Real Estate

I remembered the day my parents moved out of the home they owned for more than 40 years. I could not imagine living in one house for all those years, but that was not unusual for people who bought in 1949.

Today, according to the National Association of Realtors’ 2016 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trendsreport, homebuyers between the ages of 61 and 69 expect to stay in their homes the longest when compared to all other age groups, at 20 years. Buyers ages 36-60 and those 70-90 all expect to stay in the homes they purchase for 15 years, while buyers 35 and younger expect to be in their newly bought homes for 10 years.

Tracy Dayton has joined Charter One Realty and has partnered with David Carroll to form Carroll & Dayton Real Estate. Carroll has 30 years of local experience listing and selling real estate on Hilton Head Island. Dayton also has 30 years of real estate experience and worked for a builder as well as one of the top real estate companies on Long Island before moving to Hilton Head in 2003. Dayton and Carroll first met at the Beach Club while both were volunteering.

When you are buying or selling real estate, it might not even cross your mind that the safety of your home and personal information could be at risk during the transaction process. Typically, sellers know to clean closets, declutter rooms and freshen paint. But it is also important that you secure your home — after all, strangers will be walking through your home during showings. Realtors do their best to to interview prospective buyers and take all precautions when showing your home, but you can help by alleviating temptation.

 

RUPP TEAMS MAINTAINS TOP SPORT IN RANKINGS
Bill and Terri Rupp, The Rupp Team, have maintained their #1 Ranking out of more than 12,000 agents nationwide in all Weichert Companies for gross commission earned in 2016 though March.

In 1951, there was one hotel on Hilton Head Island: the Sea Crest on North Forest Beach Drive. It had a grand total of two rooms, but expanded to eight by 1960.

The Sea Crest was built because day-trippers to this little-known island “were constantly getting stranded, having missed the last ferry trip of the day back to Buckingham Landing,” according to a newspaper column by Jim Littlejohn from the files of the Heritage Library on Hilton Head.

Demand to live in the Lowcountry has always been high

EDITOR’S NOTE: As part of Monthly’s yearlong 30th anniversary celebration, we are highlighting 30 years of different industries in each issue. This month, we feature the real estate industry and how it helped shape Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and the surrounding Lowcountry. 

The real estate industry has evolved and changed over the past 30 years.

Back in 1986, we couldn’t even fathom the idea of consumers having the ability to search real estate in the privacy of their own homes.  Today, there are numerous platforms that allow consumers the ability to search properties, view pictures and receive neighborhood information.    

HERMAN & DAVIS ADD NEW MEMBER TO TEAM
Ruth Parris is joining the Herman & Davis team. She was born and raised in Columbia and received a bachelor of arts degree in French and comparative literature from the University of South Carolina.

ENGEL & VÖLKERS HONORS TURNER WITH TOP AWARD
Engel & Völkers, the European-based premium real estate brand, announced that Rick Turner of Engel & Völkers Hilton Head Island-Bluffton has been inducted into the firm’s ultra-exclusive Private Office network. Turner is one of a select group of the brand’s advisors worldwide to be awarded with this distinction.

Since I moved to the area more than 10 years ago, March has become my new favorite month of the year. I love all the events and festivals that start the new season. Many visitors come back year after year to attend these events and will rent vacation homes.