Tuesday, April 20, 2010

“Le Terre Da Dieu”
My son Joey has composed a beautiful piece of classical music that he will debut and conduct for the Long Bay Youth Symphony Orchestra this Thursday night. His inspiration for the piece was DeBordieu!
It’s really no surprise, his father and I have been involved with the development of DeBordieu since 1986….years before Joey was born. I think this place must be in the boy’s blood.
That happens to just about everyone who spends time here, including DeBordieu’s first visitor who named the place! Local legend claims that when the Marquis de Lafayette reached the shores of DeBordieu, he exclaimed, "This land is so beautiful, it must be the borderland of God!" The French translation is "D'aborde Dieu." Eventually, the local, gullah dialect gave us an easier pronunciation…."Debidue."
Joey’s “Le Terre Da Dieu” translates to “the land of God.” I’m looking forward to hearing this beautiful piece of music Thursday night, and I’m looking forward to showing you how beautiful DeBordieu truly is.
There has never been a better time to consider a purchase at DeBordieu.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Location, Location, Location.
“If you’ve heard it once……”
But what does it really mean? Whether you’re talking about Pawleys Island, South Carolina or DeBordieu, "location, location, location" basically means that similar homes can increase or decrease in value depending on their location. It’s true in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, and it’s true in DeBordieu.
It’s always been the number one rule of real estate, and guess what? It still is, even in this crazy real estate market we’ve got going on right now.
You can change a lot of things about a home. You can update the kitchen. You can add on a screened porch. You can even change the floorplan (ask me why my nickname is “The Sledgehammer.”) But the thing you can’t change about a home is its location.
There’s a great story about how the McMahons ended up with one of the most perfect locations in DeBordieu to build their home. They actually bought the lot sight-unseen….in fact, their best friend picked it out for them because it offered a spectacular lake/golf view, was in the “x-zone” so they could build a “mother-in-law suite” on the ground floor with no steps, and it was just a short golf cart ride to DeBordieu’s beautiful beach. (Click on the McMahon link for more details about this home, now offered for sale.)

DeBordieu’s location is also very important, right between Pawleys Island and Georgetown, so it’s convenient to the great shopping and dining venues in both areas. On a larger scale, DeBordieu is about an hour and 30 minutes north of Historic Charleston, and everything that amazing city has to offer, and about 40 minutes south of the Myrtle Beach Airport.
Other nice features about DeBordieu’s location include access to North Inlet for boating and fishing, being surrounded by acres and acres of nature conservation easements, and being in a top-rated school district.
If location is important to you….perhaps you should see the McMahon Home at DeBordieu.
There has never been a better time to purchase property at DeBordieu.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Shot in the Dark at DeBordieu
I LOVE these night time photos of a couple of my listings at DeBordieu and just wanted to share them.
They take a little extra effort, but are certainly worth it. The dramatic effect is produced right at twilight as the sun is going down, just before the sky gets really dark.
The Reames Home is on the creek at DeBordieu.

The Kossove Home is oceanfront at DeBordieu.
For complete information on either of these exceptional DeBordieu properties, click on the links, or visit the website at http://www.debordieu.com/.

There has never been a better time to purchase property at DeBordieu!

On a personal note: The Kaz family is in the middle of deciding where Joey, our senior, will go to college next year. He’s narrowed it down to two schools, UNC-Greensboro, and Ithica College in New York. Both have honored Joey with scholarship offers in Music Composition. Jeff and I are as grateful as we are proud. There is much to consider. We hope to make a decision sometime next week. It’s an exciting time!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Vacation Homes making a comeback!
I just read an interesting article about the comeback of vacation homes, and have noticed similar things happening in DeBordieu and Pawleys Island. While I realize it was talking mostly about the lower end of the price spectrum, I really liked what it said about consumer confidence coming back. Here's the link if you're interested: http://ow.ly/1tYu6.
That same consumer confidence has been showing itself in the DeBordieu Sales Office lately as well. I'm delighted to report that I've noticed a big increase in traffic in the past couple of weeks, walk-ins and internet hits, and am really excited about the two appointments I have tomorrow! Get this....the first one is at 7:30 a.m. You know what they say about that early bird!

I've also noticed a little trend in what people are looking for. While some DeBordieu buyers are looking for that mega-beach house that can sleep a small army, (we have some doozies available in that department), some are looking for more living space, less bedrooms, and high quality appointments. If you are one of those buyers, take a look at the oceanfront Kossove Home we just listed. It was designed as a primary residence, but also works perfectly for a second home. It's offered furnished, and it's furnished in a spectacular way. Check it out by clicking on the link above.

For a complete listing of DeBordieu vacation homes and primary residences currently available, visit the website at http://www.debordieu.com/.
There has never been a better time to consider a purchase at DeBordieu.