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Isle of Palms Office

1400 Palm Boulevard
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
843.886.5600

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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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Folly Beach real estate market report

Here is your March 2010 real estate market report for Folly Beach. There were 6 properties sold during March 2010.  They included one lot on Little Oak Island, a Mariner’s Cay for $412k and an oceanfront property for $655k.  The average sales price for the month was $393,400.  This continues the downward trend on prices and it seems like many sales are pushing prices lower.  This has resulted in a higher number of transactions, as buyers realize that prices are now within reach and pull the trigger on the island lifestyle they have been dreaming of.


Come on down to the island!  The prices are fine!

If you have always thought that living at the beach was too expensive, then think again.  In 2009 Q1, the average sales price was $438,000 and that has dropped to $401,000 in 2010 Q1.  22 properties sold in 1st Quarter 2010, compared to 11 in the 1st Quarter of 2009.  The lower average sales price explains the reason for the increased number of sales.    More people are able to move onto Folly Beach, leaving behind the feeling that it is too expensive to live on the beach.  Increased demand typically signals the bottom of the market, so if this trend continues we could see prices rise in the future.

Now is a great time to buy a Folly Beach home because of the combination of low prices and low interest rates.  Make sure you are working with someone who is an expert in the market and knows their way around the island.  Please contact me here with any questions.

Vince Perna

Folly Beach Real Estate – 843-425-6414

20 Questions You Must Ask Your Next Agent Before You Sign

Selling or Buying, Your agent matters.

You recently decided that the time has come to sell your home. You probably met with several Realtors®, asked each a few questions, then selected a listing agent. Or maybe you already knew someone who sells real estate, so your decision was pretty simple.

The fact that your listing agreement recently expired and your home is still on the market leads me to believe that things didn’t work out as you hoped they would.

It’s a frustrating and unnerving experience to have your listing expire without a sale.

There are several possible reasons your home didn’t sell—your home’s condition, the price, etc.—but my experience has been that when a home fails to sell, there’s usually some kind of communication problem between the Realtor® and the seller.

Now more than ever, choosing the right Realtor® will make all the difference in the world. But how do you make the right choice? How do you make sure you don’t end up in the same situation again?

Unfortunately, most people don’t know the questions to ask a prospective agent. Nor do they know what answers they should look for.

As a Realtor® who has worked with hundreds of sellers, I’ve found that those homeowners who take the time to find the right agent are consistently happier with their home-selling experience than those who don’t. It’s the first and most critical step in selling your home.

 

Cheapest Folly Beach lot available in a long time

I have seen a Folly Beach lot that is available for the cheapest price I have seen in a long time.  How much is cheap?  Not $500,000.  Not $300,000.  Not even $200,000.  Think lower.  Click here to find out.

If you are a builder, or investor, or interested in living on Folly Beach this is a great opportunity. I can help guide you through all the due diligence regarding the property, and can walk you through the permitting and building process on Folly Beach. This is one of the lowest prices for land on Folly Island that I have seen in a long time. Call me for details or click here to contact me.

Vince Perna

Dunes Properties

843-425-6414

vperna@dunesproperties.com

Folly Beach St. Patty’s day pub crawl – Saturday March 13, 2010

This Saturday March 13th, 2010, the streets of Folly Beach will turn green to celebrate Saint Patrick’s day, and Folly party-goers will race around Center Street competing for prizes in the annual pub crawl. Everyone please use caution, from what I understand, the open-container law will be lifted, but the streets will be open to traffic! Please be careful “crawling” from one pub to the next. A good time will be had by all, including me, so call me if you want to meet up! I’m buying!

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Vince Perna

843-425-6414

vperna@dunesproperties.com

Folly Beach 2010 Election information – Mayor’s race

This is an election year on Folly Beach and election day is April 6th. There are three candidates for the Mayor’s office, and seven candidates for City Council. Folly Beach Now is covering the election by providing information that will help voters make informed decisions. You will find answers to your questions about where the candidates stand, information about their backgrounds, and important meetings and dates.

Check out the Folly Beach Now election page here.

*** If you need to register to vote, the deadline is March 6th ***

Running for Mayor:

Carl Beckmann

Eddie Ellis

Tim Goodwin

Running for City Council:

Paul Hume

Susan Breslin

DJ Rich

Laura Beck

Bob Hatcher

Pennell Clamp

Joel Flores

Get all your Folly Beach election coverage here.

Please contact me with any questions or comments.

Vince Perna

843-425-6414

vperna@dunesproperties.com

January 2010 Folly Beach real estate market report

You would be amazed what you can buy on the beach!!!

8 Properties sold in the month of January 2010 on Folly Beach, beginning this year with a healthy sales volume just like late 2009.  The sales ranged from $225,000 to $550,000 with an average sale of $375,425.  The low prices are the reason for the increasing number of sales.  Buyers are beginning to bite on the great deals that can be had on Folly Beach.

