Thursday, February 17, 2011

Charleston Housing Market Still Active


Charleston housing market still active (from Post and Courier)

Recent figures from a California-based research firm place the Charleston area at the top statewide in home prices and close to it in permits.

Greater Charleston has the highest median home price by a wide margin among eight metro areas, according to John Burns Real Estate Consulting’s “Local Building Market Intelligence” released this week.

The midpoint price in the Charleston area was $229,750. That compares with a $144,004 midpoint for Myrtle Beach, which is second highest. The least expensive area is Sumter with a median price of $95,933.

Also highest in the greater Charleston was housing costs as a share of income, with 31 percent of income devoted to home expenses. Myrtle Beach placed second at 28 percent and Spartanburg third at 24 percent. Anderson was most affordable with 19 percent of income going to home costs.

By building permits, the Charleston area ranked second at 2,945. It trailed Columbia, which had 3,026 total permits. The lowest numbers of permits were in Sumter at 354 and Florence at 375.

Greater Charleston and Columbia reported the lowest unemployment rates at 9.1 percent. Greenville was third with a 9.3 percent jobless rate. The highest rate was in Sumter at 12.2 percent.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Mt Pleasant SC Pet Fest 2010 at the Palmetto Island County Park

April 10-11, 2010
Palmetto Islands County Park


Image of the Pet Fest 2010 logo
K9s in Flight Frisbee® Dogs & Dock Diving
John Misita's K9s in Flight are the premier K9 Sports entertainers in the world! With over 15 years of professional experience, they have dazzled audiences all across America and beyond. K9s in Flight have been seen on The Discovery Channel, ESPN, Animal Planet, HBO, MTV, and more. K9s in Flight is guaranteed to give you high flying fun the whole family will enjoy! Show Times: 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm

Our pets love us unconditionally – so why not give back to your best friends by bringing them out to experience a day of fun, frolic and exploration?

Pets and their owners are invited to join Charleston County Parks for a full weekend of exhibits, demonstrations, experts, entertainment, and more at Charleston’s premiere pet festival

* Pets must be restrained/leashed at all times.
* No outside food or beverage.


Hours

* Saturday, April 10: Noon-6pm
* Sunday, April 11: Noon-6pm


Tickets

* Owners over 12: $5 or 3 Greenbax per person
* Kids 12 and under: FREE!
* Pets and Gold Pass holders: FREE!

Real Estate Listings - 3/29/2010


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1008833 3221 John Bartram Place, Mount Pleasant, SC New $329,000
1008854 1522 Boston Grill Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC New $530,000

East Cooper Hospital Pre opening party

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Two new hospitals for Mount Pleasant SC are opening soon



East Cooper Regional Medical Center is building a 140-bed acute care hospital to serve as a replacement for the current facility. This new replacement hospital will better serve the needs of our community. The facility will be situated on 52 acres adjacent to the current campus and located at the intersection of Mathis Ferry Road and Interstate 526. There will be 10 surgical suites, a 10-bed level II neonatal nursery, 16 bed medical surgical unit for womens services, expanded emergency department and comprehensive Obstetrical services.

The new five-story hospital will have approximately 250,000 square feet of space. The construction will feature the newest design elements that provide patient and visitor friendly entrances and waiting areas. The new facility will include plenty of convenient parking and roads that improve traffic patterns in and around the campus. It will be designed to meet the latest hurricane and earthquake building code requirements. The new hospital will be “green-friendly.”


Here are some other features of the new hospital

• Technology rich environment
• All private rooms
• Bright, welcoming interiors
• Improved parking for patients and visitors

In addition, new services will be added and others expanded

• Ten new surgical suites
• Additional medical/surgical beds
• Larger dining room and gift shop


The new Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital, an 85-bed full service hospital to begin construction in late spring in northern Mount Pleasant. The 250,000 sq. ft. facility will be located on 78 acres of land at the intersection of Highway 17 North and Faison Road in the Carolina Park Development.

