Up-to-Date Charleston Real Estate Market Statistics
Numbers don’t lie, so when it comes to buying or selling property in the South Carolina Lowcountry, let these Charleston real estate market statistics guide you. By studying market trends, you can feel confident in making an informed decision before buying or selling. While the statistics below help to forecast Charleston’s market, keep in mind that the numbers fluctuate daily and are sometimes unpredictable, especially in our current economy!
For the most current information on Charleston, Kiawah Island, and Seabrook Island‘s real estate trends, contact our team at Pam Harrington Exclusives. Whether you are looking to move to sunny Charleston, are on the hunt for your coastal dream home, or you’re planning to sell and move on to something new, Pam Harrington Exclusives has a team of experts to assist you.
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Overview of the Cost of Housing
When it comes to assessing the typical cost of housing in the tri-county area, it is more helpful to take into account the median sales price vs. the average. In recent years, increases in luxury property sales have been significant outliers in the overall data set.
In 2019, the median sales price for a home in Charleston County went up by 3.9% compared to 2018, and townhouse-condo prices went up by 7.5%. For historical comparison, the median overall sales price in 2019 was about $277,500.
Historic Median Sales Price Statistics
View historic trends for sales prices of single-family homes and townhouse-condos in some of Charleston’s most desired communities below. You can also navigate to active listings by clicking on your preferred neighborhood.
September 2020 Median Year-to-Date
- Kiawah Island | Home: $1,150,500 | Townhouse-Condo: $360,000
- Seabrook Island | Home: $730,650 | Townhouse-Condo: $305,000
- Johns Island | Home: $376,600 | Townhouse-Condo: $250,000
- James Island | Home: $390,000 | Townhouse-Condo: $207,500
- Upper Charleston Peninsula | Home: $535,000 | Townhouse-Condo: $289,000
- Lower Mount Pleasant | Home: $611,000 | Townhouse-Condo: $250,000
- Sullivan’s Island | Home: $2,195,000 | Townhouse-Condo: $1,600,000
2019 Median Sales Prices and Comparisons
- Kiawah Island | Home: $861,000 (+ 33.6%) | Townhouse-Condo: $415,000 (- 13.3%)
- Seabrook Island | Home: $683,000 (+ 7.0%) | Townhouse-Condo: $284,950 (+ 7.0%)
- Johns Island | Home: $329,995 (+23.1%) | Townhouse-Condo: $208,000 (+4.0%)
- James Island | Home: $339,833 (+ 10.8%) | Townhouse-Condo: $218,250 (+ 14.5%)
- Upper Charleston Peninsula | Home: $450,000 (+ 18.9%) | Townhouse- Condo: $274,175 (+ 5.4%)
- Lower Mount Pleasant | Home: $565,000 (+ 8.1%) | Townhouse-Condo: $249,450 (+ 0.2%)
- Sullivan’s Island | Home: $1,950,000 (+ 12.6%) | Townhouse-Condo: $1,735,000 (- 7.8%)
Note: Percentages above are rounded to the nearest tenth.
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Now that you know the basics of Charleston’s real estate market statistics, it’s time to explore the housing market!
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