What’s the Real Estate Market Like on Hilton Head Island

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Hilton Head Real Estate MarketHilton Head Island’s real estate market is changing.  No longer a buyers market and not into a sellers market, we now are in the middle.  This means for buyers and sellers the next one for sale may be a little higher in price, a little less negotiable and will most likely sell faster than the last one.   Click here for market advice for our buyers and sellers.

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These 6 Simple Tricks Make Moving Surprisingly Effortless

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two people packing cardboard boxesLet’s face it, moving to a new home is no picnic. Moving day will be here before you know it, and you feel like there’s no way on Earth you can sort through all of your belongings and pack your entire life into a moving truck in time.

We know how stressful a move from one home to another can be, so we wanted to share a few helpful moving tips to make it a much easier experience.

Create a To-Do List and Pin It to Your Wall

You probably won’t remember everything you have to do in the chaos of researching moving companies, calling your insurance provider, and closing on your new home. So before you start the bulk of cleaning and decluttering, take a few minutes to compile a detailed list of the tasks you will need to complete, no matter how small. These tasks can include:

  • transferring your homeowners insurance to your new address
  • compiling a list of your emergency contacts
  • labeling your moving boxes
  • fixing a squeaky door hinge
  • meeting with friends for coffee before you leave

If it helps you stay organized, categorize your tasks by room, deadline, or importance. As you’re completing all your to-dos, make sure you check them off your list as you go. It will help you see how far you’re come in accomplishing such a gargantuan goal.

Declutter Your Home Room by Room

a person moving a stack of boxesThe less stuff you have, the less stuff you have to pack. But as we all know, one of the biggest hurdles to moving is sorting through all of your belongings and deciding which ones you won’t be taking to your new home.

If decluttering your entire home seems overwhelming, don’t panic. Start small: Instead of trying to tackle the entire project in one weekend, spend an hour or two on just one room. Create three piles: Keep, Donate, and Trash. Go through your closets, bedrooms, and other hot spots first, then move on to the rest of your home.

Remember, you can always buy books, kitchen gadgets, and other things after you move. If you have a few sentimental items you’re having a hard time getting rid of, ask a friend or neighbor for objective feedback.

Host a Yard Sale or Moving Sale

Once you’ve sorted through most of your home, host a yard sale and set out items that you planned on giving away. Sell anything that you can that day, and anything that’s left over you can donate to charity or a local thrift store.

Get Creative with Your Packing

homeowner opening cardboard boxesYou’ll be surprised at just how many small items can fit into the nooks and crannies left over in your moving boxes. After you’ve packed your bulky appliances and decorative pieces, you can fill in the spaces with smaller items to act as extra cushioning and save a bit of space in the process.

Another way you can get creative with your packing is by stacking items vertically instead of horizontally. Instead of laying down dishes, bowls, plates, and other fragile items in a box, stack them upright and cushion them with socks and towels. This will prevent your glass items from shifting around during the move.

Use Cling Wrap Where You Least Expect It

Worried about bottles of shampoo, soap, lotion, or other liquids spilling out on the journey? Cling wrap is a surprisingly effective seal. Remove the tops of bottles and cover the openings with a bit of cling wrap, then twist the caps back on.

Cling wrap is also easier to remove than tape. If you have clothes and jewelry packed away in drawers, surround the drawers with a thick layer of cling wrap. It’s easy to remove, and you won’t have a sticky mess to clean up later!

Create an “Open Me First” Box

After your move, unpacking can be just as stressful as packing. To avoid digging through countless boxes just to find coffee or toilet paper, create a box of the essentials and place it on the moving truck last. Here are a few items you should consider packing in this box:

  • instant coffee or tea bags
  • a first aid kit
  • tools like box cutters and screwdrivers
  • toilet paper
  • soap, shampoo, and lotion

Ask Us for More Helpful Moving Tips!

first-time home buyers moving inWe hope these moving tips come in handy, whether you’re planning to buy a home or whether you’re selling your current home. We’re more than happy to provide you with additional tips to help you prepare for your upcoming move.

If you need more advice about buying or selling a home or want to know more about the area, we offer a wealth of resources to help you out. Call us and let’s talk about your plans!



