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June 12, 2017

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201 Sea Marsh Drive, Kiawah Island, SC 29455

For Sale: $695,000, Listed by The Pulse Charleston

.45 acres

Looking to build on iconic Kiawah Island? Why not have it all? This nearly half-acre wooded lot combines tranquility and lowcountry vistas with an enviable island location. Set on a private street with year-round residents only five minutes from Kiawah’s main gate, this lot delivers on breathtaking river/marsh views without the hassle of driving up island. Sea Marsh winds through an established neighborhood with mature landscaping and distinctive homes. Whether it’s the 15-minute bike ride to the beach or Freshfields Village, or the even shorter car ride to the owner’s beachfront amenity center and pool, there is no better location on Kiawah.

Voted the #1 island in the U.S. by Conde Nast in 2014, Kiawah is a small barrier island nestled between the curving Kiawah River and a pristine stretch of the Atlantic Ocean coastline. Known for its 10-mile beach, 30 miles of biking trails, nature preserve and ocean side golf courses, Kiawah is a short 21 miles from the historic city of Charleston.
The island offers an unmatched golf experience including 5 world-class golf courses designed by Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Gary Player, and Clyde Johnston. Kiawah has hosted many prestigious professional golf championships including the Ryder Cup, World Cup, and will be the site of the 2021 PGA Championship. Kiawah offers two lighted tennis complexes with a mixture of Har-Tru clay and hard surfaces. Enjoy nature at Night Heron Nature Center, Rhett’s Bluff Boat Landing, the crabbing pier, or while biking on miles of trails.
The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is an oceanfront, luxury resort with spa and salon which can accommodate and pamper your guests. Errands are minutes at Freshfields Village which includes a grocery, medical and urgent care, a dry cleaner, a variety of fine retail shops and restaurants as well as an inn. Enjoy live entertainment, movie nights, and the farmers market on the Village Green. There are 15 dining options on the island including everything from ocean front, fine dining to BBQ and beer link-side.
On top of the opulent amenities, property owners on Kiawah have exclusive access to their own beachfront amenity center; the Sandcastle. This owner-exclusive community and recreation facility has private pools (including a separate baby pool), a fitness center, an outdoor bar and grille, stunning Atlantic views and a boardwalk to the beach. Enjoy meeting your neighbors at one of the various ongoing activities hosted by the Sandcastle including fitness classes, craft groups, community service outreach, and governance committees.
The buyer is also eligible for a Governor’s Club Membership with options for golf, tennis, golf and tennis, social and pool-only memberships.

January 19, 2017

Sold for $600,000 by The Pulse Charleston

Welcome home to 724 Barbados Drive in the upscale, private, and gated community of Beresford Hall! This lot is a true deep-water home site with plans and a permit in hand for a private dock that should be less than 200′ long with 15 feet at low tide, and includes a 15’x20′ covered pier, a 12’x30′ floating dock, and a boat lift! The .71 acre lot is on the last cul-de-sac at the end of Barbados Drive and is certainly large enough to accommodate the custom built waterfront home of your dreams. Located at a bend in Nowell Creek, it provides expansive views down the creek all the way to the Daniel Island Club. This is truly one of the most spectacular deep-water home sites in Charleston. Neighborhood covenants allow up to three structures per lot, including your primary residence.

Beresford Hall is an extraordinary neighborhood! The community clubhouse, “The Ruins”, includes a kitchen, a wood burning fireplace, and a terraced stage. The neighborhood also features a neighborhood boat dock and ramp (equipped with a fish cleaning station), eight miles of sidewalks and nature trails, two playgrounds (including one with its own pirate ship), a crab dock, four parks, an infinity zero entry swimming pool, an ice house, a full size basketball court, a campfire pit, a dog park, outside grills, a green space that will never be developed, and a meadow for deer and wild turkey watching. The neighborhood boasts 581 elegant “grand trees” and the remnants of an original spring house and brick kiln which have been historically preserved. Come visit the community today!

