First Quarter Market Statistics for the Charleston Area

Fri, May 5th 2023 10:30 am by Pattie Stratton Blog

The lack of existing inventory continues to impact home sales in the Charleston area. Generally we have only 2.6 months supply of homes which is a sharp reduction from our historical average of 5-6 months available supply. This of course impacts competition for available properties especially if they are in good areas and are nicely finished. 

Nationally home prices are down .9% but here in Charleston County the median sales price is up over 7.2% Closed sales are down 29 % but this, in our opinion, is due entirely to the lack of inventory. 

We expect prices in our area to continue to rise with low inventory and strong demand continuing.

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Featured Listings

Fri, May 5th 2023 10:18 am by Pattie Stratton Blog

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Ansonborough - Charleston's First Suburb

Fri, May 5th 2023 9:55 am by Pattie Stratton Blog

Written By Eleanor Smythe

Ansonborough (and Anson Street, of course) was named for Captain George Anson, a British Naval officer assigned at age 26 with his own command to defend Charles Town and its environs from pirates. He served in this capacity from 1724 to 1735. In 1726, Anson purchased approximately 64 acres of land that later became known as Ansonborough. Legend has it that Anson won the money for the land in a card game. Anson went on to a successful career in the British Navy, becoming the First Lord of the Admiralty in 1751 and Admiral of the Fleet in 1761. He married Lady Elizabeth Yorke in England, and while they had no children, Captain Anson's name lives on through Ans...

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Event Calendar

Fri, May 5th 2023 9:40 am by Pattie Stratton Blog

Recurring Monthly

2nd Sundays on King - Visitors and locals alike are invited to shop, dine and enjoy Charleston's “Main Street” on a vehicle-free, pedestrian-only afternoon from 1 pm to 5 pm. More Details

Cars on Kiawah - Held the 3rd Saturday of every month on the Village Green at Freshfields, Sea Island’s Cars & Coffee offers the opportunity to see some unique, antique and other cool styles of cars. More Details

Recurring Weekly

Charleston Farmers Market - The Charleston Farmers Market is held each Saturday from 8 am - 2 pm from April to the end of November in Marion Square. Locals and tourists enjoy strolling through the Charleston Farmers Market, which has been voted "Best Outd...

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Meet Maison's Newest Agents

Wed, May 3rd 2023 2:07 pm by Pattie Stratton Blog

Maison Real Estate, is pleased to announce the addition of four new agents to the team; Debbie O’Lunney, Elizabeth Dixon, and Savannah Walker all add a wide array of skills and experience.

“We are excited to officially welcome these three highly skilled, hardworking and talented women to our team as we enter a new phase of considerable growth. Their comprehensive experience will be integral to our continued success,” said Leslie Turner & Mary Lou Wertz, Co-Founders, Maison Real Estate.

Debbie O’Lunney

Debbie brings a dynamic approach and an arsenal of tools to real estate from both of her prior careers. With a strong work ethic, organizational skills, clear communication, team-cente...

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Union Pier

Wed, May 3rd 2023 1:35 pm by Pattie Stratton Blog

Union Pier Update

Written By Eleanor Smythe 

Union Pier represents the most significant redevelopment opportunity for downtown Charleston in decades. The roughly 70-acre Union Pier site extending from Laurens Street to Waterfront Park lies at a critical juncture between the Cooper River and downtown. The main principles in the South Carolina Port Authority (SPA) master plan encompasses the 70- acres with different parcels for different uses. The total pier, marsh, wetland and open water area is 27.81 acres, or 43.36% of the total. There will be a mixed-use development portion with a suggested 270,000-square-feet of office space, space for 600 rooms of hotel accommodations and 1,600 ...

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Mary Lou Wertz's listing at 40 Tradd Street covered by The Robb Report

Tue, Apr 11th 2023 1:59 pm by Pattie Stratton Press

This historic 1718 masonry over brick home on iconic Tradd Street in the heart of the South of Broad neighborhood has stood the test of time. Surviving intact through multiple earthquakes, hurricanes and The Civil War, this home has been lovingly cared for and meticulously renovated to keep all the historic and architectural details, while creating a home for modern living. 

Read the entire article here.

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40 Tradd Street Picked Up By The State and 26 other McClatchy Publications.

Tue, Apr 11th 2023 1:55 pm by Pattie Stratton Press

The State and 26 other McClatchy publications has picked up the story about 40 Tradd Street. 

Read The State article here.

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40 Tradd Street Gathering Even More Nationwide Notice

Tue, Apr 11th 2023 1:24 pm by Pattie Stratton Press

The New York Post is the latest publication to make a big deal about this big deal of a home. Constructed in 1718, it is one of only 71 Pre-Revolutionary homes in the city. Full of original architectural details but beautifully updated for modern living this home is a jewel.

Read the article here.

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Mansion Global Features 40 Tradd Street

Tue, Apr 11th 2023 1:13 pm by Pattie Stratton Press

Mary Lou Wertz's listing at 40 Tradd Street is one of the oldest homes in the city. Built in 1718 it is considered a "first period" home. The history is fascinating and the home has been lovingly and painstakingly preserved.

Read the entire article here.

