George and Susan Martin were just married in December and are about to plant their roots in the Charleston area, but coming to a decision on where to purchase a home is proving to be harder than they thought. With a budget of $250,000, the young couple is choosing between buying a large mansion in Goose Creek, or a condemned 200 square-foot shanty in Mount Pleasant.
Susan shared her struggles for coming up with the best option. “Mt. Pleasant is so awesome and there’s so much to do, but all we can afford there is a tiny wooden shed that smells like wet dogs. Goose Creek has much nicer homes within our budget, but the most fun thing to do in town is vaping in the Hardee’s parking lot. It’s so hard to choose.”
The couple’s real estate agent, Brenda Cummings, hopes they narrow their focus. “I think they should focus on the school districts,” she said. “A kid who graduates from Wando is likely headed off to college. If your kid goes to Goose Creek, they’ll probably end up cleaning vomit at Chuck E. Cheese. I honestly don’t give a shit either way. I still get the same commission regardless.”
After much discussion, the couple finally came to an agreement. “We’re going with the Mt. Pleasant shanty,” said George. “It may not have any electricity and we’ll have to go outside to use the bathroom, but at least we’ll be close to all the cool bars. We just need to make sure we get our tetanus shots before moving in.”
The couple’s long-term goal is to work two jobs and save as much money as they can to afford a two bedroom home in Mt. Pleasant, which should take about 37 years.