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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Charleston real estate

A couple of years ago, we visited Charleston, South Carolina to attend the wedding of one of my husband’s co-workers. Both my husband and I simply loved the city and its local culture. The food, the architecture and the proximity to the Atlantic Ocean all left a strong, positive impression with us long after we returned to the Washington DC area. As we are now contemplating a potential move away from the DC area, I thought about Charleston and I am anxious to see what the Charleston real estate market is like these days. My sense is that it would almost certainly be less expensive than the DC area. However, I would not be surprised in the least if the more high-end properties cost at least as much as a nice home in Northern Virginia. The featured listings on a Charleston real property website are largely consistent with my expectations. Although there are homes that cost less than $450,000, there are many that have asking prices that exceed 3 million dollars. At this stage, I think we have had our fill of very expensive homes and will likely stick with renting for a while.

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