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Interior Lighting 101

Nothing creates a mood quite like lighting. Whatever atmosphere you are aiming for, your lighting choices can really enhance or detract. Let’s go over some of the basic tenets of how to use light to set the scene. Levels One of the most important aspects of successful lighting design is to plan light sources at different levels in a room. This allows you to layer light that can be used separately or collectively, keeping your options flexible. You can accomplish this with table lamps, floor lamps, wall scones and overhead lighting options. Dimmers Never underestimate the power of a dimmer switch. Being able to minutely adjust the amount of light in a room is an easy yet powerful way to have the best lighting...

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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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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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Tybee Island: Neighborhood Spotlight

Less than 18 miles to the east of Historic Downtown Savannah lies Tybee Island. This Georgia barrier island facing the Atlantic Ocean has been a popular vacation spot since the 1800s. Even though the island is just under 3.5 square miles, there are plenty of fantastic things to see and do here. Tybee Island Beaches The delightful sandy beaches are the main draw of Tybee Island. South Beach with its pier and pavilion is the most well-known, but there are several other places to enjoy the sun and sea. North Beach is the quietest beach, as it has the least amount of public parking and only one restaurant. But it is very picturesque as it is situated right in front of Fort...

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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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Colleton River Club: Neighborhood Spotlight

The Colleton River Club in Bluffton, South Carolina, is well known for its numerous preeminent golf courses. Created by such world-renowned designers as Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye and Bruce Borland, the courses and related off-shoots, including practice greens, learning center and pro shop, are unrivaled in their quality and beauty. Situated on a private peninsula, the area also offers its members superb water experiences due to its unparalleled access to the waterways of the Lowcountry. The thoughtful incorporation of nature in the overall community design allows those living there to balance serene privacy with the thriving social and sporting life on offer. The prestigious Colleton River Club, a private golf community in Bluffton, South Carolina, has brokered an exclusive agreement with leading...

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