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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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The three most prominent national market trends for residential real estate are the ongoing lack of abundant inventory, the steadily upward movement of home prices and year-over-year declines in home sales. Sales declines are a natural result of there being fewer homes for sale, but higher prices often indicate higher demand leading to competitive bidding. Markets are poised for increased supply, so there is hope that more sellers will take advantage of what appears to be a ready and willing buyer base.

  • New Listings were up 19.5 percent to 650. Pending Sales increased 14.0 percent to 441. Inventory shrank 7.0 percent to 2,100 units.
  • Prices moved higher as Median Sales Price was up 12.2 percent to $314,200. Days on Market decreased 13.7 percent to
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Michael FriesMichael Fries is known in the real estate business for his fantastic customer service, his attention to detail, and his love for the low country.   In addition to receiving his Seller Representative Specialist designation, he is also a certified Pricing Strategy Advisor.  Prior to real estate, Fries was a Professional Golfer’s Association (PGA) Instructor which lends to his immense knowledge of the local golf communities.  Learn more at MichaelFriesProperties.com or contact him today at MichaelFriesRealEstate@gmail.com

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One of the best annual events on Hilton Head Island!  Get your tickets HERE for the 2018 RBC Heritage, April 9-15th.

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The PGA - RBC Heritage Golf Tournament celebrates its fiftieth tournament at Hilton Head's Sea Pines Resort with this year's event. It's set to take place from April 9 - 15...and what an event it has grown to become in those 50 years.

From the clubhouse that serves Harbour Town Golf Links to the state-of-the-art course with the supporting infrastructure, the Heritage is not only the must attend PGA tournament, it is the destination of golf loving vacationers from around the globe.

It all started in 1969 as the brainchild of Sea Pines founder Charles E. Fraser. Working with the PGA, he brought Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus to

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Last year, U.S. consumers seemed to be operating with a renewed but cautious optimism. The stock market was strong, wages were edging upwards and home buying activity was extremely competitive. Not much has changed in 2018 in terms of those measures, yet there is a sort of seasoned prudence mixed into the high emotions that go with a major expense like a home purchase.

We are now several years deep into a period of rising prices and low inventory. Those in the market to buy a home have caught on. As sellers attempt to take advantage of rising prices, expect buyers to be more selective. New Listings were down 7.3 percent to 493. Pending Sales increased 6.3 percent to 388. Inventory shrank 9.3 percent to 2,007 units. Prices moved higher as Median

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discovery museumThere is a destination on Hilton Head Island that combines education, amusement, beauty and several unusual activities for all ages. It is a place of wonder and delight.

It is the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn.

To understand how unique the Coastal Discovery Museum is, it is important to understand not only the history of the museum but to grasp the fact that the museum celebrates the history of the Carolina Lowcountry on a preserve carved out of a plantation that was part of that history.

Honey Horn plantation, is located along Jarvis Creek, a tributary of Calibogue Sound. The plantation, which was originally (around 1805) 13,000 acres of cotton and rice, has experienced the changes brought about by war, economics and development over

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The number of homes for sale, days on market and months of supply were all down in year-over-year comparisons in a majority of the country for the entirety of 2017, as was housing affordability. And although total sales volumes were mixed, prices were consistently up in most markets. Buyers may not benefit from higher prices, but sellers do, and there should be more listing activity by more confident sellers in 2018. At least that would be the most viable prediction for an economic landscape pointing toward improved conditions for sellers.

December 2017 Market Overview

New Listings were up 18.9 percent to 327. Pending Sales increased 44.3 percent to 306. Inventory shrank 6.9 percent to 2,049 units.

Prices moved higher as Median Sales Price was up 5.0 percent to $314,000.

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hilton head island beachI 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)

One 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 recovered from

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Sun City Hilton Head is a Del Webb active-adult, master-planned community located in the heart of the South Carolina Lowcountry. It’s one of the largest age-restricted communities in the state, offering a wellness-inspired lifestyle for those that appreciate recreation at the convenience of their home, surrounded by beautiful and diverse nature.

Sun City Hilton Head is built on over 5,000 acres of unique lagoons, palmettos, and forests, that can only be experienced in Lowcountry. What sets this master-planned community from the various others in the state are the well-appointed homes and abundant recreation and activities right at your doorsteps! When you invest in a Del Webb community, you’re investing in a lifestyle that’s been created by

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The facts of residential real estate have remained consistent in 2017. In year-over-year comparisons, the number of homes for sale has been fewer in most locales, and homes have been selling in fewer days for higher prices. This hasn't always been true, but it has been a common enough storyline to make it an overarching trend for the year.

November 2017 Market Overview Hilton Head

New Listings were up 23.7 percent to 480. Pending Sales increased 39.5 percent to 410. Inventory shrank 6.5 percent to 2,143 units.  Prices moved higher as Median Sales Price was up 9.0 percent to $316,568. Days on Market decreased 5.2 percent to 147 days. Months Supply of Inventory was down 16.9 percent to 5.4 months, indicating that demand increased relative to supply.

New tax legislation could have

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