530 Speights St- Old Village

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Charming Old Village cottage on a rare, half acre lot! This light-filled home has been fully renovated with a coastal feel, and features ample outdoor space for entertainment. You will love embracing the Lowcountry lifestyle and all that makes this fabulous neighborhood so special! Home features include: *Tabby Shell circular driveway with adorable wooden picket fence and brick pillars *Full front porch flanked with lush landscaping *Open living/ kitchen with tons of natural light and beautiful heart pine flooring *Granite island and counter tops, with white and glass-front cabinetry, subway tile, and stainless appliances *Gas range with pot filler *Separate family room with wet bar and access to the fantastic covered outdoor entertainment area  *Large Laundry room *Custom mahogany doors, high-impact windows, new roof *Detached 2-car garage *Fully fenced back yard *No flood insurance required

Available for $1,199,000.  Contact me for more information, or visit www.SearchOldVillage.com

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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.

 

 

 

 

Mt. Pleasant Real Estate Market Review

The stats for the month of March look pretty impressive when comparing 2020 to 2019.

According to the Charleston Trident Association Of REALTORS, home sales in Lower Mt. Pleasant (South of the IOP Connector) held steady in March of 2020 with 70 single family homes sold vs 73 homes sold in March of 2019.  The median sales price was $592,000, up about 10% from 2019.  Home sales took slightly longer, with the days on the market averaging 75 days in 2020, vs. 59 days in 2019.

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And home sales in Upper Mt. Pleasant looked even stronger!  In March of 2020, there were 100 single family homes sold vs 79 homes sold in March of 2019.  The median sales price was $545,000, up about 7% from 2019.  Days on the market averaged 69 days in 2020, vs. 75 days in 2019.

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People are still buying and inventory is still low.  If you would like to explore the real estate market, please let me know.  I am happy to help!

What’s up with the real estate mkt? Today’s New Normal!

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Today’s new normal seems oddly familiar… In between doing laundry and making breakfast for my boys, I am here… like normal…WATCHING THE REAL ESTATE MARKET… staying laser focused on what’s happening.

And you know what? It’s not new to me! I watched the market climb in 2008 and correct itself in 2010. Experience tells me that we will make it through this! Let’s face it, folks still want to call Charleston their home! If I can help you navigate through, please let me know. i am happy to talk in detail and answer any questions you may have.

And end the meantime, hoping you are well and surrounded by the love of family.

Thank you to my clients! Here Are Some Of My Recent Neighborhood Sales!

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121 Freeman Street

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686 Adluh Street

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739 Hill Street

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1424 Pocahontas

I specialize my business in this market, if I can help you with real estate in The Old Village/ Old Mount Pleasant, please let me know!  And to receive a list of homes for sale or sold, visit www.SearchOldVillage.com

 

 

 

The Power Of Thor! Helping “Hammer Out” Doggy Homelessness!

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Meet Thor, winner of Red’s Ice House Pup Bowl.  Thor will be gifting his prize ($250) in appetizers and hosting an adoption event & fundraiser for LowCountry Animal Rescue.  Event will be held on Sunday, March 1 from noon-4pm at Red’s Icehouse on Shem Creek.

LowCounty Animal Rescue will have pets at the event for adoption! Everyone is welcome and we look forward to  seeing you there!

Follow the event on Facebook by clicking here! 

 

Meet Joanna with the White Gallery!

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“We are so thrilled to have relocated our gallery from Sullivan’s to our new location on the corner of Coleman Blvd and Fairmont Ave.  Our gallery is packed with unique and eclectic finds that include artwork, jewelry, vintage antiques, and more.  Looking for something special?  We have it!  And if we don’t have it, we will try to find it, because locating and repurposing treasure is our personal passion!  Stop by and check out our one-of-a kind items!  We are thrilled to bring The White Gallery to this special community! Follow us on Instagram!

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The Village Connection Turns 16 years old!

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I just mailed out my latest issue of The Village Connection and I am proud to say this marks my 16th year of creating this fun neighborhood newsletter!  Yay!

I could not resist re-posting this picture of the “Bus Stop Brigade” from the Fall of 2006 issue.  Although Myrtle is no longer with us, she will never be forgotten!  And the children featured in this picture, including my son, are now off to college!  Boy, time sure does fly!  Such a special time!!!!

Renovations That Pay!

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I am frequently asked about renovations that are a good return when considering selling your home.  This guide is a great resource, and in addition, other improvements would be repainting interior walls, deep clean the home prior to professional photos, re-fresh landscaping with new pine straw and add some flowers for a pop of color!