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.



Sea Turtles and Hilton Head Island!

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May 31, 2017

Dear Sea Turtle Friends,

WOW!  Exciting times on the beach near North Forest Beach and Shipyard yesterday morning:  a HUGE (400 pound) mother loggerhead sea turtle was found deep in the dunes.  She had become disoriented (probably by lights) after nesting and wandered through the dunes for more than a mile.  Our turtle patrol came to the rescue –they followed her tracks to locate her, gathered some volunteers, and helped that poor exhausted mother back to the ocean.  She is a cold blooded creature and hours in the daytime sun would not have been good news for her!  Here is the Island Packet article:  They have some great pictures included! http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/untamed-lowcountry/article153386539.html

A happy ending but a good opportunity to remind us to keep our beachfront lights off during sea turtle nesting season…..

In the meantime, we are up to 73 nests as of this morning – about the same pace as the last two years.  The season is off to a great start!

Stay tuned –

Andrea

Adrea B. Siebold

Sea Turtle Nest Adoption Coordinator

andreabsiebold@gmail.com

843-415-2211


May 5, 2017

Dear Sea Turtle Nest Adopters,

Whoever guessed May 4th for the first Hilton Head Island sea turtle nest would have been correct – today was the day of our first AND second nests of the season!

In the early hours of this morning,

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a mother loggerhead sea turtle like this one dragged her huge body ashore in Sea Pines Plantation, spent a long time digging a 3 foot deep hole, and laid her 133 eggs into it, then tiredly made her way back to the ocean.

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Little did she know that she had chosen a spot on the beach that will be having an emergency re-nourishment this summer…..but not to worry!  Our trained and experienced turtle patrol very gently removed all of her eggs and re-buried them in a safe spot further up the beach.  This relocation of nests is very safe when done by experts – in fact our relocated nests last year had a higher success rate than non-relocated nests.  (Even sea turtles need some help sometimes!)

Here are Carrell and Pat carefully moving the eggs from Nest # 1:

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The turtle team marked the nest to alert everyone to the endangered species nest there and continued down the beach, searching for more tracks…..and found a set of tracks in Port Royal Plantation near the Westin – Nest # 2.  We are off to a great start!!!

 

 

Many more details about the process as we go along – thank you so much for your support of the Hilton Head Sea Turtle Protection Project!

Andrea

Andrea B. Siebold

Sea Turtle Nest Adoption Coordinator

Hilton Head Island Sea Turtle Protection Project

843-415-2211

 


 

Beach towel shotWe have a fun event for your summer visit to Hilton Head Island.  We have adopted four turtle nest, one in Sea Pines, one in Palmetto Dunes, one in Forest Beach and one in Folly Field.  We will send you the Turtle Nest Numbers once the mom’s make their nest.

Find one of our nest, take a photo in front (without disturbing it) and send us the photo.  Email or text.  We will enter you in a monthly drawing for 2 big beach towels.   If you would like to adopt your own nest, click here.  See below for the 2017 update on the Sea Turtles.

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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



We will save a seat for you on Hilton Head Island!

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Hilton Head Island's New Beach

You are going to love Hilton Head Island’s brand new beach.  It’s awesome!  Lots of sand and plenty of room even at high tide.  If you have not booked your summer vacation, let me know.  We still have a few wonderful vacation properties that we would love to share with you.

Summertime includes fun things like our cool vacation itineraries, Harbourfest, Beach Turtle Walks, Bike Paths Everywhereexplore Daufuskie Island….or let us know and we will put together the perfect vacation.

Just call one of our vacation planners at (843)785-2242, email us or visit our website.  If you do not see what your looking for, let me know.  At this time of year we have new properties or last minute openings that we can share with you.

Events this week on Hilton Head Island

Cheers!
Darcey Sundling

Property Manager



See Hilton Head Vacation Real Estate on the turn!

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Hilton Head Vacation Properties for saleNow through the end of October, vacation properties on Hilton Head will be difficult to show, unless it is on the turn day.  The turn occurs on Saturday and is the time between checkout and check in.  With the market heating up, we don’t want you to miss out in seeing all the properties you have interest in.  Here are other ways to see them all.

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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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The best time to buy Hilton Head Real Estate

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Hilton Head PropertiesWhen the azaleas are in full bloom, so is the Hilton Head Real Estate Market.  It is easy to understand why April is the biggest selling month of the year in the Hilton Head area. The near perfect weather, Easter, and The RBC Heritage make it easy to fall in love with Hilton Head Island.  If you are going to buy, here’s how you can get a jump ahead of other spring buyers.

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Hilton Head Vacation Itinerary for The Day Tripper

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Hilton Head Properties Realty and RentalsWe put together this Itinerary for the Hilton Head vacationer that loves to take day trips.  Hilton Head Island, SC is in the geographic center of some significant historic towns including Beaufort, Charleston and Savannah.  As well there are some out of the way places that are fun for day trips from Hilton Head.  We hope this gives you some ideas!

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