Explore Beaufort, SC
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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If you've seen the Oscar-nominated films  The Big Chill and The Great Santini, then you've already paid a cinematic visit to 1 Laurens St, Beaufort's most recognizable home. 1 Laurens  St, dubbed  "Tidalholm by original owner Edgar Fripp, is currently on the market for $2.9 million, and just one ...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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There are some things you can't change about a property, like it's location. (I know, I know, you can technically move a house)There are things which can be changed, however, like a fence, a pool, countertops, garages, and more.Take a home without a fence. In many cases, a fence can be built the ...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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The Beaufort real estate market enjoyed a strong first half of the year, as Beaufort's real estate market stats just released indicate sales and values are up, while inventory and days on the market (DOM) were down.Through  the first six months (June 30) of 2015, there were 790 closed sales, an i...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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So, the lease is up, and your tenants are now month-to-month.Maybe it's time to put the home on the market.You discuss with your tenants, who agree to allow showings with 24-hour-notice, as long as they get the standard 30 days to  vacate when the house goes under contract. But, a few weeks into ...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
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In a soon-to-be aired episode of HGTV's "Vacation House For Free," we will get to hear the owner of the feature home proclaim that her street, Craven Street in Beaufort's Historic District, is the "prettiest street in America."Fair enough. From its circa-early 1900s Victorian row in Beaufort's Ol...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
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It's not everyday you find a brand new community popping up in a built-out downtown area like HIstoric Beaufort, SCwhich is more than 300-years-old, and one of the most historic towns in America..It happened a few years ago with Fuller Street Cottages, and more more recently Midtown Square, both ...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
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Beaufort, SC Real Estate InformationDear Mr. and Mrs. Property Seller,Do you have an interested buyer who has been circling your property for days or weeks?  These prospective  buyers are asking all the right questions -- they have requested plats, disclosures, tax and insurance information, but,...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
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Islands of Beaufort is almost three communities in one. Located minutes from downtown Beaufort, the main portion of the community, which sits on a peninsula which juts into Battery Creek, while Deer Island and Cotton Island straddle the peninsula.As of 8/2/15, there were four homes available in I...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
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BY Keith StrawnBallenger Realty There may not be another community like Spring Island in the Carolina Lowcountry.If you are seeking exclusivity and privacy, Spring Island, SC could be just the ticket. Located just outside of Historic Downtown Beaufort, SC, Spring Island seems like a world away. ...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
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  Distant Island may be the top deep-water community in Beaufort, SC. Located at the confluence of Distant Island Creek and Cowan Creek, the Distant Island neighborhood offers numerous deep-water properties.For more info on Beaufort's top deep-water communities, visit www.explorebeaufortrealestat...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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I was showing property the other day at Habersham, one of Beaufort's really fine communities. While going from house to house, the issue of "cost-per-square" foot arose.You arrive at the cost-per-square-foot by dividing the price of a home by the square footage.I got to thinking how tricky this m...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
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Battery Point is one of Beaufort's most sought after communities. It is the namesake of Battery Creek, which flows by this Beaufort community.Located just minutes from downtown Beaufort, Battery Point was developed in the mid-1990s.  Battery Point is one of the area's "neo-traditional" neighborho...
By Susan Jacobsen, WOW Service locating your lowcountry dream home
(Carolina Realty Group)
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Splish Splash Time for 2015 Beaufort, SC Water FestivalAll manner of folks anxious to decorate their boats for judging, or committed to try the raft race, or the river rally, or the bed race will be flocking to Beaufort beginning FRIDAY, JULY 17. This frolicking good time is for everyone since th...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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If you are seeking exclusivity and privacy, you may want to consider Spring Island, SC, just outside of Historic Downtown Beaufort, SC.  Since December 2014, 13 homes have sold on Spring Island, ranging in price from $680,000 up to $3 million. It truly is one of the most private and exclusive co...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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Fellow Realtors, don't let anyone ever tell you Realtor's are not worth every penny of our commission.I recently had an owner/client with an uncooperative tenant. Showings were difficult to arrange, even with ample notice.After having a number of showings killed by the tenant over a 3-month time ...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
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Located minutes from downtown Beaufort, SC, the community of Habersham is a true original. The community was inspired by the coastal towns of 100 or so years go. The development team of Habersham -- which also developed the very successful Lady's Island community of Newpoint, have created a tota...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
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I just got an abject reminder of what  the importance of quick action when  you find a property which checks all of  your  boxes.Timeliness is everything.It's one of the oldest axioms in real estate," The home you saw today and are thinking about offering on tomorrow may be the same home someone ...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
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The beautiful  thing about real estate is that you learn new thing constantly. You couldn't make this job routine if you wanted to.Yesterday, May 6, I was seeking out information on whether a property at the Islands of Beaufort in Beaufort was "dockable," and, furthermore, whether it could accomo...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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Kelly, Thanks for the email. It is great to hear from you. We will continue to provide update information on possible properties of interest.  Don't worry. You are not starting too soon. January 2016 will be here before you know it!!We are very excited about your move to  Beaufort, which we think...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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I was asked by a buyer recently about a property which was listed twice --  at $60,000 and also at $289,000. What do you do when your raw land is not moving? You put a house on it.  This is an old real estate strategy to generate interest in a piece of land, in which a seller (usually at the adv...

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