AgentOwned Realty

Charleston SC October News

Posted By: Liza Valero In: Localism
Date: Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 3:23 pm

October is here & the weather in Charleston delightful. Lots to do as always.

Boone Hall Fright Night PosterThe 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.


Oct 2-David Gray,

Oct 3-Nick Swardson,

Oct 11-Lowcountry Paws and Claws Expo,

Oct 15-Ringo Starr.


North Charleston ColisuemOct 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!

Susan Day, AgentOwned RealtySusan Day