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    Money Saving Tips for House Buying and House Keeping in 2023

    By Chip Collins | January 9, 2023

    As we start the new year and are ready for a fresh start, here are five things to think about that are healthy for both you and your home! 1). GOODBYE PMI With a rise in market values, equity in your home may have climbed to the point where you no longer need to pay... Read More

    Top 5 Tips to a Successful Hilton Head Home Search

    By Chip Collins | December 16, 2022

    Shopping for a home, villa, homesite, etc. can be a lot of fun!! But it can also be a little tricky when you try to drive the search process entirely on your own.   Our website displays all the listings our local MLS pushes out on its data feed, plus the site offers convenient search... Read More

    3 Factors Shaping Real Estate This Fall

    By Chip Collins | September 22, 2022

    After a wild and unprecedented pace of real estate sales over the past two years, there are a lot of questions bouncing around about what’s new and next in the Lowcountry real estate market. Well, from the “front line” of the marketplace where buyers, sellers, agent and properties come together, this is what we are... Read More

    No. 1 Large Real Estate Team in South Carolina – 2 Years in a Row!

    By Chip Collins | July 12, 2022

    Collins Group Realty was named one of America’s most productive sales teams as a part of RealTrends + Tom Ferry America’s Best Real Estate Professionals, a ranking report produced by RealTrends and Tom Ferry International.  The Team is a long-time member of the “America’s Best Real Estate Agents,” and ranked number No. 1 large team... Read More

    The Art of Hanging Art

    By Chip Collins | November 9, 2019

    Regardless of our individual tastes in art, it seems a fairly universal practice to adorn our walls with our favorites pieces. The notion of displaying art in ones home certainly dates back to the days of cave-dwellers scratching and painting images o... Read More

    Thanksgiving Stuff-ing

    By Chip Collins | November 4, 2019

    It’s that special time of year again. Time to take stock of your blessings, to express gratitude for the people in your life, and to give your stuff away… Read More

    Night Crawlers

    By Chip Collins | September 26, 2019

    With pacies and bottles and blankies at feet, The challenging task is long since complete Of getting our daughter to stay in her bed, A process that’s much harder done than is said. But now that at least a half hour has past, We’re proud that our efforts are certain to last. The time-buffer’s gone,... Read More

    Hurricane Insurance Tips Before and After an Evacuation

    By Chip Collins | September 2, 2019

    As we all keep an eye on Hurricane Dorian, I thought I might share some advice on property insurance. Three years ago during Hurricane Matthew, our home suffered both flood and wind/hail damage…which gave me my first experience with insurance losses/claims as a homeowner. From that experience, I have just a few quick insurance-based tips... Read More

    Empty Nesters

    By Chip Collins | August 30, 2019

    The laundry’s caught up.  The fridge seems bare.  There’s an unusual hush around the house.   It all seems a little bit odd, disorienting, and exciting at the same time.  Yes, I said exciting…   It may seem callous (or even sacrilegious) in today’s society to suggest that excitement should fill some of the newly-vacated... Read More

    Introduction to A Musing Home Blog by Chip Collins

    By Chip Collins | August 30, 2019

    I wanted to do more writing, on various topics, or musings if you will, as they come to mind. If we aren’t already acquainted, I am Chip Collins. I founded a boutique real estate company in 2002. We get Results for our clients, in a different way that is unique to any structure we’ve ever... Read More