Bluffton and Okatie are full of private, often gated communities and have the POA or HOA fees in place to keep them running. As a result, every resident pays a fee toward the community up-keep. Monies collected go toward everything from community maintenance, security, roads, staffing, and other amenities like bike paths and community pools (when applicable and community depending).

Bluffton & Okatie POA | HOA Fees

PLANTATIONS | MLS AREAS:

One-time initiation fee: $29,500

Improved:          $16,646/ year (billed semi-annually)

Unimproved:    $16,646/ year + $500 mow fee (billed semi-annually)

Additional fees may apply.

One-time initiation fee: $23,000

Improved:          $19,769/ year

Unimproved:    $19,769/ year

Equity Membership: $19,100/ year

Nat. Golf Membership:      $6,935

Additional fees may apply.

One-time initiation fee: $18,000

Improved:          $822/ month + $75/ month for debt service.

Unimproved:   $460/ quarter

Additional fees may apply.

One-time initiation fee: $30,000

Improved:          $20,975/ year

Unimproved:    $20,975/ year

Additional fees may apply.

One-time initiation social membership fee: $6,000

One-time capital contribution fee: $810

Improved:          $4,200/ year  or  $350/ month

Unimproved:    $3,348/ year  or  $279/ month

Additional fees may apply.

One-time capital contribution fee: $2,750 + $150 administration fee

Improved:          $3,690/ year

Unimproved:    $3,690/ year

Additional fees may apply.

One-time membership fee: $23,000

Improved:          $5,691/ year

Unimproved:    $4,935/ year

Additional fees may apply.

One-time initiation/transfer fee: 1% of sales price (not to exceed $8,000)

Improved:          $9,030/ year  +  annual neighborhood assessment

Unimproved:     $2,270/ year  +  annual neighborhood assessment

Golf Membership:      $15,000/ year

  • Equity Golf Membership:  $6,000/ year  or  $500/ month
  • Young Exec. Golf Membership:  $3,240/ year  or  $270/ month

Additional fees may apply.

Improved:          One-time initiation/transfer fee: 1% of sales price + $875 working capital

Improved:          $4,520/ year + county admin tax

Unimproved:    One-time initiation/transfer fee: 3/4 of 1% of sales price + $875 working capital

Unimproved:      $4,254/ year

Additional fees may apply.

 One-time initiation/transfer fee: $2,300 + $200 admin fee

Improved:          $2,300 / year  or  $575 / quarter

Unimproved:    $1,540 / year  or  $385 / quarter

Additional fees may apply.

One-time initiation/transfer fee: 1/3 of 1% of sales price + $1,000 membership fee + $200 admin fee

Improved:          $2,268 / year  or  $567 / quarter +  annual neighborhood assessment

Unimproved:     See Riverbend

Additional fees may apply.

One-time initiation/transfer fee: 1/3 of 1% of sales price + $1,250 membership fee + $200 admin fee

Improved:          $2,268 / year  or  $567 / quarter +  annual neighborhood assessment

Unimproved:   $2,100 / year  +  annual neighborhood assessment

Additional fees may apply.

All other neighborhoods:

Alston Park:          $920

Baynard Park:       $1,640

Bluffton Park:       $1,345

Brighton Oaks:     $672

Cedar Lake:           $1,200

The Crescent:        $1,611

Eagles Pointe:       $1,260

Edgefield:               $600

Fern Lakes:            $860

Gascoigne:            $1,600

Grandee Oaks:     $340

Heritage at New Riverside:    $1,020

Heritage Lakes:  $575

Hidden Lakes:     $748

Island West:        $1,425

Lake Linden:        $600

Lawton Station:  $960

May River Plantation:   $1,500

May River Preserve:       $1,825

Midpoint:  Single Family Homes $667  |  Townhomes $1,140

Mill Creek at Cypress Ridge:     $1,476  |  One-time cap. fee of $2,448

Palmetto Pointe:     $508

Palmetto Pointe Townes:      $780

Parkside at Baynard Park:   $1,100

Pinecrest:     $875

Pine Ridge:   $540

Pine Forest Village:     $714

Rose Dhu Creek:          $1,883

Sandy Pointe:                $615

Sawmill Creek:             $300

Sawmill Forest:            $772

Seagrass Station:       $901

Shell Hall:                      $1,600

South Pointe:         $850

Southern Oaks:     $651

Stock Farm:           $600

The Farm at Buckwalter:     $868

The Haven at New Riverside:   $2,508

The Townes at Buckwalter:       $3,348

The Traditions/Old Carolina:    $975

University Park:     $1,260

University Place:    $500

Victoria Bluff:          $843

Village at Olde Town:     $1,000

Wellstone:     $1,428  |  One time cap. contribution fee of $500

Westbury Park:     $1,618

Willows:           $726

Woodbridge:  $637

Additional fees may apply.

POA or HOA Fees: These fees cover owning a property within a private community. They usually go toward the community’s annual operating budget. Here, you may notice a difference in cost dependent upon whether a property is improved or unimproved. In general, an improved property has a home while an unimproved property is a parcel of land, or a lot, with no building(s).

Enhancement Fees, Capital Improvement Fees and Special Assessments:  Of course, some additional fees may pop up.  Capital improvement fees pay for community projects and enhancements such as a new club house or renovation. Enhancement fees or special assessments, once approved by the board, linger only for a defined period of time.

Initiation/ Processing/ Administrative Fees:  An initiation fee debits the buyer of a property to cover administrative costs.

Transfer Fees:  Many communities, developers, and towns have a transfer fee. This fee applies to the seller of a property. You can also refer to this fee as a re-conveyance fee, recovery fee, capital recovery fees, or resale fee. Similarly, the developer, town, or POA must be paid a private transfer fee. This fee becomes payable at closing.

Membership Fees:  Many communities have club, golf, tennis or social memberships.  The fees to join pay for the amenities offered specifically by the club.  Memberships maybe optional.

POA/ HOA fees are estimates only and subject to change with or without notice.  Please contact the POA/ HOA association for a full schedule of all fees and costs.