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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

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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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A Comparison of Lake Keowee Real Estate to Lake Hartwell Real Estate.

Several potential lake buyers have wanted to know the difference in Lake Keowee vs Lake Hartwell.  To answer, both lakes are located in the Upstate of South Carolina. Lake Hartwell is the larger of the two lakes and parts of it stretch into eastern Georgia. Lake Keowee lies to the north of Lake Hartwell and is set against the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Other differences bulleted below in the two lakes:
  • Lake Keowee's water quality is better than Hartwell's. Lake Keowee is one of the clearer lakes in South Carolina and feeds primarily from Lake Jocassee.
  • Lake Keowee Real Estate is typically more expensive than Lake Hartwell Real Estate while Lake
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Greenville Condos, The Elements, Building Green

     An EarthCraft Multi Family Residence

Three Rivers Valley Development is constructing nineteen new condos near Greenville's Downtown according to the EarthCraft construction standards,  EarthCraft is a voluntary green building program from the Atlanta Georgia Home Builders Association. The EarthCraft standards serve  as a framework for energy and resource efficiency.

A few homes have been built in Greenville South Carolina according to these construction standards but the concept is just really beginning to hit the Greenville South Carolina Real Estate market here. Energy Star windows are standard as well as the more energy efficient Icynene Insulation system. Icynene is a spray foam insulation…
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