Charleston Real Estate Market Blog

best new communities in charleston sc

Here you’ll find the most popular new construction communities in Charleston right now. You can use these links to learn more about the communities, view photos, and search current homes for sale:

  • Mount Pleasant: Oyster Point (townhouses from the $420’s, houses from the $530’s), Carolina Park (new houses priced from the $450’s), Dunes West (houses from the $650’s)
  • James Island: Freeman’s Point at Seaside Plantation (houses from the $450’s), The Village at Stiles Point (houses from $510’s - these are still in preliminary stages, so ask us!)
  • Johns Island: Brownswood Village (from $250’s), Riverview Farms (from $250’s), Fenwick Woods (from the $260’s), Oakfield (from just over $300,000), Stonoview (from $350’s)
  • West Ashley: Grand Oaks
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benefits of new construction homes in Charleston sc

Increasingly, new construction is becoming a good route for home buyers in our local market. This is partly because we have a historically low inventory of homes for sale right now. Plus, when new listings do hit the market, they tend to sell quickly (making it hard especially for out-of-town buyers to secure their top pick).

Here are some of the benefits of choosing new construction:

  • Flexible time frame: Whether you’re looking for a newly finished home that can close in the standard 30-45 days, or you’re not ready to close for 6 or 7 months, we can find a home that matches your time frame.
  • The more time you have, the more options you have: That 6-7 month time frame is perfect if you’re wanting to choose your lot, floor plan, finishes, and
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summers corner dan ryan

There are currently four home builders in Summers Corner: Saussy Burbank, FrontDoor Communities, Dan Ryan Builders, and Sabal Homes. Each home builder has a model home so that buyers can see the most popular finishes and colors for these new construction homes in Summerville. You can learn more about this new community on our Summers Corner page, but we wanted to dedicate a blog solely to Dan Ryan. This builder is currently offering the largest homes in Summers Corner with floor plans ranging from 2,100 to more than 3,600 square feet.

Keeneland Floor Plan

The Keeneland is one of the most popular because buyers can choose the elevation with double front porches or wrap around porches that extend along one side of the home. These low country

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reasons to pay off your home mortgage early

With most mortgage commitments lasting 20 to 30 years, the financial burden of a monthly mortgage payment can weigh heavily on homeowners. Here are 3 good reasons to pay off your mortgage debt sooner than the bank requires.

Pay for Your Kids’ College Tuition

Imagine being able to pay off your mortgage by the time your kids start college. You would have fewer financial obligations and more cash on hand to help cover college expenses. In 2016, the average college graduate had debts of over $37,000. Even if you only paid part of your kids’ tuition, you could significantly reduce the amount of student loans needed. This strategy could lessen financial stress for your child so that he or she is not burdened with overwhelming debt at the young age of

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Earlier this year, Forbes reported that Charleston was ranked #7 for the 10 Hottest Real Estate Markets to Watch in 2017. Year to date statistics show that this prediction is becoming a reality since Charleston is hitting record sales in 2017. We’ve included below MLS stats so that you can see where our local housing market currently stands as of June 30.

This chart is for the entire tri-county area, and you’ll see some areas like St. George, Harleyville, Edisto, and Bonneau that are located so far out that most Charleston residents don’t consider them part of metro Charleston. However, this is the most complete set of housing stats you’ll find. There are two main trends here that we’d like to note.

charleston sc housing market trends

Home Prices in the Most Desirable Areas are

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keadle real estate group

To the 30,000+ visitors we have every month on the website: we wanted to let you know about some exciting new features!

    • Map and directions: On every listing you view, you can now see under the Aerial View/Directions that the home is automatically mapped to Downtown Charleston (MUSC to be exact). Simply click the new “Get Directions” button, and you’ll see Google Map directions, mileage, and estimated drive time. So if you’re wondering how far a particular home is from Downtown, or if you want to enter the address of your job to estimate commute time, know these are now options!
    • Similar active and sold listings: At the bottom of every listing page, you can view active similar listings that are currently for sale. So if a particular listing
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buying a charleston home with an elevator

Charleston home buyers often ask us about the availability of homes with elevators. Whether they’re looking for a townhouse (for less square footage and maintenance) or a single family home (for privacy), buyers often assume they can find a property with an elevator for under $500K. However, this is extremely difficult to find, and with prices escalating quickly in Charleston’s competitive real estate market, more and more buyers will get priced out of these types of homes. We’ve included below some of the most frequently asked questions we get regarding elevators along with alternative options to consider.

How much does it cost to install an elevator in Charleston?

Elevators cost about $22,000 to $25,000 to install if there is already an

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how to make my outdoor porch more inviting

When a porch is well decorated, it becomes more than just a feature of your floor plan. Porches that combine function with aesthetics can extend your living space, reconnect you with nature, provide a memorable place for entertaining, improve curb appeal, help sell a home, and show off your own personal style. Here are 12 inspirations for turning your porch into an inviting safe haven!

1: Provide an Outdoor Dining Space

A simple picnic table can work for casual spaces or for kid friendly dining. A painted flea market find is perfect for adding character with a tighter budget. Dining tables are as eclectic as their owners and can be as formal or as casual as you’d like. I find that when we have guests over during the spring and fall, our guests

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charleston sellers real estate market 2017

2017 has become an incredible year so far for Charleston’s real estate market. Last month (April) was the biggest closing month in the history of our market, meaning that more homes closed than any previous month on record. It can be challenging for buyers to wrap their heads around our current market climate, especially if they’re relocating from a part of the country with a slower moving inventory.

Charleston has been a strong sellers’ market for the past few years, but 2017 has made records in terms of number of sales, median sale prices, and a decreasing supply of homes for sale. So why is the market right now as strong as it is? It’s basic supply and demand. In short, there are far more buyers than homes for sale in Charleston.

A perfect

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how home sellers can get more showings

Here at The Keadle Group, we’ve written extensively on how sellers can get their home ready for showings, why homes don’t sell, and how to choose the right contract in a multiple offer situation among other seller topics. However, all of these situations occur after the home has already been on the market for a while – or after it’s received offers. In this article, we’d like to focus on the very first week (or two or three) of a new listing. From day one, how can a seller get more showings on her home? Showings are partly a numbers’ game because in most cases it takes ten or more showings to result in an offer. Sure, we’ve had as few as one showing before that lead to a full priced offer (and a speedy closing), but most sellers have multiple showings

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