Susan Gardner

April 17, 2019

Home Buying Myths – Debunked

Do you believe home purchase is out of your reach?  Do you feel overwhelmed just thinking about it? Let’s demystify some of the most common myths about purchasing. Myth #1:  My Credit Score Isn’t Perfect Fact:  As of February 2019, the average credit score for APPROVED FHA loans was 675. […]
April 13, 2019

Will the Next Recession Cause Housing Values to Crash?

As talk of a possible recession starts rumoring around, the anxiety level may raise for many home owners and even home buyers.  Fear of the market crash we saw in 2008 is still fairly fresh in our minds.  Realtor.com last week released a survey of active buyers who planned to […]
April 10, 2019

131 South Main Renovations – finally complete!

As some of you may have seen, the renovations on our home have been pretty stagnant for the last year.  Thankfully, we didn’t run out of money nor did my husband die.  We got sidetracked.  Last year we purchased an old building right on Hutchinson Square; 131 South Main Street between […]
March 26, 2019

St Paul’s Tea Room – An Annual Tradition

It’s that time of year when the flowers bloom, the Flowertown Festival is close and St Paul’s Tea Room is the go to place for lunch for two weeks.  If you’ve never been, it’s delightful.  That’s the best word I can use to describe it.  They have live music playing, […]
March 20, 2019

Photo Gallery – Middleton Camellia Walk

Below are some photos from the Camellia Walk at Middleton Plantation.  I went with my mom and husband so you’ll see us in the pictures too.  I wish I was a professional photographer so I could better share the beauty of Middleton with you, but this, along with my recommendation […]
March 1, 2019

Do I REALLY need to worry about termites in Summerville?

The quick answer is yes.  Let’s dig into why. Termites are attracted to warm climates and moisture, two things that are common in South Carolina.  There are actually Termite Infestation Probability Zones (TIP Zones) and South Carolina is located in TIP Zone #1 indicating a very high potential for termites […]
January 31, 2019

How close are we to the Beaches?!

If you live here and have always lived here, what I’m about to write is second nature to you. But if you’ve moved here from somewhere else in the country, recently or a while ago, or you’re even thinking about living here, I’m sure you’ve asked these two questions; how […]
January 21, 2019

An Overview of the Home Buying Process

Buying a home is an adventure!  If you’re a new home buyer the adventure can be exciting but also a little scary.  You may even be wondering what you don’t know that you should.  Many buyers start out on the internet looking at homes for sale and dreaming.  I recommend […]
January 15, 2019

Hutchinson Square – History and Renovations Update

If you’ve driven through downtown Summerville in the last six months, you’ve probably seen that Hutchinson Square is under a major renovation.  The vision for the renovation started several years ago and the final phase is set to open next month, making the renovation complete.  I thought it might be […]