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Buying a home is one of the most significant investments that you will ever make. Like most good things, finding the perfect home comes with a lot of work. From your initial search online to your home tour and finally closing, there are many difficult decisions to make along the way. The bottom line is that the entire home buying process can be very stressful, especially when it comes to finding the right mortgage broker and loan for your new home. Since market conditions and mortgage programs change frequently, you have a lot riding on your broker's ability to provide quick and accurate financial advice. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer or own several residential properties, you need a mortgage broker in Knightsville, SC, who can educate you on mortgage rates and provide trustworthy guidance to help you make an informed decision.

My name is Dan Crance - Knightsville's most trusted mortgage loan officer with more than 30 years in the mortgage industry. I bring unparalleled insight and decades of experience into your home loan process. If you're looking for a new home loan, are interested in refinancing your current mortgage, or need information regarding FHA, VA, or other types of loans, Dan Crance is Your Mortgage Man.

Unlike some mortgage loan officers in Knightsville, my primary goal is to help you make the right mortgage choice for you and your family. Mortgage lenders have a horrible reputation for turning over clients quickly to expedite cash flow and make the most money possible. While some mortgage brokers come off as pushy and impatient, I encourage my clients to take as much time as they need to ask questions and review their mortgage agreements. I'm here to help answer those questions and provide you with easy-to-understand advice so that you can rest easy knowing you made the right choice. I could say that I strive to provide service that exceeds your expectations, but I'd rather show you. In the end, I want you to leave feeling confident in the loan you've selected, as well as in your choice of broker.

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Why Choose Dan Crance As Your Mortgage Lender in Knightsville, SC?

Clients choose my mortgage company because I truly care about helping them navigate the often-confusing landscape of the mortgage process. I am fiercely dedicated to my clients and make every effort to provide them with trustworthy advice and an open line of communication.

In my business, I work for two different customers. On one hand, I have the buyer: the person entrusting me with the responsibility of guiding them through one of the most important decisions ever. Serving homebuyers is not a task that I take lightly. I work with them daily to help them through the process and provide timely updates and news on their mortgage status. On the other hand, I have the realtor: the person who works with my client to find their dream home. Since their commission is in my hands, working with realtors is also a very important task. I update these agents on the status of their customers weekly. Only when I take care of both parties can I say my job as a mortgage loan officer is complete.

As a mortgage broker with more than 30 years of experience, I pledge to give you the highest level of customer service while providing you with the most competitive loan products available. That way, you can buy the home of your dreams without second-guessing your decision.

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Home Financing in Knightsville, SC

At Classic Home Mortgage, our team works diligently to close on time without stress or hassle. Whether you're a seasoned homeowner or are buying your new home in Knightsville, we understand how much stress is involved. Our goal is to help take that stress off of your plate by walking you through every step of the home loan process. Because every one of our clients is different, we examine each loan with fresh eyes and a personalized approach, to find you the options and programs you need.

With over 30 years as a mortgage professional in Knightsville, Dan Crance will help you choose the home loan, interest rate, term options, and payment plans that fit your unique situation.

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When you work with Classic Home Mortgage, you can always count on our team to:

  • Put your needs first.
  • Work efficiently and quickly. Many of our home loans close in 30 days or less.
  • Offer you a variety of home loans to choose from, and help you make an informed decision.
  • Provide you with competitive rates that make sense for your budget and lifestyle.

While no two loan terms are the same, a few of the most common loan types include:

30-Year Loan - This loan is often considered the most secure option to choose. With a 30-year loan, you can lock in a low payment amount and rest easy knowing your rate won't change.

FHA Loan - If you're not able to make a large down payment, an FHA loan could be the right choice for you. With an FHA loan, many of our clients have successfully purchased a home with less than 4% down.

VA Loan - This loan is reserved for military veterans and active-duty men and women. Those who qualify may be able to purchase a home with no down payment and no Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI).

Choosing a home loan is an important step in the home buying process. At Classic Home Mortgage, we are here to make choosing a loan as easy as possible, so you can focus on the joys of being a homeowner. Contact our team of experts today and ask how you can get pre-qualified for your home loan in Knightsville, SC.

Refinancing in
Knightsville, SC

Because home mortgage rates in the U.S. have been so low over the last year, many current homeowners are opting to refinance their home loans. Simply put, refinancing is replacing your existing mortgage with a different mortgage under new terms. Homeowners who refinance their homes enjoy lower interest rates, lower monthly payments, and even turn their home's equity into cash. If you're interested in refinancing your home, it all begins with a call to your mortgage broker in Knightsville, SC - Dan Crance.

