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Want to Know What Your Upstate South Carolina Home is Worth? - 02/27/10 05:54 PM
For the longest time I have preached about the inaccuracy of Zestimates and I was very glad to see this article that mirrors my opinion. While it should go without saying that an appraisal or a CMA is the best way to determine value, sadly too many homeowners and even worse, some buyers, are depending on Zillow. When you are considering making such a huge financial decision, why rely upon a website that is widely known to be inaccurate? Especially when there are other better methods available? Such as a Free CMA? Of course I only cover a certain area in (0 comments)
Adopt-A-Highway in South Carolina - 02/27/10 04:35 PM
Adopt A Highway is a South Carolina Department of Transportation program that has been around since 1988. Groups sign up to pick up litter on a specific highway or road in the county. This involves at least two miles of the highway, and the group must participate in at least four clean-ups a year. The group is committed for a two year period. Businesses, churches, schools, civic organizations, Boy Scout or Girl Scout Troops, sororities or fraternities or any other group of the sort may participate in Adopt a Highway. The SCDOT will post a sign to recognize the groups for (1 comments)
Elementary School Registration in Oconee County South Carolina - 02/27/10 03:20 PM
All Oconee County elementary schools will hold registration and screening for 4-year-old kindergarten during the week of March 1-5, 2010! The 4K program is for children who will be four on or before September 1, 2010. To find out more and please visit the School District of Oconee County Website!
Construction Starting Soon for Innovation Center in Anderson South Carolina - 02/27/10 02:05 PM
I just read some great news about the construction at the Innovation Center in Anderson SC starting next month for the incubator and Innovation Center at the Advanced Materials Center. Construction of the 43000SF project is expected to be complete in early 2011. SCRA is partnering with Clemson University to design and build the new Innovation Center focused upon advanced materials applications research. The facility supports innovation companies in start-up modes. The new facility houses SCRA staff as well as other Knowledge Economy companies. Clemson will take up about 25,000-square-feet of this space and will provide support to start-up companies or (0 comments)
Knob-and-Tube Wiring Electrical Wiring - 02/26/10 11:55 AM
If you are looking at older homes for sale in Upstate SC, this excellent article is something you must read! Via Fred Sweezer Sr. (Home Inspection Services): Knob-and-Tube Wiring
Knob-and-tube (K&T) wiring was an early standardized method of electrical wiring in buildings, in common use in North America from about 1880 to the 1940s. The system is considered obsolete and can be a safety hazard, although some of the fear associated with it is undeserved. InterNACHI inspectors should always disclaim knob-and-tube wiring during their inspections.
Facts About Knob-and-Tube Wiring: •It is not inherently dangerous. The dangers from this system arise from (3 comments)
Before you hop out of your car in the excitement to list a new property, always be sure to check out your surroundings! Yesterday I met Shane, an extremely large dog when I got out of my car to list a property. He was about 10 feet from me and headed straight for me. I have never entered my car so quickly. Shane circled the car and when he went to the other side I opened my door and spoke to him in a calm friendly voice. His whole body shook because he was wagging his tail so hard! At (9 comments)
Palmetto Hero Program 2010 in South Carolina - 02/21/10 10:14 AM
Great News! Via MARY IACOVELLI (MARY IACOVELLI REALTY, LLC): “PALMETTO HERO PROGRAM “ from SC Housing! Coming Back in March 2010 WHAT GROUP OR GROUPS WILL IT TARGET? · TEACHERS - POLICE OFFICERS - CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS - FIRE FIGHTERS AND EMS WHAT AMOUNT OF DPA WILL BE OFFERED? · Previous Program allows $5000 in Down Payment Assistance! WHAT WILL BE THE RATE? · Rate are likely to be attractive due to new relationship with US Bank – No longer dependent on Bond Sales HOW MUCH FUNDS WILL BE AVAILABLE? · Previous program allocated a limited amount of funding for this program and it (3 comments)
Sorry but this wonderful home is no longer available! But please remember to visit my Website to Search Anderson SC Homes for Sale! (1 comments)
Anderson County South Carolina Residents Invited to Shred for 2010! - 02/18/10 09:02 PM
Paper and computer shredding is scheduled for Monday, February 22 at the Civic Center of Anderson from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shredding of paper, computer central processing units, hard drives and laptops will be offered as a free service to Anderson County residents. Shred A Way will accept computer monitors for a $10 disposal fee. This will be the 7th shred day coordinated by Anderson County. The total collected from previous events was 193,221 pounds. This event is sponsored by Keep America Beautiful of Anderson County and Anderson County Environmental Services. For more information,please contact: Dana W. Owens, 314-0940 or (0 comments)
9.5 Acres of Waterfront Land for Sale on Hartwell Lake in Anderson SC - 02/17/10 12:46 PM
Sorry but this wonderful tract of land for sale on Hartwell Lake South Carolina is no longer available! What a shame that you missed out on this killer deal for Hartwell Lake SC real estate... If only there was a way to find out about the best deals in Hartwell Lake Real Estate (4 comments)
How to NOT sell your home - 02/17/10 12:19 PM
Excellent advice for anyone wanting to sell a home that I felt should be shared! Via Heather Littrell & Associates, ABR, CRS, GRI (Keller Williams Realty): It amazes me as I show homes to buyers just how many people subscribe to the sale prevention program. What is the sales prevention program? Well, lets put it this way: when buyers have lots of options, sometimes you can do things to keep them away for from making an offer.
