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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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Bookended by both the May and New Rivers in Bluffton, Palmetto Bluff takes up a prized position in South Carolina's treasured lowcountry region. The community comprises over 20,000 acres of beautiful protected land, either managed forests or under conservation easement. The landscape is wonderfully picturesque, featuring an awe-inspiring 32 miles of snaking waterfront, dotted with numerous lakes and ponds. Visitors and residents have fallen in love this the fantastic waterfront of all types - ocean, lake, river or pond!

The incredible master-planned community contains virtually every convenience. Some of the community's premier properties are situated around the May River Golf Course - a stunning 18-hole, Jack Nicklaus-designed club. There's also a

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For residential real estate in 2017, the news has continued to provide a relative sense of calm for both buyers and sellers. The national unemployment rate registered in at 4.1 percent for October 2017, which means that joblessness has not been this low in the U.S. since December 2000. Another positive, mortgage rates have held steady at or near 3.9 percent. Historically, the average rate has been around 6.0 percent. These factors help to keep the pool of potential buyers full, even during the so-called off-season of home sales.

October Market 2017

New Listings were up 88.5 percent to 575. Pending Sales increased 85.4 percent to 458. Inventory shrank 7.3 percent to 2,199 units.

Prices moved higher as Median Sales Price was up 4.0 percent to $315,000. Days on Market

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Every market is unique, yet the national sentiment has given rise to the notion that housing markets are stalling. Although desirous buyers are out on an increasing number of showings, there remains a limited number of desirable listings. And although mortgage rates have remained enticingly low, home prices have reached unaffordable levels for many new entrants into the housing pool at exactly the same time that established owners are proving to be less interested in moving.

September 2017 Monthly Indicators

New Listings were down 16.9 percent to 434. Pending Sales decreased 11.0 percent to 292. Inventory shrank 12.9 percent to 2,169 units. Prices moved higher as Median Sales Price was up 1.7 percent to $295,000. Days on Market increased 18.2 percent to 156 days. Months Supply of

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Lancaster real estate sales to become berkshire hathaway homeservices, november 14, 2017

Bill True, Randy Smith and the whole team here at Lancaster Real Estate Sales are excited to announce that they will be joining the fast-growing real estate brokerage network, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices as of November 14. The company will be re-branding itself and start operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hilton Head Realty.

“We are thrilled to join Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, a brand we’ve watched and admired for some time. We believe the brand is ideally suited for our markets with strong appeal to luxury-home, second-home and vacation-property consumers. It’s also scalable -- accessible to anyone who wants to buy or sell a home.”

Randy Smith, Principal / Broker in Charge

As part of the new transition, the Hilton Head

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hilton head concours d'elegance, november 4/5, 2017

Early in the twentieth century, when the automobile became a device within the reach of more and more Americans, it was referred to by those folks who had lived during an era when most transportation was provided by horses as ‘a motor.’ The word automobile was not part of the English language until 1895 and even then, only in limited use.

By 1997, when Paul Doerring established "The Cars at The Creek" in Moss Creek Plantation it was a show concentrated on the use of the ‘motor’ in automobiles. Paul Doerring’s dream brought together a few hundred auto aficionados that came to display their vintage automobiles and view those restored and displayed by their fellow enthusiasts.

The Cars at The Creek was the direct ancestor of Hilton Head Island

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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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In the Bluffton/Hilton Head Island area of South Carolina, golf is not a pastime, hobby or casual sport.

Golf is a passion. Lowcountry Golf

The debate among our golfers and our golf course managers is a simple one, but one that continues to go un-resolved; “Which came first, the passionate golfers or the world class golf courses?” 

Whichever side of the discussion you may favor, the Bluffton/Hilton Head Island area of South Carolina is a golfer’s dream. 

Hilton Head Island & Bluffton: A Golfer's Paradise

Bluffton/Hilton Head Island encompasses an area of less than 125 square miles and is called home by under 60,000 full time residents, yet, there are over forty golf courses for the enjoyment of our ‘passionate golfers’, over thirty of which

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Where is the Hilton Head real estate market headed? Consumer sentiment is strong, the economy is improving and real estate sales in the Hilton Head market are robust with indications for continuing growth and sales activity in the foreseeable future. 

Hilton Head Market Indicators August 2017

For the period from August 2016 through July 2017, the Hilton Head real estate market saw an increase of 3.3% in Closed Sales and a rise in Overall Median Sales Price of 2.1% to $295,000. The $650,001 and Above range saw the largest gain in sales at 17.2% while the $100,001 to $225,000 range sold the quickest at 120 days. It is in the lower-price segment that activity from first-time buyers is most evident. Activity in this segment is crucial to healthy rises in higher-priced segments. 

Across the

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berkeley hall golf club to host 34th annual US women's mid-amateur championship

Berkeley Hall is proud to announce that the golf course there will play host to the 2020 US Women's Mid-Amateur Championship, from August 27 to September 3.

The tournament is well regarded nationally for bringing together some of the top amateur players from across the southeast. The 34th Women's Mid-Amateur Championship will be the third USGA championship hosted by Bluffton's presitgious club, after both the Men's and Women's USGA State Team championships back in 2005.

Rich Forde has agreed to sign on as the Championship General Chairman, along with Adam Kushner, who will be serving as the Championship Director.

About the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship

The tournament was first put on back in 1987. It's open to all female amateurs

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