Buying a Home

How much will you pay in Property Taxes in Charleston?

This is one of the most commonly asked questions by those of you who are thinking about moving to the Charleston Metro Area, or those of you who are moving from a rental in Charleston to your very first home!  Not only are you seeing all kinds of numbers that don’t make sense online, but also you are hearing things...

Spring Sales Stats from the Sweetest of Southern Cities – Charleston

Spring has sprung, it’s sunny and seventy-six, the skies are cerulean, and glee is in the air (as well as lots of pollen). It just makes me feel a bit giddy so please forgive my Fun-with-Alliteration. 🙂  But let’s get serious about the spring real estate market in Downtown Charleston.  Have we been hampered by the Polar Vortex? By the sometimes...

Luxury Home Sales in Historic Charleston are WAY Up (or are they?)

Well, some of the homes in the $960,000+ range in Historic Downtown Charleston might not be considered luxury like the one above. Maybe they are small in a great location, or fixer uppers, or just not up to your own particular definition of ‘luxe’, but I think we can all agree that most would consider homes starting just under $1,000,000...

All About Living in Flood Zones in Downtown Charleston

All About Living in Flood Zones in Downtown Charleston

With hurricane season upon us, I thought this would be the opportune time to talk about living in flood zones in Downtown Charleston. Being in a flood zone is a fact of life for us here, because, uh…we are a peninsula completely surrounded by water. But there are nuances to it you should know about – 1. FEMA flood zones,...

Houses in Charleston are in High Demand – A Good Home is Hard to Find

You all know I like to use numbers to tell a story…And the story is this.  There are very few homes to choose from in the Charleston metro’s most popular neighborhoods – both ON the Peninsula, and in the surrounding areas.  If you are interested in buying a home in one of these neighborhoods in one of the ‘hot’ price...

It’s a Seller’s Market in Harleston Village

It's a Seller's Market in Harleston Village - the most family-friendly neighborhood in Downtown Charleston. With only 4 months of inventory on homes and townhomes, many of which are fixer uppers or geographically challenged, it's tough for Buyers and getting easier for Sellers. With 17 properties already under contract, let's look at the 32 places on the market right now...

Greg Rand recommends Charleston on FOX “Where to Invest Now” – I say “What???”

It’s not that often that Charleston is singled out as a perfect place for a real estate investment thus I thank Mr. Rand for his segment on our gorgeous city.  We know it, we feel it, so it’s nice to have outside acknowledgement. Mr. Rand outlines all the attractive factors: High Job Growth 7.1% Unemployment Good Quality of Living The...

Best Home in Downtown Charleston Under $2,500,000 – 113 Ashley Ave in Harleston Village

As a jaded (spoiled) Downtown Charleston Realtor who has seen it all, it is rare that I walk into a home that inspires instant love and admiration. 113 Ashley Ave in Harleston Village, just had me go ‘ahhh’.  Not only is it impeccably restored and set up for comfortable, everyday living, but also it is the perfect home for a medical...

Radcliffeborough, Midtown and Morris Square are hot to trot!

Update 3/14 – And two more properties just went under contract! 1204826 – Details: 67 RADCLIFFE ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $139,000 2924994 – Details: 66 VANDERHORST ST, CHARLESTON, SC – $649,990 ______________________________________ Recently I listed a great house in Radcliffeborough at 11 Marion St and promptly went on vacation three days later (with laptop in tow of course!).  As Murphy’s law would...

Under contract in 45 days or less?  You betcha

Under contract in 45 days or less? You betcha

Update 12/16 – 18 Elliot sold for above asking at $703,000 and 316 Grove sold for $505,000. ———————————————– In the past few months I have noticed a selection of homes and condos on the Charleston Peninsula come on the market, then go under contract in 45 days or less. These are not just bank-owned ones which are obviously priced to...

Forbes & Trulia say Charleston is #3 Ranked City in U.S. Where People are House Hunting

Forbes & Trulia say Charleston is #3 Ranked City in U.S. Where People are House Hunting

Yes, that title is a mouthful, but I caught this interesting report on MSNBC that says Charleston is #3 after Bradenton-Sarasota, FL and Riverside, CA when it comes to number of out-of-towners looking to move to Charleston vs locals searching to leave. Regarding the study conducted by Trulia.com, MSNBC says “The result is an index, called the Metro Movers Report, suggesting which big...

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