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Biltmore Estate Introduces New Pop-Up Shopping Experience for Christmas

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The holiday season might look a little bit different at Biltmore this year, but the coronavirus pandemic isn’t stopping the Asheville landmark from celebrating its 125th Christmas in style.

Though Christmas at Biltmore officially kicks off with a virtual tree raising on November 4, this year, America’s largest home is helping proactive elves get a jump-start on their shopping with an all-new Christmas pop-up shop.

The Christmas at Biltmore Pop-Up Shop is the first of its kind at Biltmore. Open October 17 through January 9, the pop-up will be located in the estate’s European-inspired town, Antler Hill Village. You can find it in The Biltmore Legacy, the exhibition space within the Village that was most recently a stop in the beloved Downton Abbey exhibition.

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Antler Hill Village offers visits with Santa, a farmyard, outdoor fire pits, and a botanical model train display. Like the

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Why Progressives Should Push To Scrap The Estate And Gift Tax

During the 2020 Presidential campaign Democratic candidates have made many proposals for changes to the tax code, ranging from changes to the tax rates to the imposition of new 5% excise tax and a national sales tax. As the Democratic Nominee for President, Joe Biden has a tax plan that includes the following proposals:

·        Eliminate the step-up of the cost-basis for inherited property,

·        Increase estate and gift tax rates by an unspecified amount (it is now 40%), and

·        Decrease the estate tax exemption from $11.58 million to $3.5 million, and the gift tax exemption from $11.58 million to $1 million.

The proposal for changes to the Estate and Gift taxes reverses the long-standing policy on reforms to the tax code made ever

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Retailers, restaurants line up for new shopping center coming to Nexton in Berkeley County | Real Estate

SUMMERVILLE — The $30 million first phase of development for a new retail center in Berkeley County is underway.

Charleston developer Eddie Buck has begun construction on North Creek Market at Nexton along U.S. Highway 176 and on both sides of North Creek Drive, directly across from the massive Cane Bay community.

The two parcels on North Creek Drive, acquired by affiliates of Buck Management Inc. in 2018 for $12.7 million, total 53 acres.

The larger, 28-acre tract directly across from Publix supermarket will include McDonald’s restaurant as well auto parts store Auto Zone and Time To Shine Car Wash.



Blue Water gas station at North Creek Market at Nexton

A Blue Water gas station and convenience store will anchor the corner of a new retail development called North Creek Market at Nexton at U.S. Highway 176 and North Creek Drive in Berkeley County. Rendering/Coast Architects


On the backside of the parcel near a retention pond, a 500-unit, 70,000-square-foot Extra

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Patrick Nesbitt’s $55million, 20-acre European-style polo estate in Montecito is set for auction

  • Windsor Capital Group’s chief executive Patrick Nesbitt is selling his 20-acre Montecito, California, estate
  • The property features a 128ft infinity-edge pool with a surrounding sun deck, 11 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms
  • Its 10-acre ‘European-style’ polo estate has a custom equestrian sculpture and was in the 2009 Radar video

Hotelier and chief executive of the Windsor Capital Group Patrick Nesbitt’s 20-acre estate where Britney Spears filmed her 2009 Radar video is set to be auctioned.

The sprawling property once valued at $65million will be sold to the highest bidder with no reserve through Concierge Auctions on November 16 to 19.

Earlier this year Mr Nesbitt reduced the asking price for the Montecito, California, estate to $55million, having been trying to sell it since 2016.

The ocean-viewing property is described as ‘an elegant, European-style polo estate’, complete with a 10-acre regulation polo field, custom equestrian sculpture, 17-horse barn, clubhouse and terraces.

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Queenstown Landing to hold model grand opening | Real Estate

QUEENSTOWN – IntegraCare Corporation announces events related to forthcoming opening of its premier senior care community in Queenstown.

Queenstown Landing Assisted Living and Memory Care will host local dignitaries, town and county commissioners and state officials for a model grand opening, open house and cocktail hour at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, outside of the Queenstown Landing Sales Center at 210 Fallen Horse Circle, Suite 100. The event will include a short program and tours of model apartments all practicing safe COVID-19 protocols. The theme of “Get Crackin’ with Seniors” will include hors d’oeuvres featuring select crab dishes.

Additionally, public events will take place featuring a model grand opening and open house on Friday, Oct. 9, and Saturday, Oct. 10. Guests are encouraged to schedule a visitation time to ensure safe protocols and limited quantities of people. Guests can schedule a visit between 9 and 11 a.m., 1 and 3

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Record-low interest rates draw in home seekers; Gothic-style condos on way to Charleston | Real Estate

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Home showings surge in August amid record-low interest rates

Charleston-area home showings skyrocketed in August as prospective buyers tried to take advantage of record-low mortgage interest rates.

The region saw a 35.1 percent spike in people looking at homes for sale, either in person or online, after a 25 percent increase in July and a nearly 30 percent jump in June, according to the ShowingTime Showing Index.

The increases follow the pandemic-induced lost showings in March of nearly 14 percent, and a whopping 26 percent plunge in April when stay-at-home orders were in effect across the state and nation before being lifted in May and June.

Nationally, showings soared 62 percent per listing in August as droves of prospective

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Gothic-style windows are a selling point for pricey condos coming to Charleston | Real Estate

Work has begun to transform a historic downtown Charleston building’s upper floors into luxury residences with a seven-figure starting price.

Colorado-based developer East West Partners is redeveloping the iconic three-story structure at King and Wentworth streets into 12 top-end living quarters on the top two floors. The condominiums will be called 71 Wentworth and start at $2.4 million.

Construction won’t be completed until early 2022, but the developer is now offering units for sale.



Shem Creek Bar & Grill, a Mount Pleasant mainstay since 1984, sells for $4.9M

The circa-1872 building, with retail shops on the ground floor, is being renovated for the loft residences as well as undergoing a full exterior restoration to its original Tudor Gothic Revival-style appearance.



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A rendering shows what the building at the corner of King and Wentworth streets in downtown Charleston will look like after renovations. Provided/East West Partners


Central to its look are its arched windows that span 12 to 18 feet in height.

Designed

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