For many of you, that pursuit may include owning property on the Island one day. After all, the relaxing – yet active – atmosphere is certainly conducive to a happy lifestyle. Whether you are looking for a primary residence, second home or investment property, our market is primed for buyers to succeed!
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. The active lifestyle here includes everything from walking on the beach, biking, water sports, fishing, boating, tennis and golf.
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.
There are also two new loan products that are proving popular for buyers. Fannie Mae HOMEPATH properties allow for putting little money down, no mandatory appraisal, plus incentives, such as up to 3.5% buyer assistance. For properties requiring repairs, HOMEPATH has a renovation loan option, as well.
The Palmetto Heroes Loan Program is targeted at law enforcement officers, teachers, firefighters, veterans, nurses and EMS personnel that reside in South Carolina. It offers low interest home loans to current first time buyers, as well as a down payment assistance program of up to $5,000.
If retirement to the Island is still a distant dream, second home ownership provides an opportunity to enjoy your home now, while renting it out during your absence to offset expenses.
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 never be a better time to buy.
Contact Carey North at Palmetto Sands Realty to help you find the property which best matches your needs. 843-384-6402.
By Carey North, Palmetto Sands Realty