Monday, February 1, 2016

Handicapped-Accessible Home For Sale in Charleston (Summerville), SC


Listing Price:  $169,500

Just listed, this 1,593 square foot, all-brick, single-story home sits toward the back of a quiet cul-de-sac. The home is handicapped accessible, including walk-in shower, walk-in jetted bathtub/spa, safety bars and ramps. Enjoy 2 separate living areas, one with a wood-burning fireplace. The family room looks out to the large sun room with new vinyl windows and hot tub. Easily access the large privacy-fenced back yard that has an extra parking pad large enough for boats, an RV, etc. Spacious workshop built onto the back of the house, and storage shed in back yard are a great place for tools and lawn equipment. The garage has been converted to heated/cooled living space that is a perfect playroom, media or game room. The 2-car carport is large enough to hold over-sized vehicles. Large laundry room with cabinets and room for extra storage shelves. 

Call me at 843-410-9906 for more information or to schedule a tour of this conveniently located home.

Lovin' Life in the Lowcountry,

Janie



My mission statement:  To live each day to the fullest, with excitement, enthusiasm and a strong desire to build a successful and highly respected real estate business, earned by developing relationships through consistent and predictably high work ethic of always going above and beyond, and always doing so with a creative surprise up my sleeve.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Dreaming Big and Leaving a Little Sparkle Wherever You Go!

Three weeks into the New Year....How are you holding up on your "Resolutions"?  I decided not to use the "R" word, and instead, am working to keep my GOALS in check.

As I sat down with my notes to plan for this week, I started by looking at what happened last week to define my focus for the upcoming week. At the beginning of the year, I decided my motivation would get momentum if  I wrote down and celebrated the good things that happen along the way to achieving the big goals. But not only do I celebrate getting to check things off on my "Ta-Da" list, but I love it when I get to be a part of someone else's celebration and leave a little sparkle along the way!

So this week, the sparkle was left......

1.  At the house I just listed.  I hired a professional home stager to come out to prepare for the home for photos.  The transformation was amazing, and my client/home owner was absolutely thrilled!  

2.  At the class I taught my fellow agents.  I had the privilege to teach some of the newer agents in my office, (as well as some of the more seasoned), about keeping business models, plans and goals at the forefront of their minds.  I love to share things I have learned over the years, but also to interact with others to brainstorm ideas.  We all need to stay open to learning from each other every day.  

3.  At the business lunch I attended with a new referring partner.  After attending a networking event week before last, I had lunch with someone I had met along with another potential referring partner in his office. Business is so much more productive when you have a strong referring partnership with those you know.

4.  At my Carolina One awards night.  Confetti, glitz, sparkle and glam was everywhere on Saturday night when my brokerage hosted its annual awards night at the Charleston Music Hall, recognizing leaders in all phases of our company, and their contributions and hard work in our industry.  A night to celebrate accomplishments of so many goals!

5.  On the football field.  I love that both teams I was pulling for to go to the Super Bowl, won!  LOTS of sparkle on those fields!

6.  At my church.  My church is in growth mode, and we just had our first contemporary service to add a new dimension to the choice of worship within the same church:  traditional or contemporary. The service was wonderful and it is a pleasure to see the vision and dreams of the church being realized!

Keeping goals in sight, let's see how much sparkle we can leave this week!

"It's about dreaming big and doing whatever is necessary, day after day, to make those dreams come true."  -Peyton Manning

Lovin' Life in the Lowcountry,

Janie



My mission statement:  To live each day to the fullest, with excitement, enthusiasm and a strong desire to build a successful and highly respected real estate business, earned by developing relationships through consistent and predictably high work ethic of always going above and beyond, and always doing so with a creative surprise up my sleeve.

   

Saturday, December 12, 2015

329 Slow Mill Drive in Goose Creek, SC

First time home buyers or those looking for a sweet investment property----take a look at this!

3 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath home in Liberty Hall Plantation is now available for sale for $169,900. This 1,664 square foot home is perfect for first time home buyers or investors looking for rental income! Full of upgrades throughout, you will love the look and feel of this great home! For more details or to schedule a tour, please call me at Carolina One Real Estate, 478-973-2684. Or go to my website at www.janiepughsellshomes.com






Lovin' Life in the Lowcountry,

Janie



My mission statement:  To live each day to the fullest, with excitement, enthusiasm and a strong desire to build a successful and highly respected real estate business, earned by developing relationships through consistent and predictably high work ethic of always going above and beyond, and always doing so with a creative surprise up my sleeve.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Getting Crabby!

When you live in Charleston, SC, weekends and after school recreational activities often take on a more coastal approach. Fishing has moved up as one of our favorite family activities.  We live within walking distance to a crabbing dock, so we have the privilege of heading down the path when the urge hits for some good ole fashioned Andy and Opie Mayberry fun!  It is fun to watch the sun set, look for alligators casually floating down the waterway, enjoy an occasional
dolphin diving and playing with its buddies or casting a hook out for a random "catch of the day"! 

In this area, we have brackish water, so you never know what you are going to pull out at the end of your line! The other day, my son caught an eel, a catfish and several blue crabs.  Catching blue crabs one at a time, rather than in a crab trap, certainly makes one appreciate that bowl of She Crab soup from 82 Queen or Magnolias!

If you would like more information about living or relocating to Charleston, SC, let me know!  We have more than enough fish in the sea and would love to share!

