We are excited to welcome Michelle Licona to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hilton Head Bluffton Realty! Michelle began her love affair with real estate as a teenager while vacationing in Sea Pines on Summer break with her family. Originally from NJ, Michelle relocated to the Low Country in 2002 where she quickly establish roots in the Real Estate community. A 16 year veteran in the industry, Michelle credits her outgoing personality and ability to navigate even the most difficult circumstances to always deliver optimal results for her clients. Knowledge is power and Michelle believes there’s always something to learn. She likes keeping up with technology and applying a mix of current real estate trends and old school practices in order to achieve the…
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In a year like no other, 2020 is certainly one that will be remembered for years to come. We are happy to celebrate the accomplishment these 4 ladies made while navigating through the unpredictable year.
This award honors those members who throughout the past year have achieved high levels of continuing education, professional development, Association involvement and leadership, as well as serving our community by volunteering their time, talent and financial support. Only a small percentage of the REALTOR® members are eligible for this distinction which honors well rounded professionals who demonstrate passion for their industry and community, while adhering to the strict Realtor® Code of Ethics.
Congratulations to Sarah O'Leary Takacs,…
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:
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
NYTimes.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.
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How 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…
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
Fishing 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…
Berkshire 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…
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!
Learn more or Donate at www.PortRoyalSoundFoundation.org
With the kids back in school and the weather cooling, the housing market begins its annual cooldown as well. Nationally, buyer and seller activity remained strong, buoyed by low mortgage rates and a strong economy. The market fundamentals suggest no significant changes from recent trends, other than the seasonally tempered pace we see this time of year. As we move into the final three months of 2019, buyers will find fewer homes coming on the market, but also less competition for those homes.
New Listings were up 7.9 percent to 476. Pending Sales increased 41.8 percent to 451. Inventory shrank 8.6 percent to 2,133 units.
Prices moved higher as Median Sales Price was up 4.8 percent to $325,000. Days on Market increased 8.5 percent to 141 days.…
As the summer draws to a close, multiple opposing factors and trends are competing to define the direction of the real estate market. After the Federal Reserve lowered its benchmark interest rate on July 31, 30-year mortgage rates continued to decline, approaching all-time lows last seen in 2016. Yet most experts agree these reductions are unlikely to bring sufficient relief, at least in the short term, for first-time home buyers. The lack of affordable inventory and the persistence of historically high housing prices continue to affect the housing market, leading to lower-than-expected existing home sales at the national level.
New Listings were down 11.0 percent to 600. Pending Sales increased 16.2 percent to 510. Inventory shrank 6.5 percent to…