Goose Creek, SC Real Estate News

By Michael Johnson, Metro Charleston SC
(Carolina One Real Estate)
Goose Creek SC is a fantastic town located just outside of Charleston.  It make a great place to call home if you work in the Charleston Metro as it usually only takes 25-30 minutes to get to downtown Charleston.  If you are in the market to by and/or sell your home in Goose Creek, your first major decision will be whom will you trust. As a seller , the last thing you need in this market is to choose the wrong company and/or agent to represent you in what probably is your single largest investment thus far in your life.  You need a company and an agent that is both trustworty and knowledgeable.  As a buyer you need your agent to have the same integrity and local neighborhood knowledge so you get the best house at the best price.  Lets see who the numbers say is selling Goose Creek.  Bel...
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By Michael Johnson, Metro Charleston SC
(Carolina One Real Estate)
You have a home to sell in Crowfield Plantation in Goose Creek.  Who do you trust to get your home sold?  Well the numbers speak for themselves.  Carolina One Real Estate consistantly outperforms its competition. But don't just take my word for it.  The numbers speak for themselves.  As you can see here Carolina One Real Estate has sold nearly 75 sides (buyer side, seller side, or both) giving us 44% of the market, while our next closest competitor has only sold 18 sides with only 12% of the market in Crowfield.    If you need to sell you home, Call Michael Johnson at 843-817-5299 for a free home analysis.  You can also visit my website at www.metrocharlestonhomes.com or email me at michaeljohnson@carolinaone.com The following statistics come straight from the Charleston Trident Associa...
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By Michael Johnson, Metro Charleston SC
(Carolina One Real Estate)
  It this current time of ever-tightening purse strings and more rigid qualifications standards from lenders it is getting extremely hard for first time home buyers who don't have an abundance of money to purchase a home.  But have no fear as there are still a few programs that if you qualify will allow you to purchase a home with no money down.  One of the most recognizable programs is a VA home loan.      Simply serving in the military does not automatically make one eligible. In order to be eligible, the veteran must have: (a) completed 24 months of continuous active duty (For reservists activated under Federal call up, they must complete the full period for which they were called but not less than 90 days) and been discharged under conditions other than dishonorable; OR  (b) complet...
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By Michael Johnson, Metro Charleston SC
(Carolina One Real Estate)
The lowcountry of South Carolina has several powerhouse high school football programs.  One team that is known for doing more with less is the Goose Creek Gators.  The past few years the gators have exceeded expectations and even made the playoffs last year.  This year the young team looks to do it again with head coach Chuck Ready at the helm.  Preseason practice begins on August 1st.   2008 Gator Football Schedule Aug 29 at NorthwesternSept 5 SummervilleSept 12 at Carolina ForestSept 19 Colleton CountySept 26 at Fort DorchesterOct 3 StratfordOct 10 at West AshleyOct 17 at James IslandOct 24 WandoOct 31 at BerkeleyNov 7 Beaufort
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By Michael Johnson, Metro Charleston SC
(Carolina One Real Estate)
Here are the numbers for Crowfield Plantation in the second quarter (Apr-Jun) 2008. Subdivision:CROWFIELD PLANTATION Month Year Monthly Sales Avg List $ Avg Sale $ Avg DOM Discount Current Inventory Months Inventory April 2008 11 $254,912 $247,262 102.27 3.09% 127 11.54 May 2008 14 $236,564 $228,642 108.78 3.46% 129 9.21 June 2008 8 $241,711 $234,187 110.25 3.21% 128 16.00 July 2008 0 0 0 0.00 0.00% 0 0.00 August 2008 0 0 0 0.00 0.00% 0 0.00 September 2008 0 0 0 0.00 0.00% 0 0.00 October 2008 0 0 0 0.00 0.00% 0 0.00 November 2008 0 0 0 0.00 0.00% 0 0.00 Annual: 2008 - 2008 0 $243,928 $236,193 106 0.00% 0 0.00 Note: The "Current Inventory" column(s) reflect the number of active and contingent (on market) listings on the 16th day of each month.The "Months Inventory" column(s) value(s) equ...
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By Michael Johnson, Metro Charleston SC
(Carolina One Real Estate)
Now, I'll admit it!  I love nature but I'm not an environmentalist.  Sure, I'll pick up a piece of trash on the ground at the park, but I don't belong to an organization that sponsers highway clean up.  Unless of course you count the fact that I'm a taxpayer and those guys in orange jump suits walking along the side of the road with orange trashbags. (I digress) I like gas saving cars but not because I'm trying to save the world but because it save me money.  I believe global warming is probably happening, but not because we drive too many cars or spray too many aerosal cans.  Gas emitted from cows does more to "harm" the environment than we ever will...not to mentioned those dang pesky volcanoes.  Anyway, I got a special package in the mail from my electric company today and surprise.....