Lovin' Life in the Lowcountry,

Janie


My mission statement:  To live each day to the fullest, with excitement, enthusiasm and a strong desire to build a successful and highly respected real estate business, earned by developing relationships through consistent and predictably high work ethic of always going above and beyond, and always doing so with a creative surprise up my sleeve.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Charleston Farmer’s Market: Don't Forget Your Grocery List!


This past weekend, we could not have asked for more perfect weather in Charleston.  Temps hovered in the low 70’s, skies were blue and a gentle breeze completed the remarkable conditions.  On weekends when we don’t have ballgames, activities or work calling us to other places, we love to head downtown to Marion Square to the farmer’s market.  If you have never been to the farmer’s market in downtown Charleston, you owe it to yourself to go and spend a few hours with the locals and try some of their goods! 

Now don’t confuse this with the Charleston City Market.  That is the market on Meeting Street that is one of the oldest public open-air markets, and one of Charleston’s #1 tourist attractions.  The Charleston Farmer’s Market is a few blocks away in Marion Square, on the corner of Calhoun and King Street. Although you will find some of the same vendors at both markets, the majority are different.  At the Farmer’s Market, you will find more local farmers, food vendors and artisans. http://www.charlestonfarmersmarket.com.

Shopping for my weekly produce at the Market is a real treat.  The vendors are proud of their offerings, and their humble and genuine appreciation and friendliness is what I love about the place.  (Not just this market, but Charleston, in general!)  I love to chat with my favorite farmer as he rings up my weekly veggies, moving them off the scale and into the bag, secretly slipping a few extras with a wink!  Although there are many farm stands throughout the square, I like to make the extra walk to the back to my favorite!

Before I work my way to the back, however, I have a favorite stop along the way to get some of the most amazing okra I have ever had!  What has now become my favorite veggie to grill, the red okra comes out of the garden RED, but turns green as you cook it.  I just slice it lengthwise, toss it with olive oil and some of my favorite seasonings (also found at the market in another booth).  A few minutes on the grill?  Oh my!  Give it a try.  You can thank me later!



Lovin' Life in the Lowcountry,

Janie


My mission statement:  To live each day to the fullest, with excitement, enthusiasm and a strong desire to build a successful and highly respected real estate business, earned by developing relationships through consistent and predictably high work ethic of always going above and beyond, and always doing so with a creative surprise up my sleeve.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Going Back

One of my favorite parts of the day is the early morning car ride on the days I take my son to school. Typically, this is the first day of school and the two days during the week he has FCA. I love our early morning conversations, and sometimes getting to watch the sunrise as we drive across the bridge. This time last year, we had just relocated to Charleston from Georgia, and had only been here for a couple months. After meeting several boys during that time and playing on a new travel ball team, he was starting school already having established some new friendships.  He loved Charleston, and his new buddies. But as I took him to school for his first day, he looked out over the marsh and simply stated, "If Garrett (his BFF) could move here, my life would be complete."  

This weekend, our family had the opportunity to go back to Georgia to visit with some of our nearest and dearest friends.  The boys got to hang out together and go to a couple events with old school and baseball friends. My husband and I got to spend time with our old circle of friends that we have missed dearly over the last year. We got caught up with lots of laughter and hugs.  We got to celebrate a new life (that is due in December) and enjoy the gift of friendship.  The "going back" just made it that much more special, the hugs a little tighter and long-lasting, and the laughter that had us in tears, that much more spectacular!

The thing is:  "Going back" is a blessing.  Relocating to Charleston has been amazing. We love the new friendships we have established, the community, our jobs, our new baseball family, the beautiful sunsets over the water, etc.  We didn't MOVE our circle----we just made it BIGGER! When our friends come to visit, we get to share all that is new to us:  Our new friends, the beaches, sunsets....all the Charleston offerings that are available to us every day!

So as I dropped my son off for school this morning for his last "first day of school" as a middle school student, I  reminded him of what he had said the year before, and how much bigger our circle is this year.  I thought about the old belief, "You can never go back," and how much I disagree.  You can ALWAYS go back! Back to school, back to work, back home, back to visit, back to the beginning.....And by going back, there is an added component of excitement that goes beyond the day-to-day routine. Watching William going back to school, walking inside the building with his new Charleston friends, I have to smile and be thankful, not only for our day-to-day experiences, but also for the opportunities we have to "go back".   

Lovin' Life in the Lowcountry,

Janie


My mission statement:  To live each day to the fullest, with excitement, enthusiasm and a strong desire to build a successful and highly respected real estate business, earned by developing relationships through consistent and predictably high work ethic of always going above and beyond, and always doing so with a creative surprise up my sleeve.


Monday, August 3, 2015

Charleston, SC Real Estate Market Temps: Hot, Hot, Hot!!!

Temperatures aren't the only thing on the rise in Charleston, SC!  Our market is HOT, HOT, HOT!!!!

Want more details? Give me a call! (478-973-2684), or email me at janie.pugh@carolinaone.com.

Lovin' Life in the Lowcountry,

Janie


My mission statement:  To live each day to the fullest, with excitement, enthusiasm and a strong desire to build a successful and highly respected real estate business, earned by developing relationships through consistent and predictably high work ethic of always going above and beyond, and always doing so with a creative surprise up my sleeve.