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Old 06-02-2013, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant
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Sure is a bargain. Right now we are paying over $500/year on a piece of land we own in Williamsburg, VA - LOL.
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant
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Can anyone respond to the traffic for these 3 developments? Travel to grocery, etc. & into Charleston?
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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You posted before about the Belle Hall shopping center (Harris Teeter, CVS, etc), so you know the shopping situation there. Snee Farms isn't far from there, probably 5 or so minutes depending where in the subdivision the house is. I'm not sure where Sweetgrass is, so I can't comment on that one.

Driving from Belle Hall to downtown doesn't take but 10-15 minutes during off-peak hours. A little longer if there's traffic.
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
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I don't get Sweetgrass in your equation, macalan. I've read probably all of your posts/questions and know that Sweetgrass gives you right $$ & age of home. But I also have a friend living there & have visited much. The homes are downscale from most of Snee Farms & Belle Hall. The houses are pretty close together. The outside visual is a little "vinyl/plastic" and tight; good location, though. And the backyard with a lake is nice. But Sweetgrass just doen't make it for me in your last list of maybes.
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:38 AM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant
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Yes, it is purely location and price for Sweetgrass. We likely won't be able to afford Snee Farm, as I don't see anything under 300K, and if there is likely it will need work.

To me, (we only saw two houses) Belle Hall has the same "feel" of Sweetgrass. With our budget we will be in the "front" sections of Rice Bay and Veranda, not Hibben or The Island or Evian - LOL.

Houses in the front are older, vinyl, somewhat close together at Belle Hall.

We would love to find "Charleston Style" homes like at Carol Oaks, but are choosing location over aesthetics.

GeauxTigers - Sweetgrass is just below IOP Connector, East of Rte 17, between Rifle Range and 17. Thanks for the info. on shopping from Snee Farm. I didn't realize it was so close to Belle Hall Shoppes. It is the same 10-15 min to downtown that Belle Hall is?
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:40 AM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant
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p.s. We'd prefer to be in a neighborhood NOT with a lake - due to the snakes/alligators. Maybe I'm wrong, but seems this would just add to the chances... and with a dog, trying to minimize potential trouble.
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:51 AM
 
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Take a look at this - http://www.agentowned.com/blog/snee-...-sc-29464.html

You certainly have the time before your move to consider short sales, and there have been a number of them in Snee Farm the past couple of years. Have you contacted any agents yet? I would think about getting an agent to start working with you; they could certainly let you know of anything newly listed that would fit your budget and needs.

Also this one: 1138 SEA OATS CT MOUNT PLEASANT 29464-9009| MLS 1301667 | Charleston SC Real Estate | Charleston SC Homes for sale | Carolina One Real Estate
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant
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Caili - thanks so much! We actually drove by this house and thought it was adorable, and with just a little work could be great. It's got a great backyard. Wish we were able to move now, we'd jump on that!

Yes, we have an agent, and he sends us weekly listings.

We're thinking - because of the timing of things, we will likely rent once we sell our house up here. We will meet with a bank and get pre-qualified so we are ready to jump on something we see.

We need to rent a house with a yard because of our dog, not an apartment. Our realtor said it's not impossible, but harder, to find a ST rental. I guess if we have to break our lease, we do it. Unless we can get a deal on our house with a long closing, but I don't want to feel pressured to find a house down there.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:01 AM
 
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Mainly wanted to show it to you so you can see there are some pretty little houses in your budget in SF.
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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We moved to MTP in 2001. I loved Snee Farm. The problem was about every home we looked at needed updating and some you could not have done without major reconstruction. I hate reworking, maintaining older houses. Did it once and will never do it again. As much as I wanted to live there, we decided to buy new.

We were golf members there from 2001 until 2011 when we moved away. Golf members can own their own golf carts. People that live in Snee Farm drive their carts to the club. If a golfing member, there is a trail fee to use your own cart. Remember, Snee Farm CC is a private club. You cannot find any other private club else in the Charleston area for the amount Snee charges. The place is a deal and the people (members/staff) are fine folks. They also own Rivertowne CC but that was done after I left Snee so I do not know what the deal is between the two clubs is. Rivertowne was, and I expect still is, a public (not private) club.

I lived in Rivertowne but was a member at Snee.
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