St Simons Island Real Estate - 510 Holly Street St Simons Island GA 31522 MLS# 1601305

Tue, Jul 31st 2018 8:00 am by Roland Daniel St Simons Island Real Estate
510 Holly Street St. Simons Island, GA 31522
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510 Holly Street
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Glynn Haven Estates
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MLS # BR 1601305 - Residential Real Estate

Wow! 3 bedroom / 2 bathroom island home with a 3 car garage + 2 decks + tons of storage! And priced right to sell! This bright and spacious home features a fireplace in the great room, a sharp kitchen with stone countertops, a huge...

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Brunswick Real Estate - 106 Pintail Court Brunswick GA 31523 MLS# 1601313

Tue, Jul 31st 2018 7:52 am by Roland Daniel Brunswick Real Estate
106 Pintail Court Brunswick, GA 31523
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106 Pintail Court
Brunswick, GA 31523
Foxcreek Estates
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MLS # BR 1601313 - Residential Real Estate

Beautiful custom built home with recently renovated kitchen, master bath and a beautiful dressing room closet!! You will love all of the space in this great 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with a bonus room and 2 1/2 car garage. The...

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Brunswick Real Estate - 28 Carlee Circle Brunswick GA 31523 MLS# 1601321

Tue, Jul 31st 2018 7:39 am by Roland Daniel Brunswick Real Estate
28 Carlee Circle Brunswick, GA 31523
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28 Carlee Circle
Brunswick, GA 31523
Ratcliff Lake
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MLS # BR 1601321 - Residential Real Estate

This remarkable custom built home is solid. All hardwood custom cabinets in the kitchen and the baths. Large laundry room with half bath. Plenty of land and more available beside it. 26 x 59 complete workshop/plus extra garage, All...

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Brunswick Real Estate - 126 Villa Road Brunswick GA 31525 MLS# 1601303

Mon, Jul 30th 2018 7:39 am by Roland Daniel Brunswick Real Estate
126 Villa Road Brunswick, GA 31525
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126 Villa Road
Brunswick, GA 31525
The Villas At Golden Isles
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MLS # BR 1601303 - Residential Real Estate

Experience the finest in Old World elegance with modern flare in Coastal Georgia. Life at The Villas at the Golden Isles in Brunswick, GA is a tribute to excellent taste. Lovely One Level 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Condo in gated community....

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Brunswick Real Estate - 187 Liberty Square Brunswick GA 31525 MLS# 1601298

Sun, Jul 29th 2018 7:39 am by Roland Daniel Brunswick Real Estate
187 Liberty Square Brunswick, GA 31525
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187 Liberty Square
Brunswick, GA 31525
Lexington Place
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MLS # BR 1601298 - Residential Real Estate

Move in ready! Beautiful upgraded one-story stucco home built in 2006 with top end features including double pane windows, fireplace (can be hooked up to propane), kitchen with custom cabinets, granite counters & tumbled stone...

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BROKER'S CORNER -- THREE ISSUES ON YOUR MINDS AND IN THE NEWS TODAY!

Wed, Feb 28th 2018 11:35 am by Allison VanderVeer Life on St Simons

Yes, St. Simons, we do have growing pains. It's not the first time, but it is the first time in my 40 years here that we have an opportunity to make intelligent decisions benefiting future residents and visitors. And, to my limited vision, we're at a bit of a tilting point for this community.

This very week we've observed activity relating to two of my pet peeves: What are we going to do about a tree ordinance? Beach Renourishment; yes or no? And, the third, my personal pet 'mess': how about it, Commissioners, will you do what's necessary to fix infrastructure, most notably water & sewer and traffic congestion? 
We’ll speak to this in depth in a wrapper in the near future.

Today I'm vent...



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BEACH RENOURISHMENT

Wed, Feb 28th 2018 11:32 am by Allison VanderVeer Life on St Simons

BEACH RENOURISHMENT IS A TRICKY SUBJECT here on St. Simons Island. Tuesday's county commission called work session is where it officially came up, since Governor Deal has offered 10 Million to Tybee and St. Simons to be used to put sand on beaches. That's it in a nutshell.

BUT THAT'S NOT IT in a nutshell. It might be 'here we go again', as we did in 1992 when this issue was so polarized I thought our leadership, as well as our citizenry, might have taken lessons from Congress! There was no middle ground where a reasonable person could stand. My view was that it was the beach condo complexes and hotels catering to visitors, versus permanent residents -- homeowners in non-beach front areas...



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A SEA OF SADNESS -- CANOPY DESTRUCTION ON EAST BEACH.

