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dunes properties of Charleston is a real estate, vacation rental and property management company representing the Lowcountry with almost 80 exclusive Charleston beach vacation rental properties, 70 real estate agents and employees, four full-service offices. Nobody knows the Charleston Coast better.

Isle of Palms Office

1400 Palm Boulevard
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
Vacation Rental Inquiries:
vacations@dunesproperties.com


The Real Estate Studio

214 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843.722.5618

Real Estate Inquiries:
realestate@dunesproperties.com
Vacation Rental Inquiries:
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


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Featured – 1403 Ocean Club Villas

1403 Ocean Club Villas

Welcome to 1403 Ocean Club Villas! The price of this luxury oceanfront condo was recently significantly reduced, and it’s now quite possibly the BEST deal in Wild Dunes! You will not find an equivalent view or square footage for this price.  The sellers are extremely motivated, as they have an investment opportunity elsewhere with an end of July, 2015 deadline.  This place is a MUST SEE.  When you enter 1403 Ocean Club,  you immediately become aware of an unusual sense of calm and simplicity that separates this space from the typical resort condominium. You sense it is an intimate place you will want for yourself, loved ones, and close friends.

Click HERE for Interactive Floorplan and Photos

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Betty Poore
Phone: 843.513.1721
Fax: 888.430.1978
Mobile: 843.442.1889

 

Why Hasn’t the Internet Replaced the Realtor®?

I came across a provocative article in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and, frankly, it struck at a question I’ve been wondering about myself- why hasn’t the internet replaced the Realtor ®. The internet has changed so many industries–the iTunes Store and music; Expedia and travel agents–what about real estate?

There have been a number of web players entering the space, from Trulia and Zillow to Redfin, all with slightly different models and a range of success and failure. Here are two things I highlighted in my reading: • 90% of consumers now begin searching for real estate on the web, but • The average commission rate to agents has actually gone up since 2008, from 5.0% to 5.4% in 2011

How has this industry defied what many might say is inevitable? Knowledge and service. It’s a major, major purchase, and lots can go wrong. No one, even the savvy and well-heeled, wants to make a mistake when so many commas are in the price.

The web is playing a role, but it’s largely shopping vs. buying.

Read more from Why can’t the internet replace real estate brokers, by Brad Stone, in Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

Betty Poore

(843) 442-1889 | bpoore@dunesproperties.com

West Ashley’s The Crescent

Less than five minutes from the heart of historic downtown Charleston you will find West Ashley’s The Crescent. The Crescent is a mix of traditional home styles in a perfect location. The neighborhood was established in the 1920s and many of the homes have been renovated.

Mother/ daughter real estate power duo Toddy Poore and Betty Poore have 1 New Town Lane listed and this is a must see home!

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Hot New Listing in Wild Dunes, 1111 Ocean Club

Betty Poore, has listed a fabulous oceanfront 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bathroom condo in Ocean Club inside of Wild Dunes. It has many wonderful features. Call her for details 843.442.1889

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Dunes Agent Helps Mt. Pleasant Receive $4000 Beautification Grant

As reported by Moultrie News

The Palmetto Pride Anti-Litter Organization recently awarded a $4000 beautification grant to the Mount Pleasant Pride Committee. This money will go to making the Public Service Department’s Six Mile Complex a beautiful and welcoming site for motorists, residents,  and recreational walker/joggers.

Patricia Fuchs, a real estate agent with Dunes Properties, is Vice Chair of the Pride Committee. We are so proud of her and her involvement in the town she calls home.  Karen Hilty from our Kiawah/Seabrook office exlaimed this when she found out the good news “I am not surprised one bit by Patricia’s accomplishments. I have had the pleasure of working with her for many years at Dunes and there is no one I would rather have on my committee; or any committee for that matter.”

We go on about Charleston being a way of life and how we love to make our visitors our new neighbors. It’s not just blathering talk. It’s the truth.  We love this city and we enjoy giving back to the communities.

Betty Poore volunteers at East Cooper Hospital, does Meals on Wheels almost every week with her mom, and devotes a lot of time to the Pet Helpers Trap and Return Program.

Toddy Poore does Meals on Wheels every week with her daughter (Betty) or sons.

Mark Mitchell and Patricia Fuchs sponsor Isle of Palms Rec Center’s children’s sports teams and Mark is highly invovled in the school board, Rotary Club, and Boys and Girls Club of the Trident Area.

Mark Fuchs is a member of the Lowcountry Business Network .

Jack Hurley through his Jack’s Cosmic Dogs has sponsored 50 children in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program to provide them with free age appropriate books.

Mike Parades serves as treasurer for an HOA, teaches several classes a year at CTAR, teaches for Community Associations Institute, consults local HOAs,  and just completed term as President of the Stono Ferry Mens Golf Association Board.

Linda Solomon has been a member of the Pet Helpers Annual Fur Ball committee for several years.

I could go on but suffice to say, Dunes Properties loves Charleston and we love giving back to Charleston.

