Salt Marsh Model Home Open House on Saturday!

Please join agents Bill Britton and Sharon Peck at the Salt Marsh Townhomes, Seabrook’s newest townhome community located off of Landfall Way just before the gate. Tour the new model home, ask questions about the new floor plan (with the master bedroom on the main level,) and discover all that Salt Marsh has to offer! www.saltmarshatseabrook.com

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Seabrook Island Open!

Thank you to all those who expressed concern and inquired about Seabrook following Hurricane Matthew. We are happy to report that because of the preparation efforts of the Seabrook Island Town, Club and SIPOA, there was no major structural damage to the Island. The St. John’s Fire Department, our maintenance crew, and Town, Club and POA officials worked tirelessly post-storm to return our Island to normal. It has been a true community effort on Seabrook, and we are beyond thankful to our residents for their patience and assistance in storm aftermath.

As of last week, Seabrook Island Club is fully functional and up and running! The golf courses are open and in great condition, and the tennis and pickleball courts are playable. After safely evacuating to Aiken, the horses have returned to the Equestrian Center and are ready for riders. Additionally, the Island House is operational and serving lunch and dinner. The Seabrook Island Real Estate office has resumed its normal hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10am – 3pm.

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Our thoughts are with those devastated by and impacted by Hurricane Matthew. Here’s to sunny skies and beautiful fall weather in the Lowcountry!

We hope to see you on Seabrook Island soon!

Joe Salvo
Broker-In-Charge
843.768.7796 • jsalvo@seabrookislandclub.com

Island Makeup: “How I Spent my Summer Vacation” Part II

A common question I get asked is, “how many people live full-time on the Island?” A good back to school research paper for me! It’s a difficult number to pin down, but I thought it might be interesting to check the voter registration numbers as a way of making a determination. I was surprised to learn that the numbers have been increasing drastically over the past few years. The research showed that in 2008 there were 1,315 people registered to vote on Seabrook. By 2010, that number had risen to almost 1,502, a 14% increase. In 2015, the number had risen to almost 1,800, a 20% increase since 2010 and almost 37% over 2008. A check of Club memberships showed the similar 21% increase in resident members since 2010.

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Another common question is, “how many properties are on the Island and how many home sites remain?” We use about 2,600 as the total number of homes, villas and home sites. Heather Paton tells me the SIPOA uses 413 as the number of unimproved home sites remaining. Using the latest Property Owners Association map, it looks like the remaining home sites break down “approximately” this way: 22% wooded; 12% marsh; 27% golf; 7% lakes; 13% village; 5% ocean front; 13% ocean area. I can’t guarantee total accuracy, since I counted them myself and made up the categories, but it made an interesting school project.

Welcome back to those who traveled this summer, and here’s to a great end-of-the-year in the real estate market!

Joe Salvo
Broker-In-Charge
843.768.7796 • jsalvo@seabrookislandclub.com

 

Pelican Watch Open House THIS Weekend!

This Saturday, from 1-3pm, we will be hosting an Open House Event at the Pelican Watch Villas! Tour 8 different units, ranging from 1-3 bedrooms, and take in breath-taking ocean views. The Pelican Watch Villas are mere steps from the ocean with its own boardwalk and are close the Beach Club and other Club amenities.

Spread the word, all are welcome. We hope to see you on Saturday!

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New Marketing Projects: “How I spent my Summer Vacation” Part I

Since it’s “back to school” time, I decided to treat this issue as my initial essay project of the new school year – “how I spent my summer vacation.”

First, much of the time was spent implementing new marketing ideas for spreading the word about real estate opportunities on Seabrook. You’ll notice new kiosk stands housing real estate guides at both the Beach Club and the Island House. The good news is that these have been flying off the shelves into the hands of potential prospects.

I also spent Wednesday mornings over the summer hosting breakfast “meet and greet” sessions in the Island House for Seabrook guests looking to buy property. The attendees ran the gamut of our normal prospect pipeline – from first-time visitors to a couple from the Southwest who have been visiting Seabrook for 6 years. All the meetings were extremely positive and usually the longtime visitors were gushing to the new guys about what a great place Seabrook is!

Stay tuned later this month for “how I spent my summer vacation” – part II! Welcome back to those who have been traveling, and here’s to a great end of the year real estate market!

Joe Salvo
Broker-In-Charge
843.768.7796 • jsalvo@seabrookislandclub.com

Congratulations Photo Contest Winners!

Last week, Seabrook Island Club announced its winner and two runners-up of its Summer 2016 #MakeitUniquelyYours Photo Contest! Congratulations to Molly Bisceglia, Greg Lozanoff & Amelia Rowland on their spectacular Seabrook snapshots! The next round of the #MakeitUniquelyYours Photo Contest begins September 1st – don’t forget to enter AND vote!

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Low-Priced Villa with Spectacular Ocean Views

Fabulous views of the water, Botany Island and those spectacular Seabrook sunsets! This 1-bedroom, 2-bath rarely-used Pelican Watch villa has been carefully maintained. Features include: updated kitchen and bathrooms, stunning ocean views, private deck and access to the beach. New impact-rated sliding deck door and HVAC. Sold furnished.

All the important items have been taken care of – just bring your bathing suit and beach gear and start to enjoy!

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For more information on 1342 Pelican Watch, click here.

Seabrook Island Named “Best Restored Beach” of 2016!

Recently the SIPOA submitted its beach project, Relocation of Cap’n Sams, to the The American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) for consideration in its annual Best Restored Beaches contest. This week it was announced that Seabrook is in good company with five other coastal communities!

Beach restoration involves placing beach quality sand in a specific area to offset or prevent erosion. According to the ASBPA, the three main reasons for beach restoration are: 1. Storm Protection; 2. Habitat Restoration; 3. Recreation.

Coastal communities from around the country entered their projects into the competition for consideration and an independent board of coastal managers and scientists selected the winners. According to the ASBPA press release, selection was based on:

  • The economic and ecological benefits the beach brings to its community;
  • The short- and long-term success of the restoration project; and
  • The challenges each community overcame during the course of the project.

For more scoop on the selected communities, check out the ASBPA’s full press release. Plus, be sure to read Tideline Blog’s post on the announcement!

Thank you to the ASBPA for the recognition!

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Find Seabrook Island on PrivateCommunities.com!

Just recently Seabrook Island Real Estate added a great resource for potential buyers & visitors – privatecommunities.com. This is a pre-eminent industry website that includes information and on the Island as well as photos and links to our social media pages!

Check it out at http://www.privatecommunities.com/southcarolina/seabrookisland/ or by searching for Seabrook Island South Carolina in the PrivateCommunities search bar.

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