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Isle of Palms Office

1400 Palm Boulevard
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
843.886.5600

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Folly Beach Office

31 Center Street
Folly Beach, SC 29439
843.588.3800

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214 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843.722.5618

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Kiawah Seabrook Office

1887 Andell Bluff Boulevard
Johns Island, SC 29455
843.768.9800

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Tag: Mt. Pleasant

5 Things to Love About I’On

I'On

I’On, located in Mt. Pleasant, is a special neighborhood that is reminiscent of the beauty and charm that is so beloved in downtown Charleston — but without the narrow streets and lack of parking! A halfway point between downtown and Sullivan’s Island, I’On is nestled in a world of its own, where families thrive.

Founded in 1995, I’On is a village of sorts, with nearly 800 single-family homes, a square, six walking trails, and a grid full of narrow, quiet streets, lakes, green spaces, and so much more — like crab docks, a dozen pocket parks, a boathouse, spa, marsh views, and a wildlife refuge. And the name? “I’On” comes from Jacob Bond I’On, the first mayor of the town of Sullivan’s Island.

I'On

From fun and simple outdoor activities for the whole family to cute retail shops perfect for perusing on lazy weekend days, there’s a lot the residents of I’On love about their ’hood. We spoke with a few locals, and these are just a few of their favorite things to do and see:

  1. The Walks

As simple as it may sound, families relish living in a place where it’s safe to roam the streets, particularly here where there’s also plenty of sights to take in at every turn — like gates and gardens, yards and unique fountains. The sidewalks are wide, and so you’ll find that the residents’ feet are their favorite modes of transportation. I’On also has six trails, some of which are up to three hours long and cover eight miles of, including a 1.5-mile stroll along the marsh that can be ended with a beer at O’Brions Pub or a glass of wine at  Grazi’s Shoe Cafe and Wine Bar.

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O’Brions Pub, photo courtesy of Instagram user @obrionspub

  1. The Water

Who wouldn’t love living in walking distance of a body of water? Here, you’ll find Westlake, which also features an amphitheater that comes in handy for all kinds of family-friendly neighborhood events, and Eastlake, which is surrounded by beautiful houses and perfect for walks with your furry friends, fishing and feeding ducks. Plus there are picturesque creeks, sure signs you’re in the Lowcountry.

photo courtesy of Instagram user @wizard_of_ollie

photo courtesy of Instagram user @wizard_of_ollie

  1. The Green

There’s also tons of green space (and playgrounds!) here for both kids and pups to play in and the Rookery Wildlife Refuge, which features two observation towers.

  1. The Square

Besides the wine and beer spots, the Square also features an adorable gift shop called Sweet Olive and a cafe full of gourmet eats at Square Onion, where soups, salads, sandwiches, take-and-bake casseroles, desserts, and dips reign supreme. But if you want a cup of coffee, the best is only right outside the neighborhood at Collective Coffee. It’s an airy, hipster-y joint with the perfect cups of joe.

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Shop at Sweet Olive, photo courtesy of @sweetolivehome

  1. The Community

Not only is it common to know your neighbor here, but you’ll probably know every dog’s name in the area, too. Kids meet up at playgrounds, parents chat on front porches, and the whole of the community seems happy to be here.

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Interested in making I’On your home?  Check out what is currently listed for sale.   Or contact one of our experts at our Mt. Pleasant office.

 

I Can’t Imagine Living Anywhere But Mount Pleasant

There are so many wonderful neighborhoods in Charleston and if I knew about them all before I moved here, I don’t know that I could have made a decision as to where to live. See, I’m the just take a leap and go kind of gal. I moved here site unseen. We found a great little place in old Mount Pleasant (up a bit from the Old Village) and nearly 14 years later, I can’t imagine calling anywhere else home.

You could do man on the street interviews anywhere in town and ask what Charleston area is the best to live in and most people will rave over their own neighborhood. I’m not any different.