Here are just a few reasons why more homeowners in the U.S. are taking advantage of lower rates and refinancing their homes:
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Shorter Term Loan

Shorter Term Loan

Refinancing from a 30-year to a 15-year mortgage might seem counterproductive on the surface because your monthly payment usually goes up. However, interest rates on 15-year mortgages are lower. And when you shave off years of your previous mortgage, you will pay less interest over time. These savings can be very beneficial if you are not taking the mortgage interest deduction on your tax returns.

Do Away with FHA

Do Away with FHA

FHA loans are notorious for paying premiums for the life of the loan. Mortgage insurance premiums for FHA loans can cost borrowers as much as $1,050 a year for every $100k borrowed. The only way to get rid of mortgage insurance premiums is to refinance to a new loan that the Federal Housing Authority does not back.

Switch to Fixed Rate or Adjustable-Rate Home Loan

Switch to Fixed Rate or Adjustable-Rate Home Loan

Sometimes, borrowers with adjustable-rate mortgages refinance so they can switch to a fixed rate, which lets them lock in an interest rate. Doing so is beneficial for some homeowners who like to know exactly how much their monthly payment is each month. Conversely, some homeowners with fixed rates prefer to refinance to an adjustable-rate mortgage. Homeowners often go this route if they plan on selling in a few years and don't mind risking a higher rate if their plans fall through.

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Common Questions About Home Loans

Finding the right loan can be a difficult proposition, even if you have been through the process before. This is especially true since mortgage rates and market conditions change frequently. If you're like most of my clients, you probably have questions about interest rates, refinancing options, and a litany of other topics. To help alleviate some of your stress, here are just a few common questions with answers so that you can better educate yourself as we work our way to securing your loan.

Generally speaking, you should consider refinancing when mortgage rates are 2% lower than the current rate on your home loan. For some homeowners, refinancing makes sense when there is only a 1% difference. Reducing your mortgage rate is a great way to save money or apply your savings to a home upgrade. The money you save on your refinanced loan depends on your loan amount, budget, income, and charges from interest rates. It's crucial that you work with a trusted mortgage loan officer in Knightsville, SC, to help calculate your refinancing options.
This is one of our most frequently asked questions at Classic Home Mortgage. In simple terms, points let you make a tradeoff between the upfront costs of your loan and your monthly payment amount. Points are essentially costs that you have to pay to your mortgage lender to get financing under specific terms. A point is defined as a percentage on your loan amount. 1-point is equal to 1% of the loan. So, 1 point on a loan worth $100,000 is equivalent to $1,000. When you pay some of the interest on your home loan upfront, you use discount points to lower your interest rate.
If you plan to live in the property for a few years, it makes a lot of sense to pay points to lower your interest rate. Doing so will help lower your monthly loan payment, which you can use to save money. Paying points may also increase the amount of money that you can borrow. If you do not plan on living in the property for at least a few years, this strategy might not make financial sense because you might not be able to make up the amount of the discount points you paid up-front.
In short, yes, your mortgage lender will need to know your credit score. Credit scoring is a system that creditors use to decide whether they will give you credit. Your credit score helps creditors decide how creditworthy you are or how likely you will repay your loan. In most circumstances, creditors will use your FICO scores during the loan process. Your score will fall between high risk (350) and low risk (850). Your credit score plays a big role in the loan process, and as such, your score must be accurate before submitting a credit report when applying for a loan.
The answer to this question depends on how money you choose to put as a down payment on your home. On a conventional loan, if your down payment is less than 20% of the price of your home, your mortgage broker in Knightsville may require you to get Private Mortgage Insurance or PMI for short. This insurance protects your lender in the event you default on your mortgage. The best way to avoid paying for this insurance is to make a down payment of 20% or more of the purchase price of your home.
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Trust Dan Crance

Your Mortgage Lender in Knightsville, SC

Whether you're selling, buying, refinancing, or building the home of your dreams, you have a lot riding on your home loan specialist. When you need a mortgage broker who works tirelessly for you, answers your questions, provides guidance, and does so with a genuine smile, Dan Crance is your mortgage man. Contact Dan today at 843-478-5612 to get pre-approved and discover why Knightsville loves Classic Home Mortgage.

