There are many reasons why one would want to live in the Old Village, but the biggest one for me is LOCATION. The 10 minute drive to downtown Charleston and less than 5 minutes to Sullivan’s Island is about as ideal as it gets. Not to mention its close walking proximity to beautiful Shem Creek and dozens of bars, shops and restaurants. The neighborhood was designed beautifully with many different types of architecture and green space areas. It is loaded with side walks and street lights making it one of Mount Pleasants safest, most accessible areas to walk/bike in. It is also an excellent neighborhood to walk your dog given all the parks and endless supply of walking routes. The neighbo...
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Buyer Advantage ProgramFri, Feb 17th 2017 1:23 pm by TheMikeandJeanne Team Buyers Information
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Festival Of Houses 2017, Historic CharlestonFri, Feb 17th 2017 12:34 pm by Lauren Zurilla Things to do in Charleston
Charleston, SC: Festival of Houses & Gardens, 2017
In my humble opinion, living in or right around Charleston, SC is nothing short of a blessing and an absolute dream location to live in. Of course, the 3 months of high summer are brutal with the heat and humidity, but that’s the price we pay for paradise! Just go to the beach if you can’t take the heat because you can put your toes in the water and it might be the only place you find a breeze! But is that so bad? For those of us who don’t like winter, I feel so thankful that I still haven’t even seen it yet this year. I mean temps this coming week, like most of the last 2 months, will be in the 70’s! It’s like we are stuck in early...
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Have no fear !Fri, Feb 17th 2017 8:49 am by Ute Appleby First Time Buyer
Have no fear ! Think about buying !
Yup...I was just like you...I had to rent because I could not buy due to not having a great credit score yet but working on getting it back to an acceptable level. I also felt the freedom of renting and being able to move on whenever I wanted was good thing. And so, I was a renter for many years.
Drawbacks among many, of course was not being able to hang up pictures w/o worrying that I had to repair the nail holes at move out, could not paint a room in colors I liked, always worried that the landlord would not renew my lease and I had to move again with all inconveniences and cost involved.
And then I talked to our affiliated lender, PROSPERIT...
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Welcome to the Movies!Thu, Feb 16th 2017 12:25 pm by Whitley Boyd Charleston Film Industry
Welcome to the Movies! Charleston has always been a big hit on and off of the "Big" screen.
Last week I took a break from selling homes for an evening and was an extra in a Stephen King mini-series that is currently being filmed here in Charleston called, “Mr. Mercedes.” While I am by no means an aspiring actress, it is always fun to take a glimpse of what the film industry is like. And, if you are a Charleston resident, you know just how desirable this area is for filming. Some of the more well-known films that have used the Charleston area as their backdrop are “Dear John, The Notebook, The Patriot, The Lords of Discipline, Major League, O and Cold Mountain” to name a few.
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Retiring - Relocating? Consider Charleston, SC - We have lots to offer!Thu, Feb 16th 2017 11:50 am by Carolyn Salzillo Retire Relocate in Charleston SC
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If you're considering a move - Due to Retirement, Employment, or Simply a Lifestyle Change, Charleston, SC has lots to offer!
This past weekend, we had temperatures in the 70’s (yes, in February) - I was able to get outdoors and ride my bicycle! My neighborhood (a family friendly community) located in Mt. Pleasant, SC has lots to offer. With 3+ miles of walking/jogging/biking paths - I was able to get out enjoy my bicycle and the beautiful sunshine. Our neighborhood even has an ice c...
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Mount Pleasant – Heron PointeThu, Feb 16th 2017 11:30 am by Gary Buchanan Mount Pleasant Neighborhoods
Heron Pointe is just next door to Olde Park, of which I talked about last week. You simply follow Mathis Ferry Rd once you get into Mt. Pleasant from the Ravenel Bridge. It is a mature neighborhood and was originally slotted for 64 Homes, which they have now. I am reading that it was developed back in 1986 and the last home was finished by the late 80’s. I drove by again to get some pictures and found a brand-new home that was almost completed (far back section and the home was huge, and backed up to marsh and views of Hobcaw Creek).
They have a small lake (Lake Heron) and some of the homes have the luxury of having their homes see the lovely views from their back porches....
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Johns Island LivingThu, Feb 16th 2017 10:30 am by Ralph Campbell Johns Island Real Estate
Johns Island Living
Last week we talked about the vast amount of new construction on Johns Island. The properties behind my house at the Oaks at St. Johns Crossing appear to be going quickly. The new construction on Johns Island is affordable, close to downtown and a beautiful drive down the oak tree lined roads of Maybank, River and Main.