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Wall Street Journal features 40 Tradd Street

Thu, Mar 30th 2023 9:30 am by Pattie Stratton Press

40 Tradd Street is old, even by Charleston Standards! Listed by Mary Lou Wertz, this circa 1718 masonry over brick home is one of only 71 Pre-Revolutionary homes in the city. Beautifully maintained to preserve the 300 year old history but renovated for a modern lifestyle this South of Broad home has survived the earthquake of 1886 and the multiple hurricanes including the famous one of 1752. 

Known as one of the most photographed homes of the city it has been featured twice in Southern Living as well as the the movie The Patriot. 

To read the entire article click here

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Todays Definition of Luxury in Charleston

Mon, Mar 27th 2023 10:17 am by Pattie Stratton Press

Luxury comes in all sizes. Leslie Turners jewelbox listing at 3 Chisolm Street Unit 104 was recently featured by the Post & Courier in their article about luxury listings in downtown Charleston. 

Read the entire article here.

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Maison sells two most expensive home on Johns Island

Mon, Mar 13th 2023 2:36 pm by Pattie Stratton Press

Post and Courier reports on Maison's 2022 sales on Johns Island, the highest transactions on the island for the year, and the most expensive homes ever sold there, excluding the 9-acre Fenwick Plantation sale in 2018.

5051 Chisolm Road the custom designed Georgian style home set on 14 acres and known as Black Pond sold for $5 million and was listed by Mary Lou Wertz and Olga Page. Designed for multi-generational living this home had multiple kitchens, living areas and an over the top back yard with deep water dock, entertainer's kitchen, and infinity pool and spa overlooking New Cut Creek.

3072 Bohicket Road, 13 acres on Bohicket Creek with a deep water dock sold for $5.5 million. Liste...

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The First Call features 59 Iron Bottom Lane

Mon, Mar 13th 2023 2:15 pm by Pattie Stratton Press

The First Call, a golf industry-focused newsletter, featured 59 Iron Bottom Lane in their Weekend Edition.

This sophisticated property offers rare front and back unobstructed golf course views on a quiet street, within an easy walk to Daniel Island Club's sports and fitness center, resort pools, tennis and pickleball courts and Cabana restaurant. This home offers chic Southern sophistication and features two grand entrances, a show-stopping custom floating curved staircase in the dramatic foyer, incredible views of both the Ralston and Beresford golf courses, a suave den/library, formal dining room, two family rooms and new pool. The Daniel Island Club features the country's only private...

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59 Iron Bottom Lane featured in Post and Courier

Mon, Mar 13th 2023 1:52 pm by Pattie Stratton Press

While it's the time of year to be thinking of family and friends and celebrating together, it's also a prime time for out-of-towners to take a look at homes here in Charleston. 59 Iron Bottom Lane is featured in this article in which different agents share their holiday traditions. 

Read the entire article here

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Miami Herald reports on 108 Live Oak Drive

Mon, Mar 13th 2023 1:12 pm by Pattie Stratton Press

The Old Village in Mount Pleasant is a very desirable neighborhood located just a few miles from downtown Charleston. This walkable neighborhood has tree lined streets, charming boutiques and galleries and world renowned eateries including the Post House Inn and Abundant Seafood. 

It has also gained attention for being the backdrop to many of the scenes  from the Netflix hit series. The Outer Banks. 

Mary Lou Wertz's new listing at 108 Live Oak is in that lovely neighborhood, and has gained a bit of national attention itself because of it. 

Read more here

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Leslie Turner Earns Top Spot Downtown

Mon, Mar 13th 2023 12:56 pm by Pattie Stratton Press

The Post and Courier recently reported on Leslie Turner's ranking in the downtown real estate market.

Currently holding the spot as the top female agent downtown, Leslie credits her success to her intimate knowledge of the area, her unsurpassed level of service and her attention to detail. 

To read more click here. 

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Mary Lou Wertz quoted in Post and Courier article

Mon, Mar 13th 2023 12:49 pm by Pattie Stratton Press

What will a $1million dollar budget get you in todays market in Charleston SC?

In short, it depends. Mary Lou Wertz breaks down what you can expect to find in different areas around Charleston for what seems to be a sizeable budget. 

Location is everything, and that is especially evident when you are searching for a home in Charleston SC. 

To read the entire article click here. 

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Buying the House Next Door

Mon, Mar 13th 2023 12:40 pm by Pattie Stratton Press

The Wall Street Journal recently featured Jennifer Davis in an article about the growing trend to purchase properties adjacent to or near a home already owned. This creating of a compound become more prevalent during the pandemic as more and more people worked from home. In the long run it just makes a good investment decision as well.

In Jennifer's case it made perfect sense. Her growing family included adult children who enjoy being near, but not on top of, family when they visit. Buying the home across the street gives everyone a bit of privacy and the ability to roam a bit on their own, while still being near. 

To read the entire article click here.

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Fortune Magazine interviews Leslie Turner for Zillow meltdown article

Mon, Mar 13th 2023 12:15 pm by Pattie Stratton Press

Zillow dominated the market for many many years. But the recent meltdown in their flipping business which led to the layout of 2,000 people and a complete shut-down of that effort has many taking a another look at the Fortune 500 company. 

Fortune Magazine takes a deeper look at the company and the areas that are still successful including lead generation for top real estate agents like Leslie Turner.

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