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Carnes Crossroads- Windmill Station brings dining & shopping!

Thu, May 11th 2017 12:45 pm by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

Carnes Crossroads- Charleston SC Real Estate for Sale

Windmill Station To Bring Shopping, Dining and New Medical Services

Construction has begun on the newest addition to the Crossroads, our community’s evolving downtown. Windmill Station at Carnes Crossroads will be home to several established Charleston area medical practices, along with the community’s first retail and restaurant spaces.

A collaboration between Charleston GI, Charleston ENT & Allergy, and Low Country Rheumatology, Windmill Station will be a new Summerville and Goose Creek address for all three practices, and will offer space for additional providers. It will also be home to the community’s first retail b...

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Charleston Mortgage Rates- Dow you know the cost of waiting?

Fri, May 5th 2017 9:29 am by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

Do You Know the Cost of Waiting? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights:

  • The “Cost of Waiting to Buy” is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices and interest rates were to increase over a period of time.
  • Freddie Mac predicts that interest rates will increase to 4.8% by this time next year, while home prices are predicted to appreciate by 4.9% according to CoreLogic.
  • Waiting until next year to buy could cost you thousands of dollars a year for the life of your mortgage!

Call the Experts at ChuckTown Homes Real Estate today and lock in your housing cost for life while rates are still sooo low!!!

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Buying Charleston Real Estate- What about PMI??

Tue, May 2nd 2017 10:03 am by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

Get All the Facts about PMI in Charleston SC Real Estate

When it comes to buying a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to purchase a home with a down payment below 20%, you can never have too much information about Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI).

What is PMI?

Freddie Mac defines PMI as:

“An insurance policy that protects the lender if you are unable to pay your mortgage. It's a monthly fee, rolled into your mortgage payment, that is required for all conforming, conventional loans that have down payments less than 20%.

Once you've built equity of 20% in your home, you can cancel your PMI and remove that ex...

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How Low Supply & High Demand Impacts the Charleston SC Real Estate Market

Fri, Mar 24th 2017 10:19 am by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

Charleston Real Estate Supply

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Bricked Arrow- Authentic Brazilian Brigadeiros

Thu, Mar 23rd 2017 10:40 pm by Shawn Pillion Restaurant Reviews

What is a Birgadeiro? It's kind of like a sweet little Brazilian Kiss!

Two local Charlestonians and Brazilian natives are teaming up to make handmade authentic Brazilian desserts like their Grandmothers used to make!

Introducing Bricked Arrow Desserts. They come in many different flavors- and are simply addictive.

Bricked Arrow Desserts

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Carolina Park's Knowledge Hub & Bolden Lake Progress

Tue, Feb 28th 2017 11:11 am by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

Carolina Park

-  February 2017 -

Carolina Park

Knowledge Hub & Progress Accelerates on Bolden Lake


New homes in The Village from the $300s.  

Custom homes in Riverside from the $600s to $1M+.

Spring is still nearly a month away, but things are already heating up at Carolina Park. The mild winter weather has allowed work to continue at a tremendous pace on projects throughout the community. From new neighborhoods to new schools to new amenities, there's a lot happening and a lot to look forward to as 2017 unfolds. We invite you to take a moment and see for yourself why Carolina Park has become the Lowcountry's premier master planned community and most sought-after address .



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The Real Cost of Renting vs Buying Charleston Real Estate

Fri, Feb 17th 2017 9:10 am by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

Rent a Home in Charleston or Buy a Home in Charleston????

Rent vs Buying a home in Charleston SC 2017

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New Listing in West Ashley!!! 4 Jerry Drive for Sale!

Thu, Feb 9th 2017 4:48 pm by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

Just listed- Cute cottage walking distance to Avondale!

4 Jerry Drive Charleston SC 29407 For Sale



This close to Downtown for $275,000?? It's possible!

Call us today to get a closer look at this great house!


4 Jerry Drive
Charleston, SC

MLS# 17003730 - Residential

Adorable ranch bungalow within walking distance of fabulous Avondale shops and restaurants. This renovated home features hardwood floors; kitchen with gas range, conveying fridge and built in wine rack; 2 large bedrooms; bath with black & white subway tiles and tiled shower; flex room with a cool sliding barn door closet is perfect for a dining room, office or 3rd bedroom and leads to large back overlooking a large private fenced backyard.


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Strong demand greets Bolden Grove introduction & work begins on new senior living community at Carolina Park.

Fri, Jan 27th 2017 10:55 am by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

January 2017 update at Carolina Park

Mount Pleasant, SC Real Estate For Sale







New homes in The Village homes from the $300s.  

Custom homes in Riverside from the $600s to $1M+.

2016 was a year that saw Carolina Park achieve record sales, selling 190 new homes and bringing the total number of homes sold in Carolina Park to more than 600. After a year like that, you'd think January might be a little quiet. Instead, it's proven to be a very busy month. Introductory sales in Riverside's new Bolden Grove neighborhood have exceeded expectations, construction has begun on a new senior living community, progress continues on Carolina Park Elementary School an...

