I have emphasized the importance of carving out a time each day to expand your mind and also to study and see how others have reached their own dreams. I know you can cut your learning curve by modeling after those that have come before you and have met their success. Besides working with me, I will encourage you to look at those who are paving the way for all of us. In the Netflix documentary, “Inside Bill’s Brain,” it documents how Bill Gates carries a tote bag of books everywhere he goes. He reads everything from state budgets to modern day fiction. He continues to expand his mind whenever and wherever time allows. Here is a borrowed list of books from some of the world’s best achievers. If you are going to take the time to do this, make it count.

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So…you want to live on the water but you don’t want to live in a high-priced HOA neighborhood? This week’s crush is for you! This home has it all.

Just look:

  • gorgeous floors

  • neutral paint

  • open floor plan

  • Carolina room fit for a King!

  • metal roof for easy care

  • private dock with boat lift

  • large in-ground pool

  • outdoor fireplace

  • front and back porches

  • quiet neighborhood

  • waterfront (in case you didn’t catch that the first time!)

This is one we can all agree on! Come on. Let’s go.

22 Blue Heron Point l Hilton Head Island



Listed by Lawrence Taylor, Charter One Realty

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It’s costing real-estate developers a pretty penny to purchase lots for single-family homes. And that could spell trouble for people who are struggling to afford to buy a home.

A new analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data conducted by the National Association of Home Builders found that the median price for a single-family lot of land had risen 4.4% in 2018, higher than the 2.4% average rate of inflation last year.

Half of the lots nationwide now sell at or above $49,500, researchers found.

That figure constitutes a nominal national record. However, when adjusted for inflation lot prices were still higher during the housing boom preceding the Great Recession.

Nevertheless, it’s gotten much more expensive to purchase land to…

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What I love about this home

Terrific opportunity. Needs TLC but has lots of potential.

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1,250 square feet

3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms

BRING YOUR CREATIVITY. 3 spacious bedrooms and 2 full baths. One story home. Large double slab back patio. Big backyard with privacy fence. Double driveway with lots of room for guest parking. Open floorplan with generous kitchen, dining area and living space. 1 car garage has been converted to a 4th bedroom, den or office with HVAC but can easily be converted back to a garage. A great investment or starter home in a quiet neighborhood! Lagoon view. 20 min to HHI and 1/2 hour to Beaufort and Savannah. BRING ALL OFFERS. MOTIVATED SELLER. WELCOME HOME!

MLS ID 398196


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Wowza! Talk about a private oasis…this is it. Start packing your boxes. You can have your privacy and the conveniences around town - all at the same time. Who’s in?

Check out all this home has to offer:

  • your private lot is gated, wooded, and large

  • look at the amazing floors

  • the master ceiling is dreamy

  • I don’t even know where to begin with the porches and backyard

    • okay the pool ~ ah-maze-balls!

    • the best outdoor fireplace in town

    • a sleeping porch…Sign.Me.Up.Now!

Come on y’all! Let’s go. There’s still time to host an oyster roast.

410 Pinckney Colony Road l Bluffton



Listed by Collins Group Realty


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How do you usually choose the colors for your walls? Many consider their favorite shades, or they try to match existing furniture or other décor. This is how some people like to do it, but did you know that there are optimal colors for each room type?

The next time you’re ready to splash a new color on your surroundings, consider choosing a hue that suits the room’s purpose. Here are some guidelines you can use as you pick your paint.

Bedrooms: Green. This color is typically associated with calmness and relaxation. Green in the bedroom can help you rest well after a hectic day.

Offices: Blue. This shade is a productivity booster. As a calming color, it can help lower your heart rate so you can focus, yet it also stimulates…

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As a realtor and someone who sees many, many homes I’m a sucker for good design, and this Frank Lloyd Wright inspired house does not disappoint. The architecture is so unique, especially to the Lowcountry. You just don’t see it very often around here. I KNEW this one would catch your eye.

What else:

  • OCEAN FRONT! I got caught up in the design and almost forgot - it’s ocean front!

  • the windows, the views, oh my

  • 5 beds, 8 baths and almost 9,000 sqft in Sea Pines

  • y’all…the foyer!

  • the clean lines and open spaces are just what Frank Lloyd Wright favored

  • amazing sandy beach

  • gorgeous pool and outdoor living space

I hear the owners are taking offers anytime! Let’s go and check this one…

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It’s the time of year that calendars are packed with holiday parties, budgets are strained by gift-giving and the days are chilly. Alas, 'tis not the best season for real estate. But the good news is that the brave house-hunters who do venture out are very serious about buying a house and stylish trimmings will make them want to ring in the new year in your home.

“Holidays can be personal on a lot of levels, but you want to make sure your decor is neutral,” advises Amy Powers, owner of Accent Home Staging & Interiors of Atlanta. “You want to romance your buyer, not invite them to your Christmas party.”

Try these tips to get buyers in the right spirit:

  • Clean and stage. “Before you decorate, your house needs to be…

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Look at those beams! Look at that kitchen! Look at those floors! Look at that pool! This week’s crush has me all in a tizzy!

What else? Well let’s see:

  • 2018 Lighthouse award winner for Best Kitchen

  • exposed wood beams

  • bright and open - let the light shine in!

  • beautiful trim

  • built-ins

  • saltwater pool

  • private backyard

  • great community - Oldfield

  • 4 beds and 3600 sqft

Come with me to see it and get your moving truck ready!

5 Old Oak Road l Oldfield l Bluffton



Listed by Amy Aurelio, Keller Williams

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What I love about this home

What a cute house! GREAT floorplan with so much privacy. 2 bedrooms on first floor and 2 bedrooms upstairs. Beautiful screen porch and lush plantings. Backing up to secured wetlands offering wooded views. Perfect home for someone with a home business as one of the first floor bedrooms has a separate entrance making it a terrific office. Brand new TOP OF THE LINE HVAC and spray foamed attic. A favorite Bluffton neighborhood!

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2,106 square feet

4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms

JEWEL IN THE CROWN! A favorite Bluffton neighborhood w/ a close-knit feel & low fees only 3 minutes to the HHI bridge. Placed at the back of a cul-de-sac & situated at the edge of protected wetlands this home has a…

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