Popular Communities in Beaufort South Carolina - 10/30/08 11:40 AM
There's truly something for everyone in Beaufort, South Carolina.
Here's some information about just a few of the different kinds of communities nestled within our increasingly popular coastal gem.
Beautiful southern-style architecture and Creek combine to make a community that is uniquely Beaufort. All homes have front and back porches to capture the ever-present breezes from Battery Creek.
Amenities include the community dock, pool, tennis courts, and the water views from many streets. This is all-inclusive for about $550 per year. Couple this with low property taxes, and it's one of the most prestigious, yet affordable, neighborhoods in Beaufort. Any
Coming To Visit Beaufort South Carolina - 10/30/08 10:44 AM
With all of the many wonderful festivals and holiday celebrations on the horizon in Beautiful Beaufort SC...
I thought it might be helpful to post some of the best places to stay.
If you need specifics..just let me know.
Remember, our pretty little coastal town fills quickly so make sure you call in plenty of time:)
We have beautiful, historic B&B's, we have cozy, friendly, and reasonable water view hotels.
If you have special needs such as a large group, or a few furry friends, there are several homes that rent nightly with ample space, and amenities for your
Opportunity Abounds In Beaufort South Carolina Real Estate - 10/30/08 10:28 AM
If you are moving to Beaufort, South Carolina or possibly purchasing a second home, you might want to consider the following:
Beaufort South Carolina receives national recognition Real Estate is being offered at unbelievable prices Sellers are providing incentives AND concessions Beaufort offers a lifestyle second to none and now the price of real estate is an added bonus.
Don't wait until the smoke settles before you purchase a home. Now truly is the time to buy.
For those considering rental properties, we have an extremely strong rental market!
Call or email me today for a rental property advisement package or a list of
I Fell In Love With My Client - 10/28/08 11:57 PM
I did the unthinkable; I fell in love with my client. It wasn't planned, no blind date jitters, none of my friends elbowing each other under the table. It just happened.
Let me explain.
Mr. Moran is a charismatic, happy, mannerly, and of course, handsome Drill Instructor for the United States Marines.
I met him after he contacted me through email (found me on, yep you guessed, it Active Rain).
We corresponded while he was checking out of his station post in Okinawa, Japan.
He needed a home, a home very close to Parris Island (Marine Recruit Station). By time he
We Really Aren't That Different... - 10/27/08 09:04 AM
If you are in the midst of making a decision about moving to Beaufort, South Carolina you probably have many questions.
I can spend an entire day describing the many things that make Beaufort so charming. I could also talk for hours on end about how unique it truly is and the peace it seems to offer all those who come.
But, a picture is worth a 1,000 words.
Here are a few things you may need to know when living here in beautiful Beaufort, South Carolina.
Early Childhood Education Animal Friendly We too have daily obstacles
Grabbing a Bite to Eat Sometimes
Fairwell Flip Flops, Hello Fleece - 10/19/08 10:51 AM
So maybe we are just a bit spoiled here in Beaufort SC as far as weather is concerned nonetheless we do have a few changes:
So long sunny sandbar swimsuits, welcome home snugly sweatshirts
See you next year summer dresses, come on over long sleeve shirts
Bye for now precious pina-coladas, greetings warm apple cider
Be back in a few months Barefoot Bubba's, come on in Common Ground coffee
Fairwell Fripp Island beach ball, SO nice to see you Fall Festival of Homes
Get some rest Gullah Basket Weavers, Wake up Hallelujah Singers
Parting is such sweet sorrow Beaufort Water Festival, Light it up
Aladdin, Jr Comes To Beaufort South Carolina - 10/17/08 08:54 AM
Fall is a magical time in beautiful Beaufort by the Sea. We have ghost tours, home tours, ballet AND Beaufort's Children's Theatre!
