South Carolina real estate trends (July 2021)
How is the real estate market in South Carolina?
🏠 Average home value: $223,947
📈 1.33% home value increase month over month
💰 Median sale price: $295,000
⏳ 64 days on the market
🔑 Homes on the market: 8,492
📆 0.5 months of housing inventory
🏦 30-year mortgage rate: 3.15%
💵 Average income: $53,199
State of the market: B+
Listing prices in South Carolina are rising quickly, however homes are starting to spend longer on the market. Since buyers are now willing to wait for better prices, the market will most likely start to cool off.
*Data last updated July 2021
With white sand beaches and a coastline dotted with islands, it's no wonder South Carolina has a booming tourism industry. In recent years, South Carolina has also become a major destination for retirees, families, and anyone seeking a taste of Southern charm.
Further inland, South Carolina's geography rises to meet the rolling Appalachian Mountains. Major cities range from beach communities like Hilton Head and Myrtle Beach to more urban areas including Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville.
The Palmetto State is known for serving up Southern delicacies like mustard-spiked barbecue, lowcountry boil, and shrimp and grits. Beyond its food tradition, South Carolina was the first state to host an opera and launched multiple dance crazes.
If you're thinking of buying or selling in South Carolina, these South Carolina housing predictions and stats can help you make an informed decision.
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Selling a home in South Carolina
South Carolina real estate market forecast for sellers
⏰ Homes are selling 26.5 days faster than the annual average
💰 Homes are selling for $23,165 more than the annual average
💸 Average listing commission: 2.91%
💸 Average buyer's commission: 2.93%
How to sell a home in South Carolina
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Cost to sell a home in South Carolina
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- The Ultimate Guide to South Carolina Real Estate Taxes
Buying a home in South Carolina
How much home you can buy with $300,000 in...
🏠 Columbia: 2,412 sq ft
🏡 Myrtle Beach: 1,522 sq ft
🏡 Charleston: 1,061 sq ft
🏠 Spartanburg: 3,029 sq ft
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Investing in South Carolina real estate
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Best of South Carolina
Each month, we compare cities in South Carolina based on different criteria. This month, we're looking at affordability and ranking the best cities in the state.
Most Affordable Cities in South Carolina
Worst of South Carolina
Each month, we compare cities in South Carolina based on a different criteria. This month we're looking at affordability data. These are the cities that ranked the worst in the state.
Least Affordable Cities in South Carolina
1. Hilton Head Island-Bluffton
2. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach
3. Charleston-North Charleston
South Carolina resources
- South Carolina Real Estate Commission
- South Carolina's real estate license verification
- South Carolina's real estate agent code of conduct
- South Carolina's disclosure forms
- Transfer taxes in South Carolina
- Home buying assistance programs in South Carolina
Clever's analysis of state market trends is based on local data from Zillow, realtor.com, Redfin, S&P Global, the U.S. Census, and Clever surveys. Our team of over 20 real estate analysts from across the country research local markets and data to compile our "Best" and "Worst" rankings.