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Charleston Real Estate- New Custom Built in Summerville- 106 Aviary Court

Thu, Mar 19th 2015 2:50 pm by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

Wow! Check this out.... ChuckTown Homes Real Estate has a new listing in Summerville.

106 Aviary Ct Summerville

STUNNING, BRAND NEW, AND READY TO MOVE INTO Charleston Single Style Home in QUAINT Summerville neighborhood and Dorchester II School District!! No expense was spared in the design and construction of this CUSTOM built home at the end of the street in a quiet culdesac. Some of the features throughout the home include...10' ceilings; 8' doors; extensive trim work including crown molding, coffered ceilings, wainscoting and cased windows; recessed lighting; gleaming hardwood floors; high end lighting and fans. GOURMET kitchen with high end appliances including gas range and cooktop, wall oven, convect...

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What is a Buyer's Agent?

Thu, Feb 19th 2015 11:05 pm by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

What is a buyer’s agent?

In real estate transactions around Charleston:

Home sellers are always represented by an agent- commonly referred to as the listing agent.

Home builders are always represented by an agent- commonly referred to as the “on site” agent. (The bubbly girls that work in the model home)

But home buyers aren’t always so fortunate.


Where do you start when looking for a home in Charleston?

Most people call the name on the sign in the front yard or wander into the model home- BIG MISTAKE! The listing agent & model home girl DO NOT have your best interest at heart- only the seller’s.

This means you will most likely overpay ...

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Charleston Home Sales and Prices Are Up!

Fri, Jan 30th 2015 12:00 pm by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

Home sales and prices are up. Interest rates are down.

Time to buy or sell Charleston real estate?

Charleston SC Home Sales 20115



Call the real estate experts at ChuckTown Homes Real Estate. Nobody knows Charleston real estate like we do.

Find out why we are the most productive real estate brokerage in Charleston SC year after year!

888/ 210.3348

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Is 2015 Your Year to Sell a Charleston Home?

Tue, Jan 13th 2015 5:19 pm by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

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Is 2015 Your Year to Sell a Home?

According to experts, 2015 is on track to bring something the housing market hasn’t seen in a while: a return to normal. After a decade of economic extremes, normal can seem, well, boring—especially if you’re banking on sharp price increases to sell a home.

We haven’t seen a normal housing market since the turn of the 21st century, so perhaps a refresher’s in order. Here’s a peek at what you can expect going into 2015:

  • Home prices continue to rise—but at a steadier pace. We may not see the heated price jumps that marked 2013, but the National Association of Realtors sees this as a sign the market is finally experiencing healthy levels of growth...

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Just Listed! 1272 Llewellyn Road in Mount Pleasant- Chelsea Park Renovation!

Sat, Dec 20th 2014 2:51 pm by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

This beautifully RENOVATED HOME is located in the quaint Chelsea Park neighborhood of Mt.Pleasant.

1272 Llewellyn Road

Within a couple of minutes of Amazing Beaches, Towne Center Shopping, and Easy Access to I-526, 1272 Llewellyn Road is truly a hidden gem! This immaculate ranch style home is not only BRIGHT and OPEN but the current owners have done everything for you!!

The kitchen is completely renovated with bamboo floors, granite countertops, breakfast bar, stone tile backsplash, beadboard trim and crown molding, stainless appliances, plantation shutters, upgraded lighting, and a skylight!!

1272 Llewellyn Road

Both bathrooms in this Charleston Real Estate have been remodeled and include bead board, tile floors, cu...

Sneek Peak- New Mt Pleasant Real Estate- 1272 Llewellyn Road Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Wed, Dec 17th 2014 4:21 pm by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

Not yet listed- but soon to be- you are looking at a sneak peek of this beautifully renovated Mt Pleasant home before it's even listed!!!

1272 Llewellyn Road Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

1272 Llewellyn Rd is located in convenient Chelsea Park- Mount Pleasant Real Estate doesn't get much better than this. The owner has completely renovated the interior, and is cute cute cute!

1272 Llewellyn Road Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

1272 Llewellyn is over 1300 square feet and will be listed at $325,000.

1272 Llewellyn Road Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Sunlight pours into the high end kitchen- Stainless appliances and custom stone back splash makes this kitchen perfect for entertaining!

1272 Llewellyn Road Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

1272 Llewellyn Road Mount Pleasant, SC 29464


Ready for a private showing? Want to see this home before it hits the MLS?

Call Shawn Pillion at Chucktown Homes today- 843/ ...

Charleston Real Estate- Rent or Buy?

Mon, Dec 8th 2014 12:32 pm by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

Rent Increases Expected to Continue through 2015 | Keeping Current Matters

 Wondering whether you should keep renting or go ahead and buy some Charleston SC real estate?

