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Radon in Your Greenville South Carolina Home

Many home buyers opt not to have a radon test done when buying Greenville sc real estate, but after working with a client with a cancer survivor who was very particular about his need to have the radon levels lowered to safer levels, I wondered who else would want to know these facts about radon. According to the Environment Protection Agency(EPA), Greenville county has the highest potential for indoor radon compared to other South Carolina counties. This does not mean that the home you buy will have high levels of radon, however you should consider having a radon test done as part of your home inspection.

Here's what EPA says about Radon in South Carolina...

Radon_and_Your_Greenville_SC_Home    Zone 1 counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) (red zones)

    Zone 2 counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (orange zones)

    Zone 3 counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (yellow zones)

Exposure to Radon Causes Lung Cancer In Non-smokers and Smokers Alike

Lung cancer kills thousands of Americans every year. The untimely deaths of Peter Jennings and Dana Reeve have raised public awareness about lung cancer, especially among people who have never smoked. Smoking, radon, and secondhand smoke are the leading causes of lung cancer.  Although lung cancer can be treated, the survival rate is one of the lowest for those with cancer.  From the time of diagnosis, between 11 and 15 percent of those afflicted will live beyond five years, depending upon demographic factors.  In many cases lung cancer can be prevented; this is especially true for radon.

Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer. Smoking causes an estimated 160,000* cancer deaths in the U.S. every year (American Cancer Society, 2004).  And the rate among women is rising.  On January 11, 1964, Dr. Luther L. Terry, then U.S. Surgeon General, issued the first warning on the link between smoking and lung cancer.  Lung cancer now surpasses breast cancer as the number one cause of death among women.  A smoker who is also exposed to radon has a much higher risk of lung cancer.

Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to EPA estimates.  Overall, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer.  Radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year.  About 2,900 of these deaths occur among people who have never smoked.  On January 13, 2005, Dr. Richard H. Carmona, the U.S. Surgeon General, issued a national health advisory on radon.  You can also click here to read a study by Dr. William Field on radon-related lung cancer in women.

Secondhand smoke is the third leading cause of lung cancer and responsible for an estimated 3,000 lung cancer deaths every year.  Smoking affects non-smokers by exposing them to secondhand smoke.  Exposure to secondhand smoke can have serious consequences for children's health, including asthma attacks, affecting the respiratory tract (bronchitis, pneumonia), and may cause ear infections.

Please understand that if the Greenville area home you are purchasing has high radon levels of radon, there are effective ways to get them lowered. View the EPA's "Home Buyer's and Seller's" guide to Radon" by following this link http://www.epa.gov/radon/pubs/hmbyguid.html

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$839,900
4 Beds 3.5 Baths 1524112 MLS
Located in the sought-after Parkins Mill area you will find a private back yard oasis of mature landscaping surrounding a kidney shaped in ground SALT WATER POOL with SUNSET VIEWS over the CREEK flowing behind your property. This is one of just 2 private pools in the subdivision. The FENCED BACK YARD keeps your 2 or 4 legged loved ones safe. A few steps away from the gourmet kitchen (featuring GAS COOKTOP / DOUBLE OVEN, Turkish travertine backsplash and PANTRY) is the HERB GARDEN to add fresh flavors to your culinary creations. This home is great for entertainment, as it gives you multiple choices for dining - formal, casual or on the large SCREENED IN PORCH. When location is everything, look no further. This home is within walking distance to the SWAMP RABBIT TRAIL and GOWER PARK. Craving a Frappuchino? Starbucks is a short 0.25 mile walk away! If access to the medical offices and the hospital system is important to you, access to MD 360 is a short 2 miles drive and Prisma’s Greenville Memorial Hospital is just 3.5 miles away. Need a primary ENSUITE BEDROOM ON MAIN LEVEL for yourself or “in-laws”? This home has you covered since there is are ensuite bedroom / bathroom combinations on both floors. The owner’s suite on the upper level features a sitting area with a cozy gas log FIREPLACE that can be used for well deserved relaxation or as a work-at-home OFFICE area. SOARING SMOOTH CEILINGS throughout allows for an abundance of natural light, yet this home is energy efficient, due to SPRAY FOAM INSULATION, GAS COOKTOP, and Low-E Argon filled double paned windows. Need handy STORAGE? Check out the raised storage system in the garage! This real estate agent is jealous! School area important to you? This home is zoned for TOP RATED PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Sara Collins, Beck, and J.L. Mann. However, if you prefer private schools, CHRIST CHURCH EPISCOPAL SCHOOL and ST JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC SCHOOL are just 10 minute drive away. Welcome home to the (in concept) perpetually “sunny” 4 Cloudless Circle!

