Friday, December 12, 2014

Small Town Christmas

DeBordieu is nicely located between Pawleys Island and Georgetown, two WONDERFUL small towns. The holidays offer many fun things to do and attend. We have been on the go enjoying the holiday season by visiting Brookgreen Garden’s Night of a Thousand Candles. We went to Georgetown’s Christmas Parade and later attended the Georgetown Christmas Boat Parade. It is great to live on the coast in small town America!

We were at Brookgreen for their Christmas Tree Lighting...

















Thursday, December 4, 2014

Winter Maintenance Tips For Vacation Rentals Property

Winter is here, and it affects even us on the coast of South Carolina. I am a Zillow Premier agent. They recently sent these winter maintenance tips for rental properties (vacation properties too). Take a look below.

 Perry Peace on Zillow




Winter maintenance tips for your rental property



Keep your properties warm and dry this season by reducing tenant work orders before they happen – with some preventative maintenance, of course. Avoid the hazards of cold weather by completing these action items before the temperatures dip.

Check up on the heating and insulation system


If you live in a cold climate, the heating system will be running constantly during winter. This calls for proper cleaning, insulation and ventilation of your HVAC system, crawlspace and attic. Clean or change out your HVAC filter in preparation for heavy usage, and make sure the attic area is properly insulated. Insulation in the crawlspace and ceilings will keep the heat inside the living space and prevent warm air from escaping. Sealing the gaps around windows, plumbing, vents and lighting fixtures will also maximize energy efficiency in your property.

Prevent frozen pipes


Avoid frozen pipes this season – and all the collateral damage they can cause – by adding extra insulation to exposed pipes in the crawlspace, basement or attic. Damage due to frozen pipes is common but completely preventable. Taking the precaution to seal, insulate and wrap pipes will prevent cold air from getting into the pipes. Exterior faucets should be drained and shut off for the season. Educate your tenants about what they need to do when the temperature drops, such as leaving a trickle of water on overnight, leaving cabinet doors open, and keeping the thermostat at a consistent temperature.

Winter-proof the exterior


Your landscaping may have gone dormant, but you're not done with yard work yet. Prevent damages from icy conditions by trimming trees and shrubs so they don't brush up against the walls and windows. Regularly inspect your roof for the formation of ice dams, which can damage your roof and cause water leakage. Close any crawlspace vents in the foundation, and seal any cracks or small openings so small critters can't burrow in. If your residents are taking care of snow removal on your property, move snow shovels and blowers to an accessible spot.

Prepare for the worst


A bad storm can result in a blackout or being snowed in. Remind your tenants to be prepared for the worst by keeping bottled water, non-perishable food, flashlights and emergency phone numbers on hand.


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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Pawleys Island 29585 Market Report


 Want to learn about the real estate market for the zip code area 29585 of Pawleys Island? Take a look below.

Zillow
Market Report
Provided by
Perry Peace
DeBordieu Colony Real Estate
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   Recent Sales
I look forward to talking with you.
Questions? Call Perry:
(843) 353-0091

Market Overview
$291,200
ZHVI* Median Home Value

LAST 12 MONTHS

NEXT 12 MONTHS
$14,200
5.1% CHANGE

CHANGE




During October the median home value for 29585 increased 0.4% to $291,200 while the national median increased 0.4% to $177,500.
*Learn about the Zillow Home Value Index and more on the
Zillow Real Estate Research Blog

Sale to List Ratio

0.95
SALE TO LIST RATIO

Median List Price
$300k
$164 PER SQ FT
vs
Median Sale Price
$187k
$141 PER SQ FT




During October the median list price increased 0.3% while the median sale price increased 2.6% over the previous month.
Talk to an expert about 29585
Call Perry: (843) 353-0091

Homes for Sale

 For Sale
$326,000
3 bd, 2.0 ba, 1,867 sqft
35 Winston Cir # A2IEV6, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

