My Weekly "Favorite" BLOG based on Realtor Tours, Central, North & South

Thank you for visiting my blog! This weekly blog is not intended to promote my listings or those of my Firm, Sea Pines Real Estate Beach Club. We market those very well. Instead, the purpose of this blog is to give you insight to my one pick of what I think is the “favorite” from the choice of homes on the weekly home tour. I will try and guide you through my process and thoughts to my pick.

The home tour is designed to introduce the real estate agents of the new homes on the market. The tours are broken down to North, Mid-Island and South Island. My “favorite" is not based on any particular criteria. It is simply and usually, my professional choice of the “favorite” in this week’s offerings. However, as I am human, sometimes emotions take over and I just like a house.  I take the community, location, price, size, view, condition and other variables into each evaluation. 

Feel free to contact me, Your Hilton Head Agent, or your own agent for information on any homes or villas on the weekly tour or on the island. I look forward to hearing from you!

See you at the beach, bike path, ocean or golf course! :) 

Susan

Jan. 16, 2019

Hilton Head Homes Tour North - Jan. 16, 2019

Today is our Hilton Head Island North Tour Real Estate tour for brokers! We have three houses that are Off Plantation and two villas. We also have 16 homes in Hilton Head Plantation, one of the largest communities on Hilton head, three homes in Indigo Run and two in Windmill Harbor.

I do want to mention that I am the director of the Hilton Head Board of Realtors and this day of Realtor touring has been very limited for me because we had a leadership conference for the local board of realtors and the Beaufort Board of Realtors. So, I was unable to visit all of these homes. So, I ask forgiveness, but please remember that I will be happy to tour any of these homes and even face time you with a home. I am at your disposal. So, don’t let my static blog of homes watched on the RealtorTour be of a limitation to you. I am at your disposal and have agents that can also help you in your search for property on Hilton Head Island! :-)

So, first up is Windmill Harbor. I saw two properties in Windmill Harbor. 

The first that I went to see was 2 Leeward Passage which is a three bedroom three and a half bath listed for $549,900. It has a nice open floorplan, an elevator and was in a quiet area close to the South Carolina Yacht Club. So, it was well priced. It needs a little bit of sleeking, but it’s a nice property.  

Next, I went to 17 Spindle Lane which is a three bedroom two and a half bath home listed at $850,000. It’s as corner property and a townhome. When you come in, it feels a bit like you’re in Charleston. The stairs are right there and there are lots of walls. There is no open concept. It’s cozy and I could see it in a northern area of the country, but I didn’t find that it had the curb appeal that people are looking for or the openness that people are looking for. The price is very high and it’s very close to the South Carolina Yacht Club. It’s the road that everyone uses to get to the Yacht Club. So, I didn’t find that the location, being busy and having a lack of privacy, to be appealing. It did have a view of the harbor, but only from the corner. So, it is not my favorite.

I’m going to note the three in Indigo Run that I did not go to see. 

In Broad Point, which is a waterfront development, there is 35 Wiler’s Creek Way. It’s a four bedroom five and a half bath listed for $973,900. What can I say about the price? It’s a great location, the marshland road is growing more. It is a two-way highway, but you get a lot of house for your money there. 

Next, we have 27 Cotessworth Place which has four bedrooms and four and a half baths and is listed for $779,000. Please keep in mind that Indigo Run is landlocked. 

11 Brunson Court has four bedroom and four baths and is priced for $530,000. It’s well-priced for an entry-level in Indigo Run, but again, it’s a landlocked community. 

Now I’ll mention the properties that are Off Plantation.

48 Bermuda Point Circle has two bedrooms and three baths and is listed for $1,090,000. I wish I had been able to see it in person because it seems kind of high, but it has amazing water views. It’s kind of like a New York loft from what I understand. It was built in the heyday, built in 2004. He is probably wanting to get his money out. It’s a very unique property. So, it could be of interest to someone.

6 Tansyleaf Drive is a four-bedroom three bath priced at $408,000. Gorgeous update in a small community.

Lastly for Off Plantation, we have 60 Shamrock Circle which has three bedrooms and two baths and is listed at $272,000. That is in the Wild Horse area which is sort of a native islander area and close to China Berry and the he high school, middle school, and elementary school of Hilton Head. It's been on the market recently.

Hilton Head Plantation

I started at 26 Flagship Lane which is a four bedroom three and a half bath listed at $649,000. It has a pool and a view of the lagoon. It is open but seems to have a small kitchen and I don’t like houses that when you stomp on the floors, on the main floor, they kind of feel flimsy because it’s hollow underneath. It just looks like they may need to do a little updating. The finishes were low-end. So, based on the view, it seemed like we could probably work on that price, but again, there is more in Hilton Head Plantation. 

294 Seabrook Drive has four bedrooms and two and a half baths and is priced at $875,168. That’s quite an interesting number. I was wowed by the view!!! It has the marsh view, and, in the distance, you can see people playing golf and putting into the cup from the green area. The pool area makes you feel like you’re on vacation. It has a nice master, and everything is nice and upgraded with nice finishes. There are soft close drawers in the kitchen. It’s a little on the darker side, but it has a spectacular view. 

17 Bayley Point Lane is a four bedroom three and a half bath listed for $829,000. I did not see this one. Has awesome curb appeal and high ceilings and newer built.

17 Stonegate Drive has four bedrooms and three and a half baths and is listed for $699,000. It’s a well-liked area because all of the homes are stucco and it’s a smaller neighborhood within a neighborhood, but I did not get to see it in person. However, it is in a very nice location and lots of interior finishes. 

In the Rookery Neighborhood within HHP,  we had 42 Rookery Way which is a three-bedroom four bath priced at $485,000. It’s well priced. 

18 Wild Laurel Lane has three bedroom and three and a half baths for $675,000. Peaceful lagoon view.

37 Eagle Claw Drive is a three bedroom three and a half bath priced at $479,000. It is well-priced. I didn’t see it so there isn’t much to say.

In the Dolphin Head area, which is a popular area near the Sound.

5 Sparrow Hawk Court has three bedrooms and two baths and is listed for $479,000. Keep in mind these are patio lots and not large, full-sized lots. Nicely updated.

10 Wing Shell Lane is a three bedroom two and a half bath listed at $439,000. Again, I didn’t go and see either of these. 

Crooked Pond, interestingly enough, had four houses on the market tour this week. So, the Crooked Pond neighborhood is the first one when you come into Hilton Head Plantation and it’s a very convenient location. A lot of young families that I know well, live there. 

12 Fisherman’s Bend Court has three bedrooms and two baths for $419,000. It’s well-priced with nice colors, cathedral ceilings. Won't last long, I believe.

48 Crooked Pond Drive is a four bedroom three and a half bath. I did try to go in this one. It has a low country feel, but the owner was there, and I didn’t have much time. So, I didn’t bother going in. It’s priced at $549,000. It does have a pool and Lowcountry feel.

Next to this home is 50 Crooked Pond Drive, a three-bedroom two bath priced at $459,000. You know, that’s $90,000 less and totally updated with the same type of view. It’s well-priced. It has white cabinetry and I really liked it.

The last one I want to talk about in the Crooked Pond neighborhood is 44 Crooked Pond Drive. It’s a three bedroom two and a half bath listed at $474,500. It’s a little pricey for what you are getting because it’s on the edge of the Hilton Head Plantation. So, it has the wired gate to the edge of the plantation. It faces toward the airport area. The house is very dark and has a lot of wallpaper. It’s very dark didn’t seem to have a lot of natural light. I’m a big fan on natural light houses. That’s one of the reasons we live in the low country, so you don’t have to put lights on everywhere. 

That was a rush through everything, but hopefully you get a sense of what’s on the market. Like I said, I would be happy to face time you and show you any of these properties or anything on my site because I am your Hilton Head agent. 

If I had to pick on this time, I think I would pick 50 Crooked Pond Drive. It’s turn-key and conveniently located although it is a small house.  If I had to pick a second because I’m all about the view, Bermuda Point Circle is a little tight in there. I get a little claustrophobic in there. So, I’m not ready to pay a million dollars for that. I think I would choose my second favorite as 294 Seabrook Drive. It has a spectacular view and is the one with the crazy number choice for the price. 

All in all, I’m sorry that I didn’t get to spend a lot of time, but again, I’m at your disposal should you need any searches of homes or condos or home sites on Hilton Head Island. Thank you so much! Have a great day! Please contact me any time by calling or texting me @ 843.816.6388.

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Ochsner

yourhiltonheadagent.com

(843) 816-6388

 

Posted in Realtor Tour
Jan. 9, 2019

Hilton Head Homes Tour Central - Jan. 9, 2019

Today we have the Hilton Head Tour for Central Homes. There are 23 total and seven neighborhoods covered with prices ranging from $121,000 for a two-bedroom two bath Hilton Head Resort all the way up to a $1,850,000 three-bedroom oceanfront condo in the Leamington area.

We started in Port Royal. We had two homes. 1 Fort Walker Drive is a three bedroom two and a half bath listed at $525,000. It’s clean as a whistle. It is dated. It’s in an excellent location. It has a golf view, but it is dated. It has large rooms, but it does have popcorn ceiling and the like. Again, it’s a great turn-key home. You only need to update. The roof seems kind of new. It has newer windows. But, again, cosmetically you would need to update it. 

