Explore Beaufort, SC
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
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If you or any of your friends, clents, neighbors, family or acquaintances are seekng invesmtent opportunties in real estate,  please have them give me a call.I just reduced the price of a homesite in one of South Carolina's best beach communities to  under $30,000 Before the recession, the notion...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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Looks like the real estate recession may be officially over, as the market continues to make positive gains, this time with foreclosure news.Nationally, foreclosure inventory declined yet again in June to the lowest rate since August 2007. Foreclosure filings were also down 6% from May and 19% ov...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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I previewed a home this morning in the Battery Shores neighborhood for a out-of-town client.Battery Shores is a fine neighborhood with homes ranging from the upper $200,000 to the upper $300,000 range. The home was developed in the early 1990s, on the banks of Battery Creek, from where the commmu...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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One of the oldest axioms in real estate is that  you never want to have the most expensive  home inthe neighborhood.In some cases, this is true, but in many cases it is not. Take waterfront property. I was recently dealing with an agent who had a buyer-client for a waterfront listing of mine. The...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
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The Beaufort, SC real estate market continued to gain steam during the first half of 2016, according to stats provided by the Beaufort County Association of Realtors. Median prices were up 13.2 percent, to $197,000, from 2015. Through June 2016, new listings were up 45 percent, to 5 percent, as g...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
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Ever wonder where your home town real estate prices in comparison with others? I did, so I did  some research regarding where Beaufort median sales price when compared to U.S. and South Carolina figures?   In April, Beaufort had a median sales price of $212,500, slightly above the national media...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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I previewed a spectacular property the other day for a client -- 50-plus acres between the Morgan River and Lucy Creek, two of Beaufort's myriad waterways.Located on the property is a circa 1980s brick home. Not a tear down, by any means, but a little lackluster. This is the Lowcountry, after all...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
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STAT OF THE WEEK -- In my never-ending--  and often frustrating -- efforts to drive traffic to my website,  I posted some current real estate stats from the Beaufort market on my website, www.keithstrawn.com.Look for the "stat of the week." Interesting the difference between "sold" and "active" h...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
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www.explorebeaufortrealestate.comBeaufort's land market  sent contradictory signals in the first quarter, as sales were up while values dipped. Sales were up in the first quarter of  2016, year over year from 2015. However, values dipped about 8 percent during this same time period, according to ...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
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Beaufort's residential market had a strong first quarter, according to statistics gleaned from the Beaufort Multiple Listing Service. Through March 31, 2016, 508 home sales were notched in Beaufort, an increase of about 12 percent from the same time period in 2015, when 447 homes were sold.Home v...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
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You know the property you didn't offer on because you didn't want to insult the seller with an aggressive offer?Well, you should have offered on it. What's the worst thing that could have happened? The worst possible scenario would be.....a "no." Okay, maybe the worst scenario would have been a "...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
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If  you have ever considered buying raw land as an investment, or as a future homesite, the window of opportunity is wide open right now. Over the past 12 months, there have been 329 land sales via the Beaufort County MLS. Conversely, there are currently 1087 land parcels on the market in Beaufor...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
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The great thing  about dealing with bank foreclosures on raw land, either on the buyer or seller side, is that these properties are typically priced to move.More traditional  sellers need to employ this strategy, because -- at least in Beaufort real estate market -- the raw land is crowded, with ...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
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No matter your background or budget, I can promise there are some genuine opportunties to make some excellent investments in the Beaufort real estate market. I was involved in a couple of recent land sales which saw the buyer pick up  property for half of what the previous owner  paid. This is n...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
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In the days and weeks ahead, my goal is to tell you everything you need to know about the Beaufort real estate market, whether you are a first-time home-buyer, seasoned investor, or a real estate professional from another market trying to find out a lttle more about our robust little market.I kno...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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We are all proud of our home towns. After all, as Realtors, we sell our towns, and it is much easieir to sell what we love.I think Beaufort, SC is the prettiest, most charming little town on the East Coast, and there's no other  city or town I would prefer to live.Beaufort is so lovely that the p...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
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I came across some new images of City Walk, a downtown Beaufort neighborhood of note, because it is brand new.This may be one of the last -- if not the last -- new commuities in Downtown Beaufort, so I wanted to share this newfound information.In the picture to the left, City Walk is highlighted ...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
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I wanted to take a few moments to wish the AR community a very happy New Year, and a prosperous 2016.If current economic and housing trends continue, I think we can all look forward to another year of a strengthening housing market.I know I speak for all of  you when I say how much i enjoy being ...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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A new neighborhood has been born in downtown Beaufort, SC. MEmbers of the Beaufort MLS were notified a few days ago that CIty Walk neighborhood has sbeen ad ded as a minoro ar ea to the downtown  "Beaufort" Major real estate area.This is quite exciting for local real estate watchers, as it is not...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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I paid a visit this morning to Celadon, a community enjoying a renaissance under its second development team.I was happy to see some nice new model homes "on the ground," as activity is always a sign of a communities health.Originally conceived as a community with a Mediterranean theme by the ori...

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