Thinking of buyimg a new home?  New homes certainly have a lot of eye candy and are very visually appealing - like the model homes that have been designor staged, all the new appliances, and let's not forget all the cool new upgrades. Plus, with everything being new you shouldn't have any major home repairs right away like a new roof or new HVAC.

If you’re wondering whether or not you need a REALTOR® when buying a new construction home, the answer is a definite YES.  We have a great brochure on how agency works in South Carolina, but the simple answer is the on-site agents work for the developer / builder.  They are helpful and usually know a lot about the builder and the features of the home, but you're going to want your own expert, someone who is…

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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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2019 Annual Back-to-School Events

The Bluffton Area Community Association is hosting its “9th Annual Back –To- School Fun Day” for our families in our community.  It will be held Saturday, August 3rd, 2019  from 11:00am until 4:00pm AT OSCAR FRAZIER PARK, 77 SCHULTS ROAD, BLUFFTON, SC 29910.
There will be free dental screening, fun for the entire family with face painting, putt-putt, games, waterslide, bounce houses, inflatables, giveaways, food and much more. Everything is FREE!!!
WORKSHOPS for parents/guardians who want to receive a FREE backpack filled with school supplies for their child(ren) must attend 1:00PM session or 2:00pm session.   
For further information or if you would like to make a monetary donation or give school supplies or backpack…

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices CEO, Chris Stuart, writes to us from his own blog "re_think report". If you have ever signed up to "win" anything online, your data has been sold somewhere, somehow to a third party of some sort. Here is Chris's take on it:

There’s a 130-year-old giant whose been largely “napping” for the past 40 years. But, it appears that the D.C. machinery is gearing up to poke the old giant into action. And who is this giant? It’s the FTC’s antitrust laws born in 1890. The Wall Street Journal’s Jacob M. Schlesinger, Brent Kendall and John D. McKinnon address the escalating situation that could put some of the world’s largest tech companies in the antitrust spotlight in their article, “Tech Giants Google, Facebook and Amazon…

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Annual Back-to-School Expo Event

Saturday, July 28th, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Just released from the Beaufort County School District:

The Beaufort County School District is teaming up with government agencies and private-sector business partners to hold its annual “Back-to-School Expo” designed to give students and their families a day of fun, food, door prizes and valuable information about the upcoming 2018-19 school year. A number of community service providers will be present to inform parents and students about services available within Beaufort County.

This year’s Expo is set for Saturday, July 28, at the Beaufort-Jasper Academy of Career Excellence, located at 80 Lowcountry Drive in Ridgeland.  The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2…

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