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Charleston Area Market Stats through May (and other news)

Charleston Area Market Stats June 2020

“While the effects of COVID-19 in the broader economy continue, real estate activity is beginning to recover across much of the country. According to Freddie Mac, mortgage rates have been below 3.3 percent for more than four weeks and are hovering near all-time lows, spurring strong interest by buyers and lifting showing activity up 4% nationally versus a year ago in the final week of May.”
~ Charleston Trident Association of Realtors® (CTAR)

Market Statistics by Area:

Closed Sales -21.9% | Median Sales Price +1.2% |  Months Supply -32.6%

Featured Listings

2307 Atlantic Avenue Sullivans Island SC

2307 Atlantic Avenue, Sullivan’s Island
5 bedrooms, 6.5 baths | 5,081 sq ft | Offered at $8,500,000
Ocean View: A Sullivan’s Island Beach House
This prime front beach home, an intriguing marriage of Lowcountry elegance and British Colonial tradition, is one of the most beautiful on Sullivan’s Island. Custom designed by acclaimed architect Beau Clowney and constructed by master builders Daly & Sawyer, this residence is spacious, yet intimate, with ocean views from nearly every room. For more information, visit: www.2307AtlanticAvenue.com.

2307 atlantic avenue

2411 Atlantic Avenue Sullivans Island SC

2411 Atlantic Avenue, Sullivan’s Island
5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths | 4,600 sq ft | Offered at $7,500,000
This fabulous oceanfront home on Sullivan’s Island offers waterfront living at its finest. Designed and renovated by a dream team of talent, Dufford Young Architects, Sheppard Construction, and Wertimer + Cline Landscape Architects, the house centers on clean forms and classic elements. Living and dining spaces drink in the Atlantic Ocean views, opening out onto an oversized deck and covered porch. For more information, visit: www.2411AtlanticAvenue.com

2411 atlantic avenue

Charleston Coast Vacations

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We’re so happy to have our beautiful sandy spaces back!! 🌊☀️🌴⁠
If you’re dreaming of a fun-filled summer or fall vacation, check out our website www.CharlestonCoastVacations.com.
We can’t wait to see you on the Charleston Coast!⁠

Charleston Area Market Stats Through October 2019 (and other news)

November Charleston Market Stats

As we approach the end of the year, we are starting to see a more balanced market, with continued low inventory levels and mortgage rates increasing slightly from the three-year lows seen in September. It is hard to say what the new year will bring, but most anticipate continued low rates in 2020.

Closed Sales -0.1% | Median Sales Price +4.8% |  Months Supply -19%

Market Statistics by Area

Featured Property

Located in The Pointe in Rivertowne Country Club, this custom home boasts a 3 car garage, gourmet kitchen with high-end stainless-steel appliances and granite countertops, and large great room which opens to the screened porch and deck. Plus, owners can enjoy use of all amenities including a dock, pool, tennis courts, basketball, and clubhouse!

Toddy Poore Dock Dedication

Our dunes properties family recently celebrated the ribbon cutting of the IOP Exchange Club’s “Embrace the Waterfront” project – complete with a dock dedicated to our own Toddy Poore. It’s as magical as she is…and as beautiful too. Check it out for yourself at

The Isle of Palms Exchange Club  |  201 Palm Boulevard

Upcoming Events in Charleston

30th Annual Holiday Festival of Lights  |  November 15th – December 31st
The Holiday Festival of Lights is known for its three-mile driving tour of spectacular lights where visitors are encouraged to park the car and experience family attractions, shopping, dining and more. For more information, visit: www.holidayfestivaloflights.com
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Steeplechase of Charleston  |  Sunday, November 17th
Dust off those hats and head to Stono Ferry for a day full of big hats, colds drinks, and fast horses! The family-friendly event will feature five high-stakes races with coveted titles on the line. For more information, visit www.steeplechaseofcharleston.com
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42nd Annual Turkey Day Run  |  Thursday, November 28th
The annual Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble is a U.S. Track & Field certified five kilometer race that winds through historic downtown Charleston and out to the peninsula. For more information, visit: www.turkeydayrun.com

Charleston Area Market Stats Through January 2019

January brought out a new 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. Despite home affordability continuing to be an issue, early signs suggest the market is beginning to improve, with more homes coming on the market just in time for the summer months.

