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8 Reasons to use a LISTING AGENT

 Reasons to Use a Listing Agent  Price:  Homeowners that don’t use an agent on average generate $60,000 less than homeowners that use an agent  (Source: National Association of Realtors)  Time:  Realtors have time, energy, and expertise when hosting open houses, marketing, etc.  Price and Time are the two most important factors in your real estate transaction.      Knowledge of Neighborhoods:  Realtors research and know ...

Staycation Time

Charleston is such a wonderful place to live, and with so many great destinations a short drive away…there are plenty of great places for a “Staycation” or last minute Summer Trips!  Photo: Kiawah Golf Resort Hilton Head Island Hilton Head is just 2 hours from Charleston with Sandy beaches, golf courses, and extensive trails to explore by bike or by foot.  Here are some ...

Southern Charm Sunday

?Southern Charm Sunday?  It’s almost time to head back to School!  College of Charleston holds a lot of the city’s history as the 13th oldest Educational Institution in the US. College of Charleston was founded in 1770 and several of the college founders played key roles in the American Revolution, 3 of which were signers of the Declaration of Independence, and 3 others, framers ...

Back to School

Back to School is Right around the corner.  Here are the links to the Back to School Supply Lists:   Elementary Schools Cane Bay Elementary https://docs.google.com/document/d/109LJ9m_y_EOOa0AB1ztT36ALy9RLOh33mc8JJJOVxII/edit Carolina Park Elementary http://carolinapark.ccsdschools.com/news/what_s_new/k_-_5_supply_l_ist Charles Pinckney Elementary https://pinckney.ccsdschools.com/news/what_s_new/supply_list_2019-2010 Daniel Island Elementary & Middle School https://www.bcsdschools.net/domain/6849 James B. Edwards Elementary https://jbedwards.ccsdschools.com/news/recent_news/2019-2020_school_supplies James Island Elementary https://jies.ccsdschools.com/cms/One.aspx?portalId=2870288&pageId=28000035 Jennie Moore Elementary https://jenniemoore.ccsdschools.com/common/pages/UserFile.aspx?fileId=44210639 Laurel Hill https://laurelhill.ccsdschools.com/for_parents/school_supplies Mount Pleasant Academy https://mtpleasant.ccsdschools.com/for_parents/2018-19_school_supply_list Sullivan’s Island Elementary ...

Water Life Wednesday

Photo by: J Henry Fair Waterlife Wednesday   South Carolina has more salt marsh than any other state on the east coast (about 400,000 acres) and Charleston County has the most salt marsh of any county in South Carolina!  A mix of Spartina grass and other grasses are found in the higher areas of the marsh. As the grass decays, it decomposes into a ...

College Bound

It seems like yesterday that you brought them home.  You filled the days with memories as you watched the years quickly pass by, and now they are off to college.   They are headed off to their first “Home away from Home” and next chapter of their story is beginning. (Insert Tears Here) Here are a few words of wisdom from a parent to ...

Around Town Tuesday

When of our friends recommended Poe’s on our first visit to Charleston and 12 years later we are so glad they did.  One of our favorite spots for beer and a burger or anything in between. Just a few block walk from the lovely Sullivan’s Island beaches, it is worth the walk!  www.islandhouserealestate.com @poestavern #islandhouse #charlestonrestaurants #explorecharleston #carmellscafe #charlestondesserts #charlestonfood #citylife #sullivansisland #charlestonbeaches #charlestonburgers

Southern Charm Sunday

?Southern Charm Sunday? Southern-Coastal Decor is seen all throughout Charleston homes.  From Hardwood floors (for sandy toes), to coastal colors, simple-modern lines, light-breezy fabrics, and painted wood furniture...We LOVE it all!    Add a bit of sea glass, reclaimed wood, marble, clear glass, and oyster shells to finish off the coastal look.  This is one of our favorite kitchens... @agk_designstudo IslandHouseRealEstate.com #southerndecor #coastalliving #southercharmsunday ...

