Blessing of the Fleet- April 28th

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Looking for something fun to do on Sunday, April 28th?

The 32nd Annual Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival is right around the corner, and it is so much fun! Held at Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, the festival pays tribute to Mount Pleasant’s local shrimping and fishing industry, offering a boat parade, live music, craft show and lots of free activities with the picturesque Ravenel Bridge and Charleston Harbor for a backdrop! It doesn’t get much better than this!

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Here is the Schedule of Events for the day:

11:00 am   Opening Band

12:30 pm   National Anthem, Mayor’s Welcome

12:50 pm   Blessing Procession on Pier

  1:00 pm   Boat Parade & Blessing of the Fleet

  2:00 pm  East Coast Party Band

  3:30 pm  Shrimp Eating Contest

  4:00 pm  Shag Dance Competition

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For more information, click here.  Hope to see you there!

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3 Reasons to Hire an Experienced Realtor

Before you hire a friend of the family to help you buy or sell your home, you should give this some thought….

*A savvy REALTOR® can properly advise on market value.  As a seller, over pricing will cause you to sit on the market longer than anticipated, and miss potential buyers who will move on to another home.

*Negotiation Skills are key!  Many times getting a deal done is a result of knowing what to say, when to say and how to say it.  Your REALTOR® should be well versed and skilled when acting as the buffer between you and your buyer, in addition to providing you with a fiduciary relationship and confidentiality.

*Avoid the pitfalls!  And there are many…every deal provides a new set of challenges and learning experiences. Closing more deals results in an educated agent who can help you maneuver through to settlement.

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Need a Personal Trainer? Meet Dawn Blackstone with Blackstone Fit!

I love my Personal Trainer, she is THE BEST!  She comes to my home and challenges me to take my fitness program to the next level.  Oh, and I must mention, she makes it fun!  Each time we do something totally different and unexpected, and I really appreciate her breaking up the monotony of the dreaded work out!

Dawn Blackstone, owner/trainer with Blackstone Fit, resides in the Old Village/ Old Mt. Pleasant neighborhood and is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist and Certified Advanced Sports Nutrition Specialist. She has been running Blackstone Fit for 12+years, and offers one-on-one personal training, small group training, and nutrition guidance.  She can meet you at your place of choice (your home, a local park or pool, and even the beach!) To learn more about Blackstone Fit go to blackstonefit.com  or check them out on Yelp!  Tell her Jackie sent you!!!

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WHERE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD?!

Lacy Bryant was the first to write in with the correct answer! These are the singing characters at the Pickled Palate located at 411 Hibben Street.  Congrats to Lacy, who won a gift card to Vintage Cafe.  Thank you to everyone who participated in the Village Connection “Where in the Neighborhood” game!

 

Just Sold: 121 Freeman Street, Old Village

I had the pleasure of representing the buyers of this lovely Old Village home! I love the simplistic design and all the natural light featured throughout. It’s a real beauty and check out that back yard!!!  Awesome!!!!!!

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121 Freeman Street closed on February 15, 2019 for $1,199,000.

If I can help you sell your home, please contact me today.  I have been selling in the neighborhood for years, and happy to provide you with a clear, concise plan to get your home closed!  Jackie@TheCassinaGroup.com

Old Village/Old Mt. Pleasant Real Estate Market Update

OLD VILLAGE/OLD MT. PLEASANT MARKET UPDATE:

The 2018 average sales price for single family homes in the Old Village/Old Mt. Pleasant was $816,000 compared to 2013’s average of $570,000.  That represents an approximate 7.5% appreciation rate per year over the past 5 years! Amazing!

So what is expected for 2019?  Local experts forecast another solid year, as there are plenty of buyers and inventory is still low.  Interest rates will prove to be the “wild card” as rising rates will limit some buyers’ ability to purchase, potentially creating longer market times.  But for today, according to “The Morning Brew” the 30-year fixed mortgage rates hit a 4 month low, which is welcome news! Full steam ahead!

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Data obtained from the Charleston MLS, deemed reliable but not guaranteed.  The  2013 sales average did NOT include 101 Venning St., which closed for $5,000,000.