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REAL ESTATE:  A lot more attention for the Charleston area

REAL ESTATE:  A lot more attention for the Charleston area

By Doug Holmes, contributing editor  |  The total eclipse brought a lot more national attention to Charleston.  Not that we really needed it.   Being voted the number one city in the United States so many times has taken care of that. 

Our real estate market has responded by building new homes all over the tri-county area.  New construction is certainly a favorite among buyers.  Currently one third of the homes under contract are new construction.  In certain areas, that percentage is well over 50 percent.  Year to date in 2017, we are up 6.8 percent in number of transactions over the same time period of 2016.  It looks like we may sell 18,000 homes for the first time in our history. 

by · 09/18/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Real estate, Views
REAL ESTATE:  Local real estate market continues to boom

REAL ESTATE: Local real estate market continues to boom

By Doug Holmes, contributing editor | 2016 was a banner year and so far, 2017 is even stronger for real estate sales in Charleston. 2016 turned out to be our second-busiest year ever with over 17,000 residential home sales. Only 2005 was stronger with almost 18,000 sales. The median sales price reached an all-time high in 2016 of $245,000.

by · 04/10/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Real estate, Views
FOCUS:  One Region targets infrastructure, education, housing

FOCUS: One Region targets infrastructure, education, housing

By Kyra Morris, contributing editor | The Charleston area is our home. This area includes Charleston County, Berkeley County and Dorchester County. It’s changing, and it’s happening quickly. The passive approach is to sit back and simply marvel, or perhaps we can complain at the increase in traffic with poor road conditions, the high cost of housing and the quality of our educational system. The active approach is to get involved.

The Charleston Regional Development Alliance (CRDA) and the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce (CMCC) joined together to form a collaborative initiative. The purpose is to create a multi-fibered think tank representing the public sector, private sector, nonprofit and educational organizations within our region to further enhance and sustain our economy while maintaining the quality of life we all cherish. They call this initiative One Region: A Global Competitive Strategy.

by · 07/04/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news, Money