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If you're thinking of buying a home on Hilton Head Island, there are three important questions to ask before you purchase. Let’s see if it’s ACTUALLY a good time to buy here in the Lowcountry.

3 Questions You Should Ask Before Purchasing In Today’s Market:

Why am I buying a home?

This seems like the most important question to answer before a home purchase on Hilton Head Island or in Bluffton. Put finances a side and just figure out why you even began to consider purchasing a home. A study by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University reveals that the four major reasons people buy a home have nothing to do with money:

  • A good place to raise children and for them to get a good education
  • A place where you and your family feel
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Home ownership on Hilton Head Island comes with many benefits, including some sizable tax deductions. Ask your accountant or tax professional about whether these real estate deductions apply to you.


  • Mortgage interest – You may be able to deduct all interest paid on your mortgage.
  • Mortgage insurance – Mortgage insurance on government-backed mortgages may be deductible in the same way as mortgage interest.
  • Local property tax – You may deduct property taxes paid to the county tax collector.
  • Points & prepaid interest – Points and charges paid to obtain a mortgage for a home purchase or improvements may be deductible.
  • Home office deduction – The portion of your home used exclusively and regularly as an office space is deductible
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Foundation Realty proudly announces the addition of two new Realtors, Laura Bracken and Marguerite Carver, to the team.


Laura is a graduate of the University of Maine and began her career in marketing, where she helped clients and businesses excel for over 10 years. Laura launched into real estate sales with one of the top real estate brokerages on Hilton Head Island, Foundation Realty. Laura represents sellers of all levels who are looking to list and sell their homes for top dollar using first class, technology based marketing programs.  Laura believes in developing trusting relationships by listening and comprehending each client’s unique circumstances. Her attention to detail and organizational skills enable her to act as a strong advocate for

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Yes, we are already talking about fall! As we say goodbye to those long summer days, it’s time to get excited about the Fall Real Estate selling season on Hilton Head Island. We encourage you to get your home sale ready early, because as you know, those first impressions are the most important. Here are some great staging ideas from HGTV that will make your home feel warm and cozy for potential buyers this fall.

We specialize in residential listings and purchases. Please call us if you’re ready to buy or sell, and feel free to forward our information to a friend!

We are excited to represent you and hope to hear from you soon!



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Foundation Realty Market Report

Real Estate Matters

Hilton Head and Bluffton Real Estate Market Updates

April 2015

With sales increasing and inventory decreasing, we are heading in the right direction for sure. If you have been wondering if the time is right to list your property for sale or upsize/downsize into a new property, we are here to help.   

Below is a brief market report for the Lowcountry. Should you have any questions or would like a more detailed market report for a specific community, we are here to help. Please contact us and share your questions and thoughts.

New Listings: 550 new listings came on the market in April. This was an 11.6% decrease from April 2014.

Pending Sales: 289 sales went pending in April. This was a 12.1% increase from April

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When searching for property for sale on Hilton Head Island or in Bluffton, you may come across properties listed as “Contingent”.  When a property is reported as contingent, it simply means that a buyer and seller have agreed on the major terms, usually price, closing date, etc., but other details must be met in a satisfactory manner such as a short sale approval, inspection, appraisal or mortgage commitment.  

For example, a buyer has agreed to purchase a home for a certain amount of money in a certain time frame and the seller has agreed to the buyer’s proposal.  All of these decisions are done in writing and escrow is opened for the property and parties involved. During this period, the buyer has agreed to a specific amount of time to do their due

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