2017 BEST OF THE BEST! Thank you!!

Jackie Kelly Moultrie News 2017

I’m so appreciative to those who voted for me again this year!  It is simply an honor and I am so fortunate to be able to help families find their homes in this very special town!  xo

Open House: 1470 Seminole St.- Old Mt. Pleasant- This Sat & Sun from 10-12pm

Please come by and see this beautifully renovated home!
Open House will be this Saturday, July 29 from 10am-12pm and
Sunday from 10am-12pm.
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1470 Seminole Street   ::   $778,500
*Everything is brand new in this fully renovated 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 2000 square foot home.  
*Lovely front porch
*Open-flow Dining/Kitchen with Shadow Storm Marble island, gas range with custom hood, stainless undermount sink, new cabinets, new stainless appliances, decorative light fixtures and pantry
*Beautiful Oak Flooring throughout the home
*Dining/ kitchen area leads to a fantastic screened porch- also accessible from the private Master Suite
*Separate master suite with vaulted ceiling and walk-in closet.
*Master bath includes double Quartz vanity, oversized stand-up tiled shower with bench seat.
*3 additional bedrooms are spacious (one of which could double as a second master suite)  
*3 additional bathrooms for a total of 4 *Walk-in laundry/ mud room with Barn Door
*Private fully fenced, back yard with new landscaping and storage shed
*Hardiplank exterior
*New roof
*New plumbing and electrical throughout
*New tankless hot water heater
*Wood-planked ceiling in main living area
*Closets feature built-in wood shelving
*Outdoor shower with hot and cold water
*Flood insurance not required
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16 Years of Solid Growth in The Old Village/ Old Mt. Pleasant

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AVERAGE SALES PRICE IN THE OLD VILLAGE/ OLD MT PLEASANT, FROM 2001-2016, PER THE CHARLESTON MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE

The US housing market seems unstoppable, and our neighborhood is no exception.  Prices continue to rise, demand is strong, inventory is tight, interest rates are low and new construction is in full force.

Sales prices in the Old Village/ Old Mt. Pleasant are at an all time high, with the average sales price reaching $685,000 in 2015 and a staggering $743,000 in 2016.  That is a considerable jump from $455,000 in 2014.  Not to mention that price has more than doubled from the 2001 average of $370,000.  These stats show a solid investment market based on a steady increase over a long period of time.

So what does it all mean?

For sellers, it all sounds good, right?  But pricing your home accurately is still the key. The average “Days On Market” for homes sold in the OV/ Old Mt. P was 64 in 2016 and 65 in 2015.  When a home is priced under market value, multiple offers typically happen and can drive the sales price up.  And if priced over market value, the home will sit on the market with little to no activity after about 120 days.

For Buyers?  According to Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke, of Realtor.com, “Buyers who are able to land the home of their dreams can reassure themselves that their investment is likely to be a solid one—especially in our hottest markets, where homes are selling fastest and there’s the most demand.”

I always say it’s best to watch the market on a local level, and watch the prices over a long period of time.  And when you are ready to buy or sell, it’s imperative to team up with a savvy REALTOR® who understands your market.  If I can help you, please let me know.  To see all homes for sale, visit http://www.SearchOldVillage.

January 2017 Home Sales On The Rise

The 2017 market starts off strong, as home sales in the Charleston Region continue to rise.  In a market of low interest rates, a surplus of buyers and low inventory, sales prices continue to rise as well as the number of homes sold.  Here is the latest Market Update, provided by the Charleston Trident Association Of Realtors®. 

CHARLESTON, SC—(February 10, 2017) According to preliminary data released today by the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors® (CTAR) 1,029 homes sold in January in the region at a median price of $238,900. Last January, 972 homes sold at a median price of $218,020.  This marks the twelfth consecutive month that sales in the region have surpassed 1,000 homes and the first time in a decade that January sales have exceeded that benchmark.

Comparing the first month of 2017 to last year, sales volume has increased 6% and buyers are paying 9.5% more for homes in the region than they did last year.

Inventory has declined about 20% over the last 12-month period, with 4,746 homes listed as “active” for sale in the Charleston Trident Multiple Listing Service (CTMLS) as of January 31.  We expect that inventory will begin increasing slightly in the coming months.

“We are pleased to see the residential market starting on such solid ground in 2017” said 2017 CTAR President Dave Sansom.  “Last year was a strong year of growth in our market and starting the year with such substantial increases bodes well for both buyers and sellers. We’re poised to see another year of consistent growth in our market, supported by the flourishing local economy” he concluded.

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500 homes sold at a median price of $308,750 in January in Charleston County. There are currently 2,545 residential properties for sale in Charleston County—1,920 single-family homes and 625 condos/townhomes.

For Stats specific to Mt. Pleasant, South of the Isle Of Palms Connector, Click here

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Adam Gorlitsky! My Inspiration To Move Out Of My Comfort Zone

adam-rewalkMany of you know Adam as the first Paraplegic to walk the Cooper River Bridge Run/Walk, but I know him as an amazing person and friend. Ten years ago while at the wheel of his car, Adam dozed off and ran off the road. He awoke with a devastating outcome… a severed spinal cord and a new reality of life in a wheelchair.

