Hilton Head Island Seafood Fest

Hilton Head Island Seafood Fest

DATE: March 30 – April 5, 2014 The 7th annual Hilton Head Island Seafood Fest, hosted by the David M. Carmines Memorial Foundation and presented by forkandfun.com and Hilton Head Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is set to take place Monday, March 30, 2014 through Saturday, April 5, 2014. March 30, 3-7pm: Hilton Head Island Seafood [...]

Sea Pines Opens New Golf Club To Public

Sea Pines Opens New Golf Club To Public

For some golfers, the new clubhouse at Sea Pines Resort will take some getting used to. From the restaurant with panoramic course views to the locker rooms featuring plush carpets, mahogany cubbies, a TV and a shoe-shine station, the Plantation Golf Club is a departure from the old clubhouse, according to Cliff McMackin, director of [...]

Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends

Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends

National Association of REALTORS® Posted: March 11, 2014 Read More     • Gen Y comprises the largest share of home buyers at 31 percent, followed by Gen X at 30 percent, and both Younger (16 percent) and Older Boomers (14 percent) at 30 percent. The Silent Generation has the smallest share of home buyers at [...]

New law gives property tax relief to active-duty military

New law gives property tax relief to active-duty military

By ZACH MURDOCK March 13, 2014 South Carolina military members will get a tax break on homes they couldn’t sell before being deployed, thanks to a law signed Thursday by Gov. Nikki Haley. The law allows military homeowners to pay the owner-occupied property tax rate of 4 percent instead of the 6 percent rate charged [...]

6 International Players Commit To 46th RBC Heritage

6 International Players Commit To 46th RBC Heritage

Spectators are gearing up to visit Hilton Head for the 46th Heritage Classic PGA Golf Tournament. South Carolina’s only PGA tour will be held April 14-20, 2014 at the Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head. Hilton Head Island is a world-class golf destination year-round, and for any golf enthusiast this is the ideal time to visit the [...]

News from NAR: Pending Home Sales Gain in the South and Northeast

News from NAR: Pending Home Sales Gain in the South and Northeast

Pending home sales were essentially unchanged in January, according to the National Association of Realtors®, with only the  South and Northeast showing monthly gains. Existing-home sales are expected to be weak in the first quarter, while prices continue to rise from limited inventory. “Increasing new home construction can quickly solve two problems, producing more inventory [...]

Beaufort County Council Identifies Six 'Top Priorities' for 2014

Beaufort County Council Identifies Six ‘Top Priorities’ for 2014

Beaufort County Council set six priorities for the coming year on the final day of its annual three-day retreat. 1. November referendums: Council is considering two 1-cent, sales tax measures. The local-option tax measure would provide property tax relief and additional revenue for the county and area municipalities.The second would pay for big-ticket capital improvements. [...]

Bluffton, South Carolina Named on Forbes' 2014 list of 25 Top U.S. Cities for Retirement

Bluffton, South Carolina Named on Forbes’ 2014 list of 25 Top U.S. Cities for Retirement

Bluffton, South Carolina was named on Forbes’ 2014 list of 25 Top U.S. Cities for Retirement.  To determine who made the list, Forbes used data that included housing and living costs, taxes, weather and air quality, crime rates, doctor availability, and active-lifestyle rankings for walkability, bicycling and volunteering.   Just 12 miles west of Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, [...]

Pending Home Sales Edge Up in November

Pending Home Sales Edge Up in November

The National Association of Realtors®  reports that pending home sales stabilized in November with a slight gain. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings,  in the South rose 2.3 percent to an index of 116.1 in November, and are 0.1 percent above a year ago. Although the final months of [...]

What's Been Selling this Month on and off Hilton Head Island?

What’s Been Selling this Month on and off Hilton Head Island?

What’s Been Selling on and off Island in December: ON and OFF ISLAND HOMES: There have been ninety-three (93) new pending homes sales this month from $22,500 to $1,450,000, high sale 22 Brams Point Road in Spanish Wells. ON and OFF ISLAND VILLAS: There have been thirty-two (32) new pending villa sales this month from [...]

New Park Trail Endorsed By Hilton Head Island Town Council

New Park Trail Endorsed By Hilton Head Island Town Council

Hilton Head Island Town Council’s Public Facilities Committee voted 2-1 Tuesday to endorse a new design for a 1.5-mile park trail that would stretch from Shelter Cove to Collier Beach The $8 million to $9 million project includes a trail on the edge of Broad Creek’s marsh, fishing and observation piers, a tree house, nature [...]

Christmas In the Lowcountry

Christmas In the Lowcountry

There is no shortage of Christmas events for the entire family to enjoy here in Hilton Head Island. You’ll find a sleigh-full of lowcountry festivities that include everything from fun, lights and decorations, to music, community events, and of course Santa! Harbour Town Lights The Sea Pines Resort Daily through January 1, 2014 Enjoy The [...]

Weekend Of Lights In Old Town Bluffton

Weekend Of Lights In Old Town Bluffton

Christmas festivities get underway in Old Town Bluffton this weekend as the Annual Weekend of Lights get underway with a host of holiday activities taking place Friday through Sunday, December 6-8. Begin your weekend Friday,  December 6, 2013 at 3pm with the Light up the Night in Old Town Bluffton.  Browse the shops and galleries for [...]

Thanksgiving Events in the Lowcountry

Thanksgiving Events in the Lowcountry

Hilton Head Island South Carolina always has so much going on and Thanksgiving week is no exception! Explore the island, walk the beaches, or bike Hilton Head Island’s award-winning bicycle trails and then settle in for some lowcountry fun happening around the island this Thanksgiving.  The Sea Pines Resort’s Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt Thursday, November 28, 2013 9:00AM [...]

Beaufort Downtown Marina project..Take a peek at a future possibility!

Beaufort Downtown Marina project..Take a peek at a future possibility!

Source: IslandPacket.com Developers Jim Chaffin of Beaufort and Steve Navarro of Greenville are pairing up to develop the Beaufort Downtown Marina and the City Council has approved an agreement with the duo’s firm — Historic Marina Partners, LLC. Although they have a lot of thoughts about what to do with the property, there is no actual [...]

Locally We Are Still Very, Very Busy, but Pending Home Sales Across the Country Continue to Slide in September according to NAR

Locally We Are Still Very, Very Busy, but Pending Home Sales Across the Country Continue to Slide in September according to NAR

Across the country pending home sales declined for the fourth consecutive month in September, as higher mortgage interest rates and higher home prices curbed buying power, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Nationally the Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, fell 5.6 percent to 101.6 in September.  Locally however, [...]

Palmetto Dunes and Palmetto Bluff Named Among The Best...

Palmetto Dunes and Palmetto Bluff Named Among The Best…

Hilton Head Island is no stranger to earning recognition and awards. Not only do the island’s world-renowned golf courses and our pristine beaches consistently receive recommendations, but the recreational opportunities and our attention to preserving our natural environment receive kudos as well. From its Recognition by the League of American Bicyclists as a Silver Level Bicycle [...]