Betty Poore’s November Update

Good chilly morning! We have had all the rain we need, thank you! It finally cleared up here and for the next week we are going to have sunshine, blue skies and temperatures in the mid seventies. Life is pretty darn good here on the Charleston Coast.
 
Real estate activity lately has been on the rise. We are seeing an increase in the number of properties sold, but a decrease in sales prices. There is plenty of interest in foreclosure and short sale properties, but why go through all the hassle when there are properties on the market priced even lower that are neither? Just smart sellers getting in front of the decline in the market. If you would like a list of some of my best buys just shoot me an email or go to my blog. I’ll be updating that list this afternoon (they are not just my listings.)
 
There is some good reading in this month’s E-Newsletter. The three main articles of interest  include:  “Knowledge is Power When Buying a House”, “Five tips to Increase Your Home’s Appeal, and “Four Questions Help Determine Improve or Move”.
 
And, pay attention to interest rates! Mark and I are re-financing because the rates are incredibly low! Call your lender this week to see if you can take advantage of the rates before they go back up.
 
As always, I hope you’ll give a call or stop by when you are in the area.  Talk with you soon.
 
Sincerely,
 Betty Poore – Realtor
Your Connection to the Charleston Coast  
Betty@BettyPoore.com
(p)  843-608-9362
(f)   866-279-2260

Buyer, Seller, or Investor’s Market?

I think Fall has finally made it to the south. Our windows are open, the breeze is just grand and it’s time for block parties. Life couldn’t get much better than this ( unless my husband Mark were home – he is further south playing golf at Shoal Creek.)

Coming to you is October’s E-Newsletter. There are two articles I found interesting. “How Buyers Compete in a Seller’s Market” and  “What to do Now if You are Planning On Selling This Fall”.  I found the first interesting because this is clearly not a typical seller’s market – it is an investor’s market and many of the current sellers are lenders ready to make deals if an investor  is ready. To be ready you to provide proof of downpayment funds, ready cash or a loan committment letter in hand, had property inspections performed, everything you can do to get a leg up on the other investors looking for that good deal.

Fell free to call me with any questions.

Happy Halloween if I don’t see you first!

Sincerely,

Betty Poore – Realtor
Your Connection to the Charleston Coast
Betty@BettyPoore.com
Visit my Website & Blog
(p)  843-608-9362
(f)   866-279-2260

Too Much Regulation?

Do you think there is too much regulation in the financial industry?  My husband, Mark, sent me a link to an interesting article in the NY Times.

The premise is a good one: spell out for the consumer, in plain English, what he is getting.  I am amused by the author’s refinancing tribulations as Mark and I are going through that now. I’d give anything to have it streamlined and in consumer English. Heck, I am in the business and am sometimes overwhelmed by the sheer volume of paperwork and foreign sounding words.

 Money, money, money. You have to love his comment : “For as long as there has been money, people have been doing stupid things with it.” Here’s a link to the article: The Way We Live Now

– Betty Poore, www.bettypoore.com , betty@bettypoore.com

May is Blooming and Booming

Isn’t this grand! It is the first week of May. Temps are getting up to 80 degrees, the birds are chirping, the fish are jumping, my tomato plants are growing leaps and bounds.
Good news in the local real estate market, too. Comparing the first 4 months of 2009 with the first 4 months of 2010 – well, there is no comparison. With the exception of Sullivans Island, most of the Charleston area that I track saw the number of home and villa sales increase from 19-55%. Seabrook and Kiawah were up 50%, Wild Dunes was up 55%, Isle of Palms was up 30%, downtown Charleston was up 24%, Mt Pleasant was up 19%, and Daniel Island was up 24%. Inventory is moving.
Now, PRICES. They are, as you might expect, all over the map. Wild Dunes’ sales prices were down 15%, Isle of Palms’ prices were up 19%, Sullivans Island prices were down 14%, Seabrook and Kiawah prices were up 4%, Mt Pleasant prices were down 1%, Daniel Island prices were up 22% and downtown Charleston prices were down 29%.

So, to summarize, the number of sales were up, while in most areas the average sales price was down – compared to the same time frame as last year. Keep in mind this is an average of all properties, villas, condos and single family homes. I did not have land sales in the mix.

If you have a question about any of the information, please give me a call or shoot me an email.

Betty Poore (betty@bettypoore.com 843.442.1889)

Positive News for the Charleston Coast in 2010

Happy New Year!

As much as I don’t like wishing my time away – I am glad to see the end of 2009 ( and will be really glad to see the end of this cold snap! Man – a week of high temperatures in the 40’s, sheesh.)

2010 promises to be good to Charleston. Housing sales are up, Boeing is coming to town, expanding the assembly line of the 787 Dreamliner and the US Dept of Energy has announced they are utilizing a site at the former Charleston Naval Base as a test bed for offshore wind turbines. Jobs, Jobs, Jobs! To read click here.

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