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Old 08-30-2010, 05:28 PM
 
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Anyone seen Arrested Development? I love how the house falls apart randomly in episodes...
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:35 AM
 
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For the agents, and possibly any urban planners out there: If the mcmansion boom is on the wane, do you think there is any chance that that will spur growth and renewal on the East Side, and in North Charleston. In short, is it possible that a move away from large suburban development might lead to something akin to urban growth? I am interested in hearing what professionals have to say on this matter, as I writing my dissertation on the impact of urban sprawl on environmental issues in the United States.
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:33 AM
 
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I cannot in a million years imagine someone cross-shopping the east side and a McMansion. North Chuck actually does have some neighborhoods with McMansions. Mostly upper Dorchester Road.

And aside from upper Dorchester Road which falls into Summerville Schools- the east side and most of North Chuck are at a major disadvantage to Summerville, West Ashley & even Goose Creek in terms of schools. Someone thinking of Mt P wouldn't consider them in a million years.

Look at alot of the newer subdivisions such as White Gables, Carolina Bay, Daniel Island and Ion (three and a half completely diferent price points) & you'll see that people are willing to buy more urban styled housing in the suburbs so it isn't an either/or scenario.
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:11 AM
 
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Last four closing for I'ON

23 Edenton – $579,000 – $282/square foot
18 Frogmore – $1,125,000 – $262/square foot
63 Robert Mills – $1,400,000 – $294/square foot
50 Fernandina Street – $1,350,000 – $281/square foot

Million dollar housing are closing like crazy...this one is under contract too

18 Hopetown Road – $1,595,000
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Old 09-11-2010, 12:35 PM
 
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Were any of those homes bought back by the bank?
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Old 09-11-2010, 12:53 PM
 
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I don't think they are...63 Robert Mills was a foreclosure I think sold by the bank though. There is also 19 Joggling sold for 1.1 million about 2 month ago not to the bank.
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Old 09-11-2010, 02:08 PM
 
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I cannot in a million years imagine someone cross-shopping the east side and a McMansion. North Chuck actually does have some neighborhoods with McMansions. Mostly upper Dorchester Road.

And aside from upper Dorchester Road which falls into Summerville Schools- the east side and most of North Chuck are at a major disadvantage to Summerville, West Ashley & even Goose Creek in terms of schools. Someone thinking of Mt P wouldn't consider them in a million years.

Look at alot of the newer subdivisions such as White Gables, Carolina Bay, Daniel Island and Ion (three and a half completely diferent price points) & you'll see that people are willing to buy more urban styled housing in the suburbs so it isn't an either/or scenario.
Thanks. What I think you are driving at is that even if suburban development slows, or new developments themselves are built on a smaller scale and are less expensive (kids' meals mcmansions?), this does not necessarily impact urban development. Or to put it differently: people who are committed to living in the burbs will not, as a rule, live in the city, and will not, under any circumstances, be a part of a renewal and redevelopment project? Is that a fair assessment of your opinion?
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:02 AM
 
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Default Is the Charleston 'McMansion' Era Over?

Gentlemen,

Your discussion of McMansions is interesting, especially since I've never heard the term before. I was amused to read a
June 21, 2007 article in the Post & Courier that mentioned the purchase of the undoubted McManson at 21 King Street for $7.2 million. What amused me was that the purchaser was "a self-made, Boston-based billionaire and part owner of the Boston Celtics". Well, more power to him, says the undersigned. I absolutely love to see nice old neighborhoods filled with McMansions, just as long as someone else has the energy and wealth required to maintain them. I love other people's fine horses, too.

Greeting you from northern California, where this antiquated Southerner has been seeing the sights for far too long,

Gene Ledbetter
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:09 AM
 
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I won't call 21 King st. a McMansion. It is a flat out Mansion with history.
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:12 AM
 
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Yep that is a flat out Mansion.......
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