The Journey Home: Relationships, Relationships, Relationships

Since 1956, The Litchfield Company name has become synonymous with honesty, integrity, and professionalism. We've been connecting families with homes along the beautiful South Carolina coast for over 60 years. Now with an office in Charleston, we enjoy helping families enjoy all that the Lowcountry has to offer.

Whether it's the fabulous beaches on Isle of Palms, Sullivans Island, Folly & Edisto Beaches, or the fabulous dining, entertainment, arts, and historical sites of the Charleston area, the Lowcountry offers something for everyone. Families are enjoying the Lowcountry life in towns from Mt. Pleasant, to James and John's Island, to Summerville, Goose Creek, and Monks Corner.

If you're relocating for work (like Boeing, Volvo, or Joint Base Charleston) or looking to move across town, we've got Agents to help you with your journey. If you're thinking about retiring in the Charleston area we've got numerous communities for you to visit. Just in Summerville, we've got three of the top Active Adult communities and they are amazing. The homes are fabulous and the amenities and activities are extensive. It's like living on a cruise ship on land!

Contact any of our Agents for more information!

 

 

Oct. 25, 2018

Home Owner Helper- ***CRAWL SPACES***

Have you checked your Crawl Space lately?

Have you checked your crawl space lately? Find out what TLC-Chas Sales Manager, Danny Ilagan and wife discovered in theirs a couple of months ago and their solution. Call (843-437-0412) Danny for more info.
www.dannyilagan.com

#dontbescared #youcandoit #itisbettertoknow
#knowyouroptions #HomeownerHelpers

 

Oct. 16, 2018

Market Update for Summerville

Local Market Update- Greater Summerville Area

Compared to this time last year, the average price of single-detached homes in the Summerville area has increased 7.7 % to $263,071 while the number of new listings has decreased 20%. With the decrease in inventory, we're seeing a significant decrease (21.3%) in the number of Days on Market. A decrease from 47 to 37 Days on Market (DOM).

Townhomes/Condos showed an increase in average sales price from this time last year of 12.1% to $145,072 as the number of new listings remained the same. Days on Market (DOM) for Townhomes/Condos decreased from an average of 36 DOM to 12!! 

The inventory of Townhomes/Condos in Summerville has increased over 100% from this time last year. As these are traditionally less expensive than single-detached homes, now might be the time for first-time home buyers to make their move.

If you would like more information or have questions, please CONTACT ONE OF OUR AGENTS.

Interested in searching for property or finding out the value of your home? CLICK HERE.

Oct. 2, 2018

Spotlight Listing

***Spotlight Listing***

We are thrilled to spotlight this listing that's just had a PRICE REDUCTION! Enjoy lake front views and sunsets from this 5 BR/ 3 BA Lakefront home in Wyboo Heights in beautiful Manning SC. Open concept between kitchen and family room with a brick, gas fireplace and french doors that open to large sunroom overlooking the lake. Recently updated roof, HVAC, and septic.  MLS Info

Contact Danny Ilagan (843) 437-0412 for more info!

 

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Sept. 17, 2018

Hurricane Florence Relief: How you can help

Join the Hurricane Florence relief effort.

With thousands in North Carolina and South Carolina affected by Hurricane Florence, there are many ways to assist in the relief effort. Here are a few:

  • The American Red Cross- Use this link to donate money that will be used specifically to help the Red Cross respond to and support the survivors of Hurricane Florence
  • Text "Red Cross" to 90999 to make a $10 donation
  • United Way Hurricane Florence Recovery- 100% of individual monetary donations will be used to help communities affected by Hurricane Florence
  • Amazon announced that you can donate to the relief effort if you own one of its digital assistants by saying "Alexa, make a donation to Hurricane Florence." Donations will go to the American Red Cross
  • Donate to the Cajun Navy Relief via Paypal or Donate Supplies
  • GoFundMe has set up and verified accounts collecting donations to assist Hurricane Florence survivors and communities.
  • The Charleston Animal Society needs donations as they continue to rescue animals displaced by Hurricane Florence
  • Save The Children is providing support especially for children displaced by the the storm and living in shelters

There are many other ways to give. Be sure to give wisely. Experts recommend that you give to established relief groups that have a track record of providing aid to victims of natural disasters. Check out the Charity Navigator which grades established charities on financial health and transparency. If you suspect that a group or individual soliciting relief donations is engaging in fraudulent activities, report them to the US Department of Justice.

If you have any questions or would like to find our more, contact one of our AGENTS.

 

Sept. 9, 2018

Dealing With The Stress of Hurricane Preparation

Are you (emotionally) ready for a hurricane?

As residents of the East Coast of the US, it's easy to assume (and hope) that any hurricanes in the Atlantic are going to hit anywhere but where we live. It's not until a variety things occur that cause many of us to start paying attention. These events can vary from location to location can and easily  produce stress & anxiety:

  • Meteorological models begin to show the "cone of uncertainty" heading to our location (often a week before the hurricane is expected to make land-fall)
  • Local news starts to break into regular programming for weather bulletins and updates
  • State governors and emergency prep office begin their press conferences
  • Our social media feeds explode with updates and shares from our friends
  • Folks pleading for locations to buy generators, gas cans, propane, water, batteries, and other supplies
  • Walmart runs out of water and bread
  • School districts start cancelling school
  • Local weather reports begin to break into regular programming for longer periods of time until they're on permanently
  • Our favorite local weather person rolls up their shirt sleeves
  • We see national news outlets and celebs like Jim Cantore reporting from our backyards

It's easy to let the anxiety build, and build until we're running around like we're chickens with our heads cut off or paralyzed by fear or uncertainty. There are steps you can take to prepare for an approaching storm AND positively address the anxiety, stress, and fear that the preparations can produce. Check out these these resources:

Dealing with Hurricane Prep Stress & Anxiety    How to Emotionally Prepare for a Hurricane

Hurricane Guide for SC

Hurricane Guide for GA

Ready NC Hurricane Guide

Ready.Gov Hurricane Guide

Sept. 7, 2018

We LOVE what we do!

