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

Aug. 14, 2019

hilton Head Homes Tour South - Aug 14, 2019

It’s a hot and humid day on Hilton Head Island today!We have the South Tour and it is probably the shortest South Tour in quite a while. We actually only have 10 properties and only three of these are residences. So, surprise! Yours Truly is going to go in a couple of villas and condos just to kind of give you a feel of what’s out there.

Again, there are advantages to a home versus a condo. We have a  list of questions to ponder if condo or home is better for you. But for now, we’re going to go through our home tour for the South End. 

Sea Pines

We started in South Beach in Sea Pines. 1691 Bluff Villas is a one-bedroom one bath listed at $309,000. This is my listing and it is as cute as can be. Everything has been done. I’ve got a whole list under docs - the floorings, the electrical, smooth ceilings, the floorboards, paint. Really, they generate great rental income. It’s turn-key and a great entry-level condo in Sea Pines. 

In Harbour Town we had 918 Cutter Court Villa. Two bedrooms and two baths and is priced at $449,900. This one is also turn-key. The furniture I found to be very cookie cutter compared to Bluff Villa, but it has a very ocean feel and has nice colors. The back deck overlooks the parking lot but because you are up on the third floor you actually get to see the first fairway of Harbour Town. You’re also close to the club. So, it could be a very interesting one for someone wanting a second bedroom.

80 North Sea Pines Drive is a five-bedroom six bath listed at $1,995,000. I love this location and view. You are really close to the beach. You’re close to the Beach Club and you have an amazing view of the Plantation Club. It’s in a nicely situated spot. The only thing I didn’t like about this one is the windows and that the siding is wood siding and I would hope it to be hearty plank, especially being that close to the ocean. It has a three-car garage. The flooring is a little warped going into the master. So, I would hope that at this price that would be something that they would address at some point. It’s a nice house and ocean-oriented for sure.

61 Heritage Road is a six-bedroom seven bath priced at $2,300,000. Location-wise, it’s not as great. I would rather spend $400,000 less and have a better location. This does have a little higher-end trim work and kitchen appliances then Sea Pines Drive, but you are in the Heritage Woods area and it is seven years newer having been built in the heyday. It just seems a little high to me knowing what we have for sale just down the street on Harleston Green. In fact, it kind of faces that road and has a really nice green view. It just seemed a bit overpriced. 

That’s it for Sea Pines. I did go see one residence in Forest Beach.

Forest Beach

In Forest Beach we had 11 Oceanwood Villa, a three-bedroom two and a half bath listed at $899,000. It is a second row. I was extremely disappointed. Granted, you are second row, but these are kind of fee simple condos. You have to kind of go around to get to the beach because there is a house. You do have a peekaboo view of the ocean, but it smells in there. I don’t know if it was dog or just moisture, but it really hasn’t been kept up well. I would rather them not be second row and have something better or even just go for a ranch. I just think for $900,000, there are better ways to spend that money. 

Then in Forest Beach, I also went to 4D Cordillo Cabana. These are a nice secret treasure of Hilton Head. A lot of people don’t even know where they are. They are one-bedroom and one bath for $144,000. They did everything to this one-bedroom unit. You even have the little lights that you can plug in under the bottom of the cabinets. I know that in one of these other ones, someone pays $1,200 a month. You could long-term rent or short-term rent. I think you’d do really well on VRBO or Airbnb. Again, you don’t have the resort component, but at $144,000 you might not need it. That is half of what it costs to get into the resort of Sea Pines. So, it’s a good alternative for someone who wants to get their foot on the island. I would do this over the Spa at Port Royal Sound. I think, again, you have a secret because it’s low density and close to Forest Beach and Coligny Plaza. It’s a no-brainer as is the Bluff Villa.

Then, in the Broad Creek area, we had a few. It’s surprising how it all happens together. We have three different villas in that development. 

First, we have Broad Creek Landing and Anchorage Point. 1 Anchorage Point is a two-bedroom two and a half bath priced at $235,000. These are wooden fixtures down Point Comfort Road. It is a big community within a community. It’s a great entry-level on the South End of the island.

28 Compass Point is a three-bedroom two bath for $419,900. These have beautiful marsh views and are also wooden built. 

Then, 39 Three Mast Lane is a three-bedroom two bath priced at $205,000.

Lastly, we have 314 Palmetto Bay Club Villa, a one-bedroom one bath listed at $199,000. 

Again, I go back to that Cordillo Cabana. I think, for island living and to get your foot on Hilton Head, my favorite listing is 4D Cordillo Cabana. If you want to be inside the resort, the best entry-level is 1691 Bluff Villa at $309,000. 

If you really want something ocean-oriented with rental income and a golf view, that would probably be 80 North Sea Pines Drive but again, for the quality and condition that it was, it seems to be a little on the high side because you are across the street. For $1,650,000 you can buy 3 Sandhill Crane. So, it seems a little on the high side, but it does have a golf view and is closer to the Plantation Club. For the beach-oriented side, it’s a little on the expensive side. 

That about wraps it up. I think that one would make a better second home with just rental income until you can retire and then, you could clean it up and do it the way you want. That would be my guess for that. 

I know this was a short and sweet one. We are going to have a Summer storm, which is great because we have had such hot and humid weather the last few days and a little rain is greatly welcomed. 

There are lots of great opportunities out there and we are here to help you. We don’t like to bug people and don’t put you on drip emails or put you on any call etc. I’m just a big believer that you know how to find u, your time is valuable and you don't need us bugging you eery other day or every week. We’re going to let you be on your own. Just reach out when you are ready to buy or sell and we will get to work for you. 


Respectfully Submitted,

Susan Ochsner

843) 816-6388

www.YourHiltonHeadAgent.com

Posted in Realtor Tour
Aug. 10, 2019

Hilton Head Homes Tour North - Aug 7, 2019

Today we have the North End Tour of Homes on Hilton Head Island. This is the Broker Realtor Tour event we have every Wednesday. We have Hilton Head Plantation and some other neighborhoods, Indigo Run, Palmetto Hall and a gorgeous house on Spanish Wells.

Hilton Head Plantation

The first house on Hilton Head Plantation that I saw was 35 Golden Hind Drive, a three-bedroom two bath for $595,000. Knowing this market, I felt that it was extremely high of for being a 3/2, especially on Golden Hind. However, when I did go in the house, I saw that it is brand new. It was a builder’s home. It’s only four years old and done to the nines. It has high ceilings and had everything just the way that folks like it today. I would say the biggest drawback was there wasn't a view. It was kind of a wooded view green space, but it was like right at your eyelevel. So, that one any kind of green space but there were the woods And I think the biggest drawback was that of the two bedrooms, you had to come out of the bedrooms to get to the bathroom and they were right as you come in the main door to the left. So, you’re kind of very exposed and I don’t remember seeing a door there we you could at least give it some privacy. I guess you can put a door in. I just final high but, you know, it was newer house. So, I know that will go, especially once you know what else I looked at.

10 Carma Court is four-bedroom five bath priced at $735,000. This was at a more formal house. It and it does have a golf view and has a swimming pool. Actually, the other one also had a swimming pool. It had a nice curb appeal. In the back they had a nice area where you could kind of hang and again, with a view. So, its nice island living. It has nice wood floors with open high ceilings. It has a nice kitchen. It was okay. These are now the prices that you’re seeming to get at Hilton Head Plantation 

11 Fiddlers way was next one. It’s a five-bedroom four bath listed at $739,900. This one is in the Bear Creek neighborhood of from Hilton Head Plantation. Someone that was riding with me with me thought that this was a new house, but you can tell from the driveway that it is not. However, everything inside was done to the nines. They really transformed the space. I thought it was a flip, but I went back in the records and looked, and it was not a flip. It has decent curb appeal. It’s on the cul-de-sac. They just put in new gardening. I didn't care for the feel of a it. I do like the nice lagoon view. It’s kind of open. It’s nicely done but it is, you know, kind of builder-grade and just at $700,000 in Hilton Head Plantation, although the market seems to be picking up on that pretty easily, it just didn't make it for me. But, you know, it's all been redone. So, you have to consider that.

30 Bear Creek Drive is also in the Bear Creek neighborhood. It’s a three-bedroom two and a half bath for $549,000. It has a nice view and is kind of cozy and kind of an old-school, everything on one level, light and bright home. But I found the cabinets were kind of the original and they painted them. So, it has some cozy spaces. Again, it did not wow me. 

In the Pinelandarea we went to 32 Brown Thrasher Road, a three-bedroom three and a half bath for $549,900. This one here, I beg your pardon, has some kind of smell. I couldn't tell if it was a dead rat. Excuse me but, you know, it is what it is. Whether it was a dead rat or mold or maybe even the glue from putting the floors down, but that did kind of bother me. I love the floors and everything that they did to it. It’s priced well and has a nice outdoor space on the golf course but again, I couldn’t get over that smell. So, if you have a sensitive nose, just keep that in mind. However, of course I would never refrain anyone from looking at a house because everyone has to make their own conclusions for a home and we can't do that at all the times.

In the Hickory Forest area, which is a very of coveted neighborhood because half of it looks over the sound, we were presented with 33 Hickory Forest Drive. It’s a four-bedroom three and a half bath for $949,000. This one here, the gutters and stuff need to be cleaned out. I just think if you’re going to have a house close to $1,000,000, I just think when you walk up it needs to look immaculate. That one did not but again, one can overlook that. I’m just pointing it out. I’m not saying that one has to stay away from but that is the one thing I noticed. It's got a spectacular view. It has carpet when you come in the main door. The kitchen was okay. I couldn’t tell if it was staged or if someone lives in it. Even though I love the kitchen cabinets colors and the grips that they used, those are the original cabinets and when you roll the drawers they are cheap drawers and I don’t like when someone's asking for that kind of money and the cabinets are old-school last rate. But again, you know you're getting a water view and something unique because there's green space to the other side. So, again, I can't tell if its price properly because there's not a lot that comes in on that market. So, it's a tough one to say from the inventory. 

Next was 29 Stone Gate. Stone Gate is one the newer little neighborhoods in the Hilton Head Plantation. So, they are all stucco homes. This is a five-bedroom four and a half bath for $775,000. It didn’t have a view. You really get a residence feeland there are the high ceilings and it’s is a more formal home. There's really nothing about the low country in it but a lot of people do want to bring their neighborhoods there. It's priced well and well-maintained To me, it’s just kind of like a cookie cutter kind of home but more on that high-end grade that you see in Florida that people kind of like.

In the Oyster Reefneighborhood we have 21 Oyster Bay Place, a four-bedroom three and a half bath for $575,000. The curb appeal is kind old-school, and the house is kind of on an angle. So, when you came in all the places, instead of having a straight line it was kind of angled and you had to go back. It’s hard to explain but it’s a cleaned-up house. It’s still one of the original ones but it's priced well for four-bedroom house that spanned “redone”. It has a nice pretty golf view and I always remind people that again, back in the day people had the choice of the better superior lots and so, you are going to find a lot of the older homes in these superior lots. 

37 Pearl Reef Lane is a four-bedroom three and a half bath for $580,900. It’s very comparable in the same Oyster Reef Neighborhood. This is more of a low country house. I find it extremely rustic. So, it did not speak to me at all. It was different and kind of cool. It just did not speak to me and all. I find it to be kind of choppy. I know that it was nicely done and nicely appointed. So, again, someone that's looking would have to look at both houses and see which one speaks to them more. It’s priced well.

