Spartanburg, SC Real Estate News

By Nate Blankenship - Spartanburg, SC Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
Putting up a company would of course require a lot of things, to get straight to the point, you need a capital. To make money requires money as well. But of course, with the versatility the internet offers, there are many ways you could find that could help optimize the potential of your site or business in generating traffic.While there are ways to jumpstart your traffic flows, many sites don't have the resources that others have to generate more traffic for your site. Well, you don't have to spend a cent; all you need is the proper mindset and a lot of eagerness. You also must have the drive and perseverance to do hard work and research to generate more traffic for your site.How sweet it is to have more traffic for your site without spending a single cent. Now it's a sure thing that m...
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By Nance Burdette
(Keller Williams Realty Partners)
Yes, when it comes to listing and selling your own personal home. It's very simple to be the professional that you are and go in and recommend improvements and corrections on another persons home, after all, it's your job..... But when your selling your own home it seems to have a different perspective. After giving it much thought I think I'll get in unbiased opinion as to how to better stage my home and ideas on any other things may need to be enhanced. (course I'm dealing with a husband that's kind of old fashion and set in his ways and doesn't like changes, Well...guess what!!!) And with current market conditions today, I think we need every bit of help we can get. WISH ME LUCK!!!!! P.S. By the way I have a lovely 4 BR 2 1/2 BA, 3 car garage, 2 workshops and room for 2 horses and a ...
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By Ron Martin, Ron Martin Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
I've been reading other blogs that discusses their experience's at Short Sales.  Does anyone have a web site that would give us a better understanding of these sales?  It seems to us that there are more people considering this as an option rather than loosing there home all together.  I believe having this knowledge will be more beneficial to the realtors to learn as much as we can to help our clients that don't have any other choice. Thank you,
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By Nate Blankenship - Spartanburg, SC Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
In recent years, developers have heeded the advice of environmentalists to transform their developments into a housing alternative that offers sound "green" living. Granted, the change may not have arisen from a genuine effort to make their projects more environmentally-friendly. Statistics show that homes featuring environmentally-sound features have actually become more attractive to buyers, who don't mind paying a little bit more for them to ease their conscious.While many developments still leave much to be desired in terms of being environmentally-friendliness, new developments, are offering sustainable features. Sustainable buildings are those that have modified their design to include such features as greenery planted on rooftops to provide additional insulation for the building,...
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By Nate Blankenship - Spartanburg, SC Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
Keep in mind that as long as form follows function on your blogging site it will be considered to be well search engine optimized. This also applies to the visual components of your blog.There are several ways that visual elements are going to play a part in how others see your blog. First of all there is your title. You may have to make several artistic decisions just around this including, what font you want to use, whether the font is in color, the size of the font and whether or not your title will wrap into an image. It is very common for free blogs to allow you to choose a template with an image or upload an image of your own that will be a mainstay image that sits on top of or behind the title.It is quite important for your title to be relevant to the content of your actual blog....
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By Ron Martin, Ron Martin Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
Good afternoon fellow bloggers, I did not know that blogging can be so addictive and provide great & wonderful insight to all of us for our business no matter what type of business we have. I find myself learning everyday by reading different blogs that everyone has posted on their own site. I've learned how the market is doing, how short sales are done, etc. If anyone can, let me know how you feel about blogging and what this site has done for you. Thank you,
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By Yvette Gardner
(Keller Williams Realty, Spartanburg, SC)
353 Old South Road, Duncan SC Keller Williams Realty Spartanburg245 E Blackstock RoadSpartanburg, SC 29301   $335,000Features: 4 bedrooms, 3 baths Located on the Golf Course Master Suite on the Main Level Beautiful Engineered Oak Floors 3 Car Garage & Level Fenced Yard Priced Below Appraisal MLS# 163564 Website: www.353OldSouthRoad.com Contact:The Gardner TeamExceptional Service, Exceptional Results!864.706.3669 (Yvette)864.641.5859 (Dennis)864.497.3131 (Nate)864.804.9960 (Angela)www.HomesInTheUpstate.net Remarks:This is an absolutely wonderful 1 1/2 story Contemporary style home located on the 11th tee at River Falls Plantation, a Gary Player Signature Golf Course. If you want an open floor plan with a great flow and lots of space, this is the home for you. This home features 4 bedroo...