We LOVE what we do!

The AGENTS of The Litchfield Company Charleston office have the greatest jobs in the world. We help folks purchase and sell their most valuable possessions. We enjoy getting to know our clients. We focus on building relationships and viewing the buying or selling process from their perspective.

We love where we live and we love meeting and working with folks from all over the country find the home of their dreams here in the Lowcountry.

The Lowcountry is home to world-class dining and shopping, historic sites, and beautiful beaches. Whether it's Historic Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, one of the Islands, West Ashley, Summerville, or Goose Creek- we've got wonderful homes and developments throughout the Tri-County area.

If you're thinking about moving to the Lowcountry for work (like Boeing, Volvo, or Mercedes), to retire, or up-size due to a growing family, contact one of our AGENTS. We love what we do and would love to help.

Search for property HERE.

Sept. 3, 2018

Monday Market Review - September 3

The Charleston Area Monday Real Estate Market Review

As families move into the Charleston Area, experts expect construction of residential, office buildings, mixed-use projects to continue to grow. Currently, they are often reaching tenant capacity before construction finishes.

A recent report in the Charleston Regional Business Journal (Volume 24, No. 19) finds that as we continue to have job growth, the real estate market will continue to grow. As we see businesses like Volvo, Boeing, Google, Joint Base Charleston, and others continue to grow and expand, we're seeing infrastructure, businesses and mixed-use real estate developments expand near Summerville. 

Communities like Nexton, Cane Bay, and Carnes Crossing have plenty of re-sales, and new-construction homes and townhouses for families moving into the area. 

Whether you're considering a move to the area for work, retirement, or the Lowcountry Lifestyle, contact an AGENT for more information. 

 

Sept. 2, 2018

Restaurant & Beer Week in Charleston- September 5-16

Charleston's Restaurant Week!

Finally! Charleston's Restaurant Week is here and begins September 6th. They're also partnering up with Beer Week to provide locals with an excellent opportunity to enjoy super deals at some of the finest restaurants in the Charleston area.

Restaurants across the Lowcountry are participating. They're in Charleston, James Island, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, North Charleston, West Ashley, Daniel Island, John's Island, and Kiawah.

There's something for everyone. Restaurants like Magnolias, Oak Steakhouse, McCrady's Tavern alongside taprooms Bay Street Biergarten, and Pour Taproom are just a handful or options in Downtown Charleston.

 

In Mount Pleasant, Red Drum, Paige's Okra Grill, and Graze are a few of the many options for great deals. There are many more options throughout the Lowcountry. Check out the link for a list of participating restaurants, menus, and pricing.

TLC-CharlestonRestaurantWeek

For more information about the Lowcountry Lifestyle or making the Lowcountry your home, contact one of our AGENTS.

Posted in Lifestyle, Relocation
Sept. 1, 2018

Labor Day Activities in Charleston

Lots of activities this Labor Day week in Charleston

Charleston Arts Festival- PechaKucha, Sara Pittman's solo exhibit "The Road Between", and more. Find out more HERE.

Dog Day Afternoon at "The Joe"- Minor league baseball at its best. $1 Beer and $1 Hot Dogs. Come cheer on the Riverdogs! More information HERE.

Charleston Pour House Anniversary-  Concerts, specials, come join the fun at this James Island mainstay. More info HERE.

Wine Down Wednesday-  Music, Food Truck, and Wine at Old Towne Creek County Park. More info HERE.

Aziz Ansari- Stand-up comedy at the Gaillard Center Tuesday & Wednesday. Tickets and info HERE.

These are just a few of the activities available this weekend and during the week. If you'd like more information about the Lowcountry Lifestyle, contact one of our AGENTS.

Posted in Lifestyle, Relocation
Aug. 25, 2018

How's the Housing Supply in the Charleston Area?

The real estate market in the Charleston, Trident area is hot. Average home prices have steadily increased over the last three years, and days on market have decreased. Generally speaking, the Charleston Tri-County area includes Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley Counties. Families from all over the country are moving to the Charleston area for the Lowcountry lifestyle, proximity to beaches and historic downtown Charleston, and jobs. Corporations like Boeing, Volvo, and Joint Base Charleston also keep a constant flow of families coming into the area. A recent article in the Post and Courier reports an average of 38 people moving the the Tri-County area each day.

With the influx of people moving into the area, the demand for homes is outpacing the supply of available homes. The supply of Single Family Homes is down 13.5% from the same time last year. Similarly, the supply of Condos is down 11.6% from the same time last year.

Whether you're new to the area, looking to move across town, or want to find out the value of your home, The Litchfield Company of Charleston is here to help. Contact one of our AGENTS. We'd love to talk with you.