It’s the first day of August and we just finished one of the hottest July’s I can remember in my 15 years of living in Charleston. I don’t know why I or anyone would be surprised as we are in Charleston SC and during the summer that’s just how it is. Now just to be clear I’m really not complaining. I mean, I could be living in Oklahoma or Kansas (please don’t take offense if you are one who does). You can move here (like everyone else) and I will find you a home. But poor me has to live with the every day struggles of Charleston……….
…..the beach, the boat, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, wildlife, green marsh grass, ancient oaks, the beach. So I guess it could be worse.
One thing that is for certain is that we have crazy, unpredictable weather this time of the year. One minute it can be sunny and the next minute monster storm clouds move roll through. Seems to happen everyday.
In other news the real estate market is steady but GOOD inventory is low. The good stuff goes in days and usually has multiples offers. Some of the hottest markets I am seeing are Mt. Pleasant..as usual. James Island…..home prices are on the rise. Charleston outside the peninsula….prices are still good for investors. West Ashley…Mayor Tecklenburg is on it! The beach markets are ticking along but not as hot as the primary markets. Good inventory in the $1.5 to $2.5 price range is needed, and if you own of Ocean Blvd, your home is in demand. One the IOP several homes have sold this year for over $5 million with the recent closing of 300 Ocean Blvd. List a beautifully renovated cottage home on Sullivan’s Island and it will move fast. Condos in Wild Dunes are somewhat stagnant and homes are moving about like always. Move over to Folly Beach and pick your condo out fast. Condo’s in Charleston Oceanfront Villas are going fast. Two sold just last month. Great oceanviews and two pools will do it.
Until next time….