Saturday, May 30, 2015

6 Minuteman Dr Bluffton, SC 29910

Property Site:
Build your dream home on this rarely available lot in the charming Old Town Bluffton neighborhood of Martin's Place. Featuring one of the few community owned docks on the May River for property owners use only. Located on a cul de sac and just an easy walk or golf cart ride to the community dock or Old Town Bluffton, home to the farmers market, festivals, art galleries and restaurants. Boat down to the May River Sandbar, Daufuskie Island and other local favorites. It is like owning a property on the May River without the May River Prices!
Bathrooms: 0.00
Price: $94,900

For more information about this property, please contact Kristy Gonzalez at or You can also text 2192415 to 67299.

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MLS ID: 325281

Friday, May 29, 2015

REDUCED! 14 Driftwood Ct: Your Imagination is Your Only Limit

When you're looking for a place to build your dream home, now or later, you look for a few key things--location, obviously, but also amenities and adaptability.  Hampton Lake has all of that--and more--and this fantastic property site is the perfect place to build the home you've always imagined. But you'd better hurry--homesites are limited and selling fast before property prices go up again.

Location is King

This beautiful prime wooded lot backs to a nature preserve, with palm trees, live oaks, and wild magnolias all around, and is situated on a quiet street. No worries about bustling traffic or the noise of construction behind you--you'll forever have the peaceful views you bought.  Perfect for retirees or growing families, Hampton Lake is close to the new River Ridge Academy, Benton House (a new assisted living center), and to shopping and entertainment.  Located close to both Okatie Highway and US 278, Hampton Lake is ideally situated for the daily commuter or regular traveler. 

Hampton Lake Amenities Can't Be Beaten

The Hampton Lake community caters to practically any homeowner with its award-winning amenities.   Its beauty centers not only on its nature preserve and heavily wooded location, but on the waterfront clubhouse on their 165-acre lake.  The community boathouse allows boating enthusiasts to participate in water sports close to home--and on local rivers and beaches.  The neighborhood hosts the Hampton Lake Market once a month during the months with nice weather, bringing local crafters and businesses together in a fun venue.

The community area features both a lazy river pool for kids of all ages and an adult-only pool, along with a tennis club, spa, and fitness center.  It's hard to beat this combination of amenities in a Bluffton community. It's no wonder that Hampton Lake is selling fast!

Adaptable Homesites

When you purchase this homesite, you are not locked into one floor plan.  A variety of custom built floor plans match this lot's size and shape, so that you have the freedom to choose the plan that best suits you.  Hilton Head Custom Homes is just one of the builders that has experience with Hampton Lake lots--take a look at their gallery of recent projects for inspiration. 

Ready to talk? Give Laura Lyons Karrh a call at (843) 290-4643 to schedule a showing or discuss your options.  Don't let the opportunity to be a part of this popular, peaceful, well-planned  neighborhood slip through your fingers. 
Price: $75,000

For more information about this property, please contact Kristy Gonzalez at or You can also text 2420583 to 67299.

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MLS ID: 333758

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Renovated Rose Hill Beauty: 13 Pipers Pond

A community with as much history as Rose Hill offers an incredible living experience, with a host of amenities and stunning mature tree-lined streets. Rose Hill offers residents an equestrian center, a country club with golf access, boat storage with deep water access to the Colleton River, a pool for residents, and the security of a gated community. Combine that with a home like this, with top-to-bottom value-filled renovation and you have a property that is genuinely difficult to beat. 

This home sits on a lagoon-view lot, surrounded by tall, glorious trees and filled with amazing windows that take advantage of both.  The entry of this home provides the perfect first impression--it's simply breathtaking, as is the rest of the home!
As you move into the first floor, you'll be struck by the soaring ceilings in the living room, along with the two levels of windows that allow natural light to pour into the room and which take advantage of the beautiful lagoon view.   This is the perfect place to relax or chat with friends or family, with plenty of room for everything you need. Open to the second floor, the living room becomes the heart of this home.

The first floor features a formal dining room, perfect for entertaining, that is similarly wrapped in windows.  Beautiful new flooring and paint extends throughout the first floor.
The newly updated eat-in kitchen is spacious and offers a number of upgrades, including brand new granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, as well as new flooring and paint.  The opening into the living room improves the flow between the rooms, making them ideal for entertaining, but also allows for privacy and separation.  The eat-in nook is perfect for quick meals or family time while a meal is being prepared.

 The beautiful master bedroom is also on the floor, a split floor plan that is perfect for a growing family or for offering guests plenty of upstairs privacy.  New flooring extends throughout this room as well, and the newly upgraded master bath is truly a spa experience. The space is bright, with a custom shower that is spacious and luxurious.

