Carolina Joe Just Listed 56 Oak Forest Drive Charleston in West Ashley For $ 91,250

Carolina Joe Just Listed 56 Oak Forest Drive Charleston in West Ashley For $ 91,250

Carolina Joe Just Listed 56 Oak Forest Drive Charleston in West Ashley For $ 91,250

This cute 912 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath brick home with a carport in West Ashley's West Oak Forest appears to be in good condition. The home is situated on a large lot. There is no central air and the window units do not convey. The source of heat is a centrally located gas space heater. There are washer and dryer connections in the storage building adjacent to the carport. This home would make a nice starter home in a quiet community, or a good rental/investment property.  56 Oak forest Drive in the West Ashley neighborhood of West Oak Forest is approximately 15 minutes from the heart of Downtown Charleston.

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New Federal Guidelines on the Prohibition of Flipping

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home.  The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country.  It is because of these reasons that I believe Charleston SC Real Estate is truly unique.  I look forward to helping you with any of your Charleston SC Real Estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:

New Federal Guidelines on the Prohibition of Flipping

 
4.7: Prohibition on Property Flipping (03/01/11)

Introduction:  This topic contains information on the prohibition on property flipping, including.

1.  Definition of property flipping

2.  Inapplicability of property flipping restrictions to new construction
 
3.  Requirement that the seller must be the owner of record
 
4.  Appraiser responsibility for analyzing prior sales of a property

5.  Restriction on resales occurring 90 days or less after acquisition
 
6.  Required second appraisal on properties sold between 91 and 180 days after acquisition
 
7.  Resales occurring between 91 days and 12 months following acquisition, and
 
8.  Exceptions to the 90-day restriction.
 

Change Date:  March 1, 2011

4155.2 4.7.a:  Definition of Property Flipping

The term property flipping refers to a practice whereby recently acquired property is resold for a considerable profit with an artificially inflated value, often abetted by a lender's collusion with an appraiser.

4155.2 4.7.b:   Inapplicability of Property Flipping Restrictions to New Construction

The restrictions listed in this topic, and in 24 CFR 203.37a do not apply to a builder selling a newly built home or building a home for a borrower wishing to use FHA-insured financing.

4155.2 4.7.c:   Seller Must Be the Owner of Record to be eligible for a mortgage insured by FHA:

1.  A property must be purchased from the owner of record
 
2.  The transaction may not involve any sale or assignment of the sales contract, and
 
3.  The lender must obtain, and submit in the case binder to HUD, documentation verifying that the seller is the owner or record.
 
Such documentation may include, but is not limited to:        

1.  A property sales history report
 
2.  A copy of the recorded deed from the seller, or
 
3.  Other documentation, such as a copy of a property tax bill, title commitment or binder, demonstrating the seller's ownership of the property and the date it was acquired.
 

Note: This requirement applies to all FHA purchase money mortgages, regardless of the time between resales.

4155.2 4.7.d:  Appraiser Responsibility for Analyzing Prior Sales of a Property

To be in compliance with updated Standard Rule 1-5 of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), appraisers are required to analyze any prior sales of a subject property in the previous three years for one to four family residential properties.

Mortgage lenders may rely on the information provided by the appraiser in the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (URAR) describing the Date, Price and Data for Prior Sales for the subject property within the last three years.

4155.2 4.7.e:   Restriction on ReSales Occurring 90 Days or Less After Acquisition

If a property is re-sold 90 days or fewer following the date of acquisition by the seller, the property is not eligible for a mortgage insured by FHA.

FHA defines the:

1.  Seller's date of acquisition as the date of settlement on the seller's purchase of that property, and

2.  Resale date as the date of execution of the sales contract by a buyer intending to finance the property with an FHA-insured loan.
 
Reference: For exceptions to the 90-day restriction, see HUD 4155.2 4.7.h

4155.2 4.7.f:  Second Appraisal Required on Properties Sold Between 91 and 180 Days After Acquisition

A lender must obtain a second appraisal by another appraiser if:

1.  The resale date of a property is between 91 and 180 days following the acquisition of the property by the seller, and
 
2.  The resale price is 100% or more over the price paid by the seller when the property was acquired.
 

FHA reserves the right to revise the resale percentage level at which this second appraisal is required by publishing a notice in the Federal Register.

Example: If a property is re-sold for $80,000 within six months of the seller's acquisition of that property for $40,000, the lender must obtain a second independent appraisal supporting the $80,000 sales price. Even if the lender provides documentation showing the cost and extent of rehabilitation that went into the property resulting in the increased value, the second appraisal is still required.

Note: The cost of the second appraisal may not be charged to the borrower.

4155.2 4.7.g:  Resales Occurring Between 91 Days and 12 Months Following Acquisition

FHA reserves the right to require additional documentation from a lender to support the resale value of a property if:

1.  The resale date is more than 90 days after the date of acquisition by the seller, but before the end of the twelfth month following the date of acquisition, and
 
2.  The resale price is 5% or greater than the lowest sale price of the property during the preceding 12 months.
 
At FHA's discretion, such documentation may include, but is not limited to, an appraisal from another appraiser.

