Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.®

I accepted the November Gratitude Challenge...

Tue, Nov 26th 2019 10:50 am by Gwen Fowler Pondering with Gwen

Over the last 4 weeks, I have posted 4 blogs to the Active Rain Realtor networking platform.

This was a challenge issued by one of the Ambassadors for Active Rain. I have completed my challenge and wanted to share the posts with you. 

Installment #1Thankful for where I live
Installment #2 Family Traditions
Installment #3 My greatest Blessing, Henry
Installment #4 The freedom to travel

Enjoy, and Happy Thanksgiving to you, and yours.



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My office is growing!

Wed, Aug 28th 2019 11:19 am by Gwen Fowler Pondering with Gwen

When you call the office you might not get just me, Henry, Amy or Michelle. The office staff is growing and I would like to introduce to you Josh Lother, Gail Bibb, Kirk Cooley, and Ashley Qualls. Each of them brings their own unique experiences and talents to the office.

Josh has been here about 9 months now as a buyers agent. Josh enjoys the research portion of the hunt and will work to find you the lot or home that fits your needs. 

Kirk has many years of experience as primarily a buyers agent in the local area. Very down to earth and patient.

Gail has worked with General Contractors and has great knowledge in that area. She would love to help you find a lot to suit your future home...



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Mitty Days... Off to the Races

Thu, May 2nd 2019 1:29 pm by Gwen Fowler Pondering with Gwen

This past Saturday, April 27th, Henry and I headed off to Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta in Braselton, GA for the 42nd annual Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) Mitty Day (aka The Mitty). The weather was beautiful, unlike it had been for months on end. Couldn't have asked for better weather. This was going to be my first time at this event, Henry had been approximately 20 years ago. It will most definitely not my last. The variety of cars racing, the staff, and the venue all were beyond expectation.

  

When we arrived we used the little kiosk/tollbooth to pay our admission and find a place to park. Grabbed our snack bags and cooler from the car. Yes, you carry in with you. Then a short walk...



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Fiddlers Cove, Tamassee, SC

Wed, Apr 10th 2019 10:46 am by Gwen Fowler Market Report

April means Spring in the foothills,  the lakes are coming to life with flowers, and trees in bloom. We love this time of year. One of my favorite lake communities is Fiddlers Cove. While the dam is being repaired, now is a great time to build your seawall and dock on this beautiful wooded lot with a creek along one side and lake in the front. Mountain Views, sunset views and a very private setting among the 50-100-year-old trees. This lake makes a great getaway close to Clemson, Greenville, shopping, and events. Just 2 hours from Atlanta, 1 from Greenville,  if you don't want to spend a fortune on your 2nd home or retirement place.

fiddlers cove w/water

This is to show you what the area will look like when...



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The Dart Hit Lakemont

Sun, Mar 31st 2019 11:42 am by Gwen Fowler Gwen

Each month we throw the dart and go to the spot it hits.  This month the dart hole was bigger than the place we were going to.  Lakemont Ga is a tiny stop in the road just off 441.  There are 5 old storefronts, all but one were closed on Saturday.  Makes you wonder when they are open.

We made our way to The Open Door at Alley's Ol' store.  Quite a mouthful.  Were we surprised?  Quaint, charming and well worth the drive.  We left 441 just below the end of Clayton city proper and went over a winding road to Old 441 South.  The storefront was the first thing we saw when we stopped at the stop sign.  Did I mention charm & quaint?  This is the picture in the dictionary for each of those words...



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Put out your Feeders -- Hummingbird Season is here!!

Mon, Mar 25th 2019 10:57 am by Gwen Fowler Gwen

355 Big Oak Trail Hummingbirds

March 23rd is the beginning of hummingbird season this year.   I think that sounds early, but the articles I am reading says the scouts will be in the area this week. If your feeders are not out, they will skip right over you and head on to where they can find food and nectar.   Hummingbird food is a mix of  1 part sugar to 4 parts water.  NO RED food coloring.  Make sure your feeder is red and that is all that is required.  The mix will need to be changed out every other day to prevent it from fermenting and making the birds sick.

