•Luxury apartment-home village underway in Summerville•

An upscale rental community being built just past the intersection of Dorchester and Old Orangeburg roads formally broke ground Oct. 24.

Summerville-based Arbor Village will showcase 240 luxury apartment homes when completed. The community, at 10825 Dorchester Road, stands between Ashley Bluffs Road and Rolling Meadows Drive a bit south of U.S. Highway 17A.

The developer and property manager headlined a late morning construction launch, followed by an informal luncheon with cuisine from Jim-N-Nick’s Barbecue.

Arbor Village will offer a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments. Backers tout the apartment home community as the “premier place of residence” in Summerville.

Interior features consist of open floor plans, private patios or sunrooms, roman soaking tubs, full sized washers and dryers and walk-in closets.

The village supports a community clubhouse, encompassing a business center with wireless Internet service, fitness center, yoga studio, outdoor fire pit, summer kitchen and resort style pool. In addition, the property sports an “abundance of green space” including an extra-large, open play area, a dog park and nearly five-acre nature preserve.

According to supporters, the community represents one of the more enticing new projects in Summerville.

“I’m excited to see this project get started, and I’m looking forward to our grand opening early next year,” developer Arthur Applegate says.

Raleigh, N.C.-based Drucker & Falk will manage the apartment home village. Lorie Morgan, the company’s regional property manager, says Drucker & Falk is “excited to be involved” with Arbor Village. “We look forward to providing exceptional care to the residents and maintaining the community in an exemplary manner,” Morgan says.

Founded 75 years ago, Drucker & Falk specializes in multifamily and commercial management, brokerage, investment sponsorship, asset development and construction consultation.

For more information visit the company’s website at www.DruckerandFalk.com or contact executive Lesly Jones at 919-846-7300 in Raleigh.

•Local agency’s East Cooper office taps one-time teacher of year as Realtor•

Along with raising two young girls, Jackie Scarafile brings an award-winning educational background to her new position as real estate agent.

Scarafile, a former creative writing and English teacher, has signed on with the Mount Pleasant Coleman Boulevard office of Carolina One Real Estate.

Career-wise, she joins her husband Matt Scarafile, also a Realtor with Carolina One. The couple live in Mount Pleasant and have two daughters, Charlotte Grace, 3, and Mattie Claire, 1.

An Arlington, Texas, native, Jackie Scarafile grew up in Hartsville and graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in media studies. She later received a Master of Arts in Teaching degree in English from The Citadel Graduate School. Scarafile taught English for grades 10 and 12 at West Ashley High School and creative writing and public speaking at the University School in Mount Pleasant. She earned “SC Student Teacher of the Year” in 2008, according to Carolina One.

Her hobbies include traveling, reading and spending time with her family, the agency says.

A full service real estate firm, Carolina One Real Estate handles 30 percent of the residential sales transactions in greater Charleston as of the end of September. The agency, which sports 11 sales offices, also boasts a mortgage division and departments specializing in insurance, new homes, relocation, commercial real estate, property management, resort rentals and title services.

For more information, visit the company website at www.carolinaone.com.

•Custom home builder becomes agent with Century 21 Properties Plus•

Rob Bohart has joined Century 21 Properties Plus Inc. as a sales associate while keeping involved in the home-building trade.

He brings three years of experience as an agent, most recently for Charleston Coastal Realtors. At the same time, Bohart runs his own custom home building business, Paradise Homes LLC.

“We are pleased that Rob will be joining our team,” says Tim Rash, manager of Century 21 Properties Plus. “We believe his experience will greatly enhance the services we provide to our customers in the Mount Pleasant community,” he says.

“His background of the building process allows him to offer his clients a higher level of expertise,” Rash says.

Bohart lives in Park West with his wife, Kellie, and their two children, Tyler and Dylan.

The builder-agent says he’s excited to bring the knowledge and experience amassed in the construction industry to his new real estate post at Century 21 Properties Plus.

“I truly enjoy helping people sell, buy, and build,” Bohart says.

Century 21 Properties Plus describes itself as a full service brokerage firm specializing in residential and commercial real estate. The entity has logged more than 15 years in the real estate industry. It has two locations, 118 W. Richardson Ave. in downtown Summerville and 3301 Salterbeck Court in Park West in Mount Pleasant.

For open house listings in Mount Pleasant, consumers can visit the company’s website at www.century21properties.com or call 843-856-0021.

•Carolina One office hosts Schools Benefit golf tourney in Berkeley County•

Since 2008, an area brokerage’s Goose Creek office has put on a fundraiser centered around golf that’s proven both popular and “educational.”

