Consider This When Buying Real Estate in Charleston’s Historic District - Page 202

Ever feel nervous about buying a home or moving to a new location, and think “Is this the right move for me?

A quick city-guide or list of property details can give you some insight, but there are doubts. For those moving to Charleston’s Downtown Historic District, there’s a double whammy. First, you have to wonder if downtown Charleston is right for you. Then you have to answer if you should buy a historic real estate property.

Real estate is already filled with too many decisions. To narrow your choices and get you in the right mindset, let’s dive into the questions you should ask yourself before deciding on Charleston, SC.

  1. Should I buy a historic home in Charleston?

Charleston and the outlying suburbs offer plenty of choices for real estate. You can find ranch-style properties, modern living arrangements, houses on the beach, and homes situated within historic districts. All have different pros and cons.

Historic homes in Charleston are typically located on the peninsula, giving you quick access to many workplaces, restaurants, and other entertainment options. The main selling point to historic real estate is the character of the home. No property is the same and each has a layout that has been distinguished by its previous owners (some dating back to the early 1800’s).

Living in a historic home means you get to be a part of something unique. You get a glimpse into the past few are privy to. How cool is that?

Some things you may want to research before buying include:

  • What taxes will you pay? Are there any tax credits (or incentives) from state and local governments?
  • What restrictions are there for renovating historic homes?
  • What kind of costs will you face with maintaining a historic property?
  • Does the location create a setting you want to live in or be away from?

  1. Is downtown Charleston the right location for me?

Downtown Charleston is naturally alluring. You’re connected to almost everything -- entertainment, work, travel spots, and so on. Choosing Charleston means understanding what kind of vibe you want to live among.

Downtown is more energetic and lively than other suburbs like Mount Pleasant or James Island. Restaurants and events are just blocks away. Each weekend is its own adventure. You don’t have to worry about sitting through traffic, since you’re already in the heart of things.

The price for living in downtown Charleston means less space for your dollar. Properties, here, don’t have acre-sized backyards. You’re choosing to live in a traditional, Southern home where you’re close to your neighbor. Other things to consider include knowing your flood zone. Charleston is located in a flood zone and does, occasionally, experience inclement weather. This means paying more for home and flood insurance.

  1. Does the home (or location) have the right amenities?

Depending on your lifestyle, Charleston’s Downtown Historic District may or may not be the right place for you. If you’re someone who wants to be on the beach, surfing every day … downtown Charleston may not be the best option, since you can choose a home on Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, or Folly Beach.

But if you love being in the heart of activity and cherish opportunities to try new things, downtown is a great choice. Before selecting a property, perform a local Google Map search. See what parks, schools, and other venues are nearby. Example: if you’re a sailor, you’ll enjoy the marina just down the road.

Double check what effort it will take to live your lifestyle and see if it’ll be a happy (and easy) one.

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1 Photos Sold 330 Concord Street UNIT TH1 Charleston, Sc 29401

330 Concord Street UNIT TH1
Charleston, Sc 29401
Dockside
Residential

MLS# 2917848 / Sold
2 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1580 Sqft

Bring Offer! Two story townhouse in Dockside,a Downtown Waterfront community offering more than any other condominium community. This townhouse ... 

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1 Photos Sold 330 Concord Street UNIT 11C Charleston, Sc 29401

330 Concord Street UNIT 11C
Charleston, Sc 29401
Dockside
Residential

MLS# 2914598 / Sold
2 br, 2 ba, 1219 Sqft

Totally renovated 2 bedroom 2 bath condo with an unobstructed view of the Ravenel Bridge. Two exposures, one of the Cooper River and one of the cit... 

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$469,999
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1 Photos Sold 11 Anson Street Charleston, Sc 29401

11 Anson Street
Charleston, Sc 29401
Ansonborough
Residential

MLS# 2909776 / Sold
2 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1771 Sqft

Circa 1850. Wonderful Ansonborough brick home close to the market and restaurants. Renovated in 2005. Granite counters and stainless steel applianc... 

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$649,000
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1 Photos Sold 3 Chisolm Street UNIT #402 Charleston, Sc 29401

3 Chisolm Street UNIT #402
Charleston, Sc 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 2836151 / Sold
1 br, 1 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1483 Sqft

Noteworthy! The seller will pay the monthly HOA fee in excess of $500 for a period of three years!Phenomenal condominium at 3 Chisolm at a pheno... 

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$399,000
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1 Photos Sold 32 South Battery Charleston, Sc 29401

32 South Battery
Charleston, Sc 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 2829416 / Sold
6 br, 6 ba, 2 Half Bath, 10756 Sqft

32 South Battery dominates the row of mansions known world-wide simply as The Battery. The Colonel John Ashe House, built around 1782 has been meti... 

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$8,985,000
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1 Photos Sold 1 Vendue Range UNIT C Charleston, Sc 29401

1 Vendue Range UNIT C
Charleston, Sc 29401
French Quarter
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MLS# 2808546 / Sold
1 br, 1 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1200 Sqft

ONE YEAR NO CONDO FEES!!! Fees paid for 1st year for this exquisite 1 BR + den condo in best location in Charleston--waterfront building that ha... 

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$759,000
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1 Photos Sold 44 Warren Street Charleston, Sc 29403

44 Warren Street
Charleston, Sc 29403
City of Charleston
Residential

MLS# 2736657 / Sold
4 br, 2 ba, 2200 Sqft

DUPLEX LOCATED TWO BLOCKS FROM THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON AND ONE BLOCK FROM KING STREET. EXTERIOR HAS RECENTLY UNDERGONE TOTAL RENOVATION. UNITS HA... 

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$549,000
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1 Photos Sold 313 Meeting Street UNIT #22 Charleston, Sc 29401

313 Meeting Street UNIT #22
Charleston, Sc 29401
Downtown
Residential

MLS# 2733806 / Sold
1 br, 1 ba, 1 Half Bath, 604 Sqft

REDUCED TO SELL.....Location, location,location just steps to shopping, restaurants, College of Chas and MUSC. Spacious two story one bedroom condo... 

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$203,500
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1 Photos Sold 253 Rutledge Avenue UNIT C Charleston, Sc 29403

253 Rutledge Avenue UNIT C
Charleston, Sc 29403
Cannonborough
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MLS# 2727617 / Sold
2 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1486 Sqft

Current tax appraisal is $400,000. You won't find a renovated property better priced than this one. Only one of three condo's remaining!! Locati... 

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$249,000
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1 Photos Sold 104 Church Street Charleston, Sc 29401

104 Church Street
Charleston, Sc 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 2612488 / Sold
7 br, 3 ba, 4000 Sqft

CHARMING BUILDING IN THE HEART OF CHURCH STREET GALLERY/ANTIQUE DISTRICT. FIRST FLOOR IS AN OFFICE APPROX. 2,000 SQFT WITH A CONFERENCE ROOM, RECEP... 

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