Charleston, SC Real Estate News

By Matthew Naumann, Goose Creek, SC Real Estate Agent
(Exit Realty Charleston Group)
  Charleston SC Area Real Estate Market will benefit from the Cruise Ship Business at the Port of Charleston The growth in the cruise ship business at the Port of Charleston, will help the Charleston SC Area economy stabilize and create more jobs.  This will definitely help the real estate market rebound, while creating more buyers and helping owners, who do not want to sell, stay current with their mortgages, this should help bottom out home prices in Charleston, Goose Creek, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, Summerville, and the other surrounding areas. Port’s cruise ship business worth $37M, study says By Ashley Fletcher Frampton aframpton@scbiznews.com Published Feb. 2, 2010 Cruise ships embarking from and stopping for a day at the Port of Charleston this year will have a $37 millio...
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By Jim & Maria Hart, Charleston, SC Real Estate
(Brand Name Real Estate)
Southeastern Wildlife Expo ~ Charleston SC ~ Feb 12-14, 2010   Every year nature lovers flock to Charleston to experience the worlds largest wildlife and nature event in the US.  The event is ideal for all ages; with events that feature wolves, birds of prey, dock dogs, the children square and featured artist. WHERE: Downtown Charleston, South Carolina(various locations) WHEN: February 12, 13 & 14 HOW MUCH: TICKET PRICES:   Friday Tickets: $20    Saturday Tickets:  $20     Sunday Tickets:  $10    3-Day Pass: $40                   Kids 10 and Under:  FREE with a ticketed adult WEBSITE: www.Sewe.com photo courtesy of www.sewe.com ***************************************** We proudly serve and sell real estate in and around all of Charleston, SC.  If you are thinking about purchasing or sel...
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By Aaron Silverman, Improving Real Estate Experience through Education
(SuccessfulRental.com, Bluewater Property Management, LLC and Lowcountry Turnkey Properties, LLC)
http://www.scbizmag.com/content/view/136566/1/ "Even during the recession, more than $1 billion has been invested in biomass energy facilities in South Carolina." As a business and real estate guy with a Master's degree in Environmental Resource Management, this type of achievement cause me to be proud of out State.  With these types of investments in our State, the business and Real Estate outlook is positive.
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By Randall Sandin, 843-209-9667 - Search for Charleston SC Real Estate
(Carolina One Real Estate)
  Southeastern Wildlife Exposition    February 12-14, 2010 - The largest wildlife art and nature event in the nation, SEWE offers something for everyone.       Click on the main link above for ticket & event info or go to www.sewe.com. Here are a few of the highlights coming for 2010. Jack Hanna - UP CLOSE! Spend "An Evening with Jack Hanna" at the SC Aquarium ~~ The South Carolina Aquarium and SEWE cordially invite you to spend a wonderful evening at the Aquarium with Jack Hanna. Have your picture taken with Jack, mingle with friends, see interesting creatures up close, and listen to live music. Enjoy libations from the open bar and delectable hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $85 and my be ordered online or by calling (843) 723-1748. Call with your SC Aquarium Member # and receive $10 off. ...
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By Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(Buyers' Choice Realty)
  The Medevac evacuations for Haiti’s critically ill patients have recently stopped.  While a lot of finger pointing is still ongoing, no clear answers exist yet, as to how this action was taken and by whom.  We have a lot of speculation as to what’s caused this Humanitarian effort to come to a screeching halt, explanations such as: "no hospitals willing to take these patients in and no airports that would accommodate the C-130 flights needed for transport." Since these two explanations are quoted as the main culprit for this Humanitarian stumbling block, here is an obvious solution: We have an Air Force Base in Charleston, SC, that will easily accommodate the transports.  C-130’s fly in and out of there with regularity.   Landing problem solved! We also have several extraordinary hospi...
