appointed wet bar adjacent to the living room featuring granite countertops that were imported from the original London Bridge - just one of the many historically rich aspects of this home. Step into the gourmet kitchen and admire features such as expansive seamless granite countertops and countersplash, custom alder wood cabinetry with under-cabinet lighting, and new appliances. The chef of the house will be excited to find a six-burner gas range with griddle, double ovens, a pot-filler system, and ample prep space along the 8-foot center island.Storage in this kitchen will be no issue with a sizable butler's pantry and added island cabinetry. From the butler's pantry, step through the antique wooden doors to your wine room that can store up to 180 bottles of your favorite vintage. Don't forget to turn on your whole house sound system while you uncork your favorite bottle! The dining room sits off of the kitchen as well and acts as a more formal space with two moreItalian statues nestled into their built-in alcoves on the wall. The owner's suite, while on the main floor, is tucked away from the main living area ensuring that you have a truly private space. The owner's suite features a private balcony, a sitting room with a second fireplace, and multiple custom closets. The owner's bathroom is spacious and offers dual vanities, a jetted tub, and a walk-in shower with multiple shower heads. Head up the curved staircase and be ready to admire not only the huge recreational room with another wet bar, but the view from the second screened-in porch upstairs. You'll be able to see the entirety of downtown Greenville as well as the peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The upper floor also features three guest bedrooms and two full bathrooms which provide space for overnight guests or additional family members.Additional storage resides in the upstairs cedar closet, in the fully encapsulated basement, and in the overhead garage storage. Pesky maintenance items won't be a worry here. All tile in the house has been deep cleaned and sealed. The owners have installed a whole house generator, a commercial-grade dehumidifier, new ecobee thermostats, and two tankless water heaters with a recirculating system for instant hot water. As a resident of Villaggio di Montebello, you'll enjoy access to an array of coveted amenities such as an Olympic-sized swimming pool, tennis and bocce ball courts, five private parks, and a stocked neighborhood pond. Included landscaping and lawn maintenance give you more time to enjoy your new home and neighborhood amenities while gated access to the neighborhood ensures a private lifestyle for all residents alike. This is the one! Schedule your showing today.

333 Sorono Drive, Greenville

$360,000
4 Beds 3 Baths 312344 MLS
This charming brick front traditional home offers a perfect blend of classic elegance and modern convenience. Nestled in a quiet neighborhood with plenty of amenities including a community pool, pond and playground, this home is sure to impress. The inviting entrance is showcased by a 2 story foyer with LVP flooring that flows seamlessly throughout the main level. The dining room with 9 ft ceilings, crown molding, and chair railing will be perfect for family gatherings. The kitchen is equipped with quartz countertops, tile backsplash, raised panel cabinets, a stainless steel dishwasher, a smooth top stove, a built-in microwave, a pantry, and breakfast bar seating. There’s also a charming breakfast room that provides a sunny spot for casual dining. Relax in the spacious great room featuring a ceiling fan and a cozy wood-burning fireplace. The master suite on the main level is a tranquil retreat with a ceiling fan, three large windows for natural light, and a walk-in closet. The master bath offers a garden tub/shower, double sink vanity, and a linen closet. Additional main level features include a laundry room with built-in shelving, a half bathroom for guests and a 2-car garage with loft storage for added convenience. Upstairs, you’ll find three additional bedrooms, a full bath with a tub/shower combination, a linen closet, and a bonus room with a double window, perfect for a home office or playroom. The fenced backyard is perfect for entertaining with an oversized patio featuring a patio shade, ideal for summer barbecues and relaxing evenings. This eco-friendly home is equipped with solar panels, providing significantly lower and more consistent electric bills, lowering your monthly utility expenses. Write your offer today!

303 Park Grove, Mauldin

$320,000
3 Beds 2.5 Baths 1529326 MLS
This BETTER THAN NEW HOME is located in highly sought after Griffin Park Community and right across the street from Griffin Park's New Business Offices at the corner of Ellis Mill and Carruth Street. Welcoming full front porch invites you into this open 11x21 family room, guest half bath and three separate eating spaces. Breakfast Bar is attached to the kitchen window, center bar area and over to your right is the separate eat in kitchen, that can also serve as a dining room. Granite counter tops are showing off the white tile backsplash while shiny stainless appliances are waiting to be noticed. Directly behind the kitchen is the attached garage which is definitely convenient for grocery shopping days. This floor plan does offer a guest powder room on the main level. Right upstairs you will find versatile space for an accent piece of furniture or desk office area. The owner's suite is immediately right after stairs. Walk-In closet, double sink vanity, water closet, combined garden tub with shower, are all qualities for the next owners. Centrally located hall bath joins bedrooms two and three. Seller is using bedroom three as his home office. Sellers added a landscape package along with a wrought iron fenced side yard and a huge brick paver patio great for these summer days of relaxing out and meeting your neighbors!! Don't forget to the beautiful pool area!! Minutes from all the Simpsonville Shopping and 15 minutes to downtown Greenville!!

100 Ellis Mill Drive, Simpsonville

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