Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fabulous Feature #2 - The Beach

DeBordieu’s Fabulous Feature #2 – The Beach!
We’re talking about the BENEFITS that come with each of DeBordieu’s unique features. Today, DeBordieu’s, beautiful beach!

Whether you walk on it, sit on it, or just like to look at it, living in a community that has access to a beach is very important to many people who choose South Carolina for their permanent residence, or second home.

The beach at DeBordieu stretches from Pawleys Inlet to North Inlet. It’s six and a half miles long, uncrowded and gorgeous. You really have to see it to appreciate just how special it is.

DeBordieu fronts 2 miles of this oceanfront land, has access to two miles to the north, in front of Arcadia Plantation and Prince George, and two and a half miles to the south, in front of Hobcaw Barony, the nature preserve next door, which will never be developed. When you walk on this particular part of the beach, there are no homes.

In fact, there is not another oceanfront home for 60 miles until you get down to Charleston due to all of the protected barrier islands south of DeBordieu.

While many folks choose to live right on the beach, like those in the homes featured on this page, it’s nice that at DeBordieu, you don’t have to live directly ON the beach to enjoy it. In addition to the number of beach accesses on the island, DeBordieu Club features a 10-acre beach club devoted to fun and merrymaking. Many DeBordieu residents enjoy hopping on their golf cart, and following the nature trail to the beach club where they can spend time with their family building a sand castle on the beach, swimming at one of the pools, sipping a cocktail at the Tiki Hut Bar, or dining overlooking the ocean. (Click on the pics with arrows for information on ocean front homes available for sale.)

The beach at DeBordieu will play a big part in the economic recovery of the local real estate market that is underway. It’s been said that communities that feature natural amenities, like the beaches at DeBordieu, Pawleys Island and Litchfield will recover more quickly than some of the other communities that are seen as more risky options. We’re seeing that recovery beginning to happen now, but it’s still a “Buyer’s Market.” Even though we’ve seen an increase in interest levels, prices remain stable and have not started increasing ……………….YET.

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

Monday, October 25, 2010

DeBordieu's Fabulous Feature #1 - LOCATION
This week I’m going to talk about the BENEFITS of the FEATURES that make DeBordieu Colony one of South Carolina’s most-loved, oceanfront, golf communities.
DeBordieu Fabulous Feature #1 – LOCATION
DeBordieu is located 7 miles south of Pawleys Island, South Carolina, a charming beach community with plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities, which means that from your home in DeBordieu, you won’t have to travel very far to get groceries, gas for your boat, or a new beach chair to take with you on the beach.
DeBordieu is just 3 miles north of Georgetown, an historic seaport community that offers tours of historic homes dating back to the 1700s, picturesque riverfront dining, and a great hospital, which means you will have the security of knowing that when you or a member of your family is in need of medical assistance, it’s just right down the street.
Romantic Charleston, with its exceptional assortment of restaurants, shopping, historic sites and cultural events, is just an hour and a half south of DeBordieu’s main gate. Many DeBordieu residents think nothing of zipping down to Charleston for an exciting day of shopping or an evening dinner and show.
Myrtle Beach and its convenient airport, is about 45 minutes north of DeBordieu offering its own amazing array of dining establishments, shopping, nightlife, live entertainment theaters and more than 100 championship golf courses. Many flights in and out of Myrtle Beach offer discounted airfares to major metropolitan areas in the northeast.
Between these two very different coastal cities you’ll find quiet fishing villages, pristine beaches, a national forest and seashore, dozens of antebellum plantations, the largest outdoor sculpture garden in America and, most importantly, DeBordieu.
As wonderfully secluded and quiet as DeBordieu is, when you own a home here, you will not run short of things to do and see. The location is perfect! Click on the pictures for details about the homes.
There has never been a better time to consider purchasing property at DeBordieu.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

DeBordieu Club to host Celebrity Pro-Am
The Inaugural DeBordieu Club Celebrity Pro-Am to benefit the South Carolina Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be held at Dec. 6-7, 2010. The tournament is sponsored by Adams Golf, and is in memory of Thomas Lee Shortt Jr.

Proceeds from this event go to South Carolina Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease.

This Texas Scramble event will consist of 30 teams comprised of three golfers along with a Touring Professional, Celebrity, or local PGA Club professional. The celebrities confirmed to play so far include: Dillard Pruitt, (Former PGA Tour), Dana Quigley (Champions Tour), Bobby Richardson, (Major League Baseball.

