Charleston SC Homes For Sale : November 2012 National Housing Trends

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Charleston SC Homes For Sale : November 2012 National Housing Trends

Charleston SC Homes For Sale : November 2012 National Housing Trends

First-Time Homebuyers Not Riding Wave Of Recovering Market, HousingPulse Findset

Despite growing signs that the housing market is starting to recover from the depression-like conditions of the past few years, first-time homebuyers don’t seem to be benefiting from that recovery.

According to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey results, the first-time homebuyer share of home purchases fell to 34.7% in October. That was not only down from the 37.1% share seen as recently as June, but also the lowest first-time homebuyer share ever recorded in the HousingPulse survey.

The decline in first-time homebuyers participating in the housing market comes at the same time that purchases of non-distressed properties have risen significantly this year. In fact, HousingPulse data show that the non-distressed property share of home purchases climbed to 64.7% in October. That was up from only 55.7% back in February and the highest non-distressed property share recorded by HousingPulse in its three-year history.

First-time homebuyers are the only group of buyers tracked by HousingPulse that have not seen their share of non-distressed property home purchases rise over the past five months. Current homeowners have seen the biggest jump in purchases of non-distressed properties with their share rising from 50.0% in June to 54.2% in October. Even investors saw their share of non-distressed property purchases inch higher from 11.3% to 12.2% over the past five months.   Learn more about the November 2012 National Housing Trends here.

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Carolina Joe Just Sold 3417 Needwood Forest Drive 4BR / 2.5BA Johns Island Home For $241,010

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Johns Island Homes For Sale :  Carolina Joe Just Sold 3417 Needwood Forest Drive 4BR / 2.5BA Johns Island Homes For $241,010

Johns Island Homes For Sale :  Carolina Joe Just Sold 3417 Needwood Forest Drive 4BR / 2.5BA Johns Island Homes For $241,010


3417 Needwood Forest Drive is located in the Staffordshire subdivision on Johns Island.  This new construction home is centrally located on Johns Island just 15 minutes from Downtown Charleston.

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Downtown Charleston Homes For Sale :32 Legare Street 9BR / 13.5BA Downtown Charleston Homes For Sale

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Downtown Charleston Homes For Sale :  32 Legare Street 9BR / 13.5BA Downtown Charleston Homes For Sale $23,000,000

Downtown Charleston Homes For Sale :  32 Legare Street 9BR / 13.5BA Downtown Charleston Homes For Sale $23,000,000


32 Legare Street is located in Downtown Charleston’s South Of Broad neighborhood is the renowned Sword Gate House behind one of the most recognized gates in all of Charleston. This very fine Federal style home is grand with Adam detailed beautiful wood and plaster work. This home is positioned well back from Legare and Tradd Streets and is surrounded on all sides by a magnificent collection of Charleston gardens and patios. This important property boasts an unsurpassed level of detail and technology; the product of a painstakingly thorough renovation project spanning years. The room list may help to describe a gracious home reflecting a grand lifestyle: Entrance hall with grand curved stair, Drawing room, Master study, Ball room, Library, Dining Room, Breakfast Dining Room, Family room with small kitchen and full bath, Commercial Kitchen, fabulous Master suite with his and hers dressing rooms and spacious bath, Two guest Bedrooms each with full bath, Fitness room, Gift wrapping room, Wine cellar, Butler's quarters and Maid's quarters. The Carriage House features a full guest apartment with kitchen and bath, and a Servant's break room with small kitchen and powder room and an additional apartment. 32 Legare Street is less than 5 minutes from Downtown Charleston.

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32 Legare Street in the south of Broad neighborhood of downtown Charleston is listed by Daniel Ravenel with Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International.

