Hilton Head Island and Harley’s
We had a client last week that has a motorcylce and rides it daily. As we started researching areas around Hilton Head Island we found three gated communities that allow motorcycle access. There are areas outside of the gated communities that allow motorcycle access and lots of beautiful places in South Carolina to visit via motorcycle! Read the rest of this entry
Selling up a storm on Hilton Head Island
Good News! Last month on Hilton Head Island my company succesfully helped THIRTY TWO(32) of our sellers negotiate the sale of their properties. On top of all this, we also found TWENTY EIGHT(28) buyers for properties around the Island. With sixty (60) sales in just one month we need more properties to sell! Read the rest of this entry
Our listings are red hot on Hilton Head Island
Our sellers are averaging 218 tours per week on their Hilton Head Properties. With this average it is easy to see our marketing programs are working. The world wide web is effective with a proactive marketing program and your Hilton Head Realtor has you covered! Read the rest of this entry
April 12, 2010 by cloeffler ·
While they dominated the housing market in 2009, first time home buyers weren’t the only ones taking advantage of low mortgage rates and affordable home prices.
According to recent survey by the National Association of Realtors®, the number of people buying second properties as vacation homes rose 7.9 percent to 553,000 in 2009 from 513,000 in 2008.
The market share for vacation homes rose to 10 percent, from 9 percent in 2008, and the median home price for a vacation home was 169,000 dollars in 2009, compared to 150,000 dollars in 2008.
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Buy and rent on Hilton Head Island
My financial guy explained a simple concept to me today. He explained that in the past few years, families could rent for less than they could own a property. However now that the long term rental markets are firming up, owning is now becoming cheaper than renting. Factor in the low interest rates and the values around the island and real estate investments make sense.
Buy a home and rent it until you move to Hilton Head!
If you could freeze time, their would never be a better time to buy a home or villa on Hilton Head Island. The values and some of our properties offer premier locations, pricing below replacement costs and are simply priced to sell. Buying a home and renting it until you are ready to move or retire with prices below replacement on Hilton Head make sense. what are you waiting for?
Litmus test…can I get there in a one day drive?
Another client the other day told me he was looking at places far away, but came back to Hilton Head Island because he would use it more. I am sure there is a point of diminishing return when you factor distance to use. Of course, it is all relative. One year I can remember a businessman from the Orient flew to Hilton Head after watching the Heritage Golf tournament on television. His one day travel is different than yours and mine.
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The Kiwanis Club sponsors Hilton Head’s premier BBQ event this weekend.
The fields at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn spring to life with the wonderful smells of hickory stoked fires, slow cooked ribs and pulled pork. Hundreds of residents and visitors join the Kiwanis Clubs to raise funds for local children’s charities, to enjoy some downhome music and to enjoy some of the South’s best BBQ. Read the rest of this entry
Sellers are either “In” the Hilton Head Market or ”Out”
It seemed to me that there were a lot of properties for sale the other day. That was until an agent spoke up in one of our Dunes Marketing Group sales meetings. Of the properties in a community he showed a client, only 20% of the sellers were actually “in” the market. The other properties were over priced and the buyer did not even want to look at them. I did some market research on this area and others and discovered that 80% of the properties were on average 40% higher in price than the others. Once he and his buyer realised this concept, a buying decision was made based on these “lower” inventories. Read the rest of this entry
A different kind of Real Estate Company
Some companies are not really companies, but a group of individuals that all do their own thing. My Hilton Head real estate company is different. The best way to describe my company is to think about a swim team. Each race is individual to the specialist, but when it comes time to practice we all work together. Of course, when we go head up against another company we always do our individual best and sometimes pull in the team to help us get the job done. We are alway one of the top companies in any area of the Island. Read the rest of this entry
The signs on Hilton Head Island
Blooming azaleas, buyer appointments, phones ringing and multiple offers are all signs that Hilton Head is clearly in recovery. Although, the recovery will be more of a campaign than a flip of a switch, it is now taking place. Sellers are finally listening to their agents, buyers are finally stepping up to these properties with confidence and it is now GAME ON. Read the rest of this entry