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Renovated in Gated Community UNDER $100k!

Wed, Jan 13th 2016 11:43 am by Samantha Havens Around Town

Renovated - Turn Key - Ready for New Owner!

Please take a minute to look at this property and/or share it with friends and family who you think may be interested!

A great value for a comfortable, property in a convenient North Charleston location that has been renovated and reduced in price to $95k.

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A Nice Improvement for James Island

Wed, Jul 29th 2015 9:40 am by Samantha Havens Around Town

New James Island Town Hall in the works!

With a few new restaurants recently opened on "Jim Isle" - ala Stereo 8 and Screen Door - it's nice to see continued improvements popping up all around including these plans for Town Hall….. Read more below:

New Town Hall Planned

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What's For Sale in Park West?

Tue, Jul 28th 2015 10:50 am by Samantha Havens Around Town

As of today (July 28th), here's a comprehensive list of all the active properties for sale in popular Park West neighborhood in Mt Pleasant.

If you should need clarification about ANY property listed here please contact me immediately for further info… I am happy to respond quickly via email, text or phone.

Enjoy browsing.

Homes for Sale in Park West

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Charleston Real Estate On Fire!

Tue, Jul 28th 2015 9:45 am by Samantha Havens Around Town

Nothing but a positive outlook for the Charleston real estate market….

Sales are up about 20% YTD (June 2015) and with pricing that continues to build coupled with the significant drop in inventory (only about 4-5 months on hand) we are officially in a seller's market.  Average time to sell less than 90 days!

Read more below:

Charleston Real Estate Leading the Entire State

Please contact me for the most recently available sales statistics for more info!

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Are Dining Rooms a Thing of the Past?

Wed, Jun 17th 2015 9:43 am by Samantha Havens Around Town

Trends come and go but it seems that this one has been emerging for quite some time and people seem to really like it…. gone are the days of formal dining rooms!

For most, the traditional dining room is rarely used and therefore becomes wasted space in your home or a drop off for more clutter.  Is it really necessary to dedicate precious square footage for a room you might use once or twice a year when families gather for holidays?  What's your take?  Would you rather use this space for something more meaningful in your everyday life?

Click below to see what some are doing to decorate "around" the traditional dining room space….

Your Dining Room's Future

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Buying a House in Mount Pleasant SC

Sun, May 24th 2015 11:01 am by Samantha Havens Around Town

On this Memorial Day weekend we take time to reflect and show our deepest gratitude for those who serve and have served for our country with such pride and dignity….

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With so much to be thankful for, Havens Charleston Real Estate hopes you and your loved ones are able to get out and participate in all the activities there are to enjoy this holiday weekend.  And maybe you ave even carved out some time to browse homes for sale in the area too! Here is a quick link of all the active listings in Mt Pleasant from $350k-$450k.  If anything looks interesting to you, please contact me so that I may send you additional information and/or perhaps try to schedule a private showing this weekend.

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Spoleto 2015 Calendar, Charleston SC

Sat, May 16th 2015 7:55 am by Samantha Havens Around Town

It's almost time for the Spoleto Festival in Charleston ! 

Never been?  This annual springtime cultural event draws thousands to the Lowcountry for an unforgettable 2 weeks of theater, dance, music, opera and art featuring talent from all around the world.

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Here is a schedule of all the festival's events complete with direct links to buy tickets which are already selling fast….!

Spoleto Festival 2015 Calendar of Events

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For Sale From $450k on James Island

Tue, May 12th 2015 7:57 am by Samantha Havens Around Town

Wondering what's for sale on James Island starting at $450k?  Here is a great link that will give you all the details, descriptions and pictures for these homes for sale.

Take a peak and should you be interested in more information or wish to set up a private showing, please contact Sam Havens at 843-830-2733

Sam@HavensCharlestonRealEstate.com

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For Sale on James Island From $450k-$950k

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Decorating Small Spaces

Tue, May 12th 2015 7:44 am by Samantha Havens Around Town

Decorating is a fun and sometimes challenging task.  Finding the perfect spot for all your furniture can turn into a game of put it here, move it there a hundred times over… you know the drill.

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Below is a link to give you a few pointers to help make that challenge a bit easier especially if you are faced with trying to make a smaller room feel bigger.  Have fun and experiment!

Decorating Small Spaces

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VOLVO Chooses South Carolina's Berkeley County for Auto Plant

Mon, May 11th 2015 8:19 am by Samantha Havens Around Town

The job opportunities continue to flourish in our area!

Volvo has selected Berkeley County as the home for a new auto plant that will produce approximately 100k cars per year. They will start this fall with first car production estimated availability in 2018.

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Read more about it here:

Volvo Auto Plant in South Carolina

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Charleston, SC Spring/Summer Event Calendar

Thu, Apr 30th 2015 1:12 pm by Samantha Havens Around Town

Coming to Charleston and wondering what will be going on while you're here?  Or perhaps you are a loving local who just needs a quick recap of  all the many events happening around town.

Whatever the reason, look no more! Here is a link to all events in the Charleston area through September 2015.  Whether it be the arts, nature walks, basking in the sun on our beautiful beaches, bustling downtown hotspots or shopping, there is something to entice everyone in the family.

Things To Do in Charleston SC

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Charleston SC never disappoints when it comes to fun events around town.  No matter what your interest, there is virtually always something to choose from that will enhance your day in th...

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5 Yeamans Rd For Sale in The Crescent - Under $1m

Tue, Apr 28th 2015 2:47 pm by Samantha Havens Around Town

Home for Sale in The Crescent

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The Crescent is an extremely sought after neighborhood in West Ashley minutes from downtown Charleston and across from the Windermere shopping center.  The homes are beautifully maintained on gorgeous lots with sweeping oaks and moss.

