Today is October 2nd, 2019 and we have a Central and North Tour. Boy, I don’t know about you guys, but it certainly doesn’t feel like Fall yet, even though we’re in October. It’s still warm and balmy in Hilton Head with sunshine every day. I’m still taking my walks on the beach and taking my sunrise photos and sharing them with the Facebook world. So, feel free to friend me on Facebook.
Because we have a symposium next week, we are not going to have a tour. So, this week they combined the North Tour and the Central tour but there is not a lot on the North Tour to speak about. I
I started at 15 Heath Drive, a five-bedroom five bath home for $799,000. It has high ceilings and nice curb appeal and a quite spacious home. It has a big back yard and is only eight minutes from the beach. I believe it’s priced well. A really nice listing. I enjoyed it very much.
21 Saint George Road is also on the Inverness side of Palmetto Dunes. It’s a four-bedroom three and a half bath for $750,000. This one is okay. It’s cute but I don’t like it when houses have the old cabinets even when they faux paint them. It has a choppy and small kitchen that was kind of put on the side. It has a nice pool area and is priced well. The large wooden deck by the pool will require maintenance.
5 Saint George Road is also on the market. It has five bedrooms and five baths and is listed for $899,000. I kind of feel like this one seems a little high however, especially having a circular stairway which totally dates the place and is not liked by many buyers. Maybe the price is high because it is close to the gate and tennis.
I would say of those three on the Inverness side, I seem to like 15 Heath Drive and 21 Saint George better. I just didn’t like the condition I saw as I approached 5 Saint George. I found it to be in poor condition.
On the Mariner’s side we have 5 East Wind, a six-bedroom six and a half bath for $2,995,000. I went to East Wind two or three weeks ago and there was one that was ALSO second row for one something. So, I felt like this is a stretch. However, when I got there, boy it’s a new car smell house. Upstairs you get peekaboo from two rooms where you get to see the ocean and they are not teardowns to later block that view. It’s a beautiful new home. I also love that the garage isn’t to the front of the house. It has an alcove and then comes the garage door. So, if you wanted to just run in the house and it’s pouring down rain, you could just put your car in there without opening the garage door. I kind of liked that because, you know, a lot of times people are in and out and I love that you don’t see the garage door staring at you and that you see mostly brick. So, it’s a beautiful new build and it has that new car smell. So, I was very excited about this one.
181 Mooring Buoy is a five-bedroom four bath listed for $1,185,000. It smells very musty. It didn’t really do it for me, I hate to say. Granted it has five bedrooms but then I’d rathe go to Heath Drive instead, but that’s just me. This side is getting very, very expensive.
41 Off Shore is a three-bedroom three bath home listed at $565,000. It has a sunken living room. It’s priced well and being sold 'as-is'. Just be sure to have a great inspector. My office keeps a list of those.
36 Haul Away is a three-bedroom two bath for $739,000. This one is in a great location and the curb appeal is kind of odd. You have the asphalt driveway. It’s an old-school home and was built in 1969 but they did a really cute remodel but, in the end, you are still a 3/2. It has a nice pool in the back and is really low country simple living. It even has a backyard dock. Seems to be priced well but it is less than 2,000 square feet. I like it. I don’t dislike it. The curb appeal isn’t that great but when you walk inside it is very, very surprising. I really liked the inside of it.
24 Haul Away I liked that it’s an elevated house and I see potential on this one. You can just tell it’s an old-school house. The turf green and the porch, I mean, you can tell it was someone’s home for many, many years and most likely well maintained. It’s very easy to fix up but again, you have to find someone that wants to. What I like about it is that it’s $789,000 but has a lot more square footage and has three bedrooms and three and a half baths. So, I think it has more curb appeal and is closer to the beach than 36 Haul Away. It has a smell but as a redo and a gut job and obviously the smell will go away, but just be prepared upon seeing it. What I like about it is that you are on the lagoon. So, that is a really cool factor.
Those were the Palmetto Dunes homes. Let’s just fly through the villas.
256 Captains Quarters Villa is a two-bedroom two bath for $499,900. Again, people want to get all the rental income and then the Fall comes in and they put it on the market. This one is in Shelter Cove.
