October 2012 Posts
Three independent non profits who study real estate trends have recently upwardly revised their predictions of where home prices are headed in the future. How does the Charleston region compare to nationwide? We are up 5.5% in average sales price in 2012, according to the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors.
The Charleston Regional Business Journal released their
weekly “10 Ways to Play” list, so you don’t have to do any of
the thinking, only the playing….
We won’t take responsibility should you be scared to death. We will, however, happily split any prize money from costume contests.
- House of Terror: 7-10 p.m. through Tuesday at St. Julian Devine Community Center
- Halloween at O-Ku: 10 p.m. Friday at 463-A King St. in Charleston
- Halloween at Taco Boy: 2 p.m. Saturday for costume contest (dogs too) and party at 6 p.m.
- Skinful Halloween: 7 p.m. Saturday at the Brick House Kitchen, 1575 Folly Road
- Fall Fun House: 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry
We’ve tried deep-fried Coke, deep-fried Twinkies and deep-fried Oreos — what will be the deep-fried delicacy this year? We’re gonna guess snails, but we don’t speak French, so what do we know?
WHO: Coastal Carolina Fair
WHEN: Starts at 3 p.m. today and runs all kinds of times through Nov. 4
WHERE: Exchange Park in Ladson
Sally Tharp paints everyday objects on a very large scale. So does that mean that dog’s nose is 3 feet tall? That’s a lot of cold, wet puppy love. Feel the love and then grab a bite at the Jasmine Porch.
WHO: Sally Tharp
WHEN: 5-6:30 p.m. today
WHERE: Wells Gallery at The Sanctuary Resort on Kiawah Island
Sometimes police officers’ credo of “to serve and protect” doesn’t pass the muster of human frailty. A storm is brewing, and one man will have to make the ultimate sacrifice. Relax — it’s just on stage.
WHO: South of Broadway Theatre Co.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday
WHERE: 1080 E. Montague Ave. in North Charleston
The Summerville Community Orchestra kicks off its 10th season with the sounds of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue, Swan Lake, Les Mis, Wicked, Big Bands, The Marriage of Figaro and Thais.
WHO: Summerville Community Orchestra
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. today and Friday
WHERE: Northwood Baptist Church and Summerville Baptist Church
Since we all know the zombie apocalypse is coming, it’d be good to have basic survival skills. Like fire, making flint arrowheads and shooting a handmade bow, and making a courting flute. We did say survival.
WHO: College of Charleston Archaeology Club
WHEN: Today through Saturday
WHERE: College of Charleston and Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul
Local comedians have been cracking jokes all month and it comes down to the wire this week. The finalists will compete for a chance to take home $2,000. That’s some serious cash. No jokin’.
WHO: Finalist comedians
WHEN: 9 p.m. Friday
WHERE: Red’s Ice House, 98 Church St. in Mount Pleasant
Quoth the Weekend… Yes, we are aware that was lame and obvious. And we’re guessing you already knew that Edgar Allan Poe used to hang out on Sullivan’s Island. Aren’t you just smarter than the average bird?
WHO: Charleston Stage
WHEN: Runs through Nov. 4
WHERE: Dock Street Theatre
Our wheeled warriors are battling for national ranking. The Highrollers take on Poe’s Punishers from Virginia, and we definitely have to take them out, because we’ve already got the market on Poe. (see below)
WHO: Lowcountry Highrollers
WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St. in Charleston
Paul Liebrandt is a talented chef with some crazy ideas. Ever tried eel, violets and chocolate? Not all together, though, right? That was his idea. How about espuma of calf brains and foie gras? Us either.
WHO: The Halsey Institute
WHEN: 7 p.m. today
WHERE: Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. in Charleston
- Pierrot Lunaire: 5 p.m. Monday at Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. in Charleston. Performance by the College of Charleston’s Department of Music.
- Bach: Father & Son: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Dock Street Theatre. Charleston Symphony Orchestra concert.
- The Home Team Album Showcase: 8 p.m. Wednesday at Home Team, 2209 Middle St. on Sullivan’s Island. Guilt Ridden Troubadour will perform the music of Bob Dylan.
- The Fur Ball: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Blvd. in Charleston. A benefit for Pet Helpers.
- Charleston Fine Art Annual: Nov. 2-4 including gallery art openings, plein air painting, print fair at the Gibbes Museum of Art, gala receptions, silent auction and lectures.
- MUSC Health and Wellness Community Day: 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 3 at MUSC Health East Cooper, 1600 Midtown Ave. in Mount Pleasant.
- Super Scary SUP Race: Moved to Nov. 3 because of threat of Hurricane Sandy.
- Log Cabin Fused Glass Workshop: 12:15 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Charleston Museum and at Blue Heron Glass in West Ashley.
- Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra: 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. in Charleston.
- James Island Connector Run/Walk/Bike: 8 a.m. Nov. 3, benefiting the Gavalas Kolanko Foundation.
- Harvest Fest: Bluegrass, Beverages and BBQ Cookoff: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3 at Mullet Hall Equestrian Center on Johns Island.
- Fall Harvest Dinner: Nov. 4 at Legare Farms on Johns Island.
- We Will Never Forget: A Tribute to Our Veterans: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center.
- Guerrilla Cuisine Dinner: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 11 on Folly Beach. Chef Anthony DiBernardo of Rita’s Seaside Grille and Cast Iron Catering will be cooking.
- Smoke on the Harbor Barbeque Throwdown: Nov. 16-18 at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina.
- Shrek the Musical: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23 and 2 p.m. Nov. 24 at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center.
-FHA 30 yr.
3.25% 0 pts. and 0 Orig.
-Conforming 30 yr.
3.625% 0 pts. and 0 Orig.
3.375% 0 pts. and 1% Orig.
-Conforming 15 yr.
3.00% 0 ots. and 0 Orig.
2.75% 0 pts. and 1 Orig.
-Conforming 5/1 ARM
3.00% 0 pts. and 0 Orig.
2.75% 0 pts. and 1% Orig.
-Jumbo 30 yr.
4.25% 0 pts. and 0 Orig
-Jumbo 5/1 ARM
3.375% 0 pts. and 0 Orig.
3.125% 0 pts. and 1 Orig.
“The buyer should always look at the COST of a home, not just the PRICE. The cost is determined by the price and the mortgage interest rate which is available at the time. Below is a list of the interest rates over the last ten years and the impact they have on a $100,000 mortgage payment.”
A year after winning the No. 1 tourist city in America, readers of Conde Nast Traveler voted the Holy City as not only the best travel destination in America but as the top city on the planet.
“The award is based on a city’s overall atmosphere/ambiance, culture/sites, friendliness, lodging, restaurants and shopping.”
Watch the video from the Charleston Area Visitors Bureau here.
Read the article in the Post & Courier here.