All Blog Entries by Mike Ciucci

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We just got a real estate contract!Congratulation on your purchase contract! A job well done on being masters of HGTV staging, landscaping pros, and social media sellers. It is now time to relax and coast to closing. Right?

A lot of buyers and sellers feel it's now okay to ease up, and all that's needed is paperwork for the lender, and frequent communication from your realtor that everything is rolling smoothly. But as any realtor will tell you- now is when the difficulty or success begins (it's all how you look at it).

Whether you're a seller or a buyer, there are a number of items that need to fall into place in order to have a smooth, successful closing.  But what are those items?  I've come up with a list that I've used over the years here in Charleston that I hope you'll find

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What a beautiful new construction house located close to Meeting Street and Upper King Street. Walk to your favorite coffee shops, restaurants, and anything downtown. This house has all of the extras, and with the largest advantage being that this house is NEW. Not 100 years old, 200 years old- but up to today's new construction codes, energy efficiency, and high city standards.

No expense spared in this 3-story Charleston single designed by renowned local downtown & Kiawah architect Ashley Jennings. This has all of the old-world charm of Downtown Charleston- plus all of the modern conveniences in today's world.

The big thing about this house is the real estate investment.  This location is ONE BLOCK away from multi-million dollar homes in

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Bill Murray Always KnowsIf you would have told me last year that the entire world would be shutting down due to a virus in 2020- I would have said you are either delusional, or I would have feared some sort of doomsday apocalypse (or both).  And yet, here we are.

Now that we are past the initial phase/stage of infection, and on to the second stage- let's take a look at where we stand in all of this with Covid 19.

Many of you are wondering how Coronavirus will affect buying or selling a home in this Charleston real estate market.  Short term- things are humming along, and have been.  We are doing much more online marketing, online virtual showings, and of course plenty of online meetings.  It is still an absolute sellers market right now with a low number of available homes

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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.

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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Video Tour of 2882 N Moss Oak Ln

Take a look at this video tour of a new house for sale in West Ashley.  New high-quality wood laminate floors, custom updates to all the bathrooms in 2019, new HVAC system and ductwork in 2019, and newer stainless steel appliances as well.  Great location in the established neighborhood of Canterbury Woods, within the City of Charleston, minutes to downtown, beaches, or the islands. This home sits on a cul-de-sac, has an organically managed lawn with lush St. Augustine grass, and has an enclosed back yard that backs up to a play park with mature trees.

The owners have also painted the interior, installed an energy efficient water heater, and a barbecue pit area, with complete privacy in the back yard! This house

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So we're in the news again! This time it's national news on CBS. South Carolina and more specifically- Charleston, is booming right now.  We are enjoying some of the lowest unemployment rates in the Country! A wonderful climate, plenty of job opportunities, large companies moving to the area, and massive changes in Charleston's infrastructure shows dramatic growth for our Tri-County area.

Take a look at this quick video on how Charleston is truly starting to take shape with the Port of Charleston, and the many large companies setting up shop here. There are still plenty of opportunities to find an investment to double (yes, double) your money within 10-15 years. Make the down payment on rental house (10%), have the renters pay the note down

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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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