Hilton Head Island Bits & Bytes...June '18


  Fabulous weather, and Happy Fathers Day!

....and May was not supposed to be busy, even a little bit!  So not true.
Two days out of my hip operation, which turned into a worse than expected home-bound experience, and then - it all began.  All my listings sold.  Since my last email to you, two more were put on the market and those as well as last months have all sold.  Also showing property was a bit hard, but more manageable each day.  And the days of “the walker” are pretty much over.

I just listed a great Fiddlers Cove for $174,900.  Lots of great sunlight, nicely decorated and next door to one we used to own.  Easy to get to everything from this location...heated and cooled pools, 10 clay tennis courts, racquetball courts, and a hop, skip and jump to the beach...the Island’s Best Beach...voted so 40 years in a row.
2 bedroom, 2 bath, furnished, with the best amenity package on the Island! 

432 villas remaining on-Island.

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There’s going to be a trolley starting July 16 (and free for July) shuttling folks between Shelter Cove and Forest Beach area.  $1 fare after that.  It’ll run through October.  And hopefully start up next March.  Children under a certain height ride free.  Supposedly they’ll have WiFi and bike racks.  

Have you ever decided you were going to bike to Sea Pines, and then hit a couple local bars on the way home.  Palmetto Breeze trolley will make your trip hassle and ticket free!

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Solar power allows a tax break.  Per Kiplinger Tax Letter, one can still claim a 30% Federal tax break for the entire cost, through 2019.  It then reduces to 26% for 2020 and 22% for 2021, ending thereafter. Also for tax breaks concerning residential wind turbines.  People installing energy-efficient windows and doors aren’t so lucky.  Tax savings lapsed in 2017.

What I found out today, South Carolina also gives a 25% tax break.  And we’ll be meeting soon with a good solar power specialist, just to see if it’s in our cards or not.  More on this later.

I know at least one good friend who has been able to get solar installed, bought an electric car and lives in a PUD (plantation or planned unit development) in Bluffton.

Our California home built with panels in 1978 had almost as much sun as we have here...and it was an electricity/money saver.  It’s worth thinking about.  Has anyone heard anything about getting Island approvals?  One would think they’d be ok with it.  

Another great electricity saver is the Rinnai tankless hot water heater.  The days of putting water heaters in the attic, which is an inherently awful idea, may hopefully be over.  The Rinnai heats water in our house right when we want it...and it doesn’t run out.  Our builder, Sanddollar Construction’s Dave Roberts, tested ours by turning on all the spigots (12 of them!) and they stayed hot for the whole test time of about 20-25 minutes.  It’s now been 13 years.  I am waiting for “fall out” since we have hard water and have been too lazy to use the recommended vinegar bath to cleanse the apparatus.  “Live on the edge,” I always say.  It’s that one day you will need to be somewhere fast and a cold shower is all you’ll get.  Am prepping now for that 40 degree moment.

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HAVE A WONDERFUL JUNE, and see you at the beach!


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Roni Kincaid
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