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The Hilton Head Homes Blog

Where is the Hilton Head real estate market headed? Consumer sentiment is strong, the economy is improving and real estate sales in the Hilton Head market are robust with indications for continuing growth and sales activity in the foreseeable future. 

July 2017 Market Report

For the period from August 2016 through July 2017, the Hilton Head real estate market saw an increase of 3.3% in Closed Sales and a rise in Overall Median Sales Price of 1.9% to $290,000. The $650,001 and Above range saw the largest gain in sales at 17.2% while the $100,001 to $225,000 range sold the quickest at 120 days. It is in the lower-price segment that activity from first-time buyers is most evident. Activity in this segment is crucial to healthy rises in higher-priced segments. 

Across the

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fun food adventures: hilton head & the south carolina lowcountry

One of the activities enjoyed and repeated often by old and new citizens of the South Carolina lowcountry is finding, and frequently visiting, restaurants serving lowcountry cuisine. A word about lowcountry cuisine; it's generally thought to be synonymous with Southern Cuisine -- it isn’t. low country boilWhile it shares qualities and attributes with that other delicious class of dining pleasure, lowcountry cooking has strong parallels with New Orleans and Cajun cuisine. It is rich with the blending of the abundant diversity of seafood from the coastal estuaries with local vegetables and meats.

The most popular and flavorful of these true lowcountry dishes is ‘The Lowcountry Boil.’ Designed to feed groups, inexpensively and dating back to the seventeenth century,

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Hilton Head & The South Carolina Lowcountry – An Angelers’ Paradise

When discussing fishing on or from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, the defining characteristic is diversity. There is fishing for every level of experience and enthusiasm. Couple that with facilities to support almost every category of sport fishing and you have AN ANGLERS’ PARADISE.

The variety of fish that are caught in the waters around Hilton Head is amazing. The fresh water creeks, streams and rivers yield over forty species of fish, the most frequently caught include:

  • American Eel
  • Black Crappie
  • Blue Catfish
  • Bluegill
  • Bowfin
  • Chain Pickerel
  • Channel Catfish
  • Common Carp
  • Largemouth Bass

There are eighty saltwater species available to the

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You've decided that you want to buy property but are uncertain whether it’s better to buy now or wait until next year.  You keep hearing that Now is the Time to Buy.  But why.....?  Well, interest rates have begun to rise and will likely continue to increase.  Inventory is low and prices are increasing.  Bottom line - every day you wait to buy, you face stiffer competition for fewer homes.

Cost of Waiting to Purchase on Hilton Head Island


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If you are not an enthusiastic bicyclist before becoming a Hilton Head, South Carolina resident or vacationer, chances are you will become one.

hilton head island bike trail mapIn a nutshell, Hilton Head Island is probably one of the most bicycle friendly communities in the United States. A gold member of The League of American Bicyclists and a Bicycle Friendly Community since 2011, a look at the biking facilities available make it clear why tourists from the world over come to Hilton Head for the biking.

Hilton Head is an island of just over sixty-nine square miles and it has sixty miles of public bicycle pathways and nature trails maintained by the Town Government. Most of these pathways are paved and wide enough for two cyclists to ride abreast.

Make your home or vacation

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where to watch 4th of july fireworks on hilton head island, 2017

It's that time of year again. It's time to put on your best red, white and blue out of the closet and celebrate the birth of a nation. Hilton Head Island is all set to host a number of stellar fourth of July celebrations across the island in2017. Get ready to view some awe-inspiring fireworks displays, eat some delicious food and listen to some great music with your neighbors.

Without further adieu, here are 3 places you can watch Fourth of July fireworks this coming weekend on Hilton Head Island. See you there!

Shelter Cove Harbour 4th of July

When: 8-9, Tuesday, July 4.
Where: Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, Hilton Head

Without a doubt, this is Shelter Cove's biggest show of the summer. The event will feature live music and entertainment,

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pickney island panoramic viewThe awe-inspiring quiet is hard to believe. The view and surrounding foliage brings the explorer to a halt, a result of both its uniqueness and its beauty.

For a moment, the wanderer fancies a magical adventure in the wetlands of some South American jungle. Then comes the wonderful realization that he is in the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, only minutes from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

The wanderer walks the wide cleared trails observing the many diversified species of birds and other wildlife. After strolling around a bend in the road, on the other side of a pond, a community of ibis is enjoying the sunshine and their lunch.

This turns out to be the first of the day’s sightings, including white-tailed deer, large herons and

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There was an upward bump in new listings just prior to Easter, but inventory has declined since that seasonal activity.  Houses that show well and are priced correctly have been selling quickly.  New listings are down 10% and pending sales have increased 4%, with a decline of 7.2% in inventory.

Median Sales Price have been increasing and the luxury home market is selling.  Percent of List Price Received continues to hover at 96%.  Months Supply of Onventory continues its downard slope from a little over 8% in 2015 to 7% in 2016 and 2017 is just over 6%.

Although there is a mounting amount of buyer competition during the annual spring market cycle, buyer demand has not abated, nor is it expected to in the immediate future.  What does this mean for

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Hilton Head Island has earned many accolades over the years. The often sunny island can be found just off the coast of South Carolina, less than an hour north of Savannah. It’s multitude of world-class golf courses have earned it the moniker of “Golf Island”, while the low land island’s rivers and streams, as well as the Atlantic Ocean provide a bounty of fish, earning it a prized position for Angler’s of all stripes.

These highly touted past times, combined with the low country’s unreal natural climate, tall oaks and sweeping magnolias have made it a much sought-after resort and vacation destination. Who wouldn’t want to make a second home here?

Join us on a tour of Hilton Head Island's top 5 communities. Who knows, you might call one of them

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our guide to top hilton head island golf courses

With the RBC Heritage bringing some of the world’s best golfers to our shores, we thought we’d provide a bit of information to help you hit the links this season.

Hilton Head Island has long been regarded as among the top golfing destinations in the entire country. The island’s 20 championship golf courses amounting to over 400 holes has earned it the much-deserved nickname of “Golf Island”.

The mild South Carolina climate also lends itself well to a long golfing season. Late March and early April mark the start of Hilton Head’s top golfing season, before humid summer conditions make it a less appealing past time.

Although we are barely scratching the surface, here’s our guide to a few of the top golf courses on Hilton Head Island to get you

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