In the Crooked Pondneighborhood we did have a house which is 34 Edgewood Drive. It’s a three-bedroom two bath for $479,000. Again, they are demanding these kinds of prices now in Hilton Head Plantation even for a 3/2. I like this house. It is a nice house. I liked it. There’s nothing else I need to say about it other than, “What’s not to like about it?” I know it has been on the market before because it looked familiar. It’s been totally redone. I thought it was under contract and everything has been done on the house and, you know, some purchaser fell through but I think that’s a great opportunity because this is a nice little home.

In the Headlandsneighborhood, which is one of my favorite neighborhoods, we have a new build. 2 Oyster Rake Lane is a four-bedroom three and a half bath for $649,000. This is a brand-new house. They bought the lot for $100,000. So, I guess they must be builders, or it must be a spec home. Again, I just want to remind folks that you are now getting into the inferior lots. This one is right off Headlands on the corner there and you are facing another house on a little cul-de-sac. Again, there is greenery in between and it is a newer home. So, what else can I say about that? The nice thing is that it’s in the Headlands neighborhood which folks like and the price seems to be somewhat competitive. 

In the Rookerywe have 24 Redstart Path. It’s a three-bedroom two and a half bath home listed at $459,000. This one has been on the market before, but I think it had furnishings in it if I remember it correctly. When I went by, it looked familiar but yet it wasn’t because it was that funky. Yeah, I just looked it up. So, they listed it again. They started in April and brought this one to the market. Then they withdrew it and came back one day later and two weeks later decided to bring it down $10,000. But now, there is no furniture in it and I remember it looked like a spaceship. But, you know, what? I t could be a really cool house. I personally think funky houses that are 3/2 need to be in the lower fours. At least this has a half bath. I think it is worthwhile to look at and people like to have a little wiggle room. You know, this isn’t tight markets like you have in Charlotte and other places. So, I think people just need to make offers and things usually go 5% of list and if you think about that being the average, that means that you could get it in the low fours. So, it’s something to think about. This is an entry-level neighborhood in Hilton Head Plantation called the Rookery and it’s right near the main gate.

Also, we have 6 Purple Martin Lane, a three-bedroom two bath priced at $375,000. Like I said, these are entry-level homes in Hilton Head Plantation. The curb appeal is okay. It’s priced well. It’s cozy. I kind of like it. I wasn’t able to see this tour, but I did see it a while back because these folks have only owned it for four years and I just remember them. They did a few new little things to it but there wasn’t much change other than, you know, before it was old-school looking. Now it shows better, I believe, but the house before was a little more dated and had funky furnishings. It’s a good price. I think it’s priced at market.

We had two villasin Hilton Head Plantation. The first is in the Grand View high rise condominium in Skull Creek near the Country Club. Actually, all the villas are near the Country Club. This is 232 Grand View Court. It’s a two-bedroom two and a half bath for $925,000. I just showed in Grand View recently and it just seems to be a little on the higher side considering that that at this price level you can get a three-bedroom. One of the bedrooms is really, really small.

Village of Skull Creek West Unit 129 is a three-bedroom two bath priced at $429,000. It’s priced at market. People like to have condos. That is a great place to be.

Then, there are two pieces of land. 2 Misty Morning Drive in the Headlands subdivision is priced at $175,000. 

3 Margarita Court in the Skull Creek neighborhood near the County Club is listed for $179,900.

Palmetto Hall

Palmetto Hall is a landlocked community with newer homes and it’s close to the hospital. The airport, unfortunately, takes off and lands from there but it is also close to the library and the catholic school St. Francis Catholic School and Church.

262 Fort Howell Drive is a five-bedroom six bath listed at $824,000. It’s a really nice setting and a large family home. It’s oversized. It has nice wrought iron and nice wood. I like the house, but I just feel like it needs to be at $799,000 but what do I know? I don’t do a lot in Palmetto Hall. I have sold in there, but I don’t list in there. So, it’s very hard to say. I kind of think of Indigo Run and Palmetto Hall as sort of similar neighborhoods and that’s why it seems a bit high to me but it does have five bedrooms. 

Then, just down the street a little way, we have 383 Fort Howell Drive, a four-bedroom four and a half bath listed at $665,000. I actually like this one better than the other house. You’re closet to the golf view. The curb appeal is a little cozier. It’s not as ornate, but I love the outdoor space and again, down here we don’t live in the houses as much as we do outside. It has a nice pool and a nice cooking area. It has a nice Carolina room. I like this house. It might make my short list.

Indigo Run

It’s funny how this happens. This time we have two houses with the number two. 

The first is 2 Primrose Lane, a four-bedroom three and a half bath listed at $649,000. I like this house okay. Again, I’d rather spend and go to $665,000 at Fort Howell, but this is a comparable house. It’s a nice home. It’s on a pretty street. It has nice landscaping. There is nothing not to like about this house, especially if you want to be in Indigo Run. 

The next one I went to was 2 Chantilly Lane. This one, to me, just didn’t have the same curb appeal. It just looks like a big box and you’ve got the driveway facing the front. It always looks kind of cheesy. The garden wasn’t much to look at. It was kind of all just an afterthought. It does have a nice golf view but again, if I’m at $629,000, I’d rather try and make an offer on the other house on 2 Primrose Lane. I didn’t really care for this one as much. 

Again, as I mentioned, these are just my thought and opinions. I will take you all through any houses you want to see. What I try and do is get a smell factor. That has been much better than in the years past because in the years past, people did have a lot more smelly houses. I don’t know why. That wraps up Indigo Run.

Spanish Wells

Then we went to Spanish Wells. It had a very unique property which is 48 Brams Point Road. It’s a five-bedroom five and a half bath for $3,695,000. This is Mediterranean style. You have a nice long and rocky gravel drive. Spanish Wells is known for their huge estate sized lots. This one is on the deep water and has two docks for the boats. One boat lift could carry 16,000 pounds and the other 8,000. I don’t care for the kitchen colors personally but I love the layout and the way when you were upstairs you could still talk to the downstairs but there is enough privacy. It has a nice office that keeps you from going straight into the master. The master area is very private and over looks the pool. The access it, people couldn’t just walk right by it which I kind of like privacy in masters, especially in larger homes which you don’t always see. The price was at market. It’s a beautiful home. 

Off Plantation

Now to the things I have not seen which are Off Plantation residences. Again, these are also creeping up in price, but they are great entry-level homes for someone just wanting to have a foot in Hilton Head. It just doesn’t have the lifestyle that these resort places or Spanish Wells affords. 

The first one is in the Beach Cityarea. 38 Circlewood Drive is a three-bedroom two and a half bath for $392,000. The main thing I want to talk about is, Beach City is the last area where there is development. You do have the airport noise and it is off the airport drive. So, just keep that in mind.

The Jonesville area, which is closer toward Spanish Wells, is a nice hidden treasure. We’ve got 19 Shear Water Drive is a four-bedroom four bath for $649,999. It’s a newer home. You can tell that it’s one of the ones that in 2007 when the market tanked, the development was just getting started. So, it’s just gearing itself back up. 

On Marshland Road we have two homes. One is in Magnolia Place, 37 Creekstone Drive. It’s a three-bedroom two and a half bath for $375,000. 
Then, in Victoria Square we have 80 Victoria Square Drive, a four-bedroom three and a half bath for $385,000. 

In Oak View we have a house I’ve seen many times, 18 Sterling Point Drive. It’s a three-bedroom two and a half bath for $579,500.

In Carolina Isles, which is off Squire Pope Road, we have 31 Dewees Lane. It’s as four-bedroom three and a half bath listed at $365,000. 

That about wraps it up for our North Tour for August 7th, 2019. 

I would have to say, and I’m shocking myself here because the prices are inching up $50,000 to $70,000 in Hilton Head Plantation and none of them really appeal to me (even the newer one because it didn’t have a view), 383 Fort Howell Drive in Palmetto Hall. How about that? See, I’m not as predictable as people think I am. 383 Fort Howell Drive would have to be my tour favorite. It has four-bedrooms and four and a half baths for $665,000. 

We’ll see what sells first. Although there are some great buys out there, inventories are still tight, but people still like to negotiate. Just keep that in mind. If you see something, please call us. We’d love to help you find your perfect place. That’s what we’re here for, to represent and help you. 

Thank so much! I really appreciate everything and have a great day!
Respectfully submitted,

Susan Ochsner

http://www.YourHiltonHeadAgent.com

 

Posted in Realtor Tour
July 31, 2019

Hilton Head Homes Tour Central - Jul 31, 2019 ton Head Real Estate Agent - Susan Ochsner, Hilton Head Island, SC

Today is the last day of July 2019 and we have the Central Tour of Hilton Head Homes. The Realtor Tour of Homes has a very small list today. 

There are two condos in Folly Field. Seems to me that condos that were under $100K right after the recession have almost doubled in price. It’s incredible. The lower-end stuff really seems to have gone through the roof. 

17G Fiddlers Cove Villa is a two-bedroom two bath listed at $174,900. 

C339 Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Ocean Villas is a one-bedroom one bath for $189,900.

Off Plantation

Off Plantation we have one house in SingletonBeach. 26 Corrine Lane is a five-bedroom five bath home listed for $719,900. The house has a nice curb appeal. It’s a townhouse. I knew that there were stucco issues with these houses but apparently this one was all done in 2018. It’s probably a great rental machine and it’s priced well. It has 2,400 square feet. There is a $1,600 POA but there are no other fees involved and no transfer fees. 

Just so we can get the other central condo, there is one in the Yacht Cove subdivision. We have condo 12 Brittany Place. It has three bedrooms and two baths and is listed at $269,000. 

Port Royal

In Port Royal we have 12 Scarborough Head Road. It’s a three-bedroom four bath priced at $695,000. It’s an older-school home but looks like it has been updated in a few places. It needs some cosmetic stuff. I don’t like that the floors and the rooms off the side seem to step down when you come through the entryway. I wasn’t that excited about it. The roof looks like it’s in decent condition and it has nice curb appeal. It also has a nice pool and is on the golf course. 

3 Hartford Place is a three-bedroom four bath listed at $750,000 price. The deck needs some work on this one, but it has a gorgeous marsh view. You know how I feel about that. It has tray ceilings that are all smooth. The home has sort of a contemporary look. It’s on a huge lot with grass and enough room to add a pool. The only thing I didn’t like was that the back deck area had a lot of wood rot. This just looks like the type of house that was never really cared for. It is a crying shame because the house is elevated, and it has a spectacular view. It’s got good curb appeal. I don’t know what the story is with the house because it has so much going for it that it’s really a shame, but if some builder/buyer isn’t scared of it, it’s an absolutely gorgeous lot with great potential. It’s worth looking at but again, the back deck and the siding on the back are a concern. 

Wexford Plantation

In the Wexford Plantation we have 60 Bridgetown Road. It’s a four-bedroom, four bath, and two half bath priced at $1,761,5000. That's a really odd number. I happen to know the Seller for years and he is a commercial developer and commercial realtor here on the island. It is gorgeous. It’s just beautifully built. He built this back in the day when you had the pick of the litter of lots. It is sort of the last lot as you turn into a little cul-de-sac with views of the 18th, another hole and marsh. You are close to the Golf Club without being in that whole area. What a beautiful setting. Nice curb appeal but it has very dark furniture. You almost need to get the window treatments and the furnishings out of there to see it but it’s a very high-quality built house. 

8 Wexford Club Drive is a three-bedroom, three bath, two half bath listed at $995,000. It is also well built. Obviously, it’s not as well-built as the previous one. It’s very close to the gate. It’s a little dated but it has nice certernian floors. If you are looking at the pictures, the steps go up into the master. So, you don’t even have the master on the main level. That’s the part that gets to me. Yet, you have to go down those steps to go to use the laundry room. I’m a very practical person. I think it was built in 2000. It’s richly appointed. You can tell that 20 years ago this was the cat’s meow. It is on the harbor and has room for a boat. It’s priced pretty aggressively I believe. 