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New convenience store chain investing $50M in 9 locations across Charleston

A convenience store newcomer is sweeping into the Charleston region in a big way.Savannah-based Parker’s Kitchen is spending $50 million to set up nine locations across the area by the end of the year.The new sites include: 115 W. Highway 52 and 1105 N. Highway 52, both in Moncks Corner; 1601 Central Ave. in Summerville; 538 Red Bank Road in Goose Creek; and 1111 Cane Bay Road in Berkeley County, according to company spokeswoman Allison Hersh.Also in the works are four more locations set to open by the end of the y...

A convenience store newcomer is sweeping into the Charleston region in a big way.

Savannah-based Parker’s Kitchen is spending $50 million to set up nine locations across the area by the end of the year.

The new sites include: 115 W. Highway 52 and 1105 N. Highway 52, both in Moncks Corner; 1601 Central Ave. in Summerville; 538 Red Bank Road in Goose Creek; and 1111 Cane Bay Road in Berkeley County, according to company spokeswoman Allison Hersh.

Also in the works are four more locations set to open by the end of the year. They include: 8561 Rivers Ave. in North Charleston, 1140 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. in West Ashley, Dorchester Road at U.S. Highway 17-A in Summerville and near Foxbank Plantation on U.S. Highway 52 in Moncks Corner.

“We want to grow in the path of growth,” Parker’s CEO Greg Parker said while visiting a store under development in Summerville on Monday. “The Charleston marketplace is phenomenal.”

Parker hopes to have more than 40 locations in the Charleston region within four years and snare 30 percent of the convenience store market.

“We have identified 45 sites,” he said.

The stores are being designed specifically for the Charleston region.

Outside, they will feature Confederate jasmine-covered lattice on the ends of the eight-pump gas stations. At the convenience store, one entrance will lead to the food service area where items are prepared for breakfast, lunch and dinner next to an outdoor pavilion for dining, while the other will open to convenience offerings found in other stores.

A central glass wall between the two doors, jutting up about twice as high as the doors, will allow natural light into the building and feature the store’s signature name in blue and green letters with a smiley-faced sun serving as the apostrophe. The store as well as the gas canopy also features sloping metal roofs and awnings.

“We wanted to come up with something that was quintessentially Charleston,” Parker said. “We think the industry needs to elevate itself.”

He also said the company is not hamstrung by financing.

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“We can do whatever we want,” the University of Georgia graduate said.

Parker’s opened its first store in 1976 in Midway between Savannah and Brunswick and has steadily grown since then. During the past 10 years, the company has expanded 32 percent each year.

The company’s focus is on time-strapped shoppers who want to get in and out as quickly as possible.

“Our core customer is the working mother,” Parker said. “They are the most time-stressed. ... The No. 1 concern of customers is speed of transaction. We want a completely friction-less transaction.”

Parker’s currently operates 57 stores in Georgia and South Carolina, mainly around the Savannah area. He operates 14 in Beaufort County. Another is under construction in Walterboro, just outside the Charleston metro area.

Each store will employ about 30 people for around-the-clock service. If he builds all of the stores he is planning across the Charleston region over the next four years, he will have 1,200 employees locally.

Because of the expansion plans, Parker said the company may end up building an office in Charleston as well for regional support staff. He recently bought a house in downtown Charleston and plans to spend his time between Savannah and the Holy City.

He is already eyeing Georgetown as he expands up the coast and eventually wants to tap into the Myrtle Beach area with new stores.

“We are growing by building and not buying,” Parker said.

The company also gives back to the local community it serves through donations to schools and colleges. It now offers 42 scholarships a year and recently gave Beaufort County schools $27,000 from a special penny-a-gallon promotion. Parker may add some health care donations as well in the Charleston community.

“We try to be very philanthropic in every place that we open a new store,” he said.

People are overwhelmed with stuff, so junk-hauling businesses are booming in Charleston

Clutter, junk and a general over-abundance of stuff has prompted storage unit businesses to pop up all over the Charleston area. But what if you don’t want to store it? What if you just want it gone?That’s where junk removal companies come in, and like self-storage businesses, they’ve been growing in number locally and across the United States. Some are small local businesses and others are national franchises.For a price, they’ll come and cart away everything in a garage, or remove construction debris, ...

Clutter, junk and a general over-abundance of stuff has prompted storage unit businesses to pop up all over the Charleston area. But what if you don’t want to store it? What if you just want it gone?

