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  • Country Living

    I spend a lot of my spare time reading blogs online and one area of the blogsphere that I am spending more and more time in is the simple living hemisphere. As someone who is constantly trying to simplify our lives and slow down on the everyday things that make our lives, there are some simple living blogs out there that explore the virtues and benefits of a more simple life. I honestly believe th...

  • CHARLESTONS FIVE UNIQUE BEACHES YOU MUST EXPERIENCE! (Part Three)

    Sullivan's Island sits at the entrance of the Charleston Harbor and has been the setting for numerous movies, novels, and even great battles (The Battle of Fort Sumter.) Sullivan's Island isn’t the biggest island in Charleston, at just 3.3 miles Sullivan's Island can be biked across in a matter of minutes; but as the saying goes “big things come in small packages.” What Sullivan's Island lacks in...

  • Bicycle share program to launch in downtown Charleston

    Bike share launching on the Charleston peninsula. I think this is awesome!  Have you ever heard of Gotcha Bike?  Well read on then… they are a Charleston-based company with plans to launch a large-scale bicycle share program in downtown Charleston this spring.  Residents and tourists will be able to rent any of the 250 bikes from 20 stations around the city for a fee and then return them when they...

  • SNEE FARM COUNTRY CLUB

    SNEE FARM COUNTRY CLUB IS FOR RESIDENTS OF SNEE FARM AND NON-RESIDENTS. YOU CAN JOIN AND ENJOY GOLF, TENNIS, SWIMMING, AND THE SOCIAL LIFE MEMBERSHIPS.  MEET NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS AND LOVE THE AMENTITIES OF THIS BEAUTIFUL COMMUNITY. GOLF MEMBERSHIP Enjoy unlimited rounds of golf at Snee Farm.  Pay only cart fees. Options are available (cart rental, private cart or walking). Two practice facili...

  • Mount Pleasant – Somerset Point

    This neighborhood can be found farther up Mathis Ferry Road, from the foot of the Ravenel Bridge (staying on the left/west side of Highway 17).  It is just past last week’s neighborhood of Heron Pointe (on the left).  Somerset Point has 52 Lots approved and all 52 have homes built on them.  There are No Homes For Sale at this time of this writing.  There has been only 1 house sold in the past year...

  • Charleston Digital Corridor – Helping Our Community

    For many of us, the discovery of the tech community and its presence in our wonderful area creates both interest and questions. Most of us are computer literate out of necessity. But, it is primarily for enjoyment or to function in our business and commerce. For a relative few however, the question is “How can I participate”? For many of us who are beyond 40 years of age, we are generally satisfie...

  • Best Burger Spots Near The Old Village

    The Old Village is conveniently located to many of Mount Pleasant's nicest restaurants. Many of these restaurants are fine dining establishments serving seafood, southern cuisine or their own niche cuisine, but not all of them offer Americans staple food...burgers. Let's take a look at some of the best places within walking distance to the Old Village to grab a good burger. Many places simply offe...

  • What would retirement be like in Charleston, SC?

    #retireincharlestonsc #thecharlestonrealestatelady  If retirement is in your not too distant future; your probably already thinking about - where would be a good place to retire to.   Charleston has so much to offer from a laidback lifestyle, to a mild climate, good health care system, numerous outdoor activities, and many different lifestyle options for housing. If you are considering the Cha...

  • Hampton Park - Charleston's Largest Park

    Hampton Park is the Peninsula of Charleston's largest park with 60 acres of floral displays, jogging trails, fitness stations, duck pond and more!  It is located in the Hampton Park Terrace neighborhood which is next to the Citadel, North Central and Wagener Terrace.   Many people have their wedding ceremonies in the park in one of the many beautiful gazebos.  Some have family reunions and you can...

  • SEASIDE FARMS BOOK CLUB

    Seaside Farms is opening a Little Free Library book club … it’s free to the public because it’s funded by Seaside Farms Book Club.  A neighbor, friend of a neighbor or a passerby can take a book from the library located next to the playground.  Once a book is read, just return it or replace it with another book.  To get started on the collection, books are being collected on designated front porc...

  • Why Move to The Old Village?

    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...

  • Buyer Advantage Program

    Looking for a home?  Get a step ahead by contacting Prosperity Mortgage about their Buyer Advantage Program. Using the Buyer Advantage Program gives you an edge over other buyers and it is easy! You can do it before you even find the home of your dreams. The service is complimentary so what are you waiting for? Contact Gabriella Heymans at 843-971-5689 for more information and tell her that The Mi...

  • Festival Of Houses 2017, Historic 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...

  • Have no fear !

    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 ...

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  • Welcome to the Movies!

    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...

  • Retiring - Relocating? Consider Charleston, SC - We have lots to offer!

    #retireincharlestonsc #thecharlestonrealestatelady #mtpleasantsc  #planterspointe #charlestonsc  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) -...

  • Mount Pleasant – Heron Pointe

    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 a...

  • Johns Island Living

    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...

  • 7 Things you need to know before buying affordable waterfront property in Charleston!!!

    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 insi...

  • NEED TO RENT?

    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, w...

  • Living in Downtown Charleston - Harleston Village development spotlight on  the Sergeant Jasper Apartment Building

    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 redev...

  • CharlestonWorks...and How!

    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 contin...

  • CHARLESTONS FIVE UNIQUE BEACHES YOU MUST EXPERIENCE! (Part Two)

    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 hop...

  • A Realtor Should 'Market' Your Home

    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 wi...

  • HGTV Here I Come!

    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...

  • Mortgage Insurance...Are You Paying It Every Month?

    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 ...

  • Home Town Heroes Welcomed at White Gables in Summerville

    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 ...

  • Charleston National in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

    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 Nation...

  • MOON OVER 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 wa...

  • Charleston’s DIG SOUTH Annual Gathering

    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...

