[The research for this quarterly market report is provided by Brad Rundbaken, of Advantage Commercial Capital Inc., a real estate appraiser, consultant and investor with a stock brokerage background. He analyzes the Charleston real estate market using the Charleston-Trident MLS and inserts a lot of extra analysis on the national housing market.

Brad was terminated last year from his position as a staff appraiser for an appraisal firm in Charleston that appeared to bow to pressure from their clients after Brad released “not so rosy” price trends. It caused quite a media stir in Charleston in the 2nd Quarter of 2006. However, Brad has started a new endeavor, has a loyal following and is now able to speak his mind. I admire his determination and his honesty. He’s also runs a blog called Trendocracy. Here are the areas he covers and his methodology] -Jonathan Miller

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Here are some of results pertaining to the overall market.

  • Prices are unchanged as compared to this time last year.
  • Marketing time expanded by 29 days to 71 days from 42 days in the prior year quarter.
  • The number of listings expanded 61.7% over the past year, and unchanged from the prior quarter while the number of sales fell 18% from the prior year quarter.

Review the report for more details on the tri-county market area as well as 16 other market areas. He crams in the insight.


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