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Besides turning our clocks ahead another true sign of Spring arriving is Easter Sunday. This year Easter comes early arriving on April 5, 2015! If you’re a resident staying in the area, perhaps having family visiting, or even if you’re visiting for the holiday, here are some Easter events around Hilton Head Island you might want to check out!

Easter EGGstravaganza at The Sandbox Children’s Museum
When: Sunday, March 29 from 2-5 p.m.

Where: The Sandbox Children’s Museum, 18A Pope Ave, HIlton Head

The Sandbox Children’s Museum Easter Egg Hunt (first come, first served) provides chances to win a t-shirt, back packs or free admission passes. But there’s a little treat in every egg! Weather permitting there will be a Bounce House, face painting,

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We’re sure it comes as no surprise that Valentine’s Day arrives this weekend. Every year it comes around and you have another chance to make someone in your life feel a little extra special. Whether it’s your sweetheart, a family member, a coworker, or a buddy, there are plenty of ways to let them know they’re something special to you. Here are just a few of the local Hilton Head events taking place for the holiday.

Enjoy an Alligator Wine & Cheese Cruise taking off at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14. Enjoy this sunset cruise on the freshwater lakes of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve and discover indigenous plants and animals while enjoying complimentary wine and cheese. Please call for schedule. Adults only. $45/person. Reservations are required and may

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For nature lovers that are seeking their next home on Hilton Head Island, be sure to take a look at the Palmetto Hall real estate we have available. Magnificent Southern styles homes on large lots are located in a secluded and gated golf community on 750 acres with a 100 acre nature preserve. These custom homes enjoy lagoon, wooded and fairway views.

Located mid-island, Palmetto Hall is one of Hilton Head’s newer communities. There’s plenty to do here with both a Robert Cupp Golf Course and Arthur Hills Course to play on, each championship 18-hole golf courses. Additionally, there is tennis, swimming, playgrounds and plenty of fishing opportunities.

Much of the Palmetto Hall real estate is designed in a Southern style with homes have

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hilton head islandLike the remainder of the country, Hilton Head Island foreclosures and short sales are still available for those looking for a great deal. However, the number is dwindling. The good news is there are many great buys on the Island that are not in foreclosure or short sale status. You just need to be a savvy hunter and discuss all of your options with your real estate agent and truly understand what foreclosures and short sales are and the ramifications of purchasing them.

Foreclosures that are listed on the market are usually Real Estate Owned property (REO) meaning the bank has called the note from the homeowner. The bank will clear the title, make minor repairs to get the home in shape and then list it to recover the unpaid loan amount. The bank has

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Many of the calls I receive today are clients looking for Hilton Head Island Foreclosures and Short Sales. Most of these clients come through my website and use the “Short Sale and Foreclosure” button just under the others on my Quick Search dashboard. They like my website because it is linked to the Hilton Head MLS and receives daily IDX feeds.

Right now, there are many good foreclosures and short sales available on Hilton Head and in the Bluffton Area. While both a short sale and a foreclosure can be great buys, you should know the difference between the two.

forclosureForeclosures (REO – Real Estate Owned) happen when a property owner stops making their mortgage payment for a pre-determined length of time. This length of time varies with different lending

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ocean woodOcean Wood is an oceanfront community located on Hilton Head Island in the North Forest Beach Area. This small community of 13 homes has its own oceanfront pool and gazebo. Vacationers and locals agree that this is one special community. While there are some Hilton Head foreclosures, we haven't seen any currently in Ocean Wood, although there are some great buys.

In addition to the great location, what makes this neighborhood so special is that its perfect to reside there full time or use as a rental/second home. Imagine waking up and watching the sunrise over the Ocean, enjoying a stroll on the beach, then hopping on your bicycle for lunch at Coligny Plaza. If you would like to learn more about Ocean Wood on Hilton Head Island, please contact me.

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I am often asked about pet friendly villas on Hilton Head Island. If you are a pet owner and interested in purchasing a Hilton Head Island condo, I would be happy to assist you. Some of Hilton Head's vacation villas allow pets for the owners and not for renters. In Sea Pines Plantation, Hilton Head, SC, owners are allowed pets at Ocean Course Villas and Lighthouse Rd Villas along with other Sea Pines Villas. Some pet friendly villas in Palmetto Dunes include Captain's Cove and Wendover Dunes villas. If you have a pet and are interested in purchasing Hilton Head real estate, please contact me at or visit me at

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