Featured Listing Friday

?Featured Listing Friday? Probably the number one thing people ask for when they are looking for a house is privacy and a view.  176 Scott Street has both of those plus is one of the lowest price per square houses on Daniel Island https://islandhouserealestate.com/homes-for-sale-details/176-SCOTT-STREET-DANIEL-ISLAND-SC-29492/19002555/130/

Summer Bucket List in Charleston, SC

It’s August 1st and you are in a panic!  Target is filled with school supplies, you have spent the entire summer running around, yet you feel like you didn’t complete your Summer Bucket List.  Don’t worry, we have you covered! Here are some things to do in Charleston to make the Summer memorable.     Visit the Beach (We never get there as often as we’d ...

August Client of the Month

Drs. Andrew and Mallory Alkis Meet our client of the month, Drs. Andrew and Mallory Alkis! The Alkises live in Mount Pleasant with their daughter. They both grew up in South Carolina and met while in medical school at MUSC, so they are thrilled to be moving back to the Charleston area after completing their residencies and fellowships in Virginia and North Carolina.  Mallory ...

Home Warranty

Home Warranty What is a home Warranty?  A home warranty is a service contract that helps protect homeowners against the cost of unexpected covered repairs of their major systems and appliances that break due to normal wear and tear.   What are examples of a items a home warranty does not cover?  Pre-existing conditions, misuse, or abuse of systems and appliances.   How much will it ...

Around Town Tuesday

?Sugar Bakeshop- yes, please!? From NYC to Charleston, the owners of Sugar Bakeshop are committed to making our lives sweeter.  The tiny sweet shop has just two stools, 2 benches and 4 chairs in the courtyard but don’t let the size fool you, it is grand place!  #islandhouse #charlestonrestaurants #explorecharleston #carmellscafe #charlestondesserts #charlestonfood #citylife

Southern Charm Sunday

?Southern Charm Sunday? Last year, 7.3 Millions visitors flocked to Charleston!  Although the city is always bustling, Memorial Day to Labor Day is the peak tourist months.  Wild Dunes Resort, shown here is one of the only resorts in the Charleston area and offers a variety of accommodations.  Keep an eye on our blog which will soon feature our favorite places to stay in ...

Featured Listing Friday

?Featured Listing Friday? Ain’t City Life Grand?  Whether your kids are starting medical school or undergrad or you are looking for a great investment in a secure complex with parking in a great, convenient location, 150 Bee Street is the place for you!  https://islandhouserealestate.com/homes-for-sale-details/150-BEE-STREET-413-CHARLESTON-SC-29401/19017669/130/ #citylife #charlestonscenes #lovewhereyoulive #travel+leisure ##1city #musc #roper #vetshospital #cofc #charlestonsc #charlestonlife #explorecharleston

HOUSE KEYS -You just got a call that you have a showing…Don’t panic or cancel, this may be Your Home Buyer!!

?HOUSE KEYS? ?You just got a call that you have a showing...Don’t panic or cancel, this may be Your Home Buyer!! ?Here’s a checklist to make your home “show-ready” in 15 minutes or less. ✔️ Panic. Just kidding, you already did that...you got this!  ✔️Arrange for pets to be out of the house or in Crates  ✔️Wipe down the counters & clean the dirty ...

Around Town Tuesday

?Did someone say dessert?  This place is truly heaven on earth plus its adorable!  https://carmellasdessertbar.com “always eat dessert first, so you never have to worry if you’ll have room after dinner!” So, we came to Carmella’s and did just that”  Extra bonus for Daniel Island residents, the Ferry can drop you off within walking distance! Thinking about moving to Charleston to be closer to ...

Our Favorite Seafood In Charleston

Our Favorite Seafood  In Charleston Darling Oyster Bar  843-641-0821  513 King Street  Hyman’s Seafood 843-723-6000  215 Meeting Street  Leon’s 843-531-6500  698 King Street  The Ordinary 843-414-7060   544 King Street  167 Raw 843-579-4997  289 E. Bay Street Rappahannock Oyster 843-576-4693  701 E. Bay Street Mark your calendars for OMAR Shrine Seafood Festival of Charleston August 10, 2019 12pm-5pm at the Omar Shrine Center in Mt. ...