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By Ron Martin, Ron Martin Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
Lake Greenwood is a wonderful lake to take your boat and family to relax on a summer day until the water started going down. I know all of us love to see the grass green, the kids playing, what I like about Lake Greenwood is you can be driving down the lake and all of a sudden see people standing in the middle of the lake playing with beach balls on the lower part of the lake. You can even pull up at certain parts of the lake and grab a bite to eat. If anyone had not experienced this, my suggestion is to rent a boat and experience it just once.
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By Ron Martin, Ron Martin Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
Lake Hartwell is another great lake to take your family to relax on a hot steamy day, I enjoy watching all the birds that fly around and the little islands that you can pull up too and dock your boat and have a beach like picnic with your family for a day. My family & I did that one day and I was so relaxed, nothing could have upset me that day. I also enjoyed looking at the sail boats that were on the lake. If you have a chance to experience Lake Hartwell, I would, you will not be disappointed.    
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By Nance Burdette
(Keller Williams Realty Partners)
Seems like the latter of the two lately for me. It's either feast or famine. Currently things are busy and of course nothing ever goes as planned. I have "been to classes" and "read articles" on time management but time just seems to slip away. (guess I don't move and think fast enough in my old age LOL) I'm burning the midnight oil to try and get things completed for today. Finally think I have it. I don't warrant a real estate assistant, yet..... but there are times I wish I really had one. Sincerely, Nance Burdette Keller Williams Spartanburg 864-580-9604 nance@nanceburdette.com www.NanceBurdette.com
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By Ginger Ryals
(Prudential C Dan Joyner and Young Realtors)
I just received some helpful information from Nationwide Insurance concerning important phone numbers to store in your cell phone. I thought this would be a good idea for everybody, but especially Realtors. Emergency situations can happen and we all need to be prepared.  Here are the suggested numbers: I.C.E.- In Case of Emergency-the number for your contact in case of an emergency Home Phone Number- this helps with a lost phone or emergency personnel can use it to contact family members. Police-store your local police department as well as 911 Highway Patrol-witness a fellow motorist in trouble call the Highway Patrol to assist them. If the number is stored, you may be more willing to help out. Insurance Company-store your insurance company phone# to report if you are in accident or if...
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By Nance Burdette
(Keller Williams Realty Partners)
Since moving to beautiful South Carolina a few years ago this term came up not too long after my arrival in a conversation with some "South Carolinians". Seems if your a Yankee (the North) from birth AND you move to lovely Florida at some point in time and THEN... you leave and decide to move to the Carolinas you are now considered a halfback!!! Makes sense to me. Apparently there seems to be more and more of us. Yes, I'm one myself..... But HEAH!!!!, all these halfbacks are looking for new homes!!!! Keeping our Real Estate market thriving here in South Carolina. Sincerely, Nance Burdette, (Formerly from Orlando, Florida) Keller Williams Realty, Spartanburg 864-580-9604 nance@nanceburdette.com www.NanceBurdette.com
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By Nate Blankenship - Spartanburg, SC Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
So you have decided to turn your dream home into a reality, and you are looking for a custom home builder to make it happen. In that case, congratulations are in order. Moving up to that kind of property is an exciting step. But it also requires more homework than when buying a more traditional home. You must do more research and consider more things when having a custom home built from the ground up. There are three primary reasons for this: For obvious reasons, there is usually more money on the line with these types of properties. Building a customized home takes longer and requires more input from you. The word "custom" means different things to different builders, so the process can vary quite a bit. More Builders Today Than 10 Years Ago One bit of good news for buyers is that ther...
