Market Statistics

James Island

Average Price Listings
Homes $562,230 232
Condos $220,099 61
Land $463,424 361

James Island Neighborhoods Near MUSC

James Island is a popular place to live for MUSC residents, medical students, professors and doctors because homes are affordable and the commute to Folly Beach or MUSC is only about 15 minutes.

James Island, SC Real Estate

James Island real estate and its residents are truly diverse and is highly sought after by homebuyers looking to live close to Historic Charleston and Folly Island. The short drive from James Island to MUSC, Charleston School of Law, College of Charleston and multiple parks and boat ramps and small town charm make James Island a popular place to live for people of all walks of life.

James Island Homes for Sale

Real estate on James Island ranges from affordable single family brick ranch homes like those found in the Harborview Road area such as Clearview and Lawton Bluff to new luxury townhouses and condominiums near Folly like Palmetto Pointe. James Islands' most popular neighborhoods include Riverland Terrace, Woodward Pointe, Bayview Farms and Eaglewood Retreat.

In one decade (1992-2002) James Island’s population surged following the completion of the James Island Connector. Prior to the completion of the James Island connector James Island was geographically close to Downtown Charleston but the shortest drive required residents to share the Ashley River Memorial Bridge with West Ashley and Johns Island traffic. The James Island Connector only shortened the commute from James Island to Downtown Charleston about one mile but, it dramatically improved James Island residents’ commute to Downtown Charleston and the Crosstown (HWY 17) which connects the Charleston Peninsula to I26.

James Island Foreclosures and Short Sales

Compared to other housing markets, James Island currently has fewer lender or, bank owned properties (foreclosures) listed for sale. The percentage of James Island homes for sale listed as possible short sales is about average. For the time being, demand for James Island real estate appears to be helping homeowners maintain their property values.
Foreclosed and short sale houses, town homes and condominiums are popular targets for homebuyers looking for great deals on James Island. Keep in mind, the best deals sell fast because many people are currently looking to buy James Island real estate for below market prices. To capitalize on financially distressed real estate it is imperative for serious, qualified homebuyers to act quickly when these properties are listed for sale.

New Homes For Sale In James Island

New construction in James Island is often found among much older homes or in smaller, single street neighborhoods. New homes are a great option for homebuyers looking to take advantage of the current real estate market opportunities as many builders have lowered prices on James Island to sell inventory fast. In all price ranges there many benefits of purchasing a new home in James Island. Newer homes are built with the most advanced materials and often include modern appliances and utilities resulting in more energy efficient, lower maintenance homes.
Building a home on James Island is also a good option. Low construction costs and decreased prices of vacant land and materials make building a custom home a more affordable option than in years past. Totally renovating existing homes on James Island should also be considered while costs are low.
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Townhouses and Condos For Sale In James Island

James Island townhouses and condominiums are an excellent option for homebuyers who prefer convenient, low maintenance living and affordability. It is also common for people to buy a townhouse or condominium as a second home on James Island because it is close to Folly Beach and Historic Downtown Charleston.
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Energy Efficient “Green” Homes in James Island It is becoming more common to find James Island homes for sale with green features due to increased buyer demand for more energy efficient homes. Green homes are not limited to new construction. Many homeowners are “going green” while renovating or, choosing to replace less efficient utilities, appliances and building materials with greener alternatives. The benefits to building or upgrading homes on James Island and the greater Charleston Tri-County area go beyond lower utility bills. Recent legislation offers significant tax incentives for homes meeting green guidelines especially, homes using solar energy for power. Although green features are relatively new, real estate values of green homes on James Island are likely to be sell for more than similar homes using traditional, less efficient materials and equipment due to reduced energy bills and tax advantages.