Charter One Realty Blog

Hello Hilton Head Friends!

We're bringing you the latest updates on the Hilton Head real estate market through May 2019. Grab a seat! Here's what we're covering:

  • Shrinking Inventory on Hilton Head Island
  • Closed Sales on Hilton Head Island
  • Hilton Head Neighborhood Activity Shifts


Shrinking Inventory on Hilton Head Island

The inventory of homes for sale on Hilton Head decreased 7.7% compared to May 2018. This past May, we saw a total of 138 Hilton Head homes enter the market. In May of 2018, 153 homes entered the market. Click here to see all real estate for sale on Hilton Head. 

28 Haul Away Hilton Head

New Listing in Palmetto Dunes | 28 Haul Away  MLS#394778

While home inventory may be down, the overall Hilton Head villa inventory rose 13.5%

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Hilton Head Airport

2019 has been an exciting year for the Hilton Head Airport. Not only did it welcome new airlines offering direct flights to five cities, but the airport secured a federal grant for $10 million to expand and "modernize" the terminal. Beaufort County Airports Director, Jon Rembold, made the grant announcement in late May, saying it will be used as an "infrastructure investment," according to the release.

The grant will fund the terminal expansion," specifically targeting increased airline traffic, meeting the needs of a growing number of airline customers while keeping within the historical, geographical and budgetary boundaries of Beaufort County's development plans," Rembold said.

Currently, in the design stage, the project is expected to be

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Summer Camps in the Lowcountry

Keeping the little ones entertained this summer will be easy with all of these summer camps in the Lowcountry.  Whether you need day-long care, are looking to keep them entertained for a week or two, or you are visiting for a few days, the Lowcountry has a great selection of summer camps.



Summer Camps

Art, Dance & Theatre

2019 Hilton Head Jazz Camp by the Junior Jazz Foundation: Weeklong, full-day camp runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 8-13 at Hilton Head Christian Academy. Students ages 14-20 will learn jazz through large big bands, small combos, theory, improv, elective courses, master classes, and performances, culminating in a camp recital and finale concert. Tuition is $399 with a payment plan and scholarships available.

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Day Trip Hunting Island

Day Trip to

Hunting Island, SC


Hunting Island is a stunning 5,000-acre barrier island just 16 miles east of Beaufort on U.S. Hwy. 21. The island is South Carolina's single most popular state park, attracting more than a million visitors a year. Teeming with wildlife and lush vegetation the park offers a delightful day for anyone interested in nature or history.

Hunting Island offers five miles of pristine South Carolina beaches, thousands of acres of marsh and maritime forest, a saltwater lagoon, and a 132.5-foot tall lighthouse.  The Hunting Island lighthouse is the only lighthouse in the state that is publically accessible. A climb up the 167 lighthouse steps provides breathtaking panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and

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Community Spotlight Spring Island 

Community Spotlight

Spring Island

Welcome to Spring Island, a pristine 3000-acre sea island where neighbors are entrusted to preserve this pristine Lowcountry environment. Surrounded by saltwater estuaries, this iconic Lowcountry setting is intentionally unmanicured and breathtaking even on a bad day. 

But it is really about the community and the lifestyle:

Spring Island has unmatched amenities such as Old Tabby Links Golf Course, Equestrian Center, Sports Clays, Fishing, Boating, & Kayaking, Fitness Complex with salt-water pool, tennis and pickleball courts, croquette, baseball diamond, basketball, and a children’s playground. Life on Spring Island provides members, neighbors, and friends a lifestyle that is as creative as it

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New Site Launch

Charter One Realty has announced the launch of its completely re-imagined and re-tooled website, The revamped website has been created specifically with the user experience in mind.

Charter One Realty prides itself on delivering the most comprehensive real estate website in the Lowcountry. The new website is mobile-friendly, has comprehensive search and sort capacities, employs sophisticated mapping technologies, and allows users to save and edit their own custom searches. In addition to creating an exceptional user experience, another reason for the redesign was so the brokerage could better serve clients in their recently expanded market area of Beaufort, SC. The new site allows visitors to search not only Hilton Head

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Rivière House

Rivière House, ... so named for its incredible deep water riverfront location along the Colleton River, is the crown jewel atop what is arguably amongst the most naturally striking properties in all of the Lowcountry. The orientation and design of the residence offers all who enter 270° views for vast expanses along the river and marsh, capturing sweeping vistas in a living, breathing illustration of the storybook idyll that is the South Carolina Lowcountry. The home itself is a Kermit Huggins masterpiece - a creation of art that houses life - exhibiting the highly distinguishable elements of Modern design, emphasizing crisp lines, warm neutrals, and balance, with a mid-century European sensibility and an eye

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Kentucky Derby Hilton Head

It's known as the “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports,” and this year you can catch all of the action while supporting a great organization. The 145th Run for the Roses takes place on May 4th, and Volunteers in Medicine has set the stage for a fabulous event at Poseidon's Rooftop Bar. So break out your Derby hat and your festive attire and get ready to mingle with friends as you support VIM and the work that they're doing for our community.

Event Details:
Saturday, May 4, 2019
4:30 - 7:30 PM at Poseidon's Rooftop Bar
To purchase tickets in advance, visit (click on Events) or contact the VIM Development Office at 843.689.6612.

Volunteers In Medicine is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing medical services to those in need. With

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Knowledge helps people make better investment decisions. You should be having conversations with your tax attorney or accountant any time there is a question about how a real estate investment will affect you and your financial well-being. One of the times this becomes most important is when you are preparing to sell a property, this is the time when knowing the tax implications early can make a huge difference in your net proceeds. Commercial real estate brokers and CCIM’s are here to help you with these conversations. There are opportunities to defer or even reduce the capital gains on a property but if you don’t know what to ask you may miss out.  When it becomes time to sell there are some new tax laws that can change the conversation you have with

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Real Trends 2019


Charter One Realty was once again ranked as one of the nation’s top brokerages by REAL Trends 500.  With more than 130 agents and eleven offices throughout the Coastal Lowcountry, Charter One Realty was also ranked as one of the largest independent firms in the nation with more than $900 million in sales last year. Amongst the top South Carolina independent brokerages, Charter One Realty placed an impressive third.

According to REAL Trends sources, a record number of firms qualified this year – 1,757. In its thirty-second year, REAL Trends has long been the recognized leader and trusted source for ranking the performance of residential real estate companies. Rankings are based on those firms who choose to participate, and then listed by closed

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