Psych! We all thought it was already spring around Lake Keowee. Temperatures in the 70’s, flowers popping out, pollen in the air (and on everything else). Then, mother nature slapped our wrists with a 28-degree temperature on Keowee this morning. Brisk. Had to put my shorts away when Alexa told me today’s forecast. I blamed her, but that got me nowhere. I think Mark Z must have laid off the folks who started spring early.
Not to despair, we firmly believe spring is still on its way, it just took a detour. So much so that we went out and put another lot under contract and are continuing to get all of the watercraft ready for the season. In a week or three this cold morning will be a distant, if not jarring, memory and we’ll be out on the water listing properties, shooting videos, taking pictures and just all around making the Lake Keowee market function in an economically healthy manner.
Of course, we need you Lake Keowee waterfront real estate owners’ help as our inventory remains low. All of you cash buyers can help, as well. Put that cash to work for you as high inflation is just eating it up. Wouldn’t it be much better to look at Keowee and hop off your dock into the water than to just watch the funds wither away? Call us today!
Home Buyers: How to Avoid Paying Too Much
A Simple Guide to Help Avoid Overpaying For Your Home.
Simply put, paying too much can jeopardize the integrity of your investment. Here’s vital information to help you avoid overpaying for your property.
Tip #5 It’s a cliche, but… location, location, location.
The outer edge of a neighborhood is usually not good for resale value. There are noticeable dividing lines between unlike neighborhoods. It could be a difference in architectural styles, home size, property use or something else. Look for a home in the middle of a community of similar homes; it will hold its value better.
An exception to this rule is a house on the edge of a neighborhood bounded by woods, park land, a golf course or other open space. An open field with a babbling brook is nice; a new freeway, strip mall or factory is not.
Other things that can negatively affect property values are traffic, sounds, smells, etc. Be sure to give the neighborhood a long, hard look. The home you’re interested in may be perfect, but if the neighborhood has problems, your investment won’t be worth as much when the time comes to sell.
More next time….
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