Very few people would call estate planning fun. In fact, we're pretty sure none would. It's the perfect combo of everything terrifying: lawyers, taxes, and death. Yeesh.

Unfortunately, estate planning is a legal necessity—unless you're hoping to drive your beloved family members into a no-holds-barred catfight over assets after your death. In which case, drop lots of provocative, contradictory hints about how much is in your estate and who might be getting it. But if not, you need to map out an estate plan—how you want your assets allocated postmortem—especially if you're a homeowner, since a home is the largest asset most people own.

Before you start the process, here's what the experts and attorneys wish you knew about estate planning and…

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This home is just like stepping into a Nicholas Sparks movie. The locale begs for kayak rides on the winding estuary that leads to the Port Royal Sound or a barefoot walk around the Live Oak trees. Have I sold you on this charming home yet?

There’s more:

  • wall of windows

  • antique wooden door

  • 3 beds, 3 baths

  • the amazing wood ceiling

  • skylights…all the light!!

  • panoramic marsh views- see, I told you - just like the movie “The Choice”

  • 2 fireplaces

  • outside deck that spans the length of the house

Let’s take a walk into your very own movie set right in Hilton Head Plantation. Give us a call.

15 Foxbriar Court l Hilton Head Plantation l Hilton Head Island

$619,000

 

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Screen Shot 2019-10-24 at 11.23.54 AM.png This amazing magazine showcases the beautiful equestrian homes that are for sale in Rose Hill. We would love to show you around Rose Hill and walk through these homes with you. Contact us and we’ll find the perfect time to go exploring. SEE THE MAGAZINE

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The Lowcountry produces some of the most astounding sunsets. Take a look at some of the photos we’ve collected from our clients in the past few weeks. Don’t hesitate to message us with your favorite photos so we can add them to our collection. Happy Fall Y’all!

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So. I’m a sucker for a lakefront house! Starting and ending every single day with the peace and tranquility of life on the water. Whether you’re on your boat or just sitting on your back porch…what’s not to love about that?! This week’s crush is definitely not hard to love.

Want more?

  • 3 bedrooms, 4 baths

  • the trim work, oh how I love wood trim

  • those floors - yes!

  • did you see the kitchen island?

  • the sliding doors make the screened in porch just another part of the living room

  • a private dock for your boat and kayak

I know, I know…you need to see this house ASAP. Let’s go!

11 Sweet Pond Court l Hampton Lake l Bluffton

$639,000

 

Listed by Kati Barnes, Hampton Lake Realty, LLC

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Interest rates have been plummeting, but the cost of taking out a mortgage hasn’t fallen as fast.

Falling rates are usually a boon to the housing market, since that typically lowers the interest rates that lenders offer on mortgages. Borrowers can then buy homes or refinance their existing mortgages at a lower monthly cost. But they haven’t been feeling the full benefit of the recent rate swoon, one reason the housing market has remained cool over the past year.

Melissa Cohn, a mortgage broker and banker at Family First Funding LLC in New York, said she has been trying to temper clients’ expectations in recent months about how low of a mortgage rate is available to them.

“A lot of people hear stories about where rates should be and come in…

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True story. This house is incredible.

Why? Well let me tell you:

  • hard to get into neighborhood because no one wants to leave!

  • no HOA fees - yes I said NO

  • 4 bedrooms, 2 baths

  • high ceilings

  • upstairs bonus room that you can make all yours

  • can you see all the natural light (love it)?

  • your very own salt water pool and screened in porch - no saving chairs anymore!

End of story.

I need to check this one out today. Come with me!

20 Rivers End Drive l Bluffton

$281,800

 

Listed by Emily Crowe, ERA Evergreen Real Estate Company

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Plantation shutters—window blinds with wide wooden louvers or slats—may hail from the South, but they're everywhere these days, because they make a dramatic window decor statement without looking flashy. They look elegant from a home's interior and exterior, and they can lend a decidedly upscale look to your windows. This all might have you wondering: How much do plantation shutters cost?

Granted, as far as window treatments go, they don't come cheap on the spectrum of blinds.

“Plantation shutters can be a bit pricier than other shutter styles, like board and batten or flat panel,” acknowledges Charlie Capps, director of home and garden for Hooks & Lattice.

According to Home Advisor, homeowners typically spend a total of around…

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Condé Nast just voted Hilton Head Island the top US Island for the fourth year in a row. We love Hilton Head too and want you to get in on the action. Here is a great home as a primary residence or investment property. 5th row ocean! Who could resist?!

In case 5th row ocean isn’t enough:

  • 4 beds and 3 baths in just over 2000 sqft

  • large windows that let in all the beautiful South Carolina sun

  • lush gardens around the private pool and spa

  • beautiful wood flooring

  • $80k in rental income last year

  • you can basically skip to the beach!

Let’s go check it out! This is the perfect time to buy a little slice of heaven.

2 Robin Street l Hilton Head Island

$895,000

 

Listed by Jim Paris,…

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