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Available Rentals in and Around Charleston, SC!

2244 Ashley Crossing Dr. Unit 1132, Charleston, SC 29407             $1350/Month

This is a beautiful clean 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condominium located in the Arboretum in West Ashley. Hardwood floors throughout kitchen, dining room, family room and sunroom.
Spacious master bedroom and bathroom. Enjoy maintenance free living. Covered balcony has additional outside storage closet. One parking space in parking garage and additional storage locker included. Clubhouse, exercise room, pool, walking trails for your enjoyment.

 

7468 North Gate Dr. Hanahan, SC 29410  4 Bed/2.5 Bath                                                  $1750/Month

Gorgeous 3 or 4 bedroom open concept home located in a very desirable area of Tanner Plantation.
Large living room open to kitchen with beautiful granite countertops and dining overlooking the back yard.
Hardwood floors, new carpet,and custom paint throughout the home finish the nicely appointed home. Spacious master bedroom with ensuite adjacent with separate shower and garden bathtub.
Upstairs has an open area with a closet that can be used for the 4th bedroom a sitting area or an office.
Will negotiate a lower rent for a long term lease.
Walking distance to Bowen’s Corner Elementary and the newly announced 54-acre park. Minutes to the Naval Weapons Station.

Creekbend Property Management, an experienced rental property management company that prides itself on quality service for both homeowners and tenants. We are licensed and insured, providing leasing services, management services, maintenance, and most importantly; giving our property investors peace of mind! Don’t forget to check our weekly blog for property listings, helpful tips, community news, and more!

Creekbend Property Management is located in Charleston, SC specializing in rental properties in downtown Charleston, James Island, Isle of Palms, Johns Island, Kiawah, Mt. Pleasant, Daniel Island Summerville, Ladson, Hanahan, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, North Charleston, and West Ashley. 

Keep Cozy and Save Money on Energy Bills!

As cool weather rolls in, it’s time to turn up the heat! For most renters, energy bills are one of the biggest monthly expenses and heating your home can be one of the most expensive components of your monthly budget. Luckily, making some easy adjustments in your home can dramatically reduce how much you spend on energy.

Creekbend Property Management has provided several tips to help tenants keep their home cozy and save money by cutting energy consumption and maintain comfortable temperatures in your homes this winter:
First things first, make sure all windows are closed and locked. In the summer, it’s common to bounce between opening the windows and keeping them closed to keep your home cool. It’s understandable if you forgot to lock your windows before the cold weather arrives, but take the time to ensure all windows are locked and sealed to keep warm air from escaping.

Check your furnace filter and change it monthly—without exception. Keeping your furnace and vents properly maintained will reduce energy consumption and help you save on your bills.The air filter keeps pollution and debris out of your HVAC system, allowing for proper and efficient operation. A dirty filter will slow down the air flow, making the furnace work harder to heat your home. This wastes energy and will result in higher energy bills.

While your home is empty, open curtains and blinds to allow heating sunlight into your house.  Opening the curtains on your south-facing windows during winter days allows free heat into your home. Close your window coverings when the sun goes down to keep the heat inside. Be sure to keep windows clean—a dust-free window allows more sunlight and warmth to enter your home.

Remember to adjust your thermostat at night. By turning your thermostat down 10 to 15 degrees for eight hours every day, you can save hundreds of dollars per year on your heating bills. Consider investing in flannel sheets or a warm comforter for your bed and keeping your home cooler when you sleep.

If you have ceiling fans in your house, you can use them to your advantage. Ceiling fans can be used strategically to achieve better airflow: counter-clockwise will push hot air up in the summer and clockwise will trap heat inside to keep your rooms warmer during cooler months. Turn your ceiling fan on a low setting to gently push hot air back down.

This article is brought to you by Creekbend Property Management, an experienced rental property management company that prides itself on quality service for both homeowners and tenants. We are licensed and insured, providing leasing services, management services, maintenance, and most importantly; giving our property investors peace of mind! Don’t forget to check our weekly blog for property listings, helpful tips, community news, and more!

