Susan Gardner

May 2, 2018

Fun Times at the Summerville Farmers Market

The Summerville Farmers Market is always a social and fun time. Local residents will walk or drive their golf carts up to the parking lot behind the Summerville Town Hall every Saturday from April to December. While I confess there have been times I’ve just run up there for my […]
March 13, 2018

Five Options for a “Door to Door” move when Selling then Buying

When having a home to sell before you can purchase, the timing and negotiating can become significantly more important. It IS possible to strategize a “door to door” move avoiding the necessity of putting all your things in storage. Following are five distinctly different ways to negotiate the contracts to […]
February 16, 2018

Camellias – The First Sign of the End of Winter

My favorite time of year!  The end of winter always comes with the blooming of camellias. While winter isn’t quite over, it’s the sign of new life to come. People are cutting back their shrubs and trees preparing for the new season and around this time every year I enjoy […]
February 15, 2018

Majority of First Time Homebuyers put down less than 6%

Many first time homebuyers wait to enter the market because they think they need a 20% down payment, or don’t realize the benefits of buying sooner than later. If that’s you, please keep reading! According to the Confidence Index Survey by the National Association of Realtors, 61% of first time […]
February 6, 2018

Best romantic restaurants in Summerville for Valentine’s Day

If you’re looking for a romantic restaurant to celebrate with the one you love for Valentines Day, here are some of the places I love best in Summerville. We have many more, but these are my tried and true favorites. My number one favorite romantic place to spend the evening […]
January 23, 2018

Will the New Tax Code affect Home Values in South Carolina?

A lot is being said about the new tax code. Two changes are expected to have an impact on the housing market. One, the reduction in the mortgage debt deductible, and two, the real estate tax deduction is now limited to $10,000. In addition to this, a higher standard deduction […]
January 18, 2018

Our Front Porch Story

When we bought the home we loved that it had a front porch but felt the plain large gable overpowered the front facade and was a little disproportionate. We originally thought we’d tear the gable down and put a shed roof across the whole house but Steven didn’t really want […]
January 15, 2018

Non-Financial Benefits of Homeownership

Benefits of Homeownership beyond the Financial Many people want to be homeowners for a variety of reasons. It’s always been known as “The American Dream.” While there are many financial benefits of homeownership, a study by the National Association of Realtors findings show there are other benefits as well. Here […]
January 9, 2018

How to Give Access to Buyers When Selling Your Home

You’ve just signed the listing paperwork and there’s always the question of, “How would you like to be notified for showings?”  While it’s not easy keeping your home ready to show at all times, it’s one of the best things you can do to get your home sold quickly. It […]