209 Greenwich Street- Old Village- Available for $1,195,000 UNDER CONTRACT!

Custom-built, impeccably designed home located on an elegant, hidden oasis on a quiet street in the Old Village. Once inside, the free-flowing floor plan emphasizes the property’s seclusion by incorporating the main living space into the second floor.  This home must be seen in person to really grasp the extraordinary use of space. Features: *Fully enclosed courtyard flanked with stunning stucco accent walls, pergolas, a tabby patio, brick fire pit, outdoor shower, and lush low-maintenance landscaping*Spacious 2-car garage*In-law suite with kitchenette and separate entrance*Wide-planked white oak flooring *10-foot ceiling *Great room with tons of natural light, decorative gas fireplace and dramatic windows showcasing the surrounding trees *Open flow to white kitchen with oversized white Rhino Marble island, Subzero refrigerator, Italian Cooktop, dual stainless dishwashers, stainless farm sink and Kohler Plumbing fixtures.  Click here for more.  

 

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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.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Low Mortgage Rates!

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Mortgage rates are LOW, LOW, LOW!  But how low will they go?  That’s the questions.  The benchmark 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage fell to 3.81 percent, down 16 basis points from a week ago, according to Bankrate’s weekly survey of large lenders.

“Mortgage rates plunged, along with bond yields, as the U.S.-China trade war escalated and fears of a global recession have increased,” says Greg McBride, CFA, Bankrate’s chief financial analyst.

So what does it mean?  By looking at the US 30 YR data provided by Feddie Mac, it’s easy to see that buyers can afford “more home” in 2019 vs the tail end of 2018.  If you are interested in learning more, let me know and I will connect you with one of my preferred lenders who will be happy to help.

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.

Client Testimonials

Jackie went the extra mile…and so much more!
In a transaction that seemed to have an impossible list of extra barriers that would have usually caused buyer or seller to throw their hands up and walk, she was the glue that held things together.  Her professionalism, integrity and care are extraordinary.
Thank you Jackie!
– Mark
We loved working with Jackie. When we fell in love with our (now) forever home, Jackie helped us get everything in place as quickly as possible–we were under contract within a day and closed 30 days later! Jackie was incredibly helpful throughout the process–always responsive to any questions and making sure we were comfortable with the process. Jackie is friendly, professional, knowledgeable and diligent, everything you could want in a Realtor! As a first-time home buyer, I cannot imagine a better outcome, thanks to Jackie!
– Abby and Doug
We have bought and sold several homes with Jackie, and have always been very pleased.  She draws upon her extensive experience to smoothly navigate client’s through transactions, making what could be a stressful process easy and understandable.  Jackie is an asset to Charleston real estate we feel very lucky to have found her!
-Kate and Christian Malpeli
We can’t thank Jackie enough for bringing us the perfect buyer! She is prompt, professional and excellent at her job. She was determined to sell our house and she made it happen! Jackie is a Rockstar!
-Sarah and John Dewey