(from the Island Packet) by Grant Martin

The Hilton Head area real estate market is considerably healthier than it was one year ago, according to a report Tuesday by S.C. Realtors.

Sales of homes, condominiums and villas in June were up more than 60 percent over June 2011 and are up about 23 percent overall year to date.

June's surge -- the highest increase of any of the state's 16 regions for the month, according to the report -- was accompanied by a 21-percent decrease from June 2011 in the average number of days homes spent on the market.
That decline is indicative of an increasingly healthy market, said John Robinson, president of the Hilton Head Realtors Association.

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