Susan's Comments:

Real Estate Agent - Sea Pines Real Estate - South Beach - 754002792
Hilton Head is still a great place. Home inventory not as abundant as Bluffton thanks to its sustainable demand. However, once in a while there are great buys. My company has sold numerous homes on Hilton Head the past couple of months that were screaming deals. I am soooo happy for our buyers! S...
Yesterday there was a bill discussed by a state legislative panel that could change the way counties collect property taxes after a sale. Beaufort County's legislative delegation in the state House of Representatives is behind the bill to change the "point-of-sale" provision, which taxes property...
I just found an article I had written in an earlier quarterly newsletter. What has changed is that in contrast to being paralyzed as was the case in 4th quarter 2008, people with good credit and cash in hand are buying up fantastic deals. Another indication I saw today was all of a sudden an incr...
Met some friends for lunch @ Fat Babys on Arrow Road on Hilton Head Island today. Great tasty pizza and subs (the Fat Baby's is very tasty) at a great price. Local spot that yours truly enjoys for a quick good value lunch. Ask for Pete and have a blast!
The Town of Hilton Head Island Comprehensive Plan is having a Neighborhood Meeting Series througout January 2009. I attended the first one and encourage all islanders and interested visitors to participate. The Town's current plan was adopted in 2004 and it is time for an update. Because much of ...
Last evening, the town of Hilton Head had one of several neighborhood meetings to continue a dialogue of where the island is going, what works well, what we need to address going forward the next 20 years. Having lived here since 1971, every major change/progress was met with contention in the co...
We had three loan officers speak to us at our local board of Realtors office on Jan. 20th, 2009:   Changes almost weekly. Not like it was ten years ago. Documentation is necessary now. They do not take your word. Three things they look at: 1) credit risk/debt ration 2) collateral risk 3) lender a...
  Unless you are from Florida, you probably do not see many of these rascals around. Not only is Hilton Head a harmony of development and nature via our flora and birds, but also by these guys. Many a golf course lagoon will find these guys lazily sunning on  the banks. And my suggestion is, if y...
Yesterday we had four mortgage panelists from RBC Bank Venture, First Federal, Harbour Light and Bank of America speak to us Realtors. In a nutshell: Credit quality and collateral risk are driving points of decision of approval or not. Still money out there. Primary home loans up to 95%, Secondar...
As I was driving to my office and leaving my home in Sea Pines Plantation and approaching the Sea Pines Circle, two geese that reside in a lagoon in front of the Wachovia Bank Building decided to cross the two-lane road into the median. It stopped traffic of course and was a delightful site, remi...

Susan Ochsner

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