Thursday, June 4, 2015

Charleston Real Estate Market Update: Still Booming!

Charleston Real Estate Market Update: Still Booming!

The Charleston real estate market is one of the best in the country right now.  Buying activity is at record levels (see closed sales graph below).
Charleston SC Closed Home Sales 2015
Transactions are up year to date 19.4% over the same time period in 2014. We will probably see North of 14,000 home sold this year, the biggest number we've seen since 2007. This is not surprising, given all the good publicity and the repeated accolades that Charleston has received, the job growth in the area and the attractiveness of our charming, coastal, restaurant-rich city.   
  • Boeing is getting bigger and bigger. 
  • Bennett Hospitality has announced a $101M hotel project for Marion Square that could add 350 jobs. 
  • Alaska Airlines is starting to offer non-stop flights between Charleston and Seattle. 
  • Volvo has announced that they are building their first North American manufacturing plant in Berkeley County, which will employ 4,000 people.
We are so lucky to live here.   Our median home price is at an all-time record of $225,000.  But then again, prices per square foot have not fully recovered from the downturn.  According to our regression analysis (see our blog post from May 29th, 2015), our current prices are still below the trend line, so we are still undervalued and have lots of room for more appreciation.
Interested in buying, selling or investing in real estate in Charleston, SC? Call us on 843-900-0155. 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Bright & Airy 4 Bedroom Home in Arlington at Park West!

2115 Adover Way, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Bright and airy? Check!

Open floor plan? Check!

Pond lot? Check!

Mature landscaping? Check!

Master down? Check!

Move-in condition? Check!

FROG? Check!

This excellent home for sale in Arlington at Park West is ready for you!  Take the visual tour.

One and a half story Mt. Pleasant home has 3 bedrooms downstairs plus a finished bonus room with built-ins that could be your 4th bedroom or a play/media room!  (Mt. Pleasant homes for sale with a FROG).

Enter into the foyer that connects to the formal dining room (currently being used as an office), and the spacious family room with vaulted ceilings and large windows with pond views, (Mt. Pleasant homes for sale on a pond/lake).  The bright family room has a fireplace and opens to the kitchen with a sit-in counter and an an eat-in area. The open floor plan and abundant natural light feels roomy and enticing!  The large master bedroom is on the first floor and has a ceiling fan, a walk-in closet, and a master bathroom with double sinks and separate tub/shower.  Wake up to  the sound of birdlife and pond views!  Down the hall there are 2 additional bedrooms plus a full bath.  The laundry room and 2-car garage complete the first floor of this Mt. Pleasant home for sale. Sliding glass doors take you from the kitchen to the back patio with a nice sized back yard and lake views!  

New paint throughout the main living areas, new ceramic tile in the kitchen and updated stainless steel appliances!

Highly sought after schools.  Park West offers fantastic amenities including swimming pools, tennis courts and walking trails within walking distance. Easy access to schools, supermarkets, shops and places of worship.

CALL TO ARRANGE A SHOWING TODAY!!! 843-900-0155  This is a fantastic buyer opportunity in the Mt. Pleasant real estate market!

Video Slideshow.   MLS# 1417651

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

TOP Mount Pleasant SC Real Estate Team Sells Another Waterfront Lot!

The Alan Donald Real Estate Team Sells Another Waterfront Lot in Mount Pleasant, SC

The Alan Donald Real Estate Team at Keller Williams Realty closed another sale for out-of-town buyers in the Park West subdivision.  The Alan Donald Real Estate Team is a top sales team in the Mount Pleasant real estate market, where they are well known for their specialized services for out-of-town buyers moving to the Charleston, SC area.

Mount Pleasant, SC, March 5, 2014. --( Using their knowledge of the area, thorough communication skills, professional experience and established systems, the Alan Donald Real Estate Team has been able to successfully conclude the sale of 2124 Beckenham Drive in Park West. Park West is a large planned subdivision in Mount Pleasant, SC, that features a variety of residential townhomes, condominiums, single family homes, luxury waterfront homes and residential lots. For an estimate of the current market value of any home in Park West visit:

“Our team invests a substantial amount of time working with out-of-town buyers, retirees (mostly from Northern states) and buyers relocating for work. Initially we provide them with local area market knowledge and neighborhood information to supplement (and put in perspective) the abundant information available online. Once we have found the right property, we assist them in negotiating favorable terms, and help them complete the real estate transaction successfully, using a team of local, trusted and professional service providers” said Alan Donald, CEO of The Alan Donald Real Estate Team. The sale of 2124 Beckenham Drive in Park West adds to the team’s track record as a top sales team in the Mount Pleasant, SC real estate market.

