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                                        Sam's Hilton Head Island Area Summer Update

Sunny & Hot Greetings from Beautiful Hilton Head Island & the surrounding area! We're in full mode of the summer tourist season with the beaches crowded (but aware of not being "too close.")  Obviously, the COVD is predominant on all of our minds and just to keep you up to date on our local rules, masks are mandatory in most places except the beach, restaurants while eating, golf  & a few other places (but not many!) Please be considerate & abide by the rules here. Despite the pandemic, this has (& continues) to be one of the busiest summers I can remember ever. And real estate here is HOT too as you'll see in the

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Your home is one of your largest investments, so protecting it from natural disasters is a top priority. Now that hurricane season has begun, what can you do to protect your home from possible storm damage?

Making a few simple changes now could minimize a storm’s impact on your home.


During a storm, dead tree limbs can get loose and cause damage to a home’s exterior or even puncture a window. Trim back any branches that are touching your home, especially if the limbs are touching your house. Keep trees well pruned to allow the wind to pass through with minimal damage. Broken limbs could land on your house or become missiles that can break windows during a storm.

Help prevent damage inside your house by having downspouts drain away from

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Getting your home ready for an open house can be a bit overwhelming when you are not sure where to start. Once the decision has been made to list your home, getting it in the right shape to sell is crucial.  Think about how many homes buyers will visit before they find ‘the one.’ Before opening your home to potential buyers, there are several steps you can take to make your home more inviting and make a really great first impression.

Start by taking inventory of all the items in your home. Buyers will not get a true feel for your home if they have to walk around clutter than can be easily cleared. Decide what items may be put into storage, donated, or even stay in a friend’s garage until moving day comes along. Homes that have less ‘stuff’ in them

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When I say Shiplap what comes to mind? A Farmhouse with cozy blankets, fresh cut flowers on the entryway table and a basket of eggs waiting to be fried. Although Shiplap is a popular way to create an accent wall in your home, the original use for this modern look was different.

Shiplap was originally used for practical reasons, to keep the wind and weather out. Shiplap is thin wood boards that have two opposing rabbet joints that overlap each other. This gives the boards a tight seal to keep the wind, water, and weather out.

Before drywall began, Shiplap was used, but it was not exposed as it is today. Shiplap was originally used between a homes exterior and its structural framing. When wallpaper was invented, Shiplap became the base and was

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Starting a vegetable garden can be done regardless of how much space you have. You can start your new garden in a large yard or in smaller areas like a terrace, balcony or even on your window ledge.

Just imagine sitting down to dinner and reaping the benefits of your hard work as you crunch on peppers, carrots or brussels sprouts.

The first step will be to create a plan. Where will your new garden go? How much time do you want to spend tending to your garden (this will determine what plants you will grow) and how to structure your space.

I recommend that you start small and learn as you go. If you plant too many, you are setting yourself up for failure. You will need to learn what will work for your garden and maintain it, which could be

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One of my favorite spring-cleaning tasks is cleaning out my closets. My number one piece of advice; always take everything out of your closet and start fresh. After you have removed everything, you should dust, vacuum or sweep. Giving your closet a deep clean will help your clothing smell fresh.

Once you have a clean blank canvas, it will be easier to organize, sort and decide what you want to keep and what you want to donate. I recommend that you sort your clothes into several piles.

Out with the old, in with the new. A few smart steps can make all the difference when you're cleaning out and organizing your closet.

1) Keep- This pile is for the items you love the most and wear the most.

2) Donate- If you have not worn an item in a very

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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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