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7416 Mercedes Way | Hanahan, SC

One of the finest quality homes I've seen in Tanner Plantation. You have to see this house in person to truly appreciate all that it has to offer! Impeccable attention to detail and overall taste in every facet of this home.  Please take a look at this wonderful home- See the full home listing.

Located in Hanahan (Tanner Plantation area), this house has numerous custom changes, updates, and upgrades.  A complete list of upgrades can be seen below.

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Please give me a call if you'd like to see more photos or schedule a showing, thank you!

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"Hey Mike, how's the market been lately?"  I get this question asked almost every day I encounter someone I know out in public. I can equivocally say without a doubt, that "It depends". It depends on which micro-market you're referring to in Charleston, and whether you are a seller, or a buyer.

Hello all, I'd like to post a quick update on our real estate market here in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. We are seeing some changes, and there are talks of the market cooling off, and I wanted to respond to that.

The real estate market has been on fire for a number of years in Charleston. Year-over-year of increased home values and closings. A low inventory of homes on the market, which equates to less choices for buyers, which increases demand, and

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Selling your house in Charleston? You have 1 shot to get it right

Selling a Charleston HouseLooking to sell your house on your own, or looking specifically for a Charleston Realtor?  Regardless of which path you are going to take, you need to have an exceptional plan in place, in order to sell your house.

  • Who are you going to hire?
  • What's your timeframe?
  • What kind of marketing will be done?
  • How are you going to stand above all the house-for-sale "noise"?

What I'm going to write about today is only ONE POINT in marketing your house.  And that is, marketing your house online PRIOR to getting the house on the market.  Yes- that's the magic pill.  The pill not taken certainly by MOST realtors.  Why?  I honestly don't know.  It is such a large mistake.  I

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2019 Taste of James IslandIt's that time to come out to the 2019 Taste of James Island!  Come out and support James Island Outreach, and the town that you live in. Mingle with all your neighbors while enjoying some of the best weather that Charleston has to offer on April 27th at the First Baptist School Athletic Field.

They've got great FOOD, music by Calhoun's Calling & Wildflower Station, door prizes, KIDS activities, and a raffle!

James Island Outreach's goal is to serve the citizens of James Island and Folly Beach with emergency food, medicine, and utility assistance.

 Take a look at what they've accomplished in 2018:

- Served on average 180 clients per month representing 385 total family members monthly
- Provided ~120,000 pounds of food assistance (10,000lbs per

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Janie's FundI need your help!  Ever heard the song by Aerosmith, "Janie's got a gun"? It is a song about a young girl abused by her family. Unfortunately, this happens more than you think. Steven Tyler is opening up another Janie's House on February 10th, and my life coach and dear friend Edie Allen is speaking at the Grammy Viewing Party in LA - www.janiesfund.org. These young girls don't have a voice, but Steven Tyler and Edie do!


Please help my dear friend and her cause. Anything you can give is a small miracle. https://support.youthvillages.org/fundraiser/1828227 Thank you, thank you.  More about the story HERE:

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The perfect house, yours!When I pull into my neighborhood, I feel at home. As I drive in, I see my neighbors walking their dog, walking with their kids, and kids riding their bikes with friends. I know these people, they are my neighbors. I make it a point to wave to them, to talk to them, and to engage with them.

As I turn into my driveway, I look at my yard. I love my yard. I’ve worked on it, it’s tough…but worth it. Cutting, edging, blowing, trimming and planting my favorite plants and shrubs. But it’s mine!

I walk up my front porch and turn the doorknob to my house. It’s unlocked. It probably shouldn’t be, but I know it’s fine. It’s safe. I walk in the door and my dog barks and barks (too loudly) and greets me. Talk about unconditional love! My kids are playing in the

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Folly Beach dredgingHave you noticed increased sand, rocks, and groin size at Folly Beach lately?  Folly Beach had received a $10 million dollar grant in 2018 from the Army Corps of Engineers for beach renourishment.  As you may or may not know- Folly Beach has had its share of concerns over beach erosion due to a few factors.  One (and the most important) reason for the erosion of sand on Folly is due to the Charleston jetties in the Harbor.  The Charleston jetties were constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers years ago, in order to preserve the deep, dredged channels extending outwards to the Atlantic Ocean for container ships inbound and outbound through the Port of Charleston.  The unfortunate byproduct of these jetties are that they are blocking the natural flow of

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Rainbow Row, Charleston in winter. courtesy Catherine Ann PhotographySo you are thinking of selling your house, but don't know when the best time to sell might be.  You hear it often from realtors or friends at dinner parties- that "Spring is the best!" or, "Summer is red hot".  Sure, those could be the best selling times, but you have plenty of other options, that might even be better than those times, and here's why.

Most of the time, there are other factors and circumstances that surround your decision making regarding selling.  Whether is is a new job, a relocation associated with a job change, an end of a rental lease, etc.  Even if you could time it for the best month (April?), you may not even have the ability to do so.

In light of this, here's my argument why the winter might be the best time to sell for

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Due diligence in South CarolinaWhen you make an offer on a home in Charleston- or even South Carolina, there are different contingencies that should be apart of any real estate contract.  Typical contingencies such as a home-sale, financing, appraisal, and inspection contingencies.  So what about due diligence, where does that fit in?

Regarding the home inspection contingency in paragraph 8 of the South Carolina contract, you typically can go one of two ways.  Either a Repair Procedure, or a Due Diligence Addendum.

The repair procedure spells out how long you have to complete any home inspections, but it specifically states in the contract which items are to be addressed.  Typically, these are major home items/systems such as Heating & Air systems, plumbing, electrical systems,

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New Charleston MLS Listings

New home listings in Charleston

These are NEW real estate home listings in Charleston, that are JUST LISTED on the market.  I'm sure there are plenty of you out there, tired of seeing dated information on Zillow or Trulia.  Well, this website has a direct feed to the Charleston MLS system, so all listings are update multiple times a day, and are brand new!

  • Updated all day, every day
  • New listings only. Those 7 days old or older are removed.
  • Only listings that have come on the market right away.

These are typically the best deals for investors, and for home buyers as well (being new listings).  In this market, you have to beat out the other competing buyers, so get a jump on the competition!

Access the NEW listings here

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