It’s a Lake Keowee August and many folks are deciding how they will get the kids back to school. This inevitably leads to a lessening of real estate activity and we’ve seen some of that. Certainly far from stopping as many folks continue to work from home and have their kids learn from home. This gives them the freedom to be places other than the norm as all you need is a good Internet connection. Fortunately you can have a good Internet connection and a beautiful lake as well (Lake Keowee).
Another good week of closings for us closing on a Lake Keowee waterfront home and lot. We were also able to put a Keowee waterfront lot under contract. No houses this week, but that’s not a big surprise as the inventory for houses is in need of some influx. Hopefully, we will be able to remedy that a little bit as we are getting ready to put one house on the market and are meeting with folks about listing two others this week. Keep your fingers crossed.
Stay safe out there and let us know if we can help you out with your Lake Keowee property needs!
If there’s one piece of advice I would give every homeowner regardless of the circumstances, it’s this: Plan first, then do. Careful planning on your part is a prerequisite to undertaking any home improvement project, major or minor. In fact, the quickest way a “minor” project balloons to a major one is when you haven’t through things through in advance. I’ve seen more people get in over their heads because they didn’t think things through before starting work.
Whether you hire someone or do the work yourself, expect to spend more time and money than you initially anticipate. But by choosing well, you can ensure that the work you do adds the greatest value at the lowest cost.
Be methodical. Try breaking your list into “exterior” and “interior” projects you’re going to take on yourself and which will require outside help, and then do a rough cost estimate for each job.
One rule of thumb to keep in mind is that if you do the work yourself, you’ll probably recoup more than what you pay out for some improvements. You can probably save anywhere from 10 to 30 percent by removing hired labor from the equation. On the other hand, you might pay more for work done by professionals, but the improvements can speed up the sale of your property…
More next week….
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