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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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Oct 25 2013
10:39 am

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Charleston Real Estate: TV vs. Reality

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Buying Real Estate in Charleston??

Don't believe everything you see on TV!!!

 

Buying Charleston SC Real Estate

Courtesy of: Park City Real Estate - JensenandCompany.com

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Oct 15 2013
2:51 pm

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Charleston Grabs the Numer One Spot.... Again!

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Condé Nast Traveler magazine has just published a poll from it's readers announcing Charleston as the #1 City in America! Charleston celebrated the new by posting this video on YouTube:

 

This is the third year in a row a number one spot has been bestowed upon the Holy City.

Here at ChuckTown Homes, we're just wondering what's taking you so long to get down here and invest in Charleston Real Estate! To find out why everyone else is saying such good things about our city, plan a trip and experience Charleston for yourself.

Once you're here you'll have a hard time leaving!

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Oct 15 2013
9:55 am

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Why You Should Sell Your Charleston Real Estate Now

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Why You Should Sell Your Charleston Real Estate Now

 

Many now realize that it is a great time to buy a home.  It might also be an opportune time to sell your house.  Here are the five reasons we believe now may be a perfect time to put your house on the market.

1. Demand Is High

The most recent Existing Home Sales Reports by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) show a double digit percent increase in sales year-over year; sales have remained above last year’s levels for over 25 months.  There are buyers out there right now and they are serious about purchasing.

2. Supply Is Beginning to Increase

Total housing inventory is again approaching historic norms of a 5 month supply c...

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Oct 7 2013
5:24 pm

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5 Reasons to Hire a Charleston Real Estate Professional

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5 Reasons

The real estate market is a place where most people will make their largest investment ever. It is a place where fortunes can be, and often are, made.  It is not a place, however, for you to “wing it”.

While the myriad TV shows about real estate make the process look so simple – it’s not really that simple… they make it seem like all you need to do is slap a for sale by owner sign in the yard, have one open house with fresh flowers and fresh baked cookies and bam! SOLD! in one day.  Well I can tell you that in New Hanover County, North Carolina it takes an average of 121 days to sell a home. An average means that some houses take much longer to sell and some much less than 121 days to ...

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Coffee & Bagel or Financial Freedom? Investing in Charlerston Real Estate.

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 Starbucks or Charleston Real Estate?

      InfoGraphic courtesy of our great friend Dave Savage from Mortgage Coach.

 

 

Stopping at your local Charleston Starbucks or investing into your Charleston Real Estate mortgage? The choice is yours!

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Sep 5 2013
4:51 pm

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Charleston Real Estate Flood Insurance Increasing- Here's What to do!

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Charleston Flood Insurance Rates Going Up? Here’s What to Do          

 

Why Are Rates Going Up?

Two reasons:

1. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is updating its flood maps to be more accurate, which could change your flood risk designation. If your risk is higher, your premiums will go up. If it’s lower, your premiums could go down.

2. Last year, a new law took effect that requires the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to phase out subsidies for some older properties to reflect the full risk of flooding. 

Phasing out the subsidized rates and discounts over the next five years will help the NFIP stay solvent. 

Some subsidies have been given in the form of “grandfathe...

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Top 10 Reasons to hire a Charleston real estate agent

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Top 10 Reasons to hire a real estate agent

 

Hire a Charleston Real Estate Agent

http://jensenandcompany.com/

 

Want to find out why ChuckTown Homes sells more Charleston Real Estate than almost anybody in Charleston?

Take a look at our amazing marketing plan.

Also: Top 20 things your agent forgot to tell you!

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Aug 29 2013
11:21 am

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14,767 Houses Sold Yesterday! Did Your Charleston Real Estate Sell?

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14,767 Houses Sold Yesterday! Did Yours?

 

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There are some Charleston homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale. The only thing they might want to consider is…

If it hasn’t sold in this hot market, maybe it’s not priced properly.

After all 14,767 houses sold yesterday, 14,767 will sell today and 14,767 will sell tomorrow. 14,767!

That is the average number of homes that sell each and every day in this country according to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) latest Existing Home Sales Report. NAR reported that sales had increased 17.2% over the year before. According to the report, annual...

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Charleston Real Estate Pricing is Still about Supply and Demand

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Charleston Real Estate is about Supply and Demand

 

Charleston Real EstateKnowing how much inventory is for sale is crucial to determining where home values are headed. Pricing of any item is determined by supply and demand: how many items are available in relationship to how many want to buy that item. The reasons for the strong year-over-year home appreciation numbers we have been seeing is simple to explain: demand for housing is up and the supply of homes for sale has been at historic lows. But that is beginning to change.

The months’ supply of available housing inventory, as reported by the National Association of Realtors, has increased from 4.3 months this past January to the current number of 5....

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Jul 23 2013
10:33 am

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Selling a House in Charleston: What Does it Take?

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Selling a House in Charleston: What Does it Take?

