Moving to Charleston

2015 to 2016 Changes

More stats than you can shake a stick at – Charleston 2016 Market Review

I’m not kidding. Try shaking a stick at all these stats I’m about to throw your way.  As you know, I mostly like to write about the areas I love and with which I am intimately acquainted – namely, the Charleston Peninsula, parts of Mount Pleasant, and the Islands too. But every now and then it’s good for me to...

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...

Tracking 10 Years of the Real Estate Market in Charleston

Every day I am asked the question – do you think we are in a real estate bubble? How much do you think values will rise over the next few years? Will there be a crash?? I wish I could have a magic looking glass, but I’ve been instructed never to make predictions. However, I can give you some key...

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The Journal Says Charleston is Luring the Young and the Restless

When I popped open my favorite section of the Wall Street Journal this morning – The Mansion section (of course!), this headline caught my eye – “Charleston Lures the Young and the Restless.” My first thought was that the story was going to be about Millennials moving here, but I was dead wrong. It’s all about the GenXers and young...

Charleston is the Best Place for Starting Over

Normally I don’t post links to ‘best of’ lists, because everyone else in town does and honestly, how many times do you need to see the same story?? But this one in particular caught my eye. Among all the accolades Charleston receives, and all the Top 10 Best lists we land on – most friendly, best city in the world, best...

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...

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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Why Charleston? (an oldie but goodie)

On this spectacular Charleston September Day, I am reminded of one of my original posts I put up in February of 2009, called “Why Charleston?”  (The original version was written by hand shortly after I moved here from New York in 2005).  I am reposting it today out of love of place, time and great weather! “I must address the...

What is the Job Market Like in Charleston?

What is the Job Market Like in Charleston?

People who are considering moving to the Charleston area ask me this question all the time.  Can I get a job here?  Will I make less money than I am making now? The answers to those questions are yes, and probably yes. Six years ago, I took my Great Big Leap and moved here without a job. The move was...

What is the real deal on Median Home Prices in Charleston, SC??

According to the numbers at a macro level, Charleston’s median home price is generally sited to be somewhere between $180,000 and $250,000. However, as those of us who live here know, the median home price can vary significantly, neighborhood to neighborhood and block to block. The reality is that the median home prices for the various areas, range from $92,000-$1,762,500....

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