Summerville & Charleston Real Estate Market Update 2017

We are at the half way through  2017 and what I reported back in January has happened, big time! The Summerville Real Estate Market  has been electric and has moved at a staggering pace. Here are the highlights:

In the Greater Charleston, SC Real Estate Market:

  • Houses for Sale- 4690, Down from 12,000-3 Yrs. Ago
  • Median Price up 7.7%
  • Days on the Market-73

Because of low inventory, it is a strong sellers market in Summerville, SC.

The homes for sale in Summerville are lacking right now and the job market and economy is strong in Charleston. These all combine to make homes worth more and support strong prices.

If you are a home seller and would like to discuss your Summerville Home and what it is worth in our market today, please e-mail me for more information or fill out this form.

Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in buying a home in Summerville. I will be happy to help you learn about the Summerville area and what homes are available, or will soon be coming available. While you are researching, make sure to listen to Four Vital Questions to Ask When You Buy a Home.  Some other articles that buyers find helpful are Five Bad Habits to Kick if You Want to Buy a Summerville Home in 2017, and How Much House Can I afford?

Beautiful Goose Creek Home in Cokers Crossing – Just Sold!

Homes for Sale in Summerville, SC

Another beautiful home for sale in Goose Creek  has left the market! This home is found in the lovely Cokers Crossing Subdivision of Goose Creek and was only on the market for five days before my clients  had an contract!

Cokers Crossing is one of Goose Creek’s newer subdivisions with homes built in the last twenty years. Located off Montague Plantation Road, Cokers Crossing is located close to 52 for commuters and close to the Goose Creek Community Center. With beautiful homes and a well laid out neighborhood, it easy to see why homes for sale in Cokers Crossing move quickly.

In this seller’s market, make sure you are working with a Summerville realtor who is working every day to keep you aware of what Summerville listings are available and when they come on the market!

Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in buying a home in Goose Creeknew home in Goose Creek , a historic home in Summerville or selling your Goose Creek home.

If you are a home seller and would like to discuss your Goose Creek Home and what it is worth in our market today, please e-mail me for more information or fill out this form.

Beautiful Home in Gadsden Manor of Summerville- Just Sold!

Homes for sale in Summerville, SC

Another beautiful home for sale in Summerville has left the market! This home is found in the lovely Gadsden Manor Subdivision of Summerville and was only on the market for three days before my clients  had an contract!

Gadsden Manor is one of Summerville’s well established subdivisions in the heart of town. Within walking distance of area churches, downtown Summerville and area parks, it is a coveted place to live. With mature landscape, rolling hills, ponds, and striking homes, it easy to see why homes for sale in Gadsden Manor move quickly.

In this seller’s market, make sure you are working with a Summerville realtor who is working every day to keep you aware of what Summerville listings are available and when they come on the market!

Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in buying a home in Summervillenew home in Summerville , a historic home in Summerville or selling your Summerville home.

If you are a home seller and would like to discuss your Summerville Home and what it is worth in our market today, please e-mail me for more information or fill out this form.

What Happened Last Month in Real Estate in Summerville, SC?

Homes for Sale in Summerville, SC

The strong spring real estate market in Summerville, SC numbers are lower than this time last year, but this is primarily due to lack of inventory and not demand!  Similar to other parts of the country, the Summerville Real Estate Market is feeling the effects of too many buyers and too little homes for sale.

According to our Summerville real estate market reports, we have 31% less homes for sale in Summerville then we did this time last year.  We continue to have only 2 months supply of homes for sale in Summerville .

This lack of real estate for sale in Summerville, SC has placed us squarely in a seller’s market and continues to drive Summerville prices up and place a large demand on new homes for sale in Summerville SC. The average price per square foot in Summerville is up to $115/square foot.

If you want to buy a summerville home, you need to act quickly and intelligently as a buyer. Ensuring that you are working with an experienced Summerville realtor will save you headache and heartache when you try to purchase a home in Summerville. When you are purchasing, don’t forget these Four Vital Questions to Ask When You Buy a Home.

I can help you if you are interested in seeing real estate for sale in Summerville, SC ,  buying a home in the Summerville areanew home in Summerville , a historic home in Summerville or selling your Summerville home.

If you are a home seller and would like to discuss your Summerville Home and what it is worth in our market today, please e-mail me for more information or fill out this form.

3 Things You Need to Know as a First Time Home Buyer

If you are thinking it might be time to buy your first home , here are three things you need to know as a first time home buyer as you enter the world of real estate and home shopping.

Good News! As the Buyer, You Don’t Pay your Real Estate Agent’s Commission

Homes for Sale in Summerville, SCOften, I am asked by first time home buyers, “How much are your fees? When and how do you get paid?”

