Hilton Head Island, SC Real Estate News

By Adam Hankey, Internet Marketing, MLS IDX, Web Design
( Search Engine Marketing Strategist)
For those seeking privacy, Spanish Wells Hilton Head Island, with its majestic waterfront manors, stately drives and prestigious addresses is a place to call home. A gem in the circlet of Hilton Head real estate, Spanish Wells homes command breathtaking views of both Calibogue Sound and Broad Creek Sound. Its north island location is tucked away in a non-gated, closely-knit community. With over 200 homes, many on estate-sized lots, Spanish Wells defines the aura of elegance, many with sprawling patios, private docks, cascading fountains and magnificent motor courts. Many of the homes for sale within Spanish Wells are private havens of luxury. This peninsula extends offerings of a clubhouse, a 9-hole course for a relaxing game of golf and water, water everywhere. Close to north-island sh...
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By Adam Hankey, Internet Marketing, MLS IDX, Web Design
( Search Engine Marketing Strategist)
The heart of Hilton Head, Forest Beach is an ungated community on the south-end of Hilton Head Island. It is bordered on one side by the lapping waves of the Atlantic Ocean and converges at Coligny Square—the oldest and most popular gathering spot on Hilton Head Island. Forest Beach is known by both islanders and visitors alike as either North Forest Beach or South Forest Beach. Forest Beach Drive runs parallel to the ocean on either side of Coligny Circle with beachside and non-beachside streets fingering off either section. Dune Lane, which runs center between the ocean and North Forest Beach Drive, offers some of the most spectacular oceanfront homes for sale in the Southeast. Forest Beach is a fusion of newly constructed oceanfront mansions, small bungalows built in the 1950s, condo...
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By Adam Hankey, Internet Marketing, MLS IDX, Web Design
( Search Engine Marketing Strategist)
With the bridge separating Hilton Head Island from Bluffton as a backdrop, Windmill Harbour offers some of the most superb luxury homes for sale on the Island. Unsurpassed in its scope of luxury, this 172 acre-sanctuary has an unrivaled reputation of exquisite living. Southern style homes, condos and townhomes make this community extremely appealing. Over the horizon sits the eternal sun in Windmill Harbour. There are no hotels and golf is not an offering within this tranquil deepwater community. The property boasts a choice setting on the island’s extreme north-end which endears it to those who prize living on the sparkling water, but who also desire quick access to the mainland. The prestigious South Carolina Yacht Club is located within the gates of Windmill Harbour and members enjoy...
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By Adam Hankey, Internet Marketing, MLS IDX, Web Design
( Search Engine Marketing Strategist)
This secure, private gated community, on the south end of Hilton Head Island, is conveniently located to a wide array of charming ships, cafes, gourmet restaurants, nightlife and family entertainment. Southern pines, live oaks, salt marshes, lagoons, sunsets, friends and neighbors comprise this 630-acre exquisite living environment. It is a hamlet of unspoiled beauty, with no hotels or other commercial trade within the gates. Many of the Hilton Head homes and condos for sale in Long Cove Plantation Hilton Head Island are situated along sweeping greens edged by lush trees or are set at glorious vantage points along the sparkling waters of Broad Creek—as 80% of Long Cove real estate has either lagoon or golf view, or both. Golf, more golf, tennis, boating, fishing, gardening, socializing ...
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By Adam Hankey, Internet Marketing, MLS IDX, Web Design
( Search Engine Marketing Strategist)
Oceanfront and situated high on the dunes of the white sand beaches is Folly Field. Unique in character and much smaller than the smallest plantation on Hilton Head Island, and with homes and condos to suite every taste, Folly Field was one of the first neighborhoods on Hilton Head Island to be developed. As in the 1950s, Folly Field is an ungated assortment of new, luxury, beachfront mansions and older, quaint bungalows. You can easily count the steps to the beach from any residence and, very probably, someone will call your name or greet you with a genuine smile as you traipse to the beckoning waves, laughing child in tow. There are a variety of homes for sale, vacation rentals and beach houses on the market—each with a commanding story to tell of memories made in the pristine sands o...
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By Adam Hankey, Internet Marketing, MLS IDX, Web Design
( Search Engine Marketing Strategist)
Shipyard Plantation, on the south end of Hilton Head Island, is an 800-acre secure island community.  Close to an array of fine dining, waterfront cafes and elegant shoppes, this resort community hails an outstanding location.  Lovely landscaped grounds surround its massive freshwater lagoon system where, with the lush island foliage, you are likely to discover an alligator peering from the rippling waters.  Twelve miles of winding paths and trails with moss draped live oaks are perfect for bikers and joggers and provide the ideal backdrop for memorable photos. Immersed in seclusion and tranquility, Shipyard is a beautifully preserved retreat, whether you are looking for a vacation destination or a lifestyle change.  Real estate owners in Shipyard Plantation enjoy a private beach club, ...
