April 2019

Found 11 blog entries for April 2019.

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.

Information from https://rbcheritage.com/about 


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 https://www.islandpacket.com/sports/golf/rbc-heritage-tournament/article229518579.html 

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. Additionally the sellers will pay the Realtors commission in the sales transaction. 

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.
  • Points, or loan discount fees, which you pay to
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