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Jimi Craddock, Real Estate Pro in Kiawah Island, SC
Jimi Craddock answered:
My husband and I are coming to Kiawah Island for our birthdays. Which hotels are closest to Indigo Park subdivision?
Terrie, there is only one hotel on the island; The Sanctuary 843-768-2121. There are rental villas and homes as well. Indigo Park will be about a ten minute bike ride from the hotel. R ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 14, 2013 Home Buying in Kiawah Island
Mikki Ramey, Real Estate Pro in 29451
Mikki Ramey answered:
What is the alligator population like in the Kiawah Island area?
Like many coastal areas, alligators are prevalent. Typically if you don't feed the gators they don't bother you. If they become aggresive, then they can be removed. Are you thinkin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 10, 2013 Home Buying in Kiawah Island
Ron Chamberl…, Real Estate Pro in Johns Island, SC
Ron Chamberlain answered:
Are homes on Kiawah Island strong enough to withstand hurricanes and tornadoes, and what type of devastations are common occurances on the island?
There are no common occcurances of any type of devastations on Kiawah Island. There has not been a major storm on Kiawah since 1989 hurricane Hugo.

As building technology improve ho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 28, 2013 Home Buying in Kiawah Island
Dan Mengedoht, Real Estate Pro in Charleston, SC
Dan Mengedoht answered:
What would the property tax be for a home that is retail valued at 1.7M in the Indigo Park neighborhood on Kiawah?
Kate, the answer would depend on if it is a primary residence or second home. Primary homes are taxed at a 4% rate. Secondary homes are at 6%. I found a home assessed at 1.6 million ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 15, 2013 Home Buying in Kiawah Island
Dan Mengedoht, Real Estate Pro in Charleston, SC
Dan Mengedoht answered:
If you live in Indigo Park, Kiawah Island, what major grocery stores are availabe and where are they located?
Kathy, there is a very nice grocery store at Freshfields Village. It is called Newton Farms. The Newton family owns the Piggly Wiggly grocery, and this is like a Piggly Wiggly, but n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 14, 2013 Home Buying in Kiawah Island
Ron Chamberl…, Real Estate Pro in Johns Island, SC
Ron Chamberlain answered:
What public schools do the kids on Kiawah go to, and are they good?
Gabrielle, Charleston County public school system, and specifically St Johns High School, Haut Gap Middle School, and Mt Zion Elementary. There is also a private school, Charleston Co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 19, 2013 Home Buying in Kiawah Island
Ron Chamberl…, Real Estate Pro in Johns Island, SC
Ron Chamberlain answered:
What about snakes in the marsh areas invading property of homes?
Hopefully a snake won't go into the home. There is no question that snakes exist, but I've lived here for 8 + years, and rarely see them. Paying attention to your surroundings is the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 1, 2013 Home Buying in Kiawah Island
Jimi Craddock, Real Estate Pro in Kiawah Island, SC
Jimi Craddock answered:
What about snakes in the marsh area invading home area?
I agree Ron, I've been here 30+ years and although I see snakes around; I've never had one in my home. I think we have enough natural environment to keep most wildlife occupied outside.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 3, 2013 Home Buying in Kiawah Island
Dan Mengedoht, Real Estate Pro in Charleston, SC
Dan Mengedoht answered:
Property owners who live on Kiawah Island
Tom, I don't know the answer, but another and probable scenrio is that they don't live there full time NOR rent it out. Plenty of the Kiawah owners have no interest in having strangers ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 5, 2013 Home Buying in Kiawah Island
Michael Blaze…, Real Estate Pro in Charleston County, SC
Michael Blaze (DeLaere) answered:
For properties around Surfsong, Gadwell, Bufflehead, etc. what is the approx. cost per $1 million in property taxes, hurricane/flood insurance, etc.
You will need to talk to an insurance agent, with a specific address, for a quote. Insurance is based on the property, and the person aquiring it, not the neighborhood or similar sized ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 29, 2012 Home Buying in Kiawah Island
Karla Leahy, Real Estate Pro in Charleston County, SC
Karla Leahy answered:
Are homes that back up to the marsh or general wooded areas infested with mosquitos in Kiawah? How do people address this issue?
My family and friends use a mosquito spray service. Buzz Off comes every 3 weeks from March thru October. Genius!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 18, 2012 Home Buying in Kiawah Island
Donnie Gatch, Real Estate Pro in Charleston County, SC
Donnie Gatch answered:
What does it cost to insure a $1 million home on Kiawah? Homeowners and flood. Thanks.
HI KELLY, I DON'T KNOW YOUR AGE , BUT I LIVE WEST ASHLEY AND AARP GAVE ME THE BEST RATE OF ANY COMPANY I COULD FIND LOCALLY-THANKS, DON GATCH-85-43-224-9363
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 27, 2012 Home Buying in Kiawah Island
Bob Nitkewicz, Real Estate Pro in Kiawah Island, SC
Bob Nitkewicz answered:
What is the cost per square foot (broad range will do) to build a new property on Kiawah Island? Lot prices are easy to find but not build costs.
Building costs on Kiawah at present range from roughly $275-$650 per square foot depending on many variables, such as where on the Island, quality of construction, and what one puts int ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 19, 2012 Home Buying in Kiawah Island
Bob Nitkewicz, Real Estate Pro in Kiawah Island, SC
Bob Nitkewicz answered:
where do you see things going... up..?
Walter,
While activity is up a bit recently, prices are still falling. As you must know, the fortunate sellers on Kiawah are those who don't "have" to sell therefore those owners can h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 25, 2012 Market Conditions in Kiawah Island
Danielle Whi…, Real Estate Pro in Kiawah Island, SC
Danielle Whitson answered:
Banker in Tennessee that has a mortgage on a property on Silver Moss Circle. 4 Bedroom/3.5 Bath. Any value guidance?
Silver Moss is a beautiful street on Kiawah. Recently, 3 Silver Moss went under contract, 4bed/4 Ba, just under 3000 sqft, and beautifuly renovated, with a fairway view. This home was ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 21, 2012 Market Conditions in Kiawah Island
Cheryll Wood…, Real Estate Pro in Mount Pleasant, SC
Cheryll Woods-Flowers answered:
How far is this place from the water. It seems like a terrific deal. How much are taxes and are there association fees?
Dear Gwen,

