2017 BEST OF THE BEST! Thank you!!

Jackie Kelly Moultrie News 2017

I’m so appreciative to those who voted for me again this year!  It is simply an honor and I am so fortunate to be able to help families find their homes in this very special town!  xo

Just Listed: 813 Pitt Street- Old Village

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This lovely 4 bedroom, 2800 square foot Old Village cottage sits on one of the largest lots in the Historic District and exudes charm!

Home features include:

*Renovated Kitchen with open flow to dining area

*Marble counter tops with a beautiful wood-topped (mahogany) island

*New stainless steel appliances including Bosch refrigerator and dishwasher and GE gas range with griddle

*Adjoining dining room could double as family room/second living space

*Formal living room with built-in book shelves, gas fireplace, crown molding and wood floors (throughout first floor)

*French doors lead to a fabulous, over-sized screened back porch

*From porch, travel along the flagstone walkway to the most adorable out-building, with a red tin roof and its own wrap-around porch

*Out-building includes outdoor grilling area and sink – PERFECT FOR ENTERTAINING

*Out-building can be used for many things such as flex space, additional storage or workshop

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The original home was built in 1946 (1100 sq feet), and in 1985 the home owner added 1700 square feet in the most efficient and polished manner to maximize the use and flow of the home. A part of the Old Village history with all of the features of today’s lifestyle. Enjoy all that makes the Old Village so special: walk to Alhambra Hall and park, Pitt Street Pharmacy, or the Farmer’s Market. Go fishing at the Old Pitt St. Bridge or kayak from the public launch site at Shem Creek. Visit the dog park or play tennis on the courts, steps from your front door! Golf cart to many of the local shops and restaurants, including Shem Creek. Award winning Mt. Pleasant Academy and Moultrie Middle Schools are an added bonus! Located just minutes from downtown Charleston and Sullivan’s Island, making this an ideal spot to live! Don’t miss your opportunity to find your special Old Village lifestyle home!

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For more information on this beautiful home, contact Jackie Kelly at jackie@thecassinagroup.com or 843.991.9111.  .

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.

Meet Kim Richardson, Owner of the Pitt St Pharmacy

What a great chat with Kim Richardson! He is charming, sweet and genuine! Not only does he love his community and his work, but let’s just face it… Kim is instrumental to the fabric of the Old Village. We are very fortunate to have him!

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Q:  How and when did you end up owning the Pitt St. Pharmacy?       

A: I’ve been here for 22 years and have the great privilege of owning a true “soda fountain pharmacy” which is so rare today!   Growing up, my generation would go sit for an ice cream while our parents picked up their medicine.  It was a tradition I loved. It was a different perspective than how the world works today, where things are fast paced, the “drive-through mentality.” When I went to pharmacy school, I knew this traditional format was what I wanted, but there were hardly any left.  And rightly so! The business model has only a slim chance for success in today’s world since the “soda fountain” is not a profit center. This has forced the “mom and pops” to sell out to the bigger chains.  For me, the only way to achieve my dream was for the good Lord to put me at the right spot at the right time and that is exactly what happened!  In 1937, Dr. Wattie Zeigler started this pharmacy and here we are celebrating our 80th year.  Dr. Zeigler made his living literally with his mortar and pestle!  This process is called “compounding” and unlike most pharmacies, we still use this method today.  To “compound medicine” means to make unique medicines that are specific for each patient’s individual needs. Individualized medications are not available commercially.  This process sets us apart and is the bread and butter of our business.  We are one of very few pharmacies that work this way in the Charleston area.

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Q:  In your opinion, what makes this special?                                                                             A: This is “Mayberry!”  Families shop here and we have created a real sense of community!  Kids hang out after school and order a hand-made grilled cheese sandwich or Coke-Float and are able to charge it to their “account.”  Compounding medicine is what sustains our business, but our soda fountain is what makes us special.  It gives us notoriety, and we have been featured in newspapers, TV shows and movies!

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Q:  I know you take pride in community service. Talk to me about your recent mission trips.      

A: I feel blessed to be where I am, and with that comes my responsibility to “give back.”  I grew up in the days of “service to my community” and I continue that today.  We are proud to participate in Medical Mission Trips through the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church.  We take huge totes of medications to rural areas of Honduras where they literally have no hospitals, doctor care or even medicine.  We go with a team of doctors, nurses, dentists and more to a little community of 200 people and help in any way we can.  I feel blessed to have this opportunity!  Locally we support Camp Happy Days by providing all the medical supplies they need for their camp and we are a sponsor for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as well as many other local organizations.

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Visit Pitt St. Pharmacy at 111 Pitt Street or check them out at PittStreetPharmacy.com

Under Contract in 1 Day: 1479 Seminole Street, Old Mt. Pleasant

 

 

My listing at 1479 Seminole was priced to sell and went under contract in 1 day!

The real estate market is hot right now! Homes that are priced right are flying off the shelf. Contact me if you are looking for a home in the neighborhood or visit, www.SearchOldVillage.com.  It is imperative during this fast-paced market that you team up with a savvy REALTOR® who knows the market, can help find homes before they list, and can help navigate multiple offers for homes that come on the market for a reasonable price.  I am happy to help!

Jackie Kelly, Realtor®, jackie@thecassinagroup.com

 

Just Listed – 212 Freeman Street

You will love this carefully restored historic (1800’s) cottage with tons of character and charm! Main house with a lovely over-sized front porch and 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths plus detached room over the garage. Wide-plank heart pine floors; 9+ foot ceilings; built-in shelves; elegant dining room with dental crown moulding and more. The kitchen features marble countertops, bathrooms have been updated with granite vanities. Spacious Master suite has a lovely sitting area and updated bath including double vanities, stand-up shower, and claw foot tub.

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Please contact me  if you have any questions and/or would like to see his home.

Jackie Kelly, Realtor®

jackie@thecassinagroup.com

843.991.9111

 

Experience Sells!

2016 was a great year for Charleston real estate and for me professionally.  And I am thankful to my clients and friends for helping me achieve my goals!
  • I am thrilled to have SOLD MORE HOMES than any other real estate agent in the Old Village/ Old Mt. Pleasant neighborhood in 2016!*
  • I was awarded the 2016 Moultrie News BEST OF THE BEST REALTOR®!  
  • I achieved the Executive Level of The REALTORS® of Distinction Award, which is their highest tier and recognizes the top producing Charleston REALTORS®.

With 6,000+ REALTORS® in the Lowcountry, it is a given that you have a friend or family member who is licensed to sell.  But you need to ask yourself… Who has the experience and knowledge to get the deal done?  And who can provide the proper guidance for a  smooth transaction while maximizing my financial gain?

The decision of who represents you in the sale and or purchase of your life’s biggest asset needs to be taken seriously.  And as you know, I live in this neighborhood, specialize my business here, and I have been a top producer in this area for many years.  
 
I love what I do, and work hard everyday to provide superior service, expertise and advisement to my clients.  And I am thankful to have this opportunity!  If I can help, I am happy to do so.  To learn more, check out my website at www.SearchOldVillage.com or email me at Jackie@TheCassinaGroup.com.
 
*Per Charleston Trident Association of Realtors MLS statistics pulled on 1/13 /17

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