Now, the down side-TRAFFIC! Completing 526 has been an ongoing battle for years. Even if it were to be approved today it would take years to complete. In the meantime there is a project slated to begin April 2017 to widen the incoming lane from the Paul J. Gelegotis bridge to two lanes up to the River Road intersection. This project is estimate...
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7 Things you need to know before buying affordable waterfront property in Charleston!!!Thu, Feb 16th 2017 9:45 am by David Andrews waterfront property
If you are looking for waterfront property there are some very important things you need to know, otherwise you might get stuck.
1. Having water at the dock at low tide does not mean you will be able to get in or out of the creek. You need to actually get in a boat on an incoming tide and go explore it. There are many creeks in this area that have sand bars at the mouth that will hold water inside the creek at low tide.
2. Creeks and inlets change over time. What you see this year might not be the same next year. Some of these changes happen slowly and over time and other areas can be totally different from year to year, such as lighthouse inlet.
3. Docks can be very expensive, and ...
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NEED TO RENT?Thu, Feb 16th 2017 9:09 am by KAREN COLEY Seaside Farms
Seaside Farms’ HOA allows 25% of the homes to be rented. This is common for most subdivisions. I mention this, because most of my business these days is showing rental properties. As of now, there is an average of 38 people moving into the Charleston area, and that will increase this summer when kids are out of school and parents are relocating.
When my husband and I moved to the Lowcountry, we rented for a year so we could get a feel for the area and where we would ultimately find our forever home. Luckily the agent we were working with found us a home to rent in Seaside Farms. After a few months of looking around other communities, we knew Seaside Farms was where we wanted to buy...
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Living in Downtown Charleston - Harleston Village development spotlight on the Sergeant Jasper Apartment BuildingThu, Feb 16th 2017 8:19 am by Bonnie Sitsis Living in Downtown Charleston
This blog series about life in Downtown Charleston is focused on current and upcoming developments that will be impacting the local neighborhoods. The Harleston Village neighborhood in the lower Peninsula is home to the 14-story Sergeant Jasper Apartment building. Located at 130 Broad Street, it is hard to miss from nearly any vantage point, and is largely considered an eyesore.
Mixed-use redevelopment efforts for this large 4 acre site began back in 2013 and it easily qualifies as one of the most controversial projects in recent history. I will not get into the many neighborhood opposition forces, zoning issues or lawsuits here that have long delayed this project. The building has ...
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CharlestonWorks...and How!Wed, Feb 15th 2017 4:13 pm by Low Country Living
The tech industry accounts for five percent of the total regional economy and is the fastest growing. As part of their ongoing growth and continuing efforts to integrate the tech community here, the Charleston Digital Corridor provides a service under the name “CharlestonWorks”. Its mission is “Connecting You to Charleston’s Thriving Tech Economy”. This arm of the CDC recognizes the need to continually assist new talent who wish to make Charleston home. It supplies viewers with a directory and map of known tech and tech related companies in our area and assists those interested in making contact with the appropriate companies. Those seeking careers find this site very useful by being able...
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CHARLESTONS FIVE UNIQUE BEACHES YOU MUST EXPERIENCE! (Part Two)Wed, Feb 15th 2017 1:00 pm by Robert Judy Charleston Beaches
There is a reason that Charleston’s tourist season is during the warmer months, and that reason is our wonderful beaches. Today I am going to be talking about my personal favorite beach, Isle of Palms. Living on Isle of Palms for three years was an amazing experience, and even if you are just visiting you will understand why. I am grateful that I now get to work on this beautiful island, and I hope that you stop by my office at 1400-G Palm Blvd if you are ever in town!
Isle of Palms
Neighboring the Intracoastal Waterway, Atlantic Ocean, Sullivan's Island, and Breach Inlet really puts the meaning in the old real estate saying “location, location, location.” The Isle of Palms' nearly 2,...
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A Realtor Should 'Market' Your HomeWed, Feb 15th 2017 11:53 am by Donna Andreano Charleston SC Homes For Sale
When you think about selling your home there are a few thoughts that come to mind. One thing for sure is you should talk yourself out of selling it on your own. Besides the liability, paperwork, letting strangers into your home, solicitors, etc., there's the lack of 'getting it out there' or Marketing.