Creekbend Property Management is located in Charleston, SC specializing in rental properties in downtown Charleston, James Island, Isle of Palms, Johns Island, Kiawah, Mt. Pleasant, Daniel Island Summerville, Ladson, Hanahan, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, North Charleston, and West Ashley. 

 

Theft Prevention Tips for Renters

It’s not necessary to turn your home into Fort Knox to reduce security risk. Losses resulting from theft can be prevented if tenants are more diligent in protecting their assets and avoiding costly insurance claims.

Creekbend Property Management has some smart theft prevention tips to help tenants show a potential thief that their home is better protected than the place down the street.

 

 

 

 Here are some theft prevention tips to keep you and your property safe:

  1.  Always keep windows, doors and sliding doors locked.
  2.  Remove spare keys from their usual “hiding place.” Instead, keep spare keys with a trusted neighbor or friend.
  3.  Add reinforcements to windows and doors with a fitted steel or wood rod.
  4.  Remove cash, jewelry and other valuables from the master bedroom – the first place thieves tend to look for valuables.
  5.  Place a home security sign in a window – even if you don’t have a security system.
  6.  Make an inventory list of your belongings, include photos or video. Store the list in a safe place.
  7.  Tell a trusted neighbor when you’re away –they can be on the look-out for suspicious activity. A good neighbor can be one of the best crime prevention tools.
  8.  Stop mail and newspaper deliveries when away for long periods of time.
  9.  Leave a light on – place timers on indoor lamps to light your home at night, set timers to turn on radios and television randomly during the day.
  10.  Don’t post on social media that you’re out of town or away on vacation.
  11.  Keep some shades and blinds up and curtains open.
  12.  Park vehicles in a secure, well-lit area.
  13.  Always lock vehicles and keep windows closed.
  14.  Don’t leave valuables in plain sight. A thief will risk a “smash and grab.”
  15.  Never leave your keys in the car or the vehicle running when you’re not in it.

Creekbend Property Management also recommends investing in renter’s insurance, to help provide a safety net for tenants whether their  homes or vehicles are burglarized or have water damage due to burst pipes or storm damage. Renter’s insurance can help replace stolen items or repair damaged property. An uninsured resident, however, will suffer the consequences of costly repairs and replacing personal possessions.

 Creekbend Property Management is located in Charleston, SC specializing in rental properties in downtown Charleston, James Island, Isle of Palms, Johns Island, Kiawah, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, North Charleston, and West Ashley. We are licensed and insured, providing leasing services, management services, maintenance, and most importantly; giving our property investors peace of mind!

Living in Harmony with Neighbors by Following the “Golden Rule”

Living in harmony with neighbors can easily be achieved by following the “golden rule”; by establishing and maintaining a courteous relationship. Whether you are a first time renter or been around the block more than a couple of times it’s a smart policy to be on good terms with the neighbors.

Good neighbors can help you when you’re in a bind whether it’s  keeping an eye on your place if you’re out of town, or collect mail or hold on to deliveries or to get a cup of sugar for a recipe; or if there is an unfortunate case of an emergency.

Creekbend Property Management offers a some great advice on establishing and maintaining courteous relationships with your fellow neighbors:

Be friendly

Make a good first impression by introducing yourself.  A simple hello or greeting goes a long way making it easier to interact in the future.

Ask some basic questions

Friendly chit chat… i.e. “How long have you lived here?” Learn a little about them and share a little about yourself.

Acknowledge neighbors who smile or greet you

You don’t have to be their best friend or a social butterfly, which can come across as being a busybody, but a smile and a wave doesn’t cost anything.

Be mindful of your neighbor’s privacy

If your neighbor looks like they are in a hurry or told you they are in a rush; end the conversation!

Let your neighbor know you are there should they ever need help

If you have elderly neighbors and you see them struggling with groceries, ask them if they need assistance taking the bags in or hold doors open. Same applies if your neighbor has young children and is trying to juggle baby, groceries, and a three year old child.

Repay a neighbor who does you a favor

If you asked a neighbor to collect your mail or water your plants while you’re out of town, remember to pick up a gift or restaurant gift certificate to let them know you appreciate their help.