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to assist you with in formation on real estate in the Charleston, SC area! I would like to assist you but there was no reference t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 25, 2012 Home Buying in Kiawah Island
Jimi Craddock, Real Estate Pro in Kiawah Island, SC
Jimi Craddock answered:
Kiawah & Seabrook agents:When is the best time of year for out-of-towners to visit Kiawah & Seabrook for the first time, and buy a property?
Nov- Feb. There are fewer tourist on the island and this gives you better access to rental properties currantly for sale. Best, Jimi
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 3, 2011 Home Buying in Kiawah Island
Jimi Craddock, Real Estate Pro in Kiawah Island, SC
Jimi Craddock answered:
I am interested in a Kiawah Island condo, either a distressed or foreclosure situation. Do any local real estate agent specialize in this area.?
Kiawah has fared pretty well under the current market conditions. We have some very motivated sellers but few s/s and FC. Inventory is still higher than past years and prices contiure t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 26, 2011 Home Buying in Kiawah Island
Danielle Whi…, Real Estate Pro in Kiawah Island, SC
Danielle Whitson answered:
How does private home rental income compare to condo/villa rental income on Kiawah on average? How are lot prices faring compared to 10 years ago?
Kara,
It really varies and much depends on location, condition and amenities such as a pool. Some homes can produce more, some less than villas. There are different expenses such as ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 15, 2010 Market Conditions in Kiawah Island
NAPLES REAL…, Real Estate Pro in Naples, FL
NAPLES REAL ESTATE GUYS answered:
Early thinking into East Beach 1-2 bedroom Kiawah condo purchase w/beach or lagoon view, to rent for profit w/mortgage. What to expect re: rent &?
Kara,

Hopefully a loval Realtor will chime in as you will need local advice. In Naples Fl hurricane "wind" insurance can get expensive, so beware. Good luck.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 11, 2010 Home Buying in Kiawah Island
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