Closed Sales -16% |  Median Sales Price + 2.7% | Months Supply 0%

Market Statistics by Area

Our #dunes30for30 donations, Jan 2019

This year, dunes properties is 30 years old and to celebrate, we’ve pledged to donate to a list of 30 charities, compiled from suggestions by our staff and agents. We’re very pleased to announce the organizations we are supporting this month for our year-long “30 for 30” anniversary celebration!

Dunes 30 for 30

Begin With Books is the Charleston County affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, which encourages literacy for underprivileged preschool children by providing monthly deliveries of free books. With our donation, we will be providing 180 books for 15 kids – that is a full year of monthly deliveries thanks to dunes properties!  If you’d like to learn more about this great organization and perhaps join us in donating, visit the Begin With Books website. They also offer volunteer opportunities, so check them out!. Thanks to dunes agents Jack Hurley and Priscilla Shumway for nominating this great organization.

 

Dunes 30 for 30Dewees Island Conservancy is a 501c3 corporation which focuses on habitat restoration on Dewees. Their mission is to help nature thrive by protecting and restoring the natural environment within conservation areas on Dewees. Our donation will help support projects like the restoration and re-engineering of Lake Timicau or the protection of the island as an important stopover for migratory shorebirds. Dewees Island is home of the island’s top real estate agent, Judy Fairchild. In fact, we have Judy and Reggie Fairchild to thank for suggesting the Conservancy for our 30 for 30 celebration.

 

We’ve also challenged our entire dunes family to volunteer 30 hours this year to deserving groups making a difference. Over the past 30 days, members of our group have been involved in a charitable clothing drive, volunteered at the Lowcountry Food Bank, and registered for the Head for the Cure 5k, while raising donations for the race. We’d love to invite you to donate more this year too! Follow us on social media using #dunes30for30.

New Listings at the Beach, Just in Time for Summer 2017

For Sale at the Beach

We have a wide variety of new listings at the beach, and it’s just in time. The mercury is starting to rise and the sun is shining, that can only mean one thing….its almost summer on the Charleston Coast!  What better way to spend the lazy days of our favorite season than at one of Charleston’s fabulous beaches? Check out some of the newest listings from dunes properties agents on Sullivans IslandIsle of Palms, Folly Beach, Kiawah Island and Dewees Island.

Beach House Sullivans Island

2614 Bayonne Street, Sullivans Island

2614 Bayonne Street, Sullivans Island

4 beds | 4.5 baths | 4,754 sq ft

One of the finest second row homes on Sullivans Island and only steps away from the Station 26 beach access path! A stunning remodel of this home was completed in 2015 by Phillip Smith Contractors. The 3,410 square foot first floor boasts a downstairs master-suite with outside porch, and direct access to the elevated pool and workout cabana. There is an additional guest suite off the front entrance. The house has a open great room and dining area combination with bay windows overlooking the pool area, a large office area, a gourmet kitchen with attached den and additional fireplace.  Listed by Tim Reese

Beach House Sullivans Island

2102 Atlantic Avenue, Sullivans Island

2102 Atlantic Avenue, Sullivans Island

9 beds | 6 baths | 5,760 sq ft

Located on a street to street, half acre lot on Sullivans Island, this unique, one of a kind home features lots of possible configurations for a large family! The owners built this home with generational living in mind. Side A and B each feature four bedrooms, two full baths, wrap around porches, 2 car garages, hardwood floors in the main living areas and tons of storage. In addition, there is a two story carriage house, connected to the main house, that features a one bedroom living space on the first floor and a studio space on the second. The main house, sides A & B, live like two separate homes but have privacy doors to make the spaces separate.  Listed by Betty Poore & Vannessa Carter

Beach House Isle of Palms

708 Palm Boulevard, Isle of Palms

708 Palm Boulevard, Isle of Palms

4 beds | 2 baths | 2,434 sq ft

This bright and cheery home with double front porches is centrally located on the island. The first floor features an open floor plan with a full bath. The kitchen window overlooks the pool located in the private fenced in backyard. Upstairs you will find the master suite with walk-in closet and large private bathroom. Three more nice size bedrooms are also upstairs with one of the front bedrooms that opens out to the upstairs porch. Plenty of parking underneath. Close to the beach, downtown Isle of Palms, connector and just a short drive to historic Downtown Charleston. Listed by Ginn Maiers