Don’t annoy the neighbors if you throw a party

Tell your neighbors in advance by writing a polite note informing them you’ll do your best to keep the noise down and provide your phone number if they have any questions and letting them know they are more than welcome to come over. If you’re celebrating something like a new job or engagement, tell them why you’re having a party.

Inform your guests where they can park

Make sure your guests do not park in your neighbor’s parking space or park on the sidewalk or on landscaping.

Clean up after your party

Provide several trash receptacles around the yard to encourage guests to dispose cups, bottles, and the like responsibly.

Be a responsible pet owner

Clean up after your pet when going for “walks.” Keep pets on their leashes; avoid allowing pets to run around unattended.

Putting in a little friendly effort and consideration for neighbors will have big payoffs down the road. It will be worth having peace of mind knowing your neighbors are looking out for you!

Creekbend Property Management, a Charleston property rental management company,  is located in Charleston, SC specializing in rental properties in downtown Charleston, James Island, Isle of Palm, Johns Island, Kiawah, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, North Charleston, and West Ashley. We are licensed and insured, providing leasing services, management services, maintenance, and most importantly; giving our property investors peace of mind!

Keep Dryer Filter Clean to Avoid Fire Hazard

Clothes dryers may not look dangerous but according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are an estimated annual 15,500 fires, 10 deaths and 10 injuries due to clothes dryer fires. Unsurprisingly, the leading cause of these fires is the failure to clean dryer vents.

 

Maintain clothes dryer safety to avoid fire hazard with the following information provided by Creekbend Property Management:

  • ALWAYS clean out the lint screen before using the dryer! Collected dust and lint become a fire hazard if allowed to remain inside vents and hoses.
  • ALWAYS keep chemicals, rags, loose papers, and other flammable items away from both gas and electric dryers.
  • Regularly inspect your dryer vents and lint filters from buildup. Examine the ductwork and exhaust hoses attached to the dryer to identify lint that has bypassed the screen.
  • Loose hoses, seals and connections can lead to gas and carbon monoxide leaks. If your dryer uses gas, pay attention for gas smells when you open the door or when the dryer is running.
  • Avoid running dryers while sleeping or when no one is home.

Look out for the following signs of a clogged dryer vent:

  • A musty odor is noticeable in the clothing after the drying cycle
  • Clothes seem unusually hot to the touch
  • Excessive heat is noticed in the room in which the washer and dryer are operated
  • The dryer vent hood flap does not open property when you use the dryer (this is the slotted vent opening to the exterior of your home)
  • Debris is noticed within the outside dryer vent opening
  • Large amounts of lint build-up in the lint trap during each cycle
  • Odor noticed from dryer sheets used during the drying cycle

Keeping your clothes dryer from being a fire hazard with regular cleaning and simple maintenance can protect your family and home!

Creekbend Property Management, a rental property management company, located in Charleston, SC specializing in downtown Charleston, James Island, Isle of Palm, Johns Island, Kiawah, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, North Charleston, and West Ashley.  We are licensed and insured, providing leasing services, management services, maintenance, and most importantly; giving our property investors  peace of mind!

 

Available Rental Homes in the Charleston Area

James Island 3 Bedroom House REDUCED $1950/month-Available Now!

401 Stefan Dr. Charleston, SC 29412

Single family home on cul-de-sac in Stefan Acres, a great James Island location!
Two story 1600 sq. ft single family home that is move-in ready!
The front door of this 3 bedroom and 2.5 bathroom home welcomes you into a great room with high ceilings. The open floor plan allows flow from the great room into the dining room and access to kitchen with ease. Access to the screened porch is off of the rear of the home and there is also a fenced yard with a patio for your grill and outdoor seating area.
This home backs up to a wooded area for great privacy. All three bedrooms are located upstairs and have wonderful closet space in all three rooms!

 

Carolina Bay Park – Gorgeous home! $1995/month 2122 sq. ft AVAILABLE NOW!

