Weichert Realtors welcomes five agents

Kristi Webster, Brodrick Gaines, Darius Johnson, Jerry Serzega and Shakyah Boggs, have joined the team at Weichert Realtors.

BY BARRY KAUFMAN | PHOTOS BY GUID0 FLUECK

Everyone has a magic number. For me, it was 413. As in the $413 electric bill I received one summer a few years ago.

HERE’S WHAT TO KNOW TO CREATE A UNIQUE OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE

BY DEAN ROWLAND

Big yards and big gardens provide a variety of options to enjoy all year long, from weekend parties to small gather-rounds with family and friends to quiet strolls amongst the flowers, plants and hardscapes.

LOCAL AGENTS OPEN REAL ESTATE GROUP

After combining for more than 28 years at Carolina Realty Group, longtime local Realtors Rick Saba and Tristan O’Grady have formed COAST Real Estate Professionals. COAST Real Estate Professionals will be brokered by EXP, allowing Saba and O’Grady the freedom to create a “high-production” boutique real estate group. COAST will have a new state-of-the-art workspace arriving this summer at the south end of Pope Avenue facing Lowcountry Celebration Park. To contact Saba, email Rick@TheRickSabaTeam.com. For O’Grady, email Tristan@ TristanOGrady.com.

BY BECCA EDWARDS 

Jean Beck has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Hilton Head Area Realtors since January 2008, where she is responsible for the management of a 1,700-plus-member professional organization. Beck, who with her husband moved to Hilton Head Island in 2003, answers questions from Monthly about the state of the 2022 real estate market. The responses have been edited for length and clarity.

HERE’S HOW TO PLANT YOUR VEGETABLE GARDEN

BY DEAN ROWLAND

Temperatures in the Lowcountry can be slightly temperamental, a few degrees here and there. Barring a dramatic swing in temps that rattles the thermometer, homeowners can safely mark their calendars with cool to warmer climes in the spring and warm to cooler climes in the fall. (March 15 is the traditional date for the last frost of the spring.) Planting vegetables too late in the spring or too early in the fall poses risks that are naturally inherent: plant yields, maturity, weather damage, negligence, etc.

LOWCOUNTRY HOME CONTEMPORARY LIVING

STORY BY DEAN ROWLAND | PHOTOS BY ROB KAUFMAN 

You can find Refuge Street deep in nature’s heart of Palmetto Bluff amid pine, oak and saw palmetto trees and manicured lawns with the May River as a stunning backdrop.

It’s a piece of earthly paradise and home to northerners Andrea Gluck and Jimmy South; more specifically, their three-story, 4,000-square-foot contemporary Lowcountry home with all the finishing touches. It has four bedrooms, a bunk room and six bathrooms.

HILTON HEAD REAL ESTATE AGENT NAMED STATE PRESIDENT
Cindy Creamer, a real estate agent at Dunes Real Estate in Hilton Head, was named the 2022 South Carolina Realtors President. Her presidential term began in January. Creamer has been a Realtor since 2006 with Dunes Real Estate. She currently serves on the 2022 NAR State and Local Issues Mobilization Committee. Creamer is also a National Association of Realtors director.

BEING SAFE EARLY PREVENTS BEING SORRY LATER

BY TIM WOOD

It’s a milestone moment in our adult lives, and especially in today’s housing climate, a culmination of searching, making offers and riding an emotional roller coaster to what feels like a triumphant finale.

Walter Henegar says that’s the moment a home inspector is most needed.

HERE’S HOW TO KEEP YOUR GRASS HEALTHY

BY DEAN ROWLAND

An oasis of greenery greets homeowners and guests from Bluffton to the island.

The lushness of Bermuda grass in the sun, St. Augustine turf in the shade and Empire everywhere are plentiful in the Lowcountry.