Host Your Holiday Parties in Your New Home on Lake Keowee
Buying a first, second or third house on Lake Keowee offers amazing opportunities for entertaining that include sumptuous holiday parties, hunting, fishing, boating, golfing and any kind of recreation you and your friends enjoy. Falls is the best time of year to buy a home for many reasons, and you can enjoy some immediate benefits of your new home by hosting an exclusive gathering of your friends, business associates or family members for holiday celebrations.
Imagine enjoying a holiday brunch on your private deck with dazzling views of majestic mountains and Lake Keowee. Your festive playlist serves as counterpoint to lively conversation, great food and convivial conversation. Your new home can host an elegant sit-down holiday dinner and extensive entertainment options in shared community amenities. Guests can also travel to nearby shopping venues, galleries, museums and more.
Everyone can also enjoy golf, tennis, hiking, boating and fishing–often within the gates of your gated community. You can host a memorable party without getting wild if you prefer a laid-back approach with just a few close friends. Hosting a party on your boat will surely turn your friends envious because in October, you didn’t even live on the lake.
Holiday Parties at Lake Keowee
Lake Keowee, which was designed to take advantage of the local protected forests and stunning scenery, serves as home to dozens of distinctive communities. Some offer the full services of country club living while others offer fewer amenities but greater personal freedom. These subdivisions offer many architectural styles, world-class amenities and lake access with more than 300 miles of shoreline.
Retirement at Lake Keowee offers a world of cultural, social and recreational opportunities. Clemson University offers signature sporting events, championship-level athletic teams and distinctive cultural events. Nearby Greenville, South Carolina, provides urban attractions that you and your guests can enjoy year-round such as world-class shopping, art galleries, museums and entertainment.
Lake Keowee is an ideal location for a primary residence, second home, vacation home or retirement living. However, when you retire to Lake Keowee, you won’t necessarily be retiring. You’ll enjoy recreation, holiday parties, communal events and sports-related activities as often as you like. The weather in South Carolina is famous for moderation. The average year-round temperature is 73.5 degrees Fahrenheit, and although there are four seasons, there is never any appreciable snow.  November, December and January are comfortably brisk, and the weather warms up after that.
You can host indoor and outdoor parties throughout the year. Lake Kenowee is also ideal for business parties, company Christmas parties, bachelor and bachelorette parties, birthday celebrations, anniversaries and banquets. Themed lake parties are always trendsetters. You can host a slumber party on your boat or deck, bar-hop using your boat, hold a party at poolside or schedule a beach bash.
The Benefits of Buying a Home in Autumn
Research shows that buyers have greater leverage during the winter months, but fall can
be equally advantageous for buying a home for many reasons. For example, many owners don’t want to deal with winterizing rental properties that they plan to sell, so they’re more motivated to make a deal. Buyers get many months to refurbish, furnish and set up a new property for rentals, personal vacations or summer fun. Lake Keowee enjoys mild, beautiful weather year-round, so you can always host a party, impromptu gathering or formal dinner.
During the warm months, impulse buyers compete for the best homes, which creates a seller’s market. Prices start to fall, and owners no longer hold onto their properties for spring and summer recreation. Fall home sales put the negotiating advantage on the buyer’s side. Buyer’s can negotiate better terms with realtors, sellers and service companies.
There are fewer homes on the market during the fall, so real estate professionals are more motivated to make deals to maintain their income. This seasonal slowdown brings across-the-board advantages in addition to lower prices–such as lower interest rates, more personalized service, cheaper closing costs and better terms. Consider these advantages to negotiating a sale in the fall of the year:
- You can immediately show off your new home with holiday entertaining.
- End-of-year sales offer bargains on high-priced furnishings to outfit your home.
- Fall is safer because burglary rates are lower, which gives you time to get settled and install the right security system for your needs. 
- Tax breaks for homeowners can be deducted for the whole year.
- It’s easier to schedule ancillary services in the fall than during peak times in the spring and summer–such as movers, contractors, decorators and domestic help.
- Many service-oriented businesses–such as movers–charge less for moves during the fall.
- Relaxed negotiating appeals to many buyers instead of the the hectic bargaining between May and August when almost half of home sales are completed. 
Another big advantage of buying at Lake Keowee is that South Carolina is a tax-friendly state. The state doesn’t tax any of your Social Security benefits, and there is no estate or inheritance tax, which makes it an ideal venue for retirement. 
Fall Bargaining Strategies
Fall bargaining strategies can save many thousands of dollars, but the secret to success is preparation. U.S. News reports that there are some key bargaining strategies that every home buyer should know.  These include:
- Studying Your Finances
It helps to know what you can and can’t afford. When you’re determined to stick to a preapproved mortgage loan or budget, you wield the strongest card in negotiations.
- Move Quickly if You Find a Suitable Home
The stories of people who lost a home because they weren’t prepared to move quickly are endless. Keowee real estate is in high demand even though home sales slow during the fall and winter months.
