Give the Gift of Holiday Spirit this Christmas

Choose from the Many Volunteer Opportunities in Bluffton and Hilton Head, SC

There are many charitable organizations in the Bluffton and Hilton Head Island area that offer a great opportunity to give the gift of Christmas joy to those in need during the Holiday season.

Salvation Army: 

Help make Christmas a little more magical for a needy child in our community with the Adopt an Angel program. Contact Captain Wanda Long at 843-524-3726x6 to sign up. 

Love House Ministries: 

Donate to their Love House Toy Closet so needy children can receive toys and gifts this Christmas. Contact Randy Roberts at 843-525-1043 to get involved.

Bluffton Self Help: 

This local organization has a…

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If you’re gearing up to buy a home you might be confused by some of the mortgage terminology you encounter, such as pre-qualified or pre-approved. You have a vague idea that at some point in your journey, you’re probably going to need at least one of them. But what exactly are they? What’s the difference between them? And is one stronger than the other? 

Let’s lay it all out.

What Is A Pre-Qualification?

A mortgage pre-qualification is an estimate of your ability to borrow money. It’s a shortcut for lenders and buyers to assess whether your mortgage will be approved. The five questions in a first time home buyers pre-qualification:

  1. Where do you live now and what is your rent?

  2. What is your annual household income?

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Feeling overwhelmed at the idea of preparing a Thanksgiving dinner this year? Luckily, Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, South Carolina have a wide variety of delicious restaurants that are ready to ease your burden with Thanksgiving dine-in and take-out options you and your family and friends will love!

Michael Anthony’s Cucina Italiana: While it is primarily known for its Italian cuisine, Micheal Anthony’s offers a special Thanksgiving menu that incorporates Italian flavors with traditional dishes.

Poseidon Coastal Cuisine: Located in Shelter Cove, this option will combine traditional Thanksgivng dishes, fresh seafood options with stunning marsh views.

Hewitt Oaks *Pick-Up Option: This local wedding venue and restaurant features the…

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Did you go overboard with the amount of Halloween candy you purchased for potential trick-or-treaters? Did your kids hit the ultimate jackpot and you need to repurpose some of the goofs before they overdose on sugar? No worries, we have some creative uses for leftover Halloween candy.

Candy Buy-Back Programs:

Check your local dentists for buy-back programs or events in which you and your kids can bring extra Halloween candy to participate. Local Bluffton Pediatric dentists have been known to host events like this that include bounce houses, live music, local food trucks vendors and more. All you need is at least one pound of candy for free entry!

Donate to Troops:

Operation Gratitude and Soldier's Angels are examples of programs that…

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How do you get an offer accepted on a house in a competitive real estate market? It’s the number one question for homebuyers competing against other offers. Real estate agents scramble to figure out how to win against multiple offers and get their clients that dream home. The pressure builds when housing inventory levels are low.

How can you compete in a hot seller’s market?

It may be tough, but with some inside information, it is possible.

To help you out, we’ve compiled some tips for getting sellers to accept your offer, even in a multiple-offer situation. We’ll cover what to include when you make the offer, as well as strategies for making your offer stand out.

These tips will make buying a house seem like a reachable goal rather than…

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