Old Village/ Old Mt. P Market Update

The real estate market looks pretty solid in Mt. Pleasant as a whole, so I thought I would drill down on our neighborhood and take a look at how Quarter 1 of 2020 is faring compared to the past few years.  Here are some interesting stats, according to the Charleston Trident Association of REALTORS and reflect single family homes in the Old Village/ Old Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood.

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No real surprise that sales were down in Quarter 1, but homes in the Old Village/ Old Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood are still selling!  In Quarter 1 of 2020, 24 homes closed, compared to 41 sales in Q1 of 2019 (wow), 37 sales in 2018, 32 sales in 2017, and 30 sales in 2016.  So, although the 2020 number is off compared to last year, it is with in the zone of previous years…. and that’s not too bad considering most buyers are shopping primarily online through virtual tours.

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Sales prices are holding steady and this is some really good news.  For homes sold in the Old Village/ Old Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood in Q1 of 2020, the average price per square foot was $385, compared to $395 in 2019, $365 in 2018, $371 in 2017 and $329 in 2016.

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What about the length of time it takes to sell?  Q1 of 2020 stats do indicate that, although homes are selling for a solid price per square foot, it is taking a bit longer than usual.  Homes in Q1 of 2020 averaged 133 days on the market, compared to 88 days in 2019, 58 days in 2018, 93 days in 2017, and 76 days in 2016.

In summary, things are selling, prices are holding steady, but it may take a bit more time to find your buyer making it more important than ever to chose a full time, professional Realtor who has the experience to help you achieve your goal!  f you are thinking of buying or selling, I specialize in this area, and I have been selling here for over 17 years.  If I can help, please let me know.

Stats are provided by the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors, and reflect the time frame of Jan 1- Apr 30, for single family homes in the Old Village/ Old Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood.

 

 

 

 

Charleston-area Home Showings Drop for 11th Straight Month

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Interesting information from the Post and Courier, and while I must agree with the stats, I will say that working with a seasoned Realtor, who knows your market, is the key to going under contract quickly.  As an example, my most recent Old Village Listing 209 Greenwich Street, went under contract in 7 days. 

From Warren L. Wise, Post and Courier

While Charleston-area home sales are just slightly off last year’s pace through the first half of the year, home showings continue to lag.

For the 11th consecutive month, the number of people walking through doors to check out a house dipped across the Lowcountry in June.

The ShowingTime Showing Index for the Charleston region reported the number of doors being opened for prospective buyers dropped 6 percent in June. Showings have been down every month since last August and are off an average 9.4 percent over 12 months through June.

The good news is the negative showing rate has moderated in recent months from the double digits last fall and earlier this winter.

Sales are down for the year through July a scant 0.6 percent, but if more homes were available at price points people could afford, sales would be higher, according to Wil Riley of the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors.

“The rise in home prices is outpacing income growth,” he said. “In our region, the $53,000 median household income does not align with a median home price that’s climbing toward $300,000.”

Nationally, showings dipped 1.8 percent, and an official with the Showing Index said declines have moderated across much of the nation.

“Activity in the South and Midwest remains slightly slower than in 2018, though there is more buyer activity in the lower price quartiles of the market,” said ShowingTime Chief Analytics Officer Daniil Cherkasskiy. “Pricier homes continue to see less traffic compared to the same time last year.”

It has never been more important to work with a full time, professional Realtor who knows your market.  If I can help, please contact me at Jackie@TheCassinaGroup.com

 

Build Your Dream Home-Vacant Lot For Sale in Old Mt. Pleasant!

1424 Pocahontas Street is now available for purchase for $550,000.  Large lot (almost a half acre) with mature trees lining the property, ready for your dream home in the highly desirable Old Village/ Old Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. Flood Insurance NOT required.  Email me for info, Jackie@TheCassinaGroup.com.

 

Client Testimonials

Jackie went the extra mile…and so much more!
In a transaction that seemed to have an impossible list of extra barriers that would have usually caused buyer or seller to throw their hands up and walk, she was the glue that held things together.  Her professionalism, integrity and care are extraordinary.
Thank you Jackie!
– Mark
We loved working with Jackie. When we fell in love with our (now) forever home, Jackie helped us get everything in place as quickly as possible–we were under contract within a day and closed 30 days later! Jackie was incredibly helpful throughout the process–always responsive to any questions and making sure we were comfortable with the process. Jackie is friendly, professional, knowledgeable and diligent, everything you could want in a Realtor! As a first-time home buyer, I cannot imagine a better outcome, thanks to Jackie!
– Abby and Doug
We have bought and sold several homes with Jackie, and have always been very pleased.  She draws upon her extensive experience to smoothly navigate client’s through transactions, making what could be a stressful process easy and understandable.  Jackie is an asset to Charleston real estate we feel very lucky to have found her!
-Kate and Christian Malpeli
We can’t thank Jackie enough for bringing us the perfect buyer! She is prompt, professional and excellent at her job. She was determined to sell our house and she made it happen! Jackie is a Rockstar!
-Sarah and John Dewey

