Joint Base Charleston Real Estate




Belief in Homeownership as an Investment is Far from Dead!

Following last year’s real estate market was like riding a rollercoaster. The market started off strong in 2018 and then softened before finishing with a mild flurry. However, one thing that did not waiver was America’s belief that owning a home makes sense from a financial standpoint.

An end-of-the-year survey by the Federal Reserve Bank’s Center for Microeconomic Data revealed that:

“The majority of households continue to view housing as a good financial investment.”

And that percentage has increased over the last three years.


Bottom Line

Though there is some uncertainty as to how the real estate market will perform over the next twelve months, one thing remains very certain: America’s belief in homeownership.

Military Homes Charleston 
We specialize in helping military families enjoy a smooth PCS in and out of Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. Buying and selling your home is one of the biggest events of your life. As your trusted Charleston Real Estate Professional, we are 100% committed to helping you the best way we can when you buy or sell your home. We have a passion for helping people, and we love what we do – call 843-410-8014 or today!




Posted by Jodie Ford on January 11th, 2019 1:01 PM
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$215,000.00
1407 Dabbling Duck Lane

Summerville, SC 29485



Beds: 3 Rooms: 3
Full Baths: 2 Sq. Ft.: 1948
Garage: 0 Built: 2009
 

Beautiful 3 bed 2 bath SINGLE STORY home, just under 2000 square feet in the desirable Dorchester 2 school district. Spacious open floor plan, eat-in kitchen, over-sized master suite with dual vanity, garden tub, separate shower, and large walk-closet. This home also offers easy-to-maintain laminate wood floors, ample storage space, 2 car garage, and full laundry room.
3 bed 2 bath, just under 2000 square feet, PLUS a 2 car garage. All in Dorchester 2 school district. Call today for your private showing!
 

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Jodie Ford
Military Homes Charleston
8438194398
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Posted by Jodie Ford on January 8th, 2019 7:37 PM
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$1,300.00
1122 Rosewood Lane

Mount Pleasant, SC 29464



Beds: 1 Rooms: 1
Full Baths: 1 Sq. Ft.: 979
Garage: 0 Built: 1999
 

FULLY UPGRADED and in the HEART of MT PLEASANT! This 1 bedroom 1 bath condo has everything you could ask for, and in the ideal location. Located right off Hwy 17 between 526 and the IOP Connector. You are 1 minute from Towne Center and 5 minutes to gorgeous Isle of Palms views. This second floor unit had hardwood floors, granite, crown molding, a patio off the bedroom PLUS a screened porch off the dining area - BOTH WITH POOL VIEWS. This unit is rounded out with extra outdoor storage and a built-in office workspace. Southampton Pointe offers a resort-style pool, community club house, fitness center, dog park, carwash, and more!
Fully Upgraded and GATED COMMUNITY in Mt Pleasant. Granite, hardwoods, screened porch, and MORE. 1 bed 1 bath with pools views available NOW! 
 

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Jodie Ford
Military Homes Charleston
8438194398
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Posted by Jodie Ford on January 5th, 2019 8:11 PM
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$2,500.00
2580 Kingsfield St

Mount Pleasant, SC 29466



Beds: 3 Rooms: 3
Full Baths: 2 Sq. Ft.: 1784
Garage: 0 Built: 2018
 

Welcome to the NEWEST Park West neighborhood in Mt Pleasant! This FULLY UPGRADED AND BRAND NEW TOWN HOME features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, hardwood floors, granite countertops, stainless appliances and a garage. Enjoy the posh amenities of Park West and the ideal location of Mt Pleasant.
BRAND NEW and Fully-Upgraded 3 Bed/2.5 Bath Mt Pleasant townhome. Available NOW!
 

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Military Homes Charleston
8438194398
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Posted by Jodie Ford on December 31st, 2018 2:31 PM
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$2,000.00
14 Lockwood Dr 9-H

Charleston, SC 29401



Beds: 2 Rooms: 2
Full Baths: 1 Sq. Ft.: 1032
Garage: 0 Built: 1965
 

Perfectly located and an easy walk to hospitals, MUSC, College of Charleston and the Citadel. The building is across from the bike and walking paths along the water that lead directly to the charming historic district of downtown. Just a few blocks away you'll find parks, shops, restaurants, outdoor cafes, offices, and grocery. This is the perfect place to call home. This unit has 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. Coin laundry available in building.
Available NOW! 2 bed/1.5 bath condo walking distance to MUSC, CofC, hospitals, shopping, parks, and more! PERFECT downtown location. River views and 24 hour security! 


 

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Jodie Ford
Military Homes Charleston
8438194398
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Posted by Jodie Ford on December 31st, 2018 2:06 PM


4 REASONS NOT TO FEAR A HOUSING CRASH

There is a lot of uncertainty regarding the real estate market heading into 2019. That uncertainty has raised concerns that we may be headed toward another housing crash like the one we experienced a decade ago.

