Holiday Festival of Lights

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This is hands down Charleston’s most popular holiday event, and this year marks the 29th year of the Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park. The event opens nightly at 5:30pm and will run through January 1.

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While most known for its three-mile driving tour, there is actually much more to see and do! Some of the other celebrated attractions and activities include:

· Marshmallow Roasting
· Festival Train Rides
· Old-Fashioned Carousel
· Portable Climbing Wall
· Santa’s Sweet Shoppe
· Concessions including hamburgers, kettle corn, hot chocolate and more
· Four Gift Shops, featuring the children’s toy emporium Prancer’s Presents
· Daytime photo opportunities to “Mingle with Kringle” (register in advance)

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This event is great for the entire family! For more information, click here.

Happy Holidays!

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Charleston Parade of Boats

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The 37th Annual Holiday Parade of Boats will be held in Charleston Harbor on Saturday, December 8, 2018. Organized by the City of Charleston in partnership with the Charleston Sail and Power Squadron, this is a fun family friendly event.  Thousands of spectators view the parade along the route from Mt. Pleasant to Charleston.

The parade begins at approximately 4:30pm near the Mt. Pleasant side and ends in the Ashley River, after processing down the Charleston side of the Cooper River, at approximately 6:30pm.

The Rotary Club of Charleston puts on a festive Light Up The Night parade viewing party at the Charleston Maritime Center. For more information, visit here.

 

 

Mt. Pleasant Christmas Parade

It’s that time of year again!

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The 23rd Annual Mt. Pleasant Christmas Parade is Sunday, December 9 at 5:30pm.

This is such a fun, festive night for our community. Incredibly decorated floats and community groups will march up West Coleman Boulevard as the Mount Pleasant Christmas Light Parade entertains residents and visitors of all ages. The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with the start of the parade at Mill St. traveling south and ending at the intersection of W. Coleman Blvd. and Patriots Point Rd.

For more information, click here.

28th Annual Reindeer Run

This year marks the 28th annual Reindeer Run. The 2018 Reindeer Run starts at 9:00am on Saturday, December 8th near the corner of East Bay and Queen Street.

Presented by Half-Moon Outfitters, the Reindeer Run is a family-oriented, pet-friendly 5k run/walk through the lower peninsula of downtown Charleston, SC.

Proceeds from the Reindeer Run are split between the campaign for the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital and the Charitable Society of Charleston. 80% of the funds go to MUSC and 20% go to the Charitable Society of Charleston’s endowment. This endowment provides grants and donations to local non-profit organizations which benefit both children and elderly residents of the Lowcountry.

Such a fun part of this Run is the costume contest! For more information on the Reindeer Run, check out their site here.

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L’ABEYE- Lifestyle Fashion Brand

I am loving this new site, launched by our neighbor, Naomie Olindo, who has combined her eye for fashion, personal style and sharp business acumen to bring us something special!

L’ABEYE /luh-bei/, is a lifestyle brand specializing in privately labeled apparel for fresh, motivated women. A unique fashion movement with a twist.

And here is something I love about Naomie’s creative process…. she uses local models, local marketing interns, and more.  And speaking of keeping it local?  Check out her photos taken at our own Pitt Street Pharmacy!  Simply stunning!  And be sure to follow them on Instagram!

 

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Home Sales In The Old Village

Just sharing some of my sales in the Old Village, including the sales price and date of sale.  Thanks so much to my awesome clients!  Happy sellers and happy buyers.  Very blessed to be part of this community and help others do the same!

301 Center Street, sold on 6/29/18 for $1,385,000

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109 Friend Street, sold on 2/5/18 for $871,000

706 Simmons Street, sold on 2/23/2018 for $1,225,000

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522 Ruby Street, sold on 5/29/18 for $499,000

414 Rose Wilder, sold on 4/24/2018 for $600,000

308 McCormick Street, sold on 10/06/17 for $1,400,000

Mt. Pleasant Real Estate Market update

The National Associate Of Realtors has released the sales numbers for the first half of 2018, and they paint a picture of a healthy and consistent market when compared to the same time frame in 2017 and 2016.

Here is a quick snapshot to compare sales from Jan 1 to July 31, 2016-2018, for single family homes, located in Mt. Pleasant, South of the Isle of Palms Connector:

Although the number of homes sold is down slightly (from 757 sold in 2016 to 723 in 2018), the average sales price continues to be on the rise (from $602,000 in 2016 to $674,000 in 2018).

In 2018, homes are averaging 51 Days on the Market, which is relatively a short time frame.  But beware… homes that are sitting on the market over the average may need to reassess their strategy, whether it be by making changes to the home’s condition or reviewing price.  This is where a trusted professional can come in handy.

If you are thinking about buying or selling, it always makes sense to connect with a Realtor who specializes in your target market.  I have been selling homes in the area for years, and happy to help you achieve success.  Please feel free to contact me at Jackie@TheCassinaGroup.com for a consultation today.

 

MKT UPDATE

 

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To see all homes for sale or sold in the neighborhood, visit www.SearchOldVillage.com.