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I wanted to bring a new listing to your attention. A home was just listed yesterday in one of the most sought-after subsections of Park West. This home is ideal for buyers looking for a classic Charleston style home with great architectural details – but without the hassle of living downtown or the upkeep of an older home. I’ve included the remarks section of the report below so that you can read about the home’s features. For more information and pictures, click here!   Classic 1900's Quality in a 1 Year Old Home!!! Immaculate 5 bed., 4.5 ba. home in the most desired area & school district in Chas., Mt. Pleasant! This home has the solid quality and feel of an early 1900's Downtown Charleston home...one that was built w/ care & detail to last a…
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I wanted to include some information about a new listing in Manning, SC, since it can be difficult to find historic homes like this one with so much acreage.     Classic Antebellum Plantation Home in the Greek Revival Style majestically set on 89 acres. Home built for Edward Bertrand Davis and is known as The Davis House on The National Register of Historic Properties. This home is constructed entirely of heart pine and cypress with two circular stairways made of mahogany. The original window panes and shutters grace the mansion. Northern soldiers occupied this home during the War Between the States, and it was one of the few spared from flames.   Outstanding features include Great Entrance Hall with dual mahogany staircase, formal
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Charleston, South Carolina attracts visitors from across the country, and we’ve even seen an increase in international tourism in the past several years. One of the most popular things to do is walk through the historic districts of the downtown area (also called the Charleston Peninsula). Homes dating back to the 1700s line the streets of the peninsula (especially the southern end of the peninsula), and they have a classic architectural style of their own. Although some styles (like the Greek Revival style) are popular in the downtown Charleston historic districts, you’ll see a lot of the classic “shotgun” style houses, which where developed specifically for Charleston’s downtown lot shapes that are narrow and extend deep from the street. We’ve included…
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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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We get a lot of questions about schools in Charleston, SC – especially from home buyers relocating to Charleston. When clients tell us they want to be in a good public school district, we give them some of the resources we’ve collected over the years. Most of these are school district websites along with various sites devoted to school rankings for the Charleston area and for the state.    The cities of Mt. Pleasant and Summerville have the highest ranked public schools in Charleston. Summerville is divided into several districts. But, if you look at the rankings, you’ll see that Dorchester District 2 receives the highest marks.      When people find out they have two options for places to live in Charleston with such good public schools, they…
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Charleston has many areas with luxury real estate. Whether you’re looking for beachfront, waterfront, or historic homes, Charleston has a great selection of high end real estate.    Downtown Charleston's fine homes are some of the most photographed homes in the low country, and homes downtown are featured regularly in magazines like Southern Accents and Coastal Living. Real estate prices depend on location, views, and historical relevance. Most of these homes have private courtyards, large porches, and classic Charleston architecture. And, some of these homes have spectacular views of the Charleston Harbor.    Mt. Pleasant has quite a few luxury home neighborhoods. I’on and Dunes West are nationally known for their fine homes. Rivertowne, Hibben,…
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With so many nationally ranked golf courses in Charleston, SC, golf is a huge attraction in the area. Some of the best golf courses are located in Mt. Pleasant and Kiawah Island, but you’ll find plenty of options throughout the Charleston area. In fact, there is at least one golf course in 12 of the 16 Charleston areas.  Total, Charleston boasts 22 public and private courses and 13 golf course communities. Most golf courses in Charleston are open to the public and don’t require you to live in the golf community to play. However, there are a few courses on which you can only play by proof of residence or by invitation from a resident.    Homes in Charleston golf communities generally offer large common areas and better than average amenities, such as…
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We get a lot of questions about real estate taxes in Charleston, so I wanted to just talk briefly about taxes. As a general rule of thumb, you can expect to pay about $750 in taxes for every $100,000 of the purchase price of the home. So, for example, you can estimate paying about $2,250 every year in taxes for a house that you paid $300,000 for. This is, of course, simply an estimate – but buyers generally find it pretty helpful. Also, taxes are generally a little less for Berkeley County real estate and Dorchester County real estate compared to real estate in Charleston County.   Buyers often ask what the current taxes are for a home. Although it’s possible for us to look up what the current owner paid last year in taxes, this is not a very accurate…
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You may have already heard the news that Prudential will be changing its name to Carolina One Real Estate. We’re excited about this change and wanted to pass the news along to you, our website users! The company opted to not renew its ten-year franchise agreement with Prudential coming up this year. This change was effective starting May 1. We’re still in the process of changing everything, so please bear with us during this time of transition!   Everything will still be operated the same way (and by the same people) as before. So, we’re still locally owned and operated, but we’ll now be affiliated with a larger, global network of real estate companies. And, now we’ll have more flexibility and will be able to enjoy the freedom of being an…
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We’ve recently added more information to our Things to Do page. This page has some of the most popular sites and attractions in the Charleston area – from plantations and museums to sports games and shopping. So, if you’re planning a trip to Charleston to look at homes, be sure to check it out so that you can see everything that Charleston has to offer! Or, if you already live in Charleston, it’s also a great page to simply learn more about the place you already call home!
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