Good Morning from Sea Pines

Chilly but beautiful December beach sunrise at Sea Pines Beach Club, Hilton Head Island, SC.

Had a busy morning work wise and also with taking a continuing education course.   But I find there is nothing better to focus and energize me for the day, than taking a moment to breathe and enjoy the view.   That’s especially important here in the lowcountry, as I realize that is why people want to mover here and buy real estate.

What do you think helps you to focus?

Coastal Setback Lines , setback

SC Coastal property owners have chance to request review of new coastal setback lines. But the deadline is coming up quick!

Heard great news from Nick Kremydas, CEO of the South Carolina Association of Realtors, today regarding the setback lines for rebuilding on the coast.  Nick was the keynote speaker at the Beaufort County Association of Realtors luncheon and gave us several updates on new legislation, on the national and state levels.

I asked a question about the recent developments on the coastal rebuilding setback lines.   He gave us all and update and sent me the following press release. I’m sure many of you will appreciate this update to this important issue affecting many homes here in Coastal South Carolina.

Please note the important DECEMBER 4th date for property owners to contact the DHEC to receive information on requesting a board review.  But at least now you have a little time to be proactive and request a review.   


 

Please see DHEC’s recent news release, below. 

DHEC Extends Public Comment Period on Proposed Beachfront Jurisdictional Lines Until April 6, 2018

[COLUMBIA, SC] Coastal property owners will have until April 6, 2018 to comment on revised beachfront jurisdictional lines proposed by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).

Because of this extension, the department will begin to adopt final revised beachfront jurisdictional lines in May 2018 with all lines published by December 31, 2018. A tentative adoption schedule for each beach will be available on DHEC’s website on November 13, 2017.

Existing jurisdictional lines will remain in place until final revised lines are adopted. A 2016 amendment of the Beachfront Management Act prohibits the baseline from moving seaward from its position on December 31, 2017.

Based on feedback received during the original 30-day comment period, DHEC feels it is appropriate to give property owners and other interested parties more time to meet with department staff, understand the methodology used to set the jurisdictional lines and bring the department any additional information for consideration.

The decision to adopt revised lines after December 31, 2017 affects landowners who own property where the baseline was proposed to move seaward of the existing baseline under the department’s current proposal.

DHEC is asking these property owners to contact the department prior to December 4, 2017 by email at ocrm-comments@dhec.sc.gov or phone at 843-953-0200 to receive information on requesting a board review. DHEC will also attempt to proactively reach out to these property owners.

The department is required to establish and review beachfront jurisdictional lines every seven to ten years to implement laws and regulations that support the state’s beachfront management goals and to guide development away from vulnerable shorelines. The lines were last reviewed in 2008-10.

DHEC establishes two lines of beachfront jurisdiction – the baseline and the setback line. The baseline is the more seaward of the two jurisdictional lines, while the setback line is the landward line. To locate and establish the lines, DHEC utilizes the best available scientific and historical data, including state-of-the art LIDAR, GPS and aerial photography.

The lines do not create a “no-build” area. Repairs, reconstruction and new construction are allowed under certain conditions and with authorization by the department.

DHEC staff is available to assist citizens in understanding the lines and the process. Three public hearings were held in October, and additional meetings and opportunities to gather and present information will continue to be held.

The department has developed an online tool that shows the proposed new lines in detail at https://gis.dhec.sc.gov/shoreline/. Additional information about the proposed beachfront jurisdictional lines, including a video on how the lines are developed, are available at http://www.scdhec.gov/beachfrontlines.

Public comments may be submitted to DHEC through a link provided in the viewing application or in writing to DHEC-OCRM, Attn: Barbara Neale, 1362 McMillan Avenue, Suite 400, Charleston, SC 29405. Comments can also be submitted to ocrm-comments@dhec.sc.gov.

Katie Phillips
Legislative Affairs
S.C. Dept. of Health & Environmental Control
Office: (803) 898-9119
Mobile: (803) 530-5679

 

Monday Morning on the Sea Islands

Brief video and photos of Hunting Island and St. Helena Island, just outside of Beaufort, SC by Lori Bee.

I had an appointment out on St. Helena Island this morning.   I love visiting the Sea Islands of St. Helena, Harbor, Fripp and especially Hunting Island.   It’s like something lures my soul out there to recharge.    And that is what I did today, just soaking all that beauty and peacefulness in.

Here is a link to just a little bit of history in a recent article by Travel+Leisure Magazine,  and below is a short video of my stops today.  But I’d love to personally show you a life you would love on the Sea Islands of South Carolina.  Just let me know where your soul is calling you to Bee at the Beach.

Happy 4th of July from Bee at the Beach!

Happy 4th of July from Bee at the Beach!

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Happy Independence Day!  Let me know if I can help you or someone you know break free and live life at the beach!  843-505-3132

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Reflections

Lori Bee reflects on many treasured memories as she captures children enjoying beach playtime.

Beach Memories

As an empty nester, I miss the days of ole, watching my children play on the beach.   This moment watching another family visiting Hilton Head Island recently, brought back so many memories of years visiting here with my own family.

I did enjoy it then.   And I treasure those memories even more now.

Wastin’ away at the Hardeeville Margaritaville !

Get all of the latest news on the Margaritaville development in Hardeeville South Carolina from Lori Bee, Realtor with exp Realty.

Hear this BREAKING NEWS from me first!!!!
This is awesome news for the area! I’m stoked!

NIXLE ALERT: “New Margaritaville development set for Hardeeville.

The city of Hardeeville is one of the fastest growing cities in the state of South Carolina. The trend will hopefully continue with the announcement of a new development being built along highway 278. Minto Communities and Margaritaville Holdings announced their second Latitude Margaritaville location today. It will be built in the city of Hardeeville on Highway 278, two and a half miles east of I-95.

The active adult residential community will feature homes built for the 55-and better community with a “no worries” tropical vibe of Margaritaville. The 2,739-acre community will include a 72-acres site for 290,000-square foot Margaritaville-inspired festive retail center. Earlier this year, Minto and Margaritaville holdings broke ground in Daytona Beach, Florida for the first Latitude Margaritaville community. Hardeeville Mayor, Harry Williams says, “Hardeeville will now become the place for retirees from across the country who want to enjoy the beauty and amenities of the region>” The mayor went on to say the retail shops and restaurants will make Hardeeville a destination spot for the entire Lowcountry area. The city of Hardeeville is excited about this venture. We truly look forward to working with Minto and Margaritaville holdings on the Hilton Head Latitude Margaritaville Community.”

And I plan to be your Margaritaville real estate expert! Private message or call me at 843-505-3132 to sign up for ongoing news on this great project. And cheers to our good times in the future!

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Beaufort and Hilton Head Area Homes with Deep Water and Docks

Check out all of the lowcountry area homes featuring deep water docks.

Deep Water Dock Homes from Beaufort MLS

Deep Water Dock Homes from Hilton Head MLS

Memorial Day Weekend and the summer boating season is upon us.   I love boating and understand the desire to have that perfect lowcountry home with deep water access.  Check out the links above to find your dream estate on the water.

I’m a member of both the Beaufort MLS and the Hilton Head MLS, so I can help you find your dream come true, in just about any area of the lowcountry.    Let me put my 17 years of experience to work for you.   843-505-3132

In the meantime, enjoy the beautiful homes….

Cozy oceanfront homes with fireplaces on Hilton Head Island

Feeling frigid today?   Would a Hilton Head Island ocean front home with fireplace warm you up? There are 35 to choose from today.  Call me if you’d like this kind of cozy living. Lori Bee, eXp Realty, 843-505-3132

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