Author Archives: Bruce Bachtel

About Bruce Bachtel

The Bachtel team serves buyers and sellers in the Upstate area of South Carolina. (Including: Greenville, Spartanburg and Anderson counties and the following cities: Greenville, Simpsonville, Mauldin, Greer, Travelers Rest, Easley, Powdersville, Duncan, Moore and others). Our team is ready and willing to help you with the sale or purchase of your home.

Contact Me Interested in selling your home? Contact me to get a professional estimate. Bruce Bachtel Call: (864) 313-3606 http://www.zillow.com/widgets/contact/ContactFormWidget.htm?email=bruce%40agooddaytobuy.com&size=narrow Greenville homes for sale

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Top 10 markets for rising list prices

Nice to see some markets in Florida starting to come back up again. Bruce Bachtel Here is the link to the original story: http://lowes.inman.com/newsletter/2012/04/30/news/186147 Editor’s note: Data from Realtor.com’s first-quarter real estate trend data report. The report analyzes data for … Continue reading

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Travel + Leisure Magazine ranks Greenville One of America’s Greatest Main Streets!

America’s Greatest Main Streets Greenville, SC Greenville has made tremendous strides over the last few decades, successfully turning its Main Street area into a lively and pedestrian-friendly destination (case in point: four lanes of traffic were reduced to two lanes … Continue reading

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How the Serenity Prayer Applies To Selling a Home

You may believe that selling your home is impossible in today’s market. You may feel powerless to the process. What could YOU possibly do to turn this housing market around? There is no doubt that today’s real estate market is … Continue reading

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A Little More on Wealth Accumulation and Homeownership

Last week’s posting (Creating Wealth Through Homeownership – The Proof) concentrated on how homeowners, on average, accumulate more wealth than renters.  The gist of the posting was that, in an environment where most do not save, homeownership creates a “forced … Continue reading

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Top 5 tax breaks for homeowners

Q: We bought a house this year! We put $33,000 down and the bank financed $28,000. Can I write this off on my 2011 taxes? How much of it? A: First things first: Congratulations! You’ve become a homeowner, and seem … Continue reading

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Good Info for Real Estate Investors…. Avoid capital gains tax on sale of exchanged property

Playing by the 5-year rule By Tom Kelly, Wednesday, January 11, 2012. Inman News® The lackluster housing market has many investors looking for bargain properties, sometimes in bunches. Buyers are getting more creative about funding their purchases, rethinking the role … Continue reading

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