Hilton Head Real Estate Blog

Bay Street_Beaufort_Real Estate_Dunes Real Estate_John Floyd

On a recent beautiful Sunday afternoon my wife and I decided to go spend the day on Bay Street in the historic city of Beaufort, SC.  There is so much to love about this charming city.  Beaufort was founded in 1711, making it the second oldest city in South Carolina behind only Charleston, SC. 

I grew up vacationing in Beaufort and we have made these day trips many times with how close we live.  It’s amazing having so many close Historic cities (Beaufort, Savannah, Charleston) within a short drive away.  It’s about a 40-minute ride or less from Bluffton, SC to downtown Beaufort, and around 50-minute to an hour ride to Beaufort from Hilton Head Island. 

It’s hard to hit every great amenity that downtown Beaufort has to offer in a short post, but

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Hilton Head Island_The Breeze Trolley_Coligny Circle_Shelter Cove Towne Center_Jeff Hunt_Dunes Real Estate
With approximately 2.5 million visitors each year, the traffic on our little 12-mile-long and 5-mile-wide Island can sometimes be a challenge, especially in the summer months.   With the recent release of Travel and Leisure Magazine voting Hilton Head “#1 Best Island” in the U.S. for the third year in a row, and Forbes listing Hilton Head Island one of the Top 5 markets for luxury real estate in North America, the traffic will only be increasing.

We are very proud of all these accolades and we love our tourists. And now, thanks to Lowcountry Transportation Authority, moving the tourists around the Island has just become easier for everyone. The Hilton Head Island Trolley has arrived!

A seasonal trolley service, named The Breeze, is now running every

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Shelter Cove_Parrot Palooza_Cheeseburger in Paradise_Jeff Hunt_Dunes Real Estate

Kick back, relax and get on Island time at Parrot Palooza every Thursday night at Shelter Cove Harbour.  In the newly renovated Shelter Cove pavilion, Shannon Tanner and the Oyster Reefers band entertain with an island-themed show and Jimmy Buffet tribute. 

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie down to your favorite Buffet songs and other Caribbean and island tunes. Check out the video below; you might even snag one of the famous beach balls that fly through the air every Thursday night when Cheeseburger in Paradise is performed. 

But wait a minute…take a closer look at those beach balls; you will see that they are provided by Jeff Hunt!  What a clever way to advertise, but who do you think blows up all those balls before Thursday

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Palmetto Dunes Resort_Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy_Doug Weaver_Trish Weaver_Dunes Real Estate

Over 50 people will take golf instruction today at the Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy.  They will experience:

  1. The exhilaration of the ball rocketing off the clubface and flying straight to the target.
  2. An 80 year old man will realize he still can play golf and experience the personal satisfaction of a well struck shot.  He can play proudly with his grand children.
  3. A 3 year old girl will sing songs and learn she can putt the ball in the hole consistently from 5 feet. That child will be challenged to putt with their eyes closed.  They will come to learn that even Helen Keller and Stevie Wonder could have enjoyed golf.

  4. Families will play golf together and laugh and giggle having success and failure together.  Dad may even let the kids sit in
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Hilton Head Island_History_The Heritage Library_Historical Society_Dunes Real Estate_Jeff Hunt

Ancestry.com, 23andMe.com…it seems everyone is looking for their heritage and history.  If you are a heritage and history buff, why not look into the heritage and history of the place where you vacation! Hilton Head Island is rich in heritage and history, and the best place to explore the past and experience our rich history is at The Heritage Library History & Ancestry Research Center. 

The Heritage Library is a private reference and research center that is open to the public for a daily $10 fee.  The Library shelves hold a wide range of historical works, and visitors are encouraged to browse the collections for items of interest.  The Library also houses the records of The Hilton Head Island Historical Society which contains a wealth of

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Hilton Head Plantation_Farmers Market_Dunes Real Estate

I received an email from Hilton Head Plantation saying that there is a Farmer’s Market scheduled on every Saturday in May, June and July on Saturdays. It is open to HHP residents from 9:00 to 11:00. I took a ride over to community garden this Saturday and found a charming display of vegetables and flowers for sale. As you can see in the photographs the produce looks delicious.  There was a steady flow of cars coming in to purchase onions, cabbage, broccoli, green beans, tomatoes, preserves and lovely bouquets for the dining room table.

The growers are members of the Hilton Head Plantation Farmers Club; established in 1980. As a member one can rent a plot of land to farm or be a volunteer to help with planned activities.

Each Plantation on

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31 Sago Palm Drive - MLS# 381632
Open from 1-4pm on 6/3/2018!

Palmetto Pointe Open House_31 Sago Palm Drive_Stacha Schiller Stinson_Dunes Real Estate

Easy single level living in this move-in ready home in Palmetto Pointe with the best backyard location in the neighborhood. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2-car garage and wooded view, private fenced-in yard. Features include a dining room/flex room, eat-in kitchen, newer appliances, 42" kitchen cabinets, reverse osmosis water in the kitchen and more that you will love. Hurry, this wonderful home will not be on the market long. Fabulous location to schools, Bluffton, Savannah, Beaufort and HHI.

Contact Stacha Schiller-Stinson for more information about
31 Sago Palm Drive at 843-338-5879 or DMGstacha@gmail.com.

We hope to see you there!

Click HERE for photos, details and to take the

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Lowcountry Animals_photography_green anole_praying mantis_Dunes Real Estate_The Lowman Team_Moss Creek_Belfair

Photographing all kinds of animals, scenes, food and people has been a hobby of mine since I was in my teens. My father, an excellent amateur photographer, taught me to expect, at best, only one good photo from a roll of 36 negatives. He was right. Then came new technology and easy ways to crop and edit photographs. “Delete” became my new best friend! “Delete” saved me a lot of money too. Film was expensive. Taking great pictures with film was challenging. Waiting for the local drug store or K-Mart to develop film tested my patience. Here’s to digital photography and instant gratification! I photographed these two fascinating green wonders of nature with a digital camera and iPhone respectively.

This Green Anole Lizard was in Belfair sunning

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pet friendly beaches_hilton head_john floyd_dunes real estate

If you’re like me then your dog is a part of your family.  I have a Labrador Retriever named Max, whose only love in life is fetching a tennis ball.  I have been fortunate enough to have lived in this beautiful area for many years and I wanted to pass along my favorite Dog Friendly Beaches on Hilton Head Island.  Keep in Mind these are only my favorites, where I consistently take Max.  There are plenty of other great dog friendly beaches all over the island for you to try.

3) Mitchellville Beach Park (North End)

I consider this the Hidden beach, as you must drive down a dirt road to find the park.  They have bathrooms, outside showers, plenty of parking, and a walking path for convenience at the park.  Typically, this area is not too crowded

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Sea Pines_Hilton Head_RBC Heritage of Golf_Erline Smith_Dunes Real Estate
“Get your plaid on” took on a whole new meaning at this year’s 50th anniversary celebration of the RBC (Royal Bank of Canada) presented by Boeing.  Beginning with the red and white stripe lighthouse - the famous signature of the island being transformed with red and black vinyl down to the thousands of fans dressing in plaid from head to toe and some with plaid collars on shirts, plaid ribbons, fancy plaids, family plaids, Harbour Town became “Plaid City”!   Where Charles Frazier began this tradition founded upon golf history and Scottish tradition 50 years ago.

Satoshi Kodaira from Japan rolled in a 30’ birdie putt on No. 17 to beat Si Woo Kim of South Korea.  This great putt on the last hole of the sudden death playoff secured Kodaira a place on

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