Bluffton, SC Real Estate News

By Susan Jacobsen, 20 Years Providing WOW Real Estate Service
(The Alliance Group Realty)
Spring 2014 at Hampton Lake, Bluffton, SC Search homes for sale at Hampton Lake. Hampton Lake is a beautiful community in Bluffton, SC. Located 9 miles from Hilton Head Island, 21 miles from Beaufort, SC, and 30 miles from Savannah, Georgia this community has received accolades from the National Homebuilders' Association as an "America's Best Community". The community consists of 906 acres and at complete build-out will have approximately 900 homes. ABOUT THE COMMUNITY Built with the slogan 'It's all about the Water,' Hampton Lake has a 165 acre freshwater lake - approximately the same size as a golf course! It includes about 7 miles of navigable waterways and 15 miles of shoreline. You can park your boat right in the back of your yard, and then travel to the amenity center to enjoy the...
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By Susan Jacobsen, 20 Years Providing WOW Real Estate Service
(The Alliance Group Realty)
MARKET Studies Bluffton, SC 2014 As with most real estate messages, it takes a tremendous amount of research and analysis to determine exactly where we are. The good news is that there are fewer and fewer properties coming onto the market in our area every month. A brief explanation of the local definition of "Bluffton, Off-Plantation". We have many gated communities in the area but our local Multiple Listing Service separates those developments that are accessible without gates or guards. These are the enclaves about which the information and charts refer. The following shows the number of listings that were placed on the market in January for the years beginning in 2003 to the present as well as the average list prices. The difficult part of the equation is that pricing still remains ...
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By Susan Jacobsen, 20 Years Providing WOW Real Estate Service
(The Alliance Group Realty)
HINTS FOR ENJOYING THE 2014 BLUFFTON ROTARY OYSTER ROAST When:      Saturday, January 25, 2014 Hours:       5:00PM to 8:00PM Where:     Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, Bluffton Who:        Everyone and Anyone How Much:  $25 in advance and $30 at the door Who to Contact: Event Organizers or call 843-815-2277 Bluffton's Winter Party If you enjoy standing up and eating succulent steamed oysters that just came out of the May River, this event is definitely for you! The Bluffton Rotary's biggest fundraiser comes around this time every year and it really is not to be missed. With a roaring bonfire to warm you, the great sounds of local band "Lowcountry Boil," there's fun for everyone. If you're not exactly a fan of these tasty, sweet, nutritious, low caloric treats :-) then you can certainly en...
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By Susan Jacobsen, 20 Years Providing WOW Real Estate Service
(The Alliance Group Realty)
2013 Best Holiday Light Viewing in Bluffton, SC It's the time of year when everything just looks so festive! Though there's none of that four letter word stuff hanging around, we still have crisp evenings and yes, we decorate the palm trees too! Bluffton, SC will light the town tree on Friday, December 6th at 5PM. As you gather at the Town Hall, they will also announce the Grand Marshall for the parade the following morning and the chorus from MC Riley Elementary School will serenade the attendees. OLD TOWN BLUFFTON; be sure to take a walk throughout Old Town Bluffton and enjoy the lights that the shop owners put outside as well as stopping at The Olde Town Dispensary for some cider and a game of corn hole. As you cross May River Road and head over to the Promenade, the sounds of the se...
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By Susan Jacobsen, 20 Years Providing WOW Real Estate Service
(The Alliance Group Realty)
2013 Bluffton, SC Holiday Parade Our small Town of Bluffton, SC always finds plenty of opportunities to have events throughout the year but one of the most highly anticipated is the Holiday Parade which this year will be on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2013 beginning at 11AM. The parade route begins at the Bluffton Town Hall on Bridge Street, turns onto Calhoun Street - where all the shops are before reaching the May River Road (Highway 46), and eventually disbanding at the Red Cedar Elementary School. With all manner of floats from the landscape businesses to towing companies and everything in between as well as the local high schools and elementary schools it's such a fun time to sit on the curb and watch as the whole Town struts its stuff. Of course politicians abound too and you can get a ...
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By Susan Jacobsen, 20 Years Providing WOW Real Estate Service
(The Alliance Group Realty)
Bluffton SC Arts and Seafood Festival 2013 It's that time of year again! The evening temperatures are in the 60's, the daytime highs are in the low 80's and the month has an "R" in it! Hooray - it's time to get out and enjoy all that's happening in Old Town Bluffton. The 2013 Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival has been going on all week but wraps up with loads of fun things this weekend! WHAT: 2013 Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival WHEN: Friday, Saturday, & Sunday (10/18-10/20/13) WHERE: Calhoun Street and the May River in Bluffton, SC CONTACT: 843-757-BLUF (2583) HOW TO ENJOY: If you've really taken a liking and developed your prowess on the paddle board now's your chance! Today and tomorrow there are kayak and paddle board tours on the May River and on Sunday Bluffton's...