Fast forward to last year when Adam was able to bring home the latest technology, a “ReWalk Exoskeleton” (a battery-pack based unit which he describes as a cross between Iron Man and Avatar). Needless to say, Adam is full steam ahead on this new chapter of his “walking upright” life, and he is committed to bridge the gap between what it means to be disabled and able-bodied.

My path crossed with Adam a few months back, while attending a luncheon at Tavern & Table (which, btw, I love!). Adam was the guest speaker, and little did I know, he would change my life…(well, at least my attitude). About how fortunate my life is, and how determination can help me achieve anything I set my mind to do!

A few weeks later, while at the gym (for the first time in months) I saw Adam and introduced myself.  I told him how he inspired me to up my game.  And next thing I know, his words set a fire in me… “Jackie, I challenge you to do a 1/2 marathon!”  And I, in turn said, “Adam, I challenge you to do the same.”  TOTALLY OUT OF OUR COMFORT ZONES!  But we shook hands and on it and started a 24 week training program in preparation for the Walt Disney World Half-Marathon, in January of 2017.

The experience was AMAZING to say the least! And I am so proud of Adam, as he pushed himself to complete parts of the 5K, 10K and Full Marathon.

And what about my experience? I was super nervous for the run, but trained and ready. Then the bad weather came in… thunder and rain… and the Disney execs were forced to cancel the race. I looked at is my “GET OUT OF JAIL FREE” card and was thrilled to be able to skip the run and spend the day at the park with my family!  When I returned home, I was able to complete the Folly Beach “Save The Light” half marathon, and the experience was beyond words.  I would have never thought I could do such a thing, but with Adam’s inspiration, I am now proud to have the coveted “13.1” sticker on the back of my car!  Yeah!

Stay tuned to learn more about Adam and his 1 million steps tour, where he has dedicated himself to he raise money and awareness to help other paraplegics. Super inspiring stuff! Follow his journey at I GOT LEGS: Team Adam: One-Million Steps Tour.

Success Stories in the Old Village/ Old Mt. Pleasant!

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to do what I love every single day.  Here are a few of my recent sales in the neighborhood and what our new neighbors have to say about the experience! 

Dear Neighbors, If you are looking to buy or sell a house, I would like to make a recommendation. We recently sold our house, and bought a new one (both in Old Mt Pleasant). Jackie Kelly represented us for each one. Let me tell you, we had some significant obstacles, but Jackie worked relentlessly, against the odds to make it work. She is smart, fair & frank, with a beautiful soul. This community, and the welfare of the families within it are her motivation. Her finger is firmly planted on the pulse of our neighborhood. If you choose Jackie to represent you, I guarantee you will not be disappointed.  -Sincerely, Debbie Newman

Jackie is truly exceptional to work with and at what she does.  Purchasing or selling a home is intimidating and Jackie makes the process fun and helps eliminate some of the stress that can come with it.  She knows how to get the job done with the results you are looking for.   – Nathan and Emily Overbey

My husband and I are so thankful we were able to work with Jackie to sell our home.  Jackie was kind and professional and gave sound advice regarding all real estate matters.  We trusted her fully and we sold our house in a very short amount of time.  She truly knows and understands the market in Charleston.  She went above and beyond what is expected of a realtor, in my humble opinion.  She also helped us find a trustworthy realtor in another state to help us buy our next home.  It was such a blessing to not have to worry about who we chose as a realtor to buy our next home.  We were happy with the overall experience of selling and buying a home at the same time.    – Jennifer Wieckowski

This is the second time we have worked with Jackie Kelly and her team on a house sale and purchase.  Once again, we were so pleased with her expertise in the local Charleston real estate market, honest guidance and ability to negotiate on our behalf with the finish line in view. All of this plus her great personality made us smile and laugh at every step of the way. We cannot recommend Jackie enough.  – Judy Dixon

Loved working with Jackie, she is so experienced with the market and we feel we received the best advice. I really appreciated her insight, optimism and patience while we looked for our home in this challenging real estate landscape.  – Jennifer Darr

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I want to take this time to emphasize the importance of using an experienced realtor who has a firm grasp on your market.  At the end of the day, there is no substitute for agent experience when it comes to negotiating and closing a transaction.  If I can help you in any way, please contact me at Jackie@TheCassinaGroup.com and to see all homes for sale in the neighborhood, visit www.SearchOldVillage.com

Please let me know if I can help you with buying and/or selling this year! And many, many thanks for to wonderful clients and new neighbors!!  Jackie

 

Cheers to the New Year!

Happiest Holidays to you! Can you believe 2017 is right around the corner?!

If you are looking for something fun to do this New Year’s Eve, look no further! I have rounded up events going on around Charleston.

Yorktown Countdown

9pm-1am

Click above link for tickets and information

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Snyder New Year’s Eve Grand Ball

8pm-1am at the SC Aquarium

Click above link for tickets and more information

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Family Friendly, Non-Alcoholic Event at Marion Square 4pm-10:30pm

Live entertainment, art shows, refreshments, and more!!

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Charleston Wonderland

8:30pm-1:30am at Memminger Auditorium

Click above link for tickets and additional information

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Cheers to you and yours for a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year!!!

 

~Jackie