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Posted on 08/13/2020
Another Property Sold - 25 Forest Cove #25, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Updated, convenient first floor flat with quiet, wooded views. Renovated kitchen with tile floor, granite counter tops, new cabinets. Master bath upgrades, living room has new floor and sleek new fireplace surround. Close to beaches, shopping, dining and south end attractions. Community has multiple pools, tennis courts, playground, picnic pavilion as well as a look out deck over broad creek. HVAC and hot water heater recently replaced. Perfect as your first home, second home or long term...
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Posted on 08/09/2020
3 Facts about Selling or Renting an Inherited House
Photo by Dave Frisch from Pexels If you've inherited a house you'd rather not live in, here are some things to consider—before you accept it. Before we get to the selling or renting part, calculate the cost of: Repairs and renovations. Any debt that would pass to you with the home. Annual property taxes. Yes, you may decline...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
Aromatherapy for a Mood-Lifting Home Environment
Photo by Seksak Kerdkanno via Pixabay Diffusing aromas in your home is a great way to settle in, relax and enjoy a fresh, clean scent that calms the nerves. How Do We Know Aromatherapy Works? Research gives us the scoop. Take lavender, for example. Research shows lavender: Eases nervousness much better than a placebo. Raises people's scientifically measured...
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Posted on 07/29/2020
Another Property Sold - 29 Golden Eagle Drive, Bluffton, SC 29909
Located on a lovely cul-de-sac street in Eagles Landing is your new home. This one level Azalea model home is sure to impress. The screened lanai allows enjoyment of the Lowcountry weather and with a two car garage, you have space for all of your hobbies. 29 Golden Eagle has been well maintained, offering its next owner entrance into the Sun City lifestyle. Upon visiting the property, you are welcomed by cheerful landscaping; once inside, you are greeted by custom plantation shutters. The master bedroom features a bay window, private en-suite with double sink vanity, step in shower, large master closet along with hardwood floors in all...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Five Reasons Renters' Insurance is a Good Idea
Image by edar from Pixabay There are many reasons people choose to rent. There are fewer responsibilities, it doesn't take saving up a large down payment, maintenance is likely taken care of and there are no real estate taxes and no homeowners' insurance to pay. That doesn't mean, however, you shouldn't carry insurance. If you rent a home,...
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Posted on 07/23/2020
Another Property Sold - 509 Gardners Lane, Bluffton, SC 29910
Spacious 3 bedroom 2.5 bath town home with a huge loft and 2 story foyer. This is an end unit with large fenced in backyard. Beautiful tile and wood flooring on the first floor. Galley kitchen has oak cabinets, black appliances, lots of counter space w/breakfast bar. First floor owners suite features 2 large closets with private bath. Relax in the private backyard with an extended paver patio. Private fencing and 2 storage sheds. Community amenities include a pool,clubhouse, playground, sidewalks, leisure trails, and fishing lagoons. Close to the public schools. This is a great...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
Make an Adirondack Chair
Image by Susan Lowry Hare from Pixabay Adirondack chairs are popular on decks and for outdoor living, though they also look great in a rustic living room or cabin! Rather than being straight-backed and uncomfortable, their design make them a joy to sit in. However, a finished Adirondack chair can up to $700 dollars, whereas materials will run...
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Posted on 07/14/2020
Another Property Sold - 53 Forest Cove #53, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Minutes to the Beach and a fabulous opportunity to live on Hilton Head Island's south end in your own 1st floor 2BR/2BA condo. Features include living room with fireplace, dining area, kitchen, and laundry room. Forest Cove has on-site Tennis Courts, Swimming Pools, Playground, Covered Picnic area and on-site management. Also, just about 1 mile from the all new (under construction) Lowcountry Celebration Park featuring large lawn & stage for festivals, concerts & other gatherings; destination playground with an iconic ship playground; the Sandbox Children's Museum; walking trails & boardwalks; exercise stations; and improved...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
Finding Time For Home Repairs and Improvements
One of the most satisfying aspects of being a new homeowner is the process of "making it your own." That could include everything from painting walls and hanging pictures to replacing window treatments and assembling shelves. (Then, of course, there's the unpacking, furniture arranging, organizing, and room cleaning!) For some people, one of the biggest challenges in getting unpacked,...
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Posted on 07/09/2020
Another Property Sold - 38 Circlewood Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Newer home completed March 2019. Level walk in, no steps in front or back. Cumberland Model 3 beds, 2.5 baths. Master bedroom & laundry area on first floor. Light & bright Carolina Room. SS appliances, granite countertops, upgraded lighting fixtures, LVP flooring on the first floor, loft for office/bonus space, wood blinds in every window. Garage has a window. Fenced yard with sensor lighting. Flood Zone C, no flood insurance required! Hurricane shutters provided. Low HOA. Walk/bike to an uncrowded beach. Community security...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
11 Easy Ways to Display Plants in the Home
Photo by Chantal DeGaust on Unsplash You can never have too many plants inside your home. Indoor plants can help boost your mood, productivity, concentration and creativity. But being a plant parent means finding the right ways to display your flora so they can grow and thrive in any space. We’re going to dive into several different ways...
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Posted on 07/04/2020
25 Forest Cove #25, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 now has a new price of $149,000!
Updated, convenient first floor flat with quiet, wooded views. Renovated kitchen with tile floor, granite counter tops, new cabinets. Master bath upgrades, living room has new floor and sleek new fireplace surround. Close to beaches, shopping, dining and south end attractions. Community has multiple pools, tennis courts, playground, picnic pavilion as well as a look out deck over broad creek. HVAC and hot water heater recently replaced. Perfect as your first home, second home or long term...
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