Charleston Property Market and Real Estate Guide

(Charleston, South Carolina - SC, USA)

Image showing a view of CharlestonCharleston boasts charm and a great location in the US and is rated as one of the best cities to reside throughout the US. There is a wide range of inner city luxury property here, as well as suburban family homes, and the beautiful coastline draws in tourists throughout the year.

The downtown area of Charleston is where some great properties for rent and for sale are located, and many business people choose to make use of the location in terms of ease of traveling to and from work. Others choose to purchase property with water frontage and these command high prices due to the fantastic views that come with the properties.

The city is also known as the 'Holy City' due to the dominance of churches on the skyline. Many buildings in the older part of the city have interesting architectural designs and rarely come onto the property market. Condominiums and second homes are often purchased in Charleston as many flock to enjoy the hot summers and great amenities in the city. James Island and Mount Pleasant are two of the more sought after areas.

Renting Serviced Apartments

Renting serviced apartments in Charleston is popular in the downtown area, where many businesses are based. Modern amenities are usually available and air conditioning will come as standard.

The majority of the more expensive apartments for rent come complete with security, due to the rather high crime rate in the city. Renting a serviced apartment in the center of the city will cost around twice that for the same sized apartment further out and those centrally located are usually in a superior condition.

Buying Apartments and Houses

Any non-US citizens who are attempting to buy property will endure rigorous background checks. Getting advice from a legal expert is essential and all legal documentation will have to be checked thoroughly by a legal team.

Taxation reports and criminal background checks will all be done as standard and before making any property purchases, a tax number will have to be acquired.

Real Estate Agents

Using an estate agent in Charleston is the best way to make a purchase and they are a necessary part of many house sales and acquisitions - especially those done by non US citizens. Local agencies can be found online, as well as in local telephone directories.

Check out the following Charleston realtors and real estate agents:

Charleston Realty
Address: 424 Folly Road, Charleston, South Carolina SC, 29412, USA
Tel: +1 843 795 6221
This real estate company is based on James Island and has been offering their services in the area since the 1970s.

Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty
Address: 33 Broad Street, Charleston, South Carolina SC, 29401, USA
Tel: +1 843 723 7150
Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty specialise in luxury house sales in different areas of the city, including Mount Peasant and Sullivan's Island.

The Agent Owned Realty Co.
Address: 1400-G Palm Boulevard, Isle of Palms, Charleston, South Carolina SC, USA
Tel: +1 843 886 9993
The Agent Owned Realty Co. has real estate agents based all over the city, and the Isle of Palms area in particular is a popular region in which to purchase second homes.