Dorchester County- 316 detached homes were sold in the month of April this year for an average sales price of $326,823. That's a 39.2% increase of homes sold over April of last year. 55 townhome/condos sold for an average sales price of $220,588. That's an increase of 161% townhomes/condos sold compared to April, 2020. While inventory is currently low, home sales have drastically increased over last year. April 2020 inventory was 659 homes while inventory in April this year was 141. That's a 78.4% decrease.
It's interesting to note that the Days on Market for single-family detached homes in Dorchester County decreased 68% (from 50 DOM in April 2020, to 16 DOM in April of this year).
Be sure to check out the info in the charts for Dorchester, Berkeley, and Charleston Counties. I've also included the Greater Summerville area. Please reach out to me if you'd like a breakdown of a particular neighborhood.
May is such a wonderful time to live in the Lowcountry! There's so much to do and see. Be sure to check some of these out. Joan, the girls and I hope to see you out and about. Stay safe and remember: If you need something, say something!
Be sure to check out Charleston's Farmer's Market!
Don't miss out on Mt. Pleasant's Farmer's Market!
Summerville's Farmer's Market!
Outdoor Concert Series (Charleston Music Hall)
Check out the SC Stingrays Hockey
Trailer: In The Heights
West Side Story- Teaser Trailer
Calendar of Activities- Charleston County Parks
Children's Museum of the Lowcountry
Festival of Houses & Gardens
Charleston Rooftop Bars
Charleston area Waterparks
Charleston River Dogs (Minor league baseball)
Get a Gold Pass to visit all Charleston County Parks
Third Thursdays in Summerville
Hope to see you around town!!
April in the Lowcountry!
I hope you and yours are healthy, and safe and sound. It's Springtime in the Lowcountry and it's time to get outside! Check out the headlines and opportunities below. I'd love to see you out and about. Let me know what you're doing!
Explore Charleston County Parks
Gold Pass- Unlimited visits to Chas Co Parks
Summerville Farmer's Market
Take a Charleston Ghost Tour
One of my favorite restaurants... Grace & Grit
Gospel Brunch at Halls Chophouse
Hydrofly Watersports, jet skis, charters, & Tiki Huts
Charleston Harbor Dinner Cruise
Enjoy the Gibbes Museum of Art
Explore Historic Charles Towne Landing
Chas Fun Park: Go-Karts, miniature golf, axe throwing, Food Trucks & More!
Shop the Charleston City Market
Schooner Pride sailboat tours
The family will love Charleston's South Carolina Aquarium
There's lot to do. Let's get outside and go for it! Please stay in touch and remember, if you need something, say something.
I remain at your service,
Wow! The year 2020 has been quite the year and we're not even half-way finished! While just about everything has opened back up in the Lowcountry we're seeing an increase in diagnosed cases of Corona in SC. I've noticed that more folks have gone back to wearing masks in public. I hope that everyone stays safe during this pandemic. While we might think we're through with COVID-19, it's not through with us. Stay safe out there!
Have fun, get outside, and stay safe!!
It's amazing how our lives have changed in the last couple of months since things started being locked-down/ quarantined to "flatten the curve". Shopping, movie theaters, school, college, work, dining, etc.... And the experts say it will never be the same. The cool thing, though is that we are GREAT at adapting, being flexible, and overcoming odds. While things will (and have changed) we're going to find a way to accomplish our goals and dreams.
Things certainly have changed in Real Estate. Like other businesses, we talk about being "Open For Business", just not "Business As Usual." During this time, everyone's safety is paramount. Whether we're showing homes with buyers, or meeting with homeowners to prepare and get their homes on the market to sell, we're taking serious safety precautions.
Here are some of the precautions being taken by The Litchfield Company.
Meeting w/ Clients
I will continue to attend various benchmarks that occur after a home is Under Contract by following recommended safety protocols (masks, gloves, social distancing)
(Note: 5/12/2020 As we progress as a nation through this Pandemic, safety precautions may change based on a variety of factors. Please know that I care about my clients and will make every effort to provide a safe and enjoyable experience or you. If at any point you have a question or a concern, just ask!)
I hope you're doing well and are safe, healthy, and happy. Like the rest of the country, SC and local municipalities are making decisions about how to safely move towards a new normal by incrementally opening up public waterways & beaches, and more businesses. The photo is of two of my daughters from a couple of years ago. Every time I look at photos of recent activities or watch a TV show or movie, I'm constantly thinking "they're not social distancing!" It's a whole new world and we're going to get through it together. If there's anything that I could help you with, please let me know.
Info from the Governor's office
SC Unemployment info
Chas Food Truck Finder- Interactive Map
Parent info for all SC Public Ed students
SC Dept of Mental Health- Coping resources
Beat your cravings with these healthy substitutes
What's new on Netflix (May 2020)
How to play Mahjong (We are LOVING this game!!)
How to use Tik Tok- Beginner's Guide :)
Orange-cranberry energy bites
Yoga for beginners
10 Recipes you can make w/ what's already in your pantry
Some Good News with John Krasinski (Ep. 3)
Some Good News with John Krasinski (Ep. 4)
It's amazing how things have changed for us in the U.S. over the last week or so. Cancellations, worry, stress, homeschooling, shortages, sickness... the list is extensive. The uncertainty and fear can lead to intense, negative thoughts, emotions, and actions. I encourage you to listen to this podcast and come up with a plan to help your friends, your family, and you to pay attention to your thinking. It all starts with our Thoughts. Are our thoughts serving us (and others)?
Please give this a listen and share with others. Click below or HERE.
Hope everyone's 2020 is off to a fantastic start! We've had a couple of days of cold weather but things should be warming up soon! Please check out these March Events in the Lowcountry. We sure do love living here- Joan, the girls and I hope to see you around town! Do yourself a favor and put a couple of these on your calendar!
Children's Museum of the Lowcountry- Tuesdays-Sundays
Charleston Food & Wine Festival-March 4-8
Charleston Antiques Show- March 6-8
Sesame Street LIVE!- March 8
Southern Renaissance @ the Cigar Factory- March 8
Shamrock Shuffle 5k- March 14
Drayton Hall KIDS!-Archeology March 15
Charleston's St. Patrick's Day Parade- March 17
St. Paul's Tea Room- March 16-20 & 23-27
Pet Fest 2020- March 21
Carolina Cup- Camden March 28
Cooper River Bridge Run/walk 10k- Register NOW.- April 4
At your service!
Have you checked out your crawl space lately? When we had ours checked, we were STUNNED. Check out the video and contact me for more info.
The agents of The Litchfield Company- Charleston office have the greatest jobs in the world. We help folks fulfill their dreams. Whether it's finding a home that fits just right, or listing a current home (or both), we enjoy getting to know our clients. We focus on building relationships, listening, and viewing the buying or selling process from their perspective.
We love where we live and we love meeting and working with folks from all over the country to find the home of their dreams here in the Lowcountry. The Lowcountry is home to world-class dining and shopping, historic sites, and beautiful beaches. Whether it's Historic Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, one of the Islands, West Ashley, Summerville, or Goose Creek- we've got wonderful homes and neighborhoods throughout the Tri-County area.
If you're thinking about moving to the Lowcountry for work (like Boeing, Volvo, Mercedes, or Joint Base Chas), to retire, or move across town, contact me. I'd love to help.