Featured Listing Friday

?Featured Listing Friday? 206 Ferryman Lane is a custom home in Daniel Island Park that glows with beauty and modern touches.  This quaint street is private and lined with mature trees, the perfect backdrop for this 5 bedroom home.  Built in 2013, all 3600 + sq feet of this house was thoughtfully laid out and designed. Click for more details...https://islandhouserealestate.com/homes-for-sale-details/206-FERRYMAN-LANE-CHARLESTON-SC-29492/19009516/130/ #danielisland #islandtown #movetochs #charlestonrealestate

INTRODUCING HOUSE KEYS

INTRODUCING ?HOUSE KEYS? KEYS?? to everything that has to do with Real Estate ? and your Home. Fun tips, checklists, where-to, how-to, you name it. CHECKLIST TO LIST Add curb appeal. The exterior photo of your home is the very first picture on the MLS. Mow the lawn, plant flowers, clean the windows, make your BEST first impression.  Declutter. If you do one thing, ...

Water Life Wednesday

Water Life Wednesday The American alligator is a common sighting around the ponds and waterways of Charleston.  A few fun facts about alligators: Most weigh around 1,000 lbs and an average length of 6 feet The temperature of the nest determines the sex of the babies-warmer nests produce male alligators, and cooler nests produce female alligators! Alligators eat a wide range of animals, but ...

You Can’t Avoid the Summer Heat, but you Can Lower Your Electric Bill with These Tips

You Can’t Avoid the Summer Heat,  but you Can Lower Your Electric Bill with These Tips   Have Air Conditioner serviced & cleaned  Use exhaust fans over stove & in bathrooms to remove excess heat & humidity Closed registers in rooms that are not being used  Change the filter of forced air units Use dimmer switches Keep the sun out, close the shades Use ...

Around Town Tuesday

?Magnolias...aww...Magnolias.  This is one of my absolute favorites and when people ask me where to eat when they are visiting our sweet city, it is always on the list.  You can never go wrong with Magnolias ? www.islandhouserealestate.com ? #magnolias #charlestonfood #bestrestaurant #lovethepink #explorecharleston #islandtown #islandhouse #visitcharleston

Southern Charm Sunday

?Southern Charm Sunday? Sweetgrass baskets are the official state craft of South Carolina and began right here in Mount Pleasant and is one of the oldest African crafts in America (dating back to the late 17th century).  The baskets are stunning, each one is unique, and they are often passed down for generations. The sweetgrass basket sales began in 1929 after the paving of ...

Featured Listing Friday

?Featured Listing Friday? 8013 Gibbon Street on Daniel Island is a 5 bedroom home that sits quaintly on a quiet street surrounded by nature including parks, ponds and walking trails.  The backyard opens to a community park leaving endless options for parties and privacy. Like we always say, location is the most important thing when looking for a home! Click for more details… http://islandhouserealestate.com/homes-for-sale-details/8013-GIBBON-STREET-DANIEL-ISLAND-SC-29492/19014648/130/  ...

Tips for Relocating

Tips for Relocating Your long-awaited dream job or move to the beach can be a bit overwhelming, but Island House Real Estate is here to help! Take a look at some of our tips to make the dream move everything you hoped for!  It’s time to get moving, and your Real Estate Agent will become your best friend!  Not only will they help you ...

Water Life Wednesday

Water Life Wednesday The Folly Beach Pier is 24 feet wide, extends more than 1,045 feet into the Atlantic Ocean and sits 23 feet above sea level.  Known as one of the best places to go saltwater fishing in Charleston, visitors and locals also take advantage of the expansive views stretching miles up and down the coast.  If you decide to wet a line, ...

Tried and True…OUR TOP MOVING TIPS

Tried and True…OUR TOP MOVING TIPS       Take a video of all the areas in your home before packing.  This is great insurance and helps you remember what goes together            Buy good sturdy tape (not the thin stuff) and a “tape gun”.  Once you think you have enough tape, buy some more          Keep packing ...

Around Town Tuesday

?Leon’s has won it’s fair share of awards including Best Restaurant in the South, Best New Restaurants in America, Rising Star Chef Finalist, 50 Best New Restaurants in America.   Did you know this adorable spot also has a hidden oasis perfect for parties and events? The Oyster Shed could be one of the best gathering lowcountry gathering spots. www.islandhouserealestate.com #islandhouse #leons #leonspoultry&oyster #charlestonoysters ...

Southern Charm Sunday

?Southern Charm Sunday? Charleston is the home to one of the country’s oldest markets. The Charleston City Market is in the heart of downtown and is the home to over 300 vendors.  Stop in and meet the locals and take a Charleston-made product home. If you stroll in, be sure to pick up a sweetgrass basket and stop at our favorite place, Callie’s Hot ...