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By Adam Hankey, Internet Marketing, MLS IDX, Web Design
( Search Engine Marketing Strategist)
Hilton Head Plantation is bounded by the IntraCoastal Water and Port Royal Sound.  Set on nearly 4,000 acres, this plantation is located on the north-end of Hilton Head Island and is a private enclave known for its security, recreation and family lifestyles.  Real estate owners within the plantation enjoy a lifestyle of pleasure and privacy.  The varied architectural styles of homes and condos blend in harmoniously with the natural setting of pines, large live oaks and palmettos.  It has a beach pavilion, a marina, four golf courses, including a semi-private 18-hole golf course designed by Rees Jones, a health club, 12 tennis courts, and indoor and outdoor pools. In addition, there are lagoons for fishing, six miles of bike trails and two nature conservancies. Hilton Head Plantation is ...
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By Adam Hankey, Internet Marketing, MLS IDX, Web Design
( Search Engine Marketing Strategist)
When you speak of Hilton Head Island’s premier luxury real estate, golf, yachting and tennis community, you convey the unmatched living of Wexford Plantation.  Located in the heart of Hilton Head Island, Wexford is a golfer’s paradise with a meticulously maintained private championship golf course.  A haven for serious boaters, it also offers prime yacht dockage and secure mooring for 138 vessels up to 75 feet within its 37-acre harbour, an exclusive enclave looking out to the Intracoastal Waterway.  An elegantly appointed multi-million dollar clubhouse offers a private room for residents’event-hosting, a delightful restaurant and outdoor pool facilities, all immersed in seclusion and tranquility. The newest amenity within the secure gates of Wexford Plantation Hilton Head Island is its...
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By Adam Hankey, Internet Marketing, MLS IDX, Web Design
( Search Engine Marketing Strategist)
Port Royal  is a cultured and gracious plantation on Hilton Head Island South Carolina. It is the only private Oceanside planned residential community on Hilton Head, designed solely for residents and their guests’ enjoyment. Plantation residents have access to quiet beaches without commercial infringement or condo rentals inside the gates. It was the second plantation developed on the island and is located along the northeastern curve of the island, bordering Port Royal Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. It is conveniently located to the Hilton Head Airport as well as the public schools and the Hilton Head Hospital. Once you enter the elegant guard-gated entrance, you will note the varying residential style choices of Port Royal Plantation—the refined homes, cottages, and condominiums. Ther...
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By Adam Hankey, Internet Marketing, MLS IDX, Web Design
( Search Engine Marketing Strategist)
Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and Calibogue Sound, Sea Pines Resort is a 5,000-acre oceanfront retreat on Hilton Head Island’s southern tip offering world-class luxury accommodations for both homes and villas.  Known the world-over as a golfer’s paradise, it is also home to one of the most distinguished PGA tournaments--the annual Verizon Heritage PGA Golf Tournament-- which has been hosted by the Harbour Town Golf Links for over 36 years. Sea Pines Hilton Head Island is not all about golf, though. It was designed around miles of preserves and lagoons. It is a timeless destination, with the oft-photographed Harbour Town red and white banded lighthouse at the entrance to one of the world’s top rated yacht basins.  South Beach offers a private marina, waterfront cafes and unique boutique...
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By Adam Hankey, Internet Marketing, MLS IDX, Web Design
( Search Engine Marketing Strategist)
Without question, Palmetto Dunes is on one of the finest resort destinations in the world.  It is the jewel in the crown of Hilton Head Island real estate.  With over 2,000 acres, three miles of Atlantic Ocean beach, an 11-mile lagoon system, three world-class golf courses, an award-winning tennis center—and more—Palmetto Dunes is an unforgettable experience. Lovely homes dot the plantation and there are beach rentals for every taste—villas, condos or oceanfront homes—each with a unique flair.   Perhaps you like to walk the beach, kayak, canoe, ride bikes or fish.  It’s all here for you.  Should you be in the mood to shop or dine, there are a multitude of boutiques, specialty shops, malls, bistros, and fine restaurants.  During the summer, there are fireworks each Tuesday night, along w...
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By Adam Hankey, Internet Marketing, MLS IDX, Web Design
( Search Engine Marketing Strategist)
Hampton Place, the premier oceanfront luxury condominium complex, continues to make improvements to their amenities and bolster real estate values. Already known for its stylish architecture and meticulous landscaping, Hampton Place is located on the ocean in Palmetto Dunes on Hilton Head Island. Characteristic of Hampton Place luxury, two ocean side pools invite you to relax, bask in the southern sun or unwind beneath the sway of the palmetto palms.  Loosen up in the adult-only pool, calm your senses in the jets of the hot tub or enjoy the antics of your little one in the baby splash round. A special feature of the main pool is that during the cool days of spring and the brisk days of fall, it is heated.  During last weeks of July and into early August, the pool’s heat pumps are revers...
