Port Royal, SC Real Estate News

By Mike Sackman, Realtor, Broker ABR, CRS. Closer!
(Keller Williams Realty)
Whether you're just visiting the beautiful coastal town of Port Royal or plan to buy a home here, there's great food waiting to be experienced here. Here's a few of the top places to eat in Port Royal.Alvin Ord's Sandwich Shop No 2If you're just looking for a great sandwich served up quick, make sure you come to Alvin Ord's. Their sandwiches are made with generous portions, and they also feature some of the best pita sandwiches in the Lowcountry. The atmosphere is comfortable and cozy, with seating inside and out. They also make their bread in house for maximum freshness.1635 On The AvenueA jewel of the Port Royal restaurant scene, 1635 offers a dining experience that features fine food, a comfortable atmosphere, and personal service from the chef and owner herself. Reservations are rec...
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By Mike Sackman, Realtor, Broker ABR, CRS. Closer!
(Keller Williams Realty)
Spring is well underway and it’s time to get outside and enjoy the natural splendor of the Lowcountry. If you’re thinking about buying a home in Port Royal or Beaufort, then you’re moving to the perfect location if you enjoy sandy beaches, unique playgrounds, nature reserves, or just a peaceful place to relax. Here’s a few of the beautiful parks in Port Royal you can look forward to visiting. Plus they’re all dog friendly.The Sands (Port Royal)Located at the end of Sands Beach Road at the convergence of the Beaufort River and Battery Creek, these sandy beaches offer a great view of the river and estuaries.  Bring your boat or kayak and take advantage of the boat ramp to have even more fun. People come here to enjoy a relaxing walk along the beach or on The Henry Robinson Boardwalk which...
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By Susan Jacobsen, 20 Years Providing WOW Real Estate Service
(The Alliance Group Realty)
  2016 Kiwanis Rib Burnoff and Barbecue Fest -Hilton Head Island WHEW almost didn't get the word out!!!   Get ready for mouth - and eye - watering treats at the 20th Anniversary Rib Burnoff and Barbecue fest hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Hilton Head! When: Saturday, May 14, 2016 Where: Coastal Discovery Museum, Honey Horn Plantation Hours: 11:30A - 3:30PWhat: RIBS and Barbecue of course Cost: $12 per person in advance or $15 at the gate Contact: Jim GantEmail: jim@gantfamily.com   What is going on? There's always a reason for another event on Hilton Head Island and May is still seasonable - not too many no-see-ums, and so it's time to have some mouth-watering (and sometimes tongue singeing) ribs and barbecue from restaurants and amateurs alike.     Where can you get tickets? You can buy...
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By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
I received an email yesterday from a buyer wanting some general information about Beaufort's sister city of Por Royal, so I jotted down a few thoughts. Port Royal is a fantastic area. It has a downtown area that is very cool, with a different vibe than downtown Beaufort. There are currently 13 homes for sale in the downtown area of Port Royal, ranging in price from $99,000, for a nice little condo home, to $850,000, for a waterfront home. The median asking price in Port Royal right now is $199,900.Also, Port Royal has a fantastic future because the 50-acre former port down the street will be sold -- hopefully in the next year or so -- and be redeveloped. This is one of the best waterfront tracts available in the estate, and will have a tremendously positive impact on the town, which as...
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By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
I guess I should feel good that another Realtor here in town likes my listing text enough to cut and paste it for his own nearby listing. Below are Exhibit A, from my listing at 1213 16th Street, here in Port Royal, SC, and Exhibit B, from a nearby listing, listed a few weeks later (also in Port Royal) by another broker here in town.  Notice any similarities? LOL. Has this ever happened to you?  Just thought I'd share. Have a great day!! EXHIBIT A REDUCED -- This downtown Port Royal charmer is located directly across the street from the waterfront tract slated to be redeveloped as part of the sale of the old Port Royal Ports Authority. This is an opportunity to get in to downtown Port Royal early, before the developers begin turning dirt. Work is expected to begin shortly after the anti...
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By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
Beaufort, SC real estate observers s have been waiting for years for the next step to be taken in Port Royal, where 50 acres of pristine waterfront property awaits development. For years, the South Carolina Ports Authority operated a lightly-used shipping port on the site. The port has been shut for several years now. First, just a few years ago, former Gov. Mark Sanford signed a bill ordering the closure of the port, which sits behind an imposing wall of rusted chain-link fence. Gov. Sanford also ordered the property be sold for development. Real estate excitement hit fever pitch as speculators swarmed the quiet little town to grab their piece of the real estate pie. Property owners put insane asking prices on their properties, and in many cases were rewarded with eager buyers. Port Ro...
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By Greg Bennett
(Exit Realty of Beaufort)
  Port Royal SC Soft Shell Crab Festival It's that time of year again! Time for Beaufort's delicious soft shell crabs. The festival is held in Historic Port Royal April 24, 2010 at 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The streets are closed off and the best restaurants are presenting their finest soft shell crab delicacies. This is a fun festive day with activities for the whole family. There is music, food, crafts, shag dancing and SOFT SHELL CRABS! The restaurants that participate in this event come from Ladys Island, Historic Beaufort, Port Royal and Habersham. Soft shell crabs are only available for a short period of time when the delicious blue crabs shed their hard shell to grow. The crabs are ha...
