Explore Beaufort, SC

By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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Many home owners are like voters.  In the run-up to the 2008 Congressional elections, the nationwide approval rating for the U.S. Congress sunk into single digits. I don't know if that was an historic low, but I hate to think we've ever had a Congress whose approval rating was less than 9 percen...

By Cherimie Crane
(Cherimie Crane & Associates)
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This will be a difficult post for me, emotions high and wounds still very much open. Beaufort is my home, but I was born and raised near the coast of Mississippi. As all southern women, my roots are as strong and deep as those of the sweet gum trees that line the streets. There is an unmistakable...

By Key Yessaad
(Real Estate Web Trainer, LLC.)
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 Beaufort SC Real Estate Company to hold Web Strategy Training   Exit Realty of Beaufort South Carolina will hold a Strategic Training for its Real Estate Professionals Thursday November 20th on the rapid changes occurring on the Internet and how Blogging has become crucial to the dissemination o...

By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
Comments 11
My web side has had more facelifts over the past year than Cher and Joan Rivers combined. Gary Busey seems downright "au naturale" compared to my site. Like Jennifer Grey, of Dirty Dancing and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, my website this morning looks nothing like it did yesterday. And when I say "n...

By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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Old Man Winter (kind of) paid a visit to Beaufort, SC last night. Balmy weather turned chilly yesterday after the passage of a storm system through the area. It's clear and cool, wind chill of about 40 right now. So it looks like whatever pushed that rain out of the way yesterday is going to give...

By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
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What in the world was life like before Wi-Fi became ubiquitous? Here I am, manning Lowcountry's real estate booth at Beaufort's Military Appreciation Day, and I can flip open my Mac and pickup Wi-Fi. Who woulda thunk it 5 years ago? We've got a band jamming in the parking lot, and a clown entert...

By Cherimie Crane
(Cherimie Crane & Associates)
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With Thanksgiving knocking on our doors, it is imperative we look around us and count our many blessings. Yes, it has been a difficult year. That statement alone is a confirmation that we have and will see better days. Unfortunately it is somewhat simpler and often more popular to focus on the ne...

By Chris & Maria Skrip, Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head, Sun City SC
(RE/MAX 1st Advantage)
Comments 3
Year of 2008 Date 01/01/08 through 11/13/08:   LIST PRICE: SOLD PRICE: DOM: HIGH LOW AVERAGE MEDIAN TOTAL PRICE LISTING COUNT $2,990,000 $43,900 $317,200 $237,000 $158,917,243 501 $2,650,000 $43,100 $299,742 $225,000 $150,171,010 985 0 210 153 Well it is that time of the year when you start refle...

By Chris & Maria Skrip, Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head, Sun City SC
(RE/MAX 1st Advantage)
Comments 1
As many of you know, I travel for my job and love to listen to audio books on CD.  I have found the most wonderful program through Cracker Barrel  restaurants.  You can 'rent' audio books on CD.  When you first go into a Cracker Barrel, you pick out your audio book and pay full retail.  Then keep...

By Cherimie Crane
(Cherimie Crane & Associates)
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Have you ever eaten Pork Steak?? Not Pork Chops, not steak, Pork Steak?? Please don't ask me to explain exactly what it is, because I can't. I can say I have eaten it though. Last night I was invited out to beautiful Fripp Island to meet a crew from Fox Sports Midwest that was filming a golf segm...

By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
Comments 4
I met with two buyers today. They were separate parties looking at different properties. One of the fun things about real estate is the opportunity to work with a variety of people. Trust me when I tell you It is never dull.Buyer A is considering an investment property in the Beaufort Historic Di...

By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
Comments 3
  Sometimes, its tough to keep a sense of humor in tough economic times. The news hasn't been good lately.  Let me give you a reason to feel better about your particular situation, as dire as it may seem. Think about these numbers:  1700 (4).... 2700 (5)...... 2300 (5)...... 4000 (7)........4000 ...

By Cherimie Crane
(Cherimie Crane & Associates)
Comments 20
This morning began as most others, coffee in hand, best friend in tow. I am walking upstairs to my office only half awake, the other half wondering what exactly motivated me to wake up at this hour. One familiar click and the day has officially begun.   Good Morning, Outlook.  I casually skim ove...

By Chris & Maria Skrip, Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head, Sun City SC
(RE/MAX 1st Advantage)
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It takes several hours to get to the gulf stream from Port Royal Sound, but the fishing is fantastic.  I wanted to share some photos from one of Chris' most recent fishing trips to "The Stream". Real men do like pink polka-dots!  Pictured is Lenny Andrews, Owner of Hawkeye Home Inspections here i...

By Cherimie Crane
(Cherimie Crane & Associates)
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I am so proud! Not just of my beautiful little town, but of one of my very first clients. Many years ago, I met a wonderful couple, Jenny and J.W Rone. I was fairly new in the Real Estate community but they chose me. I found them the perfect home and our friendship grew. I had no idea I had a sm...

By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
Comments 3
There are no doubt some spectacular stretches of highway across America.Anyone who has ever traveled on U.S. Highway 21, which will take you from downtown Beaufort to Fripp Island, might agree that this 20-mile stretch is one of the truly fantastic and interesting drives on the East Coast. On th...

By David Thompson
(Exit Island Realty)
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Published Thu, Nov 6, 2008 12:00 AMBy NATHAN GILLngill@beaufortgazette.com843-986-5532 The Beaufort Redevelopment Commission hopes that a state grant application could snowball into more affordable housing for Beaufort.But members haven't figured out the particulars, they just know that the appli...

By Chris & Maria Skrip, Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head, Sun City SC
(RE/MAX 1st Advantage)
Comments 1
Here is the recipe for our world famous Beaufort South Carolina Frogmore Stew AKA Low Country Boil - Enjoy! Ingredients: 6 quarts water, 3/4 cup Old Bay Seasoning, 2 pounds new red potatoes, 2 pounds smoked sausage links, cut into 1 inch pieces, 12 ears corn - husked, cleaned and quartered, 5 pou...

By Chris & Maria Skrip, Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head, Sun City SC
(RE/MAX 1st Advantage)
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RE/MAX Sea Island Realty in Beaufort South Carolina hosted their November monthly Mix and Mingle on the evening of the 6th.  This is a monthly client appreciation event sponsored monthly by one local business.  For the month of November, Beaufort Mortgage sponsored the event by providing deliciou...

By Cherimie Crane
(Cherimie Crane & Associates)
Comments 8
  It was a bit cloudy, a little windy, and cold, well cold for Beaufort that is, a breezy 65 degrees. I was persuaded out into this chilly venture by the promise of a great school of Bass.  The offer was so tempting, a so beautifully described in vivid detail that any woman with a passion for the...

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