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Sept. 24, 2019

2019 Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze

This fabulous fall festival is an annual event that attracts visitors from across the state. There are a wide variety of activities for all ages. Kids will love the Jump Pillow, the Giant Slide Tower, and the Tire Climb and Sand Pit Play Area. (Hoping these will tire the little ones out?) The family friendly "Monster" hayride is a crowd-pleaser, and the cuteness abounds in the Goat Walk and Rabbit Enclosure. These are only a few of the options to round out your fun-filled fall day.

The highlight of the event is the always the Corn Maze. This year ABC News 4 is the presenting sponsor of the fan-favorite. It will be divided into two separate mazes. There will be a shorter one for those who want a short experience. The longer - and larger - maze will offer more complicated twists and turns to challenge those with a more adventurous spirit. Enter if you dare...muahhaha!

Before you go, don't forget to pick out your prized pumpkins from the pumpkin patch. Pumpkins are paid for by the pound. The retail tent will also feature some decorative fall themed items along with delicious treats to tempt your taste-buds. The Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze is open October 1-31. For hours and more information: visit their website: Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch

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Sept. 10, 2019

Featured Property: 9014 Merchant Street, Charleston (MLS# 19025415)

This stunning Daniel Island home boasts oodles of upgrades, and is move-in-ready. First of all, the curb appeal will lure you in for a closer look. The front porch is simply beautiful - a perfect spot to greet the morning with that cup of coffee. Our lovely Charleston climate can also be enjoyed on the screened porch and brickyard stone patio. 

If you need space for family, guests, or working from home - this home is a must see. Not only are there three bedrooms on the second floor, but the third floor bonus room with private bath affords loads of possibilities. Are you thinking office, workout room, playroom, or media room? The options are all up to you.

Another major bonus: the detached FROG! At just over 500' of living space, it includes a separate kitchen, bathroom, and Murphy bed. You can work from home in a private space, or put up your guests in style. It would also be an ideal rental space for some extra income. 

Top notch appliances, cabinetry, and flooring are just some of the interior details worth mentioning. This home has it all, and has been perfectly maintained. Call Bud today to schedule your private showing: 843-819-7097

See more about 9014 Merchant St, Charleston

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Aug. 27, 2019

Wine Wisdom

Join FortyEight - Wine Bar & Kitchen for their Fall Wine Wisdom series. Sessions will be the last Thursday of every month starting September 26th. If you enjoy wine, this is the best way to learn more about it. Guests will taste and learn about wine in a fun group setting. $25 reserves your spot and includes wine and scrumptious appetizers. 

Develop your palate, discover how to pair the perfect wine with a meal, brush up on wine terms, and maybe find a new favorite. Space is limited, and reservations are required. For more information email info@fortyeightwinebar.com or call the wine bar at 843.768.2245.

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Aug. 6, 2019

Featured Property: 122 Coming Street, Charleston (MLS# 19022663)

Let's hear it for LOCATION! Located mere steps from MUSC, the College of Charleston, and the magnificent shopping and dining on King Street - this historic Charleston Single House has got some serious bragging rights. 

Granite counters, smooth ceilings, and fireplaces are checks in the "yes, please" column. Underneath the upstairs carpet, beautiful heart pine floors are waiting to be revealed. Another perk: this property boasts two off-street parking spaces, and two on-street permits from the city. This home could use a bit of TLC, but has loads of potential. 

There is an opportunity here for generating rental income, or to make it your very own home sweet home. The location cannot be beat; your vision will make this historic home a true Charleston gem.

Call Bud today to schedule your private viewing: 843-819-7097

See more about 122 Coming St, Charleston

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July 31, 2019

Why Move to Charleston?

It's not a surprise that Southern Living has named Charleston, South Carolina #1 "South's Best City" three years in a row. Here are just a few of the reasons that Charleston is THE place to live. 

Southern Hospitality

We have it in spades. Actually, we ranked 3rd in the country for America's friendliest people in a Travel & Leisure poll. People smile at strangers and strike up conversations at the farmer's market. We take care of each other and give generously. 

Mild Climate

If you're not a fan of blustery winters, Charleston is the place for you. The temperature rarely drops below freezing in the clder months - the average low for the coldest day of the year is 38, with a high in the 50s. While summers do get hot, the temperature rarely climbs above the low 90s. Plus, as a coastal town there are water activities galore and beaches to explore. 

Rich in History

Founded in 1670, Charleston has nearly 350 years of history under her belt. Historic preservation here is important, for both the structures and the stories behind them. Gorgeous historic buildings range from brightly-colored houses to the place where the Civil War began - Fort Sumter. It’s not surprising that it landed the top spot for our top 10 best cities for historic preservation.

