Hilton Head Island Real Estate Market Update – July 2024

Real Estate Market Update

We hope everyone enjoyed a safe and happy 4th of July. July typically sees healthy real estate activity benefiting from the influx of affluent visitors interested in purchasing vacation homes or investment properties. This month is the peak tourist season, drawing visitors from across the United States.

In our current market, noticeable shifts are becoming evident despite our low inventory levels. There is a move towards a more balanced market with the resurgence of price reductions, home inspections, and financing contingencies. There are indications that buyers, perhaps sensing a shift, are showing less urgency and are more resistant and sensitive to overpriced properties. These trends suggest a transitional phase in our market dynamics, where both buyers and sellers are navigating changing conditions.

Comparing the first 6 months of activity of this year to last year, there was a 12% increase in home sales and a 10.7% increase in new home offerings.  Hilton Head Island median home price is now $1,050,000 up 7.7%. The increases in median property prices and favorable market conditions has attracted more sellers to list their properties. This increased competition among sellers, and more cautious-minded buyers, has led to longer days on the market and sellers receiving on average 97% of their asking price.

The Lowcountry continues to be one of the most desirable places to live in the country. Families want to move here to raise their children in a safe, beautiful, and fun place where they can grow and thrive. Retirees like the climate, amenities, and friendly neighborhoods. What’s not to love in our place we call “home”.

When it comes to buying or selling your home, don’t settle for less than best. We are a powerful team that gets results. Call Herman & Davis Properties for a complimentary, strategic consultation.