Palmetto Dunes

45 Sea Lane is a four-bedroom four and a half bath priced at $1,675,000. It is a beautiful richly appointed house. You can tell that it’s somebody’s main home. It’s close to the beach. Not much else to say for this home. 

The next three homes are located in the Leamington neighborhood which is a private area within the Palmetto Dunes development. It is gated and has its own light and in and out of William Hilton Parkway or 278 as we call it. 

2 Interlochen Drive is a six-bedroom four and a half bath listed at $899,000. It has a small kitchen and is a little on the choppy side. I like that it is right near the gate. It’s a little old-school and a little dark has just as tiny kitchen but for somebody that needs a lot of rooms, this one could be a cool semi-beach house. 

8 Merion Court is a four-bedroom three bath priced at $829,000. I looked at the pictures for this home before because I had a client asking about it. It looks better in the pictures than it is. It does have a new metal roof. I like the turnaround driveway with oyster shells. It’s really nicely decorated but it has tile floors and is a basic build. It just seems a little high. It should have a seven in front of it possibly, but it is aggressively priced, and it is tough to get into Leamington these days. 

2 Leamington Place is a four-bedroom three and a half bath for $1,249,000. This home has a newer kitchen. The cabinets weren’t done but they did put new handles and countertops on it. The saving grace for this one is A) that you are still in Leamington and B) that it really has a nice lagoon view. So, you can take your kayaks and go back and forth. It is nicely appointed with high ceilings. I guess the market in Leamington has really just gone off the roof. I like this one. I really do. It’s a good all-around house.

29 South Shore Court is a six-bedroom five and a half bath listed for $1,445,000. This one sits on the corner lot of a cul-de-sac. I think it was added on for the garage and bonus room. I love the curb appeal coming up with the brick pavers. When I got in the house, I was extremely disappointed. They are using the dining room sort of as a sitting area and then, you look straight ahead, and you see the pool but to the left you stare straight into the master bedroom. So, you’re going to have to keep your door shut. I don’t know how many people like to be able to look straight into their master from the entryway. That was the only negative but also that the dining area sitting room and living space seemed dark. I love the infinity pool and once I made the right and got into the living space area where the family congregated, I saw the very cool bar and open kitchen with a family area. You can see out to the infinity pool and gardens. It is really nice. Then, you can go down the long hallway and there is a great mother-in-law suite/sixth bedroom. Upstairs there are four bedrooms. So, for a large family it’s priced well. It sure is a lot of bedrooms though.

Let me close off with the condos in Palmetto Dunes

296 Turnberry Village Villa is a two-bedroom two bath priced at $450,000. 

3229 Villamare Villa is a two-bedroom two bath listed at $469,900. 

Then, in the Shelter Cove area we have 7475 Anchorage Villa which is a two-bedroom two bath listed for $319,000. I think I sold it one year.

Lastly, we have 7121 Harbourside One Villas. It has one bedroom, one bath, and one half bath and is priced at $277,000.

It’s a tough call but I would say that of all my houses, if I had a builder, I would say 3 Hartford Place in Port Royal. If you got that somewhere in the sixes, you could really make something nice of it, but you just don’t know what is behind it. Again, if someone isn’t scared, I think it’s a very good one. 

If somebody wants something over the top, 60 Bridgetown Road certainly fits the bill to a lot of things that are out there. The décor is just a little on the dark side. 

So, those would be my favorites. 

That wraps up the very short Summer Central Tour. We will see you in August. Don’t forget that we have a lot of information on our site. We also have wonderful agents available to help and answer all your questions and point you in the right direction. We are not here to sell. We are here to represent you and we hope that you will consider us for your future purchases on Hilton Head Island.

Thanks so much and have a great day! Bye Bye July!

Respectfully Submitted,
Susan Ochsner

(843) 816-6388

YourHiltonHeadAgent@mac.com

Posted in Realtor Tour
July 24, 2019

Hilton Head Homes Tour South - July 24,2019

Today we have the Hilton Head Realtor Tour for the South End. Despite it being the middle of the summer, we still have some great homes adn villas to see. We have 13 homes in Sea Pines, six villas in the Harbour Town area and at the Ocean Course and one house outside of the gates in Ashton Cove. So, let’s get started.

Sea Pines 

Because we had our meeting at a Harbourwood villa that is coming on the market very soon, I first went to 213 Twin Oak Villas. The price is $675,000 for a three-bedroom three bath Twin Oaks. I found it to be very enticing since the other one on the market is at $795,000. Of course, once I got there, I saw that it is beautifully done. They did a new renovation with high-end everything. It looks gorgeous. It really does. I love every appointment that they’ve done. The problem is, you don’t really have a view of the golf course at all and you are sitting right on Plantation Drive. However, some people trade off location for quality and the price is very fair. 

Next is 76 Baynard Cove Road. It’s a three-bedroom two and a half bath listed at $895,000. Baynard Cove can take an 895,000-dollar house. So, I went in with no preconceived notions. It has beautiful curb appeal. It sits really far back. Everything is on one lane. It’s really, really nicely done. However, it seems very expensive for what you have. It really is perfect with the Savannah brick. I just find the third bedroom to not really be a third bedroom. You have a step down when you come in. You almost can’t see it because the floors are so dark that you almost miss the transition. So, you’ve got the sunken living room. Everything is beautifully appointed but again, for its size, which is less than 2,000 sq. ft., I find it to be a little on the high side to be quite frank. But again, it’s a nice turnkey and ready to go unit. 

5 Wren Drive is a four-bedroom five bath priced at $1,199,000. This one was a nice surprise. What’s nice about Wren Drive is that it is right across the street from Tower Beach which is the local beach. This was a very cool house. Please don’t look at the furnishings but it has tabby walls, which is fabulous, and great lighting and architecture. It has a garage. The open space is wonderful. Every bedroom had great separation and was the furthest apart from each other. My only concern about this house is the elevation and that the rooms downstairs are nonconforming. Granted, we’re going to have new flood maps coming soon. It has a new roof. If you just imagine it without the furniture in it, this is a very cool house and I love its custom work and its uniqueness and its tremendous potential. It sits on the lagoon. It does not have a pool but that would be an easy addition. It’s right near South Beach. So, you might as well just ride your bike and go to the South Beach pool. That was my take. 

9 Scaup Court is a three-bedroom three bath listed at $899,000. This has a really good location. It needs to be updated and is over 2,000 sq. ft. It’s priced okay. It could be an interesting one for someone. 

3 Fern Court is a two-bedroom three bath for $599,000. This home is in Greenwood Forest and it’s a rarity with its two-car garage. The one thing I noticed is that when I drove up to it, you’re kind of squeezed in on the cul-de-sac but the garage goes straight into the house. It has high ceilings. I love the wood floors. I don’t like the transition of the large foyer and the large master. I mean, the rooms are huge. You could repurpose that thing. It has a really nice view and is priced well. This one might make the short list just because of its price point. 

10 Willow Oak Road West has three bedrooms and two baths and is listed at $595,000. I got a little excited about this one. I think the grandchildren were at the house. So, it was a little hard to see. Everything needs to be done. It’s very choppy and very old school. It sits beautifully on the green but again, it is a bigger redo than Fern Court would be to be frank. Fern Court, I think, is just in a better location for more activities and things to do. 

We really went high-end after that. I went to Turtle Lane Club #24. It’s the townhomes that are fee simple. A lot of people think Turtle Lane Club is only villas, which are the ones that surround the pool. These are fee simple ones and there were only a handful of them and all oceanfront. This one is a four-bedroom five bath for $3,425,000. It’s absolutely gorgeous. It’s contemporary and it is on three floors. It has a beautiful view from the master looking toward the ocean. Richly appointed, and everything is really of the highest quality as far as the remodel goes. I go to a lot of remodels where it is nicely done but it is very medium rate. While it’s a townhome it’s worth considering that a normal piece of oceanfront property is at $3,000,000. This one is very high-end quality and for $3,425,000 you have a turn-key gorgeous home. These folks moved to Windmill Harbor and they are boaters and they loved living on the ocean. This is just an aside but the gentleman that owns it, every morning by sunrise he would raise the American flag. He was a marine and I walk my dog every day on the beach, some of you may know that and even follow me on Facebook, and I take a sunrise photo everyday and it was just so wonderful to see the American flag that he put up every day rain or shine. I really miss that, and I wish I could write something in a contract that says whoever buys that has to keep doing that because it really was a beautiful thing that gentlemen did. But now this home is up for the taking. These are very rarely on market. Ron Howard used to own one of these. There are only six of them and again, it’s 24 Turtle Lane Club, a four-bedroom five bath for $3.4 million. 

Today I went to more condos than I typically visit. There was one at Ocean Course Villa, 552 Ocean Course Villa. I remember when this one was on the market. I don’t know if this is a flip or whatnot. It’s light and bright and nice inside. There is not much to say. It has two bedrooms and two baths. They lowered the price, I think, and the more I talk about it the more it comes to mind. This one was on the market in February at $549,000. They just dropped the price by $10,000 and decided to put it back on tour. It did look familiar. People seem to like these because it’s a lower regime and they are fee simple ownership. You can rent these out and it is turn-key ready. It’s nice to see that they’ve lowered the price. 

I went into 819 Ketch Court Villa. It’s a two-bedroom two and a half bath for $384,000. This one faces the golf club and is a townhome. It’s not in the high rise. It has a lot of stuff in it, but the layout is good. It’s a good turn-key and you’re in Harbour Town. It’s priced well. You would need to imagine it without all the stuff in there. 

I did not go into 955 Cutter Court. It’s a two-bedroom, one bath, and one half bath listed for $499,000. It seems a little on the high side but again, there is not a lot available. It’s demand and supply as everyone seems to know. Cutter Court is well liked. There is a full-size unit in there. They have been dropping the price consistently. It is direct harbor front. They started in November at $589,000. They are now at $499,000. They are getting realistic for a two-bedroom but it’s still a two-bedroom. So, just keep that in mind. It could be an interesting one for a villa buyer. 

To complete the villas, we have 673 Mariner’s Way Villa. I didn’t go in this one. It’s a two-bedroom two bath listed at $479,000. A friend of mine sold a couple in there and those seem to now be having some activity. It is that apartment style. You either like it or you don’t. 

2346 Racquet Club Villa is a one-bedroom one bath listed at $299,000. I did not go see it. 

Next was 41 Lawton Road, a four-bedroom three and a half bath listed at $949,000. This home is new. I remember when this one was finished. They must have bought it not too long ago. $949,000 seems high to me, especially for Lawton Woods. However, it is turn-key and beautiful. Twelve Oaks did the construction. Everything in there is sort of medium grade. I hope it just stays that way for ten more years. It seems a little high, but it is gorgeous. 

It was very hard to go into this next one in the same neighborhood after leaving that gorgeous new home. 60 Lawton Road is a three-bedroom three bath priced at $549,000. It’s priced well and has a lot of potential. It sits on the lagoon and has a cute little view. It’s a small, cute little cottage that needs a little bit of TLC, but it’s priced well. I don’t think it will make my short list though. 

166 Club Course Drive is a three-bedroom three bath for $785,000. I thought this was a little high. However, when I went in, it was absolutely turn-key. It’s raised and has a beautiful golf view. It’s an open concept. They really have done everything in the house including all the bathrooms. So, from that aspect it was really nice and it’s a 3/3 that people seem to really, really like. I know they bought it for $550,000 four years ago in 2015 and they did everything new. It is a good view. I think that maybe it just needs to be more in the mid-sevens. One can always make an offer. It’s really turn-key with a nice golf view if you don’t mind being in Club Course. 