Culture

Charleston has a thriving arts community with roots going back to the city's earliest days. The first opera performed in America was in Charleston in 1735 and the country’s first theatre was built here in 1736. From the professional ballet company to the symphony and plethora of theatre groups there is always something to to inspire. The Annual Spoleto Festival, now approaching its 44th season, is internationally recognized as America’s premier performing arts festival.

Fine Dining

Charleston’s food scene has exploded in recent years. Charleston cuisine is all about the coastal location and soul food influence. Top chefs create mind blowing dishes featuring fresh seafood and local produce with flair. While innovation is key, southern classics like shrimp and grits and she-crab soup remain staples. 

Charleston is a fantastic place to visit, and an even better place to live. Why wait until "someday" to live your dream?

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July 9, 2019

2019 Music on the Green

Outdoor concerts are one of the best ways to celebrate summer. Come on out to Freshfields Village for their Music on the Green series. Events are held Friday evenings from six to nine pm on the Village Green. Local groups and top acts from across the Southeast, in all music genres, will be featured. Concerts are free, and family friendly. 

You can check out their concert schedule and find more info about the artists here: Music on the Green

Don't forget to bring a beach chair or blanket! 

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June 4, 2019

Featured Property: 15 West Street, Charleston (MLS# 19016347)

*SOLD: Just proves you have to move fast!*

Prime location, key renovations, and lots of charm are what you'll love at 15 West Street. 

You can have and enjoy all that beautiful Charleston has to offer with ease. Located just two blocks from King Street, this house is within walking distance to: 

  • Waterfront Park
  • The Battery
  • College of Charleston
  • Historic Charleston
  • World class shopping and dining

The kitchen has been completely renovated. Aesthetic upgrades like quartz counter-tops, subway tile back-splash, recessed lighting, and fresh cabinets create a high end look. The Thermador cook-top with stainless hood and Jenn-Air oven will make cooking a dream. The second floor master suite has a stunningly renovated bath. Unwind in this oasis featuring granite counter-top, frame-less standing shower, and separate footed soaking tub. 

You will appreciate the beautiful hardwood floors combined with ten-foot ceilings throughout the first floor. The den boasts a cozy fireplace, and lots of light with custom shutters when privacy is preferred. Some especially sought features here are the walled courtyard and patio, and designated parking. 

This property would be a perfect turn key home in a premium location. Call Bud today to schedule your private viewing: 843-819-7097

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May 7, 2019

2019 Piccolo Spoleto Sand Sculpting Competition

You won't want to miss the 31st annual sand sculpting competition on Saturday, June first! This event is part of the amazing Piccolo Spoleto Festival that runs from May 24-June 9 this year.

Registration for this event is free, and open to anyone that wants to show off their mad sand-sculpting skills. This family-friendly event is great fun for spectators as well. It is incredible to see the beach transformed into beautiful works of art from just sand and water. 

Artists will compete for prizes in six categories. Come out to get inspired, and up your game for your next beach vacation. 

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April 23, 2019

Featured Property: 52 Hillcreek Blvd, Charleston (MLS# 19011562)

Beautiful living spaces inside and out are what you will find at 52 Hillcreek Boulevard. The bright, light-filled living room features vaulted shiplap ceilings.

The open floor plan has a nice flow to it, perfect for entertaining or keeping an eye on the little ones. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, quartz counter tops, and a lovely farmhouse sink. The master suite has been beautifully renovated. 

The outdoor living areas are equally impressive. Seated on .6 of an acre, this home boasts a sizable fenced backyard. The pergola-adorned patio creates an enchanting outdoor eating area. Farther out, a large fire-pit sets the stage for memorable nights with family and friends. 

This three-bedroom ranch has an abundance of charm. Don't miss your chance; call Bud today to schedule your private viewing: 843-819-7097

See more about 52 Hillcreek Boulevard, Charleston

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April 16, 2019

2019 Sound of Charleston

The Sound of Charleston is a celebration Charleston's diverse musical heritage. This 75-minute live concert features music from the past three centuries - from gospel to Gershwin, as the organizers are fond of saying. It's a unique and inspiring experience that has brought audiences to their feet, and often to tears. The sundry musical sampling will include spirituals sung by the first slaves arriving in America through Charleston's port, Civil War camp songs from both sides, and much more.

The beautiful and historic Circular Congregational Church serves both as host site and part of the history. The famous hymn "Amazing Grace" was written by John Newton after drawing inspiration from sermons he attended at this very church. "Porgy and Bess" was composed by George Gershwin while staying in Charleston. Charleston also has a significant jazz connection that predates the New Orleans jazz scene. This is just a snapshot of the rich variety that make up The Sound of Charleston. 

Don't miss this one of a kind opportunity to experience Charleston's history through music. For dates and to purchase your tickets, visit: Sound of Charleston

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