I”ve always report the real numbers here at allthingscharleston and my message all along has been, “maybe this is a good time to buy; maybe it’s not. It depends on your situation.” I’m less optimistic than my fellow real estate agents and besides, any message that says, “Now is a great time to buy.” is bound to be perceived as self-serving anyway. What do you expect the real estate association to say? “The market is crap and if you’re smart, you’d wait it out at least another six months?” In fact, that probably is the best advice for most of you; however, if you’re moving to Charleston or are ready to move UP in price, this can be a good time. Also, there is a lot of good news about Charleston on the natoinal scene. It really is a great place to live depending on what you’re into. If you want amusement parks and a world class nightlife club scene, Charleston probably isn’t your place. But if you like good food, fun and friendliness, Charleston is awesome. The weather is great if you know how to take care of yourself in the heat. (like stay inside if you’re from Minnesota)
If you’re interested in learning more about Charleston, this is a great link, particularly if you are comparing cities.
Let me know your thoughts.