We wanted to remind all of our readers of the capabilities that our Charleston, SC MLS search has.  When searching for a home online in Charleston and the surrounding areas from your own computer- we’d like to give you the best virtual experience possible.  The way we accomplish this is by our implementation of the features and functionality of Google StreetView and Microsoft’s Bird’s Eye View.  We’d like to explain a little of both of these, below.

First, Google StreetView.  One of the unique characteristics this application has is the ability to get a 360 degree view of the surrounding street outside of the house.  It is an eye-level view from the street, and you can virtually “walk” down the street and take a look at the surrounding area.  With the…

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Let’s take a look at the “solds” for the different areas around Charleston for May.  These are all single-family homes sold from May 1st through May 31st, 2009.  I’ve taken this data directly from the Charleston MLS, so here they are:

Summerville (and rural):  133
West Ashley (and rural):  66
Goose Creek:  60
Mt. Pleasant:  57
North Charleston:  44
James Island:  34
Hanahan:  17
Downtown Charleston:  14
Johns Island:  14
Kiawah & Seabrook:  8
Isle of Palms:  6
Daniel Island:  5
Edisto Beach:  3
Folly Beach:  2
Sullivans Island:  0

Summerville and Goose Creek basically topped out all of the areas around Charleston.  Those 3 areas have some really great homes for the dollar, and your money will go far since it is a little farther from downtown and the…

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