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    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

    The Chicken or the Egg of Real Estate

    By CGR Marketing | March 2, 2021

    In this video, learn about specific scenarios and options for timing your real estate purchase and sale. Be sure to reach Chip Collins’ article about The Chicken-and-Egg of Real Estate featured in Hilton Head Sun and Bluffton Sun newspapers, starting March 2, 2021. 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

    Sugar(free) Magnolia

    By Admin | October 19, 2019

    I’m not from the South, but I got here as quickly as I could.   And, the South has been really good to me. My list of blessings would take up a year’s worth of blog posts, so just suffice it to say I know that I’m one lucky man, and I’m grateful for all... Read More

    Sheet(rock) Happens!

    By Admin | October 12, 2019

    It happened on a Tuesday.  Before Closing.  And no one breathed a word about it to me until weeks AFTER Closing. Real estate, of course, is all about the properties, but then again it’s equally about the people…and, frankly, that’s what... 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