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June 2019

Found 6 blog entries for June 2019.

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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