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The 2019 housing market was fueled by the overall strength of the economy across most of the country. The stock markets reached new highs throughout the year, improving the asset bases of millions of Americans. Unemployment rates fell to 50-year lows, while wages increased, creating new home buyers. Mortgage rates also declined significantly from 2018, helping to offset affordability stresses caused by continued price appreciation nationally.  ***More Info below Graph***2019 Annual Report

With a strong economy and low mortgage rates, buyer activity has been strong. However, most markets are being constrained by inventory levels that are still below historical norms. With supply and demand continuing to favor sellers, prices continue to rise.

With 10 years having now

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Shoe DOnation TimeBetween January 13th and March 9th, Bluffton High School PTO is collecting new, used and gently worn shoes, sneakers, slippers, dance shoes, boots and the like.  If you have a closet full of shoes that you don't wear or no longer fit, we'd love to take them off your hands, er, feet... you know what we mean!  Feel free to share with friends, family, neighbors and co-workers for their donations. This collection is used to support micro-enterprise vendors and small businesses in developing nations. 

There are two different places to drop off your considerate donation:

Our Hilton Head Office is located at 23C Shelter Cove Lane, Suite 100A or our Bluffton Office at 212 Bluffton Road, third floor above Shoreline Construction. We greatly appreciate your

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Nov 2019 Market ReportsIn November, the Federal Reserve reduced its benchmark rate for the third time this year. This action was widely anticipated by the market. Mortgage rates have remained steady this month and are still down more than 1 percent from last year at this time. Residential new construction activity continues to rise nationally. The U.S. Commerce Department reports that new housing permits rose 5% in October to a new 12-year high of 1.46 million units.

New Listings were down 10.3 percent to 478. Pending Sales increased 10.5 percent to 412. Inventory shrank 11.2 percent to 2,120 units.

Prices moved lower as Median Sales Price was down 5.4 percent to $304,990. Days on Market increased 5.2 percent to 141 days. Months Supply of Inventory was down 18.2 percent

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Fishing in Palmetto Dune Hilton Head Island

It is difficult to explain the kinds of joys in life that can come from calm moments, where the flow of time isn’t as overbearing as in day to day experience. To understand these sorts of moments, one has to really experience them for oneself.

The Joy of Fishing in Palmetto Dunes

Palmetto Dunes Lagoon FishingFishing in the lagoon systems of Palmetto Dunes is one satisfying way to do this. On the lagoon, there is a smooth interplay of the warm air offset by the occasional cool breeze that blows through the reed grass lining the banks of the lagoon. The wind blows over the water causing ripples drowned in the sun to glisten like cut diamonds.

The sea air mingles with the smell of the lush vegetation that permeates the area around the water. Everything seems smooth, and

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Allison LuceWe are excited to welcome Allison Luce to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hilton Head Bluffton Realty!  Allison started her love for the love Lowcountry after many years of vacationing on Hilton Head Island.  Originally from Pittsburgh OH, she had lived in North Carolina in the Charlotte / Lake Norman area and even lived abroad in Italy and also as a Resident Artist in Germany, Denmark and Canada!  Allison and her husband are happy to now call Hilton Head Island her permanent home.

Before starting her real estate career, Allison was a full-time studio artist and college art instructor.  She has an eye for detail and dedicated work ethic which has helped her help her clients with their real estate needs.

Learn more about Allison HERE.

 

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Lynn RogersBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hilton Head Bluffton Real Estate is excited to welcome Lynn Rogers!   Lynn came from a thirty four year career in Information Technolongy and embarked on in a career in Real Estate in 2018 starting at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services New England Properties in historic Mystic, CT.  She had the opportunity to show historic homes, and waterfront and waterview properties which prepared her well for her planned move to Hilton Head Island, SC.  Now Lynn is living her dream in the Lowcountry, committed to continuing her full time relationship with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services with the Hilton Head Bluffton Realty family.   Lynn is excited to meet you and to assist you in the process of buying and selling your home or investment

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Hilton Head Island Beaches

I have lived near the Atlantic Ocean all my life.

The beaches I have walked can be found within the borders of every state from Maine to Florida and I have enjoyed them all. However, when I first set foot on the sandy shores of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina I knew I had found a magical place.

From that day forward I told anyone who would listen, Hilton Head beaches were the most amazing on the eastern seaboard…and then I received the surprise that altered that bragging claim, (I live minutes from the Hilton Head beaches).

hilton head island beachOne day, after riding my bike from the beach at Sea Pines (semipublic) to Coligny Beach (public) and back, I was walking my bike off the beach when I was stopped by a couple walking onto the sand.

After they

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In October, mortgage rates increased slightly from the three-year lows seen in September. While the Federal Reserve reduced the federal-funds target rate by .25%, this decline was widely expected and largely factored into mortgage rates already, which are still approximately 1% lower than this time last year. Fannie Mae is predicting that continued low rates, and possibly lower rates, are expected in 2020.

New Listings were down 0.1 percent to 673. Pending Sales increased 18.2 percent to 500. Inventory shrank 9.6 percent to 2,166 units.

Prices moved higher as Median Sales Price was up 4.9 percent to $350,270. Days on Market increased 10.5 percent to 147 days. Months Supply of Inventory was down 16.4 percent to 4.6 months, indicating that demand

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If you haven't been to the Maritime center yet, its worth the trip.  No matter where you travel in Beaufort County and the surrounding area, you’ll likely cross the waters of Port Royal Sound. These waters are some of the most pristine in the country.  The Port Royal Sound Foundation wants to keep them that way.  Check out all the upcoming events this November!

Maritime Center November 2019 events

Learn more or Donate at www.PortRoyalSoundFoundation.org

 

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One of the many attributes of the marvelous South Carolina Lowcountry that visitors and new residents of the area find fascinating is the area’s history.

You can stroll down the lanes of large and small communities, drop into a fifty-year-old restaurant or spend a few hours inside a 177-year-old home. Once in this residence you will experience the culture and history of Bluffton, from inside one of the few structures left standing after the end of the Civil War.

For those who enjoy ‘feeling’ history, visiting some of the historic sites in Bluffton and on Hilton Head Island, the experience is sometimes a bit surreal, like being transported back in time 100, 200 or even 300 years.

Now let your imagination run a little wild and envision living in a

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