The new Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital will include:

  • 85 inpatient beds
  • 24-hour Emergency Care
  • Women's Services including high tech, comfortable Labor and Deliver Suites
  • Inpatient and Outpatient Surgery
  • Intensive and Critical Care Units
  • Imaging, Laboratory and Pharmacy

Whats going on in Mount Pleasant SC



There are lots of new restaurants coming to the town of Mount Pleasant SC . Some of our favorite restaurants have opened and all of Mount Pleasant is a buzz.Two downtown favorites Mellow Mushroom and Basil are opening establishments in Mount Pleasant. Mellow Mushroom , a pizza place but yet so much more than a pizza place, has opened to rave reviews. The new location in Northern Mount Pleasant is conveniently located off of Highway 17 across the street from the New Super Wal-Mart. Basil , the best Thai restaurant ever has plans to build a second location in Seaside farms shopping center. Neil Jordans , a steak and seafood restaurant, opened a few months ago in the Oakland Plantation Shopping Center. Neil Jordan's is opened seven days a week from 11 am to midnight. I recently tried the brunch and it was delicious. and for the kids Oakland plantation recently opened two new fast food favorites, Chick-Fil-A and Mc Donalds.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

1900 E Canning Park West Mt Pleasant SC Real Estate

FABULOUS SIX BEDROOM, FOUR AND A HALF BATH HOME WITH A PRIVATE DOCK. TONS OF UPGRADES THROUGHOUT HOUSE, INCLUDING GRANITE COUNTERTOPS IN KITCHEN AND ALL BATHROOMS. 750 SQUARE FOOT MOTHER-IN-LAW OR NANNY SUITE ON GROUND LEVEL WITH 8' SMOOTH CEILINGS AND A PRIVATE ENTRANCE. MAIN FLOOR FEATURES 10' SMOOTH CEILINGS,CYPRESS HARDWOOD FLOORS, A VERY LARGE KITCHEN WITH TILE FLOORING, GRANITE COUNTERS, AND STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES. ISLAND IN KITCHEN PROVIDES ADDITIONAL COUNTER SPACE. KITCHEN IS OPEN TO THE MAIN FAMILY ROOM AND DESIGN IS PERFECT FOR ENTERTAINING. FAMILY ROOM FEATURES A GAS LOG FIREPLACE, SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM, COFFERED CEILING. SCREENED PORCH TO ONE SIDE OF MAIN LEVEL. THERE IS A SEPARATE FORMAL DINING ROOM ACCENTED WITH COLUMNS. MASTER BEDROOM ON MAIN LEVEL FEATURES A TRAY CEILING AND FAN, WALK IN CLOSETS AND A VERY LARGE MASTER BATH WITH DUAL SINKS, TUB AND SEPARATE SHOWER. MASTER BEDROOM ALSO HAS AN ACCESS WAY TO THE DECK OUTSIDE. UPPER LEVEL FEATURES 9' SMOOTH CEILINGS, FOUR ADDITIONAL BEDROOMS WITH TWO FULL BATHS AND A LARGE BONUS ROOM THAT CAN USED AS A STUDY, PLAYROOM, MEDIA ROOM, OR LIBRARY. OFF OF THE BONUS ROOM IS A VERY NICE PIAZZA, WHICH IS PERFECT FOR ENJOYING THE PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE TIDAL CREEK. BOTH UPSTAIRS BATHROOMS ARE UPGRADED WITH GRANITE COUNTERS AND DUAL SINKS. EACH FLOOR OF HOUSE HAS IT'S OWN HVAC SYSTEM FOR ULTIMATE CLIMATE CONTROL. CENTRAL VACUUM SYSTEM. CUSTOM LAUNDRY SHOOT FROM TOP FLOOR DELIVERS CLOTHES DIRECTLY TO LAUNDRY ROOM. GARAGE HAS SEALED FLOOR AND ROOM FOR UP TO FOUR CARS. DOCK HAS AN 8,000 lbs. BOAT LIFT AND FLOATING PLATFORM THAT ALLOWS ACCESS TO WATER AT LOW TIDE. VIEW OF WANDO RIVER FROM DOCK. DOCK HAS RAILINGS AND LIGHTS. IDEAL HOME FOR A FAMILY WHO LOVES BOATING AND SALT WATER FISHING.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Charleston Asbestos Prevention & Removal

