Greenville, SC, Simpsonville, SC, South Carolina

Simpsonville New Construction is Underway

Just a few updates on some communities in Southern Greenville County:

  1. Lost River is expanding.  This community is up and coming and will feature over a mile of walking trails, junior olympic pool, and much more according to the builder (subject to change, and the amenities are not completed yet!).  View listings below.
  2. Cooper Ridge (link) is currently under construction as of May 2016.
  3. Kings Crossing is a new community near Cooper Ridge where construction has also begun.  Prices in the $300s.
  4. Clear Springs construction has been slower than expected, but new builds are due for completion by June.
Boca Raton, Florida

Top 5 Non-Equity Golf Communities in Boca Raton

Boca Raton, located in South Florida, is known for some of the finest golf and country club communities in the country. You will find many of the communities here to have hefty equity fee memberships but don’t fright just yet – we have found the top 5 communities that require no equity or membership fees for the same country club living lifestyle!

1. Boca Greens – What’s not to love at this 24 hour manned gated community in the heart of Boca Raton. Close to major highways, A rated schools, parks, restaurants, shopping, beaches and more! Click here to learn more about this fabulous community.

2. Boca Pointe – With over four decades of construction there is something for virtually anyone here in Boca Pointe. Located in the heart of Boca Raton here you will find a variety of estates, high rise condos, town-homes and more! Click hereto learn more about this beautiful community.

3. Woodfield Hunt Club – Centrally located with a 24-hour manned gated entrance, here you will find a smaller community of 320 single family estate homes. Woodfield offers a variety of amenities for their residents to enjoy! Click here to learn more about Woodfield Hunt Club.

4. Boca Lago Country Club – 55+ active adult community in Central Boca Raton. Enjoy country club lifestyle without the mandatory equity fees! Featuring 8 distinct subdivisions with a variety of luxury condos, garden villas and over-sized townhouses. Click here to learn more about Boca Lago.

5. Country Club at Boca Raton (also known as Boca Country Club)– Non-equity country club located in the heart of Boca Raton. 24 hour manned gated community featuring 12 villages of single family homes, villas, coach homes and condominiums. Click here to learn more about Boca Country Club.

Boca Raton, Selling

Drone Photography Sells Boca Raton Homes for More Money, Here’s Why.

Photographs of important real estate have been taken from the sky forever.  High impact photos of skyscrapers and massive ranches and estates were the purview of a niche industry of helicopter and small aircraft pilots since at least the 1950s.  Then something changed.

About three years ago, aerial photos began cropping up on listings that were outside of the parameters where it made sense to pay the high cost of a helicopter flyover.  These weren’t particularly unique listings, and weren’t priced high enough to warrant potentially thousands in aerial photography.  Instead, these were photos taken by some of the first pioneering real estate agents with drones.

Fast forward to 2016, and drone photography is an important addition to any listing of even minor significance.  By giving potential buyers and their agents a bird’s eye view of the home, its surroundings, and community amenities the listing comes alive in ways that may surprise you.

Take this home, for example: NW 39th Drive, Millpond.  You may not have even noticed the outdoor gazebo, but once you see an aerial shot on a sunny day, it really starts to pop.  In Florida we’re lucky to have year round days of sunny weather when a listing can be shot in bright sun and show off the gorgeous landscaping and surrounding fauna of a home, especially in leafy suburbs with nice lawns.

Accentuating Water Features

If you’re located on any sort of water, like this one in Weston: – a shot taken from the water looking back on the home can be awesome.

The feeling of freedom one feels from looking at that skyline is hard to put into words!

Putting Large Homes and Estates in Perspective

Another great use of drone photography is with large properties.  In Florida especially, it can be hard to get the scope/scale of a flat property from the ground. A larger property really stands out when viewed from a bird’s eye perspective.  Here’s a large equestrian property in Boca Raton that shows well from any angle, but especially from the sky:

Check out that lake behind the property, an important detail that would be missed from a curb photo


Millpond Carnival February 28th 2016

The annual Millpond Carnival will be held 2/28/2016 at the North Park.  Activities for the kids include bounce houses, climbing and repelling wall, a train ride, and more.

Bring your family out and enjoy what will hopefully be a beautiful South Florida day at the Millpond North Park!

Simpsonville, SC

Top Things to Do In Simpsonville, SC

Simpsonville is a suburb of Greenville South Carolina which was ranked among 25 Best Affordable Cities in 2011 by money magazine. The town has numerous exciting tourist attractions to offer visitors ranging from modern arcades t7o historic sites.

The outdoor Charter Amphitheater at Heritage Park usually offers different forms of entertainment from early spring to October (during the warmer months of the year). Some past acts at the amphitheater include Willie nelson, the Greenville Symphony orchestra and Bob Dylan. Visitors can also take self guided or official tours which will take you through Downtown Simpsonville where visitors can enjoy sites such as the clock tower which has been the main symbol of the city since 1968. The tour includes the oldest brick building in Simpsonville, historical pharmacy that was constructed in 1886. On the other hand, the Woodside Mill served at the main economic center of teh town in the 1900’s.

The Heritage Park is located on Main Street and it offers miles of hiking, biking and walking trails, picnic areas, miniature train rides, 2 playgrounds, batting cages and 6 baseball fields. South Park along Baldwin road features a BMX track, tennis court and a Water park known as Discovery Island which offers a leisure pool, a lazy river and numerous water slides. On the other hand, golfers can visit the Fox Run Country Club or the Holy Country Club. However, it is vital to note that play is limited to all non-members.

In case you are interested in family oriented indoor activities you can visit the Golden Park Recreational Center on Balcome Boulevard which offers numerous activities including skating, arcade games and bowling. Grownups can visit Ma’s Comedy club for all night parties and standup acts.