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low tide at Baynard Park in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island

Robert J. Shiller, Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University, has made a name for himself over the years with the S&P/CoreLogic/Case-Shiller National Home Price Index. He's acclaimed for tracking national real estate trends and issuing warnings about the market when he thinks it's overheating.

In his recent article, "The Housing Boom Is Already Gigantic. How Long Can It Last ? published in the New York Times, Professor Shiller has just raised a red flag of warning from the data he's collected and freshly analyzed. He says, "We are, once again, experiencing one of the greatest housing booms in the U.S. history," and, "The data can't tell us when prices will level off, or whether they will plunge catastrophically. All we do know is that

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Hilton Head Island has repeatedly been named the best island destination in the world, earning praise for its world-class resorts, amenities and services.  Now, students at the University of South Carolina Beaufort can learn the art of hospitality from the best, right here on the island.

In November, the USCB unveiled its new Hospitality Management Campus near the Sea Pines Circle. The 40,000 square foot facility, which cost $24.5 million to construct resembles more of a conference center rather than a school based on it’s tabby columns and soaring atrium with exposed wood.

The campus has eight classrooms, including a beverage/bar laboratory and demonstration kitchen. There is also a fabrication laboratory for students to create high-quality

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Dear friends, I wish you a very nice and relaxed first Advent.

I´ve always loved this day. The word Advent comes from the Latin word 'adventus' meaning arrival.

As a kid I had my Adventskalender with which I counted down the days until Christmas Eve. My mom started baking Christmas cookies and the smell in our home was unbelievable. 

When it started getting dark we sat around the table with the Advent wreath, cookies and a cup of hot chocolate or coffee, lit the first candle and sang christmas songs. My mom started telling the Christmas story and I got more excited about the arriving of christmas eve every day.

I always preferred the red candles, and decoration on the wreath and didn`t know

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What does “Off Plantation” mean in relation to real estate on Hilton Head Island?  Off Plantation is a blanket definition used to describe any property located outside of Hilton Head Island’s larger, gated communities.  These communities may have savings on regime fees and less restrictive covenants.  Buyers of Off Plantation properties also enjoy the amenities and lifestyle options available to the residents of planned communities and many find the Off Plantation lifestyle to be more casual and relaxed.

Speaking of Off Plantation communities, I have listed a wonderful 2 bedroom villa at #408 Mariner’s Cove Villa.  This quaint & quiet complex is a well-kept secret with so much to offer! Mother Nature is all yours at every turn...tidal marsh

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Homebuyers, be prepared for closing costs as you determine what you can afford and how much of a down payment you will need to purchase your dream home. 

Closing costs are lender and third-party fees paid at the time of closing (or financed as part of the deal).  According to Trulia, closing costs can range in price from 2% to 5% of the purchase price for a home.  Yet there may also be additional neighborhood and/or plantation property owner association fees and transfer fees as well if you are buying in the Hilton Head Island area.  Reach out to me to know upfront what these fees could be at time of closing.  Having these upfront discussions will help avoid any headaches at the time of closing.

By law, a homebuyer should expect a loan

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Hilton Head Preparatory School presents Festival of Trees which takes place NOW through Sunday, December 2, 2018 at the Sonesta Resort in Shipyard Plantation. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  They will display beautiful Christmas trees and décor that will be available for purchase. This is an amazing annual event that is well attended.  Make sure you stop by the Sonesta Resort, view the festive trees and purchase one for your home or workplace!  hhprep.org.  Also, be sure to view the three beautiful trees by the Sea Pines Real Estate offices (pictured below). 

Additional festivities include:

11/28  The Sounds of the Season Concert
11/30  Santa and Mrs. Claus visit
12/1  Cocktails and Christmas sweaters

Hope to see you there!

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Harbour Town Christmas Tree 2018

Are you looking to share and enjoy the "holiday spirit" with others? If so, you'll do no better than to visit Harbour Town during the month of December.

The Sea Pines Resort kicks off the holidays on November 23rd with a Greg Russell concert under the Liberty Oak and the official lighting of the Christmas tree. The event begins at 7:30pm as Harbour Town comes to life with illuminated seasonal ornaments and song.

Ring in the "holiday spirits" with helping others. A number of the activities and events scheduled in Harbour Town are complimentary with the donation of a canned food item for Deep Well. By bringing a can or two, you and your family can enjoy classic holiday movies under the Liberty Oak with a fire pit to roast your marshmallows on

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  What a wonderful day!    I had heard of Thanksgiving when I lived in Germany, but I had no idea how wonderful it is to celebrate with people I’m grateful for until I moved here. When I lived in Germany, I used the time between Christmas and New Years Eve to think about what and who I was grateful for at the end of the year, and I wrote thank you cards to those people. Now,  having a special day not only to think about how grateful I am, but being able to celebrate it with these friends, family and clients who I consider family, is even better.    I want to thank the following people in my life very much for all that they do and mean to me:  Susan, Sara, Lorraine, Sandy, Kathy, Will, Tina, John, Gail, Andy, Beverly, Falko, Carol,…
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Hilton Head Island is justifiably famous for its incredible beaches and its world-class golf courses. It is regularly voted one of the best vacation destinations in the world.

And while those sugar beaches and amazing golf courses are enough to bring in people from around the globe, there’s so much more to Hilton Head. The following are some fun facts about Hilton Head Island:

 --Hilton Head Island has bridges so it is not necessary to take a boat to get to the island

--There is an airport and it was recently expanded so direct flights are starting up in spring of 2019 to major markets like Washington, DC and Chicago.

--There are 42 square miles of semi tropical landscape on Hilton Head Island

--There are 50 miles of public pathways and

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 “Do you sell also in Bluffton?”

 That is a frequently asked question. The answer is: "Yes, we do!"

Although I am very proud working at the first Real Estate office in Sea Pines, Hilton Head Island, we are happy to help people finding their perfect home anywhere in the Lowcountry.

Take a look at my newest listing in Hampton Lake. MLS # 387023

 

What I love about this house is the open floor plan that allows different kind of uses.

The house features 2,940 SqFt, 4 bedrooms, 3 bath, open kitchen, screened porch, high ceilings. It´s very convenient located close to the gate of Hampton Lake.

If you haven´t been at Hampton Lake yet, please call me and I´d love to give you a tour – and to show you this beautiful house.

 

Hampton Lake

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