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The real estate market on Hilton Head Island is having a bit of a mixed bag midway through 2019. Villas are outperforming homes thus far and some communities having a better year than others. The market doesn't seem to favor buyers or sellers but it does favor new construction and perfectly renovated properties. 

Sales of homes island-wide are lagging behind last year's stellar performance, down 8.6 percent, but our local real estate market has already closed on more homes, year-to-date, than we previously did in 2016 and 2017 by 20.2 percent and 18.1 percent respectively.  

The median sales price for a home on Hilton Head Island is now $532,500. A decrease of 1.4 percent from this time last year. 

Islandwide, sales of villas are up 1.2 percent,

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Well, the renovation is still going on and the house is coming along great!

We followed the trend of video blogging and got good feedback from it so we've decided to keep it up, despite it being slightly terrifying, still.

https://youtu.be/OFhsDtkauiw

The floors have been stained a dark walnut, we have a new stair railing and we're settling into a paint color. Close to the finish line and can't wait to see it done!

We look forward to sharing the finished product soon!

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If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for some time now, you’ve probably come up with a list of things that you’d LOVE to have in your new home. Many new homebuyers fantasize about the amenities that they see on television or Pinterest and start looking at the countless homes listed for sale through rose-colored glasses.

Do you really need that farmhouse sink in the kitchen to be happy with your home choice? Would a two-car garage be a convenience or a necessity? Could the “man cave” of your dreams be a future renovation project instead of a make-or-break right now?

The first step in your home buying process should be getting pre-approved for your mortgage. This allows you to know your budget before you fall in love with a home

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2019 Salute from the Shore Press Release

For Immediate Release:                                                 Contact: Spann Laffitte (803) 587-0205, salute@salutefromtheshore.org
June 17, 2019                                         
“Salute from the Shore to Feature ‘Air Parade’ of F-18s
Flyover of South Carolina’s Coast on July Fourth”
"The Noise You Hear, is the Sound of FREEDOM."

Salute from the Shore, a 501(c)3 organization, was founded in 2010 by patriotic South Carolinians to honor our armed forces on Independence Day. Every year on the 4th of July, hundreds of thousands of people gather on the beaches of South Carolina in patriotic attire to wave the red, white and blue and to
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You can't image the horror when we were informed that the most effective form of marketing these days is now... VIDEO. It's tough to know what is worth exploring and what might be a little over our heads, but we decided to give it a try.

Check out our second Twig Tales story, in the following... YOUTUBE link.

https://youtu.be/X3diGCEBw4g

We sincerely love this process. Good days, slow days, loud days, and dusty days - we're happy to report that we're all still friends and the house is coming along swimmingly!

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Here Are 5 Tips!

Starting the Search for Your Dream Home? Here Are 5 Tips! | MyKCM

In today’s real estate market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared.

In a realtor.com article entitled, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind,” the author highlights some steps that first-time homebuyers can take to help carry their excitement of buying a home throughout the whole process.

1. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage Before You Start Your Search

One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage before starting your search. Even if you are in a market that is not as competitive, understanding your budget will give you the

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In addition to the amazing beaches, the extensive biking paths, the wonderful restaurants and the incredible homes on Hilton Head Island we also have sensational fishing opportunities. Having been in the area since 1973 I have been blessed to have spent many days fishing in these waters. While I have had many successful days fishing I would highly recommend hiring one of our areas charter boat captains for you and your family when visiting Hilton Head Island.

Recently I had the opportunity to talk to 2nd generation boat Captain Christiaan Pollitzer of Bulldog Charters. Captain Christiaan Pollitzer shared this report with me. 

"We are catching Spanish Mackeral in great numbers. The Cobia bite is starting to pick up on the offshore reefs.  We have

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Sea Pines Stoney Creek Marsh

The Hilton Head Island real estate market is having a reasonably good year through the first quarter of 2019. The mood of the market is largely positive and all price points are selling. Closed transactions are running a little behind last year's stellar pace which isn't too surprising.

The number of homes sold on Hilton Head Island in the first quarter of 2019 decreased 7.4 percent compared to last year, but the median sales price increased 5.3 percent to $554,972.

The median sales price for villas on Hilton Head Island increased 5.3 percent to $250,000 as the number of closed transactions dipped 3.6 percent from the previous year.

In Sea Pines, home sales in the first quarter of 2019 were down 10.9 percent, yet the median sales price

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If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real estate market.

Ask yourself the following three questions to help determine if now is a good time for you to buy in today’s market.

1. Why am I buying a home in the first place?

This is truly the most important question to answer. Forget the finances for a minute. Why did you even begin to consider purchasing a home? For most, the reason has nothing to do with money.

For example, a study by realtor.com found that “73% said buying in a good school district was “important” in their search.”

This

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In our experience, every renovation project seems to have one particular inspirational element, or jumping off point. And then everything else rather seamlessly falls into place. What do you do when that element is the metal stair rail? Usually it's the flooring/ paint combo, or various trim details or a pair of navy chairs - all of which this place now has, they just came second.

The Mariners Cove project means a lot to all of us at Seagrass. We've all lived in it, it's seen the good the bad and the ugly and the before pictures will knock your socks off. The "befores" are usually the funnest part, so have at it...

 

The Spanish tile was the first to go, followed by the kitchen, the carpet, the bathrooms and almost all the

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