Virtual Open Houses on Hilton Head Island

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Just click on the photos below for an awesome video tour or the property!

311 Main Sail – Now Pending!
3 BR – 3 BA Shelter Cove
9 Eagle Claw – Now Pending!
3 BR – 3 BA Hilton Head Plantation
60 Full Sweep – $649,900 Furnished
4 BR – 3BA Palmetto Dunes
443 Captains Walk – $699,000 Furnished
2214 Windsor Place – $449,000 Furnished
1 BR – 2 BA Palmetto Dunes
9 Wildbird Lane – $468,000
3BR – 3 BA Palmetto Hall
38 Hickory Cove – $435,000 Furnished
3 BR – 4BA – Palmetto Dunes
785 Queens Grant – $399,000 Furnished
3 BR – 3 BA Palmetto Dunes
38 The Cottages – $399,000 Furnished
3 BR – 3 BA Shipyard
5 Ribaut Drive – $2,999,000
6 BR – 6.5 BA Hilton Head Plantation
3 Club Manor – $1,199,000
5 BR – 4.5 BA Palmetto Hall
6 Little Harbour Manor – $499,000
4 BR – 3 BA – Little Harbour Manor
513 Sea Cloisters – $700,000 Furnished
3 BR – 3 BA – Folly Field
17 Myrtle Lane – $649,000 Furnished
4 BR – 3 BA South Forest Beach
7 Gadwall – $3,045,000
5 BR Oceanfront Sea Pines
5308 Hampton Place – $1,399,000 Furnished
3 BR – 3 BA Palmetto Dunes
21 Mulberry Road – $1,599,000
4 BR – 4 BA Colleton River
14 Water Oak Drive – $479,7773 Furnished
3BR – 3 BA Sea Pines
G16 Marshside – $145,000
1 BR – 1 BA North End HHI
213 Sea Cloisters Villa – $699,000
3 BR – 3 BA Folly Field Area
5 Ellis Court – $699,000
4 BR – 4 BA Palmetto Hall



Sea Turtles Nesting on Hilton Head Island 2020

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These incredibles Sea Turtles are returning to the Island after leaving the Island as hatchlings almost 25 years ago. If you would like to adopt a nest, the cost is $25.00 and you will be able to follow your nest with updates from from Andrea Siebold(see below). Hilton Head Properties this year will adopt a nest for every new buyer that works with us this year! Click here to adopt your own nest. To start shopping for your very own nest on the Island click Hilton Head Properties!


May 23, 2020

From: Andrea Siebold <andreabsiebold@gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:24:35 AM
To: Andrea Siebold <andreabsiebold@gmail.com>
Subject: Happy World Turtle Day!!!

Dear Turtle Fans,

May 23rd is celebrated around the world as World Turtle Day.  (Generally I only celebrate World SEA Turtle Day, which is June 16….but I just had the opportunity to be with the giant tortoises in the Galapagos Islands.  So not to leave them out, we will recognize this day as well!!)

World Turtle Day was founded in 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue – with the purpose of educating people about the things they can do to help protect the habitats of turtles and tortoises.  It is also a chance to celebrate the joy that these huge ancient creatures bring to so many!

On Hilton Head Island, we all can help the endangered turtles that nest on our beach:

  • Lights out on the beach after 10:00 pm.  Mother sea turtles and hatchlings are distracted by lights on the beach during nesting or hatching.
  • Fill in holes and knock down sandcastles after your time on the beach.  They are obstacles for nesting turtles or emerging hatchlings.
  • Use reusable water bottles and shopping bags.  Floating plastic looks like food to sea turtles.
  • Hold onto balloons.  Released balloons can end up in the ocean where sea turtles will think they are food and eat them.
  • Leave nesting turtles, nests and hatchlings undisturbed.
  • Remove your trash and beach equipment before dark so the beach is clear for the turtles and hatchlings.

We can all make a difference!!!  To all the turtles and tortoises of the world – we salute you!

Andrea

Andrea B. Siebold

Sea Turtle Nest Adoption Coordinator

Coastal Discovery Museum

843-415-2211

andreabsiebold@gmail.com

www.coastaldiscovery.org


May 3, 2020

From: Andrea Siebold <andreabsiebold@gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 3, 2020 2:10:40 PM
Subject: First Sea Turtle Nest on Hilton Head Island!!!