That’s where junk removal companies come in, and like self-storage businesses, they’ve been growing in number locally and across the United States. Some are small local businesses and others are national franchises.

For a price, they’ll come and cart away everything in a garage, or remove construction debris, or truck away everything that’s left after a person moves out of a home. Some will help homeowners sort through their things, or demolish a backyard play set or shed.

“Junk removal is very much an industry where a client has items they don’t want any more, typically household items,” said Dylan Mullins, owner and manager of Tidewater Junk Removal in Goose Creek. “Over time they have become, instead of useful products, obstacles in their life.

“We remove that stress from their life,” he said.

Paul Hayes just got into the business. In April he opened the Charleston-area Junk King franchise. It’s one of several national franchises, along with College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving, and 800-GOT-JUNK.

“When people just want to reclaim their domain, they call us,” said Hayes. “We say the only thing you have to lift is your phone and your wallet.”

Hayes got into the business after 12 years in the Air Force, encouraged by a cousin who owns the San Diego Junk King.

Lots of Hayes’ initial jobs involved debris left over from home improvement projects, the sort of heavy material that can’t easily be put out for trash collection. At 8 a.m. on a recent Wednesday, he was removing a heavy pile of roof shingles from a back yard in North Charleston.

“It’s like a breath of fresh air when we go to an apartment complex in Mount Pleasant where someone is downsizing,” Hayes said. “Our first customer was a guy in Summerville who had a brick wall he had knocked down.”

The junk removal businesses don’t just pick things up and haul them away. Most sort materials and donate usable items to local charities, which helps the charities and reduces landfill costs for the haulers. Electronic waste, such as televisions and computers, must be sent to specialty recyclers.

“We give most everything that has value to different charities,” said Paul Galmitz, owner of Dr. Clutter of the Lowcountry. “The rest gets recycled or scrapped.

“We’ll help people downsize and go through their things,” he said. “It might be helping people who are moving to assisted living or a smaller home.”

Most of the businesses are small, with a truck or two and several employees. They try to stand out by offering better prices and specialized or extra services, or by having different equipment.

Tidewater, for example, will drop off a collapsible, fabric dumpster that can hold 4,500 pounds. To lift such a thing when it’s full they have a truck with a mechanical claw.

“The great thing about those is they get it delivered for free, they have it for two weeks and they can fill it up at their leisure,” Mullins said. “Most folks could empty a one-car garage full of debris into one of those.”

Hauling the dumpster-bag away costs $225 for up to 2,000 pounds, and $75 per ton after that, he said.

Other junk removers charge based on how much space materials take up on a truck. Hayes charges $75 to remove a single item, and up to $588 to fill up his 18-yard truck.

“That’s essentially six pickup trucks,” he said.

Galmitz said he’ll help people make decisions about what to get rid of.

“We’ll go through things they’ve have for 40 or 50 years and help them decide what to do,” he said.

Elderly residents who are downsizing or decluttering to prepare for a move or just have things they can’t do themselves are often customers. Owners of rental properties are also a source of business.

“There are a lot of people who have a couple of homes, and summer rental season is coming, and they’ve got a bunch of stuff under their house that they need gone,” Galmitz said.

In some communities, just about anything can be put out by the curb for trash collection, but that’s not true everywhere, and even in areas with liberal policies there are restrictions on size and certain materials. For example, a large roll of carpet or the remains of a backyard play set might have to be cut into smaller pieces for curbside collection.

“Where there’s kind of a void, for our customers, is when they have large objects that don’t fit the size and bundling requirement,” Mullins said.

“What we find is that older folks, or people who are just short on time, will come to us because we do all these things,” he said. “The more the population increases, the more services like ours are needed.”

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Winter Storm - January 3, 2018

OverviewA rare winter storm affected southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia on January 3, 2018. The storm produced a variety of wintry precipitation, including snow, sleet and freezing rain. Charleston Airport (KCHS) measured 5.3 inches of snow, the 3rd greatest daily snowfall on record, just 0.1 inches shy of the 5.4 inches that fell during the ...

Overview

A rare winter storm affected southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia on January 3, 2018. The storm produced a variety of wintry precipitation, including snow, sleet and freezing rain. Charleston Airport (KCHS) measured 5.3 inches of snow, the 3rd greatest daily snowfall on record, just 0.1 inches shy of the 5.4 inches that fell during the 1973 storm. This made it the snowiest January on record at Charleston Airport and 2nd snowiest at Savannah Airport (KSAV). Due to the continued cold air in place even after the storm, the snow/ice remained on the ground in spots for many days causing significant disruptions to travel and commerce. Charleston Airport recorded snow on the ground for 5 consecutive days which is the most on record. Check out a visible satellite image on January 4 showing the snow left behind from the storm.