4155.2 4.7.h Exceptions to the 90-day Restriction

The only exceptions to the 90-day resale restriction described in HUD 4155.2 4.7.e are for:

1.  Properties acquired by an employer or relocation agency in connection with the relocation of an employee
 
2.  Resales by HUD under its Real Estate Owned (REO) program
 
2.  Sales by other United States Government agencies of single family properties pursuant to programs operated by these agencies
 
3.  Sales of properties by nonprofits approved to purchase HUD-owned single family properties at a discount with resale restrictions
 
4.  Sales of properties that are acquired by the seller by inheritance
 
5.  Sales of properties by state and federally-chartered financial institutions and government sponsored enterprises
 
6.  Sales of properties by local and state government agencies, and
 
7.  Sales of properties within Presidentially Declared Disaster Areas.
 

Any subsequent resales of the properties described above must meet the 90-day threshold in order for the mortgage to be eligible as security for FHA insurance.

Note: Homeownership Centers (HOCs) do not have the authority to waive the 90-day resale restriction because it is a regulatory requirement and not an administrative policy.

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225 West Poplar Street Charleston SC 29403 3BR / 3BA Wagener Terrace Home For Sale $ 575,000

225 West Poplar Street Charleston SC 29403 3BR / 3BA Wagener Terrace Home For Sale $ 575,000

225 West Poplar Street Charleston SC 29403 3BR / 3BA Wagener Terrace Home For Sale $ 575,000

Welcome to a beautiful Wagener Terrace retreat. Over $150,000 in seller upgrades not reflected in asking price. This is vacation living right in the heart of Charleston. This home has gracefully mingled old charm with modern convenience. You enter this home through a formal living room with gas fireplace. The living room flows into the formal dining room which opens to both the kitchen and a sunroom area. The kitchen opens through French doors to your outdoor retreat, which boast a salt water ionizing, self cleaning heated pool with an outdoor kitchen complete with a wood burning pizza oven and a Argentine grill. Imagine the quality time shared with family and friends right in your own back yard. The home has two bedrooms downstairs. One of which one could be used as a downstairs master with its own bathroom suite complete with Jacuzzi jetted claw foot tub. The entire upstairs is the Master retreat. The Master Retreat is almost 900 square feet of open space. French Doors open to your own balcony over looking the pool. The master bath has a very large walk in double shower and double sinks vanity. Off of the master is your very own massage room or separate sitting area. This is truly and amazing home you do not want to miss. The true quality of craftsmanship in every aspect of this home is unmatched.  225 West Poplar Street in Downtown Charleston’s Wagener Terrace neighborhood is approximately 20 minutes from the heart of Downtown Charleston.

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2011 Charleston Harborfest May 12th- 15th

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home.  The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country.  It is because of these reasons that I believe Charleston SC Real Estate is truly unique.  I look forward to helping you with any of your Charleston SC Real Estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:

2011 Charleston Harborfest May 12th- 15th

2011 Charleston Harborfest May 12th- 15th

Charleston Harbor Fest is an annual event hosted by the South Carolina Maritime Foundation which is a public nonprofit organization that owns and operates the tall ship Spirit of South Carolina.   The Charleston Harborfest is held at the Charleston maritime Center and is located in Downtown Charleston’s Upper Concord neighborhood.   This festival is one of the major maritime events hosted by the Foundation to help fund our educational programs.   
                                                                                    
This festival is a true harbor-wide celebration of the sea.  Attracting visitors and locals alike, this event is family-friendly and loads of fun for all ages.  From the classic beauty of sailing ships and pirates giving their best “Argh” to the interactive educational exhibits, Charleston Harbor Fest offers an array of activities. You can be as hands-on as you want with activities ranging from tame to adventurous. Tour the ships, enjoy the scenic waterfront and relax with a beverage and fine Lowcountry fare. For those with more adventurous spirit may head out on the harbor for a sailing lesson. Please use this website to explore Charleston Harbor Fest and all the exciting elements it has to offer. 

Schedule

Thursday, May 12th

VELUX 5 OCEANS Vessels and Race Village                                   
Open to Public: 1:00 – 6:00 PM                                                                           

Friday, May 13th                                                                    

Festival Grounds Open to Public: 1:00 – 6:00 PM                                                       
Skipper Bon Voyage Party: 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Saturday, May 14th

Festival Grounds Open to Public: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
VELUX 5 OCEANS Parade of Sail: 12:30 PM       
VELUX 5 OCEANS Race Restart: 3:00 PM                                                                  
          

Sunday, May 15th                                            

Festival Grounds Open to Public: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Admission

Festival ticket provides access to this event for ALL 4 days!

Adult Tickets (18 years old and over): $10 in advance – $15 onsite
Ages 6-17 ticket price: $5 in advance – $5 onsite
5 years and under: free

Purchasing your tickets online in advance will save you time and money. We offer a significant discount for advance purchases. Please remember to bring your printed receipt from Etix to the Ticket Centers at the Charleston Maritime Center in order to redeem your dock pass.

For additional information visit the 2011 Charleston Harborfest online.