  • The Old Village Bakery

    The Old village isn’t known for being very commercial but the few restaurants within the neighborhood limits are phenomenal. I’ve talked about The Old Village Post House and the Pitt Street Pharmacy in the past and how great their food is but I have yet to mention the cozy little bakery conveniently titled, Village Bakery. This bakery is one of the most underarted food establishments in the city...

  • February 2017 Events - Charleston, SC

    February is here and so far the weather has been fantastic! According to Charleston Real Estate Stats Boxcar Betty’s chicken sandwich was voted best Fried Chicken by Foursquare and Charleston was rated 19th best city for ultimate livability by US News and World Review. There are many great events going on here in Charleston for the rest of the month: 11: Bacon and Bourbon, Gaillard11-12: Valentin...

  • You Want To Move In June?

    So, You Want To MOVE In June?                                                                         The most common thing that I hear from sellers this time of year is their plan to move in June when the school year ends.  The plan is: move in June, vacation in July and then get ready for school to start in August.  Here’s the reality of this plan: there’s not that much time between now and June...

  • Where to Spend Your Money When Listing Your Home For Sale

    Where to Spend Your Money When Listing Your Home For Sale  One of the most common questions that I receive from clients while we prepare their home for sale is, “What do I need to do to get my home ready?”  If you have ever placed your home on the market for sale, you can understand that the process can very quickly become overwhelming.  There is typically a long list of items that you could and/...

  • Retiring in Charleston, South Carolina

    There is no place quite like living in Charleston, SC....Babyboomers Welcome!                                                                         #thecharlestonrealestatelady #retireincharlestonsc #carolynsalzillo #nexton #delWebbnexton #babyboomers  This coastal area is unique and has become a big draw for retiring baby-boomers.    The mild climate, exceptional health care, cost of living, an...

  • CHARLESTONS FIVE UNIQUE BEACHES YOU MUST EXPERIENCE! (Part One)

    Charleston is known for its historic city, good-natured people, and great weather. But as everyone knows if you come to Charleston, you have to stop by one of our five unique beaches. The first beach I will be talking about in this five part series is Kiawah Island. Kiawah Island Just twenty five minutes from the pulsing energy of downtown Charleston, Kiawah Island is flourishing with untouched n...

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  • Learn More About Lender Paid Mortgage Insurance

    Are you looking to avoid paying Private Mortgage Insurance? It used to be the case that you had to have at least a 20% down payment in order to eliminate the Lender's Mortgage Insurance (PMI). In today’s lending standards this is simply not the case. There is now a program backed by the secondary market that allows a Borrower to put as low as 3% down on a home purchase and not have Private Mortgag...

  • crowfield has nearby kickboxing classes

    when 2017 kicked in everyone was excited about staying inshape,one sure thing living in crowfield, you would  have several kickboxing classes in the area, so staying in shape is important as well as  living in crowfield plantation .,some Kickboxing classes offer self defense as well as core strenghten

  • Johns Island Real Estate

    I moved onto Johns Island six years ago when the  real estate market was soft and got a great deal on new construction.  There was a large wood tract of land behind our subdivision.  I thought to myself if I got five years with peace an quite of the woods I would be happy.  Exactly five years later, boom, a new subdivision began clearing. I knew it was coming but did not expect the volume of new s...

  • GREAT IDEA...Inspect Your Own Home

    Living in a neighborhood that was built in the 1960s, Ashley Hall Manor, there are going to be things that go wrong with your house.  Well, for a lack of checking, it took my Orkin representative out to inspect for termites, to let me know I had standing water underneath my house.  As he went to the crawl space, he couldn’t go under for quite a bit of standing water which I had no idea about; wher...

  • SNEE FARM SUBDIVISION

    Snee Farm is a BEAUTIFUL SUBDIVISION in Mount Pleasant. It is a Golf Community with homes looking onto beautiful fairways. Like to play golf, this is the place for you, with its own County Club. Memberships are available at a reasonable rate. You will love the large lot sizes and the established old spanish moss hanging from all the  trees, a beautiful site just to drive into the entrance with, ...

  • It's Spring in Charleston...List your house!

    It's February in Charleston and that means it's time to list your home for SALE!  Yes, Spring comes early in Charleston, SC.   There are a few reasons to list early or should I say, before your neighbor lists!  The supply of homes for sale/on the market is still low. However, the number of buyers actively looking for a home is quite high.  It's all about supply and demand.  When there are few home...

  • Mount Pleasant – Olde Park

    Olde Park is right up Mathis Ferry Rd from I’ON, about which I wrote last week.   There looks to be 114 Lots and at least 97 of the lots are built on (stats from Dec-2015).  These are custom built, higher-end homes and most of the homes have been built in the past 15 years or so.  This neighborhood boasts nice sized lots as well.  Currently there are 3 Homes for sale.  They range in price from $1...

  • A look at Our Local Real Estate Market (Statistically)

    #thecharlestonrealestatelady #charlestonrealestatemarket#  #retireincharleston  WOW  - I can't believe its already February!  Seems like we were just getting ready for the holiday season.  I don't know about you, but in my world the days/weeks/months literally fly by.   February is winter in Charleston, so far the weather has been fantastic, with only 3 days failing to reach 50 degrees in Janua...

  • Living in Crowfield Plantation

    The amazing thing about living in Crowfield is that their are a variety of Sub sections that fits all type of Buyers ,you can choose brick homes vs vinyl siding and each subsection  has it own amenities' .living in Crowfield has many Treasures.  

  • Living in Crowfield Plantation

    You can find many neighborhood in Crowfield  Plantation,They have lots of curb appeal  and when it comes to organizing your home, the homes in crow field has lots of floorplans and options to satisfy your needs.

  • Finding the perfect house

    Everyone would like to own a home at some point. From tax write-off's to cheaper monthly payments, owning a home is everyone's dream. So you have worked all your life to attain the perfect credit score and make enough money to afford a down payment, now the time has finally come reep the rewards of your hard work! How many houses do you think you should look at before deciding on the perfect one? ...

