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.

Charleston County
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



Experience Sells!

2016 was a great year for Charleston real estate and for me professionally.  And I am thankful to my clients and friends for helping me achieve my goals!
  • I am thrilled to have SOLD MORE HOMES than any other real estate agent in the Old Village/ Old Mt. Pleasant neighborhood in 2016!*
  • I was awarded the 2016 Moultrie News BEST OF THE BEST REALTOR®!  
  • I achieved the Executive Level of The REALTORS® of Distinction Award, which is their highest tier and recognizes the top producing Charleston REALTORS®.

With 6,000+ REALTORS® in the Lowcountry, it is a given that you have a friend or family member who is licensed to sell.  But you need to ask yourself… Who has the experience and knowledge to get the deal done?  And who can provide the proper guidance for a  smooth transaction while maximizing my financial gain?

The decision of who represents you in the sale and or purchase of your life’s biggest asset needs to be taken seriously.  And as you know, I live in this neighborhood, specialize my business here, and I have been a top producer in this area for many years.  
I love what I do, and work hard everyday to provide superior service, expertise and advisement to my clients.  And I am thankful to have this opportunity!  If I can help, I am happy to do so.  To learn more, check out my website at www.SearchOldVillage.com or email me at Jackie@TheCassinaGroup.com.
*Per Charleston Trident Association of Realtors MLS statistics pulled on 1/13 /17


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


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


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