New-home sales recently hit a 17-month high, rising 4.4% month-over month nationally, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. New-home sales were up 31.5% year-over-year, led by gains in the Midwest and West, where monthly sales jumped 47.4% and 21.5%, respectively. The new home market continues to benefit from the lack of existing-home inventory, and with many builders offering sales incentives, including price reductions and mortgage rate buydowns, homebuyers are increasingly turning to new construction for their next home purchase. For the 12-month period spanning September 2022 through August 2023, Pending Sales in the Charleston Trident Association of REALTORS® region decreased 18.1 percent overall. The price range with the smallest pending sales loss was the $500,001 to $750,000 range, where sales dropped 5.9 percent.

Cypress Gardens

“…Mindful that thousands of persons annually enjoy the beauty of Cypress Gardens…and desires of preserving, for future generation, this unique garden, created in 1927 by his father, the late Benjamin R. Kittredge, and which, with the years, has become an internationally celebrated attraction of South Carolina, has determined to give the same to The City Council of Charleston.” – From the deed transferring Cypress Garden to the City of Charleston in 1963

Beautiful Cypress Gardens has been a preferred group and family destination since 1932. Visitors from all over the country come to experience this unique and exciting attraction, which has been featured in numerous national magazines and popular television shows and motion pictures including The Notebook and The Patriot. CLICK HERE to learn more.

 

FEATURED LISTING

Exquisite Southern Charm in Masonborough: 1563 Capel Street, Park West Welcome to the epitome of elegance and craftsmanship in the heart of Park West’s Masonborough section. LEARN MORE.

 

GFEATURED LISTING

1002 Planters Curve – Mount Pleasant, SC

Welcome to your own slice of paradise in the highly sought-after Snee Farm neighborhood! Nestled in a tranquil cul-de-sac, this meticulously maintained 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home offers the perfect blend of comfort and sophistication, designed to cater to your every need. LEARN MORE.

 

UNDER CONTRACT

74 Drake Street – Charleston SC

Welcome to a piece of Charleston’s history and charm in the heart of the Eastside neighborhood. This 3-story triplex, built in 1890, offers a unique opportunity for historic living or investment. LEARN MORE.

 

Charleston Beach Dining Guide

Whether you’re spending the day bike riding on Kiawah, playing sand volleyball on Folly or getting lost in your favorite beach read on Sullivan’s, you’re sure to work up an appetite! Take a mid-day beach break for a refreshing margarita (salted rim, please!) or dig in to mahi mahi tacos poolside. Scroll on to explore our Charleston beach dining guide, including Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island and Sullivan’s Island. READ MORE.

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS
SEPT 29 – OCT 1: GATHER CHARLESTON
SEPT 29: NATIONAL COFFEE DAY
OCT 7 – 8: RIVERFRONT REVIVAL
OCT 11 – NOV 4: THE FALL TOURS

Top 6 Reasons to Not Buy a Home—Debunked

You? Buy a home? If that prospect sounds unlikely, we get it. At first blush, becoming a homeowner may seem like a giant hurdle that’s impossible to get over financially and mentally.

And we get it. Amassing the funds and slogging through the necessary paperwork for your own piece of the real estate pie can be daunting, especially if you’re a less-than-stellar loan candidate. Still, if you just assume there’s no way you could buy a home, without doing any research, you could be missing out.

CLICK HERE for some oft-cited reasons people don’t buy a home and the reality checks showing why they shouldn’t give up hope.

Why Choose Beth Huntley?
My combined experience in real estate and interior design provides a unique perspective to assist you as you navigate the buying or selling process.

And, as a client of Huntley Properties you will receive several hours of complimentary interior design services.

Want to know more? Check out the video below for a little insight into how I can help you find your dream home.

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Ongoing Around Town…

Wednesdays
Wednesday Garden Strolls & Wine Tastings

Saturdays
Charleston Farmers Market

Ongoing Exhibits:
Damian Stamer: Ruminations

 

 

“We had a great experience working with Beth. So easy to deal with and great communications. We had a few hurdles to overcome in getting our home and she was there every step of the way. Beth understands the Charleston market and provided great guidance in selling and helping us buy our home. I would recommend her to everyone.” – Happy Home Owner