Hilton Head Island, SC Real Estate News

By Randy Smith, Randynulls Hilton Head Real Estate
(Randy's Hilton Head Real Estate)
If you are looking for information on Hilton Head Island Real Estate, you should visit www.RandysRealEstate.com, Hilton Head's number one Real Estate website. You will find listings for all Hilton Head Foreclosures including Sea Pines Foreclosures, Palmetto Dunes Foreclosures and Forest Beach Foreclosures. The website is very easy to navigate and all listings are updated on a daily basis from an IDX feed from the Hilton Head Island MLS. There are quick search buttons that allow you to search the plantations with one click. If you prefer, you can search all properties in the Hilton Head MLS area with an interactive map. Also featured on the website are Hilton Head Vacation Rentals. By way of a hyperlink, you can leave www.RandysRealEstate.com and go to www.HHIBeachVilla.com, an interacti...
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By Robbie Bunting, Hilton Head Properties
(Hilton Head Properties)
Hilton Head Real Estate markets move quickly In the last few years, we all have learned that that the Hilton Head Island real estate market can move very quickly from an extreme "Sellers Market" to an extreme "Buyers Market".  Most markets bounce a little bit from a "Normal Market" right or left, but Hilton Head has bounced big time.  Just two years ago prices were frothy and somehow we overcompensated for this and our prices now seem too low.  The important thing to know is that this too will not last forever and normal will return. Why does the Hilton Head Real Estate market move quickly?  Real estate is governed by the simple law of suply and demand.  Because Hilton Head is an Island that is 97% developed it offers a  finite resource of developable land.  When you factor in additiona...
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By Chris & Maria Skrip, Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head, Sun City SC
(RE/MAX 1st Advantage)
Want Platinum? Here's How It's Done By Deborah Ball Kearns, RE/MAX Times Online Associate Editor Her time in the U.S. Army taught Adrienne Lally structure and discipline. It also brought her to Honolulu, where she and her team specialize in serving the military community. The Platinum Club and Hall of Fame member with RE/MAX Honolulu in Kapolei, Hawaii, bills herself as a military relocation specialist. She's also the author of the book "The Honolulu Real Estate Guide." Specializing in a niche, says Lally (ABR, CDPE, FSP, SFR), is the best way to stand out in your market. Here are other tips Lally shares for growing your business: Tell us about your Honolulu market. The inventory is low in certain areas, and buyers are having a harder time getting financing as the guidelines have tighte...
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By Robbie Bunting, Hilton Head Properties
(Hilton Head Properties)
Posted by robbie@robbiebunting.com on July 7th, 2010 The gulf stream is 70 miles from Hilton Head Island. Located off the coast of Hilton Head Island, the gulf stream has pushed storms past our coast line, kept our temperatures warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer and will hopefully push the oil away from our shorelines.  This "river" or current in the Atlantic Ocean is the super highway and Hilton Head's guardian angel. The Gulf Stream and Weather on Hilton HeadThe subtropical climate of South Carolina arises from the combination of the state's relatively low latitude, its generally low elevation, the proximity of the warm Gulf Stream in the Atlantic, and the Appalachian Mountains, which in winter help to screen out cold air from the interior of the United States.  The Gulf St...
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By Robbie Bunting, Hilton Head Properties
(Hilton Head Properties)
Posted by robbie@robbiebunting.com on June 28th, 2010 Harbour Town's 4th of July Festivities. Children's activities, live music, a special concert with Gregg Russell, food and drinks with a fireworks display around 9:15 p.m. Free shuttle service from several parking lots throughout The Sea Pines Resort. Gate fee is $5. (843) 842-1979 or seapines.com.www.seapines.com Shelter Cove's July 4th fireworks.  Located at Mile Marker 8 off of William Hilton Parkway.  Performances by Shannon Tanner will begin at 6:30PM and fireworks will start at dusk.  Between these events, guests can enjoy the food  and arts and crafts.  There is no charge to walk around. www.palmettodunes.com Skull Creek Community Fireworks at Hudson's. Outside entertainment beginning at 6 p.m. with food and drinks available fo...
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By Robbie Bunting, Hilton Head Properties
(Hilton Head Properties)
Are you visiting Hilton Head Island soon? If you are a first time visitor or returning owner to Hilton Head Island, we have put together a visitor package below.  In this information you will have our famous guide to the best restauarants, maps of Daufuskie, Hilton Head, Savannah and Charleston(nice day trips), a list of suggested things to do, links for Hilton Head information and fun things to do.  We also would encourage your inquiry about the Hilton Head Real Estate properties we offer now after the past recession.  Things to do on Hilton Head Island and Links:  Our Map of Hilton Head Island\ Our famous Restaurant Guide for Hilton Head\ Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Outside Hilton Head\ Tennis\ Golf on Hilton Head Island\Beaches and Parks\and  Bike Pathways Cool things to see on ...
