Real Talk with Charter One Realty: May 2016
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Real Talk with Charter One Realty

Hilton Head Island & the Lowcountry

As we head into the official kick off of summer, the Island is buzzing with the excitement and beauty of this magical time of year here in the Lowcountry.  The weather is gorgeous all year round ... but there's something about the start of the summer season that makes Hilton Head Island in May the perfect location for visitors and residents alike.  In addition to enjoying sun filled days spent on our beautiful beaches, strolling through a park or dining at one of our waterfront cafes, there are a wide variety of outdoor events and festivals taking place in May that have drawn people to the area for years.  From the longtime favorite, the 38th Annual Bluffton Village Festival to the newer 2nd Annual Beer, Bacon & Music Festival, there's something for everyone here on Hilton Head Island in May.  Whether you've lived here for years, or are planning a summer kick-off getaway on the Island, discover what May has to offer in the Lowcountry.  You just "may" want summer living on Hilton Head Island to last forever!
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In This Issue

  • See & Do: Charter One Realty Top Picks
  • HarbourFest 2016 Kicks Off In May
  • Forbes names Bluffton as one of the best places to retire in 2016
  • Charter One Realty: First Quarter Marketing Report
  • Charter One Realty Welcomes Ruth Parris
  • Featured Community – Colleton River
  • Bird’s Eye View – Palmetto Dunes
  • Considering a Second Home On Hilton Head Island?

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See & Do: Charter One Realty Top Picks

Bluffton Village Festival
The 38th annual Bluffton Village Festival is one of the best hometown events in our area. Held on Mother’s Day weekend, the festival features local and regional artist and craft makers, music, and local food up and down Calhoun Street.

May 7th  - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Downtown Bluffton
Beer, Bacon & Music
This year marks the second year for the Beer, Bacon & Music Festival, developed by the Island Recreation Center. The festival benefits the Association's Children's Scholarship Fund to ensure that no child is denied recreational activities. The culinary adventure features a bacon themed block party mixed with a festival experience. Local breweries and full service bars will be available.
May 7, 2016
Shelter Cove Community Park
Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra
Brahms Symphony No. 1 - John Morris Russell, Conductor; Christoper Bluemel, Tuba. One of Vaughn Williams' most popular works performed by Chris Bluemel.
May 8-9, 2016
First Presbyterian Church
Click HERE for a full schedule events & happenings this month on Hilton Head Island and in the Lowcountry.

HarbourFest 2016 Kicks Off in May

For locals and visitors alike, HarbourFest is a highly anticipated weekly event held in the summer on Hilton Head Island. In fact, more than 60,000 people attend this festival of music, fun and fireworks along the Shelter Cove Harbour. Celebrating its 28th year, HarbourFest kicks off on Memorial Day Weekend (May 28th and 29th). This summer long celebration provides family friendly activities, entertainment and even fireworks every Tuesday night.
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Forbes Names Bluffton as One of the Best Places to Retire in 2016

Retirement represents a period of change. For most people, that means less income, but more time to do what they choose. One logical response to both: move to a place with lower costs and attractive lifestyle features–such as good weather, rich cultural and educational offerings, and ample opportunities to stay physically active and to engage in volunteer work.
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Charter One Realty Welcomes Ruth Parris

Ruth Parris has joined Charter One Realty as a member of the Herman & Davis team.

Ruth has been serving the local real estate community for over 42 years and is a top producing Realtor on Hilton Head Island. She offers a breadth of local market knowledge with exceptional personalized service. Ruth has crafted her real estate business with a foundation consisting of service, loyalty and professionalism. She has created lasting relationships with her clients resulting in numerous referrals allowing her the time to focus on each client’s personal needs.
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Featured Plantation: Colleton River

Built on 1,500 pristine acres, this private residential haven is surrounded on three sides by water and enjoys seven miles of scenic shoreline. Sitting on a bluff, on one side you have Colleton River, and a stunning nature preserve on the other. With lush wetlands, serene lagoons, majestic oaks, and golf course views, it's no surprise why Robert Redford chose this location to film The Legend of Bagger Vance.
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Charter One Realty: First Quarter Marketing Report

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Considering a Second Home
on Hilton Head Island?

What You Need to Know About Buying the Perfect Vacation Home …
and Making Island Living a Reality

Whether you are a first-time visitor to Hilton Head Island or have been coming here for years, chances are that you’ve given some serious thought as to owning a second vacation home here on the Island.  Not only is a vacation home in the Lowcountry something that can bring tremendous joy to you and your family both now and for years to come – but it’s a great investment and gives you the benefit of having your own personal retreat in one of the country’s most picture-perfect locations! Great prices, low interest rates and a booming short term rental market make conditions for investing the best in years.

As you consider the purchase of a second home here on Hilton Head Island, following are some tips to keep in mind.  An experienced REALTOR can help guide you through some of the important issues facing those seeking to find, and purchase, a second home – helping to turn your dreams of second home ownership into reality for you to enjoy year after year!

Many second home owners work directly with a vacation rental company to market and rent their property when they are not using it.  This is a great way to help with expenses - vacationers help make your purchase more affordable, making it a win-win for all!

So how do you find, and purchase, your dream second home or vacation rental on Hilton Head Island?

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Birds Eye View: Palmetto Dunes

Palmetto Dunes is the perfect marriage of a resort, and residential community. Etched along 1800 oceanfront acres, you can find this lovely family-friendly community in between Folly Field, and Shipyard. Other nearby neighborhoods include Shelter Cove and Long Cove.  Click here to view available properties.

You’re Never far from ONE of our 11 Charter One Realty Offices ...
Throughout Hilton Head Island & the Lowcountry, We’re the ONE You Can Turn to for All of Your Real Estate Needs

South Office, Hilton Head Island: 843-785-4460
Beach Market Office, Hilton Head Island: 843-785-1115
Belfair Towne Village, Bluffton: 843-815-6633
Promenade Office, Bluffton: 843-815-0055
Sun City Office, Bluffton: 843-705-2830
North Office, Hilton Head Island: 843-681-3307
Colleton River, Bluffton: 843-689-3131
Belfair, Bluffton: 843-757-7710
Berkeley Hall, Bluffton: 843-815-8400
Oldfield, Okatie: 843-645-2530
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