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15 Franklin Street Charleston SC 29401 3BR / 3.5BA Downtown Charleston Home For Sale $ 1,190,000

15 Franklin Street Charleston SC 29401 3BR / 3.5BA Downtown Charleston Home For Sale $ 1,190,000

15 Franklin Street Charleston SC 29401 3BR / 3.5BA Downtown Charleston Home For Sale $ 1,190,000

Beautifully restored 3 story masonry side-hall style house in the quiet neighborhood of Harleston Village just steps from Broad Street. The first floor of the house consists of a large master bedroom, study that opens to the professionally landscaped garden (with new irrigation system) and beautifully renovated saline pool. The Master bedroom and study can be interchangeable. There are also his and hers master bathrooms on this floor. An addition to the home was built to accommodate the second bathroom and a closet/dressing room/laundry area. Her bathroom is fully renovated with whirlpool tub and Robern Cabinets. His bathroom has a steam shower. The second floor has a large, bright living room with adjoining dining room. Both rooms have fireplaces equipped with gas logs. The mantels in these rooms were rebuilt to period specifications to reflect the age of the house. There is also a renovated kitchen on this floor with new heart pine floors, new granite counter tops, wine captain, warming drawer and compactor. The kitchen leads out onto a very private loggia that overlooks the pool and garden. The loggia is connected to a spacious open air deck with a fabulous summer kitchen. The third floor has two more large bedrooms and one full bath. The exterior of the home has been completely repainted, newly landscaped and has a new roof and new HVAC system. Everything has been done for you – move in and enjoy this fabulous home!  15 Franklin Street in Harleston Village is approximately 5 minutes from the heart of Downtown Charleston.

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15 Franklin Street in Downtown Charleston’s Harleston Village is listed by Margaret Swanson with Carriage Properties, LLC.

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2011 North Charleston Arts Festival April 29th – May 7th

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home.  The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country.  It is because of these reasons that I believe Charleston SC Real Estate is truly unique.  I look forward to helping you with any of your Charleston SC Real Estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:

2011 North Charleston Arts Festival April 29th – May 7th

2011 North Charleston Arts Festival April 29th – May 7th

The North Charleston Arts Festival is an annual nine-day event highlighting national, regional, and local artists and performers in the areas of Dance, Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Crafts, Photography, Media Arts, and Literature. The event, now in its 29th year, draws over 30,000 visitors annually. The Main Event, held the first weekend in May at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center and Charleston Area Convention Center, offers free admission and parking to over 40 performances on four themed stages; Cultural Heritage, Youth Entertainment, Bands, and General Audience. Other Main Event activities include judged art and photography shows, the SC Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Exhibit, a gem & mineral show, an antique show, children's activities, arts and crafts vendors, an outdoor foodcourt, and more. The Arts Festival continues with 50+ events throughout the week at various locations around the City of North Charleston. An array of free and ticketed events include street dances, concerts, an Art Walk, children’s programs, workshops and demonstrations, a National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition, and much more. The festival concludes with the Grand Finale at North Charleston Riverfront Park featuring performances, children's activities, and fireworks over the Cooper River.  The North Charleston Convention Center is approximately 20 minutes from Downtown Charleston

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14 Broughton Road Charleston SC 29403 3BR / 2.5BA West Ashley Home For Sale $995,000

14 Broughton Road Charleston SC 29403 3BR / 2.5BA West Ashley Home For Sale $995,000

14 Broughton Road Charleston SC 29403 3BR / 2.5BA West Ashley Home For Sale $995,000

14 Broughton Road is a stellar location in the very popular Crescent neighborhood in West Ashley. Short walk to Porter Gaud or 3 minute bike ride from this large, well manicured property with mature plantings, at the corner of Jamestowne and Broughton Roads along with some river views. 5 minutes drive to downtown Charleston. The home has been remodeled. New wood floors, plantation shutters, remodeled bathrooms, repainted throughout. Classic Remodeling designed and installed an outstanding chef's kitchen with abundance of cabinetry, granite counters, gas stove top, good lighting the works. Stainless Steel appliances include: Dacor microwave and oven, GE refrigerator and GE Monogram dishwasher.  Home has a spacious first floor with large living room, dining room, and kitchen family/room areas. Half bath and sun room with access to patio, complete the downstairs along with 3 good size bedrooms, 2 baths and large laundry room. The lot is beautiful, boasting mature live oaks, 50 year old camellias and many azaleas. This is an ideal location for growing family. Home owners may use the lake to kayak or row and Porter Gaud allows residents of the Crescent to use their tennis courts when school is not in session. For those who like running the 17 mile running/walking trail that runs through Windermere, is quickly accessible from this property. It is possible to add on to this home and some plans for a 2 story addition will be available to see upon request.