5 Heyward Place is a four-bedroom four bath home listed at $1,075,000. It’s a second row on the sound side. Its been on the market before and one owner on this custom built home that has high ceilings and lots of trim work. It has a dated kitchen with dark appliances. It doesn’t have much of a view or backyard. It has a good floor plan. 

Folly Field has one home. 12 Oleander Street has three bedrooms and one and a half bath listed for $315,000. It is right on 278 however, it has a fenced in yard. The house must have been built in the 50’s. It’s a great price. I could see you putting it on the short-term rental market and just getting some income if you needed to park some money somewhere. Was quieter inside than I imagined.

Long Cove has a very interesting home, 20 Strawberry Hill Road. I have mentioned this one before. It has been on the market at a much higher price – in the high fours. It’s a three bedroom three and a half bath listed at, get this, $410,000. It has a pool in the front. It has a sunken living room and a great lagoon to golf view. Granted, Long Cove has the initiation fee of $20,000 and a POA of $12,000 plus some change but, you know, the quality of this house – it does need some updating but it is great quality and at an amazing price. So, if the POA doesn’t give you sticker shock, this is an extremely great buy. 

Wexford Plantation has four homes to see today. The first one is 12 Bridgetown Road with four bedrooms and four and a half baths priced at $650,000. It has a pool in the back and is very spacious with high ceilings. It does have that pink marble in the entry way. The kitchen does need updating but it’s an excellent price for entry-level Wexford. Really great price!

9 Plumbridge Lane is owned by a lovely couple. It is only a three bedroom but has four and a half bathrooms and listed for $1,298,000. What makes this house really unique is Plumbridge Lane is a very popular street. Additionally, it has a double view of the harbor. You do have a big large brown house across from you, but when you look left and right you have long canal views on Wexford.

3 Harrogate Drive has four bedrooms and five baths and is a very large home. It’s priced at $1,175,000. It didn’t have as great of curb appeal. Again, it’s a very large home with a very dramatic entryway. Once you’re inside it has an open kitchen and the master is on the first floor. It has a pool and a golf view. It needs some updating but not much. The curb appeal is okay.

5 Wexford Club Drive has five bedrooms and five and a half baths for $839,000. It has a nice view. It is a little dark inside. If I had to pick one in Wexford, I mean, the best buy is 12 Bridgetown Road at $650,000 but view-wise 9 Plumbridge Lane and I love the folks that are selling. I don’t have the listing by the way. Just an FYI. 

Palmetto Dunes has one home for sale, 41 Saint George Road. It has three bedrooms and three baths for $590,000. It’s priced okay  - needs work and is being sold as is. Tile floor, old cabinets, laminate counters.

There are a bunch of villas in Palmetto Dunes and the Shelter Cove area. 

210 Captain’s Quarter’s Villa is a one bedroom one bath listed for $310,000. This one has a long marsh view. It’s not on the side that looks into the Disney resort. 

2105 Newport Villa has two bedrooms and two baths for $355,000. It is on the ground floor, so you have a little garden. It has a killer marsh view. I went there during high tide and it was fantastic. Newport Villa does not allow short-term rentals and does have a gate and you can walk to the new Shelter Cove mall.

7101 Newport Villa is a two-bedroom three and a half bath for $394,5000. I did not go to that one.

204 Somerset Villa is a three-bedroom three and a half bath listed at $1,850,000. It is ocean front in the Leamington area. So, you get double security gates.

3427 Villamare Villa has two bedrooms and two baths and is priced at $495,000. Those were the first high rises in Palmetto Dunes, five floors. This one is on the fourth floor. 

10 Water Oak Villa is a three bedroom three and a half bath listed for $420,000. It’s been updated. Again, those seem to do well in the second home or rental market. 

3505 Windsor Court has two bedrooms and two baths for $750,000.

3203 Windsor Court is a one-bedroom two bath listed at $475,000. 

Shipyard only had one condo, 146 Windward Village Villas. It has two bedrooms and two and a half baths and is priced at $309,000.

In Folly Field there are two Hilton Head beach and tennis villas. A309 is a one bedroom one bath for $229,000 and A137 is a one bedroom one bath for $203,000. Those are condotels. Please keep that in mind. 

Off Plantationhas 4331 Hilton Head Resort with two bedrooms and two baths for $134,000. That’s on building four closest to the security gate and the one in the middle is 3104 Hilton Head Resort with two bedrooms and two baths listed for $121,000.

The last villa is 215 Palmetto Bay Club Villas and it is a one bedroom one bath for $179,000. It’s in the Palmetto Bay area. So, you do have a boating station nearby and, of course, the marina is nearby also. So, it is a decent location, but you have bars and restaurants over there. So, do expect noise in the evening. 

That about wraps it up! I would say my favorite one would have to be Long Cove. I never have picked Long Cove Homes except one other time, but at $410,000 this house had everything. It just needed some updating and a house like that in Sea Pines would be a lot more. That’s 20 Strawberry Hill Road. It has three bedrooms and three and a half baths for $410,000 in the Long Cove Plantation.

That wraps up our 23 properties that were on tour. So, happy new year! May it be a blessing to you and your loved ones. I look forward to being with you all next week. Have a wonderful day.

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Ochsner

Your Hilton Head Agent

(843) 816-6388

Posted in Realtor Tour
Jan. 2, 2019

Hilton Head Realtor Tour South - Jan 2, 2019

Happy New Year! Today we have the South Tour for Hilton Head Island. It’s a very small tour since we’re just starting the year. We had a total of 11 but now it’s down to 10 because 79 Forrest Gardens was put under contract. 

Just so you know, that’s a two-bedroom one bath home in Forrest Gardens listed for $182,000 and its unit 79. So, that was cancelled. We have three villas in Forrest Beach, one is near Point Comfort, two villas in Sea Pines and five homes are in Sea Pines. 

2371 Racquet Club Villa is a three-bedroom three bath listed at $420,000. It’s priced appropriately. It’s clean, but it needs updating. It does have a very pretty view right of the green. So, it’s a great location and has tremendous potential with its cathedral ceilings. It has one-bedroom downstairs and two upstairs. It has great rental potential. So, that could be very interesting, and it’s priced well. 

Yes, you probably noted I am going into the villas just because there are two of them and they are in Sea Pines and it’s a short tour sheet this time. 

Next, I went to 802 Clipper Court which is a two-bedroom two and half bath priced at $480,000. That actually has a view of the marina. It’s cute as a button and it’s right there in the heart of Harbour Town. So, I think that is also priced very well. It’s newly updated, fun, and ready to go. 

48 Heritage Road is a home with three bedrooms and two baths for $549,000. It’s in the Harbour Town area. You do not have a view of the golf course, otherwise that thing would have been snapped up already. It is on the road. It has one house between it and the golf course. It needs a lot of work. It’s got a lot of different flooring going on and it is a choppy house, but it has great, tremendous potential. It’s all one floor living. It’s priced okay. 

50 Hearthwood Drive is a three bedroom two and a half bath listed at $649,000. It also needs updating. It has a pretty lagoon view. It is newer and it’s in the 90’s. It has decent curb appeal. The biggest negative to this one is, you can’t be in and out because you can’t do a U-turn there on Plantation Drive. So, you basically have to go through the entire neighborhood and take a left on Calabogue Cay, to then get on Plantation Drive. So, it has tremendous potential and it is priced well. It is original, and it needs some updating. 

27 Oak Court has already been updated. The curb appeal is average. It is on a patio lot. It has a big back yard, but you have two houses on either side that kind of are on top of you, but it’s been cleaned up. It’s a three-bedroom three and a half bath listed for $598,000. It’s priced okay with whatever else is out there on the market. 

In Club Course we have 2 Water Oak Drive which is a three bedroom two and a half bath priced at $799,000. It is on the golf course, but it doesn’t have a really good golf course view. It’s priced a little high. It does have a two-car garage. It is in the Club Course area right on Water Oaks. It has been cleaned up, though. 

19 Bald Eagle West has seven bedrooms and six and a half baths and is listed for $1,695,000. This one also needs a lot of updating. It is in the South Beach area. You do have to cross the main road to get to the beach. So, to me, I think it’s priced high for where and what it is. 

So, now we’ve covered all of Sea Pines. The villa Off Plantation is 38 Palmetto Bay Villa. It has two bedrooms and one bath for $149,000. It’s priced well. It’s been updated. 

We have two Forrest Beach Villas. #220 is a two-bedroom two bath priced at $379,000. It’s open and tastefully done. Then, one floor up with the view of the lagoon is unit #321 Forrest Beach Villa. It has a better view but it’s a darker unit. It’s a two-bedroom two bath listed for $359,900.

435 Shorewood Villa is a three-bedroom three bath ocean front priced at $899,000. They are pushing it a little bit, but again, starting the season, people are starting to start a little high. 

That’s all for today. Choosing my favorite is tough, but I actually would have to say 802 Clipper Court is my favorite. I think to be in the Harbour Town area in a rental or even living there, it’s small. None of the homes really spoke to me and I guess if I had to pick one with the most upside potential, I’d have to say 48 Heritage Road just because of it’s address and it’s surrounding those huge homes. I think it’s one that you could probably clean up and put on the rental market until you want to build your dream home on a pretty street. 

So, that covers it. Happy New Year! Blessings and good health to you for 2019. Thank you and have a blessed day! 

Posted in Realtor Tour
Dec. 19, 2018

Hilton Head Homes Tour North- Dec. 19, 2018

Today we have a North Tour today and because it’s right before Christmas, we don’t have a lot to see. We have ten properties, nine are homes and one is a villa. So, let me tell you about the villa first since I will not go to it. 

