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We are swooning over this gorgeous home in Sun City Hilton Head and we know are you are going to fall in love too!

Let us tell you about our crush...

2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1,831 HSF 
Offered at: $575,000

Picture this: nestled at the end of a quaint cul-de-sac, with a storybook-like charm that could make anyone swoon, sits our real estate crush of the week! This enchanting abode is more than just a house; it's a fairytale come to life! As you step through the front door, you're greeted by an airy, sunlit living room adorned with cozy furnishings and adorned with whimsical decor that seems plucked straight from the pages of a home magazine. But that's just the beginning! Wander into the kitchen, and prepare to be amazed by its…

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The excitement of the Super Bowl extends beyond the football field. It also signals the kickoff of the vibrant spring real estate market for the Bluffton & Hilton Head Island Lowcountry. As the thrill of the game captures the nation's attention, the property sector experiences a notable upswing in both buying and selling activities especially in our area. 

Real Estate Transactions Increase in Spring

Recent insights from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) highlight the spring months as the pinnacle of real estate transactions. Remarkably, data reveals that approximately 40% of annual home sales unfold between March and June, a trend attributed to the favorable climatic conditions and a spike in buyer engagement. 

This seasonal surge is…

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In a competitive real estate market, buyers want to give as much strength to their offers as possible in an effort to try and edge out other offers for the same property.

One creative way to try and get a seller’s attention is for a buyer to write a letter to the seller explaining why the seller should select their offer. In the industry, these letters are referred to as love letters. These letters often include family photos.

While you may think this is a great idea, you need to know that love letters can be a detriment.

A letter to a seller that unintentionally reveals your status in one of the seven protected classes of the Fair Housing Act could result in a violation if the seller makes a decision based on information pertaining to your…

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5 New Rules to Go By!

1. Old rule: Find your dream home, then finalize your mortgage paperwork
New rule: Lock in a mortgage before you start your search
2. Old rule: Shop for homes you can afford
New rule: Shop for homes priced below what you can afford
3. Old rule: Tour a property, then take a day or two to decide whether to make an offer
New rule: If you love a property, act fast
4. Old rule: Offer below asking price and wait for the seller to counter your bid
New rule: Put your big number out there from the start
5. Old rule: Expect to buy a home after submitting one or two offers
New rule: It will probably take multiple tries before you succeed

 

Here’s an understatement for you: Buying a home today is not the same…

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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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Giving up size doesn't mean giving up style or swag! This could make your life so much easier & more streamline. Think... "Tidy house, tidy mind." Maybe 800 square feet is a little too small for you but the topic of downsizing has been floating around social media the past couple weeks. At first thought, it makes you think of getting old. However, it seems to be more of an opportunity to get rid of things that you don't want and need and to move forward with less commitment. 

The tiny house movement has taken over, and we aren't opposed. Moving into a smaller home isn't as big of a sacrifice as you might think. Sure, you're scaling back on physical square footage, but you'll be saving big in other areas. Eight hundred square feet may sound…

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Thank goodness #4 doesn't apply to us here in the Lowcountry! It's one of the main reasons lots of us moved here, but nonetheless make sure you have any tools you need for the few days that you go to your car and there's a layer of frost on the windows. How many of you still have window scrapers? I confess- I just run my car on high heat for a really long time!

It’s the spring cleaning of fall, so to speak.

With THE HOLIDAYS coming at you fast and furious, you want to be sure your home is cozy, but with that fresh-as-spring feel — as opposed to that musty-damp-winter feel.

Here's how to make that happen (along with a few other timely tips):

#1 Wash Bed Pillows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You love your trusty, old,…

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Sitting on the fence and trying to time the real estate market in the SC Lowcountry can be tiring. We can say with certainty that the perfect storm is here, and listing your home this Fall is a very wise thing to do to capture buyer fury, low interest rates, and top dollar. Based on history & market activity this is as close to a crystal ball as we can get.

If you’re trying to decide when to sell your house, there may not be a better time to list than right now. The ultimate sellers’ market we’re in today won’t last forever. If you’re thinking of making a move, here are four reasons to put your house up for sale sooner rather than later.

1. Your House Will Likely Sell Quickly

According to the Realtors Confidence Index released by the National…

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One of the best parts about working with a REALTOR to buy a home is all the support and resources you can access after you’ve moved into your new home. While this isn’t a standard part of the REALTOR relationship, if you’ve chosen to work with a great agent – one who prioritizes your relationship over the transaction – you’ll have a great go-to resource for all things related to houses/condos/neighborhood/real estate. 

Here are just some of the questions we regularly get asked by our past clients (and are more than happy to answer):

House/Condo Questions

  • Can you recommend a good handyman/plumber/electrician/roofer/drywaller/pest control company/general contractor/floor installer/cleaner/painter/etc.? Your realtor is intimately…

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It’s the largest investment many people will ever make—and the most emotional one. That can be a bad combination.

When people say they “fell in love with a house,” they would do well to remember another common saying: Love is blind.

Overcome by strong emotions, potential buyers of the biggest investments of their lives overlook things like a lousy view, choppy floor plan or ancient mechanical systems. Likewise, would-be sellers are often so eager to sell—or so in love with the homes they’re leaving—that they are blind to the house’s fixable flaws, or to the need to plan for capital-gains taxes.

And that’s how it goes in normal times. The current frenzied real-estate market is only exacerbating those emotion-driven mistakes—with buyers…

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