Featured Listing Friday

?Featured Listing Friday? 8005 Gibbon Street, Daniel Island is all about the location!  Surrounded by green space and adorned by mature trees and immaculately groomed landscaping, this house is a breath of fresh air.  It offers easy access to the trial system leading to both schools, exercise stations, parks and ponds. This house has been thoughtfully maintained and is move in ready!  https://islandhouserealestate.com/homes-for-sale-details/8005-GIBBON-STREET-DANIEL-ISLAND-SC-29492/19014157/130/ #danielIsland ...

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS – Part Four

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS  || Part Four || Post-Evacuation || Wait until area is declared safe to return  Do not drive in flooded areas & watch tide charts  Only enter your home if it is safe to do so Use flashlights to inspect damage, avoid using open flames in home  Check gas, electric, & water lines for damage  Report loose or downed power lines & stay ...

Around Town Tuesday

?Taco Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday...?  I personally can eat tacos everyday. Come fiesta in Charleston with the top 10 local Taco Spots! Minero, SOL, Mex 1, Taco Boy, Home Team BBQ, COAST, Ink N Ivy, Cantina 76, Rebel Taqueria and La Nortena Taqueria.   Be sure to stop by www.islandhouserealestate.com while you are enjoying your Sangria Margarita? #charlestontacos #tacoboy #minero #SOL #mexicanfood #COAST #Mex1 ...

July Client of the Month

Design Darlings, Nicki Newport and Teresa Yates bring new meaning to Celebrating the South with their business Southern Surcie.    Nicki and Teresa curate the perfect personalized gifts for clients, social events, and weddings and much more. These handcrafted gifts comprised of local Low Country finds are designed to make a memorable impression!    Each gift is unique with carefully selected items to create ...

Southern Charm Sunday

?Southern Charm Sunday? Charleston has been named one of the “Most Romantic Cities in the US” (Travel + Leisure Magazine) as well as ”Worlds Most Romantic City” (Food & Wine Magazine). ? With beautiful historical backdrops and Southern elegance, it is no wonder why Charleston is the host to so many Weddings. Let your Story begin in Charleston at one of these beautiful wedding ...

Featured Listing Friday

?Featured Listing Friday? It’s here!  Charleston Home + Design summer issue featuring Resplendent Ramada at 310 Lesesne Street Currently listed for sale by @triciapeterson_islandhouse. Click for more details https://islandhouserealestate.com/homes-for-sale-details/310-LESESNE-STREET-DANIEL-ISLAND-SC-29492/19012963/130/ Photo by @calliedcphoto for @chdmag #explorecharleston #danielisland #islandtown #islandhouse #danielislandpark #golfviews

Come Celebrate the 4th of July with Island House Real Estate Around Charleston

Come Celebrate the 4th of July with Island House Real Estate Around Charleston   July 3rd  - Daniel Island Parade, Starting at Bishop England High School,  6pm https://danielisland.com/community/events-activities/event/celebrate-july-3rd-and-4th-on-daniel-island/2019-07-04/ July 3rd – Daniel Island, Smythe Park July 3rd Event, 6pm-10pm (Fireworks at 9:15pm) https://danielisland.com/community/events-activities/event/celebrate-july-3rd-and-4th-on-daniel-island/2019-07-04/ July 4th -  I’on Club Firecracker 5K, Benefitting I GOT LEGS,  7:30am www.theionclub.com/firecracker5k July 4th  - Sullivan’s Island Golf Cart Parade Starting ...

Water Life Wednesday

Water Life Wednesday The loggerhead turtle nesting period is from May through October.  Did you know a female may travel thousands of miles to nest her eggs on the same beach where she herself was hatched as a baby?  Newly hatched loggerheads are only two inches long, but grow into 3’ long adults weighing up to 250 lbs! Sea turtles use the moon and ...

Wedding Venues in Charleston

Charleston has been named one of the “Most Romantic Cities in the US” (Travel + Leisure Magazine) as well as”Worlds Most Romantic City” (Food & Wine Magazine). ? With beautiful historical backdrops and Southern elegance, it is no wonder why Charleston is the host to so many Weddings. Let your Story begin in Charleston at one of these beautiful wedding venues. ⛪️? ~Our Story ...

