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Wednesday, October 20, 2021   /   by Melisa Kern

16 Things Every Homeowner Should Know

What happens if your toilet overflows? Or the water line ruptures and floods your kitchen?Homeownership is a big step, and comes with a lot of responsibility. Here is a list of basic things every homeowner should know. 
How to Fix a Running Toilet
If your toilet is running water nonstop, it’s a must-fix situation or else your water bill will wash you away. So it’s a good idea to get acquainted with what you see when you lift the top of the toilet tank (it’s called the flush valve assembly, by the way). Sometimes the fix is as simple as repositioning a part of the assembly, but if that doesn’t solve your problem, you may need to replace it.
 
How to Unclog a Drain
Harsh, pricey chemicals shouldn’t be your first option when a sink drain gets clogged — better to keep a small plunger and a drain snake on hand to work out the problem mechanically. After you’ve removed the primary clog, clean out the smelly gunk by putting a cup of bak; ...

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  buyer, first time homeowner, homeowner, home safety, home warranty, heating & air, winter prep

Wednesday, October 13, 2021   /   by Melisa Kern

City Spotlight: Mauldin

In the second of our City Spotlight series, we highlight Mauldin, South Carolina. Located in beautiful Upstate South Carolina, Mauldin is a progressive community of approximately 24,000 people. Mauldin is centrally positioned, in Greenville County, between Atlanta and Charlotte. Mauldin boasts 78 acres of parks and greenways, 11 bike trails and a Cultural Center that hosts 30,000 people and 1,000 events annually.
Mauldin is a fast growing city, listed as one of the top ten safest places and the fourth smartest cities in the state. Mauldin has a rich heritage that begins with its citizens. It is a community where integrity, resourcefulness and faith are the bedrock principles upon which we thrive. Quality of life in the community is assured through wholesome recreation, cultural enrichment and community engagement. Housing opportunities, business enterprises, and employment opportunities make Mauldin the heartbeat of the Upstate. Economic Development and Cultural Arts help create ! ...

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  keep it local, love your city, that greenville, mauldin

Wednesday, October 6, 2021   /   by Melisa Kern

Best Dog Parks Around Greenville

Whether you're a new dog owner, new to the Greenville area, or just looking for somewhere you can enjoy some time with other dog lovers while Fido socializes too, you might be wondering about dog parks in the area. We've compiled a list with your furry friends in mind, and here are the top contenders.

CONESTEE DOG PARK

840 Mauldin Road, Greenville, SC 29607
One of the newest and most popular dog parks in Upstate SC is Conestee Dog Park! Conestee’s dog park features fully-fenced play areas allowing you to let your dog run off the leash, with separate sections for large and small dogs. Other amenities include benches for owners to sit on, a water station, and dog play features. Adjacent to the dog park is Lake Conestee Nature Preserve, which is a great place to take your dog for a long walk!
 THE DOG SPOT
100 Park Drive, Simpsonville SC, 29 ...

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  greenville, keep it local, love your city, that greenville, dog, dog owners, dog park, family pet, pet friendly

Wednesday, September 29, 2021   /   by Melisa Kern

How To Live A Normal Life While Your House Is On The Market

With frequent showings, often at inconvenient times, we know it might seem impossible to live a NORMAL life while your home is on the market, but here are a few tips to help minimize the disruption.


Toss or Donate anything you don’t need before listing your home.

This will eliminate clutter and less is always more when it comes to stuff laying around while showing your home.


Find a spot for keeping valuables


You’ll have peace of mind knowing your valuables are safely tucked away during showings.


Keep it tidy


We know this is easier said than done, especially with children and pets, but remind yourself this level of tidy is only for a brief time while your home is on the market.


Pack a “go bag”


Pack a bag with anything you might need (laptop, snacks, toys, etc) if you need to leave with short notice and stay out of the house for a couple of hours.


Have a plan for pets


Plan on taking your beloved furry fri ...

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021   /   by Melisa Kern

Fall Family Activities Around Greenville

Fall is the favorite season for many of us. There's just something about the air turning crisp (hopefully soon, we do still live in the south!), and Summer melting into Fall. It's football games, bonfires, colorful trees, and knowing the holidays are just around the corner. We've rounded up a few Fall activities in and around Greenville that are perfect for any age! 



Denver Downs
1515 Denver Rd, Anderson, SC 29625
This 900-acre farm located just north of I-85 between Anderson and Clemson boasts one of the largest corn mazes in the southeast. In addition to the maze, they offer a wide assortment of activities including play areas, farm animals and a u-pick pumpkin patch. The activities are all covered under one admission price. Denver Downs Farm is open daily late September through mid-November. Many Kids Activities- Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Farm Animals, cow train, jumping pillow, zip line, and more!

Fall For Greenville 
October 8-10 D ...

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