How to Get the House You Want in Summerville!

In this strong seller’s market, you need to give yourself every advantage as a home buyer if you want to get the house you want in Summerville! Hear the latest story of one of my clients and their road to home ownership.

If you want to buy a summerville home, you need to act quickly and intelligently as a buyer. Ensuring that you are working with an experienced Summerville realtor will save you headache and heartache when you try to purchase a home in Summerville.

Homes for Sale in Summerville, SC

I can help you if you are interested in seeing real estate for sale in Summerville, SC ,  buying a home in the Summerville areanew home in Summerville , a historic home in Summerville or selling your Summerville home.

If you are a home seller and would like to discuss your Summerville Home and what it is worth in our market today, please e-mail me for more information or fill out this form.

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Fourth of July Events near Summerville, SC 2017

Fourth of July Events & Fireworks Near Summerville, SC2017-Fourth of July Festivities in the Summerville & Charleston area are AMAZING! When you buy a home for sale in Summerville, you’ve got your choice of Fourth of July Events to choose from.

Summerville – Fireworks in Summerville, SC
Location: Gahagan Park Sports Complex (515 West Boundary St.)

Date: Tuesday, July 4  5:30-9pm Fireworks Display at Gahagan

Live Music: During welcoming messages Shelby Krallman, Summerville resident and recent graduate of Charleston Southern University, will be singing the National Anthem. Midnight City Band will keep event attendees entertained with live music throughout the evening.

Kid’s Activities: Summerville DREAM, along with various community volunteers, are hosting games and hands-on crafts for children in the Kids Zone. There will also be a Kid’s Inflatables Area, sponsored by Awaken Church, with obstacle courses and slides!

For More Information visit Summerville Dream.

North Charleston – Riverfront Park -3-9:45 pm

The City of North Charleston is once again hosting the July 4th celebration at the Riverfront Park on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 from 3:00 PM – 9:45 PM. This year’s event features exciting musical guests, children activities, food trucks, craft vendors, and the Lowcountry’s largest 4th of July fireworks show.

The Festival is presented free of charge to the public with all general admission for attendees.  Guests attending the Festival are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets, as there is no seating provided.  Food trucks and ATMs will be widely available. Children activities are available free of charge, including inflatable jump castles, games, the play area, the giant sandbox, and the water fountain.

For More Information visit North Charleston Fourth of July Festival.

Goose Creek -Goose Creek Municipal Center 6:30-9:30pm

The City of Goose Creek’s Fourth of July celebration. There will be live music by Calhoun’s Calling, food vendors, kids’ activities, and a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. provided by Zambelli Fireworks. Parking and admission are free.

More Information at The City of Goose Creek.

Downtown Summerville Home Just SOLD!

Homes for Sale in Summerville, SC

Another great home for sale in downtown Summerville has left the market!  This charming home sold in less than one day because of its location in the heart of Summerville. Homes for sale in the historic district of Summerville are always a desirable place to live and highly sought after!

Do you like what you see in downtown Summerville? Check out more homes for sale in downtown Summerville and read more about the the town of Summerville.

Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in buying a home in Summerville. I will be happy to help you learn about the Summerville area and what homes are available, or will soon be coming available.

If you are a home seller and would like to discuss your Summerville Home and what it is worth in our market today, please e-mail me for more information or fill out this form.

Downtown Summerville Cottage Just SOLD!

Real Estate for Sale in Summerville, SC

Another great home for sale in downtown Summerville has left the market!  This charming cottage was a popular listing because of its location in the heart of Summerville. The  historic district of Summerville is always a desirable place to live and highly sought after!

With all of this beautiful spring weather, people are getting out and looking at real estate for sale in Summerville. The real estate market is picking up and listings are moving quickly right now and the downtown area is no exception.

Do you like what you see in downtown Summerville? Check out more homes for sale in downtown Summerville and read more about the the town of Summerville.

Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in buying a home in Summerville. I will be happy to help you learn about the Summerville area and what homes are available, or will soon be coming available.

If you are a home seller and would like to discuss your Summerville Home and what it is worth in our market today, please e-mail me for more information or fill out this form.

Home for Sale in Heart of Summerville, SC

 

105 Lowndes Lane, Summerville, SC – Tucked away in the heart of Summerville is this fantastic custom built home with loads of features! The floors on the front upper and lower porches are Brazilian Ipe. Side porch floor is the Old Savannah Tumbled Brick. Other special features: Provenva Ecru Italian Tile in both master bathrooms, Botticina Fiorito Marble from Carrara, Italy in both master baths. Tank less water heater, Uba Tuba Granite for kitchen counters, Old Savannah Tumbled Brick on lower exterior walls, closed cell foam insulation in attic. Sidewalks and driveway are crushed oyster shell. Beautiful heart pine floors, rain forest showers, dual master bedrooms, double porches, downstairs open kitchen, dining/living room space, master bedroom opens onto upstairs porch. This gorgeous real estate for sale in Summerville is placed in a beautiful, quiet setting.

View more  information and photos of 105 Lowndes Lane, Summerville, SC.

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Five Bad Habits to Kick if You Want to Buy a Summerville Home in 2017

Real Estate for Sale in Summerville, SCWe are one day away from the start of a new year! 2017 is coming and if you want to make it the year that you buy a home in Summerville, here are five bad habits you want to kick!

1.Using Credit Cards Unwisely

They are convenient, easy to use and have a lot of great rewards! What’s the harm with them? Nothing, if you use them wisely. On average, you shouldn’t use more than 30% of your available credit…If you are consistently maxing out your credit, or even using more than 30% it can hurt your credit score and make it much harder to qualify for a mortgage. This will make buying a home in Summerville that much harder.

