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David Love is a Realtor with Sea Pines Real Estate at The Beach Club. He is an accredited Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) with 24 years of experience in selling real estate on Hilton Head Island. David is married to the "love of his life" and business partner, Kathy Love. They are long time residents of Sea Pines Plantation. David is passionate about the natural environment. You can follow his photography of Sea Pines on Instagram at Sea Pines Nature.

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Big Buck

The real estate market on Hilton Head Island is progressing well through the 3rd quarter of 2019. Although the market isn't as brisk as last year's popping performance, signs of strength and stability are still present.

Island-wide, homes sales declined 5.5 percent, year-over-year, while the median sales price increased 2.8 percent to $545,000. However, the number of homes sold through the 3rd quarter of 2019 shows the market having a decent year when compared to the five year average. Within this context, sales are up 10.0 percent for the year. Over the last five years, the median sales price on the island has risen 3.8 percent.

The villa market on Hilton Head Island continues to do remarkably well with persistent growth. Sales of villas around

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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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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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Azaleas blooming at The Sea Pines Resort

We're pleased to provide The Sea Pines Resort Guide for Spring of 2019 to help your family plan for a fabulous vacation experience in Sea Pines. The Resort has created a plethora of fun-filled events and activities to engage everyone in the great outdoors.

Did you know that more than 1 billion households in 226 countries around the world can tune in to watch all of us reveling on the Harbour Town Golf Links during the 51st RBC Heritage? Are you ready for a once in a lifetime experience? You can by become an Honorary Observer and walk inside the ropes, from the 1st tee to the 18th green, with the PGA pros during tournament play! To book tickets and plan your ultimate trip to the tournement, please visit RBCHeritage.com

Anyone in Sea Pines can

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SUNRISE ON Hilton Head

We're pleased to let you know the real estate market on Hilton Head Island experienced another year of measured growth and stability through 2018. The market didn't appear to favor either the buyer or the seller as both sides were sensitive to price and value. The exception to this could be found in new home construction which continues to show solid demand. Buyers also had a clear preference for renovated homes and villas in turnkey condition.

Sales of homes on Hilton Head Island were stong in 2018 with an increase in transactions of 16.8 percent but the median sales price dipped slightly by .2 percent to finish out the year at $534,000.

Villa sales islandwide ticked up 1.1 percent from the previous year while the median sales price increased

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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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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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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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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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Sunrise for Melanie Leneghan

When we decided to buy a home on Hilton Head Island we knew nothing except that we loved it on HHI. We had no knowledge of the housing market, the history of the subdivisions and plantations, what areas were good or bad and for what. We knew nothing. What we did know is that we needed a realtor with a thorough understanding of all things Hilton Head that we could trust implicitly.

Thank God we partnered with David and Kathy Love six years ago. They have exceeded all expectations. As time went on in our quest for THE perfect property we realized that we needed a set of eyes and ears that cared about us to be where we needed them to be when we needed them to be there. David and Kathy were that and more. We needed a realtor to run to a property of

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