Who would have thought just a little over a month ago, our world and lives would be so different than they have been in the past. My own community of Hampton Lake is managing to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and even though our lives have become shelter in place, the community is still growing and moving along.
Construction of homes and new amenities is ongoing, albeit a little slower than in the past. But homes are still being sold, and homesites are breaking ground for new foundations, and soon to be new Hampton Lake neighbors.
Our wonderful lake, which covers a large part of our community is open to residents that have their own boats or kayaks. Social distancing still applies, even on a boat! Luckily, our weather this past month has been pretty spectacular, so going out for a run, bike ride, or just a casual stroll has been wonderful for a great mental health break.
Home prices are still holding up, and the flowers are blooming. I have talked with most of my buyers in the past few weeks, and not one buyer has said they have changed their minds about moving to the Bluffton/Hilton Head Area. In fact, a few buyers told me that this pandemic has actually got them motivated to put their plans in gear to make a move down here as soon as possible and not wait for the future.
Since almost all of us have been staying at home with probably more than a little extra time to sit down and think, I would imagine this past month has made many of us rethink our goals and wishes. I know I went through this same process a few years ago when my wife and I decided to move to Hampton Lake from the Chicago area.
I gave up a nice real estate career in Chicago, and my wife decided to retire. It was a daunting task, and the mere thought of what was involved in making such a significant move was slightly unnerving, to say the least. But now that we have been here for a few years, I can tell you we only have one regret. We regret that we didn’t decide to make a move sooner than we did!
If you would like information on my community of Hampton Lake, or any other community in the Bluffton or Hilton Head Area, I would be happy to help you!
Scott Collins, Realtor with Charter One Realty