2014 RBC Heritage is Underway on Hilton Head Island

Defending champion Graeme McDowell struck a tee shot into Calibogue Sound yesterday during the opening ceremony of the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage presented by Boeing to start the tournament off with a bang. Others joining the opening ceremony included Heritage Foundation honorary chairman Don Calhoon and U.S. Senator Tim Scott. This will be the 46th [...]

Good News At Tax Season?  SC Lowcountry Homeowners May Qualify for Excess Insurance Premium Credit

Good News At Tax Season? SC Lowcountry Homeowners May Qualify for Excess Insurance Premium Credit

The number of South Carolina homeowners with high insurance costs who have taken advantage of a state tax credit worth up to $1,250 has more than quadrupled, but few homeowners still seem to be aware of it. The Excess Insurance Premium Credit has been available since 2007, but the word seems to be getting out [...]

Savannah Music Festival Celebrates 25 Years

Savannah Music Festival Celebrates 25 Years

The Savannah Music Festival began this past Thursday, celebrating its 25-year Silver Anniversary with a total of seven concerts throughout the city. The Avett Brothers and a New Orleans-based Preservation Hall Jazz band were among the sold-out acts that kicked off the festival on the 20th. As Georgia’s largest musical arts event and one of [...]

Annual Lowcountry Home & Garden Show Begins Today

Annual Lowcountry Home & Garden Show Begins Today

Don’t miss the Lowcountry’s largest home and garden event of the year! The Lowcountry Home & Garden Show and Parade of Homes Tour features over 80 home and garden experts, do-it-yourself workshops, and several of the area’s finest homes on tour. Builders and remodelers, floor specialists, landscapers and hardscape professionals, decorators, and kitchen and bath [...]

Home Buyers: Helpful Tips Plus Featured Listings for Every Buyer!

Home Buyers: Helpful Tips Plus Featured Listings for Every Buyer!

If you are considering buying a home in the Bluffton or Hilton Head, SC area, this Spring season is the time to make a purchase as interest rates and home prices are steadily increasing, and inventory is decreasing. During the cold winter months, Americans have stayed inside keeping warm and shopping for homes online. The [...]

The 29th Hilton Head Island Wine and Food Festival Kicks Off Today

The 29th Hilton Head Island Wine and Food Festival Kicks Off Today

The annual Hilton Head Island Wine and Food Festival has been entertaining wine and food connoisseurs from all over for the past 28 years. The 2014 Festival starts today, March 10th, and will continue all week to kindle Hilton Head’s food and beverage economy in the early Spring season. Before the festival began, Hilton Head [...]

Bluffton, SC:

Bluffton, SC: “The Heart of the Lowcountry”

Over the past several years Bluffton, SC has been creatively evolving its  “state of mind” which combines southern Lowcountry charm and gracious hospitality with a thriving innovative spirit.   This delightful coastal community sits on a high bluff above the pristine May River and was popular throughout the 1800′s and early 1900′s as a summer retreat [...]

Attention Home Sellers:  Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home

Attention Home Sellers: Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home

There is much talk in the real estate industry of the market starting to favor the seller once again.  While interest rates are still low and the economy steadily recovers, buyer demand continues to increase while the current inventory of available homes is decreasing. In the Hilton Head/Bluffton market, home inventory is currently at a [...]

Visit Savannah for Two Exciting Weekend Shows

Visit Savannah for Two Exciting Weekend Shows

The Savannah International Trade and Convention Center will be busy hosting the Southern Women’s Show and the 14th Annual Home & Garden Show for the next two weekends in Savannah, GA. Bring your family and friends to experience and enjoy all the inspiration and fun these delightful events have to offer. The popular Southern Women’s [...]

2014 Top Home Design Trends

2014 Top Home Design Trends

  The trend in homes continues to be all about downsizing and simplicity with timeless design, efficiency, and ease of maintenance at the forefront of homeowner wish lists.  As home sizes shrink, interior living spaces are being combined for larger entertaining and multi-purpose areas with high ceilings and a bright open feel.  As blended spaces [...]

More Accolades, Expansion for Palmetto Bluff

More Accolades, Expansion for Palmetto Bluff

  Congratulations to Palmetto Bluff as Gateway Realty had the privilege of presenting the award-winning community with its most recent accolade, the Real Estate Scorecard 2014 Community of the Year Bliss Award.  Real Estate Scorecard is a firm which routinely reviews and surveys property owners and guests of over 240 properties in several states and [...]

2014 Home Sales Forecast

2014 Home Sales Forecast

2013 was an exciting year for our local real estate industry.  Home prices increased by 14% and the Bluffton-Hilton Head area experienced the strongest real estate sales volume since 2006 with over 2,700 transactions.  Though investors were cautious due to slow job growth rates, lack of government confidence, and prolonged economic uncertainty, low interest rates, [...]

Chamber Gatsby Ball - Happy Days Are Here Again!

Chamber Gatsby Ball – Happy Days Are Here Again!

When the Hilton Head-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce announced that the  theme of this year’s Chamber Ball held on January 11th would be “A Gatsby Affair”, several members of the Gateway team began searching for flapper dresses, long strands of pearls, and dapper tuxedos.  After a terrific year in our local business community, members of the [...]