With an early spring around Lake Keowee comes early pollen. On the way to the office this morning I could see clouds of the dayglow yellow/green devil’s dust swirling off of a stand of pines on Keowee. Quite a sight, and quite a blow to you waiting a couple more days to get your car washed. Run it through the wash, 2 miles down the road you need to come back. Just glad I don’t have to pull out the bucket, rag and dish soap of my youth.
Pollen is a natural part of the life cycle, and we also get to enjoy all of the beautiful flowers that are starting to pop out everywhere. That makes it more exciting for all of you guys thinking about buying Lake Keowee real estate to get on out and make some decisions. The inventory is still low but there are some really good properties in a lot of categories. We were able to put a Lake Keowee waterfront house and interior lot with boat slip under contract over the past week. That makes for a good April which almost puts us into the summer rush with respectable numbers (can always have better numbers!). Keep this up all year and 2023 will be a very good year. Fingers crossed.
For the “good” year to happen we are going to need your help. We need sellers, lots of them. Our inventory remains lower than we like. We have time to meet with you sellers to discuss your options. Prices are still good, and those options may be much more exciting than you think! You have a phone…use it! Call us!
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 desirability and resale value of your home-to-be depend on location more than any other single factor. Again, don’t let emotion get in the way of a wise investment. No home is an island, and the value of yours is affected by the homes that surround it.
Assuming you’ve already considered the elements that make up a desirable community – character, quality of schools, access to work places and services, recreational facilities, etc. – there are several elements that combine to create a good location.
Your first consideration is the neighborhood. Every neighborhood has its own unique character’ you need to make sure you’d be comfortable in the one you’re thinking of living in. Take a long walk and observe carefully. Do people take care of their yards and homes? Are the yards fenced? Do children play in the streets? Talk to the neighbors and ask questions that give you a better feel for the area. But be careful not to appear judgmental – you might be talking to a future neighbor.
It the neighborhood is to your satisfaction, look at homes on the market in the area. Extremely large homes surrounded by smaller ones tend to appreciate less than a large home among other large homes. conversely, the smallest home in the neighborhood tends to be “pulled up” by the other homes on the block. However, it might take longer to sell a smaller home when the time comes because many people are unwilling to pay extra for the neighborhood.
More next time….
Check out the Lake Keowee Real Estate numbers for the year