The Alan Donald Real Estate Team performs an initial Buyer Consultation to get know the needs, requirements, parameters and restrictions of the clients. “We really want to  understand our clients’ motivations, personalities, lifestyle and hobbies, so we can help them narrow down their search to specific areas of interest, and provide them with viable options that will fit” said Meghan Bowes, the team’s Marketing Manager.

The waterfront lot at 2124 Beckenham was purchased by a couple from Baltimore, MD, who had originally purchased a condo in Downtown Charleston for their daughter (who attends the College of Charleston) and loved the area so much that they decided to move permanently here. The original list price for the 0.60-acre waterfront lot was $294,900 and the sale closed in 22 days at $270,000, an excellent price for a waterfront lot in the hot Mount Pleasant, SC real estate market. The transaction ran smoothly thanks to the team’s experience, preparation, market knowledge and state-of-the-art systems.  The buyers intend to build their dream waterfront, custom-built home on this lot.

Many out-of-town buyers don’t have the luxury or time to constantly travel to and from Charleston when relocating to the area.  The Alan Donald Real Estate Team is comprised of skilled real estate professionals who specialize in working with out-of-town buyers and have unique systems that help them purchase a home in a seamless fashion. The team is focused on delivering results to their clients.

“Working as a team we are able to easily help our clients become familiar with the area, get the most for their money and feel confident throughout the entire home buying process. We use technology to streamline the process of signing, reviewing and receiving documents and we really work to make the process as easy as possible for our out-of-town clients,” said Alan Donald. The team uses e-signatures, Facetime, Evernote and other online and mobile apps to show properties to out-of-town clients and complete transactions without them having to be present in person, so their clients are always informed and never miss out on any market opportunities in the competitive Mount Pleasant, SC real estate market. 

The Alan Donald Real Estate Team provides local & national market knowledge, real estate news, client testimonials, buyer and seller tips on their blog (, as well as on their Facebook, Pinterest and LinkedIn pages and on their YouTube Channel (

Homebuyers looking to purchase a home in Mount Pleasant, SC area can request a free, no-obligation Home Buying Consultation by calling 843-900-0155. For an estimate of the current market value of a home in Mount Pleasant visit:

Contact Information:
The Alan Donald Real Estate Team
ph. 843-900-0155
Keller Williams Realty
496 Bramson Ct., Suite 200, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Newly Renovated 5 BR Home in I'On! 55 Sanibel St.

MLS# 1329964 Charleston & Mt. Pleasant Homes For Sale (843) 900-0155

  • $1,085,000
    No Recent Price Change
  • 55 Sanibel St
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Gorgeous home fore sale in the I'On subdivision in Mt. Pleasant, SC!  This recently renovated 5-bedroom home in the sought after I'On neighborhood has it all. Newly painted inside and out with 10' ceilings, heart pine flooring on all 3 levels and top-of-the-line everything; you can simply move right in!

Enter this Mt. Pleasant home and step into the gracious foyer opens onto a large, sunny formal living room with fireplace and adjacent formal dining area. Towards the rear of the home is a fabulous chef's kitchen with breakfast nook and a wonderful, spacious family room, featuring a second fireplace, as well as access to the screened-in porch.  Outside there's a courtyard with yet another fireplace and still plenty of room to add a pool, fountain or playhouse as well as a two-car garage.

Upstairs you'll find the master bedroom and the stunning, just finished, new master bath suite with marble counters, enormous shower and stand-alone soaking tub. An oversized walk-in closet, formerly a little used screened-in porch, offers plenty of storage. Two more bedrooms with a shared bath are also on this level as is the laundry room. On the third floor is a playroom or media room and two more bedrooms, with a shared bath. The home also features newly installed cement siding on entire exterior (low maintenance feature), irrigation system, metal roof and fenced-in back yard.
Enjoy all that I'On in Mt. Pleasant has to offer, including restaurants and shops, walking trails, play parks, the rookery and the many activities offered at the members' club house with its three pools, seven clay tennis courts and dining facilities.
If you are interested in buying a home in Mt Pleasant, SC?  Need to sell your current home first?  
Call LISTING EXPERTS! 843-900-0155 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Spacious 4 BR Home in Summer Park! 115 McGrady Dr. Ladson, SC 29456

You can have the perfect home NOW! You may even pay LESS than renting!!

