Today is Wednesday, October 14th, 2020, and we have the South Tour of homes for sale on Hilton Head Island and, of course, condos. This continues to be an unprecedented time. Inventories are extremely low. Demand is high. So, if you're reading this and are considering putting your house on the market, fix everything, make it as turnkey as possible, and put it on the market now, and you will be pleasantly surprised at what you might attain from it if you live on Hilton Head Island.

Sea Pines

The first home was located at 42 Stoney Creek Road, and it has four bedrooms and three and a half baths. It's listed for $999,999. This was towards the end of the road of Stoney Creek. Not quite at the end. It did not have a marsh view. It needs a lot of work. You could open up the kitchen. It needs a lot of work, so I think at $1 million, you're going to put $1.5 million into it, and then you're in Stoney Creek on the wooded side. If it was marsh, then maybe. What I didn't like about it was the stairs that go to the upstairs is sort of in your living space. It just, architecturally, isn't that great. The other thing is the carport is detached. So, there are a lot of things to overcome on this home. I love older homes, but I don't think this will be one of my favorites though.

I did go into a condo. Because there's so little inventory, I had the time to do it. And that was in Harbor Town. 939 Cutter Court Villas has two bedrooms and two baths and is listed for $629,000. That's what I'm saying. Six months ago, the price would have been listed at $599,000. Now, we're at $629,000. It's different times for two-bedroom condos. It's turnkey cute, and the reason it's priced that high is because you have a spectacular front seat to the Harbor Town lighthouse. And it doesn't need any work. Just little details, but that's it.

Then, we got to go to the Baynard Park area, which is wonderful. 61 Baynard Park Road has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and two half baths. This home is listed for $3,950,000. It has a gorgeous marsh view. It's a newer home with every attention to detail. It's gorgeous. We're talking $4 million, but it is a newer home. I happened to look it up. I'm surprised. It says 2005, but it's got a lot of square footage. It's a big, big home on the water. 

Two doors down, we had 65 Baynard Park Road with four bedrooms and four bathrooms listed for $2,575,000. Again, it's quite a difference in price. The other home is a lot more stately. This one needs a lot of updating. But again, it's a killer view. I actually think it's a better view than two doors down. You have a lot more water than you do on the other one. So, I think it's a better lot. But it does need a complete gut. So, expect to spend about half a million dollars to update it. It seems a little on the high side, but right now, the way the market is, why not? So, let's see what that one brings. 

At Oceanfront, we had 23 Turtle Lane Club. This home has three bedrooms and four bathrooms. It's listed for $3,250,000. This is a town home, up and down. It's got a garage. It's got everything. It's a little tight in there, but boy, you're oceanfront. It's a different home than the one on Baynard Park. It's not as luxurious, but if you go to spend between $3 and $4 million, why not be on the beach? Because that is just a primo oceanfront location.

I did also go to one that was a private showing on 3 Sweet Gum in Greenwood Forest, which is a very wooded area. Greenwood Forest and Lawton Road are where the starter homes were before Club Course was built. This was a new home for $1,100,000, and I understand it's already under contract.

Forest Beach

In Forest Beach, we had one home listed. 16 Sandpiper Street had four bedrooms and three bathrooms. The listing price for this home is $799,000. This is on the other side of Forest Beach, so you're not that close but, still, close enough to walk to the beach. The house is a nice size and all on one floor. They added on a master bedroom that was larger than the original master bedroom. There's a big backyard that you could add a pool to. So, again, someone who wants to be beach oriented or put it on the rental market, this might be a grand opportunity. 

Then, in Hilton Head off gated communities, we have in Palmetto Bay, unit 413C with two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms listed for $259,000. I did not go see that; however, I'm sure it's fine. 

I also want to mention there was a house on Tupelo that I never got to speak about, because it came on the market last week. It was an estate sale. It was listed at $675,000. And I heard from the listing agent that they had 10 offers on that house. 

So, these are unprecedented times for sure. If you want to buy something, you had better act quickly and have your prequalification letter ready. And if you're selling, this is a great time to sell if you know where you want to go. 

Thank you for reading my blog. I'd love to help you navigate through what's available because there are some good buys out there that you can start the lifestyle of living on Hilton Head Island. Why wait until tomorrow? Do it today, and let us help you.

Respectfully submitted, 
Susan Ochsner
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