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The most darling community

I had an Open House on Sunday in White Gables located in Summerville, SC. It was a great turnout for a steamy Sunday afternoon.  This community is patterned after downtown Charleston, but without the price tag and with cheaper taxes!  It's less than 5 miles from historic downtown Summerville and included in the awesome Dorchester District II schools! Anyone will love driving home every day and enjoy the well landscaped neighborhood, amenities, and friendly neighbors!  When you enter the neighborhood, you are greeted by ponds, fountains and arbors.  It's quite picturesque.  It feels like Rainbow Row as you troll down the main drag and enjoy unique architecture, piazzas, and double front porches.  The community has courtyards, green spaces, parks and sidewalks. I have yet to be in the neighborhood and not see families and children outside walking, playing, riding bikes or strolling with pets.  The community is very well kept and they have a gorgeous clubhouse for owner's use.  The amenity center includes a catch and release fish pond, Olympic pool, kiddie pool and playground.

The house I hosted an open house for is by far the best deal in the neighborhood. One of the folks that came through lives in the neighborhood and doesn't want to leave, but needs something larger.  His mouth dropped when I share the price and incentives!  It's only $10K more than what he paid for his much smaller house without the incentives. The Seller is participating in Nehemiah program and offering to pay Buyer's 3% downpayment and 3% towards Buyer's closing costs or the money can be used to buy down the interest rate! With a price tag of $248,900 at 2250 sqft, this is a great value! If a buyer doesn't need the incentives, that bring the purchase price to $234,000!  EG view from piazza

This house has a wonderful open floor plan including a formal living room (which could be easily converted or used as a study), formal dining room, spacious foyer, breakfast area and Family Room!  There are gorgeous hardwoods throughout downstairs and soaring 10 foot smooth ceiling on the first floor. The kitchen boasts lots of countertop space and plenty of cabinet storage with Corian countertops on light maple cabinets. A Bright breakfast area next to kitchen and gas fireplace in the Family room makes a great focal piece. Master bedroom features a tray ceiling, large walk-in closet and ceiling fan and walks out to 2nd floor "piazza" porch. Imagine coffee in the mornings, sweet tea in the afternoons and a refreshing glass of wine in the evenings here. Master bath offers ceramic tile floors, dual vanity sinks, garden tub, separate shower, linen closet & water closet. Secondary bedrooms are a good size and have ceiling fans and plentiful closet space. Fenced backyard with rear entry door to 2 car garage. The garage is insulated with window A/C, cable outlet & automatic garage door opener. This is a handyman's dream workspace! Extra parking in front of house too unlike most of the homes in the neighborhood makes this a premium home site!    

WG courtyard

Michele Reneau, ABR, GRI, CRS

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Comment balloon 1 commentMichele Reneau • July 14 2008 05:52PM


This is a charming community!  We actually had a model staged there for some time.  They were trying to sell other units (as we were hired by the builder) but they kept selling the unit we actually had our things in!  We had it staged for 3 months and both the units we staged sold.  Unfortunately due to cut backs, they decided to end the staging at the end of the contract.... seemed odd since clearly it was working.  Oh well, can't win them all!

Posted by Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging (Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team) almost 11 years ago

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