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By Melissa Evans, Beaufort SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners)
The Rotary Foundation held the Presidential Gala to welcome Rotary International President Dong Kurn (D.K.)Lee to the Lowcountry last night. He spoke about the Polio Eradication Program and how polio has successfully been eradicated from all but 4 countries through the efforts of Rotary. New Major Donors and new Bequest Society members were recognized and introduced to D.K. The long reaching effect of this rather quiet group of humanitarians deserves commendation.  Another program of Rotary, through the Hilton Head Island Club is helping burn victims. Present last night was a 5 year old from the Phillipines who was to have plastic surgery to repair burn injuries. Other programs of Rotary International include improving living conditions for needy families, increasing food production and...
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By Susan Ochsner
(Sea Pines Real Estate - South Beach)
The Beaufort County Planning Commission voted Monday against increased regulation of tree removal on private property, saying only some live oaks should be protected. The commission's six members unanimously voted to send a tree ordinance to the Beaufort County Council, but they recommended stripping language that protects anything other than live oaks with a diameter of 18 inches or more. The current tree ordinance has come under fire because owners of homes built since 1999 have to get a permit to remove any tree, while owners of homes built before 1999 only need a permit to remove a live oak 12 inches or more in diameter. The county is trying to create language that applies equally to all homeowners in unincorporated parts of Beaufort County. The planning commission also recommended ...
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By Jim Reilley
(Catalyst Real Estate Marketing)
Optimize your company website's ranking1. Keywords - It is critical to come up with a list of words the describe your business. In regards to the real estate industry, keywords are extremely competitive and an Adwords campaign should be utlized along with good SEO techniques. The keywords you choose must be used throughout the copy of your website.2. Keyword Density is critical to obtain good results.3. Content is King. Make sure the copy on your website changes and your site is not static. If you have relevant stories, news articles that focus on your keywords the search engines will look upon it as favorable. Duplicate copy from your other sites etc is frowned upon. If you are in Real Estate make sure you are utlizing all of the latest technoligies for Video & Presentations.4. Meta Ta...
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By John Robinson, REALTOR - Hilton Head Island, SC
(Dunes Marketing Group)
I had a client ask me this today and I thought I would share the answer with you.  On Hilton Head Island, South Carolina there are approximately 339 pended listings as of this writing.  Of the pended listings, 242 are homes with an average price of $710,198, 56 are villas with an average price of $368,549, and 41 are lots with an average price of $404,129.  Because of this statistic, we can expect in the next 30-45 days there will be 339 more homes SOLD!  Today's buyer is savvy, smart and confident. They know the rule to ‘buy low and sell high'.   Some people on the other hand know the cost of everything and the value of nothing. These new buyers are educated on both cost and VALUE.  They know that Hilton Head Island historically has some of the lowest priced oceanfront real estate on t...
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By John Robinson, REALTOR - Hilton Head Island, SC
(Dunes Marketing Group)
Here are a few reasons why 39,000 residents call Hilton Head home and countless others have made it their primary destination to vacation and relax. Did you know: 1) Hilton head was one of the first "eco-planned" communities in the country. Charles Fraser, the visionary developer of Sea Pines Resort, set the stage with his very aggressive approach to preserving nature for the entire Island. 2) 70% of our population is under the age of 60 years of age.  The largest segment of our population (18.2%) is under 18 years of age and the median age on the Island is 35.4 years. Hilton Head is much more than a retirement community. 3) We have one of the best climates on the east coast. We have a semi-tropical climate with an average daytime temperature of 75 degrees and an average evening tempera...
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By Bubba Moore
(Hilton Head Area Properties, llc.)
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By Susan Ochsner
(Sea Pines Real Estate - South Beach)
Met some friends for lunch @ Fat Babys on Arrow Road on Hilton Head Island today. Great tasty pizza and subs (the Fat Baby's is very tasty) at a great price. Local spot that yours truly enjoys for a quick good value lunch. Ask for Pete and have a blast!
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By Susan Ochsner
(Sea Pines Real Estate - South Beach)
The Town of Hilton Head Island Comprehensive Plan is having a Neighborhood Meeting Series througout January 2009. I attended the first one and encourage all islanders and interested visitors to participate. The Town's current plan was adopted in 2004 and it is time for an update. Because much of the Island has been developed, the island is transitioning from a growing community to one of relative maturity. This is a key consideration in teh update of the plan. The update plan is a collaborative effort between the community and its leaders to from a vision for the future of the Town of Hilton Head Island over the next 20 years. And although I personally, as well as many islanders, live in a gated community having its own covenants and private roads, the island's direction and philosophy ...
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