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Trip to Tampa 12-17

Sun, Dec 31st 2017 1:37 pm by Gwen Fowler Pondering with Gwen

Traveling has been a blast this year, here are a few pictures from the trip to Tampa, December 2017.Carrilon Park in St.Pete-Clearwater    carrilon Park, birds, birds and more birds

spoon bill in carrilon park     Birds at Carrilon Park

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Tiny house at Mountain Rest, 598 Walnut Tree Road

Fri, Oct 20th 2017 10:23 am by Gwen Fowler Property Listings

Tiny house at Mountain Rest, 598 Walnut Tree Road

598 Walnut Tree Road, Mountain Rest SC

Cute as a button!! This little house has 2 sleeping areas, one bathroom with shower and a gathering space with kitchen in the corner.  Call it a fishing cottage, tiny house or just a get away on a miniature scale this is perfect.  Check out the pictures and then call me, I love sitting at the picnic table and listening to the river below.  Fly fishing in your backyard.  No neighbors. Quiet, Peace and a unique home to come to when you need to recharge your batteries.

Walnut Tree Tiny House   Walnut Tree-TinyHouse   Staircase in Tiny House on Walnut Tree    Kitchen in Walnut Tree Tiny House     Bath in TinyHouse on Walnut Tree Road

Loft Area in TinyHouse on Walnut TreeSleeping Area Walnut Tree  Jerry's Creek Fly Fishing Mountain Rest SC

Call Gwen at 864-916-2019 to see this property today!!

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305 Lake Cheohee Road, Tamassee SC 29686

Wed, Oct 18th 2017 1:07 pm by Gwen Fowler Property Listings

305 Lake Cheohee Road, Tamassee SC 29686

Rustic log home on private spring fed mountain lake inside Sumter National Forest.  This home has been changed from the inside out:  concrete counters in the kitchen, stainless appliances, New master bath, closet and laundry area,  basement has been finished into a workout area, games area, and den/tv room. The downstairs bath has also been totally renovated.   This house went under contract in 3 days...but we are still showing it, looking for a backup offer.  Call me today if you want to see this amazing home on Lake Cheohee (864-916-2019)

Lake Cheohee    dock on Lake Cheohee     305 Lake Cheohee Road, Tamassee


305 Lake Cheohee up stairs bedroom    305 Lake Cheohee Road Upstairs office     305 Lake Cheohee Road, stairs details

305 Lake Cheohee Road, kitchen detail    305 Lake Cheohee Road Dining area     305 Lake Cheohee Road, covered porch305 Lake Cheohee Road, master bedroom    305 Lake Cheohee Road, screened porch on front     Lake Cheohee


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Octoberfest, football, hiking just a few of my favorite fall things.

Sun, Oct 15th 2017 11:38 am by Gwen Fowler Local Events

The weather has cooled off some.  The air is crisp in the mornings and I have noticed a bite in the air when I go home at night.  We have not turned on the heat but that will not be true in a couple of weeks.  Fall is here.  Football started Labor Day, but it was hot and humid then...not now.  The leaves on the trees are turning bright orange, yellow, red and brown.  This is our peak week if you want to see the colors.

Octoberfest is this weekend in Walhalla. October 20-22nd.  Local artist and crafts will be on display along Main Street  Friday & Saturday.  German food, carnival rides, and music will be at Sertoma Field also.  Come the atmosphere is very happy and free. Fireworks on Satu...

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Just Something I Like to Do

Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 11:24 am by Gwen Fowler Gwen

I just got back from 10 days of Irma Storm Chasing.

I go into an area where there is a storm coming.  This time it was Orlando.  We were put up in a hotel and for 24 hours we watched the storm attack the area. I was on the 12th floor of a motel watching lightning strikes, debris flying around and the rain coming down. The next two days we stayed in the hotel without power and waited for the area to be declared safe for us to go out.

Once it was safe we went over to Lake Wales and started looking at power lines and circuits to determine why the power to neighborhoods was out.  We rode paved roads through neighborhoods and we rode sand roads through orange groves. The first neighborhood, ...

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August 2017 Market Report

Fri, Sep 22nd 2017 11:48 am by Gwen Fowler Market Report
Walhalla Seneca Salem Westminster Lake Hartwell Lake Keowee
New Listings 11 68 18 27 84 48
Closed Sales 6 48 26 18 52 46
Median Sales Price $135,750 $164,450 $246,250 $159,250 $272,500 $369,950

% of list price received

93.0% 96.7% 92.6% 95.1% 95.9% 93.3%
Homes for Sale 44 286 167 107 107


Days on the Market 29 74 132 107 90 133

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You Can't Buy Insurance During a Hurricane

Fri, Sep 8th 2017 3:48 pm by Gwen Fowler How To

Hurricane Irma will be here Monday.  

Insurance writers stopped writing in South Carolina on Wednesday of this week.  

If you don't have insurance in place for your closings, you can't get insurance till the Insurance Writers say policies can be written in SC again.  They are assessing the damage...future as the hurricane has not come through this area.  Irma, being female, could just turn the corner in Florida and go out to sea, she could turn into the Gulf and head over to Texas. Only God knows for sure.

We are on ready waiting to see what is coming.  News every hour with updates and more video.  The anticipation is making me tired. The planning is making me tired.  I will be so out ...

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Termites love houses too

Sun, Sep 3rd 2017 10:15 am by Gwen Fowler Property Listings

There are two types of homes in our area, just two.  

Ones that have termites and the ones that are gonna get termites.  We have a house for sale at 11379 Highlands Highway that has termites.  I have sold this home 3 times, it did not have termites when I sold it those times, it was inspected and there was a report written to prove it.  So what happened between then and now?

