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Considering buying a beach house can not only be a delightful vacation place for you and your family, but also afford an income stream and can bring favorable return on investment. Many beach house investors buy houses that are rented out during peak season and personally use when not rented. Some just want the beach house to cover their expenses, allowing them to live in the house for fee during non-peak times. There are things to consider first:


Oceanfront or oceanside homes are substantially pricier than inland homes. For example, right now, the average home price of homes for sale in Club Course area of Sea Pines is at $716,557 for 29 homes and ocean oriented average in Sea Pines is $3,347,757 for 54 homes.

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Exciting news is coming for travelers and business travelers alike. Hilton Head Airport will have more direct flights in 2019 from the following cities:

Charlotte, NC Chicago, IL Washington/Dulles New York/Newark

American Airlines will have 3 flights per day to and from Charlotte, NC in 2019.

United will have seasonal weekend flights to/from Chicago. The seasonal weekend flights begin 4/6/19 through 9/8/19.

United will also have seasonal flights to/from Washington/Dulles beginning 3/31/19 thru 9/8/19.

And, finally, seasonal flights will be available on United on Saturdays to/from New York/Newark from 4/6/19 to 9/7/19.

These new flight options will be a great benefit to business travelers and vacationers next year and beyond.


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Sunrise over the Calibogue Sound

We're pleased to say the real estate market on Hilton Head Island continues to do well and is showing signs of confidence as we progress through the year. When compared to the same time period as last year, some market segments on the island are performing well with closed sales and appreciation while other segments are doing what they can to hold on to the gains from the previous year.

Island-wide, home sales are moving at a brisk pace with closed sales up 18.6 percent. However, the median sales price has dipped slightly by 1.9 percent to $530,000. 

The villa market on Hilton Head Island is having a great year with closed sales up 5.5 percent and the median sales price appreciating by 10.5 percent to $243,000.

Home sales in Sea Pines are

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Yes, Hilton Head Island has alligators and yes, they can be dangerous.  Actually, there are alligators in the entire Beaufort County region - and scattered throughout most of the rest of South Carolina. This is a hot topic for tourists and residents alike on Hilton Head Island. The recent tragic loss of life due to an alligator attack has only heightened people’s fears so it’s best to understand the behaviors and risks upfront.

The next question is do they go in the ocean? The short answer is that they frequent lagoons, and brackish fresh water. Having said that, occasionally they will venture into the ocean if they feel the need to rinse their hide of insects that cling them.  If you see an alligator in or near the ocean, it’s best to call the police,

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1) Using bold, custom colors or wallpaper on the walls. Experimenting with color and wallpaper can be a lot of fun as a homeowner. There are so many inspiring things you can do with it, but unfortunately, it has no place in a home that is on the market. Color and wallpaper are very taste-specific, so while you may think they will entice buyers, they can actually turn off buyers and make them feel like they have to invest a lot of money in undoing them before they can move in. 

2) Neglecting the clutter (or not decluttering enough). Decluttering is one of the most important steps in staging a home for sale. It goes farther than just cleaning things up, though. What would be considered “decluttered” to a house one is living in is different from

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Originally, talk about a new south-end park began back in the 1990s but was delayed due to the clean up after Hurricane Matthew.  Now the future “Lowcountry Celebration Park” has begun and expected to be completed in 2020.  The project will begin with road construction and re-routing of roads on the south-end.  The more prolific work of the park itself will commence 2019.

The park will be located just steps from Coligny Circle and off Pope Avenue.  9 acres of land behind the Forest Beach parking lot will be used to create the park which will include a band shell for outdoor concerts, public greenscape for events like festivals and shows, a children’s museum, kids’ water zone, rest areas, adventure playground with a large ship and an

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When you consider Palmetto Dunes and Shelter Cove Harbour, you think of the best of both worlds.  Oceanfront Palmetto Dunes has a wonderful mixture of beautiful homes both on and off the ocean, fun and upscale villas, world class golf, kayaking on the 11-mile lagoon, nationally ranked tennis facilities, restaurants and more.  Just across highway 278, mid-island, is the entrance to Shelter Cove Harbour.  With deepwater marina access, kayaking, waterfront dining, shopping, restaurants for all appetites and tastes, plus a community park, Shelter Cove Harbour has something for everyone to enjoy! 

In addition to private residences and rental properties, 2,000-acre Palmetto Dunes has 2 four-star full-service hotels as well as a complimentary shuttle service

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Sea Pines Sea Oats

2018 is becoming the year of the "oceanfront home." Sales of oceanfront homes in Sea Pines have reached stellar pace with 8 homes having already been sold and another 3 under contract.

A combination of the award winning accolades The Sea Pines Resort has earned and last year's beach renourishment project that placed over 600,000 cubic yards of pristine sand along our forested beaches have contributed to the upswing in our oceanfront sales. If we close out the year with 11 oceanfront homes sold, that will be the most we've sold since 2007 when we set the record at 15.

What helps to set this year apart was a beautifully built new spec home on Whistling Swan that sold for $8,700,000. This was the most expensive oceanfront home to sell in Sea Pines

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Beaufort County is making a cultural shift by banning plastic bags. The ordinance goes into effect on November 1st, 2018.  Reusable bags are a great way to preserve the region’s natural resources and the health and safety of the waterways and marine wildlife.

As of November 1st, 2018, businesses may no longer provide single-use disposable plastic carryout shopping bags to customers.  To accommodate the new ordinance, businesses are encouraged to provide reusable bags or recyclable paper bags for their customers. Some businesses have already made these changes and are providing reusable bags as either a courtesy or for sale at a minimal charge.

Reusable bags are made of cloth or other washable fabric or are comprised of recyclable plastic with a

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I suppose there will be a lot of Blogs this week. Many of us have been sitting tight watching Florence change direction, speed and course throughout the last few days. We had Governor McMaster issue a mandatory evacuation for ALL coastal South Carolina counties on Monday, only to have it lifted on Tuesday. I had buyers coming and they did not know WHAT to do. Showings were done only to folks already on the island and my desk time was too quiet for comfort. Praying that as Florence makes landfall today, that lives are spared and property damage not be a burden to carry.

A Market UPDATE for our Local Hilton Head Market:

For Condos: In August 2017 we had 115 new listings and 100 closed sales. August brings 142 new listings (+23.5%) and 104 closed

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