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By Susan Jacobsen, 20 Years Providing WOW Real Estate Service
(The Alliance Group Realty)
Guided Kayak Nature Tour at Palmetto Bluff October 5, 2013 October brings beautiful weather in the lowcountry and a great time to get out and enjoy. This Saturday brings a wonderful opportunity to experience nature at its finest and appreciate the glory that is the lowcountry. WHAT:    Nature Tour narrated by Todd Ballentine WHERE:  Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, SC WHEN:    9-11AM CONTACT:  Outside Hilton Head 843-686-6996 HOW MUCH:  Reservations are required, space is limited and cost is $45/person with proceeds to go towards Kids in Kayaks Todd Ballantine is a well-known environmental scientist and internationally known author of the "Tideland Treasure" book. The day will begin with instruction on sea kayaking from an instructor from Outside Hilton Head. The tour will commence from Wilson...
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By Susan Jacobsen, 20 Years Providing WOW Real Estate Service
(The Alliance Group Realty)
Market Report for Pinecrest, Bluffton, SC August 2013 With so few homes on the market, Pinecrest is positioned to begin to see a bit of an upturn in prices. The number of short sales has basically dried up and the very few homes in this 493 homesite community that were in foreclosure are nearly gone. Because of its location and very attractive price points, this community will most certainly be able to take advantage of the changing market.   If you're interested in receiving this market report monthly BEFORE IT IS EVEN PRINTED, REGISTER HERE HERE IS even more information on this lovely golf-oriented community.    
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By Susan Jacobsen, 20 Years Providing WOW Real Estate Service
(The Alliance Group Realty)
EXTRA EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT BLUFFTON, SC DEVELOPER NEWS We are seeing a strong uptick in developer sales in the region. Not only does DelWebb/Pulte continue to grow Sun City Hilton Head but several more national and local builders are buying up parcels in communities that had languished for more than three years. Village Park Homes This local builder has just recently had an upsurge in construction in its flagship Bluffton community Lawton Station as well as their New Riverside located community Alston Park. Soon to break ground for another phase in Alston Park, Village Park Homes will soon finalize plans and begin to build in Southern Oaks located farther up the road on New Riverside Parkway. This community has many vacant lots though being in a great location close to the new Pritchard...
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By Susan Jacobsen, 20 Years Providing WOW Real Estate Service
(The Alliance Group Realty)
Portrait of Pinecrest in Bluffton, SC This community is located in Bluffton, SC and has 493 homesites developed by Centex Homes in 2004.  Why do people live here? Convenience and the fact that there are many amenities. With tennis courts, a swimming pool, and fitness center. The Bluffton Boys and Girls Club is within easy walking distance on the sidewalks that connect the whole development. Just across the street is a Beaufort County Park with a huge skateboard ramp, basketball courts, and playfields. The Pinecrest Golf Club winds throughout the trees of the community but membership is not required and the views lend to a park-like setting. This golf course is home to the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy and is a great proving ground and instructional site for children who w...
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By Susan Jacobsen, 20 Years Providing WOW Real Estate Service
(The Alliance Group Realty)
FAQ Do you pay more if you use a Realtor when buying a new home Nope. In fact, as illustrated to my first time home buyers this week, I saved them money by being there. I had done business in the community before and the developer is now starting a new phase. When we met with the sales agent, there was a comment that in order to be eligible for some closing cost credit, a certain lender had to be used. Lo and behold, I called the lender that my buyers were pre-qualified with and said that he'd have to match it, and he had already checked with the builder who agreed to this circumstance. Ca-ching! Also, during the final presentation, the developer's agent mentioned that neither the refrigerator nor the washer and dryer came with the house. I remembered that previously that developer had ...
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By Susan Jacobsen, 20 Years Providing WOW Real Estate Service
(The Alliance Group Realty)
Bluffton, SC June 2013 - Market Report Bluffton is booming! Not only are national developers beginning to buy up portions of communities whose sales had bottomed out, but they are also beginning to build again in communities that they themselves had abandoned. DR Horton has begun to sell and build in the equestrian community of Rose Dhu, Oldfield off of Highway 170 has come through their bankruptcy of three years ago with new ownership and a full-time real estate company at its entrance. Due to the low price of homesites, up-scale communities like Belfair, Colleton River, and Berkeley Hall all have over 20 homes under construction - when you can purchase a homesite for $1 it certainly encourages people to build a home in their dream community. The lower price points in the market are dr...
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By Susan Jacobsen, 20 Years Providing WOW Real Estate Service
(The Alliance Group Realty)
Invitation to 2013 Players Amateur at Berkeley Hall, Bluffton, SC WHEN:     JULY 11-14, 2013 WHERE:    BERKELEY HALL PLANTATION, Bluffton SC WHAT:      2013 Players Amateur Golf Championship If you love golf, love a challenging, beautiful course, and a stunningly beautiful clubhouse setting, this week of play is for you. Berkeley Hall has one of the country's best golf training facilities and has now paired up with the Heritage Classic Foundation to produce this event. The likes of Matt Kuchar, Bill Haas, Camilo Villegas, Ricky Fowler, Kyle Stanley, and Lucas Glover have all participated and gone on to have stellar careers on the PGA tour. Reaction from the players is universal; it's a tough, challenging course, maintenance is awesome, the support from those who turnout is terrific, an...
