Keith Strawn's Blog

Real Estate Agent - (Ballenger Realty) - 27941
I guess I should feel good that another Realtor here in town likes my listing text enough to cut and paste it for his own nearby listing. Below are Exhibit A, from my listing at 1213 16th Street, here in Port Royal, SC, and Exhibit B, from a nearby listing, listed a few weeks later (also in Port ...
With the real estate market in full rebound mode, it seems the opportunity to pick up a home at an investor prices are becoming fewer and farther between. Not so with vacant land, which continues to lag behind the recovery rate of homes. There are some tremendous opportunities in today's raw land...
I received an email this morning from a young fellow who had a few questions regarding fees associated with purchasing a home, so I thought I would share my response....Spencer,  Good morning. Thanks for your email. I would be happy to try and address some of your questions.  Your assessment of t...
I am very excited about attending today's open house event at Celadon, an exciting relaunched communities here in the Beaufort area. Invigorated by a brand new development team, Celadon is located on beautiful Lady's Island, one of the sea islands of Beaufort, South Carolina. The community is onl...
REDUCED TO $165,000 (MLS#141818) -- This downtown Port Royal charmer is located directly across the street from the waterfront tract slated to be redeveloped as part of the sale of the old Port Royal Ports Authority. This is an opportunity to get in to downtown Port Royal early, before the develo...
Active Rain Friends, If you have any clients seeking ocean view property in the South East, either for investment purposes, or as a locale to build a home, please consider -- The listed asking price of this Atlantic Ocean view property on Fripp Island, just east of Beaufort, SC is $209,000, but t...
No doubt about -- Zillow and Trulia are fun sites to use. A friend of mine compared it to the Pottery Barn Catalog.  Buyers and sellers need to understand, though, that the information is not "real time," and many of the homes shown as "available" are not. These homes found on Trulia and Zillow a...
We visited the two Congress Street homes today in Beaufort's Historic District, on behalf of a pair of out-of-town clients.    These homes will require considerable work, but the payoff for this kind of project can be dramatic.   Both homes have great locations in upcoming areas of the Beaufort ...
Located about 20 to 25 minutes from Historic Downtown Beaufort, SC, Paukie Island is a true boater's paradise. Although downtown Beaufort is 20 minutes by car, it is just around the corner by boat.   Homes in Paukie Island range in price from just under $200,000, to deep-water homes currently on ...
2014 was a banner year for Beaufort's Pinckney Retreat, a 77-homesite, gated coastal community in Beaufort, SC. Pinckney Retreat had a record 22 sales in 2014, with 11 homes currently under construction as of this blog post, according to sources  from Pickney Retreat. The development team is hopi...

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