4299 William E Murray Blvd, Charleston, SC 29414  

3 Bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms. Charming property West of the Ashley in Carolina Bay Park, that is conveniently located to shopping, restaurants and interstates. Be downtown and Boeing within 15 minutes. Master suite is on the first floor and has a double vanity and very nice shower.Enjoy an open concept and with a Chef’s kitchen, ceramic tile floor, granite counter tops and all stainless steel appliances. Entertain on a patio that is set up with a pergola and is nicely landscaped.Home has lots of storage and a detached garage.

 

Creekbend Property Management is located in Charleston, SC specializing in rental properties in downtown Charleston, James Island, Isle of Palm, Johns Island, Kiawah, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, North Charleston, and West Ashley. We are licensed and insured, providing leasing services, management services, maintenance, and most importantly; giving our property investors peace of mind!  

Emergency Planning and Preparedness from Creekbend Property Management

Huge hurricane between Florida and Cuba. Elements of this image furnished by NASA

Emergency planning and preparedness again? Yes, it is that time of year! The threat of tropical storms, hurricanes and flooding loom ahead for the next couple of months and Creekbend Property Management wants you to be ready before it’s too late! Planning is easy, if you think about it before there is an emergency! Use this list as a guide to help you be prepared. You don’t have to be in the military to have a “bug out” kit when it’s time to skedaddle.

 

Buy a storage tub and fill it with the following items:

  1. Flashlight
  2. Extra batteries
  3. Battery-powered radio
  4. First-aid kit
  5. Tools; hammer, pliers and wrench
  6. Can opener
  7. Non-perishable food (at least a three day supply) Don’t forget your pets!
  8. Matches or lighters
  9. Garbage bags
  10. Water jugs (enough for each person to drink one gallon every day for at least three days
  11. Solar charger for cell phones
  12. Moist towelettes/wipes
  13. Local maps (in case your GPS fails you)
  14. Paper towels, plates, plastic cutlery and cups (in case of evacuation)

Batten Down the Hatches!

  1. Bring in all lawn furniture, rugs, mats, lawn ornaments or tie down to prevent any projectile objects.
  2. Check if any tree branches need to be trimmed or cut back.
  3. Reinforce doors, especially double doors.
  4. Secure windows, close blinds and shutters.
  5. Turn off utilities if instructed to do so, otherwise, turn refrigerator thermostat to the coldest setting, keep the doors closed. If you are evacuating take out the foods that could potentially spoil if power goes out.
  6. If evacuating fill bathtub with water. After Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, many people could not access water in their homes for basic everyday hygiene and flushing toilets. Make sure tub has been scrubbed clean and rinsed well before filling.

In The Event of An Evacuation:

  1. Ask an out-of-area friend or relative to be someone that household members can call during an emergency. Be sure every member of your family has the phone number of the emergency contact person. It’s also a good idea to keep a prepaid phone card on hand in case you are unable to use your own phone.
  2. Create backup files of your records in digital form so you can access them from anywhere.
  3. Have at least a half a tank of gas in your car at all times
  4. Have enough prescription meds for you and your pets to last at the least 10 days
  5. If your pets do not travel well, talk to your vet about giving your pet a sedative, and if you have more than one pet, have a pet carrier handy for each animal. Don’t forget the leash and bowls!
  6. Have emergency cash on hand, ATM’s may not work if there is a power outage
  7. Have a cooler handy ready to fill with ice (keep a bag of ice in freezer at all times if you have the space)
  8. Blanket for each person or sleeping bag (a tent if you have one)

Creekbend Property Management urges everybody to be ready for any emergency, by planning for it now, not in the middle of one!

Creekbend Property Management, a rental property management company, is located in Charleston, SC specializing in rental properties in downtown Charleston, James Island, Isle of Palm, Johns Island, Kiawah, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, North Charleston, and West Ashley. We are licensed and insured, providing leasing services, management services, maintenance, and most importantly; giving our property investors peace of mind!

