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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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Tag: Donnie Whitaker

Donnie Whitaker – Realtor by Day, Photographer by Night

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Morris Island Lighthouse as dusk. Photo courtesy of Donnie Whitaker

Donnie Whitaker has been with the dunes properties family since 2005 and specializes in second home buyers and investment properties. He is extremely knowledgeable about Wild Dunes, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, and all areas East of the Cooper, having worked at Wild Dunes Resort as a tennis pro before joining our Isle of Palms office over 10 years ago.  Donnie splits his time between the IOP and our centrally-located flagship office in historic Charleston.

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High Tide on the Creek – Mount Pleasant. Photo Courtesy of Donnie Whitaker

When Donnie isn’t selling homes and showing properties, he likes to spend his time in the great outdoors shooting nature and wildlife with his camera. He has a passion for landscape photography from the mountains to the coast, which he likely inherited from his father. Donnie feels extremely lucky to live in a place with such natural beauty and photo opportunities everywhere you turn, but he also enjoys traveling for photography and fun, especially to his home state of North Carolina. You can view and even purchase his photos at his photography website or learn more about his adventures in Charleston area real estate at donniewhitaker.com. 

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Donnie Whitaker shooting Black Balsam Range Knob on the Blue Ridge Mountains. Photo courtesy of Donnie Whitaker

In honor of the 10th Anniversary of the Ravenel Bridge, Donnie recently entered a picture in the Post and Courier’s Bridge Photo contest.  His photo was chosen as “Photo Pick of the Week” for Sunday, July 26, 2015.

Ravenel Bridge at Night

Ravenel Bridge at Night

Is there a Sellers Market in Morgan Place, Wild Dunes?

By Donnie Whitaker, dunes properties Real Estate Agent | 843.607.0954
Morgan Place, wild dunes, dunes properties Deepwater Homes at Morgan Place
Ok, so maybe I am getting a little ahead of myself, but facts are facts. We know limited supply creates demand, and in Morgan Place thats what you have.  Over the last few years, you could always expect there to be at least 5 homes to choose from in this section of Wild Dunes.  Until recently, those homes would sit for some time, simply because the buyers weren’t there, or lets be honest, asking prices were to high.

Things change though, and as of today, 49 Morgan Place is the only home listed for sale. Two weeks ago there were three, but last week, 4 Morgan Place and 14 Morgan Place went under contract. One of them was only on the market for a couple of weeks.

Now, we know in a sellers market, home prices tend to move upward.  I don’t think this means we will see prices soar like they did from 2005 to 2007 (any increase will be gradual), but, with a limited supply, and proof of demand in the pudding (evidenced by two contracts last week), sellers just might have a window to demand more than they could, not so long ago.

I have to say it feels good to dust off the saying, sellers market, although it may be a little to early.  Or maybe not?

– Donnie Whitaker, dunes properties Real Estate Agent | 843.607.0954

Shipwatch Villa – Wild Dunes

Shipwatch has the finest pools in Wild Dunes

A somewhat recent large assessment, coupled with pending litigation has caused a depressed market in the Shipwatch Villa community of Wild Dunes. Condo sells since the assessment was announced are proof as the difference in list price to sell price is astounding. Going back to July 1st, 2012, statistics show owners getting only 76.54% of what they were asking (does not include price reductions). This is significantly lower than when you combine all condo sells in Wild Dunes since that time (87.82%).

Below I have listed the last five to sell with the asking price and sell price:

122-D Shipwatch     $525,000 > $440,000

420-C Shipwatch     $725,000 > $475,000

318-C Shipwatch     $699,000 > $525,000

413-B Shipwatch     $740,000 > $535,000

405-A Shipwatch     $675,000 > $600,000

These numbers show that buyers are taking advantage of the opportunity presented and doing well with it. The owners knowing of the assessment just want out and are ready to negotiate big time because of it (if they can).  Now, there is a catch. In most cases, the buyers are agreeing to take on the current assessment, therefore taking on an additional $40K +/- to what they are getting the property for. On top of that, usually, with condo litigation, lenders are wary and will not loan. Therefore, more times than not, 100% cash becomes necessary to purchase.  Still, the deals are there and for the savy investor, with interest in Shipwatch or owning a condo in Wild Dunes, it could be time to make the jump.  Additionally, with the assessment comes repairs, and with repairs comes improvement only helping property values.

dunes properties agent Donnie Whitaker updates his blog every month with a list of everything that is currently for sale in Shipwatch Villas.  Check out the full Shipwatch Post for more information.

Donnie Whitaker, dwhitaker@dunesproperties.com | (843) 607-0954

 

New Listing at Remleys Point

Check out 120 Wando Reach Court.  Our new listing in River Reach at Remleys Point, one of the more exclusive Mount Pleasant neighborhoods. This 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home is 4939 sqft. and just must be seen to be believed. Lots of unique touches make this a wonderful home. Offered at $2,499,000. Listed by Joe Walker and Donnie Whitaker of dunes properties®.

Contact: Joe Walker (843) 345-4510 | Donnie Whitaker (843) 607-0954

Joe  jwalker@dunesproperties.com | Donnie dwhitaker@dunesproperties.com

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