Eric S. Stegall's Blog Posts

Buyer Demand Increasing in Every Region

Buyer Demand Growing in Every RegionBuyers are out in full force this fall, increasing the demand for homebuying in all four regions of the country.According to the latest ShowingTime Showing

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Forget the Price of the Home. The Cost is What Matters

Forget the Price of the Home. The Cost is What Matters.Home buying activity (demand) is up, and the number of available listings (supply) is down. When demand outpaces supply, prices appreciate.&

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The Best Reason to List Your Home in the Winter

The #1 Reason to List Your House in the WinterMany sellers believe spring is the best time to put their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year. What

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Depending on the Price, You're Going to Need Advice

Depending on the Price, You’re Going to Need AdviceTo understand today’s complex real estate market, it is critical to have a local, trusted advisor on your side – for more reasons

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Three Reasons Why This is NOT the 2008 Real Estate Market

3 Reasons Why This is NOT the 2008 Real Estate MarketNo one knows for sure when the next recession will occur. What is known, however, is that the upcoming economic slowdown will not be caused by a

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Three Reasons to Use a Real Estate Pro in a Complex Digital World

3 Reasons to Use a Real Estate Pro in a Complex Digital WorldIf you’re searching for a home online, you’re not alone; lots of people are doing it. The question is, are you using all of

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Existing - Home Sales Report Indicates Now Is a Great Time to Sell.

Existing-Home Sales Report Indicates Now Is a Great Time to SellThe best time to sell anything is when demand for that item is high and the supply of that item is limited. The latest Existing

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You Need More Than a Guide, You need a Sherpa.

You Need More Than a Guide. You Need a Sherpa.In a normal housing market, whether you’re buying or selling a home, you need an experienced guide to help you navigate the process. You need

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How Does the Supply of Homes Impact Buyer Demand?

How Does the Supply of Homes for Sale Impact Buyer Demand?The price of any item is determined by supply, as well as the market’s demand for the item. The National Association of

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What Buyers Need to Know About Homeowners Assoc.

What Buyers Need to Know About HOAsWhen searching for a home, you may end up selecting a property in a community with a Homeowners Association (HOA). Before you buy, it’s important to know how

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Housing Prices Increase in Every Price Range

Home Prices Increase in Every Price RangeCoreLogic’s Home Price Index (HPI) Report revealed,“National home prices increased 3.6% year over year in July 2019 and are forecast to

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6 Graphs Showing the Strength of the Current Housing Market

6 Graphs Showing the Strength of the Current Housing Market [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:Keeping an eye on the current status of the housing market is one of the best ways to make powerful and

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Home Sales Expected to Continue to Increase In 2020

Home Sales Expected to Continue Increasing In 2020Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the Mortgage Bankers Association are all projecting home sales will increase nicely in 2020

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A+ Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional

A+ Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Pro [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:Hiring a real estate professional to help you buy your dream home or sell your current house is one of the most powerful decisions

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5 Reasons to Sell Your Home This Fall

5 Reasons to Sell This FallBelow are 5 compelling reasons listing your home for sale this fall makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National

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What's the Latest on Interest Rates?

What’s the Latest on Interest Rates?Mortgage rates have fallen by over a full percentage point since Q4 of 2018, settling at near-historic lows. This is big news for buyers looking to get more

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Experts Predict a Strong Housing Market for the Rest of 2019.

Experts Predict a Strong Housing Market for the Rest of 2019We’re in the back half of the year, and with a decline in interest rates as well as home price and wage appreciation, many are

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Supply of Homes Not Keeping Up with Population Increase

Housing Supply Not Keeping Up with Population IncreaseMany buyers are wondering where to find houses for sale in today’s market. It’s a true dilemma. We see an increase in buyer demand,

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American Confidence in Housing at an All Time High

American Confidence in Housing at an All-Time HighFannie Mae just released the July edition of their Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI). The HPSI takes information regarding

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Three Expert Insights On Inventory In The Current Market

