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Nov. 17, 2022

Immaculate Well Maintained Home with Pool on Johns Island Just Listed

This immaculate, turn-key home, just steps from Whitney Lake with NO HOA, is full of charm and character! The inviting wrap-around porch offers great curb appeal as you pull into the driveway. Upon entering this open floorplan, you will instantly notice the vaulted ceilings and abundance of natural light. The plantation shutters and gas fireplace create a cozy feel and you will love the gleaming hardwood floors throughout. The updated kitchen, which overlooks the dining and living areas, includes BRAND NEW s/s stove and microwave, granite counters, tiled backsplash, soft-close cabinets, pantry and breakfast bar. Follow the hallway to 2 of the guest bedrooms, hall bath and laundry room. The spacious Owners Suite, located at the end of the hall, includes a large walk-in closet, garden tub walk-in shower, dual vanities and separate toilet closet. Upstairs is the very spacious 4th bedroom that could also double as a media, game or craft room or even a Mother-in-law suite as there is a full bathroom. And, if working virtually or home schooling, you will love the office which completes the upstairs.
Out back, you will feel like you are in your own little tropical oasis with beautiful gardens and a pergola for relaxing under after taking a dip in your pool on those hot summer days. Friends can mingle on your large patio while you are grilling and there is plenty of space to throw a ball around or for your pups to get some exercise.
Don't forget about the FULLY PAID OFF solar panels which makes your electric bill next to nothing! And, plenty of space to park your boat or camper under the carport which offers additional space to the attached 1-car garage.
Centrally located on Johns Island, you are minutes to new restaurants and shops and an easy jump over the bridge to downtown Charleston as well as our beautiful beaches. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity!

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What I love about this area~ ~ ~

Charleston Restaurant Scene Has Come to Johns Island!

You no longer have to go into downtown Charleston for the best restaurants.  Johns Island has some pretty sweet places to go!  Some of my favorites include:

Royal Tern The Royal Tern

The Tattooed Moose which is known for its famous Duck Club and Duck Fat Fries!  Tattooed Moose

Blu Oyster Sushi Blu Oyster Sushi


Angel Oak

Estimated to be approximately 500 years old and 66.5 feet tall, Angel Oak has come to symbolize Charleston, South Carolina. Surviving multiple hurricanes, war and earthquakes, this landmark tree is believed to be one of the oldest living things in the entire United States.


Trophy Lakes

If you love water sports, you will love Trophy Lakes where you can enjoy disc golf, water skiing, paddleboarding, kayaking and even an occasional Dragon Boat race!


Beachwalker Park

Located on the west end of Kiawah Island which is at the end of Johns Island, Beachwalker Park, which is part of the Charleston County Parks System, offers ocean frontage and is the only public access to Kiawah Island.  Enjoy a quiet afternoon at the beach!

Posted in Homes for sale
Oct. 21, 2022

Adorable One Story Home with No HOA Just Listed in Summerville

This adorable ranch, situated on a spacious lot with NO HOA, is waiting for you to come home! Upon entering, you will love the open feeling created by the soaring vaulted ceilings. To the left is your dining area which leads into the kitchen, which offers plenty of storage, s/s appliances, granite counters and beautiful subway tile backsplash. From the left of the kitchen, you enter the large laundry room which doubles as a pantry and a flex room which is perfect as a 4th bedroom, office, craft or playroom. On those chilly fall nights, you will love to cozy up to the floor to ceiling brick fireplace. The spacious Owners Suite will easily become your privacy haven with its vaulted ceilings, multiple closets and dual dual vanities. The two additional bedrooms and full guest bathroom offer plenty of comfort and space. Relax out back while the kids or pups play in the expansive backyard with privacy fencing.

Conveniently located in the desirable Dorchester II school district, your new home is close to shopping, dining, Joint Base Charleston, Boeing, Bosch, Mercedes. The brand new Ashley River Park which offers plenty of recreational activities is close by as well! And, it is a super easy drive to downtown Summerville and Charleston. Come see your new home today!

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What I love about this area~ ~ ~

Ashley River Park

This brand new park is just around the corner and offers so many recreational opportunities for residents.  A definite must check out!

Charleston Bakery & Deli

If you are from the north and love a good pastrami sandwich or Matzo, you need to check this deli out.  An area institution since 2013, you will never be disappointed!

Historic Plantations

The historic Middleton Plantation and Magnolia Plantation are just a short drive away.  Walk through beautiful gardens and learn about the immense history that Charleston is known for.

