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Home showings surge in August amid record-low interest rates
Charleston-area home showings skyrocketed in August as prospective buyers tried to take advantage of record-low mortgage interest rates.
The region saw a 35.1 percent spike in people looking at homes for sale, either in person or online, after a 25 percent increase in July and a nearly 30 percent jump in June, according to the ShowingTime Showing Index.
The increases follow the pandemic-induced lost showings in March of nearly 14 percent, and a whopping 26 percent plunge in April when stay-at-home orders were in effect across the state and nation before being lifted in May and June.
Nationally, showings soared 62 percent per listing in August as droves of prospective