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July 18, 2021

The Ultimate Guide To Buying A New Construction Home

New Construction Guide

As the housing market continues to rebound, new construction homes are becoming more and more popular. New construction means that there is no need for costly renovations so you can move in immediately and enjoy your new home from day one! As a prospective buyer of a newly constructed home, this guide will help you navigate through each step of the process with confidence. Ready to buy? Let's get started!

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Posted in Area Information
June 7, 2021

The Ultimate Guide To Buying A Home In A 55+ Community

Guide to 55+ Community

55+ communities are becoming increasingly popular throughout the country. Once primarily found in retirement cities, the idea of a neighborhood filled with residents who are over a certain age has appealed to many. Though many homebuyers are grandparents and parents who love spending time with their children and grandchildren, having a community with many like-minded neighbors is a great way to meet new people, spend time with friends and enjoy peace and quiet. 

Struggling to find the right place to settle down in and live, when you are ages 55 and over? 

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Posted in Buying Process
May 9, 2021

The Ultimate Guide To Buying A Waterfront Property

The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Waterfront Property

Do you dream of walking out your front door to stunning scenery, tranquil surroundings, and soothing sounds of water lapping along the edges of your property? As it turns out, you can easily achieve that dream! Waterfront properties can be found all over the country along coastal cities, set at the shores of vast lakes, or quietly nestled next to scenic rivers. Homeowners who are privileged to live in the lap of waterfront luxury gain access to their very own resort-style oasis. 

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Posted in Area Information
May 4, 2021

Revealed: The Top 30 Things to Do in Hilton Head Island, SC

Top 30 Things to Do in Hilton Head, SC

Hilton Head Island is part of the low country in the United States. The island offers a plethora of breathtaking beaches and is known for its love of golf. Amongst their famous beaches and golf courses, Hilton Head offers an abundance of other attractions and sites to see for the whole family to enjoy. 

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Posted in Area Information
March 23, 2021

Moving To And Living In Bluffton, SC: The Ultimate Guide

Moving To and Living In Bluffton, SC

Located within the heart of the beautiful Beaufort County is the charming town of Bluffton, South Carolina. With a population of approximately 20,799, Bluffton has a real small-town charm and is one of the friendliest places to live in the state, consistently rated as one of the top towns in the Lowcountry area. Perfectly situated between historic Hilton Head beaches and the trendy city of Savannah, Georgia, residents of Bluffton have ample opportunity to explore all the wonderful rural and urban destinations in the surrounding area. 

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Posted in Area Information
Feb. 24, 2021

The Ultimate Guide To Living In Sun City, Hilton Head

The Ultimate Guide To Living In Sun City, Hilton Head

In the very heart of the South Carolina Lowcountry sits Sun City. This charming gated community is home to over 16,000 residents living in the dozens of wonderful and safe neighborhoods within its borders. The unique feature of Sun City is the age restrictions. This community is geared towards adults aged fifty-five or older and is dedicated to healthy and active adult living. The various neighborhoods are situated around the scenic golf courses providing gorgeous views and spacious yard layouts. 

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Posted in Area Information
Jan. 29, 2021

The 5 Best Neighborhoods in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

The best neighborhoods in Hilton Head Island

Commonly referred to as simply Hilton Head, the coastal Island is one of the most popular resort towns within the country. Offering breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, world class golf and tennis facilities and a slew of upscale communities, Hilton Head has been a vacation destination for millions of visitors yearly. 

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Jan. 3, 2021

Moving to and Living in Hilton Head Island, S.C. - The Definitive Guide

Moving to and Living in Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Hilton Head Island is a popular and scenic resort town which is part of the Lowcountry region of South Carolina. The stunning coastal town is home to nearly 40,000 residents permanently, however welcomes approximately 2.6 million visitors annually. It doesn’t take long to see why Hilton Head Island has routinely made its way on the best resort destinations list.

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Posted in Home Ownership
Sept. 8, 2015

Things That Kill Your Credit

Some people take their credit for granted and don’t start paying attention to it until they need it. The problem with this is that it could delay if not altogether cause the loan to be denied.


The most common issue is not correcting items on your credit report. A large majority of credit reports have errors but not all of them are critical. Since it takes time to remove them, it is a good practice to review your free credit reports from each Experian, TransUnion and Equifax once a year at www.AnnualCreditReport.com.

Another problem is making late payments. One 30-day late payment could be enough to cause a borrower to pay a higher interest rate or even be denied a loan. Payments have a due date and even when they allow a few days before a late fee kicks in, if it isn’t on-time, it is late.

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Posted in General Interest
Sept. 1, 2015

Checking for Water Leaks

An unexpected, larger-than-normal water bill could lead a person to think that they might have a leak. Before incurring the cost of a plumber, it is fairly easy to run your own test.

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Locate your water meter. They’re usually in the front of the house, near the street. In some cases, you might need a meter key to open it; they can be purchased at Lowe’s, Home Depot or other hardware stores.

Step One - Write down the numbers on the meters to get a current reading. Don’t use any water for thirty minutes. If the meter shows water usage during the test period, proceed to step two.

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