James Island SC Real Estate Blog, with local updates, news, and homes for sale.

2019 Taste of James IslandIt's that time to come out to the 2019 Taste of James Island!  Come out and support James Island Outreach, and the town that you live in. Mingle with all your neighbors while enjoying some of the best weather that Charleston has to offer on April 27th at the First Baptist School Athletic Field.

They've got great FOOD, music by Calhoun's Calling & Wildflower Station, door prizes, KIDS activities, and a raffle!

James Island Outreach's goal is to serve the citizens of James Island and Folly Beach with emergency food, medicine, and utility assistance.

 Take a look at what they've accomplished in 2018:

- Served on average 180 clients per month representing 385 total family members monthly
- Provided ~120,000 pounds of food assistance (10,000lbs per…

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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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Just Listed! - 1183 Fort Lamar Rd - James Island

1183 Fort Lamar We just listed this wonderful waterfront home on James Island.  A close drive to downtown Charleston and Folly Beach, this is your quiet getaway down a quiet street and having over 2 acres.

The home is located on secessionville creek with a private dock and boat lift. It is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath home that has all the luxury you are looking for in a home at this price. A custom kitchen that is great for the cook in the family, and it opens up to the great room perfect for entertaining. There is a large screened porch that looks over the pool and water/marsh. As soon as you walk in the front door you will feel right at home. The master bedroom has panoramic views with a sitting area and fireplace and…

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111 Waterfront PlantationWhen was the last time you saw a waterfront residence on the Intracoastal Waterway where you didn’t need flood insurance?  Well this is certainly the exception.  I saw this deepwater property yesterday and felt compelled enough to share it with all of you.

For those of you that know a little bit about location on James Island, this condo community is called Waterfront Plantation and is located right off of Maybank Highway along the ICW (Intracoastal Waterway).  These condos don’t come on the market very often, as a matter of fact; I’ve only seen two others come on the market since 2004 here.  It is a great location because you live on the ICW, you are 10 minutes to Folly Beach, and 5 minutes to downtown, Charleston.

It is a very quiet setting, with only…

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James IslandJames Island has a number of different popular neighborhoods, with each having different character.  For those searching James Island homes for sale, the task can be daunting if you’re not from the area and are looking to relocate here.

The following are a list of some of the more popular James Island neighborhoods, and the price ranges for each.

Bayview Farms- This is a great neighborhood made up of single family homes, with the majority of the homes being on water.  Fresh water ponds and tidal creeks are plentiful in this James Island neighborhood.  Homes here typically range from the mid 200’s and get into the 400’s for those on tidal creek.  The back portion of the neighborhood was built in the early 90’s and the newer (front) part of the…

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Bayview Farms HouseWell, here it is folks.  I'm always asked, "Where is the best deal you've seen lately?", or "Where is a great deal that I can't pass up?".  It seems I've found a fantastic deal, and no- it's not my listing.  I've been showing homes to a client of mine from Michigan in the $400K range, and we came across this gem.

No, this is not a foreclosure, no this is not a short sale.  You don't have to worry about getting to closing with a short sale, or negotiating with the bank on this one.  This is a solid home that I just showed this past week and I think it's one of the best homes out there right now in the $400K price range.

It's a home in Bayview Farms on James Island, on tidal creek with dock in place, and has panoramic views of the marsh, many tidal…

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bayview_farmsI haven't written about any of the neighborhoods in the Charleston, SC area so far on this blog, so I thought I'd tell you a little bit about Bayview Farms located on James Island.  This is one of the top neighborhoods in all of James Island, and for a number of good reasons.  First of all, the homes are of newer construction.  Having newer materials and great floor plans makes it a little more modern for the average buyer looking at something other than the typical 60's style brick ranch found on James Island.  They have open floor plans, high ceilings, more closet space, larger master bedrooms, and just seem to be more bright with many windows.

Homes for sale in Bayview Farms typically begin in the 250's, and can go up into the 400's.  There are two…

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For all of you buyers out there that are out of state, this blog is for you.  It seems the two most popular places to live outside of historic downtown Charleston are Mt. Pleasant and James Island.  Basically, the two areas are similar in distance to downtown and the beaches, with each having similarities and each having their own differences.

One of the big questions I get as a Realtor is: Which is better, Mt. Pleasant or James Island?  Well, that answer is easy…There is no right answer.  It all depends on your lifestyle, standard of living, interests, extracurricular activities, school interests…the list goes on.  It all depends on what you strive to get from each community.  What I’d like to do is break down each area from a local’s perspective, which…

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