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14 Broughton Road in West Ashley’s Crescent neighborhood is listed by Helene Settle with Daniel Ravenel Real Estate

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64 Rutledge Avenue Charleston SC 29403 8BR / 7 BA Harleston Village Home For Sale $1,999,000

 64 Rutledge Avenue Charleston SC 29403 8BR / 7 BA Harleston Village Home For Sale $1,999,000

64 Rutledge Avenue Charleston SC 29403 8BR / 7 BA Harleston village Home For Sale $1,999,000

 

64 Rutledge Avenue, known as, The "Palm Villa" Landmark Victorian home in the heart of Historic Charleston in Harleston Village holds the prestigious Carolopolis Award for preservation. Property consists of the four bedroom main house, with 3670 square feet, and 4 income producing apartments, with 2290 additional square feet. The home features 2 magnificent wrap around piazzas with over 1800 square feet of space accented with a beautiful Canary Island Date Palm, from where the property gets it name, "Palm Villa." Inside, soaring 12 foot ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors, seven fireplaces and a presentation staircase make for an elegant place to live and to entertain. There is also a huge 3rd floor attic, with 1730 square feet and soaring 20 feet high cathedral ceilings. This is truly a unique and rare Charleston home with an 1840 square foot basement with plenty of storage, workshop, and exterior access. There is ample off street parking for up to 8 cars and/ or a boat or two. The possibilities with this property are endless. Please see the detailed Floor Plan document attached to this listing or have your agent send it to you if you can't see it.

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64 Rutledge Avenue in downtown Charleston’s Harleston Village is listed by Dan Mengedoht with Carolina One Real Estate.

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1 Palmetto Road Charleston SC 29407 4BR / 3BA West Ashley Home For sale $875,000

1 Palmetto Road Charleston SC 29407 4BR / 3BA West Ashley Home For sale $875,000

1 Palmetto Road Charleston SC 29407 4BR / 3BA West Ashley Home For sale $875,000

Tucked away in desirable and convenient Wappoo Heights is this private 4 BR 3 BA home that is filled with pleasant surprises. Attentive owners, past and present, have transformed this iconic 1950's era mid-century modern into a delightful villa reminiscent of that last trip to Tuscany. Unique architectural details, solid construction, and a single story U shape design creates a charming courtyard known for over 60 years as a great place to entertain. The large master suite is a relaxing sanctuary with a bank of windows overlooking the park-like backyard. Live oaks, palmettos, crepe myrtles, and many varieties of mature camellias enhance this .45 acre parcel minutes from downtown & great schools. Walk to great restaurants, your very own Starbucks, and the wonderful shops at South Windermere. Improvements include 2 new high efficiency HVAC units with new ductwork and a recent commercial grade roof. The high lot is not located in a flood hazard zone allowing for low insurance premiums.  1 Palmetto Road in the Wappoo Heights subdivision of west Ashley is approximately 15 minutes from the heart of Downtown Charleston.

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1 Palmetto Road in West Ashley’s Wappoo Heights subdivision is listed by Stephanie smith with Carolina Premier Properties. 

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California Dreaming Restaurant in Downtown Charleston

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home.  The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country.  It is because of these reasons that I believe Charleston SC Real Estate is truly unique.  I look forward to helping you with any of your Charleston SC Real Estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:

California Dreaming Restaurant in Downtown Charleston

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California Dreaming Restaurant is nestled on the west side of the Ashley River just across the Ashley River from the City Marina at #1 Ashley Pointe Drive.  California Dreaming has it all, fantastic views of the Ashley River, great location with easy access from Downtown Charleston, West Ashley, James Island, and Mount Pleasant, excellent food, great prices, and a very helpful and courteous staff.

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Lois and I have eaten there many times over the years and have never been disappointed.  California Dreaming serves steaks, seafood, ribs, prime rib, sandwiches and salads.  You have to try the honey-butter croissants.

You can call ahead for reservations or take-out orders at 843-776-1644, or visit California Dreaming online.

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295 Sumter Street Charleston SC 29403 4BR / 3BA Westside Home For Sale $535,000

295 Sumter Street Charleston SC 29403 4BR /  3BA Westside Home For Sale $535,000

295 Sumter Street Charleston SC 29403 4BR /  3BA Westside Home For Sale $535,000

295 Sumter Street is located only a few blocks from the new "hip" area of King, just a short walk to restaurants and boutiques and has a distinctive historic design with many upgrades. Home boasts grand size rooms with high ceilings, crown molding, SIX ORIGINAL FIREPLACES, original antique heart pine floors with many decorative inlays, four bay windows, and gorgeous light fixtures. The outside porch iron work is original by Charleston's one and only Philip Simmons. Kitchen has stainless steel appliances, granite counters, subway tiled back splash, and porcelain sink with bridge faucet. No expense was spared in the master bath with Asian influence design. Walk in shower with stone pebble floor, rain forest green granite, and antique bronze fixtures throughout. Antique furniture adorned with two bowl sinks and an Asian tub on wooden pedestals. There are two other baths of French in design with furniture sinks and extensive molding. Romantic master bedroom is spacious with a corner fireplace, high ceilings, crown, chandelier, and bay window. Walk-in closet provides much storage for personal belongings…hard to find downtown. MOTHER-IN-LAW SUITE: Cozy one bedroom, one bath, living room, and kitchen which could be rented for approximately $900 per month if needed. OUTSIDE: Large wrap porch with hanging lanterns, ironwork, metal roof, cobblestone, off street parking, antique French doors, security system downstairs, and transom windows. OTHER: Transferable termite bond and home warranty. Downstairs bedroom currently used as library/office. House is legally one unit and cannot be changed into a duplex despite two kitchens. Close to colleges, MUSC, beaches, and marinas.  295 Sumter Street, in Charleston’s Westside neighborhood is approximately 10 minutes from the heart of Downtown Charleston.

