SPANISH WELLS CELEBRATES 50 YEARS

Spanish Wells on Hilton Head Island is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway and Broad Creek, the private community is home to 200 families. The original Spanish Wells Club golf course, opened in 1969 as a 9-hole par 36 course, was designed by George Cobb. It was re-designed by Clyde Johnston in 2005. Spanish Wells offers a pier and deep-water dock, tennis, swimming, kayak storage and a clubhouse with pro shop. 

PROTECT YOUR HOME WITH THESE FALL MAINTENANCE TIPS

WHEN TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWCOUNTRY COOL OFF A BIT IN OCTOBER, HOME MAINTENANCE BECOMES LESS OF A CHORE. TAKE SOME TIME NOW TO DO NEEDED TASKS WHILE THE WEATHER IS BEAUTIFUL. HERE’S A CHECKLIST OF FALL HOME MAINTENANCE TASKS:

HAVE YOUR ROOF INSPECTED

Make sure it’s still doing well. Maintaining your roof can prevent leaks and extend its life. 

BERKELEY HALL PLANTS SEEDS FOR GARDEN’S SUCCESS

As an experienced and visionary horticulturist, Kayne Hoecht sees the beauty and vitality in flowers, plants, shrubs and trees. His green thumb can be observed and appreciated throughout Berkeley Hall Club in Bluffton, especially when members and guests come upon the magnificent 1-acre Savannah Gardens. 

It’s the 980-acre property’s signature showpiece. 

FINDING FURNITURE TO MATCH ANY STYLE

Homeowners looking to redecorate have more options than ever: eclectic styles, eco-friendly materials, bold colors. Cookie-cutter sectionals and humdrum dining room sets are a thing of the past.

“Sustainability is top-of-mind for consumers these days,” said Kevin Gadson, general manager of FWDG. “For this reason, we love carrying CR Plastics, which crafts Adirondack chairs, stools, and tables from recycled plastic. The bright, fun colors are fade-resistant even in the Southern sun. We love keeping plastic out of the landfill and oceans.”

WHETHER YOUR RENTAL PROPERTY IS A VACATION VILLA BY THE OCEAN OR A HOME FOR A FAMILY, PROFESSIONAL MANAGEMENT COMPANIES CAN PROVIDE PEACE OF MIND

TRANSITIONAL STYLE MEETS LOWCOUNTRY COMFORT IN BERKELEY HALL IN BLUFFTON

When Glenn and Jane Moyer first saw the undeveloped lot straddling the Okatie River in Berkeley Hall Plantation, they knew they wanted it — to build a home there, to live there, to retire there.

That was in 2003. In the intervening years, those dreams have all come true for the Pennsylvania natives.

COLLINS GROUP REALTY ADDS TWO

Kristen Parson has joined the team at Collins Group Realty as a real estate specialist working with clients in Bluffton and Beaufort. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisville and a master’s degree from the American College of Education.

SHOULD YOU CONSIDER REFINANCING?

Mortgage rates in August hit an 18-month low. The Federal Reserve has begun to lower the central bank rate for the first time in eight years. Inflation is very low and appears to be stable — this is all good news for mortgage rates.

Borrowers with excellent credit have seen quotes for 30-year fixed loans as low as 3.75% with no points. All other rate quotes are also lower for second homes, investment properties, VA loans and FHA loans.

Peggy Parker is a gardener with an endearing, oversized personality. She brings out the best in the array of plants she grows and the people with whom she engages — and there are many of both.

She is conventional and unconventional; she is who she is. She loves symmetry, order, creativity and adventure. Nowhere is this more evident than her garden.

Ah, life in a small village: Charming architecture, lush landscapes and green spaces, and friendly neighbors who greet you with a smile.

Welcome to Palmetto Bluff!

“Palmetto Bluff is a very unique place,” homeowner Tina Yaraghi said. “I call it my personal Mayberry. My little happy place. When we go there, we go into a different state of mind. We decompress. It’s a getaway in every sense of the word.”