Today is Wednesday October 7th, 2020, and we have the North End Tour of homes for sale on Hilton Head Island. The trend continues that we have more houses going under contract than coming Active on the market. I'll give you an example. We have one home site, one villa, and only six homes for the entire north end of the island. Alternatively, I looked on Monday, and in the morning, we had 17 houses and villas under contract for Hilton Head Island and an hour later, we were at 23. 

So once again, we're seeing that homes are going under contract quite quickly, if they're priced well and in great condition. We are starting to see some prices really going through the roof and sky high pricing at times.  That seems to be a trend right now. So, it really depends on the condition and pricing strategy. 

Hilton Head Plantation

In Hilton Head Plantation, I started in the Skull Creek neighborhood. We had 25 Old Fort Drive with four bedrooms and three and a half baths listed for $1,100,000. This house is all about the view. It's in a great location, does have an older kitchen and a three-car garage, but it is dated. The door at the entryway was a single dated door. The view, though, is spectacular. It does need some updating, but it's got a very good flow and, again, that million-dollar view.

In the Dolphin Head area, 33 Hickory Forest drive is for sale. This is another four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath home listed for $989,000. This one wasn't as close to the water and the marsh as Old Fort Drive but, also, had a nice, long view. It's on that side of Hickory Forest near Dolphin Head. I've been in this house before. And because I had been in it before, I decided I'd look it up. And this house only closed in January of this year. So, I don't know why the present owner is selling. When you come in, though, it does feel like you're blocked from sort of the view by the living area furnishings. The master bathroom has been redone and is quite nice. The decor is very feminine. For someone that's looking for a view in Hickory Forest, this might be a good candidate.

In the Oyster Reef neighborhood, we had 21 Oyster Reef Drive. This home has three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, listed at $689,000. Now, this home is $300,000 less than the house on Hickory Forest and $400,000 more than a deep-water view. However, it is a very humble home. But it's got spectacular views. The architect really took advantage of the view, and I think if you like to entertain-- it's a practical home too. You come in the back to get to the kitchen and garage, but your guests come in the entryway. And you have the high cathedral ceilings with double windows and spectacular long golf view. This is a very interesting one that I would even show someone looking in the $900,000 range even though they might poo-poo it. I get excited about these homes personally, because I see their potential and know their locations and view are prime. It's a very unique private property with only a neighbor on one side. It has a lot of things that I think are important, but they're not on the water. Based on present market, to be on the water in Hilton Head Plantation, it's going to take you an additional $300,000. And this is for homes that need updating, which this one does by the way. I love the privacy and the setting on it.

And lastly, in the Headlands neighborhood, we had 5 Fallen Arrow Court with three bedrooms and three and a half baths. It's listed for $625,000. I like the convenience of this one right off the Headlands south entryway, right near the main gate. It sits on the end of a cul-de-sac. It has a huge, large, circular driveway and nice double entryway doors with glass on either side. So, this was the first house that had a presentable large front entry door. It has a golf view and high ceilings. I'm not a fan of these types of windows, but the curb appeal is great. The golf view was phenomenal. It has a smaller kitchen. But because of the musty smell, I couldn't even stay in there. I don't know if it's been closed up too long or if it's the textiles in that home. But it really needs to be aired out. Great price.

So, I would say of all four of those, the one that got me the most excited was 21 Oyster Reef Drive. If it was all about the view, then I would say 25 Old Fort Drive, but it does need updating. That's it for Hilton Head Plantation. 

And off the gated communities, we have two in Carolina Isles. 8 Sullivans Lane has four bedrooms and two and a half baths and is listed for $409,000. 

And 117 Carolina Isles Drive has three bedrooms and two and a half baths. This home is listed for $345,000. 

And lastly, a condo at Woodlake Villa, unit 130, a two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath condo listed for $175,000. 

And down Marshland Road, which one of the last areas of larger development on Hilton Head, we had a homesite at 74 Crosswinds Drive, a Charleston inspired gated community. And that price is $219,900.  

So, all in all, again, it's a very small tour. There are still some great homes out there, but it's slim pickings. You've got to act fast, have your pre-qualification letter ready, have your agent ready that you trust, where you can just make an offer and then, come down as you need if your offer gets accepted. 

We are here to help you. It doesn't matter if you're ready to buy next week or in two years or even longer. We want to guide you through this process and help you find the perfect place. So, don't hesitate to contact us at by emailing us or calling us at (843) 816-6388. We're here to help. 

Respectfully Submitted,
Susan Ochsner

(843) 816-6388