CNBC’s Diana Olick recently reported that rents in the residential housing sector continued to rise in 2014. She interviewed Jed Kolko, Chief Economist at Trulia, who revealed:

"Rents are rising because of strong demand that supply hasn't kept up with. Nearly all the new households are renters, and young people moving out of their parents' homes will keep fueling rental demand."

Where are rents headed in 2015?

The question now is where rents will be heading over the next twelve months. In a press release last week, Zillow chief economist Dr. Stan Humphries predicted residential rental ...

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ChuckTown Homes Pleased to Welcome Katie McClure!!

Thu, Nov 13th 2014 3:29 pm by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

We are pleased and privileged to announce a great new addition to our team. Katie Mclure has brought her talents to ChuckTown Homes Real Estate! We are so very excited to have her and provide our clients access to yet another highly talented buyer specialist.

Katie McClure Charleston Real Estate


Katie previously worked for a top four national homebuilder for 7 years and offers an in-depth knowledge of new home sales and the construction process- including mortgage/financing qualification. Katie has extensive experience assisting first time homebuyers and helping military families find homes!

Katie truly enjoys what she does! She brings her high-energy, outstanding customer service skills and knowledge-based, detail...

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Worried About Flood Insurance? Would You Really Need it?

Fri, Nov 7th 2014 1:49 pm by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

Do I need Flood Insurance?

Everyday we hear buyers and sellers talking about flood insurance on their Charleston real estate. But what's the big deal? We all know lenders require flood insurance when their money is on the line... but do you really need flood insurance? What if your new Charleston Real Estate isn't on Folly or IOP? What if you're not even in a flood zone and you live in Summerville?

Well NOAA has just let the ink dry on their new Storm Surge Inundation website with an interactive map! That's right, you can find your house on the map and see what would happen if a hurricane of varying degrees hit Charleston at high tide.

Flood Legend







This is what things would lo...

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1023 Jervey Point Road- Be close to the water!

Thu, Oct 30th 2014 4:17 pm by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

1023 Jervey Point Road

Ready to live the good life in Charleston? Wanna be close to Daniel Island and the water? River Reach Pointe is the place for you!

How about living 100 feet away from a DEEP WATER neighborhood dock on the WANDO RIVER!! Now throw in the fact that Berkeley County has approved and plans are in place for the new Phillip Simmons elementary, middle and high schools!! The extremely well maintained, hardi plank siding home(freshly painted), with 4 large bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 half baths, a downstairs master bedroom, formal dining room, open loft, screened in porch, mud room, butlers pantry, and lots of storage!! Add to that...a privacy fenced in backyard with a custom built PLA...

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Ready to Live Marshfront in West Ashley? 418 Rhett Butler Dr Awaits!

Sat, Sep 27th 2014 10:41 am by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

418 Rhett Butler Drive Charleston SC 29414

Ready to have miles of marsh view off the back porch? Ready to live amongst the historic plantations in West Ashley? Want all this within a huge family home in one of Charleston's most prestigious neighborhoods?

Welcome home! 418 Rhett Butler has it all. Boasting over 3,600 sq feet and 5 bedrooms this home has it all including a three car garage! No flood insurance required. For a private showing please call Shawn Pillion 843/ 647.9711.


418 Rhett Butler Dr
Charleston, SC

MLS# 1424892 - residential

Beautiful traditional home on the marsh in highly desirable Schieveling Plantation. Just a few of the many features of this lovely home include: Hardwood flooring everywhere ex...

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106 Bald Cypress Court At Legend Oaks Plantation in Summerville

Sat, Sep 27th 2014 9:18 am by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

106 Bald Cypress Ct Summerville SC 29485

We've just listed this beautiful Saussy Burbank Legend Oaks Stunner. Nestled on a private cul de sac in one of Summerville's premier family neighborhoods, 106 Bald Cypress will certainly help make memories for one lucky family! This home gives it's owners access to the best public schools in the state, an opportunity to join the Legend Oaks Country club and the Palmetto Forest pool that's within walking distance!

Listed by ChuckTown Homes Real Estate- please call Shawn Pillion for a private showing. 843/ 647.9711


106 Bald Cypress Ct
Summerville, SC

MLS# 1425830 - residential

IMMACULATE Legend Oaks Plantation home in Dorchester II School District!! Located on a quiet culd...

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Chaleston Real Estate- Loan Costs Across Time!

Fri, Sep 12th 2014 12:02 pm by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

Is now a good time to buy?

We all know that prices are rising- especially in West Ashley and Mt Pleasant! But what about interest rates?

Yeah- they're low right now.... but how low?


Charleston SC Mortgage Rates Over Time




Are you ready to take advantage of these historically low interest rates? Charleston Real Estate has never been so affordable to finance!


Call the experts at ChuckTown Homes Real Estate- we have buyer's specialists waiting to help!




