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Sensing History

One of the most powerful experiences of being a northerner transplanted to the Lowcountry is the sensation that history is somehow merged into and an integral part of our everyday activities.

This may be due to the fact that there are remnants of yesterdays throughout the Lowcountry, that we pass every day, and researching those remnants is so available that a question as to a church, building or a tree can be answered before one puts one’s head on their pillow for the night

Old Town Bluffton is one of those mixed environments that entice the observer to learn more.

Bluffton is a lot older than one thinks

I, of course, was driven to take my discovery efforts back to the very beginnings of Bluffton being populated and

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Just like last year at this time, prospective home buyers should expect a competitive housing market for the next several months. With payrolls trending upward and unemployment trending downward month after month in an extensive string of positive economic news, demand remains quite strong. Given the fact that gradually rising mortgage rates often infuse urgency to get into a new home before it costs more later, buyers need to remain watchful of new listings and make their offers quickly.

 

May 2018 Monthly Indicators

New Listings were up 14.8 percent to 669. Pending Sales increased 24.6 percent to 588. Inventory shrank 7.1 percent to 2,211 units. Prices moved higher as Median Sales Price was up 9.7 percent to $328,000. Days on Market decreased 2.8 percent to 139 days.

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belfair south carolina, entry sign

Throughout the Southeast United States developers have incorporated the term ‘Plantation’ in the names of communities they create. This conjures up in the minds of the potential residents, visions of all the comfort, luxury and genteel ways during the Antebellum period.

Although many municipal governments throughout the south have passed legislation limiting the use of ‘plantation’ in the name of a community, inserting it is quite a common practice

So, it is a pleasure to describe a splendid community that before the War of 1812, was actually a working, thriving plantation - Belfair Plantation.

Legitimate Plantation Origins

Belfair had its beginnings as a plantation a year before the British invaded our shores in their attempt to re-inject

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Derek HollandDerek Holland has joined Berkshire hathaway HomeServices Hilton Head Realty and will be serving our Bluffton and Okatie clients in our new Bluffton location!   Derek is well know in the real estate community for his dedication to his clients and his knowledge of Bluffton real estate.  Growing up on a dairy farm, Derek has a strong work ethic.  Learn more about Derek HERE.

Derek can be reached at Derek@DerekHollandRealEstate.com or 843.290.0237

 

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Long Cove ClubWhat a great way to see and feel all that Long Cove Club has to offer - Read Full Post to see Long Cove Club community video.  We have also made it easy to search Long Cove Club properties for sale - just click HERE to start your search. 

Let us help you go from watching Long Cove Club videoes and wishing you were there, to actually being there. Contact us today!

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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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