About Jeff Rayno
Being a 55+ individual myself who has gone through my own downsizing and moving, I feel uniquely qualified to help individuals look at these communities here. I love to point out the benefits of living in Savannah. We have the coastal beauty, the historical significance, and the most precious asset of all...the people. I have been a real estate agent in the Savannah GA area since 2016. I have been awarded as the Best Real Estate Agent in the Coastal Empire 2021, 2022, and again in 2023. I believe that simply telling the truth about every home before we make an offer allows my clients to purchase a home with their eyes wide open concerning the good, the bad, and the ugly about a home. I believe it develops a high level of trust with all my clients. We also work after the sale, so our clients know we care about them. You should really have a realistic idea of what it cost to retire and what current home prices are. The Savannah market is not going to cool down anytime soon. The prices are expected to continue to rise because of supply and demand. This is common throughout the Southeastern market. The most realistic beginning price for a home here is at least $350,000. Expecting to have great amenities should come with the realization the HOA fees could be at least $400 per month or much more depending upon the community. More and more 55+ people are moving to the area to discover our great scenery, music, growing food industry, and the beautiful beach on Tybee. I know a great deal about how to save money paying local property taxes because I worked with legislators to help create the Stephens Day Bill which freezes property taxes here in Chatham County. I was born in upstate, NY in the Adirondacks. Our property was bordered on the Adirondack Park, and I spent my youth hiking, camping, motorcycling, snowmobiling and taking great adventures in the woods. I went to school at SUNY @ Fredonia in Western NY where I got my degree in Sound Technology which taught me how to make records. I did one semester in Edinburgh, Scotland at Herriot Watt University and one semester at the Institute of European Studies in Vienna, Austria. I toured America with a band called "Snapshot" in the eighties. The band morphed into a group called "Dance Express" which often still plays at the Villages in Florida. I still love playing and recording music in my spare time.
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