I just received this years “Charleston Regional Business Journals” Market Facts book.  I always find a few things I never would have guessed, and alot of interesting information.  Did you know:

The average time on the market for a $250,000 home is 119 days…

Median Home Prices in Charleston County didn’t hit their peak ($332,230) until 2010, and have dropped 7.5% since then…

On average you will get about 94% of the price you list the house at…

The worst hit area in SC for housing prices?  Hilton Head declined by a whopping 34.8%.  The Charleston Area declined 12.5% over the same time…

The South Carolina Education Lottery paid out $267 million for education in the last 10 years!

Office Space rent averages $18.70 per square foot, about the same as 3 years ago… Industrial costs have dropped to $4.01/sq ft

37% of Banks are still unprofitable in the area…

The SBA approved 70 loans in the tricounty area last year totalling $30 million…

The two fastest growing job sectors?  Computer and Math, and Architecture and Engineering…

Farming Fishing and Forestry have lost 46% of the jobs since 2000…

The top exported commodity through the Port?  Paper and Paperboard.

Top Imported Commodities?  Auto parts and furniture…

Think the airport is busier?  48% busier since 2003, handling around $3.5million passengers

The port saw 88 cruise boats, totalling $351,349 passengers last year..

6.9% fewer people have health insurance today inSouth Carolina than in 2000…