Virtual Tour – Castles & Dragons & Moat’s – OH MY!

Bruce Tereo, a local artist, created a world of adventure, wildlife and dragons in a little boy’s room.

Click here for the Virtual Tour to see the entire room in its medieval glory!

If you’re in need of a talented artist, contact:

Bruce Tereo

864-313-8317

tereo3@yahoo.com

The Sassafras at Cottages at Riverbirch

We are so excited to showcase The Sassafras Cottage!

The Cottages at Riverbirch model is just weeks away from completion

The intricate details make this home a gorgeous lakeside gem!

This Cottage is perfect for family gatherings!

Call us today for more details about Cottages at Riverbirch! 864-886-0098

It’s Coming!

Look at how our model home has progressed!

Every day the Mulberry Cottage is growing to it’s full potential in Cottages at Riverbirch

The views of Lake Keowee are extraordinary even from the front door!

We love that gorgeous blue Lake Keowee!

We can’t wait for the final reveal of this Charming Cottage!

If you’re interested in building your own Cottage, call us at 864-886-0098

or visit www.LakeKeoweeRealEstate.com

 

The Mulberry is on its Way!

With Spring comes the Construction of our New Model Home,
The Mulberry Plan at Cottages at Riverbirch!
The Framing is underway!  This 4 Bedroom / 3 1/2 Bathroom is progressing
on schedule and we can’t wait for it to be finished!
The views from the lower level are fantastic
The loft in this plan will have a magnificent view of gorgeous blue-green Lake Keowee!
The plan is sited as close to the lake as possible for maximum water enjoyment
Check back later for more pictures of the progression of The Mulberry
315 Elderberry Way will be exciting to watch grow!

Fall Colors & Beauty on Keowee!

 Affordable homes are here! Cottages at Riverbirch

Call to learn more: 864-886-0098

Sassafras – Cottages at Riverbirch

Sassafras design. Great cottage w lower level for entertaining, relaxing.

For more information on Cottages at Riverbirch

Call Lake Keowee Real Estate 864-886-0098

 

Cottages at Riverbirch!

With roads nearing completion, we will soon break ground on our model home. And while the Cottages at Riverbirch will not feature sprawling, high maintenance properties, our homes will certainly live up to the class and quality you would expect from a Crescent Communities development. All plans offer hardwood flooring, tiled bathrooms and soaring 10’ ceilings. Combine these features with granite kitchen countertops, marble in the bathrooms, and Moen fixtures throughout – and you have a property that does not need 8,000 sq ft to feel like luxury lake living. The Cottages at Riverbirch have land/home packages starting in the 400’s! Exclusively marketed by Lake Keowee Real Estate, the experts in lakefront real estate. For more information, call our office at 864-886-0098

 

Lake Keowee View

Our view on Saturday. What was yours?

Area home sales jump 20 percent

By CARLOS GALARZA-VEVE

THE JOURNAL

SENECA — The local housing market appears to be surging heading into 2014, a report released by the South Carolina Realtors (SCR) this week indicates.

Housing sales numbers have improved greatly this year over last year.

In its final report of the year, SCR said home sales and increasing sale prices recorded in November provide “positive momentum” moving forward.

In the Western Upstate market, which includes Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties, home sales increased by 20 percent in November from the previous month. Data shows 251 homes sold in November compared to 209 in October.

Year-to-date, 3,167 homes have sold in the tri-county area, or 15.4 percent more than the 2,745 sales posted during the same period in 2012.

Percentage-wise, the Western Upstate’s 20 percent increase in November sales was the best performance of any market statewide, and the market was one of six with a positive increase over the previous month from among the 16 markets SCR tracks. In the Upstate, the Greater Greenville market saw its sales (699) climb 10.4 percent over sales in October (633). The only other region in the state with a double-digit percentage increase in sales was the Sumter/Clarendon County market, which posted a 13.8 percent increase in November sales (91) over October (80).

Statewide, 4,449 homes sold in November, or 0.6 percent more than the 4,424 sold the previous month. Year-to-date statewide sales (58,326) are up 18 percent over the homes sold during the same period in 2012 (49,410).

The median sales price in the Western Upstate recorded in November was $139,900, which means half of the homes sold above and the other half below that price. November’s median sales prices represents a 5.3 percent increase over October’s median sales price of $133,250.

Year-to-date the median sales price in the tri-county area stands at $135,000, or 6.5 percent higher than the $126,750 recorded during the same period in 2012. Statewide the median sales price is $157,000, or 4.7 percent higher than last year’s median price of $150,000.

Nick Kremydas, SCR’s chief executive officer, said the encouraging numbers are reflective of an improving economy.

“The economy is looking better and outperformed Wall Street expectations, as jobs increased by 204,000 in October,” Kremydas said. “This is positive momentum that should support a housing recovery.”

More Signs Of Strength In The Housing Market

The news keeps getting better for the U.S. housing market. Prices are up, construction is up, and new-home sales are up. These are significant changes on the margin that are likely to have positive ripple effects throughout the economy.

 

Both measures of housing prices show a 12% gain over the past year. Higher mortgage rates are likely to temper — but not derail — further price increases. Higher mortgage interest rates are a logical response to stronger demand for housing.

 

On an inflation-adjusted basis, prices have bounced off their lows of early 2012. This marks almost four years of price consolidation after three years of catastrophic declines. There is every reason to believe that we have seen the worst, and that the future for housing looks bright.

 

The supply of homes for sales is at very low levels, after being very high for most of the past seven years. There is no longer a glut of homes for sale; the market is now faced with a relative shortage of homes for sale, although there are signs that the inventory of homes for sale is rising. Rising prices are restoring equity to millions of homeowners that had been underwater.

 

May new-home sales beat expectations (476K vs. 460K), and are up 75% from their lows. That’s in line with the 90% increase in housing starts since the 2009 lows. It’s reasonable to expect further gains, since construction is still very low from an historical perspective.

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