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How to Choose a REALTOR

 

Lynne Riggs Anderson/REALTOR/Accredited Buyers Agent

By: Lynne Riggs Anderson
REALTOR/Accredited Buyers Representative

Whether it’s love at first sight or you’ve been considering buying a Hilton Head home for years, making the decision to buy is a big one.Purchasing property is the largest investment most Americans will make over their lifetimes. Choosing the right real estate agent or REALTOR to work with toguide you through that process is paramount to a positive, pleasant, efficient and financially productive experience. There’s a lot of agentson the island (nearly 1,400, according to the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors) and matching your wants and needs with an agent who can provide you the personality, drive and energy you

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BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. —

One Lowcountry lawmaker is pushing to turn the bridges leading to and from Hilton Head Island into a massive linear park.

Rep. Jeff Bradley, who represents Hilton Head and Daufuskie islands, says the current bridges leading to Hilton Head represents 1.2 miles of opportunity.

"I think that if we can stretch our thinking process, we can turn that into a 1.2 mile parkway that would be open to pedestrians. It would be open to bicyclers, it would be open for potential festivals, it would be open to the arts. I think if you let your mind stretch in any way shape or form, you can begin to see what could happen there," Bradley said.

The U.S. 278 gateway corridor project, once finished, would

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Sea Pines Osprey Nest #7515

We're pleased to report the real estate market on Hilton Head Island recovered beyond our wildest expectations during the 2nd quarter of 2020. The market nearly ground to a halt for six weeks in March and April and the situation looked dire. During that brief period a new paradigm shift took hold in real estate and the Island appears to be the beneficiary. We've not seen this strong a demand from buyers since 2004-2005. In Sea Pines, homes have been going under contract at almost 2 -3 times the average monthly rate. After all these years of being endlessly patient, the mood of our market is determined to take action and exhibiting time is of the essence.

Year-over-year, Island-wide home sales declined 1.5% while the median sales price increased

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Home sales soared in the Hilton Head area after taking a coronavirus plunge.

Why? 

BY SAM OGOZALEK JUNE 19, 2020 10:15 AM - Island Packet Newspaper

A wave of new homebuyers from the northeast and other parts of the country flooded the local real estate niarket over the past few weeks, motivated by low interest rates and high coronavirus caseloads in densely populated cities and suburbs, real estate agents say. 

The result: a banner month in May for pending home sales around the Hilton Head area. 

Despite requirements that prospective buyers wear PPE -- or their requests to take virtual tours via Zoom — pending home sales increased 11.3% in May year-over-year, with 629 pending sales in total, according to Hilton Head Island MLS data. Those

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Nothing about this RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing golf tournament was normal.

So maybe it was fitting that the eventual champion was a steady presence who knows this golf course as well as anyone.

In the end, Webb Simpson punched through a tightly packed leaderboard fueled by unprecedented low scoring to win Sunday at Harbour Town Golf Links. He finished 22-under-par 262 to beat a group that included a charging Daniel Berger, Sergio Garcia and Brooks Koepka.

The winning total was a record, beating Brian Gay’s 20-under 264 finish in 2009.

More than Simpson’s course knowledge was experience in contention and knowing how he would react as birdies flew, he said.

“That was what I was thankfully leaning on those last few holes,”

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Lynne Anderson- REALTOR/BUYERS ADVISOR

If you’re in the market for a Hilton Head Island home this summer, turns out first impressions are as important for houses as they are for people. That first look when you pull up to a property can set the tone for the remainder of the showing. A well landscaped home gives a property a sense of place and value. And if you're considering selling, good landscape design can add up to 20% of value to your home, a figure that rivals the return on a new bath or kitchen. Curb appeal is important to 71% of homebuyers when choosing their abode, according to a survey by NAR.

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recommends that homeowners invest 10 percent of the home’s value in landscaping.

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Lights out for Turtles

Lights Out LogoThe Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) is the state reptile of South Carolina and the most common sea turtle nester along our shores. They are easily recognizable by the large size of their head in relation to their body and their brownish or yellow skin. Adults have top shells that measure from 30-42 inches in length and usually weigh up to 400 pounds. Males are larger than females, and are not known to come ashore once they leave their beach of birth. Females usually begin to nest the first or second week in May; the nesting season usually ends by the end of August. Females usually emerge to nest at night and lay an average of 120 eggs per nest. They locate an appropriate nest site by judging the temperature and moisture

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The Town of Hilton Head has issued the following News Release regarding our Beaches being open. I encourage everyone to enjoy the beaches and the incredible outdoors our amazing island offers us while practicing social distancing with non family members. Please find the release below: *These rules are for the beaches listed below.  I recommend checking the beach placards where you access the beach to insure you are complying with the rules that are in place to keep you, your family and our environment safe & well.

 

 

News Release

Hilton Head Island Beaches are Open
Here’s What You Should Know for A Safe Beach Visit

Release Date: May 21, 2020

Contact Information:
Carolyn Grant email icon , Communications Director, 843-341-4618 

 

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One of the most exciting events associated with Hilton Head Island for the past 51 years has been the RBC Heritage PGA golf tournament. This event that takes place attracts people from all different age groups providing a week long of fun in the sun that won't be forgotten! In the spirit of reminiscing on some great heritage memories I decided to ask one of my best friends from college to reflect on his first Heritage experience!

 

 

When most people think of their favorite golf tournament in April, one word comes to mind: Masters. Those same people are the ones who have never visited Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, SC the very next weekend. Have you ever driven your boat to the Masters? No? Didn’t think so. It’s hard to beat the feeling

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Some of my fondest memories as a child and an adult are of fishing with my father and family. In the past I have included a fishing report from Captain Christaan Politzer. Here is a post he recently shared on Facebook:

"A shout out to all my charter captain friends. While I have many friends who are in all types of businesses that are really struggling right now, I am thinking about my buddies and comrades today that make their living on the water. It looks like the struggle will continue for all of us into the summer months. The timing of this could not have been worse for any of us, but especially for the charter industry here on Hilton Head. We all struggle to make it through the winter and spring/Easter essentially "digs us out of the hole" as my

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