Hilton Head Area Real Estate Market Report

Housing Supply Outlook - June 2020

Nationally, June showing activity as tracked by ShowingTime was up notably from the COVID-19 depressed levels in recent months but was also up from June 2019, reflecting pent-up demand by prospective home buyers. While buyer activity continues to be robust, seller activity continues to be a bit softer, with fewer homes being listed for sale than a year ago. Until sellers regain confidence, housing inventory will continue to be constrained during what is expected to be an active summer selling season. For the 12-month period spanning July 2019 through June 2020, Pending Sales in the Hilton Head region were up 7.8 percent overall. The price range with the largest gain in…

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Backyard Makeover

Looking for the perfect backyard makeover? Look no further! Backyard makeovers are an amazing way to increase the usability of your outdoor spaces while also adding real property value, too!

Whether you are planning to upgrade your space with affordable features, customize something built-in, or DIY in your spare time - this article covers it all.

We are just about halfway through summertime in the Lowcountry and everyone knows...it’s hot out there. But, it will not stay hot forever! Below, we have included backyard makeover ideas for every season.

Affordable Backyard Makeovers

Hammocks, Swings and More 

Looking to add some casual comfort to your space without breaking the bank? Consider a hanging option like a hammock. If you have two…

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Take Out Restaurants

We’ve compiled some of the best restaurants on Hilton Head Island to fill your summer cravings! Looking for some tasty dining options during COVID-19? Sometimes ordering takeout is the best fit, but how do you know who’s offering curbside pick up when things are always changing? Here’s how!

During these uncertain times, ordering takeout from local restaurants is a great way to support our small businesses while skipping the cooking and clean up. Isn’t it great having the food prepared FOR you? 

Whether you are craving some barbecue, seafood, Mexican food, pizza - or all of the above - we’ve got you covered! We included links to their Yelp pages so you can learn more about each location from reviewers.

Best Restaurants on Hilton Head for Take…

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Bob Rose Charter One RealtyBob Rose is a native of NJ born and raised and served two years in the army. During his youth and young adult years, he played as a professional musician in several rock & jazz bands. Robert graduated from the professional school of Business in 1966 and received his real estate brokers license in 1968. He went on to manage a Real Estate company for several years then opened Prudential Rose Realtors and owned and operated that company for more than 30 years until he relocated to the Lowcountry.

Catch up with Bob, as he talks about how he got his start in real estate, how the industry has changed over the years, and tips for buyers in the Lowcountry.

Charter One Realty: When did you know that you wanted to pursue a career in real estate?

Bob Rose:

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Summer Must-Haves

Looking for ways to make your summer (at home) better? Well, everyone knows nothing beats the heat better than a refreshing dip in the pool. How do you take a regular pool day and make it epic? Read on!

To ensure you are making the most of your pool day, we are bringing you the inside scoop on awesome pool décor, delicious drink recipes, and fun pool floats and toys that will definitely take your pool days to the next level!


Pool Décor

Adding some pool décor is a great way to set the atmosphere for your pool day! Pool decor can be anything from some pretty potted plants near the pool, to actual decor that brings the “inside” out! Here are some of our favorite pool decor ideas:

Comfortable and Attractive Outdoor Furniture


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"Endearing, honest, and positive" is how buyer and seller clients describe their experience with Charter One Realty agent and partner, Johnny Ussery. Johnny's client-centric philosophy and "Real Estate the Right Way" approach have made him highly accomplished and sought-after. Johnny has consistently been in the top 5 agents throughout the Lowcountry and was recently honored as South Carolina's #3 real estate team by Real Trends The Thousand 2020.

With a wealth of knowledge in real estate and development, Johnny is fully invested in his clients' needs and understands the 'who, what, where, when, and why' behind their decision to buy or sell. Catch up with Johnny Ussery, as he talks about how he got his start in real estate, how the industry has changed…

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Charter One Realty agent, Lonnie Goulet, began her real estate career in Charlotte, NC in 1985. Being new to the area, she immersed herself in real estate, learning as much as possible about the industry and the area, and has been happily selling ever since. 

Like most area residents, Lonnie and her family came to Hilton Head Island for a vacation and fell in love with the area. A year later, they made Hilton Head Island their permanent home. 

Lonnie GouletCharter One Realty: When did you know that you wanted to pursue a career in real estate?

Lonnie Goulet: I was fairly young at the time and had just moved to Charlotte, NC. My husband was traveling for work so I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do in a new and booming area. I took the Real Estate…

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Courtney HeidikBLUFFTON, SC, June 2020 – Charter One Realty (www.CharterOneRealty.com) has announced that real estate professional, Courtney Heidik has joined the company as a REALTOR, partnering with Alison Melton of The Melton Group. Courtney joins the company at their Berkeley Hall office located in Bluffton, SC and can be reached at 843-540-5967 or by email at CourtneyHeidik@CharterOneRealty.com 

Buyers and sellers who rely on Courtney's capable guidance throughout the real estate process are rewarded with the service of a personable, knowledgeable, and dedicated professional who fully understands their needs and helps achieve their goals. Courtney effectively caters to each client's individual needs, whether they entail finding that dream home or getting the…

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Charter One Realty agent, Mary Aiana, started her professional real estate career in 2005. She is well versed in the Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and Sun City markets with 15 years of delivering exceptional real estate experiences. Catch up with Mary as she talks to us about how she got her start, the changes she has seen in the Lowcountry, and her neighborhood in Bluffton, SC.

Mary AianaCharter One Realty: When did you know that you wanted to pursue a career in real estate?

Mary Aiana: Real estate has been in my blood since I worked in my dad’s real estate office when I was in high school! But I didn’t choose that career until 1991 when I moved back to Washington State and started working for Coldwell Banker.


Charter One Realty: Tell us about your…

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Summer Reads for 2020

With vacations and excursions limited, getting a few of the best 2020 summer books is a top priority this year! 

Whether spending your day soaking up the sun or staying cool indoors, a great book makes the perfect summer companion. Books help us learn more about the world around us, inspire our dreams, and fuel our creativity. 

From thought-provoking non-fiction and children’s stories to thrillers and of course, summer romances, this list of the 10 best books for summer has it all.  

We’ve broken the list down by category (in alphabetical order). Did we miss any of your favorites? Let us know and we’ll be sure to add them.



  1. Atomic Habits by James Clear

Atomic Habits will reshape the way you think about…

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