Isle of Palms Office

1400 Palm Boulevard Ste. M
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
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vacations@dunesproperties.com


Dunes Downtown

11 Fulton Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843.722.5618

Real Estate Inquiries:
realestate@dunesproperties.com
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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


Mount Pleasant Office

835 Coleman Blvd Ste. 200
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
843.881.5600

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


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Charleston Area Market Stats through March (and other news)

Normal spring increases in sales activity, coupled with relaxing COVID-19 policies, created a very busy March real estate market as buyer demand continued largely unabated in the face of rising home prices and mortgage rates. Existing home seller and new construction activity continue to remain below levels necessary to bring the market back into balance, pointing to a busy and competitive buyer market in the coming months.
~ Charleston Trident Association of REALTORS® (CTAR)

Market Statistics by Area:

Closed Sales +28.4% | Median Sales Price +17.4% |  Months Supply -77.1%

Downtown Charleston

Upper Charleston Peninsula

Upper Mount Pleasant

Lower Mount Pleasant

Daniel Island

Folly Beach

Isle of Palms/Wild Dunes

Sullivan’s Island

Kiawah Island

Seabrook Island

James Island

West Ashley

Johns Island

North Charleston

Summerville

Goose Creek

Featured Listing

170 Hobcaw Drive, Mount Pleasant
4 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half bath, 4500 sq ft   |  Offered for $5,350,000

This stunning home on deep water overlooking the Wando River and Hobcaw Creek offers lowcountry living at its finest! Completely taken back to a shell, Sheppard Construction took this renovation to a whole new level with exquisite details and design. Interior features include wide plank white oak flooring throughout, beautiful chef’s kitchen featuring Calcutta gold marble countertops and a Wolf/Sub Zero appliance package, a large living room and dining room with fireplace and bar area, and a truly stunning wall of large impact glass windows which invites you to enjoy the most beautiful sunsets and water views in Charleston. The exterior of the home is equally impressive with lush, mature landscaping, a newly constructed IPE dock (approx. 75 ft long) with an 11 X 16 foot covered pierhead and copper roof, as well as a boat lift which will hold up to a 20,000 lb boat. The home also features a full house automatic generator, and there is no flood insurance required. For more information, visit http://www.170hobcawdrive.com/.

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In the News

Big shoutout to our fearless leader, Randy Walker, featured in the March 2021 issue of Charleston Magazine where local leaders weigh in on Charleston’s unique ability to adjust, adapt, overcome – and in the case of real estate sales, thrive – in the midst of the 2020 pandemic.

Check out the full article on pg. 99 of the March issue, or click the link below to sign up and view the FREE digital issue courtesy of Charleston Coast Vacations!

Featured Podcast

Did you catch Mount Pleasant Magazine’s latest VOICE for Real Estate podcast featuring our very own Laurie Minges?

On this episode of the VOICE for Real Estate podcast, Laurie talks to Mount Pleasant Magazine host and publisher, Bill Macchio, about her experience in real estate, how the real estate market is right now and how to be ready.

CLICK HERE to watch the full episode!

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Living in a Tourist Destination

I have been fortunate to live in two distinctly different tourist destinations. For ten years I lived in the remote and romantic Martha’s Vineyard. The Vineyard was hard to reach and therefore attracted people from all over the world to enjoy its distinctive small towns, architecture, and pristine beaches.

15 years ago, I moved from an island reachable only by ferry or plane, to one with two bridges – Johns Island. Both places are rich with scenery and even richer with great food!  It’s great fun sharing such treasures, so expect a lot of company. Family and old friends around the country will always remember that you live in Charleston.

Having company means learning to entertain for your guests’ particular interests. My sister is not an adventurous eater, so when she comes, I make sure to suggest restaurants with widely varied menus and not those with 5 highly curated entrees – saving those for my foodie friends. I also like to avoid the extremely popular tourist offerings and seek out locations where everyone can enjoy a great meal, hopefully sit outside, and get a taste of the Lowcountry topography – it’s what makes us special.

Because our beaches are so unique, it can be important to know what your visitors love about going to the beach. I want to sit in the shade beside the Kiawah dunes with a good book. Others may prefer the fun and funky atmosphere of Folly or lively atmosphere of Isle of Palms. When people come, I want to give them a sample of more than one. The best part is, you can enjoy them through most of the year!

Guided and self-guided tours must work for their personal mobility as well as their interests. Temperature and time of day are always factors in our hot and humid climate. Don’t forget to add in free and low cost activities when you can. And, remember that everyone in the party doesn’t have to do the same things. Splitting up and doing separate activities makes for lively conversation when everyone returns.

We live and die by our tourist economy and most of us really want to share everything that is great about Charleston. There is one thing, however that happens when you find yourself among people on vacation. You begin to realize that perfectly reasonable people who are high functioning in their regular lives, tend to lose their minds a little on holiday. Smart people step into the street without looking, no parking signs become optional, and one – way streets can confuse the best of us. But, with a little patience and a recognition that I might be that person when I leave the Lowcountry, we can continue to encourage people to fall in love with Charleston.

– Terry Bell-Aby, Realtor®
Mobile  508-627-2988  | Terry@dunesproperties.com

Charleston Area Market Stats through February (and other news)

Mortgage interest rates ticked a bit higher in February, but remain below their February 2020 levels. Interest rates may rise a bit further in coming weeks, but according to Freddie Mac chief economist Sam Khater, “while there are multiple temporary factors driving up rates, the underlying economic fundamentals point to rates remaining in the low 3 percent range for the year.” With rates still at historically low levels, home sales are unlikely to be significantly impacted, though higher rates do impact affordability.
~ Charleston Trident Association of REALTORS® (CTAR)

Market Statistics by Area:

Closed Sales +25.1% | Median Sales Price +11.6% |  Months Supply -73.5%

Downtown Charleston

Upper Charleston Peninsula

Upper Mount Pleasant

Lower Mount Pleasant

Daniel Island

Folly Beach

Isle of Palms/Wild Dunes

Sullivan’s Island

Kiawah Island

Seabrook Island

James Island

West Ashley

Johns Island

North Charleston

Summerville

Goose Creek

Featured Listing

51 Waterway Island Drive, Isle of Palms
5 bed, 5 full and 2 half baths, 5298 sq ft   |  Offered for $5,235,000


Paradise awaits you in this custom deep water home nestled on Morgan Creek inside the gates of the Wild Dunes Resort. 51 Waterway Island Drive has everything a beach and boating enthusiast could want combined with the charm and inviting character that makes a home on the Isle of Palms so desirable. Features include an oversized shiplapped living room / entertainment area with a wood burning fireplace, gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances, gorgeous first floor master suite, an elevated infinity salt water pool, and the real gem – your very own 80 ft deep water dock (the largest on the creek!) complete with power, water and lighting ensuring you can enjoy the outdoors anytime of day and any season of the year.⁠⁠ For more information, visit www.51WaterwayIslandDrive.com.

Agent Spotlight: Joy Millar

“I don’t think I have ever met a REALTOR® that is
more dedicated, responsive, and pleasant to deal with than Joy Millar. In an intensely competitive and skyrocketing market, Joy was the difference between us getting a truly special house, and being priced out of the market. Her knowledge of Seabrook Island combined with her contacts made the impossible happen. She is an absolutely delightful person, and I cannot recommend her services highly enough.”  ~ Paul M.

Charleston Coast Vacations

Sunshine on your mind? 😎 There’s still time to book your spring vacay with us on the #charlestoncoast! Visit www.charlestoncoastvacations.com to explore available rental properties and book your stay today!

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