Many of you reading this article have vacationed on Hilton Head Island many times before.
During some of those trips, you may have looked through real estate magazines and wondered about the possibility of owning property on the Island one day. As spring heats up, the opportunities for home ownership here have never been greater.
Why Hilton Head Island?
Well, for one thing, just take a look around you. Our 12 miles of sandy beaches, moderate climate, abundant wildlife and in-keeping-with-nature architecture truly make Hilton Head Island a special place.
We are also part of a natural migration of Baby Boomers looking to retire to warmer climates.
Hilton Head Island is nearing a point of being built-out, which will help to drive prices up in the future. In addition, as other areas just get more and more commercialized, Hilton Head Island will always retain some of its natural charm, due to regulations put in place years ago.
The Intangible Effect
So, once you begin to view properties, how will you know when you have found the perfect one?
Well, I always say it comes down to the “intangible effect,“ meaning that certain something which separates it from others and makes it unique to the market.
This may show up in a property that has a great floor plan, has been remodeled, is an end-unit villa, furnished, just-painted, new A/C system, great view, or comes with a home warranty. In a sea of available homes and villas, it is these types of properties that continue to sell!
Whether you are looking for a primary residence, second home or investment property, now is your chance!
The market is strongly in the buyer’s favor with incredibly high inventory, low prices, competitive interest rates and our fair share of short sales and foreclosures. This perfect storm of opportunity is causing one of the best buyer’s markets we have ever seen in this area.
You can always find a reason to put off making a decision. But, if you have fallen in love with the Island as I have and want to create more lasting memories here, then don’t hesitate because there may not ever be a better time to buy.
By Carey North
Contact Carey North to help you find the property which best matches your needs. www.careynorth.com.