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295 Sumter Street in Charleston’s Westside Neighborhood is listed by Lisa Jenkins with Southern Renaissance Real Estate.

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63 Eugenia Avenue Kiawah Island SC 29455 8BR / 5 Full and 2 Half BA Home For Sale $6,300,000

63 Eugenia Avenue Kiawah Island SC 29455 8BR / 5 Full and 2 Half BA Ocean Front Home For Sale $6,300,000

63 Eugenia Avenue Kiawah Island SC 29455 8BR / 5 Full and 2 Half BA Ocean Front Home For Sale $6,300,000

Direct Ocean Front living at its finest. Designed for low maintenance and family fun, this eight bedroom home is perfect for the family retreat or for the investor looking for a great rental home (one of the highest income producing homes on Kiawah – over $300,000 net in 2010). Private setting with HOA land on one side and professional landscaping crate this island oasis. This home is being sold fully furnished and is turnkey ready to go. Garage has space for five cars, Heated Pool and Hot Tub, Back-Up Generator, Sound System throughout, Bar Room and just the best views. 63 Eugenia has quality construction from the steel piers up through the Stucco and Brick walls to the masterful trim and walnut floors completing the inside and topped with a low maintenance copper roof. Few homes offer the views and location of this one and you are sure to be pleased from the moment you enter. Kiawah Island Club Sports Membership opportunity exits.  Buyer is required to pay one half of one percent of sales price to Kiawah Island Capitol Reserve.  63 Eugenia Avenue on Kiawah Island is approximately 40 minutes from Downtown Charleston.

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63 Eugenia Avenue on Kiawah Island is listed by Christopher Carrara with State Street Real Estate Group.

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April 2011 National Housing Trends

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home.  The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country.  It is because of these reasons that I believe Charleston SC Real Estate is truly unique.  I look forward to helping you with any of your Charleston SC Real Estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:

April 2011 National Housing Trends

Housing Trends Update is published monthly and is available only to real estate agents who are part of the Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance monthly survey panel.  You can read the April 2011 National Housing Trends report here.

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Carolina Joe Just Listed 5816 Sedgefield Drive Hanahan SC 29410 3BR / 2BA For $85,000

Carolina Joe Just Listed 5816 Sedgefield Drive Hanahan SC 29410 3BR / 2BA  For $85,000

Carolina Joe Just Listed 5816 Sedgefield Drive Hanahan SC 29410 3BR / 2BA  For $85,000

5816 Sedgefield Drive is located in the Charleston Farms neighborhood of Hanahan.  This home will make an excellent rental property or a nice starter home.  It is situated on a large lot and is a short distance from I-26 and I-526.  The Hanahan schools are very good.  5816 Sedgefield Drive i Hanahan is approximately 20 minutes from Downtown Charleston.

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Carolina Joe Just Listed 5723 Allison Avenue Hanahan SC 29410 3BR / 1BA Home For $92,000

Carolina Joe Just Listed 5723 Allison Avenue Hanahan SC 29410 3BR / 1BA Home For $92,000

Carolina Joe Just Listed 5723 Allison Avenue Hanahan SC 29410 3BR / 1BA Home For $92,000

5723 Allison Avenue is located in the Charleston Farms neighborhood of Hanahan.  This home will make an excellent rental property or a nice starter home.  It is situated on a large lot and is a short distance from I-26 and I-526.  The Hanahan schools are very good.  5723 Allison Avenue is approximately 20 minutes from Downtown Charleston.

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April 2011 Housing Trends Newsletter

April 2011 Housing Trends Newsletter

Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general.

Please click on this link to view the Housing Trends APRIL – 2011 Newsletter:
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The Housing Trends eNewsletter contains the latest information from the National Association of REALTORS®, the U.S. Census Bureau, Realtor.org reports and other sources.

Housing Trends eNewsletter is also filled with local and national real estate sales and price activity provided by MLSs and the National Association of Realtors, U.S. Census Bureau key market indicators, housing market video reports, blogs, real estate glossary, maps, mortgage rates and calculators, consumer articles, community reports that map shopping, schools, recreation and more.

If you are interested in determining the value of your home, click the “Home Evaluator” link for a free evaluation report:
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Sound decisions can only be made with accurate and reliable information, and I am happy to be a trusted resource for you. Thank you for the opportunity to provide you with this monthly eNewsletter, and I look forward to answering any questions you may have and to the opportunity to be your REALTOR® in the future.

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Carolina Joe Idleman
AgentOwned Realty Charleston Group
902 Savannah Highway Charleston SC 29407
843-557-9203
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Carolina Joe Just Listed 75 Cooper Street Charleston SC 29403 Vacant Building Lot for $37,500

Carolina Joe Just Listed 75 Cooper Street Charleston SC 29403 Vacant Building Lot for $37,500

Carolina Joe Just Listed 75 Cooper Street Charleston SC 29403 Vacant Building Lot for $37,500

This lot is located in Downtown Charleston’s Eastside Neighborhood near the Eastside Redevelopment area by the location of the Old Mount Pleasant Bridge approach ramps.  75 Cooper Street is approximately 10 minutes from the heart of Downtown Charleston.

