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Isle of Palms Office

1400 Palm Boulevard
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
843.886.5600

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


Folly Beach Office

31 Center Street
Folly Beach, SC 29439
843.588.3800

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The Real Estate Studio

214 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843.722.5618

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Kiawah Seabrook Office

1887 Andell Bluff Boulevard
Johns Island, SC 29455
843.768.9800

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Category: Real Estate

Charleston Market Statistics Through February 2017

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The start of the year ushered in a wave of good news about a hot stock market, higher wages and an active home sales environment. At the same time, housing prices have continued to rise, and the low inventory situation and affordability crunch has been particularly hard on first-time buyers struggling to get into the market. Nevertheless, buyer activity is easily outpacing seller activity in much of the country, culminating in relatively quick sales and low supply. Demand definitely remained strong this month.
Closed Sales + 14.9% |  Med. Sales Price + 1.8% | Months Supply – 27.9%

Charleston Market Statistics through January 2017

Charleston Market Statisticss thru  Jan 2017
Charleston Market Statistics Show January Home Sales Exceed 1k For The First Time in A Decade!  
January brings out a rejuvenated crop of buyers with a renewed enthusiasm in a new calendar year. Sales totals may still inevitably start slow in the first half of the year due to ongoing inventory concerns. Continued declines in the number of homes available for sale may push out potential buyers who simply cannot compete for homes selling at higher price points in a low number of days, especially if mortgage rates continue to increase.
Wages are on the uptick for many Americans, while unemployment rates have remained stable and relatively unchanged for several months. The system is ripe for more home purchasing if there are more homes available to sell.
Closed Sales + 5.9% |  Median Sales Price + 9.9% | Months Supply – 27.9%

Wentworth Street Investment Opportunity

Investment Opportunity

This is a unique rental investment opportunity, or condominium conversion, in historic, downtown Charleston. Adjacent to the prestigious Wentworth Mansion, this Harleston Village property is a short walk to dining and shopping along King Street, as well as College of Charleston, and the Medical University of South Carolina. These rentals are fantastic for young professionals, medical students, or small families.

With a total of 16 bedrooms and rare 16 off-street parking spaces, these have the potential to produce more than $275,000 in annual gross revenues. There are 3 separate, adjacent fee-simple properties that allow for multiple objectives. Extensive renovations have been done over the past three years.  Listing includes 135.5, 137, & 139 Wentworth Street. The single family house is circa 1847 (form tax records) but the age is unknown on multi-unit properties.

 Unit 1: Bedrooms: 4; Baths: 2
 Unit 2: Bedrooms: 2; Baths: 1
 Unit 3: Bedrooms: 2; Baths: 1
 Unit 4: Bedrooms: 2; Baths: 1
 Unit 5: Bedrooms: 3; Baths: 2
 Unit 6: Bedrooms: 1; Baths: 1

Investment Opportunity

If you are interested in this investment opportunity, or any other properties on the Charleston peninsula, stop by The Real Estate Studio or contact Chris Anderson.

Beachfront Listing – 2411 Atlantic Avenue

Beachfront Listing - 2411 Atlantic Avenue

Looking for a rare opportunity to own expansive beachfront property on Sullivans Island?  This stunning 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom, 4,143 square foot home, is in an ideal location.  It is situated on a large half acre lot with mature landscaping and sweeping circular driveway. Renovated by Daly & Sawyer in 2010, this home has a very livable floorplan with many custom features and upgrades. A grand living/dining room with soaring ceilings, custom trim and expansive views over looking the pool and yard is just off the entry. Kitchen, den and sunroom are on the left side of the main level. Kitchen is centrally located and complete with Subzero refrigerator, large center island and eat in banquette. The light-filled sunroom has a brick floor, skylights and two walls of windows with views of the outdoor living areas, pool and large lawn.  Adjacent to the sunroom and kitchen is a cozy den with fireplace and builtins. The master suite and one secondary bedroom are on the other side of the main level. Master suite has sweeping views and french door leads to the deck. Expansive back porch facing the ocean overlooks the pool and additional deck below. Easy access to the outdoor shower, garage, and abundant storage below the house. The second floor has a living area, two additional bedrooms with private baths and porch with ocean views.

Beachfront Listing - 2411 Atlantic Ave

For more information on this property or others like it, contact listing agent Laurie Thornhill or stop by our Isle of Palms office.

FEATURED LISTING: 762 Bulls Bay Blvd

Explore all 762 Bulls Bay Boulevard has to offer! This impressive 27.3 acre horse farm is just outside of Mount Pleasant, within the Bulls Bay Golf Community.  This home has incredible coastal views within minutes to schools, shopping, and downtown Charleston.

762 Bulls Bay Blvd

Through the gates at exclusive Bulls Bay Golf Club lies the best in golf lifestyle. Drive down the beautiful, tree-lined entry lane amidst giant oak trees, past the majestic Bulls Bay golf course and horse pastures on each side. This Lowcountry horse farm includes a perfectly designed and built barn and stable and a beautiful elevated, resort-like home. You’ll see spectacular panoramic views of the marsh, Intracoastal waterway, Bull Island, Capers Island, Dewees Island, and Price’s Inlet.

762 Bulls Bay Blvd

As you tour the beautiful community, you’ll most assuredly see deer, turkeys, egrets, and blue herons. A few steps out the back door is a generous size swimming pool surrounded by a spacious Ipay wood deck spanning nearly the entire rear of the home. The home is ideal for entertaining with a massive great room flowing from the well-appointed kitchen with classic stainless steel appliances. The floor plan is flexible with many options for entertaining and incredible views.

