Staying on Top of Everything that there is to See and Do in the Charleston area!

Charleston is great city for a lot of reasons: Outstanding restaurants; Great beaches; Lots of Water; Tremendous History; An emerging Tech industry with Charleston being characterized as "Silicon Harbor"; Nightlife; Friendly people and Great weather.

Our intent it to provide a view into all the interesting activities that are possible in Charleston. Whether you a local resident, tourist or considering relocation, this will be a great resource to get tips on activities to make your visits to Charleston and the surrounding areas even more memorable!

March 25, 2023

Charleston, SC Area Beaches

Charleston, South Carolina has many beautiful beaches, each with its own unique charm. Here are some of the best beaches in the area, in no particular order:

Charleston SC Beaches Map


Kiawah Island - Located about 25 miles south of Charleston, Kiawah Island is a secluded paradise with 10 miles of unspoiled beach, marshes, and maritime forests. It's known for its world-class golf courses and luxury resorts.

Kiawah Island Beach Map Image


Isle of Palms - This pristine beach is a favorite among families and water sports enthusiasts. It offers wide stretches of white sand, calm waters, and a variety of activities, including kayaking, paddle-boarding, and parasailing.

Isle of Palms, SC Beach Map Image



Sullivan's Island - With its historic lighthouse, quaint beach cottages, and quiet, undeveloped shoreline, Sullivan's Island is the perfect place to escape the crowds and soak up some sun.

Sullivans Island Map Image


Folly Beach - Known for its laid-back vibe, Folly Beach is a popular spot for surfing, fishing, and relaxing on the sandy shores. It's also home to a pier, a variety of restaurants and shops, and the Morris Island Lighthouse.

Folly Beach, SC Map Image


Edisto Beach - Situated about an hour's drive from Charleston, Edisto Beach is a small, charming beach town with a relaxed atmosphere. The beach is wide and uncrowded, and there are plenty of opportunities for shelling and fishing.

Edisto Beach Map Image


Overall, the Charleston area offers a range of beaches to suit different preferences, from lively and bustling to quiet and secluded.

If you are interested in purchasing real estate in any of these areas please contact me:

Vito Boscaino

Real Estate Advisor

KingOne Properties International




March 9, 2023

The Best Things To Do In Charleston, According To A Local

Good times and good eats abound in this beloved South Carolina city.

Jan. 14, 2023

The Most Important Thing That's Probably Missing From Your Backyard

Medicinal Garden Kit


Create a small backyard pharmacy in any size yard. This Medicinal Garden Kit empowers people to take their health into their own hands, while adding beauty and value to any home.

Everyone should have a medicinal garden in their backyard. This way you can easily go and pick the remedy you need at any time. Your backyard pharmacy will be there for you even in times of crisis when pharmacies might be closed or looted.  

Imagine stepping into your backyard and looking at your new colorful medicinal garden. Your backyard will smell of fresh lavender and chamomile. 

You can pick any of these medicinal plants and turn it into the remedy you need. This kit contains all the seeds for 10 herbs, inside the Medicinal Garden Kit. All these seeds have been handpicked from the very best plants, providing nothing less than premium quality seeds. 

With your seeds kit, you’ll also receive a FREE Medicinal Guide that shows you how to turn these 10 plants into tinctures, ointments, salves, poultices, decoctions, infusions, essential oils —all in minute detail so you can follow our guide even if you’ve never made an herbal medicine in your life.

Spring planting season will soon be here. This is an easy home-improvement project that will not only bring beauty to your yard, but offers alternative medicinal options not available at your pharmacy.

For more information on how to plant and use this seed kit, click here:

>>Medicinal Seed Kit<<


Medicinal Natural Seed Kit




Posted in Real Estate Trends
March 11, 2022

The South's Best City 2022: Charleston, South Carolina

What is Charleston’s secret to holding the top spot year after year? A commitment to reinvention. With a new wave of restaurants, hotels, and experiences popping up around every corner, there’s always good reason to plan a visit.

Nov. 24, 2021

October Charleston Region Market Report


NOVEMBER 10, 2021 (Charleston, SC) 1,975 homes sold in October in the Charleston region at a median price of $365,000 according to preliminary data released today by the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors® (CTAR).

Year-to-date, sales volume is up 13% with 20,345 homes sold thus far in 2021 compared to 17,963 at this point in 2020. Median price is $346,937, a 16% increase from this point last year, when the median price was $299,000.

