Build Your Dream Home-Vacant Lot For Sale in Old Mt. Pleasant!

1424 Pocahontas Street is now available for purchase for $550,000.  Large lot (almost a half acre) with mature trees lining the property, ready for your dream home in the highly desirable Old Village/ Old Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. Flood Insurance NOT required.  Email me for info, Jackie@TheCassinaGroup.com.

 

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SAY CHEESE!!

Charleston Artisan Cheesehouse, Family-Owned and Operated by our OV/ Old Mt. P Neighbors, Pete and Heather Holmes!

Our products are hand poured, cultured, mixed, molded, salted turned and wrapped all by hand.  Our line of wholesome cheeses inspire the joy of mindfully eating and supporting local, healthy, and artisanally produced foods.  Our cheeses are all crafted and aged on location in Charleston, SC.  Our products are made exclusively using Hickory Hill Milk, a low temperature pasteurized, non homogenized pasture fed cows milk.

Collections of cheeses include, Camembert/Brie like cheeses, Cheddar Curds, Whipped cheeses, Fresh mozzarella & Burrata

Available for sale in Mount Pleasant:

  • Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
  • Whole Foods
  • Publix
  • Greenwise Publix

On the menu in Mount Pleasant:

  • Grace & Grit
  • The Grit Counter
  • Tavern & Table
  • The Obstinate Daughter
  • The Beard Cat
  • Also available at an array of local restaurants through the Low Country

Production facility and retail shop:  2457 Ashley River Rd – Suite 3 – Charleston (West Ashley)  To learn more, visit CharlestonCheeseHouse.com

And on Facebook at Charleston Artisan Cheesehouse – Twitter & Instagram: Chscheesehouse

Upgrades Worth Considering When it’s TIME TO SELL!

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I am often asked what upgrades are worthy investments to prep a home for sale.  We all know the easy answers….

  • Interior paint
  • Minor kitchen and bathroom updates

But experience (and tons of research) has taught me a few tricks that I am happy to share.  Remember, the goal is to make the home visually appealing to a wide range of buyers!  So for what it’s worth, here are my top picks of upgrades that should be considered when it comes time to sell….

  • Front yard landscaping, new pine straw/ mulch, potted plants for color, and landscape lighting (be sure to get an evening shot for your marketing).  Remember that curb appeal is key!
  • Consider a new high-quality  front door, something special!  Especially in a neighborhood where homes look similar.  Be sure to make your home pop!
  • New garage door!  If needed, this can be a large focal point and by adding a new garage door, you can change the whole look of your home!
  • New roof, if needed.  Insurance companies are asking and could base the buyer’s  insurance rates according to the roof’s age.  If your roof is in need of repair, investing in a new roof will go along way to help secure a buyer and prevent any headaches with your buyer securing insurance.
  • Back yard WOW spots!  This could be a new brick lined patio, fire pit, garden or paved courtyard with water feature and up-lighting  Just remember that folks in Charleston actually use their outdoor living space year round, so use this space to create something usable and enchanting!
  • Large living room rug!  It’s all about scale, and by placing a large, comfy rug in the main living area, you will send a big, welcoming message to your buyers!  And since  the living room is likely the first room the buyers will see, here is your chance to make a bold statement!
  • Green Features!  Buyers love homes with tankless hot water heaters, high efficiency windows, etc.  If it’s time to update any of your mechanical componants, be sure to consider going the extra mile with newer products that are environmentally friendly and energy efficient.
  • Golf Cart!  If you live in a walkable community where golf carts are allowed, a buyer LOVES to see a golf cart included in the sale.  Remember, you are selling more than a home, you are selling a lifestyle and your buyer will love it!

If you are considering buying or selling, I specialize in this market and I am happy to provide you with a personalized plan for success!   Feel free to contact me at Jackie@TheCassinaGroup.com and to see homes for sale in the Old Village/ Old Mt. Pleasant, visit my website at SearchOldVillage.com.

 

 

 

 

ChiroIQ Now Located at 419 Hibben St!

Chiro iQ pairs the latest chiropractic technologies with the best modalities and therapies to help you live your best life now and promote long-lasting wellness at the same time. From advanced energetic scans and laser sculpting to chiropractic back relief, they have the tools and expertise ready to optimize your health!  They are also adding yoga classes and health events in the near future!

And now ChiroIQ is announcing their new location in the Old Village!  Come visit Dr. Ross and Cindy Livingston RN,LMT at 419 Hibben St.  Ms. Khaki and all the staff hope to see you soon!

ChiroIQ
419 Hibben Street
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

843.766.4444

The Blue Porch Ceiling Mystery Solved!

When touring homes, one can’t help but notice this “uniquely Charleston” trend- the light blue porch ceiling!  Many assume it is meant to represent the color of the sky, but there is more to the tradition than meets the eye.

It’s no coincidence. You can find “haint blue” all over Charleston, whether on some of the most historic houses on the Battery, or new construction communities in Mt. Pleasant…  So, what’s it all about?

According to Charleston FYI:

Now mimicked by paint companies, the first-ever “haint blue” is said to have originated in Gullah Culture in the Carolinas hundreds of years ago. The Gullah Geechee people painted their doors, window frames, shutters, and their porch ceilings as a means of protection. The light blue is believed to have the power to protect homeowners by chasing away evil spirits or ghosts. While many hear this and are quick to judge, no one should be so certain in a city known for its historic, haunted streets.

Even for those that don’t believe in the spirits, the light blue also brings a charming touch to any porch. It is also said that blue paint is believed to keep bugs and birds from nesting. The blue resembles the color of the sky, a place bugs and birds wouldn’t naturally settle or nest.

Whether or not you believe in the evil spirits that may be roaming around the cobble-stone streets of Charleston, the shade known as “haint blue” can add a charming and peaceful accent to any porch, even outside of the Lowcountry. The next time you’re wandering around Downtown Charleston, remember to look up at the porch ceilings to witness true Lowcountry culture.

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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!

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.