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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 57 blog entries published by Rick Turner.

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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The Hilton Head area real estate market is going crazy! In fact, it is the #1 HOTTEST MARKET IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

First, it is the only market in the entire state in which more homes were purchased in 2013 than any previous year in history. Second, median prices increased in 2013 12.4%, which is the highest increase of any market in the state. Home prices are still 28% below the peak set in 2007 and are just now beginning to rise quickly. 

With today's incredibly low, but rising interest rates and prices, now is an excellent time to purchase Hilton Head area real estate. If you find a home you like, you should be able to save quite a bit of money, but only if you act now. Be sure to go to HiltonHeadMarketInfo.com for the full up-to-date scoop on

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2013 was a positive year for the Berkeley Hall real estate market. With 20 homes sold, it was the second best year in the last decade in terms of the number of homes sold. Actually, in an analysis of the years prior to 2004, last year was the second best year EVER for Berkeley Hall home sales, and only 2 homes less than the peak of 22 homes sold in 2011. Berkeley Hall's real estate market seems to be on the same positive trend as the rest of the Hilton Head area, where the MOST HOME SALES EVER IN HILTON HEAD'S HISTORY were recorded in 2013 with 2,730 homes sold.

Berkeley Hall, South Carolina Home Sales Over the Past 10 Years

In the graph I have created below, you can see the recent success of the Berkeley Hall real estate market. In fact, the

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In light of the recent, record-setting success of the Hilton Head area real estate market, here is a list of the ten most luxurious, waterfront homes available in the area today. As you can see, Hilton Head real estate has quite a lot to offer! To schedule a showing of any of these incredible homes, contact Rick Turner and Associates, your Hilton Head Island luxury real estate experts.

1. 19 Red Cardinal Road, Hilton Head Island

$13,000,000

This incredible home features 5 bedrooms, 5 full- and 2 half-baths, three stories, and over 5,200 sq. ft. Sitting on two rare side-by-side oceanfront land parcels, this home is on a 1.17 acre site, which is a rare buying opportunity in Coastal Carolina real estate these days. With luxury features such as

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2013 was a good year for Colleton River Plantation homes. In terms of number of homes purchased, with 20 purchased, it was the second best year in the past ten years. In fact, in an analysis of the history of Colleton River Plantation real estate, 2013 was the second best year EVER for home sales. Only 2010 recorded higher numbers with 25 homes sold. The Colleton River Plantation real estate market seems to be right on track with the rest of the Hilton Head area which set records in 2013 with the 2,730 home sales, THE MOST IN HILTON HEADS ENTIRE HISTORY! 

Colleton River Plantation, South Carolina Home Sales Over the Past 10 Years

Take a look at the impressive success of the Colleton River Plantation real estate market in the graph I have created

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2013 was a bit of a disappointment for Hilton Head Island oceanfront home sales. Throughout the year, 14 oceanfront homes were sold at a median sale price of $2,037,500. In only three of the last ten years have there been more oceanfront homes sold in the Hilton Head area. The peak year was in 2007 when 22 oceanfront homes were sold. Surprisingly, while total home sales in the Hilton Head area in 2013 were the highest EVER with 2,730 sales, oceanfront home sales actually dipped to 14 from 18 sales in 2012.

Hilton Head Oceanfront Home Sales Over the Past 10 Years

To demonstrate the relative success of oceanfront homes in the Hilton Head Island real estate market over the past 10 years, I've provided a graph below comparing the number of home

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