Free Resources & Frequently Asked Questions



How much are the real estate taxes?

Roughly ½% - 1½% of your purchase price in Beaufort County (1%-3% in Jasper), with biggest difference being primary residence or not.
See this explanation for a detailed, more precise answer.

(Note: If you have been a legal resident of South Carolina for at least one year and are over 65 years of age, or have been certified totally and permanently disabled by a State or Federal Agency, or legally blind, or hold fee simple title or partial title to your property, you may be eligible for the Homestead Exemption. To apply you may contact the county auditor’s office, not the assessor's office.)

What are taxes like in South Carolina?

Moving to South Carolina: A Tax Guide for New Residents



How much are the fees?

Recurring fees for each property are shown on the detail page for that property, below the property description detail; simply scroll down that page. If there are any fees, regime fees are generally monthly; POA annually.

Here's a an explanation of the difference between Regime Fees and POA Fees.



Why aren't there any pictures of this listing?

Hopefully they'll up by tomorrow - when a new listing is entered, it takes a couple days to aggregate all the data. On rare occasion, the photos never appear. If it's been several days and there's still no photos, please let us know and we'll see about getting some for you from the listing agent.



Rental History/Income?

To make the best return on a property, focus on the rental potential rather than the rental history. You'll pay more for a property with a great rental history than you will for one without it. Our most successful investors find property that is underperforming and do what is needed to increase it's return.

Sometimes, it's as simple as switching property management; we've seen cases where one management company has produced more than double the rental income over a virtually identical property next door with the same view, the same floorplan & the same condition.

Other times, it's as little as TLC updates like paint & furnishings; tired properties produce less income, and their owners tend to reinvest less or nothing into them, so they get more tired. One thing leads to the other.

Or perhaps you're willing to take on a major redo. That's where you can really add value and increase your return.



 Pet Restrictions - Is it Pet-Friendly? Are pets allowed?

See this list of Hilton Head Area Condo Pet Restrictions, or see our quick searches for pet-friendly villas in ocean oriented communities:



"How close to..." or "How far from..."?

If you missed it, there is a View on Map option below the pictures on each property's detail page. If it's not there, please let us know so we can see about getting it updated.




Are the furnishings included?

As with the fees (above), whether or not furnishings are included is shown on the detail page for each property, below the property description detail; simply scroll down the detail page.



10 Things To Consider When Buying A Condo On Hilton Head Island

See 10 Things To Consider When Buying A Condo On Hilton Head Island



What's the Hilton Head weather like throughout the year?

See Hilton Head Weather Averages here.



Recommended Contractors

We often work with the ones our home inspectors recommend. Here's some of the local home inspectors & links to their recommended contractors:



Recommended Home Inspectors



Beaufort & Jasper Utility Contact List

Beaufort & Jasper Utility Contact List



What's the meaning of (HHI MITP) or (927111)?

The (HHI MITP) & (927111) that you see at the end of many property descriptions are tracking codes placed by Hilton Head MLS and mean absolutely nothing to you, us or the property you're viewing.



Only Looking for a Rental?

For vacation, short-term or seasonal, might we suggest:

For Long Term: