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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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Jasper Animal Rescue Mission is a non-profit organization dedicated to the stray and neglected dogs and cats of Jasper County, South Carolina.

They were founded for and their mission continues to be, ‘to serve the people of Jasper County by providing shelter and humane care to dogs and cats that are lost, abandoned, neglected or abused.’

They address the fulfillment of these goals through a three-part program:

  1. Placing adoptable dogs and cats in good homes with caring people.
  2. Reducing the population of stray and neglected dogs and cats by promoting and providing spaying and neutering.
  3. Providing educational material and learning opportunities concerning the proper care and treatment of pets.

Jasper Animal Rescue Mission is

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March 2019 Market Reports

In addition to the quandary of ongoing housing price increases and affordability concerns in many U.S. markets, the first quarter of 2019 saw a fair share of adverse weather as well. Sales totals were mixed across the nation and sometimes dependent on what was a persistent wintry mix, especially in the Great Plains, Midwest and Northeast. Meanwhile, new listings and total homes for sale have been trending lower in year-over-year comparisons in many areas, and last year's marks were already quite low.

New Listings were down 3.4 percent to 748. Pending Sales decreased 2.3 percent to 553. Inventory grew 7.4 percent to 2,433 units.

Prices moved higher as Median Sales Price was up 8.7 percent to $325,000. Days on Market increased 0.7 percent to 139

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Sarah O'Leary TakacsWe are so happy to welcome Sarah O'Leary Takacs to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hilton Head Bluffton Realty!  Sarah will be serving clients for residential real estate sales in the Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and Luxury market. She brings with her 37 years of sales experience. 

As an agent who's an expert in this local area with over 37 years in the local market, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. I am eager to serve you. Here are some of the things I can do for you:

Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right property at the right price

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