Just Listed – 212 Freeman Street

You will love this carefully restored historic (1800’s) cottage with tons of character and charm! Main house with a lovely over-sized front porch and 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths plus detached room over the garage. Wide-plank heart pine floors; 9+ foot ceilings; built-in shelves; elegant dining room with dental crown moulding and more. The kitchen features marble countertops, bathrooms have been updated with granite vanities. Spacious Master suite has a lovely sitting area and updated bath including double vanities, stand-up shower, and claw foot tub.

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Please contact me  if you have any questions and/or would like to see his home.

Jackie Kelly, Realtor®

jackie@thecassinagroup.com

843.991.9111

 

January 2017 Home Sales On The Rise

The 2017 market starts off strong, as home sales in the Charleston Region continue to rise.  In a market of low interest rates, a surplus of buyers and low inventory, sales prices continue to rise as well as the number of homes sold.  Here is the latest Market Update, provided by the Charleston Trident Association Of Realtors®. 

CHARLESTON, SC—(February 10, 2017) According to preliminary data released today by the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors® (CTAR) 1,029 homes sold in January in the region at a median price of $238,900. Last January, 972 homes sold at a median price of $218,020.  This marks the twelfth consecutive month that sales in the region have surpassed 1,000 homes and the first time in a decade that January sales have exceeded that benchmark.

Comparing the first month of 2017 to last year, sales volume has increased 6% and buyers are paying 9.5% more for homes in the region than they did last year.

Inventory has declined about 20% over the last 12-month period, with 4,746 homes listed as “active” for sale in the Charleston Trident Multiple Listing Service (CTMLS) as of January 31.  We expect that inventory will begin increasing slightly in the coming months.

“We are pleased to see the residential market starting on such solid ground in 2017” said 2017 CTAR President Dave Sansom.  “Last year was a strong year of growth in our market and starting the year with such substantial increases bodes well for both buyers and sellers. We’re poised to see another year of consistent growth in our market, supported by the flourishing local economy” he concluded.

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500 homes sold at a median price of $308,750 in January in Charleston County. There are currently 2,545 residential properties for sale in Charleston County—1,920 single-family homes and 625 condos/townhomes.

For Stats specific to Mt. Pleasant, South of the Isle Of Palms Connector, Click here

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Welcome to BoomTown!

For those of you who haven’t heard of BoomTown, it’s like Charleston’s own mini Google in a way. It’s that cool!

BoomTown’s software and services help real estate agents close more deals and grow their business.

I had the privilege of touring BoomTown’s new office space on King Street yesterday. It’s fantastic!

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Happenings Around Town

Some great events are right around the corner, including my fave… the Cooper River Bridge Run!  When you live in the Old Village, you might as well get up and run the bridge.  We all know we cannot sleep through the sounds of the 40,000 people as they start their journey down Coleman Blvd!  See you there!

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Southeastern Wildlife Exposition :: February 17-19 

SEWE is a 3-day celebration of wildlife and nature. It is the largest event of its kind in the country. How lucky for us that it makes Charleston its home!

Click here  for more information and to see all the events that will be going on around town. This is such a fun weekend for the entire family!

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Charleston Food + Wine Festival :: March 1-5, 2017

Charleston Wine + Food Festival is a non-profit organization that celebrates the incredible food culture we have here in Charleston. It is a 5-day festival offering more than 100 events featuring the country’s top chefs, winemakers, beverage experts, storytellers, artisans, and more!

Click here for details!

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Cooper River Bridge Run :: April 1, 2017

This event needs no introduction!  With up to 40,000 participants, The Cooper River Bridge Run is the 3rd largest 10K race in the country! The race starts at 8am on Coleman Boulevard in Mount Pleasant and ends at Marion Square in downtown Charleston.

Join me for 40th annual Bridge Run!

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Click here for more information!

Upcoming Events at the “Little Library”

Be sure to visit our neighborhood Library, for fun events and more!

The Village Branch Library is locted at 430 Whilden Street.

♥Valentine’s Day Craft  

Saturday, February 11th at 11am  ::  Come make a card for special person’s in your life.

 


♦ Fairy Tale Day ♦

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Saturday, February 25th at 10:30am  

Celebrate Fairy Tale Day by sharing your favorite story and earn a prize.


 

Thank You Audubon Society!

Have you seen our latest addition to the Pitt Street Bridge?  Thank you, Audubon Society, whose mission is “to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.”  We are LOVING THIS enhancement to our favorite amenity!

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Adam Gorlitsky! My Inspiration To Move Out Of My Comfort Zone

adam-rewalkMany of you know Adam as the first Paraplegic to walk the Cooper River Bridge Run/Walk, but I know him as an amazing person and friend. Ten years ago while at the wheel of his car, Adam dozed off and ran off the road. He awoke with a devastating outcome… a severed spinal cord and a new reality of life in a wheelchair.

Fast forward to last year when Adam was able to bring home the latest technology, a “ReWalk Exoskeleton” (a battery-pack based unit which he describes as a cross between Iron Man and Avatar). Needless to say, Adam is full steam ahead on this new chapter of his “walking upright” life, and he is committed to bridge the gap between what it means to be disabled and able-bodied.

My path crossed with Adam a few months back, while attending a luncheon at Tavern & Table (which, btw, I love!). Adam was the guest speaker, and little did I know, he would change my life…(well, at least my attitude). About how fortunate my life is, and how determination can help me achieve anything I set my mind to do!

A few weeks later, while at the gym (for the first time in months) I saw Adam and introduced myself.  I told him how he inspired me to up my game.  And next thing I know, his words set a fire in me… “Jackie, I challenge you to do a 1/2 marathon!”  And I, in turn said, “Adam, I challenge you to do the same.”  TOTALLY OUT OF OUR COMFORT ZONES!  But we shook hands and on it and started a 24 week training program in preparation for the Walt Disney World Half-Marathon, in January of 2017.

The experience was AMAZING to say the least! And I am so proud of Adam, as he pushed himself to complete parts of the 5K, 10K and Full Marathon.

And what about my experience? I was super nervous for the run, but trained and ready. Then the bad weather came in… thunder and rain… and the Disney execs were forced to cancel the race. I looked at is my “GET OUT OF JAIL FREE” card and was thrilled to be able to skip the run and spend the day at the park with my family!  When I returned home, I was able to complete the Folly Beach “Save The Light” half marathon, and the experience was beyond words.  I would have never thought I could do such a thing, but with Adam’s inspiration, I am now proud to have the coveted “13.1” sticker on the back of my car!  Yeah!

Stay tuned to learn more about Adam and his 1 million steps tour, where he has dedicated himself to he raise money and awareness to help other paraplegics. Super inspiring stuff! Follow his journey at I GOT LEGS: Team Adam: One-Million Steps Tour.