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#ColumbiaAgenda: Home Sales Prices, Mardi Gras Parade, NAI Columbia, Most Influential: Roslyn Clark Artis, Nuking the Moon

Feb 15, 2019 11:08AM ● By Chris Haire
Here's a Story About Median Home Sales Prices And Five Metropolitan Areas: Home prices in the Charleston-North Charleston metro are not only the highest in the state, they beat out two nearby big-city markets, Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell and Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, according to a report by the house-hunting site RealtyHop.

Based on December median home sale prices for one- to five-bedroom homes, Charleston bests Columbia and Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin in each category, while costing more than Atlanta in all but one-bedroom homes and Charlotte in all but four-bedroom homes. 

Overall, the Columbia market was the lowest, while Greenville actually witnessed price declines from one-bedroom to two bedrooms, a fact that could be attributable to the sale of one-bedroom luxury condos.

Some perspective matters: the median home sales price of a one-bedroom home in New York-Newark-Jersey City was $549,000; again, conventional wisdom would suggest the sale of luxury condos plays a role in that price.

The median sales prices are as follows:

Atlanta, $210,000
Charlotte, $155,000
Charleston,  $179,000
Columbia, $72,000
Greenville, $139,500

Atlanta, $210,000
Charlotte, $165,000
Charleston, $200,000
Columbia, $110,000
Greenville, $129,500

Atlanta, $215,000
Charlotte, $235,000
Charleston, $245,000
Columbia, $149,900
Greenville, $196,591

Atlanta, $299,900
Charlotte, $359,000
Charleston, $335,000
Columbia, $219,000
Greenville, $284,250

Atlanta, $411,025
Charlotte, $455,000
Charleston, $500,000
Columbia, $314,000
Greenville, $375,000
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50 Most Influential
Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis
Benedict College

Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis has earned, for the second time in history, the distinct honor of serving as the first female president of a collegiate institution in the United States. In June 2017, Dr. Artis was unanimously appointed by the Board of Trustees as the 14th President of Benedict College. She is the first female president in the 147-year history of the college, which was founded by a woman, Mrs. Bathsheba Benedict, in 1870.  

Dr. Artis comes to Benedict College from Florida Memorial University in Miami, where she served for four years as the 13th president and the first female president in that university’s 138-year history. Among her many achievements were the significant technology enhancements on campus, new facility construction, and innovative partnerships, as well as increased national exposure and resource development for the institution in the areas of STEM, cybersecurity, and social justice. 

Dr. Artis is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, where she earned a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership and Policy. She also holds a juris doctorate from West Virginia University College of Law and a bachelor of arts degree in political science from sister HBCU, West Virginia State University. 
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