3 Expert Insights On Inventory In The Current MarketThe current housing landscape presents greater home values, low interest rates, and high buyer demand. All of these factors point to the 

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Three Powerful Reasons to Buy a Home Now

3 Powerful Reasons to Buy a Home NowWhether you are a first-time buyer or looking to move up to the home of your dreams, now is a great time to purchase a home. Here are three major reasons to buy

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Mid Year Housing Market Update: 3 Things to Know Today

Mid-Year Housing Market Update: Three Things to Know TodayShifting trends and industry-leading research are pointing toward some valuable projections about the status of the housing market for the

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What Experts are Saying About the Current National Housing Market

What Experts are Saying About the Current Housing MarketWe’re halfway through the year, and with a decline in interest rates as well as home price and wage appreciation, many are wondering

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4 Tips to Sell Your Home Faster!!!

4 Tips to Sell Your Home FasterSince June of last year, we have seen an increase in the inventory of homes for sale month per month. Every spring and summer, the inventory increases because people

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5 Reasons to Sell Your Home This Summer

5 Reasons to Sell Your House This SummerHere are 5 compelling reasons listing your home for sale this summer makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Index  from the

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Time for Your Dream Home, Generation X!

Time for Your Dream Home, Gen X!During the housing market crash, Gen X homeowners lost more wealth than other generations. However, things are changing now! A strong economy, increasing home prices,

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Three Things to Know in the Housing Market Today!

3 Things to Know in the Housing Market Today!A lot is happening in the world, and it’s having a direct impact on the housing market. The reality is this: some of it is positive and some of it

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Oconee County Real Estate Transactions Week of May 20th

If you are planning to buy or sell real estate in the Seneca, SC / Lake Keowee area, I would love your consideration. Bonus Links:Oconee County Market Activity and StatsGet an estimate of your

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Oconee County Real Estate Week of May 13

If you are planning to buy or sell real estate in the Seneca, SC / Lake Keowee area, I would love your consideration. Bonus Links:Oconee County Market Activity and StatsGet an estimate of your

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Searching for Your Dream Home? Here Are 5 Tips!

Starting the Search for Your Dream Home? Here Are 5 Tips!In today’s real estate market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be

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Oconee County Real Estate Transactions - Week of May 6th

If you are planning to buy or sell real estate in the Seneca, SC / Lake Keowee area, I would love your consideration. Bonus Links:Oconee County Market Activity and StatsGet an estimate of your

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Economic Slowdown Revisted

Mainstream Concerns about an Economic Slowdown RevisitedRecently, we reported that many believe a recession could happen within the next two years. We explained that 70% of economists and

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Oconee County Transactions Week of April 29th

If you are planning to buy or sell real estate in the Seneca, SC / Lake Keowee area, I would love your consideration. Bonus Links:Oconee County Market Activity and StatsGet an estimate of your

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Your Fabulous New Home is Now Available

Your Fabulous New Dream Home is Now AvailableOver the last several years, many “baby boomers” have undergone a metamorphosis. Their children have finally moved out and they can now dream

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Two Trends Helping Keep Housing Affordable

2 Trends Helping Keep Housing AffordableTwo positive trends have started to emerge that impact the 2019 Spring Housing Market. Mortgage interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate loan have dropped to

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What Would Make You Sell Your Property?

What Would Make You Sell Your House?There are many reasons why a homeowner decides to sell their house and move. The latest Generational Trends Report from the National Association of

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Oconee County Real Estate Transactions Week of April 22nd.

If you are planning to buy or sell real estate in the Seneca, SC / Lake Keowee area, I would love your consideration. Bonus Links:Oconee County Market Activity and StatsGet an estimate of your

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With Inventory Low: Your Dream Home Might Need Some TLC

With Inventory Low: Will Your Dream Home Need Some TLC?According to a new survey from Move.com, the wave of first-time homebuyers hitting the market this summer has resulted in

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Study Reveals One Surprising Reason for the Inventory Shortage

New Study Reveals One Surprising Reason for the Inventory ShortageThere has been a great amount written on millennials and their impact on the housing market. However, the headlines often contradict

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Oconee County Transactions Week of April 15th

If you are planning to buy or sell real estate in the Seneca, SC / Lake Keowee area, I would love your consideration. Bonus Links:Oconee County Market Activity and StatsGet an estimate of your

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Selling Your Home? Here's Why You Need a Pro In Your Corner!

