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Looking for Lake Keowee South Carolina Real Estate? - 03/30/11 11:59 AM
Sorry but this fine property is no longer available! If you would like to get the hottest deals on Lake Keowee emailed to you as soon as they hit the MLS, please sign up for the Hot Property Alert! Mark Brian Silver Star Real Estate Office 864-225-1883 Upstate South Carolina Real Estate Click for FREE List Foreclosures Upstate South Carolina Search All Listings (0 comments)
Pending Home Sales Number Rise for U.S. & Upstate South Carolina - 03/29/11 09:59 AM
The National Association of REALTORS® just released the Pending Home Sales numbers for February 2011 and it is good news for the real estate market and the U.S. economy. After falling in January 2011 from where they were in December 2010, this is a positive sign. Yet there are still "notable regional variations" in the NAR's words. Read all about it at February 2011 Pending Home Sales Rise (0 comments)
3 Bedroom 2 Bath Brick Home in Anderson South Carolina Under $120,000 - 03/28/11 09:26 AM
In real estate, time is of the essence. Sadly you are too late for this wonderful property for sale in Upstate South Carolina. To prevent this from happening in the future, you can get FREE email alerts of the hottest real estate deals sent directly to you at Hot Property Alert (0 comments)
What Happened Last Week in Upstate South Carolina Real Estate - 03/28/11 09:07 AM
Staying informed about local market conditions is so important in today's real estate market for both buyers and sellers. So please check out: How Many Homes Sold in Anderson County for the Week Ending 3-25-2011 How Many Homes Sold in Oconee County for the Week Ending 3-25-2011 How Many Homes Sold in Pickens County for the Week Ending 3-25-2011 (0 comments)
Upstate South Carolina Real Estate Market Conditions - 03/27/11 09:40 AM
I am sure if you are selling real estate or if you have been thinking about buying a home in Upstate South Carolina, reports about the housing market get your attention. We hear people making predictions, telling us what their expectations are, showing us charts with projections and on and on. What is the reality of the real estate market in Upstate South Carolina and where are we headed? Please read Expectations, Predictions, Projections and Reality (0 comments)
FHFA Home Price Index Down 0.3% - 03/24/11 08:47 AM
The Federal Housing Finance Agency’s monthly House Price Index was released the other day and it shows a very small decrease in the price of homes. But it is so small, and of course they are talking about all of the US. So I am sure you saying who gives a hoot? Well then check out FHFA Says Home Prices Dropped But What About Upstate South Carolina? (0 comments)
Existing Home Sales Drop February 2011 - 03/22/11 07:51 PM
After 3 months of increasing, the National Existing Homes Sales numbers decreased. I am sure all the negative people and the media will go nuts and start screaming double dip. On Monday, the NAR® released the news and I am going to have to say this is a perfect example of why real estate is local. Read all about it at National Existing Home Sales Drop Yet Remain Stable in Upstate South Carolina (2 comments)
February 2011 Market Reports - 03/17/11 06:20 PM
Just started adding the February 2011 Market Reports to my website. Check them out: February 2011 Market Indicators February 2011 Housing Supply Outlook Anderson (0 comments)
Does Moving Up Make Sense for You? - 03/16/11 12:10 PM
I found another article to share that may be really helpful for someone that is thinking they could sell their current home and snatch up one of the great deals on the market today in Upstate South Carolina. So many people don't realize that in real estate, you make your money when you BUY not when you SELL! These questions will help you decide whether you’re ready for a home that’s larger or in a more desirable location. Check out Does Moving Up Make Sense? (0 comments)
Great Home Buying or Selling Advice - 03/15/11 11:44 AM
I just found some great information for anyone in Upstate South Carolina that is thinking about buying or selling real estate. Well, really I guess it applies to everybody everywhere. But since I only cover Anderson Oconee and Pickens Counties, we'll just stay focused on my stomping grounds: Not all real estate practitioners are REALTORS®. The term REALTOR® is a registered trademark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics. read the five reasons why it pays to work with a REALTOR® at 8 Reasons (0 comments)
How Many Homes Sold Last Week in Western Upstate South Carolina - 03/13/11 01:56 PM
Want to know what happened with home sales last week in Anderson Oconee or Pickens Counties in Upstate South Carolina? Well please check out: How Many Homes Sold in Anderson County South Carolina last week? How Many Homes Sold in Oconee County South Carolina last week? How Many Homes Sold in Pickens County South Carolina last week?
