September 2013

Oaktoberfest @ Oak Terrace Preserve - Neil Bansil

Oaktoberfest at Oak Terrace Preserve

Oaktoberfest @ Oak Terrace Preserve 09/21/2013 On Saturday, September 21, 2013, the Oak Terrace Preserve neighborhood held their first annual "Oaktoberfest"!  The event featured authentic German fare with Bratwurst, Knackwurst, and Sauerkraut.  As you can see from the photo above, I volunteered to be the grill-master for this community event.  It was great to meet all my neighbors and future...

Fresh 5 - Charleston's Best Live/Work/Play Homes - 131 Darlington Ave. - Real Deal with Neil

Fresh 5 – Live, Work, Play Homes – Sept.14 – 21, 2013

Fresh 5 - Charleston's Best Live/Work/Play Homes - Sept 14 - Sept 21, 2013 This week's "Fresh 5" is a compilation of Charleston's Best Live/Work/Play Homes that have come on the market between Sept 14 and Sept 21, 2013! This weeks Fresh 5 features homes located in some of the best neighborhoods in Charleston. As the saying goes, "Location, Location, Location...". If you want to find out more about the...

How to Price Your Home to Sell!

How to Price Your Home to Sell!

How to Price Your Home to Sell! Whenever I speak to potential clients interested in selling their home, our conversation will inevitably turn to my opinion on what I think they should price their home at.  More often than not, homeowners will have a totally different estimation of the value of their home, based on their belief that they have the best house on the block and that's why it should be...

Lumber Prices

Lumber Prices are Skyrocketing and What it Means to You!

Lumber Prices are Skyrocketing! So what does that have to do with Me? As you can see in the graph above Lumber Prices have increased sharply from just a year ago. This can be contributed to a few factors: 1) A rebound in the US housing market, 2) rising housing starts, and 3) increased foreign demand. O.K. so what does this have to do with you?  Well, if you're in the market to buy a new home, then...

Zombie Pub Crawl 2013 - Park Circle

Zombie Pub Crawl – Park Circle

3rd Annual "Pint of Hope" Zombie Pub Crawl - Park Circle Beer and Zombies. What a perfect combination! The 3rd Annual "Pint of Hope" Zombie Pub Crawl is taking place on the streets of Park Circle and will be crawling through the following Park Circle Bars and restaurants: The Barbeque Joint Cork Neighborhood Bistro DIG in the Park EVO Fratello’s Madra Rua Irish Pub The Mill Sesame Burgers and...

2013 Lowcountry Shorts Fest

2013 Lowcountry Shorts Fest

2013 Lowcountry Shorts Fest The 2013 Lowcountry Shorts Fest is almost here!  The festival, held over two days (September 28-29) will feature 32 short films submitted from around the world.  The selected shorts where chosent from a total of  179 entries, so you can bet that they will be the best of the best.  The Lowcountry Shorts Fest is an annual film festival presented by the Park Circle Film...

Fresh 5 - Live-Work-Play Homes in Charleston, SC - Real Deal with Neil

Fresh 5 – Best Live, Work, Play Homes Aug.31 – Sept.7, 2013

Fresh 5 - Charleston's Best Live/Work/Play Homes - Aug 31 - Sept 7, 2013 This week's "Fresh 5" is a compilation of Charleston's Best Live/Work/Play Homes that have come on the market between Aug 31 and Sept 7, 2013! This weeks Fresh 5 features homes located in some of the best neighborhoods in Charleston. As the saying goes, "Location, Location, Location...". If you want to find out more about the home...

Metronome Charleston One-Year Anniversary Bash!

Metronome Charleston One-Year Anniversary Bash!

Metronome Charleston Celebrates their One-Year Anniversary, and You're Invited! My friends at Metronome Charleston are getting ready to celebrate their one-year anniversary and everyone is invited! Metronome is the go-to guide for all things music related in the lowcountry.  With insight you can only find through an independent resource, Metronome Charleston provides you with everything from...

Charleston Restaurant Week Features Park Circle’s Cork Bistro & Basico

Charleston Restaurant Week - Cork Bistro & Basico Charleston Restaurant Week is here again and it is going to be fun-filled 12 days of eating!   This is your chance to try out all those restaurants you have always wanted to try and not break the bank!  From September 4 to September 15, 2013 a number of Charleston restaurants will be offering prix fixe menus consisting of 3 or more items for one...

Escrow - Should I Escrow?

To Escrow or not to Escrow?

Should I Escrow? I escrow.  I'm not what you call the type of person who likes to set aside money each month to pay my taxes and insurance in one big bill at the end of the year although after reading my own article I might change my mind. The big question you have to ask yourself is if you're the type of person who would rather have their money work for them, or if having extra money in your pocket...

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