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While most people know Hilton Head Island for its beaches and golf courses, the Island is also home to places rich in both culture and American history.  While on the Island, make time to visit historical Mitchelville, known as the birthplace of African-American freedom, located on the north-end of the Island on Beach City Road.

As America’s first post-Civil War settlement for freed slaves, the story behind the founding Mitchelville is an important one in our country’s history.  On November 7, 1861 more than 12,000 Union soldiers landed on Hilton Head Island and the Union fleet captured both Fort Beauregard near Beaufort and Fort Walker on Hilton Head Island. The Island fell into the hands of Federal troops, forcing Island families to evacuate their

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51 Queens Way in Leamington/Palmetto Dunes 

4 Beds, 3 ½ Baths: 3425 Square Feet

Absolutely gorgeous Leamington custom-built home, remodeled to perfection.  This home features a new screened porch/sun room, an updated kitchen and master bath, brick paved driveway and patio, storm proof garage doors, a 2-car plus golf cart garage, and a whole-house music system.  You will love the large rooms throughout, the open kitchen/informal dining/family room, the bonus room with bath and exercise room and the large master suite with sitting area.  All in all, about $250,000 in upgrades can be found throughout the home.  There is room for a pool in the lovely private back yard with golf view.  

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Welcome to first edition of Hilton Head & Bluggton real estate round up for the months of August-Sept, 2013. Find up to date news stories, market trends, and more. Be sure to check back every month for the latest Hilton Head & Bluffton real estate news. Brought to you by the real estate experts at Charter One Realty.

Recent Law Changes Surrounding Real Estate, Bluffton Today

2013 brought about a few important new real estate laws. Below are the most notable :

Energy Efficiency Tax Credit

Homeowners will have a good incentive to invest in green upgrades to their home. Any out of pocket expenses such as buying and installing energy efficient appliances, windows, doors, insulation and solar panels can result in a 10 percent tax credit, up to $500

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With its relaxed vibe, beautifully lush, natural surroundings and numerous other qualities, Hilton Head real estate is great whether you're planning on purchasing a permanent home or just want to take a fulfilling vacation.  If you're planning a getaway, the beachfront Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa may be one of the best spots to stay in.

On top of a great beachfront location, the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa has a number of features that will complement your stay including a trio of golf courses, a whopping fourteen tennis courts, swimming pools plus numerous activities like sailing and horseback rising nearby.  The Westin Kids Club is also great if you have little ones and wish to keep them stimulated and entertained.

If you'd

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Port Royal Plantation 2012 Beach Renourishment

Port Royal Plantation Before Beach Renourishment





Walking the beach along Port Royal Plantation these days is kind of a surreal experience. 1,000,000, yes 1 MILLION, cubic yards of new sand has been placed upon an approximately one mile stretch of beach from the Westin to the Port Royal Beach Club! This past weekend while biking along the shore as the tide was going out, I was amazed to see the vast difference in the beach. Just past the Beach Club there is a 700' boulder 'groin' being completed. This rock wall is low crested and will be mostly buried when completed. As you look from the new shoreline back to the Oceanfront Homes in Port Royal Plantation, you'll feel like you are about half way to Spain, plus the height of the new

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Shipyard | Welcome Center

Less than a mile from the gate of the more famous Sea Pines Plantation, is Shipyard Plantation.  Traditionally known for the Crowne Plaza, the Van DerMeer Tennis Academy, and the Shipyard Golf Club, it is Hilton Head Heath has recently that has put the national spotlight on Shipyard.  Featured on A&E'sgroundbreaking show, HEAVY, Hilton Head Health. 

But Shipyard more than its amenities. It also is place that offers more than its share of real estate opportunities.  Between its homes, viilas, and lots there are 83 active listings, starting at $134,000 and topping out at just under $700,000.  (Over the last 12 months there have been 61 closings).

What are some of the things that make Shipyard special? "I built my home in Shipyard 7 years ago and

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