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The center point of this home is the spacious gourmet kitchen with the highest quality stainless steel appliances . Most importantly, the kitchen workspace opens directly into the great room and dining room. One would never miss a conversation, or the view, while preparing a meal. The spacious owner’s suite is set in the quiet corner of the home with panoramic views while still allowing access to the expansive rear deck and swimming pool. Each of the three guest suites offer space for a large bed and it’s own full luxury bathroom.

For more information on this property or others like it, contact listing agent Mark Mitchell or stop by our Isle of Palms Office.

Charleston Market Statistics Through October 2016

Charleston real estate market stats thru October 2016As we evaluate the final quarter of 2016 (so far), not much has changed since the year began. Market predictions have been, in a word, predictable. A relatively comfortable pace of activity has been maintained thanks to continuing low unemployment and mortgage rates. The one basic drag on market acceleration has been inventory decline, and there is little to indicate that the low inventory situation will resolve anytime soon.

Market Stats through October 2016

Charleston Market Statistics Through September 2016

charleston-area-market-statisticsAs anticipated at the outset of the year, demand has remained high through the first three quarters of 2016, propping up sales and prices despite heavy reductions in inventory and months of supply across the country. With rental prices and employment opportunities in a consistent climb, year-over-year increases in home buying are probable for the rest of the year but not guaranteed.

Market Stats through September 2016

Affordable Neighborhoods in Downtown Charleston

One of the most affordable neighborhoods in Downtown Charleston, North Central is bounded on the north by Mount Pleasant Street, the south by Huger Street and Rutledge and King on the east and west.  Most of the homes in this neighborhood were built in the 30s, 40s and 50s and are mainly of bungalow style.  Popular with young professionals given its proximity to Upper King Street and the hip area of Morrison Drive as well as Hampton Park, North Central is also a well established and diverse Downtown neighborhood.  Close to many hip new restaurants and entertainment, be sure to check out Rutledge Cab Company.
 
 
Recent Listings in North Central:
Affordable neighborhoods in Downtown Charleston87 Magnolia Ave -Home went under contract in less than 1 week!
This darling 1930s bungalow is located on a beautiful tree lined street just blocks from tons of great restaurants. With a welcoming front porch, and a huge fenced in back yard, it’s definitely dog and people friendly! Inside you’ll find incredible historic details intact – archways, bead-board, picture rail, original doors and door knobs, and beautiful hardwood floors throughout. The backyard includes a one-car garage which is currently set up to best house bicycles, yard equipment and all your extra stuff. Best of all, this home is located in the coveted X flood zone, so flood insurance is not required (though of course always recommended).  Contact Kristin Walker, REALTOR for more details.

Nestled in between Charleston’s historic Station 8 firehouse and James Simmons Elementary, this 1920’s home keeps its original charm while hosting a new, functional, open and airy floor plan. Completely renovated this year, down to the studs with a new roof, hardie plank siding, plumbing, electrical, HVAC and duct work, spray foam insulation, foundation, windows (with one original in hallway), flooring, doors, hardware, and a back deck for entertaining. The kitchen features large, granite island and countertops, farmhouse sink, and is open to the living space. Each bedroom has their own full bath. There is off street parking for one car. The large back lot allows room for a future master suite expansion or for a storage building.  Contact Emily Gildea, REALTOR for more details.

This spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath cottage with gated off street parking features a good size master suite with French doors that opens up to expansive back deck. The master bath has a large custom tiled shower. The HVAC was replaced in 2014. Contact Jennifer Jensen, REALTOR for more details.
                                                                                                                                Are you interested in being apart of the North Central neighborhood?  A place where you can walk to Hampton Park, enjoy the newest restaurants, ride your bike to the Farmer’s Market in Marion Square and Second Sunday on King, or grab a drink at any of the downtown breweries.  Stop by the Real Estate Studio to learn more about properties in this hot new neighborhood!

 

Market Statistics through August, 2016

Charleston, SC Real Estate Market Stats

Charleston-area home sales increased in August after dipping for the first time in five years in July. Conventional wisdom indicates that year-over-year declines may be present for the remainder of the year, given the low inventory situation in most markets. Demand is certainly present and has created competitive situations that have kept prices up. Rental prices are also up, which may lure more toward home ownership.

Market Stats through August 2016

Places, LLC has joined dunes properties

Places joins dunes propertiesdunes properties of Mount Pleasant is pleased to welcome the agents of Places, LLC to our family of professional Realtors®. We have combined to offer expanded services to clients throughout the Charleston, SC area, and most specifically in Mount Pleasant, SC where Places has been a leader for years.

Places joins dunes properties

(LtoR) Chris Anderson, Laurie Thornhill, and Randy Walker

Chris Anderson, Broker-in-Charge of the Places group says “dunes properties is an established, luxury-oriented real estate firm that consistently ranks in the top 10 in sales in the Charleston market, so we are confident this move will expand our marketing scope and greatly benefit our clients in the Mount Pleasant/East Cooper/Charleston markets.” Laurie Thornhill, Anderson’s long-time partner in Places agrees. “I feel certain that our level of service, professionalism and expertise will only be elevated with this new integration with dunes properties.”

We are currently constructing an office at 835 Coleman Boulevard for our corporate staff and growing group of Mount Pleasant, SC agents.  The Places group will remain at their current office at 400 Hibben Street in the Old Village through the end of this year. The majority of the team will be joining us in the Coleman office once construction is complete in early 2017. Several others have chosen to work out of The Real Estate Studio, our office at 214 King Street in the heart of Charleston, SC’s historic shopping district.  Both offices are under the leadership of Broker-in-Charge Catherine Parker.

“We are very pleased to further expand our presence into Mount Pleasant,” says dunes properties’ President Randy Walker. “It’s no surprise that Mount Pleasant is growing very quickly. We are so happy to welcome this group of agents who have served this area for years and have consistently represented buyers and sellers in the area’s most prestigious neighborhoods.”

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