Thursday, March 25, 2010

He Who Hesitates…..
My momma used to always say, “he who hesitates is lost.” Now, I don’t necessarily agree with that ALL the time, but if you are thinking of a real estate purchase, that little pearl of wisdom is right on!
Particularly if you are considering DeBordieu.
I’ve been involved with DeBordieu Colony since 1986, and I can tell you, there has never been a better selection and wide variety of properties available. And some of the values are incredible!
Wise folks are positioning themselves right now to make their purchases this spring.
Think about it….why wait and let someone else get your first choice? Why wait and have to settle for your second, third or fourth?
Interest rates are great.
Selection is great.
The opportunity is now.
Don’t hesitate….unless you’re waiting to turn left onto Highway 17 in Pawleys Island without a light….THAT’S when I gotta disagree with my momma.

Today's featured property is the Adderholt Home, oceanfront with a pool, just reduced to $1,995,000. (Clickthe link for details.)

DeBordieu Colony is an oceanfront community located just south of Pawleys Island, South Carolina featuring private golf and tennis, saltwater creek access to the ocean, a manned security gate, and luxury homes and villas surrounded by hundreds of acres of wildlife and nature preserves.
There’s no place like home…..and there’s no place like DeBordieu.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

DeBordieu Lot Loans ARE Available!

I had a fellow tell me last week that even though he thought some of the best values ON THE PLANET, were my lot listings in DeBordieu, he didn’t want to go that route because financing for lots was not available. Au Contraire!

According to my friend Leigh Reid with First Trust Mortgage in Pawleys Island, Lot Loans ARE available! This is what they look like:
3 Year Balloon - 25 year amortization
Rate 7.375%

LTV Requirement:
70%, $50,000.00 to $200,000.
60%, up to $500,000.

Here’s the small print: "All loans subject to credit approval and completed financial statement.
Rates quoted with FTMC collecting 1% origination. All rates subject to change at any time. Applicant pays all closing costs."

But hey…. get it straight from source. Call Leigh at 843-235-8681, or email her at

There has never been a better time to purchase property in DeBordieu!
Here is a sample of a few of those lots. Click on the link to see more info and some great pictures:
Lot 23 Old Carriage, $298,000

Friday, March 12, 2010

Pricing Strategies

Chase the Market? Or Cut to the Chase?
There are two schools of thought on pricing strategies in today’s real estate market.
(1) Price the property attractively, but with some wiggle room to negotiate, and “chase the market.”

OR, (2) “Cut to the chase” - Price the property at the price at which you think it will sell, and if you get a low-ball offer, HOLD.

Which is better? Well, better is in the eye of the beholder…in this case, the buyer. It all depends on the buyer’s attitude. Some buyers enjoy the “thrill of the chase.” Others prefer not to play that game, and are attracted to a low sticker price.

If you are a “cut to the chase” buyer………I have some attractive stickers for you.

Lot 21 Luvan Way – gorgeous water and golf view overlooking #17 tee, near boat landing, view potential over North Inlet: $299,000

Lot 8 Island Green – large island lot on lake, cul-de-sac, great trees, walk to beach: $400,000

Martin House – oceanfront, 7 Bedrooms, great rental, on DeBordieu's north side: $2,000,000

And there are others!

Give me a call and I'll fill you in. Or Visit the website.

There has never been a better time to buy a place at DeBordieu.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Social Networking - Fun and Rewarding!
I have been so blessed to have been givin the opportunity to represent so many DeBordieu owners and their beautiful properties. Currently I represent the owners of 5 homes, 13 lots, and one very special villa. Today I got them all loaded up in a FACEBOOK photo album, so my friends and clients can look at all of my personal DeBordieu listings in one place.
They say that social networking is "where it's at" these days. I've been having loads of fun connecting with people on FACEBOOK, but I'm beginning to get many business contacts from social networking, as well as the generation of some actual leads from potential buyers!
So please visit my FACEBOOK photo album by clicking on FACEBOOK, and to see all of the great properties available at DeBordieu, visit the website at
There's no place like home. And there's NO place like DeBordieu.