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685 West Cove Road, Mountain Rest SC 29664

Wed, Feb 8th 2017 4:10 pm by Gwen Fowler Mountain Lakes
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685 W Cove Road
Mountain Rest, SC

MLS# 20183904 - Residential

Mountain Lake Cabin on over 1/2 acre with garden. This cabin has over 100 feet on Lake Becky a private, 90 acre mountain lake. Great fishing, boating and swimming. This cabin has the mountain feel-rustic, charming and waterfront.

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685 West Cove Road, Mountain Rest SC 29664 | Homes for Sale in Mountain Rest SC
685 West Cove Road, Mountain Rest SC 29664| homes for sale in Mountain Rest SC 29664

685 West Cove Road Mountain Rest SC 29664 is a waterfront cottage on Lake Becky, a private mountain lake in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  This cottage has been built over several years a...

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140 Yellow Rose Drive, Salem SC| Homes for Sale in Salem SC

Mon, Jan 30th 2017 3:08 pm by Gwen Fowler Property Listings

Little River at 140 Yellow Rose Dr Salem140 Yellow Rose Drive, Salem SC 29676 | Homes for Sale in Salem, SC  29676

140 Yellow Rose Drive, Salem SC  29.3 acres of rolling hardwoods with over 1,000 feet on Friendly Drive and over 2000 feet on Little River.  Plants and species of trees not found in any other area.  This is a tree hugger’s delight.

Listing presented by Gwen fowler of Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

140 Yellow Rose Drive, Salem SC is just an hour from Greenville, and in the country.  This property is on the agriculture assessment so the property taxes are $1.75 per acre.

Mountain Views of the North Carolina Mountains
29.3 Acres
river Front
Paved road Access
Well, Septic tank and power to home site
Unrestricted

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421 N. Poplar Street Walhalla SC | Homes for sale in Walhalla SC

Sun, Jan 22nd 2017 9:23 am by Gwen Fowler Property Listings

     421 N. Poplar Street Walhalla     421 N. Poplar Street

421 N. Poplar Street Walhalla, SC 29691 | Homes for Sale in Walhalla

421 N. Poplar Street Walhalla, SC 29691 | Homes for sale in Walhalla SC

421 N. Poplar Street in Walhalla SC  is  a first time home buyer’s dream:  3 bedrooms, 1 bath with hardwood floors and screened porch on almost an acre.  The bathroom and kitchen have been renovated. Roof and heat pump are less than 10 years old.

Listing presented by Gwen Fowler of Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

  • 1272 Square feet
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 1 bath
  • .8 acres with frontage on Poplar Street and Bonnie-Brae Lane
  • Mature landscaping
  • Walhalla Elementary School district
  • Walhalla Middle and High School district
  • Bonus Room
  • Screened Porch...
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Lot 5 & 6 Lake Becky Road, Mountain Rest, SC 29664 | Lakefront Lots for Sale Mountain Rest SC 29664

Fri, Jan 6th 2017 4:08 pm by Gwen Fowler Property Listings

Lake Becky Private Lake at Mountain Rest SC

Lake Becky Rd, Mountain Rest| Lakefront Lots for Sale Mountain Rest 

Lot 5 & 6 Lake Becky Road, Mountain Rest, SC 29664 | Lakefront Lots for Sale Mountain Rest SC 29664

Lots 5 & 6 Lake Becky Road are just above the spill way for Lake Becky. These lots have been combined and permitted for a 4 bedroom septic tank.  Level with the road then dropping off to the lake make this location very unique:  Mountain and lake views with deep water. These lots can be bought individually or together.  This listing is presented by Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

200 feet on the lake

Deep Water

Mountain Views

Lake Views

Hardwoods

Paved Access

Near Chauga River & Chattooga Rivers for canoeing, ...

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McGee Road, Salem SC 29676 | Mobile Home Lots for sale in Salem SC

Thu, Jan 5th 2017 3:12 pm by Gwen Fowler Property Listings

McGee Road, Salem SC 29676

McGee Road, Salem SC 29676 | Mobile Home Lots for sale in Salem SC

McGee Road, Salem SC is a lot near Highway 11 and Highway 130, almost level and has city water and power available in the area.  This lot would be great for a double wide and still have room for a pool or garage.  Close to Lakes Keowee and Jocassee, great for anyone looking for a 2nd home for fishing and hunting in the area.

This listing is presented by Gwen Fowler of Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

If you would like to schedule a private showing of McGee Road, call Gwen at 864-638-3599 or text me at 864-710-4518.

Also, if you would like to see other homes for sale in Salem or are interested in real estate investing ...

