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Gardens are among the most sought-after outdoor design elements, from flower beds to vegetable gardens, your backyard can be a true sanctuary. 

What does your dream garden look like? 

Stone paths are a classic of gardens everywhere. They come in all shapes and sizes, and can be anything from purely decorative to highly functional. This idea is all about flaunting the stones rather than sinking them discreetly into the lawn.

A great vegetable garden can be the focal point of a beautiful backyard. Growing your own vegetables is both fun and rewarding. All you really need to get started is some decent soil and a few plants.

The great joy of wildlife gardening is that it gives you the chance to get to know many common animals that are

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The RBC Heritage, known for much of its history as the Heritage Classic or simply the Heritage, is a PGA Tour event in South Carolina, first played 50 years ago in 1969.

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Today, Hilton Head Island golf courses are known around the world for challenging play and outstanding resort amenities. But in 1969, Hilton Head Island was just a little-known Lowcountry treasure. So when Sea Pines developer Charles Fraser announced a PGA-level Tournament to be held at the newly created Harbour Town Golf Links over Thanksgiving weekend, people had their doubts. An unfamiliar course on a little-known island on a holiday weekend? There was no guarantee that the big names in golf would be there

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Story by The Island Packet 

C.T. Pan almost didn’t come to the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing.

But he left Hilton Head Island with a plaid jacket and $1.2 million — close to half his total previous career earnings — and his first win on the PGA Tour.

Giants of the game lurked ahead and behind on the Harbour Town Golf Links Sunday, but he won the $6.9 million event with a come-from-behind, four-under-par 67 in the final round, and 12-under overall.

South Carolina native Dustin Johnson, a 20-time winner on the tour, led the field by a stroke entering play on a sunny but windy Easter Sunday. But the world’s top-ranked player collapsed on the back nine,

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From Beaufort-Jasper county Realtors.

In addition to the quandary of ongoing housing price increases and affordability concerns in many U.S. markets, the first quarter of 2019 saw a fair share of adverse weather as well. Sales totals were mixed across the nation and sometimes dependent on what was a persistent wintry mix, especially in the Great Plains, Midwest and Northeast. Meanwhile, new listings and total homes for sale have been trending lower in year-over-year comparisons in many areas, and last year's marks were already quite low.

New Listings were up 17.0 percent to 323. Pending Sales increased 17.3 percent to 251. Inventory grew 20.5 percent to 1,142 units.

Prices were still soft as Median Sales Price was down 0.4 percent to $230,000.

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written by Business View Magazine March 7, 2019

Hilton Head Island, sometimes referred to as simply Hilton Head, is a Lowcountry resort town and barrier island in Beaufort County, South Carolina, 20 miles northeast of Savannah, Georgia, and 95 miles southwest of Charleston. The island is named after Captain William Hilton, who, in 1663, identified a headland near the entrance to Port Royal Sound, which mapmakers named “Hilton’s Headland.”

The island has a rich history that started with seasonal occupation by Native Americans thousands of years ago, and continued with European exploration and the Sea Island cotton trade. It became an important base of operations for the Union blockade of the Southern ports during the Civil War. Once the island fell

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Pets are very welcome on Hilton Head’s Beaches, but to ensure the safety of everyone, including your pets, the following rules do apply: Dogs are allowed on all of Hilton Head’s beaches, but not year-round. During the height of the summer – when crowds cover the beach and temperatures reach their highs – dogs aren’t allowed. But only during certain hours.

From the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day, dogs are not allowed on the beach from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. With the heavy crowds and extreme heat, it’s probably not a good idea to take them anyway. Plus, you can take your dog out on the beach before 10 a.m. and after 5 p.m. all summer long. So yes, they still can enjoy the nice breeze, sandy shores and salty water.

It is very important to

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On average closing costs run between 2%-5% of the purchase price. However, the buyer is not the only party that must pay fees at closing. Sellers must pay for both their real estate agent's, and the buyers agent's commission that is typically 6% of the sales price .

As a buyer, you’ll likely be responsible for a variety of fees and expenses that you and the seller will have to pay at the time of closing. Your lender must provide a good-faith estimate of all settlement costs. Your attorney conducting the closing will tell you the required amount for:

  • Down payment
  • Loan origination - This covers the lender’s administrative costs. It’s usually about 1 percent of the total loan but you can sometimes find mortgages with no origination fee.
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NAR (National Association of Realtors) shows that buyer demand is strong. Nationwide, the best time to sell a home to both maximize return and minimize time on the market is in spring. People tend to shop for homes as the weather gets warmer, making the spring market hot. 

Many homeowners were reluctant to list their home over the last couple of years for fear that they may not find a new home to move in to, but with the market change, sellers are ready to list. 

Today’s competitive environment has forced buyers to do all they can to stand out from the crowd, including getting pre-approved for their mortgage financing. Buyers know exactly what they can afford before home shopping. This makes the entire selling process much faster and simpler.


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Hilton Head Island’s Coligny Beach has been named one of the top beaches in the country! 

The Hilton Head beach — the only South Carolina beach to make the U.S. list — joins nine beaches in Hawaii, eight in Florida, four in California and one each in Massachusetts, Georgia and Virginia.

Each beach on the list had a review highlight included, such as “Beautiful, clean and well kept”  Coligny’s was listed for “Lots of amenities.”

Coligny’s TripAdvisor page shows it has more than 3,200 reviews with 67 percent saying it’s “excellent” and 25 percent saying it’s “very good,” and it has an overall 4.5 out of 5 rating. It’s also listed as the No. 9 thing to do (of 116) on Hilton Head Island.

Feedback from visitors include: 

  • This beach is wide,
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Coming off a record year, Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport is preparing to welcome even more passengers with the announcement Tuesday of four new Allegiant Air nonstop routes from Allentown, Pa.; Grand Rapids, Mich,; Niagara Falls, N.Y.; and Portsmouth, N.H.

To accompany the announcement, Allegiant said it is offering fares on three of the routes as low as $49 each way.

“We’re excited to announce yet another expansion in Savannah,” said Drew Wells, Allegiant’s vice president of planning and revenue.

“We’re sure folks in Allentown, Grand Rapids, Niagara Falls and Portsmouth will be thrilled to take advantage of these convenient, ultra-low-cost, nonstop flights to enjoy the historic charm of Savannah and the sunny shores of Hilton Head.”

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