Foreclosure Activity Drops to Lowest Level Since February 2008 - 03/12/11 07:55 AM
Just read a report that the number for foreclosure activity nationwide has dropped 14% from where it was in January. Which is good news for the nation and hopefully can give some people the confidence to take advantage of the low interest rates and affordability levels available today. Buying real estate is never simple. Buying a foreclosure is even more complicated and the great deals do go quickly. If you are serious about getting a great deal on a home in Upstate South Carolina, then a foreclosure can be a great option. Read about this news at Foreclosure Activity Down February (3 comments)
South Carolina Unemployment Numbers Improve January 2011 - 03/11/11 09:16 AM
I just found the latest unemployment numbers for South Carolina. January was the 5th consecutive month of employment growth for South Carolina. This is different than the unemployment rate but these numbers also improved! Last month, the entire state of South Carolina had 10.9% unemployment but it improved to 10.5% in January 2011. Not much of an improvement but it is an improvement and every little step in the right direction is a good thing. Check what the numbers for Anderson Oconee Pickens Counties look like at Unemployment Numbers Anderson Oconee Pickens County South Carolina (0 comments)
Why Do People Lie to Themselves? - 03/10/11 08:57 AM
We are constantly under a barrage of commercials and information that sometimes makes it hard to decide who you can trust. But What if the Biggest Liar is You? Sounds strange but please read Why Do People Lie to Themselves? (0 comments)
Selling Real Estate with Owner Financing - 03/09/11 08:31 AM
After the recent meltdown in real estate and the fact that the banks have become very hard to work with at times for some buyers, it may seem that owner financing is the way to go when selling real estate. Or Is It? Find out more by reading How Will Changes in the Law Affect Us in South Carolina? (0 comments)
Home for Sale in Anderson South Carolina Under $20,000 - 03/06/11 08:44 AM
Under Contract! In real estate, time is of the essence. That means if you snooze, you lose! If you want to find out about the killer deals in Anderson so you can avoid losing out to another buyer, then please sign up for the Hot Property Alert! (2 comments)
February 2011 Housing Scorecard and Upstate South Carolina Real Estate - 03/05/11 07:56 AM
As I started to read the news release about the latest housing Scorecard from HUD, I could not help but think in some ways it was trying too hard to sound like Washington is actually doing all they can to help the economy and the real estate market. Anyway check out some of the charts from the HUD Housing Scorecard and the Market Reports on my website. This way you can see the differences or similarities between the national numbers and the real estate market in Upstate South Carolina at February 2011 Housing Scorecard and Upstate South Carolina Real Estate (0 comments)
Freddie Mac Says Home Values Fell Q4 2010 - 03/03/11 10:23 AM
On Tuesday, Freddie Mac released their Conventional Mortgage Home Price Index for the 4th Quarter of 2010. Now as always we have to remember that all the reports about national housing or real estate market conditions are not always going to help us understand what is happening in Upstate South Carolina. Does This Mean Upstate South Carolina Real Estate Values Really Decreased in the 4th Quarter of 2010? (0 comments)
New Study Shows the American Dream Alive and Well - 03/02/11 08:41 AM
Fannie Mae just released the results of an interesting survey about real estate, home ownership and the economy. During October and December 2010, Fannie Mae asked both home owners and renters about their opinions on home investment as an investment, their household finances (nosey ain't they?), their views on how homes are financed and their confidence in the economy. Read all about it at Good News about People's Attitudes Regarding Real Estate (1 comments)
Nationally Pending Home Sales Decline But Increase in Upstate South Carolina - 03/01/11 09:40 AM
According to the National Association of Realtors®, the number of pending home sales is down slightly in January 2011. And I hate to be the bearer of bad news but this is the second straight month that the number of pending home sales has declined for the entire US. One good sign is that even though the numbers are lower, they are still 20.6% above the the extreme low point of June 2010. The NAR® Pending Home Sales Index is a forward-looking indicator and is talking about contracts and not closings. There is a world of difference between being under contract (2 comments)
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