Beaufort Children's Theatre presents Disney's "Aladdin, JR. "
Beaufort Performing Artsproudly presents the Beaufort Children's Theatre performance of "Aladdin, Jr." on November 22, 7 PM and November 23, 3PM at the University of South Carolina Beaufort Performing Arts Center.
Fifty-four talented young actors, ages 6- 18, will take the audience on a magic carpet ride complete with a Disney favorite characters: Genie, Jasmine, Aladdin, Jafar, and Iago.
The Academy Award winning score with songs
Should There Be A Localism Jr? - 10/16/08 07:56 AM
Obviously Localism is a outstanding tool for anyone wanting to research an area before relocating, visiting, or just for the curious mind.
In dealing with hundreds of buyers in the past, I have learned that children are usually the biggest concern.
How will they cope? Will they fit in? What is there for them to do? What do the schools look like? Are there sports teams? And the questions go on and on...
Kids today spend more time on the Internet than most adults. Is there a way Localism can have features for kids or possibly a sister site?
Do Joe Six Pack And Joe The Plumber Need Joe the Realtor? - 10/15/08 09:35 PM
Who the heck is Joe Six Pack? Has anyone met Joe the Plumber?
Well I think we should introduce them both to Joe the Realtor.
Joe the Realtor spends most if not all of his day calming the fears of homeowners all around the country.
Joe the Realtor researches constantly better health care choices for independent contractors.
Joe the Realtor certainly knows the impact of taxes. Don't talk to Joe the Realtor about gas prices.
So "my friends" political or not the performance of our chosen candidates makes me want a six pack!
I don't care about Joe Debatenight. I want to
Beaufort SC Fall Festival Of Houses & Gardens - 10/15/08 03:55 PM
Join me in Historic Beaufort for three days, October 24 - 26,
for an intimate view of 29 private homes, churches and gardens at
the Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens. Sponsored by Historic Beaufort Foundation
for more than 25 years, the tour features Beaufort's diverse architecture and
representing three remarkably romantic centuries.
The tour will begin on Friday October 24 with a Candlelight Tour through the National Historic Landmark, The Point.
Saturday's tour will also open eight private residences, some recently restored
and all featuring the homeowners' distinctive collections of period antiques,
contemporary art , American and Latin American
You Gave Me My Shoes Back - 10/15/08 09:15 AM
I must say just writing the post brought about tears I didn't know I had. I forget I had a life before real estate. It is nice to know I am not forgotten.
So it is another picture perfect, chamber of commerce, get out and walk Beaufort morning. I was running into the Piggly Wiggly for a few things for tonight's girls pumpkin carving pandemonium.
I hear a gentlemans voice saying.."Wait, Ms. Crane."
Stop the press, I thought.
No one calls me Ms. Crane, unless..
In my previous life I was a special education teacher. I worked mainly with high school students
GoodBye 'Great Post' - 10/14/08 03:38 PM
I did it and I admit it. I have read hundreds of heartfelt, informative, educational, and downright fascinating posts.
And what did I do?
I commented "Great Post".
As I was blogging away this morning I realized how impersonal, superficial, and rude I had been. Couldn't I come up with something better than "Great Post".
Real Estate Blogs take time, energy, thought, and at times great emotion. All of which are deserving of more than my vague two word comment.
I have learned so much from Active Rain. I promise to rid myself of the great post plague.
In the future I
Today Will be A Great Day - 10/14/08 06:54 AM
It is a great day in beautiful Beaufort.
The sun is already shining through the morning clouds and the egrets are gathering breakfast.
The phones are ringing a bit more as of yesterday, that is a wonderful thing!
Today I will contact all of my listings to discuss their concerns,
I will be supportive, understanding, and encouraging.
I do see the light at the end of this very long tunnel.
I will contact those hesitant buyers and remind them that they will wish they had purchased when prices were this low.
I will check in with my fellow agents who share
Beware The Man Of One Book - 10/13/08 08:06 AM
My title is one of my favorite quotes by Thomas Aquinas. Rainy days are best coupled with a good book, or three.
