Explore Beaufort, SC

By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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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
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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, 20 Years Providing WOW Real Estate Service
(The Alliance Group Realty)
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
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I received an email this morning from a young fellow who had a few questions regarding fees associated with purchasing a home, so I thought I would share my response....Spencer,  Good morning. Thanks for your email. I would be happy to try and address some of your questions.  Your assessment of t...

By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
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No doubt about -- Zillow and Trulia are fun sites to use. A friend of mine compared it to the Pottery Barn Catalog.  Buyers and sellers need to understand, though, that the information is not "real time," and many of the homes shown as "available" are not. These homes found on Trulia and Zillow a...

By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
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We visited the two Congress Street homes today in Beaufort's Historic District, on behalf of a pair of out-of-town clients.    These homes will require considerable work, but the payoff for this kind of project can be dramatic.   Both homes have great locations in upcoming areas of the Beaufort ...

By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
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Located about 20 to 25 minutes from Historic Downtown Beaufort, SC, Paukie Island is a true boater's paradise. Although downtown Beaufort is 20 minutes by car, it is just around the corner by boat.   Homes in Paukie Island range in price from just under $200,000, to deep-water homes currently on ...

By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
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2014 was a banner year for Beaufort's Pinckney Retreat, a 77-homesite, gated coastal community in Beaufort, SC. Pinckney Retreat had a record 22 sales in 2014, with 11 homes currently under construction as of this blog post, according to sources  from Pickney Retreat. The development team is hopi...

By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
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There is a saying, "It's not closed until it's closed." Sometimes, it's not closed until after closing.  Take my closing yesterday. After closing, the lender sprung a couple of conditions on us. I won't boar everyone with the details, but the buyer's agent and seller's agent got on the phone and ...

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