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By Robbie Bunting, Hilton Head Properties
(Hilton Head Properties)
The Good Ole Days While we have been selling up a storm on Hilton Head Island, there are still some sellers and agents that seem to be waiting for the good ole days.  Those good ole days gave sellers lots of showings and offers to consider in the sale of their property.  For listing agents the good ole days meant they could sit back and wait for a buyer or another agent to bring them offers on one of their many listings regardless of price, condition and even location.  For the buyer agents, the good ole days meant they did not have to shop or sort through thousands of listings to find the perfect one, all they had to do is show the one or two that were available and ask the buyer to decide on one or the other.  For the buyers, the good ole days meant you had to decide quickly or you mi...
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By Chris & Maria Skrip, Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head, Sun City SC
(RE/MAX 1st Advantage)
New Name: Just Call Us 'RE/MAX' By Deborah Ball Kearns, RE/MAX Times Online Associate Editor "RE/MAX International, Inc." has shortened its name to "RE/MAX, LLC." The company is known as simply RE/MAX. RE/MAX, with offices in more than 75 countries worldwide, recently transitioned from being an incorporated company to a limited-liability company. In the process, RE/MAX executives decided to shorten the name. "We're a brand leader and people around the world know us very well," says RE/MAX CEO Margaret Kelly. "Just like Nike or Starbucks, RE/MAX stands on its own." The name change, Kelly adds, gives the RE/MAX organization an even stronger foothold and a competitive edge for worldwide growth and expansion. With a highly visible International Development department, "RE/MAX" in the shorte...
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By Cherimie Crane
(Cherimie Crane & Associates)
cherimie | Ballenger Realty | (843) 812-2090 40 Folley Field, Hilton Head, SC Ocean View Villa at Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Resort! 1BR/1BA Condo offered at $105,000 Year Built 1982 Sq Footage 540 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial Floors Unspecified Parking 2 Uncovered spaces Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $385 per month DESCRIPTION A tremendous opportunity to own a precious beach villa in Hilton Head. Located at Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Resort with amenities galore, breath takingocean views, boardwalk, enormous pool, restaurant, tennis courts, and beautiful green space. Unbelievable rental potential!!! see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES - Central A/C - Central heat - Dishwasher - Stove/Oven - Microwave - Balcony, Deck, or Patio COMMUNITY FEATURES - Business cent...
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By Charlie Fraser
(Charles Fraser Realty Group)
Photo from the Island Packet 6/10/10 The Beaufort 45 Reef is getting some new neighbors today.  Old personnel carriers from the Army will get a new home today.  After being stripped of all equipment and degreased they are ready to become habitat for the reef.  The carriers will become home to small marine life which will eventually attract larger game fish for our local sports fishing enthusiast. It is a welcome addition to the artificial reefs along the South Carolina coast. Thanks Copy Right Charlie B Fraser 2010
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By Susan Ochsner
(Sea Pines Real Estate - South Beach)
Although we have not seen the dramatic oversupply of homes as in Florida, California and Arizona, suffice it to say we also have our share of Foreclosures on Hilton Head Island. How about a 2 bedroom 1 bath condo close to cross island, Tide Pointe Retirement Community, Palmetto Bay Marina, 8 minute bikeride to the beach for $39,900? There will be multiple offers on that one for sure and will most likely go over list price. Numerous condos and 20 single-family homes ranging from $203,400 to $3,795,000 in gated communities is what I can offer you in our Hilton Head market. Boy, I wish I had some cash myself to purchase some of these fantastic deals that are not speculative by any means! Call me and let me help you secure a great deal on Hilton Head Island - the place to be! Susan Ochsner 
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By Robbie Bunting, Hilton Head Properties
(Hilton Head Properties)
We had a client last week that has a motorcylce and rides it daily.  As we started researching areas around Hilton Head Island we found three gated communities that allow motorcycle access.  There are areas outside of the gated communities that allow motorcycle access and lots of beautiful places in South Carolina to visit via motorcycle!   Port Royal, Windmill Harbour and Wexford allow owners motorcycle access In most plantations you can trailer your motorcycle from the gate to your garage or have a mini storage type unit.  However if you ride it daily, there are three gated communities on the Island that  allow owners to travel on their bikes  to and from the homes.  Windmill Harbour (Jenkins Island/Hilton Head) allows motorcycles.   This 172-acre secure, gated, private residential c...
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By Charlie Fraser
(Charles Fraser Realty Group)
I keep hearing people complain about the Compass Rose Park on Pope Avenue & New Orleans Rd. I wonder if the people who are complaining have been to the park. If they had been to the park I don’t believe they would be complaining. The Town of Hilton Head Island and Ed Drain did a wonderful job with designing and building the park. The landscaping has begun to mature and will only get better with time. I went by the other day and took some pictures of the flowers, Wall boards depicting the history of the island, and the statue of Charles E Fraser. Yes, it is a tribute to my family and a well deserved one. So if you haven’t been by the park, take the time to go and enjoy the beautiful landscape, swing sets, pavilion overlooking Boggy Gut Swamp, or twirl on the compass rose, while admiring ...