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By John March, "Engage, connect, prosper" (Matt 6:33)
(Charisma Media Group, LLC)
Creating Our Own Economy This is the first in a series of posts that I want  to continue to do for local business owners and professionals. We are in the business of real estate and we need to do all that we can do to be boosters of local enterprises. I'd encourage all real estate professionals to do the same in the communities they serve--and create your own economy...not dependent on government handouts. We can be  good business neighbors and refer others to businesses and professionals we know, like and trust. Former Marine and Now Entrepreneur Randy is a former Marine and was also a  Marine Corps Drill Instructor. Since 2008 He has owned Rapid Refill, which is a printing Ink cartridge franchise. He is located in Port Royal, South Carolina, not too far from Parris Island, SC. You can...
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By Chris & Maria Skrip, Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head, Sun City SC
(RE/MAX 1st Advantage)
Picture of the TShirt for 2009 Soft Shell Crab Festival (6th Annual) in Port Royal, SC. Yummy Food! Selling Tickets at Soft Shell Crab Festivals - $1.00 each - Beer and Wine are 3 Tickets - Sodas are 2 Tickets - Food varies by vendor. Ya'll make sure to come next year! Lowcounty National Bank manned the Beer Tent/Booth this year for Soft Shell Crab Festival. Soft Shell Crab Festival 2009, Gretchen Krapf (far left) and Mary McClaskey (far right) both of RE/MAX Sea Island Realty. Mike Sackman of RE/MAX Sea Island Realty. Port Royal and Soft Shell Crab Festival are dog-friendly.  Isn't she a cutie pie! Picture of the crowd down Paris Ave in Port Royal - this is a HUGE STREET PARTY! No festival would be complete without some great SHAG MUSIC! The Soft Shell Crab Festival in Port Royal is h...
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By Chris & Maria Skrip, Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head, Sun City SC
(RE/MAX 1st Advantage)
The Town of Port Royal South Carolina was voted one of the TOP 10 COOLEST SMALL TOWNS as announced on the CBS Early Show on April 15th, 2009! Budget Travel conducted the survey and voting!  To read the full article, visit their website at: http://www.budgettravel.com/bt-srv/coolestsmalltowns/index.html For a local perspective visit the Island Packet at: http://www.islandpacket.com/1482/story/817592.html Chris and Maria Skrip own 2 pieces of land in Port Royal located directly across from the YMCA.  The lots are zoned MU-2 (Multi-Use - like Live Work Units, etc).  Many of the lots and homes in Port Royal have this special zoning.  We can't wait to see what happens when the Port is SOLD!  Maria says, "I am expecting The Town of Port Royal to turn into a little Harbour Town - like in Sea P...
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Beaufort Real Estate Agency Launches targeted MLS Property Searches for Port Royal SC   Exit Realty of Beaufort South Carolina with the leadership of Greg Bennett offers Port Royal Segmentation MLS Search. This service helps Buyers focus on the market of their choice and drill down their choices an create private account. Give the system a try; remember it is free and packed with all the tools you need to make the right decision on your next home purchase. Port Royal South Carolina MLS Search Port Royal Real Estate - Homes for Sale in Port Royal SC. You also have access to the following market segments: Port Royal Entry Level Homes, Port Royal Median Homes, Port Royal Upscale Homes, Port Royal Luxury Homes, and Port Royal Lots and Land for sale in Port Royal SC. Surrounding Towns and Co...
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By Cherimie Crane
(Cherimie Crane & Associates)
  Don't worry Mr. Former President sir, I found them. Yep. Little ol me. Realtor from Beaufort, South Carolina wakes up to find WMD's. ***warning, may completely tick you off, offend you, or make you feel the need to curse*** I identified them and their wake of destruction. Forgive me for not stumbling upon them sooner. 1. CNN- This weapon can be found on TV and or www.cnn.com. It can be a bit deceiving at first even slightly informative. The blanket statements, broad statistics, endless pictures of boarded up homes and the teary-eyed innocent has caused massive destruction. 2. Foreclose, because you can, don't worry the government will save you. During my career as a teacher, at times, I worked up to THREE jobs at once. Now, with headlines, pundits, and the all knowing neighbor telling...
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By Cherimie Crane
(Cherimie Crane & Associates)
Old Shell Point is a traditional neighborhood in keeping with historic towns such as Port Royal, Beaufort, Charleston and Savannah. Centrally located in Port Royal, South Carolina, Old Shell Point offers an opportunity to own a new piece of the past. Homes range in size from 1000 -3000 square feet. Whether a cottage for the single professional or a home for a new member of the community, Old Shell Point has something to offer everyone. Nearing its Second year of construction, Old Shell Point is setting a new standard in the construction of the area's unique designs. Style, quality, and convenience of location are just a few of the reasons to look further at Old Shell Point.
