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Featured Listing of the Week – Waterfront Showstopper

33 Seabrook Landing Drive

Hilton Head Plantation

5 Bedroom  |  6.5 Bathroom  |  4 Car Garage With Motor Court

Set along the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway and Port Royal Sound in prestigious Seabrook Landing, this luxury residence occupies over 5,700 square feet. A perfect blend of traditional living with luxury amenities and modern appointments, complete with a waterfront infinity-edge pool and spa, pool house and guest cottage.

The main residence features four bedrooms, four and one-half bathrooms, a spacious gathering room and chef’s kitchen with French Borezio stone floors. The luxurious master suite offers French doors with access to a covered porch overlooking the water. A

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Now that Easter break and the RBC Heritage Golf Tournament (congratulations to Graeme Mc Dowell) are over, May is the perfect month to relax and retreat to the sea. The warm weather and quiet beaches are just a few reminders of why we love to call Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry home. And there’s no better month to spend outdoors. May is filled wonderful Lowcountry events including Mother’s Day brunches, festivals, farmer’s markets, and outdoor entertainment. 

All Month Long

The Coastal Discovery Museum provides tours, walks, programs, and exhibits about the Lowcountry. Events are scheduled daily. To learn more about the Coastal Discovery monthly events, contact 843-689-6767 or visit


Luke Mitchell Live at Skull

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HarbourFest Announces Changes For 2016 Festivals in Shelter Cove

For locals and visitors alike, HarbourFest is a highly anticipated weekly event on Hilton Head Island. In fact, more than 60,000 people attend this festival of music, fun and fireworks along the Shelter Cove Harbour. Celebrating its 28th year, HarbourFest kicks off on Memorial Day Weekend (May 28th and 29th). This summer long celebration provides family friendly activities, entertainment and even fireworks every Tuesday night. Starting Memorial day Shannon Tanner will play Monday – Friday with two shows at 7 and 8:30 pm. Starting on June 16, 2016, Shannon Tanner and the Oyster Reefers will entertain visitors with a live island-inspired concert. As part of Parrot Palooza, the Oyster

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A Local Organization Offers Help for Those with Dementia and their Families


Charter One Realty is committed to being involved with numerous local not-for-profit organizations, with many of our Charter One Realty partners and agents taking an active role as board members at organizations throughout the region.  One such organization is Memory Matters – with Partner/Agent Brad Wilson serving as a Board member of this important Hilton Head Island not-for-profit that is growing throughout the community.

Memory Matters provides programs and services for those with Alzheimer’s and all forms of dementia and their families.  Originally founded in 1997 as Alzheimer’s Respite & Resource, the program has grown from only providing one half-day per week

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Celebrate Earth Day With These Simple Home Tips 

Here are a few simple tips that you can do around the house in celebration of Earth Day. 

  • Go paperless. Switching to paperless delivery can save up to 6 pounds of paper and 23 pounds of wood per household per year!
  • Plant shade trees aroun your home. With the shade they provide your home, you could reduce your annual cooling bill. The less energy used to cool your home, the smaller your enviornmental footprint. 
  • Start a compost pile. Composting is like recycling, but better. To make a compost pile, layer organic material and dirt then mix the ingredients together every few weeks. The result is humus, a rich soil that will improve the overall look and condition of your property.
  • Plant a
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Established leader in local real estate, with specialty in Port Royal Plantation joins the Charter One Realty team.

Charter One Realty has announced that Ruth Parris, a native South Carolinian and longtime real estate professional in the Hilton Head Island area, has joined the company as an Agent. 

An integral part of the Hilton Head Island/Lowcountry real estate industry for more than four decades, Ruth is an established leader in residential sales.  She lives and specializes in Port Royal Plantation, a low-density, private residential oceanfront gated community with 24-hour security, pristine beaches, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, leisure trails, tennis courts, historic sites, and abundant wildlife. 

Ruth has been working on Hilton Head

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A Special Program in the Lowcountry Enriching the Lives of Individuals with Disabilities

Heroes on Horseback ( is a local non-profit that enriches the lives of children and adults with physical, mental and emotional disabilities by providing safe, professional and ethical equine-assisted therapeutic activities. The organization, located at 100 Stillwell Road in Bluffton, offers a number of programs to meet the individual needs of those with disabilities throughout the community, providing services based on each participant’s needs, abilities and interests.

At Heroes on Horseback, all programs are designed to help children and adults overcome barriers that challenge their everyday lives – with the horse providing freedom of

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April is an exciting time here in the Coastal Lowcountry. There are many events taking place this month on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton. Featured events include the RBC Heritage and the Hilton Head Island Boat Show.

All Month Long

The Coastal Discovery Museum provides tours, walks, programs, and exhibits about the Lowcountry. Events are scheduled daily. To learn more about the Coastal Discovery monthly events, contact 843-689-6767 or visit


Taste of Bluffton

A Southern celebration of food in the heart of Bluffton. This festival celebrates the sights and flavors of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Located right along Calhoun Street in Downtown Bluffton. While you're at the Taste of Bluffton, be

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As a seller on Hilton Head Island or in Bluffton, you will be most concerned about ‘short term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. If you plan on purchasing real estate in the Lowcountry, you must not be concerned only about short term price but also about the ‘long term cost’ of the home.

Put Simply.

When it comes to the ‘cost’ of a home, there are several factors that come into play. A home’s appreciation over time and the interest rate at which a buyer can borrow funds to purchase property are two of the most important factors for today’s buyers. “The Cost of Waiting” is the combination of these two factors and the effect they have on a buyer on the fence about purchasing now or waiting.

The rate at which these two

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Save the Dates: Coastal Property Insurance Marketplace Annual Information Session and Public Hearing and Storm Ready Preparedness Expo in Bluffton

Mark your calendars!  The South Carolina Department of Insurance will host two consumer events in the low country this coming June.  As Hurricane Season 2016 approaches, we encourage all South Carolinians to review their insurance policies and prepare for the upcoming storm season.  “Hurricane season begins June 1st and continues throughout the month of November.  Consumers should review their insurance policies, revisit or create a home inventory and update their family emergency plans now so that they are prepared,” advises Ray Farmer, Director of the South Carolina Department of Insurance (Department).

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