On and Off Island

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Just comparing Hilton Head to the mainland shows you can’t always trust national housing numbers.

When national housing numbers are released, it may not always line up with the local market.  This is especially true in our own market.  When area statistics are reported, it can encompass the tip of the toe of Hilton Head Island out to the Hardeeville/Jasper County area. 

This broad area is a representation of the region, but when breaking down the numbers, it can be a very different picture.  Take, for example, the year-to-date difference between Hilton Head Island and the mainland.

Detached Homes Hilton Head Island
January – October
Median Price:  $510,000
Number of closed units:  806

Attached Homes Hilton Head Island (condo/villas)
January – October
Median Price:  $205,000
Number of closed units: 816

Mainland January – October (attached and detached)
Median Price:  $249,900
Number of closed units: 1456

Hilton Head Region Residential Homes, Condos and Villas
Median Price:  $275,00
Number of Units Sold: 3428

This is one of the reasons it is so important to have a professional Realtor when listing or buying a home. A Realtor has access to the data which supports the price of a home. Features, age of home, and location also play a factor in pricing a home. 

If you are buying or selling be sure to ask if your agent is a Realtor and a member of the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors.. 

Jean Beck is the executive vice president of the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors.