Keowee Real Estate Blog We Needed the Rain
You know those occasional times it’s cool that it’s raining? This is one of those times. When we needed this rain right here. But you know there’s a guy out there right now who’s like, “man, it hasn’t rained for at least a month straight and we decide to go to Lake Keowee for the weekend and it rains.” Well, we needed the rain. Going forward through the rest of the summer we can expect the normal sunny days with good chances of afternoon thunderstorms followed by beautiful partly cloudy sunsets. Just like we like it. And when you own property on the lake, you’ll never be that guy. You can come back again and again and again knowing it won’t be always be raining.
Another normal summer week for Top Guns Realty, Mike and Matt Roach, putting two houses on Lake Keowee and a condo in Clemson under contract. We also took a few hours off to visit our home town of Florence, SC and play a little golf with our father and good friend during the Member/Guest Tournament at Florence Country Club. Mike and our Father Steve Roach where able to take the title winning with an impressive performance including a 235 yard 4 iron to within 20 feet by Mike for the victory. And we were able to finish up a house contract for a Keowee home on the same day. Multi-tasking on a Saturday. It’s in the blood.
The good news is we have lots of summer and Lake Keowee selling season remaining. Plenty of time to get your home or lot on the market and get it comparing as best it can against the competition. The lot sales are still lagging behind last year’s marks year over year, probably due to the massive amount of rain – that we needed – we had earlier in the year. Overall the sales for waterfront lots on Lake Keowee are down over 20% as compered to this time last year. We are hopeful though as the economy is remains strong, interest rates are low, and the house inventory is low as well. Lots should be getting hot as some point.
Take a few minutes to watch the video update below and view the numbers pdf’s, that will get you up to date! And remember, don’t be that guy!
- The buyers will only purchase if and when they sell their present home. This can be good or bad for you.
- The buyers will only purchase if and when they get new financing. Assuming they have already been prequalified, this can still mean an excellent offer.
- The buyers will only purchase if and when Great-Aunt Ethel’s inheritance comes through. Forget it!
Your goal is to let as few of the buyer’s contingency clauses as possible into the agreement and to limit the ones you do allow by time and performance.
You need to decide if any contingencies are reasonable, whether they negate the value of the offer, and if you can live with them.
If not, you should proceed with a counteroffer.