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35 Burroughs Hall Kiawah Island SC 29455 3BR / 3BA Home For Sale $ 1.199,000

35 Burroughs Hall Kiawah Island SC 29455 3BR / 3BA Home For Sale $ 1.199,000

35 Burroughs Hall Kiawah Island SC 29455 3BR / 3BA Home For Sale $ 1.199,000

Built to complement the natural surroundings, this handsome contemporary-style home, located on a quiet cul-de-sac in Vanderhorst Plantation provides expansive views of the Kiawah marsh and river as it winds through green and golden savannas. As the tides go in and out and the sun sets, this Kiawah home offers lovely vantage points for enjoying the view of its breathtaking and ever changing landscape. The marsh view is the focal point of the sunken living room which features windowed walls showcasing long marsh views, and sliding glass doors that open to the deck, an ideal place for entertaining and enjoying Kiawah's cool breezes. A gas fireplace with mantel anchors the space along with built-ins that round out the living area. Open to the living room, the kitchen featuring every gourmet's dream, professional grade Gaggenau stainless-steel appliances, including steam oven, double drawer dishwasher, Sub-Zero refrigerator, custom cabinets and beautiful tile backsplash and granite counter tops. There is plenty of work space to peal, chop and stir.  The eat-in breakfast area, which is adjacent to the kitchen,  offere beautiful marsh views. The formal dining area, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows that capture full marsh views and sliding glass doors that open onto the deck offers additional seating for entertaining guest and family.  Located on the first floor is the study which can serve as an additional guest room. The tranquil master suite, located on the second floor, features vaulted ceiling and marsh views through a bevy of windows and also offers access to the second level deck overlooking the marsh. The master bath showcases beadboard wainscoting, dual vanities, a separate shower and claw-foot soaking tub overlooking the marsh. Two guest rooms are also located on the second floor and offer comfort and privacy, one having access to the marsh side deck. Buyer at closing to pay 1/2 of 1% of sales price for one time KICA contribution.  35 Burroughs hall on Kiawah Island is approximately 45 minutes from Downtown Charleston.

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35 Burroughs hall on Kiawah Island is listed by Danielle Whitson with Akers Ellis real Estate LLC.

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What Closing Costs are allowable For the Buyer to Pay When Doing FHA Financing?

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What Closing Costs are allowable For the Buyer to Pay When Doing FHA Financing?

 
Listed below are the customary and reasonable fees and charges that may be collected from the borrower by the lender. The cost for any item charged to the borrower must not exceed the cost paid by the lender or charged to the lender by the service provider.

A.  Appraisal Fee and Inspection Fee. The borrower may be charged an appraisal fee. Borrowers may only be charged a pro rata appraisal fee on Master CRVs (MCRVs) or MARs since the fee charged by the appraiser is for all lots covered. This fee may not exceed the actual appraisal fee, divided by the number of lots covered by the appraisal. Inspection fees may be collected from the borrower for any inspections that must be conducted on the property.

B.  Credit Reports (Actual Costs). The lender can charge a fee for a credit report when the loan is manually underwritten, and it also may charge a fee for Automated Underwriting System (AUS) credit reports.
 
C.  AUS Fee. When the lender uses an AUS that is not the lender's own system or a system directly/indirectly owned by the lender, the lender may collect from the borrower the underwriting fee charged to the lender by the AUS. The lender can collect only one AUS underwriting fee from the borrower.
 
D.  Verification Charges. The borrower may be charged only the actual charges imposed by the depository institution, employer, or property management firm, etc.
 
E.  Origination Fee. The borrower may be charged an origination fee in accordance with 24 CFR 203.27. HUD is reviewing this regulation for possible amendment.
 
F.  Home Inspection Fees. Home inspection fees up to $300, or the actual cost, may be included as closing costs in meeting the borrower's minimum investment.

G. Document Preparation Fees. Document preparation fees may be charged only if the documents are prepared by a third-party and are not controlled by the lender. The lender may not charge these fees if it prepares documents itself.
 
H.  Property Survey Fees. The borrower may be charged property survey fees, although they are not required by FHA.
 
I.  Title Examination and Title Insurance Fees. The borrower may be charged title examination and title insurance fees, although they are not required by FHA.
 
J.  Attorney's Fees. The borrower may be charged attorney's fees, only if the attorney is not an employee of the lender.
 
K.  Settlement Fees. The borrower may be charged settlement fees, only if the closing agent is not an employee of the lender. A fee may be charged if the settlement agent is an independent company or a subsidiary that regularly closes loans for several different lenders.

L.  Real Estate Broker's Fees (Buyer Broker). The borrower may be charged real estate broker's fees, only if the borrower engages the broker independently and the fees are reasonable and customary. However, if the broker is not independently engaged, no fees may be charged to the borrower. See HUD Handbook 4155.1 for additional information.
 
M.  Recording Fees and Taxes. The borrower may be charged recording fees and taxes that are customary or required in the area.
 
