The housing market in Charleston, South Carolina, is continuing a steady rise in 2014, reports the Post and Courier newspaper (see: Charleston area homes sales surpass 10,000 for the year," by Warren L. Wise). "For the three-county area, the number of homes sold surpassed 10,000 for the year in September at a median price of about $217,000, the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors reported Friday in preliminary data.  Last year, just over 9,800 homes sold during the first nine months."

 Charleston Trident Association of Realtors president Corwyn Melette was pleased: "The steady growth in sales so far this year is a good indicator of the health of our market," said Melette. "Median sale price has risen as well, just under 6 percent, and should be sustainable as we continue to see more companies moving to or establishing themselves in our area, bringing more jobs and investing in the Charleston region."