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Featured Community – The Walk at Bluffton...

The Walk is a new development being built by Pulte Homes and is located a short distance from Old Town Bluffton.  There is a growing enthusiasm about living within golf cart or walking distance to the town center. Amenities include walking trails, a community lake, and fire pit within the 9+ acres of common area.  The community fee is only 996/year – a tempting …

Bluffton Art & Seafood Festival

It is time for an annual favorite – the celebration of the 15th annual Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival.   While the area is generally known for its festivals, Old Town pulls out all the stops for this special event. If you love great local seafood, music, history, culture and art, this is your chance to have it all in one week-long event from October …

“New Life Chapter” Trends

The onset of baby boomers looking for the next chapter of life has brought about changes in today’s retirement lifestyle.  A recent Harvard University study revealed that Americans are living longer and enjoy a more active and healthier lifestyle than previous generations.  There is no “one-size fits all” approach to offering the ideal home or community in today’s market.   Each person brings with them …

Southern Charm Is Most Appealing

People sometimes ask me if I am a southerner? Well, I don’t think I speak like a true southerner, but in many ways, I have come to appreciate my southern roots of the last 30+ years. As time passes, I become more embedded in the ways of the south. Something I most value is the etiquette in the culture – Yes, Ma’am and No, …

Changing Tides, Changing Seasons…

An amazing thing about living here in the South Carolina Lowcountry is that we get to enjoy a slight change of seasons. Fall is a favorite for many locals. While we always invite visitors to share in our small piece of heaven, by now the younger families are back home and settling into the school routine. Once again it seems it’s time to stop …

Hilton Head and Bluffton – The Ideal Combo for R...

People who are at the retirement stage of life have many options.   Many wisely choose the Lowcountry – especially those who are looking for an active lifestyle.  Hilton Head Island is one of the finest resorts in the country offering outstanding beaches and incomparable natural beauty.  With this comes great restaurants, excellent shopping and much to do. Newcomers learn about the area in many …

Hooray – Shrimp Season Has Begun

Here in the Lowcountry, we are very proud of our much-loved shrimp.  It is delicate, sweet in flavor and, in most of our opinions, the best to be found anywhere.  The shrimping season revolves around the life cycle of shrimp.  When it is time for the shrimp to spawn, the shrimping season is closed.  After the shrimp are tested and have reached an acceptable …

So, How’s the Market?

As you long term readers will recognize, this is the favorite question asked of me at cocktail and dinner parties, in the grocery, at the beach, and anywhere I encounter friends and past clients.  While never a simple answer, there are some points worth recognizing. This spring and early summer, my inquiries requesting information about real estate are on the rise.  Both Hilton Head …

Progress vs History Hilton Head Island

Most visitors and locals are pleased to have the addition of multiple flights in and out of Hilton Head Airport.  The proximity of the airport to the island communities makes weekend trips and traveling for business much easier. Progress can be a good thing, but often there are sacrifices and unintended consequences to making things happen. St James Church is the oldest continuously operating …