Builder magazine released its list of the top 20 housing markets on the mend and Charleston is #5!    They say we are steeped in history but are not resting on our laurels.

Home prices, which fell only 4.2% last year, are expected to climb in 2010 as the region begins to add jobs again (of course you’ve heard about Boeing coming here).

We’re on the mend. For the Charleston region, the magazine specifically noted that a 2% population growth each year for the past five years puts the area among the largest housing markets in the country.