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dunes properties of Charleston is a real estate, vacation rental and property management company representing the Lowcountry with almost 80 exclusive Charleston beach vacation rental properties, 70 real estate agents and employees, four full-service offices. Nobody knows the Charleston Coast better.

Isle of Palms Office

1400 Palm Boulevard
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
843.886.5600

Real Estate Inquiries:
realestate@dunesproperties.com
Vacation Rental Inquiries:
vacations@dunesproperties.com


Folly Beach Office

31 Center Street
Folly Beach, SC 29439
843.588.3800

Real Estate Inquiries:
realestate@dunesproperties.com
Vacation Rental Inquiries:
vacations@dunesproperties.com


The Real Estate Studio

214 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843.722.5618

Real Estate Inquiries:
realestate@dunesproperties.com
Vacation Rental Inquiries:
vacations@dunesproperties.com


Kiawah Seabrook Office

1887 Andell Bluff Boulevard
Johns Island, SC 29455
843.768.9800

Real Estate Inquiries:
realestate@dunesproperties.com
Vacation Rental Inquiries:
vacations@dunesproperties.com


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Vacation-Home Sales up almost 30% in 2013

Vacation-Home Sales up almost 30% in 2013

Not only did the vacation-home market have its largest gain since the National Association of REALTORS® started tracking home sales in 2003, but the market also accounted for 13% of home sales in the U.S. last year. Additionally, nearly half of vacation sales last year were in the South.

In their 2014 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey, the NAR shows vacation-home sales jumped 29.7% to an estimated 717,000 last year from 553,000 in 2012. This boost in vacation-home sales can be attributed to last year’s stock market gains and rising home values, which brought buyer’s more wealth and confidence in the housing market, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Vacation property sales

Vacation property sales

The combination of buyer’s confidence and rising wealth of high-income households is what The Wall Street Journal calls the “wealth affect,” where people are willing to spend more money because they feel more wealthy. Many households last year earned more income, with the top 60% of earners seeing a 2.3% rise in income, according the U.S. Census Bureau.

So, why were buyers purchasing vacation homes? The majority of buyers want to use the property for vacations or a family retreat, while a small percentage may use it as a primary residence in the future or plan to rent it to others. These are all great reasons to invest in a vacation home, and there isn’t a better place to look than Charleston. With gorgeous beach communities like Isle of Palms, Wild Dunes, Folly Beach, or Kiawah Island, there are plenty of great options for a vacation rental. Come stop by one of our offices and chat with our experienced real estate agents or vacation rental management team!

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