 For Sale
$229,500
4 bd, 3.0 ba, 1,701 sqft
177 Hopeland St, Pawleys Island, SC 29585






 For Sale
$80,000
2 bd, 2.0 ba, sqft
108 Salt Marsh Cir UNIT 24H, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

 For Sale
$99,900
2 bd, 2.0 ba, sqft
562 Blue Stem Dr UNIT 54B, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

Recently Sold

 Sold: $459,900
Sold on 11/20/2014
6 bd, 3.0 ba, 5,200 sqft
12 Deer Moss Ct, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

 Sold: $3,152,000
Sold on 11/19/2014
5 bd, 6.0 ba, 4,800 sqft
1301 Norris Dr, Pawleys Island, SC 29585






 Sold: $275,000
Sold on 11/14/2014
4 bd, 4.0 ba, 4,000 sqft
1203 Crooked Oak Dr, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

 Sold: $299,900
Sold on 11/13/2014
4 bd, 3.0 ba, 2,321 sqft
157 Windy Ln, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Energy Saving Tips and Video

Tis the season to expect some increases in winter electric bills. Here are a few tips and suggestions from Santee Cooper to save energy and money.





Save money and stay warm for winter –

• Set thermostat at 68 degrees for winter, suggested by Santee Cooper

• Wear more clothes and sleep under an extra blanket

• Reverse the blades on ceiling fans to push warm air down

• Open curtains and blinds when the sun is shining to naturally heat rooms

• Close them back at night to keep the heat inside

• Change HVAC filters monthly to assure unit operates efficiently

• Install weather stripping around windows and add door sweeps on exterior doors to close gaps and eliminate drafts

• Close damper when not using the fireplace

• Upgrade attic insulation from three to 12 inches to save 20 percent on heating costs

• Seal off unused rooms and close vents to more easily heat the most lived in areas



For more tips to cut winter power costs, visit Santee Cooper's website at, www.santeecooper.com






An infographic outlining several energy saving tips that lower household energy bills
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Lower Your Fall and Winter Bills

OK, It is 50 degrees outside this morning. Chilly but refreshing. It will warm up to 72 before days end. We have  a wonderful climate here in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. 


Even with our good temperatures we should still pay attention to our winter time bills. The suggestions below are provided by Home Depot.
An infographic outlining several energy saving tips that lower household energy bills

Friday, October 17, 2014

53 Wallace Pate Drive South-DeBordieu, Perry Peace Real Estate- Estate Property

Gorgeous four bedroom Lowcountry home on a nearly 6-acre lot in DeBordieu’s Pate Estates. Wind down this driveway lined with live oaks and you will immediately fall in love with the pristine and private homesite that adjoins the 16,000-acre wildlife refuge that is Hobcaw Barony, land that will never be developed. You will be welcomed by the home’s inviting front porch. Once inside you will see the amazing attention to detail that was paid when this home was built. The spacious kitchen with granite countertops, a subzero refrigerator, spacious pantry and a large work island that also serves as a breakfast bar and has its own separate vegetable sink is ideal for cooking up gourmet meals for small or large groups alike. The kitchen opens up into the dining area and a comfortable living room with a fireplace. 




The woodwork, including beautiful built in cabinets, and 10-ft. ceilings definitely set this home apart. Next you will flow into the glassed in porch which boasts a wonderful stone floor and amazing views of the lake and natural beauty behind the home. Beyond the porch, step outside…and the walkway leads to the lake, a small bridge, and island. Wildlife abounds. Adjacent to the back yard you will find a gazebo and courtyard that are perfect for relaxing and reflecting. The master bedroom in this home is on the first floor and a grand, wide staircase will lead you upstairs to the other two spacious bedrooms. A custom pine wood panel den upstairs overlooks the back yard and lake. The detached main garage includes a large apartment and the second detached garage has plenty of room in the attic for storage. The home is heated with a geothermal system and there is in irrigation system on the grounds.