Friday, June 21, 2013

First Day of Summer!

Happy First Day of Summer!

The Lowcountry is full of summer activities in addition to our natural opportunities for fun in the sun!

Here are just a few items to get on your calendar this summer:

  • Pirates of Charleston at the Charleston Museum - June 22
  • Pool Party and Beach Club @ the Charleston Harbor - Sundays through July 14th
  • Party in the Park at Mount Pleasant - Tuesday evenings 
  • Music on the Green Summer Concert Series at Freshfields Village - Fridays through the end of July
  • Starlight Cinema Series Movies Under the Stars at Freshfields Village - Wednesdays at 8:30
  • Splash Day at Memorial Waterfront Park in Mt. Pleasant - July 10
What are you looking forward to this summer?

Friday, June 14, 2013

Charleston Made the List!

The National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index increased again in June to now include more than 70% of the U.S. metro areas.

The Improving Markets Index or IMI is a list of metropolitan areas that have shown improvement through the areas of housing permits, employment and house prices for at least the past six months.

Twenty-nine new markets were added to the list while twenty-four previously listed markets were removed. This fluctuation is a product of a slow recovery and confirmation that the housing industry still has challenges to face.  However the IMI list is three times larger this year than last year according to the NAHB.

We're pleased to see Charleston, SC included on this list!

For a full list of improving markets visit the NAHB's website HERE.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Sweet Summer Time

Since it is the season for back yard BBQ's and summer pot lucks, we thought you might enjoy some classic southern summer dessert ideas.  Here are some quick and tasty recipes for your next get together.

Frozen Lemonade Pie from Taste of Home

Banana Pudding from Southern Living
Peach-Blueberry Cobbler from Martha Stewart
 What are some of your favorite summertime desserts?