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Only 14 Homesites Remain in Carolina Park's New Bolden Grove Custom Homes Neighborhood

Fri, Jan 27th 2017 10:30 am by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info


Don't Miss This Rare Opportunity to Choose Your Perfect Homesite and Build Your Custom Home in


Named for the grove of protected woodlands the homesites are nestled between, Bolden Grove promises to be one of our finest neighborhoods yet. Framed by a limited offering of 27 thoughtfully designed homesites, the tree-lined streets of Bolden Grove will serve as the gracious gateway to Bolden Park, an expansive 20-acre lake and park system that will serve as a focal point and popular gathering place for the community.


Right now, you still have an...

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Is This the Coolest House For Sale in Charleston Right Now?

Wed, Jan 25th 2017 7:49 pm by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

We think this is the coolest house the Charleston MLS has seen in a long time!

422 Priestly Street422 Priestly Street for sale in Stono Terrace


Even though we are seasoned pros and show dozens of houses every day- sometimes we find ourselves drooling.


This house has us smitten- we have to admit!

Hard to imagine that this modern Stono Terrace home will last very long in this Charleston Real Estate market!

422 Priestly Street Charleston SC for sale



Ready for a private tour? Call us today and one of our buyer's representatives would love to give you a tour!

ChuckTown Homes Real Estate- 888/ 210.3348


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Live on the water in Mount Pleasant!!!! Hidden Lakes Home for Sale

Mon, Jan 2nd 2017 3:30 pm by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

1234 Waterfront Drive, Mount Pleasant

What a better way to celebrate 2017 than with a new house?

Ready to live on the water in beautiful Mount Pleasant??

1234 Waterfront Drive, Mount Pleasant

 Ready for a private tour of this gorgeous home in Hidden Lakes?

Call the experts at ChuckTown Homes Real Estate today- 888/ 210.3348


1234 Waterfront Drive
Mount Pleasant, SC

MLS# 16018569 - Residential

This home is amazing, with awesome lake views and a fantastic location you do not want to miss out on your opportunity to be a part of this extremely desirable Mount Pleasant community. As you walk into the foyer you will notice the gorgeous wood floors throughout the downstairs area and the cathedral ceilings. T...

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The Impact of Interest Rates on Your Charleston Home Purchase

Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:10 am by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

If you haven't noticed, interest rates have gone up recently.... but what does this mean??

How will this affect your ability to buy Charleston SC Real Estate??

Charleston SC Mortgage Rates


Some Highlights:

  • Your monthly housing cost is directly tied to the price of the home you purchase and the interest rate you secure for your mortgage.
  • Over the last 30 years, interest rates have fluctuated greatly with rates in the double digits in the 1980s, all the way down to the near 4% we are experiencing now.
  • Your purchasing power is greatly impacted by the interest rate you secure. Act now before rates go up!

Ready to get started instead of waiting to see where rates will go in 201...

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Carolina Park New Home Inventory- December 2016

Tue, Dec 6th 2016 12:15 pm by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

Carolina Park Riverside InventoryCarolina Park Villages Inventory

Click here to see all Carolina Park Inventory!

Ready to buy a new home in Carolina Park?

Call us today to work with one of our professional buyer's representatives free of charge- we have represented hundreds of Charleston real estate buyers this year- we hope you'll be next! 888/ 210.3348

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Charleston New Home Sales Race to Keep Pace in 2016

Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 11:58 am by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

Charleston SC New Construction Real Esatet

Ready to buy a new home in Charleston SC or start building in Mount Pleasant?

Sound confusing? Don't know where to start?

Not to us- we are Charleston real estate experts and know the ins and outs of new construction.

Call us today!

Summerville New Construction:

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The Real Estate Market is Back in Charleston SC!

Fri, Oct 21st 2016 11:14 am by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

7 Graphs That Show the Real Estate Market is Back! [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights:

  • Distressed property sales fell to its lowest number since NAR began tracking it in 2008.
  • As you can see, with less distressed properties, sales are up in all price ranges except the $0 - $100K price range.
  • Interest rates are still at historic lows, signifying that now is the right time to buy!
  • Call the experts at ChuckTown Homes Real Estate today to find out how to buy before prices go up!

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Carnes Crossroads- October 2016 Update

Fri, Oct 14th 2016 10:17 am by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info
News & updates from Carnes Crossroads
Homefinder Area Map Faq Contact   October 2016
Carnes Crossroads
Sunny Skies Over Our Growing Community

We’re happy to report that the entire Charleston region is recovering nicely following last week’s storm. Carnes Crossroads fared particularly well, and it’s safe to say our underground utilities and comprehensive land plan served us well - we experienced no power outages or flooding.

As you can see from this bird’s-eye view, our first neighborhood is virtually complete. In fact, more than a hundred families are living h...

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