Charleston-area home sales post modest gain in April

At a time of year when home sales generally take off, April activity showed a modest gain on the Charleston market.

Residential transactions climbed 2.4 percent from the same month of 2016, according to preliminary data Wednesday from the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors.

Last month, 1,514 homes changed hands at a median price of $248,500, up $8,800, or 3.7 percent, from a year ago.

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South Carolina’s ‘nightmare house’ is the most-shared Zillow listing this year

Tens of millions of homes across the United States are posted on Zillow. The real-estate website boasts listings from big-name celebrities like Chris Rock, Sting and Taylor Swift.

And yet, no house has gotten more attention this year than a fixer-upper in Cayce. Thank the whims of the internet for that.

The listing that topped Zillow’s charts was pulled Wednesday after becoming a viral sensation, drawing nearly 1.4 million hits as bloggers and Twitter users pondered a mystery: What’s going on in the “nightmare house?”

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South Carolina first quarter home sales grow with improving economy

Bolstered by an improving economy, more jobs and still-low mortgage rates, home buyers turned up the pace across South Carolina during the first three months of the year.

Residential transactions grew 7.2 percent over the same period a year earlier, according to the latest data from the Columbia-based S.C Realtors Association.

From January through March, 17,393 homes changed hands across the Palmetto State at a median price of $180,000, up $10,000, or 5.9 percent, from the same period last year.

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