I’m here to tell you that these are the best of times in Charleston, South Carolina. There will always be those naysayers out there, but, I’m not convinced that it can’t get too much better than this. The real estate market is booming and the economic conditions in this area are gaining momentum as we speak.
What are the ingredients needed for an excellent real estate market?
1. A strong economy… Check.
2. A wide variety of housing options… Check
3. An influx of well-qualified new residents…Check
4. Copious amounts of fun-in-the-sun…Check
5. A warm and inviting city with rich history and culture… Also, Check
If you have not been here yet, you should put it at the top of your bucket list, but, for those of you who have or those of you fortunate enough to live here I say, “Don’t let this opportunity pass you by.” I’m referring to the dynamic real estate market we are currently finding ourselves enjoying.
It has been a long time since the housing market crashed in 2007. I feel like some of us have been licking our wounds for far too long with that. I mean, it’s over and it has been for several years. It’s time to pick yourself up and dust yourself off. Forget about those losses and let’s enjoy some gains. It’s about time right?
What should I do?
I want to invite you to read my blog called Please Sell My House…Quickly
In it, I discuss market conditions in the Lowcountry but, I also explain how to best take advantage of this season of opportunity for current homeowners in and around Charleston, South Carolina. Why should you continue reading if you’re not a current homeowner in Charleston? Well, because you might be considering a move here yourself or even if it’s on your radar as a place of consideration, I would want you to feel like you made the best choice possible for you and your family. You see, we are experiencing unprecedented growth in this city. There are numerous new companies and industries calling the Lowcountry home these days. It is moving toward becoming a positively marvelous talent pool for top-notch medical and biotechnology experts. It’s also a place whereby we are seeing exponential growth in the motor vehicle and aeronautical industries. We have always been a port city and are now a port of call for the cruise ship industry. Some of these things have been sustaining us for a while but, there is no shortage of new and exciting things on the horizon. Check out my blog Steady As We Grow… for more on that.
Are you retiring soon?
Have you considered retirement in the Charleston, South Carolina area? Well, as it turns out, you’re not the only one. Sixteen years ago, I decided that I wanted to live here when I retired. I ended up having the opportunity to move here for a job way back then and I haven’t left since. It’s a great place to raise a family and it’s also a wonderful place to vacation. Perhaps, you’re a few years away from being ready to retire fully. Boy, are you in luck. If you are in a position to invest a few dollars in your future, please give me a call. What if I told you that a smart investment now could pay excellent dividends in the next couple of years? Let me find you the home of your dreams now while we are seeing double-digit appreciation and you could be sitting on some serious equity when you do have the opportunity to make your retirement a reality.
We Have Options
There are so many ways to take advantage of this market without moving here yet. We could find you a vacation home or a rental property. The rents in this place are no joke. I mean a basic three bedroom two bath house outside of the 526 loop is fetching upwards of $1900 per month. Yes, I’m serious. And that’s not going to get you anything flashy either. If you don’t want to be a landlord, especially not a long distance landlord, we can get you set up with a property management agency who can take care of all the needs of the tenants and house. How about that? Or, there are plenty of beach houses and fractional ownerships that you could potentially consider buying as well.
You Won’t Be Bored
I’m not one to brag but, this place is head and shoulders above most and I’m not coming from a place of inexperience. I have personally lived in eight states and at least twice that many cities. Hear me out. I’m willing to bet that you may have heard of a few of these wonderful venues but, may not have had the pleasure of visiting them all.
1. Rainbow Row
2. The Citadel The Military College of South Carolina
3. The Battery
4. City Market
5. The Old Exchange
6. Waterfront Park
7. The H.L Hundley Submarine
8. Patriots Point
9. Fort Sumter
10. South Carolina Aquarium
11. Joe Riley Stadium Home of the Riverdogs
12. Dock Street Theater
13. Charleston Harbor Tours Dinner Cruise
14. St. Andrews Episcopal Church circa 1706
15. The College of Charleston
Why do I mention all of these places in a blog about real estate? Because they are part of the reason we are celebrated as #1 of The Top 15 Cities in the United States according to Travel and Leisure magazine.
This isn’t our only shout out. We are also ranked by T+L as one of the 2017 World’s Best Cities.
Do I Have Any Takers?
I’ll let you decide if you want in on this. It’s certainly not too late and there’s plenty of room for you and your family to join us. We are always happy to share our wonderful city with you even if it’s only for a week or two. We’ll keep the sweet tea cold and the shrimp n’ grits hot just in case.
Should you need any information on the real estate market in Charleston, South Carolina, feel free to call, text or email me. The link below is to my website. It is connected to the Charleston, Trident Multiple Listings Service (MLS). Feel free to peruse it at your leisure.
Let’s Move To Charleston, South Carolina