Four Vital Questions to Ask When You Buy a Home

When it is a seller’s market, like we see right now in real estate for sale in Summerville, you need to be incredibly smart as a buyer. Make sure you ask your realtor these four vital questions before you buy any home. If you need a realtor, contact me or call directly at 843-974-6029.

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.
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Middle of the Year Market Update for Real Estate in Summerville & Charleston, SC

We’ve reached July and it is time to find out how the Charleston and Summerville Real Estate Market is stacking up compared to last year.  Foster shares in two minutes about the Charleston market..

Statistics for the Tri-County area (Dorchester County, Charleston County & Berkeley County)  from January to June 2014.

  • Closed Sales – Up 6%
  • Median Price– Up 9%
  • Price per square foot– Up 6% to $141/square foot

Statistics for Summerville, SC  from January to June 2014.

  • Closed Sales – Up 4%
  • Median Price– Up 5%
  • Price per square foot– Up 7% to $90/square foot

 

Across the board, the Charleston Real Estate numbers are up and indicative of a strong market.  The Charleston housing inventory is relatively static right now and not as plentiful as it was making it a good time for sellers to jump in with their homes.  The interest rates are still hovering around 4.5 percent, so buyers are still getting great deals as well.  In conclusion, if you are interested in selling your Summerville home or buying a home in Charleston, SC or buying a home in Summerville, SC…give me a call or email!  I look forward to helping you find a great investment for your needs.

Summerville SC Real Estate Market Conditions for 2014

The Real Estate Market Conditions in the Charleston and Summerville, SC continue to improve as we move into 2014!  Summerville, SC Real Estate as well as Charleston, SC Real Estate  climbed 8-8.5 percent in 2013.  The local area saw an increase of 24%  in number of  houses sold and closed in 2013.

I was able to personally close 24% more last year than the previous year placing me in the top 5% of agents in the Charleston SC area.  I am extremely grateful to all of my loyal clients who trusted me to serve as their Summerville realtor last year. I look forward to working with more of you in this next year ahead.

For a complete list of available Summerville SC Real Estate, visit Homes for Sale in Summerville SC.

If you have any questions please call me at 843-974-6029 or 1-800-942-18280*6029  or email Foster@HomesofSummerville.com so we can discuss your Charleston SC real estate needs.

Summerville SC Real Estate Market Conditions for Summer 2013

The Real Estate Market Conditions in Summerville, SC continue to rise as the 2013 year continues!  Summerville, SC Real Estate as well as Charleston, SC Real Estate is surging upwards at a rapid rate.  The number of closed homes in the Charleston, SC area has increased 23% over this time last year.  The number of closed homes in the Summerville SC Real Estate market has increased 26%.  The price per square foot in Summerville has increased by 5% as well as the Median Sale price in Summerville has gone up by 5%.

This is all very good news for those in the Charleston & Summerville, SC Real Estate market.  Foster looks at the inventory of homes in each price bracket in this video.

  1. The Charleston, SC Real Estate market has a 4-5 month inventory of homes priced in the 150-250K range.  This makes this range a strong sellers market in Charleston.
  2. The Charleston SC Real Estate Market has a 6 month inventory of homes priced in the 250K-350K range making it an ideal market for sellers and buyers.  .
  3. The Charleston SC Real Estate Market still has a 8 month inventory of homes priced over 400K making it continue as a buyers market.

To see the top real estate picks for this month follow the links below…

Best Summerville Real Estate Deals of the month under 150K

Best Summerville Real Estate Deals of the month between 150-250K

Best Summerville Real Estate Deals of the month over 250K

Interested in past months of Charleston Market Condition Videos ?  You can view them all here.

Thank you for watching Foster’s Summerville, SC Real Estate Market Condtions Video for the Summer of 2013.

For a complete list of available Summerville SC Real Estate, visit Homes for Sale in Summerville SC.

If you have any questions please call me at 843-974-6029 or 1-800-942-18280*6029  or email Foster@HomesofSummerville.com so we can discuss your Charleston SC real estate needs.

Homes for Sale in Boltons Landing in West Ashley, SC

Homes for Sale in Boltons LandingHomes for sale in Boltons Landing are located just outside Charleston, SC in West Ashley.  Boltons Landing is a new home development based on the city of Charleston’s Traditional Neighborhood Design.   The design in Boltons Landing seeks to integrate residential, professional and retail spaces in a way that encourages walking and mingling with neighbors.  Homes for Sale in Boltons Landing

Boltons Landing is a beautiful community with great value and well laid out floorplans.  These homes are high performance homes with eSMART features that save energy and conserve water.  Enjoy the new Bees Landing Rec Center, just minutes away as well as the planned walking trails, parks and picnic areas.

Homes for Sale in Boltons LandingThe homes for sale in Boltons Landing are spacious 3-5 bedroom homes sized from 1628 to 2518 square feet. The plans vary and offer different options for various needs.

If you are interested in seeing homes for sale in Boltons Landing, don’t hesitate to contact me for a home tour.  Foster@HomesofSummerville.com or call 1-843-974-6029.  If Boltons Landing does not fit what you are looking for, browse other Charleston and Summerville New Home Communities for sale .

Summerville Living is the Finest!

I have always considered being raised and living in Summerville, SC as a great gift.  This was a gift I wanted to give to my children as well which is why my wife and I decided to raise our 4 children in the downtown area of Summerville.  It’s always nice to have an outside source confirm what you already know…

“The (CNN) Money rankings picked the best places to retire based upon cost of living, low crime, major nearby medical centers, and services for seniors.

Summerville shared the “small town” subcategory with Aberdeen, S.D.; Prescott, Ariz.; Fort Payne, Ala; Danville, Ky; and Ottawa, Kan.

It’s the latest in a long list of ranking stories produced by Money and other publications, listing the wealthiest towns, the sexiest beach towns, and so on. Just over a week ago, Charleston was named the top travel destination on the planet by readers of Conde Nast Traveler.

“People have been to Charleston, but they can live for half the price in Summerville,” said Patrick Mason, co-founder of the Center for Carolina Living. “It’s a value proposition.”

CNN Money also mentioned affordability and proximity to Charleston, in the four paragraphs it devoted to Summerville.

“Today Summerville offers much of the history and charm of nearby Charleston but in a smaller, more affordable setting,” the story said.

Results from the 2010 census showed that Summerville grew fastest among South Carolina’s large and medium-size municipalities. The town added 15,640 residents from 2000 to 2010, a 56 percent increase that raised the population to 43,392.” Taken from The Post & Courier.

Homes for Sale in Branch Creek in Summerville, SC

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Homes for sale in Branch Creek are conveniently located on the edge of Summerville off of Highway 78 and the Berlin G. Meyers Parkway.  This makes the beautiful new home development of Branch Creek just one mile from the downtown area of Summerville.

Branch Creek contains homes built by Meridian Builders, and Sabal Homes totaling 116 lots.  In Branch Creek, you will find two series of homes, the Village Series and the Estate Series.  The Village series consists of homes starting at $209,900 and the Estate Series begins at $268,900.  In addition to the single family houses in Branch Creek, Beazer Homes has built a series of beautiful townhomes near the beginning of the Branch Creek subdivision.  The residents of Branch Creek enjoy a beautiful large Pond in the middle of the development as well as a family playground.  With over half of Branch Creek built and developed, the homes for sale in Branch Creek are very desirable.
If you don’t see a home for sale in Branch Creek that fits the price point or specifications you were looking for,  please email me at Foster@HomesofSummerville.com or call me (843-974-6029) to discuss floor plans and other options you can explore.