February is here and the busy “spring” season is right around the corner.  January’s snow and cold weather were very unusual for us.  February will hopefully be a little warmer.  There’s certainly a lot to do in February in Charleston with the SE Wildlife Expo and all of the oyster roasts.  And the Charleston Wine and Food Festival starts at the end of February.  Here’s your February calendar of events:

 

1: Night at the Brewseum, Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry

2: Good Catch Oysterfest, SC Aquarium

3: Groundhog Day Movie, Chas Music Hall

3: 18th Annual Downs Byrd Memorial Paws and Pearls Oyster Roast, Summerville Country Club

3: 7th Annual Shuck-a-Rama for the Brain Injury Assoc of SC, Runnymede Plantation

3: Shuckin’ for Shelter Oyster Roast, Oakley Farms

5: Art Garfunkel, Chas Music Hall

6: Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Chas Music Hall

7: Arlo Guthrie, Chas Music Hall

8: Steep Canyon Rangers, Chas Music Hall

8: The Temptations and the Four Tops, N Chas PAC

8-11: Disney on Ice, N Chas Coliseum

9: Full Metal Jacket Movie, Chas Music Hall

10: Bacon and Boubon, N Chas Convention Center

10: Diana Krall, Gaillard

10-11: Lowcountry Irish Festival, Omar Shrine Convention Center Mt Pleasant

11: 19th Annual Chef’s Feast, N Chas Convention Center

15: Edwin McCain, Chas Music Hall

16-18: SE Wildlife Expo

17: Brantley Gilbert, N Chas Coliseum

18: John Colianni, Circular Congregational Church

17,21,24: 2018 Carolina Challenge Cup Soccer, MUSC Health Stadium

22: La Dolce Vita, Music of the Italian Cinema with the CSO, Chas Music Hall

23: Gabriel Iglesias, N Chas PAC

24: A Chocolate Affair, Memminger Auditorium

24: Dill Sanctuary Annual Oyster Roast, Dill Sanctuary

24: Air Supply, Gaillard

25: Steve Martin and Martin Short, N Chas PAC

27: Eric Johnson, Chas Music Hall

28-March 4: Charleston Wine and Food Festival

 

Just a quick glance at all we have going on in the event calendar will tell you that Charleston is off the hook!!  Trivago ranked Wentworth Mansion as the #4 Best 5 Star Hotel in the US.  The French Quarter Inn was ranked #1 4 Star Hotel in the US with The Restoration coming in at #4. Travel and Leisure ranked Charleston in the top 20 of most affordable vacations. So, it’s no surprise that 2017 was the busiest year ever in Charleston real estate with almost 18k residential sales.  Median sales price was at an all time high of $255k.  But the number of transactions was only 3.4% above 2016.  It would have been more if we had more homes to sell.  Inventory is very low.  Median sales price was only up 4.3% over 2016, which is a very sustainable rise.   Goose Creek and Summerville saw a lot of increased activity and prices due to the Volvo plant moving in.  Mt Pleasant continues to be the most popular suburb with median prices well above $200/sqft.  Yeah, more than the temperature will be rising this spring! Please contact our team to help purchase your next home or to help you maximize your equity with your current home.

 

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