February is almost here with it’s colder temperatures and the annual Southeastern Wildlife Expo (SEWE)!  Of course, colder for Charleston means we might have 2 or 3 days where it doesn’t make it over 50. Here is your February calendar of Charleston events:


1: 3rd Annual Pup Bowl, The Oaks

1: Save the Light half marathon and 5k, Folly Beach

7: Kathleen Madigan, Chas Music Hall

8: Bacon and Bourbon, Chas Convention Center

9: 6th Annual Coffee Fest, Lo-Fi Brewing

9: Illuminate Charleston, N Chas Marriott

9: 21st Chefs Fest, N Chas Conv Center

13: Pints for Preservation, Home Team BBQ downtown

14: Kansas, N Chas PAC

14-16: SEWE

15: Ellington at Newport, Chas Music Hall

16: Bill Maher, N Chas PAC

20: ArchiTALK, SC Society Hall

21: Good Catch Oysterfest, Aquarium

21: 31st Annual Chocolate Affair, Trident Tech

22: Napoleon Dynamite, Chas Music Hall

23: Lowcountry Irish Fest, Chas Music Hall

27: Amy Grant, Chas Music Hall

29: Jupiter Coyote, Chas Music Hall

29: 16th Annual Mardi-Crawl on Leap Day, Shem Creek

29: PBR Rodeo, N Chas Coliseum


2019 turned out to be an incredible year for the Charleston’s real estate market.  We set a record for transactions just barely surpassing the number of homes sold in 2017.  The tri-county area including Dorchester, Berkeley, and Charleston counties had just under 18k transactions with a median sales price of $280k.  That median sales price was also a record high for any year and a 3.3% increase over 2018. The median sales price of only single-family detached homes reached a record of $300k.  Our sales prices are still below the trend line going back to 1991. That shows that we are still somewhat undervalued and still have room to appreciate.


The Washington Post did a piece on Charleston called Detours with the Locals.  SC is 6th in population growth. Nearly, 89% of this growth came from folks moving here from other states rather than birth rate increases.  Conde Nast’s Travel and Leisure Magazine ranked Charleston as one of the top 12 best places to be in winter. Realtor.com forecasted Columbia and Charleston to be 2 of the top 10 housing markets in the US for 2020.