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CENTURY 21 DIAMOND REALTY OPENS NEW OFFICE

The Sun City and Okatie branch of Century 21 Diamond Realty celebrated a grand opening in January. The new location features closed-circuit televisions, a conference room, coffee bar, large training center, private cubicles and a welcoming reception area. The new branch will also include offices for Washburn Law and Southern Trust Mortgage to help clients seeking legal advice or mortgage information. The branch will be open seven days a week.

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY WELCOMES TWO

Susie Castellini and Andrew Pietz have joined Berkshire Hathaway as real estate professionals. Castellini is originally from the Cincinnati area and has a degree in sociology from Xavier University.

50 NEW HOMES COMING TO OLD TOWN BLUFFTON

The Walk at Bluffton Square, a new neighborhood in Old Town Bluffton, has been approved by the Bluffton Development Review Committee. Three lots at the corner of Burnt Church Road and May River Road will include 50 single-family homes with two-car garages. The Pulte Homes project is expected to be complete this summer, with home prices ranging from $300,000 to $400,000.

THIRDHOME COMES TO HHI

THIRDHOME is a luxury property and travel club that enables its members to explore the world through a variety of travel experiences. Originally a luxury home exchange, it has evolved into a travel brand that brings together home owners, renters and adventurers. Trade time in your second home for stays at more than 10,000 curated luxury properties. Destinations include Spain, United Kingdom, Canada, France and Italy. THIRDHOME Exchange invites second homeowners in the Hilton Head Island area to join their community of members.

CORA BETT THOMAS LAUNCHES PHILANTHROPY PROGRAM, ADDS MARKETING DIRECTOR

CEO and Founder Cora Bett Thomas has announced a new philanthropy program called Team Cora Bett Thomas Cares. All Cora Bett agents will donate to the philanthropy program fund at each closing. The brokerage will match each agent’s donation. Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for Team Cora Bett Thomas Cares should contact CBTCaresFund@corabettthomas.com.

COLLINS GROUP NAMED ONE OF AMERICA’S TOP SALES TEAMS

Collins Group Realty was recently named one of America’s most productive sales teams by REAL Trends. Collins Group is ranked No. 4 for the state of South Carolina, rising from fifth place in 2016. For the list, REAL Trends ranked more than 13,800 residential real estate professionals based on their excellence in real estate sales during 2017.

LATITUDE MARGARITAVILLE DEBUTS MODEL HOMES

There was a big turnout in June for the debut of Minto Community’s first model homes in Latitude Maragaritaville. The celebration included a live band, a steel drum band, games, food and giveaways. Visitors were shuttled to the newly opened Lake Latitude Club, featuring a resort-style pool, sandy beach area, fitness center and party room, and were able to tour the nine model homes and submitted offers on the first phase of the community. This is the second Latitude Margaritaville to open; the first is in Daytona Beach and was just named the nation’s most popular active adult community for 2018 by 55places.com.

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LONG COVE CLUB EARNS ISLAND BEAUTIFICATION AWARD

The Island Beautification Association chose Long Cove Club’s front entrance as the winner of the organization’s annual Island Beautification Entry Competition. This is the 14thyear for the award, which was started to recognize gated communities for beautifying the island. The Island Beautification Association originally was formed to landscape the medians of William Hilton Parkway after it became a four-lane road, and the group has since completed many landscaping projects along the roads of Hilton Head.