My friends Allan & Judy who live at Mountain Rest have their property for sale, but they also have a lot of hummingbirds in one place.  Judy fills the feede...



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Welcome Joshua Lother to the Gwen Fowler Reast Estate, Inc. Family

Tue, Jan 15th 2019 11:54 am by Gwen Fowler Gwen

The newest member of the Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc. team is Joshua "Josh" Lother.  He joined our small, close-knit, team in December and is already proving that he just needed some guidance to begin growing in the field of Real Estate. While working in the office recently he handled a walk-in like a true up and coming pro. Sure he was a bit nervous, but who wouldn't be? We enjoy watching him grow and expand his reach in the Golden Corner of SC. 

Josh is a family man with a young son, that is the apple of his eye. As you can see from the pictures he loves his family. 

We are looking forward to mentoring Josh and helping him settle into his role here in our office. As the youngest, a...



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A fall Checklist of 10 Things to do Before Winter.

Fri, Oct 5th 2018 12:25 pm by Gwen Fowler How To

Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this.

Copyright 2018 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®



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516 Lake Lane, Lake Becky... Price drop!

Wed, Sep 19th 2018 10:26 am by Gwen Fowler Property Listings

SOLD APRIL 2019!!!

Lisa Lane is about to have a Price Drop! 

This seller is MOTIVATED!

This seller is ready to head to Florida for the Winter, giving you the perfect opportunity to snatch up a beautiful lakefront home. Located at 516 Lisa Lane, in Mountain Rest, SC, with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, and 2000+ sqr feet... and the most amazing views! 

Take a virtual tour...

Virtual Tour

Lake Becky

 

Beautiful Lake Becky is at your doorstep, in Mountain Rest, SC.

 

A private lake setting offers the best of Oconee County to you. Come to visit us in the Upstate, and find your Lakefront dream home.  Newer construction 9built in 2012) on 1.8 acres with National Forest border, a la...



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Tri-County Technical College opens Oconee Campus

Tue, Sep 11th 2018 1:10 pm by Gwen Fowler Local Events

Located on highway11 in Westminster, SC is the Oconee Industry and Technology Park and the home of the New Oconee Campus of Tr-County Technical College. This campus will provide easy access to businesses, residents, and industries of Oconee County. The ribbon cutting was held on August 17th, 2018 just in time for fall classes to begin. 

Slated to open in 2020 is the New Career Center for Oconee County School District. This will be an amazing opportunity for local students for Technical Education, work-based learning, and economic development.

More than 80% of community college students work part-time or full-time jobs and many have family responsibilities. Community colleges offer uniqu...



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Clemson Football traffic pattern changes...

Thu, Aug 23rd 2018 10:39 am by Gwen Fowler Things to Do In Oconee

WYFF shared a story last night about the Clemson Game Day Traffic changes. If you have ever attended a Clemson football game you know the headaches that can come with an added 90,000 people on the roadways. Many of us local to Clemson choose to stay home until after the games start, to avoid traffic. Outgoing flow, half-time and later, is when the roadways are extremely congested. Some folks saying it can take hours to get home. 

The changes to the outgoing traffic will make all 4 lanes Southbound on Hwy 76  from Old Stone Church Rd. to Hwy 28 (also known as Mechanic Street) towards I-85. The SCDOT and SCHP did a test on the lane reversals on Tuesday, this week. The SCDOT will begin sett...



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Lake Cheohee

Thu, Aug 16th 2018 10:54 am by Gwen Fowler Bank Rates

 

Let's talk about Lake Cheohee, in Tamassee, SC for a few minutes. Lake Cheohee is a beautiful 40-acre private lake community. This lake is a reservoir, and located 11.3 miles outside the town of Walhalla, 44 miles to Greenville, SC, 86 miles to Ashville, NC, 101 miles to Gatlinburg, TN, and 133 miles to Atlanta, GA. Lake Cheohee has some restrictions; you must build a 1200+ sf home, and no gasoline powered boats are allowed on the lake. But with those restrictions, it boasts a clean lake, peace, and quiet paired with mountain views and sunsets that are unmatched by other lakes in Upstate South Carolina. If you enjoy Fishing, some of the fish there are largemouth bass, Bream, Bluegill, ...



