Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hilton Head Bluffton Realty is pleased to offer these professional and dynamic 60-second market updates for our clients.  The videos touch on 5 key components of market activity:  Active Inventory, Median Listing Price, Days on the Market, Median Sales Price, Units Sold.   Open the Full post to click Video Links.

Video Market Updates

  1. Sea Pines
  2. Palmetto Dunes & Shelter Cove 
  3. Forest Beach
  4. Shipyard 
  5. Folly Field, Hilton Head          
  6. Hilton Head Plantation
  7. Windmill Harbour
  8. Long Cove 
  9. Hilton Head Condos ($250K+)
  10. Hilton Head Luxury Homes          
  11. Bluffton   
  12. Oldfield 
  13. Sun City
  14. Latitude Margaritaville           
  15. Bluffton Luxury Homes   

Our goal with these fact-based videos is to…

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Pat MadsenWe are excited to welcome Pat Madsen to Hilton Head Bluffton Realty!  Pat's love for golf made his decision to move from Idaho to the Lowcountry easy.  He has researched and spent time on the different courses and is your local advisor on choosing which golf lifestyle meets your needs.    In addition to golf, he enjoys working with both first-time home buyers to seasoned sophisticated consumers with multiple purchases under their belt.   He has various levels of experience working in new construction and custom-built homes, to residential developments, and even commercial properties.  Pat understands that real estate has dynamic conditions and he excels in this environment.  He is passionate about working with people who are in the process of making one…

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Hilton Head Island’s local participation in the annual Concours d’Elegance and Motoring Festival has produced a winning combination of exhibitors, judges, volunteers, spectators, and community outreach for twenty years. As the Low Country welcomes thousaConcours d'Elegance & Motoring Festivalnds of people to the multi-day, educational and entertaining festival, a glance under the hood reveals its positive impact on our community.

Three hundred fifty+ volunteers help it cruise smoothly!

There are hundreds of ways each volunteer adds something unique to the festival! According to Kim Arn, Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival Volunteer Manager, approximately 225 direct volunteers are registered, plus an additional 125 volunteers from outside organizations. All…

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Sea Pines Forest Preserve Fishing DocksHilton Head Island’s true and beautiful environment can be found undisturbed in Sea Pines Forest Preserve at 175 Greenwood Drive, located inside the incredible Sea Pines community. You can hike the scenic 3.3-mile walking trail to discover historic landmarks and experience a peaceful wildlife habitat. A stroll on the boardwalk, around the picturesque lagoon, or along the shaded nature path will let you escape from today’s busy world into 605 acres of refreshingly calm outdoor space.  

History

  •   Native American tribes once called Sea Pines Forest Preserve home. The nomadic Indians would hunt and fish in the Atlantic Ocean and fresh water in the maritime forest. You can visit the 4000-year-old Indian Shell Ring, a nationally registered historic…

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Or, at leastMovement Mortgage we know people who have answers!  Matt Topping and Kieron O'Grady of The Lowcountry Lending Team at Movement Mortgage can answer your questions on the lending process.  They were recently named  #1 in the COUNTRY for condo lending for Movement Mortgage for the 3rd year in a row.  WOW! 

"WE LOVE CONDOS!!!  We’re also very happy to announce we have an “in-house” solution for the Fannie/Freddie Loan Level Pricing Adjustments that are just starting to take effect that allow us to offer much lower rates for most 2nd homebuyers in our market compared to other lenders. " Matt Topping.

  

If you have questions, they have answers!  Reach out to them below & check out their blog at blog.movement.com  

Matt Topping  Kieron O'Grady

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Hilton Head PupA dog may start as a pet, but their playful companionship and unconditional love soon make them a cherished family member. As you prepare to head out, your heart melts as their tender puppy eyes look up at you and silently beg to come along! Don’t shut the door on your pooch’s adventures any longer! Hilton Head Island’s sub-tropical oasis is the ultimate destination for dogs and their families. Your canine companion will leap at the chance to visit the places listed below, so prepare to spend more coastal time with your best friend.

BEACHES

In Hilton Head, your tail-wagger can jump the waves, dig in the sand, and explore the shore with you every day before 10 AM or after 5 PM. You can even unleash and use voice commands before 10 AM or after 5 PM…

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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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Electric vehicle Cart Golf Buggies - electric vehicle png download -  1155*963 - Free Transparent Electric Vehicle png Download. - Clip Art  LibraryThe Lowcountry has caught golf cart fever. Many people are warming up to this trendy form of transportation on and off the golf course. Why not cruise on the golf cart to transform a boring short drive into something exciting? Many Hilton Head and Bluffton communities agree that golf carts are not just for golfing anymore!  

What drives the popularity in carting:  

  • Quiet and smooth ride 
  • Electric carts are environmentally friendly
  • Easy to maintain and clean 
  • Convenient for quick trips 
  • Adds variety to your nearby drives  
  • No sand or grass in your car 
  • Safe to drive with low speeds  
  • Kids think their parents and grandparents are cool! 
  • Fresh, Lowcountry air 
  • Neighborhood drive In movie nights and holiday parades

So…

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South Carolina Rental PropertyIn South Carolina, over 30% of people rent their home.

This means that there’s massive opportunity for investment property owners. This is especially true in Bluffton and Hilton Head Island—two of the fastest growing areas in the state.

Buying a rental property in Hilton Head Island can come with plenty of benefits! Real estate is a stable investment that can bring in a great amount of passive income, especially with long-term rentals. A long-term rental is where an owner leases out their property to renter for at least a year, but often more.

To reap all of the benefits of an investment property, make sure you do it right.

Here’s the ultimate guide to buying a long-term rental property on Hilton Head Island:

Consider the Call of Duty

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Election Year Real Estate MarketHow 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…

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