Posted in Homes for sale
Oct. 13, 2022

Three Bedroom Condo Minutes to Beach Just Listed

Located in the desirable Seaside Farms community, this 2nd story end unit is within walking distance of many stores, including Target, Harris Teeter, coffee shops and restaurants. Along with an olympic size pool, the community includes a gym, clubhouse, free boat & kayak storage and golf cart charging station and is just 5 minutes from the beautiful Isle of Palms beach! The spacious layout includes the Owners Suite, complete with crown molding and a cedar walk-in closet. Enjoy the open living and dining space which has extra storage for your personalized decor. The 2 Guest Bedrooms and bathroom are on the other side, offering lots of privacy. Minutes from Town Center Shopping Plaza and only 15 minutes from downtown Charleston, this is truly a great location and a wonderful neighborhood!

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What I love about this area~ ~ ~

Location, Location, Location!

When this complex was built, it was meant to be truly walkable to everything. With Target, Harris Teeter, restaurants, coffee shops and wonderful boutique shops, you can walk, ride your bike or jump on a golf cart with everything at your fingertips!

Isle of Palms

Jump on the Isle of Palms Connector, located right at the entrance of this community and you can hop on over the bridge to one of the most beautiful stretch of beach that Charleston can offer.  If you like to bike, you can even ride your bike to the beach as the connector has a bike path.


If you are a foodie, you will love all of the options, just a few steps away!

Saveurs du Monde Cafe

Crave Kitchen & Cocktails


Yamato Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar

Beech Acai Shack

Posted in Homes for sale
Sept. 30, 2022

Income Producing Property Just Listed in Moncks Corner

Southern charm exudes with this adorable country home located minutes from Lake Moultrie! Imagine sipping sweet tea from your front porch after a long day of work. As you enter your new home, you will instantly notice the open floorplan and soaring vaulted ceilings. Gleaming engineered wood flooring and lots of natural light will greet you as you stroll into the Great Room which offers plenty of living space, a decorative fireplace, a modern shiplap accent wall and an open dining area. The large, eat-in kitchen has plenty of counter and storage space, s/s appliances and even a breakfast bar. To the left of the home is a light and bright, spacious Owners Suite with vaulted ceilings, walk-in closet and private bathroom. Off the hallway is a laundry room and stairs up to the loft and 4th bedroom. To the right of the home, off of the Great Room, you will find two additional, nicely sized bedrooms and guest bathroom. If you like to entertain, you will love the large, screened porch off of the dining room which leads to a grilling patio and raised garden area, complete with hammock. The huge, private fenced yard offers plenty of space to play corn hole or throw a ball around with your pups. And, the large shed offers plenty of additional storage for gardening tools. Out front, your oversized garage and driveway offer plenty of space to store your RV or boat. Convenient to shopping and restaurants, you are also just 5 minutes from the boat launch (bring your waterskis and fishing poles!). Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to own a country home with NO HOA!
***Home is currently being used as a furnished SHORT TERM RENTAL. P/L available upon request.

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What I love about this area~ ~ ~ 

Lake Moultrie

The third largest lake in South Carolina is located just 5 minutes away from this home.  Known for large fish and abundant wildlife, there are multiple places to launch your boat.   

Cypress Gardens

The beautiful Cypress Gardens has been a family destination since 1932. Visitors from all over the country come to visit this unique nature preserve which has been featured in numerous national magazines, popular television shows and movies including The Notebook and The Patriot!  Be sure to take a boat ride around the picturesque swamp!

Posted in Homes for sale
Sept. 29, 2022

Lovely Move-In Ready Wescott Plantation Home Just Listed

Welcome to this lovely, move-in-ready home in the desirable Wescott Plantation, a golf community, which is located close to Boeing and Joint Base Charleston. As you enter from the front porch, you will notice the elegant Dining Room to your right and French doors to the left that open to your personal office or den. The open floorplan, which includes hardwood floors throughout the main level, has a spacious kitchen with Silestone counters, plenty of cabinet space, S/S appliances and breakfast area. While cooking, you can easily chat with family or guests in the great room or breakfast area which leads out to the large screened porch, makes this layout perfect for entertaining. And, don't forget the charming gas fireplace which is perfect for getting cozy with a book and glass of wine on a chilly night. Off of the kitchen is the powder room, large laundry room and garage entrance. Upstairs, you will find 3 nicely sized bedrooms and guest bathroom at the top of the stairs. Heading to the Owners Suite, you will pass a large, versatile loft which makes the ideal media or play/homeschooling room. The spacious Owners' Suite which includes 2 walk-in closets (one of which the owner is using for her craft room!), dual vanities and oversized walk-in shower completes upstairs. Your fenced in backyard has plenty of space fo trampoline, batting cage, hammock, grilling or whatever else might be your favorite form of relaxation!
Close to The Golf Club of Wescott Plantation, an award winning 27-hole public course, you will also be minutes to Wescott Shops with plenty of shopping and dining options. And, don't forget about the award winning Fort Dorchester Elementary School located in the neighborhood. Don't miss out on this home!