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  • Silicon Harbor – High Tech Charleston on the Move

    Many area residents are unaware of the high tech presence in our wonderful city and surrounding area. Over the last decade, in its then infancy, Charleston is fast becoming known nationally as the Silicon Valley of the east. These high tech companies have chosen Charleston for all the reasons that influence the relocation decisions of other companies and residents. They come because of the history...

  • Daily Specials Near The OVMP

    Living in the Charleston area, we are very spoiled with the plentiful food and drink options that surround us. It is often difficult to choose which place to eat at and many folks are unaware of the daily specials in the area.  I am going to be focusing on daily specials in the Old Village Mount Pleasant area.  On Mondays, Finz offers a full pound of crab legs for only $7.99 and there’s no need to...

  • Old Sheldon Church Ruins

    A little over an hour's drive from Charleston is Old Sheldon Church Ruins. Even the drive along 17South is an enjoyable drive through the Lowcountry, meandering through marshes and tunnels of moss laden live oak trees. A short distance off of the highway is Sheldon Church in Yemassee. It stands in peaceful reverence by itself in the woods. Sheldon Church has lain in ruin for more than 120 years. I...

  • 4 winners - neighborhoods off Rifle Range Road

    Get to know some neighborhoods!  I like to introduce you today to 4 neighborhoods off  Rifle Range Road in Mount Pleasant. This road is almost 7 miles long and starts all the way in the southern part in Mt Pleasant, near the Old Village and close to Sullivans Island and runs parallel to the coast, across the Isle of Palms Connector and all the way up to the northern part of Mount Pleasant.  I sta...

  • How our dog "Goose" helped us find our house

    How our Dog "Goose" helped us find our house Meet Goose, a very special member of our family. Goose is a treasure hunter by trade and a duck hunter by nature. There are a few things that labs need to survive. Lots of food, exercise, and lots and lots of water. They don't have webbed feet for nothing. When goose was young, we would take her in the boat as much as possible and swim her several times...

  • Charleston Real Estate Statistics and Special Offer

    Watch this video for the latest Charleston Real Estate Statistics and a Special Offer from The Mike & Jeanne Team! Charleston Real Estate Statistics and Special Offer

  • Summerville, Ridgeville and Volvo

    Summerville, Ridgeville, South Carolina The Multiple Listing Service, groups these two towns into one search area designated as area 63 for MLS purposes.  This information will help you as the home seeker to know the different areas of the Charleston market. The home prices in area 63 range from $100,000 or less for a fixer upper, to $900,000 for a beautiful wooded lot or pond site home.  You can...

  • New Construction – Advice for going this route?

    According to Trulia’s latest survey, twice as many people prefer new homes to existing homes.  “New” means exactly that: brand new properties that have never been lived in before, or homes purchased in the pre-construction phase. On the flip side, “existing” or resale homes are pre-owned properties, most of which were built between the 1920s and the 1970s. For the same price, 2 in 5 Americans – a ...

  • Relaxercising in The Old Village

    The Old Village is not only full of some of the areas most beautiful homes, it's also one of the best destinations is the area to exercise or go on a picnic. Living in the Old Village gives me easy access to numerous pretty streets and great routes to run/bike in but it's also a very common place for people to drive to to get their workout fix. Whether you are meeting goals for the new year, train...

  • Mount Pleasant – I’ON

    I’ON is a larger and newer community which is back off to the Left (~3 miles) once you enter into Mt. Pleasant on the Ravenel Bridge.  Wikipedia states: “I'On is a mixed-use New Urbanist "Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND)" style community”.  There are plenty of green spaces for walking & biking (6 miles of trails, 2.5 miles of marsh front paths).  They also, have a wildlife refuge, called...

  • Silicon Harbor and the Charleston Digital Corridor

    At the beginning of this century, greater Charleston business and economic development leaders recognized the need for further diversification of the driving industries that propel our area’s growth, especially the need to attract, promote, and nurture high-wage jobs in a sustainable knowledge-based economy. The technology industry was on the move and California’s Silicon Valley was the establishe...

  • Charleston Mortgage Loan Pre-Approval Letter

    Are you looking to buy a home in the Charleston area? Does the thought of obtaining a mortgage loan pre-approval letter sound intimidating to you? Take a deep breath and rest assured that AgentOwned Realty is here to assist you. Our clients have direct access to our on-site Mortgage Loan Officers from Prosperity Home Mortgage. Their main focus is to find you the best mortgage loan available. By ob...

  • SEASIDE FARMS HOUSE FOR SALE

    Good news if you're looking for a home in the coveted Seaside Farms Subdivision, Magnolia Woods subsection!! There is brick home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a study.  It has been well maintained and updated.  This home features: Granite counter tops Tile backsplash Gas log fireplace with adjacent built-in shelves and cabinet Crown molding Open family room, dining room and kitchen Stacked sto...

  • TO BUY OR RENT

    TO  BUY  OR TO RENT That is the question?   You ask yourself and say yes I am interested in buying a home. So you say can I afford to buy, the answer is easy to find out. First talk with a professional Mortgage Lender                                                                                        They can tell you your price range They will find the type of Mortgage that best suit...

  • DR Horton at Cane Bay; Great to work with

    New Construction is very confusing, especially at Cane Bay where you have 10 or so different builders with 5 or 6 different types of homes.  So it's imperative to hire a realtor, (at no cost to you) that is familiar with the builders and their products.  Hence, my client who is going under contract.  By understanding her price point (under $200K), her limitations with up front cash, I was able to ...

  • A trip down memory lane

    Riverland Terrace... A ride down memory lane. Today my best friend,Goose, came with me on a listing appointment I had in my old neighborhood, “Riverland Terrace”. After the meeting Goose and I took a walk around the neighborhood and it brought back so many good memories from having lived there.It is hard to put in words the feeling of a neighborhood, especially one like Riverland Terrace. What a ...

