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Congratulations to the 2019 Realtor Service Award Recipients

2019 Realtor Service Awards

Each year, the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors recognizes Realtors® who have done exceptional work to advance their association, education, and community. These members epitomize what it means to be a Realtor®.

Only a small percentage of the Realtor Association is honored with this distinction. The award recognizes those professionals who are passionate about the real estate industry and their community while adhering to the Realtor® Code of Ethics. These individuals have achieved higher levels of education, served in leadership positions within the association, and volunteered for several organizations in the community.

The following Charter One Realty sales professionals

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 Toy Drive

Celebrate the holidays with us by donating any new, unwrapped toy to our Holiday Toy Drive. We will gladly accept your donations at any Charter One Realty office location (Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm) from now until December 9, 2019.

All toy donations will go to Deep Well's "Santa Shop" and Bluffton Self Help's "Holiday Toy Shop" to help Lowcountry families in need this holiday season. Anyone wishing to help make a difference in the life of a child or family in our community, we invite you to stop by any of our offices to make a donation. 

We will graciously accept your donations at any of the offices listed below:

  • 2 North Forest Beach Drive, Suite 119 (Beach Market) - Hilton Head Island
  • 5 Park Lane - Hilton Head Island
  • 11 Park Lane -
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Outdoor Fireplace Designs

With crisp and cool air finally settling in over the Lowcountry, it’s time to get the outdoor fireplace crackling again! 

There’s nothing quite as cozy as bundling up around the fire, sipping a warm drink and watching the sun go down. The outdoor fireplace serves as the home base for all gatherings taking place under the stars. If you’ve been thinking about building your own, you’re probably surprised to see the wide variety of outdoor fireplace designs you can create.

Thanks to modern ingenuity, outdoor fireplaces are more customizable than ever, ensuring that there’s a perfect option no matter your style. Here are our favorite outdoor fireplace designs to help you make the most of the Lowcountry chill!


Stone Outdoor Fireplaces

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Fall Events in the Lowcountry

It’s the most wonderful time of the year with seasonal events in Bluffton, HHI and Beaufort popping up everywhere you look. The weather is beautiful, humidity is down and the roadways have emptied of summer beach traffic!

With Fall in full swing, it’s time to bring on family, holiday feasting, shopping and of course, tons of great events. So what’s there to do around our beautiful Lowcountry in the coming months? We’re so glad you asked!

Find a list of some fantastic events below, from fairs to concerts and everything in between. We hope you enjoy exploring the Lowcountry this season.


Fall Events: Food and Fun

From one end of the Lowcountry to the other, you can enjoy fall dining and festive events in any of dozens of our area’s great

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Readers Choice


We desire to do the common, uncommonly well! At Charter One Realty, we foster a fun and supportive culture, lead with a desire to serve, and hold each other accountable to deliver an unprecedented client experience. It's gratifying when our friends and clients recognize those efforts. Across the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton area, magazines and newspapers polled their readers this year to identify our region's favorite people, places, and businesses. Outlets, including the Island Packet, Bluffton Today, and Hilton Head Monthly, have all released their 2019 Readers' Choice winners. We are proud to have been chosen as the Lowcountry's "Best Real Estate Company" by all three publications. Please accept our sincere thanks for your vote and

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As the holidays approach, we invite you to consider giving back to our neighbors in need. One small gift can make a huge difference!

Charter One Realty is hosting a Holiday Food and Toy Drive to benefit Lowcountry families facing difficult times during the holiday season. The drive will continue through the holiday season, ending on December 9th for new and unwrapped toys, and December 16th for non-perishable food items. Members of the community are encouraged to drop off new, unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items in collection boxes positioned in the lobbies of our offices. We welcome your donations, Monday - Friday between 9:00 AM & 5:00 PM at the following locations:

  • 2 North Forest Beach Drive, Suite 119 (Beach Market) - Hilton Head
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Fall Decor Ideas for the Southern Home

Scrambling for fall decor ideas after seeing the beauty of our seasons (finally) begin to change this week? There is truly nothing like fall in the Lowcountry. Golden sunshine, crisp nights, a crackling fireplace, mugs filled with warm apple cider...need we go on? 

Nothing gets us in the autumn spirit more than a little (or a lot!) of fall decorating. We combed our favorite Pinterest boards and decor blogs to bring you the cream of the pumpkin crop when it comes to home decorating. 

From modern to traditional, we are pleased to present Charter One Realty’s top decor ideas for the southern home. 

1. Fall Decor Ideas: Go Green

No, we don’t mean make a kale salad, although we do have an excellent recipe for one if you are interested. While we

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Rose Hill Polo 4 Heroes

Gracious southern living, coupled with exceptional outdoor amenities, make Rose Hill Plantation a truly unique gated community.

Located in Beaufort County, SC, an easy drive from I-95 and the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport, Rose Hill's 2,000 acres encompass a secluded wonderland that offers homesites in a variety of Lowcountry settings. Residents can enjoy a public 18-hole golf course, three swimming pools, and the Rose Hill equestrian center with 50 acres of fenced pasture and miles of riding trails.

The beauty of the natural environment is enhanced by acres of parkland and green space dotted with ponds, sleepy lagoons, specimen live oak and magnolia trees, and exotic wildlife. Marshes filled with heron, egrets, alligators, and deer

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Southern Kitchen Design

In need of a little kitchen inspiration? We’ve gathered some of our favorite southern kitchen designs for you! Whether you are just sprucing up or doing a complete renovation, this article is sure to make you think, “Oooh I want that” at least a few times!

From clean lines to rustic finishes, family-style to a chef’s dream...there is much to consider (and much to love) when designing your ideal kitchen. If you are going for a southern-inspired style, we have lots of examples for you below.


Southern Kitchen Designs: Big Islands

The kitchen is often the center of your home, and that goes without saying in the south. Now more than ever, kitchens are designed to include enough room for the whole family. 

This means you see a lot of

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Music to Your Mouth Guide


Music to Your Mouth, Palmetto Bluff’s 13th annual culinary celebration of southern food, spirits, wines, brews, and fantastic accompanying music is happening again from November 18 - 24, 2019. 

If you have yet to experience this delectable event, may we suggest you treat yourselves this year? Talk about a great time!

Get ready for all the food, fun and friends you can handle with our insider’s guide to this now-iconic Palmetto Bluff event. If you need help choosing the best event (or help planning how to hit them all), read our Music To Your Mouth 2019 Guide below. We’ve got you covered! 


What Is Music To Your Mouth at Palmetto Bluff?

In a nutshell, MTYM is a week-long event focused on showcasing fine food

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