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The LowCountry's Changing Rental Marketplace

Brian Tierney - Sunday, March 22, 2015

Starting in 2008 until just a few months ago, the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton rental market was flush with properties from condos to homes. Since the end of last year, the dynamic has changed. Many of the unintentional landlords from 2008 - 2014, can finally sell their properties without taking a loss.  Homes are selling but many of these properties are being purchased by primary home owners.  This is significant because an already tight rental marketplace will continue to get tighter as these homes are taken out of the available inventory.

When schools let out this summer, people had better be prepared.  As inventory shrinks, prices will definitely see a spike around the LowCountry.  


Downtown Bluffton - Urban Feel, Small Town Living

Brian Tierney - Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The downtown Bluffton area is HOT.  In the last few years the area has morphed from a sleepy town before the bridge to Hilton Head Island to an active downtown destination with an urban feel.  From outdoor music at several venues such as The Old Town Dispensary and Captain Woody's to Wine Bars such as, Corks, Vineyard 55 and Latitudes to Bluffton's newest neighborhood sports bar The Infield.

The Promenade and Calhoun Street development have breathed new life into downtown Bluffton Festivals, outdoor events, a Farmers Market and more regularly bring activity to the downtown area. 

Downtown Bluffton is a walking and active golf cart friendly town. There are live/work options of living at the Promenade & Bluffton Village, and planned community living such as Bluffton Park, Stock Farm, Tabby Roads and Bluffton's newest community under development, Kirk's Bluff all within walking distance to the action.  Outside the planned communities, houses along the downtown streets are also excellent options for convenient living to downtown.  If you aren't a walker, buy a street legal golf cart and join the locals in navigating the downtown streets.


 



Benefits of HVAC Planned Maintenance

Web Admin - Tuesday, December 23, 2014
How many of you are concerned with your hearts health? What about the heart beat of your house – the heating and cooling equipment? Do you know it accounts for approximately half of your household energy costs throughout the year?
 
Given the climate in the LowCountry your system takes abuse throughout the year, and heavy abuse. This makes it important to have your equipment inspected regularly to help avoid breakdowns, costly repairs during after hour times, and poor efficiency.
  
 It’s easy to forget about annual service of your heating or cooling equipment. Seasonal heating or cooling activity can creep up unexpectedly, and it’s easy to dismiss the need for system services. However, you may want to consider the fact that missing your pre-season tune-up actually robs you of important system benefits, including:
  • Helping to improve and maintain energy efficiency levels
  • Lower utility bills
  • Healthier air
  • Better performance / circulation of air flow
  • Early identification of worn or broken parts
  • Reduction in seasonal repair needs / parts
  • Extends equipment life span
  • Access to the latest information about trends in HVAC technology, and whole home performance
  • Assistance in planning for the eventual equipment replacement
  • Information provided by Hahn’s Air Specialists

Hiring a Professional Property Manager

Web Admin - Friday, December 12, 2014
When the day comes that you decide to rent your condo, house or townhouse there are important decisions to make. A professional property manager can help prepare you for a successful property management experience. Below are some of the questions that need to be decided before you answer the question of rental rate?
  1. What is going to be included in the rental rate?  Landscaping, pest control, trash collection, pool maintenance (if applicable), water?
  2. Are you going to accept pets? If so, any restrictions?  Refundable deposit or non-refundable pet fee? Require tenant to have renter’s insurance that includes a pet liability rider?
  3. Are you going to get a planned maintenance agreement on the HVAC?
  4. Have you updated your insurance to make sure they know the property is being used as a rental?

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