I’d like to point out that a lot of agents don’t explain that the Club Course area of Sea Pines does not have bike paths and walking paths. So, if you live an active lifestyle, you just need to be aware that there are not bike paths and no walking paths, but a lot of people live there full-time and are aware of that. I just wouldn’t want to fight it all the time because it is what it is. So, I just want to be sure to point that out. 

45 Oak Court is a three-bedroom three bath for $445,000. I now may have a new one for my short list. This one is absolutely adorable. It’s priced well and is turn-key. It does not have a garage. So, you should note that if that is important to you. It has a wooded view that could be a little loved on. It’s cute inside and is priced well. It has nice curb appeal with pavers going up to the house. So, this one will make my short list. 

23 Governors Lane is a five-bedroom five and a half bath listed for $795,000. This one has a cute little cubby breakfast nook like we used to have in Europe. I happen to know the seller. I’m disappointed that I didn’t have a chance to bid for the listing. Nevertheless, it’s a five-bedroom five and a half bath for $795,000. It has wood floors. It’s big with a golf view. It’s on the side of Governor’s Lane that does not back up to Greenwood Drive. 

16 Governors Lane is a four-bedroom three bath home priced at $749,000. I think they lowered their price because they have been on the market a while. It has been totally redone. He is a builder with Twelve Oaks. You’d better like the shiplap. I feel that the house is kind of small and there is a lot of shiplap there. I like smooth walls. I don’t mind a little bit of shiplap in certain areas. So, I think that really makes it too rustic. It’s not something I would expect in Sea Pines. So, I think the design is maybe just what is not catching with folks. 

98 Shell Ring Road is a three-bedroom two bath for $449,000. This is in Carolina Place. It’s priced well. What can I say? I’ve never heard of this agent before. I think these folks have been trying to sell it for quite some time. Now they have raised the price and I know the person that had it before and was a very good friend of mine. So, I don’t understand why they went up on the price but maybe they just think the market is better. It’s still a 3/2 no matter how you slice it. So, why would you make competition tougher? Everybody has to figure that out on their own. That’s not for me to say but again, Carolina Place is well-liked because you have your own little contained pool and tennis courts. 

66 Ashton Cove Drive is outside of the gates of Sea Pines and off in the Broad Creek area right past Tide Pointe and down Point Comfort Road. It’s a gated community in that it's an electronic gate that closes every evening at 7pm. I used to bring my boys here when they were young to go Trick or Treating. So, we always joked that they must have something in the covenants that say you have to spend $300 in candy on Halloween to live in Ashton Cove. This one is a three-bedroom two bath for $369,000. It’s priced in the money. It’s cute and is great for someone that wants to be in the South End in an affordable home. It has lots of storage space underneath and it’s a great neighborhood. 

Now for the Villas outside of the Plantation

We have 31A Ship Watch Point. It’s a two-bedroom two bath listed for $159,000. It does not have a water view.

817 Brighton Bay Villa is a two-bedroom two bath listed at $268,000. 

Near the hospital is G3 Palmetto Commons. It’s a two-bedroom two bath for $154,900. It’s the same price as another one that just went on the market. So, it’s in the money.

Lastly, we have villa #44 Forest Gardens. It’s a two-bedroom one bath for $189,000. They are very low density. People like them. You do only have one bath in this unit. Most of them do but some people have converted and added a second bathroom. Again, they are in the Forest Beach area with a low density. 

That about wraps it up. I would have to say that my two favorites were 3 Fern Court and 45 Oak Court. 3 Fern Court was great for something that could be rented. It’s in Greenwood Forest. My cute favorite that stands out was 45 Oak Court. It’s just really cute. 

If I really wanted a project and something really cool, I would say 5 Wren Drive. That just has very cool architecture and has tremendous potential. Just check on the flood for the area and the bedrooms on the bottom level. That would be my only concern for anyone considering that. 

It was a great little tour. The weather was iffy, but the rain stayed away and I didn’t get soaked at all. If there is anything that we can help you with regarding Hilton Head Real Estate, please do not hesitate to call us. We are very passionate about helping folks find the perfect place. We have buyer’s guides. We can do all kinds of analysis and we can do videos to help narrow them down for you if you can’t get here for a while. 

So, please don’t hesitate to call us any time. We would love to be of service to you.

Thank you so much! Have a great day!

Respectfully Submitted,
Susan Ochsner 

(843) 816-6388
www.YourHiltonHeadAgent.com

 

Posted in Realtor Tour
July 18, 2019

Hilton Head Homes Tour North - Jul 17, 2019

Today on Hilton Head Island we are having the North Tour of Hilton Head. There are always a lot on the North end. I think that is really where the last place was for smaller developments. I’m thinking Carolina Isles, Chinaberry Ridge, Fuller Point, Oak View, Silver Moss, Jarvis Creek, these are all little buckets of small pieces of land tract that basically have houses on them. They may have a pool. They may have a water amenity but that is typically all they may have. Some do have electronic gates that close at 7pm to give some security.

Palmetto Hall

In Palmetto Hall we started at a brand-new listing which was 59 Tucker Ridge Court. It’s a four-bedroom three back listed for $639,000. This is a brand-new build. The gentleman does a lot in Easley South Carolina and he just wants to have a little presence on Hilton Head. He is not going to be a spec home guy but again, what’s happening now is, builders are realizing people want newer homes. Not everyone can afford a custom-built home, especially in the Palmetto Hall area that is landlocked. This is a new home. What else can I say? It’s priced aggressively and it’s on the golf course. 

29 Lenox Lane is a four-bedroom, five bath, and one half bath home for $725,000. This one is also in Palmetto Hall. It has a little more upscale curb appeal. When you walk in, the view is absolutely stunning. It’s the lagoon with a long golf view. It’s one of the prettiest views I’ve seen in Palmetto Hall. The house wall colors leave a little to be desired. This home has very good bedroom separation and is very spacious with high ceilings. It has a nice kitchen and even the drawers have wooden dividers in them. It is not brand-new but it is very upscale with great potential. 

14 Stonewall Circle is a three-bedroom three and a half bath priced at $539,900. This home has a whole different curb appeal. It’s more of a plain Jane house. It’s smaller. It’s quaint. The pavers on the back side were nice. There is no real view but it’s a homey home. If someone is more budget-conscious, this one would work well for them.

We have 12 homes and three villas in Hilton Head Plantation. I won’t go through the villas due to time constraints.

The first one was in the Crooked Pond neighborhood, the first neighborhood and right by the main gate. 4 Fisherman's Bend Court,  a three-bedroom two bath home listed for $429,000. It’s tastefully redone on a patio lot. I think the biggest thing it has going for it is that it is in Flood Zone C, which makes it a little more positive. Also, you’re in and out of the gated community pretty quickly. It is an okay house. There was not much to say about it. It’s priced okay. I hope they do get a four in front of it. 

54 Cypress Marsh Drive is a three-bedroom two and a half bath priced at $389,900. This one is also on a patio lot. It is in the Headlands which is a slightly lighter, brighter and larger neighborhood and I believe it has been on the market before. I don’t know if it went under contract. I think it went under contract and came back on. It’s a cute little house. I don’t know why it came back on at this price, but I see it as a great opportunity. It has smooth ceilings, is turn-key, and is under $400,000. It has a cute little garden and well-maintained. 

6 Hummingbird Court is a three-bedroom two bath home for $389,000. The 3/2’s that are patios are usually under $400,000. So, that is the only thing that concerns me about that Fisherman’s Bend Court at $429,000. But back to 6 Hummingbird Court, this is an old school original owner house. I couldn’t go in it because I was in there before 11 o’clock and they weren’t going to have any showings. I think the owner was not feeling well which is a shame because I’m sure it is a cute little house and it is priced really well in the Rookery area of Hilton Head Plantation which is a neighborhood that folks seem to like. 

28 Chickadee Road has three bedrooms and three and a half baths and is priced at $397,000. It’s priced well at under $400,000. I love this house. I don’t know why. It is just like all the other ones I’ve just seen. It’s just clean as a whistle with a newer roof. I like the way it was done, and I like that it’s under $400,000. The crown molding has been added. It just feels right and good out of all of them but again, I’m not a buyer. All I can do is advise and show all of them and I also always liked the road Chickadee. It just sounds like a fun place to be. But of all of the ones that are in the low fours or under four, this one is my favorite so far. 

9 Catalina Court is a four-bedroom four bath priced at $500,000. It’s priced well. It has a basic floorplan. The fourth bedroom is by the garage and the laundry. You have a small living area and a basic feel. I do like that it has Hardie board siding. So, this one was okay. There’s not much to say about it. It doesn’t have the love but it’s priced okay.

12 Bayley Point Lane is a three-bedroom three and a half bath priced at $850,000. This one is in the Elliott Point neighborhood of Hilton Head Plantation. Those do command a little more. I still expected it to be a little more in the sevens. It’s an elevated stucco house. Interestingly enough, it was already under contract. So, I wasn’t able to go see this one. I’m sure it is nice inside. You’ll have to look at the pictures for more information. 

21 China Cockle Way - three-bedroom two and a half bath listed at $1,500,000. I found the price to be a little high. The curb appeal is kind of that of the old school, low country houses that you find on Hilton Head. What I found interesting is, and I love this, is that it has sort of an oyster shell front which is really very cool. But what I really like about this house is, when you come in, you have this dramatic sound view. You have a stepdown living room and dark floors. It’s richly appointed and nicely done. It just really has that wow factor. Everything is tasteful and nicely done. I think for $1,500,000 I would have to show a lot of other things to see if whether in the end you would pay that much for it with it being a three-bedroom two and a half bath but it is a gorgeous home with a wow factor. 

67 Hickory Forest Drive has three-bedroom two and a half bath priced at $569,000. You can command these prices on Hickory Drive. This one is nice enough. I like it. Pavers and a really nice gate but it’s really hot walking down to the main door. The main entryway doesn’t do much. I don’t like that there are old tiles and then, you come to the dark floors. The windows are kind of dated but it’s richly appointed. It has a nice view. For a three-bedroom two and a half bath it’s okay. I can’t say much about that. It doesn’t wow me.

16 Dolphin Point Lane is a three-bedroom, three bath, and two half bath home listed at $919,000. This one has a really cool view of the water. It reminds me of a man cave. This is one where I decided to look at the pictures again and the pictures make it look better than what I saw. My main concern is that there is a lot, I believe, next door. I may have mixed that one up, but it looks like a man cave. The kitchen has old appliances in it. I think it really needs renovation and at $919,000 and being a 3/3, I guess it could be done into something absolutely fantastic. So, it has potential, but I wasn’t pleased with it and my biggest concern is that I really want you to be sure that you can’t build next door. That is something that I think is extremely possible, that there is a lot next door that will be built upon and then, the views from the side windows will be completely taken away. But again, it’s something unique for the right buyer. 

9 Old Fort Drive - four-bedroom four and a half bath home priced at $1,075,000. This one also has a spectacular view and it doesn’t need as much work. It’s not as unique architecturally as Dolphin Point Lane but for someone that is a little more value driven, you are close to the Country Club. You have more bedrooms. You have a beautiful water view. It needs a little bit of updating, but it’s really move-in ready. I think the kitchen is in a little better condition and I think it’s priced well. I like it and I think many buyers would like this home very much. So, it does stay on the short list. 