Creekbend Property Management Rentals Available in Charleston and Surrounding Area

Carolina Bay Park – Gorgeous home! $1995/month 2122 sq. ft

4299 William E Murray Blvd, Charleston, SC 29414            AVAILABLE NOW!

3 Bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms. Charming property West of the Ashley in Carolina Bay Park, that is conveniently located to shopping, restaurants and interstates. Be downtown and Boeing within 15 minutes. Master suite is on the first floor and has a double vanity and very nice shower.Enjoy an open concept and with a Chef’s kitchen, ceramic tile floor, granite counter tops and all stainless steel appliances. Entertain on a patio that is set up with a pergola and is nicely landscaped.Home has lots of storage and a detached garage.

Stefan Acres – James Island $2250/1600 sq. ft      AVAILABLE NOW!

401 Stefan Dr. Charleston, SC 29412

Two story single family home that is move-in ready! This property has new carpet downstairs and hardwoods in the dining room and has been freshly painted! The homes are just steps away from all restaurants and shopping that Maybank Highway has to offer. The open floor plan allows flow from the great room into the dining room and access to kitchen with ease. Access to the screened porch is off of the rear of the home and there is also a fenced yard with a patio for your grill and outdoor seating area. This home backs up to a wooded area for great privacy. All three bedrooms are located upstairs and have wonderful closet space in all three rooms!

Greenwood Park – Charming West Ashley Home $1600/1225 sq. ft

2046 Green Park Ave, Charleston, SC 29414

Charming 4 bedroom one-story ranch in premier location. Minutes to Roper St Francis Hospital and I-526 for short commute to Boeing, Airport, Downtown Charleston and Malls.
Home has been renovated with laminate wood flooring throughout, renovated bathroom, new kitchen appliances, backsplash, quartz counters, and large pantry. Avg electricity bill/mo is 60. New garage door opener, New architectural shingle roof, and New HVAC. In the yard a beautiful stamped concrete patio for entertaining, 6 ft high privacy fence, and custom made shed for storage. Great home on large cul-de-sac lot. School Bus picks up right from Cul-de-sac. Washer and Dryer provided on site.                                          AVAILABLE 9/1

Creekbend Property Management is located in Charleston, SC specializing in rental properties in downtown Charleston, James Island, Isle of Palm, Johns Island, Kiawah, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, North Charleston, and West Ashley. We are licensed and insured, providing leasing services, management services, maintenance, and most importantly; giving our property investors peace of mind!

Available Rentals in Charleston, SC and Surrounding Areas!

West Ashley Condo Remodel $1400/month- Available Now!

1298 Ashley Hall Rd, Charleston, SC 29407

Charming Remodel with 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath condo in West Ashley. Perfect for a couple or two room mates! All new hardwood flooring, original vintage lighting fixtures and custom paint.Large living room, separate dining room with Galley Kitchen. Mature landscaping in front and private patio area in back. Up the stairs you will find 3 nice size bedrooms with a full bath that’s been nicely appointed.
Centrally located and close to I-26 and I-526.

James Island 3 Bedroom House $2395/month-Available Now!

401 Stefan Dr. Charleston, SC 29412

Single family home on cul-de-sac in Stefan Acres, a great James Island location!
Two story single family home that is move-in ready!
The front door of this 3 bedroom and 2.5 bathroom home welcomes you into a great room with high ceilings. The open floor plan allows flow from the great room into the dining room and access to kitchen with ease. Access to the screened porch is off of the rear of the home and there is also a fenced yard with a patio for your grill and outdoor seating area.
This home backs up to a wooded area for great privacy. All three bedrooms are located upstairs and have wonderful closet space in all three rooms!

Berkeley Commons – 4 Bedroom Home $1695/month -Available Now!

444 Jamestown Dr. Summerville, SC 29483

4 Bedroom Home Take a look at this beautiful and SPACIOUS home! Walk or entertain out onto your deck and enjoy the pond out back! This home features a formal living room with a fireplace, formal dining room, kitchen/breakfast nook, master bedroom down. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms and a large bath.Also upstairs there is a HUGE bonus room that runs the length of the house. Talk about extra space!