Technical Discussion

Arctic high pressure was in place at the surface ahead of an upper-level disturbance moving east across the Southeast U.S.. This caused surface low pressure to develop near the Bahamas, then move northward near the Gulf Stream and spread moisture across southeast Georgia and southeast South Carolina. Precipitation began in the predawn hours along the Georgia coast, then spread north and west during the day before tapering off across Georgia in the afternoon and in the evening across South Carolina. Surface wet-bulb temperatures were at or below freezing at the onset. However, due to a shallow, above-freezing layer just above the surface, as noted on the 18 UTC (1 PM EST) upper-air sounding at Charleston, precipitation began as primarily freezing rain with some sleet mixed in. Then, colder air moved into the area from the northwest during the afternoon as the surface low pressure system moved by offshore causing the precipitation to transition to snow. Aside from a brief burst of sleet that spread up the coast during the afternoon, snow was the predominant precipitation type until the end of the event. As is often the case during winter storms determining when this changeover would occur was one of the forecast challenges we faced.

Another challenging aspect to the forecast was determining the snow-to-liquid ratios (SLR) during the event, which typically are ~7:1 on average in this area, meaning that for every inch of liquid precipitation that falls there will be ~7 inches of snow. Of course, in reality this usually changes during an event as the amount of moisture and the vertical temperature profile of the atmosphere change.

For more information on the technical terms discussed, check out the NWS JetStream glossary.

