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Feb 27 2014
5:22 pm

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The Lowcountry’s fastest-growing new community- Carolina Park!

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Carolina Park Streetscape

February 2014

The Lowcountry’s fastest-growing new community

New homes from the upper $300s. Custom homes from the $500s.
Set on 1,700 scenic acres just minutes from beaches, shopping, historic Charleston and the heart of Mount Pleasant, Carolina Park began 2014 as the area’s most sought-after address. With new phases and new homes available now, things will only get better! Here’s the latest news from our community.

Phases 3 and 4 already in bloom

Mom and daughter strolling Carolina Park

Phases 3 and 4 recently opened and pre-sales are already underway. Demand has been high for these terrific new homes. Homebuyers can...

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Feb 19 2014
2:53 pm

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ChuckTown Homes Real Estate grabs four Realtor of Distinction Awards! Again!!

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Congrats to Donald Russell, Jeremy Wilson Shawn Pillion, and Andrea Parler for being awarded 2013 Realtors of Distinction!
ChuckTown Homes Real Estate is very proud of your hard work and dedication in 2013!

ChuckTown Homes Realtor of Distinction 2013Realtor of Distinction

 

 

The REALTORS® of Distinction award recognizes the top 10% of sales producing Charleston REALTORS® who apply for the award, complete additional education requirements in the award year, and adhere to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics.

ChuckTown Homes Realtor of Distinction

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Charleston Home Buyer Workshop- Saturday Feb 22

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Thinking about buying your first home in Charleston? Want to know how it's done?

ChuckTown Homes has teamed up with Churchill Mortgage to bring you a home buyer workshop this Saturday Feb 22 2014 in West Ashley. Work with the only mortgage company that Dave Ramsey recommends!

Click the link below to get tickets:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-buyer-workshop-charleston-sc-tickets-10647265257?aff=eorg

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Feb 11 2014
10:13 am

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Charleston SC Residential Real Estate Sales Off to a Strong Start in 2014

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MARKET ACTIVITY REPORTS

Charleston-Area Residential Real Estate Sales Off to a Strong Start in 2014

CHARLESTON, SC—(February 10, 2013) According to preliminary data released today by the Charleston Trident Association of REALTORS® (CTAR), 748 homes sold at a median price of $211,750 in January. Last January, 648 homes sold at a median price of $183,425 in the region.

Inventory increased slightly from December, with 5,420 listed as ‘active’ for sale in the Charleston Trident Multiple Listing Service (CTMLS). Throughout the last 12 months, inventory remained consistent, with approximately 5,600 homes on the market in an average month. Lower inventory levels are typical ...

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Feb 7 2014
2:57 pm

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Just Listed! 5038 Stono Plantation Dr- Charleston Real Estate

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5038 Stono PlantationJust Listed!

LOWCOUNTRY LIVING AT ITS FINEST!!!

Must See this incredible waterfront piece of Charleston real estate located on tidal creek in gated community with in ground pool on 2.32 secluded acres. Just a few of the many 1st level features of this luxurious home include: Huge 2 story great room with gleaming hardwood floors; Large eat-in kitchen with corian countertops, center island with bar seating and built in desk; family room with gas log fireplace; formal dining room with crown molding and recessed lighting; master suite with his/her 2 full baths...one of which is new and features a fabulous walk in tiled shower and glass wall; Sunroom expanding the entire back of home ...

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Jan 31 2014
2:36 pm

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Charleston Real Estate- The Statewide Annual Market Report

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SCR has just released their annual market report- which they are calling "The Skinny".


Wanna know what we know about the Charleston real estate market?

    Call Us- 888/ 210.3348

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Jan 31 2014
12:06 pm

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Charleston Real Estate- The Abandoned Building Revitalization Act

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The four cottages at 193-199 Jackson St. listed on PSC's Seven to Save list in 2011 had traditionally been income-producing properties

The four cottages at 193-199 Jackson St. listed on PSC's Seven to Save list in 2011 had traditionally been income-producing properties

On June 11, 2013, Gov. Nikki Haley handed owners of abandoned buildings a magic wand when she signed into law the most powerful incentive for neighborhood revitalization that South Carolina has ever seen. It's called the Abandoned Building Revitalization Act (ABRA), and its passage was an initiative of the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation, the statewide partner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The act was supported by a coalition of preservationists, community activists, fire and police departments, and elected officials,...

