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Grinding of the Greens

Grinding of the Greens Starts December 26th

 The Town of Hilton Head Island will host a Grinding of the Greens program as a way to recycle natural Christmas trees after the holiday season.

You may bring your undecorated Christmas trees between December 26, 2020 and January 15, 2021 to the following locations:

  • Coligny Beach (Big Parking Lot) Paved area on the South Forest Beach Side.
  • Old Gullah Flea Market Site (Designated area of Highway 278 and Chamberlain Drive). Please use the designated area for Christmas trees only.

Jones Brothers Tree Service will provide the grinding service. Free mulch from the Christmas trees will be available for pick up at the two designated sites with the first grinding to occur after January

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Christina Galbreath-GonzalezWe are happy to announce that Christina Galbreath-Gonzalez is the new Broker-in-Charge of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hilton Head Bluffton Realty Bluffton location. Get to know Christina with this Q&A session:

Why were you selected to lead the Bluffton team?  My role as Office Manager for the past 14 years and working side by side with Randy Smith (BIC of the Hilton Head location) really helped me learn a lot about the Broker-in-Charge role and duties.  He me involved with many transactions of all sizes and shared his knowledge with me.  Combine the hands-on training I received from Randy plus my experience with our agents and real estate, it was a natural promotion for me.  

What defines your leadership style?  I received my Bachelor’s

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NYTimes Bluffton ArticleNYTimes.com just posted a story about 6 emerging areas for those who want to live by the Shore and Bluffton SC found istelf on the list! Check out the article below to see what other 5 areas made the list of emerging towns for shore living.

Our website makes it easy to seach Bluffton SC real estate - click here to search Bluffton real estate. 

Read the whole article from NYTimes.com Here

 

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Election Year Real Estate MarketHow will the outcome of this Presidential election affect housing? The research all points to positives. The Meyers Research group looked at the past 13 election cycles and found an approximate 15% drop in sales activity in the November of a federal election year. But their research notes that “the year after a presidential election is the best of the four-year cycle.” Furthermore, the report states, “This suggests that demand for new housing is not lost because of election uncertainty, rather it gets pushed out to the following year as long as the economy stays on track.”

One piece of the housing puzzle that has been incredibly consistent is interest rates. This week, Freddie Mac reported a twelfth historic low with the average on a 30-year

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Haunted HousesOctober not only brings along crisp fresh air, but is also a time for spooky decorations and Halloween fun!  If your home is on the market, the question on whether or not to go all out with your Halloween decorations usually comes up.  Unlike some holidays, Halloween is usually a lot of exterior decor that can be creepy, spooky and sometimes frightening giving your home a haunted look!!  Our advice during this holiday is to keep it fun and maybe a little on the minimal side.  As potential buyers walk around your home, they may not want to walk through your "graveyard" or large tree spider web.  Keep those chilling scenes out of main walkways.  Pumpkins and Jack-O-Laterns are always fun especially as it starts to get darker earlier in the evening, just

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19 Red CardinalBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hilton Head Bluffton Realty celebrates another luxury listing sold! 19 Red Cardinal Rd in Sea Pines of Hilton Head Island is one of the most expensive Oceanfront homes sold in the last 10 years on this street! This home was just built in May of 2020 and under contract in less than 30 days. 

Our Luxury Collection Specialist, Nancy Presley, has been selling homes in the Sea Pines area for over 30 years and dominates the high-end market in Hilton Head Island.  She represented the seller in this endeavor.  Learn more about Nancy Presley and the differentiating luxury services she provides for her clients.  

Search Sea Pines Oceanfront Properties HERE

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Latitude MargaritavilleWith the one-year anniversary celebration of Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head recently, several expansion projects are underway. New homes are being built in Phase 2, including a new model park for your viewing. The models range from single family homes to villas to cottages.  The cottages are new to the community in Phase 2. New residents are moving in, ready to enjoy the Margaritaville lifestyle.  The gorgeous amenities opened in late January, including the pools, fitness center, restaurant and many others. With the COVID19 precautions, there are some changes to keep all residents and their guests safe. The home owners continue to enjoy most of the amenities at safe distances. 

There is a home and a fun activity just for you!  Come visit our

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As we progressed through February, the actual and expected impacts of COVID-19 continued to grow, with concerns of economic impact reaching the stock market in the last week of the month. As the stock market declined, so did mortgage rates, offering a bad news-good news situation. While short term declines in the stock market can sting, borrowers who lock in today’s low rates will benefit significantly in the long term.

February 2020 Market Reports

New Listings were down 2.3 percent to 650. Pending Sales increased 21.8 percent to 586. Inventory shrank 14.5 percent to 2,046 units.

Prices moved higher as Median Sales Price was up 7.5 percent to $322,463. Days on Market increased 11.3 percent to 148 days. Months Supply of Inventory was down 20.4 percent to 4.3 months,

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Bluffton neighborhoods you've never considered

Bluffton is the quintessential South Carolina town.

It’s historical streets are lined with moss-draped oaks and its neighborhoods are filled with lowcountry-style homes. It doesn’t get any more charming than this.

This is only one of the reasons why so many people choose to relocate here.

When it comes to buying a home in the Bluffton-area, many people search for neighborhoods like Hilton Head Plantation or Palmetto Dunes, which are two of the most popular places to live.

Though these neighborhoods have so many positives about them, there are plenty of other hidden gems in the Bluffton-area that you may have never even heard of before.

So, if you’re looking for a great place to buy a home, here are three Bluffton-area neighborhoods you

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January 2020 Market Overview - Hilton Head and Bluffton

As the cost of renting continues to increase, consumers have more incentive to lock in their housing costs by purchasing a home. The latest CoreLogic Single-Family Rent Index report released this month saw the cost of renting single-family homes, including condos, up 3% in November 2019 versus November 2018. According to CoreLogic’s data, single-family rents started climbing in 2010 and have stabilized around an annualized rate of 3% since early 2019. For the 12-month period spanning February 2019 through January 2020, Pending Sales in the Hilton Head region were up 8.7 percent overall. The price range with the largest gain in sales was the $650,001 and Above range, where they increased 17.4 percent.

The overall Median Sales Price was up 3.5

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