Thinking of building or remodeling?

I recieved the following from Tom Peeples, Builders and wanted to pass it along as some good information. If you think now is a good time to build on your lot or remodel your home or villa, give me a call or send an email for more information.

If you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to build on that lot or remodel your home, we should talk pretty soon. As I stay in touch with our suppliers I’m hearing now about coming increases in materials costs, like these:
 Sheetrock + 30%
 Lumber + 10%
 Windows + 5%-8%
 Roof Shingles + 10%-14%
 What’s next? ??
Now, I know you’ve heard “this is the perfect time” before. Right now, though, I’m inclined to agree. I’d advise anybody who owns a homesite and has a vision for living on it to get in touch now. At Tom Peeples Builder, we’ll help you plan your project, work with you closely throughout the building process and, based on our significant experience and know-how, do our best to control costs on your project.

If you’d rather make your current home more comfortable, we can help with that, too. Whether you’re thinking about a total remodel or a kitchen, bath or bedroom addition, there are many ways we can make your current home work better for you. And you won’t be sorry when the time comes to sell.

2012 Shipyard company sales figures

Charter I Realty closed more Shipyard sales transactions and total sales volume in 2012 than the next 4 companies combined. If you have been thinking of selling your Shipyard home, villa or homesite, it would serve you well to give us a call at 843-842-9300 or go to for your FREE market analysis and price evaluation.

2012 Year in Review for Shipyard Sales Activity is in

We have sent out the latest numbers for the 2012 sold homes, Villas and lots in our 2012 Year in Review -Shipyard Real Estate Report. Send us an email if you haven’t received yours and we will gladly get it to you. No Spam, no unnecessary emails in your inbox – just the facts!

Evian villa damaged by fire

A fire Monday damaged one of the Evian Villas in Shipyard Plantation, according to the Town of Hilton Head Fire & Rescue Division.
Firefighters arrived at 12:14 p.m. to find smoke and flames shooting from the first floor of the two-story condominium, according to a news release. The flames were extinguished within a half-hour but damaged the kitchen on the first floor and the stairwell leading to the second. The second floor also had heavy smoke damage, the release said.

The condo was unoccupied at the time of the fire, which the division said originated inside a wall.

Thanks to the Island Packet for this story.

SC Vacation Rental Act Conflict!

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans now require a buyer to take occupancy within 60 days of closing, including second homes.  Buyers purchasing a property where the SC Vacation Rental Act (90 days) applies and obtaining one of these loans will have a conflict for loan approval.   REALTORS® will be working closely with buyers, lenders and rental companies to orchestrate the transaction.

If you have been thinking of buying or selling in today’s market, be sure to contact us today to help insure a smooth transaction.

Thinking where to retire? Think the Lowcountry!

Spend a day or two in the Palmetto State, and you may quickly understand the state slogan—“smiling faces and beautiful places.”

The state’s Lowcountry region, which extends 150 miles along the state’s coast, is renowned for its miles of sugary white-sand beaches, historic architecture and abundant golfcourses.

But there is so much more to do than just enjoying a day at the beach or on the links.

Checkout this recent article about retiring to Bluffton and the Lowcountry.

If you need information about retiring or relocating to the Lowcountry be sure to contact us. We have been helping folks find their place in the sun since 1995 and would love to help you, too.

Merry Christmas!

We here at Shipyard Real Estate want to take a moment and wish you and yours a blessed Holiday.

We will be working and are here to assist you should you have any questions about or interest in viewing the homes, villas and lots available here in Shipyard.

Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2013!