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Jan 31 2014
11:46 am

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2013 Charleston Real Estate- Sales up, Prices up, Inventory up, distressed homes down...

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NAR reports sales are up, prices are up, inventory is up, and foreclosures and short sales are down.

Here in Charleston prices and sales have definitely increased. We have also seen foreclosures and short sales fall off a cliff. In our local view, inventory is way down. Home builders are in high demand now because most Charleston buyers cannot find a resale to suit their needs.

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Jan 30 2014
3:47 pm

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Ready to have it all in the country? 109 Riley Drive in Summerville

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Ever imagine yourself living on a large piece of land with no HOA? Do you imagine yourself in a large beautiful house still close enough to town?

Stop dreaming and call ChuckTown Homes today to get a private showing of this beautiful home in East Highland Acres. This amazing home boasts hardie plank siding with a brick water table on over 2 acres!

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109 Riley Dr
Summerville, SC

MLS# 1402527 - residential

The BEST of Everything!! Over 2 acres, no HOA, brick and hardiplank siding, 2 master bedrooms...1 downstairs and 1 upstairs, gleaming hardwood floors, beautiful ceramic tile, amazingly updated kitchen, crown molding, screened porch, separate deck, large patio, 3 car garage, Do...

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Jan 28 2014
10:24 am

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Don't wait Charleston! Move up into the home you've always wanted...

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Now that the Charleston housing market has stabilized, more and more homeowners are considering moving up to the home they have always dreamed of. Prices are still below those of a few years ago and interest rates are still below 5%.

However, sellers should realize that waiting to make the move while mortgage rates are increasing probably doesn’t make sense. As rates increase, the price of the house you can buy will decrease. Here is a chart detailing this point:

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Jan 27 2014
3:25 pm

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ChuckTown Homes Real Estate is hiring independent agents!

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ChuckTown Homes Real Estate is hiring independent agents!

 

We are looking for a few good agents to join our esteemed company.

Who we are: Founded in 2003 we are a debt free boutique real estate firm based in the Avondale area of West Ashley. The three owners- Donald Russell, Jeremy Wilson, and Shawn Pillion are in the trenches everyday selling incredible amounts of real estate in Charleston. All three are consistently ranked in the top 1% of all Charleston agents by number of transactions, Realtors of distinction, and hold various positions with CTAR. The company is VERY selective of whom hangs licenses at the prestigious brokerage. All agents share in high standards and strong mora...

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Jan 27 2014
12:01 pm

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Charleston Real Estate Neighborhood Stats for 2013

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Wondering how your Charleston Neighborhood did in 2013? As Charleston real estate experts, we saw the market correct itself and inventory levels fall rapidly. Check out these Charleston real estate stats for many popular Charleston area communities!

Subdivision Sales 2013

Archdale 2013 sales

36 Archdale single family home sales 2013 from $41k-$190k. Median $131k,$77/sqft.

Ashborough 2013 sales

37 Ashborough single family home sales 2013 from $150k-$429k. Median $263k,$97/sqft. 7 over $300k

Avondale 2013 sales

15 Avondale single family home sales 2013 from $214k-$595k. 2 over $400k. Median $275k,$198/sqft.

Bayview Farms 2013 sales

15 Bayview Farms single family home...

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Jan 16 2014
4:19 pm

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Carolina Park- 2014 Update on this amazing Charleston Real Estate!

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January 2014

The Lowcountry’s fastest-growing community

New homes from the $300s. Custom homes from the $500s.
Set on 1,700 scenic acres just minutes from beaches, shopping, historic Charleston and the heart of Mount Pleasant, Carolina Park has already become one of the region's most sought-after addresses. Here’s the latest news as we kick off 2014.

Phases 3 and 4 now open for business

Just a short time ago, Phases 3 and 4 of Carolina Park opened for business. There was tremendous demand for homes in Phases 1 and 2, so we’ve hit the ground running...

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Jan 15 2014
1:56 pm

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58 Colleton Drive- In Beautiful Byrnes Down!

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58 Colleton Drive

                                                                                                   $315,000 58 Colleton Dr
Charleston, SC 29407-7301
3Beds
1Full Baths
1Half Baths
1,361SqFt
1945Year Built
0.17Acres
MLS# 1400837 residential Single Family Detached
AreaWest Ashley Inside I-526
CountyCharleston
SubdivisionBYRNES DOWN

58 Colleton Drive is listed by ChuckTown Homes Real Estate.

Brick Ranch home on Tidal Creek in highly desirable Byrnes Down neighborhood just across the bridge from downtown Charleston. This home has been recently renovated and a few of the many features include: Wood flooring throughout; eat-in kitc...

