Northeastern couple makes seamless transition into Palmetto Bluff home

Many, if not most, people move to the Lowcountry to retire from the Northeast or Midwest and alter their lifestyles.

Stuart and Cathy Malone had a somewhat different life plan as they edged toward retirement. They didn’t want to change their lifestyle or slide from their comfort zone of living; they just wanted to downsize and move south to more temperate weather.

COASTAL PROPERTIES CHARITY EVENT RETURNS TO OLDFIELD

One of Okatie’s most popular events returns this fall for a 10th consecutive year. And local charities will once again benefit from the generosity of the event’s supporters.

DOYLE JOINS RICHARD MACDONALD & ASSOCIATES

Joey DoyleCharter One Realty is pleased to announce that Joey Doyle has joined the company as an agent and a member of Richard MacDonald and Associates, a top-producing real estate team in the Lowcountry. Doyle will welcome clients at the company’s North office on Hilton Head Island. Doyle joins more than 130 established real estate professionals at Charter One Realty.

THERE ARE AMAZING REWARDS THAT COME WITH OWNING RENTAL PROPERTY HERE IN THE LOWCOUNTRY. 

You’re able to enjoy your own piece of paradise: a place to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect with family and friends. As a Lowcountry property owner, you can take advantage of beach parks built just for you and enjoy discounts on golf, retail and restaurants. Your property can be a place to create long-lasting memories for years to come, and it could become your future retirement home.

With the start of a new school year, September ends the summer holiday and signals everyone to fall back into a routine. What does this mean for our area’s real estate market?  Traditionally, most people think that summer is the busy selling season. While that may be true in many parts of the country, the fall brings many potential buyers to our area. 

Wexford Plantation home offers different view from nearly every room

Relaxing and enjoying the sunlight and soothing salt air wrapped in the refreshing breezes of the Lowcountry is as natural as the beautiful surroundings themselves.

The decision to buy or sell a home is one of the most important financial decisions most people make. Do you pick an experienced Realtor with a successful track record, or do you go with a hungry agent eager to make his or her mark in the industry? Each situation is unique. Some agents are chosen for their hometown, the college they went to or the friends they keep. Some are selected for their professional accomplishments and accreditations.

As with any professional organization, members of the National Association of Realtors are diverse. There are members of both sexes, members of all generations, and members with varying amounts of experience. According to the group’s 2016 Member Profile, however, there have been shifts in some of these groups. For example, the report shows a drop in Realtors’ median age from 57 last year to 53 this year, the lowest that number has been since 2008 (when the median age was 52). Related to that, the typical Realtor reported a median of 10 years of experience in real estate, which is down from the 12 years in the last profile. Looking at those numbers from another angle, 41 percent of Realtors were more than 60 years old in last year’s report, while only 2 percent were under age 30. Today, the percent of Realtors older than 60 is down to 30 percent, and the number of those younger than 30 is up to 5 percent.

Renovation brings Sea Pines home back up to speed

As development at Sea Pines emerged from a master plan drawn up by the Fraser Land Holding Company in 1956, visionary Charles Fraser built a home on Green Heron Road and the community’s first condominiums appeared early in the next decade.

With ever-changing trends and new technologies and options always emerging, every few years you likely find yourself considering a home spruce-up. Then come all the decisions: What improvements do we want to complete? Where do we start? What local companies are available to help? In this special section, we have before and after photos of real projects handled by businesses found right here in the Lowcountry.