I almost forgot to mention Tall Pines, which is in the Bear Creek neighborhood. People really do like the Bear Creek neighborhood. 8 Tall Pines Road is listed at $565,000. It is a medium-built home. It’s elevated. I don’t like the windows. It would make a really good family home. You are kind of in nature in the woods for real there. It’s a little choppy. The kitchen is kind of tight even though it’s newer. It isn’t one that gave me a good feel but, what do I know? In the end, I will definitely show it to somebody that would like to see it because it’s a four-bedroom house listed in the $500,000’s in Hilton Head Plantation. So, you’ll have to consider that. 

In the Spring Lake area, we have 15 Highbush Drive. It has three bedrooms and two and a half baths and is listed for $349,000. It is well-priced. These do well. It’s aggressive.

I want to talk about the condos in Hilton Head Plantation really quickly. I did not go into them. 

102B Indian Springs Villas is a two-bedroom two bath listed at $548,000. 

312 Mariner’s Point Villa is a three-bedroom two bath listed for $530,000. 

67 Village of Skull Creek West is a two-bedroom two bath priced at $375,000. 

These have really crept up in price, especially Mariner’s Point and Indian Springs. So, that wraps up Hilton Head Plantation. 

Spanish Wells

In the Spanish Wells area we have 34 Spanish Point Drive. It has five bedrooms, four baths, and two half baths. It is priced at $1,099,000. This one has been on the market before. It just looked really familiar. It has a nice marsh view. It has an open floorplan. I think it’s priced better than it was. When I went and saw it at the end of December it was at $1,275,000. So, now at $1,099,000 I think they are a little more aggressive. It still needs a little work, but it has a private pool and an outdoor entertaining space and is in a very exclusive gated community with automatic gates. 

67 Widewater Road - three-bedroom two and a half bath home listed for $639,000. This one really intrigued me. I found that it is in the cul-de-sac area of Widewater which gives it a lot of privacy. It has newer architecture. It has a nice gated entryway. It has wood trim on the traced ceilings and nice wood floors with a lot of carpeting. It really intrigued me. The bathrooms were a little mediocre. It’s private, open, and in Spanish Wells. I think if someone is really looking for privacy, it’s priced well. This one intrigued me and will make my short list. Typically, they don’t in Spanish Wells, but now they do. 

Indigo Run

We have three homes in Indigo Run. The first is 62 Wedgefield drive, a four-bedroom three and a half bath listed at $539,000. It’s a vacant, model home. It’s priced well.

3 Drummond Lane is a four-bedroom four and a half bath listed for $869,900. This one is a little on the high side because it is a newer build. It has the cart garage. I personally do not care for the architecture. I do like the outdoor space, but you can get that added at any other house. It even has the fireplace outside. It does have the boarding and the trim, and you can tell it’s newer with coffered ceilings. The curb appeal just doesn’t do it for me personally, but for someone who wants a brand-new house it’s great. I think they’ve lowered it because at first, they were at $884,900 and now they are at $869,000.Not that many new homes around Indigo Run. Many folks must like the golf very much and it is centrally located on the North End of the island.

56 Sussex Lane is a four-bedroom three and a half bath for $604,900. It’s a newer home. I like that it has lots of storage space. It has a nice feel to it. Again, it’s not my cup of tea when it comes to architecture. I do like the open loft and cathedral ceilings. It’s okay and it’s priced okay. It probably will be able to be purchase in the fives. I was not able to see it because of the tour times. 

Now let me run through what else is on the market Off Plantation

6 Little Harbor Manor is a four-bedroom three bath priced at $549,000. I’ve never heard of this place before. It’s on Beach City Road. So, it’s probably one of the newer last developments that you can do near Mitchelville. You are kind of far from everything though. So, just keep that in mind. We can probably find a better, more central place. 

In Jarvis Creek Community, which is a popular young neighborhood, we have 3 Jarvis Creek Way, a three-bedroom two and a half bath for $465,000.  


In Oak View, we have 37 Gold Oak Drive, a four-bedroom three and a half bath listed at $394,000. 

In the Silver Moss subdivision, 18 Lavender Circle is for sale. It’s a newer house and the way that people want them now. It’s a three-bedroom three and a half bath listed for $559,000. 

Off Spanish Wells Road, 10 Seagrass Landing Court. That is a friend of mine. So, I did go see this one. It’s a three-bedroom two and a half bath duplex for $435,000. It does face Spanish Wells Road but there is a lot of vegetation. So, you really can’t tell. It’s richly appointed inside, and I think it’s listed at a good price. For someone looking in that neighborhood that wants something upscale but doesn’t want the upscale price tag, this is definitely a consideration. 

Then in Carolina Isles, we have 39 Dewees Lane. It’s a five-bedroom four and a half bath for $420,000.

In China Berry we have 4 Kent Court. A couple of teachers that taught my boys live in China Berry Ridge. It’s a three-bedroom two bath listed at $279,000. It is very close to the high school. 

In Fuller Point, we have a four-bedroom three and a half bath at 38 Fuller Pointe Drive. It’s listed at $589,900. You just don’t have a lot of low density in there. 

There are two condos Off Plantation

One is very good for nurses and folks working in the hospital. H7 Palmetto Commons is a two-bedroom two bath listed at $152,000. 

The Preserve at Indigo Run unit 322 is a two-bedroom two bath for $319,000. 

That about wraps it up for the North Tour for today. I would say my favorite – drumroll please – is 21 China Cockle Way because of its dramatic wow factor. Although, the price … if I was really looking for something, I would have to say 9 Old Fort Drive with it’s four bedrooms and four and a half baths for $1,075,000. You might be able to get it under $900,000. It’s close to the Country Club. I like its location. I like its water view. It’s very spacious and has good curb appeal.

For the lower end and something more entry-level, I would have to probably pick Chickadee. It’s ready to go and I like that it’s 3/3 and not 3/2 and a half. 

So, that about wraps it up. Thank you so much for reading my blog. As I said, we now have three agents that can work on your behalf. So, don’t forget to use Your Hilton Head Agent and let us help you find the perfect place for your Hilton Head real estate. 

Respectfully Submitted,
Susan Ochsner

www.YourHiltonHeadAgent.com

 

Posted in Realtor Tour
July 10, 2019

Hilton Head Homes Tour Central - Jul 10, 2019

Seems like forever since we have had a tour! Last week was 4th of July and Hilton Head was as busy as ever! Families enjoying the beaches of Hilton Head, waiting for the fly over down the South Carolina Coast, a picnic hosted by CSA for all Sea Pines Property owners and family - lots of great happenings last week. Let's not forget the fireworks off Skull Creek Marina, Shelter Cove Harbor and those by the Calibogue Sound at Harbor Town in Sea Pines. Hope your day celebrating the Land of the Free because of the brave was a great one.

So the Central Tour of July 10th had a lot of retreads. Furthermore, I had a Buyer Client in town and did not want to leave her high and dry trying to navigate through the many inspections, architects, insurance agents on her own. That is one of the things that makes YOUR Hilton Head AGENT, Susan Ochsner a valuable and wise choice for Real Estate on Hilton Head Island! Now off to the Central Tour:

Folly Field

One condo - The unit is 501 Island Club Villa. 3 bedrooms and close to the beach. $395,000. High ceilings, nicely appointed. 

Long Cove

8 Gracefield Road, a four bedroom, 5 and a half bath home listed for $1,995,000. Granted the view is absolutely breathtaking but the floor plan/layout left much to be desired. Did like the cool patio up front and the back yard. One will have to look at other options in this price range.....

12 Rice Mill Lane has four bedrooms and 4 and a half baths for $749,000 in the same community. No, the view is not as spectacular. Bet you could have guessed that one! It is a brand new home and on a golf course view. It does face Highway 278 known as the William Hilton Parkway so not my favorite. A bit cookie cutter and mediocre finishes and ok.

Palmetto Dunes

18 Midstream is a for bedroom, three and a half bath home on a nice lagoon lot. Nothing has really been done to this home in the 5 years and so although I like it, seems a bit on the high side. Lovely home.

27 S Shore Drive is four bedroom and 4 and a half bath at $950,000. This one has been on the market since July 2018 and I did talk about it then when price was $1,299,000. Now its been under contract and had 5 price decreases and one increase (why? go figure). Nice setting but again, the kitchen was a definite afterthought and flow is "EH".

Two condos in here: 210 Main Sail, which, in actuality is in Shelter Cove Marina and a high rise, two bedroom, two and a half bath at $699,9000. 3121 VILLAMARE is a two bedroom two bath for $499,000. Without seeing these two, I can guess that Main Sail is nicely appointed and VILLAMARE needs updating so you have to choose which is more important to you: condition or location (and of course, price!). ;-)

Port Royal

18 Donax Road - a second row home in this private beach community is on again. Four bedroom, four bath at $1,295,000. For the life of me I cannot understand how folks think they can buy a house October 2018 for $1,190,000 and turn around 6 months later and put it on for $1,295,000. If you want this one, please let me help you and offer what these folks did. :) Sorry for my smart aleck comment.

204 Crown Reef Villa is condo with 3 BR/3BA and outside the gates of Port Royal. Priced at $389,000.

Shipyard

We only have villas in Shipyard so lets go through them. 262 Evian is 2/2 unit at $379,000. Nice setting, light and bright and priced well. This one should not be on very long.

D-1 Golfmaster Villa - 3/3 at $385,000. These are spacious and well liked. I lived in these after college when I returned to Hilton Head. These are in phase 2. What we liked about it was the space and convenient location to work and beach.

1F Waterford Village is a 2/2 at $265,000. Nicely appointed and convenient to the gate near 278. 

109 Windward Village - two bedroom, two bath at $285,000. Nice high ceilings, good flow and great potential. Won't last long either.

Wexford

All the Wexford homes are retreads and surely some great buys for someone out there. 44 Wexford Club Drive is a four bedroom four and a half bath home on the main drag at $974,900. It was priced well when the lovely Sellers were trying to sell it and now it is bank owned. Great location, condition and price.

17 Bridgetown is five bedrooms, four and half baths for $950,000 that sits on the corner. I had friends that lived in it. It has potential but needs something and I cannot figure out what. Some rooms were great but the baths are dated. The view is covered to the Harbor. Someone can do some magic and transform this one!

3 Castlebridge Court is a six bedroom, six and half bath at $2,900,000. It sits on two lots and is harbor front. The finishes are nice and I like the back stairs (reminds me of growing up with live-in help). Nice home.

22 Castlebridge Court is four bedroom and 4.5 baths for $1,495,000. These folks have also tried to sell for over a year and lowered price by a whopping $500K now. Impressive garage and has an elevator. Worth a look at this price.

Off Plantation

Two condos H7 Palmetto Commons, a 2/2 for $152,000 and 3237 The Spa at Port Royal Sound, also a 2/2 for $123,000. I can't believe how much The Spa has gone up in price since recession (over 50%) and they are pre-fab. Lots of pools, tennis courts and is on the sound (water). that is most likely the draw.

SO there we have it. Cental Tour. Some great buys out there and some retreads. Let me and my team at YourHiltonHeadAgent.com guide you through the many possibilities to own on Hilton Head Island and find the perfect fit for you! Thank you for your attention and have a great day! See you next week, I hope!

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Ochsner

(843) 816-6388

http://www.yourHiltonHeadAgent.com

 

Posted in Realtor Tour
June 27, 2019

Hilton Head Homes Tour South - Jun 26, 2019

Hello, this is June 26th, 2019 the last Wednesday of the month. It’s hard to believe. Everything is on high gear on Hilton Head and we had our South Realtor Home Tour for Hilton Head Island today. Most of them were in Sea Pines. There really wasn’t time to go outside. 

