All Blog Entries by Rick Turner

Rick Turner has been one of the top Realtors in the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort area for over 30 years. He loves being involved in community activities and spending time with his lovely wife. In his free time his wife and he thoroughly relish spending time with their children and grandchildren.  

There are currently 62 blog entries published by Rick Turner.

The Hilton Head area real estate market has been incredibly successful over the past several years as it is recovering from the Great Recession. Rather surprisingly last year was the strongest EVER IN HISTORY for Hilton Head area home sales! I say “surprisingly” because who would have expected 2013 to be the all-time record for home sales; yet it was. Not only that, but statistics show that this year's home sales market is on pace for another newsworthy showing. One of the primary causes for 2014’s success is the rapid decrease in distressed sales, foreclosures and short sales, which suggests that the area's overall real estate market is settling in for an era of prosperity and stability.

What Exactly is a Distressed Sale?

You may be unfamiliar with

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Tons of families flock to Hilton Head Island's beaches each year to vacation and have an absolute ball. And you can count my family in that mix as well!

One of life’s highlights for my wife and I is enjoying some quality time with family members right here on the beaches of Hilton Head Island. For my children, the beaches are a nostalgic place to remember fond family memories. And for my beautiful grandchildren, they’re a place to form priceless new ones.

So what makes our beach communities so attractive compared to all of the other beach communities in the state? Well... How much time do you have?

What Makes Hilton Head Island Special?

Here are four reasons why families love our community its beaches:

  • We offer 12 miles of incredible,
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We have updated our popular e-book here at Rick Turner and Associates. Many have reported to us that it was of great use in navigating the Hilton Head golf real estate market.

This book, titled “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Private Golf Club Communities,” is a treasure trove of information that will help you not only discover what makes a private golf club community different from other neighborhoods (hint: It’s not just about the golf) but will also help you find the right community for you.

So What Should I Know About Private Hilton Head Golf Club Communities?

First, let’s make sure we’re on the same page: A Private Golf Club Community is a gated, upscale community in which the community and the club are essentially the same. All

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We have an exciting opportunity for anyone thinking about entering the Hilton Head area real estate market anytime soon as a buyer.

Right now, you can download our new ebook titled “7 Reasons Why The Timing Is Excellent to Buy Real Estate.”

This book provides some excellent and historical information about the Hilton Head area real estate market and also analyzes recent sales activity to support the title of the book - that now really is an opportune time to invest in real estate on Hilton Head Island, in Bluffton, or in Beaufort, South Carolina.

So What Are The 7 Reasons Why The Timing is So Good Now?

  1. The Hilton Head area real estate recession is over
  2. If you’re borrowing, money’s never been cheaper
  3. The monthly cost of owning is
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You may have heard of the unparalleled success of the real estate market in the Hilton Head area, which had a record-setting year in 2013.   It looks as though this positive trend will continue as the first quarter of 2014 has continued to show the impressive prosperity of the Hilton Head Island area real estate market.   Home sale numbers have stayed historically high and median sale prices, while still low, are nearing the highest they have been in the past 5 years.  

Hilton Head Homes Sales in the First Quarter of 2014

Take a look at the number of home sales chart that I have included below.
As you can see, 529 Hilton Head area homes have sold in the first quarter of 2014. This is among the three most successful…
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Temperatures aren’t the only thing that are expected to rise over the next few months. According to recent market data, mortgage rates are also expected to increase.

This has a lot of implications for those hoping to buy a home or condo here. So if you’re currently considering investing in a Hilton Head Island area property, you’ll want to continue reading to learn more.

Mortgage Rates Nationally Expected to Rise

Evidently, according to major industry analysts, 30 year fixed-rate mortgages are expected to increase to between 5 and 5.6 percent by spring 2015.

As a means of comparison, rates are currently hovering around 4.5 percent.

Here’s a user-friendly way to see what the various agencies are predicting in terms of mortgage rates a year

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Already a premier place to live on Hilton Head Island, Sea Pines Resort is about to become even more popular after some recent upgrades.

The resort just held the Grand Opening of the Plantation Golf Club Clubhouse – a $17 million investment. This elegant 23,000-square-foot facility will serve the Heron Point and Ocean golf courses and will also offer premier events for guests and residents.

Some of its features include the 2,000-square-foot Magnolia Room (a meeting and event space) as well as a 4,500-square-foot elevated outdoor porch.

And believe it or not – Plantation Golf Club is not the only improvement coming to Sea Pines, which is already the largest resort on Hilton Head Island with more than 5,500 acres.

Hilton Head Resort Community

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It is the most exciting tournament that Hilton Head Island sees all year! 

The RBC Heritage Classic Golf Tournament Presented by Boeing is coming to Hilton Head Island and it’s sure to be quite the event for golf enthusiasts to watch!

Hilton Head Island has long been known as a world-class destination for golf and has hosted some of the greatest names in the game.

The 411 on the RBC Heritage Classic

This is a huge PGA tournament that is played in Sea Pines. The tournament will be held from April 14th to the 20th.

Currently, residents can buy several different ticket packages to ensure they’re getting the most out of their tournament experience, including:

  • Doc’s BBQ Club 15: $375
  • Clubhouse Ticket Pack: $250
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It’s no wonder so many people are attracted to Palmetto Bluff, a gated community in Bluffton, South Carolina. Residents can look out at the idyllic May River and the peaceful semitropical forests and waterways of the lowcountry.

One of the Hilton Head Island/Bluffton area's most appealing attractions is The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, which offers stunning waterfront views and the perfect atmosphere for relaxation. This year, there have been several exciting changes at The Inn.

News for The Inn at Palmetto Bluff

Formerly run by the esteemed Auberge Resort, The Inn at Palmetto Bluff is now under new management as of February 1. Montage Hotels & Resort has taken over and made a slight addition the Inn’s name. It is now known as: The Inn at Palmetto

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When it comes to having near perfect climate conditions, you’d be hard pressed to find a better place to live than Hilton Head Island!

This South Carolina community boasts incredible weather that enables residents to enjoy the beach and the great outdoors most days of the year!

In fact, it’s one of the main draws for people thinking about relocating to Hilton Head - in addition to other perks, such as incredible homes for sale and ample recreational amenities to enjoy!

Why The Hilton Head Climate is So Incredible

Hilton Head’s location means that residents only experience roughly 10 nights a year that go below freezing.

What’s more, because of this community’s seaside location, it has cooler summer temperatures and warmer winter

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