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It is so much fun living in different places throughout your life. Thanksgiving always is slightly different depending on where you live. I grew up in Valley Forge, PA. It was always cold and Dad would spend the day bringing in firewood to stoke the roaring fire while mom created amazing smells from the kitchen - they always starved us kids until 3:00 when we finally had Thanksgiving dinner. Then there was Chagrin Falls, Ohio where is snowed every Thanksgiving. I used to love plowing snow on my little tractor and playing with my kids in front of our roaring fire. We starved our kids all day too. Then there was Denver. We would run in the Turkey Trot. Five miles of racing really worked up a great appetite for the turkey dinner. We spend the rest of the

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The sale of 33 Watroo Point to a family from England was noteworthy this month. The Daniel Island home is recognized as one of the most unique homes on Daniel Island appearing often in the newspapers as it was being built as a modern day replica of a historic Charleston home. Inspired by Charleston's leading bed and breakfast Inn, Two Meeting Street, the charm of 33 Watroo Point had immediate appeal to the new owners. It will be fun to watch the home as the new owners plan extensive remodeling including the addition of a pool taking this magnificent home to the next level. Prestige Real Estate Group represented both the sellers and new owners in this $1,682,500 transaction.

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33 Watroo Point, Daniel Island Park

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So far October has been a strong month for home sales, especially at the high end of the market. 18 homes have closed ranging from a one bedroom condo at $95,000 to a waterfront estate home at $3, 375,000.

Street Number Street Name List Price Sold Price SqFt Price Per Sqft
130-7108 RIVER LANDING DR $95,000 $95,000 784 $121
600-303 BUCKSLEY LN $99,000 $99,000 760 $130
2269 DANIEL ISLAND DR $239,000 $225,000 1503 $150
406 MILNER CT $325,000 $315,000 1824 $173
2275 DANIEL ISLAND DR $339,500 $320,000 1842 $174
101 JORDAN CT $329,937 $325,000 1728 $188
145-307 PIER VIEW ST $479,000 $372,000 2035 $183
2378 DANIEL ISLAND DR $435,000
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Charleston is consistently selected as one of the best places to visit and live in the U.S. This study selects Charleston as #3 in the World.

Conde Naste Readers voted based on ambience, friendliness, lodging, restaurants, culture, sightseeing and shopping. Cities were then given a score out of 100.

The World's Top Twenty were:

. Sydney, Australia, 85.1

2. Florence, Italy, 85.0

3. Charleston, United States, 84.7

4. Cape Town, South Africa, 83.9

5. San Francisco, United States, 83.7

6. Santa Fe, United States, 83.0

6. Quebec City, Canada, 83.0

8. Barcelona, Spain, 82.8

9. Vancouver, Canada, 82.5

10. Rome, Italy, 82.4

11. Kyoto, Japan, 82.3

12. Chicago, United States, 82.2

13. Paris, France, 81.9

14. Bruges, Belgium, 81.7

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Travel and Leisure Magazine World's Best Awards for 2011 are out. Readers were polled for the study and Charleston was selected #2 to New York City. Charleston replaced San Francisco in the #2 spot. The charm of historic Charleston, easy access through our delightful airport, and amenities such as beautiful beaches, championship golf courses and excellent fishing add up to a wonderful place to visit and live.

Charleston's Planters Inn was selected as #10 on their list of Inns with under 100 rooms. One of our favorites, Charleston Place, was ranked #26 for hotels over 100 rooms. The Sanctuary at Kiawah was ranked in the top 100 hotels in the world..

Our family loves Charleston. This ranking just reconfirms what a wonderful lifestyle this city offers.

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Sue and Scott Campbell, owners of Prestige Real Estate group, closed the sale of 346 Ralston Creek. This beautiful waterfront estate home sold for $3,100,000 representing the top sale for the year to date on Daniel Island and the fourth highest in the overall Charleston market according to MLS records. The Campbells also sold represented the buyers for the highest price home sold in 2011 on Daniel Island at $4,650,000. 

2011 Top Sale To Date

346 Ralston Creek, Daniel Island SC $3,100,000

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2010 Top Daniel Island Sale

370 Ralston Creek, Daniel Island SC $4,650,000 

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2011 started off quite strong, but April and May were disappointing. First quarter sales were strong with the number of home sales up 21% and homesite sales up 366% over the same period last year. Through May the year-to-date number of homes sold is up just 4%. Single family homes sales are down 7% while condo sales are up 35%. Sales of condos appear to be driven largely by bank owned deals. The highest priced home to sell in May was $691,209. Last year 5 single family homes sold in May above this price point including a $4,650,000 home sold by Prestige Real Estate Group.

New construction is once again dominating the scene with 7 of the 12 single family homes sold in May being new construction. Perhaps the slowest category for sales was in homes above

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Every quarter Prestige Real Estate Group publishes an in-depth report of all statistics of the current Daniel Island real estate market. This report will help you fully understand the market whether you are interested in selling, buying or just curious about real estate on Daniel Island. This is a no spin zone. The numbers reveal the reality of the market. Read The Prestige Insider now.
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Remember those boring economics classes in college. Well the big take away from all those hours was supply and demand dictates the price of available products in the market place. This is very true of real estate. A year ago active listings on Daniel Island of homes, townhomes and condos totalled 282 listings. Today active listings total 210 - down 25%. Active listings above $1,000,000 was 66 last year at this time and is now 48 down 27%.

Buyer activity has increased dramatically. Web site visits are through the roof and showings at all price points are brisk. Last year at this time there were four of Daniel Island's deep water "crown jewels" available on Ralston Creek Street. This weekend we were pleased to put the last one under contract. We

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