September Newsletter from CharlestonByDay
September is here and things will begin to cool off a bit, I hope. With the cooler weather comes a lot of great outdoor activities. September has Charleston Beer Week, Charleston Restaurant Week, Charleston Highland Games, and a Taste of Charleston, and there’s a lot of good musical acts in town during the month as well. We love the Scottish Highland Games, but we will be out of town that weekend. Buy tickets in advance and save some money. Bummer we will miss it this year! I highlighted my favorite September things to do.
Here’s the September calendar:
2: Nitro Circus Live, Joe Riley Stadium
2-4: 8th Annual Lowcountry Jazz Festival, N Chas PAC
7: Italian Wine Social, Mercantile and Mash
7: Searching for Sugar Man, Chas Music Hall
7-20: Charleston Restaurant Week
10: SECOND SUNDAY ON KING STREET 1:00
11: 8th Annual Dog Day Afternoon, Splash Island Park Mt Pleasant
11-17: Charleston Beer Week
11: Tod Snider, Chas Music Hall
14: Meghan Trainor, N Chas Coliseum
14: James Brown Band, Chas Music Hall
15: Grand Slam Jam, Chas Wine and Food, Old Chas Rainbows Park
17-21: Charleston Highland Games
18: Jake Shimabakuro, Chas Music Hall
18: 4th Annual Kiawah Island Triathlon
20: Alice in Chains, N Chas PAC
21: Squirrel Nut Zippers, Chas Music Hall
23: Soggy Bottom Boys, Chas Music Hall
25: Wine, Women, and Shoes, Francis Marion
25-27: Taste of Charleston
27: Violent Femmes, Chas Music Hall
30: Peter Frampton, Chas Music Hall
Things are just going so well in Charleston right now. We are so blessed to live in such a wonderful city. We just got voted #1 City in the World by Travel and Leisure Magazine, for the 2nd time!! Boeing, Volvo, Silicon Harbor, lots of sports teams, shopping, restaurants, etc, etc. You really need to check out Lewis BBQ downtown on Nassau and see what’s happening to that section of town. Amazing!! So all of this of course is making lots of people want to move here. Our real estate market is doing quite well. This will probably be the 2nd busiest year ever in Charleston history with over 16k transactions. We’re up 8.1% in terms of transactions year to date over 2015. Median sales price is up 4.1% YTD over 2015 and stands at a record high of $243k. Lots of people ask me if this is another bubble like 2006, but I don’t think so. Credit is so much tighter now. It’s a lot of work to get through the loan process these days, but that’s a good thing, and prices are not out of control when they’re only going up 4-5% each year. The National Association of Realtors says that the national average over the entire time they’ve been keeping records is 4%. So things seem quite sustainable.
Great news for our homeowners. If you’d like to get into a new home, call us at 843-900-0477 and let’s get the ball rolling. Get a loan pre qual letter and let’s start looking.
Enjoy your holiday weekend. Be safe.
Greg & Susan Day