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low tide at Baynard Park in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island

Robert J. Shiller, Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University, has made a name for himself over the years with the S&P/CoreLogic/Case-Shiller National Home Price Index. He's acclaimed for tracking national real estate trends and issuing warnings about the market when he thinks it's overheating.

In his recent article, "The Housing Boom Is Already Gigantic. How Long Can It Last ? published in the New York Times, Professor Shiller has just raised a red flag of warning from the data he's collected and freshly analyzed. He says, "We are, once again, experiencing one of the greatest housing booms in the U.S. history," and, "The data can't tell us when prices will level off, or whether they will plunge catastrophically. All we do know is that…

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Harbour Town Christmas Tree 2018

Are you looking to share and enjoy the "holiday spirit" with others? If so, you'll do no better than to visit Harbour Town during the month of December.

The Sea Pines Resort kicks off the holidays on November 23rd with a Greg Russell concert under the Liberty Oak and the official lighting of the Christmas tree. The event begins at 7:30pm as Harbour Town comes to life with illuminated seasonal ornaments and song.

Ring in the "holiday spirits" with helping others. A number of the activities and events scheduled in Harbour Town are complimentary with the donation of a canned food item for Deep Well. By bringing a can or two, you and your family can enjoy classic holiday movies under the Liberty Oak with a fire pit to roast your marshmallows on…

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Sunrise over the Calibogue Sound

We're pleased to say the real estate market on Hilton Head Island continues to do well and is showing signs of confidence as we progress through the year. When compared to the same time period as last year, some market segments on the island are performing well with closed sales and appreciation while other segments are doing what they can to hold on to the gains from the previous year.

Island-wide, home sales are moving at a brisk pace with closed sales up 18.6 percent. However, the median sales price has dipped slightly by 1.9 percent to $530,000. 

The villa market on Hilton Head Island is having a great year with closed sales up 5.5 percent and the median sales price appreciating by 10.5 percent to $243,000.

Home sales in Sea Pines are…

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Sea Pines Sea Oats

2018 is becoming the year of the "oceanfront home." Sales of oceanfront homes in Sea Pines have reached stellar pace with 8 homes having already been sold and another 3 under contract.

A combination of the award winning accolades The Sea Pines Resort has earned and last year's beach renourishment project that placed over 600,000 cubic yards of pristine sand along our forested beaches have contributed to the upswing in our oceanfront sales. If we close out the year with 11 oceanfront homes sold, that will be the most we've sold since 2007 when we set the record at 15.

What helps to set this year apart was a beautifully built new spec home on Whistling Swan that sold for $8,700,000. This was the most expensive oceanfront home to sell in Sea Pines…

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Sunrise for Melanie Leneghan

When we decided to buy a home on Hilton Head Island we knew nothing except that we loved it on HHI. We had no knowledge of the housing market, the history of the subdivisions and plantations, what areas were good or bad and for what. We knew nothing. What we did know is that we needed a realtor with a thorough understanding of all things Hilton Head that we could trust implicitly.

Thank God we partnered with David and Kathy Love six years ago. They have exceeded all expectations. As time went on in our quest for THE perfect property we realized that we needed a set of eyes and ears that cared about us to be where we needed them to be when we needed them to be there. David and Kathy were that and more. We needed a realtor to run to a property of…

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Sea Pines Tower Beach

 

Midway through the year, real estate sales on Hilton Head Island are having a fairly good year when compared to this juncture last year. The general mood of the market is upbeat and positive. All price points and all types of properties are selling and those that are new, or renovated like new, are finding the most attention with buyers.

Island-wide, home sales have increased 19.4 percent while the median sales price has gained only 1.9 percent. Villa sales are doing better with an increase in closed transactions of 10 percent and the median sales price increasing by 12.3 percent, from $216,450 to $243,000.

Home sales in Sea Pines increased by 10.5 percent but median sales price has been nearly flat with a 1.1 percent gain. Coming on the…

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50 N. Calibogue Cay Road

Date:   Sunday, April 13
Time:  1:00 - 4:00pm 
Location:  50 N. Calibogue Cay, Calibogue Cay
Host:  Nancy Love
Questions:  Call Nancy
@ 843-290-3069

MLS #367857

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18 Audubon Pond Road

Date:   Sunday, April 13
Time:  1:00 - 4:00pm 
Location:  18 Audubon Pond, South Beach 
Host:  David Love
Questions:  Call David 
@ 843-290-5644

MLS #372107

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12 Genoa Court

Date:   Sunday, April 13
Time:  1:00 - 4:00pm 
Location:  12 Genoa Court, Harbour Town
Host:  Kathy Love
Questions:  Call Kathy 
@ 843-290-5654

MLS #374669

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David Love's photo of tagged alligator in Sea Pines

Sea Pines has volunteered to be in a first-of-its-kind alligator research and study program that's being conducted by Clemson University, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Nemours Wildlife Foundation of Yemassee. They're looking into how alligators behave in residential communities.

Alligators are apex predators and play a crucial role in fostering a healthy ecosystem. They can grow to over 13 feet in length, weigh up to a half-ton and live as long as humans. They are highly intelligent creatures. When the weather warms up in spring, and love is in the air, males begin roaming about and fighting for territory. By May, the males are bellowing out deep grunts while agitating the water with their backs. It's an impressive sound…

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Sea Pines Home for Sale - 18 Audubon Pond Road, Sea Pines

Take MOM on an Open House Tour of a Home Ideal for Her!

Date:   Sunday, April 13
Time:  1:00 - 3:00pm (perfect for an "after brunch" tour!)
Location:  18 Audubon Pond, Sea Pines
Host:  Nancy Love
Questions:  Call Nancy Love @ 843-290-3069

18 Audubon Pond Road, located in South Beach area of Sea Pines, is a one-of-a-kind marshfront home situated in one of Sea Pines friendliest neighborhoods. Mom - or Grandma - will love that kids can just hop on their bikes and safely bike to South Beach Marina or the beach on the Sea Pines Bike Path system! This is a 4 bedroom/3 bathroom home with an above ground pool. This all overlooks lightly-treed open space and marsh.

Watch this highlight reel below, then come see this fabulous home for yourself. Can't make…

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Baynard Mausoleum on Hilton Head Island

Work is under way to restore the Baynard Mausoleum and Zion Cemetery.  Nestled under a canopy of old oak trees where Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway (highway 278) meet is the oldest surviving structure on the island and now a designated listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

Built around 1845 by William E. Baynard, one of the island’s wealthiest cotton planters, the mausoleum served the needs of the dead, but an inscription on its wall urged the survivors to live with “integrity and uprightness.”  Four years after the completion Baynard died at the age of 45 and both he and his wife were interred in the building.

The Zion Chapel of Ease Historic Site was the location of the plantation owners’ first church built on the…

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