N.  Test or Treatment Fees. The borrower may be charged test or treatment fees that are required by FHA or the lender. These fees include tests of water supplies, soil percolation tests for individual septic systems, or testing for or treating insect infestation.
 
O.  Courier/Wire/Notary Fees. Courier fees and wire fees may be charged only on refinances and only for delivery of the mortgage payoff statement to the lien holder and for closing documents to the settlement agent. The borrower must agree in writing to pay for the courier and wire fees, prior to loan closing. Notary fees may be charged if notarization is required by state law and is performed by a notary who is not employed by the lender.
 
P.  Other Fees and Charges. Other fees and charges that may be assessed, but are not considered "closing costs" include:

1.  Discount Points. Discount points charged by the lender on a purchase transaction may be charged to the buyer but may not be financed into the mortgage amount. On refinance transactions, reasonable discount points may be financed into the mortgage amount subject to equity requirements and other restrictions applied to refinances.
 
2.  Lock-Ins/Rate Locks. A written guarantee that ensures the loan terms will not change for a definite period of time (not less than 15 days) or that limits the extent to which the terms may change. See paragraph 1-9 of this handbook for additional information.
 
The appropriate HOC may authorize or reject any other charge or the amount of any charge, based on what is reasonable and customary in the area.

All of these closing costs are negotiable for the buyer to pay. However the seller is also allowed to pay them. The borrower must have 3.5% invested and that is the down payment amount.

4155.2 6.A.5.e Required Language for the Amendatory Clause

When an amendatory clause to the sales contract is required, as indicated in HUD 4155.2 6.A.5.d, the clause must contain the following language:

“It is expressly agreed that notwithstanding any other provisions of this contract, the purchaser shall not be obligated to complete the purchase of the property described herein or to incur any penalty by forfeiture of earnest money deposits or otherwise, unless the purchaser has been given, in accordance with HUD/FHA or VA requirements, a written statement by the Federal Housing Commissioner, Department of Veterans Affairs, or a Direct Endorsement lender setting forth the appraised value of the property of not less than $___________. The purchaser shall have the privilege and option of proceeding with consummation of the contract without regard to the amount of the appraised valuation. The appraised valuation is arrived at to determine the maximum mortgage the Department of Housing and Urban Development will insure. HUD does not warrant the value or condition of the property. The purchaser should satisfy himself/herself that the price and condition of the property are acceptable.”

The actual dollar amount to be inserted in the amendatory clause is the sales price stated in the contract. If the borrower and seller agree to adjust the sales price in response to an appraised value that is less than the sales price, a new amendatory clause is not required. However, the loan application package must include the original sales contract with the same price as shown in the amendatory clause, along with the revised or amended sales contract.

GENERAL ACCEPTABILITY STANDARDS FOR PROPERTY

There are minimum property standards for existing and proposed construction. A property is considered "existing construction" if it was completed more than one year prior to application. See HUD Handbooks 4905.1 and 4910.1 for additional information on existing and proposed construction, respectively.

Underwriters bear primary responsibility for determining eligibility of a property for FHA mortgage insurance. However, the FHA appraiser is the on-site representative for the Mortgagee and provides preliminary verification that these standards have been met. The "Notice to the Lender" requires the FHA appraiser to report the physical conditions that are readily observable on the date of the site visit and to detail the repairs needed to establish and/or maintain the marketability of the property, protect the health and safety of the occupants, and protect the security of the property. These criteria must be addressed by the Mortgagee before closing.

When examination of existing construction reveals noncompliance with the General Acceptability Criteria, an appropriate specific condition to correct the deficiency is required if correction is feasible. If correction is not feasible and only major repairs or alterations can effect compliance, the Mortgagee will reject the property.

The following is a general outline of the minimum property standards:

A.  Eligible Houses. Detached, semidetached, row houses, multiplex and individual condominium dwellings are eligible. If it is not detached, the dwelling must be separated from an adjoining dwelling by a party or lot line wall extending the full height of the building. Each living unit must be individually accessible for use and maintenance without trespass on adjoining properties.
 
B.  Site Conditions. The property must be free of health and safety hazards.
 
C.  Flood Hazard Areas. The Mortgagee is responsible for determining the eligibility of properties in flood hazard areas and relies upon the FHA appraiser's notation on the URAR form.

1.  Proposed and New Construction. If any portion of the property improvements (the dwelling and related structures/equipment essential to the value of the property and subject to flood damage) is located within a special flood hazard area (SFHA) designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the property is not eligible for FHA mortgage insurance unless: (1) a final Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) or final Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) that removed the property from the SFHA location is obtained from FEMA or (2) if the property is not removed from the SFHA location by a LOMA or LOMR, the lender obtains a FEMA National Flood Insurance Program Elevation Certificate (form FEMA 81-31) ("flood elevation certificate") documenting that the lowest floor (including the basement) of the residential building and related improvements to the property is built at or above the 100 year flood elevation in compliance with the National Flood Insurance program criteria (see 44 CFR 60.3 through 60.6). National flood insurance is not required if a LOMA or LOMR is obtained but is required when a flood elevation certificate documents that the property remains located within the SFHA. The LOMA, LOMR, or flood elevation certificate must be submitted with the case for endorsement.

