Are you willing to spend 4 years?
Recently, a Hilton Head property pended after 900 days. It had also been previously listed for sale for for 500+ days previously with another agent, bringing it to a grand total of over 4 years on the real estate market. Sellers need to know that there only three reasons a property does not sell including condition, location and value. Because the condition and location were excellent, the only thing wrong was the value. Read the rest of this entry
Last night I got a call from a Kentucky client that owns a second home in Palmetto Dunes. He asked if I had seen the Wall Street Journal article titled Vacation Homes: Why it May Be Time to Buy. It states “The blue-chip market consists of a handful of spots where prices have stabilized and could soon rebound as sales pick up. Some, such as Hilton Head, have benefitted from tough restrictions on building, which kept inventories manageable during the bust. Prices there have risen by 4% during the past year.” Read the rest of this entry
Whether buying to add rental income to your portfolio, buying to live or buying for a second home you will love these brand new Floorplans at Bridgepointe. BridgePointe is situated in the heart of Bluffton, South Carolina which puts you minutes from Hilton Head’s beaches and in the center of a subtropical lifestyle that is warm and close to the ocean. Read the rest of this entry
If you are planning on making a great dinner at home, stop and visit Barnacle Bills Seafood mid Island on Highway 278 (next to the old log cabin gas station). Bill’s is a landmark and tradition on the Island with his seafood stand and his great attitude. Not only will he entertain you, he will also help you select the freshest of seafood. He specializes in locally caught seafood including Tuna, Snapper and other catchesof the day(he gets three deliveries daily so you can be assured it is fresh). He told me he does not just verbalize how fresh it is, he helps others visualize what to look for when buying seafood. Below is a note from Bill and to the left is a recipe for boiling shrimp(click on the photo on the left to make it larger)….his secret is to move it off the heat as soon as he puts the shrimp in!
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Attention sellers or future sellers~We have attached last months Market Trend Report for your review. We also have prepared a snapshot report of the market we are in, what we forecast for the next several years and would love to share it with you. Just let us know via email and note Free Special Market Report in the subject line. It is our continued goal to sell your property for the highest price in the shortest period of time and our systems are set up to not leave any money on the table.
All the best~
Robbie Bunting & Jane Hyers
If you are a Hilton Head purchaser looking for property now or in the future, we offer South Carolina Buyer Agency and our Agreement which you may want to review. No longer is it caveat emptor or “buyer beware”. For buyers, this agency agreement can include term, be property specific and the proceeds can either be paid by you or as it is in most cases, paid by the seller from the published co-op fee(published proceeds) in the Multiple Listing Service. Many buyers that arrive on the Island do not know that this form of agency is available and should ask their Realtor about agency. It is always nice to be able to dance with the person that brought you!
We are offering for sale a deep water property on Daufuskie Island that includes 6 acres surrounded by water at the end of the main Haig Point Road(just past Marshside Mamas). This property offers the perfect location for a Savannah to Daufuskie landing which would become a wonderful gathering place for Daufuskie Island visitors and residents. Read the rest of this entry
Although some properties today are selling “as-is” usually there is some time frame that Hilton Head sellers will give a buyer to complete a property inspection. While property inspections cost about $500 dollars depending on the size and type of property, they are well worth this out of pocket cost for the purchaser. Within a few days the home inspector will send via email photos and detailed information about the property that helps a buyer understand their new property and may identify any areas that may require more review. Read the rest of this entry
Rental properties on Hilton Head may have taken a beating in value but they have kept on ticking when it comes to rental income. While some values have dropped on rental properties (approximately 36%) on Hilton Head Island, the gross rental income has stayed fairly constant. Recently purchasers have warmed up to rental properties as they negotiate some very sweet deals on some of the best locations. Although investors have started buying these rental properties, we still have a few great locations available. Read the rest of this entry