54 Fazio Villa is a three-bedroom two and a half bath listed at $389,000. That’s a good price.
7617 Huntington Villas is a two-bedroom two bath listed at $589,000. Across the street from beach with lovely lagoon view.
212 Main Sail Villas is a two-bedroom two and a half bath for $629,900.
785 Queens Grant Villas has three bedrooms and two and a half baths and is listed at $425,000.
Lastly, 1764 Saint Andrews Common is a two-bedroom two bath for $262,500. These are right there off 278 on the right as you turn and pass the welcome center. They have a very good low density, funky, but if you don’t mind steps, some of them have great golf views. They are great entry level as are Queen's Grant.
135 Evian Villa is a two-bedroom two bath for $349,500. It’s okay.
604 Harbor Master Villa is a two-bedroom and two and a half bath for $269,000. I’ve seen this one. It faces New Orleans Road. So, even though it is really cute inside, you are facing a fence and a parking lot. So, the location is not that great.
Then, 206 Harbor Master Villa is a three-bedroom two and a half bath for $219,000. This one is okay. For a three-bedroom it’s a great price.
Here we have 95 Harbour Passage, a three-bedroom three bath for $925,000. Boy, it’s a million-dollar view. The house is a little dated, but it has really good bones. It even has an old-school elevator. The master is upstairs overlooks the deep water. One bedroom downstairs that shares the guest bath. It has a garage underneath and a killer view. The kitchen is a little off to the side, but it has really high ceilings and is a very dramatic space that just needs to be updated and at $950,000 I think it’s really priced well and someone could just put a new canvas on it and really make it cool. It’s a Charleston-style home with a door that you come into that leads you into a breezeway. Really cool home. I enjoyed it and I’m not always a fan of those. It felt airy and light and again, I loved the really high ceilings.
Hilton Head Plantation
We started at 41 Deerfield Road. It’s a four-bedroom three and a half bath listed at $559,000. I really thought it was cute. It has high ceilings. I really liked it and I like the price. It is good to go and it’s close to Dolphin Head.
In the Headlands area we have 17 Winding Trail Lane, a three-bedroom two and a half bath for $549,900. I don’t like the flow of this one as much as I do Deerfield. It is kind of a choppy house. I wasn’t excited about this house, especially only being $10,000 less than the other one but, it is in the Headlands area which is very popular, and it has privacy. This one didn’t really do it for me but I will show it if you are interested. :-)
In the Crooked Pond neighborhood of Hilton Head Plantation, we have 1 Stillwater Lane. It’s on the edge of Hilton Head Plantation but it is so cute. Four-bedroom two and a half bath for $449,000. It is cute as a button. You come into an open floorplan. It’s only 1,700 square feet but has two different areas of outdoor spaces with three bedrooms upstairs and they share a bath. The master is downstairs and cute as a button. I surprisingly liked this house.
Long Cove - another gated community with one of the best (and renowned) private golf courses.
8 Strawberry Hill – first of all, I love the name of that street. Who doesn’t want to live on 8 Strawberry Hill Road? It makes me hungry thinking about it. It has four bedrooms and four baths and is listed at $750,000. Has a really good flow, a newer home. It just was a bit sterile, no furnishings either.
3 Gracefield Road is a four-bedroom four and a half bath for $819,000. It’s neat as a pin. This person bought it three years ago at $785,000. I think they paid a little too much. There is nothing not to like about this house. I think it had more love than the other house at $750,000. I would take it because it has a lot more appointments and finishes. The other one just looked builder-grade at 8 Strawberry Hill Road. So, I really, really like, 3 Gracefield Road.
8 Gracefield Road was also on the market, but I have seen it before. It’s a four-bedroom, five bath, one half bath for $1,995,000. It has a killer view and is gorgeous. The flow didn’t really do it for me back in the day. I did not go see it this time, but I take it that it’s the same house and I think it’s priced a little high for Long Cove, but it is newer and nicer.
38 Combahee Road is three-bedroom, four bath, and two half bath for $1,500,000. It has a killer view. I could not get the lock to open. So, I did not go see this house. It looks like it needs a little bit of updating but is gorgeous in every way. It has a million-dollar view. That key just would not open the lock up so I’m sorry I couldn’t get in.