Woodlake Villa #148B is a two-bedroom two bath listed for $135,000. It’s a good entry-level home with a good price. 

34 Spanish Point Drive has five bedrooms and six baths with two half baths. It’s listed for $1,274,900. It has nice curb appeal. It’s in a gated community right before you get to Spanish Wells. It has a fabulous marsh view and an updated kitchen. Nicely appointed and a two-car garage. High ceilings and is in good condition. This home is a winner. It has a turnaround driveway on a huge lot. It’s a very small and intimate neighborhood because I think there are only about 15 homes. I have a few friends that used to live in the neighborhood and a couple of them still do. Not that it matters, but this house was also the home of Greg Russell a few years ago. He is the gentleman that sings at the Live Oak in Harbour Town. So, I just thought I’d mention that. It has a pool and basic decking around the pool, which nothing to write home about, but the marsh view is one of a kind. So, if you don’t mind being Central or North, I think this is a good consideration and it’s priced very aggressively.

42 Bermuda Point Circle is a five-bedroom three bath home listed at $799,000. Bermuda Point is off Squire Pope Road right before you get to the back gate of Hilton Head Plantation. It’s a small little community that’s been planned out in a kind of a circle design. It has interior and exterior homes. This one has a master with a big deck and a beautiful view of the water as well as a little lagoon. This is a great, young neighborhood. There are lots of young families in this neighborhood and if somebody wants a five-bedroom house, this one has a beautiful marsh view from the master. The main space is on the second level and it has an elevator. The same view from the master you have in the living room. It has a big fireplace and is spacious. There is even a widow walk. It has nice trim work, colors and granite counter tops. The kitchen cabinetry is darker, and they are tongue and groove instead of soft-close. It’s got a nice layout, and it’s perfect for a large family wanting a marsh view. The widow’s walk upstairs with a room would be great for a teenager. This home could be really good for a larger family or someone who is wanting to be in a mixed neighborhood with a gate. It has its own pool. It also has a two-car garage. 

Hilton Head Plantation

I’m so excited, there were only six homes in Hilton Head Plantation which is quite a difference from your typical tour. So, I was able to spend a little more time on each of them.

30 Golden Hind Drive has three bedrooms and two and a half bath and is priced at $417,000. This one is right inside of the back gate where all the restaurants are along with The Boathouse, Hudson’s. It is a patio lot with a one-car garage. The exterior color is noticeable, and I’m surprised that this particular color was approved by Hilton Head Plantation because it’s almost like a seafoam green, which I’m surprised was an ARB color. The house has high ceilings. It smells of cigarette smoke. It has nice wood floors and original sliders with a pretty golf view. It does have new countertops and the cabinetry is contemporary with drawers with soft-close drawers. The kitchen opens up to a little breakfast room and a Carolina room to the side. It has a deck on the side and that pretty golf view, but the smoke smell is a little hard to take. The master is on the main floor. Upstairs there is a little half bath with good bedroom separation. There is a formal dining room. It could all be opened up, but it’s a cute little home and priced appropriately. The roof looks like it may need to be replaced within the next five years, but it is something that will eventually need to be dealt with.

2 Fernwood Trail is a three-bedroom two bath listed at $285,000. The homes in this area are on the way to Dolphin Head. They don’t have garages and are smaller units at good entry-level prices. This home smells of mold and mildew and I see a stain in the ceiling. It looks like the owners put new floors in. The kitchen is a basic kitchen. The home is priced well but it needs a lot of TLC and the problem with molds is – well, good luck trying to mitigate that. Its in poor condition. So, it’s a handyman special in my opinion, but how do you get rid of the mold? These weren’t built that great. So, I would rather see someone spend 10% to 20% more if possible or wait because, again, the care of these are kind of iffy. Every once in a while, there is one that is absolutely gorgeous like one that was on tour a couple of months ago, but on the other side of this complex. This home looks like it needs a lot of TLC.

The next home is in the Deerfield neighborhood of Hilton Head Plantation. 61 Deerfield Road is a three bedroom two and a half bath home priced at $474,999. So, let’s just say $475,000. It has a southern charm look with a wrap around porch in the front with two little rocking chairs. It’s in the Bear Creek neighborhood close to Dolphin Head. It seems to be priced pretty well. It has Savannah brick walking up to it and it’s a really cute home. It has Mexican tile, which can be a doozy to remove. I would just float some vinyl on it. It’s well priced. It has some small wooden issues that need to be taken care of. The driveway has cracks in certain places but it’s a great, great opportunity. 

There’s also a new construction that’s a four bedroom three and a half bath listed at $689,000 at 6 Salt Wind Way. It’s on the upper end but you do have a new house for that price. It’s not quite finished so I couldn’t go in and look. Construction will be complete in March. It’s a local builder who has moved back from Charleston. It’s a low country house with a porch to the front. Hopefully it has a little bit of playroom. 

40 Oyster Shell Lane has four bedrooms and three baths and is listed for $679,000. It’s an older home. It doesn’t have the really high elevation, but it’s got a Carolina room that looks out into a cute backyard. It has a very private wooded view. The home has pavers in the front. The kitchen is open to the family area. It has high, smooth ceilings. It has new stainless-steel appliances. The cabinetry in the kitchen is older and they have sealed stone countertops. The laundry is off of the kitchen and there is a bonus room and bathroom on the back of that. It seems to be priced a little high, but it is a cute little home. It has good bedroom separation. There is wainscoting throughout, and it does have a formal living room and dining room. It’s a more traditional home but has nice curb appeal. It just seems a little on the pricey side for the finishes that it has and the cabinetry and bathrooms. My guess is that they priced it this way because it’s in the Shell area of Hilton Head Plantation. So, I guess it can support that kind of pricing. 

3 Bowline Bay Court has three bedrooms and two and a half baths and is listed at $439,000. I think house number seven was on the market also. This home has a very pretty lagoon view in the back yard with a nice firepit. It’s carpet and has popcorn ceilings that are traced ceilings. The kitchen looks out to the front. It’s a good neighborhood. You are extremely quickly inside and outside of the gate. You do see the main Whooping Crane Way. It’s far away, but you do see the cars moving about. It’s priced well. It does need a little bit of updating. It has the pebbled entryway. It does have granite countertops and a beige, older looking dishwasher. You would definitely want to put a new dishwasher in. The home also has the old-style particle board, lower-end, basic cabinetry. The windows appear to be newer and the skylights look okay. The roof will need replacing at some point. So, it’s a great entry-level and the best things about this house are that you’re in and out of the gate very quickly and it’s priced accordingly. 

That wraps up the North Tour for December 19th. I did not go to 15 Avocet Street which is a four-bedroom three bath home. It’s probably a rental listed at $875,000 which seems a little steep especially for number 15 Avocet. It’s right near the Marriott Grand Ocean in Forest Beach and today is the North Tour. So, for that reason, I did not visit the property. 

Have a great Christmas everyone! I will be in touch soon. Feel free to call me any time if you have any questions regarding Hilton Head real estate. I am here to serve my clients as well as I possibly can.

Posted in Realtor Tour
Dec. 14, 2018

Hilton Head Homes Tour Central - Dec. 12, 2018

Today we have the Hilton Head Realtor Tour for Central Hilton Head. We have 27 properties, 12 that are villas and 15 homes ranging from $129,000 all the way to $1,595,000. Interestingly we have four in the $1.5 million range. I find it interesting that list prices keep creeping up a little bit even though nationally we see declines.

All right. Let’s get started!

Port Royal 

1 Dahlgren Lane has three bedrooms and two and a half baths and is listed for $549,000. It’s priced properly. It has popcorn ceilings and original cabinets with new countertops. It does have a pretty view. It’s a great price for Port Royal in the marketplace area. 

Palmetto Dunes

The first stop in Palmetto Dunes is 37 Sea Lane. It has six bedrooms, five baths and two half baths. It’s listed for $1,595,000. Apparently, their rental numbers are about $162,000. It’s used as a secondary home. It has original cabinets and different floorings everywhere with new counters. It has a little cracked tile that needs to be fixed. It’s a little on the high side, but it’s in a great location. 

56 Full Sweep is a three-bedroom two bath home listed for $599,000. It’s priced a little high. You’ve got a step up into the kitchen and dining room. It has a nice pool, but it’s a closed type of flow and you have the 278 road noise. So, just keep that in mind, but again, it’s priced aggressively for Palmetto Dunes, although I think it should be more in them mid to low fives, but the market will dictate that. 

7 Slack Tide is a four bedroom three and a half bath listed at $884,900. It has a really nice front door and curb appeal. It has high ceilings. It has sticky carpet tape, like the tape that you used to keep carpets from sliding and it’s on the wooden part of the floor. So, that’s kind of funky, but it seems to be priced well. Like I said, it has great curb appeal. 

32 Starboard Tack has four bedrooms and four baths and is priced at $847,500. I don’t like the curb appeal. It has a very funky curb appeal. It has a smell. It does, however, have beautiful counter tops over white basic cabinets which is a shame. Again, it probably should be in the $700,000s in my opinion. I don’t care for it because I don’t like the funky smell.

5 Midstream is a three-bedroom three bath for $680,000. It has the 80’s brown pebble stone steps going up that have settled a little bit with wood steps going up. It has a pool in the back, but the exterior doesn’t look like it has been maintained at all. The carpet is a bit dirty. So, this home would need some upgrades. 

