Susan Gardner

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 is Summerville 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 […]
January 11, 2019

Camellias Walks at Middleton Plantation

Camellias are one way the Lord blesses us in the winter I’m convinced.  When it’s cold, they start blooming and give us flowers when almost all else is dormant.  On my way out to Holly Hill to show a home, I drove past this beauty!  I couldn’t help but stop, […]
January 8, 2019

Deliciously Southern – Baker’s Garden BBQ Kitchen

  Several people suggested I try Baker’s Garden BBQ Kitchen on Central Avenue here in Summerville.  I finally got out there between Christmas and New Years and honestly, totally fell in love with the place and the people.   It has a very southern, authentic vibe.  Kay, the owner, was […]
January 6, 2019

Cheat Sheet of Real Estate Terms

Whether you are an aspiring realtor or someone about to do a real estate transaction, understanding real estate lingo can make it a lot easier. Here are some important real estate terms with their meanings for an easy cheat sheet.  Mortgage – The most popular term in real estate industry, it refers to the […]
December 31, 2018

How to be a Good Neighbor

Are you planning to buy a new home in the near future?  Not sure about how to meet your neighbors?  Or if they’ll be friendly? Summerville has maintained its small-town identity despite experiencing tremendous growth in the last few decades and hopefully you’ll love your neighborhood, but here are some ideas to […]
December 28, 2018

Giving Back through our Local Charities

Giving back through our local charities.  It always feels good to contribute something of value to the society you live in.  If you live in Summerville, you have ample opportunities to do some good for others by involving yourself with a few local charities. It is not necessary to donate money. There […]