All Blog Entries by Scott Campbell

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Planning a trip to Charleston? The city if loaded with excellent hotels and the best part may be that they are unique - not your normal national brands. Stay in Historic Charleston if you haven't been here before. Be sure to enjoy a carriage ride through the city. The carriage drivers are all fascinating with storied about what went on in the city such as pirate invasions, the civil war, plantation owners and on and on. Perhaps best of all enjoy the architecture of the amazing homes.

This article from Town and Country Magazine has an excellent list of many of the hotel options.

Charleston Hotels

If we can help with your planning, please let us know. If you find yourself thinking you might want a second home here or perhaps make a move

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5878 Bonnie Doone Road

Charleston's history is fascinating. The city was destroyed by fire, wiped out by disease, ravaged by pirates and much more. The Civil War started in Charleston Harbor. Well how about a rice plantation that was burned by the Union soldiers in the Civil War and then rebuilt by a New York stockbroker in 1931.  Looking very much like a scene from Gone With The Wind, the drive is lined with ancient grand oaks trees that frame southern columns...what a picture. As the newspaper boy said selling newspapers on the street in 1931 "read all about it" 

Post and Courier Article

If you are interested in owning a truly unique historic property, please check out the listing.

5878 Bonnie Doone Road Listing

 

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Daniel Island scene

Spring is in the air on Daniel Island! As the days grow longer and flowers begin to bloom, the sun shines brightly on Daniel Island, casting a warm spotlight on this charming, scenic town which is home to some of the most exciting events and activities that the lowcountry has to offer. For many, Spring represents an opportunity to start anew, a chance to step out into the great outdoors and soak up all the natural beauty that surrounds. And on Daniel Island, there is no shortage of natural scenic wonder, which makes this picturesque island the picture perfect backdrop to many memorable springtime events. 

 One of the most highly anticipated events of the Spring season is the Volvo Car Open, the largest women’s only tennis tournament in North

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Sue and I moved across country from Denver to Daniel Island about 14 years ago. While we loved Denver, but missed living near water. We looked all over the Charleston area and settled on Daniel Island. It has been a wonderful decision. The island is so friendly and surrounded by water vistas, community docks and boat ramps. We were fortunate to have the opportunity to purchase a beautiful waterfront home that had been foreclosed on... 41 Watroo Point. Watching the tide come and go, long marsh vistas and amazing sunsets has fulfilled out dream. It is time for us to downsize.

 

 

Well maybe the new East West Partners townhome and condo complex will be the answer. This new section of Daniel Island will offer waterfront condos, townhomes, shops

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According to an article in Venturebeat.com, Charleston is one of the fastest-growing regions in the U.S., Charleston, South Carolina is now the No. 1 mid-sized metro for millennials, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. As of 2016, the metro area was growing at three times the rate of the U.S. population. Yikes a flood of Millenials...we need to figure that generation out.

All very exciting for those of us living in paradise. The Charleston employment scene is improving quickly. We moved to Charleston from Denver. Denver was on fire with young entreprenuers creating tech companies everywhere. The result was there and is now here in Charleston a thriving economy, lots of cool new hot spots or of course the real estate is hot. To understabd

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Charleston Regional Business Journal reports Charleston was among the top 5 ranked for overall best places to find a job. The study was done by WalletHub. Check out The Charleston Regional Business Journal for lots of great information about our wonderful area. They do a great job of reporting on business related issues. In the 13 years we have been here corporate America seems to have discovered our area. New manufacturing facilities for Boeing. Mercedes, and Volvo to name a few.

WalletHub has a pretty impressive advisory board that ranks cities and states for lots of factors. It is nice to see that Charleston stacks up as #6 in the country for affordability. We often must resuscitate clients coming from places like New Jersey and Connecticut when

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I find myself this morning sitting in the waiting room at a car dealer. Just the thought of visiting a car dealer brings a high level of dread. Images of sales guys standing in the parking lot smoking the boredom away, dirty service areas, dirty bathrooms and worn out service guys who are under orders to get sales up in the service department. I would normally ask my wife to take it in, but this is going to be a Baker Motors experience.

Having run companies, large marketing divisions and now Prestige Real Estate Group, I am always amazed when I experience a consumer business that truly has a passionate culture of putting the customer first. It is not easy. It takes leadership from the top with a serious commitment to serving the public. I want to take

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 THE WAY TO MAKE MONEY ON A HOME IS TO BUY IT RIGHT.

Of course, finding a good deal involves using a number of indicators of value, understanding seller motivation, the condition of the home, the realtors ability to negotiate and much more.

I always find it disappointing to get a call from a nice family asking us to list their home if they are in trouble before they even start. We know before we even walk the home that the seller is going to lose money. If you fell in love with a shinny new home and over paid for it, you are not going to be happy when you sell it. A number of factors go into determining if a home is a good deal. I plan to post a series of tips on how to buy a home right. 

One useful metric to study is "Months Of Inventory" for

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Charleston has grown at a rapid rate in recent years. A recent study indicated Charleston is second in growth to Austin TX. In Charleston's market, lifestyle is the big driver of growth. Families looking to improve their life, live in a smaller city with all of the amenities of a big city, and enjoy lower real estate taxes are making the move. Of course, growing employers like Boeing, Bosch, Mercedes and many others bringing new hires in. 2017 was the busiest year ever for home sales. The growth rate of homes sold was up 3.4% over 2016 and median price was up 4.3%. Of course, this is not a huge increase which delights us as the growth rate is sustainable. We are not seeing the dynamics of the 2008-2009 period of speculation.

 

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