Dear Sea Turtle Nest Adopters,

May 3rd:  Today is the day that the first sea turtle nest of the season was found on Hilton Head Island!!  In the middle of the night, a mother sea turtle dragged herself out of the ocean, on to the sand and crawled to a beautiful, scenic spot waaaay above the high tide line.  We did not see the mother turtle (long gone by daylight) but we did see her unmistakable tracks in the sand leading into the dunes:

Once she got there, she busily dug a deep hole with her back flippers (not too easy to do!) and laid her eggs (usually about 120 of them) into the hole.  After that, she covered up all of the eggs, filled in the hole, so that her eggs would be safe from harm for the next 60 or so days until they are ready to hatch.  Then, exhausted, she dragged her tired body back into the ocean – never to visit her nest or see her babies again!  Wow!  What a lot of work for that poor mother!  If you look carefully, you can see her tracks to and from her nest:


Also notice the nice empty beach, perfect for peaceful sea turtle nesting! 

The Sea Turtle Patrol has now marked the nest with three poles and an orange label to remind us all that  this is the nest of an endangered species – they are not to be touched or disturbed.      

So we are off to a great and early start…. Hoping this is the beginning of a successful season of sea turtle nests!

Be safe, and thank you so much for your interest – we’ll keep you posted!

Andrea

Andrea B. Siebold

Sea Turtle Nest Adoption Coordinator

Coastal Discovery Museum

843-415-2211

andreabsiebold@gmail.com

www.coastaldiscovery.org


March 25, 2020

At this time of confinement, it may be somewhat comforting to know that nature continues its routine – including the sea turtles of Hilton Head Island.  Although we are not able to welcome any human visitors to our island right now, we can still put out the welcome mat for the nesting sea turtles!  They are swimming out in the ocean right now, waiting for the perfect moment to come to nest.  It is still a little chilly for them in South Carolina; although the first loggerhead has already nested in Florida on March 20, it will be another week or two for us.  Stay tuned!

In the meantime, for your reading pleasure, I have attached Loggerheadlines (click here)– a publication of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Turtle Conservation Program.  These are the people that guide and oversee all that we do to preserve and protect the sea turtles. 

Be safe-

All the best,

Andrea

Andrea B. Siebold

Sea Turtle Nest Adoption Coordinator

Coastal Discovery Museum

843-415-2211

andreabsiebold@gmail.com

www.coastaldiscovery.org


From: Andrea Siebold <andreabsiebold@gmail.com>
Date: April 6, 2020 at 9:49:43 AM CDT
Subject: Hilton Head Island Sea Turtle Nest Adoption

Hilton Head Island Sea Turtle Nest Update for the 2020. It is very exciting to watch the progress of these amazing endangered species on Hilton Head Island – from nesting to hatching.  We hope that you enjoy the experience of being an adoptive “parent” to babies like this:

Baby Sea Turtle

Loggerhead sea turtle mothers come ashore on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, from May to August every year to dig their nests and lay their eggs.  We are now awaiting their return to start the process all over again in a few months.    

Sea Turtle Mom

If you adopt a nest or are a new adoptive “parent” we will keep you updated by email on the progress of your adopted nest and the Hilton Head Island Sea Turtles in general throughout the season.

Nest adoptions help provide the Coastal Discovery Museum with funds to educate area students, residents and visitors, as well as interested people from around the world, on the precious sea turtles of Hilton Head Island.  Welcome to the 2020 sea turtle season – more details to follow shortly!

Sincerely,

Andrea

Andrea B. Siebold

Sea Turtle Nest Adoption Coordinator

Coastal Discovery Museum

843-415-2211

andreabsiebold@gmail.com

www.coastaldiscovery.org



Take Exit 8: Hilton Head Island

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Hilton Head Island & Bluffton Real Estate News
March 2020
HHI is just a Drive Away!
We recieved an email today from a guest that had booked an international vacation to a resort Island, but decided to drive to Hilton Head for summer vacation instead! The beauty of Hilton Head for most is that it is just a days drive(or less) away from where they live. So how does Hilton Head Island measure from where you live?

