Joan E. Diamond's Blog

Posted on 01/10/2021
What Makes a Good Real Estate Investment?
Post Image by Jens Neumann from Pixabay If you’re considering making an investment in real estate, you already know some risks you may encounter. While most people talk about how to invest and where you may want to invest, have you thought about what makes a good investment? Here are a few suggestions: Cash-on-Cash Returns Investing in real estate...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
How to Sell your Home to a Family Member or Friend -- Without Destroying the Relationship
Photo by fauxels from Pexels It sounds like it should make things easier -- selling your home to a friend or family member should be a breeze for both parties -- but in reality, a home sale can disrupt your relationship if you don't go about it the right way. With the exception of parent to child transfers...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
Use Native Stones to Create a Rustic Walkway
Image by Nancy Buron from Pixabay If you're like many homeowners who prefer a natural landscape plan, your outdoor living space undoubtedly features lush vegetation and bright, blooming flowers. However, you might also have the sense that something is missing but can't quite put your finger on what it might be. If this describes you, the missing element...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
Tips for Making Your Home Safe for Pets
Image by Irina from Unsplash Whether you have young pets or older ones, there are certain household hazards to be aware of. Puppies and kittens can get into trouble while exploring different parts of your home out of curiosity. Adult dogs and cats can also end up getting hurt or sick from common household dangers for pets. Keep...
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Posted on 12/17/2020
Another Property Sold - 34 Scarborough Head Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Large family home in private Port Royal plantation with a multi-leveled pool, an expansive backyard & views of the Big Lagoon. In 2016, home was gutted to the studs, every door & window was replaced. The spacious brand-new kitchen w/ walk-in pantry is in the center of the house and overlooks the pool and deck. Master suite and office to the left and family room and 3 large bedrooms and baths to the right. Custom millwork throughout. The oversized 2 car garage has a tool room & storage closet. Finished bonus room over the garage could be used as media room, office, or playroom. Solar panels on the roof heat the pool. Walk...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
Travel Apps - Enjoy the Journey
Photo by: Sebastien Gabriel via Unsplash You have a great trip planned, but you want to bring all your friends and family along with you. Well, let technology help. You don’t have to be a celebrity or a tech genius to enjoy documenting your travels. You can preserve your travel memories as they happen and keep everyone up-to-date...
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Posted on 12/06/2020
Choosing the Right Luxury Home Location
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay If you are ready to move into a luxury home. You'll find options in most locations in any state you desire. Before you choose, especially if you plan on moving to another state, you should first tackle some other questions. Work Do you need to keep working to enjoy the lifestyle you have...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
Lighten Up a Little: Three Tips to Increase Your Home's Natural Light
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay There's a lot of benefit to be had from increasing the amount of natural light that enters your home. Scientists have long linked natural daylight to improved mood and productivity. You just feel better when you regularly work or relax in a room filled with light from the sun. Sunlight helps regulate circadian...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
Another Property Sold - 105 Governors Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Newer home with an open floor plan features a 20 foot coffered living room ceiling, pecan hardwood flooring, wainscoting, large designer kitchen w/stainless steel appliances, butcher block and granite counter tops, 2 dining areas and first floor master suite with luxurious marbled bath. Separation from three second floor full-bath guest suites, one with a balcony overlooking 15th green of SPCC, lagoon and pool w/2 waterfalls. Great home for entertainment. Circular tabby concrete driveway, screened in porch and spacious lanai with travertine flooring. 3 HVAC units; 2 new in 2020, 1 new in 2016. Security and irrigation systems....
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Posted on 11/22/2020
Refresh Old Furniture with Upholstery
Photo by eric montanah from Pexels Furniture DIY projects can be fun and exciting. And better yet, these can help you save thousands of dollars. However, these projects take time, energy, and knowledge, which is where you’ll see a lot of people give up. But by learning some super simple DIY projects, you can get your hands on...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Vintage Features for the Modern Home
Photo by Alex Qian from Pexels Whether you’re remodeling your home or building one from scratch there are a few vintage features you may want to incorporate. No matter the style of your home—modern, traditional, country chic—these additions can fit seamlessly in your house. Work with your architect to see how you can add these details to your...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
Are There Home Selling Shortcuts That Actually Work?
The home selling journey sometimes is filled with hurdles that make it tough for an individual to optimize his or her property sale earnings. Fortunately, there are several shortcuts that a home seller can take to boost the likelihood of enjoying a profitable property selling experience. These shortcuts include: 1. Hire a Home Cleaning Company A home cleaning company...
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