As a former teacher, I truly believe in the value of good books. Matter of fact, a good book can pull ideas as a full moon pulls the tides.
Television has never been my preference but lately I find myself immediately tensing up at the simple thought of the daily news.
The new tells me how to feel, how to think, it chooses what I see, what I don't and it is consistently telling me who is the true
Hallelujah! Forrest Gump's Mom Is Back In Town! - 10/12/08 08:52 AM
HALLELUJAH SINGERS CONCERT ANNOUNCED
Marlena Smalls announces the Hallelujah Singers fall performance of blues and spirituals
October 25 at 7:30 pm at Sea Island Presbyterian Church on Lady's Island.
Tickets are $30 adult and $15 children 12 and younger and are available at
www.HallelujahSingers.com or at the Beaufort Visitor Center at Town Center on
Smalls organized the Hallelujah Singers in 1990 to preserve the melodies and storytelling
unique to the South Carolina Sea Islands.
She is known to international audiences for her role as Bubba's Mom in the Academy Award winning film Forrest Gump
Beaufort SC is Certainly Up to Par - 10/11/08 09:54 AM
In addition to the many water sports, museums, parks, and beaches, Beaufort South Carolina offers some of the most breath taking golf courses on the East Coast.
Lady"s Island Country Club
The 6,500 yard, par 72 golf course offers you challenging golf and breathtaking views! Designer Russell Breeden displays his masterpiece surrounded by the untouched wildlife in Beaufort, South Carolina.
Plush Bermuda greens and strategically placed bunkers, offers a challenge to every caliber of player.
Located within the clubhouse is a full service restaurant and a well stocked pro shop. Let Country Club of Beaufort show you what southern hospitality means.
Good Morning Beaufort SC - 10/10/08 08:09 AM
I stumble out of bed, persuade my best friend to find his way out from under the covers, clumsily push the on button of the coffee maker, and with one eye closed, I open the blinds to greet the day.
Jack reminds me that it has been too long since his last trip to the great outdoors potty. I grab my robe along with my trusted flip flops and out we go.
It is Friday. What a beautiful Beaufort morning. There are two formidable Blue Heron standing at the edge of one of our saltwater ponds.
There are Egrets walking the marsh
The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Buyer - 10/06/08 04:11 PM
As if possible, I went from thirty to three in less than five seconds upon seeing the great possibilities that swirled about while walking through the Pumpkin Patch at one of our local churches.
Do I want a pumpkin family, a mischevious pumpkin gang, playful pumpkins, political pumpkins,
Oh the choices!
Then it occurred to me, I am THAT buyer. The one that gets so excited over the possibilities that knowing exactly what I want is completely impossible.
I needed, well I needed ME. I needed a Pumpkin agent to bring me back to reality.
Someone to educate me on pumpkin
Ghosts Of Beaufort South Carolina - 10/06/08 09:05 AM
There is no question when it comes to history in Beaufort South Carolina.
Our soil has seen many solders and our waters, many pirates. Do we have ghosts? Of course we do.
They are just like everyone else who comes to Beaufort. They simply don't want to leave, if they do, they come back!
The Exchange Club of Beaufort presents
the 16th Annual
Ghost tours of Beaufort
Carriage Tours & Walking Tours Available
Oct.17-19, 24-26 & 28-30
Beaufort, South Carolina
For reservations, call
843-52Ghost or 524-4678
When Do You Get the Buyer's Agency Signed? - 10/03/08 10:01 AM
It seems there are two schools of thought on this issue. One being the agent who refuses to show anything without it, and the agent who is constantly waiting for the right time.
I fall somewhere in the middle.
It is difficult for me to request a buyer whom I have just met to sign an agreement to work exclusively with me. Do I have Low REAL ESTEEM?
I would prefer the buyer having some knowledge and confidence regarding my abilities to represent them professionally in what just may be the most important purchase of their life.
It is possible