Mt. Pleasant Pitt Street Bridge

Mt. Pleasant Pitt Street Bridge

Mount Pleasant’s revitalized Pitt St. Bridge in the Old Village

I love that I can walk a few blocks or less to get a beer, a great sushi dinner, pick out a new area rug and fabric for reupholstering my sofa, grab a latte, have a picnic with a harbor view, buy a new outfit, hit up Pitt St. Pharmacy for a wonderful Cherry Coke or ice cream, and more! Fourth of July is awesome because I can ride by bike down to the old Pitt Street Bridge (which is now a beautiful little park- like area) and see the fireworks from the Isle of Palms, James Island, and Mount Pleasant. And before the Christmas parade that goes down Coleman, there is a fireworks display that beats Fourth of July’s.

Old Mt. Pleasant is kind of in the heart of everything- we’re close to downtown, West Ashley, and the beaches of Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island. It’s pedestrian and bike friendly, fragrant blooms fill many yards as you walk past you can smell them in the air, and it’s a place where people pass you by and say “Hi.” There are dogs being walked, kids riding bikes, moms and dads taking their babies for a stroll, joggers and power walkers.  Old Mount Pleasant is home and more importantly, it feels like home. I really can’t imagine living anywhere else.

New Listing at Remleys Point

Check out 120 Wando Reach Court.  Our new listing in River Reach at Remleys Point, one of the more exclusive Mount Pleasant neighborhoods. This 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home is 4939 sqft. and just must be seen to be believed. Lots of unique touches make this a wonderful home. Offered at $2,499,000. Listed by Joe Walker and Donnie Whitaker of dunes properties®.

Contact: Joe Walker (843) 345-4510 | Donnie Whitaker (843) 607-0954

Joe  jwalker@dunesproperties.com | Donnie dwhitaker@dunesproperties.com

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Fabulous Mount Pleasant Home- New Price Reduction!

In the self contained Seaside Farms subdivision there is a lovely single family home for sale- 1216 Palmetto Peninsula Drive.  It has been reduced to $415,000.

Seaside Farms is truly a gem in Mount Pleasant, SC.  A jog away from the Isle of Palms beach, minutes from the Sullivan’s Island beach and Town Centre shopping center with movie theater, shops and  dining. In the Seaside Farms subdivision itself is a grocery store (a fairly new Piggly Wiggly), restaurants, Target and more! Plus historic downtown Charleston is a 15-20 minute drive away. 

And don’t forget the amenities of Seaside Farms-a community pool and play park as well as nice jogging/walking trails. 

So we’ve established Seaside Farms as a wonderful, convenient neighborhood. Now what about the lovely home? At a reasonable $159.62 /sq. ft. it is well below the average $190.90/sq. ft. the active single family detached homes in Seaside Farms are listed at as of today. 

1216 Palmetto Peninsula Dr. is a 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home with a spacious two car garage.  It is 2,600 square feet. It is very well maintained and features a very spacious floor plan with high ceilings, lots of natural light and privacy.  It’s all on one easy-living level- no stairs except at the front porch.  Four bedrooms, dual masters, screened porch, deck, separate laundry room, immaculate oak hardwood flooring in the foyer and living/great room and dining area, updated carpeting in the bedrooms, beautiful slate tile in the kitchen and laundry, new bronze hardware on the kitchen cabinets, gorgeous granite on the kitchen counters and the island has an overhang to allow for extra seating, plus freshly painted walls in the kitchen and powder room.  New fans are in teh great room along with added recessed canned lighting which is also in the kitchen. 

If that wasn’t enough, the home is on a large lot with wonderful landscaping and mature trees right by the quaint pond.  The neighborhood pool is a stone’s throw away from 1216 Palmetto Peninsula Drive.  Next to the pool is a gated play park. 

This is a wonderful home in a fantastic neighborhood. Call Suzi Baldrick today for more information on this great opportunity to own in Mount Pleasant! Suzi Baldrick- sbaldrick@dunesproperties.com , (843)442-3149.