Let’s start with 14 Evergreen Lane a three-bedroom two bath house listed for $470,000. It seems a bit high. It’s nicely done with smooth ceilings. It’s well maintained but for the area and the square footage and the 3/2, it’s a little on the high side but it’s clean and cute. 

36 Wood Duck Court is a three-bedroom three bath for $489,000. This one had a golf view and I think it is a better value and a better location and it is a 3/3. It has been updated. It has beautiful floors. It has an open kitchen concept and a carport. So, this one is priced well. 

Those were the only two in the Club Course area of Sea Pines.

From there, on the Atlantic Dunes Course we had two properties. 

15 Jessamine Place is a three-bedroom three bath priced at $765,000. This is between two large homes. It is a great lot with the greens of the 14thfairway of Atlantic Dunes. The 15this that signature hole that is right on the ocean. So, it’s at a great location. The house is very old, very tired, and very beat up. It will definitely need some updating but it’s priced to sell. Lot values have sold in there at $700,000 and $740,000 recently. You’re just surrounded by very large houses, but it’s priced properly.

275 Greenwood Drive is a four-bedroom four bath home listed at $1,175,000. It has large Mexican tile. It also has a killer long golf view, which is just stunning. It looks right into the Plantation Club. It seems a little on the high side, especially being on Greenwood Drive. You’re off the main drag where everyone goes by. It is on the end of the cul-de-sac which is nice. Again, it could be a lovely home. 

Oceanside, we had 19 West Beach Lagoon Road. It has five bedrooms and seven baths and is listed at $2,895,000. It’s a nice house. It didn’t ooh or ahh me at all but for someone who wants a rental, it could be an interesting home. 

2 Black Skimmer Road is a three-bedroom two bath priced at $847,000. This is right on the street but it’s almost lot value. It is really cutely done. I think the biggest drawback, especially for a rental market, is that it only has two baths and doesn’t even have a half bath, but it’s priced well and is really very cute with a carport. It could be a good home until somebody just wants to build their dream home on it.

154 North Sea Pines Drive is a four-bedroom four bath home listed for $1,465,000. I must have been a spaz. I was unable to get to this house. It seems a little on the higher side. One of my colleagues did go see it and said it was nice. 

17 Green Heron Road is a four-bedroom four bath house priced at $1,299,000. This is an older home but has a pool. It’s probably great for the rental market. It’s on the beach walk. It’s pretty sparse but it’s in a great location and does have a new roof. So, it could be a home with great potential for someone that wants to be ocean-oriented and closer to the beach. 

9 Seaside Sparrow Road is a six-bedroom seven bath listed at $3,699,000. You can tell that it was built for rentals. It did not do it for me. It is a second row. I guess if you’re looking for something to be a rental machine, that might be it. 

20 Snowy Egret Road is a five-bedroom four and a half bath listed at $2,950,000. This house was absolutely cool and if I’m going to have a second-row house, this one beats Seaside Sparrow hands down. It’s priced very well. The architecture is unique down to every detail. I love this house. It just has a very cool factor with a lot of charm. I just found 9 Seaside Sparrow to be cookie cutter and the finishes to be mediocre. I’m not cutting it, but I’m just saying that 20 Snowy Egret did stand out for me. 

In South Beach, we had 7 Gadwall Road. It’s a five-bedroom, four bath, two half bath home for $3,399,000. Being oceanfront, I was extremely disappointed that this one does not have an ocean view. It is pretty bizarre that you could not see one. It has a pool. From the photos, it looks really good, but it is completely blocked, and you can’t see anything. I was extremely disappointed that it has absolutely no view. I don’t know who owns the land in front or if you could even chop it down or if it’s a natural thing. I personally would not buy a house like it and I would still go and buy that second-row on Snowy Egret over this. Apparently, you can buy the adjacent lot and build a compound, but it’s a compound without any views. So, you might as well be second row in my humble opinion. Sorry about that. 

In Lawton Oaks near the Harbour Town area, we had a newer home. 34 Hearthwood Drive is a four-bedroom four and a half bath home priced at $1,150,000. It’s situated on a double lagoon view that angles out both ways. It doesn’t have a pool but it’s a beautiful, cozy home. It would make a great primary or second home for someone. I just love the setting and everything about that one. So, that one and Snowy Egret will make my short list. 

33 Spartina Court is a three-bedroom three and a half bath for $649,000. It’s an okay house. It’s priced well for the area.

30 Harleston Green is a five-bedroom five and a half bath for $1,995,000. It is being sold furnished. The guy just bought it last year and apparently is putting it back on the market. It’s on the Harbour Town Golf Course. It’s a newer home. What can I say? It’s a nice, newer house. It’s not what I would personally want on Hilton Head personally, but I know buyers like traditional homes like this one. 

That covers all the homes. So, let me go into the condosbecause I did go into a lot of these today just because time allowed it. 

2632 Calibogue Club is a three-bedroom three and a half bath listed at $619,000. I know the last one went up in the high fives. This one has a spectacular view. It is right by the bridge. It’s in a beautiful setting and you even see beyond the lagoon and out to the marsh. So, I was very impressed with this one. It has nice finishes. I definitely will keep it on my short list.

912 Cutter Court is a one-bedroom one bath listed for $295,000. I went and showed it the other day. I remember it being a little dark but you’re on Harbour Town. 

There was also 946 Cutter Court Villa. It’s a two-bedroom two bath priced at $540,000 but this one has a view of the light house. It’s on the third floor and has a small little patio. It just has a fantastic view of the harbor. 

884 Ketch Court Villa is a one-bedroom one bath listed at $244,000. It is the best buy in Harbour Town right now. 

869 Ketch Court Villa is a two-bedroom two bath for $379,000. That is in the buildings facing the parking lot, but it is also quite an attractive condo. 

1085 Lighthouse One is a three-bedroom three bath at $1,130,000. This one has been on the market before. Ho hum. Ho hum.

196 Twin Oaks Villas is a three-bedroom three bath listed for $725,000. This one has been done to the nines. It is designer decorated. It’s a little dark. What I don’t like is that you’re kind of far from the pool. It is an end unit, which is awesome, but nevertheless, you are facing the driving range. You are facing the end of the driving range and you have a tall, high net that goes up really high and there was still a golf ball in the parking lot. So, if that doesn’t bother you, this has fantastic interior finishes. It is beautifully done.

In Forest Beach there were two homes. I did not go see them because I know exactly what they are. 

32 Firethorn Lane is just outside the ocean gate of Sea Pines. It is a three-bedroom two bath listed at $535,000. It’s lot value and an old ranch. It’s a great value for the price.

503 Shorewood Villa is a two-bedroom two bath listed for $715,000. It’s oceanfront. That is what you’re paying. You might get something, obviously, with a six in front of it. 

Off Plantationwe had a few in the Broad Creek area. I did not see these but would be happy to show anyone that is interested. 

8 Quartermaster Lane is a three-bedroom two and a half bath listed at $299,900.

34 Quartermaster Lane is a three-bedroom two and a half bath for $325,000. 

Brighton Bay Villa #821 is a one-bedroom one bath at $164,900. 

823 Brighton Bay Villa is a one-bedroom one bath priced at $189,900. 

Finally, 51 Palmetto Bay Villa is a three-bedroom two and a half bath listed at $220,000. 

That wraps up our Sea Pines Tour. There are some great homes and villas out there and the inventory seems to stay quite tight. I would say my value choice today would probably have to be the one-bedroom one bath, 884 Ketch Court which is listed at $244,000. My personal favorite was 20 Snowy Egret Road, the five-bedroom four and a half bath priced at $2,950,000. It’s an absolutely gorgeous home with a gorgeous view. There is an empty lot ahead of it but I think even with that, it will still have an ocean view on the second row on the walkway. 

So, anything you see on Hilton Head Island whether it’s on the South End, Central, or North, your Hilton Head Agent would be happy to help you find your dream place on Hilton Head. Thank you so much. Next week we will not have a tour because it’s the Fourth of July. Our island will be packed with lots of activities and I will be participating in all of them. Hope to see many of you on the 18th fairway of Harbor Town. However, we will see you the following week.

Thank you so much and don’t forget to call or email us if we can be of any service. 

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Ochsner

Posted in Realtor Tour
June 20, 2019

Hilton Head Homes Tour North - Jun 19, 2019

Today we have the North Tour of Homes on Hilton Head Island.

Windmill Harbor.

126 Westwind Villa is a two-bedroom two and a half bath listed at $749,000. This one kind of looks like a man cave. It has a killer view. I love that it has a desk that faces the deep-water view. The little sailboats are sailing right back here. This has a fantastic water view. It seems a little high even though it has really high-end finishes. The living room kind of drops down two steps. It has a richly appointed kitchen but it’s really dark and the sink does face the water. It would be a great place to wash your dishes. Again, it’s a two-bedroom. The garage is outside. You have to walk across to it. So, if there is a torrential downpour, you’re going to get wet. So, it seems a bit high for what you’re getting but it is beautiful and for a bachelor, it’s definitely ready to go.

Hilton Head Plantation.

3 Bear Creek Drive has three bedrooms and three baths and is listed for $475,500. It’s a nice house and is very appealing as you walk up to it. You’ve got a nice private view in the back and a large yard with a long, big deck. It has been updated. It has charming colors. It has a lot of personality. The master bathroom is also very unique and different but there is only one master closet. It has large rooms. The kitchen is kind of open. You have both a living room and a family room. The kitchen has lots of storage and it’s priced well. 

3 Marsh Owl Court is a three-bedroom two and a half bath which is also listed at $475,000. It is also in the Bear Creek neighborhood. This one did not appeal to me as much. If I was choosing between the two, 3 Bear Creek Drive wins out. When you walk in you have the dining room, which is closed off, and then you’ve got the living room. The kitchen is kind of enclosed, but the worst thing is that you have no privacy because your backyard looks right into the next house. You’ve got a bathroom that is separate from the two bedrooms. So, it’s not even a Jack and Jill bathroom. The master also just has one closet. It doesn’t have as nice of finishes in the master bath. So, this one didn’t appeal to me as much for being on the same price point as 3 Bear Creek Drive. 

In the Dolphin Head area, we had 1 Fernwood Trail. It’s a four-bedroom two bath for $379,000. This one has been all redone. I love the little shutters on the outside. It’s turnkey. It just doesn’t have that love, but it is light and bright, and it is priced well. So, it is ready to go for buyers. 

6 Salt Wind Way is a four-bedroom three and a half bath for $689,000. This is a brand-new house. I remember that it has been on the market before. As they were building, I guess they were hoping to sell it before finishing it. It’s low country style with steps leading upstairs. There is a garage in the back. It’s a great family home. It’s medium construction. It has a nice little porch in the front and nice landscaping. So, it’s turnkey four-bedroom three and a half bath home for $689,000.

12 Virginia Rail Lane is a three-bedroom two and a half bath listed at $454,000. This one is priced well. It has a nice lagoon view and an open kitchen plan. It has higher ceilings and has potential. It needs a little bit of love, but it’s priced well. I’m not particularly a fan of black countertops but it is what it is. 

