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dunes properties of Charleston is a real estate, vacation rental and property management company representing the Lowcountry with almost 80 exclusive Charleston beach vacation rental properties, 70 real estate agents and employees, four full-service offices. Nobody knows the Charleston Coast better.

Isle of Palms Office

1400 Palm Boulevard
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
843.886.5600

Real Estate Inquiries:
realestate@dunesproperties.com
Vacation Rental Inquiries:
vacations@dunesproperties.com


Folly Beach Office

31 Center Street
Folly Beach, SC 29439
843.588.3800

Real Estate Inquiries:
realestate@dunesproperties.com
Vacation Rental Inquiries:
vacations@dunesproperties.com


The Real Estate Studio

214 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843.722.5618

Real Estate Inquiries:
realestate@dunesproperties.com
Vacation Rental Inquiries:
vacations@dunesproperties.com


Kiawah Seabrook Office

1887 Andell Bluff Boulevard
Johns Island, SC 29455
843.768.9800

Real Estate Inquiries:
realestate@dunesproperties.com
Vacation Rental Inquiries:
vacations@dunesproperties.com


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What gas shortage? Why Charleston has little to fear.

What gas shortage? Why Charleston has little to fear.

I went to Asheville, NC on Sunday for what I thought would be a brief visit with my best friend.  Before my journey, I filled up at the East Bay Express then headed off to the mountains of Western North Carolina. As I approached Hendersonville, my little voice said, “Hey, why don’t you stop and get some gas before you get there?  You’re down to less than a quarter of a tank.”  Then my other little voice responded, “Let’s just get there!  We’ll get gas later.  There’s no hurry.”

Turns out, there was a hurry.  By Monday evening, gas was scarce and there were unbelievable lines (up to 2 hours) to fill up.  I decided to wait an extra day because surely there would be gas on Tuesday.  When Tuesday came and went with only more news of bone-dry stations, my hope for gas by Wednesday faltered. I finally made it home late Wednesday evening after my chivalrous husband drove 30 gallons of precious petroleum all the way from Charleston to rescue me.

Upon my return, I was surprised to learn that few people here seemed to know that an entire area of Western NC had run completely out of gas.  It seemed strange to me after several days of talking about nothing but gas (and the lack of it) that no one in our fair city seemed threatened by a shortage.

As the week progressed, more and more areas of the Southeast were affected by the scarcity and people started buzzing about Augusta, Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville.  Still, here in Charleston, we’re not worried. Although our country’s gas supply is at it’s lowest level since 1967, our coastal location and the presence of our busy port will likely guarantee no crisis here.

-Traci Magnus

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