Devon Forest – Remodeled 4 Bedroom Home $1500/month-Available 8/25

245 Hastings Dr. Goose Creek, SC 29445

Completely remodeled 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with a 2 car garage and a fenced backyard available for rent in Devon Forest.
Home has beautiful hardwood flooring throughout, with ceramic tile in the kitchen and bathrooms. Living room has a fireplace and has an addition with bedroom and family room with a small deck off the back of the house.Bedrooms are a good size with lots of storage and closet space.Backyard has an additional storage shed and lots of open space. Elementary school is right around the corner and Highway 52 is minutes away.

 

Creekbend Property Management is located in Charleston, SC specializing in rental properties in downtown Charleston, James Island, Isle of Palm, Johns Island, Kiawah, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, North Charleston, and West Ashley. We are licensed and insured, providing leasing services, management services, maintenance, and most importantly; giving our property investors peace of mind!

 

Looking for a Property Management Company?

Home For RentCreekbend Property Management knows that one of the biggest decisions you’ll make as an owner or investor is whether you should hire a rental property management company. Many owners/investors manage properties on their own or with the help of an employee, such as a resident manager. But sometimes owners need more help, and that’s when looking for a property management company makes sense.

 

Here are some of the top reasons why you should consider hiring Creekbend Property Management, a full-service rental property management company serving Charleston and surrounding communities in Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley Counties:

 

  • Market Appraisal: We will be able to give an independent assessment of the correct rent for a rental property; avoiding lost income through a high vacancy rate.
  • Tenant Selection: We have access to background information tools to screen for credit and criminal history.
  • Marketing: Internet marketing  is becoming more important in the rental market. We quickly advertise vacancies online, posting to our website, and hundreds of other listing sites.
  • Viewing the property: Showing prospective tenants properties takes time because people generally want to view the property during after work hours in the evenings or weekends.  Owners/investors are more restricted in their time and therefore may not be able to find the best tenant for the property in the fastest time.
  • Leases: Having the tenant complete and sign their contacts of agreement is very important as it protects owners and investors. We provide a  clearly written contract and go over the responsibilities of the tenant at the time of lease signing.  Some investors overlook this key part of renting a property with the result that problems are created between the tenant and owner.
  • Termination of lease: Problems can often arise when the tenant wants to terminate the contract i.e. lack of notice or failure to leave the property in the same condition it was first leased. We will ensure that the contract is properly terminated and that a new tenant can be sourced quickly to reduce vacancy rates.
  • Tenant Retention: One of the most common reasons why good tenants leave a rental property is that the landlord does not provide a high level of service i.e. it may takes weeks to fix an air conditioner because the landlord is too busy with personal issues. By employing our services as property manager, landlords can be assured that all of their tenant’s requirements are dealt with promptly and this will in turn reduce vacancy rates.
  • Maintenance Issues: We conduct regular property inspections to ensure the investment property is properly maintained and take action if it is not. Maintaining the value of the asset should be a key consideration for investors.
  • Legal Issues: Because of the growing trend towards litigation, people who privately lease their properties can open themselves to litigation if they fail to discharge their legal responsibilities in relation to the investment property i.e. repairing issues in the investment property that could cause personal injury. Creekbend Property Management is fully briefed on these legal responsibilities and this offers additional peace of mind for the investor.
  • Professional relationship: Investors who manage their investment properties tend to develop friendships with their tenant which means that problems can arise when the tenant fails to pay their rent or maintain the property.  By using our services the tenant-landlord relationship is kept on a business footing which will be financially beneficial for the investor.

Creekbend Property Management deals directly with owners and tenants, saving you time and worry over marketing your rentals, collecting rent, handling maintenance and repair issues, responding to tenant complaints, and even pursuing evictions. Plus, Creekbend Property Management brings its know-how and experience to your property, giving you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your investment is in good hands.

 

Creekbend Property Management is located in Charleston, SC specializing in rental properties in downtown Charleston, James Island, Isle of Palms, Johns Island, Kiawah, Mt. Pleasant,  Summerville, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, North Charleston, and West Ashley. We are licensed and insured, providing leasing services, management services, maintenance, and most importantly; giving our property investors peace of mind!

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