20 Rum Row has four bedrooms and three and a half baths and is priced at $1,249,000. This home definitely makes the cut. It has beautiful curb appeal. You can tell that people live here. There is a lot of love. The kitchen is upgraded with high-end cabinetry. The bathrooms have all been redone. The home is very tasteful. It has nice floors. It’s on the lagoon and does not have a pool, but then again, not everybody wants a pool. It has newer windows. There’s really nothing at all to point out as a downside. It has a huge space downstairs. This one gets a gold star.

3 Troon Drive is on the Inverness side of Palmetto Dunes. It has three bedrooms and three and a half baths and is listed for $659,000. It has a sort of cottage appeal. It has a pool in the back. One bedroom is downstairs and two are upstairs. It has wooden steps leading up. It has an original kitchen that needs a little updating. It’s cozy. The stairs are a bit steep and you have an asphalt driveway that needs a little work. So, the curb appeal is not what you’d expect, but it has a proximity to the beach that makes it valuable. 

2 Cottage Court is a five-bedroom four bath house listed at $875,000. It has a two-car garage. The home has the hearty plank in it with high and smooth ceilings. It has nice curb appeal and is on a corner lot. It has a newer roof. It has a bunkbed for four boys which would be nice. It would be great if it had a fifth bathroom. It has a nice open floor plan and the kitchen is open. It would be a great rental. The projections, I think, are $40,000 but that’s because they use it a lot themselves. In fact, from what I understand, they are selling it because the want to move here. So, it’s a good listing. 

Long Cove

8 Lavington Road is a three bedroom and three bath house priced at $439,000. It has a separate garage. The curb appeal is a little dated, especially when you see the newer homes. It does have a nice lawn. It’s just the home curb appeal itself that is a little dated. It looks nicer inside. It has a nice little deck outside and it’s priced very well. The kitchen is in decent shape and it is kind of a semi-open floor plan. 

2 Good Hope Court has four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms and is listed at $525,000. These folks bought it a year or so ago and they now want to upgrade and stay in the community but get a bigger house. So, they really haven’t done much to it other than paint it. So, they probably just want to get their money out of it which is probably why it is listed at what it is. It’s got a nice pool. The kitchen is kind of small. It doesn’t have the open feel, but it is a four bedroom instead of a three bedroom. 

6 Pendergrass Court is a three bedroom three and a half bath house listed for $729,000. They did redo everything kind of on the cheap side, but it is updated the way people want. It has two-toned kitchen cabinets and the white marble look, but these folks bought it in foreclosure in February of this year for $300,000. So, they are being a little on the greedy side I think but I’m sure that you could find someone who they could wow into that, but I would think one of the other two would be a better buy and you could do whatever you want to it and know that the quality is what you want and that it’s not just a flip trying to make some money. 

So, looking at everything, for Long Cove I like 8 Lavington Road and 2 Good Hope Court. In Palmetto Dunes I would have to venture for Rum Row, the four-bedroom listed at $1,249,000. It is on the million side, but if you’re going to spend $800,000, I just don’t feel like any of those houses were right. Maybe 7 Slack Tide, it has potential. So, I would say Rum Row and Slack Tide. 

Let me continue with Folly Field. In Folly Field we have two villas. 

B136 Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Villa has one bedroom and one bath for $154,000.

Island Club Villa #2102 is a two-bedroom two bath for $425,000. That is a great entry-level and they rent very well.

We also have two homes in Bradley Beach and these are older cottages. 

29 Bradley Beach Road is a three-bedroom two bath listed at $459,000 

8 Bradley Beach Road is a three-bedroom two bath listed at $540,000.

Those are two homes that would get you a beach oriented little cottage.

Hilton Head Resort has unit 4115 which is in the building that is closest to the gate and furthest from the beach. It has two bedrooms and two baths for $129,000.

Wyndmere Villa has #324 which is the Yacht Cove area. It’s a two bedroom two and a half bath priced at $179,000.

There are some condos in Palmetto Duneswhich I’ll go into.

Abbinton Villa #110 has three bedrooms and three baths for $699,000. I can help you with all of those. Just remember that when it comes to a home, location and view are things you cannot change, everything else you can. So, be careful when you buy something turn-key. Make sure that it’s in the quality that you want and make sure you understand that the price you are paying is higher than other things that are around it.

That wraps it up. I wish you all a great week. That’s it until next time which will be the North End tour. Goodbye!

Posted in Realtor Tour
Dec. 5, 2018

Hilton Head Homes Tour South- Dec. 5, 2018

Welcome to the Hilton Head South End Tour!

Sea Pines has 16 homes and 12 condos, the Forrest Beach area has five condos and two homes, and the Broad Creek area has three condos for a total of 36. 

Forest Beach

First, we went to 18 Sandpiper Street which has three bedrooms and two baths and is listed for $700,000. It’s a cute little cottage that is tucked away on the other side of the main street so, you cross to get to the beach. It’s nicely beach-oriented and ready for someone to use as an entry-level beach home. Old school.

10 Cassina Lane is a four-bedroom three bath Oceanfront home listed for $2,000,000. Cassina Lane is in the part closer to the Sea Pines gates. It does have a funky smell and seems to be on the rental market. It has a pool. So, for ocean-front entry-level, it could be quite interesting, but it needs a little bit of TLC. However, it’s cozy and funky and ocean-oriented for sure. 

Sea Pines

11 Whistling Swan road is a six bedroom five and a half bath house listed at $2,895,000. It’s a lovely second row home. It’s used as a primary residence. The current owners are wanting to downsize. When you are in the kitchen you do have an ocean view. It had a nice, pretty water view glistening today. The house it big. It needs a little bit of updating, but it is totally turn-key. Again, it’s a second row in Sea Pines on a very prominent street. I think that’s the street that we had an ocean-front go for $8,800,000 on last year. So, it’s a very prominent street.

148 North Sea Pines Drive has six bedrooms and four baths and is priced at $1,499,000. This home is a country type home. When you walk up the stairs, it kind of looks like a low country home. It has a lagoon in the back. It’s kind of beach-oriented. It does have popcorn ceilings. It looks like it’s on the rental market. It has a pool and a nice covered porch. The kitchen is kind of enclosed and tucked away. So, it’s not an open floor plan. It has the floor plan of a traditional southern home. It’s priced well and, again, it’s in Sea Pines central.

38 Woodbine Road is a three-bedroom three bath home listed for $659,000. It has a pool and a golf view with a little covered terrace. It’s really cute and has a cozy feel. This home is priced very aggressively. You’re really getting a house for lotvalue and you can put it on the rental market without any problem because it has on suite bathrooms. I love this one. 

70 South Sea Pines Drive has six bedrooms and six baths for $1,100,000. This is a best buy for me. It’s an absolute rental machine and has a killer marsh view. You can cross the street and be at Bald Eagle to get to the beach. It puts you close to South Beach, which people love because it has the Salty Dog. It’s priced well. It is an older home, but it would make a great rental with its great bedroom separations and the pool downstairs. Again, you can’t purchase this view. So, this is one of my favorites. 

8 Deer Run Lane has three bedrooms and two baths and is listed for $730,000. It has a tiny little pool and is fenced in. You can get to the bike path from the home. It is cute as a button. I do see some signs of settling on the walls, but it does have the crushed oyster shell siding and it has an open kitchen. For a couple, it’s a cute little home. I would rather see it priced a bit lower, but it’s very cute.

17 Old Military Road is a four-bedroom three bath home priced at $819,000. It also has a pool but is a lot closer to the beach. It’s a little more spacious and open than 8 Deer Run. It has a nice, updated kitchen. It has the brick wall type of look. It has nice colors. Again, for being a beach-oriented home it would probably make a great rental also. It has a two-car garage. I almost like this one better than Deer Run. It has a white kitchen, but the fronts have been refaced and it’s still the old drawer system. It has smooth ceilings and crown molding. 

259 Greenwood Drive has three bedrooms and two baths and is listed for $579,900. This home has been on the market for a long time. It has a very pretty golf view. It’s priced at lot value. At least you get something under $600,000. It has original windows and a bit of a funky floor plan. It just has a carport. Hopefully this time it will fly. Nearly everything is original. What makes it a tough re-do is that the kitchen is tucked away in the front by the carport. It’s got a very pretty view, but you almost need to tear the car port down. So, the home really needs to be priced in the low $500,000’s simply because you have a lot of living space but not much else. There’s also a little landscape growing off the chimney that’s pretty cute and funny. It’s also off Greenwood Drive so it’s kind of a noisy street to the front. 

68 Lawton Road has three bedrooms and two baths for $549,000. It’s a cute little home with a lagoon view. The deck looks like it’s newer. The home has cathedral ceilings in the living room and a little nook to the side of the kitchen which is sort of an open, galley kitchen. It basically has some nice lipstick on it, but it’s an older home. So, it should maybe be priced under $500,000. It has decking to the front and it’s in a cute little cul-de-sac. Obviously, it’s on the short-term rental market, but the condition is kind of basic. After a while, if it’s still not selling, I would reduce it. I think it’s a little on the pricey side. 

Harbour Town

10 Stoney Creek Road is a four bedroom three and a half bath house listed at $749,000. It’s furnished. It has a very cute kitchen and has a sort of wooden countertop that is really neat. It’s warm to the touch. The kitchen has nice appliances and a nice backsplash. The home is cute as a button. It has a nice little pool and is on the lagoon. It’s kind of tucked away. I wasn’t excited about it when I was driving up and saw the price, however, once you come inside it’s definitely adorable. So, don’t let the curb appeal fool you. It’s really a cute home and worth while to see. Considering what has sold – I think it was 23 or another number on Stoney Creek – I actually think this one is cuter and in better condition. The other had better colors and had been possibly designed by an interior designer, but don’t let that fool you. This is a very cute home. 

