January 2014

Found 4 blog entries for January 2014.

Among the cities and towns further inland, the Summerville real estate market remains strong because of its great public school system, charming small town feel, affordability, and large selection of new construction homes for sale.

Summerville home buying statistics

Let’s look first at the absorption rate for Summerville (which our MLS categorizes as Areas 61, 62, and 63). Since this is one of the most affordable housing markets in Charleston, most homes for sale in Summerville are priced under $250K. The area’s affordability is perhaps one of the biggest draws for home buyers, so it’s no surprise that all 3 MLS areas show a sellers’ market in this price bracket. The absorption rate is 4 months. This indicates that if no new listings were to be added to the MLS, it would take 4

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Mount Pleasant, SC has had one of the strongest performing real estate markets in the tri-county area due to its great public schools, large selection of newer homes for sale in neighborhoods with full amenities, upscale atmosphere, and close proximity to Downtown Charleston and two of the best beaches (Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island).

mount pleasant homes appreciation

In the past 10 years, the appreciation on Mount Pleasant homes for sale has seen a 43% increase in the sold dollar volume, and remember that this percentage takes into account the housing market down turn. The average sales price has gone up 31% in this 10 year time frame, and the median is only 1% higher. Before 2013, the number of Mount Pleasant homes sold (2,354) had not been as strong since 2005 when that

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Like most areas around the country, the Charleston real estate market has cycled from a booming sellers’ market in 2005 and 2006 to a buyers’ market in 2008-2010 and back to a strong sellers’ market in 2013. At the Keadle Group, we’ve been in business since 2002, so we’ve experienced the full range of activity, helping both buyers and sellers throughout each of the market stages.

Fortunately, Charleston did not suffer the lull in its housing market as much as the rest of the country. In fact, it still ranked well in the down years because of the steady demand from home buyers relocating here. Our local economy and job market have remained relatively strong, which has also helped to shield Charleston over the years.

With the full 2013 stats in from the

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The mild weather year round in Charleston, SC is a common reason we hear for why home buyers choose to relocate to our city. In this blog, we’ve included some entertainment options to get outdoors this January.

Lowcountry Oyster Festival

outdoor Charleston oyster festival

This annual tradition is the largest oyster festival in the world, with approximately 80,000 pounds of oysters expected for shucking at this year’s event! On Sunday, January 26, Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant will feature contests, live music, a children’s area, and food trucks (with local non-oyster options).

Charles Pinckney National Historic Site

Charles pinckney national historic site

This historic site features the cottage and 28-acre farm of a Founding Father. Visitors can watch a 20 minute film, view exhibits, and walk on trails at

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