Carolyn Kraus' Blog

Posted on 10/03/2022
Finding the average cost of home insurance: Factors to consider
If you’re budgeting for a new home, it’s important to incorporate the average cost of home insurance. Insurance rates are composed of many factors, and knowing these factors can help you estimate the potential expense. Here is a quick guide to the variables determining the average cost of homeowners insurance: Home location & age Homeowners insurance cost is...
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Posted on 09/30/2022
42 Station Loop, Bluffton, SC 29910 now has a new price of $580,000!
Lawton Station: One of the most desirable neighborhoods, close to shopping, schools, restaurants, downtown Bluffton, Savannah and Charleston. Home has 4 bedrooms, 2 bonus areas upstairs...Fenced in back yard! Large family room with eat in Kitchen and formal dining room. Office or living room area. Master bedroom downstairs. Beautiful family...
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Posted on 09/26/2022
Home Improvement: 3 Projects That Know What's Best for Your Home's ROI
When planning renovations and upgrades around your home, knowing what kind of projects produce a decent return on investment (ROI) can be helpful. This is especially true if you plan on selling your home down the road. So, what are the home improvements with the greatest returns on investment? There are a few to consider! Exterior Landscaping Curb...
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Posted on 09/25/2022
37 Victory Point Drive, Bluffton, SC 29910 now has a new price of $860,000!
Spacious home with spectacular views of the golf course and marsh from the eat in kitchen, family room and master bedroom. Kitchen shares double sided fireplace with family room for cool nights. Large kitchen with center island cooktop with new refrigerator, oven, microwave/convection oven. Professional Viking cook top (Gas). Large great room with lots of light open floor plan with formal living room, dining room and foyer. 2 bedrooms with ensuite and 2 bedrooms that share Jack and Jill bath. Large 24 X 17 screens in porch overlooking the golf and marsh views! New roof just put...
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Posted on 09/19/2022
Art deco interiors: How to master art deco design
Art deco interior design has been around for over 100 years and is still popular among designers today. If you're wanting to bring some of this classic and always-trendy style into your own home, there are some key elements you can use in any room. Here are some tips and ideas for bringing art deco into your own...
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Posted on 09/12/2022
Working from home: Burnout and how to fix it
Working from home can be great for a variety of reasons, such as convenience, higher productivity and possibly increases in work-life balance. However, there is another side to working from home: burnout. Many times working from home means working at home, living at home, being at home and generally staying home much of the time. While that can...
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Posted on 09/10/2022
37 Victory Point Drive, Bluffton, SC 29910 is now new to the market!
Spacious home with spectacular views of the golf course and marsh from the eat in kitchen, family room and master bedroom. Kitchen shares double sided fireplace with family room for cool nights. Large kitchen with center island cooktop with new refrigerator, oven, microwave/convection oven. Professional Viking cook top (Gas). Large great room with lots of light open floor plan with formal living room, dining room and foyer. 2 bedrooms with ensuite and 2 bedrooms that share Jack and Jill bath. Large 24 X 17 screens in porch overlooking the golf and marsh views! New roof just put...
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Posted on 09/05/2022
How to Sell Your Home in a Seller's Market
It's easier to sell your home in a seller's market, but that doesn't mean the home will sell itself. Selling your home requires strategy and planning, and in a seller's market there are specific things you can do to get the best offers. Here are some tips for selling in a seller's market: Clean & Stage A hot...
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Posted on 08/30/2022
Another Property Sold - 4 Old Bridge Drive, Bluffton, SC 29910
Newly painted - Move in ready! New appliances coming! Location! Close to Schools, Close to Downtown Bluffton! Perfect home for a family - wooded lot! Close to shopping, activities- Ideal to Savannah and HHI! screened in porch with Wooded view. Community has pool, playground and walking trails. Bonus room on 2nd...
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Posted on 08/29/2022
Quick and Easy Ways to Spruce Up Your Curb Appeal
Looking to sell your home? Before you list, you'll want to make sure your home is looking its best for prospective buyers. Fortunately, there are a few simple and inexpensive steps you can take to boost your property's curb appeal, thus increasing your chances of making a quick sale. 1. Painting the Front Door A fresh coat of...
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Posted on 08/22/2022
Doors: How to Build a Barn-Style Accent Door
This may sound counterintuitive, but some of the most eye-catching barn-style accent doors rank among the easiest DIY home improvement projects. And a few insider tips might help push the project along. For example, people who do not work in the construction trades rarely realize that many 10-inch wide boards run closer to 9.25 inches. That insider tip...
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Posted on 08/15/2022
Party at Home: 3 Tips and Pillars for Throwing a Successful House Party
Atmosphere is everything with just about any home, gathering or party. If the atmosphere is lacking, chances are enjoyment levels will decrease. So what is a host to do when throwing a house party with various atmospheric elements? Here are three major areas that will instantly boost your party’s atmosphere and how to achieve the best fit for...
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