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18th Annual Gullah Celebration on Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration 2014Both visitors and residents of Hilton Head Island look forward to so many annual events, but the Gullah Celebration is by far one of the best! In fact, it has been recognized by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast!

The Gullah Celebration showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Gullah people and their history on Hilton Head Island.

What is the Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration?

During the month of February, you will have the opportunity to experience the food and music, receive firsthand historical information, and take a journey through the culture via the visual arts.

The Taste of Gullah, sponsored in part by the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina offers classic Gullah favorites and cultural entertainment. The Arts, Crafts and Food Expo offers cultural demonstrations, including sweet grass baskets sewing, and fishnet weaving.

Vendors participate in this event selling authentic Gullah and African crafts as well as an offering of all traditional Gullah foods. Entertainment includes storytellers, African dance and Gospel music. Gospel concerts feature gospel music, Negro spirituals and highlight the history of music as it developed among the Gullah people.

What Can You Still Look Forward to for 2014?

Does a night of entertainment and dancing sound like a fun way to spend your Valentine’s Day evening? Head to Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Resort, located at 40 Folly Field Road, for VALENTINE’S DAY LIVE with DEAS GUYZ, a show you don’t want to miss! Your $30 per person entitles you to a buffet, dancing, a silent auction, and more! A cash bar will also be available.

The weekend of February 15-16 brings you the Arts, Craft & Food Expo, located at the Coastal Discovery Museum (70 Honey Horn Drive). This two-day event offers cultural demonstration’s such as quilt and jewelry making, Gullah and African crafts, traditional Gullah foods, and musical entertainment. The cost is $5 per person, and beer and wine tickets can be purchased at the event.

The Traditional Gullah Praise Concert is on February 21 at 7pm at St. James Baptist Church, located at 209 Dillon Rd. This concert is to celebrate and honor the spiritual thread that binds the African ancestors and the Gullah of today.

Which event of Hilton Head Island’s Gullah Celebration is your favorite?

My name is June Seebohm and I am an experienced Realtor serving the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC area’s. I am happy to help you in any way that I can in regards to learning about our beautiful area, as well as any and all of your real estate needs or questions! Please don’t hesitate to contact me via email: june@alwaysjune.com or call 843-290-2929. I also have a Facebook Page and would love to connect with you there. Whether you are a vacationer, resident, buyer, seller, or current home owner/renter interested in the Hilton Head area, this is a blog you’ll want to follow!

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5 Simple Steps to Prep Your Home For Sale

Steps to Prepare Home for SaleNo matter what type of home you’re selling, there are a few key steps you should take to prepare to list it. I’m not saying to give your home an entire remodel. The following are simple ways you can improve your home and make it appealing to potential buyers.

Refresh with Paint
It’s no surprise that painting a room gives it a whole new feeling. What’s so important though, is that buyers will see that as not only visually appealing, but something they don’t have to do – right away. You want to use a neutral color palette so a buyer’s furniture and decor will blend. Buyers would rather move into a home that is freshly painted with neutral colors than feel like they would have to paint as soon as they move in.

Lighting is Key
Never underestimate the effect the right lighting can have on a space. It can make a small room appear larger, more welcoming, and it can be used to highlight a feature in a room. Light up the basement, dark hallways, the laundry room, eating areas, and bathrooms.

Update the Flooring
If you’re carpet is faded, stained, or damaged, it’s time to consider a flooring update. Most home buyers are looking for hardwood flooring, so this could be just the change a space needs to impress them. If you currently have hard wood but it is looking tired, dull, or scratched, consider your options for cleaning it or updating it.

Fix Minor Issues
You want buyers to see your home as well maintained and cared for. Visit each room in your home and take care of minor issues like a leaky faucet, missing trim, cracked windows, blown out light bulbs, cracked outlet and switch covers, and anything else that would cause a buyer to think you haven’t maintained your home. The more minor issues a buyer finds, the more they are deterred from your home.

Cleanliness!
The cleaner your home is, the better buyers will feel moving from room to room. Clean the windows (inside and out), mop the floors, dust, vacuum every inch of carpet, clean the bathrooms (a biggie), the kitchen appliances, and clean up anything left behind by pets. Now is a good time to go through the refrigerator. Get rid of anything expired. Clean the shelves and put items you’re keeping back in an organized way.

Always remember that potential buyers are seeing  your home for the first time. What may have been perfectly acceptable to you may be a turn off for buyers. These five steps are great start to getting your home ready to list for sale. Also remember that most home searches start online, so the pictures of your home need to look their best. That can only happen if your home looks its best!

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My name is June Seebohm and I am an experienced Realtor serving the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC area’s. I am happy to help you in any way that I can in regards to learning about our beautiful area, as well as any and all of your real estate needs or questions! Please don’t hesitate to contact me via email: june@alwaysjune.com or call 843-290-2929. I also have a Facebook Page and would love to connect with you there. Whether you are a vacationer, resident, buyer, seller, or current home owner/renter interested in the Hilton Head area, this is a blog you’ll want to follow!

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How to Mix Different Decor Styles

There is no one-size-fits-all anymore when it comes to the way you decorate and accessorize your home. Whether you’re dreaming of high-end style, relaxing in a southern atmosphere, hope to get cozy in a rustic style you’d find in the mountains, or create a combination of these styles, it’s easy to accomplish with the right know-how.

Use these tips to keep from going overboard while achieving a style that’s right for you and your family, no matter where you live.

Use Light Tones
Using light tones like white, cream, and light gray on your walls will give you a backdrop to display just about any type of decor. It will give you the ability to introduce patterns and pops of color without giving the space an overwhelming feeling.

Mix Rustic and Modern
Utilize a room separator to introduce a rustic element like a wooden beam and columns.

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Mix Timeless and Unique
There are certain elements that don’t seem to ever go out of style, like metallic fixtures on the walls, wood floors, and chrome finishes. Add your own style to these timeless elements by introducing bold colors or patterns in an area rug, kitchen back splash, or new sofa.

I hope you’ve found these tips helpful in preparing to update your space. What room in your home is next on your list to make changes to?

My name is June Seebohm and I am an experienced Realtor serving the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC area’s. I am happy to help you in any way that I can in regards to learning about our beautiful area, as well as any and all of your real estate needs or questions! Please don’t hesitate to contact me via email: june@alwaysjune.com or call 843-290-2929. I also have a Facebook Page and would love to connect with you there. Whether you are a vacationer, resident, buyer, seller, or current home owner/renter interested in the Hilton Head area, this is a blog you’ll want to follow!

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