When it comes to choosing the best appliances for your home, there are many factors to consider. Perhaps the first factor is budget, and from there you get to have fun figuring out your style. Depending on your needs, functionality is a big factor too! From brand names to warranty options, color, and even size, there is so much to consider. And trust us, the options are seemingly endless. 

So how do you pick the best appliances for your remodel or new build? Upgrading your appliances should be exciting and we want to help you keep the process fun and inspiring, not overwhelming. Here are a few tips on how to get started without the stress.

The Best Appliances on a Budget

Nowadays there are so many quality options on the market when it comes to…

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The housing market made an incredible recovery in 2020 and is now positioned for an even stronger year in 2021. Record-low mortgage interest rates are a driving factor in this continued momentum, with average rates hovering at historic all-time lows.

According to the latest Realtors Confidence Index Survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), buyer demand across the country is incredibly strong. That’s not the case, however, on the supply side. Seller traffic is simply not keeping up. Here’s a breakdown by state:

Buyer and Seller Traffic

As the maps show, buyer traffic is high, but seller traffic is low. With so few homes for sale right now, record-low inventory is creating a mismatch between supply and demand.

NAR also just reported that the actual…

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Primary Bath Remodels We Love

If you are ready to tackle primary bath remodels this year, you are in for a fun project. There are so many great features to include in ensuites these days that offer beauty and functionality.

Whether you are inspired by a spa feel with fresh eucalyptus and contemporary finishes like bright white and chrome fixtures, or far-away styles including bold colors and patterns, there are tons of stunning options for a primary bathroom remodel. You can create a design you will love seeing every day, all it takes is some time and imagination!

Before you freshen up the place you go to freshen up, check out what we like to see in the owner’s suite!


Quality Water Features

Primary bath remodels almost always require a…

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Celebration Park Hilton Head 

Photo: Celebration Park

Have you heard the good news about Lowcountry Celebration Park Hilton Head? There is no doubt our community loves to get outside and enjoy our endless natural beauty. The Lowcountry offers vast natural landscapes and an opportunity to spot varied wildlife, so a new location to celebrate these gifts is a wonderful addition! Located near Coligny right by the beach, this new park is just what we need.

From workout stations, sunset sculptures, event space, and massive play space, everyone will find something to enjoy. The WiFi and parking are set up and ready to go. Now that the park is open, we’re looking forward to family walks, bike rides, and maybe even a summer picnic or two. Check out what to expect from the brand new…

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2020 housing market was unexpectedly turbulent towards the end of the first quarter due to the pandemic that spread across the country. As the first wave of COVID-19 hit in the spring, housing market activity slowed substantially before staging a dramatic comeback just a couple months later.

Buyer activity was the leader again in 2020. With mortgage interest rates setting record lows multiple times throughout the year and a strong drive by many buyers to secure a better housing situation – in part due to the new realities brought on by COVID-19 – many segments of the market experienced a multiple-offer frenzy not seen in the last 15 years or more.

While markedly improved from their COVID-19 spring lows, seller activity continued to lag buyer demand,…

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 Home Price Insights

According to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Insights Report, nationwide home values increased by 8.2% over the last twelve months. The dramatic rise was brought about as the inventory of homes for sale reached historic lows at the same time buyer demand was buoyed by record-low mortgage rates. As CoreLogic explained:

Home price growth remained consistently elevated throughout 2020. Home sales for the year are expected to register above 2019 levels. Meanwhile, the availability of for-sale homes has dwindled as demand increased and coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks continued across the country, which delayed some sellers from putting their homes on the market.

While the pandemic left many in positions of financial insecurity, those who…

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23 Mason Palmetto Bluff

It’s exciting to put a house on the market and to think about making new memories in new spaces. However, despite the anticipation of what’s to come, we can still have deep sentimental attachments to the home we’re leaving behind. Growing emotions can help or hinder a sale depending on how we manage them.

When it comes to the bottom line, homeowners need to know what it takes to avoid costly mistakes when it’s time to move. Being mindful and prepared for the process can help you stay on the right track when selling your house this year.

1.  Price Your Home Right

When inventory is low, like it is in the current market, it’s common to think buyers will pay whatever we ask when setting a listing price. Believe it or not, that’s not always true.…

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Reasons to hire a real estate professional

Choosing the right real estate professional to work with is one of the most important decisions you can make in your home buying or selling process. The right agent can explain current market conditions and break down exactly what they mean for you.

Contracts - We help with all disclosures and contracts necessary in today's heavily regulated environment.

Experience- Charter One Realty closed more than $1.5 Billion in sales in 2020, and we have been the top-producing real estate brokerage for over a decade. Our agents are well-versed in real estate and experienced with the entire sales process.

Negotiations - Charter One Realty negotiated more than 2,700 transactions in 2020. We act as a buffer in negotiations with all parties throughout…

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Selling your home in 2021

If one of the questions you’re asking yourself is, “Should I sell my house this year?” consumer sentiment about selling today should boost your confidence in the right direction. Even with the current health crisis that continues to challenge our nation, Americans still feel good about selling a house. Here’s why.

According to the latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index from Fannie Mae, 57% of consumer respondents to their survey indicate now is a good time to buy a home, while 59% feel it’s a good time to sell one:

“The percentage of respondents who say it is a good time to sell a home remained the same at 59%, while the percentage who say it’s a bad time to sell decreased from 35% to 33%. As a result, the net share of those who say it is a…

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Our goal this year is to take on home organization with a new motivation. We admire others’ clean spaces and looking at their beautifully styled homes, but we know the best home is always the one we’re in, shared with loved ones. You can make your home as enviable as those in the magazine with a few organization tricks that instantly improve a space. Plus, the feeling of a freshly tidied room helps us move about the day with a clear mind and encourages us to be creative. 

This year, it’s all about tackling the smaller spots in our homes that can make a big difference in our daily lives. So now that you’ve stored the holiday decor and the house is primed for some extra attention, check out how we are approaching home organization after all this time at…

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