31 Oyster Shell Lane is a three-bedroom three and a half bath for $769,900. It is second row sound. It’s a stucco house with a two-car garage and a nice brick walkway. It has beautiful curb appeal. It has a pool. It’s an upside-down house. You’ve got two bedrooms downstairs that are right off the pool. As you walk in it has the nice 18x18 tile and then, you walk up the stairs that are done with metal wiring throughout that kind of gives it an open feel. And then, you come upstairs to a nice wide-open kitchen space, a half bath, a butler’s pantry/laundry, and a tiny study extension of the kitchen. It has nice windows in the bathroom. And then, it looks like they’ve done stained glass which is pretty cool. So, it has different living spaces because on the opposite side you have another sitting area. So, it has lots of space. It’s a cool house. It’s very different. It’s not your cookie cutter home. It has beautiful colors on the cabinets, but they are sort of original cabinets. I think washing the dishes and overlooking the sound and the magnificent houses on the other side make it interesting. It could be a bit on the high side. It has a very cool main entryway too. So, it’s a unique property with nice finishes. It’s sort of contemporary cool look. 

6 Clove Hitch Court is a three-bedroom three bath and two half bath home for $949,000. With all due respect, it seems extremely high. It is in the Crooked Pond neighborhood. I’ve never been back on this street. It’s a nice drive back here and it is really conveniently located right by the gate in the Crooked Pond neighborhood. It’s a nice corner lot on the end of a cul-de-sac. I see an arched foyer coming in. It is a dated house. It has that half moon window on the top. It has a two-car garage. Once I got inside, I felt that the home is a little pricey for what you’re getting. They are still in love with the house.  

6 Sawtooth Court is a three-bedroom two and a half bath house listed at $521,000. At first, I thought this was a little high considering we were at $475,000 on another one that was on Bear Creek. However, this one is in the Headlands. It’s has a really nice, friendly neighborhood feel and it is cute as a button. So, I really like this one. I don’t think it will make my short list, but it certainly is a nice listing. 

Indigo Run

80 Wedgefield Drive is a four-bedroom three and a half bath priced at $779,000. This is an elegant house. It didn’t really make an impression one way or another for me. At this price level, I did expect a better condition of the house. It’s an okay house. 

13 Belton Court is a three-bedroom three bath listed for $579,000. Belton Court is on the main drag and at first, I thought it was a little expensive. However, it is a three-bedroom three bath. It’s really cute inside. The backyard is extremely unique. The home has really nice curb appeal and plantings. So, the exterior is phenomenal. It’s a ten plus. It has a really good feel and there is a lot of love in the house. So, I did enjoy it. 

5 Balmoral Place is a four-bedroom five bath with one half bath listed for $845,000. This is quite a dramatic house. It is in the interior second side of Indigo Run. I do like it. It’s in better condition than the one listed for $779,000 and is in a better location. So, this would be my second favorite over Wedgefield Drive but 13 Belton Court is my favorite. 

Lastly, I went to Spanish Point. It’s a small gated subdivision with just 18 homes. 

38 Spanish Point Drive is a five-bedroom four bath and three half bath home priced at $2.2 million. It is designer decorated with gilded gold on the ceiling and in the dining room and everything you can imagine has been done to make it look old world. You have to like that look. It has a killer view. It’s priced okay considering it’s been done with a decorator and designer. So, again, it’s a very unique property. 

We did have some homes outside of the gated communities. They have started creeping up and no one that I knew had them. So, I’m just going to run through these.

32 Graham Lane is a four-bedroom five bath for $575,000. This is in the Jonesville area. It used to be an old-school area. It is right near 278 and it’s in a growing area. 

On Marshland Road we have 1 Crosswinds Drive. It has four bedrooms and four baths for $519,000. It is in the Crosswinds subdivision.

29 Creek Stone Drive is a three-bedroom two and a half bath home listed at $395,900. It’s in the Magnolia Place subdivision. We’ve seen these prices sneak up a little bit.

Muddy Creek had one. 24 Blue Bell Lane is a four-bedroom three and a half bath priced at $879,000. These kind of died during the recession but here we are ten years later, and they’re being resuscitated. 

Silver Moss has another newer one which is 26 Lavender Circle, a three-bedroom three and a half bath for $589,000. For the person who doesn’t mind not being in a gated community with all these amenities, you have a newer home here. 

21 Tansy Leaf Drive is a four-bedroom two bath and one-half bath home listed at $349,000. 

Off of Gum Tree Road we have 16 Monticello Drive in China Berry. It has three bedrooms and two baths and is listed for $279,000. It’s a great entry-level home for a young family. The schools are right nearby and it’s a cute little neighborhood for starter homes. 

Villas

I20 Marshside Villa is a one-bedroom one bath for $145,000. 

In the Preserve of Indigo Run, which is home to a lot of professionals with its own pool and gate in a convenient location, we have 322 The Preserve. It’s a two-bedroom two bath for $319,000. 

4211 The Preserve is a two-bedroom two bath for $239,900. 

That concludes our tour. I would have to say my favorite was 3 Bear Creek Drive, the three-bedroom three bath for $475,000. 

Thank you so much. I hope you all have a wonderful day and I appreciate all the readers that look through my comments. Sometimes they are a little scattered. Have a great day everyone!

Posted in Realtor Tour
June 12, 2019

Hilton Head Homes Tour Central - Jun 12, 2019

Today I present the Central Tour of Hilton Head Island. We’ve had a ton of rain this last week and have had some torrential downpours that are taking place intermittently. So, even though I need to do this quickly, I know that I’ll be dodging a lot of downpours going in and out of these homes today! Glad I wore flip flops!

We’re going to start in Port Royal

In Port Royal we have 87 South Port Royal Drive. It’s a three-bedroom three and a half bath priced at $1,125,000. This one has been on tour recently and I do believe they reduced the price. It’s a great address and second row but between two houses you have a gorgeous view of the ocean. It needs some updating but it’s solidly built with brick stairs going up. Elevated house with a two-car garage. You can paint the cabinets because they are in decent shape. It has an open floorplan with rounded windows. That is dated but again, with transept windows you can really do something awesome without having to spend a lot of money. This one will make my short list because of its price. It is a three-bedroom, but the office could easily be converted to a fourth. I like this one. It’s making my short list.

18 Sovereign Drive is a four-bedroom three and a half bath listed at $934,800. This one is on the sound side down the street. This house is ok. The kitchen has been updated and looks nice, but I honestly think this is a three-bedroom because when you come into the right, there is a double door that is an office and that is the fourth bedroom. There is a door on the other side to use the bathroom. So, two bedrooms use that one bathroom and you have to cross the hall to get to it. There is a bedroom over the bonus room, which is large, and I like that the master has a screened in porch overlooking the golf course. So, it’s a nice setting but I would rather scrap and go for a little more and have a better location. 

4 Tabby Road is a three-bedroom two and a half bath for $549,900. This sits on a nice corner lot. It is closer to the gate. I think it’s cute little ranch. It’s priced well, especially if you could get it for $499,000 or close to the low fives, which may be possible. It has good potential and you’re in Port Royal where you have the fabulous beach club. 

10 Outpost Lane is a three-bedroom two and a half bath listed for $629,000. I didn’t like the curb appeal of this one at all. I didn’t like the smell that was inside. They put some kind of infuser in plus the trim work and the rounded windows. It is a stucco house, but I didn’t care for it. It had a lot of wallpaper and popcorn ceilings. In the end, you would spend a lot and the flow is a traditional flow. I don’t think I would have gone up in price there. I’d have to say I like 4 Tabby Road a little better.

I missed 7 Sally Port Road. I forgot to go to this one. It’s a three-bedroom two and a half bath listed at $485,900. It’s priced aggressively and a colleague said its clean as a whistle with new carpet. I wish I could have seen it because I love houses that you have tremendous potential cosmetically with and the opportunity to make it your own. Great entry level and location within Port Royal. Would make my short list for that price range buyer.

Palmetto Dunes

10 Armada Street is a five-bedroom five and a half bath listed for $1,695,000. This is a second-row house and it has a cool curb appeal. All the way along the side you have the garage, the pool which has stone around it, a gazebo where you can cook out and a sitting area. It’s kind of shaped like an L. It’s a dated house inside but it has a cool potential. It is wood and again, I think second row and having five bedrooms is what makes the price what it is for that type of buyer.

1 Midstream is a four-bedroom three bath home for $699,000. It is probably priced that way because it has a dock. They have high cathedral ceilings. They are all popcorn ceilings and it is dated but it has a cool flow around it and tremendous potential. I think it may make my short list also. 

2 Down Wind is a five-bedroom five bath priced at $995,000. This one has been on the market before. I know the builder. I mentioned this to you, but they were over a million dollars. Now it’s looking interesting at $995,000. It has a nice lagoon view and a newer pool. The cabinets in the kitchen have been upgraded. It’s an updated house and has lots of space. Would be great for a family or even a rental. I think the projections were $80,000. Great home on nice setting and priced better.

10 Hunt Club Court is a four-bedroom four bath listed at $830,000. This one is on the Inverness side which is on the side where you have a lot of villas. This house is being sold furnished. It needs some love. I didn’t care for it at all. There’s not much to say on it. It was dated and had a lagoon view, but it just missed the je ne sais quoi. Don't let me keep you from it, though. I'll gladly show it but just not my choice today.

There was one house in Shipyard which was 22 Gloucester Road. It is a three-bedroom two and a half bath for $599,900. I didn’t like the driveway because it was a very long windy asphalt driveway but the flow inside is nice. It’s a traditional home. It has a nice golf view and high ceilings. It has very good potential. So, I liked this one too. 

In Wexford we had 27 Yorkshire Drive, a four-bedroom three and a half bath for $575,000. This one has been on the market before. It’s a funky house. I’ve mentioned it before to you all and the curb appeal is kind of weird. They did lower the price and it may go because they have lowered it from $599,000 to $575,000. You walk in and you have five steps to go up. You have the rounded staircase staring you in the face and then, you don’t know whether you go left or right. Again, it has potential, but the countertops are ceramic tile. It needs some major updating too.

I really wanted to like 5 Berkshire Court because it’s a four-bedroom four and a half bath. These are patio lots and they are closer to the club. It’s priced at $495,000. I was a little disappointed. The condition on the outside is a little scary and I never like that. It looks like they added a third-car garage. The inside is nicer than I expected but it is a little on the dark side. It’s priced under $500,000 and priced accordingly but I always get a little antsy when things have been added and then not maintained. It has great potential though. So, there’s nothing wrong to say about it.

In Yacht Cove we had a cute little place which was 5 Mulberry Court. It’s a three-bedroom three and a half bath house for $349,000. It’s cute as a button. You have a green space behind you. I don’t know if it’s a buildable lot. One would have to verify that first. When you’re out on the patio, you do see the patios next door. So, you’d better like your neighbors. Cute house. It has a two-car garage and is priced in a nice entry-level neighborhood. 

In Singleton Beach we have 91 Singleton Beach Road. It’s a four-bedroom four and a half bath townhouse listed at $1,150,000. It’s a rental machine and has potential. 

Let’s now go into the villas

We have two in Fiddlers Cove. 10A Fiddlers Cove Villa is a two-bedroom two bath for $169,000 and 3K Fiddlers Cove Villa is a two-bedroom two bath for $190,000. These have started sneaking up in price, but they rent. There are a lot of rentals in there. There are a lot of tennis courts and two pools. So, it’s a great entry-level into Hilton Head for investments. 

In Leamington we have 2 Abbington Villas. Number 104 Abbington Villa is a three-bedroom three bath for $649,900 and 122 Abbington Villa is a three-bedroom three bath for $729,500. You’d have to check them both out and see which one you like best. They are both being sold furnished. 

407 Barrington Arms Villa is a two-bedroom two bath for $590,000. 

495 Captains Cove Villa is a two-bedroom two bath for $654,900.

443 Captains Walk Villa, which is right across the street, is a two-bedroom two bath priced at $697,777. Both have rental potential. 