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What I love about this area~ ~ ~ 

The Golf Club of Wescott Plantation

If you love to play golf, you will love that the area's largest daily-fee course is right in the middle of your neighborhood! With three distinct nines, you have the opportunity to play three different 18-hole layouts, making it the only 27 hole golf course in the Lowcountry!

Dorchester #2 School District

When relocating to the Summerville area, people tend to gravitate towards the DD#2 school district as it has won many awards over the years. To learn more about the schools, you can go to: DD#2 School District Ratings

Retail Shopping

You have shopping at your fingertips with the Corner of Wescott! Opened in 2014, anchored by Harris Teeter and Marshalls, you can grab a cup of coffee at Starbucks, soup and a sandwich at Panera Bread, a burger at Five Guys Burgers and much, much more.  

Posted in Homes for sale
Sept. 15, 2022

Move In Ready Home in Summerville Just Listed

Welcome home to this move-in ready home, tucked away in a quiet neighborhood with no HOA and in DD#2 schools! A beautiful 300 year old Grand Oak greets you as you pull up to the front of the home. As you enter from the front porch, a powder room is to the left of the stairs and the spacious, open Great Room with wood burning fireplace, is to the right. Being open to the dining area and kitchen makes this main floor great for holiday entertaining! The large eat-in kitchen has plenty of cabinet space, granite counters and a pantry. A sliding door off of the Dining Area leads out to a huge fenced in yard, with plenty of space to throw a ball around, or have backyard BBQ's. Originally the builder's model home, there is a converted garage with its own entrance, off of the kitchen, that is ideal for a 4th bedroom, media room, game room, guest room, office, or whatever you need. A Laundry/Utility Room completes the main level. Upstairs you will find the large Owners Suite to the left which includes a jetted tub. A Guest Bath and two additional, nicely sized bedrooms round off the second floor living. ROOF AND HVAC ARE BRAND NEW!!
There is plenty of space to the side of the home for boat or camper storage. Close to downtown, historic Summerville, area parks, restaurants and shopping, your new home is an easy ride to everything, including downtown Charleston!

What I love about this area~ ~ ~ 

Dorchester #2 School District

When relocating to the Summerville area, people tend to gravitate towards the DD#2 school district as it has won many awards over the years. To learn more about the schools, you can go to: DD#2 School District Ratings

Gahagan Park

This sports oriented park has hosted many softball tournaments and football games over the years. It also has an awesome playground which will keep your kiddos occupied for hours, making it a popular area for birthday parties!

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Posted in Homes for sale
Sept. 14, 2022

Downtown Condo in AMAZING Location Just Listed

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!! This unit's locale cannot be beat for easy access to MUSC, Roper and the VA, nevermind the City Marina directly across the street, and super close to downtown shops, restaurants and walks through historic Charleston. Building features include plenty of off street parking, 24 hour security with cameras and a front desk attendant. This 1st floor unit has plenty of natural light with tall windows and high ceilings. The Sunroom is a perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee or jump on your Peloton for a quick workout! Both bedrooms are spacious and allow plenty of room for individual relaxation and privacy. Regime fees include flood insurance, water, sewer, trash removal, pest control and a ''chiller'' building-wide system that helps keep your electric bill low during the summer months. Whether as your primary home or rental property, don't miss out on maintenance free living!

What I love about this area~ ~ ~ 

It's location is top notch!

City Marina / Marina Variety Store Restaurant

If you love to boat or hang out with people who have a slip here, you will love that you can walk directly across the street and jump on a boat, have cocktails or enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner.  The Variety Store has some of the freshest seafood around and the breakfasts are delicious!


Medical residents/interns love the ability to walk to work every day!  Shawn Jenkins Children's hospital is a 5 minute walk and you have some of the best available healthcare in the southeast, just steps away!

Colonial Lake

This picturesque lake, surrounded by historic Charleston Single Style homes, is an easy bike ride from the Ashley House and is home to many events and even has benches for fishing!

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Posted in Homes for sale
Sept. 9, 2022

Move-in Ready Moncks Corner Home Just Listed in Moss Grove Plantation

Located on a lovely cul-de-sac corner lot, with an extra long driveway, you will love this open concept living space! As you enter the front porch, you will be greeted with plenty of natural light! LVP flooring is throughout the lower level. The spacious eat-in kitchen offers upgraded granite countertops, subway tile backsplash, 36' cabinets with s/s appliances and pantry. A powder room finishes off the first floor. Upstairs, you will find a nicely sized loft at the top of the stairs, perfect for media space, home office or playroom. The large Owners Suite is located to the rear of the home and has dual vanities, separate garden tub and walk-in shower. The two nicely sized guest bedrooms and guest bathroom are to the front of the house and the laundry room, located in the loft completes the living space. Out back, you have a large fenced-in yard with fire pit, perfect for those chilly nights and oyster season! The large 2 car garage offers plenty of storage space. Located at the end of a cul de sac, with no homes behind you, you will enjoy all that Moss Grove has to offer, from wonderful amenities such as a clubhouse, community pool, playground, kayak launching area and boat storage. Close by is the beautiful Cypress Gardens and many new businesses that are moving into the area. Moncks Corner Marketplace will have a Publix and coming soon several other businesses. You don't want to miss out on this wonderful opportunity!