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James Island Homes For Sale : 817 Duck Hawk Retreat James Island Homes For Sale $385,150

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home.  The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country.  It is because of these reasons that I believe that Charleston SC Homes are truly unique.  I look forward to helping you with any of you’re here at Charleston SC Homes For Sale we look forward to meeting all your real estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:


James Island Homes For Sale :  817 Duck Hawk Retreat James Island Homes For Sale $385,150

James Island Homes For Sale :  817 Duck Hawk Retreat James Island Homes For Sale $385,150


817 Duck Hawk Retreat is a beautiful custom built home located in Parrot Creek subdivision on James Island.  Parrot Creek is one of James Island's most desirable subdivisions and is James Island’s only gated community. 817 Duck Hawk Retreat is loaded with charm and high quality features. The gourmet kitchen has a gas range, granite counter tops, and a large center island. The great room is open and spacious, has wood floors and a gas fireplace. The master bedroom is very large with space enough for a separate reading area. The master bathroom is also very large and features a large whirlpool tub, an over-sized walk-in shower, and his and her walk-in closets. Custom California closets have been installed to provide optimal storage. A second smaller master is the perfect space for guests. The other bedrooms are very large. The large yard is beautifully landscaped and has a lovely brick patio adjacent to a large screened porch. Across the street from the neighborhood is a City of Charleston park with a playground and tennis courts. 817 Duck Hawk Retreat on James Island is approximately 15 minutes from the heart of Downtown Charleston.

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817 Duck Hawk Retreat in Parrot Creek subdivision o n James Island is listed by Beth Plante with Elanie Brabham and Associates.

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West Ashley Homes For Sale : 1845 Stonehedge Drive 3BR / 2BA West Ashley Homes For Sale $165,000

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home.  The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country.  It is because of these reasons that I believe that Charleston SC Homes are truly unique.  I look forward to helping you with any of you’re here at Charleston SC Homes For Sale we look forward to meeting all your real estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:


West Ashley Homes For Sale :  1845 Stonehedge Drive 3BR / 2BA West Ashley Homes For Sale $165,000

West Ashley Homes For Sale :  1845 Stonehedge Drive 3BR / 2BA West Ashley Homes For Sale $165,000

 


1845 Stonehedge Drive in the Stono Park neighborhood of West Ashley is a nice three bedroom two bathroom brick ranch home in a quiet established neighborhood.  1845 Stonehedge Drive is located just a less than 5minutes from I-526, convenient to all the shopping and dining locations in West Ashley, and approximately 15 minutes from Downtown Charleston.  1845 Stonehedge Drive is a great location for anyone working at Boeing, the Charleston Air Force Base, any of the hospitals , Downtown Charleston, and North Charleston.

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1845 Stonehedge Drive in West Ashley’s Stono Park is listed by Alfred Whaley with Carolina One Real Estate.

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Charleston SC Homes For Sale : October 2012 National Housing Trends

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Charleston SC Homes For Sale : October 2012 National Housing Trends

Charleston SC Homes For Sale : October 2012 National Housing Trends

Drop in Distressed Properties, Election Jitters, Shape September Market

HousingPulse finds A continuing slide in the volume of distressed properties seen in the housing market is helping to boost home prices in many parts of the country, the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey indicates.

Meanwhile, uncertainty about the impact of the upcoming national elections appears to be causing some would-be homebuyers to delay taking any action until after November, according to a number of real estate agents who participated in the October HousingPulse survey.

Perhaps the biggest news in the housing market in recent months has been a steady rise in home prices in many areas of the country. One major reason behind the rise in home prices, HousingPulse results reveal, is a fairly sharp drop in the share of distressed properties found in recent home sales.

The HousingPulse Distressed Property Index (DPI), which tracks the proportion of home purchase transactions involving distressed properties, fell to a record low of 38.6% in September based on a three-month moving average.  This was the fifth month in a row that the DPI has fallen, and is now down more than 10 percentage points from the near-record-high 48.7% DPI level recorded in February of this year.

The precipitous drop in the share of distressed properties in the housing market is largely attributable to fewer foreclosed properties or real estate owned (REO) being put up for sale by banks.  Learn more about the October 2012 National Housing Trends here.

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