Beach House Folly Beach

1653 B East Ashley Avenue, Folly Beach

1653 B East Ashley Avenue, Folly Beach

4 beds | 2.5 baths | 2,200 sq ft

Here is your chance to own a 4 BR oceanfront home on Folly Beach that will hold a large family, performs well on a rental program, and doesn’t break the bank. Enjoy the sunrise and seascapes from large oceanfront balconies.  There are hardwood floors downstairs and an enormous kitchen with granite countertops and a bar -height counter to gather around. The kitchen flows into the open living and dining room with windows and sliding doors that lead onto the oceanfront deck and let the light in. There is also an oceanfront deck upstairs that can be accessed by the master bedroom and two more bedrooms. Listed by Vince Perna & Laurie Hull

Beach House Folly Beach

1120 E Arctic Avenue, Folly Beach

1120 E Arctic Avenue, Folly Beach

3 beds | 2 baths | 1,379

This is a renovated classic Cape Cod style beach house. Located on a full corner lot and directly across from beach access. ”Neptunes Folly” is on a vacation rental program with great occupancy and rental income history! The property also sits on a dead end, less traveled street. Enjoy beautiful ocean views from the large front porch. The open living/dining room area and updated kitchen are perfect for entertaining.  The property also has plenty of off-street parking, a huge plus on Folly Beach! Listed by Keith McCann

Beach House Kiawah Island

3611 Beachcomber Run, Kiawah Island

3611 Beachcomber Run,  Kiawah Island 

5 beds| 4 baths | 4,300 sq ft

If you are all about the beach, then look no further. This classic style beach house is oceanfront with enough room for family, friends, and grandchildren. Needless to say the views are amazing. The first floor has a very large great room with fireplace, sunroom, and master suite all with ocean views and outside access. Additionally, the kitchen is updated with newer cabinets, granite, and stainless steel appliances.  Listed by Karen Hilty

New Listings at the Beach

312 Pelican Flight Drive, Dewees Island

312 Pelican Flight Drive, Dewees Island

3 beds | 2 baths | 1,616 sq ft

This is the best starter home on private, unspoiled Dewees Island. This lovely 3 bedroom cottage with loft and open floor plan has views of managed wetland, deer browsing areas, and maritime forest. Nestled into the pines with easy access to kayak trails and a very short walk to the beach. Home has porches which flank the living room, allowing for the sea breezes to blow through the main part of the house. Airy master bedroom is open to below through captains windows, and an additional loft area is perfect for watching the eagles nest or alligators below. Two other quiet bedrooms each have their own porch access areas and vaulted ceilings. Charming cottage decor conveys with a few exceptions. Under the house, there is great storage for toys including golf carts, kayaks and bicycles.  Listed by Judy Fairchild

 

The Distinct and Captivating Beaches of Charleston

The Distinct and Captivating Beaches of Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina is one of the hottest vacation destinations in the country right now. It offers a rich background of American history, world-class dining, and unmatched beauty. While it is tempting to plan a vacation just in the historic downtown, you’re really missing out on a big part of Charleston’s culture if you skip the beach.

You can’t beat restorative time on the beach. Bring a kite or a Frisbee to toss around while you soak up the South Carolina sun. Enjoy the sweet briny waters and the distinct charms of all of the local beaches to really take in the coastal cultures surrounding Charleston and connect to the unique personality of every beach retreat. (more…)

Visiting Dewees Island

Dewees Island - the beach @dunesproperties

Photo credit: Instagram user @dunesproperties (that’s us!)

Dewees Island is a hidden gem located about 11 miles north of Charleston, where some people live and where others, including our fellow Charlestonians, love to visit. And simply put, it is where peace and solitude reign supreme.

On this small, secluded barrier island, there are no paved roads, no cars, no restaurants, and most importantly, no stress. Technology, computer screens, and phones can be ignored for the duration of your stay in favor of outdoor fun and relaxation. It is two-and-a-half miles of pure nature: beaches, dunes, an undisturbed maritime forest — a private paradise.