What I love about this area~ ~ ~ 

Cypress Gardens

The beautiful Cypress Gardens has been a family destination since 1932. Visitors from all over the country come to visit this unique nature preserve which has been featured in numerous national magazines, popular television shows and movies including The Notebook and The Patriot!  Be sure to take a boat ride around the picturesque swamp!

Old Santee Canal Park

Opened in 1989, the 195-acre park commemorates the building of the first true canal in America and showcases the area's extensive history and habitat.  Among its attractions are the Stony Landing House, built in 1843. If you love to hike, you will love the four miles of boardwalks that meander through the quiet backwaters of Biggin Creek. Beyond its historical offerings, the park has become a popular destination for bird watchers, paddlers and other outdoor enthusiasts.


There are multiple spots close by where you can drop your boat and cruise the waterways.

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Posted in Homes for sale
Sept. 2, 2022

Adorable One Story Home in Hanahan Just Listed

Located in the desirable Berkeley Hills section of Hanahan, a city that is still one of Charleston area's best kept secrets, this lovely, well maintained home offers great space for that first home or someone looking to downsize. As you enter from the foyer into the large living room, you will notice the open dining space that is also open to the kitchen and has sliding doors out to the backyard. The updated kitchen has plenty of cabinet and counter space which affords lots of room to cook! Recently remodeled, the Owners Suite, located to the right rear of the home, includes a large bathroom with new vanity, oversized tiled walk-in shower and walk-in closet. A nicely sized secondary bedroom and renovated full guest bath complete the main living space. Off the laundry room, there is a FROG, perfect for a 3rd bedroom, home office or crafting room. The heart of pine wood floors throughout give this home such character! Out back, you will enjoy your spacious fenced yard, offering plenty of space for your pups or kiddos to run. And the long driveway allows access to boat or camper storage since there is no HOA! Conveniently located minutes from both 526 and I26 you are less than half an hour from anywhere in CHS. Hanahan Elementary, Middle and High Schools are all close by and recognized as excellent! This home is just 10-15 minutes from everyday essentials, like grocery stores, restaurants, churches, medical facilities, the Northwoods Mall and more! If you're ready to call Hanahan home, come see this property today!


What I love about this area~ ~ ~ 


Hanahan has an excellent reputation for its schools!  And, all 3 schools are close by!

Wannamaker County Park

Charleston county has an excellent county park system and this home is very close to the park in North Charleston.  A great place to take your dogs, have a picnic and enjoy the water park during the hot summer months with your children!


Hanahan is close to everything! The airport, shopping, beaches, downtown Charleston.  

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Posted in Homes for sale
July 26, 2022

Circa 1852 Charleston Single Style Home Just Listed in Downtown Charleston!

Here is your chance to live in the coveted Downtown Charleston peninsula! Situated just minutes from MUSC, King Street and C of C, this beautiful Radcliffeborough home exudes character and charm that you can only find in historic Charleston. From original heart pine floors throughout, to exposed beams in the dining room, to the original fireplaces, to the private enclosed courtyard, this home truly has it all. As you step into the central foyer from the piazza, you will instantly notice the graceful staircase that opens to the elegant living and dining rooms. Perfect for entertaining, imagine spilling out onto the porch and courtyard, which offers additional outdoor dining space, from the stunning Charleston double doors in the living room! Natural light floods the modernized kitchen which features stainless steel appliances and also overlooks the courtyard. The original kitchen house, which would make a great Mother-In-Law suite, office, au pair suite or even an art studio, is attached, keeping the architectural integrity intact. A staircase leads upstairs to the 4th bedroom. Three additional bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, which have all been tastefully renovated will be found upstairs, along with a laundry room.

Looking for a bed-n-breakfast type airbnb set-up? Having the kitchen house space offers this opportunity to rent out to traveling nurses, etc while living in the main home. Don't miss this opportunity to live in the heart of downtown Charleston!


What I love about this area~ ~ ~ 


The walkability to MUSC is super easy for doctors, nurses and interns who come to serve their residency at MUSC and want to also enjoy living in the heart of the city.

College of Charleston

Looking for an investment property and are open to renting to college students? This location is perfect for students and will bring in a decent ROI.  Downtown homes are presently bringing in approx $800-1000 per bedroom, per month.

King Street Shopping and Restaurants

Enjoy walking to the nightlife that downtown Charleston has to offer.  No need to worry about finding parking spaces when you can walk from your home!

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