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Real Estate Sales Report: Palmetto Bluff’s First Quarter Update

Written by Palmetto Bluff

May 16, 2024

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Real Estate in Bluffton SC: Trends, Updates, and Insights

Positioned amidst the serene Lowcountry landscape of South Carolina, Palmetto Bluff stands as a beacon of luxury and natural beauty, attracting discerning homebuyers seeking an unparalleled lifestyle. As we delve into the intricacies of market trends and property sales data, we aim to provide valuable insights into the evolving real estate landscape at The Bluff.

Join us as we explore the highlights, trends, and notable developments that have shaped Palmetto Bluff’s real estate market in the first quarter of 2024!

2024 First Quarter at a Glance

The first quarter of 2024 saw robust activity in Palmetto Bluff, with 85 closed and pending transactions amounting to $167.8 million in sales. Of these transactions, 57 were homes, totaling $141.2 million, while 28 were homesites, amounting to $26.6 million. Notably, this sales season commenced earlier than in previous years, with January and February witnessing strong sales and visitor engagement activity.

First Quarter Observations

Here are the standout observations gleaned from the first quarter of 2024:

Sales Volume Surge

Palmetto Bluff experienced a robust sales volume of $167.8 million, buoyed by 85 closed and pending transactions. This figure underscores the community’s resilience and attractiveness in a dynamic real estate market.

Home Prices Dynamics

Average home prices saw a modest uptick, reaching $2.58 million, indicative of the premium value placed on Palmetto Bluff’s bespoke residences. Conversely, average homesite prices slightly declined, settling at $908,000. Despite this dip, there was a notable surge in interest, with a 55% increase in homesites sold or under contract compared to the previous year.

Transaction Growth

The first quarter of 2024 saw ten more closings than its counterpart in the preceding year, signaling a positive growth trajectory. Despite a lower number of transactions, the dollar volume recorded in 2024 Q1 doubled compared to the pre-pandemic period of 2019, indicative of sustained momentum within the market.

Market Trends Update

Palmetto Bluff continues to captivate prospective homeowners with its unparalleled blend of natural beauty and luxury amenities. Over the years, the community has witnessed a remarkable appreciation in property values, with average resale home prices soaring by over $1.11 million since 2019. Similarly, average resale homesite prices have surged by over $398,000 during the same period, underscoring the enduring allure of Palmetto Bluff as a premier real estate destination.

Is Now a Good Time to Buy?

Amidst the dynamic fluctuations of the real estate market, the question of whether now is a favorable time to purchase a home is a common consideration for prospective buyers. In the context of Palmetto Bluff, the answer leans towards an affirmative stance.

The first quarter of 2024 has demonstrated resilience and growth within the community, marked by robust sales volume. With average home prices experiencing a modest increase and homesite prices remaining competitive, buyers are presented with opportunities to invest in Palmetto Bluff’s exceptional lifestyle. Moreover, the community’s enduring appeal and consistent appreciation of property values over the years bolster confidence in the long-term viability of real estate investments within Palmetto Bluff. 

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Diverse Housing Options to Suit Every Lifestyle

Bluffton’s real estate market caters to a diverse range of preferences and budgets. Whether you are looking for a cozy waterfront cottage, a modern townhouse, or a spacious family home, Bluffton has it all. The town offers a mix of historic residences exuding southern charm and contemporary developments equipped with state-of-the-art amenities. First-time buyers and experienced homeowners both find Bluffton to be a sought-after destination because it offers a variety of housing options. 

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Make Palmetto Bluff Your Home

Buying a Palmetto Bluff property begins with working with the Palmetto Bluff  Real Estate team. Here, our real estate professionals are dedicated to helping you find the perfect property to become a cherished home!

Ready to make Palmetto Bluff your home? Explore our exclusive listings at Palmetto Bluff and discover a range of exquisite residences tailored to your preferences. From charming cottages with riverfront views to elegant estates overlooking pristine landscapes, Palmetto Bluff has the perfect home for you. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience luxury living at its finest. Take the next step and schedule a real estate tour today. 

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