12 Rice Mill Lane is four-bedroom four and a half bath for $739,000. It’s a new house and looks like it’s a spec. Again, not a lot of love in it. It’s facing the highway, but it is new. I just didn’t care for it because you can just see it’s all investor related. It needs a lot of love but someone that has imagination and heart could really make it something special.
I would have to say that if I had someone go to Long Cove, I would show them all of these obviously, but the one that I personally like is 3 Gracefield Road.
16 Yorkshire Drive is a four-bedroom three and a half bath for $629,000. I love this house. Another broker had it six months ago at $650,000. I thought it would sell by then, but it didn’t. I’m surprised it’s still on the market. It’s cute as a button and at a great price point. It has a gorgeous view. What’s not to like? I’m surprised it’s still on but now it’s at $629,000. Great buy in Wexford.
31 Yorkshire Drive is also on the market. It’s a four-bedroom four and a half bath at $895,000. It has a nice view and is a nice redo. They did the kitchen and they did the bathrooms, but it just isn’t as cozy as 16. It has a lovely view.
I then went to 10 Bridgetown Road which is a five-bedroom five and a half bath for $1,350,000. I wonder what the situation is on this house because I thought I recognized this house. They bought it in May of 2018 so, barely over a year ago – a year and three months – at $975,000 and they did do a very nice job on the inside. It has great furniture. They are not selling it furnished. I would think they should sell it furnished. They really didn’t do anything with the curb appeal outside. Someone is going to see the beauty and pay, because they won’t have to do anything. I would include the furniture in the price. It looks good.
Lastly in Wexford I have 9 Wicklow Drive, a four-bedroom five bath for $895,000. This one didn’t do anything for me. It’s on a great lot. I did go see it before when the price was at $929,000 and now they are at $895,000. So, six months later they did lower it and I feel for them because they bought it for $1,250,000 in 2005. The market was that way in 2005 and it just hasn’t recovered yet. I feel bad for people that need to sell. It just didn’t do it for me, but I’d be happy to show it to anybody that would like to see it.
Then in Folly Field we have three homes.
In the Burkes Beach area we have 3 Sandy Beach Trail with six bedrooms and five and a half baths for $1,199,000.
1 Sandy Beach Trail is a six-bedroom five and a half bath for $1,500,000. Again, that whole area is very touristy for me. So, I don’t really do it because I work with people also that want to downsize, upsize, have a second home, rent it with eventually wanting to live here. These are purely beach houses to rent. So, I apologize but I’ll be glad to show those to you.
Then we had two condos. One was in the Folly Field area. 16F Fiddlers Cove is a two-bedroom two bath for $179,000. It’s priced aggressively but again; those seem to be going.
Then one that also has low density, which I love, and I know a lot of nurses and teachers that live in these, D18 Marshside Villa. It has two-bedroom and two and a half baths for $169,000.
That covers everything that we’ve seen for Central and North Tour. There are great listings out there and something for everybody. The other thing I want to mention is, the Chamber of Commerce had the State of the Region Luncheon yesterday where over 500 business leaders and community leaders come together and talk about our region. There are great things going on, both in Hilton Head Island and beyond. Bluffton is growing and Ridgeland is growing, and we even had the Hardeeville Mayor speak. There is a port expansion in Savannah that will greatly impact our region.
I have to say that the Chamber and marketers are not presenting the uniqueness of Hilton Head. It is part of the region, but Hilton Head has everything because of the planning that was done 50, 40, 30 years ago. This place is now in a refurbishing season and I think it’s a great time to come in where you get lifestyle, vacation, and there is just no better place than living on the beach and living a lifestyle where your children can ride their bikes to school and everything is within a short drive.
That’s what my children did, and people will sometimes see that there is value in that. You are not living in your car as you do when you are living in Bluffton or somewhere else on the mainland. There is a special uniqueness of lifestyle on Hilton Head Island and it’s something to consider. Yes, you do pay a premium but once you come over that bridge, you just feel like, “Welcome Home.” Your blood pressure goes down another 20 points.
So, please consider Hilton Head Island as your destination. We would love to help you. Please reach out to us any time.