Real Estate

For this time of year, we are seeing strong home buying figures from our Charleston market, but particularly in the Mount Pleasant area. Charleston Real Estate stats provides weekly analysis, and here's what they are reporting for the week 10/4-10/10: A total of 231 total residential homes under contract; 180 of these were single family with a median list price of $215K and $112/sqft. Mount Pleasant alone had 43 single family homes under contract ranging from $125K-$829K. The hot neighborhood right now? Looks like Darrell Creek with four homes under contract in one week. Mount Pleasant median sales price is $449K and

I have two amazing properties in Mount Pleasant and the Isle of Palms that were just recently listed that I'm calling HOT!1458 Clarendon Way - Mount PleasantLocated in Park West, this family-friendly neighborhood is packed with walkable streets and neighborly smiles. Plus, the schools - Laurel Hill Elementary and Cario Middle School - are excellent and in biking distance. Here's what I love about 1458 Clarendon Way:This well-landscaped home has luscious grass and plenty of yard to enjoy in the front and back. The kitchen is spacious and upgraded with an island, stainless steel appliances and granite counter-tops. The master bathroom has

I know some of you found my blog along the way because of furniture remodels or interior decorating posts, but you might not know that I'm a Realtor by trade. That's why you occasionally see real estate posts from me. You may not be looking for a home, but trust me, if you ever do, you will want to live in Charleston.Heck, I didn't make it up; we just won Travel+Leisure's, "World's Best City in the U.S. & Canada." Which, by the way, there's a really cool contest going on right now with a chance to win a trip to

Many homeowners in my community of Mount Pleasant are often stuck questioning whether they should sell their property and list or invest in key remodels, thus trading up their spaces. It's good to really consider everything and discuss important market statistics with your Realtor before making a decision.Here are a few items that need to be evaluated before selling: Are the values of the homes in your neighborhood increasing? How does your neighborhood compare to others surrounding you? How quickly are your neighbors selling their homes? How many homes are for sale - competition indicator - in your neighborhood? If you are

How's Our Market? Things look pretty promising in the Charleston, SC real estate market. Here are few key indicators from our Carolina One market share reports: Homes Closed are up 18% in the Tri-County Median Sales Price and Price/Sq Ft are both up 8% over last year List Price to Sales Price ratios are averaging about 95% Absorption Rate shows many areas are reflecting a Seller's Market of less than a 5 month supply of homes on the market In the Charleston County - comprised of Berkeley, Dorchester and Charleston counties - homes closed were up 20% in 2012-2013 compared to the same time period

Like the rest of the USA, Charleston has seen its fair share of large inventory, reduced prices, short sales and foreclosures.There are many buyers who are able to take advantage of these great opportunities.However, there are those who are waiting, but when is waiting too late?I read an article from Realtytimes and they stated the six signs It's Time for Home Buyers to Buy: Inventories start to decline: That means that the best buys are leaving the market and best doesn't necessarily mean cheap. It means the homes with the highest likelihood of profitable resale. Desirable homes will leave the market