Clients first

I would never have imagined that thirty years after I sold my first home that I would still be enjoying it today.  It certainly has been a rewarding career and I am so very thankful to you my customers and clients.  I always believed that if money or success became more important than people that it would be time for me to make a change. I’m very happy to say that is not the case and if you are looking for a real estate professional I would like the opportunity to discuss being your agent.

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Guyton Georgia USA tells it’s own story… — EffinghamMoves

Located 28 miles northwest of Savannah Georgia by way of Georgia Hwy 17N you will find yourself imaging life in the 1800’s, as you see the beautifully preserved Victorian era homes. Some of the historic homes were built by affluent Savannah folks as summer homes or get a ways during yellow fever outbreaks. Graced with walking […]

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Tabby construction …Oyster shells today

Tabby structures along the Georgia and South Carolina Coast date back to the 1700’s. The availability of oyster shells  made it inexpensive and if maintained can last for centuries.  Today over fishing and disease is having an impact on the oyster beds.

 

Georgia and South Carolina today have set up programs to recycle oyster shells today to preserve a healthy coastal ecosystem. To read more on this topic:

http://gacoast.uga.edu/education/adult-education/oyster-restoration/

http://score.dnr.sc.gov/deep.php?subject=6&topic=1

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In coastal communities today in general you may see crushed shells used in concrete driveways or walkways and sometimes for historic preservation of a structure.

Happy home buying, building and selling 🙂

Herbs for Home Spring Blessings — Harebell & Betony

A spring clean is a little cliched, but this time of year it really feels like the right thing to do. I am drawn to open windows, dust out cupboards, and generally ‘air’ the house, even with the snow still on the floor outside. I want the fresh, clean (cold!) air to circulate the house […]

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April 11th is the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, Fair housing Title VIII

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The Fair housing Act was signed into law on April 11, 1968 by President Lyndon Johnson. The law prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, or advertisement of residential dwellings, brokerages services, appraisals, real estate loans and loan purchases.  The 1968 law protected against discrimination based on race, religion, national origin and color.

Today the law has expanded to seven protected classes.  In addition to the original four, handicap, familial status and sex have been added.

The fiftieth anniversary is a great reminder to celebrate the diverse country we live in and how we have grown our communities together.  The opportunity to learn from each other has opened doors for many and helps promote economic opportunity.

Real estate professionals dedicated to providing equal service to all make the time to continually educate themselves to abide by law updates, but most of all “do the right thing”.  Real estate companies adhering to this belief prominently display the fair housing logo on their marketing materials.

Take notice and join in on the celebration…..

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Happy home buying and selling 🙂

 

Own a “piece of the pie” with fractional ownership

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If you’re anything like me one of my favorite reading materials poolside is a local real estate magazine. Surrounded by beautiful properties and scenery I like to flip the pages looking for a dream deal.  Then it appears,
4 bedroom 3 bath ocean front view, newly remodeled, $2250000 for 25% ownership”….What’s that all about?
Unlike  time shares that offer ownership with many others , fractional ownership usually has less owners per property
25% ownership allows 13 weeks of use

Other advantages may be:

  • Accommodations are guaranteed at a favorite vacation destination
  • Terms of the purchase are easier to negotiate with fewer owners
  • You will have more input into the management of the property
  • Selling may not be difficult
  • Wear and tear on the property will be less with fewer owners
  • Shared expenses are easy to manage
  • You have an opportunity to invest in a property that may be out of your budget as a whole owner
  • Properties are usually spacious high quality homes or in smaller resort complexes
  • This is an option to consider when purchasing a second home if a fixed usage period is offered or a rotation that fits perfectly into your schedule.
  • If you’re looking to feel more at home with each visit you will want to look at a property that is unit specific for each use.
  • Find a great vacation home and purchase with family and friends

Since this type of ownership can be complicated and loaded up with stipulations the agreement to purchase or sell should be drafted by a Real Estate Professional or an attorney.  With limited financing options a method of payment should be stated before executing an agreement.

Happy home buying and selling….

Robot or Realtor? — Monday Morning With Matey

The future is upon us, but actually we are so behind, the future is here and some of us may be phased out entirely. What am I talking about? ROBOTS! Several companies, one in California, one in Brooklyn currently employ Bots to show real estate and take questions from Buyers. Artificial intelligence, programmed into the […]

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