September in Charleston is one of our favorite times of the year! The weather is still typically hot, which brings plenty of beach traffic from locals and tourists enjoying the last few weeks of summer. Some highlights this month are the Lowcountry Jazz Festival and the MOJA Arts Festival. Don’t miss Charleston’s second restaurant week of the year from the Sept 7th through the 17th. Here is your full September calendar of events for the Charleston area:

1: 3 Doors Down, Credit One Stadium

1: Brubeck Brothers Quartet, Chas Music Hall

1: Potus, Queen Street Playhouse.

2-3: Lowcountry Jazz Festival, Gaillard

2: Train, Credit One Stadium

3: Tucka, N Chas PAC

6: Bruce Hornsby, Chas Music Hall

6: Alva Anderson Quartet, Seabrook Island Club House

7: Godsmack & Atreyu, N Chas Coliseum

8: Brian Regan, Chas Music Hall

8: Donna the Buffalo, Riviera Theater

9: Charleston Battery Soccer, Patriots Point

9: Charleston Beerfest, Riverfront Park N  Chas

9: Doobie Brothers, Credit One Stadium

10: 2nd Sunday on King Street

14: Daniel Tosh, Chas Music Hall

14: Joe Gatto, N Chas PAC

16: Anthony Jeselnik, Gaillard

16: Cars and Coffee, Freshfields

16: Koe Wetzel, N Chas Coliseum

16: Queens of Jazz, Chas Music Hall

17: Buddy Guy, Gaillard

17: Chamber Music Charleston, Sottile Theatre

18: City and Colour, Chas Music Hall

19: Corinne Bailey, Chas Music Hall

21-24: Daniel and the Kings, N Chas PAC

22: Ryan Hamilton, Chas Music Hall

23: Charleston Battery Soccer, Patriots Point

24: Chris Botti, Chas Music Hall

24: Chamber Music Charleston, Dockstreet Theatre

27: Tegan and Sara, Chas Music Hall

28: Old Dominion, Credit One Stadium

29: Noah Kahan, Credit One Stadium

29: Tom Papa: Chas Music Hall

30: Woody Platt and Shannon Whitworth, Chas Music Hall

Real estate sales continue to be slightly tepid mostly due to the rise in mortgage rates. Rates are now over 7.25% for a national average. Year to date, we are down 21% versus this time last year. Inventory continues to be low because it’s so difficult for current homeowners to sell their home with a mortgage of 3.5% and take on a new 7% mortgage. The Charleston area median sales price continues to be strong and is over $400k! We are still in a severe seller’s market due to the low inventory.  

Meanwhile, the Charleston area economy has been doing great. Trident Medical Center has submitted a Certificate of Need to the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control to build a $277 million hospital on Johns Island. The application is for a 50-bed acute care hospital between Maybank Highway and Cane Slash Road. Projections for the Johns Island Hospital show that within the first three years it will create nearly 300 jobs, contribute $10 million in non-income taxes to support the community, and pay $70 million in salaries, wages and benefits. Australia’s Qantas Group has chosen Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner to modernize its wide-body fleet with an order for four 787-9 and eight 787-10 airplanes. SC Ports enter fiscal year 2024 with numbers that continue to reflect a vigorous port operation as well as strength in the regional economy. Imports flowing into the Port of Charleston outperformed U.S. volumes with a 12% increase from June and a 3% increase year-over-year. Exports in the Port of Charleston are up 9% from last year.

We are committed to providing our clients with an unparalleled level of serviceWe strive to have you feel and experience our commitment to you all while helping accomplish your real estate goals. That is truly what it is all about! Please reach out to us if you have any questions or if you are thinking of buying, investing, or selling a home!

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