In the Shelter Cover area there was 7158 harbor side villa, a two-bedroom two bath for $324,900. These are right on the harbor and it’s very hard to get mortgages for them, but they have good potential for a two-bedroom right there. 

38 Hickory Cove Villas on the Mariner's side is a 3 bedroom 4 bath selling for $467,000.

7638 Huntington Villas is a three-bedroom three and a half bath for $685,000. These are in the Leamington area. They are nicer and they are newer. 

806 Ocean Cove Villa is also on the mariner’s side of Palmetto Dunes. It’s a three-bedroom three bath listed at $529,999. You are really close to the beach, but they are wooded and not built in the same quality as Barrington, Abbington, and Huntington. 

Lastly in the Palmetto Dunes and Shelter Cover area we have 3103 Peninsula at Newport. It’s a three-bedroom three bath for $589,000. These are in the upgraded part of Newport Villas. They have garages, killer marsh views, and you can’t short-term rent in there and you are close to Belk’s, Kroger, and the entire Shelter Cove community area. So, it is becoming a very coveted location.

In Shipyard we had another villa, 165 Beach Walk Villa. These are very close to the beach. It’s a two-bedroom two and a half bath for $309,900. They are priced really well. 

All in all, we had some cool houses. I would have to say 87 South Port Royal Drive with the three bedrooms and three and a half baths priced at $1,125,000. You can’t short-term rent in there but for someone who is like, “I’m going to move to Hilton Head eventually and make it my forever home.” just leave it as it is and put a long-term renter in it and don’t worry about what you’re going to do with it. 
 
I’ll be glad to do any kind of market analysis in any area for you. I can go back as far as 20 years. I think it shows you patterns and helps you decide where you want to be. So, please reach out to myself or any of my agents. We would love to help you make Hilton Head your home, your vacation home away from home, or to help you build your investment property portfolio here. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Susan Ochsner

www.YourHiltonHeadAgent.com

(843) 816-6388

Posted in Realtor Tour
June 6, 2019

Hilton Head Homes Tour South - Jun. 5, 2019

Today we have a very short South Tour. Summer is here and that is usually not the busiest market for Hilton Head. Places are rented out. People are on vacation. So, it’s not the strongest buying season for us. 

Sea Pines and Forest Beach are where all of our houses are today. We’re starting at Baynard Cove Club. 

414 Baynard Cove Club is a three-bedroom three and a half bath for $2,695,000. It sounds like a hefty amount, but you need to know that this is a unique club right on the marsh with deep water views and this one has been done. This is a certified L.E.E.D. property which, means it meets all criteria for environmentally friendly, etc. This home is basically new from 2010. Very contemporary and modern with everything you can imagine is in this unit and it’s really for your discerning buyer that, for example, has a dog that wants to take it inside and wash it with a drain. There is a big laundry and a his and hers office. It’s just gorgeous even features a waterfall when you walk into it. It has the thickest wooden door that’s really unique. It reminds me of a safe in the bank. 

There is also another home in the complex. 403 Baynard Cove Club, a three-bedroom two bath for $875,000. It doesn’t have the same expansive view, but it does have a lagoon and then a slight marsh water view. It’s probably also at nine or ten feet elevation. Original kitchen and everything else, but it has great potential and again, it’s in a wonderful place. So, if someone is not shy about doing a renovation, this one will make the short list.

14 Baynard Park Road is a four-bedroom four and a half bath for $1,200,000. This one is on the interior side of Baynard Park. The kitchen has been redone. It seems a little high for me for what you’re getting and what needs to be redone including all the bathrooms and so on. That one will not make the short list for me at this price.

102 Baynard Cove Road is a six-bedroom, five bath, and two half bath home priced at $1,699,000. This one has had different realtors. They’ve been trying to sell it since 2016. They started at $1,875,000. It’s a newer home. I would rather buy next-door at $899,000 that is also for sale and renovate the daylights out of that one because this one just doesn’t have any love, but it is a newer home. Again, it has six-bedrooms on Baynard Cove so, you’d better be a big family. It’s on the rental market right now which is why it hasn’t had a lot of love. It won’t make my short list either. 

20 Windjammer Court is a four-bedroom three and a half bath house for $889,000. I remember when this one was on the market recently. They really didn’t update anything on it. It’s got a lagoon view. It is on the rental market. It’s got some charm, but it has a teeny tiny pool. I know spas that are bigger than that pool and it faces the house next door that almost seems like its roof is on top of your little pool. So, again, unless you’re going to use it for the rental market, it won’t make my shortlist either.

I don’t usually go to the villas. Readers of my blog know this, but a colleague did have one. So, I went into 1594 Lagoon Villa, a three-bedroom three bath listed for $799,000. At first, I thought that was kind of high for the area because I remember these being in the high fives, but this one is all the way on the end. It has a beautiful lagoon view and everything that has been done in there seems to be of high quality and is very tasteful and it is being sold furnished. It’s very cozy with good bedroom separation and it’s move in ready in my book. The only thing is, if you have allergies and you were to look at it, there is a smell of artificial something. So, it’s a bit perfumey but that would dissipate. Other than that, it’s a very cute little unit. That one might make my short list. 

Next, we have 19 Bald Eagle Road West. It’s a seven-bedroom seven and a half bath home priced at $1,495,000. You have to cross Sea Pines Drive if you wish to walk to the beach. It is on the other end of the cul-de-sac and has a killer marsh view and lots of parking because it’s green space. Older home. It’s probably a rental machine or fabulous multi-family home. Greeted by very nice double antique doors when you come in. It’s a low country house with Savannah brick in the entry foyer. It’s a little on the odd side though. There is really no real view. It does have a pool and it probably does well on the rental market. It’s a little on the dark side also. So, I don’t think this one is going to make my short list. It has too many types of flooring going on. The cabinetry is dated. It’s just old and tired. It has two separate one-car garages with a door and then, it has two more parking space in the separate guest house. I just looked at the mailbox and they call this the Eagle’s Next. It does have a guest house which is really kind of cool and I love the setting of the house. Great for a big family if you’ve got lots of children and grandchildren but it won’t make my short list. It has tremendous potential but does need some freshening up. 

I took a little detour and went outside of the Sea Pines gates to look at the things in North and South Forest Beach. South Forest Beach, which is a cute neighborhood right outside the gate, has a house on 14 Myrtle Lane, a four-bedroom three and a half bath listed at $675,000. It has a carport and a two-car garage and asphalt. The curb appeal is not that great. Inside the home has nice, colorful walls. It’s a really cool space and I think it would do well for a family home but because of its proximity to the beach, I could imagine that the draw would be a short-term rental. It’s priced well and ready to go. It does need some love in the front yard and it’s a good space though with a traditional floor plan. 

Next, in the North Forest Beach areas we had 6 Park Road. It’s a tear down. It looks like it hasn’t been taken care of. There are lots of trees. You’ve got older homes on each side. So, it would be a hard one to fix up but again, you’re getting it for lot value. So, it could be an interesting one. 

19 Dove Street is a six-bedroom five bath home priced at $1,299,000. It’s on the beach side of North Forest Beach, a newer home with stucco and is probably on the rental market. It could be an interesting house and has a lot of charm. It might not make my short list, but it could be an interesting one for someone who wants something on the rental market and wants to be close to the beach. 

So, now that I’m back to Sea Pines, my first stop was 1 Evergreen Lane. It’s a three-bedroom two bath for $439,000. It’s absolutely adorable. It has new blue shutters. It’s modern. It’s cozy. The curb appeal is great with its rod iron gate. Corner lot. I just absolutely think it’s adorable. It has a new roof as of two years ago. It was painted in 2018. It has a new refrigerator. They cleaned the duct work out. In 2006 they got new windows, seamless gutters, and nice iron work inside. This one will definitely make my short list at $439,000. Granted, not everybody wants just a three-bedroom two bath but it’s absolutely adorable and it has a two-car garage.  

This one I almost didn’t go into because it has been on the market for quite some time. It started at $639,000. It is 2 Marshview Drive, a three-bedroom three bath for $599,000. It’s on a large corner lot and has a two-car garage. It is immaculate inside and is priced well. I don’t understand why this one is still on the market. It is definitely one that should be on someone’s shortlist to buy. 

Next was 12 Sandfiddler Road. It’s a newer home with nice curb appeal. This is the second realtor for the home. Four-bedroom three and a half bath priced at $800,000. Looks like it has been painted the inside. It is kind of high for the area, but it is a newer home with a nice view which, is what buyers are looking for. 

37 Club Course Drive is a four-bedroom four bath for $695,000. It’s a newer house with a nice golf view on that main road. It’s a traditional floor plan home. You can tell it was a spec house. The dining room and the kitchen are kind of small but it’s a nice and elegant home. 

31 Governors Road is a three-bedroom three bath for $775,000. It is light and bright. You have a lagoon view which is kind of close and looks over to Wood Duck Road. It’s in okay shape but it seems kind of high for me. That one is not going to make the short list. It’s probably similar buyer to 37 Club Course Drive. I did like that 12 Sand Fiddler Road came down in price because that one is a newer home at $800,000. 

Now we’re off to 8 Water Oak Drive, a five-bedroom three bath for $569,000. It is a very funky house. It’s a patio lot. So, I’m surprised that upstairs they have windows on both sides. The problem is, they both look into other houses. It’s very dark when you come in. It used to have an atrium in that old house and at least they did something really cool. They put in like a bar with a beer tap, which is quirky, and it’s done for one person because the downstairs master has a huge walk in closet to get to the master and then, to the right is the bathroom which is nice. So, it’s a funky floorplan. It doesn’t have a garage but it’s a quirky and fun house with a very limited buying pool is my guess. I don’t think it will make my short list.

55 Lawton Road is a three-bedroom two bath for $399,000. They tried to sell in 2012 for $329,000 with another agent that I had never heard of and now they’re on the market six years later. The market is better than it was back then, but the house is also older. It does look like they cleaned it up a little bit. I am going to go in and give you some more feedback on this cute home. This one does have vinyl floors now. You walk into a wall and have no foyer. It actually needs to be blown up and this whole space needs to be one space. Original windows. They have cleaned it up and it’s a tasteful entry-level. Live in it and then decide what to do. It has single pane windows, which with small children from my experience that can be a problem. I also don’t like that the ceiling pain is two different colors. They may have tried to patch up at one point. That is kind of odd. The one-car garage is detached. Great entry-level for someone wanting to get into Sea Pines. It’s well located, and it is a patio lot pie shaped, I believe. It has a decent view in the back, and it is really in a good location. 

Lastly, we have 12 Shell Ring Road, a three-bedroom three bath for $649,000. This one is in Carolina Place and has a lagoon view. People like Carolina Place because it is its own little community and this house is across from the tennis courts and the pool. I’d rather see it in the high fives though. It’s an elevated house and has a very fresh Lysol smell. There is settling in these houses. A lot of these were spec homes when this Carolina Place was developed. I see rips and cracks on the cathedral ceilings. They are popcorn ceilings and there is carpeting throughout. Has a feel of a spec home with a floor plan to match for the time period. It is light and bright and priced okay. It won’t make my short list though.

That about wraps it up for the tour. I think 55 Lawton as a tear down is interesting and I really thought 1 Evergreen Lane was cute as a button with a two-car garage even though it’s one a three bed two bath. I really liked that one. And, of course, for the discerning buyer, nothing beats 414 Baynard Cove Club. 

That about wraps it up. Thanks so much and have a great day!

Respectfully Submitted,

Susan Ochsner

www.YourHiltonHeadAgent.com

(843) 816-6388

Posted in Realtor Tour