Hilton Head Real Estate News: January 2019

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50 NEW HOMES COMING TO OLD TOWN BLUFFTON

The Walk at Bluffton Square, a new neighborhood in Old Town Bluffton, has been approved by the Bluffton Development Review Committee. Three lots at the corner of Burnt Church Road and May River Road will include 50 single-family homes with two-car garages. The Pulte Homes project is expected to be complete this summer, with home prices ranging from $300,000 to $400,000.

THE VACATION COMPANY MARKS 30 YEARS

The Vacation Company is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a year-long celebration of service to local nonprofit organizations including Osprey Village, The Sandbox, Habitat for Humanity, The Church Mouse, DHEC’s Adopt-A-Beach Program, the Italian American Club of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Humane Association, St. Luke’s Church, St. Francis By the Sea, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry, Memory Matters, and Pledge the Pink. Founded in 1988, the Vacation Company has a portfolio of more than 300 luxury villas and custom homes for short-term rental.

COLLINS GROUP REALTY STOCKS DEEP WELL SHELVES

Collins Group RealtyCollins Group Realty held its 16th annual food drive to benefit The Deep Well Project on Hilton Head Island. The communities of Windmill Harbour, Jarvis Creek Club and Carolina Isles donated180 bags of food and pantry items to help stock the shelves in time for Deep Well’s Thanksgiving food deliveries.

KELLER WILLIAMS ADDS NEW AGENT

Taylor Lomprez has joined the team at Keller Williams Realty as a real estate professional. Lomprez has a master’s degree in communication and previously worked in the fitness industry. She has joined The Joan Kelly Group and specializes in the Bluffton, Okatie and Hilton Head Island areas.

BEAUFORT COUNTY CONSIDERS NEW RENTAL RULES

Beaufort County is considering establishing new rules for short-term and extended rental homes, apartments and condos. Under the proposal, owners of short-term rentals not operating as bed-and-breakfasts will be required to obtain a business license and special-use permits before renting out properties and must live on the premise. These property owners would only be able to rent their properties for a total of 72 days a year. Extended home rentals where the owner does not live on site would be limited to 144 days a year. The Planning Commission approved the proposal and it moves on to the county’s Natural Resources Committee for approval.

CELIA DUNN REALTY WELCOMES ONE

Bob MilotBob Milot has joined the Bluffton office of Celia Dunn Sotheby's International Realty as a sales associate. He has more than 30 years of experience as a sales and marketing executive, directing key field operations and central office assignments for General Motors. Milot has lived in Bluffton for four years.

ERA REALTOR RECEIVES NATIONAL SELLING AWARD

Kristy Gonzalez of ERA Evergreen Real Estate was recently named one of ERA Real Estate’s 2018 Leaders’ Circle honorees for the second year in a row. This is her seventh time earning the award. Gonzalez is a full-time Realtor and broker-in-charge at ERA Evergreen Real Estate. She has helped clients in the Lowcountry buy and sell homes for more than 10 years.