Around Town Tuesday

?Charleston restaurants, it’s kind of what we are famous for.   Known as a world-class Culinary Capital, there are too many great restaurants to list but of course we all have our favorites. When you are in town, feel free to ask the locals, but be prepared to get 45 different answers. Charlestonians love to share our excitement for food and support our great ...

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Southern Charm Sunday

?Southern Charm Sunday? The Streets of Charleston. Each is unique and rich in history, but here are a few of our favorites: Chalmers Street ~ The most photographed cobblestone street in Charleston East Bay Street ~ (Stretching from the Battery to Rainbow Row ~between Tradd Street & Elliot King Street ~ The Shopping District of Charleston Legare Street ~ Some of the largest properties ...

Featured Listing Friday

?Featured Listing Friday? Water, water everywhere. This is what people move to Charleston for!   Being close to downtown but with the conveniences of Daniel Island, 1422 Smythe Street is every homeowners dream.   Hop in your boat and head to dinner or sit on the dock and watch the dolphins. Click for more details...https://islandhouserealestate.com/homes-for-sale-details/1422-SMYTHE-STREET-CHARLESTON-SC-29492/19005909/130/ #danielsland #livingonthewater #wandoriver #charlestonhomesforsale #islandtown #islandhouse

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS || Part Three || Evacuation || Determine evacuation zone & create an evacuation plan  https://scemd.org/prepare/know-your-zone/ Secure a place to stay out of the storms path & evacuation area Monitor local media & weather alerts Prepare emergency kit (test flashlights, etc) Fuel up vehicles, keep full Cover windows with permanent shutters or plywood Bring in porch/patio furniture & other loose objects (garbage cans) ...

Water Life Wednesday

Water Life Wednesday   South Carolina has about half a million acres of salt water marsh, more than any other Atlantic Coast state!  The salt marsh is the second most productive ecosystem on the planet (second to the rainforest) and is home to many invertebrates, crabs, snails, and mussels finding food and shelter.  Salt marshes also absorb rainwater and can help stop flooding in ...

Charleston Area Farmers Markets

Charleston Marion Square, 329 Meeting Street   Saturdays, 8am-2pm  (April-November) www.charlestonfarmersmarket.com   Mount Pleasant Farmers Market Pavillion, 645 Coleman Blvd. Tuesdays, 3:30-7pm  (April-September) experiencemountpleasant.com   Daniel Island Guggenheim Park, 885 Island Park Dr Thursdays, 3-7pm  (April 11-June 30) lowcountryfarmersmarket.com Sullivan’s Island J Marsahll Stith Park (2060 Middle Street) Thursdays, 4-7pm  (April 4-June 27) sullivansisland-sc.com   Isle of Palms Isle of Palms County Park, 1 ...

Around Town Tuesday

?It wouldn’t be the lowcountry without farmers markets.   Lowcountry Street Grocery is a mobile farmers market that is lovingly known as “Nell”. We often spot in Codner’s Ferry Park on Daniel Island but she definitely makes her rounds around town.   Check their IG page for updated locations and delivery options. They also offer pick-ups at Munkle Brewing for a great veggie and ...

Southern Charm Sunday

Southern Charm Sunday ?Southern Charm Sunday? Front Porches are our favorite “Charleston Home” feature. Porches were a must before air conditioning!  ? It was not only the place to greet guests, but a place to cool off. In fact, the original name for a front porch is “piazza”, which comes from an Italian word meaning “open space”.   Piazzas were set to face South ...

Featured Listing Friday

?Featured Listing Friday? 107 Beresford Creek Street is a one-of-a-kind six bedroom house on Daniel Island.   Full of character, shiplap, and beautiful details… this is house you would want to call home! See the full listing details at https://islandhouserealestate.com/homes-for-sale-details/107-BERESFORD-CREEK-STREET-DANIEL-ISLAND-SC-29492/18032991/130/ #danielisland #islandhouse #islandtown #beautifulhouses #shiplap #charlestonhomesforsale

Top 10 Father’s Day Gifts for the Lowcountry Dad

Top 10 Father’s Day Gifts for the Lowcountry Dad A Shimano Rod and Reel Combo from Haddrell’s Point Fishing & Tackle.  The gentleman there will show you what you need! Yeti Cooler, Have you seen the new Yeti, “Tundra Haul” Cooler at Palmetto Moon? It has wheels, so Dad can save his back.    Big Green Egg Smoker from Coastal Cupboard.  Dad will be ...

