Susan Gardner

February 12, 2021
Home Ownership

Reasons Home Ownership Is a Powerful Financial Decision

Home ownership has some great financial benefits.  Here are three that come to mind immediately: increasing equity, the chance to build your net worth, and appreciating home values. It’s never too early to think about how homeownership can propel you toward a stronger future. Let’s look at a couple of these reasons […]
February 1, 2021

Summerville Events Around Town – February 2021

February is the month of love and presidents.  Break out of the winter blues and go do something!!  There is a lot to choose from and I’ve compiled a shortlist of some Summerville events going on in town. Valentine Card Making for Kids – Feb 13, 10-11am Children ages 3-10 […]
January 21, 2021
Pine Forest Inn

The Pine Forest Inn History

The Pine Forest Inn The Pine Forest Inn is a lost treasure in Summerville.  It sat on sixty acres and welcomed its first guests in 1891.  The internationally renowned hotel had four floors, elevators, and 150 sleeping apartments.  They hosted several famous guests, including U.S. Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William […]
January 19, 2021
Forbearance to foreclosure

When Forbearance Plans end, will Foreclosures increase?

When Covid caused hardships for homeowners, the government put into place forbearance plans to avoid a surge in foreclosures.  Homeowners were able to stay in their homes without making their monthly mortgage payments.  Today, almost three million households are actively in a forbearance plan.  If these homeowners are not able […]
January 14, 2021

Events in 2021 to Look Forward To

The New Year has arrived and with it, hopefully soon, the END of Covid19.  Vaccines will be available and 2021 will return to normal activities.  We will see smiling faces, give hugs, and attend the activities that were canceled in 2020. Events in 2021 Some activities we can hopefully look […]
January 8, 2021
Gyspy Parlor

Gypsy Parlor – a Cuban Delight

Gypsy Parlor Beginnings Stopped in at one of our newest restaurants, The Gypsy Parlor.  Magdalen Arango is the Executive Liaison.  She shared with me their history and how they started.  Originally it was a Food Truck.  After several permanent locations opened, they retired the food truck.  Now, the Gypsy Parlor […]
January 5, 2021
2020 Review

2020 Real Estate Market Review for Summerville

Summerville 2020 Real Estate Market Review Watch my 2020 review of the Summerville market and predictions for 2021. Summerville 2020 Stats for Single Family Homes Median Sales Price = $297,000 (8.3% increase from 2019) Percentage List Price to Sales Price = 98.9% Median Days on Market = 5 Months Supply […]
December 31, 2020
Summerville Events

January 2021 – Summerville Events Around Town

It’s January, a brand new year, thankfully and it’s time to get out and do some things around town.  I’ve compiled a shortlist of some of the things going on in Summerville that can be Covid safe.  Let me know if you go and how you enjoyed the event!! Summerville […]
December 17, 2020
Christmas Star

The First “Christmas Star” in nearly 800 years

What is a Christmas Star? Jupiter and Saturn Will Align to Create the First “Christmas Star” in Nearly 800 Years. As crazy as this year has been, we are going to witness a Christmas miracle. Jupiter and Saturn, the two largest planets in our solar system, will be so close […]