Snow/Ice Amounts

Public Information StatementSpotter ReportsNational Weather Service Charleston SC219 PM EST Fri Jan 05 2018The following are unofficial observations taken by various qualitycontrolled observations systems from across Southeast South Carolinaand Southeast Georgia.********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL********************LOCATION          STORM TOTAL     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS                     SNOWFALL           OF                     /INCHES/   MEASUREMENTGEORGIA...Bryan County...   Ellabell               6.0   500 PM  1/03  Social Media   Pembroke               5.0   500 PM  1/03  Social Media   Richmond Hill          4.0   400 PM  1/03  Social Media   1 N Keller             2.5   400 PM  1/03  Other Federal   Lanier                 1.5  1224 PM  1/03  Amateur Radio...Bulloch County...   Nevils                 4.0   500 PM  1/03  Social Media   Brooklet               3.5   500 PM  1/03  Social Media   5 SE Brooklet          3.5   500 PM  1/03  Social Media   6 SSE Stilson          3.5   311 PM  1/03  Social Media   Statesboro             3.0   500 PM  1/03  Social Media...Candler County...   Metter                 2.0   100 PM  1/03  911 Call Center...Chatham County...   Garden City            4.0   500 PM  1/03  Social Media   Bloomingdale           3.0   500 PM  1/03  Social Media   Pooler                 3.0   145 PM  1/03  Broadcast Media   Port Wentworth         3.0   500 PM  1/03  Social Media   2 SW Windsor Forest    2.5   500 PM  1/03  Trained Spotter   2 ENE Skidaway Islan   2.0   210 PM  1/03  CoCoRaHS   2 SW Meinhard          2.0  1226 PM  1/03  Broadcast Media   1 WSW White Bluff      1.2   140 PM  1/03  Trained Spotter...Effingham County...   Springfield            4.0   500 PM  1/03  Social Media   4 NE Eden              4.0   400 PM  1/03  Trained Spotter   Guyton                 3.8   500 PM  1/03  Social Media   Rincon                 3.8   300 PM  1/03  Social Media   Meldrim                3.5   352 PM  1/03  Social Media   Marlow                 2.9   500 PM  1/03  CoCoRaHS...Evans County...   1 WNW Hagan            3.5   300 PM  1/03  Emergency Manager...Jenkins County...   6 SW Scarboro          0.2   300 PM  1/03  Emergency Manager...Liberty County...   Allenhurst             5.1   500 PM  1/03  Social Media   Sunbury                2.0   158 PM  1/03  Social Media   4 ESE Midway           1.5   325 PM  1/03  Public   Hinesville             0.9   230 PM  1/03  Public   2 ENE Retreat            T   455 AM  1/03  Law Enforcement...Long County...   Ludowici               3.0   500 PM  1/03  Social Media   4 W Ludowici           2.0   400 PM  1/03  Social Media...McIntosh County...   Townsend               2.0   130 PM  1/03  Social Media   Darien                 1.0   115 PM  1/03  Snow total.   Crescent               0.3   300 PM  1/03  Social Media...Screven County...   Oliver                 3.0   230 PM  1/03  Social Media   1 SSW Newington        3.0   230 PM  1/03  Social Media   Dover                  1.0   200 PM  1/03  Social Media   5 N Sylvania           0.5   230 PM  1/03  Social Media...Tattnall County...   Reidsville             2.9   400 PM  1/03  Social Media   Glennville             2.6   400 PM  1/03  Social MediaSOUTH CAROLINA...Allendale County...   Fairfax                2.0   330 PM  1/03  Utility Company...Beaufort County...   Hilton Head Island     4.5   400 PM  1/03  Amateur Radio   Bluffton               4.0   230 PM  1/03  Amateur Radio   4 NE Beaufort          3.5   525 PM  1/03  Emergency Manager   5 NE Beaufort          3.5   530 PM  1/03  Emergency Manager   3 NNE Beaufort         2.2   530 PM  1/03  Social Media   3 NNE Hilton Head Is   1.0   135 PM  1/03  Public   6 NNW Tybee Island     1.0   705 AM  1/03  CoCoRaHS...Berkeley County...   1 NE College Park      6.8   600 PM  1/03  Public   1 W Sangaree           6.8   630 PM  1/03  Trained Spotter   7 SSE Moncks Corner    6.5   432 PM  1/03  Social Media   5 NE College Park      6.3   630 PM  1/03  Social Media   7 NNE College Park     6.0   722 PM  1/03  Public   2 ENE College Park     6.0   523 PM  1/03  Social Media   5 N Sangaree           6.0   650 PM  1/03  Broadcast Media   1 SSW Crowfield Plan   5.5   600 PM  1/03  NWS Employee   2 W Daniel Island      5.0   630 PM  1/03  NWS Employee   1 SW Sangaree          5.0   427 PM  1/03  Social Media   1 NW College Park      5.0   400 PM  1/03  NWS Employee   6 NNE Sangaree         5.0   630 AM  1/03  Trained Spotter   1 NNE Pinopolis        4.8   436 PM  1/03  Social Media   2 ENE Old Santee Can   4.5   600 PM  1/03  CoCoRaHS   1 E Wando              4.3   540 PM  1/03  Broadcast Media   2 N Summerville        4.0   338 PM  1/03  Social Media   2 NW Sangaree          4.0   317 PM  1/03  Social Media   1 W College Park       3.9   315 PM  1/03  Social Media   Jamestown              3.0   300 PM  1/03  Amateur Radio...Charleston County...   1 SSE Ladson           6.5   600 PM  1/03  Emergency Manager   5 ESE Cainhoy          5.8   600 PM  1/03  CAROLINA PARK   1 SW Goose Creek       5.3   444 PM  1/03  Social Media   1 ESE Charleston Air   5.3   745 PM  1/03  NWS Office   1 WNW Hanahan          5.2   600 PM  1/03  Trained Spotter   2 W North Charleston   5.0   430 PM  1/03  Amateur Radio   3 NE Mount Pleasant    5.0   700 PM  1/03  Trained Spotter   1 WSW Ladson           5.0   815 AM  1/05  Broadcast Media   Ladson                 4.8   412 PM  1/03  Social Media   2 NNW Mount Pleasant   4.8   600 PM  1/03  CoCoRaHS   1 SW West Ashley       4.8   545 PM  1/03  NWS Employee   4 ENE Mount Pleasant   4.5   530 PM  1/03  Public   2 SSW James Island     4.5   437 PM  1/03  Social Media   3 WNW Charleston Air   4.5   404 PM  1/03  Social Media   3 NNE Boone Hall Pla   4.4   630 PM  1/03  NWS Employee   1 E Mount Pleasant     4.3  1130 PM  1/03  Public   1 SW Shadowmoss        4.1   630 PM  1/03  NWS Employee   2 ENE Johns Island     4.1   600 PM  1/03  NWS Employee   1 WSW Charleston       4.0   630 PM  1/03  Emergency Manager   2 WNW Mount Pleasant   4.0   650 PM  1/03  Emergency Manager   2 WNW West Ashley      4.0   540 PM  1/03  Broadcast Media   4 WNW Johns Island     3.9   610 PM  1/03  Social Media   2 S Cainhoy            3.5   348 PM  1/03  Social Media   2 SSW Shadowmoss       3.0   310 PM  1/03  Social Media   Ravenel                3.0   155 PM  1/03  Public   5 WSW Shadowmoss       3.0   238 PM  1/03  Social Media   1 WSW James Island     3.0   430 PM  1/03  Amateur Radio   2 SSW Goose Creek      3.0   308 PM  1/03  Public   2 NNW North Charlest   3.0   415 PM  1/03  Amateur Radio   3 WSW James Island     2.6   250 PM  1/03  Social Media   Awendaw                2.5   330 PM  1/03  Amateur Radio   5 NNW Johns Island     2.5   234 PM  1/03  Amateur Radio   3 S Goose Creek        2.5   232 PM  1/03  Amateur Radio   3 SSE Shadowmoss       2.3   255 PM  1/03  NWS Employee   4 SSW Awendaw          2.0   200 PM  1/03  Fire Dept/Rescue   2 NNW West Ashley      2.0   320 PM  1/03  Amateur Radio   4 SW Johns Island      2.0   300 PM  1/03  Amateur Radio...Colleton County...   3 S Cottageville       5.3   630 PM  1/03  NWS Employee   Bennetts Point         5.0   500 PM  1/03  Trained Spotter   4 ESE Cottageville     4.5   500 PM  1/03  Trained Spotter   Round O                4.0   400 PM  1/03  Amateur Radio   5 ESE Islandton        3.5   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Affordable and Available: the Motto of Solomon Family Dentistry Since 1979

