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What are buyers looking for in a Charleston home?

Tue, Jan 9th 2018 1:20 pm by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

What do Charleston real estate buyers look for in 2018?

What are Charleston Home buyers looking for in 2018

Want to find the best strategy for selling your Charleston home in 2018?

Call in the listing experts at ChuckTown Homes Real Estate and find out how we helped almost 400 families in 2017 sell their home.

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Four Reasons to Sell Charleston Real Estate this Winter!

Sun, Jan 7th 2018 10:05 am by Shawn Pillion Seller Info

Why should you sell your Charleston real estate this winter??

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Some Highlights:

  • Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale which means that buyers are often competing with one another for the few listings that are available!

  • Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply needed to sustain a normal housing market.

  • Perhaps the time has come for you and your family to move on and start living the life you desire.

Ready to sell your Charleston or Mt. Pleasant home and move on with life?

Take advantage of the favorable 2018 market and serious winter buyers.

Call ChuckTown Homes Real Estate today!


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The Real Reason Charleston Home Prices are Increasing

Thu, Nov 30th 2017 10:31 am by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info
The Real Reason Charleston SC Home Prices are Increasing

There are many unsubstantiated theories as to why Charleston and Summerville home values are continuing to increase. From those who are worried that lending standards are again becoming too lenient (data shows this is untrue), to those who are concerned that prices are again approaching boom peaks because of “irrational exuberance” (this is also untrue as prices are not at peak levels when they are adjusted for inflation), there seems to be no shortage of opinion.

However, the increase in prices is easily explained by the theory of supply & demand. Whenever there is a limited supply of an item that is in high demand, prices increase.

It is that simple. In real estate, it takes a six-m...

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The Cost of Renting in Charleston vs Buying Charleston Real Estate

Fri, Oct 20th 2017 10:49 am by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

Buying Charleston Real Estate 2018


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Do I Really Need a Charleston Real Estate Agent?

Fri, Sep 1st 2017 10:51 am by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

Top Reasons to Hire a Charleston Real Estate Agent

Ready to buy real estate in Charleston's hot market?

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Be Careful Not to Get Caught in The Charleston Rental Trap!

Tue, Aug 1st 2017 10:53 am by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

Be careful not to get caught in the Cahrleston SC rental trap!

There are many benefits to homeownership in Charleston SC. One of the top benefits is being able to protect yourself from rising rents by locking in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage.

Don’t Become Trapped 

A recent article by ConsumerAffairs addressed the continuous rise in rents, stating:

“The cost of putting a roof over your head continues to go up. Not only are home prices still rising, but the cost of rent rose 0.5% in June.”

Additionally, in the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University’s 2017 State of the Nation’s Housing Report, it was revealed that,

“Despite a slight improvement from 2014, fully one-third of US households paid more than 3...

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Charleston Real Estate Inventory Drops Again, Sales Slow!

Sat, Jul 29th 2017 9:24 am by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

Charleston SC Real Estate Inventory Drops in 2017


Charleston Real Estate Market trends for July 2017:

It was another very busy buying week.

All areas did very well with the exception of peninsula areas 51,52.

James Island is now regularly seeing median $/sqft prices over $200/sqft.

It's become very difficult to find anything on James Island for under $250k.

Mt Pleasant has been doing this for a very long time.

It's very difficult to find anything in Mt Pleasant for under $300k.

West Ashley is consistently seeing prices over $150/sqft.

It's very difficult to find anything in West Ashley for under $200k.

The Goose Creek/Moncks Corner areas have gotten a big boost from Volvo.

Prices in ...

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Charleston Singles Are Falling for Their Dream Home First!

Fri, Jul 21st 2017 12:31 pm by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

Charleston SC Buyers falling in love with real estate

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Charleston Home Buying Myths Slayed!

Mon, Jul 17th 2017 12:00 pm by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

Charleston SC Home Buying Myths

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High End Charleston Real Estate in a Buyer's Market??

Wed, Jun 28th 2017 11:47 am by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

Buyer's Market Helps Premium Home Sales Soar | Keeping Current Matters

We previously reported how a shortage of inventory in the starter and trade-up home markets is driving prices up and causing bidding wars, creating a true seller’s market. At the same time, in the premium home market, an over-abundance of inventory has started to see prices come down and put buyers in the driver’s seat, creating the beginning of a buyer’s market.

Last week, the National Association of Realtors released their Existing Home Sales Report which shed some additional light on the impact of inventory levels on sales in each price range.

The chart below shows the year-over-year difference in sales at each price range.

Buyer's Market Helps Premium Home Sales Soar | Keeping Current Matters

The under $100K range has shown declines in rec...