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675 Winding River Road, Mountain Rest SC 29664| Homes for Sale Mountain Rest SC

Thu, Jan 5th 2017 11:56 am by Gwen Fowler Property Listings

675 Winding River Road Mountain Rest SC 29664

675 Winding River Road, Mountain Rest SC 29664| Homes for Sale Mountain Rest SC

675 Winding River Road, Mountain Rest is a mountain cottage, priced below 2016 appraisal.  1692 square feet on 2 + acres near the Chauga and Chattooga Rivers.  Fresh paint and carpet this home is move in ready.  You will have room to garden, have a fire pit or just to have space between neighbors.

Listing presented by Gwen Fowler of Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

675 Winding River Road, Mountain Rest SC 29664, a great get away cottage for the fly fisherman:

1692 Square feet
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
2+ acres
MOUNTAIN VIEWS!!
fresh paint & carpet
Sunroom
deck & balcony
Near Chauga River
Near Chattooga River
F...

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*** New Homeowner Alert***

Fri, Oct 21st 2016 2:26 pm by Pondering with Gwen

What a faulous finish to a great week here in Walhalla!! These customers were unsure but ready to get back into the home market. Their parents are two of my favorite customers and  I really loved working with Richard & Natelie.  I helped them find a house and then a 2nd house to make their own.  We worked through theoffers,  VA financing, home inspection, appraisal and all the other little things that come up during the closing process.  Their loan originator Darlene Green with Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group worked her mircles too.

Today they took the keys to their new home.  A sigh of relief that the buying process was over and their new life was starting.

Let me and my team take the fear...

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Step One: Before you Look--Qualify

Tue, Sep 20th 2016 7:00 am by Bank Rates

You have been online, found the neighborhood you like in the school district you have to have.  You have a list of homes you want to see.  Let's go house hunting, Gwen.....

Not so fast, we need to make sure you qualify for this home before you see it.  We need to be sure you have a high enough credit score and wages to support this house.  When you buy this is for a 30 year commitment, not a 12 month lease.  You need to be sure this is what you want.

When you work with me, I want you to qualify and to borrow from someone local.  Someone we can sit down with if a problem comes up.  We need someone close by that will answer the phone.  Someone who wants this to happen as much as you do.  ...

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Questions for the Closing Attorney

Sun, Aug 21st 2016 11:55 am by Bank Rates

Robert Whitney Attorney

Every state has different rules about real estate and how the transfer of property takes place. Robert has over 35 years experience and is my personal attorney on real estate, wills and some estate planning. I sat down with Robert Whitney, one of the attorneys who closes property in Oconee county, to  ask him the questions I am ask during each transaction.

1) Why do real estate closings in South Carolina take place at an Attorney's office?  They closings don't have to take place at my office but it is less expensive--the buyer and seller are not paying me to travel to closing.  The convenience of doing it in my office is less expensive, more secure and private.  The attorney's office...

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Why Would I Use an Auctioneer?

Thu, Aug 18th 2016 9:55 am by Professionals we use

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Terry Howe
Auctioneer 101

Last Friday, I sat down with Terry Howe, an auctioneer that I have used in the past.  I wanted to ask Terry a few questions that I had been asked over the years and put this together in an article that my customers could read and understand why sometimes an auction is better than listing with a real estate agent.

Gwen:  What does an auctioneer do?

Terry:  I have been in the auction business for over 30 years.  The definition of what I do has changed over time. 

  1. I act as an intermediary between family members, attorneys, banks and judges.
  2. I inventory and appraise personal property and real estate. I develop evidence to make equitable divisions of assets....
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Review

Sat, Jul 30th 2016 9:44 am by Reviews

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Online Loan Applications are NOT Time Savers

Wed, Jul 27th 2016 11:12 am by Making Offers

Yes you can do your loan application online but that does not mean your loan will move along as you think it should.

  1. When you do the application, make sure you fill out all the details in all the sections they require.
  2. When you send over the tax forms for the past 2 years, make sure you sign the copies before you mail them.  When you file tax returns online you do not sign on the form and this is one way the lenders are stalling the process.
  3. Make sure you open an account at the credit union or bank if this is a requirement for the loan.  They will not remind you, the processor will just put your file aside till you do this ...making your loan a very slow process.
  4. You must send a c...
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Building Lots in Walhalla with Creeks

Mon, Jun 6th 2016 10:40 am by Property Listings

Building Lots in Walhalla with Creeks 

There are a few things to consider when buying a building lot with a creek.

1) The house and improvements have to be 50 feet from the creek.  EPA has ruled that any building that has to be treated to prevent termites has to be 50 feet from running water.

