Thursday, March 28, 2019 / by Tim Peirce
Today we are in the design center for Shoreline Construction with Katie Dalzell and Molly Barrs, who are the interior designers who help Shoreline clients make their selections during the building process. We’re going to talk a little bit about some design trends they’re seeing, as well as the upcoming Parade of Homes.
This year’s Parade of Homes is on March 29-31 and there is actually a Shoreline house on the route. This property is gorgeous and has a lot of contemporary elements, from quartz countertops to floating shelves, and more. Quartz has actually gotten really popular among their clients lately. They want that marble feel without all of the maintenance.
Another big trend right now is the “floating” shelves, which allow you to have storage while still being able to display things.
One trend that Shoreline has been toying with is darker-colored walls and cabinets, which gives a more rich contrast to a space.
If you want to l ...
Monday, November 5, 2018 / by Tim Peirce
Beaufort County homeowners should have already received their reassessment in the mail. Let’s explore what this reassessment notice means and what you can do if you disagree with it.
Like many others I’ve been hearing from, you may have recently received a Beaufort County reassessment notice and have questions about it. So today, I’ll go through what this is and answer some of your questions and concerns.
Beaufort County assesses properties in a few different ways. The most common way is an assessable transfer of interest, also simply known as the sale or retitling of a property. Typically when a home is purchased, that purchase price is used to value the property, which is adjusted in the subsequent year of ownership.
A lesser known way of assessment is through a county-wide assessment, which is the notice you’ve recently received. These updated values are as of Dec. 31, 2017, and you’ve most likely seen your value increase quit ...
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 / by Tim Peirce
Enjoy the pleasures of boating without the maintenance and hassle by joining the Freedom Boat Club here in Hilton Head. Steve Sherman is here to tell you how.
I’m proud to do my first business spotlight today, and what better way to begin than with the Freedom Boat Club?
I’m here with Steve Sherman, the head of sales and new memberships. Steve is actually the one who signed me up with the Club six years ago, so I wanted to give him an opportunity to tell us about the Freedom Boat Club and what its members are all about.
The Boat Club is one of the coolest ways to get out on the water and enjoy the lifestyle in Hilton Head without all the hassles of owning a boat. They have 32 boats in the fleet between their Hilton Head and Beaufort locations.
The Freedom Boat Club rotates its entire fleet at a minimum of every three years, though they’re trying to reduce that down to every two-and-a-half years. This way, its members will always be on new or like ...
Thursday, September 13, 2018 / by Tim Peirce
Though certain home improvement projects can add value to your home and bring a high return, not all of them do. Here are the top five projects that are guaranteed to boost your home’s appeal.
Today I’d like to quickly address a topic that homeowners have been bringing to my attention lately: home improvement projects.
With home prices continuing to rise in our market, homeowners and sellers have asked me about what types of home improvement projects they should do to improve their property’s value. So today I’ll be giving you my top five guaranteed home improvement projects to help you sell your home for the most money possible.
1. Replacing your garage doors. This can be a relatively small investment, but can bring you a high return—the National Association of Home Remodelers actually estimates that replacing your garage door can bring a 161% ROI. Since the garage door will be one of the first things that buyers will see, this is a great ...
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 / by Tim Peirce
Do you know how to spot and avoid some of today’s most common real estate scams? I have some information to share that could help buyers and sellers alike stay safe while navigating our current market.
Most people are good and honest, but there will always be bad apples looking to take advantage of the rest of us. Unfortunately, the real estate industry is no exception. There are a number of real estate scams out there.
However, if you know how to identify this kind of unscrupulous activity, it will be much easier for you to avoid falling victim to it. Today I’d like to highlight a few of the most common scams in our market so that you know what to watch out for during your own buying or selling experiences.
1. The mortgage closing scam. This is the most common of all the scams we’ll be covering today. According to the FBI, nearly $1 billion has been stolen as a result of this scam in the real estate industry. Here’s how it works: The scammer ...