3 things happened and they all encourage termites to move in your house.

1) When I sold it the foundation was open, during the past 10 years a foundation was installed all around the house. This makes for a dark area for the termites to invade.

2) When the foundation was done they did not put in enough ventilation...

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440 White Laurel Trail, Tamassee SC 29686| Homes for Sale in Tamassee SC

Mon, Aug 28th 2017 10:43 am by Gwen Fowler Property Listings

440 White Laurel Trail, Tamassee SC 29686|
Homes for Sale in Tamassee SC

440 White Laurel Trail, Tamassee, SC 29686| Homes for Sale in Tamassee SC 29686-- Custom built home on 9+ acres with mountain views and privacy!!

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

We sold this home in December-2016, current owners are moving to Charleston SC.  Very motivated as the school year has started and they have a son in middle school.

440 White Laurel Trail is a custom-built-home on 9+ acres in the Tamassee Elementary, Walhalla Middle & High School Districts. This unique property is very private but not secluded.  Just 2 minutes from Scenic Highway 11.

  • 2610 SF
  • 3 Bedro...

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5 Deck Makeover Projects under $300

Thu, Aug 17th 2017 4:29 pm by Gwen Fowler Found Articles

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Eclipse Quilts

Thu, Aug 17th 2017 8:39 am by Gwen Fowler Things to Do In Oconee

Eclipse Quilts

The World of Energy is hosting a quilt show till August 31st.  This quilt show is featuring the eclipse, August 21st will be a total eclipse in our area, a once in a lifetime event that will last about 2 minutes.  We are seeing no rooms left in motels within 3 hours of our area. This is a great event, and I will be in the front yard of the office to view it. The Thread Heads have created a unique event with their interpretation of the event.Eclipse Quilt

Eclipse Quilt ShowEclipse Quilt ShowEclipse Quilt show at the World of Energy

The Show runs through the end of August.  The World of Energy has an event each month.  Check out their schedule HERE.

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Lake Homes in Tamassee SC under $400,000

Mon, Aug 14th 2017 10:48 am by Gwen Fowler Property Listings

Cherokee Lake View

Lake homes in Tamassee SC under $400,000 can be found on Lake Cherokee, Fiddler's Cove Lake, Whitewater Lake, Mountain Springs Lake and Lake Cheohee. Each of these lakes is private and man made. They are all within 30 minutes of Clemson University and close to Sumter National Forest, Keowee & Jocassee power lakes. Fishing, canoeing, boating or just a quiet retreat from life.

You must look at these properties if you are seeking a retirement or 2nd home in the mountains, close to Clemson University. Call Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc. for a private showing on any of these properties at 864-916-2019.

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Houses in Oconee County with 7-10 Acres

Sun, Aug 13th 2017 12:21 pm by Gwen Fowler Property Listings

Houses in Oconee County with 7-10 Acres are good investments.  When you purchase a home with more than 5 acres you can usually qualify for the agriculture assessment...if there are no restrictions against agricultural activities.  Here are the current homes in Oconee County with 7-10 acres for you to review.  Have a great Sunday!!

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Mountain Rest Waterfront Lots in Sumter National Forest

Sat, Aug 12th 2017 10:06 am by Gwen Fowler Property Listings

Mountain Rest Waterfront Lots Under $200,000 

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Mountain Rest Waterfront Lots Under $200,000. Mountain Rest has 5 private lakes.  They are all inside the National Forest and are man made.  Take a look at what is available today.

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Homes with 2nd kitchen in Oconee County

Fri, Aug 11th 2017 9:03 am by Gwen Fowler Property Listings

Homes with 2nd Kitchen in Oconee County is not every day but can be found.  With more families having children move back in or parents moving in a 2nd kitchen becomes a desirable feature.  Check out these homes with 2nd Kitchens in Oconee County.

Homes with 2nd kitchens

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Waterfront Lots for Sale in Tamassee SC Under $100,000.

Thu, Aug 10th 2017 8:27 am by Gwen Fowler Mountain Lakes

Tamassee Lake Lots for sale under $100,000

Waterfront Lots for Sale in Tamassee-Under $100,000. We have 5 private lakes in Tamassee ranging in size from 35 acres to 222 acres.  Some join Sumter National Forest, others have easy access.  Take a look you will be surprised at how far your dollar will go toward getting your lake purchase.  Call Gwen at 864-638-3599 for more information, including taxes and school districts.

Waterfront Lots for Sale in Tamassee-Under $100,000.

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The Cost of Ownership

Tue, Jun 20th 2017 7:46 am by Gwen Fowler Making Offers

The Cost of Ownership

I recently had to go car shopping—one of my most hated jobs – because my 12 year old Ford Escape was not fun anymore.   Every time I used it, it broke, twice during the past month I had to have it towed to the mechanic. It did not leave me stranded but it was no longer reliable and it had lost its cost effectiveness—the pleasure return was gone.

How does this relate to real estate you ask? Simple, ownership of cars and homes are not free. Everyone thinks of the mortgage, power & utilities, taxes, insurance and some maintenance but there are other bills that come due annually that I call the surprises… unexpected major repairs/maintenance.  A typical lake house sitt...

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685 West Cove Road, Mountain Rest SC 29664

Wed, Feb 8th 2017 4:10 pm by Gwen Fowler Mountain Lakes

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


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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

Sold in 4 days, Closed in 30 days!! Now is the time to list your homes in Walhalla.  We have a list of qualified buyers!

     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
  • M...