2.Too Many Credit Cards

Real Estate for Sale in Summerville, SCAs tempting as 10% off your order and more coupons then you would ever want is, opening that fourth credit card can hurt your credit score.  When banks are looking at you as a potential mortgage holder, they see a plethora of credit cards in a negative light. It shows a heavy shopper/spender and it can hurt your score. Even if you never use them, simply opening a card will be recorded and used against you.

3.Missing Credit Card Payments or being Late

We all do it every once in awhile. A holiday gets in the way or we’re busy with work or family, but missing a credit card payment can have a very negative impact on your credit score. Every missed credit card payment impacts your score and that lower credit score turns into a more expensive loan, or worse, a denied mortgage on your home in Summerville.

4.Not Keeping Cash in Your Bank Account

Real Estate for Sale in Summerville, SCWhen you are renting a home, your housing costs stay much more stable, rent and utilities.  Big expenses are covered by your landlord. However, when you are a home owner, you need to have what is called an “emergency fund” that is more than a few hundred dollars. Unexpected things will come up and when disaster hits, you need to be prepared so that you don’t go underwater and are unable to keep up with your mortgage.

5.Switching Jobs

The year before you want to buy a house is not the year to switch jobs or go at it on your own. Mortgage lenders want to see stability and consistency. That translates to a better risk for them.

Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in buying a home in Summervillenew home in Summerville , a historic home in Summerville or selling your Summerville home. Make 2017 the year you become a homeowner!

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Christmas Events in Summerville, SC

Christmas Events in Summerville, SC

Gingerbread Creation Contest:

The Gingerbread Creation Contest has become a favorite for those participating and those wandering around and looking at them! Let your creative side go and make a fun creation for display around Summerville!  Join us in downtown Summerville for Summerville DREAM’s Gingerbread Creation Contest. Sugary creations will be on display throughout Historic Downtown Summerville in November & December.  Prizes will be given for Culinary Professional, Adult, Child, and Group (family, organization, business, club, etc.) categories. Gingerbread Creation Contest Form

The Living Christmas Story

When: December 1-3, 6:30-9pm

Where: Historic Downtown Summerville, Bethany UMC

About: This is down the street from my home, this is an event we did every year with the children. The people of Bethany United Methodist Church of Summerville, SC, put on an amazing Living Christmas Story that you can drive through. It is like you stepped back in time to the town of Bethlehem. It is an inspiring time.  Learn More about the The Living Christmas Story.

A Christmas Carol Walking Tour with Tim Lowry

When: December 21,2016

Where: Historic Downtown Summerville

About: Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” is one of the staples of the Christmas season and now you can hear the Summerville local storyteller, Tim Lowry retell it!  Walk around Historic Downtown Summerville with Lowry and have a great evening of Ebeneezer Scrooge and Christmas Cheer.  Learn More about the Christmas Carol Walking Tour.

Holiday Decoration Celebration at the Joseph Manigault House

When: December 3 ,3-5pm

Where: Joseph Manigault House, Downtown Charleston

About: If you are a Charleston Museum member, you can explore the Joseph Manigault House for free and view these decorations at your own pace. Enjoy hot chocolate and apple cider on the porch as Christmas music provided by The Charleston Caroling Company sounds within the walls.

The Garden Club of Charleston does an amazing job decorating the home with greenery, feathers, ribbons and more. The decorations will be up Dec. 3-27th if you are not a museum member and just want to go enjoy.

Christmas Tree Lighting

When: Tuesday, Dec. 6,2016 5-7:30pm

Where: Hutchinson Square, Downtown Summerville

About: The annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Hutchinson Square will be on Tuesday, December 6th at 7pm. Join the Mayor of the Town of Summerville as he lights up Town Square in Historic Downtown Summerville. Prior to the lighting, musical entertainment, food vendors, and few kids activities and free cookies will be available starting at 5:00 pm. This event is hosted by the Flowertown Garden Club.

Christmas Parade of Boats 

When: Dec 10 ,2016 5- 8pm

Where: Downtown Charleston

About: If you are already downtown on December 10th, make your way over to the harbor to see the fantastic display of decorated boats floating through the water. It is a spectacular show that will make you feel like a little kid looking at Christmas lights! If you aren’t downtown, maybe you should go! Learn More about the Parade of Boats.

Summerville Christmas Parade

When: December 11, 2016 2pm

Where: Downtown Summerville

About: Come have fun and celebrate the Christmas Season with this fun family event. The Summerville Christmas Parade has grown to one of the largest in the state and is a sight to behold! Each year the Summerville DREAM team picks a theme for the parade and participants are judged on originality, creativity and overall effort. Summerville Schools, businesses and organizations all are encouraged to participate and support the community. Come join the town! Register for the Summerville Christmas Parade.

Holiday Festival of Lights:

When: November 11,2016-January 1,2017, starts at 5:30pm.

Where: James Island County Park

About: I’ve written about my experiences and tips for the Festival of Lights in previous years, and I stand by them! If you have children in your life, or even if you don’t, try to get out and see this display! The light show is over three miles long (you drive in your car) and then you can park and walk through beautiful light displays, roast marshmallows, sip hot cocoa and ride the train!   More about the Festival of Lights.

If you don’t live in Summerville yet, but would like to enjoy events like these on a regular basis, please  contact me ! If you are interested in buying a home in Summervillenew home in Summerville , a historic home in Summerville or selling your Summerville home, the Foster Smith Team can help.