April 19, 2016

1971 N Creek Drive

1971 N Creek Drive, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

SOLD

Welcome home to 1971 N Creek Drive! This is a spectacular custom home on tidal creek with approximately 5 ft of water at high tide and marsh views. The lot is very secluded with water and marsh on three sides! Tie up your boat or just enjoy fishing on the Wando River! Rivertowne Country Club has tons of amenities including a neighborhood pool, play park, tennis courts, dock facilities, walking trails, a club house, and the only Arnold Palmer Signature golf course in the Charleston area (club & golf membership avail). This subsection has a dock just for The Pointe homeowners as well. The home has a very open floor plan with views of the water on both levels and gorgeous hardwoods throughout the first floor and upstairs hallway. The large kitchen features granite countertops with a tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, trash compactor, an island with a gorgeous cold stone countertop, and an eat-in kitchen with plantation shutters. The family room’s focal point is a new wood paneled gas fireplace with built-in bookshelves, a desk, and a window seat flanking both sides. A surround sound stereo is also installed for entertaining. Enjoy cool summer drinks from a built-in bar with separate sink as well as the breezes from the water on an enormous screened porch with a porch swing. Upstairs, the master bedroom is roomy with a separate seating area overlooking the water complete with a custom walk-in closet. The on-suite bathroom has double sinks, granite countertops, a Jacuzzi tub, and a separate tiled shower. Two guest bedrooms and a full bath complete the upstairs. Store your boat in the double-stacked garage and don’t miss the secluded hide out/man cave in the back of garage where the current owner ties flies. This home is a steal for the water lover who wants stay in Mt Pleasant! Truly, a MUST SEE!

March 19, 2016

Congrats! You just matched at MUSC! And the #1 City in the World, Charleston!

The Pulse Charleston is a real estate team who specializes in relocating medical professionals to and from the area. Over the years, we have built the largest network of past clients who are currently working at MUSC, and we would love to help you too!

One of us is always available to show houses or answer questions. We copy each other on every email, so don’t be afraid to reach out to either of us and expect both of us to work on your relocation. Two people working on your behalf!

The doctor loan is a fantastic option for you. It is 100% financing with no mortgage insurance. The banks don’t use your student loan debt in your debt to income ratio as long as your loans are deferred, and you are able to close on a home up to 60 days before starting your program. The going rate for a 7/1 year ARM is really low, which is what most of our residents pick because they know they won’t be in the area forever. You will have a lower mortgage payment, including taxes and insurance, than your rent would be. It is a fantastic opportunity for you.

Our rental capacity is at 97%, so it is very frustrating finding a rental and then keeping it for the entire residency. Based on your salary alone at MUSC, you can usually qualify up to $300,000 depending on your credit score, and if you don’t have any revolving payments (like a car loan or credit card). Of course, if you have a spouse who has a job in the area that starts around the same time as you, their income can be added as well allowing you to qualify for more.

We saw a lot of our clients leave the area this past year after completing their residencies. After selling their home, all left the closing table with $30,000-%55,000, depending on how long they were in the area. All basically lived in Charleston for free while they were here. That definitely beats sinking that money or more into a rental and never seeing it again.

Most of our clients who are residents/fellows live on James Island, Johns Island, or in Park Circle or West Ashley.  Some choose to live in Mount Pleasant or on Daniel Island, but it is more expensive.

We would be happy to meet with you when you come into town. Feel free to contact us to speak further about your relocation. Congrats again!

Sincerely,

Stacey Boucher and Lara Harpe

The Pulse Charleston

September 2, 2015

SOLD

Prepare to be wowed by this Saussy Burbank home! The Patterson floor plan is huge and sits on an almost 1/3 acre lot in the Riverside section of Carolina Park. While the home just had its one year birthday, it is better than new with beautiful touches, like custom light fixtures, plantation shutters on all of the first floor windows, 2” blinds on all of the upper windows, a 20’x20’ tumbled paver patio perfect for grilling, custom cabinetry added in the mud room and master bath, a fully fenced back yard with three gates for easy access, and installed gutters. Enter the home and notice the gleaming hardwoods which run throughout the entire downstairs and are framed by 10” baseboards. A formal dining room sits to the right of the entry, and a private study and a full bathroom sits to the left. The entry opens into a large family room with a gas burning fireplace and the kitchen with its chef-worthy appliances and cabinetry and a large pantry with barn door. The laundry room/mud room conveniently connects the back of the kitchen to the two-car garage, so groceries and backpacks are effortlessly placed in their designated spots. A screened porch adjoins the living room/kitchen, so entertaining flows naturally to the outdoor patio and back yard. Rounding out the downstairs is the master bedroom which also overlooks the back yard. It has lots of natural light, separate his and her closets, and an on-suite bath with two separate sinks, Quartz countertops, Carrera marble tiled floors, a Carrera marble tiled shower with glass door, and a gorgeous soaking tub. Head upstairs mid-way and encounter a gigantic FROG, which can be used as a sixth bedroom, media room, man cave, flex space, or play room. The second floor has four bedrooms, two of which have on-suite bathrooms, and a shared hall bath for all to use. The amenities for the neighborhood are endless, including walking trails, a pavilion and pool, tennis courts, and playgrounds. But the developers are not done improving the community yet and have future plans for a Carolina Park Elementary School, library, and Wando River access. Do not wait for new construction, 1466 Gunnison is move-in ready now!