  • Historic Charleston, SC The Lower Peninsula

    Charleston, South Carolina The Lower Peninsula Charleston is the oldest and second-largest city in the state of South Carolina. This MLS search of the beautiful and historic city is focused on the Lower Peninsula of Charleston, MLS area 51, where home values range from $195,000 for a condominium to $19,000,000 for a 9 bedroom, 14.5 bath,17,000 square foot master piece, single family home!   There ...

  • Heavenly in Hamlin: Hamlin Plantation in Mt. Pleasant

    Hamlin Plantation, A Dream of a Neighborhood!        Hamlin Plantation is located just a few miles north of the Isle of Palms (IOP) Connector, on Riffle Range Road. Nestled on the Hamlin Sound, there’s a sweet smell of sea salt on any given day throughout the entire neighborhood.  At Hamlin Plantation, you are minutes away from everything, Downtown Charleston, beaches, the airport, shopping – not...

  • SEASIDE FARMS' FRONT PORCHES

    In an effort to market my real estate business in my neighborhood, I walked around Seaside Farms putting out door hangers. I started in the Wild Olive subsection which in 1999 was the 1st phase of houses built. These houses were all built on slabs and range in price from approximately $400k to $700k. But I digress: It was a very sunny, warm day which motivated my neighbors to get outdoors...

  • Are you looking to Buy

      What an exciting time to purchase a home! ARE YOU    OR WANT   FIRST TIME BUYER YOU’RE  HAVING A BABY AND WANT A YARD NEED LARGER HOME WITH MORE BEDROOMS NEED TO MAKE A CHANGE TO DOWN SIZE NEED A MOTHER-IN LAW SUITE SECOND HOME RENTAL INVESTMENT PROPERTY TAX DEDUCTION     DIFFERENT LOCATION OR HOUSE A NEW HOME  AND YOU PICK OUT DESIGN, COLORS, ETC. HOME WITH A VIEW….MARCH, ...

  • BOUJIE ON A BUDGET: LOOK GOOD. SPEND LESS.

    How much money does it take to make a room look great? That’s a tough question but the answer is, less than you think. I was recently in the market for a new area rug and after spending an entire day looking all over Charleston, I finally found something that had the right style and the right price. Where did I wind up finding it at? HomeGoods That’s my secret weapon. Don’t tell anyone… I’ve be...

  • I'On Community In Mt. Pleasant - A Village & A Way of Life

    I'On Community - A Village and A Way of Life Overview The I’On community is truly one of a kind.  It is named after Jacob Bond I’On, the first Mayor of the Town of Sullivan’s Island, and was founded in 1995.  Designed by the town planning firms of Dover, Kohl & Partners and Duany Pater-Zyberk & Company, its vision was to display new urbanism with traditional neighborhoods.  The result is a neighbo...

  • Open House Sunday in Mt. Pleasant

    Mt. Pleasant Open House, Sunday 12-3 Looking for your new home in Mt. Pleasant but just haven’t found that perfect place?  The place that when you walk in the door your heart jumps and the aroma (whatever that “aroma” is), makes you feel warm and comfortable?  Because if you didn’t know it, when you find “the one’, this is how you feel!  As an agent, I always know that we have found ‘the one’ by ...

  • FHA vs Conventional Loan Simplified

    FHA vs Conventional Loan Simplified When thinking about purchasing a home, whether as a first time buyer or as an experienced homebuyer, one of the most important aspects to figure out is financing. Financing is the non-luxurious side of home buying, everyone loves driving around and looking at different houses dreaming about how it would look if you were to move there, but talking to the mortgage...

  • Charleston's Upper Peninsula

    Have you discovered Charleston' Upper Peninsula?   No?? Well, you're missing out!  Charleston's Upper Peninsula is transitioning from industrial and commercial roots to modern work spaces, retail, restaurants and housing.  It's a place to live, work and play!   You most likely have heard of The Citadel, Hampton Park and Lowndes Point.  Well, that's the new Hot Spot for real estate, restaurants and...

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  • Hidden Tricks for Taking Flawless Photos from Your Iphone

    In this modern day of the most high tech gadgets, appliances, cell phones, etc., it is sometimes amazing as to how much more these devices of ours can do, that most people do not know. Case in point, our beloved smart phones, more specifically, the IPhone. I have always had an interest in photography but it increased dramatically when I recently upgraded to my enormous IPhone6+, aka, my extra "TV"...

  • Leisure Time in Summerville / Dorchester County Improves

    What to do in Summeville?  Yes, out door fun and recreation usually means a trip to downtown Charleston or to the beach.  Although, its only 30 minutes away, its still a drive that one does not necessarily want to make to enjoy a few hours of outdoor activities.   So what about Summerville??? Dorchester recognizes this as an issue and in response are builder two parks, 15 minutes from any where in...

  • Talking to Your Contractor on Rehab Costs

    Let’s break down your Rehab into Vendor Costs.  You can read over last week’s blog to get a general idea on The Scope.  Remember, that the Scope WILL CHANGE, so don’t beat up your contractor for going Over Budget.  Plan for it and keep up on Each Add/Change that comes up.  You Will Have the option to say Yeah or Na, on things. For starters, KISS (keep it simple stupid).  Get your trusty spreadshee...

  • Myths About Hurricane Season

    Myths About Hurricane Season Seasonal changes are usually something people look forward to.  That is, unless, we are talking about talking Hurricane Season…Of course, no one is going to be excited about the looming threat of potentially devastating storms.  However, here is some information that can hopefully put your mind to rest: Myth: The seasonal forecast for named storms and hurricanes is hig...

  • Why I chose AgentOwned (Part 1)

    I have not always been at AgentOwned. As a matter of fact, I worked for a builder a month ago.  As a model home agent, I came across SO MANY agents in the area from SO MANY different companies. When I decided to go into general brokerage, I knew I had SO MANY different options. Knowing that I had all these different options; I figured one of the best ways to make the decision easier was to decide ...

