Charleston SC Real Estate Blog

Find the best Charleston area for investing If you are living in Charleston, South Carolina and looking to invest some of your hard-earned money into real estate- which areas should you consider, and what might be a good buy?

There are many opinions on what might be the best gameplan.  One certainly has to take into consideration the best areas, the best price ranges to purchase in, and what kind of investment property to purchase.  For this blog post, I'd like to cover a few of the areas surrounding downtown, Charleston. I'm not the 'end all' pro when it comes to investing, but after living here in Charleston practically all of my life- I've seen different areas excel in this Charleston real estate market.

As anyone knows, the three most important factors when choosing real estate is

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Bluff Estates, Mt. Pleasant SC Bluff Estates is Catalyst Builder's newest community located off Porcher’s Bluff Road in Mt. Pleasant.  With seven home sites starting in the mid $300s and numerous upgrades, these semi-custom homes are expected to sell very quickly.  Carolina One New Homes will be coordinating the marketing efforts for Bluff Estates.

Some of the many standard features include smooth ceilings throughout and 10 foot ceilings as well as oak hardwood flooring on the first floor; gas range, gas fireplace and Rinnai tankless water heaters (think cost-efficiency); granite kitchen countertops, Armstrong Cabinets with beautiful crown molding and GE stainless appliances.  In addition, the cement exterior siding comes complete with Sherwin Williams Historic Charleston colors.

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Ocean Neighbors New Homes Going Up January 14, 2013 - Charleston, SC - Just a short three miles from Folly Beach on secluded Battery Island you’ll find Mungo Homes newest community, Ocean Neighbors. Marketed exclusively by Carolina One New Homes, Ocean Neighbors is the only community on James Island to offer beautiful lakefront homesites from 2100 to 4100 square feet beginning at only $295,900.

With their new “Vanguard Series,” Mungo Homes will be offering nine (9) new floorplans that are all HERS rated and “hauSmart” certified, insuring maximum energy efficiency and ultimate convenience for your new home.

Construction, scheduled for early 2013, will also feature a magnificent 12 acre lake, strolling sidewalks, a playground as well as a community dock.

To view the homesites, turn left

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New Neighborhoods Scheduled for James Island

James Island will see some changes over the next 3 years.  Here is a quick snapshot at what is going on:
 

  • Harbor homes is about to begin building 19 new homes in Ocean Neighbors
  • Crescent Homes is about to begin building 25 new homes on Riverland Drive across from the golf course.
  • DR Horton has begun building about 20 LARGE homes in Island Shores (located down Woodland Shores toward the Stono River)
  • New Leaf Builders is about to begin 12 homes on Woodland Shores Rd.
  • DR Horton is about to begin developing and building 38 homes in Harbor Woods off of Regatta Rd
  • Beazer is about to begin developing and building 88 homes in the front of Seaside Plantation
  • And finally at the corner of Grimball and Folly on
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Where are the Best Areas to Purchase in Charleston?

Yes, you heard it correctly- Charleston, South Carolina is currently experiencing a 'Sellers Market' in some areas of Charleston.  Where are the areas? What are the best deals?

Take a look at the illustration below. There are certain areas surrounding Charleston that are experiencing a 'sellers market'.  For those that don't know- a balanced housing market in Charleston means that there is a 6 month inventory of homes for sale.  This means that if NO new homes came on the market, it would take 6 months for the inventory of homes to sell at the current rate that which homes are selling.

For example, a 10 month supply of homes on the market would mean that it is a Buyers Market.  A 4 month supply

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7 King Street Take a look at this prized home on 7 King Street, in the heart of Charleston, South Carolina. This home was built in 1905, but don’t let it’s age fool you- the current owners have undergone extensive renovations to the home, and it shows. Wonderfully appointed rooms and plenty of the modern fixtures and amenities that we love, but fine touches that also tie in with the historic charm that Charleston so tastefully boasts.

This South of Broad location affords the best location one could want. It is in the heart of the residential Historic District downtown, which allows for easy access to shopping on King Street, or walks to Waterfront Park and the Battery- yet in the quiet residential district.

Call us to schedule a personal tour of this fantastic

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We truly have the best city in the world. If you've had the opportunity to live or visit here, then you know what I mean.

Take a look at this excellent video from Charlestonly.com that encapsulates the feeling of being right here, in Charleston...

 

Video from Charlestonly.com
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Beachfront Folly Beach Living If you're looking for beachfront property on Folly Beach, look no further than this house. I'd like to preface this by saying that this is not my listing, but I just took a look at it yesterday and it’s quite a fantastic deal. It just came on the market this week. This home exemplifies beachfront living on Folly Beach. First of all, it's on the west end of Folly Beach, which is the quieter, more tranquil location on the barrier island. Second, the house is not a rental, but has been a second home for the current owners.

It’s the perfect size for a couple, or for someone looking for a second home. It's a smaller sized home, and won't break the bank keeping the house in great condition. A lot of times, I’ll see owners purchase the larger beachfront home,

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Park Island Deepwater Property

Update: Both Lots Sold! 

Truly a beautiful homesite for the most discriminating buyer.

Deep-water living, on the Wando River and Toomer Creek, with dock permits in hand for two different dock sites. Expansive 200 degree+ views from the vantage point of this lot; there is nothing to impede your views of native South Carolina wildlife.

These two lots are being sold as one, and are situated on the best location of the island --- at the point. Wide open vistas along the west, north, and east of this 1.15 acre parcel, featuring 625' of water and marsh frontage. A boater's paradise, with the Wando River allowing access to the Charleston Harbor for dining & recreation, and to the Atlantic Ocean. Some of the best fishing is found here, with the

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The Top 5 Ways to Sell Your Home in Charleston, SC

A very cluttered home5. Be fully ready and committed before you decide to sell. The worst thing you can do is have a house that's not ready. Be it not clean yet, or "We just need to replace the carpets soon", or "We'll do the landscaping early next week"- the house should be in show condition. The most important buyers will be the one's looking first. A new house on the market has an 'excitability' factor to it. People love the newest and freshest. A lot of times, these buyers have looked, know the market, and have seen the current houses on the market. When they see yours, it should be the "finished product". It's probably your most expensive asset, treat it as such!

 

I'd say they're a happy couple4. Attract buyers emotionally.  However you want

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