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    Investing in a Beach Home

    By Jann Costa | March 8, 2023

    Owning a Beach Home as a Vacation Rental Factors to Consider Before Taking the Plunge Are you dreaming of owning a beach home that you can rent out as a vacation property? With the popularity of vacation rentals on the rise, owning a beach home that you can rent out can be a smart investment.... Read More

    Fishing on the Beach!

    By Jill Surprenant | February 14, 2023

    Fishing from a Public Beach: Tips for a Fun and Safe Experience A great feature of living near the beach, is the opportunity to do a little fishing directly from the shore line with your toes in the sand! Fishing from a public beach can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors, spend time... Read More

    Cooking Pizza on the Grill

    By Jill Surprenant | January 17, 2023

    How to Cook Pizza on a Barbecue Cooking pizza on a barbecue is both an art and a science. And while there are a few things to learn along the way, with a bit of practice you can set up your grill, roll your dough, and barbecue a delicious pizza. If you’d like, you can... Read More

    3 Ways to Cool Down Your Attic

    By Jill Surprenant | December 30, 2022

    How to Keep Your Attic Cool in the Summer Heat You may be more likely to think about your attic during the winter when you can lose heat if it’s not properly insulated. Yet, as the summer heat rises, it’s just as important to make sure you’ve taken steps to keep your attic well-ventilated and... Read More

    Preparing for Home Renovations

    By Jill Surprenant | December 29, 2022

    How to Rehab a Property in the Proper Order When buying property for rehabilitation, it is important to do your house clean-up and repairs in a particular order. You don’t want to get ahead of yourself or waste time and money on the project. Approach the process systematically, and don’t get frustrated if things don’t... Read More

    Pet Friendly Places – Wherever you may be!

    By Jill Surprenant | December 7, 2022

    Pet Friendly Places Love to take your favorite, furry friend with you everywhere you go? We can help you navigate to where they are most welcome to join you! A wonderful resource to research is – you can search by activity or service type, such as restaurants, breweries, beaches, and even hotels that welcome... Read More

    What’s Happening Here…

    By Jill Surprenant | November 18, 2022

    There is Always Something Fun to Do! Vendor fairs, beaches, outdoor concerts, holiday events, sporting events, historical sites, great restaurants, hiking, theater, fishing…we could go on and on. We can’t wait for you to discover all our beautiful area has to offer, for everyone in your family! Ask your agent today about their favorite local... Read More

    Garden Planting Reference Calendar for the Carolinas

    By Jill Surprenant | September 26, 2022

    Planting Calendar for the Carolinas New to the Carolinas and ready to get your veggie garden going? Here is a simple reference chart to help guide you through selecting the best time to start each type of plant to get amazing results! With a milder climate, and warmer temps stretching out over a longer season,... Read More

    How to change your address with the post office and other agencies

    By Jann Costa | September 8, 2022

    How to Change Your Address with the USPS You have two options when it comes time to let the post office know you are going to change your address permanently, or temporarily, and want your mail forwarded to your new location. Go to to change your address online This is the fastest and easiest... Read More

    Do-It-Yourself Energy Savings Project

    By Jill Surprenant | August 19, 2022

    Image Weatherstrip Double-Hung (or Sash) Windows PROJECT LEVELMODERATE ENERGY SAVINGS5 – 10 % TIME TO COMPLETE1 HOUR OVERALL COST$5 – $10 You can use weatherstripping in your home to seal air leaks around movable joints, such as windows or doors. But unless you are fairly handy you may wish to seek a professional’s help on this project. ... Read More