One look around the Charleston region and it is evident the commercial construction industry is alive and well. From retail centers and hotels to restaurants and medical facilities, commercial contractors are busy creating a variety of new structures to accommodate Charleston’s growing population. Regardless of the size, scope or ultimate function, each building needs a solid foundation, which means turning to a company that can lay the groundwork for a … Read More
JOHNS ISLAND, SC - Those who love the outdoor Lowcountry lifestyle will find themselves at home in Johns Island's newest riverfront community, Stonoview: developed and built by Lennar Homes starting in the mid $300s.Nestled along the banks of the Stono River, just seven miles from downtown Charleston, Stonoview embodies everything that makes the Lowcountry such a sought-after place to call home. In this community, natural beauty abounds. Homes are built … Read More
How many times have you heard someone dismiss foundation cracks as simply an old house that's "settling"? Ignoring foundation problems such as cracks and uneven floors can lead to serious - and expensive - problems down the road. Homes are built on dirt and, over time, that dirt will shift and settle. Clay, for example, will contract and expand depending on the moisture. Sand will erode after significant rainfall or … Read More
Prior to founding The Real Buyer’s Agent, David Kent worked as a home builder for years. Thanks in part to his close connection to the real estate industry, friends and family often approached him for advice or assistance when buying a home and he quickly saw a unique need to fill: There were no real estate agents in Charleston who worked exclusively for home buyers. So he and his business … Read More
The bees are buzzing and temperatures are rising - have you gotten the urge to start cleaning house yet? If you have the spring cleaning bug, you're not alone. In fact, a 2013 survey for the American Cleaning Institute found more than 70 percent of people engage in some form of spring cleaning each year.The top three rooms to get a spruce up are the bedroom, kitchen and bathrooms. Other … Read More
In a community with such a booming real estate market, countless residential and commercial real estate agents are hard at work, helping homeowners and business owners find the perfect property.But in 2016, two agents rose to the top. The Charleston Trident Association of Realtors® (CTAR) honors one commercial and one residential Realtor® each year as nominated by their peers and colleagues.Ann Whalen was honored as the 2016 Residential Realtor® of … Read More
Getting a tax refund this year? Why not take that money and invest it back into your greatest asset - your home. If you haven't done any roof maintenance lately, there's no time like the present. The sooner you make repairs or replace your roof, the better off you'll be.Here are 3 smart reasons to spend this year's tax refund on your roof.1. Spend a little now and save big … Read More
When was the last time you checked out the crawl space under your house? It's an area most homeowners avoid because no one relishes the ideas of crawling through cobwebs or encountering some creepy creatures in dark corners. But leave the crawl space unchecked and you could find yourself facing a serious foundation issue. The crawl space is part of your home's overall structural system and if it begins to … Read More
Join us for the Grand Opening celebration of a very special community and lifestyle. Stratton by the Sound was created as a timeless reflection of the natural lowcountry beauty that surrounds it. Majestic rivers, winding creeks and serene salt marsh expanses all create a sense of arrival, of coming home to a place that has always been here for you. Stratton by the Sound offers a uniquely balanced life. A peaceful … Read More
Warm winter sweaters, comfy scarves, soft slippers – when the colder weather of fall arrives, it’s time to bundle up. And while you’re updating your wardrobe, why not outfit your home in some comfy fabrics too? Seasonal fabrics for your home come in an array of materials and styles, from pop-pom trim to grass cloth wallpaper.
Homeowners in Charleston know a thing or two about rough weather. From tropical storms to hurricanes to heavy rains, weather can wreak havoc on your home. And since your roof is the first line of defense, it’s crucial to keep it in top shape to protect the rest of your home. Here are 4 tips to help keep your roof safe:
Typically, your coffee table is one of the most important style elements of your home—think of it as a blank canvas. Think about it, besides our kitchens, we spend a lot of time living it up and chatting up guests in our living rooms. It’s an engaging and direct place to share a little bit about you and your interests—and your wit. These twelve tips show the way to “paint” a masterpiece with your coffee table without so much as a brushstroke.
While the Lowcountry’s winter was mild, who isn’t excited spring is here? We welcome our vines of jasmine and honeysuckle, our foxglove and rose olives. Azaleas seem especially bright this year, so it’s nearly certain we’re in for a treat—and that it’s high time we get our outdoor living space ready for action.
For nearly half a century lawn doctor has been offering its customers a wide variety of services from Weed control, fertilization, insect control, and deep root feeding, all the way to mosquito control. Lawn Doctor’s goal is to provide homeowners along with businesses in the low country a lawn and landscape they will be proud of.
The holidays are a time for friends, family and food (and in many houses, football). It’s a chance to spend a full day devoted to appreciating our community and all the people in it. If you’ve been tapped to host the annual holiday dinner, you may be feeling both excitement and anxiety – even if you’ve hosted a dozen holiday dinners over the years.