  • West Ashley Farmers Market Has Something For Everyone

    After a rain out the first week and showers earlier in the day, I was not sure what I expected on my first trip to the West Ashley Farmers Market last week, but … What a fantastic surprise! Great crowd, kids, dogs, neighbors, and music! People throwing frisbees or footballs, crepes, lizards and snakes from the SC Aquarium - wait a minute, I’m forgetting something…oh yeah, the fruits and veggies! T...

  • Fall Home Maintenance

    It is time for fall maintenance, and with allergy season revving back up there are a number of household chores you can do to alleviate some of these issues. One of the more important tasks is changing out your air filters. Many people assume that the better filters are the more expensive ones, when in fact the better filters are the thinnest and the most see-through. It is certainly ironic that ...

  • A look at Our Local Real Estate Market (Statistically)

    These days Charleston has lots going on and in so many different ways!    New Businesses…Restaurants…Sports Teams…TV Shows…Resort Islands…and Silicon Harbor (google it).  This has brought much interest to our area and that results in many families looking to call Charleston home!  As a result, our Real Estate market is thriving!  As you travel throughout the tri-county area new construction homes...

  • Growth in Numbers

          Charleston is currently recognized nationwide as one of America's best cities to visit. Because of Charleston's increasing popularity it is getting a lot of attention  from all around the country as not only a place to visit...but a place to relocate to.  In 2012 the Charleston area's population was around 750,000 people and its currently projected to reach an astonishing 1,000,000 by the ye...

  • FRANKE AT SEASIDE

    Franke at Seaside is a retirement community which offers all levels of senior living.  It is nestled in between Seaside Farms and The Shoppes at Seaside Farms … again, one of the most desirable locations in the Charleston area. The independent living includes single-family homes in a lovely neighborhood plus apartment living for those who don’t want a yard.  There are beautiful walking trails all ...

  • CharlestonByDay October Newsletter 2016

    October and autumn are here and cooler weather is on the way!  Of course, our fall is spectacular with temps mostly in the 70’s. Oysters are back in season and Oktoberfest should be great with all of the wonderful local breweries and pubs.  There’s also a full slate of activity at the North Charleston Coliseum/Performing Arts Center and the Charleston Music Hall.  The Stingrays begin another champ...

  • This hidden gem

    Fleming Park! Discovered this quaint, yet highly sophisticated neighborhood while dodging traffic last week. I decided to drive through. I was very impressed with their designs and unique layouts. They are all about empowering the homeowners through the entire building process.  They, Ashton Woods, are out of Atlanta and originally started in 1989. In 2013 they were named the fourth largest privat...

  • Freshfields Fall Fesrtival

    Freshfields Fall Festival If you’re living in the tri-county area you’re living in paradise.  There is always something exciting and fun to do.  The Fall Festival at Freshfields is coming up October 7th and 8th.  Freshfields is a short, relaxing drive through the canopy of oaks on Johns Island toward Kiawah and Seabrook Islands. On Friday, the Festival will host music on the green by the Counts.  ...

  • A Clemson Family Story

    Our oldest son became a Clemson football fan at the age of six! We had moved to South Carolina from North Carolina.  Of course, we knew about Clemson University from our years of watching ACC athletics, especially football. However, we were unprepared for the Clemson “bug” that engulfed us all and have been Clemson fans for 40 years now. We have lived through the Danny Ford glory years and actuall...

  • Mortgage rates are down

    DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2016Mortgage rates settled back down after inching higher in recent weeks. "The 10-year Treasury yield declined after last week's post-Brexit high in anticipation of the Fed's September policy meeting,” says Sean Becketti, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage followed Treasury yields, falling 2 basis points and settling at ...

  • TIPS FOR A FLIP

      Flipping seems like a great way to make some quick money but be aware of potential pitfalls: Never buy a property at an auction, it is important to see it firsthand. Find out how long the property has been vacant.  The longer no one has occupied it, the better the chances of damage from neglect. Always hire a good home inspector to look for issues that are not obvious to see even if the pro...

  • Sizes of Different Social Media Images

    Social media is crucial.  No longer is a social media presence a "should" be for a real estate professional, it is now a must.  The public uses searches engines (Google, etc), as well as Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc), to research areas, homes, and potential real estate agents. Someone in the Mt Pleasant Office location of AgentOwned Realty is doing an overhaul of her Social Media presence....

  • Charleston Calendar of Events

    Whether you're visiting Charleston or if you're lucky enough to live here, there is always something to do!  You will have to mark your calendar for the events you'd like to attend.  There are some weekends with so much going on unfortunately, you simply 'can't do it all'.   There are Festivals: Moja Arts, Latin, Mac 'n Cheese and plenty of OYSTER Festivals. If you're in shape, you can do a Walk, ...

  • Plantations in the Charleston SC area

    PlantationsWhat are plantations? Plantations can be defined as large farms in the colonies that used the enforced labor of slaves to harvest cotton, rice, sugar, tobacco and other farm produce for trade and export. Crops were planted on a large scale with usually just one major plant species growing. The reason that plantations sprang mostly up in the South was due to the geography and climate a...

  • Budget curb-appeal improving landscape projects

    If you have a healthy budget, and your landscaping needs extensive work, consider hiring professionals for this home improvement project. A landscape architect can be pricey but necessary if your yard is in desperate need of an overhaul. Curb appeal shouldn’t stop at the front yard, but should be extended to the backyard as well. At the very least, clean the yard of any debris, trim trees and shru...

  • CHARLESTON STRONG!

    Charleston SC has deservingly received much attention over the last few years.  It’s determination to preserve it’s historic past while becoming truly a destination for great restaurants, shopping, wonderful hotels and beaches is amazing. One not mentioned other fact that touches the heart and soul of all Charlestonians is how the city, its community, reacted to the Emanuel Nine tragedy.     Emman...