Moving upstairs, you'll find two more spacious bedrooms joined by a guest bath.  This floor plan is perfect for a family or for guests, and the rooms could easily be adapted into office or hobby room space as well, with the bathroom conveniently located for any purpose.

The outdoor area of this property is truly impressive. The lagoon view, on its own, is stunning, but this intricate and beautiful brick patio--complete with impressive water feature--creates a lovely entertaining space or a place to simply retreat and enjoy the incredible tree-lined lagoon view.  The backyard also features plenty of green space to enjoy a great game of soccer with the family or to exercise your green thumb.

The upgrades are throughout this home, making it an incredible value.  Some of the upgrades that you can't see are some of the most important: a brand new roof and new upstairs HVAC.  Those value-adding upgrades give new life to this beautiful home, which has been renovated with care from top to bottom.

UNDER CONTRACT: "Cottage" Doesn't Mean Small!: 143 Crossings Blvd Bluffton, SC 29910

While this home is considered a "cottage home," looks can certainly be deceiving! More than 2000 square feet of well-planned and bright two-story living space hide behind this deceptively small but adorably quaint Pinecrest home. 

Looks Can Be Deceiving!

Looking at this gorgeous cottage home, you might think it was cozy and low maintenance (read: a tiny shoebox), but the reality is that this home offers a tremendous amount of bright, open, spacious flexible living areas.

The entry opens onto not only this spaciously tiled dining area, but to the left you'll also find a flexible room that can be used as an office, a play room, a craft/hobby room, or any other space that you need.  Windows throughout the open living area flood the area with sunlight and create a warm, inviting atmosphere. The space is perfect for entertaining, with the separate dining, living, and kitchen areas remaining open to each other through the use of smart architecture.


The kitchen is perfect for a home this size, with two entrances and plenty of cabinet space for storage.  Ample countertops provide plenty of room for the chef in your life, and the tile floors offer neutral beauty and easy clean-up. One of my favorite parts of this kitchen is the breakfast nook/eat-in area, which is both bathed in light and offers another flexible area for entertaining and daily living. 

Upstairs, the three bedrooms are bright and spacious, especially the huge master bedroom.  Banked with windows and featuring a spacious master bath, this retreat is simply perfect.  The two other bedrooms are also spacious, with a shared hall bath that offers double sinks and plenty of room to share among guests or family members and an upstairs laundry room with storage and easy access to the washer and dryer.

Amenities, Amenities, Amenities

This cottage home, with its easy-to-maintain front and back yards, is perfect for a family or an active retiree looking for less work but who doesn't want to give up on the amenities of other communities.  For the amazing price of $800 a year, Pinecrest offers its residents discounted golf on its popular course, tennis, pool, and playground, along with a tunnel that allows residents to move between golf and amenities without battling the traffic on Bluffton Parkway.  The community is walking distance from the Bluffton school complex and close to dining, entertainment, and shopping.


Take a Tour:
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.00
Square feet: 2,052
Price: $219,900

For more information about this property, please contact Kristy Gonzalez at (843) 298-3808 or You can also text 2602532 to 67299.

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MLS ID: 335788

P-1 Skull Creek Marina Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Property Site:
Premier 65' boat slip located at the Skull Creek Marina with immediate deep water access to the ICW, Port Royal Sound, or Atlantic Ocean. Located on an exterior corner, providing easy navigation & protection that no other slip can. Skull Creek sits within the private gated community of Hilton Head Plantation & offers such conveniences as walking distance to the Country Club, complimentary parking & bikes for your use when visiting, 24 hr security for peace of mind, complimentary Wi-Fi, fuel dock, newly remodeled showers and bathrooms, and public access by land & water. It's not necessary to be a HHP property owner to keep your boat here full time or for visits to the area. Call Kristy Gonzalez (843) 298-3808 for more information.
Bathrooms: 0.00
Price: $125,000

For more information about this property, please contact Kristy Gonzalez at (843) 298-3808 or You can also text 2543002 to 67299.

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MLS ID: 335109

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

PRICE REDUCED! Bright Home with a Lagoon View in the Farm: 707 Farm Lake Blvd

JUST REDUCED! This gorgeous home is now $173,000!

If you're looking for a home in the absolute right location, this adorable 1500+ square foot one level home offers you everything you're looking for.  With bright windows, an incredible fenced yard, and a location close to neighborhood amenities and shopping/schools/major roads, this 3 bedroom/2 bath home could be your dream home!

Bright Living Areas

The soaring ceilings in this home are one of its beautiful feature, as are the bright windows that allow light to pour into both the living room and the kitchen. 