Atlanta ~ 285
Boston ~ 1025
Charlotte ~ 254
Chicago ~ 954
Cincinnati ~ 663
Indianapolis ~ 771
Jacksonville ~ 175
Knoxville ~ 416
Louisville ~ 657
Nashville ~ 533
New York ~ 867
Philadelphia ~ 720
Raleigh ~ 325
Savannh ~ 40
Washington ~ 592

Car access to the island is from I-95 at Hardeeville exit #8. Take U.S. Highway 278 directly to the Island. Hope to see you soon! 
Click here to check out our incredible accomodations!

Local Happenings in March:
Hilton Head Island St. Patricks Day ParadeStill on this Weekend!
Spring Has Sprung on Hilton Head Island
Open Houses this weekend! 
9 Wildbird
27 Sullivans
Market Trends and Research – Inventories Dropped Last Month!
OH MY…Mortgage Rates At 3.24%
All You Can Eat Oyster Roast – This SaturdayReal Estate For Sale

“I love being on vacation and never knowing what day it is.”

All Our Best,
Robbie Bunting and Jane HyersHilton Head Properties(843)785-7111
All Our AwesomeProperties for SalePlease Click Here



Hilton Head Properties February 2020 Newsletter

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“Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring!”~Lilly Pulitzer

Hilton Head Island & BlufftonReal Estate News
February 2020

How’s your Zestimate? Today, many property owners use Zillow to determine the value of their Hilton Head Property(or any other property). Did you know that as an owner you can claim your property on Zillow and correct any inaccuracies? As well, once a property is listed for sale, the listing agent can log in and make any corrections to the property. If you need any assistance in correcting your properties descriptions, just let me know.

Local Happenings and Real Estate Ideas:
Saturday Seafood Festival
January 2020 Residential Sales on the Island
January 2020 Villa Sales on the Island
Advanced Pricing for the Heritage Golf Tournament
Road Tripping to Savannah – 55 things to do!
Coligny Beach – One of Best in US!
Pop in and let’s talk Realty and RentalsReal Estate For Sale

All Our Best,

Robbie Bunting and Jane Hyers
Hilton Head Properties
(843)785-7111

All Our AwesomeProperties for SalePlease Click Here



Leaning into Twenty-Twenty!

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Hilton Head Island & BlufftonReal Estate News
February 2020
Twenty Twenty is going to be Awesome!!! Looking back on the market in 2019 we learned a few things that can help when buying or selling in the Hilton Head Market. Here they are in no particula order:

* The overall median price was up 3.4% in 2019.
* Sellers received on average 96.8% of their selling price in 2019
* The number of homes available for sale dropped 12.1% in 2019.
* Sales were up 5.6% by the end of 2019 in the Hilton Head Market
* Distressed sales were a small player(1.6%)in the Hilton Head Market.
* Sea Pines averaged 1 sale per day in 2019 (365 sales)
* Non Gated Communities offered the lowest priced properties in 2019.
* The average days on the market for all properties in 2019 was 170 days
* Off plantation condos sold the fastest with 106 days on the market
* Hilton Head Plantation was a close 2nd with only 113 days.

If you would like to chat about the market via textemailin person or on the phone let us know! We offer one stop shopping with our vacation rental company and realty company located at 12 New Orleans Road.

Local Happenings and Real Estate Ideas:
Attention Foodies – It’s Restaurant Week on Hilton Head Island
History and High Tea – Authors Chat
Open Houses – We can walk you through virtually! Email us for a tour!
Median Age of Buyers is climbing!
Register for the free Hilton Head House giveaway on HGTVA
Short Video on the Top 10 Reasons to buy a second home
Real Estate For Sale

“Clients don’t care how much we know until they
know how much we care!”

All Our Best,

Hilton Head Properties
(843)785-7111
All Our AwesomeProperties for SalePlease Click Here



Top 10 Reasons to Buy a Second Home vs. Renting one.

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Hilton Head Island & BlufftonReal Estate News

Buying vs. Renting a Second Home on Hilton Head Island. 

Listed below are the Top 10 reasons to buy a second home on Hilton Head Island vs. renting one!

1. Your vacation dollars pay your mortgage not someone elses.
2. You can get a head start on on retirement with a foot in the door.
3. You may enjoy long term appreciation based on the history of ownership.
4. Your potential tax deductions could include mortgage interest and taxes.
5. You can have others pay your mortgage by renting your property.
6. You can take out the guess work of where you you will be staying.
7. You can travel light and leave all your stuff in the owners closet.
8. Your family and friend reunions will be easier.
9. You may be able to write off your trips to maintain your rental property.
10. Your health, Happiness and Quality of Life will improve with use!