  • Community in West Ashley

    Jeanette Turner, ABR, Agent Owned Realty Approximately 30 years ago, I moved from Atlanta to Charleston and fortunately landed in West Ashley in Ashley Hall Manor Subdivision, which is so convenient to most everything in the Lowcountry.  We're minutes from the beaches, the airport, interstates, downtown, other communities, schools, churches and plenty of shopping. Ashley Hall Manor is a neighborho...

  • Dock Permits - How to Save Crucial Time in Obtaining Your Permit

    Recently I had a Deepwater lot of my own go under contract on the intracoastal waterway on Yonges Island. Fortunately it was sold and closed on several months ago, but not without a few twists and turns along the way. Whether applying for a new dock or making renovations for an existing dock, the road to getting an approved permit in hand, is a little more involved that simply just submitting an a...

  • Park Circle - Open House

    Open House - Park Circle - 4608 Marlboro Place, North CharlestonSaturday, 9/24 11:00 am - 2:00 pmSunday, 9/25 12:00 pm - 3:00 pmStop by to see this totally renovated cottage-style home - you'll be glad you did! 4608 Marlboro Place North Charleston, SC MLS# 16023491 - Residential This adorable cottage-style home is located in the highly sought after Park Circle neighborhood. You can easily walk...

  • Netflix Set To Film A Movie In Charleston

                Yes you read that right, Charleston is set to show up on the big screen again! With famous films like “Dear John” and “The Notebook” already having been filmed in Charleston, we are not new to Hollywood. Charleston even got a reality series called “Southern Charm” which many locals have mixed feelings about. Now there is a new Netflix original movie set to come out next year called “Na...

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  • Differences Between Living, family and Great Rooms

    The vast majority of the public along with many veteran realtors most likely still need some clarification on the differences between a living, family and great room. They are similar enough for us to rightfully get confused from time to time but are different enough for us to educated on their differences. A family room is the room that people gather to to hang out, watch TV and relax and is usu...

  • HOA at SEASIDE FARMS

    HOAs are not for everyone.  As a REALTOR I hear, “I don’t want my neighbors in my business.”,” I don’t want anyone telling me what I can or cannot do with my property.”, “I don’t want to pay the fees.”  As a homeowner myself, I completely understand these remarks.  BUT, the HOA of Seaside Farms is so reasonable as far as fee and board decisions.  Basically, they want the streetscape to be consiste...

  • Final Discussion w/ Your Contractor about the Rehab Costs – During Due Diligence

    If you remember we were discussing this subject back in June (Blog-June 17 or so).  So since your Due Diligence Period is close to Ending, YOU need to make that final decision.  Is this the House You Still Think It Is.?  You had your Home Inspected thoroughly by all your key vendors and now the last piece of the puzzle.  Can you Afford The Rehab and does it make sense for That Area of the city?  H...

  • Low country Land

    SC has beautiful raw land. A few uses are for hunting, farmland and ranches, timberland, and pure relaxation to escape from the hustle and bustle! People may think that buying land is useless and boring because it may not produce income and it just sits there. It's one of the most overlooked  and misunderstood real estate investments in the world. A few benefits are: land investors call their own ...

  • The Season of the Leafers

    September 20, 2016 This morning we awoke to a temperature of 58 degrees! A few of the trees are beginning to turn. A glorious mountain fall season is on the way! And with it comes the crowds of visitors known affectionately to the locals as “the leafers”. The mountain economy is very dependent upon tourism. The locals look forward to and enjoy the summer and fall seasons. The stores and shops exp...

  • Buying you home - Must Have and Wish

    Purchasing your new home: Must Have & Wish List  I'll preface this blog by saying the 1st step in home buying process is to figure out what your budget is, aka pre-qualifying.  There's no sense in starting house hunting if your uncertain what you can afford or know what you are comfortable paying down and a monthly mortgage. No one wants the stress like the "Love it or List it" show where they sho...

  • Living in Park Circle

    4608 Marlboro Place North Charleston, SC MLS# 16023491 - Residential This adorable cottage-style home is located in the highly sought after Park Circle neighborhood. You can easily walk or bike to the heart of Park Circle and enjoy a number of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues! It's an easy bike ride to Quarterman Park where you can enjoy a walk around the lake or a quiet afternoon....

  • International Hospitality

    The Pineapple and Charleston SC Did you know that pineapple symbolism can be dated back to the days of Christopher Columbus in 1493?  As he explored the shores of what is now Guadeloupe, he found a sweet pineapple, which was previously unknown in Europe.  At the time, they were scarce because it was difficult to transport back to Europe before spoiling.  Very quickly, the pineapple became a status...

  • Does Your Business Card Get Noticed??

    In the business profession there are so many business cards! Why do you think that yours is going to stand out above the rest when there are potentially hundreds of business cards you will see a week? There are simple rules to follow to keep your business card on the top of the file and at the utmost of people's attention.  1. Poor quality cards are the absolute first to get tossed! When you go to...

  • Craft Beer

    Craft Beer What is a craft beer?  A craft beer brewery has an output of less than 6 million barrels a year.  The brewery has to be independent; less than 25% of the brewery is owned by a non-craft beer brewery.  A craft beer aficionado seems to have replaced the enophile.  The wine world has Sommeliers and the certified craft beer expert is a Cicerone. If you’re into craft beer, Charleston has sev...

  • Oyster Season in Charleston - Yum!

    September is a month most everyone in the Lowcountry has been waiting for...the official start to oyster season! You may have heard 'only eat oysters in a month with the letter R'.  You're sure to hear of oyster festivals happening all over from now until April.   Many people have their own oyster parties at home too.  It's interesting to see a group of people all standing around a sheet of plywoo...

  • Changes in neighborhood: squeezed behind a shopping center

    Who would have guessed  ?!   ...that there is a small new neighborhood behind Sea Island Shopping Plaza in Mount Pleasant ? I take Chuck Dawley Blvd daily on my way to work and had noticed a small sign announcing a new neighborhood. For weeks I drove by that sign thinking "oh, I should turn here and check it out" ! And so I did and my eyes opened up wide. To the left on this street, some older hom...

