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Single Family Home – Primary or Secondary/Vacation
The Hilton Head/Bluffton area is AMAZING… families, retirees, you name it! The housing options are many. Here is just a quick overview of what you’ll find in the Hilton Head and Bluffton area if you dream of owning a primary or vacation home:
Plantations and Communities
People often ask what the difference is between a Plantation and another community. The Plantations tend to be well-planned, more luxurious gated developments with amenities. Communities without Plantation in the name can also offer a security gate and amenities but someone opted not to name it “Plantation”! Clear as mud, right?
Often, you will find a good variety of housing options and various neighborhoods within Plantations. Generally, communities without Plantation in the name will be a bit smaller with lower carrying costs.
Dues for single family homes can range from $500-$17,000+ per year
If you purchase a villa or a townhouse, you will pay the annual POA Plantation or Community dues in addition to a monthly regime fee. The regime fees will vary depending upon what is included… anything from exterior maintenance and upkeep of amenities to insurance, pest control and trash removal.
A few quick tips for your search for a home in the Hilton Head/Bluffton area:
If your property will be your primary residence, your tax bill will be less. For an easy way to estimate your tax responsibility, multiply the purchase price by .5% if you will be living here year-round and if this will be your second home, multiply the purchase price by 1.5%.
Hilton Head Island is a world-renowned destination and Bluffton is fast becoming a popular option for folks looking to call our area home… price points for Hilton Head Island are generally going to be higher than in Bluffton which is on the mainland. Although there are some swanky Bluffton neighborhoods though that are pretty amazing.
Use the link at the top of this page to search for MLS real estate listings.