Hilton Head Area Real Estate Market Report

Housing Supply Outlook - August 2020

According to the August Housing Supply Overview from the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors, for the 12- month period spanning September 2019 through August 2020, Pending Sales in the Hilton Head region were up 15.0 percent overall. Market-wide, inventory levels were down 29.0 percent, amounting to 3.2 months supply for single-family homes. Additionally, the luxury market is performing better than it has in years. Year-to-date, the sales of $1M plus properties in the Hilton Head region are up 66% over the same period last year.  Read the full report here.


Beaufort Area Real Estate Market Report

Housing Supply Outlook - August 2020

For the 12-month…

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Berkeley Hall

As private clubs were preparing for the season, a madly insane thing happened on the way to the first tee - COVID-19. As a result, general managers and boards had to think fast to continue to provide the level of service and amenities that members have come to expect. Additionally, they were faced with balancing outstanding member service while taking care of their employees during this difficult time. Many employees have been with their club for years and consider the club's members as an extension of their family.

One local community that has thrived during a time of precaution is Berkeley Hall. Led by Adam Kusher, GM, and COO, Berkeley Hall stepped-up and elevated its services. As a result, the overall sentiment of the membership is very upbeat.…

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Was home organization at the top of your to-do list when stay-at-home orders suddenly freed up a bunch of your time? It seemed like everyone was sharing tips for closet organization and pantry perfection, but that was back in the spring. 

After all this time at home, for many, the excitement surrounding home organization was replaced by binge-watching and perfecting our takeout ordering skills. Perhaps you never got around to organizing your home, and that’s okay. September snuck upon us, and with it came a fresh wave of inspiration in the home organization arena.

If you have recently been inspired by Netflix’s new hit show “The Home Edit” like we have, your Amazon cart already knows the home organization bug has bitten once again! If you’re looking…

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Looking for kitchen remodel ideas? Look no further! Everyone knows that the most high-traffic and high-impact room in the home is the kitchen. When it comes to kitchen remodels, money needs to be spent wisely. 

Between the time it takes to complete, all of the design details and the budget decisions - there are many factors in making a new kitchen outstanding. If you’re looking for inspiration, check out some of our favorite kitchen remodel ideas!

Kitchen Remodel Ideas: Traditional Kitchen

One of the most classic kitchen remodel ideas centers around this traditional style because it is so rich in character. 

Kitchen Remodel 1 

Photo: Randy Jeffcoat

Architecture takes center stage, and elegant trim work is visible in cabinet designs, islands, and even…

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Susan Taylor Charter One RealtySusan Taylor entered the real estate business directly out of college, making her a true lifer in this profession! She managed a top sales office for one of the country’s largest real estate firms, where she was responsible for the training and coaching of a team of top-producing professionals. As a specialist in customer service and business development, she brings a depth of marketing experience to her practice.

Susan tells Charter One Realty about the path that led her to real estate, her home community on Daufuskie Island, and her advice for prospective buyers.


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

Susan Taylor: In between college and potentially law school I started working for the…

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Les Jones Charter One RealtyOne of Charter One Realty's biggest names in Hilton Head talks real estate, family, and life in one of the Island's best golf communities.

As a second-generation Realtor, Les Jones's knowledge and experience on Hilton Head Island give him a distinct advantage in advising his customers and clients over other local real estate professionals. He knows the difference between one house and the next on any given block. When it comes to buying and selling Lowcountry properties, that kind of nuance matters.


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

Les Jones: My father was a Realtor, so I think since I was in high school, I knew this is what I wanted to do.


Charter One Realty: Tell us about your…

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With cooler temperatures on the way, it is time to get inspired and incorporate fall interior design elements! Usher in the new season with easy and affordable upgrades featuring things everyone will love.

From gorgeous textures to earthy color palettes, a few simple updates to your home during the fall season can make you and your guests feel extra comfortable and ensure your design style is on-trend. 

Whether you decide to bring some fall vibes to the kitchen, the bedrooms, or the living room, we hope you gather some autumn-inspired ideas for your home below.


Fall Interior Design: Incorporate Natural Elements

Elements of nature - like wood accents - can be easy to incorporate into most design styles. Try introducing wooden coasters in…

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Scott CollinsScott Collins has been involved in real estate his whole life. His Father was a premier residential builder in Pittsburgh known for high quality and tremendous customer satisfaction. Scott’s father also owned a land development company in San Diego as well as a highly sought after interior design firm. Scott grew up in real estate and brings a wealth of knowledge to each and every client. He understands the subtleties of today’s market and knows what it takes to get homes sold for the highest price. Scott is dedicated to the highest level of client satisfaction just like his father was.

Charter One Realty sat down with Scott to learn more about his initial start in the business, what's kept him in the business, and advice for buyers looking in the…

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Rick MurrayRick Murray has thirty-three years of real estate experience. He started in 1981 as a sales associate for Lighthouse Realty and then became a partner in 1986 with Charter One Realty. He is a Life Member of the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors and has served on the Board of Trustees for the Hilton Head Multiple Listing Service (MLS). He has tremendous knowledge and experience in the market both on Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, South Carolina.

Catch up with Rick, as he talks about how he got his start in real estate, how the industry has changed over the years, and his favorite aspects of life in the Lowcountry.

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

Rick Murray: I moved to Hilton Head…

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It’s officially September, but the weather is still warm and that means a variety of Lowcountry summer activities are continuing for a while yet! 

Days spent splashing and relaxing poolside always bring joy, and evening walks (after the noseeums go to sleep) are especially lovely ways to spend your time, especially during a social-distant summer. 

As we look to make the most of the remaining weeks of the season, you might be looking to try some new summer activities before the weather begins to cool. We’ve curated a list of things you can consider! Check out these ideas for some extra summer fun with friends and family this month.


Lowcountry Summer Activities: A Trip to the Beach

Is the backyard or community pool feeling a little too…

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