Greenville SC Real Estate Blog

Greenville Mortgage Rates Spike Higher

#RagingRates

This week has seen a sharp spike of the 10 Year Treasury Note beyond the perceived technical ceiling or resistance of 3.0%. This is the first time since Jan 2014 that the 10 yr treasury eclipsed the big 3.0% mark. For those who don't know, 10 Year Treasury Notes are the basis in part for mortgage rates.  Was the move a total surprise?  Maybe not, Analysts at Citibank predicted this move back in Feb 2018. Perhaps the move was a matter of when and not if. 

Regarding the 10 Year Treasury Note, analysts at Citi predict the the number to be concerned with is 3.05%. A break above this, on a monthly basis,  could be very significant.  The next technical resistance levels would be around 3.14 or

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The Facebook Fast

Facebook Real Estate Marketing

 

#FaceBookFast

Recently I took 3 weeks away from Facebook to focus on some more pressing projects that need completion. I would probably say that I was more content during those 3 weeks.  Also,  I realized just how much time Facebook was taking up in my daily routine. Apparently, I'm not the only one spending less time on Facebook.  According the the FastCompany.com, Facebook recently saw a decline of 18% of users' time spent on the website, and as much as 24% decline in use per person.

>On the positive side, I have found Facebook offers a great way to market and connect with old and new friends, past clients, and new clients. I  don't plan on totally giving it up. Be well!

Jonathan

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Home for sale Near Furman & Greenville's Swamp Rabbit Trail--Sold!

We have just listed an adorable patio home in Glenlea Subdivision near Furman Universty, not far from Greenville's Swamp Rabbit Trail, within easy commuting distance to Downtown Travelers Rest SC and Downtown Greenville SC.  The home offers ad convenient and beautiful layout, cozy gas logs in a large great room, a kitchen & breakfast nook, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a covered patio that could be screened in, and a fenced back yard with views of Paris Mountain.

Priced at $121,000

Address: 316 Glenlea Lane Greenville SC 29617

MLS: 1358416

Showings: Please call Jonathan Kostyra, M: 864-525-0736

 

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Using Barn Doors or sliding doors in your Home

How to salvage or re-purpose an antique door

Decorating with Barn Doors

In a shopping to decorate and stage an old Farm House, I found an old salvage door at a discount building supply place. I've purchased doors like this before but this one was a real steal of a deal! I purchased this old antique door for $15 dollars. The real problem then arose, how do I strip it and clean it up? At the point of purchase, I seemed to be  waist deep in projects with this old farm house. So I asked a good friend, Herschel Futrell, if he would be willing to work on the door in his spare time for compensation. He agreed but once work commenced, he ran into layers and layers of paint on one side of the door.

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Restoring Furniture Ideas--Refurbishing Antiques

How do you strip and repaint a dresser? 

 

I have always liked the matra: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. My mom and dad taught me this growing up. Recently, my brother and I started remodeling an old farmhouse that was built roughly 100 years ago. Remodeling this old farmhouse has been a very labor and time consuming process. However, finally, light is at the end of the tunnel!

As we approach completion of the project and are adding the finishing touches, I've wanted to stage the home with a few select antique pieces. So, I have gone to the local Salvation Army's, Good Will's, Miracle Hill's, and consignment shops. 

What I've found has been surprising. I've found many old furniture pieces and

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Richland Creek at North Main Home for Sale--SOLD

8 Creekstone Ct Greenville SC 29609--Now Sold

MLS 1353338

North Main Greenville SC Real Estate

We have just listed this wonderful, newer style home for sale in Richland Creek at North Main, tucked behind Greenville's highly sought after North Main Community. Richland Creek @ North Main is a gated community with a walking trail and an entrance into North Main on Summit Drive. 

  • 8 Creekstone Ct Greenville SC 29609, MLS 1353338
  • Features: Upstairs: 4 Bedrooms with a super-sized master suite. Downstairs: A beautiful two story foyer, a spacious dining room to the right, an oversized office or living room to the left, a very large great room, and in the rear a kitchen and breakfast room
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Loft Condo in Greenville SC for Sale-Sold

The Lofts at Mills Mill--SOLD

Features 2/2 split layout, all on one level, huge patio, located on first floor

MLS:

400 Mills Avenue #112 Greenville SC 29605

Price: $339,000

Showings: Call Jonathan 864-525-0736

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Now Sold, We had an offer before it hit the MLS. 

We have just listed a development lot or rental home with future appreciation potential. The address is 11 Briar St Greenville SC 29601: Listing details here.  The parcel sits right behind the Southridge Apartments and within walking distance to most of downtown Greenville. The parcel is very close to the new Cancer Survivor's Park Entrance.

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 Lake Bowen Home for Sale, Inman SC--SOLD

Lake Bowen Home for Sale

Lake Bowen waterfront custom home

Wow! We just listed an immaculate, move in ready home with custom finishes on Lake Bowen. Large 1.24 acre lot with dock and water frontage. Home is a 3/2 with a large bonus room/office. Square footage is around 2100 square feet. New remodeled kitchen  and bathrooms. New maintenance free deck, a portion of which could be easily screened. Canoe, kayak, jet-ski, boat, swim or fish from your own dock. Newer lake homes in great condition are hard to find on Lake Bowen and Lyman making this home a rare gem. Come check this home out before it is gone! For showings call Jonathan 864-525-0736

Wow! A must see on the full photos here. 

Priced to sell: $349,000

Address: 178 Crow Road Inman SC 29349

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