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Jan 15 2014
1:37 pm

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1629 John Fenwick Lane- The Preserve at Fenwick!

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1629 John Fenwick Lane- The Preserve at Fenwick! 1629 John Fenwick

Spectacular architecturally designed custom home in The Preserve at Fenwick Plantation which was featured in the Spring 2012 issue of Charleston Home + Design magazine. Home was built by local respected builder Robby Robinson with EPIC Development where attention to every possible detail was given. Just a few of the many features of this beautiful home include: Brazilian Cherry Flooring throughout first level; hand made oak 7' doors; extra wide shoe molding; architecturally unique curved archways; hurricane strength double hung windows; Chefs dream kitchen with New Venetian Gold granite countertops, island with stainless steel JennAir gas...

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Jan 15 2014
11:28 am

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ChuckTown Homes Pleased to Welcome Scott Mallory!!!!

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Scott Mallory ChuckTown Homes Listing Agent

We are pleased to welcome our newest agent, Scott Mallory to the team! Scott has joined to support Donald and Jeremy with the overwhelming number of listings that 2013 brought. Scott has finished months of intensive training and apprenticeship under the masterfully skilled guise of Donald Russell and Jeremy Wilson. Scott Mallory has grown into an amazing listing agent and is already enjoying overwhelming success listing some of Charleston best real estate.

Scott has years of experience as a real estate agent and also has years of mortgage banking under his belt. Scott is an accomplished house flipper as well. His keen mix of skills has brought depth to one on Charleston's top real es...

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Jan 14 2014
2:11 pm

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A new record for Charleston Condo Real Estate!

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18 Broad Street

$19,500,000 18 Broad St
Charleston, SC 29401
3Beds
3Full Baths
1Half Baths
7,516 SqFt
1911Year Built
0.00 Acres
MLS# 1400966 residential Single Family Attached Active
AreaHistoric Charleston
CountyCharleston
SubdivisionFRENCH QUARTER

This is the duplex penthouse of the People's Building, Charleston's first skyscraper, is the second tallest building in downtown Charleston and features a 360-degree view of the "The Holy City" as well as the Ashley River, Cooper River, the Arthur Ravenel Bridge, and the Charleston Harbor.

A world renowned architect/designer orchestrated this amazing penthouse from its original steel an...

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Jan 7 2014
11:40 am

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Predictions for 2014: Charleston Real Estate Supply Will Struggle to Keep Up with Demand

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 With a dramatic increase in demand for housing expected this year, it will be up to real estate professionals and builders to make sure there is the necessary inventory to satisfy this demand. This will be a challenge for much of 2014.

For a balanced real estate market, there should be approximately 5-6 months of inventory for sale (example: if 100 homes sold last month, we would need 500-600 homes available for sale). Nationally, we are just now hitting the five month level. As the spring selling season begins to heat up, a new wave of housing inventory would have to come to market to keep up with the...

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Jan 6 2014
9:38 am

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Housing Predictions for 2014: Charleston Real Estate Sales Will Surge

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Housing Predictions for 2014: Charleston Sales Will Surge

1.6 Blog VisualMany housing pundits are calling for home sales to do slightly better in 2014 than they did in 2013. To the contrary, we strongly believe that home sales will skyrocket with increases of 10-15% in 2014. Here are the three categories of buyers we believe will create this strong demand.

The First Time Buyer

The Urban Land Institute recently released a report, Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2014, projecting that 4.48 million new households will be formed over the next three years. Millennials will make up a large portion of these new households. With the economy improving, we believe they will finally be moving out of their paren...

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Nov 11 2013
11:20 am

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Carolina Park- Moving Along!

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Carolina Park is being hailed as Mount Pleasant's fastest growing community!_________________________________________

If you haven't seen what developing in Carolina Park lately, you owe it to yourself to drive through and see how busy the developer and builders have been. Many beautiful homes have been built. None more beautiful than in the exclusive Riverside section.

Hot and ready for move-in

A select group of six homes throughout Carolina Park are either complete or move-in ready by end of the year. That means homebuyers could be spending the holidays in a brand new Carolina Park residence.

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