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By Jim & Maria Hart, Charleston, SC Real Estate
(Brand Name Real Estate)
Jim and Maria Hart | AgentOwned Realty | 843.364.9845 415 Parkdale Drive 19-G, Charleston, SC Charming 3 Bedroom Condo 3BR/2BA Condo $975/month Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Sq Footage 1,335 Parking None Pet Policy Cats, Small dogs (< 25lbs) Deposit $975 DESCRIPTION Conveniently located near Downtown Charleston, this 3 bed 2 bath open floor-plan Condominium is ready for immediate occupancy. The large gourmet Kitchen features ample cabinetry, all white appliances, and breakfast bar. All 3 bedrooms feature roomy walk-in closets, ceiling fans and large windows that allow for plenty of sunlight. The community offers a fitness center, clubhouse, playground, and swimming pool. Just minutes from the beach, golf, and local shopping icons; you will find a lifestyle that allows you seve...
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By Michael Johnson, Metro Charleston SC
(Carolina One Real Estate)
Wordless Wednesday for 27 Jan 2010 - Stella Nova Spa in downtown Charleston South Carolina located at 78 Society St.  My wife and I visited this spa for our anniversary.  It was an amazing experience.   Other Blogs: Goose Creek Real Estate Crowfield Plantation Goose Creek SC The Elms Plantation Tanner Plantation Real Estate in Charleston SC The Ponds - Summerville SC Understanding Real Estate Property Rights! Energy Star Residental Tax Credits 5 Things to Consider When Buying New Construction   www.MetroCharlestonHomes.com -Search Charleston Homes www.providingthelight.com  - My Blog
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By Chris Walters
(Edisto Realty Edisto Beach,SC DiscoverEdisto.com)
I am aware that the chicken business is a little different than the real estate industry.  However we can learn some valuable principles from Chick-fil-a. This is the new Savannah Highway Location in Charleston's West Ashley Area.  They open tomorrow and the camping started days ago.  As usual Chick-fil-a is giving the first 100 a combo a week free for a year.  I decided to look-up Chick-fil-a's mission statement.  Their website states "Over the past 40 years, Chick-fil-a has set out to be Americas best quick service restaurant.    We strive to live up to this mission by not only serving delicious food, but by also promoting community connections though sponsorships, scholarships, programs for kids, and other outreach initiatives.  We want to enrich the lives of everyone we touch: those...
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By Aaron Silverman, Improving Real Estate Experience through Education
(SuccessfulRental.com, Bluewater Property Management, LLC and Lowcountry Turnkey Properties, LLC)
Some economists use home sales as a measure of the economy.  Yes, there are correlations; however, in this instance there is none.  There was an artificial homebuyer demand in October and November as the first time homebuyer's tax credit expired.  Homebuyers that would have normally waited until after the holidays to start house hunting moved up their time frame to receive the tax credit. Although the tax credit was extended at the last minute, we will not see another spike due to the tax credit until closer to the expiration of this one.  January and February will most likely follow December's numbers and be a little lower than expected as a result of the tax credit. On a national level, we should start to see an increase in sales and a return to an upward trend around March as homebuy...
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By Adam Hankey, Internet Marketing, MLS IDX, Web Design
( Search Engine Marketing Strategist)
      Daniel Island is a breath taking area located within the Historic City of Charleston SC.  It's a harmonious island that provides a fantastic lifestyle.  The area is wonderful for playing, working, and living life to its max.  Daniel Island is a safe area perfect for families looking for a vacation home or a new permanent one.  They offer championship golf courses, traditional community homes, and a downtown filled with everything you would possibly need or want.  If you're looking for a true southern lifestyle, check out Daniel Island foreclosures for wonderful savings on top of the line beach real estate. Daniel Island foreclosures is a great option for owning a new home or vacation home at a fraction of the original cost of the property.  The area provides acres of natural land,...