Mother’s Day Specials at Hilton Head Properties

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  Looking for the best property for Mom?  

Listed below are some of the best properties we have ever had the opportunity to offer.  Ranging from great vacation properties to beautiful homes, let us know if you see a property that catches your eye!  For the month of March we are offering a 1 year AHS warranty on any of these properties in celebration of Mother’s Day!

Cheers!

All of us at Hilton Head Properties

 

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501 Somerset Villa
$2,895,000
169 S Shore Drive
4 Beds / 4.5 Baths
3746 Sq. Ft.
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424 Captains Walk Villa
$1,499,000
21 Ocean Lane
5 Beds / 4 Baths
2402 Sq. Ft.
(26 photos)
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167 Mooring Buoy
$1,295,000
167 Mooring Buoy
5 Beds / 4 Baths
2606 Sq. Ft.
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5 Beach Villa
$1,200,000
10 Mooring Buoy
3 Beds / 3 Baths
1878 Sq. Ft.
(19 photos)
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28 Sandpiper Street
$1,159,000
28 Sandpiper St
5 Beds / 5.5 Baths
2458 Sq. Ft.
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28 Percheron Lane
$1,095,000
28 Percheron Lane
4 Beds / 4.5 Baths
4621 Sq. Ft.
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5 Cockle Court
$900,000
5 Cockle Court
3 Beds / 4 Baths
2842 Sq. Ft.
(23 photos)

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75 Ocean Lane
$899,000
75 Ocean Lane
3 Beds / 3 Baths
1792 Sq. Ft.
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8 Beachside Drive
$895,000
8 Beachside Drive
3 Beds / 2 Baths
1349 Sq. Ft.
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4 Sea Front Lane
$888,000
4 Sea Front Lane
3 Beds / 1 Baths
916 Sq. Ft.
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8 Cottage Ct
$799,900
8 Cottage Ct
5 Beds / 4 Baths
2542 Sq. Ft.
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110 Abbinton Villa ~ 50 Ocean Lane
$789,000
50 Ocean LANE
3 Beds / 3 Baths
1193 Sq. Ft.
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106 Abbinton Villa ~ 50 Ocean Lane
$769,000
50 Ocean Lane
3 Beds / 3 Baths
1534 Sq. Ft.
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19 Timber Marsh Lane
$619,000
19 Timber Marsh Lane
4 Beds / 4 Baths
3016 Sq. Ft.
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Little Harbour HHI
$599,000
4 Little Harbour Manor
3 Beds / 3 Baths
2500 Sq. Ft.
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106 Martinangel Lane
$499,000
106 Martinangel Lane
 
 
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6 Strath Court
$499,000
6 Strath Court
 
 
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12 Daufuskie Bluff Lane
$499,000
12 Daufuskie Bluff Lane
 
 
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9 Wildbird Lane
$479,000
9 Wildbird Lane
3 Beds / 3 Baths
2371 Sq. Ft.
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47 Ocean Lane
$459,000
47 Ocean Lane
1 Beds / 2 Baths
985 Sq. Ft.
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1 Fuskie Lane
$450,000
1 Fuskie Lane
3 Beds / 3 Baths
1890 Sq. Ft.
(24 photos)
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21 Stoney Creek Road
$429,000
21 Stoney Creek Road
 
 
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1 Fuskie Lane
$389,000
1 Fuskie Lane
3 Beds / 3 Baths
1890 Sq. Ft.
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52 Night Heron Lane
$370,000
52 Night Heron Lane
2 Beds / 2 Baths
1190 Sq. Ft.
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104 Victoria Square Drive
$335,900
104 Victoria Square Drive
4 Beds / 4 Baths
1893 Sq. Ft.
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2 Wax Myrtle Court
$324,900
2 Wax Myrtle Court
3 Beds / 2 Baths
1904 Sq. Ft.
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529 Carolina Beach Club Villa
$300,000
39 S Forest Beach Drive #529
2 Beds / 2 Baths
750 Sq. Ft.
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24 Firethorn Lane
$300,000
24 Firethorn Lane
 