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By Robbie Bunting, Hilton Head Properties
(Hilton Head Properties)
Posted by robbie@robbiebunting.com on May 4th, 2010 The signs on Hilton Head Island Blooming azaleas, buyer appointments, phones ringing and multiple offers are all signs that Hilton Head is clearly in recovery.  Although, the recovery will be more of a campaign than a flip of a switch, it is now taking place.  Sellers are finally listening to their agents, buyers are finally stepping up to these properties with confidence and it is now GAME ON.  April Sales on Hilton Head improved April is a critical sales month for Hilton Head Island and last year it simply did not happen.  This year my company(of 100+ agents) saw some staggering results.  Dunes Marketing Group saw sales jump 44% over last year and we were only off 2006 sales total numbers by 15%.  This does not account for the volume...
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By Charlie Fraser
(Charles Fraser Realty Group)
By KATE CERVEkcerve@beaufortgazette.com843-706-8177Published Friday, April 30, 2010 Retired developer receives honorary degreeJoseph B. Fraser Jr., business leader, environmental preservationist and public servant, received an honorary doctoral degree at Friday's University of South Carolina Beaufort commencement. USCB Chancellor Jane Upshaw said Fraser pioneered conservation-minded communities that incorporated wildlife preserves and protected green space. He helped keep the Heritage Classic golf tournament alive in the 1980s and helped form the Heritage Classic Foundation.  In the school's 50th year, leaders of the University of South Carolina Beaufort traced the community's more than 200-year history of higher education that began with Beaufort College. At Friday's graduation ceremo...
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By Robbie Bunting, Hilton Head Properties
(Hilton Head Properties)
Arrival and decompression day on Hilton Head What do you want your first day to look like on Hilton Head?  Some will arrive early and head to the Hilton Head beach, while others will stock up on groceries before check in(if there is room in the car) while others may pick up a racket or head to the golf course when they arrive.  We have listed below some ideas to help you make arrangements for your first day with us! Head to the Hilton Head Beach! If you arrive too early to check in, but want to stretch your legs, head out to one of the  towns parks.  Some of the  Island Parks offer facitilities for changing into your bathing suit(be sure to pack your bathing suit on top.)  If you are staying in a resort or beach community on Hilton Head before ask for a gate pass ahead of time so that i...
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By Susan Ochsner
(Sea Pines Real Estate - South Beach)
What a fabulous golf tournament down here on Hilton Head Island this past weekend! The weather was perfect, the azaleas were in full bloom and spectacular and the locals and visitors alike enjoyed the weekend. If you have never been to Hilton Head or have not been here lately, come on and visit us. Value is plentiful and heaven on earth right here! What other communities out there are special and why? I tried to upload a photo of Mr. Fraser and his new statue at the Compass Rose Park with no real success. I will try and have one on my website. Come enjoy Hilton Head Island!
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By Robbie Bunting, Hilton Head Properties
(Hilton Head Properties)
Posted by robbie@robbiebunting.com on April 14th, 2010 Verizon Heritage of Golf   On Monday this week on Hilton Head Island the kilts (Heritage Plaid) were donned and the cannons were shot on the 18th Hole of the Harbourtown Links Golf Course.  Schools are let out Thursday and Friday as many Islanders make their way to Harbourtown to enjoy the tournament.  There are many ways to enjoy the tournament.  So get your plaid on and enjoy the Heritage, whatever way you do it! In Your Hilton Head Home? If you are planning on watching the tournament from your home, below are the channels and schedule: The Golf Channel Thursday - Friday, April 15-16, 3:00 - 6:00 pmThe Golf Channel Saturday - Sunday, April 17-18, 1:00 - 3:00 pmCBS Sports Saturday - Sunday, April 17-18, 3:00 - 6:00 pmXM Satellite ...
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By Robbie Bunting, Hilton Head Properties
(Hilton Head Properties)
Posted by robbie@robbiebunting.com on April 13th, 2010 Value is different than price My real estate coach taught me the best lesson I have ever had in value the other day.  He told me to take my self out of my Hilton Head real estate business and imagine myself working in a pizza parlor.  He told me that I would be selling pizzas for him.  My job was to promote and market the pizzas for sale.  He told me my advertising budget was unlimited.  My compensation was based entirely on performance. Can you sell $100 pizza? My coach/owner told me that the only condition for unlimited marketing was that I had to sell the pizzas for $100 each.  I always loved a good challenge and $100 dollar pizzas sounded do-able so I started thinking about full page ads, super bowl commercials, big fat coupons...
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By Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results
(RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage)
Fridays Photos - Hilton Head Island SC Sunrise   THIS WAS A GREAT DAY!!! AND WAS A GREAT VACATION Hope Yours Was Too!!! Now back in Ontario and it snowed today  To learn more about what housing options Uxbridgeand the surrounding area has to offer;be it condominium or detached homes, in town or rural communities,country homes, estates or farms just Check Out Homes For Sale On My Listing Web Site
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