Without a doubt oceanfront living is conducive to an active lifestyle that gives you both physical and mental benefits. There is nothing sweeter than waking up each morning to the sound of waves splashing on the beach while the sun is rising above the horizon. It is hard to feel stress when you start your day smelling the fresh salt in the air, listening to the crashing waves and feeling the warmth of the sun on your skin.
Daily beach walks, runs, yoga and of course an ocean swim are some of the best cardiovascular activities out there. It's not always easy to get motivated to go to the gym but it's very easy to step out your back door and feel invigorated and energized to be active.
Oceanfront living also provides mental benefits since waves trigger a natural release of serotonin that helps you easily fall asleep and more importantly stay asleep. Natural serotonin keep stress and anxiety away. If you take time to meditate you can further release stress. The sounds and beauty of the ocean and it's wildlife all help to rejuvenate your mind as you slowly let the stress disappear.
There are also financial benefits to oceanfront living since properties on the ocean are some of the most sought after properties. It's hard to put a price on ocean views. Well kept beach homes on Hilton Head Island generally hold their value since you have no neighbor in your backyard except possibly a few dolphins, shrimp boats and kite surfers.
In addition, beachfront homes are ideal for generating a steady stream of rental income. If you plan to use the home as a vacation home and rent it the weeks you are not using it, you can help pay the maintenance and on going expenses of the home. Beachfront rentals are very sought after on Hilton Head Island and generally are quite popular with tourists.
Having a beachfront home also gives you the opportunity to save for retirement. For every year that you own the home, you build up the equity that you have in the property. As your equity continues to build, your mortgage debt decreases. By the time you are ready to retire, you can own the property outright. Once you have no mortgage payments, you can choose to retire full time in your beach house or rent it out, giving you an income stream that makes for a more fulfilling retirement.
If you want to learn more about beachfront properties or have questions about beachfront living, please feel free to contact me at 843-633-3307.