If you’ve ever looked over real estate listings and came across an ad for a “luxury home,” you might have thought, “Wow, this one must be special!” But what exactly defines a luxury home, anyway? Is it determined by price, location, square footage, or some magic combination of all of the above?

Well, for starters, “luxury” isn’t strictly about how much cash you blow on the purchase. It’s much more subjective, and a moving target based on what a particular area’s high-end buyers have come to expect.

“It isn’t simply a price per square foot metric,” says The Agency’s Daniel Stevenson, who specializes in selling luxury listings. “Many times luxury is simply in the eye of the very covetous neighbor.”

While it’s hard to pin down an exact…

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Sugar and spice and everything nice....that's what crushes are made of! 

123 August Lane in Palmetto Bluff should be at the top of your Christmas lis this year. You've been good right?

This is why you need this home:

  • 4 bedrooms in the Montage neighborhood area
  • a secret bridge to get to the water 
  • the brick floor and fireplace may be my fav room
  • although I do love the clerestory windows and trim
  • so much attention to detail 
  • and...turnkey move in!

We've got to go and tour this house ASAP! 

123 August Lane l Palmetto Bluff l Bluffton

Offered at $4,995,000

Listed by Martin Roache with Palmetto Bluff Real Estate Co

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The parade we all wait for each year! The 51st annual Bluffton Christmas Parade is this Saturday, December 3 at 10 a.m. It runs through Bluffton’s Historic District. 

Get to your spot early so you don't miss a thing. If you've never been to the parade, this is the year. Time to get into the holiday spirit.

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There's just something about this house that keeps me coming back for more! Is it the tabby stone outdoor fireplace? Or maybe the golf and marsh views from the tabby stone outdoor fireplace? Or maybe the hardwood throughout?

There's so much goodness in one home:

  • 4 beds and 4 baths in almost 3,400 sf
  • double doors that open to the screened lanai and tabby stone fireplace
  • great sized rooms with two living spaces
  • the space for entertaining is fantastic
  • new updated kitchen
  • love the long high top bar

Let's go check out this social butterfly dream home today! It's the perfect time to have an outdoor fire.

43 Victory Point Drive l The Crescent l Bluffton

Offered at $875,000


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SOLD in Moss Creek! You already know that I love Moss Creek and 32 Royal Pointe Drive is perfectly updated and in a great location. Our sellers are happy, and I know the buyers are ecstatic. This home and Moss Creek have so much to offer. 

If you are looking for a home in Moss Creek, call us today. We have the inside scoop.

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The holidays are coming, and we've put together a list of essentials to have on hand when company comes over. It's the most wonderful time of year if you are prepared. 

1. nuts/cheese/stuffed olives

These easy staples can be stored in your cabinet and easy to pull out when guests come over. 

2. wine

Stock up on a few extra bottles. You can use them in case you underestimated how many people were coming over or as a quick hostess gift when you're heading out for a party.

3. local goodies

It is always fun to put out local treats like honey or olive oil and balsamic vinegar from the oilerie down the street.  

4. plenty of kitchen towels

Holiday themed kitchen towels spruce up the room. Whether they are quirky or traditional,…

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Apple Cider Bourbon Smash

I know how much Southerners love their bourbon. I thought this looked like the perfect November cocktail. 


  • bourbon
  • apple cider
  • lemon


  • Cut the lemon in half and then cut each half in quarters. You will end up with 8 wedges.
  • Add the lemon to the shaker and muddle the wedges for at least 2 minutes. You want to extract as much of the fresh lemon juice and zest from the skins as you can. Look at it all! 
  • Measure out 4 ounces of bourbon.
  • Measure 5 ounces of apple cider.
  • Add fresh ice to the glasses.
  • Add 1 cup of ice to the shaker, cap it and shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Strain, divide and pour the drink between the two glasses.
  • Add a half slice of apple and one…

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This crush is for all the golf lovers out there! I know you'd love to live on a course. 17 Greenwood Drive is on the Rose Hill golf course and sits on a 1/2 acre lot. 

Need more:

  • completely and spectacularly renovated  
  • love the LVP flooring
  • the kitchen is so sharp
  • that skylight is...amazing
  • how about that backyard?
  • amenities in Rose Hill are terrific

I just really think you'll love Rose Hill and Greenwood Drive. Let's go for a visit.

17 Greenwood Drive l Rose Hill l Bluffton

Offered at $728,500

Listed by Colleen Jacques with The Alliance Group Realty

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"They were this gorgeous, greenish-teal, and they looked great in my laundry room," says Eliesa Prettelt, avid DIYer and author of "A Pinterest Addict" blog.

The washer/dryer combo was perfect. Such a delightful way to brighten laundry day — with a cheerfully colored front-loader set. They could actually make laundry fun!

But after barreling through three sets in four years, she knew she'd made a mistake. "They looked so pretty, but I had nothing but problems with them," she says.

She eventually gave up and got nondescript, white, commercial-grade top-loaders she scored for less than half the cost of her original machines. They may be plain, she says, but "I've had no problems since."

Lesson learned. The hard way. Now for learning the easy…

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Alight now! You had me at "Oceanfront!" The rest is just icing on the cake.

There are so many amazing features about this home. Whew!

  • did you hear me say oceanfront?
  • how about a private pool in the backyard...on the beach?
  • how about opening your windows and listening to the waves crash on the beach?
  • the views are unreal
  • eating breakfast in that gorgeous kitchen
  • the kitchen backsplash and lighting - yes please
  • an elevator - of course
  • 3 porches that look out over the ocean

The sunrise on Bradley Beach is like no other. We've got to go see this home together.

20 Horvarths Peninsula l Bradley Beach l Hilton Head Island

Offered at $3,250,000

Listed by Christopher Sankowski with Vacation Homes of…

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