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By Cherimie Crane
(Cherimie Crane & Associates)
As I was going through all of the information about Beaufort, SC I realized there simply isn't enough about Port Royal. Port Royal is one of Beaufort's most treasured communities. It has an eclectic feel that attracts a most unique population. With Port Royal's "mixed-used" zoning capabilities many artist and small business owners are able to operate directly out of their residence. I lived in Port Royal for three lovely years. My favorite activity was walking down to the Sands Beach. It was always the perfect way to begin, or end a busy day. On my way to The Sands, I would drop in Old Post Office Coffeehaus, another favorite. Old Post Office Coffeehausis located between 9th and 10th street. There is always something going on and plenty of wonderful conversations to be had on the porch ...
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By Cherimie Crane
(Cherimie Crane & Associates)
After two incredibly long weeks of Real Estate Broker courses, it was finally time to pack up and head east. Not to discount the earth moving material covered in the class, but boy was I ready to come back to Beaufort. I have read that smell is one of the strongest senses. At times I have even wished that were not true. On Friday, I couldn't have been happier to have a great sniffer!     It depends on who you ask and possibly where you are standing in regards to the answer to the age old, "What is that smell?", here in beautiful Beaufort by the Sea.         I remember my first experience visiting Beaufort. At the time, I was lucky to have my best friend perched in my lap with his head out the window. We both were slightly intrigued by the smell that greeted us once we approached the fir...
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By Greg Bennett
(Exit Realty of Beaufort)
Parris Island Rentals A wonderful opportunity has become available to the families of graduating marine recruits on Parris Island S.C. A local resident has converted his beautifully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo  which sleeps six, into an incredibly affordable rental exclusively for family and friends of graduating Marine recruits. He understood the frustration many families endured with the high cost of multiple hotel rooms and the increase in rates in Beaufort, S.C. during graduations. He has appointed this rental to be a home away from home with all the amenities you would expect. This wonderful condo is designed for easy self check in and is located less than 2 ½ miles from Parris Island, 1 mile to downtown Port Royal, 3 miles to Historic Beaufort with wonderful dining and sh...
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By Beaufort Realty Consultants, Broker/Owner
(Beaufort Realty Consultants)
Parris Island Rentals A wonderful opportunity has become available to the families of graduating marine recruits on Parris Island S.C. A local resident has converted his beautifully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo  which sleeps six, into an incredibly affordable rental exclusively for family and friends of graduating Marine recruits. He understood the frustration many families endured with the high cost of multiple hotel rooms and the increase in rates in Beaufort, S.C. during graduations. He has appointed this rental to be a home away from home with all the amenities you would expect. This wonderful condo is designed for easy self check in and is located less than 2 ½ miles from Parris Island, 1 mile to downtown Port Royal, 3 miles to Historic Beaufort with wonderful dining and sh...
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By Chris & Maria Skrip, Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head, Sun City SC
(RE/MAX 1st Advantage)
Gretchen Krapf  of RE/MAX Sea Island Realty took 2nd place in her age group during a 5K run to benefit Beaufort Academy of Dance. Gretchen is a licensed assistant for The Chris Skrip Team serving 3 full time Realtors, Chris Skrip, Diana Earnst, and Mike Sackman.  The 5K race started at the park in The Village of Port Royal South Carolina  located behind Port Royal Elementary School  and went through the local streets of Port Royal including Paris Ave (Main Street in Port Royal).  If you are interested in purchasing Beaufort South Carolina Real Estate, give Gretchen Krapf and The Chris Skrip Team a call.  Serving Beaufort County from Hilton Head to Fripp Island.  Committed to your real estate Success! Getting ready to run! Running, Running, Running - Lookin' Good! Gretchen doesn't look l...
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It is SHRIMP SEASON yall!!!! The Beaufort and Hilton Head Island area is well known for it's marshes and waterways. Beaufort is even better known for it's huge population of shrimp. The very marsh that provides the area with so much beauty, also is the growing grounds for shrimp and most other sea life. In late summer, the shrimp that hatched and grew in these marshes begin their departure to the open sea. While they are preparing to leave the area, the local shrimpers are preparing for their departure, to the boat landings. It's shrimping time!!   Most people around Beaufort use a cast net to catch shrimp. This is simply a round net, usually made out of monofilament, nylon or cotton mesh, with a lot of weights attached to the outer perimeter of the mesh. A line runs through the center...
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By Chris & Maria Skrip, Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head, Sun City SC
(RE/MAX 1st Advantage)
There was an update on the sale of the Port located on the waterfront in the Town of Port Royal South Carolina.  The Port is still on the market for $27 million with no buyers at the table.  Doesn't anyone want our Port?  This is a beautiful piece of property with direct access to Port Royal Sound and the Atlantic Ocean.  With the $27 million price tag, investors will be looking for highest and best use for the property.  This will most likely be commercial spaces and condominiums; however, the Town of Port Royal has height restrictions that limit the type/style of buildings you can place on the property.  Investors are looking for a return on their investment (ROI).  The approval of the marina would be a great improvement for this property and really a necessity for the sale of the pro...
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