Coastal Lowcountry 2022 Year-End Real Estate Market Update


2022 began where 2021 left off:

Mortgage rates were near historic lows, buyer competition was fierce, and homes were selling at a breakneck pace, often with multiple bids and all-cash offers, due to pent-up demand and a shortage of housing supply, causing sales prices to soar to new heights. But all that changed a few months later as mortgage rates began to rise, adding hundreds of dollars to monthly mortgage payments and causing housing affordability to plummet to its lowest level in decades. As borrowing costs continued to increase, home sales and home prices began to slow, and after two years of record-breaking activity, the red-hot housing market was finally cooling.

Sales: Pending…

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Sharon Jones Charter One RealtyBLUFFTON, SC, January 2023 – (CharterOneRealty.com) Charter One Realty, the Lowcountry's #1 Ranked Real Estate Brokerage, is proud to announce the addition of Sharon Jones to its team of talented and dedicated agents. Sharon will be assisting home buyers and sellers in Bluffton and surrounding areas with all their real estate needs. Sharon joins the company at their Berkeley Hall office and can be reached at 978-549-2717 or by email at SharonJones@CharterOneRealty.com.

“We are very excited to welcome Sharon to our team,” said Paige Rose, CMO at Charter One Realty. “Sharon comes to us with an esteemed background in residential real estate and will make a great addition to our firm."

Sharon has a long history of providing exceptional customer service…

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Margaret Crenshaw Charter One RealtyHILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC, January 2023 – Charter One Realty (CharterOneRealty.com), the Lowcountry's #1 Ranked Real Estate Brokerage, is proud to welcome Margaret Crenshaw to its team of talented and dedicated agents. Crenshaw joins the Kiser Jetton Group and will work out of one of the firm's Hilton Head Island locations, 11 Park Lane. 

Margaret originally hails from Alabama but considers Hilton Head her native home as her family moved here in the early 70's. She attended Sea Pines Academy, where she graduated in 1985, then attended Auburn University, where she graduated with a BFA in Theatre in 1989. She worked as a Production Manager at the HH Playhouse and has performed there and with the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. However, Margaret has focused…

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Sharon Jones and her husband met in Charleston, SC, while she was attending the College of Charleston and her husband served in the Navy. Like so many, they fell in love with the Lowcountry and chose it as their primary vacation spot. After 17 years in Massachusetts, Sharon and her family decided to make the Lowcountry their permanent home and are loving every moment of it.

Charter One Realty sat down with Sharon to learn more about how she got her start and some of her favorite aspects of life in the Lowcountry.

CHARTER ONE REALTY: WHEN DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU WANTED TO PURSUE A CAREER IN REAL ESTATE?

Sharon Jones: Having moved over 12 times.  I was constantly watching the market wherever we were.  I decided to pursue a career when my first set of…

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Marge McDougal Charter One RealtyHILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC, January 2023 – Charter One Realty (CharterOneRealty.com), the Lowcountry's #1 Ranked Real Estate Brokerage, is proud to welcome Marge McDougal to its team of talented and dedicated agents. Marge brings over 28 years of experience in sales, marketing, and real estate in the Coastal Lowcountry. Marge joins the company at their 11 Park Lane office located on Hilton Head Island, SC, and can be reached at 843.298.3068 or by email at Marge@MargeMcDougal.com.

Originally from Canton, Ohio, Marge has been an island resident since 1991. Avid competitive golfer, Marge enjoys the blended feeling of community and resort that Palmetto Hall offers as her home choice. When it comes to real estate, her philosophy is WIN/WIN: seeking solutions…

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