The homeowners of Dewees, ever aware of the conservation needs and uniqueness of the island, strive to leave the tiniest of footprints. The island is truly among the last of untouched places around, where all is unspoiled by the developed world. Since the island is full of Lowcountry wildlife, and it is not uncommon to share your visit with dolphins, turtles, eagles, and an enormous variety of sea and marsh birds.

Dewees Island morning on the ferry @reggiefairchild

Early morning on the Dewees Island ferry Photo credit: Instagram user @reggiefairchild

The ferry
The island is accessible via a ferry that leaves from 43 41st Street on the Isle of Palms. The ride lasts around 20 minutes, and you must personally know a current Dewees owner in order to board. If you are traveling to the island to look at property for sale, contact our Dewees Island expert Judy Fairchild beforehand to arrange ferry travel.  There are two boats- one smaller and faster, and one a bit larger for holding more people, luggage, groceries, and other deliveries. They decide which one to take based on the number of folks signed up to ride and the amount of stuff that’s going over. The ferry is often escorted by dolphins or a variety of seafaring birds and offers curious views all around. Even if you didn’t have the beauty and adventure of the island waiting for you, the ferry ride alone would be worth it. Be sure to call 30 minutes before leaving the island to make sure you get a spot on a returning boat.

Dewees Island Turtle and Shell @judyondewees

Photo credit: Instagram user @judyondewees

Wildlife
Dewees is a wildlife preserve, so as we said before, you’ll encounter a variety of living creatures. Our resident Dewees Island expert, Judy Fairchild, is a naturalist who loves to show and tell all about Dewees Island, and especially the wildlife. A short cart ride around the island with Judy feels like a master class. It’s not uncommon to see a few baby raccoons, a basking alligator, or perhaps even an otter or bald eagle on a quick jaunt.  While it is truly a thrill to be close to so much undisturbed nature, but there are some critters – like mosquitoes – you’ll want to prepare for in advance. Make sure you pack your bug spray. And, although this should go without saying, don’t feed the wildlife – including those pesky mosquitoes!

Getting around
Once you step off the ferry and onto the tranquil island, don’t be surprised if you feel a weight lifted off your shoulders as your troubles subside. The roads are made of dirt and your only vehicles are your feet, a bike, or a golf cart. If you’re renting through Dewees Rentals, you’ll find a cart clearly marked for you when you exit the ferry.  If you’re visiting friends, do what I do, and hitch a ride on one of their carts and then rely on your own two feet to get you around while exploring  We think the best way to travel the length of the island is by foot on the sandy beach! The paths are clearly marked and the beachwalks extend through the maritime forest all the way to the sand.

What to do on Dewees
Fishing spots abound at Dewees, and there’s even a crabbing dock — but only take what you can eat in a single meal. Remember, conservation is key on Dewees. Other fun outdoor activities include kayaking, golfing, birding, beach walking, swimming, biking and golf carting. Lounging around with a good book is always a good idea, and you’ll find more one perfect spot on Dewees Island.

Dewees Island - the impoundment @deweesrealestate

View over the impoundment Photo credit: Instagram user @deweesrealestate

 

At every turn, there’s a breathtaking marsh or beach view and there are unparalleled sunrises on the beach and sunsets on the marsh. Views over the Impoundment, the old diked wetlands that can be flooded or drained as necessary, are amazingly serene. The shores are pristine, expansive, and gloriously empty, allowing Dewees to offer an almost private experience unlike any other on the Charleston Coast.

Check out what is currently on the market on Dewees Island or contact Judy Fairchild to talk about making the Dewees dream a reality for you and your family.

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%

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

The Charleston Coast’s Best Spots for Sunset Views

No matter the time of year or where you are, you can’t go wrong with a Lowcountry sunset. And there are plenty of key spots, from the resort town of Kiawah all the way up the coast to secluded Dewees Island, to maximize your evening enjoyment. We’re just going to mention a few here, but you can count on us to post some additional spots throughout the year. Here are some of our favorite places for sunset views on the Charleston Coast.

Kiawah Island

Sunset from the Ryder Cup Bar by Instagram user @kiawahislandgolfresort

One of the best and (most delicious) places to enjoy a Kiawah Island sunset is at the Ryder Cup Bar at the Ocean Course. You can grab a drink, sit on the porch, and watch the majesty unfold. In the summers, they host the appropriately named Sunset Raw Bar on the veranda, where you can enjoy fresh seafood with an ocean view.  As the sun sets, you’ll hear live jazz blend with the sounds of the sea.

