Charleston native to host 2nd season of house hunting show

Charleston’s Seth Stisher hosts the FYI TV series “Waterfront House Hunting.” It begins its second season Saturday.

A cable television real estate show returns for a second season Saturday with a Charleston resident and accomplished water skier as host.

Seth Stisher, who founded Charleston-based Seth Realty, will host the 24-episode FYI series, “Waterfront House Hunting,” at 10 p.m.

The series, which follows prospective buyers as they search for their waterfront dream house — from the coast of Maine and Hawaii to the Caribbean islands of St. Croix and Puerto Rico — gives viewers a glimpse inside some splashy spreads.

Producers selected Stisher as host of the show because of his waterfront real estate expertise and his experience as a professional water skier and instructor with world-wide contacts from a life of global travel through waterski coaching and competitions.

FYI is a division of A+E Networks, a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corp.

A new housing community near Summerville recently added six new home plans.

The new designs by three home builders in Summers Corner off S.C. Highway 61 near U.S. Highway 17A range in price from the mid-$200,000s to $400,000s.

FrontDoor Communities’ offerings include the single-story “Sassafras” at 1,658 square feet with three bedrooms and 2.5 baths; the 2,395-square-foot “Aspen” with four bedrooms and 3.5 baths; and the “Laurel” with four bedrooms and 3.5 baths in 2,593 square feet.

Sabal Homes’ two new designs include the 2,587-square-foot “Golden Bell” with four bedrooms and three baths; and the “Carolina Cherry” with four bedrooms and 3.5 baths in 2,617 square feet.

The final addition is by Dan Ryan Builders. It’s the “Del Mar” with four bedrooms and 3.5 baths in 3,126 square feet.

Foreclosures and mortgage delinquencies continue to fall in the Charleston area. That’s the conclusion of the latest report from property information service CoreLogic for April.

In Charleston-North Charleston, the rate of foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans was 1.06 percent in April, a decline of about one-third of a percentage point from a year earlier. The national foreclosure rate came in at 1.03 percent, according to CoreLogic.

The mortgage delinquency rate for borrowers 90 days or more behind on payments also declined in April for the Charleston market.

CoreLogic reported 2.68 percent of mortgage loan payments locally were three or more months behind compared to 3.29 percent for the same month a year ago. Both foreclosures and delinquencies have fallen steadily over the past few years as the housing recovery took hold with an improving economy.

Charleston-based Twin Rivers Capital recently completed development of a new store in North Augusta. The Verizon store is on an outparcel near a Super Wal-Mart. HJB Construction of Charleston built the shop.

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