Upstate Headlines: SC REALTORS® release August 2015 housing market data

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A collection of the top Upstate headlines for the week of September 21, 2015.

SC REALTORS® release August 2015 housing market data– According to the South Carolina REALTORS® August housing market reports, Summer is wrapping up with continued momentum toward an improving housing market…

September 2015 Dealmakers– Coldwell Banker Commercial Caine announced:
Pete Brett represented the seller, Twister 118 LLC, in the sale of 1.256 AC at Clemson Town Center, Old Greenville Hwy., Clemson, to Founders Federal Credit Union. Pete Brett, David Sigmon and Matt Vanvick represented the seller, South State Bank, in the sale of a 10,225 SF retail center on 1.2 AC at 403 Miller Road, Mauldin, to Bobby M. Safrit II…

New York Times ranks Wofford among ‘Top Colleges Doing Most for Low-Income Students’– The New York Times has ranked Wofford College among the “Top Colleges Doing the Most for Low-Income Students,” at #70, making it the top ranked South Carolina institution on the listing of 179 colleges and universities…

State’s unemployment has biggest drop in 30+ years– South Carolina’s unemployment rate saw its largest one-month decline in more than three decades in August. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped 0.4 percent to 6 percent in August – the largest month-to-month decline since 1983…

Front Row: Greenville Planning Commission– Is building slowing down in Greenville? Probably not – but there does appear to be a lull in new activity this month. Or maybe it’s just everyone taking a deep breath with all the flurry of movement we’ve seen this summer. Regardless, the September meeting of the City of Greenville Planning Commission had only four items on the agenda, and all were approved…

Several CRE projects underway in Sparkle City– It’s not just Greenville that’s hopping these days with new commercial real estate projects. In Spartanburg, two historic mill properties are undergoing restorations, new townhome apartments are under construction, a former storefront-turned-night club space along Main Street has sold and a local restauranteur is putting in a rooftop bar…

Mentors, resources abound in Upstate for small businesses and entrepreneurs– “It is exciting to work with an entrepreneur to learn of their ideas or dreams, then watch them work many days, nights and most weekends to bring the idea into a new small business,” said SCORE mentor David Esch…

Poll: Readers positive about Upstate health care– A majority of respondents to the latest GSA Business reader poll say their experience with health care in the Upstate has been a positive one. For most of them, accessibility to a primary-care physician, competence of staff and effectiveness of results were the top contributing factors. Half of respondents who said they have had negative experiences cite cost and the main factor…