Around Town Tuesday

?Charleston is blessed with two lighthouses.   The Sullivan’s Island or Charleston Lighthouse stands on Sullivan’s Island and is the only active lighthouse in Charleston. It is one of five active lighthouses in the state of South Carolina.  The Morris Island Lighthouse is off the northern coast of Folly Beach. When originally constructed in 1876, the lighthouse was a mile inland, now it stands ...

Southern Charm Sunday

? Southern Charm Sunday ? One of the best features of Charleston ?is the proximity to the beach.  Adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean, you will find many beaches ? to visit along the coast.   Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms, and Folly Beach are accessible within minutes of Downtown Charleston and just a short drive away is Hilton Head, Kiawah, Seabrook, and Edisto Island. Find ...

Water Life Wednesday

? Water Life Wednesday ? A heron or egret...that is the question? Great egrets are a little smaller than a heron, and the real giveaway is the color of the legs. Great egrets have black legs while white herons have much lighter legs.  Herons also have slightly heavier beaks, and shaggier feathers on their breast. Both birds have an impressive 4’8” wingspan, and weigh ...

Hurricane Preparedness Checklist – Island House Real Estate

?| Part One || Documents ||   Gather Originals & Copies: 1.  ID/Passport 2.  Insurance (Homeowner, Auto, Boat, Life, Medical Insurance Policies & Cards) 3.  Medications (Keep current, access may be limited pre and post storm) 4.  Legal (Trust, Will, Power of Attorney, Adoption, Divorce Paperwork) 5.  Property ( Mortgage, Titles, Deeds, Loans) 6.  Financial (Banking, Investments, Retirement, Credit Card) 7.  Contacts (Family, Friends, ...

Client of the Month June 2019

Michael Zetz of Crescent Moon Orthodontics on Daniel Island. "Dr. Michael Zetz Jr. established Crescent Moon Orthodontics in April of 2004, for the expressed purpose of providing patient centered care in a technologically advanced orthodontic office for the Daniel Island, Mt. Pleasant, and surrounding Charleston communities. Exceeding expectations while providing a wide array of orthodontic services including Invisalign, Ceramic brackets, traditional metal, and TMJ ...

Southern Charm Sunday

? Southern Charm Sunday ? How we LOVE The Doors of Charleston! From pretty pastels to a vibrant array of colors, simple to ornate, each one has its own charm. Oh, the stories that each door could tell. You will see the iconic pink door featured along with ?Island House Real Estate?. This pink door was at the beginning of our story…A dream team, …

Southern Charm Sunday

? Southern Charm Sunday ? Under the Palms and Dreaming ? South Carolina is known as the “Palmetto State”. The official State tree is the Sabal Palmetto which also appears on the State Seal and on the State Flag. The Palmetto ? is rooted in historical significance dating back to the Revolutionary War in 1776. A palmetto-log fort, under Colonel William Moultrie, withstood the …

Water-life Wednesday

?Water-life Wednesday?It’s not uncommon to stumble upon a sea star while taking a stroll on our local beaches.  Now you can impress your friends with these fun facts:Sea stars don’t have a brain or blood ⭐️ They can regenerate body parts ⭐️ Sea stars have tiny eyes at the end of each arm ⭐️ They can also change gender ⭐️ Their average life span …

Did You Know

MORTGAGE RATE information Interest rates have been oddly stable over past three weeks with very little change from day to day. US markets continue to react to the headlines from the US-China trade war trade, which unfortunately could be a drawn out process in the months ahead.  In the meantime, mortgage rates will remain relatively low thanks to the uncertainty surrounding the trade talks, …

Southern Charm Sunday

? Southern Charm Sunday ? Happy Mother’s Day!  ? On Sundays, we Brunch.  Whether you are looking to sip sweet tea on an open-air porch or have a mimosa seaside, there are wonderful brunch menus all around Charleston. Cannon Green, High Cotton, Tavern & Table, The Palmetto, Hominy Grill, Darling Oyster Bar, and Butcher and Bee are some favorites.  Give them a try and …