If you would like to recieve a periodical update of the best second homes for sale on Hilton Hilton Head Island… let us know! We offer one stop shopping with our vacation rental company and realty company located at 12 New Orleans Road.

Local Happenings and Real Estate Ideas:
Buying Power Increases with Low Mortgage Rates
Open Houses This Weekend On Hilton Head Island
Great Video Marketing for all our properties!
Restaurant Week Starts Next Week!
24th Gullah Celebration Started January 29
Plan your Valentines Getaway Now
House design Trends 2020
Real Estate For Sale

“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire!”

All Our Best,

Robbie Bunting and Jane Hyers
Hilton Head Properties
(843)785-7111

All Our AwesomeProperties for SalePlease Click Here



Finding Free Money in Your Vacation Property Getaway!

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Hilton Head Island & BlufftonReal Estate News
January 2020
Finding free money when you rent your Hilton Head vacation property. The benefits to buying a second home (besides all the fun times and memories)is that the rental guests can help offset some of the expenses.

This example(click here) shows the income and how it relates to the expenses of ownership. There may also be some tax benefits that you would determine by consulting your tax adisor. This article is great in hi-liting some of the benefits of owneship.

If you would like to sit down and bounce some second home vacation rental ideas around or recieve a list of the best rentals for sale today… 
let us know! We offer one stop shopping with our vacation rental company and realty company located at 12 New Orleans Road.

Local Happenings and Real Estate Ideas:
Lower taxes on a second home bought in 2019?
Get Up to $350 Rebate on your Water Heater Replacement
A weekend of Wellness
24th Gullah Celebration
Bluffton Rotary Oyster Roast
Eat Sleep Love Travel
Beach Destinations this Winter
Build your adventure when you stay with us!
Real Estate For Sale

“Time spent at the beach is never wasted!”

Best Regards!

Robbie Bunting and Jane Hyers
Hilton Head Properties
(843)785-7111
All Our AwesomeProperties for SalePlease Click Here



HNY from Hilton Head Properties!

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A New Decade in Real Estate on Hilton Head Island – The way in which buyers and sellers do real estate has changed over the past decade.  Looking forward into the next decade we expect to see:

1. The buying and selling process to become even faster with new online technologies that will speed everything up.
2. Real Estate data will be eaiser to acces via the interenet making the market even more transparent to both buyers and sellers.
3. iBuyer platforms will make it seamless when selling one property to buy another.
4. The buying and selling experience will have less friction for all involved.
5. An agents role will move to that of a trusted advisor that assists buyers and sellers through the process of buying, selling and managing their property.
6. An agent’s local market knowledge will help buyers and sellers “localize” the vast information found on the internet.

At Hilton Head Properties Realty and Rentals we recognize that our clients are the heartbeat of every transaction. While we will embrace new technologies, we will never let go of the trust and relationships our clients have come to expect throughout the ownership experience!

Local Happenings and Real Estate Ideas:
Live Music in Hilton Head
Restaurant Week 2020
Hilton Head Food and Winefest 202010
Interior Design Trends Ditched in 2020
Register 2 x’s per day to win this Dream Home
Spa Deals for the MonthReal Estate For Sale

“Let’s bounce some 2020 real estate ideas around!”

Best Regards!

Robbie Bunting and Jane Hyers
Hilton Head Properties
(843)785-7111



Stay and Play Vacation Sale!

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Hilton Head Island, SC – Hilton Head Properties R and R announces it’s annual Black Friday Vacation Sale* which expires December 31, 2019. This sale filled with vacation savings including vacation rentals, free activities and beach gear! Below is the scoop on this special offer!

Hilton Head Properties Black Friday Vacation Sale* includes:

  • 2019 Pricing for 2020 or future vacations – Whether you book now or purchase a vacation gift certificate because you are not sure of the dates yet, this will give you 2019 pricing on our properties for a one week stay.
  • Free Activities – Every day of your stay we will include one round of golf, one zipline experience, one dolphin tour and one round of miniature golf. Each one is included! (These expire everyday.) Click Here for Details!
  • Free Beach Gear – Before your arrival, you will recieve a gift certificate for free beach gear! The gear includes choice of bike rentals, beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, surf boards and even corn hole boards! Click Here for Details!

