Keith Strawn's Blog

Real Estate Agent - (Ballenger Realty) - 27941
The Royal Pines community was founded in the early 70s. Homesites in Royal Pines tend to be in the half acre to acre range, with mature landscaping. The home Audrey and I visited tonight is typical of the community, with a large lot (.50 acres) and privacy behind the home.   Royal Pines has the ...
You can have it all - Ocean-view living on the Atlantic Ocean, and minutes from historic downtown Beaufort.  Offered at the very competitive price of $225,000, 491 Porpoise Drive is on the northern end of Fripp Island, 19 miles east of historic Beaufort, SC. This homesite has a large building pac...
Royal Pines on Lady's Island is one of the most established and popular neighborhoods in Beaufort.   The homes range from modest ranch to newer Lowcountry style.  This neighborhood is centrally located off Sam's Point Road, which runs through the heart of Lady's Island. Historic Downtown Beaufor...
Looking for a tranquil, cozy Lady's Island homes? This 3 BR/2BA home is perfect for a family of any size. Located on a very quiet side-street, this well layed-out home lives large for its 1334 square feet. This home has a real fresh feel to it. No wonder It has been freshly painted, with new carp...
Kindness if a wonderful thing. Yesterday, I saw a woman purchase three new pairs of shoes for a grandmother who was school shopping for her granddaughters. I was fortunate to be a bystander for this magnanimous gesture. The grandmother was  struggling to find something affordable for the two girl...
Active Rainer Jeff Dowler wrote a great blog about "staging" our offers, to put our clients' best foot forward. Jeff's blog touched all the right bases about the actual presentation of the offers, so I won't belabor the point by repeating his points. However, I want to applaud the premise. Commun...
I get asked that frequently. I can't put my finger on why so many folks choose to relocate or retire to Beaufort. What I can do, though, is to look to the last six weeks, and quickly examine who we have helped transition to Beaufort.   My partner, Audrey Matisa, and I can tell you that in recent ...
Riddle me this -- What do you do when you have a contract pending, and, in no particular order, inspections reveal active termites, substantial wood rot and termite damage, plumbing that needs a complete overhaul?   Answer? Easy, you communicate. You keep talking. You keep the deal alive. You let...
Offered at $138,000, this property has the "wow" factor. A recently updated home sitting on approximately 1.5 acres, close to Saint Helena Island's beach access, and Station Creek boat launch. The grounds of this home are accentuated by huge beautiful open grassy area, which is perfect for myriad...
Located at 211 Burroughs Ave, this charming brick ranch home is in the heart of Beautiful downtown Beaufort. This 3/1 home has beautiful wood floors throughout, and move-in ready. The yard is fenced, and perfect for landscape enthusiasts, and families. This well-kept home is ideal for those buyer...

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