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We are so excitedJudy Flanagan to welcome Judy Flanagan to the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hilton Head Realty Team!  Not only is Judy one of the most trusted and reliable Realtors in Bluffton and Hilton Head Island, but she brings over 30 years of real estate experience from 3 different states.   In addition to real estate, Judy is passionate about giving back to the community through various volunteer opportunities.  She is on the Board of Directors for the Jasper Boys & Girls Club and the Boys & Girls Club of the Lowcountry.  Learn More about Judy HERE

 

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Many sellers and builders are in a good position for financial gains, as the economy continues to favor putting existing homes on the market and building new homes for sale. We are finally beginning to see some upward movement in new listings after at least two years of a positive outlook. There may not be massive increases in inventory from week to week, but a longer-term trend toward more new listings would be a good sign.

April 2018 Market Report

Low inventory should continue to create a competitive situation for buyers, causing price increases over the next several months. New Listings were up 20.4 percent to 673. Pending Sales increased 40.2 percent to 582. Inventory shrank 7.6 percent to 2,224 units. Prices moved higher as Median Sales Price was up 2.7 percent to

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A Concept Becomes A Reality!

In 2002, Toll Brothers launched the ambitious development of Hampton Hall on the 1,000 plus acres in Bluffton, off what is now Buckwalter Parkway.

Their plan called for almost one thousand homes on magnificently landscaped grounds surrounding an 18-hole golf course designed by Pete Dye, with its own clubhouse featuring all the amenities and facilities a golfer could wish for.

But the planners wanted to offer more than just a golf community to families of all ages and size, it was important to offer activities for diverse tastes and age groups.

Thus, the master plan included, within the development, a 17-acre Community Life Common featuring an activity center situated on a lake; a health and fitness center with

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New residential real estate activity has been relatively slow in the first quarter of 2018, yet housing is proving its resiliency in a consistently improving economy. Some markets have had increases in signed contracts, but the vast majority of the nation continues to experience fewer closed sales and lower inventory compared to last year at this time. Despite there being fewer homes for sale, buyer demand has remained strong enough to keep prices on the rise, which should continue for the foreseeable future.

March 2018 Market Overview

New Listings were up 3.9 percent to 774. Pending Sales increased 20.2 percent to 606. Inventory shrank 8.3 percent to 2,189 units.

Prices moved higher as Median Sales Price was up 2.3 percent to $301,870. Days on Market decreased 9.1

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history of tennis on hilton head island, sc

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to those who know the history of tourism, recreation and retirement on our piece of paradise known as Hilton Head Island, that tennis was launched as a serious participant in the menu of sports activities at Sea Pines Plantation.

Originally, Charles E. Fraser, the developer of Sea Pines Plantation included courts as another recreational amenity like golf, fishing, biking and kayaking. That all changed in 1971, fifteen years after Fraser offered up his plans for the spectacular community and resort, which included the fledgling Sea Pines Racquet Club.

In that year Stan Smith—the top-ranked player in the world—joined The Sea Pines Resort as its touring pro, lending enormous credibility to the fledgling racquet club.

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The three most prominent national market trends for residential real estate are the ongoing lack of abundant inventory, the steadily upward movement of home prices and year-over-year declines in home sales. Sales declines are a natural result of there being fewer homes for sale, but higher prices often indicate higher demand leading to competitive bidding. Markets are poised for increased supply, so there is hope that more sellers will take advantage of what appears to be a ready and willing buyer base.

  • New Listings were up 19.5 percent to 650. Pending Sales increased 14.0 percent to 441. Inventory shrank 7.0 percent to 2,100 units.
  • Prices moved higher as Median Sales Price was up 12.2 percent to $314,200. Days on Market decreased 13.7 percent to
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Michael FriesMichael Fries is known in the real estate business for his fantastic customer service, his attention to detail, and his love for the low country.   In addition to receiving his Seller Representative Specialist designation, he is also a certified Pricing Strategy Advisor.  Prior to real estate, Fries was a Professional Golfer’s Association (PGA) Instructor which lends to his immense knowledge of the local golf communities.  Learn more at MichaelFriesProperties.com or contact him today at MichaelFriesRealEstate@gmail.com

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One of the best annual events on Hilton Head Island!  Get your tickets HERE for the 2018 RBC Heritage, April 9-15th.

sea pines clubhouse, hilton head island, sc

The PGA - RBC Heritage Golf Tournament celebrates its fiftieth tournament at Hilton Head's Sea Pines Resort with this year's event. It's set to take place from April 9 - 15...and what an event it has grown to become in those 50 years.

From the clubhouse that serves Harbour Town Golf Links to the state-of-the-art course with the supporting infrastructure, the Heritage is not only the must attend PGA tournament, it is the destination of golf loving vacationers from around the globe.

It all started in 1969 as the brainchild of Sea Pines founder Charles E. Fraser. Working with the PGA, he brought Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus to

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Last year, U.S. consumers seemed to be operating with a renewed but cautious optimism. The stock market was strong, wages were edging upwards and home buying activity was extremely competitive. Not much has changed in 2018 in terms of those measures, yet there is a sort of seasoned prudence mixed into the high emotions that go with a major expense like a home purchase.

We are now several years deep into a period of rising prices and low inventory. Those in the market to buy a home have caught on. As sellers attempt to take advantage of rising prices, expect buyers to be more selective. New Listings were down 7.3 percent to 493. Pending Sales increased 6.3 percent to 388. Inventory shrank 9.3 percent to 2,007 units. Prices moved higher as Median

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discovery museumThere is a destination on Hilton Head Island that combines education, amusement, beauty and several unusual activities for all ages. It is a place of wonder and delight.

It is the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn.

To understand how unique the Coastal Discovery Museum is, it is important to understand not only the history of the museum but to grasp the fact that the museum celebrates the history of the Carolina Lowcountry on a preserve carved out of a plantation that was part of that history.

Honey Horn plantation, is located along Jarvis Creek, a tributary of Calibogue Sound. The plantation, which was originally (around 1805) 13,000 acres of cotton and rice, has experienced the changes brought about by war, economics and development over

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