Inventory data shows 50% fewer homes for sale over the last 12-month period, with 1,982 homes listed as “active” for sale in the CHS Regional MLS database at the end of September—representing one month’s worth of available inventory.

“October’s home sales represent the highest volume of sales we’ve seen since this summer—buyer interest in our market has never waned and we’re seeing that with a consistent year of growth for both sales and pricing” said 2021 CTAR President Rusty Hughes. “Sales are 13% higher than 2020, which was a record-breaking year and median price is up 16%” he said.

Berkeley County
581 homes sold at a median price of $290,000 in Berkeley County in October, 514 single-family homes and 67 condos/townhomes.

Year-to-date, 5,196 single-family homes have sold at a median price of $332,700. Today’s report shows a 29% increase in sales and a 17% increase in median sale price. 689 condos/townhomes have sold at a median price of $228,719 so far this year—a 7% increase in sales and 16% increase in price.

There are currently 519 residential properties for sale in Berkeley County; 462 single-family homes and 67 condos/townhomes.

Charleston County
894 homes sold at a median price of $417,500 in Charleston County in October, 655 single-family homes and 239 condos/townhomes.

Year-to-date, 6,872 single-family homes have sold at a median price of $500,000. Today’s report shows a 3% increase in sales and a 19% increase in median sale price. 2,650 condos/townhomes have sold at a median price of $297,500 so far this year—a 20% increase in sales and 19% increase in pricing.

There are currently 949 residential properties for sale in Charleston County; 692 single-family homes and 257 condos/townhomes.

Colleton County
34 homes sold at a median price of $313,500 in Colleton County in October, 27 single-family homes and 7 condos/townhomes.

Year-to-date, 306 single-family homes have sold at a median price of $260,000. Today’s report shows a 4% increase in sales and a 16% increase in median sale price. 45 condos/townhomes have sold at a median price of $269,000 so far this year—a 13% rise in sales and 12% increase in pricing.

There are currently 71 residential properties for sale in Colleton County; 67 single-family homes and 4 condo/townhomes.

Dorchester County
402 homes sold at a median price of $289,233 in Dorchester County in October, 326 single-family homes and 76 condos/townhomes.

Year-to-date, 3,194 single-family homes have sold at a median price of $310,000. Today’s report shows an 8% increase in sales and 15% increase in median sale price. 575 condos/townhomes have sold at a median price of $226,200 so far this year—a 37% increase in sales and 22% increase in pricing.

There are currently 237 residential properties for sale in Dorchester County; 226 single-family homes and 11 condos/townhomes.

For additional information, please contact me directly:

Vito Boscaino

KingOne Properties International

Mobile: 614.571.9054





Dec. 30, 2020

66 Church Street, Charleston, SC 29401 ~ The John MCCall House Circa 1784

66 Church Street, Charleston SC 29401 Front of House 


The John McCall House Circa 1784. An exquisite home in the heart of Charleston's premiere neighborhood, South of Broad, features an abundance of historic details with modern luxuries. This stately, light filled home was completely restored and renovated down to the studs in 2006-2007. Piazzas overlook the spacious manicured garden courtyard. There is a wonderful outdoor area for sitting and entertaining. The sophisticated, highly detailed interior was handcrafted with heavy molding, wainscotings, and heart pine floors. The main level rooms are grand in scale with elegant proportions. Off of the formal living room and dining room the rear wing has a Butler pantry with a powder room, Scotsman Icemaker, sink and bar. 


66 Church Street, Charleston, SC 29401 Historic Home



The elegant eat-in kitchen includes custom wood cabinets, Calcutta gold marble countertops, Sub-Zero refrigerator, and a Wolf stove, with double oven. Just off the kitchen is the Media room/Den and rear porch. There are rear interior stairs to the ground floor living area of the kitchen as well. The house has seven fireplaces throughout. The second floor has a larger parlor, master suite and dressing area with mahogany built-ins. French doors will lead you to the second-floor piazza. The master bath has double sinks, private water closet, shower, and separate tub finished in marble, glass, and stone. The 3rd floor has a dormered bedroom and full bath. On the ground floor there is a guest suite with a living room/office, two bedrooms, and three full baths, and a laundry room, and many light filled French doors that all open to the private courtyard and grounds, including a large patio with fountain, Lemon and Orange trees and irrigation system. Off-street parking for three vehicles.


