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Home design is reflecting much more personality, from black accents to textures galore.

Our homes have become our new haven, and creating multifunctional spaces that speak to our diverse needs is becoming essential in the new year. The latest buzz in home design centers around flexibility: creating home environments that engage the senses and are aesthetically beautiful in our everyday life as well as on Zoom calls and even selfies.

To achieve that, traditional homes are getting contemporary makeovers, including with expressionistic lighting and flex spaces that can be transformed into yoga or Zen rooms. Also, a hot new amenity is a unique outdoor space soaked in “naturalness” that is all about being cozy.

Let’s take a closer look at some of…

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Thinking about purchasing a home in 2022? The newest market predictions are rolling in:

 The leading demographic in 2022 is going to be millennials since many are approaching the prime age to become home buyers.

 Housing prices may climb anywhere from 14% to 3% in the next 12 months.

 Mortgage rates are expected to change from 2.98% to anywhere between 2.5% and 7.9%

 Forecasts for 2022 are still a bit unknown because there are still a lot of unknowns, including possible supply chain issues and how material inventory will be affected

At the end of the day, this news is quite confusing because of so many unknown factors.

However, one thing remains clear: take all predictions you see with a grain of salt because these past couple of years have been anomalies.

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Whether you are selling your home or not, an inviting foyer makes all the difference. 

The first space a visitor sees is your entryway. It creates the first impression of your home, so don’t allow a crowded and dark foyer to turn off your guests or prospective buyers. Why not take advantage of January being International Creativity Month to refocus your attention on creating an inviting entryway? Here are some design features that could take you in the wrong direction when trying to create an inviting foyer for your home.

1. Placing a side table that’s too large in your entry will eliminate the feeling of spaciousness. Living room furniture usually doesn’t work in the entry due to its size. Shop for smaller-proportioned furniture for this…

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All of us at The Cobb Group have seen the struggle firsthand with families trying to sell their parents homes after they have passed away. There is so much paperwork and legalities that tie up the process of moving forward and moving on. Having a will certainly makes things easier but even with a will in place there are so many "hoops to jump through." When we saw this iPhone feature we knew we had to share. Phones today are mini-computers and contain/store so much information in the way of passwords, apps, emails and memories. The legacy feature gives a loved one the opportunity to access different features of the phone should they pass away without having to go through the regular iPhone channels. This can make a very difficult time for surviving family…

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Now is the time to get your home ready to list, and here is why listing with a well-known professional (like us!) makes a difference. 

Selling your house is no simple task. And when you sell on your own – known as a FSBO (or For Sale by Owner) – you’re responsible for handling some of the more difficult aspects of the process without the expert guidance you need.

The 2021 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) surveys homeowners who recently sold their house on their own and asks what difficulties they faced. Those sellers say some of the biggest headaches are prepping their house for sale, pricing it right, and handling the required paperwork.

Working with an agent is the best way to ensure you…

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Let's start the New Year off right with a crush that is oceanfront! Are you with me? This dreamy Nantucket-style home is in the N Forest Beach area and is everything that dreams are made of. 

You don't want to miss the:

  • views...and it would be hard to with the walls of glass
  • those gorgeous bedrooms throughout, 5 of them 
  • 2 living rooms (yes, I said 2!)
  • exposed beam coffered ceilings and the worn looking, warm floors - love them
  • 2 kitchens because why not!
  • private pool and hot tub if the ocean is too chilly
  • beach - did I mention the beach? It's right on the beach.

I'm ready to meet you there. Let's go!

77 Dune Lane l N Forest Beach l Hilton Head Island

Offered at $4,999,000

Listed by Lonnie…

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From the opportunity to take advantage of today’s low mortgage rates to changing homeowner needs, Americans have more motivation than ever to buy a home. According to the experts, buyers are making moves right now, creating an unseasonably strong housing market for this time of year.

As we wrap up the fall season and move into the winter months, here’s a look at what several industry leaders have to say about the continued momentum in the current market, and what it means as we head into the early part of next year.

Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist, National Association of Realtors (NAR)

“This solid buying is a testament to demand still being relatively high, as it is occurring during a time when inventory is still markedly low. The notable…

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It’s the stuff of sitcoms: the thermostat wars in which one household member keeps cranking the heat and the family miser repeatedly ratcheting the dial back down. (You know who you are!)

While this back-and-forth drama plays out daily in homes across America, the guideline for temperature settings sits as if carved in stone. The government’s energy-saving advice is simple: Lock in the thermostat to 68 degrees Fahrenheit while you’re awake—and then dial it back by 7 to 10 degrees for eight hours a day, usually while you sleep, to save on heating costs.

For some ice-blooded types, though, 68 is a laughably high number. It turns out, there’s a small but vocal contingent out there who revel in chilling out at 55 degrees—the unofficial bottom…

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There’s no denying the financial benefits of homeownership, but what’s often overlooked are the feelings of gratitude, security, pride, and comfort we get from owning a home. This year, those emotions are stronger than ever. We’ve lived through a time that has truly changed our needs and who we are, and as a result, homeownership has a whole new meaning for many of us.

According to the 2021 State of the American Homeowner report by Unison:

“Last year, staying home became a necessity and that caused many homeowners to have renewed gratitude for the roof over their head.”

As a nation, we continue to work through the challenges of a pandemic that’s pushed us all to new limits. Over the past year and a half, we’ve spent more time than ever…

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Home buying tends to hit its peak in the spring and summer months. Warm weather is more inviting for open houses, home inspections and moving. However, you can reap some significant benefits by choosing to buy a house in the winter months.

Top Tips For Winter House Buying

Although the weather’s colder and some people choose to stay warmed up inside, it’s actually better to explore and consider winter real estate. In fact, there are many reasons as to why buying a home in winter can be smart. Let's explore the ways in which buying in the winter can get you the best bang for your buck.

Less Competition And Lower Prices

Less competition benefits both home sellers and home buyers. With fewer buyers to…

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