Southern Charm Sunday

?Southern Charm Sunday? Maybe this isn’t quite classified as “Southern Charm”, but one of the best things about Charleston is the beach life & a slower pace.  There is always a reason to join a ? Happy Hour ? in Charleston! As we celebrate Cinco de Mayo today, I wanted to share one of my favorite places for happy hour, margaritas, & place to …

Client of the Month May 2019

Melissa Williams Melissa is a true Charleston native. After graduating from the College of Charleston with a degree in Business Administration, she began coordinating corporate events for a real estate company, and was soon adding weddings to her event planning repertoire.  She founded A Charleston Bride in 2001 and leads the ACB team accepting only a limited number of events per year. Featured Client …

Southern Charm Sunday

? Southern Charm Sunday ? Historical homes with magnificent window boxes line the streets and sidewalks of Charleston. ? Almost every home in the historic district is adorned with overflowing blooms. Walk through the cobblestone streets and follow the scent of Confederate Jasmine Vines & Spring Flowers. ? Visit my favorite Nursery in Mount Pleasant, Abide-a-While Garden Boutique. @abideawhile #charlestonrealtor #charlestonwindowboxes #charlestonjasmine #historiccharleston #movetocharleston …

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Client of the Month April 2019

Aaron R. Parry, II, MD, FACOG Meet our May Client of the Month- Dr. Aaron Parry! I will never forget the day I met Aaron, he is one of the most down-to-earth and nicest people I have ever met! Small town boy from WV is in Charleston to stay and we are a better place because of him and his family! Aaron R. Parry, …

Top Reasons to Hire a Boutique Firm over a Big Box Brokerage

1. The small close-knit group of experienced brokers that a boutique firm creates helps to facilitate the needs of each broker and therefore each need of their clients. With a boutique firm, you can guarantee that the entire office is dedicated to your best interest. 2. Boutique firms are extremely specialized businesses with a culture centered on customer service and professionalism. 3. The MLS …

Client of the Month – March 2019

Dr. David Johannesmeyer Meet our client of the month, Dr David Johannesmeyer! David lives on Daniel Island with his fearless wife Christy and their three children. He practices out of all of the five LowCountry Orthopedic offices including the new Clements Ferry location which is between Daniel Island and Philip Simmons middle and high school. He specializes in Sports Medicine and is a great …

Client of the Month February 2019

Dr. Doug Stofko Charleston is fortunate enough to have Dr. Doug Stofko, one of the top Neurosurgeons in the area.  His down-to-earth personality and kindness make him one of my favorite “hometown heroes”!   Photo credit: Trident Medical Center  Featured Client List

What’s New at Island House Real Estate

Meet Angie Esposito!  The newest member of the Island House Real Estate Team!  Angie lives on Daniel Island and has three children, two of which are the same age as mine.  She is outgoing, sweet, caring, and professional!  Keri and I couldn’t be more excited to have her join us!  We say,  “it started with a dream”- ironically enough we both had dreams on …

CLIENTS OF THE MONTH January 2019

Dr. Karen Gersch We would like to welcome Dr. Karen Gersch to Charleston as one of our newest hometown heroes!  Karen lives on Daniel Island with her husband and two adorable daughters.  She is a great addition to Dr. Benner’s practice.  Palmetto Cardiovascular and Thoracic Associates can be reached at 843-553-5616 or palmettocardiovascular.com.  Photo credit: Trident Medical Center Featured Client List

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New York County as a whole covers a total area of 33.77 square miles (87.5 km2), of which 22.96 square miles (59.5 km2) are land and 10.81 square miles (28.0 km2) are water.

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The blog post slider is automatically created with images you upload to the post and one video from Vimeo or YouTube (optional). It’s built on the Boostrap slider.

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On the topic of alignment, it should be noted that users can choose from the options of None, Left, Right, and Center. In addition, they also get the options of Thumbnail, Medium, Large & Fullsize.

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To the north, the Harlem River divides Manhattan Island from Bronx and the mainland United States. Several small islands are also part of the borough of Manhattan, including Randall’s Island, Wards Island, and Roosevelt Island in the East River, and Governors Island and Liberty Island to the south in New York Harbor.

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The logo is a rebus borrowed by Milton Glaser from a Montreal radio campaign. CJAD Montreal Quebec Canada ran a campaign entitled “Montreal, the city with a heart

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