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Iconic “Rainbow Row”, the colorful nickname for the 13 multi-colored Georgian row houses located on the Battery end of Charleston’s East Bay Street, is one of the Holy City’s signature attractions. The neighborhood they reside in, South of Broad, is host to dozens of historic homes, many of which date back to the mid-18th century. Despite the fact that these historic houses have seen massive storms, hurricanes, fires, and even the first battle of the Civil War, they continue to be well-maintained residences thanks to modern renovation and loving owners.

South of Broad is a major attraction due to its location at the tip of the Charleston peninsula, which offers scenic views of Charleston harbor and the Ashley River. The Battery, also known as White

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Thinking about leasing your home, but don’t know where to begin? Utilizing your unoccupied space can be a great additional source of income. Here are 5 way to ready your home for renters:

1. Repair- When preparing your home for renters, one of the first things you need to do is check to see if any repairs need to be made.  Check to make sure:

  • Appliances are functioning
  • Smoke detectors are functioning
  • Ceiling fans are working
  • Air conditioners are working and filters have been changed
  • Burnt-out light bulbs have been replaced

2. Clean- As you prepare your home, make sure to clean the following:

  • Mop/wax floors
  • Clean glass windows and surfaces
  • Clean in and around appliances
  • Shampoo and vacuum your carpets
  • Empty
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Charleston and its surrounding areas offer a multitude of fine dining and shopping experiences; but what is there to do for the avid nature lover? To put it simply, Charleston is a one-stop shop for those seeking solitude and new experiences in the great outdoors. Charleston is fortunate enough to have beautiful beaches featuring several nature preserves, all within a 20 minute radius of downtown, as well as stunning trails winding through moss laced palmetto hammocks or thick jungle-like maritime forests. One does not have to travel too far to see the best of the Lowcountry's wild splendor.

1. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Magnolia Gardens is one of the oldest plantation gardens in the state, dating back to the late 17th century. Nothing could be

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Considering leasing your home or renting in Charleston? Handsome Homes Leasing and Property Management created a rental checklist to make sure that you are protected! Make sure to contact us for any of your leasing and property management needs, or for a more detailed version or the below, at kara@handsomehomes.com, or via phone (843) 718-9626.

VIEW THE CHECKLIST HERE

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There is never a more beautiful time to visit Charleston than during the spring. The Handsome team shares their favorite parts of Charleston during this time of year, and addresses some concerns that those looking to move to the Lowcountry may have. We love living here and think you will too! 

Ready to purchase a property in the Charleston area? Please feel free to call us at 843.727.6460. We would love to assist with your real estate needs.

 

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Handsome Properties is proud to announce the debut of our sister company, Handsome Homes! Handsome Homes is a full-service property management firm located right inside our headquarters at 285 Meeting Street in Charleston, South Carolina. Handsome Homes will be working to find amazing rental properties and pair them with qualified renters.

The four services that Handsome Homes offers are: 

1. INSPECTION SERVICES

For homeowners in need of periodic property walk-thrus, we provide weekly inspections to ensure your home remains problem-free. 

2. LEASING SERVICES

For prospective tenants on the search for a residence, you will have the best of the best looking for your perfect home.

 3. LISTING SERVICES

For homeowners needing

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Welcome to 44 South Battery Street! Located right off the famous Charleston battery, this property is in one of the most beautiful places to live in the downtown area.

  

The main home includes 7 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms. With extraordinary marble finishes throughout the kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry room this home is epitome of what one imagines when thinking of the Charleston luxury market. This home has heart pine flooring throughout and a three-tier piazza with water views. As a bonus, this property also comes with a kitchen house that has a legal bed and breakfast license.

 

 

 

44 South Battery has 13 ft. ceilings within all main areas of the home and all original molding and ceiling medallions. These

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The annual Spoleto Festival is just a few months away and takes place in the heart of downtown Charleston. The festival features performances from many different mediums, including opera, theater, dance, music, and symphonic. Spoleto is known as America’s premier arts festival, which locals and visitors alike will not want to miss out on! 

Being one of the busiest weeks of the year in Charleston, visitors should make travel plans accordingly; hotels and tickets for the event tend to sell out rather quickly. The Spoleto Festival USA website allows customers to purchase tickets and travel plans. They offer great deals on hotel and ticket packages as well as group discount rates. In order to get a group package your party must be more than 10 guests,

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Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or looking to downsize, condominiums can be a great investment for anyone who wants to own property but does not necessarily want to deal with everything it takes to maintain a house. Handsome Properties currently has several options when it comes to condos and we would love to let you know all about them! A few examples…

3 Chisolm Street #305
This sophisticated two-bedroom, two-bath condominium located at 3 Chisolm, a condominium building located just South of Broad, was originally constructed in 1923 as a vocational school in the Neoclassical Revival style. This elegant space has been completely renovated with a new kitchen, new bathrooms, custom stenciled wood paneling, and a beautiful fireplace. The

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 This blog was written by Handsome Properties agent Steve Rosamilia. 

My wife and I had discussed the idea of relocating to the south for several years. While we both had successful careers in the New York area, something was missing, quality of life. We endured the long commutes and harsh winters for as long as we could, but a winter storm that struck the day after Christmas in 2009 broke our backs. The snow was piled five feet high in our Avon-by-the-Sea driveway, making it impossible to get a car near our house for two full months. Enough was enough.

 

We knew we wanted a change of scenery, but we weren’t sure where we should move. We love the beach. We love culture. Where on the east coast might we find a cosmopolitan city with a

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