Dunes Agent Helps Mt. Pleasant Receive $4000 Beautification Grant

As reported by Moultrie News

The Palmetto Pride Anti-Litter Organization recently awarded a $4000 beautification grant to the Mount Pleasant Pride Committee. This money will go to making the Public Service Department’s Six Mile Complex a beautiful and welcoming site for motorists, residents,  and recreational walker/joggers.

Patricia Fuchs, a real estate agent with Dunes Properties, is Vice Chair of the Pride Committee. We are so proud of her and her involvement in the town she calls home.  Karen Hilty from our Kiawah/Seabrook office exlaimed this when she found out the good news “I am not surprised one bit by Patricia’s accomplishments. I have had the pleasure of working with her for many years at Dunes and there is no one I would rather have on my committee; or any committee for that matter.”

We go on about Charleston being a way of life and how we love to make our visitors our new neighbors. It’s not just blathering talk. It’s the truth.  We love this city and we enjoy giving back to the communities.

Betty Poore volunteers at East Cooper Hospital, does Meals on Wheels almost every week with her mom, and devotes a lot of time to the Pet Helpers Trap and Return Program.

Toddy Poore does Meals on Wheels every week with her daughter (Betty) or sons.

Mark Mitchell and Patricia Fuchs sponsor Isle of Palms Rec Center’s children’s sports teams and Mark is highly invovled in the school board, Rotary Club, and Boys and Girls Club of the Trident Area.

Mark Fuchs is a member of the Lowcountry Business Network .

Jack Hurley through his Jack’s Cosmic Dogs has sponsored 50 children in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program to provide them with free age appropriate books.

Mike Parades serves as treasurer for an HOA, teaches several classes a year at CTAR, teaches for Community Associations Institute, consults local HOAs,  and just completed term as President of the Stono Ferry Mens Golf Association Board.

Linda Solomon has been a member of the Pet Helpers Annual Fur Ball committee for several years.

I could go on but suffice to say, Dunes Properties loves Charleston and we love giving back to Charleston.

New Old Village Listing- Charming Cottage Home

Rick Fain and Kristin Walker have just listed a charming little cottage in the Old Village section of Mount Pleasant, 426 Bank Street. 

426 Bank St. is a classic Old Village cottage and is a virtually new construction as almost everything is new down to the studs.   This 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1340 square foot  home features a new kitchen, master bedroom and bath, the entire exterior and much more. The location is perfectly situated within walking distance to Charleston Harbor, the Old Village parks of Alhambra Hall, Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market, community tennis courts, and the restaurants at Shem Creek. You will be only a short bike ride to the Pitt St. Bridge, a few blocks from Mount Pleasant Academy. The beaches of Sullivan’s Island and the Isle of Palms are just a short drive away and it’s just a 10 minutes to downtown Charleston. Kitchen renovation includes all new cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless appliances. The baths are all new with furniture grade cabinets and all new tile and fixtures. The home boasts newly sanded hardwood floors and the exterior has new hardiplank siding, new windows and a new roof. As all the bedrooms and living areas are on one floor, you will not have to contend with any steps. This home and its location will afford you the lifestyle and amenities that make living in the Old Village so very special. It is a rare opportunity to find such a move-in ready home in one of the best neighborhoods in Mount Pleasant.

For more information contact Rick Fain (843) 412-0189, rfain@dunesproperties.com [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6T5t2y533lA]

Adorable Cottage
Wide open space and new hardwood floors
New stainless appliances

The Real Estate Market in Mt. Pleasant

I did a little research this past week on the real estate market in Mt. Pleasant and learned a couple of interesting things about the Mt. Pleasant real estate market. In the local multiple Listing Service (MLS) Mt. Pleasant real estate is in two sections; properties south of Hwy 41, and properties north of Hwy 41.