If you are thinking of buying a home in an established neighborhood close to everything, you must add this lovely home to your list.  With 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, 5 Yeamans Rd boasts over 3000 square feet - featuring 2 Master Suites and an open floor plan all sitting on just about .5 acre which is one of the larger lots in the neighborhood.

Call Sam Havens at 843-830-2733 or email Sam@HavensCharlestonRealEstate.com to set...

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JAMES ISLAND HOUSE FOR SALE: 783 Whispering Marsh Drive

Sun, Apr 26th 2015 8:42 am by Samantha Havens Around Town

Quintessential lowcountry style complete with front porch and stately grand staircase that leads up to this gorgeous lakefront home.

stiles point plantation house for sale

Located in the lovely neighborhood known as Stiles Point Plantation located on James Island literally within minutes to downtown…. no traffic lights to deal with….. it couldn't be easier.

Fabulous home with over 3000 square feet of open space with so many windows to bring in the natural light and beauty of its surroundings on serene lake.  Wonderful upgrades and improvements including new HVAC and dishwasher, washer/dryer and expansive garage with commercial grade dehumidifier giving you that much extra space for safe storage.

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Brand NEW Fenwick Plantation Home for Sale

Wed, Apr 22nd 2015 10:43 am by Samantha Havens Around Town

The Preserve at Fenwick Plantation - a neighborhood oasis conveniently located on Johns Island off Maybank Highway… Amazing views of Penny Creek with community deepwater docks, plus gorgeous wooded lots with sweeping oaks and natural, untouched foliage that make you feel as though you're miles away when in reality you are only 10-15 minutes to downtown.  

Experience the beauty and serenity of this neighborhood by taking a look at this newly built home with over 3500 square feet on a corner lot.  4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths gives you the opportunity for more than enough living and outdoor space featuring high-end details throughout.

Easy to show with weekend and evening appointments availab...

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Fabulous Marshfront Home for Sale on James Island

Mon, Apr 20th 2015 8:18 am by Samantha Havens Around Town

One of my favorite neighborhoods on James Island is tucked behind Fort Johnson Rd overlooking the Charleston Harbor and Ravenel Bridge.  This quaint hamlet is known as Eastwood and is within walking distance to the James Island Yacht Club.  The tip of the neighborhood has incredible views of the harbor with its own little sandy beach popular with a lot of JI locals who find pleasure in kayaking, walking their pups and bird watching throughout the year.

If you have not yet had the opportunity to see this lovely area on James Island, consider a drive by…. and if you happen to be in the market looking for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a marsh front estate there, please take a peak...

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What's Available for Sale in Mt Pleasant?

Sun, Apr 12th 2015 9:17 am by Samantha Havens Around Town

The simple answer is……. a lot.  That does not mean that homes aren't selling but rather, that demand is growing and new construction is happening at a rapid pace!

Mt Pleasant is a thriving community just across the Cooper River and offers buyers endless opportunities for work and play in addition to the attractions of downtown Charleston.  Enjoy dining, shopping, beaches and boating as well as business opportunities in the banking, medical, retail, etc fields.

Here is an up-to-the-minute link of homes for sale as of today up to $700k:

Mt Pleasant Homes for Sale up to $700k

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We can arrange a private showing at your convenience should you see anything that peaks your interest.  Additio...

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Stressing Over House Guests? Here's all You Need To Know

Thu, Mar 26th 2015 7:57 am by Samantha Havens Around Town

With nicer weather and BBQ parties just around the corner, friends and family might already be filling up your calendar for a visit...

Does the thought of house guests get you stressed and overwhelmed about how to prepare for their arrival… cleaning, organizing, having enough food in the house, etc….

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Here's a list of the most important things to focus on to help you get ready and let the rest go!

Get Ready for Visitors with this Low-Stress Guide  

You shouldn't be so hard on yourself and be part of the fun so relax and enjoy!

By the way, this is a great list to "stage" your home for potential buyers too!  De-clutter, tidiness, fresh flowers = SOLD!

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Buy on House on James Island for Under $300k

Thu, Mar 26th 2015 7:37 am by Samantha Havens Around Town

The market is hot and sales are breaking records again but that doesn't mean there aren't some competitive deals out there...

If you are looking to buy a new house and are considering James Island, here is a link to all the current homes for sale in that area under $300k!

Homes for Sale Under $300k

This available list of homes can change rapidly with homes going under contract at a fast pace so please let me know if anything peaks your interest and I would be happy to send additional information or set up an appointment for a private showing.

Browse at your leisure!

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Hot, New Kitchen Trends

Wed, Mar 11th 2015 3:24 pm by Samantha Havens Around Town

Want to know what is the next upcoming trend for kitchens?  Take a look here:

New Kitchen Trends

The days of selecting a finish for your refrigerator might be fading fast….. trends point toward homeowners looking to conceal their appliance by having it blend in with cabinetry or "disappear" with glass doors…… A sure way to stop buying all that junk food since now people will be able to see exactly what you're eating!

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Charleston is the Hot, New (maybe not so new) Destination! Featured on HLN!

Wed, Mar 11th 2015 7:09 am by Samantha Havens Around Town

With our beautiful city consistently ranking as Conde Nast's #1 travel destination, it seems Charleston SC was the obvious choice to be featured on HLN's travel mini series "The Social Life" this week.  There is so much beauty, history and area attractions (including some of the best dining on the East Coast) it is no surprise that HLN decided to showcase all that Charleston has to offer for its viewers…..

Perhaps one explanation why our real estate market is booming?  Bring it on! We love having you and hope you will stay to enjoy all the things that make Charleston so charming and beautiful …...

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Charleston Featured on HLN Mini-Series

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