•Charleston’s ‘island town’ selected for Coastal Living show house•
To tout coastal home design, a noted lifestyles magazine has chosen one of the best-known and sought-after planned villages in metro Charleston.
Coastal Living tapped Daniel Island as the locale for its 2013 Showhouse. The magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Antonia van der Meer broke the news last week.
Daniel Island is “an idyllic, Lowcountry island town,” says Nicole Hendrick, associate homes director for Coastal Living. She cites the community’s “natural beauty, welcoming neighbors and endless array of amenities and conveniences.” The attributes make it a “coveted coastal destination,” she says.
Coastal Living each year picks out a different spot for its home design project. The show house is a model of coastal home innovation, décor and construction.
“We’re thrilled to be the location of this year’s Coastal Living Showhouse,” says Carolyn Lancaster, vice president of marketing for the Daniel Island Co.
Among the 4,000-acre island’s traits are top-notch golf courses, a vibrant town center and 23 miles of rivers and creeks, according to Lancaster.
Daniel Island is also situated in historic Charleston, known for its traditional architecture, 90 miles of beaches and “legendary” cuisine, according to the show-house backers.
Lancaster says the island has enjoyed a long partnership with Coastal Living, adding that the island’s townlike setting makes an ideal place for the Showhouse.
Island promoters and Coastal Living say they’ve formed an “all-star” design team to craft the house: Project specialists broke ground recently and expect completion in early June.
Weekly tours will take place at the 2013 Coastal Living Showhouse on Wednesday through Sunday from June 28 to August 18, and Friday through Sunday from August 23 to October 20.
According to Daniel Island, the designer house is expected to draw up to 10,000 visitors nationwide. Tickets, which are $15 per person, are available for purchase on-site and online with a portion of proceeds benefiting a local charity.
Heading the team involved in crafting the Showhouse are Developer and Builder Jamison Howard of Max G. Crosby Construction Co. Inc.; Interior Designer Ginger Brewton of Ginger Brewton Interiors; and Our Town Plans, which is providing the architectural design.
Sponsors of the show house are:
• AZEK Building Products
• Belgard Hardscapes
• Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights
• Circa Lighting
• Laura Ashley
• LEE Industries
• Marvin Windows & Doors
• Metal Roofing Alliance
The 2013 Coastal Living Showhouse will be included in a special editorial section in the magazine’s October issue.
Published since 1997, Coastal Living serves a total audience of 3.9 million and is published by the Time Inc. Lifestyle Group, a division of Time Inc.
According to its promoters, Daniel Island features traditional neighborhoods, professional golf, tennis and soccer facilities and a growing collection of amenities in a self-contained island town setting. Daniel Island’s slew of accolades include the prestigious “Award for Excellence” by the Urban Land Institute.
Crosby Construction, founded in 1977, was named as one of Charleston’s “Most Influential Builders” by Charleston Home and Design Magazine and was exclusive builder of the 2006 Southern Living Idea House.
Ginger Brewton Interiors is headed by Brewton, who studied at the New York School of Interior Design before forming her own studio in 2005. It is billed as a high-end, residential-and-commercial-design studio.
According to the show-house partners, Our Town Plans “offers high quality, pre-designed home plans based on America’s rich architectural heritage.”
For more information, visit www.coastalliving.com and www.danielisland.com. Information about the house will be updated on the sites as work progresses.
•Agents with Summerville-based brokerage win top honors•
A leading individual award among Charleston area agents is Realtor of Distinction, and four of the winners hail from Prudential Southern Coast Real Estate.
The company, based in Dorchester County, says it congratulates the top choices for 2012.
They include Jana Bantz, an Executive Circle recipient, who can be reached at 843-261-5262 and at Jkbantz.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fellow agent Marianne Stabenau was also named an Executive Circle recipient. She can be reached at 843-813-0085 or Marianne.email@example.com.
Cary Collins, a third Executive Circle recipient, is available at 843-851-5604 and Ccollins.firstname.lastname@example.org.
And Jessica Laettner, a fellow Realtor with Prudential Southern Coast Real Estate, is a Rookie recipient. She can be reached at 843-870-3453 or Jlaettner.email@example.com.
•Foreclosure rates drop in greater Charleston•
The latest figures from a national research group are another indication of an improved housing outlook locally.
Foreclosure rates in Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville dropped in December from the same period in 2011, based on newly released totals from CoreLogic.
The rate in metro Charleston of homes that had been foreclosed on as of December 2012 was 3.39 percent of all outstanding mortgage loans in the area. The figure was 0.49 percent lower than a 3.88 foreclosure percentage a year ago.
Foreclosure activity in greater Charleston remained higher than the national rate of 2.96 percent for the last month of 2012.
At the same time, the mortgage delinquency rate in Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville showed a marked decrease. According to CoreLogic figures for December of last year, 6.28 percent of mortgage loans were 90 days or more delinquent, compared with 7.11 percent for the same period of 2011. The drop-off was 0.83 percentage points.
CoreLogic releases its national, state and local foreclosure report monthly.
•Pape receives CRS designation•
An outdoorsman from Ohio who’s been involved in Charleston area real estate for 15 years has received a top-of-the-line title for his skill as Realtor.
Dan Pape, an agent with Carolina One Real Estate, earned the Certified Residential Specialist designation.
To merit the badge, Realtors must complete advanced course work and demonstrate professional expertise in the residential real estate field.
Pape was awarded the designation from the Council of Residential Specialists, which is the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors.
