Charleston SC Homes For Sale : July 2013 National Housing Trends

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Charleston SC Homes For Sale : July 2013 National Housing Trends

Charleston SC Homes For Sale : July 2013 National Housing Trends

Rising Interest Rates Expected to Impact Homebuyer Traffic, Growth Slowing

Real estate agents are divided on whether rising interest rates will have a negative impact on home purchase activity. Average interest rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages increased significantly in June, according to Freddie Mac, from 3.54% in May to 4.37% on July 18.

“As interest rates rise coupled with rising sale prices many buyers are falling out of the market,” according to an agent in California. An agent in Washington state said rising interest rates are both motivating buyers and keeping some potential buyers from being able to purchase a home.

Analysts at CoreLogic said even with recent home price gains, affordability remains near record levels in many markets across the country. “For housing price affordability to return to the average level that we saw between 2000 and 2004, either home prices would have to rise an additional 47% or interest rates rise to 6.75%,” the firm said.

Sam Khater, senior economist at CoreLogic, predicted that rising interest rates won’t deter a significant number of potential home buyers. “Given the very high home affordability levels and more supply on the market, CoreLogic remains
optimistic that rising rates and home prices will not dissuade the more traditional buyer from entering the market and financing a home purchase,” he said.

After a strong spring home buying season, the growth rate of buyer traffic continued to decline in June, according to results from the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.    Learn more about the July 2013 National Housing Trends here.

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Carolina Joe Just Listed 7416 Church Hill Road Hollywood 1.34 acre Vacant Lot For Sale

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Charleston SC Real Estate For Sale :  7416 Church Hill Road Hollywood 1.34 acre Vacant Lot For Sale $24,900

7416 Church Hill Road Hollywood 1.34 acre Vacant Lot For Sale $24,900


7416 Church Hill Road in Hollywood is a 1.34 acre high land vacant lot that is wooded. The lot has a 120 foot frontage on Church Hill Road. The lot does perk. City water and sewer are available but not tapped. 7416 Church Hill Road is approximately 40 minutes from Downtown Charleston.

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Carolina Joe Just Listed 280 Rutledge Avenue 4,000+ square feet Commercial Medical Office For Sale

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Charleston SC Real Estate For Sale :  4,000+sqft Medical Office For Sale $949,000

Charleston SC Real Estate Blog :  280 Rutledge Avenue 4,000+ square feet Commercial Medical Office For Sale $949.000


280 Rutledge Avenue in Downtown Charleston is zoned Limited Business and has been a doctor's office since 1994. There is 2,674 square feet finished on the first floor comprised of a waiting room/lobby, front office/records room, 3 large exam rooms, laboratory room, employee lounge, private doctor's office, and four bathrooms (two have showers). Finished stairs lead to the upstairs which is approximately the same size as the first floor and currently only has the sub-flooring down. It is being used for storage. The second floor has two bathrooms stubbed out. There is no heating or air upstairs. This area could be finished at a minimal cost nearly doubling the useable square footage of the property. There is a handicap ramp that leads to a 12' x 27' covered front porch. The parking lot currently has 12 spaces.

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