December 2007

There are 9 blog entries for December 2007.

Mahaffey Plantation New Construction

Custom New Home in Mahaffey Plantation

WHY BUY AN EXISTING HOME IN MAHAFFEY PLANTATION WHEN YOU CAN BUY A NEW ONE? This Home is a Custom New Construction Home sitting on TWO LOTS with over an acre of property! The Home Features 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, 1 Half Baths, Formal Dining Room , Kitchen, Warming Room, Bonus Room, 3 Car Garage, and a finished 25x20 Work Room in Basement. The Home offers an all Brick Exterior with extensive landscaping outside and a private yard, includes a screened porch and a deck. Inside the Home offers Extensive Trim, Built-ins, a Full Stone Fireplace, Kitchen Island,Recirculating Hot Water, Double Ovens in Kitchen, Granite Countertops, hardwood floors, and ceramic tile.


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A Trip to Hendersonville NC



I recently took a trip to Hendersonville North Carolina (within a two hour drive of Greenville South Carolina) for some outdoor activities including hiking and photography. I am definitely not an accomplished photographer -- If I take any great shots, I give all credit to my camera.   I simply

There are some wonderful campgrounds and hiking trails surrounding Hendersonville to enjoy. The above photo was taken off one of these trails just a few miles outside of town. Hendersonville's downtown has a wonderful small town feel with lots of local shops and restaurants to visit and explore. A trip to Hendersonville can make for a great weekend getaway! Jonathan


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Waterfall in North Greenville County

Here is a beautiful and pristine waterfall located just off North Barton Road and Hwy 101 in Greenville County. The stream continues to drop off another 50-75 feet after this waterfall producing other scenic falls. Many of these local waterfalls go unnoticed by the public. I would have never known of this one's existence had I not visited a property listing just across the road.



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Views of Caesar's Head

Taken from Hwy 11 in North Greenville County

Here is a wonderful Photo of Caesar's Head taken at the beginning of Fall Season. I took this photo at a small park located off Scenic Hwy 11 in North Greenville County. Jonathan


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Lake Jocassee View

Taken from nearby Ascending Mountain

Here is a nice photo of Lake Jocassee that I took back in the summer on my way to Cashiers North Carolina. There is a pull off on the side of the road with wonderful views of Lake Jocassee and Lake Keowee. Upstate South Carolina truly has some amazing scenic sites and views! Jonathan


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Featured Greenville Builder--The Campbell Company

The Campbell Company is a premier Greenville Custom Home Builder
that I have been proud to represent for a number of years.  Dan Campbell, the owner, is meticulous in his attention to detail in the overall construction of his homes.  Dan offers numerous designer 2800-3300 square foot, one level floor plans that will truly impress viewers and ultimately the end consumer. From extensive trim, to trey and vaulted ceilings, to Gourmet Kitchens, to surround sound, and wireless internet, Dan's homes offer all the amenities expected by todays sophisticated home buyers.

If you would like more information about available Campbell Homes or if you would like to meet with Dan about a custom construction home,…
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Greenville SC Real Estate Update

Good news for the fourth quarter?

Well folks I do have two great pieces of good news to report for the Greenville South Carolina Real Estate Markets:

One, the showing activity, number of offers, and general real estate activity is definitely up for the Open House Realty offices thus far for the fourth quarter. We will not have November's total results and numbers for a few days but most Realtors I have spoken with are having a good fourth quarter and expect the momentum to carry into 2008.

Again Greenville Real Estate has bucked the nation trend and is having a fairly strong 2007 year in terms of sales and home appreciation. 2008 could definitely pick up also  generally speaking  with the mortgage ballouts the

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New Greenville MLS Search Available


I have loaded a new Greenville MLS IDX search for all the homes in the Greater Greenville MLS .  There is also a new Greenville Custom Home Search , a subdivision search, an MLS Number Search, a Google Map Search of Greenville Homes, a Greenville Condo Search, and a Waterfront Search.

A simple registration is required on the Greenville Custom IDX Home Search, but once you register you may bookmark the page and use it again and again.

Feel free to email or phone me with any questions, requested showing information, or any comments.  Thanks and I hope to hear from you!

Jonathan Edwards Kostyra
Open House Realty
Mobile 864-525-0736 Greenville South Carolina


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A US Treasury Mortgage Bailout Could be Near

Greenville South Carolina Real Estate

Greenville Events Blog

In an effort to stave off more foreclosures and mounting credit concerns, the US Treasury is spearheading an effort to fix or freeze certain adjustable rate mortgages from anywhere between five and ten years before they reset higher.  The Treasury Department is hoping to prevent another wave of foreclosures that could come as may of these adjustable rate mortgages reset in the near future.  

Representatives, law makers, and industry regulators are still working on just which home owners will qualify.  Their efforts are aimed at stopping the housing slump that could eventually drag the US economy down with it. Hopefully the bailout will be

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