2) Trees and vegetation along the creek banks cannot be disturbed.  Erosion is a factor in building so creek banks must be stabilized if you remove the vegetation from the banks.

3) Creeks are a great water feature and if you have running water, be sure to maximize your outdoor space to take advantage of the sounds of the water as well as having viewing areas to watch the wild life around the cre...

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Homes in Walhalla, SC with Hardwood Floors

Sun, Jun 5th 2016 12:45 pm by Property Listings

Click here to search for Homes in Walhalla SC with Hardwood Floors      

Hardwood floors

Yesterday was the first class to graduate at the new Walhalla High School on Highway 11.  The construction process was just over 2 years and we now have a most impressive high school with computer labs, science labs, and wireless technology through out the school. Walhalla is a great school offering football, tennis, cross country, soccer, basketball, soft ball and baseball.  The campus includes a new stadium and playing fields.

Oconee is school choice, you can go to any school if you provide the transportation.  If you want the school to provide transportation, you must live in the district. Walhalla School dist...

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Top Tips for Home Buyers and Sellers in 2016

Wed, Jan 20th 2016 10:13 am by Found Articles

Buying & Selling Tips for 2016

Buying & Selling Tips for 2016.In case you missed it Realtor.com® just released "Top Tips for Home Buyers and Sellers in 2016" to help guide house-hunters and home sellers on what's most important for buying and selling a home this year. These are tips worth sharing with your clients. (As always, look at your local market conditions and use your professional judgment to determine if these tips are 100% on-mark for you.)

Two we found particularly interesting:

For buyers: "Buy in the Midwest or South. The Midwest and South will likely offer the most affordable options for home purchasers in 2016. Realtor.com® singles out the following markets as offering buyers high affordability...

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Log sided cabin on 3 lots with Whitewater Lake Access--SOLD

Sun, Aug 30th 2015 4:42 pm by Mountain Lakes

624 North Lake Drive Salem SC

            Whitewater Lake                                         

3 lots with hardwoods and pasture. Fenced ready for your horse. Come to visit the area, hike, fish, swim and be just minutes from Highway 11 North.  Convenient to Jocassee and Keowee Lakes. Storage for 2 boats. You must see this property if you like to play at the lake.  624 North Lake Drive, Salem is offered at $82,500.

                                               

Log Sided Cabin on 3 Lots    624 North Lake Drive Salem   Whitewater Lake Access

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Home Inspectors

Tue, Jul 14th 2015 12:50 pm by How To

Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector


When you buy a Walhalla home, you need to know exactly what you’re buying. Imagine how frustrated you’d be to find out that the hot water heater wasn’t working—in the middle of a shower! This is why you should have a home inspection before you buy your home. A home inspection is an important part of buying your home. Before you hire a home inspector, ask candidates a few questions to make sure you hire a trustworthy inspector.

  1. What does your inspection cover? Not all inspections are the same. Ask for copies of previous home inspections so you can see exactly what they will check inside the Walhalla home. If y...

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Purchaser of a Lot at Mountain Rest

Fri, Feb 13th 2015 7:06 pm by Hiring an Agent
I recently purchased some land in Mountain Rest, South Carolina and Gwen Fowler Brown was the listing broker. She was most helpful during the entire sale process & her follow-up post-closing was unexpected & delightful.  She also recommended a builder with whom I have already met.  She is most professional & I would highly recommend her to my friends.
James H. 
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True or False: Working with the listing agent will get a buyer the best deal.... FALSE

Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 2:57 pm by How To

When a buyer starts to look for a house, they start on the internet, news paper and in the real estate magazines. This is just the beginning of the job of buying a home...the most expensive purchase of your life.

The buying process is very long and complicated...things have to be done in a certain order, some things take longer to get done and have to be ordered before others.  You have to be familiar with the process and the requirements of the mortgage company, county/city requirements for you to occupy a home and just general things that have to be done before the house will be yours. Working without an agent to represent your interest as a buyer is foolish and can be quiet expensive...

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What to expect when starting the buying process

Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 2:57 pm by Hiring an Agent

A couple of things to consider when talking to an agent who will represent you.  

  1. Buying a house takes time, from start to finish the average buyer spends a year looking and buying a house.
  2. You must be honest with them, hidden things always come out before closing.  Everyone is better off knowing the secrets and handling them as they need to be handled.  
  3. Commission is what makes the agent work for you, there are no free rides.  In most cases there will be commission offered to the buyer's agent from the seller and seller's agent.  It may be a token amount or it may be an acceptable amount for the work the buyer's agent will be doing...either way, commission is something that needs t...
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