7 Planters Wood Court has five bedrooms and five and a half baths for $949,000. The issue that I have with this home is that the widow that was living in the house, they kind of made a low-ball offer to her for it and obviously, through desperation she took it and they are now listing it for $949,000. Yes, they put in a new bathroom. Yes, they got rid of the polybutylene pipes, although, they probably got a better price for it because of that and they are just asking way too much for what they got for it a year ago. I have a little issue with that.

Carolina Place is kind of tucked away off of Greenwood Drive near the gate [inaudible 00:10:25]all the roads and people seem to like them because you’ve got a community within a community with its own pool and so on. 

31 Shell Ring Road is a three bedroom two and a half bath listed for $625,000. It shows nicely. It’s got smooth ceilings. It looks like it’s on the rental market. It’s a little on the pricey side, however, it is on the front end of it. 

54 Shell Ring Road is also a three bedroom two and a half house and is listed for $499,000. They are paving the road on Shell Ring. It had a wooden thing in one of the windows. I’m sure that it needs TLC inside. It does not back up to Green Wood Drive. I would say the biggest thing over there is that some of the homes are not done in the best manner possible. So, one just needs to be very careful in Shell Ring and look at the quality of construction.

66 Otter Road is a three-bedroom two bath listed for $389,000. The curb appeal is average. It does back up to Palmetto Bay Road. However, when you come in the house, it’s just adorable. It has smooth ceilings and a little trek decking. It has a patio and a screened in porch, and again, the decking. It’s got new sliders. It’s got beautiful coloring and a sort of open kitchen. The home is just as cozy as can be and good quality. The cabinets in the kitchen are soft close. So, it’s been really nicely done. It even has a little lift. So, if someone is in a wheelchair, they can use the lift. So, it’s cute, cute, cute and priced beautifully. This home is one to consider, if you see backing up to road noise more as white noise. I like this one. 

28 Club Course Drive has four bedrooms and four baths and is listed at $865,000. It has a very pretty view looking out over the lagoon. It has sort of a French look to it, but the drawers are kind of basic. It does have nice countertops and an island. It does have four bedrooms, but it seems a little on the pricey side.

26 New Hall Road has three bedrooms and three baths and is priced at $699,00. This home looks like a flip. It has new sliders. It has a very pretty golf view and deck. The kitchen has been redone. So, again, if someone wants turn-key, it has the soft close cabinetry. new windows, and a garage. It has what people want. So, it’s move-in condition. Just bring your furniture and your toothbrush. 

41 Governors is a three bedroom two and a half bath listed at $799,000. They did a nice re-do. However, knowing what a re-do like this costs, this is cosmetic. The windows are still the original thin windows. The sliders are still original. So, they just put lipstick on it and want $799,00. I have an issue with that, but it is a nice re-do except it has vinyl floors. People are really starting to get a little greedy again. I hate to say it, but that’s going to kill our market. So, my viewpoint of this is, it’s way too much for what you’re getting. 

Now let’s run down some of the condos in Sea Pines

South Beach

1882 Beach Side Tennis Villa is a two-bedroom two bath listed at $885,000. It sounds a little pricey, however, this thing has been gutted and these villas rent very well. People love to go into these because of their proximity to South Beach and the price point. I did hear that this one is already under contract. So, don’t fall in love with this one.

We have three Bluff Villas

The first is #1813 which is a one bedroom one bath listed for $269,900. It’s priced well.

The next is 1799 Bluff Villa which is an efficiency. It’s listed for $217,500. It has a water view and is on the first floor. So, that’s well liked and also priced very well.

The last is 1660 Bluff Villa, a two-bedroom two bath listed for $397,500. 

I did go into 364 Briar Wood Villa. It’s a two-bedroom two bath listed at $499,000. I love the view when you come out of it because it’s got the marsh view. It’s the ones that are closest to Calabogie Cay Road. It needs updating, but it’s got a pretty lagoon view in the back. It’s on the quieter side and you can update it and do what you want with the personalization. Considering what the others are going for, this one is very interesting for someone that wants a place that you cannot short-term rent.

955 Cutter Court is a two bedroom one and a half bath priced at $589,000. It does have a very pretty view. I sold #965 which had designer furnishings. So, this seems a little pricey. 

We also have three GreenwoodGarden Villas.

The first is #345 which is a three-bedroom three bath listed for $515,000. It appears to be a flip. It did not appeal to me. You have the separation of the two bedrooms that are outside. So, if you’re a couple and you hardly ever have people visit you, this one might be okay. 

I was a little more intrigued by #347 which is a three-bedroom two bath listed at $435,000. It had a prettier view. It was the second to the last on the end. It needs some updating, but it could certainly be used the way it is now. The kitchen is even nicely done even though it’s not an open concept kitchen. 

I did not go into #331. It’s a three-bedroom two bath priced at $545,000. It’s a little on the high side. 

3327 Lake Forrest Villa has two bedrooms and two baths for $389,000. 

506 Plantation Club Villa. Nothing is on the market there. That is a new three bedroom three and a half bath listed for $449,000.

247 Stoney Creek Villa has one bedroom and one and half baths for $325,000. 

Forest Beach Villas

3D Beachwood Place has two bedrooms and two baths for $345,000. These aren’t built that well. They are basically prefab. So, I’m not really a fan of these. It’s also where the old Montessori used to be. 

108 Forest Beach Villas. Those are great, solid buildings. This is a one bedroom one bath priced at $259,000. They are having an assessment coming up, but again, these are solidly built and very well liked because of their proximity to Coligny. 

237 Shorewood Villas, these are also very popular. It’s a two-bedroom two bath listed for $550,000. 

53 Surf Court Villa is a two bedroom two and a half bath listed at $289,000. I think that’s a great price for this one for sure. 

Then, if you have an elderly parent that wants to be in a senior living home, we have 1104 The Seabrook. It is a two-bedroom two bath listed at $65,000. These in the hey day were in the six figures. So, again, that’s senior living. You do have dining plans, etcetera, and a highly monthly regime fee. So, keep that in mind.

We have three in the Off Plantation area.

The first is #118 Forest Cove, a two bedroom two bath for $157,900. These have skyrocketed in price the last 10 years. Three mast Lane in Broad Creek Landing #31 is 2/2 for $186,900 and 111 Palmetto Bay Club Villas (busy street), 1 BR and one bath $189,900.

That wraps up the South Tour for today. Thanks for reading and have a great December! 

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Ochsner

www.YourHiltonHeadAgent.com

Posted in Realtor Tour
Nov. 28, 2018

Hilton Head Homes Tour North- Nov. 28, 2018

Its Wednesday! Another tour for homes on Hilton Head Real Estate to buy.

The tour today consists of 31 listed properties, one of them being land, 4 being villas (or condos) and 26 homes. Lets begin.

Windmill Harbor.

There are six properties in Windmill Harbor, and two of them are villas. So, I did not be going into 15 Spindle Lane which is a two bedroom two and a half bath listed for $319,900 and 26 Spindle Lane which is also a two bedroom two and a half bath listed for $464,500.

3 Leeward Passage has four bedrooms and four and a half baths for $569,000. It’s very close to the Yacht Club. When you come in, your have a sort of very small hallway. The home has an elevator and a teenager room to the right. Once you go up the steps it has a very pretty, open living space. It has a cozy living area with a dining room in the middle and then, a kitchen with a little breakfast nook. It has very nice high-end crown molding. The home has a nice wood balcony. It’s a very nice townhouse and is priced really well.

19 Crosstree Drive is a three bedroom two and a half bath home listed at $534,500. I have been in this home before. The home is all on one level. You don’t have an elevator or steps, but you have a very pretty garden outside with a lagoon view. Obviously, it’s smaller, but it is very cozy and has nice warm paint colors. The living space is all on one floor with a nice double courtyard to the front. We’ve been in this one recently. So, if you’ve been following my blog, you will have seen it already.

135 Harbor Passage has three bedrooms and three and a half baths and is priced at $615,000. When you first come into the home there is a very musty smell even though it does look lived in. When you come in, it has a spectacular water view. You almost feel like you’re living on the water when you see it. There is a storage in the front of the house on the way out. So, the curb appeal is a little funky. There isn’t a garage but has a parking for four, and I wonder what it is because it takes away from the curb appeal. What’s nice about the home, though, is that it is located on the corner leading to Old Ferry Point. So, it is the last one. It does have a very strange little house that is located in front of the house and it’s locked. So, I can’t quite tell you what is in it. 

The last home in Windmill Harbor is 2 Sparwheel Lane which has three bedrooms and two and a half baths for $499,900. It’s close to the Yacht Club. It has a pretty view. The home has an open kitchen with granite counter tops. It has tile floors and the master is on the main floor. So, you could just live on the first floor and have your guests go upstairs. It’s priced very well for the area. What I like about the home is that it looks like it’s in a cute little neighborhood. The home has a white picket fence with a nice little balcony in the front. So, of all the homes I’ve seen in Windmill Harbor today, 2 Sparwheel Lane has the cutest curb appeal. However, if you want a view, 135 Harbor Passage has a killer view. 