- Ask for Special Considerations
Don’t be afraid to ask for a new inspection, repairs and other concessions. If you don’t ask, you won’t get anything extra.
- Determine the Reasons for the Sale
The more you know about the current owner, the better informed your decision will be. Is the seller motivated because of a financial crisis, or is the house for sale because of problems?
- Research the Property
You don’t have to hire an investigator to uncover facts that are part of the public record. You can determine if the house is in foreclosure, whether the real estate taxes are currently paid and whether the owners are parties to litigation or a divorce proceeding.
- Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
Don’t let a few minor expenses and annoyances derail your decision to buy an otherwise appealing property. No home or deal is perfect, and small expenses might be perfectly acceptable if the seller is adamant.
Lake Keowee Realty–Your Property Concierge
Lake Keowee Realty acts as your agent with the kind of service that matches the assistance of a personal concierge. Whether you want a traditional lake home, a gated community with all the amenities or a rustic-chic place on the lake that captures the essence of lake living, Lake Keowee Realty provides signature service, marketplace knowledge and a willingness to please both parties to negotiate a mutually favorable sale. These real estate professionals can help you with the ultimate in service both before and after the sale by providing lists of concierge-level vendors, recommendations of area businesses, contact numbers for reliable handymen and even suggestions for specialized services such as those of custom builders, landscape architects, wine storage consultants and Oriental rug merchants.
Choosing Among Lake Keowee Subdivisions
Lake Keowee subdivisions include more than 90 communities, so you can usually find the right lake hamlet for your personal preferences. Options include gated and ungated communities, dockable homesites that allow you to travel by boat and communities with clubhouses, pools, fitness centers, hiking trails, slips, ramps and tennis. You can choose from homes, townhomes and condominiums. Popular subdivisions include:
- The Cliffs
This community includes the spectacular Cliffs at Keowee Springs and Cliffs at Keowee Falls. The Cliffs at Keowee Springs provide spectacular views of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, golf and a surfing shack for the kids. The Tom Fazio golf course delights women golfers because it serves as the home course of the Sassy Sixers, the local ladies’ golf club. The Cliffs at Keowee Falls provides endless entertainment and recreation for homeowners who love nature–there are 2,500 acres of forest, fields of Oconee Bells, one of South Carolina’s most unique and appealing flowers, and cascading waterfalls within the gates.
- The Reserve
This development provides a scenic backdrop of neighborhoods including conservancy, village and lake homesites. The Jack Nicklaus Signature Course provides golfing, and golf widows and widowers can take advantage of world-class amenities such the lake’s bays and inlets, hiking, shopping and more.
- Keowee Bay
Keowee bay is ideal for water enthusiasts. This gated waterfront community features a boat ramp, community slips and a communal beach area with pavilion. Many of the homes have private docks.
- Pointe Harbor
This community is one of Lake Keowee’s latest and largest with 13 interior lots and 56 waterfront lots. Some homes have walk-out basements and gentle slopes right to the water’s edge. There are 10 community slips for use by homeowners, and nearby High Falls County Park offers tennis, camping, basketball, swimming, boat ramps and more.
- Keowee Key
Keowee Key opened in 1972, and it has become a favorite of business professionals and executives. These luxurious homes seldom become available, but when they do, people in the market for a home might become a part of this highly desirable community. Many newcomers buy an older home and renovate it their standards. Top Guns Realty can put you in touch with custom builders that can match the style and architectural tone of the Keowee Key community.
Fewer Homes on the Market Provide a Negotiating Advantage
Although hard-and-fast generalizations never apply in all cases, the annual market slowdown in lakefront home sales can provide an incredible opportunity for those looking for second homes or investment property. Lake Keowee is a convenient vacationing spot for people living in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama. Even residents of parts of Virginia, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi might well choose the benefits of a second home at Lake Keowee.
Your negotiating advantage when buying a home in the fall is a fact that Lake Keowee realtors recognize, and the Lake Keowee real estate team does its best to obtain the deal you need to buy a home.
Top Guns Realty Provides Outstanding Service
People who have demanding tastes get concierge-level service from Matt and Mike Roach. These seasoned real estate professionals stay on top of Lake Keowee real estate and handle vacation homes, primary residences, building lots and raw land throughout the region. Their knowledge of the marketplace is impressive, and their attention to detail makes them the perfect choice for families looking for the ultimate vacation getaway or the perfect income-generating vacation rental.
Matt and Mike of Tops Guns Realty are both family men, outdoorsmen and businessmen, and Lake Keowee provides the ideal backdrop for all of their interests. Their knowledge of the subdivisions, amenities, architecture and lakefront homes of Lake Keowee is second to none. Contact them today to schedule a consultation or a personal tour, and you can be entertaining guests on Lake Keowee before and during the holidays in your new lakefront home.
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