Out of the 8 sales this month, 4 were some type of foreclosure or short sale situation.  The banks are willing to go low.  If you have an experienced agent, they can point you in the right direction to find these investment deals.  If you are interested in buying or selling on Folly Beach, let an experienced professional guide your way.  Contact me here:

Contact Vince Perna

Vince Perna

843-425-6414

vperna@dunesproperties.com

Folly Gras Parade and Party on Folly Beach Saturday February 13, 2010

There will be Mardi Gras celebrations on Folly Beach this Saturday February 13th, 2010 from 12-5 for the annual Folly Gras party and parade. Wear your beads and most colorful outfit and come down to Center Street and celebrate New Orleans style.

Live Music by:

Jupiter’s Garden
Shakin Martinis
Jason and the Juggernauts
Oscar Rivers Band
Stratton Lawrence & Stratton Moore
DJ Ron in the park


Parade trophies will be awarded for the following categories:

***Best Float***

***Best Golf Cart***

***Best Costume***

Parade Rules!

  • Decorated Floats, Golf Carts, Marching, & Alternative transportation only! NO CARS OR TRUCKS UNLESS THEY ARE PULLING A FLOAT! You must be in Mardi Gras costume to participate! We Welcome decorated pets!
  • Must be at the Folly Beach Public Boat Landing by 1:30 pm for lineup

We have asked our restaurants to prepare special New Orleans food fare and Mardi Gras drinks beginning at 1 pm. There will also be a trophy awarded to a restaurant for Best Food Fare.

We will have live music set up at different locations on Center Street. The Parade will begin at 2 pm and start at the Public Boat Landing. When the Parade ends at the Holiday Inn, Indian, Huron, Hudson will reopen. There will be music, dancing and food in the streets provided by our own businesses from 1 to 5 pm.

Masks will be sold at City Hall for $2.00 first come first served. Free beads given with each mask.

The Folly Beach Arts and Crafts Guild will also be in the Park with their crafts and vendors.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Cunningham at City Hall; 513-1836 or 708-1113.

 

Vince Perna

843-425-6414

vperna@dunesproperties.com

Incredible Deal on Folly Beach Real Estate Investment Property, Builder Foreclosure/Short Sale

Act fast on this opportunity to own an incredible Folly Beach deep water property for a steal! The builder has thrown his hands up and will let it go at auction prices to avoid foreclosure or short sale. This waterfront property will need to be finished which gives you a chance to add your tastes, and has awesome views of the Folly River Wait!  It gets better, it is sold with a shared deep water dock! This is a huge home on Folly Beach for a fraction of what it should really cost. There were two available now only one left.

For information and pictures click here.

Vince Perna

843-425-6414

vperna@dunesproperties.com

Dunes Properties Volunteers at World’s Largest Oyster Roast

This Sunday at Boone Hall Plantation come say hello to many Dunes Properties agents, employees and even our President himself, Randy Walker.  We’ll  be volunteering on behalf of Hollings Cancer Center and serving up buckets of oysters  at the 2010 Lowcountry Oyster Roast.

The Greater Charleston Restaurant Association sponsors the festival and they go through about 65,000 pounds of oysters. This event has been named in the “top 20 events in the southeast” by the Southeastern Tourism Society.  

The festival offers many other food options from local restaurants as well entertainment, contests and activities for kids.  Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House, Hollings Cancer Center, Travel Council and Charleston County Science Materials Resource Center. 

Here’s a few facts about oysters:

  1. There’s no way to tell males from females by their shells and they may change sexes a few times in their lifetime
  2. Oysters can be eaten 12 months a year (not just ones ending in “r”). The “r” myth probably came about when oysters needed to be shipped and there was inadequate refrigeration in the warmer months
  3. Oysters are nutritionally well balanced and recommended for low cholesterol diets

Bring your gloves, shucking knife, and appetite! We hope to see you there.

Taste of Folly Beach 2010 review

The Taste of Folly Beach 2010 was a great time with a great turnout.  The streets were full of fans of Folly and their energy beat back the overcast skies, and warmed up the lower temperatures.  The sun made an appearance here and there, which was a welcome sight for the many participating Folly establishments.The chili cookoff sponsored by Planet Follywood was extra competitive this year with over 30 entries.  The awards were given out as follows:

1st place Ryan Galloway
2nd place Chef Aaron from Locklears
3rd place Chef Jonathan from Blu
Honorable mention Nick the kid

Brian Hawkins from the Folly Beach Crabshack won the server olympics, the finals featuread a photo finish with Brian winning by holding more beverage in his two cups.

The hot dog eating contest was entertaining.  The winner ate 6 hot dogs, and there were images that conjured up memories of “Stand By Me”.

The tunes were provided by the Hawkes.  Some of the largest crowds were in front of the stage dancing and swinging to the music.As usual when Center Street closes, a good time was had by all.  Make sure and come out next year!

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