If the lender is uncertain about whether the property is located within a SFHA, it may require a flood elevation certificate. In addition, the lender has discretion to require national flood insurance even if the residential building and related improvements to the property are not located within the SFHA, but the lender has reason to believe that the building and related improvements to the property may be vulnerable to damage from flooding.
 
2.  Existing Construction. Flood insurance must be obtained and maintained for an existing property with any portion of the residential buildings located in a special flood hazard area.
 
3.  Insurance Amount Required. National flood insurance must be maintained in an amount equal to the least of the following: (1) the cost of the improved property (less estimated land costs); (2) the maximum limit of coverage made under the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968; or (3) the outstanding principal balance of the loan. Flood insurance is required for the term of the loan. If the buildings are located within a special flood hazard area (SFHA) and insurance under the National Flood Insurance Program is not available within a community, the property is not eligible for FHA mortgage insurance. See HUD Handbooks 4150.1 and 4150.2 for additional information.
 
E.  Lead-Based Paint Hazard. If the property was built before 1978, the seller must disclose known information on lead-based paint and lead-based paint hazards before selling the house. Sales contracts must include a disclosure form about lead-based paint. Buyers have up to 10 days to check for lead. HUD may insure a mortgage on a house even with lead-based paint if defective paint surfaces are treated. HUD will not pay the cost to have the lead-based paint removed, treated, or repaired.
 
F.   Services and Facilities. Utilities and other facilities should be independent for each unit and must include:

1.   A continuing supply of safe, potable water
 
2.   Sanitary facilities and a safe method of sewage disposal
 
3.   Heating adequate for health and comfort
 
4.   Domestic hot water, and
 
5.   Electricity for lighting and equipment
 
G. Access. There must be vehicular access to the property by means of an abutting all-weather public or private street. If private, there must be a permanent easement and provisions for permanent maintenance. Each property must have access to its rear yard.
 
H.  Nonresidential Use. Nonresidential use must be subordinate to the property's residential use and character, and it may not exceed 25% of the total floor area. The following are ineligible for mortgage insurance:

1.   Commercial enterprises
 
2.   Boarding houses
 
3.   Hotels/motels
 
4.   Tourist houses

5.   Private clubs
 
6.   Bed and Breakfast establishments

7.   Fraternity/sorority houses
 
 
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March 2011 Colleton County Housing Market Statistics

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March 2011 Colleton County Housing Market Statistics

Here are the housing market statistics for Colleton County.
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March 2011 Dorchester County Housing Market Statistics

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home.  The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country.  It is because of these reasons that I believe Charleston SC Real Estate is truly unique.  I look forward to helping you with any of your Charleston SC Real Estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:

March 2011 Dorchester County Housing Market Statistics

Here are the housing market statistics for Dorchester County.  Additionally the housing market statistics are broken down further into the following local areas:  Dorchester Road, Greater Summerville, and Saint George – Rural Dorchester County.

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131 Broad Street Charleston SC 29401 4BR / 2.5BA South of Broad Home For Sale $1,500,000

131 Broad Street Charleston SC 29401 4BR / 2.5BA South of Broad Home For Sale $1,500,000

131 Broad Street Charleston SC 29401 4BR / 2.5BA South of Broad Home For Sale $1,500,000

131 Broad Street is a Grand Victorian House circa 1890 with Double Piazzas. This is a very sunny and bright family house. Features include a den and eat-in kitchen which spills into back yard along with a huge playhouse. There is a patio area for adults while children are playing outside. 131 Broad Street comes with large living and dining room. French doors open onto side piazzas. Original stenciled ceilings and heavy moldings.  131 Broad Street in the South of Broad neighborhood of Downtown Charleston is approximately 5 minutes from the heart of Downtown Charleston.

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131 Broad Street is listed by Joanie Lucas with Carolina One Real Estate.

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March 2011 Berkeley County Housing Market Statistics

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home.  The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country.  It is because of these reasons that I believe Charleston SC Real Estate is truly unique.  I look forward to helping you with any of your Charleston SC Real Estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:

March 2011 Berkeley County Housing Market Statistics

Here are the housing market statistics for Berkeley County.  Additionally the housing market statistics are broken further down into the following local areas: Daniel Island, Goose Creek and Moncks Corner, Hanahan, and Rural Berkeley County.

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March 2011 Charleston County Housing Market Statistics

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home.  The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic,golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country.  It is because of these reasons that I believe Charleston SC Real Estate is truly unique.  I look forward to helping you with any of yourCharleston SC Real Estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:

March 2011 Charleston County Housing Market Statistics

Here are the housing market statistics for Charleston County.  Additionally the housing market statistics are broken further down into the following local areas: Downtown Charleston, Charleston above the Crosstown, West Ashley, Mount Pleasant South the Isle of Palms Connector, Mount Pleasant North of the Isle of Palms Connector, Wando – Cainhoy, Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms, James Island, Folly Beach, Johns Island, Kiawah – Seabrook, Hollywood – Ravenel, Edisto Island, and North Charleston.

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