4 Cloudless Circle, Greenville

$839,900
4 Beds 4 Baths 310391 MLS
Located in the sought-after Parkins Mill area you will find a private back yard oasis of mature landscaping surrounding a kidney shaped in ground SALT WATER POOL with SUNSET VIEWS over the CREEK flowing behind your property. This is one of just 2 private pools in the subdivision. The FENCED BACK YARD keeps your 2 or 4 legged loved ones safe. A few steps away from the gourmet kitchen (featuring GAS COOKTOP / DOUBLE OVEN, Turkish travertine backsplash and PANTRY) is the HERB GARDEN to add fresh flavors to your culinary creations. This home is great for entertainment, as it gives you multiple choices for dining - formal, casual or on the large SCREENED IN PORCH. When location is everything, look no further. This home is within walking distance to the SWAMP RABBIT TRAIL and GOWER PARK. Craving a Frappuchino? Starbucks is a short 0.25 mile walk away! If access to the medical offices and the hospital system is important to you, access to MD 360 is a short 2 miles drive and Prisma’s Greenville Memorial Hospital is just 3.5 miles away. Need a primary ENSUITE BEDROOM ON MAIN LEVEL for yourself or “in-laws”? This home has you covered since there is are ensuite bedroom / bathroom combinations on both floors. The owner’s suite on the upper level features a sitting area with a cozy gas log FIREPLACE that can be used for well deserved relaxation or as a work-at-home OFFICE area. SOARING SMOOTH CEILINGS throughout allows for an abundance of natural light, yet this home is energy efficient, due to SPRAY FOAM INSULATION, GAS COOKTOP, and Low-E Argon filled double paned windows. Need handy STORAGE? Check out the raised storage system in the garage! This real estate agent is jealous! School area important to you? This home is zoned for TOP RATED PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Sara Collins, Beck, and J.L. Mann. However, if you prefer private schools, CHRIST CHURCH EPISCOPAL SCHOOL and ST JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC SCHOOL are just 10 minute drive away. Welcome home to the (in concept) perpetually “sunny” 4 Cloudless Circle!

4 Cloudless, Greenville

$2,550,000
5 Beds 5.5 Baths 1524107 MLS
Elevated mountain luxury tucked away on the 5th hole of historic Greenville Country Club. This 5-bedroom retreat was built by Oasis Custom Homes in 2010. Ample space, luxurious finishes, soaring ceilings, and impeccable attention to detail make this property one of a kind. Upon entering the home, you immediately find a spacious living room with cathedral pine-wood ceilings and an impressive stone fireplace. The chef's kitchen has a center island with butcher block countertops and prep sink. Top of the line appliances and a walk-in pantry tastefully complete the space. Just off the kitchen is a sitting room with gas logs fireplace, breakfast area, and private dining room. The main floor also includes a home office, walk-in laundry space, and the owner's suite. With elegant trey ceilings and a walk-in closet with custom built-ins, the Owner’s Suite is spacious and thoughtfully designed. Here, the 5 piece bathroom with dual vanities, jetted soaking tub, and a true steam shower create a true retreat. The suite also has a private entrance to the screen porch which overlooks the backyard, the Reedy River, and GCC's Riverside golf course. Upstairs there are 2 oversized bedrooms complete with sitting areas and ensuites, as well as a playroom that could function as a 2nd home office or workout room. Be sure not to miss the walk-in attic storage space. The incredible basement is where this home truly sets itself apart! The options are endless with 10'+ ceilings, a massive living space, kitchenette, wine cellar, and 10 seat theater room. Two additional basement bedrooms also have ensuite bathrooms. The basement level leads onto an elevated deck and down into the yard with turf grass for easy maintenance. The backyard is fully fenced. This home also includes an elevator shaft, storage room, security system, and walk-in crawlspace.

