Susan Gardner

September 6, 2019
Property Tax

How Property Taxes Impact Your Mortgage Payment

How Property Taxes Affect Your Payment When buying a home, taxes are one of the expenses that can make a significant difference in your monthly payment. Do you know how much you might pay for property taxes? When applying for a mortgage, you’ll see one of two acronyms in your […]
September 3, 2019

Identifying the Animals on the South Carolina Beaches

It’s fun to go shell hunting on the beach but there’s so much more to see than just shells.  Here’s is a shortlist of the things you’ll find on the beaches near Charleston. Horseshoe Crab Their name indicates they’re a crab but they are not in the crab family.  They […]
August 28, 2019

The Bark Tales – The New Pet Care Service in Town

A lot of us have pets who are a part of our family.  We love them and take them with us where ever we can.  What about the times we can’t take them with us?  When we have to leave them at home?  That’s where The Bark Tales comes in. […]
August 27, 2019

Hippie Soul – A New Shop in Town

Deep down in my soul, I’ve always been a little bit bohemian. You probably wouldn’t know it from looking at me, but it’s true.  (That’s the realtor coming out in me – can’t show all my crazy hippie ways every day!)  I love the creativity and expression of using clothes […]
August 14, 2019

Home Equity Increase Projections for the Next Five Years – Don’t Miss Out

Often we look back and say, “I wish I would have …”  This is particularly true of homeownership when we hear of someone who purchased a home years ago for what now seems like a ridiculously low price.   At the time it didn’t seem like a “ridiculously low price”.   So […]
August 8, 2019

Live Music Events Coming Up in Summerville

Lately, we’ve been enjoying some of the live music around town.  Since the Hutchinson Square renovation and other venues being built around town, it seems the number of concerts and live music events are growing.  I’ve posted several Facebook live videos in the last couple of months and many of […]
August 7, 2019
Main Street Antiques

Main Street Antiques – 6000+sft of treasures

If you haven’t been to Main Street Antiques, you’ve probably driven by and not realized it.  It’s located at 200 North Main Street (no surprise there) next to the Family Dollar Store downtown.  Their entrance is deceivingly small but once you walk in, the shop keeps going and going with over […]
July 31, 2019

Condo Renovation – a Total Make Over

When John and Joyce, parents of long-time clients of mine, decided to purchase a second home here in Summerville to be near their kids and grandkids, they didn’t plan on a renovation project.  They were looking for easy living.  I hadn’t met them but talked with them several times on […]
July 30, 2019

Renovations and their Return on Investment

GET THE MOST FOR YOUR MONEY ON YOUR REMODEL OR REPLACEMENTS Making the most of your home improvement investments can be tricky, subjective, and sometimes – expensive.  I’ve often been asked by potential sellers to price homes higher than market value based on the improvements that owners have made to […]