115 Mcgrady Dr. Ladson, SC 29456
MLS# 1400316

As you walk into this spacious home you will notice the open living room communicating with the family room, eat-in area and kitchen. Walk outside to the fenced backyard where you can enjoy a BBQ or play sports with your family or friends. Plenty of room on the first floor, including a bedroom that can be used for office or as a guest bedroom with its own walk-in closet. The laundry room connects with a 2-car garage. Upstairs you will immediately notice that all the bedrooms are roomy and bright. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and vaulted ceilings, plus a master bathroom with dual sinks and separate tub and shower. Two additional bedrooms and a full bathroom make this a very convenient home. This is NOT a short sale or foreclosure, so sellers can close quickly. Original owners who have cared well for this home - you will not be disappointed! A short drive to Boeing, Charleston AFB, Naval Weapons Station and Robert Bosch, as well as to shopping at Northwoods Mall, restaurants, entertainment and places of worship.

View Listing Details

Call us for more information or to schedule a showing! 843-900-0155
Need to sell your home first?  Get the a FREE home value estimate here!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Charleston, SC Real Estate Market Update!

Current Charleston, SC area trends in home prices & inventory, in addition to trends in the Charleston rental market! PLUS, our market projections from our "crystal ball"! ------

The Charleston, SC residential real estate market has shown continued recovery in the last 12 months.

Current inventory (No. of Homes for Sale) continues to fall, and average absorption has moved from 8.38 months for 2011-2012 to 6.00 months for 2012-2013, thus moving from a “Buyer’s Market” into a “Neutral Market”.

Click here to download the complete Market Update for FREE.

Median sales prices in the metro area have recovered, with the 12-month rolling average in the entire MLS surpassing the $200,000 mark again, for the first time since 2008, a 6.7% increase in the last 12 months. 

Real estate is hyper-local: The different sub-markets of the Charleston Metro Area behave somewhat differently and may have significant differences with respect to the “timing” of the recovery cycle...

Our “Crystal Ball” – Where are the Opportunities?  Click here to download the complete Market Update PDF for FREE! 

The download includes current Charleston, SC area trends in home prices & inventory, in addition to trends in the Charleston rental market!

Is now the right time for you to sell you home? Call 843-900-0155 to discuss your options!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Prime Downtown Location - Rooftop, Harbor Views, Garden And More!

36 N Prioleau St., Downtown Charleston
$2,195,000  3 Beds
2,262 SqFt 2 Full Baths
Built in 2003 1 Half Baths

36 N Prioleau St., Downtown Charleston

Waterfront Park is your front yard and your walk can be along the harbor. Two blocks to the Historic City Market to the North, High Battery to the South and fine restaurants, historic theaters and nightlife to the West. You can enjoy Charleston, SC to the fullest.  An elevator brings you to your own entry from the secure garage below where there are 2 assigned parking spaces and a storage cage. The building offers a concierge service and a rooftop patio with exceptional views of the Charleston Harbor.

This beautiful condo for sale in Historic Downtown Charleston is loaded with high-end features and finishes including heavy moldings and high ceilings throughout. It has a Signature kitchen with very generous granite work area, 2 dishwashers, 6 burner gas range, Thermador double ovens, porcelain farmhouse sink and polished nickel faucet. The kitchen opens to the family room and the balcony from which you can enjoy harbor and park views. The master bedroom has a spacious walk-in closet, French style door to the lush mezzanine garden with fountains and trellis-covered benches. Bedroom No. 2 in this historic Downtown Charleston condo has a full bath and bedroom No. 3 has an armoire closet and could be used as a guest room or a study/office.

This is a fantastic home or Charleston pied-a-terre with amazing views, location and privacy to be able to enjoy a quiet, luxurious life, yet be within walking to most of the interesting events, art galleries, restaurants, marinas and historic venues that Charleston, SC has to offer.

For more information on 36 N Prioleau St call 843-900-0155.
36 N Prioleau St., Downtown Charleston