As a Summerville & Charleston realtor, I am paid by the selling side of the transaction. When the home owner places their house on the market, they agree to pay a commission. The selling agent, (typically), splits this commission with the buyer’s real estate agent. I still represent you completely, but my bill gets paid by the other real estate agent.

Need help finding an agent? Take a look at Real Estate for Sale in Summerville, SC.

Monthly Mortgage Payment…Is It Comfortable for You?

Your first step, once you decide to buy a home for sale in Summerville, is generally getting pre-approved for a mortgage. This is a vital part of the process and before we even begin looking at those beautiful houses for sale in Summerville, you need to have that pre-approval letter in hand.

Once you meet with the mortgage broker, they will help you figure out how much house you can afford and the dollar amount may surprise you. It is important to remember that there will be a range that you can buy in. Just because you CAN afford a $300,000 house, doesn’t mean you necessarily should.

Make sure that you look at your down payment amount, credit score, current mortgage rate, taxes and insurance and how that will all translate to your monthly payment. Is that monthly number good for you? Is it on track with a rent you’ve paying? Is it going to stretch you too thin? Make sure you are with a trusted mortgage adviser to figure out all the variables. (Your Summerville Realtor will be able to help you find a great one.)

Take The Plunge

Homes for Sale in Summerville, SCThere are going to be a lot of little (and big) moments along the way when you decide to move forward with buying your first home. There will be moments of extreme excitement and potentially some freak out moments as well. That is a big reason to work with a professional Summerville realtor who has been selling homes for over 20 years. Walking with you through the ups and downs of the process and making sure you get to the other side with a home you love is my main job!

Contact me if you are interested in buying a home in Summervillenew home in Summerville , a historic home in Summerville or selling your Summerville home.

Call today to set up an appointment – 843-974-6029.

Homes for Sale in Coosaw Preserve in Ladson, SC

Homes for Sale in Coosaw Preserve in Ladson1. What’s Coosaw Preserve Neighborhood Like?

The homes and floor plans you will find for sale in the Coosaw Preserve Development are generally going to range between 1648 and 3568 square feet.  The smallest homes in the neighborhood start with 3 bedrooms while the larger floor plans have a four bedroom layout with some models putting the master bedroom on the main floor. The builder has done a wonderful job incorporating large trees and scenic ponds throughout the community and sidewalks for evening strolls.

Homes for Sale in Coosaw Preserve in Ladson, SC

Photo Credit Lennar Homes


2.Why Do People Live in Coosaw Preserve?

One of the New Home Communities in the Summerville area, Coosaw Preserve is a very popular new home development in Ladson.  Located on the Dorchester County side of Ladson, Coosaw Preserve is right off of Patriot’s Boulevard.  This location offers its residents a central location to entertainment, shopping, golf, restaurants and a 25 minute commute to Charleston, and even less to North Charleston.

3.Looking for a home in Coosaw Preserve?

Interested in finding homes for sale in Coosaw Preserve Subdivision of Ladson, SC? Visit www.HomesofSummerville.com to find all the currently available homes in this area of Ladson, SC.

4.What Amenities does Coosaw Preserve Offer?

Coosaw Preserve offers its residents a beautiful picnic area, resort style pool and playground for hours of family fun.  Scenic ponds are dotted throughout the new home community and sidewalks and paths to enjoy bike rides and time together with those you love. If you enjoy golf,  the Wescott Country Club is just around the corner with its magnificent golf course.

Homes for Sale in Coosaw Preserve in Ladson, SC

Photo Credit Lennar Homes

5.What Schools do children living in Coosaw Preserve Attend?

If you buy a home for sale in Coosaw Preserve, the local schools serving this area are Joseph Pye Elementary School, Oakbrook Middle, and Fort Dorchester High School. To get local school scores and more information about these schools check out the Summerville School Reports on my website.

Homes for Sale in Coosaw Preserve in Ladson, SC

Photo Credit Lennar Homes

6.Now You Really Want to Find a Home Here, Right?

View current homes for sale in Coosaw Preserve in Ladson, SC. Properties for sale are a direct feed from the Charleston MLS and are updated multiple times per day.

Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in buying a home in Summervillenew home in Summerville , a historic home in Summerville or selling your Summerville home.

If you are a home seller and would like to discuss your Summerville Home and what it is worth in our market today, please e-mail me for more information or fill out this form.

Beautiful Home in Summerville- Just Sold!

Homes for Sale in Summerville, SC

Another beautiful home for sale in Summerville has left the market! This home is found in the Sangaree Subdivision of Summerville and was only on the market for one day before my clients received an offer!

In this seller’s market, make sure you are working with a Summerville realtor who is working every day to keep you aware of what Summerville listings are available and when they come on the market!

Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in buying a home in Summervillenew home in Summerville , a historic home in Summerville or selling your Summerville home.

If you are a home seller and would like to discuss your Summerville Home and what it is worth in our market today, please e-mail me for more information or fill out this form.