Old Village Branch Library Events!

Activity Zone throughout October from 3-4 p.m.  Enjoy coloring pages, puzzles, and checkers.

STARR Therapy Dogs Saturday, October 14th at 10:30 a.m. Come read to a furry friend.

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Friday, October 20th at 10:30 a.m. Put on your favorite hat to earn a prize, and join the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.

Halloween Stories and Crafts. Saturday, October 28th, at 11:00 a.m. Listen to Halloween stories, create a craft, and wear your costume to earn a prize.

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New Magazine Coming to the Old Village!

A new magazine will be hitting mailboxes in the Old Village this Spring!  Old Village Living will feature residents, business owners, upcoming events and more!  Your input is needed!  Since this magazine will be all about the community, you can get involved.  They are looking for local sponsors or even residents who have a story to tell.  The magazine will likely include things like “Yard of the Month”, “Featured Athlete” and “Precious Pets”. If you would like to learn more, feel free to contact Michael Pruitt at michael.pruitt@n2pub.com.

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Open House: 1470 Seminole St.- Old Mt. Pleasant- This Sat & Sun from 10-12pm

Please come by and see this beautifully renovated home!
Open House will be this Saturday, July 29 from 10am-12pm and
Sunday from 10am-12pm.
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1470 Seminole Street   ::   $778,500
*Everything is brand new in this fully renovated 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 2000 square foot home.  
*Lovely front porch
*Open-flow Dining/Kitchen with Shadow Storm Marble island, gas range with custom hood, stainless undermount sink, new cabinets, new stainless appliances, decorative light fixtures and pantry
*Beautiful Oak Flooring throughout the home
*Dining/ kitchen area leads to a fantastic screened porch- also accessible from the private Master Suite
*Separate master suite with vaulted ceiling and walk-in closet.
*Master bath includes double Quartz vanity, oversized stand-up tiled shower with bench seat.
*3 additional bedrooms are spacious (one of which could double as a second master suite)  
*3 additional bathrooms for a total of 4 *Walk-in laundry/ mud room with Barn Door
*Private fully fenced, back yard with new landscaping and storage shed
*Hardiplank exterior
*New roof
*New plumbing and electrical throughout
*New tankless hot water heater
*Wood-planked ceiling in main living area
*Closets feature built-in wood shelving
*Outdoor shower with hot and cold water
*Flood insurance not required
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Welcome Ooh! Happy Day!

Welcome Ooh! Happy Day!

Out of Hand is excited to expand and add “Ooh! Happy Day!” to our business.

Ooh! Happy Day is a “marriage” (pun intended) of our retail space, and our wedding coordinating business, Ooh! Events. While you will find beautiful bridesmaids gifts and wedding welcome bag inspiration, you can also meet with our talented florists to get inspirations flowing for your event or wedding! The rest of the store also received a facelift: Out of the Garden now offers a wider variety of gifts, including exclusive Charleston leather goods, delicious smelling candles, and beautifully potted plants. Ooh! Beautiful now resides in the front of Out of Hand. It is now easier to see beauty products and get a little makeup “touch up” while trying on a new outfit! Things that haven’t changed? Unique products, smiling faces, and our commitment to ensure our customers have the best experience shopping with us!

Located at 113 Pitt St, or visit online at ShopOutOfHand.com

16 Years of Solid Growth in The Old Village/ Old Mt. Pleasant

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AVERAGE SALES PRICE IN THE OLD VILLAGE/ OLD MT PLEASANT, FROM 2001-2016, PER THE CHARLESTON MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE

The US housing market seems unstoppable, and our neighborhood is no exception.  Prices continue to rise, demand is strong, inventory is tight, interest rates are low and new construction is in full force.

Sales prices in the Old Village/ Old Mt. Pleasant are at an all time high, with the average sales price reaching $685,000 in 2015 and a staggering $743,000 in 2016.  That is a considerable jump from $455,000 in 2014.  Not to mention that price has more than doubled from the 2001 average of $370,000.  These stats show a solid investment market based on a steady increase over a long period of time.

So what does it all mean?

For sellers, it all sounds good, right?  But pricing your home accurately is still the key. The average “Days On Market” for homes sold in the OV/ Old Mt. P was 64 in 2016 and 65 in 2015.  When a home is priced under market value, multiple offers typically happen and can drive the sales price up.  And if priced over market value, the home will sit on the market with little to no activity after about 120 days.

For Buyers?  According to Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke, of Realtor.com, “Buyers who are able to land the home of their dreams can reassure themselves that their investment is likely to be a solid one—especially in our hottest markets, where homes are selling fastest and there’s the most demand.”

I always say it’s best to watch the market on a local level, and watch the prices over a long period of time.  And when you are ready to buy or sell, it’s imperative to team up with a savvy REALTOR® who understands your market.  If I can help you, please let me know.  To see all homes for sale, visit http://www.SearchOldVillage.

Blessing of the Fleet

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Looking for something to do on Sunday, April 30th? I have the perfect Sunday Funday for you!

The 30th 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!

There will be limited parking available at Memorial Waterfront Park so for easiest access, park & ride! Two shuttle bus routes will be available offering plenty of convenient and easy offsite parking (buses will have plenty of room for loading up all your festival supplies).  Park and ride from the following locations for FREE:

  • East Cooper Medical Center, Mullis Building
  • James B. Edwards Elementary School
  • Moultrie Middle School/Farmers Market Pavilion
  • Cheryll Woods-Flowers Sports Complex

Here is the Schedule of Events for the day:

  • 11:00 am   Saluda Shoals
  • 12:30 pm   National Anthem, Mayor’s Welcome
  • 12:45 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
  • 5:00pm     Festival Ends

Hope to see you there!

Old Village Home, Garden and Art Tour

JOIN US FOR OUR 10TH AND FINAL,

OLD VILLAGE HOME, GARDEN & ART TOUR,

APRIL 30, 1-5PM      

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All good things must come to an end so this will be our final tour.  If you have never experienced it,  now is your chance!  If you’ve visited before, come back to see new properties this year! Tour private homes and lush gardens of the historic Old Village, sample delicious foods offered by local chefs, and view local art.  Tickets are $45 and all proceeds support the programs and services of the American Red Cross. To purchase tickets visit redcross.org/schometour or call 843-480-4232