2010 South Carolina Housing Market

Hampered by rising job losses and high numbers of foreclosures South Carolina housing markets are trying to reach a balance. But an onslaught of residents fleeing the state for new job opportunities is causing havoc with any sort of recovery. Bargain hunters seeking to close transactions before the government imposed deadline to take advantage of… Continue reading 2010 South Carolina Housing Market

Our Real Estate Predictions for the South Carolina Housing Market

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Are you interested in selling your home sometime soon? If so, you’re probably hoping to sell when the market is right. Some people are so intent on selling at the right time that they purposefully hold out until the market turns in their favor. However, not everyone has the luxury to wait to sell their home. Due… Continue reading Our Real Estate Predictions for the South Carolina Housing Market

2015 South Carolina Housing Market Predictions

Find out more about the Charleston SC real estate market in this article

The South Carolina Housing Market is seeing a steady increase in home values and looks to continue this trend for the near future. Home values have increased 3% this past year and Zillow predicts that they will continue to rise another 2.6% for the next year. South Carolina Real Estate is primed for continued growth… Continue reading 2015 South Carolina Housing Market Predictions

2013 South Carolina Housing Market

South Carolina’s economy continues to limp along following the Great Recession, but pent-up demand from those seeking property is fueling a gradual real estate market recovery. The real estate markets in Columbia and South Carolina in general have improved consistently over the last 18 months. Sales are up, construction is up, and inventory is down.… Continue reading 2013 South Carolina Housing Market

Declining Foreclosures Bring Better Times

By Mike Colpitts Foreclosure activity declined 25% in the nation’s most populated state, California from one year ago in July, but the Golden State holds the distinction of having more foreclosures than any other. In fact the two highest foreclosure states, which are California and Arizona, are down in foreclosure filings. Nevada, which had been… Continue reading Declining Foreclosures Bring Better Times

5 Best Beach Vacation Home Bargain Cities

The surf meets the sand in the heat of summer. Whether this is the year to buy that beach vacation home or not is another thing. If you’reconsidering the plunge, these are the best 5 beach home bargain cities to buy a foreclosure home or condo. Foreclosure News Report ranked U.S. metro areas across the… Continue reading 5 Best Beach Vacation Home Bargain Cities

Foreclosures Jump Resumes After Robo-Signing Slowdown

By Mike Colpitts Foreclosure starts rose for the first time in more than two years in May, signaling a resumption of formal bank repossessions of homes with mortgages in default after months of slower foreclosures. Initial filings were lodged against 205,990 U.S. residential properties, according to RealtyTrac. The increase accounted for a 9% hike in… Continue reading Foreclosures Jump Resumes After Robo-Signing Slowdown

60 Minutes Whistleblower Gets $18 Million

By Mike Colpitts A Florida attorney, who was one of the first in the nation to be a whistle blower in the banks robo-signing scandal by exposing her own foreclosure to public ridicule, will be paid $18 million to settle claims over the 2009 botched foreclosure of her condominium unit. West Palm Beach attorney Lynn… Continue reading 60 Minutes Whistleblower Gets $18 Million

2012 South Carolina Housing Market

As home and condo sales rise in South Carolina, the market is encountering a record high number of foreclosure sales, which are sending the home prices to the lowest levels in more than a generation. Severe unemployment and massive underemployment has left tens of thousands of homes vacant. The foreclosure crisis is critical in Columbia,… Continue reading 2012 South Carolina Housing Market

Home Prices Tumbled Less in 2011

By Mike Colpitts Home prices tumbled an average of 4.3% on a year-over-year basis through last November, according to real estate analytics firm CoreLogic. The company’s Home Price Index, released Monday, confirmed what other real estate research companies reported – that home prices fell less in 2011 than 2010. The Santa Ana, California based firm… Continue reading Home Prices Tumbled Less in 2011