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10 Most Tax-Friendly States in the U.S.-Kiplinger

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9. South Carolina

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State income tax: 3%-7%

State sales tax: 6%

Gas taxes and fees: $0.17 cents per gallon

The Palmetto State’s top income tax rate of 7% kicks in once taxable income exceeds $14,400.

Groceries and some cold prepared foods, prescription drugs, dental prosthetics and hearing aids are exempt from state sales taxes. Localities can add up to 3% in sales taxes.                                               (Jamie Sanford via Creative Commons/Flickr)

But the state’s gas tax is well below the national average at 17 cents per gallon.

In addition to the state sales tax, South Carolina levies an annual tax on vehicles. Rates are set by counties. The average annual tax for a vehicle valued at $10,000 is $268.

Property taxes are among the lowest in the U.S. The median property tax on the state’s median home value of $137,500 is $689, according to the Tax Foundation.

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Appealing your taxes on Hilton Head Island

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Tax_Map_Key_for_Hilton_HeadEven if you did not appeal your taxes last year by December 15, 2013, there is still an opportunity to file an appeal this October and before January 15, 2015.   If successful in your appeal, you could enjoy savings for the next four years(rather than five) as our county assesses properties every five years. Read the rest of this entry



Hilton Head Real Estate Communities and Fees 2014

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Hilton Head Properties Realty and RentalsWe have put together a chart of the Hilton Head Area communities, their POA fees(association costs), whether membership is required or optional, their location and what their transfer fees are(if any).  We will be updating this on a regular basis.  Please let us know if you have any questions or updated information.

 

Hilton Head Island Communities and Fees – 2014

Golf Course/Community POA Fee Membership   Required Location Transfer Fee
Belfair $13,362 Yes Bluffton $19,275
Berkeley   Hall $16,100 Yes Bluffton $15,870
Colleton   River $16,275 Yes Bluffton $15,000
Haig Point $6,180 Yes Daufuskie Cost varies
Hampton Hall $3,606.60 Yes Bluffton $3,751
Hilton Head Plantation $1,064 Optional Hilton Head Island 1/4 of 1%
Bear Creek Optional Hilton Head Island
CC of Hilton Head Optional Hilton Head Island
Dolphin Head Optional Hilton Head Island
Oyster   Reef Optional Hilton Head Island
Indigo Run See Below Optional Hilton Head Island
Golden Bear POA $1500 Optional Hilton Head Island 2 x’s POA fee
Golf Club POA $1875 Optional Hilton Head Island 2 x’s POA fee
Long Cove $10,200 Yes Hilton Head Island $20,000
Moss   Creek $4,812 Yes Bluffton $23,000
Oldfield $6,850 Yes Bluffton tbd
Palmetto Dunes See Below Optional Hilton Head Island 1/4 of 1%
Leamington -Hills $2,264 Optional Hilton Head Island 1/2 of 1%
PD-Jones/Fazio $1,250 Optional Hilton Head Island 1/4 of 1%
Shelter Cove $967 Optional Hilton Head Island 1/4 of 1%
Palmetto   Bluff $10,076 Yes Bluffton $875 Working Capital
Palmetto   Hall $1,410 Yes(see below) Hilton Head Island Initiation Fee
Palmetto Hall Golf Golf or Social for golf or social   varies
Rose Hill $1,900 Optional Bluffton $1,517
Rose Hill Golf Optional
Port Royal $1,298 Optional Hilton Head Island None
Port Royal Golf  Optional
Sea Pines $999 Optional Hilton Head Island None
Club Course Optional Hilton Head Island
Harbourtown Optional Hilton Head Island
Ocean Course Optional Hilton Head Island
Heron Point Optional Hilton Head Island
Shipyard $865 Optional Hilton Head Island 1/2 of 1%
Shipyard Golf Optional
Spanish Wells Optional Hilton Head Island
Spanish Wells Golf Optional
Spring Island Yes Okatie
Wexford $12,300 Yes Hilton Head Island $20,000
Windmill   Harbour $2,576 Optional(no golf) Hilton Head Island None
Information is   deemed reliable, but subect to verification by all parties.  Copy Right 2014© Hilton Head Properties

We have done our best to verify these fees and charges, but they are subject to verification by all parties. The communities and golf courses listed here have been hyperlinked to their official website. This will make it easier to review these communities from your community. If you are planning to visit the area, please note that many of the properties in the Hilton Head Area are located in private communities behind security gates and can only be accessed with a Realtor.  If you find a great Hilton Head Property, please contact one of our agents or your Realtor to make arrangements today.



Flood Bill Update- Hilton Head Island

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Harbourtown OakUpdate March 14, 2014…the Senate approved the bill February 13, 2014. We have come across a few articles, some helpful links and insurance people that we have listed below if you have any questions.  Please feel free to forward this information or contact them directly.  Thank you.

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Proper Pricing on Hilton Head Island

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All markets move based on supply and demand.  If you understand this, you will never have a problem buying or selling real estate.  This short informative video will help determine the best price for Hilton Head Real Estate based on interest, showings and offers.  Read the rest of this entry



Hilton Head, SC – Lot Financing

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Lot FinancingUp to 75% lot loan financing for the Hilton Head Area.  With 25% down payment, rates vary based on credit scores, but with a credit score as an example at 787 the rate would be 3.750% with .250% point.  Amortization is 10 years and balloons in 5 years.  For more information please contact: Joan Sherwood

Yadkin Bank
Mortgage Banker
NMLS-659256
1040 William Hilton Parkway
Suite 104
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
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o: (843) 785-2880
f: (843) 410-4550
m: (843) 384-1385
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29928, 29926, 299210 and 29915 demographics and communities

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Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and DaufuskieWhen you are considering a move to Bluffton, Daufuskie Island, Hilton Head Island North and Hilton Head Island South there are a lot of factors to consider.  Each Hilton Head area offers different things to different buyers including community information, amenities and price points that we have listed here.  Demographics for the Hilton Head area can be researched at US Census Bureau’s Community Fact Finder, NeighborhoodScout.com and HomeFair.comYelp is a great website for restaurant ideas and some of our best shops.  Another fun way to look at any community is to find out the walk score.  Check out Hilton Head Properties walk score here.



Flood Insurance Update

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The Senate plans to vote on legislation that would create a 4-year “time out” for both impacted home buyers and future increases on “grandfathered” properties. The Senate Majority Leader has promised the sponsors a vote on S. 1846 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act which would delay any increases for 4 years; they are currently negotiating the number of amendments and amount of debate time.  The bill is expected to come up the week of January 27 if not sooner, and will require 60 votes to move forward.  NAR issued a call for action and is urging every senator to vote yes.



2014 – The Year to Buy Hilton Head Vacation Property

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The one thing that has been warming up recently is buyers shopping for Hilton Head vacation properties on the internet.  Web shoppers are once again thinking about warmer places as temperatures hit single and negative digits around our country.  While everyone is cold right now, Hilton Head’s weekends forecast is in the 70’s.  While snow or cold bound, we have listed below information to help Hilton Head Shoppers find a warmer spot this winter. Read the rest of this entry




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