South Carolina Asbestos Prevention & Removal for Home Owners



Purchasing or moving into a new home is the investment of a lifetime. It will insure you and your family will have a safe and healthy home for a long foreseeable future. Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that was a prominent building application throughout the 20th century. One of the hardest hit states by problems caused by asbestos is South Carolina. Many health concerns can result from exposure to asbestos and many citizens of South Carolina have suffered as a result.



In South Carolina, The state was important in the manufacturing, processing and use of asbestos because of its natural deposits and large shipping industry. Many companies that used asbestos include the Charleston Navy Yard, Carolina Shipping Company and Detyen Shipyards, Inc. Potential South Carolina home buyers or those seeking to remodel a home built before 1980 should check for potential asbestos materials. This is not to say that you should be extravagantly worried because with the proper precautions, asbestos exposure can be easily prevented.



Even if asbestos shingles are on your home, if they are in good condition and left undisturbed, they are not a serious problem. The mere presence of asbestos in a home or a building is not hazardous. Damaged asbestos may release asbestos fibers and become a health hazard, leading to the development of asbestosis and pleural mesothelioma. These illnesses result from asbestos exposure alone are serious lung ailments. Mesothelioma treatments vary from patient to patient, depending on age of diagnosis and disease latency period.



If you suspected asbestos materials are in your home, most home inspectors and contractors advise to leave it un-disturbed as asbestos in good condition does not pose any health risks. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Council promotes the health and safety of the public and environment. These public organizations assist the disposal and removal of asbestos and other harmful materials. If asbestos removal is deemed necessary, it should be performed by licensed abatement contractor who is trained in handling hazardous materials.



Once the removal process is completed, green insulation alternatives should be given serious consideration. These alternatives include: cellulose, cotton fiber and lcynene. The United Nations Environmental Program states that the use of recycled building materials such as cotton fiber insulation can reduce energy use by 25 percent. The numbers continue to improve as more options become available.



With a lackluster economy, these kinds of figures have attracted those who were unaware of eco-friendly construction. Not only will these asbestos alternatives reduce energy costs, they allow a lifestyle that promotes a clean, free of health damaging materials.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Charleston South Carolina School Statistics


Reports & Statistics

This section includes information and facts about the make up of Charleston County as well as Reports and other data. Take a look at both District and State produced reports.

Procedures for Conducting Research in Schools

TEST REPORTS

Elementary and Middle Grades

High School Grades

STATE REPORTS (FOR CHARLESTON)

  • District and School Report Cards - South Carolina’s accountability system produces annual report cards for all districts and schools in the state. CCSD Report Cards: 2007
  • Adequate Yearly Progress - The No Child Left Behind legislation requires that schools make annual achievement gains in English/Language Arts and Mathematics.CCSD AYP Data: 2007

GRADUATION AND DROPOUT REPORTS

DISCIPLINE AND ATTENDANCE REPORTS

PROGRAM EVALUATION REPORTS

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE CHARLESTON SCHOOLS OR GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT CHARLESTON PLEASE GO TO CHARLESTON SC INFO

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Mount Pleasant new homes for sale 2/7/09


Your preferred REALTOR® has prepared a report for you which includes all of the properties in the list below. Click the button at the right to view the report.



2903652 175 Civitas St, Mount Pleasant, SC New $579,000
2903685 1533 Plover Ave, Mount Pleasant, SC New $359,000
2903712 240 Indigo Bay Cir, Mount Pleasant, SC New $595,000
2903723 1526 Village Square Lane, Mount Pleasant, SC New $429,000
2903373 914 Mccants Dr, Mount Pleasant, SC New $299,000
2903754 1768 Greenspoint Ct, Mount Pleasant, SC New $949,000