Welcome to your Upstate SC Real Estate Resource!

Peggy Blackwell Century 21 Blackwell

This blog will offer a mix of our newest listings to come onto the market as well as some client testimonials. Here you will also find some useful resources on buying and selling a home in the Upstate of South Carolina and Western North Carolina. 

If you see a home that looks interesting or if you have any questions regarding all aspects of the Real Estate market please feel free to contact us! - Peggy



Feb. 8, 2023

421 The Bear Boulevard, Tamassee, SC 29686

Price Improvement!

Reduced 10K, this home is a gem!

MLS 1489218 Tamassee Home for Sale



If you've been looking for a mountain house, lake house or a vacation home in the south, this is it! Enjoy beautiful lakefront living with privacy and mountain views. This 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home sits on 1.61 acres with plenty of room to grow and expand if needed! Included is a huge 35x20 covered carport for RV storage, an outbuilding with electric, perfect for a workshop and a gazebo by the lake. There is a nicely paved circular driveway for guest and parking.


Very peaceful. Located right off of Scenic Hwy 11 at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the quaint town of Tamassee, SC properly named by the Cherokee as the “Place of the Sunlight of God”. This lake has some of the most breathtaking sunsets you will ever experience. Located in the Cheohee Valley community with its beautiful rolling meadows framed by mountains and a wide triangle sky with the Sumter National Forest as its backdrop.


Posted in New Listings
Feb. 6, 2023

Experts Forecast a Turnaround in the Housing Market in 2023

Experts Forecast a Turnaround in the Housing Market in 2023

Experts Forecast a Turnaround in the Housing Market in 2023 | MyKCM

The housing market has gone through a lot of change recently, and much of that was a result of how quickly mortgage rates rose last year.

Now, as we move through 2023, there are signs things are finally going to turn around. Home price appreciation is slowing from the recent frenzy, mortgage rates are coming down, inflation is easing, and overall market activity is starting to pick up. All of that’s great news for the housing market this year. Here’s what experts are saying.

Cristian deRitis, Deputy Chief Economist, Moody’s Analytics:

“The current state of the housing market is that it is certainly in transition.”

Susan Wachter, Professor of Real Estate and Finance, University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School:

“Housing is going to ease up. I think 2023 will be a turnaround year.”

Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist, National Association of Realtors (NAR):

“Mortgage rates have fallen in the recent past weeks, so I’m very hopeful that the worst in home sales is probably coming to an end.”

Robert Dietz, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB):

“. . . it appears a turning point for housing lies ahead. In the coming quarters, single-family home building will rise off of cycle lows as mortgage rates are expected to trend lower and boost housing affordability.”

Bottom Line

If you’re thinking about making a move this year, a turnaround in the housing market could be exactly what you’ve been waiting for. Let’s connect to talk about the latest trends in our area.

Posted in Market Updates