Cost of Living

Nov. 22, 2017

Understanding Flood Insurance

This is a tricky and sometimes confusing component of house hunting.  You will hear lots of different lingo surrounding the discussion of flood insurance when you are in the process of buying a home on a barrier island, or on the mainland in a flood plain.

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July 10, 2017

Primary Home, Secondary Home, or Income Producing Property.

 When you own property on Hilton Head, there are many options when it comes to how you use your home. If you buy a home to hold onto until you are ready to use it, the short or long term rental system is a great option.  With short term rentals ...
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April 18, 2017

Heritage: Four Days of Fun

The RBC Heritage Golf Tournament Presented by Boeing is a week long celebration of everything island life.  Golf, Beach, Tradition, and Plaid.  There is so much plaid, done in so many ways, that people are already starting to think about their plaid frocks for next year.  Plaid shoes, shorts, hats ...

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Nov. 28, 2016

What You Get For the Money: $1,000,000- $4,000,000

This always happens, we plan out a series and need to add an additional part!  This was intended to be a 4 Part Series, but we have decided to add a 5th part.  The bonus part will be luxury homes over $4,000,000.  This has been a tremendously fun ...

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Nov. 18, 2016

What You Get For The Money: $500,000-$1,000,000

So what does $500,000 buy you on Hilton Head Island?  How about $1,000,000.  As we have mentioned in previous parts of the series, Hilton Head Island Real Estate is very dependent on view, your dollar typically buys you space or view.  There are many options in this ...

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Nov. 11, 2016

What You Get For Your Money. $250,000-$500,000

$500,000 can buy A LOT of house in the Low Country.  $250,000 can buy A LOT of house.   Maybe you are not looking for a lot of house, but want to buy A LOT of view.  There will be homes in this price range that do ...

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Nov. 7, 2016

What You Get For Your Money: $250,000 and Under

We have residents relocating to the Low Country from all over the world, and one of the initial questions we are asked, as experts on the area, as well as the real estate, is "What can I get for my Money?"

Folks are always comparing home values to their 'neck ...

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Sept. 2, 2016

Hello Mr. Mortgage, So We Meet Again

Many homeowners and home buyers have been sitting tight for the past few years, and logically that made sense, given the dark years.  We are finally seeing the light, and it may be time to make a move.  To make the re-introduction to money that much easier, we sat down ...

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Aug. 17, 2016

What Constitutes a Bargain

Recently Hilton Head Island, as well as Daufuskie Island gained a little more notoriety after being featured on HGTV's Beachfront Bargain Hunt.   If you are not familiar with this show, it follows househunters around as they search for a Beachfront Bargain.  HGTV uses a bit of artistic freedom in ...

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June 10, 2016

Hello Hilton Head, it's Nice to Meet You

Not to sound egocentric, but we were recently reminded that there are a large number of people who may not know that Hilton Head Island sits nestled between the cities of  Charleston and Savannah.  They are not aware that we are a beautiful little island trying to live cleanly and neatly ...

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