Smashing Our Own Records

In the spring issue of our magazine, I reported the sale of my listing at 642 Thomas Pinckney Court for $1,580,000. At the time it was the highest priced sale in McClellanville in the last 15 years. Not to be outdone, Oliver Thames sold the house right next door at 650 Thomas Pinckney for $2,100,000 […]

Fall 2019 Market Report

The stock market is hitting all-time highs while interest rates reach new lows. We’re seeing historically low unemployment rates and wages are on the rise.  The booming economy is driving a strong real estate market across the country and here in the lowcountry. The market fundamentals suggest things should continue on this pace, other than the routine […]

What About Paradise Island?

For the purpose of the last article, “Defining Awendaw”, I focused most of the discussion around the blurry line between Mount Pleasant and Awendaw. Paradise Island on the northern shore of the Wando River across from Park West, Carolina Park, and Pepper Plantation creates a myriad of its own complexities. It’s in unincorporated Charleston County […]

Defining Awendaw

Since our founding in 2010, MCVL Realty has identified itself as “specializing exclusively in the McClellanville / Awendaw area”. You would think with such a claim that if anyone were to know the Awendaw boundary, it would be us. Unfortunately, the problem is not so much “where” the boundary is, but rather “which” one you […]

The Convenience Conundrum

We live in a world where all of the knowledge of the world is a few keystrokes away on a device that we can carry around in our pocket. Anything you can imagine can be ordered and delivered to your door within two days. There is a near-infinite amount of streaming content to entertain us. […]

Growth and the Future of The Bulls Bay Area to be Determined by Awendaw

Fear of growth and development is on the minds of Bulls Bay area residents as urban sprawl creeps outward from Mount Pleasant (watch the growth of the area using the Growth Tool below). Builder D.R. Horton has begun work on their latest development known as Bee’s Crossing which plans to squeeze 90 homes onto 32 […]

McClellanville’s First Spec Home in a Decade Sells Before C.O. Granted

That title may not make sense to everyone so let me define a couple of terms here. A “Spec Home” is one built as a speculative venture. It is a new construction home built for sale by the builder without having a specific buyer in mind and is sold for profit. “C.O.” stands for Certificate […]

MCVL Realty Sells McClellanville’s Most Expensive Home

On March 25th, 2019, 642 Thomas Pinckney Court sold for $1,580,000. The property was listed by Daniel Bates of MCVL Realty and went under contract after 24 days on the market. Excluding large acreage plantation tracts, this is the second highest valued sale in McClellanville history topped only by the previous owners purchasing this same […]

Spring 2019 Market Update

As I write this report we have yet to have that perfect week with temperatures above 70° that typically marks the official spring real estate rally. In truth, there really hasn’t been a tremendous seasonal slowdown, to speak of. The market just kept humming along right through winter but I expect that we are on […]

Charter School and Sewee Summit Breathe New Life into McClellanville

If the overall state of the world has got you down, I wanted to share a little good news with you.  In the past couple of months we have seen great strides in resolving McClellanville’s two greatest deficits; Education and Employment. This summer brought news that the Cape Romain Environmental Education Charter School had gained […]