122 Lewisfield Plantation Rd
Moncks Corner, SC

MLS# 1420431 - residential


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Charleston Real Estate Trends YTD September 2014

Thu, Sep 11th 2014 10:17 am by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info
So.... How's the Charleston Real Estate market fairing in 2014?
With some help from our neighborhood statistician, Doug Holmes, we have posted a chart below outlining what's going on. Mt Pleasant and West Ashley have been VERY strong!
Overall, we are up 5.9% in terms of number of transactions over this same period from 2013.  
We look to be on a pace to sell over 13k homes this year.
A few areas are actually down in number of sales, but this sometimes has more to do with lack of inventory to sell.
The median sales price is at $222k, which is up 6.5% over the same period from 2013.
While median sales prices are now higher than they were at the peak of the market in 2007, ther...

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Coosaw Preserve- A new neighborhood in Ladson

Thu, Sep 4th 2014 4:48 pm by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

This new neighborhood will be built on the Heape-McKewn Tract behind Coosaw Creek Country Club. Lennar Homes is developing the new neighborhood across from Joseph Pye Elementary School. Roads are already in and we are hearing that foundations are being poured for the model homes right now. They will offer 3 "collections"- The Arbor collection will be smaller homes on 40 foot wide lots, The Sandpiper collection will be larger homes built on 50 foot wide lots, and the largest homes available will be built on 60 foot wide lots and called the Coastal collection.

The builder will begin to write contracts end of October 2014 for spring 2015 deliveries. Call ChuckTown Homes today to have buyer ...

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Carolina Park- August 2014 Update

Fri, Aug 22nd 2014 9:43 am by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info
New custom homes in Mount Pleasant SC

August 2014

The Lowcountry's fastest-growing new community

New homes from the high $300s. Custom homes from the $500s.
Carolina Park is a 1,700-acre master-planned community in the heart of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina where residents can live, work, play and learn in one place. With summer wrapping up and school back in session, it's a great time to learn about what's going on in the neighborhood.

It's been a busy summer

Carolina Park's Residents Club with pool

The weather’s been great and so have sales. Currently Carolina Park has sold over 220 new homes. Thanks to all of our residents for making Carolina Park such...

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Still a Great Time to Buy Charleston Real Estate... but Hurry!!

Wed, Aug 20th 2014 2:56 pm by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

Still a Great Time to Buy a Home…but HURRY!!

Still a Great Time to Buy a Home…but HURRY!! | Keeping Current Matters










Kevin Kelly, Chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), recently explained that:

“With interest rates near historically low levels and strengthening job growth, now continues to be a great opportunity to buy a home.”

We couldn’t agree more. However, we must realize that, with prices and interest rates both projected to increase, waiting could cost us.

There are two organizations that look at the affordability of purchasing and actually measure it over time. The National Association of Home Builders has their Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) and the National Association of Realtors’ has the...

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New Listing- 122 Lewisfield Plantation Road in Moncks Corner!

Tue, Jul 29th 2014 1:58 pm by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

Check out ChuckTown Homes Real Estate's newest listing on 5 plush acres in Moncks Corner!

122 Lewisfield Plantation For Sale


THE MAIN HOME--4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 1 half bath, and a large mud/laundry room with cabinets, a sink, and another shower...all on the first floor with the exception of the large 4th bedroom with private full bathroom upstairs. Open and bright floor plan with hardwood floors and a recently upgraded kitchen including gas range with cooktop, microwave cabinet, solid surface countertops, top of the line stainl...

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ChuckTown Homes Real Estate Proud to Welcome Ashley Towns!

Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 11:37 am by Shawn Pillion Real Estate Agents

Please join us in welcoming our newest buyer's agent to the team. ChuckTown Homes Real Estate is very lucky to have added Ashley's talent to the team!

Ashley Towns Charleston Real Estate Agent ChuckTown Homes

Ashley is a real estate and management professional with over 18 years experience working in demanding, fast-paced environments. After graduating from the College of Charleston, she began her real estate career as the executive assistant to the developer of The Gates of Park West.

Ashley served as the liaison between construction crews, future homeowners, and the developer. During her tenure she contributed to project planning, budgeting, analyzing problems, ensuring accountability, monitoring results, and proposing solutions to keep...

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Where's the most expensive Mount Pleasant Real Estate Listing?

Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 11:22 am by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

The Old Village of Course!

Check out this stunning Mt Pleasant listing (listed by Carolina One Real Estate) at 205 Ferry Street, Mount Pleasant SC 29464. Loaded with history and originally built in 1800, this home, overlooking the Charleston Harbor, was renovated down to the studs between 2006 and 2008 when 205 Ferry Street was transformed into a haven of unobstructed views of the well landscaped yard, the marsh, private dock and harbor beyond. This estate is seriously large at over 5,000 sq feet boasting 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms- there is no lack of space for a large family looking to live the Old Village lifestyle.

Click Here for all the details:

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