341 Riverside Drive, Greenville

$499,000
4 Beds 2.5 Baths 1524101 MLS
Country living with acreage and convenience!! With only an approximate 5–10 minute drive to downtown Simpsonville, Five Forks, Mauldin or I-385, this location can't be beat! It feels so tucked away yet so close to everything! This 4 BR/2.5 BA home on 2.75 amazing acres boasts so many wonderful features. 10' ceilings throughout the main living spaces and 9' ceilings in the bedrooms. Heavy mouldings and beautiful hardwood floors. Large eat-in kitchen with 42" upper cabinets, granite counter tops and a custom tile backsplash. Huge laundry room with sink and lots of cabinets for storage. Master bedroom has a beautiful trey ceiling and an ensuite bath with a walk in closet, double sinks, jetted tub and custom tile shower. Flex space off the living room that makes for a great sunroom or play area. Even has a woodstove for those chilly winter nights! Check out the front porch for sitting outside and enjoying the scenery! Out back there is a patio area with a fountain that is now used as a fire pit. Great way to enjoy those Spring evenings! The 25x25 oversized attached garage gives you extra space for storage and has a yard door to get outside. There is so much to explore! The property itself is absolutely beautiful. Look at some of those mature trees! Check out the secondary gate made into the existing trees! The back of the property is wooded, and a lot of the property is already fenced. I could go on and on. It truly is a remarkable property that you really must see in person to appreciate all that it has to offer. So, make your appointment today before it is gone! P.S. Do you want a little more acreage? The seller is offering the house and all 4.75 acres for $675,000. See MLS# 1524099 for that listing.

126 Morton Road Unit Lot "A", Simpsonville

$675,000
4 Beds 2.5 Baths 1524099 MLS
Country living with acreage and convenience!! With only an approximate 5–10 minute drive to downtown Simpsonville, Five Forks, Mauldin or I-385, this location can't be beat! It feels so tucked away yet so close to everything! This 4 BR/2.5 BA home on 4.75 amazing acres boasts so many wonderful features. 10' ceilings throughout the main living spaces and 9' ceilings in the bedrooms. Heavy mouldings and beautiful hardwood floors. Large eat-in kitchen with 42" upper cabinets, granite counter tops and a custom tile backsplash. Huge laundry room with sink and lots of cabinets for storage. Master bedroom has a beautiful trey ceiling and an ensuite bath with a walk in closet, double sinks, jetted tub and custom tile shower. Flex space off the living room that makes for a great sunroom or play area. Even has a woodstove for those chilly winter nights! Check out the front porch for sitting outside and enjoying the scenery! Out back there is a patio area with a fountain that is now used as a fire pit. Great way to enjoy those Spring evenings! The 25x25 oversized attached garage gives you extra space for storage and has a yard door to get outside. There is so much to explore! The property itself is absolutely beautiful. Look at some of those mature trees! Check out the secondary gate made into the existing trees! The back of the property is wooded, and a lot of the property is already fenced. I could go on and on. It truly is a remarkable property that you really must see in person to appreciate all that it has to offer. So, make your appointment today before it is gone! P.S. do you want a little less acreage? The seller is offering the house and 2.75 acres for $499,000. See MLS# 1524101 for that listing.

126 Morton Road, Simpsonville

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