Wed, Feb 28th 2018 11:30 am by Allison VanderVeer Life on St Simons

Remember the fantasy flick Never Ending Story from the mid 1980's? A bullied boy retreats into the fantasy of a magical book telling the story of a magical land in need of a hero to save it. Just maybe we're that magical land of Fantasia, in need of heroes to save us -- mostly from ourselves.

If you venture down the sand trail leading to the ocean at Eighth Street on East Beach you'll encounter our very own 'Swamp of Sadness'. It seems as though a fierce monster ripped through the accreted lands eastward of the beachfront most lots, and snarled its way towards the primary dune slashing both giant pine and sturdy live oak and all under story indiscriminately. These things tend to happen o...



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BROKERS CORNER: ANOTHER GOOD REAL ESTATE MARKET YEAR

Mon, Nov 27th 2017 12:24 pm by Allison VanderVeer Local Market Insight
2017's real estate market is another good one. This week we are curious how the
year stacks up with last, which was another excellent recovery year -- our best one
through 2016 -- since the longest recession any of us can remember. Better read
that again; it happens when you are your own editor!
That 'will never forget it' time in our real estate market was 6 years long whereas
we'd always had a one-year recession about every 10 years; that's my experience
since entering the business in 1979. But, I won't belabor that dark market; today is
about how this year stacks up to last.
In this Corner, we're looking only at single family stats and any trends that come to
light. And, w...


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BROKER'S CORNER: SEPTEMBER 26

Tue, Sep 26th 2017 2:59 pm by Allison VanderVeer Life on St Simons
BROKER'S CORNER: SEPTEMBER 26
 
HURRICANE DAMAGE NOT SO BAD IN THE GOLDEN ISLES!
 
Now, everyone knows there's no such thing as hurricane proof, so when they told me to evacuate, we did! I have friends in older homes, built on the ground, in low-lying, flood-prone areas who had lots of damage. Most have the unenviable task of dealing with flood insurance through FEMA. Many of us, built a bit higher, got really lucky and had little or no damage, as is my personal case. All in all, I'd say Hurricane Irma finished the cleanup begun by Matthew last year.
 
There was lots of flooding in roadways near the marsh; one of the most published is the picture last week...


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Broker's Corner: August 26

Fri, Aug 25th 2017 2:17 pm by Allison VanderVeer Local Market Insight

BROKER'S CORNER -- 'THE VALUE OF THE REAL VALUE'

One of the big questions for sellers and buyers in the real estate market is that of value; what's this property really worth? Market value, by definition, is what a ready, willing and able buyer is willing to pay for the property. And, of course, what a seller is willing to sell for. When these two sides shake hands, and when the transaction closes, we have established market value -- historical value, it's called.

You'll hear me in a listing presentation talk about a 'rainbow of value'. The 'for sure' worth of a property is determined by that historical value, an average price that is set by similar properties that are recently closed...



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Broker's Corner: August 19

Fri, Aug 25th 2017 2:16 pm by Allison VanderVeer Life on St Simons

SAFER THAN SAFE / A SECOND CAUSEWAY?

Through the years there has been a discussion about a 'second causeway' for St. Simons Island. There was a time when such talk was more than whimsical; I think there may have even been some preliminary investigation into the idea.

But time passed, St. Simons and Sea Island became connected to Mainland Brunswick via our modern, fixed span 4-laner complete with bike path (thanks, Commissioner Sam Cofer. RIP), and such talk subsided; except during hurricane season.

A week or so ago 'The News' wrote about how safe St. Simons Island is. Over the years, an absence of serious crime with just a sprinkling of the milder sort makes this place safer than saf...



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Broker's Corner: August 5

Fri, Aug 11th 2017 9:41 am by Allison VanderVeer Local Market Insight

YOUR AGENT SHOULD BE KNOWLEDGABLE -- AN UNDERSTATEMENT! Last week found me in the mountains of North Carolina and in the back seat of a Realtor’s car doing what we in our business love: looking at property. Miss Paige was up front conversing with and asking questions of our driver. Although not my style, I sat mostly quiet in the back seat observing and listening. 

What came clear in this experience was a reminder that we Realtors are not just tour-guides, but professionals in our market place and valuable to our customers and clients. An old broker buddy once told me of his learning curve with young bucks he hired out of college when computers and electronic data bases were first being ...



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Broker's Corner: August 12

Fri, Aug 11th 2017 9:37 am by Allison VanderVeer Life on St Simons
BROKERS CORNER.  
SAFER THAN SAFE / A SECOND CAUSEWAY?
Through the years there has been a discussion about a 'second causeway' for St. Simons Island.  There was a time when such talk was more than whimsical; I think there may have even been some preliminary investigation into the idea.
But time passed, St. Simons and Sea Island became connected to Mainland Brunswick via our modern, fixed span 4-laner complete with bike path (thanks,  Commissioner Sam Cofer.  RIP), and such talk subsided; except during hurricane season.  
A week or so ago 'The News' wrote about how safe St. Simons Island is.  Over the years, an absence of serious crime with just a sprinkling of the milder sort ...