To order today or if you have questions, please email us today or call one of our vacation planners at (843)785-2242. Thank you.

*Some restrictions apply. Call or email for details. Offer does does not apply to existing reservations. Beach Gear available for reservations after March 1, 2020. Minimum one week reservations. Gift coupons good for future reservations at 2019 pricing.



The Top 5 Exterior Areas to Fix up Before Listing Your Home this Fall

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You’ve probably heard that spring and summer are the best times to sell your home, and we’ll be honest: they do have their perks. But with mortgage rates remaining low and motivated buyers steadily flowing into the market, this fall is shaping up to be a pretty profitable selling season. 

If you’re gearing up to list your home soon, then you’ll need to pay extra attention to your outdoor areas. Here are the top five spaces to give a little TLC to before you sell!

The Lawn

An old rake leaning against the wall of a home.

Once you’ve raked up the leaves, you might think your lawn is all taken care of. But there’s much more to fall lawn care than bagging up leaves! If temperatures haven’t majorly dropped by the time you list, you’ll need to keep mowing your lawn—it’ll continue growing until the first hard frost. 

If you’ve got a few bare spots in your yard, fall is also the perfect time for overseeding! Since the ground is relatively warm but the sun isn’t quite as powerful as in the summer, growing conditions are better than ever. Just be sure you’re providing your lawn with plenty of water, and those sparse spots should start to fill in. 

The Garden

Pumpkins and gourds sitting on a table.

Since you’re planning a move, you probably don’t want to start planting new veggies, but there are other ways to give your garden a fresh look. First, you’ll want to make sure all of your leftover plants from spring and summer are cleared out, and your plot is weed-free. Once that’s taken care of, it’s time for the fun part! 

Picked up a few pumpkins or gourds from the farmers’ market? Set them out near your doorstep. Need a home for a scarecrow or two? Give them a perch on either side of the garden. You can fill in any blank space with potted plants like mums or sunflowers or a decorative holiday banner! 

The Roof 

Leaves in a gutter.

With trees shedding leaves and dead branches, you’ve probably got a decent amount of brush and foliage dotting your roof. Now’s the time to pull out the ladder and do a clean sweep. Plus, it’s the perfect chance to get a look at the condition of your shingles and see if any need replacing! 

While you’re up there, be sure to sweep out your gutters, as well. There’s a good chance the extra debris has them more clogged up than usual, which could lead to flooding or exterior damage. Clearing them out will prevent any issues, and show buyers that you go the extra mile in maintaining your home. 

The Porch

Fall decor including a wreath, potted plants, and gourds, all placed around a small bench.

The crowning glory of your home’s exterior, the porch should act as the first taste of what the inside of the home has to offer. You want to strike the perfect balance between warm and welcoming and clean and clutter-free!

First, take care of spiffing the space up by sweeping the floors, ringing out the welcome mat, and dusting off any outdoor furniture. If you have one too many chairs or a crowded collection of potted plants, you should remove some of the clutter. 

Then, add a little character! Put a few pumpkins by door, set out a scented candle or two, swap out your porch light for a warmer wattage, and update your throw pillows—just be careful not to overdo it. Since your porch space is likely relatively small, a little goes a long way. 

The Front Door

A welcome sign and a small wreath on a white front door.

It’s only a small portion of your exterior, but if you play your cards right, your front door can be one of the most eye-catching parts of your home. Nothing draws attention like a fresh coat of paint, so you should consider picking a shade that pops and matches your siding—like a warm red or a bold blue. At the very least, you should use furniture wax or dish soap to scrub out the dinginess. 

Once you’ve revamped your door, it’s time to accessorize! Since it’s fall, you should be able to easily find a seasonal wreath to hang. If you really want to go the extra mile, think about replacing your house number or knocker with some shiny new hardware. 

Need a Few More Tips?

If you want to make sure your home is staged to impress—in all areas—then we can help. In addition to our home-staging resources, we’d also be more than happy to do a walkthrough of your home and recommend a few personalized decor suggestions or DIY improvements.

From helping you stage to navigating closing, we’ll be there to help you through the selling process, every step of the way. Whenever you’re ready to get started, we’re just a phone call away! 




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