 
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7162 Harbourside II Villa
$299,000
13 Harbourside Lane
2 Beds / 3 Baths
1647 Sq. Ft.
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45 Queens Folly Road
$275,000
45 Queens Folly Road
2 Beds / 2 Baths
1447 Sq. Ft.
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109 Palmetto Bay Club Villa
$256,500
100 Helmsman Way #109
2 Beds / 2 Baths
980 Sq. Ft.
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3072 Seascape Villas
$255,000
42 S. Forest Beach Dr., 3072 Seascape Villas
3 Beds / 2 Baths
1427 Sq. Ft.
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16 Cartgate Drive
$249,900
16 Cartgate Drive
 
 
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7 Beauregard Blvd
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7 Beauregard Blvd
 
 
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5 Little Harbour
$199,000
5 Little Harbour
 
 
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52 Wilers Creek Way
$189,000
52 Wilers Creek Way
 
 
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6 Little Harbour Manor
$189,000
6 Little Harbour Manor
 
 
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8 Summers Lane
$170,000
8 Summers Lane
 
 
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31 Lancaster Place
$169,000
31 Lancaster Place
 
 
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256 Fort Howell Drive
$129,000
256 Fort Howell Dr
 
 
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2 Clyde Lane
$115,000
2 Clyde Lane
 
 
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3 Little Harbour Manor
$99,000
3 Little Harbour Manor
 
 
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218C Brigantine Quarters
$79,000
55 Barcelona Road
3 Beds / 3.5 Baths
1863 Sq. Ft.
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28 Graham Lane
$74,900
28 Graham Lane
 
 
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Popular Searches for Hilton Head Properties

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Hilton Head Properties Realty and RentalsWe have put together several area searches for Hilton Head Island Real Estate. These searches include home/villa searches by area, views or price.  If you would like a custom search designed just for you, let us know and we will set it up.  Happy Shopping!

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14 Conveniences You Don’t Want to Forget in Your Home Search

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You have it all planned out. You know exactly which shopping centers and conveniences you want to live near, you know which amenities you need within a few miles of your community, and you have a general idea of where your workplace, grocery store, and soon-to-be-favorite hangouts are located.

When it comes to searching for the right home, many buyers like you have “the perfect location” at the top of their must-have lists. But what exactly is “the perfect location”? And have you considered all of the conveniences you need near your next home?

Shops and Services That Buyers Take for Granted

You know where the basic conveniences are located near your home search location — shops, restaurants, grocery stores. But how about the services and places that you take for granted? As you’re trying to decide where to live and which home best suits you, use this list to determine which amenities you can and can’t live without. This will help you settle on the perfect location — and your ideal home.

bananas at a supermarket1. Specialty Grocery Stores or Farmers’ Markets

You likely already know how far the closest grocery store is from your home search location. But if you love cooking and trying gourmet recipes, you may also want to live near shops that offer the ingredients that traditional grocery stores don’t.

2. Medical Facilities That Take Your Insurance

While you’re searching for homes and determining your ideal location, call around to the doctors, dentists, optometrists, chiropractors, and other medical professionals that you are considering. Find out which insurance providers these places accept to help you decide whether you need to change your location or your provider.

3. Schools

Even if schools don’t affect you, they can still affect your home search. If there is a school near the location you’re considering, be aware of lower speed limits during school hours, traffic congestion due to carpool lanes, and buses that may make frequent stops along major roads.

dog and cat sleeping by fireplace4. Veterinarians and Pet Stores

While you can buy basic pet supplies at a grocery store, there are still some things that only a veterinarian or a pet specialty store has in stock. If you know you’ll be visiting these places every month or so, you may want to choose a home search location that is closer to the veterinarian, pet store, or even an animal hospital.

5. Fire Stations, Police Stations, and Hospitals

It’s always a good idea to be aware of the location of emergency services. However, it’s also a good idea to be aware of the noise levels due to fire trucks, police cruisers, and ambulances. Sirens may go off at any time of day, and sometimes multiple times a day. Proximity to these emergency services can help you determine which location may be best for your new home.

