Hilton Head has so much to do; the climate is great; Savannah and Beaufort are close by; the area is very safe; and the people are happy, probably because almost everyone is here because they want to be, not because they have to be.
The prospect of buying a home in the Hilton Head area may seem overwhelming, but there is a basic order to the decision-making. First, make sure you have a comfortable and affordable place to stay while you investigate. There are many options, including large resort hotels, smaller motels, and short-term rentals of condos and homes.
Second, you need to decide whether you want to live here full-time or part-time. Many people live here part-time and have found owning a shared property, such as timeshare or vacation ownership, is an affordable option. Both new and previously owned properties are available. A benefit to purchasing a timeshare property is the option to exchange for equivalent accommodations at vacation destinations around the world, some of which you may have never thought of visiting. Fully understand your rights, not only as an owner but as a buyer, such as your rights of rescission.
Third, you need to decide whether you want to live “on-island” or “off-island,” and whether or not you want to live in a “plantation” (a gated community with recreational amenities). A great way learn about the pros and cons of which location is to pick the brains of local residents. Almost everyone here came from somewhere else and was, at one time, in your position.
For more information, contact:
Erin Williams, Palmetto Marketing (843-785-2031)
Hilton Head Vacation Rentals (866-680-3799)