I am sure agents could add to the list, here is a few I have noticed. 1- Don't let the dog out of the garage, (3 comments)
Meet the Natives at the Pickens County Museum - 02/15/10 07:32 PM
Native Plants Lecture and workshop at the Pickens County Museum Feb 18th Lecture Feb 20th Workshop Calling anyone with a green thumb or even those wishing to develop one! A special event is taking place at the Pickens County Museum later this week. A “Meet the Natives” lecture will be presented by Joe Townsend on Thursday evening, February 18 from 5:30 until 7:00 p.m. During this free lecture in the LaVonne Nalley Piper Auditorium of the Pickens County Museum you will learn about some of the familiar and noteworthy native plants found in the Upstate. Come join us and celebrate the (0 comments)
A Can't Miss event at the Electric City Playhouse in Anderson South Carolina - 02/15/10 07:14 PM
In case you were not aware of the fine theatrical performances happening in Anderson, I thought I would help spread the news about the current musical at the Electric City Playhouse. MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW Feb 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 Thursday, Friday, Saturday @ 8 pm and Sunday @ 3 pm This is a great story about the Stanley brothers, Ralph and Carter. It has some of the great songs they made famous. It will reveal the struggle to find an audience for the Stanley Brother's music. Folk, traditional gospel, and bluegrass were the music of their home in (0 comments)
Additional Particulars at Oconee Community Theatre - 02/15/10 06:17 PM
Looking for something different and fun to do? Did you know that we are lucky to have a great theatrical group right in our back yard in Utica in Oconee County? and they are getting ready for another fine play. Be sure to mark your calendars and plan to see: Additional Particulars February 19-21, & February 26-28, 2010 Intersecting lives of four “Save-a-Bundle Discount Mart” employees are explored in the play Additional Particulars. For Tickets and Information please contact the Oconee Community Theatre Reservations: (864) 882-7700 Office: (864) 882-1910 Office Hours: 10-12AM and 2-4PM Or please visit their website at Oconee (0 comments)
FREE Help with Doing Your Taxes in Anderson South Carolina - 02/15/10 05:33 PM
Every year, and it seems to start as soon as the Christmas Tree is put up, my wife starts asking when I will start on the taxes. I hate doing the taxes, especially with all the business expenses I have. They say that taxes are just one of those things you cannot escape in life. At least you cannot get out of doing your taxes if you want to stay out of trouble with the government! So when I saw the good news that the Developing Self-Sufficient Individuals vision council of United Way of Anderson County is partnering with local leaders (0 comments)
35th Annual Juried Show at the Anderson Arts Center in Anderson South Carolina - 02/15/10 04:57 PM
In this tough economic time, it is great to see that there is an excellent opportunity for artists to make some money by doing what they were blessed to be able to do: Make beautiful works of art! You see the Anderson Arts Center is once again having a Juried Show right here in Anderson! The Juried show has over $11,000 in awards with a $1000 award for Best of Show! Makes me wish my talents were a little more advanced than finger painting. The Anderson Arts Center was established in 1972 and is a 501(c)3 that promotes and fosters the (0 comments)
Blue Ridge Orchid Society Show & Sale in Seneca SC - 02/15/10 03:52 PM
The World of Energy in Seneca will host The Blue Ridge Orchid Society’s annual Orchid Show and Sale on Friday, February 19, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Saturday, February 20, from Noon until 4 p.m. There will be a beautiful display of blooming orchids which can be purchased using cash or check. No credit cards. Society members will be available to answer questions about growing orchids. Free to the public. Address 7812 Rochester Highway Seneca, South Carolina 29672 Call for Directions (800) 777-1004 (0 comments)
Buyer Beware: Your Lowball Offer Will Cost You A Great House... - 02/15/10 11:33 AM
Excellent advice that I thought was worthy of sharing! While real estate is local, do not think that because this agent is from another part of the country that this advice is not just as relevant in South Carolina! Via Dawn Maloney, CDRS Elite (RE/MAX Commitment): Buyer Beware: Your Lowball Offer Will Cost You A Great House... In our market, the average is four offers before a buyer starts making realistic offers. They do get tired of making lowballs eventually if they are serious. Are you a serious buyer, or are you about to embarrass yourself out of a great house?
Buyers should (3 comments)
Steering? You Tell Me. I Say, BUYER BEWARE - 02/14/10 09:08 AM
I had to share this excellent post. It would be wrong of me to straight out bash another REALTOR, but believe me there are sadly agents that put their commission ahead of the interests of their clients everywhere! I always make sure my clients know about any bonus and exactly how much I will be getting. Just seems to me the right thing to do, what do you think? Via Debe Maxwell, Realtor® - Charlotte NC MLS - Charlotte NC Neighborhoods (Helen Adams Realty): Steering? You Tell Me. I Say, BUYER BEWARE. Without breaking the Code of Ethics and calling out one particular (4 comments)
Time to Buy BUT Is it Time to Sell? - 02/11/10 11:56 AM
I thought this was a great article and even though the author is in another state, his words are very true for anyone thinking about selling in South Carolina. Via Steve Combs (First County Mortgage, LLC): Sure you've read that today is a great time to buy a home. And, after consideration of the facts, now you're in agreement. But, if you currently own a home and are tossing around the idea of moving, should you sell now? ...In this "market"? With all due respect to the main stream media but by the time they report this, the brevity of the opportunity of (0 comments)
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