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Or just call or email me, and tell me what you are looking for.
There has NEVER been a better time to consider a purchase at DeBordieu!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Buy a House - NOW!

Top Ten Reasons to Buy a House - NOW!
Everybody is saying that right NOW is the best time to buy a home whether you choose to do so in DeBordieu, just south of Pawleys Island, South Carolina…..or anywhere else. But WHY?
I just read a great article on by Brett Arends of The Wall Street Journal, posted on, listing the TOP TEN reasons why NOW is the time to buy a home. It said it A LOT better than I could ever say it, so I thought I would share the link with you.

CLICK HERE to read the article.
Here are The Top Ten Reasons:

1) You can get a good deal
2) Mortgages are cheap
3) You'll save on taxes

4) It'll be yours
5) You'll get a better home
6) It offers some inflation protection
7) It's risk capital
8) It's forced savings

9) There's a lot to choose from

10) Sooner or later, the market will clear

The pictures on this page are among the great selection of homes that are for sale at DeBordieu. Click on the pictures to link to information about each property. If you, or someone you know might be interested, give me a call or email and I’ll send you additional information, and we’ll set a time for you to see the property.
There has never been a better time to consider a purchase at DeBordieu.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Congrats to the Golf Winners at DeBordieu!
According to DeBordieu Club Head Golf Professional , Shawn Roper,
“EGA= EXCITING GOLF ACTION” and that’s just what we had at last weekend at the 2010 DeBordieu Club Championship & President's Cup Tournament. Here’s Shawn’s report:
The Ladies Division of the Club Championship started on Friday with a semi-finals match pitting Jennifer Currie against Marty White. This match went the distance and was decided on the 18th with Currie winning 2up.
The Men's Division Championship Flight had some great first round matches:
Defending Champion David English held off David Bruce for a 7 and 6 win;

Carl Fisher edged Marion Moore for a 4 and 3 win; Our Senior Champ, Steve Milligan defeated Mike Andrews for 4 and 3 win; Scott Edwards held off John Miller and won the match 1 up on the 18th.
The Men's 1st Flight of the Club Championship also saw great matches: Peter Roy outlasted Johnny Rowell for a 1up win on 18; Danny Aderholt held off Greg Currie for a 3 and 2 win; George Wilson defeated Randy Habeck for a 6 and 4 win.
The sun rose Saturday morning and brought his friend "the Wind" to the golf course. The Men's and Ladies' Championship Flight saw great matches none the less.
The Ladies played the finals on this day, pitting Defending Champions Peggy Clary versus Jennifer Currie. Clary flew out of the gates, took a big lead and held on for a 6 and 5 win. Congratulations to our 2010 Ladies Club Champion - Peggy Clary.
In the Men's Semi's, David English was firing on all cylinders as he took care of Dr. Carl Fisher 6 and 5. In the other semi-final, we saw a re-match of the Senior Club Championship from September, Steve Milligan versus Scott Edwards. History did not repeat itself as Edwards edged Milligan 2 and 1.
The Men's First Flight Semi saw George Wilson fire 35 on the front to take a huge lead on his way to a 9 and 8 win over Danny Aderholt.
Day 1 of the 2010 Ladies' Presidents Cup saw tuff conditions yet pretty good scoring. Peggy Dellasega took the day 1 lead with a net 72 followed by Carol McCann with 73 and Jody Bennett with 76.
Scores from Day 1 in Men's President Cup were close. Dick McCann and Phil Dellasega were tied with net 73's, Dr. Kent McGinley with 74, and Don Henry, Lou Cervini, and Bill Cowan all tied with 75's.
Mother Nature brought us perfect conditions today (minus the flying blood suckers).
In the Finals of the Men's Club Championship was Defending Champion David English versus Scott Edwards. Edwards made the turn with a 1up lead but bogeys on 10 and 13 turned the match. English made solid pars at 14 and 16 giving him the lead he needed to finish off Edwards 3 and 1. Congratulations to our 2010 Men's Club Champion - David English
The Men's 1st Flight Finals included Peter Roy and George Wilson. Their match was back and forth and all square thru 14. Wilson's birdie 3 on #15 halted Roy's momentum, and the match finished 2 and 1. Congratulations to our 2010 Men's 1st Flight Champion - George Wilson.
Day 2 of the Presidents Cup saw much better scoring. In the Ladies Division, Peggy Dellasega held off Carol McCann(149) and others to take the title, finishing with a 2 day total of 147. Dick McCann followed a solid net 73 with a fantastic 68 (141) to take the Men's title over Phil Dellasega (148)
And one more Congrats to our 2010 Champions:
2010 Ladies Club Champion Peggy Clary
2010 Men's Club Champion David English
2010 First Flight Men's Club Champion George Wilson
2010 Ladies Presidents Cup Champion Peggy Dellasega
2010 Men's Presidents Cup Champion Dick McCann

P.S. The pictures on this page are of some of the most outstanding golf lots we have on the market at DeBordieu. Click on each picture for details.
There has never been a better time to consider a purchase at DeBordieu!