The total number of homes listed for sale in all of Mt. Pleasant (both parts of MLS and both attached and detached homes) is 1159. This is a moving target, so the numbers will be different slightly this week. Of those homes listed there are 264 that are listed as contingent, meaning their under contract but area in the process of clearing those contingencies. Of these, some may not clear all contingencies and will return to the active status.  The numbers show about 18.6% of the listed homes for sale in both sections of Mt. Pleasant are under contract.

Looking at the Median Prices provides some additional information that can be telling. For the area north of 41, the Median Price for all homes listed is $450,000, while the Median Price for the homes that are contingent is $315,000. A difference of $135,000 below the Median Price for all Listed detach homes. For homes listed in the south area below 41 the Median Price is $469,950, while the Median Price for the homes that are contingent is $372,500. A difference of $97,450 below the Median Price for all listed homes.

Attached homes have a lower Median Price, but show a similar trend. In the north area above 43, Median Price is $212,200 while the Median Price of contingent homes is $199,000. In the south area Median Prices for all listed homes is $229,945 while the Median Price for contingent homes is $156,500.

In all cases, the Median Prices show that the homes under contingencies have Median Prices well below the Median Price for all listed homes, both attached and detached. Since these homes are active contingent, the Median Price reflects the listed price at the time the home was classified as active contingent in MLS. The actual price paid is not reflected in any of these numbers.

The take away is that in this market, homes need to be price aggressively or buyers will look to properties that are! Buyers have more choices and will not look at homes that are not aggressively priced. A professional real estate agent knows the local market and is in the best position to help their clients price their homes competitively for that market.

We are professional Realtors and know the market in Mt. Pleasant. If you have questions about real estate in Mt. Pleasant, or you are looking for help buying your next home, or selling your current home, call us. If you know someone who may have questions, have them call us.

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Lookout for a Familiar Face Walking the Ravenel Bridge

Today, local Mitchell Elementary School will be visited by Jared the Subway spokesman.  He is in town promoting healthy eating habits for children.  There will be a 2pm assembly at the school and after that Jared will be walking the Ravenel Bridge from 3:30-4:30pm with a group of teachers who walk the bridge daily.

I have always been a fan of Subway. As a vegetarian for the last 24 years,  it was one of my very few fast food options.  To my delight there happens to be one right down from my office on the Isle of Palms.  There are lots of fabulous dining options on and very near the Isle of Palms but sometimes you just want that quick $6 lunch.

– Rebecca, administrative assistant extraordinaire!

Home Buying and Baskin-Robbins

I remember my first visit to a Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream store when I was a child. There were more flavors than I had ever seen before all at a price my parents were willing to pay! How could I decide which was best? I was used to vanilla, chocolate and strawberry, but now there was mango, peach, caramel and cream, and about 27 other flavors to choose from. What was I to do?

Today’s real estate market is kind of like that. There are so many homes and neighborhoods available at great prices. How can a person decide on what to choose? If you are in the market for a new home, how can you avoid being mesmerized by the 33 flavors of homes available to you? Before you start looking, know what you need! Answer some questions before you go. The first answer you need is to the question of what you can afford. Here are a few others to consider:

  • How big of a home do we need?
    • Will three bedrooms and two bathrooms work? Or do we need more?
    • How many square feet of air-conditioned space do we need?
  • What size lot do we need?
    • Do we want a large lot?
    • Are we interested in a small lot?
    • How much yard work am I willing to do?
  • Are we interested in a townhome or condominium?
  • What schools are nearby?

Once you’ve established your needs and balanced them with your wants, your Realtor® can focus the search on that target. Your Realtor® will preview a selected group of homes before spending your time in actually visiting everything in the mix. You should be able to find your home within 5 to 10 homes that you visit.

Remember Baskin – Robbins? I got sick sampling as many flavors as I could and never bought one scoop. Avoid the stomach-ache in your search by knowing what you want before you go to market.

 

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