Seabrook Island

Seabrook Sunset by Instagram user @mingo_sc

Seabrook Sunset via Instagram user @mingo_sc

With three miles of pristine beaches on Seabrook Island, you have plenty of perfect places to catch a beautiful sunset. One of our favorite spots is Pelican Beach, which, fittingly enough, is also nicknamed Sunset Beach. Pelican Beach is where the Edisto River meets the Atlantic Ocean, and its gentle current offers little to no waves and still waters. If you’re partial to a sunrise, head to Seabrook’s North Beach, the widest beach in South Carolina, where the early morning views are spectacular.

Folly Beach

Dusk at Crosby's Seafood by Instagram user (and dunes agent) @donniewhitaker

Dusk at Crosby’s Seafood via Instagram user @donniewhitaker

If you’ve ever been to Folly Beach around sunset, you know there are more than a few places with views that can only be described as life-changing. The vistas from Bowen’s Island Restaurant, which is 2.6 miles from Folly Beach, will make you want to settle down forever in this pocket of the Lowcountry. Similarly, the views from Crosby’s Fish and Shrimp, which you’ll see on the right just before crossing over the bridge to Folly, redefine ‘the good life.’ With the surrounding marsh, shrimp boats, and dolphins, your worries are bound to melt away during a summertime sunset.

Historic Charleston

End of the day at Brittlebank Park by Instagram user @lovelylily8

End of the day at Brittlebank Park via Instagram user @lovelylily8

The sun sets on the Ashley River side of the peninsula, so for fantastic views, take a picnic to Brittlebank Park, which is located on Lockwood Drive near the Riverdogs stadium and is right on the river. Or you could head across the Ashley River bridge to the round Holiday Inn on Savannah Highway and take the elevator to the top. There you’ll find a cocktail bar with glass walls that allow for breathtaking views of Charleston sunsets. Another tip: Should you be close-by during a thunderstorm, there is no better place to watch a lightning show than from this viewpoint.

Mount Pleasant

Ravenel Bridge Sunset by Instagram user @adamaref

Ravenel Bridge Sunset via Instagram user @adamaref

There are so many wonderful spots to watch the sun go down in Mount Pleasant. Shem Creek, Patriot’s Point, Alhambra Hall, the Pitt Street Bridge, and the list goes on.  But we couldn’t feature the sun’s descent over Charleston without the obligatory Ravenel Bridge shot.  Seeing the sun set from any vantage point East of the Cooper is special, but when you can see it go down from atop our beautiful Cooper River bridge, it’s going to be a good night.

Sullivans Island

Sunset with Ravenel Bridge by Instagram user @hankimusmaximus

For a memorable Sullivans Island sunset, make your way toward the lighthouse (park at Station 19). At low tide, you’ll find one of the widest, smoothest, most relaxing beaches in South Carolina. As the sun sets, you can spot the Ravenel Bridge in the distance. Between the expansive shore and the sea, you’ll often find calming, shallow pools perfect for an evening walk and wade.

Isle of Palms

The Boathouse at Breach Inlet by Instagram user @lisa_stegman2

The Boathouse at Breach Inlet via Instagram user @lisa_stegman2

Not only is Isle of Palms’ Boathouse at Breach Inlet Restaurant well-known for great food and delicious drinks, but it’s also the place to be for a sunset on the island. Directly across from the launch site of America’s first submarine, the HL Hunley, the Boathouse at Breach Inlet provides a perfect spot for sipping a cocktail and enjoying a fabulous evening view with friends.

Dewees Island

Dewees Sunset by Instagram user (and dunes agent) @judyondewees

Dewees Sunset by Instagram user (and dunes agent) @judyondewees

If you ever make the trek to Dewees Island, and we suggest you do, you’ll want to make sure you stay late enough to catch the sunset.  Dewees is a nature-lover’s paradise with no restaurants or stores, no cars or stoplights.  The sunset from the Ferry dock is amazing, but The Lone Cedar Dock also offers a perfect vantage point to enjoy the last rays of daylight.

We’ll keep adding to this list, but in the meantime… where will you catch your next Lowcountry sunset?

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