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Cherokee Lake

Thu, Aug 16th 2018 10:47 am by Gwen Fowler Mountain Lakes

Cherokee Lake

 

This week I want to talk to you about Cherokee Lake, located in Tamassee, SC. This beautiful private lake has 220-Acres that is fed by 5 mountain streams & springs for a consistent water level. There is good fishing. This lake was built in the 50’s and is the largest private lake in Oconee County. The area is bordered on 2 sides by Sumter National Forest. Enjoy some natural beauty; magnificent mountain views, sunrises, and sunsets depending on the location of your home on this lake. Many lakefront lots have a gentle slope to the water. Combining the Lake and Mountains as a natural attraction.

 

You can choose to water ski, or tube all day, but sorry NO jet skis allowed...



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Chatooga Lake

Thu, Aug 16th 2018 10:32 am by Gwen Fowler Mountain Lakes

Chattooga Lake is a 42 acres private lake in a gated community. The lake was built 1958, in the mid 80’s when the name was changed to Chattooga Lake. Chattooga Lake is an emerald green lake fed by 5 streams and 3 springs for a cold lake with trees that overhang the road that circles the lake. Peace and tranquility abound in the community. Making this the perfect place to build your very own rustic cabin, or purchase your dream lake home, 800 sf min. A perfect location on a private mountain lake located in the heart of Sumter National Forest and nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Chattooga Lake is known for great fishing, kayaking, Stand Up Paddleboarding and the bea...



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59th Annual Hillbilly Day, July 4, 2018 

Thu, Jun 28th 2018 8:59 am by Gwen Fowler Holiday

59th Annual Hillbilly Day, July 4, 2018;

The longest consecutive running event in SC, is Wednesday, July 4, 2018, from 9 am to 3 pm, 125 Verner Mill Road, Mountain Rest SC. Rain or shine the fun will be here. “The term hillbilly originated when referring to persons living in the remote regions of the Appalachian Mountains. And since the Blue Ridge Mountains are technically part of the Appalachians, parts of South Carolina are in those remote hills.” As the longest consecutive running event in South Carolina, the day-long activities include mountain arts & crafts, a pig chase, climb a greased pole, quilt raffle, clogging and costume contests, sno cones, sack races, and Children's games. R...



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Sunday Drive 5/20/18

Thu, May 24th 2018 9:58 am by Gwen Fowler Things to Do In Oconee

We took a drive Sunday up to the mountains.  I usually have appointments on Sunday but when I looked at the calendar...nothing, so we headed out for an adventure.  My friend Sandy joined Henry and me for a day trip.

First stop was the Rusty Bike Cafe in Clayton GA for breakfast. The multigrain pancakes are my favorite, but then Sandy ordered the western omelet and now I might have another favorite.  The service is great, the atmosphere was wonderful and the coffee was hot and refilled often. When we left we headed up Hwy 441 to show Sandy where the Mountain Man Grill was.  I love their hamburgers and they have gluten free cheesecakes for dessert.  We will be heading there in June for a l...



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454 Eastcliff Drive, West Union SC 29696

Thu, Apr 12th 2018 9:05 am by Gwen Fowler Property Listings

454 Eastcliff DR, West Union SC 29696 SOLD!!!

Graduated and now you have a great job? Let me help make the decision to buy a home instead of renting.

1) House payment will be about the same as rent for a 2 bedroom home

2) have your own yard, plant flowers

3) have a rocking chair front porch to sit on and drink your coffee in the mornings

4) cooks deck on the back to entertain friends 

5) large lot with big hardwood trees

6) Low maintenance lot and house

1/2 hour of grass mowing, just enough to be pretty
carport just off the kitchen door
metal roof
7) Close to shopping, less than 3 miles to Ingles, 6 miles to Walmart

8) Be close enough to your parent's house to be there for Sunday Di...



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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

Sold!! 3/18

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

Sold 3/18!!!

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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