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Of Treasures and Tides: Real Estate on Hilton Head Island 

Posted by Bill True on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 2:41pm.

Hilton Head real estate - coastal sunsetWhile all real estate is local, as the saying goes, "local" does not accurately describe the Hilton Head Island real estate market. We are local, of course, but our boundaries are not limited to the geographical limitations of the island's landmass.

Hilton Head Island appeals to a diverse and sophisticated buyer whose interests go beyond simply seeking a home or villa in a luxury market. That said, the Island's physical size and limited number of properties further define it as a niche market with a limited number of prospective buyers seeking treasures in the form of luxury homes, beachfront mansions, family homes, beach bungalows, condos, villas, and lots on which to build a dream home down the road.

Discover the Best in Hilton Head Real Estate

The luxury segment of the market starts their Hilton Head real estate search online (typical of buyers in today's upscale markets). provides the perfect platform for viewing Hilton Head properties on your time and at your leisure. Then, when you have narrowed your scope and are on the island, we can preview your selected properties in person. You can learn about the gated and ungated communities, walk our sun-drenched shoreline, admire the green and golden mash grasses as they sway and marvel at how the ocean and the sky seem to merge in the far-off distance.

What Factors Do Buyers Typically Consider?

While proximity to the water may be the primary search requirement for some, it's not just about the beach anymore.  Deep water, sound and tidal creek locations often offer private docks and exclusive addresses on quiet streets, while golf course homes on courses such as Harbour Town Golf Links offer one-of-a-kind views on large, private lots.

Other factors also play a large part in their purchase decision, such as the condition of the home, the ability to finance the property, amenities within the gated community they are considering (golf courses, tennis courts, beach access, water features, clubhouse, leisure trails) and rental income, if applicable.

So it is that our beautiful beaches are a primary driving force in our economy, but the island's natural beauty, cultural events, gathering places, recreational resources (golf, tennis, water sports, bicycling to name a few), blessed weather, and unprecedented lack of commercialism follow a close second to surf and sand, creating a nearly perfect location to call home (or second home).

Log back in to and see what's come on the market since your last viewing, or register today to discover the best in Hilton Head real estate. What you are looking for might just be right at your fingertips!  

Best wishes for a happy and healthy new year. And I hope to hear from you soon!

-Bill True

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