Dataw Island, SC Real Estate News

By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
Purchasing property in a country club community can be daunting, and exasperating, experience, especially if there is an equity membership involved. There are fees that are paid at closing, and fees that are paid after closing. There are golf membership options, and there are social membership options. There are dues which apply to improved property (aka, with a home on it), and dues which apply to unimproved property. There are trail fees and green fees and annual fees. Sometimes, there is a temporary assessment in place. Oftentimes, property owners must buy a club membership of some sort. Some of these memberships run in excess of $40,000. This is not to discourage anyone from looking at propeprty in a nice, gated country club community, in search of that perfect home or homesite. For...
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By Chris & Maria Skrip, Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head, Sun City SC
(RE/MAX 1st Advantage)
  LIST PRICE: SOLD PRICE: DOM: HIGH LOW AVERAGE MEDIAN TOTAL PRICE LISTING COUNT $3,390,000 $215,000 $583,577 $397,250 $50,187,700 86 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 735 2 211 164 Currently, there are 86 active homes/condos on Dataw Island.  The lowest priced is a 2/2 condo on South Reeve priced at $215,000.  The highest priced is a 5/6 1/2 home on deepwater priced at $3,390,000.   LIST PRICE: SOLD PRICE: DOM: HIGH LOW AVERAGE MEDIAN TOTAL PRICE LISTING COUNT $598,000 $598,000 $598,000 $598,000 $598,000 1 $562,500 $562,500 $562,500 $562,500 $562,500 256 256 256 256 For the month of January 2009, there was one closing on Dataw Island.  It was for a 3/3 with a waterview and sold for $562,500 on 1/12/09.  The home had been under contract since 7/15/08, so the closing timeframe was approx. 6 months. Dataw ...
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By Chris & Maria Skrip, Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head, Sun City SC
(RE/MAX 1st Advantage)
Month Address Listing Office Selling Office Original List Price Sold Price Percentage of Original to Sold January-08 NO SALES                         February-08 NO SALES                         March-08 416 BB Sames Corbin-Cooley Lowcountry $277,000.00 $277,000.00 100%   Total     $277,000.00 $277,000.00                 April-08 758 Island Circle E Island Realty Island Realty $439,000.00 $410,000.00 93% April-08 662 Island Circle E Lowcountry Lowcountry $649,000.00 $515,000.00 79% April-08 659 Island Circle E Island Realty Island Realty $595,000.00 $565,000.00 95% April-08 320 Westbrook Town & Country Joy Jacobs,RE/MAX Sea Island Realty $319,000.00 $310,000.00 97% April-08 127 Chicora ERA ERA $549,000.00 $513,000.00 93% April-08 30 Sparrow Nest Island Realty Island Realty $1,750,000.0...
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By Laura Blencoe, Coastal Beaufort, SC
(Lowcountry Real Estate)
DATAW ISLAND CLUB NAMED ONE OF THE "TOP 100 AMENITY COMMUNITIES IN THE SOUTHEAST" BY IDEAL LIVING MAGAZINE    November 3, 2008, St. Helena Island, S.C. - Representatives of Dataw Island Club today announced that Dataw Island was recognized by Ideal Living magazine as one of the "Top 100 Amenity Communities in the Southeast" in the publication's summer 2008 edition.   The selection process by Ideal Living editors included: comparison of amenities among communities; master-planning of communities; and location. Dataw Island was chosen due to the community's unique mix of golf, tennis, croquet, community activism and topography. This is the first time Dataw Island has been recognized by the publication.    "We're honored to be recognized by Ideal Living as one of the ‘Top 100 Amenity Commu...
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By Laura Blencoe, Coastal Beaufort, SC
(Lowcountry Real Estate)
  PAT JUDD JOINS ERA EVERGREEN REAL ESTATE COMPANY AS SALES EXECUTIVE AT DATAW ISLAND    November,2008 St. Helena Island, S.C. - Representatives from ERA Evergreen Real Estate Company today announced the addition of Pat Judd as a sales executive with the company. Her responsibilities include generating sales and marketing for ERA Evergreen Real Estate Company properties at Dataw Island and guiding purchasing decisions for prospective buyers.   A native of Bristol, Conn., Judd joins ERA Evergreen with more than 25 years of real estate sales experience. For the past eight years, she has dealt specifically with residential real estate sales in the South Carolina Lowcountry, producing more than $35 million in sales volume. Judd is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University with a ba...
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By Laura Blencoe, Coastal Beaufort, SC
(Lowcountry Real Estate)
DATAW ISLAND UNVEILS RENOVATED SECOND GREEN ON COTTON DIKE COURSE   Changes Result in Improved Playability for Tom Fazio-Designed Lowcountry Course  November 1, 2008, St. Helena Island, S.C. - Representatives from Dataw Island unveiled the majorly renovated second green of their Tom Fazio-designed Cotton Dike course. The renovation included the repositioning of the green slightly to the left of its previous location to provide better sunlight, building it to USGA specifications to improve drainage and playability, increasing the size and number of usable pin locations and contouring the surrounds for playability.  An $80,000 project, the renovation of the Cotton Dike's No. two green began in June and took three weeks for construction and 75 days of grass grown-in. The project was comple...
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By Chris & Maria Skrip, Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head, Sun City SC
(RE/MAX 1st Advantage)
There is an article in The New York Times National Notebook today about Beaufort South Carolina and Beaufort and its surrounding counties. Dataw Island is specifically mentioned in the article, so I wanted to make sure to share it with anyone interested in Beaufort SC and the surrounding areas.  Here is a link to the article: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A0DE4D61239F932A35755C0A960948260 It notes that Beaufort South Carolina is one of the emerging upscale retirement and second home markets. Much of the attraction for retirees to communities, such as Dataw Island, is the amenties of golf, tennis, pool, clubhouse, social events, etc without the crowds that come from hotels, conference centers, and tourist. Article contributed by Joy B. Jacobs, Sales Associate, RE/MAX S...
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By Chris & Maria Skrip, Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head, Sun City SC
(RE/MAX 1st Advantage)
Joy B. Jacobs of RE/MAX Sea Island Realty won Associate of the Quarter for 2nd Quarter 2008.  Joy's focus is on Dataw Island real estate.  Dataw is a gated, waterfront, golf community located about 10 minutes from the historical town of Beaufort South Carolina.  For more information about Dataw Island, please visit www.DatawIslandWithJoy.com. 
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By Maria Skrip, Committed to Your Success!
(RE/MAX 1st Advantage)
Joy Jacobs, Associate at RE/MAX Sea Island Realty, won Associate of the Quarter for 2nd Quarter 2008.  Joy's focus is Dataw Island real estate.  Dataw Island, located just east of the antebellum town of Beaufort, South Carolina, is situated in the heart of the Lowcountry, between destination cities of Savannah and Charleston. Once an 18th century plantation, Dataw Island today is a secluded and gated 870-acre community offering residents the best in South Carolina coastal living. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway and lush tidal marshes, Dataw Island provides an oasis of leisure and contentment. Dataw residents enjoy the finest in professionally designed golf courses, gracious Lowcountry homes and abundant activities. As one of South Carolina's premier golf communit...
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