News & Events

Charleston, SC Home Sales Up!

Charleston area home sales surpassed the national market in June due to the $8,000 federal tax credit that expires September 30th, 2010. Sales in June hit 1,022 transactions, the first time in three years. The tax credit combined with low interest rates and a large inventory of available homes fuled the boost in sales.

http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2010/jul/13/area-home-sales-pass-1000/

July 13th, 2010

CHARLESTON’S COOLEST CUCUMBER SOUP!

Whew, it is hot, hot, hot here in the Holy City!
And, for some delicious relief from the heat, we thought we would share with our clients and friends a recipe which has been a summer mainstay in Saida’s family for four generations. With thanks to grandmother Miss Ferdie who lived and entertained “South of Broad” her entire life, here it is:

Charleston’s Coolest Cucumber Soup

1 pound cucumbers peeled and cut up
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 carton of sour cream
1/4 onion chopped
Salt and worcestire sauce to taste

Mix in blender and Chill. Add a sprig of dill or parsley if desired.
Serves 4. Ahhh!

Of course in Miss Ferdie’s day, they didn’t have lowfat soup or sour cream, so this was a pretty rich dish. If anyone tries it with the lower fat ingredients, please let us know how it is.
If you like this recipe and want to see more, let us know that too.

Happy Summer and stay cool!!!

June 19th, 2010

Largest Residential Real Estate Transaction Ever Recorded in Charleston, SC

181 Ballybunion Drive, a 9,900 square foot mega mansion on Kiawah Island’s oceanfront and designed by New York architect Robert AM Stern, fetched an impressive price of 14 million dollars, the largest residential sale ever recorded in Charleston County. This transfer surpasses last year’s record sale in Charleston’s historic South of Broad neighborhood. 37 Meeting Street sold for 7.375 million. http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2010/jun/12/kiawah-is-house-sells-for-14m/

June 13th, 2010