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Broker's Corner: July 29

Fri, Aug 11th 2017 9:35 am by Allison VanderVeer Local Market Insight
BROKER'S CORNER.  
IF I WERE KING  & ISLAND TRAFFIC.
To say Glynn County is experiencing growing pains is an understatement.  Nowhere is that more evident than in traffic on St. Simons Island.  We're making some headway but there's more to be done. 
The island is one of those idyllic places where residents walk dogs and babies; bicyclists ride both on sidewalks and streets.  Visitors and locals alike take converted golf carts to and from beaches and shopping and eateries.  It's not a place to be impatient.  
If I were king, the rules would be: Pedestrians walking always have the right of way, whether crossing roads or strolling sidewalks.  That may actually be the law; I've no...


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LOTS OF LOTS!

Mon, Jul 24th 2017 12:50 pm by Allison VanderVeer St Simons Island Real Estate
BROKER'S CORNER: JULY 22
 
All of Coastal Georgia is experiencing tremendous building activity and nowhere is that more noticeable than on St. Simons Island. We’re seeing every scrap of buildable property in the south end of the island covered up with new bricks and sticks.
 
At mid-island – typically above Sea Island Road and below the Lawrence / Frederica Roads roundabout – residential building activity is unprecedented. If you read ‘The Brunswick News’ regularly you know the issues with inadequate water & sewer supply and understaffed planning and zoning people. It sometimes seems we’re chasing our tail as pent up demand from 6 years of the local recession still ...


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Broker's Corner July 15

Wed, Jul 19th 2017 12:30 pm by Allison VanderVeer Local Market Insight

INTEREST RATES.

Many years ago, when I broke into real estate sales, mortgage interest rates were pushed to nearly 19% for a brief period; that was the end of 1980. I had borrowed money for one of my first homes at 11.125 % in 1979 and considered myself lucky!

But these historically high rates began trending downward, making housing more affordable for more people.Rates hovered around 12% in the late 80’s, and the 8% range prevailed during most of the 90’s. The turn of the century saw rates begin to drop into the range of today’s fabulously inexpensive range under 5%; 3.5% to 4.5% is where we have been for the last several years.

It’s fair to assume you and I couldn’t afford the hous...



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Broker's Corner

Wed, Jul 19th 2017 12:27 pm by Allison VanderVeer St Simons Island Real Estate

BROKER'S CORNER FROM JULY 1:

In our business, these are heady times; rentals are strong and sales prices are moving up. If you want a south end cottage it'll cost you upwards of $400,000. If you want 'walk to the beach' or closer, you'll begin to find cottages at the $550,000 and (quickly) up range. True walking distance to the beaches begins at $700,000.

We're not overheated; it's a shortage of inventory issue in both single family and condos. If pricing drives your interest, then a condominium purchase may be more attractive, for your first property here; prices start at about half of single family. I want to share some interesting information gleaned from our multiple listing...



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SSI Update from Roland Daniel: March 2017

Mon, Mar 13th 2017 12:13 pm by Allison VanderVeer St Simons Island Real Estate

LONG OVERDUE SSI UPDATE FOR 2017. It's been a while since I posted the 'STATE OF REAL ESTATE' here on Saint Simons Island AND Coastal Georgia. So, here goes, from Roland's point of view.

2016 was a very strong year of recovery for real estate here in the Golden Isles. Indeed, our recovery began 2013 after the nightmarish 6 years of local downturn that began in early 2007. Actually, we couldn't see it, but things died in the fourth quarter of '06.

Then business began to return and we noticed LESS FORCLOSURES and LESS NEW LISTINGS and MORE INVENTORY TURNOVER. The upturn in business began in earnest, and without hiccups, in 2014. Slowly at first but now quick-paced, the market is heating u...



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2017: Local Market Insight

Mon, Dec 5th 2016 9:57 am by Roland Daniel Local Market Insight

December is here marking the end of another year of real estate recovery for the Golden Isles. St. Simons Island and Brunswick markets are 'back'! That's no exaggeration, as we have experienced a 25% growth in our business at Roland Daniel Properties.

All facets of the SSI market are up: condos, single family, homesites.

I expect the trend to continue in a steady climb for 2017. We've been short of inventory, making way for the new construction pace to increase and be absorbed. Here's something to watch: As prices climb, those who have been upside down in value since the recession will find themselves in position to put properties on the market. Thus, we should see more inventory come...



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