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Found 6 blog entries for November 2018.


What does “Off Plantation” mean in relation to real estate on Hilton Head Island?  Off Plantation is a blanket definition used to describe any property located outside of Hilton Head Island’s larger, gated communities.  These communities may have savings on regime fees and less restrictive covenants.  Buyers of Off Plantation properties also enjoy the amenities and lifestyle options available to the residents of planned communities and many find the Off Plantation lifestyle to be more casual and relaxed.

Speaking of Off Plantation communities, I have listed a wonderful 2 bedroom villa at #408 Mariner’s Cove Villa.  This quaint & quiet complex is a well-kept secret with so much to offer! Mother Nature is all yours at every turn...tidal marsh…

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Homebuyers, be prepared for closing costs as you determine what you can afford and how much of a down payment you will need to purchase your dream home. 

Closing costs are lender and third-party fees paid at the time of closing (or financed as part of the deal).  According to Trulia, closing costs can range in price from 2% to 5% of the purchase price for a home.  Yet there may also be additional neighborhood and/or plantation property owner association fees and transfer fees as well if you are buying in the Hilton Head Island area.  Reach out to me to know upfront what these fees could be at time of closing.  Having these upfront discussions will help avoid any headaches at the time of closing.

By law, a homebuyer should expect a loan…

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Hilton Head Preparatory School presents Festival of Trees which takes place NOW through Sunday, December 2, 2018 at the Sonesta Resort in Shipyard Plantation. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  They will display beautiful Christmas trees and décor that will be available for purchase. This is an amazing annual event that is well attended.  Make sure you stop by the Sonesta Resort, view the festive trees and purchase one for your home or workplace!  Also, be sure to view the three beautiful trees by the Sea Pines Real Estate offices (pictured below). 

Additional festivities include:

11/28  The Sounds of the Season Concert
11/30  Santa and Mrs. Claus visit
12/1  Cocktails and Christmas sweaters

Hope to see you there!

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Harbour Town Christmas Tree 2018

Are you looking to share and enjoy the "holiday spirit" with others? If so, you'll do no better than to visit Harbour Town during the month of December.

The Sea Pines Resort kicks off the holidays on November 23rd with a Greg Russell concert under the Liberty Oak and the official lighting of the Christmas tree. The event begins at 7:30pm as Harbour Town comes to life with illuminated seasonal ornaments and song.

Ring in the "holiday spirits" with helping others. A number of the activities and events scheduled in Harbour Town are complimentary with the donation of a canned food item for Deep Well. By bringing a can or two, you and your family can enjoy classic holiday movies under the Liberty Oak with a fire pit to roast your marshmallows on…

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  What a wonderful day!    I had heard of Thanksgiving when I lived in Germany, but I had no idea how wonderful it is to celebrate with people I’m grateful for until I moved here. When I lived in Germany, I used the time between Christmas and New Years Eve to think about what and who I was grateful for at the end of the year, and I wrote thank you cards to those people. Now,  having a special day not only to think about how grateful I am, but being able to celebrate it with these friends, family and clients who I consider family, is even better.    I want to thank the following people in my life very much for all that they do and mean to me:  Susan, Sara, Lorraine, Sandy, Kathy, Will, Tina, John, Gail, Andy, Beverly, Falko, Carol,…
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Hilton Head Island is justifiably famous for its incredible beaches and its world-class golf courses. It is regularly voted one of the best vacation destinations in the world.

And while those sugar beaches and amazing golf courses are enough to bring in people from around the globe, there’s so much more to Hilton Head. The following are some fun facts about Hilton Head Island:

 --Hilton Head Island has bridges so it is not necessary to take a boat to get to the island

--There is an airport and it was recently expanded so direct flights are starting up in spring of 2019 to major markets like Washington, DC and Chicago.

--There are 42 square miles of semi tropical landscape on Hilton Head Island

--There are 50 miles of public pathways and…

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