Growing up, Dr. Jason Solomon spent many of his Saturdays in the dentist office. Not because of any problems with his teeth — but because that was when his father worked, taking care of patients who were unable to come in during weekdays.It’s been that way since 1979, when Dr. Frederick Solomon opened his one-man practice off Beauregard Road in Summerville, working six days a week to serve the dental needs of patients in the Summerville area.And it’s that way now, when ...

Growing up, Dr. Jason Solomon spent many of his Saturdays in the dentist office. Not because of any problems with his teeth — but because that was when his father worked, taking care of patients who were unable to come in during weekdays.

It’s been that way since 1979, when Dr. Frederick Solomon opened his one-man practice off Beauregard Road in Summerville, working six days a week to serve the dental needs of patients in the Summerville area.

And it’s that way now, when Solomon Family Dentistry has expanded to five locations with a sixth opening in 2020, still maintaining its commitment to weekend and after-hours appointments that started four decades ago.

“My childhood revolved around the dental office,” Dr. Jason Solomon says. “We didn’t take family vacations because my dad worked. He always answered the phone for emergencies — there were times I remember him coming home at 6 or 7 o’clock at night, and a patient would call, and he’d go back out there. That’s just the way he’s always practiced, and that’s all I’ve ever known about to treat a patient.”

Availablity and affordability was the credo by which Dr. Frederick Solomon opened his practice, and which the team of 14 dentists at Solomon Family Dentistry still works under today — including Dr. Jason Solomon, who followed in his father’s professional footsteps. Four offices are open six days a week, one is open seven. All offer evening appointments and after-hours on-call doctors, and the practice accepts over 300 types of insurance.

Family-owned and patient-focused

“Sometimes I think the motto in the dental community is to work less and charge higher fees, and we kind of have the opposite approach,” Dr. Jason Solomon says. “That's just the way that we've always done things. Corporate dentistry has grown by leaps and bounds over the past decade, but we’re still a family-owned practice, and we try to fight that by being available and providing the best dental care with the latest technology, and I think we’ve done that.”

That includes accepting virtually any type of dental insurance. Dr. Jason Solomon can recall one patient who was a retired worker from Alaska, whose insurance was through the union he had belonged to in the 49th state. Dr. Jason Solomon signed up to accept it, just as he’s done for hundreds of other types of insurance! Another trait that stems from the practice’s core value of being available to all who need their services is to take all insurances.

“Our motto has always been affordability and availability. That’s what we’ve kind of hung our hat on,” Dr. Jason Solomon says.

Toward that end, the practice also offers a membership program for patients without insurance called Solomon Savers, through which members receive two cleanings, x-rays and exams annually, and deep discounts on other services. Two locations are reserved solely for pediatric dentistry. And in 2020, the practice will open its sixth location — in Mount Pleasant, its first outside of the greater Summerville area.