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By Michael Johnson, Metro Charleston SC
(Carolina One Real Estate)
Foxborough is an older and established neighborhood in Goose Creek, SC.  Most of the homes were built in the 70's and 80's.  Unlike most new homes being built,  many of the homes in Foxborough are brick and many have larger backyards.  The neighborhood is convienantly located near several shopping centers to include Wal-Mart and Lowes.  The schools are Westview Elementary and Goose Creek High School.  If you would like more information about the neighborhood, or if your are interested in either buying or selling contact me, Michael Johnson, for expert home analysis in Foxborough. Below is the sales and inventory report from June 07-May 08.  Homes sales have recently jumped and the currently inventory is 6 homes for sale.     Category - ResidentialStatistics for Entire MLS from 6/1/2007...
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By ChuckTown Homes Real Estate
(Chucktown Homes)
Almost new construction in super convenient Goose Creek location. Close to Google and the Hwy 52 corridor. This home is extremely clean and ready for a new owner. No outrageous paint schemes to worry about!! Some of the exterior features of this home include a well manicured lawn, oversized driveway with 2 car garage complete with garage door opener, screened in porch, and pond view from the backyard! Upon entering this great home you will notice the beautiful hardwood foyer opening up to your large living room complete with a smooth, cathedral ceiling; ceiling fan; wood-burning fireplace. Your eat-in kitchen has ample cabinets and counter space. The white cabinets and appliances make the kitchen appear very clean and bright! The master bedroom is split from the other 3 bedrooms and com...
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By Michael Johnson, Metro Charleston SC
(Carolina One Real Estate)
The city of Goose Creek SC is conveniently located about 20 minutes from downtown Charleston  and about 30 minutes from the major beaches.  The city has over 30,000 residents.  Most residents call it home because of its beauty and small town feel as well as the standing rule in Charleston area real estate:  "The further you get from downtown and the beaches, the more you will get for your money."  Another attractive feature that residents benefit from is the fact that most of Goose Creek is not in a flood zone and thus rarely experiences floods, unlike its neighboring towns and sea islands closer to the beach.   Below are this year's housing statistics for Goose Creek South Carolina.   Month Year Monthly Sales Avg ListPrice Avg Sale Price % Diff Sell/list Avg DOM Curr Inventory Months I...
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By Michael Johnson, Metro Charleston SC
(Carolina One Real Estate)
Below is the inventory report for Crowfield Plantation located in Goose Creek SC for the first quarter of 2008.  Goose Creek is a suburb of Charleston and is only about 25 minutes from downtown Charleston.  Crowfield Plantation is a beautiful community made up 24 different subsections, each with its own unique housing design and varying prices that range from $144,000 to $978,000.   Month   /   Sales / Avg List Price / Avg Sale Price    / Avg Days on Market   / Curr. Inventory   / Months Inventory January      11            $253,231            $240,891                         78.0                            109                     9.91 February    18            $206,401             $201,490                         127.0                          110                     6.11 March        ...
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By Belinda Sanchez, Realtor
(AgentOwned Realty Company)
  The Naval Weapons Station (NWS) is located on the bank of the Cooper River, approximately 25 miles north of Charleston, South Carolina.  The station covers over 16,344 acres. Currently, the Naval Weapons Station supports the Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) Program, supports nine Navy Reserve Units and over 30 tenant activities including: Strategic Mobility Logistics Base (ARMY SMLB), Naval Nuclear Power Training Command (NNPTC), Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU), Propulsion Training Facility (PTF), Naval Consolidated Brig, and Military Traffic Management Command, 1304th Major Port Command. Below is information for anyone relocating to the Charleston SC area. The information covers all of the surrounding areas in Charleston. Closest to the Naval Weapons Station is of course, GOOSE...
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By Michael Johnson, Metro Charleston SC
(Carolina One Real Estate)
         Liberty Hall Plantation is one of Goose Creek's newest home communities and features five different subsections.  Two townhome communities greet you upon entrance into Liberty Hall Plantation.  To the left is Wedgewood and to the right is the newest of the townhome communities, Waterford.  Travel straight down Adler Drive and you come upon the three traditional family homes ommunities:  Brick Bark Point, Mulberry Park, and Foster's Creek. If you live in Liberty Hall Plantation and would like to sell you home, please contact me for a free home consultation.  I will show you how I can help you sell your home using the new and revolutionary "Saleability Index," a program that helped launch my office to the number 1 selling office in the entire Charleston Tri-County area.  If you a...
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By Michael Johnson, Metro Charleston SC
(Carolina One Real Estate)
 The results are in!  There is no question that Prudential Carolina Real Estate (PCRE)is the number 1 real estate company in the Charleston metro area according to sales.  The question each year is which of our offices is the number one office based upon homes sold.  This year my office (Metro North) in Goose Creek, SC (about 25 minutes outside of downtown Charleston) took home the prize with 1067 homes sold this year.  The following is the Top 10 offices in the Charleston Metro according to our local multiple listing service  1  METRO NORTH – PCRE (Goose Creek, SC) 2  MAIN STREET – PCRE (Summerville, SC) 3  TROLLEY RD – PCRE (Summerville, SC) 4  KELLER WILLIAMS – MT.PLEASANT 5  NEW HOMES – PCRE 6  ASHLEY RIVER RD – PCRE (Charleston) 7  ORLEANS RD – PCRE (Charleston) 8  AGENT OWNED PREF...