Hilton Head Plantation

4 Foxbriar Lane has four bedrooms and three baths and is listed for $554,900. It’s a raised house with a two-car garage. It’s a basic build. It looks like it has been flipped, because it’s got a new roof and they have redone the floors in the engineered dark wood flooring. The cabinets and countertops are new, but they just put new fronts on the cabinets, because the drawers are still the regular drawers and they are not the dovetail end drawers. So, again, it’s a flip. If that doesn’t bother you, it is in great condition and ready to be moved into. 

70 Deerfield Road is a four bedroom four and a half bath home listed at $835,000. The house is located on a corner lot on a horseshoe type of road. It already has a tremendous presence on curb appeal. The two-car garage is separate from the home. It has synthetic roofing and a ramp to the main house on the side from the garage. It has a brick walkway. The home has a very pretty title marsh view. It is a little on the high side. It has a modern kitchen that is very high-end. The home has a nice screened in porch and the decking and railings are new. The yard is beautiful and green. I like this one. The kitchen is contemporary with high-end Bosch appliances. I wonder if they are European. There is a lot of flooring going on, and the living room is sunken. It has a den and is, overall, a big house. 

100 High Bluff Road is a three bedroom three and a half bath priced at $585,000. It has a two-car garage. Today must be the day of beautiful views because this home is right on the tee. So, it’s got a nice golf course tee view. It’s dated and original, but it’s a nice, open space with high ceilings in the kitchen which is all white with an island. It has a cozy little den / family room. The home has nice crown molding and double ceilings in the main living room and it has a nice screened in porch. It has white tile when you come into your formal dining room to the right. This was one of the model places that they had in Hilton Head Plantation back in the day with the wet bar etc. It has very nice curb appeal and is priced aggressively. It has an office nook and a bonus room over the garage. So, it would be a nice little family home. Having filled out the form, I think – based on the amount of work that needs to be done – I would probably have this listed at $550,000 rather than $585,000 but it’s a nice home with great potential for personalization. 

117 High Bluff Road has three bedrooms and two baths for $439,000. The home is all on one level. There are a lot of different types of flooring. The kitchen is open to the breakfast room and it is an original oak kitchen. It has a little breakfast nook with a nice little lagoon view on the end. It has a wooden, private view. It is a little on the tight side as far as the layout is considered. It’s priced very well at $439,000.

15 Stonegate Drive is a three bedroom three and a half bath home listed for $585,000. It has a two-car garage and a traditional floor plan. It has a stone entryway and a pool in the back of the home. It has a nice curb appeal for being in Stone Gate which is a very well-liked little neighborhood. 

4 Maplewood Court has three bedrooms and two baths and is priced at $349,500. The house needs a new roof and there is no garage. It has a nice, private wood view but it needs a lot of work. It doesn’t look like it’s had any TLC at all. So, it could be a good project. This is the lowest priced one at $349,500. The next lowest priced house is 40 Cotton Wood Lane which is listed at $359,000 although I would tend to lean more toward that one. It’s well-priced for an entry level with three bedrooms and two baths. 

In the Rookery neighborhood, 4 Sanderling Lane has three bedrooms and two and a half baths and is listed for $368,000. It has as cute floor plan and view. It does need a lot of work but, cosmetically, it could become an interesting home. 

13 Misty Morning Drive is a three-bedroom two bath listed at $575,000. It’s an absolutely gorgeous home. It has a beautiful backyard with fabulous golf view and a nice wooden monkey bar on the side. It’s very contemporary, updated, and high-end. The garage is a gorgeous two-car garage with all the accoutrements. The Headlands is a beautiful neighborhood in Hilton Head Plantation.

8 Crooked Pond Drive is a three bedroom two and a half bath listed for $409,000. It has a one and a half car garage. It’s got a cute, cozy view and is move in ready with newer windows. It’s really cute. So, if one is price-sensitive, this has been on the market before, but it’s priced very well now and ready to go. So, when compared to the others, this one would be one to keep on the short list.

Indigo Run

In Indigo Run we have five residences on the tour today. The first one is 269 Berwick drive, which is a five-bedroom five bath home listed for $799,000. Berwick Drive is very well liked in Indigo Run. It seems a little on the higher end, but with the good finishes. 46 Wedgefield Drive is a three bedroom two and a half bath priced at $525,000. It seems a bit high. 56 Wedgefield Drive is a four-bedroom three bath home listed at $506,900. It was built in 1995. So, it’s a little bigger than the one at 46 Wedgefield Drive that was build in 1998. But, again, that’s Indigo Run. 11 Whitney Place has four bedrooms and four baths and is priced at $725,000.

61 River Club Drive has four bedrooms and four and half baths for $2,195,000. I’d like to explain that River Club is a private community. It has its own little gate off of Marshland Road. It is on the water and this one has a dock. It’s a large house. It’s a little on the darker side. You have the master on the first floor on one side and on the other side of the kitchen. By the kitchen you go up the stairs to reach an office and two bedrooms. It has a cool architectural design in that even though it’s got high ceilings in the living room, you still get a view from the bedroom upstairs of the water. So, architecturally it’s very nice, but it is on the darker side. So, either you like that or you’d want to lighten it up and it is a hefty price at the present list price. 

Palmetto Hall

In Palmetto Hall there are two homes on the tour. The first is 256 Fort Howell a four bedroom four and a half bath home listed for $747,900. It’s a new construction home built in 2018. It’s 3,000 square feet. What’s not to like? For someone who wants something new, there you go. 

The second home in Palmetto Hall is 356 Fort Howell Drive a four bedroom two and a half bath priced at $489,000. Obviously, this one was built in 1995. It has 400 square feet less than 256 Fort Howell. It has the same number of bedrooms but a few fewer bathrooms. It is a little on the older side but priced well at $489,000. It needs a little updating, but it has a pretty lagoon view. 

Spanish Wells

40 Brams Point Road is a four bedroom four and a half bath home listed at $3,200,000. It’s a lovely home and has a French country provincial style. It is on the deep water, older build having been built in 1988. The driveway leading up to the house is asphalt which isn’t very appealing. I think for $3,200,000 I would expect a better driveway. Over 4,000 square feet and lowcountry living. Nice kitchen. It does seem a little pricey, but at that level you have to look at everything in that category. So, again, if you like French provincial and a nice and cozy atmosphere it’s great. It is older though, and as far as the driveway goes, it needs a lot of updating in my view. The colors are gorgeous and it has a really cozy feel. 

For the unique buyer that wants something that is ultra-special and out of the ordinary, let me introduce you to 82 Brams Point Road. Like 40 Brams Point Road it’s a four bedroom and a four and a half bath, but it’s got a little bit higher of a ticket price. It’s listed at $6,500,000. However, it’s at the absolute peninsula end of Brams Point, and they are also selling the adjacent empty lot which is on the market for $5,900,000. This, again, is a unique property in that you have water on both sides of the house. The house has a sort of a southern genteel feel. It has a small and cozy kitchen and beautiful water views with nice outdoor spaces to live in. It is extremely private. It’s a very unique property. It’s a tight and narrow road leading to the house. So, you really need to be someone who is going to stay put for the duration and not drive in and out all day or you'll drive yourself batty. If you’re someone who wants to be in and out, it is a narrower road. Once you get past 45 or 50 Brams Point it’s not two lanes. It’s a one lane road and you have to kind of go to the side. So, you might keep that in mind but it’s an extremely unique property for the right buyer. 

That wraps up the gated communities and neighborhoods. 

Off Plantation

There are four residences and one villa. I’ll run through those really quickly. 

170 Dillon Road is a two bedroom two and a half bath priced at $2,250,000. It’s a huge piece of property, obviously, for that ticket price. I was not able to see it because I was on the other side of the island during its viewing times. You know, you have to price out Dillon Road and see what you’re up against. I think what makes this one unique is its marsh view. You’re off Beach City Road. I do want to let you know that because it’s listed at $2,250,000 that it includes four parcels of land. It’s in Mitchelville Place and just under five acres. It has a marsh front view. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. So, what’s cool about it is that it’s a home replica of the post commander’s home from the Civil War. There are lots of rich artifacts in the area and it’s next to Freedom Park. It also has a four-foot deeded easement to the beach, which makes it extremely unique. So, again, it is another unique property available on the North end of Hilton Head.

In the Carolina Isles community, 7 Sullivan’s Lane, a three bedroom two and a half bath listed for $354,900. I did not go see it. It’s priced ok. 

25 Crosswinds Drive has four bedrooms and three baths for $600,000. It’s a little on the higher side, but it does have a lagoon and marsh view. 21 Crosswinds Drive went under contract which is a three-bedroom three bath and it was listed at $539,000. So, it’s $60,000 less. 25 Crosswinds Drive has one more bedroom.

33 Sterling Point Drive in Oak Viewis a three bedroom three and a half bath home listed for $619,000. It does have a marsh view. Again, if you like the neighborhood it’s a decent house with decent curb appeal.

141 Palmetto Commons is a two-bedroom two bath villa listed at $143,500. These villas are great for nurses and people that work in the hospital because they are located right next to the hospital. So, they would make a great buyer for the condominium.

All in all, it was a great North Tour. I was on the tour for four and a half hours and couldn’t see everything because everything is so spread out and I had things scheduled today that I had to attend. I would say that a lot of the homes that I initially looked at in Hilton Head Plantation had fabulous views. 