I speak for myself as a professional realtor: I am able to enter your listing into the MLS with professional photos, an attention grabbing write up and a price that is fair to you and the buyer. After all, the home will have to be appraised and the deal can fall through if the home was overpriced.
Besides the MLS, I have access to the emails of agents from all different companies. ...
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HGTV Here I Come!Tue, Feb 14th 2017 4:30 pm by Shay Edney Interior design
If you had the chance to host your own HGTV show, what would it be called and what would it be about? I’ve got some ideas:
That’s What Shay Said
If you've seen the show The Office very many times you will know where the name came from. I have always loved that crazy show. Not only did they have some great story lines but they were also able to introduce a different type of comedy. Quirky and odd charactors, head scratching & and over the top humor. Great stuff! Now that we’ve established the show’s name, what is it going to be about? One of my favorite things about real estate is when I have the opportunity to stage / improve the look of a room. There's no better feeling than transf...
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Mortgage Insurance...Are You Paying It Every Month?Tue, Feb 14th 2017 11:13 am by Ruth faure 3 Easy Ways to Organize Your Home
The excitement of buying a new home is very real. There are so many factors to consider; credit score, down payment, price, location and style of home, that when we get the green light, we sign the dotted line and move in.
If you did not have a 20% down payment, a private mortgage insurance (PMI) was tacked on to your monthly payments and it’s only there to protect the lender.
If you purchased a home for $200,000 with 5% down, your PMI would be $150.00 added into your monthly payment.
Once your equity reaches 78% you can notify your lender and have it removed unless it is an FHA loan. FHA required PMI to stay on the life of the loan.
Fortunately, you do have an option- refina...
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Home Town Heroes Welcomed at White Gables in SummervilleMon, Feb 13th 2017 3:14 pm by David Schuj 3 Easy Ways to Organize Your Home
Home Town Heroe program is a wonderful way to support our Police, Firemen, First Responders, nurses, doctors and veterans. Discounts on mortgagees offered by participating mortgage companies, up to $750.00.
The big plus is what a Home Town Heroe Agent's offer If a Home Town Hereo uses one of the organizations qualified realtors, they can receive 20% of the Agent's commission, after close. For an example, if an agent receives $6,000 as a commission, the buyer will receive a check for $1200, for appreciation of the Hereo's services.
How does it work, well lets say you want to buy at White Gables. You can contact me, David Schuj, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 843....
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Charleston National in Mount Pleasant, South CarolinaSun, Feb 12th 2017 12:00 pm by CharlestonByDay Blog Posts
Charleston National in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Charleston National is a beautiful community quietly nestled from the busy life in the fast paced growing town of Mount Pleasant. Located off Highway 17 in North Mount Pleasant, it sits along the Intracoastal Waterway where there are lakes, ponds, wetlands and tree lined streets with the famous Live Oaks of the Lowcountry. Charleston National has several different neighborhoods to fit all budgets from town-homes, single family homes to luxury waterfront living. You can use the MAP tab on our webpage to see exactly where these homes are located. CharlestonByDay.com
Upon entering Charleston National from Highway 17, you’ll pa...
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MOON OVER SEASIDE FARMSSun, Feb 12th 2017 11:17 am by KAREN COLEY Seaside Farms
The snow moon was full Friday evening, February 10th, plus there was a penumbral (partial) eclipse. We live in Seaside Farms which is 3 miles from the beach just over the Isle of Palms bridge. So, the plan was to go to the beach at 7pm, bring beach chairs, food and a flask of Maker’s Mark to watch this phenom. Only problem it was cold and windy! By the time 7pm rolled around, we decided it was too cold to go to the beach, so we walked around Seaside Farms with our beach chairs and when we found a good view of the moon we sat down and watched the sky. We were not just impressed with the view of the snow moon, but also the interest our neighbors showed. We were joined by a couple who...
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Charleston’s DIG SOUTH Annual GatheringFri, Feb 10th 2017 4:02 pm by Low Country Living
There is an annual gathering in Charleston known as DIG SOUTH. It is the Southeast’s first and foremost event celebrating the digital economy. This was the 3rd annual event and featured over 200 presenters from companies that are a Who’s Who in the industry. Attending were the likes of Google, Instagram, Twitter and TechCrunch.
Dig South functions as a showcase for Charleston as a top location for startups to launch new products, platforms and services. In attendance were about 35 venture capital firms managing more than $3 billion in funds combined. Companies represented included Steve Case’s (a co-founder of AOL) Revolution Fund, Silicon Valley’s BlueRun, Core Capital Partners, Comeric...
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