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By Patricia Fisher
(Keller Williams Realty)
When selling your home staging it is very important.  If a home is not de-cluttered from the day it is listed you could lose any buyers that may have already looked at your home.  Staging will get your home sold quicker and at the best possible price.  Therefore, when you are getting your home ready to sell think about the way the buyer wants it to look.  Staging is about everyone's taste, not an individual's taste.  To get ideas for staging go to open houses, visit model homes, and read/watch about home decorating. Have a Great Day, Patricia Fisher, REALTOR CRS, GRI, ASR, ABR Keller Williams Realty 864homes@bellsouth.net www.864homes.net    
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By Ginger Ryals
(Prudential C Dan Joyner and Young Realtors)
I had the pleasure of taking a class today at the Keller Williams office on "Running a Successful Open House".  The open house usually does not sell the home, but brings prospects for the Realtor to build a future database. The Realtor can generate more results with the selection of the house, preparation, strategically placed signs, useful information such as the CMA for the house, school information and other listings, and give-aways. Of course, follow up after the open house is crucial to turning a prospect into a client.  This was a great class. Thanks to the Gardner Team!!   Ginger Ryals Keller Williams Realty gingerryals.yourkwagent.com  
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By Ron Martin, Ron Martin Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
Lake Greenwood is a wonderful lake to take your boat and family to relax on a summer day until the water started going down. I know all of us love to see the grass green, the kids playing, what I like about Lake Greenwood is you can be driving down the lake and all of a sudden see people standing in the middle of the lake playing with beach balls on the lower part of the lake. You can even pull up at certain parts of the lake and grab a bite to eat. If anyone had not experienced this, my suggestion is to rent a boat and experience it just once.
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By Nance Burdette
(Keller Williams Realty Partners)
A wonderful weekend drive. Well, I didn't start quite from Ashville, slightly south, Spartanburg to be exact. My point is, that I couldn't believe the beautiful drive on Route 40. This was the first time to experience a drive on this roadway. The hills and mountains and all the curves, WOW!!! The weather was lovely and I was taking my time and enjoying every mile of newly discovered territory.  I believe the only thing that could make this more lovely would be to drive it in the the height of Fall when all the foilage is turning color. It's got to be awesome. Just wanted to share this with others, so if your planning a weekend venture this is one to be considered. And of course.... you can always lay over at the Grand Old Opry Hotel!!!!! Regards, Nance Burdette Keller Williams Realty, S...
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By Yvette Gardner
(Keller Williams Realty, Spartanburg, SC)
  Is downsizing right for you? Downsizing a home can be a big savings often overlooked by those thinking about retiring. The cost of taxes, insurance, heating and other utilities keeps going up and if you have empty rooms, more yard work than you can handle, and other expenses piling up, it is only natural to think about moving into a smaller place. Downsizing doesn't necessarily have to mean moving into a tiny apartment or giving up the features you love about your current home. If you are willing to move out of your large family house and into a smaller more efficient house, it could mean the difference in providing yourself with a comfortable retirement. Are you living in a high cost real estate area? Are you still living in the house where you raised your family? Are you spending t...
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By Ginger Ryals
(Prudential C Dan Joyner and Young Realtors)
This is the 2nd week that I have been a member of Active Rain. I am having fun and gaining helpful information as well.  Before I know it, I have been on the site for over an hour.  It is becoming addictive, but informative. Wow, what a great tool. I hope to get better at this blogging. Happy Monday!! Ginger Ryals Keller Williams Realty  
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By Patricia Fisher
(Keller Williams Realty)
What created today's market?  Many homeowners and real estate professionals are asking themselves this.  The slowdown is largely due to the demand started by the global investment market and by individual investor/speculators.   In other words in the year of 2000 the world's pool of dollars exploded, between 2006 and 2007 it doubled.  Therefore Wall Street ceated new ways to package mortgages, then sell them and pass the money and risk to the investors.  These loans required little information on buyers income and assests.  Unfortunately lenders used adjustable rate, interest only, and other loans much more frequently and possibly mis-used.  We are now seeing the affects of these mortgages. Patricia Fisher, REALTOR CRS, GRI, ABR, ASR Keller Williams Realty 864.494.7818 864homes@bellsout...
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