JUST SOLD IN THE OLD VILLAGE/ OLD MT. PLEASANT

I have had the best time helping folks find their new homes in our neighborhood!  Whether you are a buyer or a seller, I am happy to help you find the perfect match.
1479 Seminole Street
4 beds, 2.5 baths  
$706,000
1470 Seminole Street
4 beds, 4 baths
$775,000
211 Haddrell Street
3 beds, 1 bath
$645,000
212 Freeman Street
3 beds, 2.5 baths
$784,000
845 Marsh Grove Avenue
4 beds, 2.5 baths
$1,071,250

 

Please let me know if I can help with your real estate needs!  To see all homes for sale in the neighborhood, visit www.SearchOldVillage.com and if you would like to receive a listing homes SOLD in the area, email me at Jackie@TheCassinaGrouop.com

~Jackie

 

 

Meet Kim Richardson, Owner of the Pitt St Pharmacy

What a great chat with Kim Richardson! He is charming, sweet and genuine! Not only does he love his community and his work, but let’s just face it… Kim is instrumental to the fabric of the Old Village. We are very fortunate to have him!

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Q:  How and when did you end up owning the Pitt St. Pharmacy?       

A: I’ve been here for 22 years and have the great privilege of owning a true “soda fountain pharmacy” which is so rare today!   Growing up, my generation would go sit for an ice cream while our parents picked up their medicine.  It was a tradition I loved. It was a different perspective than how the world works today, where things are fast paced, the “drive-through mentality.” When I went to pharmacy school, I knew this traditional format was what I wanted, but there were hardly any left.  And rightly so! The business model has only a slim chance for success in today’s world since the “soda fountain” is not a profit center. This has forced the “mom and pops” to sell out to the bigger chains.  For me, the only way to achieve my dream was for the good Lord to put me at the right spot at the right time and that is exactly what happened!  In 1937, Dr. Wattie Zeigler started this pharmacy and here we are celebrating our 80th year.  Dr. Zeigler made his living literally with his mortar and pestle!  This process is called “compounding” and unlike most pharmacies, we still use this method today.  To “compound medicine” means to make unique medicines that are specific for each patient’s individual needs. Individualized medications are not available commercially.  This process sets us apart and is the bread and butter of our business.  We are one of very few pharmacies that work this way in the Charleston area.

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Q:  In your opinion, what makes this special?                                                                             A: This is “Mayberry!”  Families shop here and we have created a real sense of community!  Kids hang out after school and order a hand-made grilled cheese sandwich or Coke-Float and are able to charge it to their “account.”  Compounding medicine is what sustains our business, but our soda fountain is what makes us special.  It gives us notoriety, and we have been featured in newspapers, TV shows and movies!

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Q:  I know you take pride in community service. Talk to me about your recent mission trips.      

A: I feel blessed to be where I am, and with that comes my responsibility to “give back.”  I grew up in the days of “service to my community” and I continue that today.  We are proud to participate in Medical Mission Trips through the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church.  We take huge totes of medications to rural areas of Honduras where they literally have no hospitals, doctor care or even medicine.  We go with a team of doctors, nurses, dentists and more to a little community of 200 people and help in any way we can.  I feel blessed to have this opportunity!  Locally we support Camp Happy Days by providing all the medical supplies they need for their camp and we are a sponsor for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as well as many other local organizations.

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Visit Pitt St. Pharmacy at 111 Pitt Street or check them out at PittStreetPharmacy.com

Under Contract in 1 Day: 1479 Seminole Street, Old Mt. Pleasant

 

 

My listing at 1479 Seminole was priced to sell and went under contract in 1 day!

The real estate market is hot right now! Homes that are priced right are flying off the shelf. Contact me if you are looking for a home in the neighborhood or visit, www.SearchOldVillage.com.  It is imperative during this fast-paced market that you team up with a savvy REALTOR® who knows the market, can help find homes before they list, and can help navigate multiple offers for homes that come on the market for a reasonable price.  I am happy to help!

Jackie Kelly, Realtor®, jackie@thecassinagroup.com

 

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

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Where In The Neighborhood? Answer the question and you can win a prize!

I am super excited to introduce my new logo! What’s up with it, you ask? It is fresh, new, colorful and tells the world that I am committed to being your Village Connection!

And let me tell you… there is nothing RANDOM about this new logo. It did not “just happen.” It is very specific BY DESIGN!

When I look around the Old Village, there is one iconic thing that pops out in my mind, and my Logo is a mirror of this item. What is it? Do you know? Be the first person to email me the Old Village Icon and you will win a Cassina Tote bag! Jackie@TheCassinaGroup.com

I am so excited to bring you my newsletter, The Village Connection Online! There is no better way to stay connected with our neighborhood, watch Real Estate Trends, learn about local business owners, share stories, and learn about upcoming events! Well, you get the idea… all things OLD VILLAGE!!! Please feel free to send me pictures, share OV stories, and more, I am happy to spread the word about what makes this neighborhood so special!
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Thinking About Selling? The Market Stats Say It All!

Thinking about selling your home?  The Cassina group can help get it done!  I specialize in the Old Village and Old Mt. Pleasant Real Estate Markets and I would love the opportunity to meet with you and share our proven plan that matches your home with the right buyer for the right price.  Check out our stats as they say it all!  We are selling more, faster, and for a better price!  Please feel free to learn more by visiting http://www.JackieKellyRealEstate.com  where you can email me to receive a FREE marketing analysis on your home!