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5 Tips when Shopping for Charleston, SC Real Estate

March 20th, 2012

Charleston, South Carolina offers plentiful public services and a warm climate in an appealing coastal location. Residents can easily travel by air, sea, road or rail. The Census Bureau reports that Charleston's per capita income is substantially higher than the state average. For these and other reasons, many people look for homes in this city. The following tips can help you shop for real estate in Charleston, SC:

1. Look at the trends. In a country that is going through a serious housing crisis, the average price of a home in Charleston, SC went up last year. The median price went up 3%. Whether this seems like a big number to you or not, compared to the rest of the country the Charleston area continues to be a safe housing investment.

2. Look for real estate with natural or artificial shade. Charleston, South Carolina skies remain sunny more often than not; shade will reduce your cooling costs and prevent sunburns. During South Carolina's long summer, you are sure to appreciate the benefits of a large tree or a gazebo.

3. Consider real estate in Charleston, SC in the historic district or a nearby neighborhood. It is known for attractive gardens, beautiful views and magnificent architecture. The real estate in this district is quite desirable, with many impressive multi-unit homes.

4. Look for a home with a deck. There isn't a more picturesque state on the eastern seaboard than South Carolina. A deck will not only enhance your living experience, it will raise the resell value of your home. People are drawn to the state because of its beauty and a deck ensures a person can sit outside and take it all in at any time.

5. Charleston is home to 120 parks, according to the city website. They cover about 1,500 acres. Try to find a home near at least one of them. It is always pleasant to live within walking distance of a park where you can relax and exercise. This real estate in Charleston, SC is even more attractive if you plan on having a family.



Brian F. Walsh

REALTOR® ABR®, BPO

 

Carolina One Real Estate

49 Broad St.

Charleston, SC 29401

 

Office: 843.414.2552

Cell: 843.754.2089

Fax: 843.202.3628

bwalsh@carolinaone.com

www.brianwalshrealty.com

I really appreciate your referrals. If you have friends, family, a neighbor or associates in need of a Realtor's® professional services, please pass along my name and number. I am ready to help anytime!


Comments

By meghan.schottland,  Wed Jun 20 2012, 09:10
All perfect reasons to live in Charleston!
By patterson13,  Wed Jun 20 2012, 10:05
Some great points and tips, keep them coming.
By bnearthesea,  Wed Jun 20 2012, 13:00
I agree with the ladies above!
By patterson13,  Wed Jun 20 2012, 14:42
:)
By Sal,  Thu Jun 21 2012, 12:56
I will trust my agent to know this stuff and much more...
By Brian Walsh Buyer's Agent,  Thu Jun 21 2012, 13:59
Thank You for taking the time to read my blog, I hope it was helpful. If you have any questions please call me anytime at 843-754-2089 or email me bwalsh@carolinaone.com.

Sincerely,

Brian

Brian Walsh ABR® BPO
bwalsh@carolinaone.com
http://www.brianwalshrealty.com
By Steve Jones,  Thu Jun 21 2012, 20:21
Nice Post Sir
By reefcups,  Mon Jun 25 2012, 11:42
I love being so close to the beach and downtown!
By Jenny Flowers,  Thu Jun 28 2012, 10:08
Very helpful
By Chris Douglas,  Thu Jul 5 2012, 11:27
thumps up!
 
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