Charleston SC October News
October is here & the weather in Charleston delightful. Lots to do as always.
The MOJA Arts Festival Finale is Oct 5th and the 38th Annual Fall Tour of Homes is all month.
BOONE HALL FRIGHT NIGHTS: in Mt Pleasant runs all month on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays (last night is 11-1.)
Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Music & Food Festival is at on the 10th and 11th.
NORTH CHARLSTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER:
Oct 2-David Gray,
Oct 3-Nick Swardson,
Oct 11-Lowcountry Paws and Claws Expo,
Oct 15-Ringo Starr.
NORTH CHARLESTON COLISUEM:
Oct 3,4-Widespread Panic,
Oct 25-Stingrays Hockey Opening Night
Oct 26-Milk Carton Kids and Sarah Jarosz
Oct 30th-Lake Street Dive, 31st – Robert Earl Keen
8th Annual Lowcountry Wine and Beer Festival will be on the 12th at Freshfields outside Kiawah.
Iron Brew Festival is for beer lovers on the 18th at the Mellow Mushroom in Avondale.
Finally, the Coastal Carolina Fair will start on Oct 30 and we all know that means colder weather for a couple of weeks. The fair concludes on November 9, 2014! Get discounted tickets before opening day at Walgreens!
The real estate market in Charleston continues to gain more momentum. We’re seeing record buying activity for this time of year. Real estate sales are very seasonal and we usually see a slow down in Charleston starting in September. Activity usually slows more and more until the end of February, but we saw some incredible numbers in September with hardly even a hint at a slow down. Year to date, we’re up about 6% in median sales price to $222k over this same time period from 2013. And we’re up about 6.5% in the number of transactions over 2013. We’ve all but put short sales and foreclosures behind us, but now sellers have to compete with a lot of new construction in some specific areas.
I know that I am looking forward to cooler weather and the exciting days ahead. Pumpkin and apple picking, turkey shoots, and getting the house ready for the holidays. Call me anytime and I’d be happy to give you a free market analysis of your home when it’s all decked out for the holiday!