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February 22, 2020
Active Adults

Active Adult Communities and Their Benefits

I’m sure everyone has heard the saying “60 is the new 40!”  The senior generation today is definitely more active, physically fit, and social.  With this, there is a growing desire to create a lifestyle that adapts and facilitates a community of like-minded people.  There is a comfortable feeling being […]
February 13, 2020
Public Works Art Center Soft Opening

Public Works Art Center in Summerville

Public Works Art Center Building A welcome addition to downtown Summerville is the Public Works Art Center.  It is in the old Post Office at 135 West Richardson St.  Originally built in the 1930s, the building served as the town post office until the 1980’s.  The Summerville Commissioners of Public […]
February 8, 2020

Dorchester Paws – The Place to Find your Perfect Pet

Guest Blog Post by Patricia Sturbaum Dorchester Paws History Frances R Willis established Dorchester Paws in 1972 on Summerville land that was generously donated by Kapstone.  Formerly known as Frances R. Willis SPCA, today it’s known as Dorchester Paws.  Because it’s a 502(c)3 non-profit organization, any donations are tax-deductible.  Their […]
January 24, 2020
Guerins Pharmacy

Guerin’s Pharmacy – a Piece of Summerville’s History

Guest Blog Post by Patricia Sturbaum Guerin’s Pharmacy on Hutchinson Square is an excellent example of warm, southern hospitality.  Guerin’s is the oldest operating pharmacy in South Carolina.  It was established in 1871 and since 1876 there has only been two families who owned the business, the Guerin’s and the […]
January 17, 2020

House Prices – More Affordable Yesterday or Today?

There’s a current narrative that owning a home today is less affordable than it has been in the past. The reason some are making this claim is that house prices have substantially increased over the last several years. Factors for Home Affordability House affordability.  It’s not just the price of […]
December 31, 2019
Summerville Housing Market

Market Review for Summerville 2019

Summerville had a great year for real estate in 2019.  Interest rates remained historically low, prices appreciated over 5%, and homes took less than 30 days to sell.  Summerville sold over 3500 homes this year, keeping on par with the last two years.  Below are the numbers.  Click on the […]
December 20, 2019

Staging – Is It Worth the Investment?

Staging has become more common in the last five years or so.  What is it?  Does it make that big of a difference when selling?  Is it worth the cost? What is Staging? Home staging is the act of preparing your home for sale.  The goal is to make your […]
December 19, 2019

Closing Costs – What Are They and How Much?

Saving for a down payment is a key step in the homebuying process, but it’s not the only piece you need to include in your budget. Another factor that’s important to plan for is the closing costs required to obtain a mortgage. What Are Closing Costs? According to Trulia, When […]
December 12, 2019

Mepkin Abbey Creche Festival

Every year my family and a group of friends go to the Mepkin Abbey Creche Festival.  It’s the way we start our holiday every year. What is Mepkin Abbey? Mepkin Abbey is a Trappist monastery near Moncks Corner.  Roman Catholic monks established a community in 1949 on the site of […]