It’s a Seller’s Market in Harleston Village

Update 12/11 – And even more homes have moved on to new owners, while only a few houses have come on the market…See the update on the others below in the color green.

1223533 – Details: 7 MONTAGU ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $950,000
1227832 – Details: 35 MONTAGU ST, #A & B, CHARLESTON, SC – $990,000
1227484 – Details: 15 SMITH ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $259,900 – Under contract the same day.
1227588 – Details: 87 SMITH ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $432,500 – Under contract 7 days after listing.

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Update 9/17 – In the six weeks since I first wrote this post, many of the homes listed below are under contract or have sold.  Now there are even fewer choices left!  See below for an update.

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Last week, there was a bidding war on two houses for sale in Harleston Village.

Yesterday, I sent out a desperate plea to other Downtown agents asking if they had any pocket listings in Harleston Village. A ‘pocket listing’ is a home not currently on the market whose owners would probably like to sell.

Today, I head to a closing for clients of mine buying a place in Harleston Village.

And this morning, I noticed three more homes go under contract in Harleston Village.

SHEESH.

So just now, it occurs to me that we finally have a Seller’s Market in Harleston Village. With only about 4 months of inventory in homes and townhomes under $1,000,000 (most of which have been sitting on the market for a very long time), I have a few words to say to both Buyers and Sellers.  But first, let’s take a look at what is currently on the market (32 total with 17 more under contract).

1206752 – Details: 157 QUEEN ST, #B, CHARLESTON, SC – $234,900 – fixer upper townhome
1210331 – Details: 20 TRAPMAN ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $329,000 – fixer upper townhome
1210332 – Details: 22 TRAPMAN ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $329,000 – fixer upper townhome
1210330 – Details: 18 TRAPMAN ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $329,000 – fixer upper townhome
1217051 – Details: 48 MONTAGU ST, #1/2 B, CHARLESTON, SC – $349,500 – townhome – Taken off the market
1217050 – Details: 48 MONTAGU ST, #1/2 A, CHARLESTON, SC – $349,500 – townhome – Taken off the market
1009609 – Details: 76 BEAUFAIN ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $399,000 – one-bedroom standalone house – Taken off the market
1215883 – Details: 15 SMITH PL, CHARLESTON, SC – $432,350 – foreclosure sale in Harleston Green* – Price reduced to $415,000. Taken off the market, renovated, now back on the market for $507,850
1125509 – Details: 158 BROAD ST, #B, CHARLESTON, SC – $440,000 – a carriage house (love this one!) – Taken off the market
1113848 – Details: 93 SMITH ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $459,000 – in Harleston Green*
1214643 – Details: 56 GADSDEN ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $469,900 – will be under contract before the week is out. First contract fell through, but there were three more behind it. – SOLD for $501,000
2910073 – Details: 7 ASTON PL, CHARLESTON, SC – $475,000 – newer townhome in Harleston Green* – Taken off the market.
1212632 – Details: 99 LOGAN ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $487,000 – fixer upper
2928271 – Details: 7 MONTAGU CT, CHARLESTON, SC – $489,000 – teeny tiny right next to the College of Charleston
1214452 – Details: 6 AMBROSE ALLEY, CHARLESTON, SC – $489,000 – two-bedroom standalone house in Harleston Green* – Taken off the market
1215014 – Details: 95 SMITH ST, #1, CHARLESTON, SC – $495,000 – fixer upper in Harleston Green* – Taken off the market
1117086 – Details: 5 ASTON PL, CHARLESTON, SC – $495,000 – newer townhome in Harleston Green*
1217047 – Details: 48 MONTAGU ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $549,000 – triplex, so does this even count? – Under contract. Taken off the market.
1210313 – Details: 41 COMING ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $550,000 – good college rental since it’s right across the street from campus.
1208812 – Details: 6 WASBEE RANGE, CHARLESTON, SC – $550,000 – one-bedroom standalone. – Under contract.
1216443 – Details: 129 QUEEN ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $575,000 – love this house even though it’s a total fixer upper. It has tons of potential and is worth about $500,000-$525,000 ($800,000 or so fixed up).
2932511 – Details: 5 KIRKLAND LN, CHARLESTON, SC – $599,000 – newer construction on a block that floods. – Taken off the market.
1212633 – Details: 103 LOGAN ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $599,000 – fixer upper with commercial on the ground floor. – Sold for $550,000
1210224 – Details: 8 HALSEY ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $599,000 – very cute house, but backs up to Calhoun St. – Sold for $595,000
1202648 – Details: 65 BULL ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $688,750 – haven’t been inside this one. – Under contract
1207745 – Details: 120 QUEEN ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $699,900 – beautiful townhome. I don’t think it will last much longer. – Sold for $660,000
1111219 – Details: 75 BULL ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $759,000 – fixer upper but has good bones.  Not too much off-street parking though – tough on a block popular with college students. – Price changed to $745,000. Price changed to $650,000
1207243 – Details: 106 BEAUFAIN ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $779,000 – Under contract. Sold for $725,000
1214183 – Details: 181 QUEEN ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $795,000 – fixer upper – cosmetic and structural. Taken off the market.
1128742 – Details: 187 WENTWORTH ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $799,000
1210290 – Details: 218 WENTWORTH ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $945,500 – right on Lockwood.
1215553 – Details: 42 MONTAGU ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $985,000 – great house, a little overpriced but hey, there’s not much else to choose from. – Price changed to $949,000. Sold for $872,500
 
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*Harleston Green is a ‘neighborhood’ within Harleston Village with new and historic homes on tiny lots close together. 

 

Now for my words to both Buyers and Sellers.

Buyers – if you want to buy a house in the family-friendly neighborhood of Harleston Village for under $1,000,000 – you may have to make a few sacrifices on location or condition. Or, wait until another one comes up (or I find you a pocket listing), and be ready to jump.

Sellers – If you have been considering selling your house in Harleston Village – now seems like a pretty good time. Price it right, make it look nice, and you may just have a bidding war on your hands.

Read more about Harleston Village here.  I’ve lived here for 7 years and couldn’t imagine living elsewhere Downtown!

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One Response to It’s a Seller’s Market in Harleston Village

  1. Will Rostron says:

    Have visited your site a number of times and always learn something new.currently live in the Boston area but we are contemplating a move to an area with milder winters.charleston is appealing due to it’historicalperspective as well as maintaining the four seasons.any advise you can offer or share is appreciated.enjoy your weekend. Will

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