  • Charleston Loves Dogs as much as we do

    We love our pets, and so does Charleston, there are numerous parks and beaches to entertain them.                                                James Island County Park is one of the best, with a designated dog beach and four acres of grassy space. Located at 871 Riverland Dr., the price for admission is 2.00 per person and dogs are free.  Some local beaches have different times and regulations, ...

  • Plantations of Moncks Corner

    The Lowcountry is littered with plantations along our rivers. Many of the plantations are well-known such as Middleton, Magnolia, Boone Hall and Drayton Hall plantations. But there are many other, lesser known, plantations skirting coastal South Carolina. In Moncks Corner, on the banks of the Cooper River, are several plantations that once flourished. One of these is Lewisfield Plantation which w...

  • Preparing Your Home For Showing - Week 2

    Last week I discussed some helpful tips for Preparing Your Home for Showing.  Here are a few more tips. Put fancy throws on your bed and throw lots of decorative pillows on your couch to make them both look cozy and inviting.  Do you know that many interior designers suggest 1) a couch should never be against the wall if you have a large living room?   2)That the curtains should always touch the f...

  • Sunday Brunch Farmers Market at Pour House

    James Islanders and beyond, make your way over to 1977 Maybank Highway behind the Pour House for Sunday Brunch Farmers Market.  Sundays 11 to 3,  100% local good times.  Their vendors range from Artisan Tees    http://www.artisantees.com/  to Wildhaven Ranch meats  and everything in between plus Live Music, face painting and the best Food trucks in Charleston.             Being a self described Pi...

  • Energy Savings You May Not Know About...

    Energy Savings You May Not Know About... I was recently in the Costco looking at the energy saving light bulbs and started chatting with the young man in the aisle.  For those of you who know me, that’s no surprise.  I always talk to strangers, and I am so glad I spoke to this young man.  He explained that SCE & G has a Wise Energy Savings Store and you can buy the Energy Star light bulbs at a dis...

  • AgentOwned Realty recognized as 2016 Anchor Business

    AgentOwned Realty named one of Mt Pleasant, SC's,  "Anchor Businesses"  The Town of Mount Pleasant, SC, the Moultrie News, and the Mount Pleasant Business Association recently named AgentOwned Realty as one of the nine Anchors for 2016. Nominated by the citizens of Mount Pleasant, only nine businesses docked in the town for at least 20 years were chosen. Liz and Boyd Loadholt launched AgentOwned ...

  • The new term POCKET NEIGHBORHOOD

    Pocket neighborhoods A "pocket neighborhood" is a clustered groups of neighboring houses or apartments gathered around a shared open space — a garden courtyard, a pedestrian street, a series of joined backyards, or a reclaimed alley — all of which have a clear sense of territory and shared stewardship. They can be in urban, suburban or rural areas.  Pocket neighborhoods are settings where nearby ...

  • Testing Images - How to choose a builder for your new home

    How to Choose a Home Builder Don't find just the right home to buy ? Building might be an option and to choose the right builder is crucial. Here are some tips to help you choose a builder. Make a List of Possible Builders Once you have thought about the type of home you want, you can create a list of potential builders. Contact your local Home Builders Association to obtain a list of builders w...

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  • Hurricane Season

    Hurricane season officially runs from June 1 through November 30. Although hurricanes are generally unpredictable, conventional wisdom has dictated that peak season varies by geography. In the Eastern Caribbean and along the U.S. East Coast, the season tends to be busiest between mid-August and mid-September. In the Western Caribbean, it picks up in mid-September and stretches into early November....

  • Northbridge Park is Great for a Quick Stop or a Long Visit

    By far one of the most convenient and accessible ways to enjoy the Ashley River is the pier and floating dock at Northbridge Park. The 3 acre park was completed in May of 2014 with a 271 foot aluminum pier and dock and has become a popular local destination. The pier has several fixed benches and works well for fishing or just taking in the scenery. The dock has a canoe and kayak launch and is a p...

  • Fall is approaching, Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze Season in Charleston SC

    Fall is approaching the lowcountry Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze Season!  The great thing about the lowcountry is the balance of a "big city" feel but our deep roots in agriculture and ties to the land means there's still great attractions within miles of anywhere in the tri county area. Some of the most popular are Lagare Farms on John's island, one of the oldest working farms in the area, Historic...

  • You are close to Ending your Due Diligence

    Now remember that you have 10 business days until your Due Diligence period is Over.  You should strive to get all issues found out and then a week or so prior to the end of Due Diligence, you deliver the Repair Addendum with all the Issues That Were Found, describing what you would like the Sellers to do about them.  Today, we will talk about the CL100 Report/Findings. The CL100 is ordered/paid (...

  • Hurricane Season Preparedness- Are you ready??

    As a life long resident of Charleston, South Carolina, the word hurricane still excites some nervousness in my mind, even though I have seen my fair share. I can still remember the destruction of Hurricane Hugo and the devastation it caused my city almost 30 years ago. In more recent times, Hurricane Katrina still rings horrific tragedy in so many lives, and people say to themselves so often in th...

  • Farmer's Market Time

    Farmer's Market at which local farmers sell fruit and vegetables and often cheese, meat, and bakery products directly to consumers.  Moving into this area has so many healthy benefits. More and more people are going green. Farmer's Markets are the perfect family adventure for going green. We can see eclectic offerings from artists and craftsmen. We can buy local grass fed meat, veggies, fruits, s...

  • Under All is the Land - Conclusion

    My how marketing and real estate advertising has changed! And, as good as the community developer, the consultants, engineers and sales forces are in producing the community, nothing happens until people are made aware. It used to be that the buying public was accessed through print and TV. Not so much today. As in most areas of life, the communication lifeblood is the Internet. Today, it is estim...