I really like the condition of 13 Misty Morning Drive which is a three-bedroom two bath home listed at $575,000, but again, I like houses that are very understated but when you walk in, they are done up to the nines. There were a lot of others that were in great locations and had beautiful views that were a little on the higher side but if you want to update them. There were also several unique properties on the tour. 

Stay tuned as we head into December. I wish you the best and I will be back with you next week with our next tour!

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Ochsner

http://www.YourHiltonHeadAgent.com

 

Posted in Realtor Tour
Nov. 14, 2018

Hilton Head Homes Tour Central - Nov. 14, 2018

Hi there! Today I’m taking you on the Central Tour of Hilton Head Island homes. We have 17 properties on tour. Six of them are homes and 11 are villas. Of the homes, they range in price from $439,000 to $2,497,000. The villas range from a one-bedroom listed for $275,000 all the way up to a three-bedroom listed at $995,000, but as you know, I don’t tour villas, although I sell them. 

Port Royal

I started at 21 Salt Spray. This house has been on the market before. It has five bedrooms and four and a half baths and is listed for $2,497,000. It is sound front and it’s right next door to the newly built Port Royal Beach Club. Now, some people say it’s sound and it is. Anything to the left of the beach club is technically sound. Then, to the right is beach and goes toward the Westin Hotel, but I would say this one is about as close to beach as you can get and at a great price. There is really nothing wrong with this house. I am shocked that it’s still on the market. It has gone down in price by another $98,000. I think it’s nicely appointed, move-in condition, and in a nice neighborhood. It has views of the water in front and back, and a newer grey kitchen. 

Palmetto Dunes/Leamington

5 South Shore Drive is a four-bedroom four and half bath house priced at $1,325,000. It’s nicely appointed and has a long lagoon view. There’s nothing negative to say about this house. It’s a great family home. It has a great feel in it. 

27 South Shore Drive is also a four-bedroom four and a half bath. The home is listed for $1,250,000. It also has a pool and a two-car garage. It has a prettier lagoon view - I believe - and it has been on the market before. It shows much better now because they had gaudy furniture back in the day. I think the kitchen is also small and kind of isolated. So, that’s probably one of the reasons it’s still on the market, but again, the previous home is more buyer friendly so to speak. 

Long Cove

4 Rosebank Lane is one of two homes in Long Cove. It has four bedrooms and four baths for $439,000. I’m in awe of the prices in Long Cove even though they have a high initiation fee and a high POA fee. If you keep it for ten years you still get a lot more house for your money, but you also don’t have as many of the amenities that you do in some of the others. However, if you’re a golfer, then you really need to Consider Long Cove. So, on to the details of the home: You can see the house across in the back. It looks like it’s set back far enough that you really don’t have room for a pool, but it’s set nicely on the corner. It does have a little bit of a smell, and it does have an older roof. It looks like the decking and entry stairs need a little TLC. All in all, it’s a decent price at $439,000, but you would have to put some money into it. 

The second home in Long Cove is 27 27 Long Brow Road, a five-bedroom four and a half bath house listed for $765,000. This home is a beautiful home. It looks like it’s been nicely painted, has smooth ceilings, and a newer roof. It has a very pretty fairway view. I think it’s the 17thor 18thfairway. It’s a lot of house at over 5,000 square feet. It does have saturnia floors in the foyer. The deck is wood and this would make a great family home. 

Wexford Plantation

43 Wexford Club Drive is a four-bedroom four bath home listed at $599,000. It’s a cookie cutter house that has old cabinets in the kitchen. The fourth bedroom is really an office because you come to it right when you walk in and it’s to the right. I would almost have it listed as a third bedroom with an office. If you want to be in Wexford it is entry-level at four bedrooms and four baths, but it does need some work.

Villas

We have 11 villas on the market. 

Shelter Cove / Palmetto Dunes 

Unit 7131 Harborside Villa is a two-bedroom two bath listed for $325,000. 

Unit 7151 Harborside Villa is a one bedroom one bath for $275,000.

517 Barrington Court villa has one bedroom and one bath for $405,000. It’s ocean front and in a nice, five-story building. 

2 Beach Villas is off Mooring Buoy Road right inside of one of the PD gates. It’s a three-bedroom two and a half bath listed at $995,000.

There are two Fazio villas. Both have three bedrooms and three baths. The first is #9 Fazio and is $434,900, and the second is #11 Fazio, listed at $539,000. 

InvernessVillage has two villas. The first one is Unit 910 which is a three-bedroom three bath villa listed for $425,000. The second Unit 938 is a two-bedroom two bath villa for $380,000.

The ever-popular entry-level Queens Grant Villas has Unit 570 available. It’s a two-bedroom one bath listed for $246,000. It is one of the smaller ones. 

Shipyard

The first villa in Shipyard is 279 Evian Villa, a three-bedroom three bath listed for $450,000. That may seem a little steep, however, please keep in mind that this Evian is a stand alone one and they are quite rarely on the market. Lastly, 5D Waterford Villa, a 2 bedroom 2 bath listed at $235,000. These folks either love for their quirkiness or hate them. 

Well that covers the Central Tour of Homes for Hilton Head Island today. Next week is Thanksgiving so we will not be having a TOUR. Be Thankful in ALL things and see you in a couple of weeks!

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Ochsner 

YourHiltonHeadAgent.com

(843) 816-6388

 

Posted in Realtor Tour
Nov. 8, 2018

New Listing in Sea Pines Club Course

I am really excited to announce a new updated home for sale in Sea Pines! This home had ONE original owner. The retired executive and his wife built this home in 1981 for themselves, allowing two bedrooms downstairs with a Jack-and-Jill bathroom in case their two children (one son and one daughter), come to visit. The larger of the two bedrooms also served as an office as well as its own exit to a private little garden/sunning area. Pretty flowers adorn this space.

After the parents passed away, the two children lovingly updated this cozy home to include thousands of dollars in what I like to call the 'unsexy' items. People don't "see" these but they add up and justifies the price of the home. Between 2017 and this year, NEW roof NEW HVAC, NEW DUCT WORK, NEW water heater, NEW garage flooring, NEW glass in all back windows, NEW plumbing fixtures, NEW electrical fixtures, NEW kitchen cabinets, NEW undercounter lighting, NEW vanity tops. Yet, the architectural integrity of this Sea Pines masterpiece is intact. Do call your Realtor today and come see this amazing home: a great downsize, second home or primary home. Buy now and rent long term until you can make it down here full time - this home is a 10 in coziness and attention to maintenance detail. Peace of mind.

Nov. 8, 2018

Hilton Head Homes Tour South- Nov. 7th, 2018

Today we have the Hilton Head Island Realtor Tour for the South End, which is one of my favorites. This time we had 32 houses total.  Sea Pines did have two villas and one piece of land. So, technically, there were only 15 homes in Sea Pines. We had two Off Plantation - I will mention those later – and one villa. In Forest Beach we only had one home and the other ten were villas. As you know, I don’t really go into the villas. Range of homes went from $348,900 to $3,900,000.

Sea Pines

Harbour Town Neighborhood

My first stop was 30 Harleston Green which is right on the Harbor Town Golf Course. It has five bedrooms and five and a half baths and is listed at $2,075,000. That home is a turnkey home. It’s elevated and very elegant. Thishome  is elevated and has a pool with a fountain spa. It has six gas burner stove and a nice appointed kitchen. More space with higher ceilings, but it’s also over $2,000,000 instead of the $1.5 to $1.6 million-dollar range that 12/14 Harleston Green are asking.

To stay in the Harbor Town area, I did go see one villa because I know the agent. 142 Harbourwood villa is a two-bedroom two bath home. Those are the ones that look like a little square with a cap on them. They are near the driving range on Plantation Drive. They are a little out from the Harbour Town area at $479,000. It does need updating. So, at this price, just be aware you’ll have to do some updating.

The only villa in Sea Pines that I did not go to was 241 Stoney Creek Villa. It’s a three-bedroom three bath home for $495,000. The price seems a little high, but Stoney Creek Villas you know about. I’ve mentioned them many times. The good about this model is that it does not have the sunken LR.

South Beach Neighborhood

10 Wren Drive with four bedrooms and three baths listed for $850,000. It is on the rental market. It is an elevated house, but when you come in it’s very dated as you are coming up the steps. You don’t have any privacy to the back. You can see the house that’s on that corner. It needs a little love, but again, it’s on the rental market. So, what do you expect, correct?

Next, we had 7 Gadwall Road. This home is an ocean front house with five bedrooms and four baths with two half baths listed at $3,900,000. I do want to point out that the lot to the left of that is also for sale. It’s listed at $3,750,000. In this house you have to go up the steps to get to the living room and then you come around to the kitchen that needs updating and then you have to go down some steps. So, it’s a little bit of a choppy house. It’s a little more than lot value right now. I think it would almost be a teardown. I guess you could salvage it, but the curb appeal is still very dated. It’s also far from the beach, and don’t forget, the Gadwall is already on the sound area. Some people say it’s technically not beach. So, even though it is ocean front, it may not be seen that way. 

Next, we went to 6 Painted Bunting Road, a four bedroom four and a half bath home for $1,400,000. It’s the same situation. It’s on the rental market. The curb appeal is dated. It’s priced okay, but if you think about what’s across the street – a newer house for a little more money – by the time you update it etc., why go through that headache? The floor plan is not ideal either. 

