by Susan Oschner


What we used to know as the Carmines Seafood Festival eleven years ago and held on one day at the Hudson’s Seafood Restaurant, has now become the Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival and is a week long event! It was started to fund the David M. Carmines Memorial Foundation, which now helps raise money for other non-profit organizations around Hilton Head Island.

 This year’s event will be held February 19-25 and includes events such as a Low country Seafood Experience on the Water, A day afield: An afternoon with fun or rod, followed by and evening with chef, famer and family, Celebrity Chef Demonstration with Ryan Prewitt of Péche, New Orleans, LA, Celebrity Chef Demonstration with Chef Martin Rios, Restaurant Marin, Santa Fe,…

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by Loni Lueke

That is the response after asking residents: “What brought you here?”

I am deeply impressed about the stories from people who were on vacation with their parents when the lighthouse wasn’t even built. And I am keen to get to know how did they discover this place.

You may know that the history of Hilton Head Island goes a long way back and was named after Captain William Hilton in 1663 but I am thinking about how this Island became

the # 1 island in the USA and the #2 in the world. The success of Hilton Head Island starts with Sea Pines and the story of Sea Pines starts with Charles Fraser.

In 1950 Hilton Head Island had only one paved street and nothing else, not even electricity.

Charles Fraser saw potential in the dense…

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by Lynne Anderson

Sea Pines Real Estate at the Beach Club

Welcome 2018! Out with the old and in with the new is the mantra as a brand new year kicks everyone into high gear. Home searches and real estate activity will also catch fire, according to Trulia, so here’s a tip: Prices for all categories of homes drop to their lowest list prices of the year during January. While that may be great news for Buyers, if you’re looking, act fast - this is only a month-long phenomenon.

As you pack up the stockings, sweep up the confetti and search online for the perfect place at the beach, peruse these TOP TEN REAL ESTATE PREDICTIONS & TRENDS for 2018 to know what to expect.

  1. Inventory shortages will continue to drive the market in the…

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Sea Pines Southern Tip

I'm delighted to report, Hilton Head Island's real estate market for 2017, was healthy and posted positive sales numbers year-over-year. We had more buyers falling in love and following through on their dreams than we've seen in years, resulting in an 8.8 percent increase in homes sold island-wide. The irresistible draw of the island's active lifestyle raised the median price for a home on Hilton Head by 3 percent to $535,000.

Several of our oceanfront communities had outstanding years with double digit gains to their median home values. They include Sea Pines, Shipyard, Palmetto Dunes and Folly Field.  

Island-wide, the villa market had a successfully busy year with a 19.3 percent increase in sales transactions. The median price of a villa rose…

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Photo by David Love: Sea Pines Forest Preserve Wildflower Meadow

There's a wonderful thrill in being emotionally ready to purchase real estate on Hilton Head Island and disappointment in seeing your dream property sell to another before you could harness your intentions. With our inventory as tight as it's been lately, this is becoming the challenge for buyers in our market. As this trend continues to unfold, there are 3 tips you can take to avoid this situation from happening to you:

Tip 1: Establish a good working relationship with a local Realtor

Buying real estate on Hilton Head Island is a process of discovering your options, within your price point, and matching your desires to the area of the island that has the most meaningful activities and amenities for you and your family to enjoy. Our gated and…

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