 

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The most important need of anyone attempting to sell their house in Charleston is – TO GET IT SOLD!

It is imperative that your Charleston real estate agent is very direct in what it takes to get a house sold. Here is a checklist we put together.

ACCESS

A seller should be willing to give almost unlimited access to potential purchasers if they are looking to sell. Any restrictions to showing the home will result in fewer buyers which could result in a lower price, a longer time on market or both.

CONDITION

Condition goes a long way in determining whether or not a house sells. Bringing in a professional stager is the ultimate an...

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ChuckTown Homes Pleased to Welcome Cayce Hennessee!!!

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We are pleased to welcome Cayce Hennessee to ChuckTown Homes!

 

Cayce Hennessee- Charleston Real Estate


 

As a buyer agent specialist in Charleston, SC, Cayce brings over 10 years of real estate experience to each transaction.

She began her real estate career as a Broker in the mountains of North Carolina and transferred to Charleston in 2008 to represent a new home builder as an onsite sales agent. You can count on Cayce to provide you with professionalism, great follow up and the ability to find YOU the RIGHT HOME and negotiate the BEST PRICE.

 

With a degree from the University of Central Florida in Communications, Cayce has the skills to provide buyers with all the information needed to make a purchase in the Charl...

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Charleston Real Estate Bubble: Is There a New One Forming?

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Charleston Housing Bubble: Is There a New One Forming?

Charleston Housing Bubble

 

The housing market is recovering so nicely that it has caused some to wonder whether a new housing bubble is forming. Today, we want to explain that the fear of a new pricing bubble in real estate is unwarranted.

Trulia revealed some great data on this point in a recent blog post. They explained that, even with the recent price increases, national home prices are still 7 percent undervalued. Trulia explained:

“Home prices nationally remain undervalued relative to fundamentals and much lower than in the last bubble. That’s why today’s price gains are actually still a rebound, not a bubble.”

Prices are below their fundamen...

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May 21 2013
12:48 pm

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Charleston Real Estate Prices Expected to Increase in 2013

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Experts have projected that U.S. home prices will appreciate by 5.4% in 2013. If we assume that prices on Charleston Real Estate will rise about the same 5% over the next twelve months, here is the difference a buyer will pay if they wait a year:

 

Price Increase

 

Contact your Charleston Real Estate Pro's at ChuckTown Homes to find out how to get involved in this historic real estate market!

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May 3 2013
2:45 pm

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Why are people buying Charleston real estate?

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Why are people buying Charleston Real Estate

 

The consensus is growing. Now is the time to buy Charleston Real Estate!

Have you been waiting for the market to recover?

Charleston real estate inventory levels are over 50% lower than a few years ago.

 

So go ahead..... GO NUTS!

Go nuts buying Charleston Real Estate

 

 

To figure out the best Charleston real estate buying strategy call Shawn Pillion at 843/ 647.9711.

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Apr 19 2013
1:52 pm

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The Villages in St Johns Woods- 5094 Coral Reef Drive Johns Island

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5094 Coral Reef Drive on Johns Island

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This  is truly a  MUST SEE... This  one owner Charleston SC real estate is absolutely immaculate and shows like a model home.

A few of the many features of this amazing home that has a low country cottage feel are: Gleaming hardwood floors throughout 1st level; 9 ft smooth ceilings; wide custom crown molding; dining room with wainscoting and chair rail; family room with marble wood burning fireplace; kitchen with corian countertops,custom cabinets, recessed lighting and extra bar seating; large master suite with dual vanities, jetted tub and separate shower that opens to screened porch; bright and cozy sunroom; loft area at top of stairs perfec...

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Mar 27 2013
10:02 am

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3 Financial Reasons to Buy Charleston Real Estate NOW!

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3 Financial Reasons to Buy Charleston Real Estate NOW!

 

We are going to look at the three financial reasons to buy a home now instead of waiting: prices are rising, interest rates are increasing and rents are skyrocketing.

Rents Are Skyrocketing

money evaporating houseWhether you own or rent, you will have a monthly housing expense. The question is how that expense will change in the future. When you purchase a home, for the most part, you lock-in that monthly housing expense for the length of the mortgage you take (15 or 30 years for example). When you rent a home, your housing expense is impacted by movements in the supply and demand for rental properties.

Historically, residential rental rates incr...

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A New And Different Housing Bubble Is Taking Shape

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A New And Different Housing Bubble Is Taking Shape

We have seen it for several years now: foreclosure sales—there were 5 million  since the peak of the housing bubble—have become the hunting grounds for  investors with two goals: hanging on to these homes until the Fed’s flood of  money drives up their value; and defraying the expenses of ownership by renting  them out. And funds have a third goal: collecting management fees.

Charleston Real Estate Bubble

Thousands of smaller investors have piled into the game. And so have the  giants.

Blackstone  Group LP, the world’s largest private equity firm, plowed over $3.5 billion into  the housing market, according to Bloomberg,  to gobble up 20,000 vacant and foreclosed...

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