 

Central Neighborhood in Sea Pines

I then went and saw a gorgeous house which is at 80 North Sea Pines Drive. It’s a five-bedroom six bath home listed for $2,250,000. I think about 72 N. Sea Pines Drive that is just down 5 homes to also consider. The curb appeal/architecture towards the front of this house isn’t that cool. It’s very big and the picture doesn’t do it any justice, but just the feel of it is off. You are very close to the beach. It’s a sixth row. The landscaping is very nice. It’s your basic build from that era and a newer built home. You’ve got a killer view of the Atlantic Dunes Golf Course and Heron Point. The view is really nice especially if you are a golf fan. The pool is kind of dated with a little spa, but it’s a nice clean house. It’s higher end for that era as I mentioned before. What I loved about it is when you get to the garage it’s got a little golf cart doorway to the back end of the garage that really appeals to all your bikes and things you want to take to and from the beach. So, it’s priced a little on the high end, but again, it’s a nice house.

Next is 40 Plantation Drive. It’s a four-bedroom four and a half home right on Plantation Drive. It’s priced really well at $775,000. It has newer windows. It’s got a contemporary kitchen. It’s got unique architecture, but it really takes the best views of the golf course. It’s on, I believe, Herron Point. For $775,000 I don’t like the grey siding color. That needs to be painted beige to go with the windows, because with the newer windows it just kind of screams at you, but that one is staying on my short list.

Greenwood Forest had a house which is 2 Sweet Gum Lane. It’s a three-bedroom three bath home listed for $549,000. The roof is newer. It has a one-car garage. It’s on a corner lot. I really wanted to see it since that other one went that was under $499,000. This one was priced a little higher but did have a new roof. However, I could not get into the property because there wasn’t a lock box. So, I don’t know if it went under contract. If I hear anything I will let you know.

Lawton Woods 

7 Pender Lane is a two-bedroom two bath priced at $509,000. I think 3 Pender Lane that was more updated but with the same exact floorplan sold in the mid to high fives. For this home, the owner has redone all of the windows. It has a tiny pool. So, it’s priced well and is a little more private because it’s not on the corner as you drive into Pender Lane. So, it’s an interesting entry-level into Lawton Woods. 6 Rice Lane just closed also.

69 Lawton Road is a three-bedroom two and a half bath listed for $425,000. I was intrigued by that, but it’s got Mexican tile on the floor. It does face Greenwood Drive. It really needs a lot of work. I think the work will cost more than $75,000 and you also don’t have the little pool. So, I don’t see that one going anytime soon unless you are the builder type. The smell was a bit more than I like to smell...

Club Course Neighborhood

The first home in Club Course is 14 Club Course Drive. It’s a three-bedroom two bath home for $545,000. The garage is detached. It is elevated, but it’s all wood. It didn’t really give you a great feel. It does need to be updated inside. The kitchen is toward the front. It has a wooded view and nice decking, but it needs a lot of updating. However, it is priced well. Again, you get a two-car garage and you’re in the Club Course area. Mind you, 14 Club Course is before you get to Otter Road or Isle of Pines. So, you do get a lot of traffic driving by the home compared to my listing. 

11 Wood Duck Road is a three-bedroom two and a half bath listed at $685,000. It’s been completely redone. It only has a one-car garage and it does face Greenwood Drive on the other side of the golf course. As you look outside, you have a green area and then there is a little lagoon. So, you wouldn’t want little kids playing in there, but again, you’ve got golf views and lagoon area. Greenwood is beautiful updated and very contemporary. The kitchen has been updated. The bathroom has been updated. The third bedroom is sort of the same thing. It’s seen more as an office and it’s really turnkey and ready to go. I like that one and I think someone will too. 

Next is 12 Sand Fiddler Road, a four-bedroom three and a half bath home listed for $875,000. It’s a newer house. You can tell that it was built as a spec home, but it has a great view. It’s a tight lot, but a newer home and elevated with a two-car garage and high ceilings. There are nice colors in the kitchen. It’s just that builder spec home type. I don’t have anything to say that’s wrong with it. It’s not a bad house. 

182 Club Course Drive is a six-bedroom six and half bath house. This is the third go around on this house with a third broker. It’s priced at $1,179,000. It has a nice golf view. It’s deep into Club Course. The biggest challenge is that the surrounding houses are listed under a million dollars, and unless you have a huge family and you want to be in an area that isn’t really rentable, it’s a tough sell. But, if you want to be in Club Course this has got lots of bedrooms and bathrooms. It is a very traditional floorplan. The furniture is a little dark and I think that makes it hard to show, but the price is getting better.

71 Club Course Drive is my listing. It’s a three-bedroom two and a half bath priced at $679,000 with a pretty golf view. It’s one of the best views. You can walk to the Sea Pines Country Club. Everything is updated including the closets. It’s got a new wine cooler. The garage floor has been redone. The kitchen has all new cabinetry and granite countertops. There’s decking outside with a firepit. The master bedroom is upstairs. The loft area and closet could be turned into a fourth bedroom and fourth bath if needed. It’s a really cute house. Every little detail has been taken care of. So, it’s in turnkey condition. I love this house, personally, and not because it’s my listing. I just love the old country homes, but, you know, if it was a marsh view it would be my favorite by a long shot. 

The last one in Club Course is 112 Otter Road. It’s a three-bedroom two and a half bath home priced at $499,000. It’s priced really well. It has a two-car garage. What I like about this house is that it’s off the loop of Otter Road. So, it’s a little on the quieter side. It does have a smell which I don’t care for. It does need some updating, but it is more on the private side and it’s priced pretty well. It has a traditional floorplan. When you walk in you’ve got steps on the left to the bedrooms. It’s a great entry-level. Again, for Otter Road it is a little on the high side, but I think it will probably go for somewhere in the mid fours. There’s great potential for this one. 

Now the first house when leaving the gates of Sea Pines is 17 Myrtle Lane. It’s a four-bedroom four bath house listed for $749,000. It has a two-car garage. It has a mother-in-law suite. I don’t think it’s conforming to insurance purposes. So, you have to keep that in mind, but it’s a great rental opportunity and close to the beach. It’s not in a gated community. You are a little surrounded by rentals, but there are a lot of people that live in the area. I know a lot of people on Hickory Lane. Again, that could be a rental for someone who doesn’t want to pay a resort gated community price. 

Point Comfort

The first is 6 Sea Olive Road which has three bedrooms and two baths for $349,500. It looks like it’s been cleaned up. It’s surrounded by interesting homes. It’s a great neighborhood. A little further on Sea Olive you get - on the odd side - water views. So, again, it’s a very cute neighborhood. It’s kind of open. It’s slab on grade. The oyster shell driveway has been ripped up. It looks like that will need to be taken care of because there is a lot of root damage on it. 

55 Ashton Cove Drive is in a little gated community with an automatic gate. The home has three bedrooms and two and a half baths and is listed for $348,900. It’s a very good entry-level. These houses are elevated and trick-or-treaters, if you don’t like Halloween or Trick-or-Treat don’t buy in Ashton Cove. I think they had 340 trick-or-treaters over Halloween. We always laugh and say that’s probably part of the covenants that you need to buy $300 worth of candy. It’s a great neighborhood and an entry-level home. It needs some updating, but for a young family it’s a great neighborhood because underneath the elevated house you have lots of space. What I like about this house is it’s on a corner lot and it’s on the inside part of the loop. So, you have a big yard because it’s kind of pie shaped. So, that was kind of neat for entry level. 

That about wraps it up. 

I’d have to say that my two favorites include one of my listings which is 71 Club Course Drive. It’s a turnkey home with two bedrooms and two and a half baths listed for $679,000. I think if you want a home with huge potential to renovate with killer view, 40 Plantation Drive. I could also include 7 Pender Lane. That was a well-priced entry-level home for Lawton Woods. 

I think that about covers those homes, but I do want to mention the rest of the Villas. Off Plantation we had Palmetto Bay Villa #18 with two bedrooms and one bath listed for $159,000.

Then, we had a ton of Shorewood Villas. We had four Shorewood Villas. 

There is a three-bedroom three bath villa for $1,100,000, which was #507

Then, #433 is a two-bedroom two bath listed for $525,000. 

#336 is a two-bedroom two bath for $635,000. 

Then, #503 has two bedrooms and two baths for $875,000. 

Three of them are from the same broker. So, I don’t know if it’s an investor who is just moving on or if there is something going on regime-wise. 

Then, there is 3079 Seascape Villas. It’s a little one bedroom one bath for $159,900. 

412 Forest Beach Villa is a two-bedroom two bath for $405,000.

430 Forest Beach Villa is a two bedroom two and a half bath listed at $400,000.

These are solidly built. They used to be priced in the threes, and I think they have a big window and stucco assessment that is coming up. So, a lot of people are putting them on the market, meaning it might be a great time to get into those. I love Forest Beach Villas. I think that they are solid and well managed. 

525 Carolina Beach Club has two bedrooms and two baths and is priced at $359,000. Those aren’t built as well. They used to be the old Sea Pines Montessori grounds. 

103 Breaker’s Villas has one bedroom and one bath and is listed at $189,900. 

20 Beach Arbor Villa is a two bedroom two and a half bath for $229,000. Those rent pretty well. 

That covers our tour for today. Thank you so much for going on the tour with me. Please call me if you have any questions or if you’d like to see any of these condos or homes. If there’s anything else in particular that you are looking for; I would love to help you narrow it down. I wish you a great day and I look forward to seeing you again next week. Bye Bye!

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Ochsner

YourHiltonHeadAgent

(843) 816-6388

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