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#YeahTHATAgenda: Sky-High Home Prices, Topgolf Jobs, TedX lineup, Half-Naked Lady Causes Airport Woes, Mirrorworld

Feb 12, 2019 09:56AM ● 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

Duke plans its first rate hike in 6 years. Here's why small households will pay the most. (Greenville News)

Half-naked woman shuts down airport, causes flights to circle and be canceled, SC cops say (The State)

Trump's Tariffs Took a Bite Out of Once-Booming Solar Job Market (Bloomberg)

Amazon Slashed Prices at Whole Foods; Now They’re Shooting Back Up (WSJ)

Your Smart Light Can Tell Amazon and Google When You Go to Bed (Bloomberg)

AR Will Spark the Next Big Tech Platform—Call It Mirrorworld (Wired)

Event Spotlight
Ten at the Top (TATT) will host the PIQUE, an event focusing on young professionals in the ten-county Upstate. It will feature four workshops, a panel discussion sponsored by the Upstate SC Alliance, and several networking opportunities. 

Workshops such as “Moving up the Ladder,” “Lions, Tigers, Millenials... Oh My!,” and “Developing Executive Courage” will each be led by experts on the respective topics. Executives from a variety of fields across the Upstate including but not limited to Small Business, Education, Finance, Nonprofit, Government, and Community are participating in the PIQUE o answer questions and make connections with the future leaders of the Upstate.

The event is being held from 1-5 p.m. on Monday, March 25th at the Greenville One Center (2 West Washington Street Suite 200, Greenville, S.C. 29601) with a reception to immediately follow that will include craft beer, local food, and the opportunity to network.

The cost to attend is $25 and space is limited. Register at For more information, contact Adelyn Nottingham at 864-283-0346 or

The Wire
TEDxGreenville Sets Lineup For March 29 Talk 

Greenville Triumph Soccer Club, Bon Secours St. Francis Announce Partnership

Topgolf Looking To Fill 350 Positions At New Greenville Location

USC Upstate To Launch Call Me MISTER Collaborative With Spartanburg School District 7 And SCC

SCBIO Announces 2019 Board Of Directors, New Members

50 Most Influential
Lindsey Graham
United States Senator
South Carolina

Senator Lindsey Graham has represented South Carolina in the U.S. Senate since 2003. Graham has earned a reputation as a conservative problem-solver and a major proponent of a robust national defense. He is a leader in cutting spending, reforming entitlements, and getting government out of the way so businesses can create jobs.
Graham has been an early leader and supporter of deepening the Charleston port, an important priority for the South Carolina business community. A deeper port will help in the global logistic supply as goods from South Carolina flow through the Charleston port to markets around the world.
In 2018, Graham played an instrumental role in helping confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, to the U.S. Supreme Court. Graham’s defense was cited by many as the most critical moment of the hearings, which turned the tide toward Kavanaugh’s confirmation.