April 2008

Found 5 blog entries for April 2008.

We’ve recently added more information to our Things to Do page. This page has some of the most popular sites and attractions in the Charleston area – from plantations and museums to sports games and shopping. So, if you’re planning a trip to Charleston to look at homes, be sure to check it out so that you can see everything that Charleston has to offer! Or, if you already live in Charleston, it’s also a great page to simply learn more about the place you already call home!
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Prudential is by far the top real estate company in Charleston. A lot of home buyers see our signs and advertising and assume that we’re one of the top companies. But, they don’t have actual information to compare us with the rest. So, we’ve included some statistics below that were taken from the MLS along with other information about our company.      Prudential:  
  • sold 47% of properties on the MLS in 2007 – that’s almost 4 times what our next biggest competitor sold.
  • participates in 1 out of every 3 home sales in the MLS.
  • has been the top selling real estate company in Charleston since 1991.
  • is the largest real estate company in Charleston, with over 900 agents.
  • has 16 offices in James Island, Folly Beach, Mt.
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It’s a great time to buy real estate in Charleston right now. Four factors benefit home buyers in Charleston’s real estate market:   1) Low interest rates – We’re seeing interest rates in the 6% range. A lot of home owners are refinancing right now. Most of what you hear about refinancing in the news right now is related to adjustable rate mortgages. But, there are also a lot of people refinancing to take advantage of the good rates. So, the rates are good news not just for home buyers, but also for current home owners.   2) Large selection of homes – Right now there are a little over 10,000 active listings on the Charleston MLS. Believe it or not, this number is actually lower than it was a few months ago, when there were almost 12,000. It’s…
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You’ll find a large selection of newer homes in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Below you’ll see popular neighborhoods with newer homes. In these communities, the majority of the homes were built after 2000. We’ve ordered them by the most current year built – newest to oldest.   Darrell Creek
  • 2002 to 2008
  • $470K to $1.3 million
  • Low country style homes
  • 2001 to 2008
  • $350K to almost $2 million
  • Has golf course
  Park West
  • 2000 to 2008*
  • $250K to over $2 million
  • Mostly 2000 to 2008
  • $600K to $3 million
  • Charleston style homes
  Dunes West
  • Late 1990s to 2008*
  • $250K to over $2 million
  • Gated and has a golf course
  Carol Oaks
  • 2006 and 2007
  • Low
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We’ve included below some of the most popular Mt. Pleasant neighborhoods with older homes. These neighborhoods will have mostly homes that were built before 2000. Also, you can use the links to search for homes by neighborhood! For each community, you’ll find dates that most of the homes were built along with current home prices.   Ordered by starting price, from lowest to highest:    Longpoint
  • 1990s
  • Low $200s to low $600s
  Snee Farm
  • 1980s
  • $240s to high $700s
  • Has a golf course
  Charleston National
  • Mostly built in the mid to late 1990s
  • $270s to $850s
  • Golf course
  Wakendaw Lakes
  • Mostly 1970s and 1980s
  • Low $300s to mid $600s
  Horlbeck Creek
  • Late 1990s
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