Local Real Estate and Community Intro:
The Charleston area consists of Berkeley, Dorchester and Charleston counties commonly referred to as the Lowcountry. Each county maintains several attractive bedroom communities and residential developments. Property cost, taxes and utilities vary from community to community and one needs to research the area or obtain an expert in their corner. The current Charleston Area market and economy is solid.
The historic downtown Charleston section is located on the tip of the Charleston Peninsular with the Cooper River to the East and the Ashley River to West coming together at the Atlantic Ocean.. The rivers on each side of the main peninsular serve as dividing lines and while sometimes confusing to the newcomer the locals refer to the adjoining communities as being East Cooper or West Ashley.
Mt. Pleasant, Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island are East of the Cooper. West Ashley, James Island, Johns Island and Folly Beach are West of the Ashley. The Cooper and Wando Rivers separate Daniel Island with connecting I-526 bridges from North Charleston to East Cooper. Driving inland one will discover North Charleston, Hanahan, Goose Creek, Summerville and Moncks Corner. The main arteries of I-26 running east and west with the I-526 connector running north and south brings everything within a normal 25-30 minute driving range.
Charleston has a historic attachment to it's military community. The Charleston Air Force Base is located in North Charleston and we have the Naval Weapons Station in Goose Creek. The U. S. Coast Guard has several units in Charleston including the new Homeland Security Cutters and the Maritime Law Enforcement Academy
In the Charleston Area we maintain a steady stream of buyers and industry moving in and we have a substantial amount of new construction going on. It is an interesting market as it is also an excellent time to buy with the lower interest rates. Both are ample reasons to enlist an experienced agent dedicated to obtaining the right home for you. One that knows how to “listen” to your needs, your wants and desires and draw from the entire inventory and show you all homes that meets your interest. One that will do a market evaluation on your final selection and will negotiate in your behalf. I would like to be your buyer agent of choice.
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