The South Carolina Real Estate Market: 2024 Trends

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💡 Key South Carolina housing market facts

Data PointValueRankCompared to National Avg
Typical Home Value $298,598[1]#33 of 50 states19.1% lower
Median Listing Price $358,138[2]#35 of 50 states22% lower
Median Sale Price $407,200[3]#24 of 50 states5.4% lower
30 Year Mortgage Rate 7.08%[4]#50 of 50 states1.5% higher
Median Days on Market 46[5]#34 of 50 states11.5% longer
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🗺️ Buying a house in the South Carolina real estate market

South Carolina has an affordability score of 7.4, meaning it takes 7.4 years of the median household income ($54,864) to afford South Carolina's median home sale price ($407,200). Because of this, we rank South Carolina as the 15th least affordable state for buyers based strictly on prices compared to income.

Data PointValueRankCompared to National Avg
Median Sale Price $407,200[6]#24 of 50 states5.4% lower
30 Year Mortgage Rate 7.08%[7]#50 of 50 states1.5% higher
Median Household Income $54,864[8]#41 of 50 states15% lower
Affordability Ratio 7.4#36 of 50 states12.6% higher
Buyers Agent Commission 2.82%[9]#35 of 50 states5.4% higher
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🗺️ Selling a house in the South Carolina real estate market

According to our detailed survey of South Carolina real estate agents, listing agents (those representing the seller) charge an average commission in South Carolina of 2.8%, which is the 20th lowest in the United States. Buyers' agents charge an average commission of 2.82%, which is the 16th highest in the United States.

Data PointValueRankCompared to National Avg
Median Listing Price $358,138[10]#35 of 50 states22% lower
Median Sale Price $407,200[11]#24 of 50 states5.4% lower
Median Days on Market 46[12]#34 of 50 states11.5% longer
Buyer's Agent Commission 2.82%[13]#35 of 50 states5.4% higher
Listing Agent Commission 2.80%[14]#20 of 50 states2% lower
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Moving to South Carolina

According to our recent moving trends survey[15], South Carolina is the 14th most desirable state to move to, with 12% of Americans indicating that they would choose to move there if money were no object. Likewise, 11% of survey respondents indicated that they would move to Charleston among a choice of America's medium-sized cities, and 10% indicated that they would move to Columbia.

Here's how South Carolina cities rank in a number of our research studies.

StudyBest South Carolina cityRank
Best Pizza Cities[16]No ranking South Carolina citiesNo ranking South Carolina cities
Best Coffee Cities[17]No ranking South Carolina citiesNo ranking South Carolina cities
Best LGBTQ Cities[18]No ranking South Carolina citiesNo ranking South Carolina cities
Best Bike Cities[19]No ranking South Carolina citiesNo ranking South Carolina cities
Best Commuter Cities[20]No ranking South Carolina citiesNo ranking South Carolina cities
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Article Sources

[1] Zillow – "Zillow Home Value Index". Updated May 31, 2024.
[2] Realtor.com – "Realtor.com Data Library". Updated May 2024.
[3] Redfin – "Redfin Data Center". Updated May 2024.
[4] Bankrate – "Bankrate". Updated July 2024.
[5] Realtor.com – "Realtor.com Data Library". Updated May 2024.
[6] Redfin – "Redfin Data Center". Updated May 2024.
[7] Bankrate – "Bankrate". Updated July 2024.
[8] US Census – "US Census, 2020 American Community Survey". Updated 2020.
[9] Clever Real Estate – "Clever Real Estate survey of American real estate agents". Updated July 2024.
[10] Realtor.com – "Realtor.com Data Library". Updated May 2024.
[11] Redfin – "Redfin Data Center". Updated May 2024.
[12] Realtor.com – "Realtor.com Data Library". Updated May 2024.
[13] Clever Real Estate – "Clever Real Estate survey of American real estate agents". Updated July 2024.
[14] Clever Real Estate – "Clever Real Estate survey of American real estate agents". Updated July 2024.
[15] Home Bay – "Half of Americans Are Surprised by How Much It Costs to Move". Updated February 26, 2024.
[16] Clever Real Estate – "The 15+ Best Pizza Cities in America". Updated February 12, 2024.
[17] Clever Real Estate – "The Best (and Worst) Coffee Cities in America". Updated January 12, 2024.
[19] Clever Real Estate – "The Most Bike-Friendly Cities in the U.S.". Updated July 17, 2023.
[20] Clever Real Estate – "The Best (and Worst) Cities for Commuters". Updated September 21, 2023.

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