Friday, October 15, 2010

DeBordieu Creek Night!

Creek Night at DeBordieu!
CREEK NIGHT! One of the most fun annual events at DeBordieu, Thursday's Creek Night, was a huge success.
Residents of this coastal community just south of Pawleys Island, South Carolina come together once a year at the Club’s Pavilion Rec Center to savor oysters, shrimp, flounder and a host of other delicious dishes prepared by one another. These seafood delights come straight out of one of DeBordieu’s most beautiful, natural amenities, North Inlet, home to some of the tastiest fish around!
You don’t have to live right on DeBordieu’s creek to enjoy fishing in North Inlet, the DeBordieu Community Boat Landing gives boat access to all owners at DeBordieu Colony.
However, there are many folks that prefer to live right on the creek. If that is your desire, perhaps you might enjoy considering the creek-front properties at DeBordieu. Click on the picture for more information about these homes.
There’s never been a better time to consider a purchase at DeBordieu!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Open Floor Plans at DeBordieu

Keep an Open……Floorplan!
OK… some of you don’t necessarily want a formal dining room when considering the purchase of a home at DeBordieu, just south of Pawleys Island, South Carolina. You would rather have the kitchen open to the dining room, and even open to the living room. Why is that?

Well, some people enjoy the inviting and airy feel to a home that an open floor plan at DeBordieu provides. They feel more comfortable, and a greater sense of freedom.

Others find that the open space appears to have more square footage than it actually does, which makes it a great selling point for many homes at DeBordieu.

I often talk to cooks who feel that unless they are cooking in a setting with an open floor plan, they feel as though they are left out of the socializing…..stuck back in the kitchen while others have all the fun. Having the space open to the other rooms allows for others to include the cook in conversations!

We’ve come a long way from the rigid architecture of the past, when formality took precedence over function. Back then, the living rooms, dining rooms and kitchens each had their own separate quarters.

Whether you enjoy a Formal Dining Room, or a more Open Setting, DeBordieu has an excellent selection of either from which to choose. (Click on the picture of each dining room to be linked to more info and pictures of the home.)
There has never been a better time to consider a purchase at DeBordieu!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Dining Rooms at DeBordieu: Formal or Informal?
I’ve heard some folks say that they think the Formal Dining Room is on the way out. All evidence to the contrary at DeBordieu, just south of Pawleys Island, South Carolina! According to many potential buyers at DeBordieu, THE FORMAL DINING ROOM IS HERE TO STAY! If you’re in the market for a home, you might really want to think twice about whether you want a formal dining room or not. Let’s consider some of the advantages.

Many traditionalists enjoy a more formal style of entertaining where the meal is prepared in the privacy of the kitchen until it is presented to the diners in the Formal Dining Room. After dinner, the dishes can be cleared to the kitchen for clean up while the diners stay at the table and enjoy after-dinner treats and conversation without the sights and sounds of the clean-up effort.

Preserving the use of heirloom furniture is also a popular reason for the desire to have a Formal Dining Room. Most of the time, the Formal Dining Room is found in the front of the home, near the entrance. Having your most treasured and valuable furniture on display as you greet guests into your home can be very rewarding.

Whether or not you use the Formal Dining Room for dining, it’s something to consider for resale purposes. If you have a potential buyer that wants a Formal Dining Room, and you don’t have one to offer….you cut yourself short. However, if you have a Formal Dining Room but are using it as an office, den, or study, the picture can be painted for your prospective purchaser to convert it back to a Formal Dining Room down the road.

So, if you’re in the market for a Formal Dining Room with a nice house attached, click on any of these pictures and you’ll be linked to the home that goes with that Formal Dining Room or Area.
There’s never been a better time to consider purchasing property at DeBordieu!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Good Press

Nice article about a fellow from New Jersey who purchased a house in Georgetown, South Carolina....the article also mentions DeBordieu, just south of Pawelys Island, and throws our website out there,

I love good thought I would share it with you. CLICK HERE for the link to the article.
There's never been a better time to consider a purchase at DeBordieu!