It may be hard to fathom but December and the holiday season is officially upon us.  We sincerely hope that everyone had a safe and relaxing Thanksgiving with friends and family. The trees will be lit at Colonial Lake and the City of North Charleston on November 30.  The James Island County Park’s Holiday Festival of Lights will be going through January 1.  Here is your December calendar of some events going on around Charleston in December:

30-2: 81st Annual Christmas Candlelight Service at the Summerall Chapel

1: North Charleston Christmas Festival and Parade

1: Holiday Jubilee and Tree Lighting, Marion Square

1: Isle of Palms Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting

1: Crafty Bastards Arts and Craft Fair, Joe Riley Stadium

1: Holiday Swing: A Charleston Jazz Tradition, Chas Music Hall

1,8,9,15: African American Spirituals Music Concert, Drayton Hall

2: Center for Birds of Prey Photography Day

2: City of Charleston Christmas Parade

7: Harry Connick Jr: Gaillard

8: Folly Beach Christmas Parade

8: 28th Annual Reindeer Run

8: 37th Annual Holiday Parade of Boats

8: A Big Band Holiday with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Gaillard

8: Kiawah 41st Marathon

8: Nutcracker, N Chas PAC

9: Mt Pleasant 23rd Annual Christmas Light Parade

9: Christmas at the Sottile

10: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Chas Music Hall

11: It’s a Wonderful Life, Chas Music Hall

11: Swingin’ Christmas with Tony DeSare, Gaillard

16: Beach Boys Christmas Tour, N Chas PAC

17: Elf, Chas Music Hall

18: CSO Holiday Brass, St Philip Church

18: CSO String Quartet Holiday Strings, Charleston Library Society

21: Vienna Boys Choir, Gaillard

22: The Night before Christmas, Sottile

22: Johns Island Farmers Holiday Market, Chas Collegiate School

29: Bluedogs, Chas Music Hall

31: Happy New Year Charleston, Marion Square

31: New Year’s Speakeasy, Bay Street Biergarten

31: Yorktown NYE Countdown

31: Folly Flip Flop Drop

The Charleston real estate market continues to march on.  2017 was a record year and 2018 will come very close to surpassing 2017.  Year to date, the number of transactions is almost identical to the same 2017 period.  Median sales price is up 7.1% to an all time high of $272k.   Some areas (Folly Beach, Johns Island, North Charleston inside 526, Isle of Palms, peninsula Charleston, Goose Creek, Daniel Island, and the Clements Ferry Road area) are up over 10% in terms of median sales price over 2017.  Many consumers are asking if the market is finally beginning to slow.  Only in the fact that our market always slows down during the holiday and winter season.  It’s still busy. But not as busy as it will be when spring gets here.  2019 will be a great year for Charleston and our real estate market.

Our real estate team is focused on providing an unparalleled level of service to our clients. We aim to be your “go to” source of honest, reliable, current, local real estate information. Knowledge is power and we want you to have the power of reliable information so that you can make the best decisions for you and your family. Please let us know how we can help you in 2019 with any of your real estate needs.