Trivia: Randy’s Hobby Shop

The answer is C: An elaborate train set. It was awesome! My sons and I would spend hours at Randy’s hobby shop, mostly spending time looking at the train set!

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The Cassina Group Closes Over $1 Billion in Sales Over Past Two Years

CHARLESTON, SC USA – The Cassina Group, Charleston’s #1 boutique real estate firm, has closed over $1 billion in sales over the past two years.  The company’s combined sales volume for 2021 and 2022 totals $1,070,975,059, representing a record-breaking two years for the company.  This is an especially impressive feat given that the powerhouse firm has just 43 REALTORS®. 

“We could not be more proud of our REALTORS®,” said Owen Tyler, managing broker and partner at The Cassina Group. “They are highly educated and knowledgeable about the ever-changing market, working tirelessly day in and day out to provide the finest service to our wonderful clients.  We are so grateful to all 419 clients who entrusted us in the home buying or selling process this year and look forward to continued success in 2023.”

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Old Village Trivia: Pitt Street Pharmacy

The answer is D. Chewing Gum! Yes, if you grew up in the neighborhood, it is likely that your grandmother’s gum is immortalized underneath the counter. All colors are represented, and I find it gross and funny! The staff re-coats the counter annually for preservation and to keep it sanitary. Fun Fact! Be sure to look next time you go!

2023 Local Real Estate Market Predictions 

The local real estate market finished strong in 2022, with Lower Mt. Pleasant seeing a 20% increase in home prices over this time last year (click for more details).  Market indicators suggest 2023 will be no different.  Here are some take-aways from experts as well as my predictions for the upcoming year:  

  • Inventory will remain relatively low
  • Prices will remain steady, however, sellers will find that an aspirational sales price may need to be adjusted down to fit the market
  • Interest rates will continue to vary
  • Out of town buyers will still move to Charleston for its amenities, weather, food, lifestyle and low taxes
  • Multiple offers are on the decline
  • Days on market will likely increase and buyers will have an opportunity to take a breath

The Real Estate market is local, down to your neighborhood, down to your street. I specialize in this market and I’m happy to provide expert knowledge based on data and years of experience. Please contact me at Jackie@TheCassinaGroup.com if I can help!

Considering a Home Warranty?

If you are considering the benefits of a home warranty, Choice Home Warranty is a great resource. Their service comes in handy when it comes to appliances/ systems breaking down and I’ve had clients who have been happy with them in the past. For more info, contact Choice Home Warranty at 888-275-2980 for more info. Hope this is helpful!

Jackie Kelly, REALTOR- The Cassina Group

The Cassina Group, 309 Coleman Blvd, Mt. Pleasant 29464

For my final 2022 Reasons To Love The Old Village post, I am going with ME! Probably because I am the only one who reads this stuff! I’ve been a top producer in The Old Village/ Old Mt. Pleasant neighborhood for over 20 years. If I can help you, please reach out to me at Jackie@TheCassinaGroup.com and to see a complete list of homes for sale, visit www.SearchOldVillage.com. Thanks and see you around the hood!

Can you help me find these homes?

I have buyers teed up and ready to find their dream home, but we have seen everything on the market and not found the match.

*James Island- single family home- under $400,000

*Old Village Harborfront with deep water dock- No specific price range, can be renovated or not, will consider all options as long as it has a dock

*Shem Creek with dock or views- $5 million price point

*Sullivan’s Island, large/ private lot with tons of trees, pool optional, prefers renovated or newer home, interior or on the water. No specific price

*Coleman Corridor- in need of renovation- $750-850,000 price point

If you know of any of these home, please reach out (or have your Realtor reach out) to me at Jackie@TheCassinaGroup.com. This is not a solicitation of listings, I represent buyers who are searching for these specific homes. Thanks!

Patjens Post Office

Picture provided by HMdb.org

Built in 1899 by Henry Patjens, this quaint15x20 foot building served as Mt. Pleasant’s first free-standing post office. The Patjens family acted as Postmasters until 1917. Today, the building is owned by the Alhambra Garden Club, who have restored and maintained the building as it stands today on the corner of Pitt and Bank streets in Edwards Park.

Learn more about this Historical Marker, as well and the entire HISTORICAL MARKER DATABASE, provided by HMdb.org.

Bill Porter, our Neighborhood Santa!

A few days prior to Christmas, I stumbled into the Christmas Spirit when my neighbor, Bill Porter, had about 40 bikes set out in his yard with signs reading “Free Bikes!”  Yes, Bill has been restoring bikes all year to give them out to families in need.  Really touching stuff!  All of the bikes have been donated to good homes with happy kids!  If you have a bike you would like to donate for next year, reach out to me and I will connect you with Bill. Jackie@TheCassinaGroup.com  

Old Village Holiday Street Fest- Saturday, Dec 3rd from 2-8pm

This outdoor holiday market takes place in front on the Pitt Street Pharmacy (111 Pitt St) and supports local small makers including 40+ artisans and purveyors showcasing a variety of unique gifts including baked goods, jewelry, women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, cookware, stationary, art, and more.

The event is hosted by Basic Projects and Out of Hand and promises a day filled with holiday shopping, live entertainment, food, libations, revelry, family fun, and more.

Please note: Vendors will be open between 2-6pm. Parking is limited, so please rideshare when possible. Click here for more information on this fun event!