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Official Start of Summer

May 24th, 2022 | By Charleston Fine Homes


Memorial Day weekend is the official start of summer. In Charleston it means many things:

-- Franne

Easter Meet Passover

April 11th, 2022 | By Charleston Fine Homes

Easter Bunny Paddleboarding

My late husband was Catholic and I’m Jewish. Our children were raised Catholic, but I stayed true to my roots. We went to church on almost every Sunday. I felt worshiping as a family was the most important part and G-d doesn’t care where you prayed as long as you did.

Happy Valentines Day!

February 8th, 2022 | By Charleston Fine Homes

Mark and Franne at Sunset

I was married for 46 years when my husband died. He still asked, "Do you love me?" Of course, I said yes. But after 46 years together was the love the same?

Happy New Year!

January 3rd, 2022 | By Charleston Fine Homes

Franne as a Nurse!

Happy New Year! Aren’t we happy to start a new year? Aren’t we hoping wearing masks will be a thing of the past? Well, maybe not right away but hopefully in 2022.

As you may have figured out if you regularly read these blogs, one of us is the writer. Guilty as charged. It’s me, Franne. I have always loved to write. Maybe that’s why I have no problem filling in the blanks on real estate contracts. It’s just ending or adding to a sentence someone else wrote. Of course, you need to be educated in real estate to do it, but to me it’s fun. Yes, I do love my job.

Thanksgiving 2021

November 17th, 2021 | By Charleston Fine Homes

Happy Turkey Day!

Thanksgiving is a time of memories. Memories we have from the past and making new ones.

I know Yvette celebrates with her family. How lucky she is to be born and bred in Charleston and be surrounded by family not just for holidays but all the time.

October 2021

October 1st, 2021 | By Charleston Fine Homes

October is the “almost” month. It’s almost cool outside. It’s almost time to turn on the heat. It’s almost time for Thanksgiving.

As children we looked forward to Halloween. As parents we were worried that our child might be sorry he/she chose the costume that they chose, and we worried we would run out of candy. All three of us have children so Halloween night was chaos when they were little. Do homework, eat dinner and run out the door with older siblings or a parent.

2021 New Year

September 6th, 2021 | By Charleston Fine Homes


As a Jewish person I have what I like to call a “do over”. I get to celebrate the new year and make resolutions twice. (My partners, Chari and Yvette are Christian.)


July 6th, 2021 | By Charleston Fine Homes

This blog is taking a little “poetic license”. So much fun to think about what it was like to be a kid in the summer. Staying out until dark, catching fireflies, (I’m from up north.) and singing along with all the summer songs, like this one: Summer Of '69.

Summer in Charleston may just be the most hot and humid I have ever been. I am older than the rest of my team and my house had no air conditioning. One of my brothers woke up in the middle of the night and turned off all the fans. Do not ask me why but the morning found us 4 kids sleeping upstairs bathed in sweat.

Welcome Summer 2021

June 3rd, 2021 | By Charleston Fine Homes

Summer Flora

It’s here. We know you’ve been waiting for it for over a year. Yep, here we go! It’s summer and we can go out and play. Masks are optional if you are vaccinated. Beach here we come.

Happy Mother's Day

May 8th, 2021 | By Charleston Fine Homes

The month of May…who does not remember as a child knowing this was a special month. The end of school was fast approaching, and we were all trying to figure out what we would give our moms for Mother’s Day.

In our younger years, we made crafts in school. Bowls from clay or flowers pressed between 2 sheets of waxed paper. I still have a little hand pressed into a substance that has lasted since I was little. My Mom had it hung on the wall and now that she is gone it's mine.

Staging…what does it mean and how do you do it?

April 17th, 2021 | By Charleston Fine Homes

When we go to visit a prospective seller and look around their home, we often use the word “staging.” Many buyers have no idea what that means. They understand de-clutter but what does staging mean to us, in real estate terms? In the words of our favorite stager, Lorelie Brown of Showhomes of Charleston:

Spring Prep!

March 26th, 2021 | By Charleston Fine Homes

Spring Garden

Spring is finally here. After months of uncertainty and isolation it will feel so good to be out in the garden again. This winter was harsh for Charleston. Many of my plants were very frost bitten but I am happy to see my Azaleas getting ready to bloom.