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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 Return of the Home Office

With so many people still working primarily from home, and children attending classes virtually, the demand for a dedicated home office space has risen exponentially over the past few months. No matter how much space you have, or what your decorating style, there is a work-from-home setup that will work for you. The Den For some, nothing less than a designated room will do. A private sanctum where you can duck away from it all in relative quiet is a necessity for back to back Zoom meetings and virtual collaborations. Perhaps you need to have shelves of reference books readily available or tools of the trade close at hand. You may want space for a desk, chairs for visitors, and a side...

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695 Honey Ridge

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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5 Marsh Palm Outdoor Kitchen

The Outdoor Kitchen: 101

The coastal low country enjoys such wonderful weather for so much of the year; it’s only natural that you’d want to take advantage of being outdoors as much as possible. One great way to achieve that goal is with an outdoor kitchen. Especially as we are spending more time making meals at home, having a custom outdoor area for preparing food can be a great way to break up the potential monotony. There are a variety of appliances and accoutrements you could utilize to create your dream set up. Let’s take a look at a few of the basic items you should start with as a base for building a great outdoor cooking space. THE GRILL This is a staple for any...

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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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Savannah Real Estate: Second Quarter 2020 Market Report

Below are the second quarter trends for the Savannah real estate market and the surrounding area. The data is organized by common neighborhoods or geographical area. Our agents are happy to provide more insights regarding the current state of the market, please feel free to reach out to us at 912-234-3323. Click here to see current listings in the Downtown Historic District Click here to see current listings in the Victorian District Click here to see current listings in Ardsley Park Click here to see current listings in Parkside Click here to see current listings on Tybee Island Click here to see current listings on Whitemarsh and Wilmington Islands Click here to see current listings in The Landings Click here to see current listings in the Dutch Island and Isle of Hope area Click...

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33 E 50th St backyard wildlife habitat

Make Your Backyard a Certified Wildlife Habitat

  Did you know that with just a bit of thoughtful planning you can make your backyard a certified wildlife habitat? The National Wildlife Federation provides certification for those yards and gardens that meet the minimum habitat requirements. For a small fee of $20, you can proudly proclaim that your outdoor space is a haven for local birds, butterflies and other wildlife. In addition to the official certificate, you also receive a one-year membership in the National Wildlife Federation, a subscription to National Wildlife magazine, discounts on the National Wildlife Federation catalog merchandise and a subscription to their monthly Garden for Wildlife e-newsletter. While you are spending more time at home, take a moment to assess your yard and see what small steps...

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