66 Church Street, Charleston, SC 29401 Landscaped Patio Historic Home


66 Church Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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June 16, 2020

Mortgage Rates Edging Higher

Mortgage Rates Edging Higher So Far This Week
June 16, 2020

Mortgage rates moved higher for the 3rd straight business day.  That said, last Friday is better described as being a "2nd consecutive day of all-time lows."  Even yesterday, the average lender was able to quote rates under 3% for top tier conventional 30yr fixed scenarios.  Today's upward pressure was a bit more noticeable as markets cheered a Retail Sales report that was much stronger than expected.  In general, stronger data is good for stocks and bad for bonds (and when bonds are weaker, rates move higher).

There's a particular concern to be aware of in the world of mortgage rates--especially for those who are counting on additional improvements.  Simply put, the underlying bond market hasn't really been making  a case for additional improvement.  If anything, the case is for gradually higher rates.  It's only because mortgage rates were late to the low rate party (relative to Treasuries) that they've been able to hit all-time lows so recently.  Treasuries, meanwhile, are already sounding the alarm by trending slightly higher in yield for at least 6 weeks.

None of the above means that rates can't or won't hit another all-time low in the near or distant future--just that the prevailing trends make it decreasingly likely for the time being.  A significant deterioration in economic data or the coronavirus outlook could change things. Conversely a significant improvement in either of those factors could serve to accelerate a rising rate trend.

30 Year Fixed Rate Mortgage


Posted in Real Estate Trends
Dec. 19, 2018

5 Simple Steps for a Better Home Appraisal

5 Simple Steps for a Better Home Appraisal

If you’re looking to refinance your home or possibly sell, you’ll need a killer appraisal. A bank will not refinance a home for more than it is worth, and a potential buyer will not pay more than the recognized value of the home.

Here are 5 simple steps for a better home appraisal.

Tidy your space Make sure your yard looks well-groomed and the interior of your home is clean clutter-free. It is well worth the investment to have the home professionally cleaned and have your yard serviced.

Invest in the right types of renovations Kitchens and bathrooms are the best types of renovations. They will typically provide 80% ROI. High-efficiency appliances and upgrades that improve the overall efficiency of the home are well worth the investment.

Document your upgrades Provide the appraiser with a list and documentation of all upgrades, renovations, and improvements to the home.

Do your homework Research and provide your own comparable valuations for similar properties in the area. Note your tone. You don’t want to come off as defensive but rather helpful.

Be available but not in the way Be present to assist with the process but don’t be the appraiser’s shadow. You want to appear helpful, not nervous that he’ll find something wrong!

Appraisals can be helpful in increasing the sale of your home or assisting in refinancing your mortgage. Use these tips and you’ll get a better value for your home.

July 22, 2017

Food & Wine picks Charleston as one of world's 10 most exciting food cities

Charleston has picked up one more “best food city” prize to add to its crowded trophy case.

Food & Wine on Friday named Charleston one of “the 10 most exciting cities for food around the world.” The city will be featured in the August issue of the magazine, along with Florence, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Paris, Tokyo and Toronto.

This is the first time that Food & Wine has compiled such a list.

Over the past year, Charleston’s dining scene has been celebrated by outlets including Conde Nast Traveler, which put the city atop its list of “Best Food Cities in the U.S.” It finished second to New Orleans in Travel + Leisure’s survey, and also appeared on unranked lists of leading food cities created by Zagat, Food Republic and the Travel Channel, as well as earning Southern Living's title for best city overall.

The only lists of food-showcase cities from major publications that Charleston hasn’t recently cracked are those which impose criteria related to population size or affordability.

To accompany the listing in the magazine, Food & Wine is running a feature on Sean Brock’s favorite restaurants and the heirloom ingredients on their menus.

July 20, 2017

Kiawah Island home sells for $15.25M

Though not a record, a secluded Kiawah Island house sold for a hefty sum this week at about half the asking price from seven years ago.

The 15,322-square-foot home at 85 Blue Heron Pond Road on a private, 11.7-acre peninsula in The Preserve neighborhood sold for $15.25 million, according to luxury real estate firm Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International of Charleston. The pricey pad features seven bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, a deep-water dock, infinity pool and separate guest house.

The firm declined to release the buyer's name.

The home, designed by world-renowned architects Shope Reno Wharton, was built by Russ Cooper and Associates in 2005.

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