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    Hilton Head Area Updated COVD Newsletter & April Stats

                                                     Sam’s Hilton Head Island Area Update

    Sunny Greetings from Beautiful Hilton Head Island! Well, now that the island is “opening up” we’re seeing ALOT of out of state license plates! Our area has been sheltering in place for the most part but it’s been difficult to do with the weather being sunny in the low 80’s every day! As of today, most restaurants are open with limited seating due to new safety rules regarding social distancing of tables. But when the weather is this gorgeous, who wants to sit inside! Rental companies are taking reservations for weekly rentals again. Public events like all of our food, art, & “beverage” festivals are still not taking place due to social distancing but it doesn’t seem to bother that many since most people are on the beach, playing golf or tennis (or pickleball), boating, biking or just relaxing & doing nothing!

    Regarding real estate (especially in this desirable area of Hilton Head Island) obviously, the numbers are down for the most part except for “higher-priced properties. I searched for condos & homes that have gone under contract since January & especially the last 30 days of $1 million or higher & the numbers are “through the roof!” Click here to view condos & homes that have gone Under Contract in the $1,000,000 & Up range & notice the under contract date   That is an amazing stat!

    If you’re looking to take out a mortgage &  want to take advantage of the extremely low-interest rates I would strongly advise having a local mortgage person here get you pre-approved. Let me know & I’ll have someone get in touch with you ~ it’s easy! Also please know it really helps with negotiations too! It gives the buyer a little more “power!” If it helps with your buying decision, let me know & I can take a video or send you a virtual tour of your interested property.  Driving here is very cheap right now since the gas prices are the lowest they’ve been in decades! I think that’s another reason why we’re going to rebound much quicker than other areas ~ we’re definitely in driving distance. Another strong reason is over 70% of vacationers coming here rent condos or homes ~ that’s money in YOUR pocket if you are looking for rental income. Charleston, Myrtle Beach & other areas have mostly hotels/motels & with the new social distancing, wouldn’t you rather stay in a residence instead of a hotel when on vacation? Here’s a new change in lifestyle regarding work ~Many of us have realized that we are fortunate to be able to work from our homes. Why not think seriously about moving here & working out of your home if you can?

     I’ve included the Hilton Head Realtor’s Association Statistics showing closed & pended sales transactions along with other specific information to keep you informed on real estate details on the Island & in the surrounding area of Bluffton & Sun City. Please click here for Hilton Head Realtor’s Assoc April Market Stats. With our NEW MLS format, I can send you a link to the specific community that you’d like ~ Just call, text or email me & I’ll set you up with a link for Palmetto Dunes, Forest Beach, Sea Pines, or any other area. Please click here for April Housing Supply Stats.  

      Also, I’m attaching a link of all  Homes, Condos & Land presently listed in the Very Residential (No short term weekly rentals allowed)   Gated Community of Hilton Head Plantation! This community is the 2nd largest on the Island with 4 golf courses, restaurants, sandy beach area, walks along the Sound, Spectacular Community Pool, & so much more! Normally our RBC Heritage Golf Tournament at Harbour Town Golf Links is in April &  you’d see it on CBS TV from Sea Pines Resort (because of Covid-19 it will be on TV this June.18-21with Rory, DJ, Jordan Spieth & many more scheduled to play this year!) I’m including this link of all  Homes & Condos under $500,000 in the Very Popular Sea Pines Resort Community.  Here are Condos & Homes from $501,000 ~ $1,500,000.   If you’re looking for a larger Ocean Oriented Residence, please contact me at your earliest convenience. The ever-popular Forest Beach area continues to be popular as a “Non-Gated” beach community. They are especially popular to rent out during the summer or with snowbirds. Here are all the condo listings under $1,000,000 ~ Forest Beach Condos under $1,000,000

    Please continue to utilize my Website but if you’d let me know exactly what you’re looking for I can set up automated
    E-Alerts for you but I need price range, bedrooms, views, area & is weekly rental income important to you (some communities don’t allow weekly rentals). It can be set up to receive E-Alerts directly from my MLS feed based on properties you want to see with your own specific criteria so you ONLY see what interests you! Please, E-mail, text, or call me on my mobile # (that’s the best way!) at your convenience ~ I really AM here to help you!  
    We continue to have a Major Shortage of Long Term Rental Properties ~ homes and condos so if you’re looking to take some money out of the stock market & “Park it” so you have REAL ASSETS you could do alot worse than buying in the Hilton Head Island area. You would receive rental income without furnishing it or even paying utilities (tenants would pay those!). Contact me if you’re looking for “investment” properties that will supply you with rental income or buy now if you’re not ready to make the move yet. It’s a terrific opportunity to take advantage of this buying opportunity & even the mortgage rates have historically lower. 

     Call or E-mail me with any questions. Please continue to utilize my  Website at   and search for your desired home, condo or even a homesite for possible future use. Please utilize my 25 years plus, of being an Island Resident. Don’t ever hesitate to call, text or E-mail me if you have any questions or if I can help with room reservations. I look forward to helping you become an “Island Neighbor!”

    See you soon! Stay Safe & Healthy!

    Sam MancusoREALTOR®
    Dot Real Estate
    22 Folly Field Road, Sandcastle Plaza
     Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
    843-298-1298 Mobile

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