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
*TEN TIPS ON SELLING YOUR SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE This Is Your New Weekly Article From Our Website ! *TEN TIPS ON SELLING YOUR SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE* http://www.schomebuyers.net/articles/ten-tips-for-selling-your-south-carolina-house.cfm Location: Charleston South Carolina *TEN TIPS ON SELLING YOUR SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE*   Ten Tips For Selling Your South Carolina House We Buy Houses in SC One of the biggest mistakes people make when selling a house, is not understanding real estate value. It doesn't matter at all what you think your home is worth. The value of your home, and any improvements you made, is determined by buyers. What you enjoyed about your house is irrelevant when it's time to sell it. Think in terms of what other people want, and use some of the following tips. House Selling T...
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By Aaron Silverman, Improving Real Estate Experience through Education
(SuccessfulRental.com, Bluewater Property Management, LLC and Lowcountry Turnkey Properties, LLC)
  When you decide to start your own business, the first thing you need to do is protect your business and yourself.  Most people make the first step which is create and register a business name in the state you live.  That is a great first step, but you need to consult an attorney and/or CPA to ensure you set up the correct business structure (not all business structures are created equally). This article is about the ways many small business owners should protect themselves but overlook until it is too late.  About a month and a half ago, my laptop was stolen from my car.  The laptop, the actual hardware, was not really worth much.  It was old, and I was planning on replacing it at the beginning of the year anyway.  Even though my laptop hardware was not worth much, the data on the lap...
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By Randall Sandin, 843-209-9667 - Search for Charleston SC Real Estate
(Carolina One Real Estate)
Here are a few key stats for 2009 in regards to results from 2008 for the Charleston, SC real estate marker. The main factor is that the short sales and foreclosures are having a huge impact and I see that continuing into 2010 and 2011. -Charleston residential market was down about 9% in number of transactions and 9% in price for 2009 versus 2008.  That includes Single Family Detached (SFD) homes, Single Family Attached (SFA) homes, and mobile homes in the tri-county area.  SFD wasn't quite as bad, down 6% in transactions and 8% in price.  In fact SFD inventory has fallen a little to just over 6200. That's 67% of the overall inventory.  On the other hand, SFA inventory has been rising. -Buyer activity as shown by the number of contingents on the hot sheet each week was actually up about...
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By Randall Sandin, 843-209-9667 - Search for Charleston SC Real Estate
(Carolina One Real Estate)
Carolna One Real Estate of Charleston, South Carolina is purchasing a Basic Disaster Response Unit with Solar Panels and Pump through Water Missions International to be immediately sent to Haiti.  The system cleans 23,000 liters of water every 10 hours and will provide clean and safe drinking water to save thousands of  earthquake victims' lives.  After the immediate disaster needs have been met, the system will be relocated to a hospital, school, or somewhere else needed within the Haiti community where it will continue to provide water for over 5,000 people a day as the country begins to recover.    There are many wonderful organizations involved in this relief effort.  It was a difficult decision how to help.  Carolina One wanted to know that wherever we sent a contribution that it w...
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By Michael Johnson, Metro Charleston SC
(Carolina One Real Estate)
Wordless Wednesday - 20 January 2010 Washington Square in downtown Charleston South Carolina.  The park is located behind Charleston City Hall off of Meeting St, between Broad St and Chalmers St.  It's a nice place to relax and have lunch or a snack if you are downtown for business or pleasure. Other Blogs: Goose Creek Real Estate Crowfield Plantation Goose Creek SC Tanner Plantation Real Estate in Charleston SC The Ponds - Summerville SC Understanding Real Estate Property Rights! What is Earnest Money? Energy Star Residental Tax Credits 5 Things to Consider When Buying New Construction
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By Jim & Maria Hart, Charleston, SC Real Estate
(Brand Name Real Estate)
Charleston (West of the Ashley), South Carolina~ Condo/Townhome ~ Market SnapShot Charleston, South Carolina currently has 219 Active Listings      Status Total Avg Price Avg $ Per Sqft Median Low High Avg DOM Avg CDOM ACTIVE 219 $165,977 $130.84 $158,000 $55,000 $1,279,200 189 219 Charleston, South Carolina currently has 31 listings under contract or pending. Status Total Avg Price Avg $ Per Sqft Median Low High Avg DOM Avg CDOM CONT 18 $117,805 $96.72 $114,500 $56,900 $177,000 89 150 PEND 13 $221,327 $127.04 $211,135 $62,000 $309,645 77 77   Charleston, South Carolina saw 14 home closings in December 2009.  Status Total Avg Price Avg $ Per Sqft Median Low High Avg DOM Avg CDOM SOLD  14 $147,367 $108.33 $151,500 $40,000 $280,544  125  125                                     If you are ...
