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June 2019 Market Reports

As was widely expected, the Federal Reserve did not change the target range for the federal funds rate – currently set at 2.25 to 2.5 percent – during their June meeting. Although the economy is still performing well due to factors such as low unemployment and solid retail sales, uncertainty remains regarding trade tensions, slowed manufacturing and meek business investments.

New Listings were down 5.0 percent to 587. Pending Sales increased 21.4 percent to 533. Inventory remained flat at 2,326. Prices moved higher as Median Sales Price was up 7.1 percent to $330,000. Days on Market increased 3.1 percent to 133 days. Months Supply of Inventory was down 5.5 percent to 5.2 months, indicating that demand increased relative to supply.

In terms of

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Taryn BrooksWelcome Taryn Brooks to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hilton Head Bluffton Realty!  

Taryn moved to the Lowcountry from Oklahoma in 2018.  She and her family began vacationing in Hilton Head 17 years ago and they fell in love with the people, the weather and the lifestyle. Her education at Oklahoma State University was in Housing and Design and her passion for homes began very early.  She and her husband have been real estate investors since 2008 and she truly enjoys discovering the home that is just right for her clients.  Taryn continues to educate herself on the local markets and real estate trends, as well as stays up-to-date on new laws and requirements in South Carolina.  She commits herself to do the very best for her clients and is very

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Barry OdellWe are excited to welcome Barry Odell to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hilton Head Bluffton Realty.  With a lifelong passion of helping people move from where they are to where they want to be, from the life they live to the life they desire —Barry has found working with people in real estate to be a natural fit.

After graduating from Gettysburg College and Rutgers University Graduate School of Education, Barry embarked on a career in public education, first as a classroom history teacher, then a high school administrator. “Discovering” Hilton Head Island in the mid-80’s, he and his wife Cynthia could no longer resist the call of breezes off the ocean through the Live Oaks—they moved to the Island in 1997.

For the last 25 years he has focused on

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices CEO, Chris Stuart, writes to us from his own blog "re_think report". If you have ever signed up to "win" anything online, your data has been sold somewhere, somehow to a third party of some sort. Here is Chris's take on it:

There’s a 130-year-old giant whose been largely “napping” for the past 40 years. But, it appears that the D.C. machinery is gearing up to poke the old giant into action. And who is this giant? It’s the FTC’s antitrust laws born in 1890. The Wall Street Journal’s Jacob M. Schlesinger, Brent Kendall and John D. McKinnon address the escalating situation that could put some of the world’s largest tech companies in the antitrust spotlight in their article, “Tech Giants Google, Facebook and Amazon

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Celebrating Independence Day 2019—July Fourth

FOURTH OF JULY PARADE by Alfred Cornelius Howland

Fourth of July Parade by Alfred Cornelius Howland

Exhibited at the High Museum of Art—Atlanta, Georgia

After voting for independence on July 2, 1776, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision. The Declaration had been prepared by a Committee of Five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author.

Congress debated and revised the wording of the Declaration, finally approving it two days later on July 4.

Declaration of Independence

A day earlier, John Adams had written to his wife Abigail:

“The second day of July 1776 will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as

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May 2019 Market Reports

At this point in the year, we are getting a good sense for how the housing market is likely to perform for the foreseeable future. And although it is not a particularly exciting forecast, it is a desirable one. Markets across the country are regulating toward a middle ground between buyers and sellers. While it remains true that sales prices are running higher and that inventory options are relatively low, buyers are beginning to find wiggle room at some price points and geographies.

New Listings were up 3.7 percent to 694. Pending Sales increased 9.7 percent to 601. Inventory grew 3.4 percent to 2,363 units.

Prices moved higher as Median Sales Price was up 0.5 percent to $321,500. Days on Market held steady at 136. Months Supply of Inventory

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Rita CymbalistaWe are happy to welcome Rita Cymbalista to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hilton Head Bluffton Realty!  Rita has been a Realtor since 2003 and earned her Brokers license in 2011. Prior to becoming a Realtor, she worked for Lockheed Martin in Marietta, GA for 17 years. Rita moved to the Lowcountry sin 2007 and has been enjoying the lifestyle ever since.

"I understand that buying or selling a home is more than just a transaction: it’s a life-changing experience. That’s why I provide exceptional, personalized service for all of my clients. I take great pride in the relationships I build and always work relentlessly on my client’s behalf to help them achieve their real estate goals.

I am always striving to lead the field in research, innovation, and

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For much of the country, the first quarter of 2019 provided several disruptive weather patterns that contributed to less foot traffic toward potential home sales. Coupled with low affordability, higher prices and an inventory situation in its infancy of recovering from record lows – not to mention several more days of wintry weather in April – slower sales persisted across most residential real estate markets.

2019 Market Reports


However, buyers are beginning to return in force this spring. For well-priced homes in desirable locations, competition is fierce. New Listings were down 1.6 percent to 662. Pending Sales increased 7.3 percent to 588. Inventory grew 4.8 percent to 2,403 units. Prices moved higher as Median Sales Price was up 2.4 percent to $319,250. Days on

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It all began in 2005 to focus the inhabitants of Bluffton, South Carolina; the young and old, rich and poor, locals and transplants, as a community, to benefit the citizens, the local area merchants and artists through tourism.

Those who experience the uniqueness of the Town of Bluffton had and continue to express the need to protect and maintain the pristine quality of the May River and the historic Bluffton Oyster Company, as they are both fundamental to the very essence of the community.

In the words of Dan Wood, Festival Founder:

As Bluffton continues to grow, it is paramount that we continue to introduce our citizens, old and new, to these precious Bluffton gems. Festivals are like magnets; they attract all to celebrate their…
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The Port Royal Sound foundation is hosting the Gullah Art of the Sound this week at the Maritime Center on Okatie Highway.  Did you ever wonder how they make those beautiful sweetgrass baskets?  Then you won't want to miss out the Sweetgrass Basket Sewing class on Saturday.  This exhibit will feature local Gullah artists who work in varying media. Featured pieces will include paintings, sculptures, hand crafted baskets and more! A percentage of sales will benefit the Port Royal Sound Foundation.

Gullah Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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