6. Communities with Sidewalks

Sidewalks offer a sense of security and accessibility. If you know you are going to be walking your dog, jogging, or spending time exploring your community, you may want to consider living in an area that offers plenty of sidewalks.

shopping at a store7. Easily Accessible Shopping Areas

If you want to live near shopping centers, consider whether it’s easy to get in and out of the area. Do you have to turn left and cut across several lanes of traffic to enter the shopping center? Will you have to deal with congestion on a regular basis? Is parking abundant or hard to find? These questions may help you narrow down your favorite home search location.

8. TV and Internet Providers

If you’re moving to an unfamiliar area, go ahead and take the time to acquaint yourself with the local utility providers. If fiber optic providers are in the area, consider whether you want to live in an area or community that offers fiber internet.

9. Bookstores, Libraries, and Record Shops

Music apps and Kindles are great, but if you’re eager to get your hands on an album or a physical copy of a book, will you live close enough to one of these stores so that it’s worth the trip?

person on the treadmill10. Gyms and Fitness Centers

If your ideal community doesn’t offer an on-site fitness area, you may find it helpful to live close to a gym. If you prefer taking group exercise classes, you may want to live close to a place that offers fitness programs taught by certified instructors.

11. Furniture Stores, Home Goods Stores, and Home Improvement Stores

Chances are, you’re not going to keep the same furniture forever. You’ll want to update your home at some point! There may be a vase, an end table, a painting, or a light fixture that you want to purchase. Living close to an interior decorating or home improvement store will certainly come in handy as you’re making your home your own!

12. Auto Repair Shops and Gas Stations

If you own a car, you’ll have to take it to the shop for routine maintenance and inspections from time to time. Spend some time exploring the area you like and determine how close you want to live from mechanics, auto body shops, and gas stations.

waiter delivering food13. Restaurants That Offer Your Favorite Cuisine

It’s nice to live near your favorite types of restaurants, especially for the nights when you don’t feel like cooking. Take a look at online reviews to figure out where the best restaurants are and what type of cuisine they offer.

14. Moving Companies and Truck Rentals

You don’t want to do all the heavy lifting when moving furniture, major appliances, or other bulky items out of your home. Check to see whether your ideal home search location is close to movers or truck rental companies.

Have a Question About a Home or Community?

We would be happy to help you narrow your home search location and find the best home. Call us and we can talk about what’s most important to you.



Hilton Head Properties Market Trends 2017

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Available inventory overall has dropped since the first of the year and buyer activity has increased on Hilton Head Island.  This quick  video will help you better understand what’s happening in the real estate market on Hilton Head Island. Read the rest of this entry



When It Comes to Home Staging, Start Small

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Front view of a wooden white door on a red house with window. Beautiful roses and bench on the porch. Exterior of a house.

Front view of a wooden white door on a red house with window. Beautiful roses and bench on the porch. Exterior of a house.

The secret to selling your home for more money in less time is all in how you present it. Your home should look so beautiful—both online and in person—that home buyers can’t help but fall in love at first sight. The best way to create that wonderful first impression? Start small and focus on the details. Here are a few simple home staging tips that can have a significant impact on your home sale. Read the rest of this entry



3 Home Buying Mistakes That are Far Too Easy to Make

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potential buyers staring at a houseThis time of year is ideal for looking for homes. Since springtime is a popular home selling season, you have plenty of choices when it comes to finding listings in your preferred location, in your ideal price range, and with your favorite features. With all of these options, it’s going to be a breeze buying your perfect home… right?

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Say “Hello” to Warmer Weather: Spring Home Décor Tips for 2017

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Nothing says spring quite like a bouquet of fresh flowers sitting on the coffee table and the sun streaming through the windows. Homeowners love any excuse to freshen up their home décor and welcome the new season, and if Pinterest is any indication, people love to bring the latest trends into their living spaces. Read the rest of this entry



Worst Winter Snow Storms, Baby Boomers and Hilton Head’s Weather

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Worst_WinterSnowstorms have always been good for business on Hilton Head Island.  Although the Island has been a little chilly, it sure beats what’s going on in the Northeast! We hope our northern neighbors stay warm and safe!  If you are thinking of making a move to the south, we would love to show you the Low-Country!

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