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By Randy & Ronnie Winks
(Exit Realty - The Tracey Group)
In 2008 there were 259 properties sold at an average price of $845,219. The average sold DOM was 171. In 2009 there were 197 properties sold at an average price of $864,818. The average sold DOM was 201. Based on the above statistics the average sold property price in 2009 was up 2% from 2008. The number of properties sold in 2009 was down 24% from the number sold in 2008. The average sold DOM in 2009 has increased by 18% as compared to 2008. **These statistics are based on activity Inside of Crosstown area (51)** For more information on Folly Beach, just contact Randy Winks or Ronnie Winks  or check out www.randyandronnie.com or www.southcarolinabeachhomesforsale.com  .                                                                                                                      ...
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By Jim & Maria Hart, Charleston, SC Real Estate
(Brand Name Real Estate)
  This is the Biggest Boat Show and Sale in the Lowcountry! Don't miss your chance to see all of the the latest models and newest trends in the boating industry!  Check them all out at the 30th Annual Charleston Boat Show. Boats will be packed inside and all around the Charleston Area Convention Center and Coliseum. There will be a variety of Special Events and Seminars during The Charleston Boat Show to entertain the young and the old, the novice boater and the experienced!  There will be kids art classes, jump castles, face painting, DNR Fishing Simulator, a Raymarine Trailer, and live music. The dates for The Show are: Friday, January 22, 2009 - Noon-6:00pm Saturday, January 23, 2009 - 10:00am-7:00pm Sunday, January 24, 2009 - 11:00am-6:00pm Tickets are only $8 for adults, get $2 of...
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By Jim & Maria Hart, Charleston, SC Real Estate
(Brand Name Real Estate)
Now in its 7th year, the Charleston Home + Design Show promises to be the biggest and best yet!  This event is being hosted by Charleston Home + Design Magazine, and is set to be at the Gaillard Auditorium (77 Calhoun Street, Downtown Charleston). There are so many things going on during the three days of the show, but these are a few of the note-worthy events: - First 5000 visitors receive free coupon book with $50 discounts to almost every vendor at the show. - An Evening of Kitchens, Baths & all that Jazz on Friday, January 29 from 7-10pm - Homeowners can experience what it's like to work with a professional interior designer by scheduling a free design consultationwith an ASID Interior Designer. - Tour six Celebrity Designer Idea Rooms and see if their public persona matches their ...
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By Randall Sandin, 843-209-9667 - Search for Charleston SC Real Estate
(Carolina One Real Estate)
1502 Whitby Lane, Charleston, SC 29412 2 bed, 2 bath, 1320 sq feet ~~ Just $140,000 and NOT a short sale     Come view this like-new condo today in Grand Oaks Plantation, the original owners have taken great pride in the home and have never smoked or had pets in the home ~~ 2 large bedrooms including a huge master with walk-in closet ~~ 2 full baths ~~ master bath has garden tub & stand-up shower ~~ large open living/dining/kitchen area ~~ screened porch ~~ outside storage room ~~ easy parking ~~ community pool ~~ 30 minutes to the beach & 15 minutes to historic downtown ~~ monthly regime was just lowered, YES LOWERED, to $200 per month and covers insurance, exterior landscaping, pest control, trash, pool maintenance & more. For info or to see this home, call Randall Sandin at 843-209-9...
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