September 2008

Found 5 blog entries for September 2008.

Looking for a real estate agent in Charleston? There are roughly 8,000 real estate agents in the Charleston area working for a number of Charleston real estate companies. With so many agents to choose from, how do you find the right agent to work with? There are several points to consider when choosing your real estate agent:   1) Experience – It’s not just how long the agent has been selling real estate, but more importantly, how much the agent has sold. Some real estate agents only make a few transactions every year. So, a good way of gauging an agent’s experience is to find out how much real estate they sell every year. Many buyers feel pressured to work with a friend or a relative who has a real estate license. If that person is an experienced…
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We get a lot of questions about schools in Charleston, SC – especially from home buyers relocating to Charleston. When clients tell us they want to be in a good public school district, we give them some of the resources we’ve collected over the years. Most of these are school district websites along with various sites devoted to school rankings for the Charleston area and for the state.    The cities of Mt. Pleasant and Summerville have the highest ranked public schools in Charleston. Summerville is divided into several districts. But, if you look at the rankings, you’ll see that Dorchester District 2 receives the highest marks.      When people find out they have two options for places to live in Charleston with such good public schools, they…
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You’ll find a range of waterfront homes in Charleston, SC. This broad category of homes includes marshfront, deep water, shallow water, tidal creek, riverfront, pondfront, and beachfront. So, waterfront homes in Charleston can either be on fresh water or salt water.    The most expensive waterfront real estate in Charleston is beachfront homes. Charleston has six beaches to choose from, and each has its own style – Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Wild Dunes, Seabrook Island, and Kiawah Island. Because Charleston beach houses can be so expensive (they start a little under $1.5 Million), many buyers gladly take a condo or townhouse instead in order to stay under the million dollar price range.   If you’re looking for a waterfront home…
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Charleston has many areas with luxury real estate. Whether you’re looking for beachfront, waterfront, or historic homes, Charleston has a great selection of high end real estate.    Downtown Charleston's fine homes are some of the most photographed homes in the low country, and homes downtown are featured regularly in magazines like Southern Accents and Coastal Living. Real estate prices depend on location, views, and historical relevance. Most of these homes have private courtyards, large porches, and classic Charleston architecture. And, some of these homes have spectacular views of the Charleston Harbor.    Mt. Pleasant has quite a few luxury home neighborhoods. I’on and Dunes West are nationally known for their fine homes. Rivertowne, Hibben,…
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James Island is one of the most popular areas to live in Charleston, SC. Its close proximity to downtown Charleston and to the beach makes it one of the most desirable locations in the area. Downtown Charleston and Folly Beach are both within a five to ten minute drive from most places on James Island.   This high demand from home buyers combined with a relatively low supply of houses drive up James Island real estate prices. Some of the other cities in the Charleston area have an almost excessive supply of housing, which can hurt the local real estate economy. However, the city of James Island has restricted building permits partly in an effort to preserve land and wildlife, and partly to keep the James Island real estate market in…
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