By JIM PARKER The Post and Courier
Tenants can land a good deal leasing from a condo owner. They get to enjoy community amenities while renting from someone with a personal stake.
One such case is at The Legends, a gated upscale complex next to Charleston National in Mount Pleasant. Available is a first floor corner condo for $1,250 a month.
Dorothy Kronemer bought the 1,180-square-foot residence and handles the lease through her Endeavor Real Estate Holding LLC venture.
She got into the rental field in 2009 as a sideline. One of her goals is to provide “homes to dwellers” rather than just “houses to renters.
“Therefore, I try to see their new home is welcoming and ready for use with a folder of local contact information, bathrooms equipped with tissues and soaps, drawers ready with liners and a kitchen with a welcome basket of the basics,” she says.
“I do care about my properties,” Kronemer says, noting that she refers to her rentals as “The Cottages.”
The Legends condo showcases a bevy of interior perks. Along with views of the community pool, the two-bedroom, two-bath condo exposes an open floor plan with nine-foot ceilings, crown molding and new carpet. There’s an intrusion alarm for added protection.
Other highlights are granite countertops and tile floors in the kitchen and bathrooms, screened-in porch with a storage area, walk-in closets and washer and dryer hookup in the pantry.
Brightening up the dwelling are lots of windows, Kronemer says.
Meanwhile, the tenant has access to The Legends’ varied attractions. Those include a swimming pool, tennis courts and health club. Also, the public Charleston National Golf Course is nearby.
The condo is close to shopping and recreation. A few minutes south is the bustling Towne Centre shopping plaza. Also not far away is the Atlantic Ocean via the Isle of Palms connector.
Kronemer, an IBM Corp. executive with 28 years’ experience, started the rental business in 2009 after “sadly seeing people who have worked hard and done all the right things displaced from their homes” in the national economic downturn.
She bought her first rental property that year and created Endeavor Real Estate Holding. The name, she says, stems from a college job as corporate flight attendant when the chief executive on the plane “told me to never stop ‘endeavoring’ regardless of how many setbacks there may have been.” Kronemer says she took the advice seriously, helping lead to her career with IBM.
The condo for lease is near the The Legends amenities center. Traveling north on Highway 17, continue over the new Bowman Road overpass and go by the Interstate 526 onramp. Pass the S.C. Highway 41 turnoff and proceed a couple of miles to the Charleston National neighborhood entrance across from Wando High School. Make a right on National Drive. On the left is The Legends.
For more information, call Kronemer at 843-276-5578.
Reach Jim Parker at 937-5542 or email@example.com.