Selling Your House: Here’s Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner!With home prices on the rise and buyer demand still strong, some sellers may be tempted to try to sell their

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Homeowners: Now Is A Good Time To Sell Your Home

Homeowners: Now Is A Good Time To Sell Your HouseEvery month, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) releases their Seller Traffic Index as a part of their Realtors

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Three Questions To Ask Before Buying A Home

3 Questions You Need To Ask Before Buying A HomeIf you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at

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Largest Home Buying Myths

Slaying the Largest Homebuying Myths Today [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%!Mortgage interest rates have been on the decline since November!

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Oconee County Real Estate Transactions Week of April 8th

If you are planning to buy or sell real estate in the Seneca, SC / Lake Keowee area, I would love your consideration. Bonus Links:Oconee County Market Activity and StatsGet an estimate of your

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Home Buyer Demand Will Be Strong for Years

Home Buyer Demand Will Be Strong for Years to ComeThere has been a lot written about millennials and their preference to live in city centers above their favorite pizza place. Some have even gone so

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What to Consider When Choosing Your Home To Retire

What to Consider When Choosing Your Home To Retire InAs more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether they should sell their homes and move has become a hot topic. In&

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Great News for the Spring Real Estate Market

3 Graphs that Show What You Need to Know About Today’s Real Estate MarketThe Housing Market has been a hot-topic in the news lately. Depending on which media outlet you watch, it can start to

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Oconee County Transactions Week of April 1st 2019

If you are planning to buy or sell real estate in the Seneca, SC / Lake Keowee area, I would love your consideration. Bonus Links:Oconee County Market Activity and StatsGet an estimate of your

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Looking to Upgrade Your Current Home? Now's the Time to Move-Up!

Looking to Upgrade Your Current Home? Now’s the Time to Move-Up!In every area of the country, homes that are priced at the top 25% of the price range for that area are considered to be 

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5 Reasons To Sell Your House This Spring 2019!

5 Reasons To Sell Your House This Spring!Here are five compelling reasons listing your home for sale this spring makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Index from the 

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Here's How to Put Your Housing Cost to Work for You

How to Put Your Housing Cost to Work for YouThere has been a lot written about the benefits of homeownership. One benefit that continues to rise to the top is the added wealth homeowners gain simply

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Data Says April is the Best Month to List Your Home for Sale

Data Says April is the Best Month to List Your Home for SaleThe spring housing market is off to the races! The inventory of homes for sale is increasing, buyers are out in force, and interest rates

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The Divide Between the Headline and the Truth

The Enormous Divide Between the Headline and the Truth“I have observed that not the man who hopes when others despair, but the man who despairs when others hope, is admired by a large class of

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Oconee County Transactions Week of March 18th

If you are planning to buy or sell real estate in the Seneca, SC / Lake Keowee area, I would love your consideration. Bonus Links:Oconee County Market Activity and StatsGet an estimate of your

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20 Tips For Preparing Your House for Sale - This Spring

20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:When listing your house for sale, your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible!There are

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Four Reasons to Buy a Home in the Spring

4 Reasons to Buy a Home in the SpringSpring has sprung, and it’s a great time to buy a home! Here are four reasons to consider buying today instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to

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Do 46 Million Millennials Know They Are Ready For A Mortgage?

