Charleston outpacing most peers in South Carolina home sales trends

  • Posted: Monday, October 21, 2013 8:00 a.m., Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013 9:38 a.m.

The Lowcountry’s housing market has been performing better than many other corners of the state, according to a new report.

The September housing review from South Carolina Realtors noted that many of the state’s markets are “returning to normalcy.”

That normalcy has the Charleston region among the top performers in many statistical categories.

An area of dominance for the Lowcountry is the number of days between when a home is listed and sold.

For the first nine months of the year, it took an average of 79 days for homes to sell in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties. The statewide average: 120 days. Greenville came closest to Charleston with a 90-day average through September.

Charleston also outpaced most housing markets in South Carolina with its $206,000 median price for the January-September period. That was better than the $157,000 statewide figure, but second to the $255,000 median for the Hilton Head Island region.

Custom Structures

There are more options for those trolling for a new home in the region. Structures Building Co. has been added to the list of builders in the Carolina Park planned community at the north end of Mount Pleasant.

The company has been in the custom-home business in the Lowcountry since 1999.

It’s the seventh builder in Carolina Park and it will working be within Riverside at Carolina Park, which features pricier custom homes on one-quarter to half-acre lots.

Reach Tyrone Richardson at 937-5550 and follow him on Twitter @tyrichardsonPC.

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