Golf Real Estate OnLine News
For Immediate Release
September 2008
In this issue
-- A Tiger First at The Cliffs at High Carolina
-- Gary Player Invitational
-- Tips on Selling Your Home -- From the Inside Out
-- Home of the Month
-- September (USGA) PGA Tour Events
-- Fun Sites for the Avid Golfer
-- The Golf Real Estate OnLine Library

Welcome to the September 2008 edition of Golf Real Estate OnLine News.

The information contained within Golf Real Estate OnLine News is designed to provide helpful information about Golf Real Estate, up-dates on our Communities of Distinction and new features on the Golf Real Estate OnLine site.

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A Tiger First at The Cliffs at High Carolina
The Cliffs is excited to announce the inaugural property release at The Cliffs at High Carolina. This highly anticipated event is scheduled for November 8th and The Cliffs has already received an overwhelming response. The new High Carolina sales office opened recently and, since that time, the staff has booked over a hundred personal tours of this new community. This inaugural property release provides a unique opportunity to secure a share of some of the most picturesque and coveted land in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

There is no disputing that The Cliffs at High Carolina, a property with elevations of 4,000 feet and 50-mile views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in virtually every direction, is one of the most breathtaking mountaintop communities in the country. Replete with high mountain meadows, natural springs, tumbling waterfalls, miles of mountain trails, and the majestic sense of being on top of the world, few destinations deliver the degree of awe and inspiration of High Carolina.

Given the beauty of its natural surrounds, it is no wonder that Tiger Woods has chosen to create his first American golf course at High Carolina.

"When I first got to the top of the mountain and looked across those meadows, I knew The Cliffs at High Carolina was the place for my first American design," says the undisputed world's number one golfer.

"The chance to work with Jim (Anthony) and The Cliffs team made the decision to design my first course here that much easier. I am confident The Cliffs at High Carolina will be a truly remarkable community I can share with family and friends, and enjoy for years to come. A place where I know we'll always feel at home."

The Tiger Woods-designed course will serve as a jewel of the community and a tremendous addition to The Cliffs unrivaled collection of world-class golf courses across its eight communities.

With its close proximity to Asheville, NC, The Cliffs at High Carolina will be a thriving community in the heart of the Carolinas. The Cliffs is now taking reservations for the High Carolina inaugural property release and invites you to call or email today to learn more about High Carolina and the priority reservation program.

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Gary Player Invitational
The Gary Player Invitational (GPI) has found a new home in the United States. This year, the GPI is set for September 28 through October 1, 2008 at The Keowee Vineyards and Keowee Falls courses at The Cliffs Communities.

The Cliffs is honored to host this event and looks forward to the opportunity it provides to bring awareness to children's health and educational charities supported by The Cliffs Communities and The Gary Player Group through The Player Foundation and Zest Quest. This 2008 GPI at The Cliffs will feature professionals from the PGA, Champions, Nationwide, and LPGA Tours as well as many recognizable celebrities from the world of sports, film, television, and music. This year's event will play host to 72 amateur players teamed with celebrities and some of the games most recognized names.

For the first time in its 10-year history, the GPI will be showcased to a national television audience through a special one-hour broadcast on The Golf Channel in October.

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Tips on Selling Your Home -- From the Inside Out
(MS) On the exterior of the home there are plenty of opportunities to make upgrades that help increase the curb appeal of your home, but what about the inside of the house? Once you get people in the door, what will be their first impression?

"First views of the interior set the stage for either a positive or negative selling experience with potential buyers," says Tania Moore of RE/MAX(R) Properties of the Valley in West Virginia. "In today's competitive selling marketplace, owners need to use every option available to them to make their homes stand out. There are obvious things all sellers do, such as cleaning up the clutter and vacuuming. However, every home should have a few eye-popping 'wow' focus items that make potential buyers feel the home is special."

Fortunately for homeowners, the "wow factor" is easy to achieve by adding unique features to the home. Investing in some key focal accents in the home can make the difference between a "cross off our list" experience for homebuyers and a "must have" memorable visit.

"If I were showing a home that had an interior 'wow factor' I'm confident the sellers would be impressed," says Moore. "One trick to selling a home is to add perceived value and style to the house that would bridge over to the buyer. Decorative millwork and accent highlights are a wonderful, yet inexpensive way to make both a positive first impression and a memorable, lasting impression."

Tip #1 - Install lightweight urethane ceiling medallions around ceiling fans and chandeliers to add character and warmth to rooms in the home. Available in more than 25 styles from Fypon, these decorative two-piece medallions go up in minutes without removing electrical fixtures. Best of all, the medallions come with a white topcoat so that you can faux finish or paint them to accent any room.

Tip #2 - Reduce the amount of ornate artwork and window coverings to create an open, airy environment in each room. Let natural sunlight flow through windows to enhance the interior of the home. For a distinctive, yet breezy window treatment, install decorative corbels or brackets on either side of window tops and drape with lightweight fabrics.

Tip #3 - Surround a fireplace or create an accent wall in a family room using panelized facade brick products in Cabernet Red, Darlington Rose, Manchester Brown or Pearl Grey. Made of recycled gypsum and reinforced with high-density polymer materials, low-maintenance Performance Brick panels replicate the Old World look of handmade architectural brick and install in a fraction of the time. A "no repeat pattern" assures that your accent wall has a unique, one-of-a-kind appeal. The decorative addition of mortar between the bricks in the panels after installation provides the authentic look of real brick.

Tip #4 - Add a garden window above the kitchen sink. The window, which extends outside the home by 17 inches, is engineered to resist moisture and air infiltration. Once installed, grow herbs or starter plants in the window to showcase the versatility of this mini-greenhouse. Simonton Windows offers a garden window featuring a fusion-welded frame and sash, snap-in sill cover to resist water penetration and one-inch double-strength insulating glass. The one-piece unit installs quickly and can be used to showcase small collections or as a cozy, sunny spot for the family cat.

Tip #5 - Play up your windows inside the home and turn them into pieces of wall art. To accomplish this, add a urethane window panel below a vinyl Single or Double Hung window and then surround the entire window and panel with decorative mouldings and a crosshead.

Home of the Month
Ford's Colony VA Home for Sale

Great Value in Ford's Colony, Williamsburg, VA 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2700 square foot home reduced to $439,000. Updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, solid surface counters, updated baths - master bath has new cherry finish, double sink vanity, new natural tile flooring. Home also has a new roof and skylights, new hardwood floors and carpeting, and a large bonus room over garage. 1st floor includes living room, dining room, kitchen, family room, half bath, study, and laundry room. Home also has a screened porch and a 2 car garage.

For more information, call Gary Byrd 757-303-0523.

September (USGA) PGA Tour Events
Sept. 1-7
BMW Championship
Bellerive Country Club, St. Louis, Mo.
Televised by The Golf Channel & NBC

Sept. 8-14

Sept. 15-21
Ryder Cup
Valhalla Golf Club, Louisville, Ky.
Televised by ESPN & NBC

Sept. 15-21
Viking Classic
Annandale Golf Club, Madison, Miss.
Televised by The Golf Channel

Sept. 22-28
THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola
East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Ga.
Televised by The Golf Channel & NBC

Sept. 29-Oct. 5
Turning Stone Resort Championship
Atunyote Golf Club at Turning Stone Resort, Verona, N.Y.
Televised by The Golf Channel

For a full list of 2008 PGA Tour Events, go to PGA Tour Schdule

Fun Sites for the Avid Golfer
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