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What would you Sacrifice to buy a Charleston Home?

Fri, Jun 2nd 2017 11:25 am by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

What would you sacrifice to buy Charleston SC real estate

  • 95% of first-time homebuyers are willing to sacrifice to make homeownership a reality.
  • The top item that buyers sacrifice is new clothes, at 54%.
  • Even repeat or experienced buyers say they sacrificed taking a vacation or buying a new car to buy their last home.

Ready to make a sacrifice in your routine and invest in Charleston Real Estate?
Call the experts at ChuckTown Homes Real Estate today!

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Charleston Real Estate Inventory Challenges Continue!

Fri, May 26th 2017 11:42 am by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

Inventory Challenges Continue in Charleston SC

Some Highlights:

  • After a surge in March, existing home sales and new home sales slowed due to a drop in inventory available for sale in the start-up and trade-up categories.
  • Median existing home prices surged for the 62nd straight month, up 6.0% over last year to $244,800.
  • New home prices slowed as builders have started to turn their focus toward single family, smaller homes.

Want to know how to compete in Charleston's multiple offer real estate environment? It all starts with a consultation with one of our exclusive buyer's representatives. Call us today!

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Carnes Crossroads- Windmill Station brings dining & shopping!

Thu, May 11th 2017 12:45 pm by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

Carnes Crossroads- Charleston SC Real Estate for Sale

Windmill Station To Bring Shopping, Dining and New Medical Services

Construction has begun on the newest addition to the Crossroads, our community’s evolving downtown. Windmill Station at Carnes Crossroads will be home to several established Charleston area medical practices, along with the community’s first retail and restaurant spaces.

A collaboration between Charleston GI, Charleston ENT & Allergy, and Low Country Rheumatology, Windmill Station will be a new Summerville and Goose Creek address for all three practices, and will offer space for additional providers. It will also be home to the community’s first retail b...

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Charleston Mortgage Rates- Dow you know the cost of waiting?

Fri, May 5th 2017 9:29 am by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

Do You Know the Cost of Waiting? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights:

  • The “Cost of Waiting to Buy” is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices and interest rates were to increase over a period of time.
  • Freddie Mac predicts that interest rates will increase to 4.8% by this time next year, while home prices are predicted to appreciate by 4.9% according to CoreLogic.
  • Waiting until next year to buy could cost you thousands of dollars a year for the life of your mortgage!

Call the Experts at ChuckTown Homes Real Estate today and lock in your housing cost for life while rates are still sooo low!!!

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Buying Charleston Real Estate- What about PMI??

Tue, May 2nd 2017 10:03 am by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

Get All the Facts about PMI in Charleston SC Real Estate

When it comes to buying a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to purchase a home with a down payment below 20%, you can never have too much information about Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI).

What is PMI?

Freddie Mac defines PMI as:

“An insurance policy that protects the lender if you are unable to pay your mortgage. It's a monthly fee, rolled into your mortgage payment, that is required for all conforming, conventional loans that have down payments less than 20%.

Once you've built equity of 20% in your home, you can cancel your PMI and remove that ex...

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How Low Supply & High Demand Impacts the Charleston SC Real Estate Market

Fri, Mar 24th 2017 10:19 am by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

Charleston Real Estate Supply

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Bricked Arrow- Authentic Brazilian Brigadeiros

Thu, Mar 23rd 2017 10:40 pm by Shawn Pillion Restaurant Reviews

What is a Birgadeiro? It's kind of like a sweet little Brazilian Kiss!

Two local Charlestonians and Brazilian natives are teaming up to make handmade authentic Brazilian desserts like their Grandmothers used to make!

Introducing Bricked Arrow Desserts. They come in many different flavors- and are simply addictive.

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Carolina Park's Knowledge Hub & Bolden Lake Progress

Tue, Feb 28th 2017 11:11 am by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

Carolina Park

-  February 2017 -

Carolina Park

Knowledge Hub & Progress Accelerates on Bolden Lake


New homes in The Village from the $300s.  

Custom homes in Riverside from the $600s to $1M+.

Spring is still nearly a month away, but things are already heating up at Carolina Park. The mild winter weather has allowed work to continue at a tremendous pace on projects throughout the community. From new neighborhoods to new schools to new amenities, there's a lot happening and a lot to look forward to as 2017 unfolds. We invite you to take a moment and see for yourself why Carolina Park has become the Lowcountry's premier master planned community and most sought-after address .



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The Real Cost of Renting vs Buying Charleston Real Estate

Fri, Feb 17th 2017 9:10 am by Shawn Pillion Buyer Info

Rent a Home in Charleston or Buy a Home in Charleston????

Rent vs Buying a home in Charleston SC 2017

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