“We’ve noticed patients traveling from Mount Pleasant to us,” Dr. Jason Solomon says. “We’ve started to get some patients from Mount Pleasant, Daniel Island. I think north Mount Pleasant is a growing area, similar to how the Summerville area is with Nexton and Cane Bay and Carnes Crossroads and Knightsville. I like the similarities between the two. Now, I think we’ll be able to reach more people with the services that we provide.”

Growth inspired by the past

Clearly, the Solomon approach has resonated with patients — over the last four years the practice has added 10 dentists, and over the past two years it’s added four new locations. And it’s all been guided by the twin tenants of availability and affordability set by Dr. Frederick Solomon, who’s still a fixture at the practice he started in 1979.

"My dad still works six days a week,” Dr. Jason Solomon says. “You don’t see a lot of dentists who work six days a week, and he’s been doing it for 40 years. He still works 50 to 60 clinical hours a week, so he’s here. That’s what helped inspire this growth—some of the young dentists who have joined are seeing someone who’s going to be 65 this year, and is still outworking them. That’s been a luxury that we have.”

Have a dental issue that needs addressing, or need to make an appointment for a cleaning and exam? Solomon Family Dentistry has five locations throughout Sangaree, Knightsville and Carnes Crossroads, all of them with weekend and evening hours. For more information, call (843) 871-0842, use their online form to request an appointment, or visit their website at SolomonDentistry.com.

Charleston Oral and Facial Surgery Recognized as ‘Best of’ in Summerville and Mount Pleasant

CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb. 27, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Charleston Oral and Facial Surgery (COAFS) was voted a 2019 Reader’s Choice recipient by the readers of “Journal Scene.” Named Best Oral Surgeons in the annual Best of Summerville competition, COAFS will be featured in the 2019 Reader’s Choice special edition. Winners in all categories were announced at a party held at The Village of Summerville on February 25, 2020.PHOTO CAPTION: The physicians of Charleston Oral and Facial Surgery were recently...

CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb. 27, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Charleston Oral and Facial Surgery (COAFS) was voted a 2019 Reader’s Choice recipient by the readers of “Journal Scene.” Named Best Oral Surgeons in the annual Best of Summerville competition, COAFS will be featured in the 2019 Reader’s Choice special edition. Winners in all categories were announced at a party held at The Village of Summerville on February 25, 2020.

PHOTO CAPTION: The physicians of Charleston Oral and Facial Surgery were recently named Best Oral Surgeons by the readers of Journal Scene.

In addition to accolades from Summerville, COAFS was recently named 2020 Best Oral Surgery Practice by Mount Pleasant Magazine. Nearly 50,000 votes were cast by magazine readers.

Led by a team of highly trained, board-certified oral surgeons — Dr. Edward R. Strauss, DMD, MD; Dr. Aaron P. Sarathy, DMD; Dr. A Drane Oliphant, DMD, MD; Dr. Graham Lee, DMD; and Dr. Scott H. Godwin, DMD — Charleston Oral and Facial Surgery has six convenient locations in the Lowcountry area, including Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville, Mount Pleasant, Bluffton and Knightsville.

Some of the practice’s specialties include: total smile transformation, full-arch dental implants, implant-supported dentures, wisdom teeth extraction, same-day dental implants and corrective jaw surgery, to name just a few. Using advanced surgical techniques and state-of-the-art, cutting-edge technology, COAFS maintains a patient-centric philosophy to ensure that every client, regardless of the treatment, receives the ultimate patient experience.

“At COAFS, our surgeons are constantly striving to provide the highest quality care to our patients,” said Dr. Aaron P. Sarathy, DMD. “We strive to give back to the community and to know our patients are recognizing this is a true honor for our doctors and team.”

To learn more about COAFS, visit https://www.charlestonoralandfacialsurgery.com/.

For media inquiries, contact Stacey Kole with Branded Pros at 480.221.5818 or email stacey@brandedpros.com.

COAFS has six locations in the Lowcountry, S.C. area, where its highly trained, board-certified surgeons provide patients with state-of-the-art treatment. With a commitment to cutting-edge technology and ongoing education, Charleston Oral and Facial Surgery offers the most advanced surgical techniques coupled with compassionate to produce the ultimate patient experience — every single time.

More information: https://www.charlestonoralandfacialsurgery.com/

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