Charleston Real Estate Blogs

HOA or No HOA for Your Charleston, SC Area Home? That Is the Question

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The heated debate of living in a neighborhood with a homeowner’s association (HOA) has been going on for decades. Since the first master-planned communities started appearing at the end of WWII, homebuyers have had to decide whether an HOA is worth it or not. As with most aspects of home buying, it's up to you! That said, one must make some important considerations before buying a property in a neighborhood with an HOA organization. Potential buyers will be provided a document of CC & Rs (covenants, conditions, and restrictions) i.e the Rule Book, which will include all the roles and responsibilities of that particular HOA. This document should...

Mount Pleasant, SC Real Estate: 5 Reasons Why This Community May Be Perfect for You

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The Charleston area has numerous lovely communities. From Sullivan's Island to Seabrook Island and everything in between, the city of Charleston is well-known for its architecture, food, and hospitality. Indeed, Charleston as a whole is one of the best places to live, work, and raise a family in the entire country. One of those communities, Mount Pleasant, is a popular choice for those relocating to the Charleston area. As you're looking at real estate in this city and, in particular, Mount Pleasant, SC, real estate, keep in mind these five reasons why Mount Pleasant might be perfect for you and your family.

Mount Pleasant, SC Real Estate Is Family-Friendly

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Restoration vs Renovation on Your Charleston, SC Home: Which Is Best for You?

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The unshakeable truth is that over time, all homes require some maintenance work. Occasionally, they need significant work. These homes are often deemed "fixer-uppers," and depending on your Charleston home's age, style, and location, you might consider a restoration project instead of renovating. That 1950s vintage mint green oven range with a matching fridge might look fabulous in a Mid-Century Modern restoration but amiss in a Southern Ranch Property. Regardless of the project, you tackle you must first consider these issues:

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