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By Michael Johnson, Metro Charleston SC
(Carolina One Real Estate)
Goose Creek, SC Real Estate Sales and Inventory History 2006 & 2007 Month Year Monthly Sales Avg ListPrice Avg Sale Price % Diff Sell/list Avg DOM Curr Inventory Months Inventory January 2006 85 $164,667 $163,260 99.15% 45.0 227 2.67 February 2006 111 $167,459 $166,435 99.39% 44.0 247 2.23 March 2006 117 $178,095 $176,103 98.88% 46.0 280 2.39 April 2006 129 $161,864 $160,485 99.15% 40.0 311 2.41 May 2006 120 $171,792 $169,708 98.79% 48.0 280 2.33 June 2006 141 $172,748 $171,013 99.00% 45.0 296 2.10 July 2006 115 $186,693 $183,681 98.39% 65.0 300 2.61 August 2006 119 $179,010 $176,907 98.83% 51.0 299 2.51 September 2006 126 $180,105 $176,450 97.97% 62.0 290 2.30 October 2006 83 $171,084 $169,330 98.97% 45.0 306 3.69 November 2006 84 $191,967 $185,963 96.87% 71.0 302 3.60 December 2006 94...
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By Michael Johnson, Metro Charleston SC
(Carolina One Real Estate)
For those that watch the news on a regular basis, there are a few misconceptions circulating among the major networks about real estate.  Chief among them is the concept that a legitimate national market snapshot can be taken to explain the state of the market in your city and neighborhood.  It is simply not true.  REAL ESTATE IS LOCAL!   Thus you need an area expert whom you can trust and who can give you the facts of your local market.  Case in point is Crowfield Plantation, an established, highly desirable neighborhood located in Goose Creek, a suburb of Charleston.  As the chart below demonstrates, 2007 was actually a better year based upon the number of homes sold.  Many of the higher price ranges sold more in 2007 that 2006 as well.  The biggest problem that sellers face right now...
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By Michael Johnson, Metro Charleston SC
(Carolina One Real Estate)
 Photo compliments of  http://amcs.ahn6.com/crowfieldplantation/outside_home.asp Crowfield Plantation is a beautiful, established, and highly desirable subdivision is the city of Goose Creek SC.  Goose Creek is a quiet suburb town just outside of Charleston, SC.  It is about a 20-30 minute drive into downtown Charleston, but the city benefits from lower housing costs and higher elevation that is less prone to flooding. Below is a year by year comparison of how Crowfield Plantation has faired from 2006 to 2007.  As you can see the number of sales per month has actually increased in many months during 2007, but the number of homes on the market each month has also increased.  This is the primary reason for the shift within the last year from a sellers market to a buyers market.    Crowfi...
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By Michael Johnson, Metro Charleston SC
(Carolina One Real Estate)
For most people, buying a home for the first time can be quite strenuous.  The  paperwork, the legal jargon, and the prospect of a huge hole in their pocketbook that comes with owning a home can be quite daunting.  But, perhaps the most stressful thing about buying a new home is the overwhelming sense of fear and anxiety that one feels throughout the entire process.  This fear and anxiety can be attributed to several things but mostly to the buyer's sense of not knowing what is going on. Far too often real estate agents rush a customer or client through the stages without ever giving an overview of what is going to happen.  This leaves the buyer (especially if they are a control freak like myself) feeling confused and overwhelmed.  This can be eliminated by simply giving the buyer a ste...
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By Michael Johnson, Metro Charleston SC
(Carolina One Real Estate)
There are many things you can do to increase your home's value.  The following is a list of projects as well as the average cost recoup (based on national level numbers) provided by Realtor Magazine:Project (recoup) Minor Kitchen Remodel (88%)Bathroom Remodel (85%)Major Kitchen Remodel (81%) Family Room Addition (80%) Deck Addition (77%)Master Suite (75%)Attic Bedroom (74%)Side Replacement (73%)Window Replacement (65%)Home Office (55%) Other items that may increase your home's value include Jacuzzi (4 jets or more), a hot tub, in ground pool, security system, sprinkler system, and vaulted ceilings.Items that may not increase your home's value include an above ground pool, ceiling fans, garden pools, and light fixturesThere are three things to keep in mind when remodeling your homeRemode...
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By Carolyn Dubrofsky
(Charleston Your Home )
A large explosion of growth will take place outside of the I-526 boundary. This area of growth will create a new population center in the Moncks Corner/ Summerville/ Goose Creek /Jedburg area, which in the near future, is projected to have over 100,000 homes.One of the areas most talked about developments is Carnes Crossroads. In January of 2006, The Daniel Island Company acquired a 2,300-acre tract of land in Goose Creek that includes the Carnes Crossroads intersection and began developing a master plan for a mixed-use community for this growing area of Berkeley County. This new development will essentially become a ‘sister community’ to Daniel Island – a ‘smart growth’ community that responsibly combines residential and commercial uses and evolves as a gathering place for the area. T...
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