  • Dancing to the moon and back - "The Shag" in South Carolina

    The Carolina Shag  - The South Carolina State dance "The Shag' is a partner dance done primarily to Beach Music. It is a dance recognized in national and international dance competitions held across the United States. A 1989 motion picture, “Shag,” starring Bridget Fonda, Phoebe Cates and Tyrone Power Jr. and filmed largely at Myrtle Beach and Georgetown, S.C., enshrined the dance as a phenomenon ...

  • Moving South- How to Handle the Humidity Next Year

    There is no doubt the Charleston area is an attractive city to Northerners and those wanting to move east. Charleston is not only beautiful, but there is also so much to do on a daily basis. The weather is typically warmer during the cold months (We average 62 degrees around Christmastime). When speaking with those moving to the area from other parts of the country, the one comment I hear the most...

  • Farmers Market - West Ashley

    It's finally here!!  The West Ashley Farmers Market will begin this afternoon at 3:30pm.  Or maybe not.  With the predictions of three to five inches of rain who knows if this inaugural event will get underway this afternoon.  Charleston's Mayor Tecklenburg is expected to make an appearance to support his efforts to revitalize the West Ashley area. No worries if this one is a rain out.  This farme...

  • Lake Marion

    About an hours drive from Charleston, you will find South Carolina's largest lake, Lake Marion.  It is nicknamed South Carolina's inland sea. This lake was created by the construction of the Santee Dam in order to supply hydroelectric power to rural areas in the 1940's. The lake is in five SC counties and has a shoreline of 315 miles! It is connected to Lake Moultrie by a 7 1/2 mile conversion can...

  • Preparing Your Home for Showing

    Most of us know the common ideas to prepare your home to show well prior to putting it on the market, no clutter, well lit, candles, fresh flowers....   Here are a few additional suggestions to help make your home appealing to potential buyers. 1)Throw extra pillows on your sofa 2)Fresh baked cookies, 3) scented candles and diffusers It is always a good suggestion to have a nice aroma upon enteri...

  • Folly Beach...The Edge of America!

                                                   FOLLY BEACH….THE EDGE OF AMERICA! Eleven miles south of downtown Charleston is an Island consisting of a six mile stretch of beach and 18.9 total square miles of land and water.   It’s history goes back to 1696 with colorful stories of bootleggers, pirates and shipwrecks. The Bohickets, a native American tribe lived here until interest in the Island...

  • Former Custom Builder

    I was a former builder in Charlotte as well as a Realtor. I'll be sending a link with a copy of my brochure.

  • How to choose a builder for your new home

    How to Choose a Home Builder Don't find just the right home to buy ? Building might be an option and to choose the right builder is crucial. Here are some tips to help you choose a builder. Make a List of Possible Builders Once you have thought about the type of home you want, you can create a list of potential builders. Contact your local Home Builders Association to obtain a list of build...

  • BASIL THAI DURING CHARLESTON'S RESTAURANT WEEK

    Charleston has world-renowned cuisine with famous chefs, so, no surprise one of the most highly anticipated events in the lowcountry is restaurant week.  It is executed by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association (GCRA).  It started September 7th and will continue through September 18th. This past weekend, my three children rented a house on Isle of Palms to host a birthday party for me and m...

  • Why Rental makes a good balance for any retirement Portfollio, especially the Charleston / Summerville Rental Market

    First off, this a HOT HOT market we have in the Charleston Area.  The fact of the matter is that the demand for rentals is higher than I have ever seen it. I remember the first rental property I had. I was still in college and scraped together every dime I had,.   I purchased a Bank Owned Property, for $50K.   A cute little 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Condo. With Insurance,  Taxes, Regime and Mortgage, I ...

  • Charleston Restaurant Week

    One of Charleston's most popular events is Restaurant Week.  Charleston is the destination for world renowned food and master chefs. The participating restaurants have a set price between $20 and $40 for a 3 course meal.   Perhaps you'd like to try a top of the line steak house restaurant and know you can actually enjoy the meal and not feel sick after you see the check!  It's a great way to sampl...

  • Anchor Business for Town of Mt Pleasant SC

    AgentOwned Realty is being awarded as an An Anchor Business for the Town of Mt Pleasant Boats have them. Shopping centers have them. Now, Mount Pleasant has them. An Anchor Business is one that has been in business in the Town of Mt Pleasant for 20 years or more and voted on by the citizens of Mt Pleasant. AgentOwned Realty is a 2016 Anchor Business for the Town of Mt Pleasant -- there are onl...

  • Adding Pictures to Your AgentOwned Realty Blog Post

    YES!!! I have finally found a solution to our picture problem! The iced tea picture below was added from an outside url and I am using a test agent site! Now, I need to write the instructions for you! Happy Days! More to Come!

  • Changes in neighborhood: what was once behind the fence

    CHANGES in the neighborhood !  So, there is this very well established neighborhood called Harborgate Shores off Rifle Range Road. This neighborhood is marked with a simple sign. Turning here, one finds mostly ranch style brick homes, large yards, lots of trees and green space. A neighborhood probably long forgotten because full and established. Unless you live here, one would not turn to take a l...

  • Buy an Existing Home or Buy Land and Build?

    Some people prefer to buy land and build a home to fit their needs.  They may be a contractor, a builder or they know a friend who is involved with new construction.  Some people prefer to buy a home already built.  They can hang some blinds, move their belongings in and they're done!   There is more to buying land and building a home on it than most people realize.  There are building codes, soi...

  • 2016 Mac Off Here I Come!

    2016 Mac Off Here I Come! When I moved to Charleston 4 years ago I kept hearing about this thing called The Mac Off. Sounds intriguing right? 25 of the top restaurants, cafes, and caterers compete for the title and bragging rights of the best macaroni and cheese in Charleston. An estimated 8000 people were served in last year’s event @ The Grove at Patriots Point. This year and for the first time,...

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