This year was no exception. The “Schools Benefit” golf tournament at Crowfield Golf and Country Club in Goose Creek brought in more than $5,000 for schools in Berkeley, Dorchester and Charleston counties.

Carolina One Real Estate’s Goose Creek office sponsored the sixth annual event. The agency credited Crowfield golf club, players and 27 sponsors for taking part in the yearly charitable event. The more than $5,000 raised goes straight to 18 schools for class support. They are:

• Alston Middle

• Ashley Ridge High

• Cane Bay Middle

• College Park Elementary

• Flowertown Elementary

• Goose Creek High

• Howe Hall AIMS

• Knightsville Elementary

• Laurel Hill Elementary

• Marrington Middle School of the Arts

• Northside Christian

• Palmetto Scholars Academy

• Rollings Middle

• St. John’s Academy

• Trinity Classical Academy

• West Ashley High

• Westview Elementary

• Westview Middle.

•Tiny, developing street in Old Village celebrates opening•

A just-built lane in Mount Pleasant clears the way for more than two dozen homes to be framed and land cleared for neighborhood businesses.

Last week, The I’On Group and real estate agency The Cassina Group held a ribbon-cutting event to mark the opening of Rose Wilder Lane. I’On Group built the street to connect Hibben and Whilden streets and May Lane in the town’s Old Village section.

According to backers, 26 single-family homes will be constructed on or adjacent to Rose Wilder Lane. At the same time, space will be set aside to accommodate local, neighborhood-oriented businesses, according to development supporters.

The neighborhood, called Earl’s Court, bases its title on a friendly dog named Earl that likes to hang around the area.

•Hunter Quinn builder teams up with Carolina One New Homes•

One’s a Mount Pleasant home craftsman. The other represents builders as they frame houses in the Charleston area.

The pair, Hunter Quinn Homes and Carolina One New Homes, say they’ve formed a partnership to build and market dwellings locally that are well-built and of moderate cost.

Hunter Quinn, headquartered in Mount Pleasant, promotes quality affordable houses that it will raise in upcoming months. Prices start in the mid $100,000s, says Carolina One New Homes, which will be exclusive marketer.

According to the partners, Hunter Quinn Homes “blends competitive pricing, special incentives and distinguished upgrades with building systems that are HERS (Home Energy Rating System) rated for maximum energy efficiency.”

The builder says its construction techniques focus on conserving environmental and financial resources. To meet both goals, the company offers Energy Star appliances, healthier duct systems, low emissivity windows that are more insulated and low volatile-organic compounds (VOC) building materials.

Meanwhile, Hunter Quinn provides a fully transferable, “industry leading” Home Buyers Warranty.

For more, visit the builder’s website at www.HunterQuinnHomes.com.

Launched in 19 years ago, Carolina One New Homes represents more than 30 new homes communities in greater Charleston.

•Mock draft benefits area real estate agency•

A new staffer with Carolina One’s Goose Creek digs has developed customer service and sales skills from her prior job of helping companies fill positions.

Sylvia Mock, a staffing industry specialist for the past 15 years, joined the agency’s office in Crowfield.

“Sylvia’s extensive sales and customer service experience in the employee staffing business will be a huge asset to her clients and our winning team,” says Louise Voelker, office manager. “We are excited that she has decided to come and work with us.”

Born in Louisville, Ky., Mock relocated to Charleston in 2011 when her husband Tom took a position with Boeing here, according to Carolina One.

The couple, who have two grown children, live in North Charleston. Her hobbies include sewing, decorating and gardening.

Carolina One Real Estate counts 11 sales offices, a mortgage division and departments geared to insurance, new homes, relocation, commercial real estate, property management, resort rentals and title services.

For more, visit the agency’s website at www.carolinaone.com.

•Keller Williams kicks off food drive challenge•

In order to “have a little fun” while collecting for charity, the West Ashley Keller Williams office has challenged the Mount Pleasant center to a food drive race.

The friendly contest will be based on which office can wrangle up the most food per agent, says Patt Miller, a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty in its West Ashley Market Center.

The agents will compete in the Low Country Fall Food Drive.

“The culture of Keller Williams Realty is one that takes us higher than just helping great people buy and sell homes,” Miller says.

“We also love to be involved in making a difference in our local communities. Knowing Thanksgiving is right around the corner, the shelves at the local food bank will soon be depleted. We want to make a difference now, and have a little fun while doing it,” Miller says.

Miller says people can help by purchasing food and donating it online. “At the end of the drive all the food will be delivered to the Lowcountry Food Bank for us,” he says.

For more information, visit www.yougivegoods.com/KWChasWestAshleyFoodDrive