Do 46 Million Millennials Know They Are Mortgage Ready?Many have written about the millennial generation and whether or not they, as a whole, believe in homeownership as part of attaining the

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Oconee County Transactions Week of March 11th

If you are planning to buy or sell real estate in the Seneca, SC / Lake Keowee area, I would love your consideration. Bonus Links:Oconee County Market Activity and StatsGet an estimate of your

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7 Things To Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage Loan

7 Things To Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage!Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You are undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your

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Oconee County Transactions - Week of March 4th

If you are planning to buy or sell real estate in the Seneca, SC / Lake Keowee area, I would love your consideration. Bonus Links:Oconee County Market Activity and StatsGet an estimate of your

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Why an Economic Slowdown Does Not Mean a Real Estate Crash

Why an Economic Slowdown Will NOT Crush Real Estate this TimeLast week, the National Association for Business Economics released their February 2019 Economic Policy Survey. The survey

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Now Is a Great Time to Sell

2 Reports That Say Now Is a Great Time to SellHeading into the spring buying market, there are strong trends starting to emerge.The inventory of homes for sale has increased on a year-over-year

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The Housing Market Will "Spring Forward" This Year!

The Housing Market Will “Spring Forward” This Year!Just like our clocks this weekend, in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” 

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Home Prices Up Across The Country!

Home Prices Up 5.73% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index 

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Are Home Prices Leveling Off?

No Worries… Home Prices Coming in for a SOFT LandingHome prices have appreciated considerably over the last five years. This has some concerned that we may be in for another dramatic

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Interest Rates Hit New 12 Month Low

Interest Rates Hit New 12 Month Low!According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at their lowest for.

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Oconee County Transactions Week of February 18th

If you are planning to buy or sell real estate in the Seneca, SC / Lake Keowee area, I would love your consideration. Bonus Links:Oconee County Market Activity and StatsGet an estimate of your

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2019 Will Be a Great year for Buyer's and Seller's

2019 Will Be a Great Year for Buyers AND SellersMany homeowners believe that rising interest rates and home prices have scared away buyers and therefore have not listed their

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Why Home Ownership Matters Now More Than Ever

Study after study shows that no matter what generation Americans belong to, the vast majority believe that homeownership is an important part of their American Dream. The benefits of homeownership

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Oconee County Transactions Week of February 11th

If you are planning to buy or sell real estate in the Seneca, SC / Lake Keowee area, I would love your consideration. Bonus Links:Oconee County Market Activity and StatsGet an estimate of your

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Community Spotlight - The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards

Among the many sought after communities surrounding the Lake Keowee area, The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards has a spectacular blend of mountain views combined with splendid lake living.  This

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Oconee County Transactions Week of February 4th

If you are planning to buy or sell real estate in the Seneca, SC / Lake Keowee area, I would love your consideration. Bonus Links:Oconee County Market Activity and StatsGet an estimate of your

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Oconee County Transactions Week of January 28th

If you are planning to buy or sell real estate in the Seneca, SC / Lake Keowee area, I would love your consideration. Bonus Links:Oconee County Market Activity and StatsGet an estimate of your

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Oconee County Transactions Week of January 21

If you are planning to buy or sell real estate in the Seneca, SC / Lake Keowee area, I would love your consideration. Bonus Links:Oconee County Market Activity and StatsGet an estimate of your

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Community Spotlight - Reserve at Lake Keowee

The Reserve at Lake Keowee is one of the premier communities located along the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and immaculate waters of Lake Keowee.  The neighborhood extends many unique

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Community Spotlight - Keowee Key at Lake Keowee

Tucked away in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, lies a community that anyone would consider a gem.  Keowee Key at Lake Keowee is a gated golf course community that features many homes

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Top 5 Things To Do AT Lake Keowee This Fall.

Fall at Lake Keowee Real Estate offers activities abound!  It’s the time in upstate South Carolina when you can enjoy the great outdoors in all its splendor.  This time of year

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Fall Is A Time For Festivals At Lake Keowee

Fall Festivals at Lake Keowee Real EstateFalling temperatures, crisp breezes, and festivals everywhere…it can only mean one thing. Fall is in the air at Lake Keowee Real Estate! It is the

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Why Do People Look For Lake Keowee Homes for Sale

As I was browsing the internet recently, I ran across an article on www.keepingcurrentmatters.com that focused on the 4 reasons that people buy homes.  They listed the reasons:&

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