Hilton Head Island, SC ~ How to find the Perfect Property!

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What every Hilton Head Buyer Should do…

  1. Call Your Realtor or contact us and let us set you up on a FREE MLS Link.  This link will email automatically new listings and price adjustments in real time as they hit the market.  The best properties do not stay on the market long.
  2. Call a lender and get pre-approved or get a proof of funds from your bank so you will be ready to go when you see the perfect property.  Pre-approvals and Cash talks and beat offers that have financing contingencies
  3. Ask your realtor to send you a sample-contract so you can be familiar with the addendums and the contract.  Ask them to include a property inspection addendum, a HUD estimate, a buyer-agency and a sample-disclosure.

When a property POPS, Call your Hilton Head REALTOR

Call YOUR realtor if you see a great property on your MLS LINK(here is a copy of my MLS Link for short sale homes).  Do not email them, do not wait for tomorrow.  If it is a great property that has captured your attention, chances are it will capture other buyers attention too.  Jane and I will go see it, get you the information and give you an opinion of the property.

Time to negotiate the perfect property on Hilton Head Island 

There are trends in every real estate market. These market trends can help us negotiate once you find the perfect property.  It is our goal to help you win the bid and get the property and these trends are helpful in determining the best strategy.  Call on us anytime to review the Market Trends and help with negotiations.



Want to appeal your Hilton Head Tax Bill?

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Bruce Goff - Appraiser on Hilton Head IslandA conversation with Bruce Goff

As I mentioned, by law, no Appraiser can advise a taxpayer if their value is within range without analyzing market data and creating a research file.  For a small fee per property, I will research available data to determine if there is evidence of any grounds for an appeal.  After this review, if the client determines that a formal appeal is warranted, the fee will be credited to the cost of a formal appraisal that they may submit with their appeal to Beaufort County. Read the rest of this entry



Musical Chairs on Hilton Head

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Miller Long Term Rentals on Hilton Head IslandWe have a waiting list of clients looking for 3 and 4 bedroom homes in the 2,000-2,400 sq. ft. range both in Bluffton and on Hilton Head Island.  Inventory of rental homes is at an all-time low.  Now is the time to buy even if your client is not planning to move for a few years, as renting is a means to defray the carrying costs of maintaining a property, while taking advantage of today’s market values.

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Palmetto Hall Plantation, Hilton Head Island SC

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Palmetto Hall is a community defined by size and brought together with a flexible membership.   Located on Hilton Head Island with subtropical temperatures, 12 miles of beautiful beaches, wonderful shops, great restaurants, fantastic schools, a Hospital, Airport and Library, Palmetto Hall is in the center of it all!  Palmetto Hall is a located on the north end of the Island and offers homes and home sites on fairways, lagoons and forests.
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Palmetto Bluff Overview

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Palmetto BluffNext time you take a drive through the Low Country, visit Palmetto Bluff.  This waterfront village is nestled under century live oaks draped with Spanish moss.   Located off Highway 46 between Hilton Head Island, SC and Savannah, Ga, Palmetto Bluff’s Wilson Village is off the charts beautiful.   The natural beauty is complemented perfectly by the charm of its timeless architecture.  This short video with Bryan Byrne, Broker in Charge, provides an overview of the village, the values of property and the flexible membership programs offered.  The breezes off the river were wonderful that day.  Read the rest of this entry



HHAAOR REALTORS sell more than homes!

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HHAAOR REALTORS sell more than homes, they sell the community, volunteer and care.   The greater Hilton Head Area prides itself on volunteerism.  Today, we have three Realtors that will share how they participate in the community. Read the rest of this entry



Three Times a Charm ~ Hilton Head Island, SC

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A client of ours just completed their third transaction and wrote the testimonial(s) below.  This was especially wonderful as this seller put their belief in us and we helped them achieve their goals in their third transaction.  We would love to share with you our passion for exceeding expectations and it is our hope that you will contact us for a pre listing interview via phone or in person.  Thank you.

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No dinosaurs on Hilton Head Island, SC

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You can’t be a Dinosaur if you buy, sell or work in Real Estate.  The real estate market is evolving everyday and we will all survive.  We just have to change the way we do business.   Already we have had buyers finding, researching and negotiating properties without ever walking in our door.  These buyers are prepared to make a bid and want our help with the market research and of course they want to be sold. Read the rest of this entry



Hilton Head Island, SC ~ Beach Yoga!

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One of the greatest things about Hilton Head Island is the many choices for exercising outdoors.  Now that the weather is getting hot, head to the beach for yoga.  A cool ocean breeze, the sound of the waves and the beautiful view creates the perfect “studio” to practice.   Locals need to make the time to enjoy what we have right here on our beautiful island and what visitors from all over are calling a “bucket list experience!” Read the rest of this entry



Hilton Head Island, SC ~ Flood Insurance Extension

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Flood Insurance ~ Hilton Head Island, SC

Flood insurance coverage is purchased separately from homeowner’s coverage. The primary flood insurance comes from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) which is underwritten by our Federal Government and administered by FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  The maximum limits of primary flood coverage available in the Hilton Head Area is $250,000 coverage for a building and $100,000 coverage for its eligible contents(typically no more than $365 per year for maximum coverage). Flood insurance is a low cost way to secure coverage to repair or replace improved and personal property if they are damaged by flooding.

Good News Flood Insurance Extension

The U.S. Senate has passed a 60-day extension of the National Flood Insurance Program, avoiding a lapse in coverage due to expire May 31.   While this is temporary good news, the National Association of REALTORS® is firmly committed to working with Congress to pass a 5-year extension of the program.




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