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Month: June 2018

Lake Keowee: A Gorgeous Large Lake in Upstate South Carolina for Watersports and Mountain Views

Lake Keowee is a gorgeous lake located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains. This lake was constructed by Duke Power Company for the purpose of generating hydroelectric power, but quickly became a loved and favorite leisure and recreation spot for locals and visitors. The word Keowee, means “Place of the Mulberries”, and is pronounced “Kee-oh-wee.” An interesting fact is that records indicate that the Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto visited the Keowee area while traveling through Upstate South Carolina in 1540. Lake Keowee is considered by many as one of the most beautiful and clearest lakes in South Carolina. The mountain views from various sections of the lake are simply breathtaking. It’s 18,500 acres of water and 300-mile shoreline make this large lake and the surrounding areas popular for fishing, swimming, tubing, water skiing, boating, camping, day trips, and picnics. The water temperature can be quite warm in the summer months, but still remains cool enough to be refreshing for swimming and water sports. This lake is known to be about 297 feet deep, with an average depth of about 52 feet. There are many gated and private home communities on the shores of Lake Keowee. Home prices are quite reasonable as compared to houses in other states near bodies of water. Consequently many people own second homes or retire to the South Carolina Upstate on this lake’s...

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Best Places In The Philippines For Buying Your Own Private Beach Resort

Having your own house is a dream in itself of a lot of people, but having your own beach resort or beach house seems like a far-fetched and unreachable dream for most people. But is this really the case? Can an average person really not have his or her own private beach resort? If there is any place where this idea is possible, that would be the Philippines. With over 7000 islands, it is not surprising that there are also a lot of beach resorts in the Philippines, some of which are privately owned and used. If you are planning to purchase a property in the Philippines, it might be a good idea to consider getting a beachside property. Below are some of the best locations for buying a beach property in the Philippines. • Batangas. One of the quickest beach destinations from Metro Manila, Batangas is a good location to try to look for a beach property. It is just a quick 3- to 4-hour drive from Metro Manila, making it a very convenient location if you still want to frequent Metro Manila or even if you just want to visit your beach house from time to time. However, it is also exactly because of this why beach properties in Batangas can be pricey compared to those in other provinces. • Mindoro. Known for its white sand beaches,...

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5 Effective Tips To Sell Your House Fast

If you are able to close a deal within 5 to 6 weeks from the time you put your house for sale then you are considered lucky. It is rare that a house sells that immediately. More often houses stay on the market for calendar months without having any offer and the proprietor is later forced to lower the value in order to recover from the entire process. To obtain a reasonable deal and to be able to sell your house fast, the initial thing you need to is get a real estate agent. Imparting the job to an expert is the best option for selling your house. An outstanding Realtor has knowledge of how to promote your house. He would even advise the following hints for you to help you sell your house fast: 1. Set the Suitable Price – The most essential element in selling a home quickly is to price it right. Frequent mistake agents make is pricing way too high. They think that if they make their price high, they may still be fortunate to keep the price manageable after offers and counter offers. It is strongly suggested to begin with the average price than beginning with the preferred net gain. The latest selling prices as well as the fair market value might help you decide the right selling price of your property. Do not...

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A Few Things You Might Want to Know About Halifax, MA Real Estate

Are you considering purchasing a home in Halifax, MA and would like to find out more about what the town has to offer? If so, then you've come to the right place. Living in Hanson, MA for 2 years now (a town bordering Halifax) I can give you some insight that you will not find anywhere else. Halifax has a lot of water located within its geography. There are many lakes, ponds and resevoirs. Silver Lake borders the town along its western bank. In the west of town are the Robbins Reservoir, Indian Trail Reservoir and Burrage Pond. The Taunton River is part of the border of Halifax and Bridgewater, which also begins the Winnetuxet River and a few brooks that lead into town. East and West Monponsett Ponds are near the center of town. There are two swamps on either side of the Monponsett Ponds. Great Cedar Swamp is on the west and Peterson Swamp is on the east. The town also shares a small conservation area with Plympton. Halifax is a member of the Silver Lake Regional School District. There are three towns which are within this district, Plympton, Kingston and Halifax. They operate their own elementary schools. Middle school students attend Silver Lake Regional Middle School and high school students attend Silver Lake Regional High School. Both of these schools are located in Kingston. There are...

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Virtual Real Estate? Active Managers? Guidance

In real estate (as an agent, seller, buyer, investor) whoever you choose to learn from make sure they are qualified to teach you. Are they "in the market" everyday? Are they actively helping others buy and sell in your market? Are they registered as a member in their Multiple Listing Service? When was the last time they closed on a transaction? Rely heavy on your "real world" experiences, or on someone that has personally learned in the field buying and selling homes for themselves and is helping others do the same. This will help you make better decisions about selling and buying properties. As a real estate agent, work with a manager that knows how to help clients buy and sell homes from RECENT experience, someone that has been "in the market" and has had to resolve issues about escrow, well inspections, appraisals, short sales, negotiating and much more. Someone that knows the tools of today and is using them. Ask yourself if they are willing to and can they teach you to be better, more insightful and more compassionate to your client's needs. Are they using the real estate systems that they are promoting to you on a daily basis for their own needs? Are they consistently improving them and sharing those improvements with you? As a buyer, seller or investor work with an agent that will help...

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