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Different Types Garden Design

Spending time in nature is a proven way to reduce stress. And we could all use some stress reduction, especially after the year we've all had. A thoughtfully designed garden is a great way to make the most out of any yard space you may have. Take a look at some different types of garden design to help inspire your own outdoor masterpiece! Meditation Gardens Meditation gardens are Asian in origin, going back centuries with their roots in Zen Buddhism. With a very minimal aesthetic, these gardens were created to connect with nature, and oneself in a spiritual manner, in addition to being physically beautiful. Simplicity is key when designing a meditation garden. Common elements include: A winding path, made of stone, pavers...

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Waterfront Second Home

Travel Dreams: Owning a Second Home

As the winter weather roars on up north and people continue to work from home all over the country, the idea of a second home or vacation home may sound pretty wonderful right about now. If you’ve been dreaming of getting away from your same four walls and wanting a change of scenery for a bit, read on for some introductory information about purchasing a second home. Second Home Location Location is an important aspect to consider when buying a vacation home. It needs to be far enough from your primary home that you really feel like you are getting away when you visit, but close enough so you can really utilize the property. If it’s too much of a hassle to...

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39 Myrtle View Rd

The Art of the Entryway

A home’s entryway is the first impression visitors will have of your home. Whether you have a grand, double height foyer or a simple hall tree to hang coats, January is a great time to reassess that vestibule and make the most of an often unconsidered space. Bold Wall Treatments The smaller space of a foyer allows you to play around with bold wallpaper or bright paint colors for a pop of the unexpected without spending a lot or making a large-scale commitment. Storage that is Stylish and Functional There are plenty of ways to fit functional storage in the entryway while keeping in tune with your personal style. Minimalist? Go for wall hooks in natural materials and a live-edge bench. Boho? Try funky baskets for...

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Savannah Real Estate Market: What to look forward to in 2021

I’m one of those people who gets irritated when I see Christmas decorations on store shelves in October. Even my boys, who can’t wait for Christmas every year, comment on its absurdity.  I’m of the opinion that we should take the time to appreciate the present moment, to the extent that we can, and celebrate the gifts of each season.  So, I feel like a bit of a hypocrite about writing the market forecast for 2021 when we’re still in December and in the thick of the holiday season. Part of me, I guess, wants 2020 to be over and the optimist in me believes that 2021 will be a better year than the last.  But, alas, this is my m.o....

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Design Eye: Which Fireplace Style is Right for Your Home?

It’s that time of year- even in the Lowcountry- where this is a chill in the air and staying snuggled up by the fireplace sounds like the best way to spend a winter’s eve. There are so many design styles out there, how do you know which one is best for you? Brick When many people think of the classic fireplace scene, a red brick fireplace comes to mind. A lot of homeowners have been painting their brick fireplaces in the last decade or so, so you can see a variety of colors out there but white and light gray are the most popular options for painting brick. A fairly straightforward DIY, painting your brick fireplace is a great way to make...

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The Global Pandemic and The Real Estate Market

Continuing our series of taking a look at how the world of real estate has shifted thanks to the global pandemic of COVID19, here is the second part, dealing with some of the bigger ways the transaction process of buying and selling real estate has been forever altered. Part Two - The Transaction Process Not only has the global pandemic altered what buyers are now looking for in a home, but it has also greatly affected the process of buying and selling property. Remote showings, digital paperwork and virtual tours are the new norm. Let’s take a look at some of the more important changes COVID19 has had on the transaction process of the real estate market. Virtual Open Houses With social distancing the new...

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How a Global Pandemic has Changed the Way We Live

Part One - The Foundation It’s undeniable that the worldwide pandemic, COVID-19, has changed the way we live and interact. The question on everyone’s minds is, ‘but for how long?’. Unfortunately, we at Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty don’t have an answer to that question. But we can help you navigate this new world of real estate by going over some of the changes we have seen these past few months with regards to what home buyers are looking for and how the home selling process has changed. There is a lot happening in the world of real estate so we’ll be breaking this topic down. Right now, let’s take a look at some of the fundamental changes we are seeing in how...

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8 Everglades Place

5 Things to Consider About Homes With A Pool

Summers down south are hot! And since many folks' travel plans have been disrupted and they are spending more time at home, the prospect of a home with a pool is enticing. Whether you are thinking about buying a home with a pool or having one put in at your existing abode, here are 5 things to consider about homes with a pool. 1. In Ground or Above Ground Pool? Each type of swimming pool has its pros and cons. Above ground pools are less costly to install and there are many options these days that allow you to set them up yourself without having to hire professionals. Another potential plus- if you plan on eventually moving, they can be taken with you....

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South Carolina Real Estate: Second Quarter 2020 Market Report

Below are the second quarter trends for the Bluffton and Hilton Head Island area real estate markets. The data is organized by neighborhood. Our agents are happy to provide more insights regarding the current state of the market. Please feel free to reach out to us at 843-836-3900. Click here to view property in Colleton River Click here to view property in Palmetto Bluff Click here to view property in Berkeley Hall Click here to view property in Hampton Hall Click here to view property in Hilton Head Plantation Click here to view property in Indigo Run Click here to view property in Oldfield Click here to view property in Belfair Click here to view property in Palmetto Dunes Click here to view property in Long Cove Click here to view property...

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