October 2008

Found 5 blog entries for October 2008.

As the largest neighborhood in Charleston, the Park West community in Mt. Pleasant makes its way onto many home buyers’ short lists of neighborhoods to consider. The traffic lights at the two entrances on Hwy 17 and Hwy 41 allow easy access to and from the rest of Mt. Pleasant. Prospective buyers are generally very impressed with the reflecting pool and landscaping upon entering the community. And the subsections are more hidden compared to other communities. Overall, Park West feels quite secluded from the rest of Mount Pleasant. There are lots of trees, green spaces, and walking trails throughout. Much of this will probably be developed in the future, but for now residents can enjoy a good deal of space between many of the subsections.        Home…
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Charleston home buyers can now go to many websites and create an MLS search to find their next home. Our website is one of many that provides this free service. We get a lot of questions from home buyers about how to use the MLS search feature, so I wanted to answer some of these in order to help buyers looking for homes. And, these are applicable to almost any website that allows you to search the MLS for homes in Charleston.   1) What is the MLS? MLS stands for Multiple Listing Service, and it’s what home buyers use to find homes for sale in the Charleston area. There is one MLS for the entire Charleston area. So, if you’re looking in multiple areas (like James Island and Mt. Pleasant, for example), you can search all of the current listings in one…
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Looking for Charleston real estate? The best way to get started is to find an agent who can give you full access to the Multiple Listing Service (usually called the “MLS” in Charleston). The MLS contains almost all of the homes for sale in Charleston, SC. The only homes it does not include are For Sale By Owner houses (and some of these manage to find their way into the MLS).   The Charleston MLS shows listings from all the offices of all the real estate companies in Charleston, SC. So, it is not partial to any one group of real estate agents. The MLS allows your agent to set up a search for you with practically any feature you want. You can choose the number of bedrooms and baths, the size of the lot, the type of home, the area, the price range, as…
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We work with a lot of home buyers relocating to the Charleston, SC area. Many of our clients are not familiar with Charleston real estate – the prices, the many areas, and the availability of homes. So, before we can find the right house for them, we often have to find which area in general meets their needs. I’ve organized Charleston real estate into 6 sections so that you can get a feel for the main areas of Charleston. Of course, these are not all of the areas – but they’re the main places that Charleston residents consider “Charleston real estate”:   1) Mt. Pleasant is usually one of the first choices for Charleston home buyers. It has some of the best schools in the Charleston area along with a great location. It’s about 20 minutes from downtown…
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Historic Charleston, SC is a top tourist destination in the country. And, it’s one of the few areas in the low country with a style of houses all its own – the Charleston style single. As the oldest port city in the country, Charleston has a rich history that is reflected in its architecture. Few cities in the United States have so many homes dating back as far as Charleston has – some of Charleston’s oldest homes were built in the early 1700s.   Downtown Charleston (also called the Charleston Peninsula) is usually the first area in that people consider for historic homes in Charleston. Many of the homes are on the National Register of Historic Places. Some of the oldest (and most historic) of Charleston’s homes are located in neighborhoods like…
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