"the Golden Isles (Saint Simons Island, GA)
By Julie Chapman, New Homes Sales Ormond, New Smyrna, Daytona Be
(DR Horton )
Event:  Music on the Saint Simons Island Lighthouse Lawn with the Not Brother's Band Time:  7 p.m. - 9 p.m Location:  Saint Simons Island Georgia Lighthouse Lawn between 12th and Beachview on Saint Simons Island, Georgia Sponsored by:  Coastal Georgia Historical Society Admission:  $10 Details:  Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and picnic dinners.  Call 912-638-4666 for more information and details.  
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By Julie Chapman, New Homes Sales Ormond, New Smyrna, Daytona Be
(DR Horton )
Family Fall Fair on Saint Simons Island, Georgia - October 31, 2009 The objective of the Family Fall Fair on Saint Simons Island, Georgia is to offer family and children a safe and traditional fall fair without ghosts, ghouls and witches. Location:  The Oaks & Pines Park (next to Lord of Life Lutheran Church at 2801 Frederica road on beautiful St. Simons Island, Georgia)   Date: Saturday, October 31, 2009   Times: 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Tickets:  $6.00 for adults, and up to two children are admitted with every adult ticket   BBQ from Smokey Joes   Raffle and Silent Auction  GAMES & ACTIVITIES Bounce House and SlideBest Costume ContestFootball TossPin-The-Tail-On-The-DonkeyDuck RaceBean Bag TossPower ThrowRing TossFishing Gameand more   For more information visit the website at www.Fam...
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By Julie Chapman, New Homes Sales Ormond, New Smyrna, Daytona Be
(DR Horton )
  Anyone Care to Dance in Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia?    The Golden Isles Dancers are Wendy Carrell and John Melancon shown below.      Here are your opportunities to Dance with The Golden Isles Dancers   Tuesdays Swing Lessons during the month of June July August and September are Cha-cha-cha, Rumba and Samba  Ziggy's on St. Simons Island, Georgia Time: 5pm Singles and couples welcome $5 per person for one hour       Wednesdays   Salsa Dancing during the month of June Bennies Red Barn on Frederica Road on Saint Simons Island, Georgia Time:   7:30pm Singles and couples welcome $5 per person for one hour     Fridays Smooth Ballroom Dancing Location: YWCA on Scranton Connector in Brunswick, Georgia Time:  6:30 pm Learn a new dance each month Future dances include Waltz, Fox...
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By Julie Chapman, New Homes Sales Ormond, New Smyrna, Daytona Be
(DR Horton )
  Family Fun in Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia  Part II   Family Fun in Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia Part I   Come and Visit Brunswick, The Golden Isles of Georgia and Cumberland Island   Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia Part IV Sea Island   Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia Part III Little Saint Simons Island     Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia Part II Jekyll Island     Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia Part I Historic Brunswick     Homes Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia Blog Photos courtesy of Sherry Walter Photography
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By Julie Chapman, New Homes Sales Ormond, New Smyrna, Daytona Be
(DR Horton )
Walkway over the dunes of Jekyll Island Georgia to its beautiful beaches.  Dunes on Jekyll Island Georgia Outside cafe on Saint Simons Island, Georgia View from the Saint Simons Island PIer.   For more information on Jekyll Island and the surrounding area, visit The Golden Isles Blog or call Chapman Realty for a newcomer's guide. For more information on housing in Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia, visit Chapman Realty's website.  All photos courtesy of Sherry Walter Photography  
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By Julie Chapman, New Homes Sales Ormond, New Smyrna, Daytona Be
(DR Horton )
Views from Blythe Island Regional Park across the waterways to The Sidney Lanier Bridge.  Retiring?.....think tax Relief in Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia The State of Georgia's Income Division's Tax website offers the following information: Taxable Social Security and Railroad Retirement on the Federal return are exempt Georgia Income Tax. A retirement exclusion  of $30,000 (exclusion will be increased in 2008 to $ 35,000) is allowed provided the taxpayer is 62 years of age or older, or the taxpayer is totally and permanently disabled. Retirement income under Georgia law is defined as interest, dividends, net rentals, capital gains, royalties, pensions, annuities in addition to the first $4000.00 of earned income. Earned income is income from a trade or business, wages, sal...
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By Sally Hardman
(Beachcomber Properties powered by eXp Realty)
So often we continue to do what we always have, remaining in that well-known and familiar "comfort zone."  We go by our old tried and true checklist and expect the same results we have gotten in the past.  I'm not sure that those same formulas that worked before are as effective in today's market.  When we listed a new property, we entered in the local MLS system, put up the yard sign if neighborhood covenants allowed, put it on our website, prepared an ad for trade publications and planned a realtor open house to introduce it to local realtors.  I'm not saying those things are outmoded or even suggesting that we neglect those strategies; however, if the listing isn't priced right, and perhaps even below what comparables indicate, you are possibly wasting your time and advertising doll...
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