The Ohio-born Pape studied sales and marketing at Bowling Green State University before moving to the Charleston area in 1985. He worked in the food brokerage business before beginning his real estate career in 1998. He lives in Mount Pleasant with his wife Ann. The couple have one daughter Laura, who has recently joined Pape as a real estate assistant.
Pape, who works in Carolina One’s Longpoint Road office in Mount Pleasant, is a member of the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors and has his brokers license.
His hobbies include sailing, water sports and snow skiing.
Carolina One Real Estate is a dominant player in the metro Charleston residential real estate market, handling more than 30 percent of sales as of the end of 2012.
For more information, visit www.CarolinaOneRealEstate.com.
•Local agents named tops for Weichert brokerage in past year•
Two agents in Mount Pleasant and one in Beaufort County were Weichert Real Estate Affiliates award winners for 2012.
The three Realtors work out of Weichert, Realtors-Palmetto Coast offices east of the Cooper and in Beaufort.
Karla Marie Leahy, from the Mount Pleasant office, earned the highest honors. She was inducted into the WREA 2012 Ambassador Club and also was recognized as the “top selling associate in units” for the year by the Weichert Southeast Broker Council.
Jayme Knoll, from the Mount Pleasant location; and Elizabeth Pappas in Beaufort were inducted into the WREA 2012 Executive Club. The clubs are two of the top three awards categories presented yearly to agents by the national franchise organization.
Palmetto Coast Broker/Owner Annalisa Jordan announced the company’s 2012 award winners last week.
All awards are based on gross commission income or units earned in 2012. These agents earned their recognition from among associates in 35 states.
For more information, reach Jordan at the Mount Pleasant office, 843-375-2075.
•Fishburne joins commercial outfit’s local wing•
An experienced commercial broker who also served in municipal government for eight years has signed on with Lee & Associates Charleston.
Henry B. Fishburne Jr. is a broker specializing in retail sales, leasing and development, according to Lee & Associates.
He has more than 10 years’ experience working in the metro Charleston commercial real estate market, the company says.
Meanwhile, Fishburne has been a community leader, serving on Charleston City Council from 1999 to 2007 and as Mayor ProTempore in 2007.
He graduated with honors from The University of the South: Sewanee and from the University of South Carolina Law School.
•Big local agency doles out lifetime achievement honors•
The goal is lofty: closing 500 homes sales or generating $100 million in volume.
Yet no less than 75 associates at Carolina One Real Estate Services — the blanket company for real estate sales and other divisions — were honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards from surpassing these levels.
To qualify, the Realtor associate must have met the 500 closed homes or $100 million in closed volume within the greater Charleston Multiple Listing Service area.
A reception was held Feb. 21 and photos of the honorees prominently displayed at the company’s corporate office in North Charleston, according to the company.
“To be a Lifetime Achievement Award winner is certainly an accomplishment to aspire to and I feel honored and privileged to know and work together with each of them,”.says Patty Scarafile, chief executive of Carolina One.
The recipients come from a dozen or so offices, according to Carolina One. The offices and honorees are:
— Orleans Rd: Charlotte Bova, Frona Bruggeman, Rosanne Burke, Diane Jaeger, Danielle Kenney, Marilyn Lawrimore, Nell Postell, Ellen Reid, Roger Sample, Wanda Seel, Alice Swope Thompson, Jill Weatherford and Raina Rubin.
— Coleman Blvd: Susan Altman, Timm Gipe, Nancy Hoy, Ed Hunnicutt and Dede Warren.
— Broad St: Ann Ailstock, Lina Costanzo, Joanie Lucas, Charlie McCrary, Vida Robertson, John Settle, Margaret von Werssowetz and Nat Wallen.
— Edisto: Jim Kempson.
— Isle of Palms: Charlie Aikman, Mac Jenkinson, Everett Presson, Bill Smith, Darlene Smith and Win Walker.
— Longpoint Road: Chuck Aydlette, Pam Bishop, Lynn Carmody, Kathy Carrier, Ursula Erichsen, Lolly Fabian, Gregg Fesler, Terry Horres, Katrina Johnson, Tommy Lovett, Mary Molony and Cary Walker.
— Summerville Main St: Barbara Daniels, John Payne, Shirley Phillips, Foster Smith and Pamela Tolly-Keller.
— Goose Creek: Debra Green Fletcher, Tracie Mays, Gary McGuckin, Joe O’Saben, Faye Pool, Georgia Richard, Kathy Roberson.
— Mount Pleasant North: Don Dawson.
— New Homes: Sunday Lempesis.
— Summerville Trolley Road: Lide Bailey, Bud Barton, Ted French, Linda Hargett, Angie Hazel, Gail Johnson, Larry Long and Randy Mescher.
— Folly Road: Rick Anson, Jackie Clark, Jay Costa, Mary Forbes, Shirley Gilbert, Cheryl Hardy (posthumously), Oliver Mathewes and James Wells.
•Fenwrick joins local office of national real estate company•
Having traveled and lived across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, Michael A. Fenwrick is settling down a bit.
He has become an agent with Keller Williams in the Charleston area.
Raised as an Air Force dependent, Fenwrick spent eight years in the Air Force, where he resided overseas and visited various places.
Fenwrick relocated to the Lowcountry by way of New York in 2002. He met his wife, who is from New York, in Charleston seven years ago.
He is involved in the local community, including taking part in Reading with Realtors, the Cub Scouts, Crisis Ministries, Trident Urban League, The Elks and Low Country Golden Retriever Rescue.
Fenwrick says he obtained his real estate license six-and-a-half years ago. He specializes in assisting first-time home buyers. He is also short sale/foreclosure certified. And he is “actively pursuing residential land development experience to expand my business knowledge.”