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charleston-homes-for-saleCharleston, being the historic city that it is, presents a host of unique issues when it comes to caring for historic homes. Charleston real estate agents want you to make sure you keep a few things in mind when you have a home inspected, especially in the downtown and historic district. For the first part of this series will cover wood parasites and fungi.

Unfortunately the same conditions that make Charleston so appealing to people are also appealing to termites and other wood destroying organisms. The warm temperatures and coastal climate provide an excellent habitat.

Beware of Termites

When looking at purchasing a home in historic Charleston, or anywhere in the south, be sure to have your home inspected for termites and that your inspector is

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charleston-real-estateThe Charleston real estate market is definitely making a positive turnaround. There are many incredible Charleston SC homes for sale, and on the flip side, many homes are selling! In the few short months of 2013, Handsome Properties agents have been hard at work in getting homes sold for their clients.

Recently, a fabulous property at 103 Bull Street sold along with a great home on Seabrook Island. The amount of properties that are under contact currently is outstanding and reflects on a positive and strong market. The market in Charleston is constantly improving and 2013 is already proving to be a fantastic year for real estate.

Handsome Properties, Inc. is a boutique firm that understands Charleston’s unique architectural and cultural heritage.

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chaleston-scIt should not surprise you that Charleston, South Carolina is and always has been a popular travel destination for millions of people around the world. Every year, thousands of adventuresome tourists converge on the Charleston area for some much-deserved R&R. What makes this year special is that popular travel magazine “Conde Nast” has voted Charleston as the Number One Tourist Destination in America as part of their “2011 Reader’s Choice Awards“! What is extra special about this designation is that The Holy City displaced previous number one city San Francisco, CA that had held onto that spot for nearly 19 years.

Conde Nast advised that travelers will love Charleston, SC for it’s culinary prowess, authentic Southern charm, and incredible history that

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christmas-in-charlestonThe winter holidays are the perfect time to explore Charleston South Carolina. With all the unique and special Charleston resources at your disposal in the Lowcounty, your Christmas experience here will be one-of-a-kind to remember a lifetime! Charleston history and American Christmas traditions are endlessly interwoven, even right down to a bright red plant that many across the country proudly display each winter as a sign of their holiday spirit!

“The poinsettia, the flame of a flower affiliated with Christmas, is native to Mexico, but its geographical destiny by a Charlestonian named Joel Roberts Poinsett. In 1828, Poinsett was dispatched as the first ambassador to Mexico. The flora of the foreign post fascinated the amateur botanist, and he carried

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Perhaps, one of the most important life decisions is buying a property. Only your very own French luxury home can provide an atmosphere of peace and quiet and refuge.  The home is a place of rest and rejuvenation.  And if you consider seeking of a new house abroad, consider South France in your checklist.  South France has so much to offer including reasonable real estate prices, relaxed countryside lifestyle, and terrific cuisine.

Any research you can do on the ground will be worth the time and money spent.  After all, this is a major investment you are thinking of.  It’s worth taking your time to get it right.

Consider Why You Are Buying

The first step in buying a buying a property in France is to consider why you are buying, and how you can

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french-luxury-homesFrance offers investors a great opportunity to benefit from the ever increasing property values.  The country is very fortunate to have a stable housing market, which will continue to stay that way for years and years to come.  The low property prices are always an attraction to the area, with strong growth and prospects to keep the overseas home buyer coming back for more.  For anyone interested in overseas real estate – France offers plenty of benefits.

Search Handsome Properties’ exclusive French Luxury Home list here!

The property in France is easy to access, with many ways to reach the shores.  In most cases, you can get there easily for a very cheap price.  As many know, France is famous for their transport system, which includes high speed

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