Susan Gardner

January 24, 2022
housing supply

Why Is Housing Supply Still So Low?

Many of my buyers are asking:  why is it so hard to find a house to buy?  They’re experiencing the strong sellers’ market making it very competitive for buyers right now.  The number of homes on the market is not nearly enough for the number of buyers wanting to purchase.  […]
January 22, 2022

The Saul Alexander Legacy

The Saul Alexander Park on S Laurel Street just got a huge makeover. So who is Saul Alexander you may ask?  Summerville was blessed to have such a man contribute so much to our town years ago. Mr. Alexander wasn’t born here but was a Jewish immigrant from Ukraine, Russia.  […]
January 21, 2022

Summerville 2021 Real Estate Market Review

Here’s the Summerville market review of 2021. Overall, we had another great year for real estate in 2021.  We continue to battle low inventory, and that combined with interest rates remaining historically low has caused prices to appreciate over 17% in the last year. Let’s look at the numbers… Summerville […]
June 2, 2021

The White Meeting House – The First Place of Worship in Summerville

The first settlers of the area were a group of Congregationalists from Dorchester, Massachusetts.  They sailed on the schooner Friendship with their minister, Reverend Joseph Lord, down the Ashley River.  They arrived to the area in 1696 and named their new settlement after their home township, Dorchester. Old White Meeting […]
May 28, 2021
Bee City Honey Shop

Bee City – A Love of Honeybees

Bee City Beginnings Bee City Farm is family-owned and operated.  Started over thirty years ago,  the family has a love for honeybees and a passion to educate people about the importance of bees to our world.  Right on their farm, they make many products from honey and beeswax.    Bee City […]
May 25, 2021

Should You Buy a Retirement Home Sooner Rather than Later?

Every day in the U.S., roughly 10,000 people turn 65. Prior to the health crisis that swept the nation in 2020, most people had to wait until retirement to make a move.  Many people dream of moving to the beach, the golf course, or the senior living community for their […]
May 11, 2021
Buyer Questions

Selling? Strange Questions Buyers Ask

Selling Your House? 3 Strange Questions That Potential Buyers Might Ask and How to Answer Them Are you selling your home now, or in the near future? If so, you have probably come to terms with the fact that soon you’ll be having strangers tour through your home.  And they’ll […]
April 27, 2021
Charleston Earthquake 1886

Charleston Earthquake of 1886

Epicenter is in Summerville It is called the Charleston Earthquake of 1886, but did you know the epicenter was in Summerville? The reason it is called the Charleston Earthquake is because of all the damage that occurred in downtown Charleston. Summerville in 1886 was considered rural with far fewer buildings […]
April 20, 2021
House staging tips

4 Home Staging Ideas That Are Heavy on the “Wow” Factor but Light on the Wallet

Staging is one of the most important aspects of any home sale. The more attractive your home is to potential buyers, the faster you can finalize the sale and move on. With that in mind, let’s explore four home staging ideas that won’t cost a fortune but are sure to […]