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By Susan Jacobsen, 20 Years Providing WOW Real Estate Service
(The Alliance Group Realty)
Celebrate July 4th 2013 in Bluffton, SC Yes not only is there life on 'the mainland' from Hilton Head Island, there is plenty of fun and fireworks too! Since Thursday is also the day for the Bluffton Farmers' Market there'll be even more fun! The morning starts off with a parade down Highway 46, which we call May River Road. Bringing back the days when we were kids, for those of us who grew up in small towns, the kids and parents gather at the promenade with streamers, decorated bikes, hats, whistles and all manner of red, white, and blue regalia. Grandparents show how they used to clip playing cards with clothespins (what in the world are those grandpa?) onto bicycle spokes. It's all great fun and even for those of us who have 'grandCATS' instead of grand kids (another story) it's a ba...
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By Susan Jacobsen, 20 Years Providing WOW Real Estate Service
(The Alliance Group Realty)
Home Prices for Hampton Lake in Bluffton March 2013 Real estate market data for Hampton Lake, Bluffton, SC provided by Susan Jacobsen of Premium Properties of Hilton Head through the Hilton Head Area Multiple Listing Service..   Hampton Lake Home Prices   After a glut of many short sales and foreclosures, at the moment there are only 11 homes on the market in Hampton Lake.  They range in price from $275,990 to $599,876.  David Weekley Homes is currently building the Courtyard Collection and the designs are being very well received. Also available in the community are several preferred builders. With 14 homes sold last year, it is easy to see that the inventory is still being slowly absorbed. By way of explanation, though there were only 14 homes that closed, the average days on the mark...
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By Susan Jacobsen, 20 Years Providing WOW Real Estate Service
(The Alliance Group Realty)
Colleton River Plantation Chef featured in Best Chefs in America is in the news according to the General Manager of this private golf course community. Chef Robert Wysong was chosen from more than 5000 other chefs across the country. The inaugural issue of "Best Chefs America" feature those chefs determined to be the most creative, talented, and exciting in the United States. Certified with the American Culinary Federation, the native Marylander graduated from the pretigious Johnson and Wales University in Charleston. This is yet another feather in the cap for Colleton River Plantation; one of the premier golf communities in the area. Located on the mainland in Bluffton, Colleton River has two golf courses; one designed by Jack Nicklaus and one by Pete Dye. With its stunning views over...
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By Susan Jacobsen, 20 Years Providing WOW Real Estate Service
(The Alliance Group Realty)
Bluffton Rotary Oyster Fest- 2013 Insider Tips! When: January 26, 2013Hours: Sat. 5:00 pm - 8:00 pmWhere: Bluffton Oyster Factory Park Who: Everyone and AnyoneTickets: $25 pre-event, $30 at the doorWho to Contact: Bluffton RotaryContact Information: http://www.blufftonrotary.org/ Bluffton's Bivalves are back! The 23rd annual Bluffton Rotary Oyster Fest is one of the most eagerly awaited winter festivals in a Town that has plenty of reasons to get out and enjoy the bounty of the May River. Guests can shuck all of the tasty salty, sweet oysters they can handle. For folks who are not inclined, the Rotary also provides homemade chilli, hot dogs, brats, and their BLUFFTON WORLD FAMOUS hand-cut french fries. I've been to the oyster fest for the last 7 years and would have to say that I still ...
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By Cherimie Crane
(Cherimie Crane & Associates)
The excitement builds as we build new homes at Somerset Point. Opening just under two years ago, this new construction community has offered home buyers a quality, style and value not before seen on Ladys Island, South Carolina. This Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 11-2we will be hosting an incredible lunch and showcasing two brand new floor plans now added to our collection. We are so proud of our community and would love to share it with you! See you at Somerset!
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By Susan Jacobsen, 20 Years Providing WOW Real Estate Service
(The Alliance Group Realty)
Well, we know that people are moving here, but no where is it more apparent than the upswing in sales - and prices - in Sun City Hilton Head (not actually on the Hilton Head Island by the way). The average age in Sun City has also dropped and this lively community of over 7,000 people continues to grow. Beginning on the Beaufort County 'side' of Highway 278, Sun City now straddles the highway into Jasper County. As the chart shows, prices are up - and this, by the way, does not show the in-house sales by Pulte but just the re-sales!  Lots of good opportunities. If you'd like more information, or to schedule a getaway weekend, give me a call - a golf cart awaits!
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By Adam Hankey, Internet Marketing, MLS IDX, Web Design
( Search Engine Marketing Strategist)
When asked, many say their primary reasons for living in a gated community are safety and the better quality of life it provides. If you’re considering Bluffton real estate you’ll find that on Callawassie Island, you get far better amenities, services and facilities than anywhere else you’ll visit. Unlike with Bluffton real estate, here you’ll find the latest style homes in a very secure gated community plus a myriad of other amenities that would be hard to find anywhere else. Basically, you'll have everything you could possible want right here here on Callawassie Island.Gated communities are well known for their luxury clubhouses, fitness facilities, golf courses, swimming pools, tennis courts, beach clubs, and special community events. The residents on Callawassie Island have these lu...
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