August 2019 - News

August 2019 - News

  • IOP Residential Real Estate
  • 07/31/19

Charleston was voted #1 City in the US for the 7th consecutive time by Travel and Leisure Magazine. And we were only one of two cities in the US to rank in the top 15 in the World. Sante Fe was the other. So, we're not a hidden gem anymore. And the whole state of Ohio wants to move here! This has been a boom for our realestate market over those last 7 years. 2017 was the best of all with 2018 just a few hundred transactions behind. The fall of 2018 was a bit slower than we expected. That could have had something to do with the government shutdown. The last two weeks have been the busiest buying weeks we've ever had after mid·July. We think this fall will be much busier than 2018 and that could mean 2019 will be a record year. So far, through the first half of 2019, sales are down 1.8% compared to the same 2018 period. But again, we anticipate the fall of 2019 to be much better than the fall of 2018. Median sales price is up 3.7% to an all time high of $280k. The dog days of August are upon us. But we sure had a nice stretch of weather in late July with the temps in the low 80's and the humidity around 50%. That was extraordinary. Expedia ranked us as the 6th Coolest City in the US, but I don' t think they were talking about temperatures. August is a great time for baseball at the Joe. And of course, school is starting back near mid·August.

August 2019 Calendar

Here is your calendar of events:

  • 1•3: Tax FreeWeekend
  • 1: Brent Cobb, Windjammer IOP
  • 2: Reggae Nights, James Island County Park
  • 2: Magnolia Cemetery Tour
  • 4: Kiawah Island Open Water Swim
  • 8: l(jss, N Chas Coliseum
  • 9: 4th Annual Bow Ties and Date Auction, The Alley
  • 11: Charleston Sprint Tr iathl on
  • 15: Gay BingoMad Hatters Ball, N Chas Convention Center
  • 16: Moonlight Mixer, Folly Pier
  • 17: Charleston Summer Wine Festiv al, Memmi nger Auditorium
  • 17: 17th Annual Ballpark Fest ival of llttrs, JoeRiley Stadium
  • 17: 21st Annual Half Rubber Tourn ament , Isle of Palms
  • 17: Hootie' s Homegrown Roundup: Back 2 School Basics, Burke High School
  • 18: First Day Festiv al, Liberty Square
  • 19: Toad the Wet Sprocket , Chas Music Hall
  • 19: Dorchester and Berkeley Counties schools open for students
  • 21: Charleston County schools open for students
  • 21: Arshak Sirunyan Quartet , Gibbes >,\J.seum
  • 23: Alan J oclimage k:son, NIimageClha.s Coli seu m
  • 24 : Annm l SC Reggae JeMk Wine Festival, Magnolia Gardens
  • 24 : Homeless to Hope Find, Gaillard
  • 30 , 31 : Low-country Jazz Fest
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