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Wednesday, July 14, 2021   /   by Sonya Reiselt

Factors to Consider when Building a Lowcountry Home

For a multitude of reasons, Beaufort, and the rest of the Lowcountry is consistently an ideal location for people looking to build a new home.  Whether it be due to the proximity to the water, the breathtaking views, the unbeaten sense of community, or the various other reasons that make the Lowcountry and idyllic home, people from all over the country are hoping to build their dream house from Beaufort to Port Royal.  While building a home might seem fairly straightforward, there are some contributing factors, when building throughout the Lowcountry specifically, that you should consider when thinking about the details of your new home. 
 
1.      Don’t overlook using the right materials for the climate.
While many consider the yearly climate of the Lowcountry ideal, it can, at times, be harsh on your home if not constructed with the right materials.  So, before you make the final arrangements to break ground on your futur; ...

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021   /   by Sonya Reiselt

Is your Lowcountry Home Protected for Hurricane Season?

Hurricane season officially started at the beginning of June and, as always, is expected to impact the Lowcountry area through the end of November.  While the season has already begun, it will be strongest from August – September and it’s critical that you have taken the necessary precautions to protect and prepare your home for the inclement weather.  Following these simple steps will reduce any stress and ensure you've done everything you can to protect your most valuable asset.
 
1.      Make sure your insurance policy is the best fit for your home and location.
While it might be safe to assume that your insurance covers any potential wind damage that is caused by a hurricane, it’s important to keep in mind that there are other factors you should make sure are also included.  For starters, flood damage is often left out of standard hurricane protection plans, even though the floods that come after the storm are typ; ...

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021   /   by Sonya Reiselt

Beat the Heat in the Lowcountry this Summer with these Sweet Treats from Our Favorite Local Ice Cream Shops!

Nothing says summertime in the Lowcountry like enjoying a sweet, cold tasty treat at your favorite local ice cream shop!  Whether you’re indulging after a dinner at home, or capping off an adventurous day at the beach, you won’t be disappointed by calling one of these locally-owned staples your go-to!  Here are some of our all-time favorites:
 
Bearcat’s Sweet Shop – Sullivan’s Island 
If you’re looking for a twist on your typical ice cream of choice, try getting your favorite flavor in an ice cream sandwich at Bearcats!  Also known for their gelato sundaes, the menu is full of old-fashioned favorites with a perfect touch of something new.  If you’re hungry while visiting, they also serve plenty of breakfast and sandwich items as well!
Coligny Ice Cream Cone – Hilton Head  
The Ice Cream Cone in Coligny Plaza has been a local favorite for 50 impressive years!  With an ideal location, j ...

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021   /   by Sonya Reiselt

Get Ready for the Return of these Treasured Lowcountry Festivals & Events!

One of the best perks of living in the Lowcountry is getting to enjoy all of the amazing festivals that are held throughout the year.  While most of them were left with no choice but to cancel in 2020, and some have postponed their 2021 events, there are a few major festivals planning their return this year!  If you’re looking to finally get back into the community and enjoy a lively Lowcountry scene, make sure to put these events on your calendar now!
The Lowcountry Strawberry Festival – Thursday, April 29th – Sunday, May 2nd at Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens in Mt. Pleasant 
·    The Strawberry Festival has been a Lowcountry staple since 1997 and they are thrilled to be back after having to cancel for the first time ever in 2020.  Families will enjoy a weekend full of picking your own strawberries, enjoying carnival rides, live entertainment, a petting zoo, a playground, a variety of contests, and much more!&; ...

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021   /   by Sonya Reiselt

Nothing Beats Living in the Lowcountry!!

February is one of the slower tourist months of the year for the Lowcountry due to both cooler weather and fewer events than other months throughout the year.  But this doesn’t stop the locals from enjoying life to the fullest and taking advantage of everything living in the Lowcountry has to offer!  If you’re looking for a change and hoping to buy a home somewhere new, look no further.  There are few places in the state, or country for that matter, that are as mystifying as living in the various communities in the Lowcountry!
What is the Lowcountry?
The Lowcountry is primarily comprised of the towns and islands in Beaufort, Jasper, Colleton, and Hampton counties.  You’ll know you’re looking for houses in the Lowcountry the minute you get there due to the iconic and breathtaking live oaks, Spanish mosses, and saltwater, and vast marshlands, all surrounding the various communities’ large, elegant, classic antebellum and postbellum h! ...

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