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Posted on 08/02/2020
Pasta e Fagioli (Traditional Italian Macaroni Soup)
Image by Valter Cirillo from Pixabay In Italy, it's long been a cherished tradition to harvest beans, place the pods over the ground under the autumn sun, then store the sun-dried beans for wintertime. On brisk days, beans would be cooked up with a medley of vegetables and pasta. When the cook tossed dry pasta tossed into the...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
21 Oyster Landing Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 is now new to the market!
Opportunity to be the next homeowner of this historic Hilton Head home. A beautiful Victorian style home built and designed by a British actress. Situated on a private, quiet residential street lined with majestic Live Oaks, this 3200 sq. ft home rests in the middle of a large lot; marsh and sound across the street and a tidal creek defining the back boundaries. At high tide, kayak from your backyard to the Sound. Enter the home through the wide wrap-around porch and be delighted with the bright open floor plan and a 32 foot great room that has a wall of glass that opens to the pool and large backyard. First and 2nd floor master...
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Posted on 08/01/2020
34 Scarborough Head Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 is now new to the market!
Large home with a fabulous new kitchen and 4 new bathrooms. Coming to the Market...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Real Estate Lawyer - Do You Need One?
Photo by Mateus Campos Felipe on Unsplash Buying a piece of real estate is a serious legal and financial decision. Sometimes, having a real estate attorney help you through the process is helpful. In fact, in some states, it is required by law to have one assist with the process. If you don’t live in a state where...
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Posted on 07/23/2020
380 Marshland Road #J27, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 is now new to the market!
Rare opportunity to own a 3 bedroom, 2 bath villa with a garage. The largest model in Summer House gated community is this 2nd floor end unit. Kitchen completely updated w/solid maple cabinetry, granite counter tops, tile floor & back splash. Split floor plan w/true master suite w/ walk-in closet & master bath. Enjoy outdoor eating and relaxing in screened in porch. Extra storage off balcony. Main living area has a contemporary style wet bar. Summer House community offers year-round grill area, cabana w/fireplace, TV, pool, hot-tub fitness center and car wash. In 2020 entire complex has been updated w/ new doors, windows and...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
Tips for Planning a Home Renovation
Image by ClassicallyPrinted from Pixabay Renovating your home is a great way to improve your home while also adding value. While you may go into a home improvement or renovation project with the best-laid plans, problems are bound to arise especially with a larger scale job. Some issues can be prevented by understanding the most common pitfalls that...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
Boost Home Value with Age in Place Design
Image by Jonathan Petersson from Pixabay Home improvement to accommodate residents of all ages and physical abilities not only add convenience and safety to the home, but also make good economic sense. "Aging in place" guidelines have been formulated to assure that housing of the future is designed to meet changing needs. Open floor plans are not only...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Top Tips for Ideal Room Layouts
Photo by Daniel Mielcarski via Pixabay So you just bought that beautiful space, the one with the soaring ceilings and tall windows -- or is it the one with a lot of clever nooks and crannies? Decorating smaller and larger spaces hold unique challenges, and facing the decoration of an entire house -- either from scratch, or by...
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Posted on 07/03/2020
Another Property Sold - 70 Shipyard Drive #138, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
New windows and just painted, this 2 BR, 2BA furnished Evian Villa is ready for new owners or renters. Very well maintained, villa features include: hardwood floors and fireplace in LR, large open kitchen with granite counter-tops, master suite with beautiful tiled master bath, large 2nd bedroom with twin beds, and a covered back deck. Evian villas amenities include a community pool, tennis courts and gazebo with lake views. This unit is just a bike ride away for Shipyard's Beach house and access to the beach and Atlantic...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
How to Avoid a Homebuying Dilemma
No one wants to face a homebuying dilemma. Yet problems may arise during the homebuying journey that make it tough for an individual to find and buy his or her dream residence. Lucky for you, we're here to help you prepare for potential homebuying dilemmas and ensure you can quickly address these issues. Now, let's take a look at...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
SOLD! These Ideas Can Help Sell Your Home Faster
Photo by Schluesseldienst via PixabaySelling? Ready to wow potential buyers with some high-impact touch-ups? Here are some top ideas to mesmerize home buyers—without spending a fortune on renovations. Dazzle Them at the Doorstep Many of today's home sales, and certainly most fast transactions, begin with online browsing. First, snap a photo of your home. Take it from the...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Tips for Moving Cross-Country
Photo by Peter Fazekas from Pexels Whether you are relocating to follow a dream, start a new job or simply have an adventure, cross-country moving requires careful planning and consideration. Moving across the country comes with a unique set of challenges, so it is important to prepare well in advance. Below are some tips to help you simplify...
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