Category Archives: Monthly Real Estate Indicators

October 2014 Indicators: Charleston Trident Association of Realtors

Even while the pace of home price acceleration normalizes, housing has shown recent signs of ongoing strength. Both housing starts and future building permits are on the rise nationally. Inventory levels are increasing in most metro areas, driven higher by … Continue reading

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September 2014 Indicators: Charleston Trident Association of Realtors

Markets across the nation seem to be back on the recovery track after a brief pause. One of the more encouraging aspects of this renewed recovery is that new construction of single-family homes reached six-year highs in August, according to … Continue reading

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August 2014 Indicators: Charleston Trident Association of Realtors

Most local markets continue to recover from a soft patch earlier this year. The macro trend is still positive; the micro trend involves more moderate pinching up and down the month-to-month timeline. This is not uncommon in a balanced market, … Continue reading

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July 2014 Indicators: Charleston Trident Association of Realtors

Although low supply and tight credit standards are still hurdles to recovery, prices continue to rise in most local areas. Job growth has strengthened lately, but wage growth has not kept pace with the price gains we have seen. Buoyed … Continue reading

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June 2014 Indicators: Charleston Trident Association of Realtors

Housing seemed to have a slow start to the spring selling season, but appearances deceive. Dig into that spring soil and you begin to unearth differences in individual areas and market segments. Inventory is slowly rising in some areas. Activity … Continue reading

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April 2014 Indicators: Charleston Trident Association of Realtors

The public has finally grown used to talk of a real estate market in recovery. With prices going up, people are starting to wonder if a new bubble is forming. Most metropolitan markets are somewhere between recovery and normalization. Supply … Continue reading

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March 2014 Indicators: Charleston Trident Association of Realtors

During this year’s spring refresh, seller activity is the first item on the watch list. Low inventory has been a national headline grabber, and many are eager to see if this is the year that brings a bevy of new … Continue reading

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February 2014 Indicators: Charleston Trident Association of Realtors

It’s tempting to confuse market normalization with a possible slowdown. But those equipped with high-quality MLS data know better. As mortgage delinquencies fade, banks are listing bargain-priced product less often. That means investor activity – which accounts for a substantial … Continue reading

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Annual Report on the Charleston Area Housing Market

It was a banner year for residential real estate across America. Nearly every metropolitan housing market embarked upon or continued along the road to recovery. Local andregional markets once burdened by excessive supply levels and heavy foreclosure loads have given … Continue reading

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October 2013 Indicators: Charleston Trident Association of Realtors

Now that the baton is in grasp of the final quarter of our annual relay, it’s a good time to look back and reflect. This year has been spectacular for residential real estate. Robust gains in sales and prices were … Continue reading

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