Previewing Homes in Historic Downtown Beaufort, SC

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We visited the two Congress Street homes today in Beaufort's Historic District, on behalf of a pair of out-of-town clients. 
These homes will require considerable work, but the payoff for this kind of project can be dramatic.
Both homes have great locations in upcoming areas of the Beaufort Historic District. The home at 712 Congress Street is listed at $119,000, and is just two blocks from the waterfront. 1304 Congress Street listed at $50,000.
Please note that the historic nature of the homes, the Beaufort Historic Society will not permit the home to be torn down. The Historic Review Board will require the homes be renovated to the style of the era they were constructed. This can be quite pricey, but the payoff can be terrific.
Through the years, I have been part of many downtown real estate transactions in the Beaufort Historic District where buyers took a dilapidated home and convert the home into something wonderful. 
This is happening throughout the Historic District, which, along with downtown Charleston, is one of only two downtown National Historic Districts in South Carolina.
Midtown Square, just a few blocks away from the Congress Street homes, is a perfect example where a developer went in and put a lovely 30- or so-home community in what was not long ago considered a moribund part of town.
The redevelopment of the Historic District is a top priority of the City of Douglas. It is evident through streetscape projects.
I am a huge proponent of real estate in the Historic District, because I believe these properties are an opportunity to do something special in one of the most unique historic districts in the southeast.For additional information on available opportunities in the Beaufort Historic DIstrict, email me at



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