Dataw Island

Dataw Island is located St. Helena Island near the city of Beaufort South Carolina.  This retirement community offers amazing amenities such as club house, golf, modern fitness center, tennis courts, multiple pools, restaurants, and a full service boat marina.  There might not be a better neightborhood in Beaufort for retirees to live an active lifestyle. To search all Dataw Island SC real estate, homes, and property, please use out Beaufort SC MLS Search.

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Dataw Island condoSometimes, a property price will just jump up and grab you. During recent research via the Beaufort Multiple Listing Service on behalf of a pair of prospective buyers, we came across a couple of such properties. One is a homesite in Habersham, and the other is a condo on Dataw Island.

The old real estate investor saying is that you make your money when you buy your property, not when you sell.

The Habersham homesite has just been reduced to an eye-popping $23,900. Before the real estate bubble busted, this same  homesite was listed for $104,000, and even at that price was the least expensive lot in the neighborhood, by about $40,000 at the time. This homesite sold for more than $60,000 back in 2007.

The Dataw Island condo is listed at $132,000, down

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Why do you need a Realtor? Look no further than listing #120424 in the Beaufort Multiple Listing Service. It is a homesite on Dataw Island, one of the premier country club communities in South Carolina. The homesite is listed for $10,000. It sounds like an incredible opportunity.

We received an inquiry about this property the other day. Dataw Island, for those of you living outside of the Lowcountry, was developed in the 1980s by Alcoa, which did a great job with the planning and construction of this community, built around two Pete Dye golf courses. Dataw is just a few minutes east of historic Beaufort, SC, and has one of the best marinas in South Carolina.

15_boone_road_29920So what's not to like about a $10,000 in a piece of property in a nice golf community? Well,

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magnolia_course_callawassie_islandBeaufort County has some wonderful country club communities available for those looking for a home on or near the greens and fairways of South Carolina.

For those looking for a well-groomed, country club lifestyle, both Dataw Island and Callawassie Island are worthy of consideration.  Dataw is located just minutes east of downtown Beaufort, on St. Helena Island. There are currently  120 homes on the market on Dataw, with asking prices ranging from $159,000 up to $2.4 million.  In addition to two beautiful Pete Dye golf courses, Dataw Island features some of the best waterfront property available in Beaufort.

Callawassie Island features 27 holes of Tom Fazio-designed golf, and sits between Beaufort and Hilton Head. There are currently 16 homes on the

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734_n_reeve_rd_dataw_islandOur northern neighbors are still moving south despite the downturn in the real estate market. Too many folks have looked forward to playing golf in January instead of shoveling snow. Well, come on down! Rarely has the inventory been better, the interest rates lower and prices more appealing. Three years ago we were shaking our heads because the consumer got so little for so much. Now, it is the opposite. Buyers are getting a lot for their money. Look at this beauty located on Dataw Island, one of the south’s premier golfing communities. It is situated on an oversized lot and overlooks 3 fairways and 2 lagoons. This home certainly has the WOW factor with soaring glass walls that invite the light and wonderful, lowcountry views into the great

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545 Island Circle East, Dataw IslandYou will want to check out this new listing in one of the south’s finest, gated, amenity communities. Dataw Island has something for everyone. This home has views of one of the signature holes, Cotton Dike # 18. Beyond the fairway you will enjoy the sunsets over Jenkins Creek and sightings of sea birds and dolphins beyond the marsh. The setting is perfect for outdoor living. The spacious home has 3 bedrooms plus a family room, den, 2 full baths and 2 half baths. The wall of windows enhance the views and bring the outdoors inside. The master and one guest room is located on the main level. One bedroom and a bath is located upstairs. The home sits off the road on almost ¾ of an acre creating a park like setting. Amenities include: Two 18 hole world class

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Today I thought we could take a look at the 2009 Dataw Island housing market.  This subdivision is the most popular retirement community in the Beaufort area.  I looked at this area because while the remainder of Beaufort Country was hit very hard in 2008 by the real estate slump, Dataw bucked that trend.  In 2008, no community in the local MLS witnessed more closings than Dataw Island.  The island saw 34 houses change hands which was extraordinary considering the state of our market.  What's even more impressive is that twelve of the fore mentioned transactions were above $500,000.  I am certainly not saying sales were not down from the glory years of 2005 and 2006.  What I am saying is while affected, this neighborhood hasn't seen the decline that

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Although 2008 was statistically one of the worst years on record for the real estate industry, ERA Evergreen saw gains in market share and sales on Dataw Island from 2007.  ERA is now the #1 selling real estate company that serves Dataw Island.  These great sales results have benefited Dataw Island in more ways than one.  Not only is the island now open to the entire Beaufort Multiple Listing Service (enabling other agents to sell on Dataw), but for every home or lot that ERA sells, they pay back a 25% referral fee to Dataw Island Club.  Those funds go directly into the Dataw Island marketing fund, which has seen great success in exposing Dataw Island to the world.  "Not only dose the marketing program bring in home buyers and sellers, "says ERA

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