 The eat-in galley kitchen has a large window, making a nice place to dine with a water view. 
 The kitchen offers access to the garage and a convenient laundry area.
The split bedroom plan means the master bedroom is right off the living room, with a spacious attached bath with ample counter space. No elbowing each other in the morning as you're getting ready or running out of room for toiletries!

The other two bedrooms, located on the other end of the home, allow for master bedroom privacy and plenty of room for family or friends. The bedrooms have large windows and are flexible, serving as family bedrooms or office/den/guest room spaces.

 One of the most remarkable elements of this beautiful home is the large fenced yard, canopied by mature pines and looking out onto the lagoon.  With the concrete patio and walkway, you'll be able to take advantage of the lagoon as you entertain or take peaceful walks around this beautiful waterway. 
The Farm is conveniently located, very close to the Bluffton school complex as well as shopping and parks.  The convenient location, off Buckwalter Parkway, makes getting to Savannah, Hilton Head, and Beaufort, quick and simple.  This home is just around the corner from neighborhood amenities, including a pool, clubhouse, and playground, and across the street from a nature preserve.

Come see this adorable home--call Kristy Gonzalez for a private showing!

UNDER CONTRACT: A Home For New Beginnings: 32 Sunny Glen

It's rare to find a one-floor home that offers such a great option to first time homebuyers or retirees along with a perfectly tranquil, yet convenient, location.  But this charming 1100+ square foot 3 bedroom, 2 bath home does exactly that.  In its open floor plan, incredibly convenient location, and flexible outdoor space, this home offers great options to almost anyone.

Open Floor Plan

One of the most stunning parts of this home comes right when you open the front door. Soaring vaulted ceilings, complete with a kitchen skylight, characterize the living area.

 The kitchen opens onto a dining area with wood floors and out to a large carpeted living room. 
 Each of the spacious bedrooms are also carpeted, and both the master bathroom and the shared hallway bath are spacious as well. 
 One of the remarkable things about this house is the flexible back porch. This extra space can be used for outdoor entertaining or as a hobby or Carolina room.  It could also make a great place for two or four legged kids to play or a fantastic greenhouse space for someone with a green thumb.
 The large yard is canopied by mature trees and provides a great deal of space for a garden, a play structure, or a firepit and entertainment area.  You'll also find plenty of storage area in the two-car garage, attached to the house.

Fantastic Location and Amenities

Sandy Pointe is a perfectly situated neighborhood, close to schools, shopping, and major thoroughfares that will quickly take you to Savannah, Hilton Head Island, or Beaufort.  With that close proximity, you'd think that the neighborhood would be busy, noisy, or prone to traffic jams. This could not be further from the truth.  Sandy Pointe is quiet, facing a beautiful lagoon and set away from the traffic of Buckwalter Parkway.  This house is set back even further, offering a very tranquil location with all of the convenience as well. 

Sandy Pointe also offers several amenities to its homeowners, including a beautiful pool and playground, along with a clubhouse that can be used by members.  Walking trails and parks are not far from the neighborhood either. 

Come take a look at this beautiful home, perfect for a first time home buyer, a family looking to downsize, or a retiree looking for proximity to beautiful location on a smaller budget.  Call Kristy Gonzalez to schedule a showing!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Real Estate News: Wire Fraud Scam

If you are in the middle of a real estate transaction, as a buyer, seller, broker, or agent, you need to know about the wire fraud scam that is targeting these transactions right now.  As a part of the ERA Real Estate family, we were recently informed about a new way that our customers, colleagues, and friends are being victimized--and I want to make sure to pass that information on to you!

The scam starts with the title agent or real estate agent's email account being hacked and revised bank wiring instructions being sent to the buyer.  When the buyer receives these new instructions from what s/he thinks is a reputable source, the money is redirected to a new account (opened and cleaned out quickly by the criminal behind the hacking) and is gone before the buyer knows what has happened.

How can YOU prevent this from happening to you, as a buyer or seller or as a title agent or broker?
  • Practice good email safety measures.  Create strong passwords that cannot be guessed easily (no birth dates or children's names, especially in this environment of social media) and don't ever open unfamiliar attachments. If it seems strange, don't click on it--confirm before you take a chance.  
  • Be suspicious of changed wire instructions. It's very rare for a title agent or real estate agent to change the means of funds transmission in the middle of a deal.  If this happens, you should assume that you are dealing with a scam and contact the person directly
  • Call the sender to confirm any suspicious changes.  Don't email, because obviously the email may have been compromised. Call the phone number that you had at the beginning of the transaction (not the phone number that was sent in the suspicious email, as that may have been compromised as well).  Make sure you speak to the person with whom you were working before and confirm the change.  Have that person confirm all of the wire instruction account details while you are on the phone.