Here are four reasons why today’s market is much different:

1. There are fewer foreclosures now than there were in 2006

A major challenge in 2006 was the number of foreclosures. There will always be foreclosures, but they spiked by over 100% prior to the crash. Foreclosures sold at a discount and, in many cases, lowered the values of adjacent homes. We are ending 2018 with foreclosures at historic pre-crash numbers – much fewer foreclosures than we ended 2006 with.




2. Most homeowners have tremendous equity in their homes

Ten years ago, many homeowners irrationally converted much, if not all, of their equity into cash with a cash-out refinance. When foreclosures rose and prices fell, they found themselves in a negative equity situation where their homes were worth less than their mortgage amounts. Many just walked away from their houses which led to even more foreclosures entering the market. Today is different. Over forty-eight percent of homeowners have at least 50% equity in their homes and they are not extracting their equity at the same rates they did in 2006.



3. Lending standards are much tougher

One of the causes of the crash ten years ago was that lending standards were almost non-existent. NINJA loans (no income, no job, and no assets) no longer exist. ARMs (adjustable rate mortgages) still exist but only as a fraction of the number from a decade ago. Though mortgage standards have loosened somewhat during the last few years, we are nowhere near the standards that helped create the housing crisis ten years ago.



4. Affordability is better now than in 2006

Though it is difficult to afford a home for many Americans, data shows that it is more affordable to purchase a home now than it was from 1985 to 2000. And, it requires much less of a percentage of your income today than it did in 2006.


Bottom Line

The housing industry is facing some rough waters heading into 2019. However, the graphs above show that the market is much healthier than it was prior to the crash ten years ago.

Military Homes Charleston? - We specialize in helping military families enjoy a smooth PCS in and out of Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. Buying and selling your home is one of the biggest events of your life. As your trusted Charleston Real Estate Professional, we are 100% committed to helping you the best way we can when you buy or sell your home. We have a passion for helping people, and we love what we do – call 843-410-8014 or militaryhomeseller@gmail.com today!



Posted by Jodie Ford on December 24th, 2018 1:10 PM
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$2500
2565 Kingsfield St

Mt Pleasant, SC 29466



Beds: 3 Rooms: 3
Full Baths: 2.5 Sq. Ft.: 1800
Garage: 1 Built: 2018
 

New Construction and FULLY UPGRADED in sought-after Park West! Just under 1800 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, AND a 1 car garage. Available 1/1
 

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Military Homes Charleston
8438194398
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Posted by Jodie Ford on December 18th, 2018 2:10 PM
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$1,800.00
4083 Hartland Street

Charleston, SC 29414



Beds: 3 Rooms: 3
Full Baths: 3 Sq. Ft.: 1800
Garage: 2 Built: 2014
 

3 bed and 3 full bath townhome in desireable West Ashley! Fully-upgraded with granite, hardwoods, stainless appliances, and a 2 car garage.
Available 1/20
 

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Jodie Ford
Military Homes Charleston
8438194398
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Posted by Jodie Ford on December 18th, 2018 12:53 PM
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$1,800.00
3037 Memorial Drive

Charleston, SC 29414



Beds: 3 Rooms: 3
Full Baths: 2 Sq. Ft.: 1913
Garage: 2 Built: 2014
 

1900 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage in Carolina Bay! Pond views, screened porch and an upgraded kitchen in one of the most desirable West Ashley neighborhoods. 
Available 1/20
 

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Posted by Jodie Ford on December 18th, 2018 12:49 PM

How to Increase Your Family Wealth Simply by Paying for Housing


 

Everyone should realize that unless you are living somewhere rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. Buying your own home provides you with a form of ‘forced savings’ that allows you to use your monthly housing costs to increase your family’s wealth.

Every month that you pay your mortgage, you are paying off a portion of the debt that you took on to purchase your home. Therefore, you own a little bit more of your home every month in the form of home equity. As your home’s value increases you also gain home equity.

Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over 100 economists, real estate experts, and investment and market strategists and asks them to project how residential home prices will appreciate over the next five years for their Home Price Expectation Survey (HPES).

The latest data from their Q4 2018 Survey revealed that home prices are expected to round out the year 5.8% higher than they were in January. For the next 5 years, home values will appreciate by an average of nearly 3% a year.

This is still great news for homeowners!
For example, let’s assume a young couple purchases and closes on a $250,000 home in January. Simply through their home appreciating in value, those homeowners can build their home equity by nearly $40,000 over the next five years.

In many cases, home equity is a large portion of a family’s overall net worth.

Bottom Line
If your plan for 2019 includes entering the housing market to purchase a home, whether it’s your first or your fifth, let’s get together to make your plan a reality!

Military Homes Charleston 
We specialize in helping military families enjoy a smooth PCS in and out of 
Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. Buying and selling your home is one of the biggest events of your life. As your trusted Charleston Real Estate Professional, we are 100% committed to helping you the best way we can when you buy or sell your home. We have a passion for helping people, and we love what we do – call 843-410-8014 or today!

Posted by Jodie Ford on December 12th, 2018 11:53 AM

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