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      North Charleston truly a live-work-play community

      North Charleston, S.C. (WCIV) - North Charleston is a good place to live, work and play.{} Now it seems to be a{} good place to buy a home. The median sales price of a home went up 13 percent in 2012 and homes were on the market fewer days that other cities.

      Broker Melissa Bissett with Carolina Elite Reality says she expects the momentum to continue for 2013.

      "North Charleston never had the market spike increase like every other area in Charleston did. We always maintained a first-time home buyer's price range," she said.

      The average median sales price for 2012 was $132,500. According the The Charleston Trident Association of Realtors, days on the market for homes dropped to 87 from 91.

      "We have been able to see at this point by today with last years numbers North Charleston has not only stabilized but increased in property value," Bissett said.

      She says companies like Boeing have really helped the market.

      "Without Boeing, I don't think our inventory will be where it's at. We have a substantial amount employees picking up our sale properties and our properties for rent. So they are really just doing a great thing for our inventory that's been on the market," she said.

      Bissett also says the revitalization of the city and the bustling Park Circle area have truly made the area a work, play and live community.

      "I see it doing nothing but exploding with the new builders we have coming in," Bissett said.

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