Saint Simons Island, GA Real Estate News

By Alex McLean
(Chapman Realty)
It's March Madness time!  Come watch all the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament and NIT games at Frankie G's Island Diner!  Frankie G's offers Happy Hour daily 4pm-6pm and 8pm-close.  Happy Hour features $1 draft beer, 2 for 1 well drinks, $5 house wines (1/3 bottle per glass), and 1/2 price on select appetizers! Come and join us for all the Men's and Women's NCAA Basketball Tournament and NIT games! Stop in today at 44 Midway Square on Saint Simons Island behind Oglethorpe Bank.  Remember Frankie G's has the CHEAPEST beer on Saint Simons!!!
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By Alex McLean
(Chapman Realty)
College Spring Breakers, welcome to Saint Simons Island!  Hope you enjoy your time off from classes!  While on Saint Simons Island remember to stop by Frankie G's Island Diner.  Happy Hour is daily from 4-6pm and 8-close at the bar.  Happy Hour features $1 drafts, 2 for 1 well drinks, $5 house wines, and 1/2 price on select appetizers!  Frankie G's also offers fresh local seafood, Frankie G's Paradise Burger (blue cheese, bacon, and caramelized onions), Classic Greek Gyros, homemade meatloaf, award winning salads, and much, much, more. Stop in today and enjoy Frankie G's Island Diner! Remember Frankie G's has the CHEAPEST beer on Saint Simons Island!
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By Julie Chapman, New Homes Sales Ormond, New Smyrna, Daytona Be
(DR Horton )
Music of Colonial Georgia will be performed at 7 p.m. at Fort Frederica, St. Simons Island on Saturday March 14, 2009.  Reservations required. For more information or details call 912-638-3639.       Fort Frederica, located on Saint Simons Island Georgia has a wealth of history that is brought to life for you by the National Park Service. Named after Frederick, Prince of Wales, Fort Frederica is located on the bend of the Frederica River, this site was originally occupied by the Gualdalquini Indians and Spanish Missionaries.  During Fort  Frederica's occupation, a group of Creek Indians, the Yamacraw inhabited Fort Frederica along with the English.  When James Oglethorpe founded Georgia, Fort Frederica was selected for its excellent defense position on the bend of the Frederica River.  ...
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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 Alex McLean
(Chapman Realty)
This Sunday February 1, 2009 is Super Bowl Sunday!  This year's Super Bowl XLIII is going to be played between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals.  The game is being played in Tampa, FL and kicks off at 6:28pm and is being aired on NBC. Come watch the game at Frankie G's Island Diner on one of our large, flat screen TV's!  We have the cheapest beer on Saint Simons Island! 44 Midway Square Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 912 634 9957 Save gas and support a great local restaurant!  Frankie G's has the cheapest beer on Saint Simons Island!
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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 Alex McLean
(Chapman Realty)
Congratulations to Frankie G's Island Diner for being voted BEST salad in Glynn County by the readers for Elegant Island Living Magazine!  Frankie G's offers several different salads including the famous Spinach and Asian Noodle salad and the everything, but the kitchen sink Cobb salad. Join Frankie G's everyday for Happy Hour at the bar from 4-6pm and 8-close.  Happy Hour features $1 draft beer, 2 for 1 well drinks, $5 house wine by the glass and 1/2 on select appetizers!  Come in and enjoy one of Frankie G's famous salads or one of the other many great menu items and the cheapest beer on Saint Simons Island. 44 Midway Square Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
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By Julie Chapman, New Homes Sales Ormond, New Smyrna, Daytona Be
(DR Horton )
Logan decided to take a day out on one of Glynn County's Golden Isles.....Saint Simons Island.There were many choices but Logan rounded up his driver/photographer and headed first to the Saint Simons Island Pier.  Logan can see Jekyll Island across the sound.  The benches look like a nice place to rest but Logan is just getting started. There are a few people fishing and crabbing off the pier.....but no fishing for Logan today because there are other items on the agenda. Logan contemplates while enjoying the coastal waterways...... Putt Putt Golf is an option...... Logan heads for the Saint Simons Island Lighthouse..... Logan takes in the Saint Simons Island Lighthouse view...... Looks like a long walk up....so Logan decides on something more on ground level......the playground at the P...
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Join us tonight to watch the BCS National Title Game!  The #1 Oklahoma Sooners are playing the #2 Florida Gators tonight at 8pm on Fox.  Frankie G's has 2 large flat screen TV's to watch the game.  Frankie G's offers happy hour daily from 4-6pm and 8pm-close!  Happy hour features $1 draft, 2 for 1 well drinks, $5 house wines and 1/2 price on select appetizers! Frankie G's is located at 44 Midway Square behind Oglethorpe Bank on Saint Simons Island. January 8, 2009 at 8pm on Fox live from Miami, FL vs. 44 Midway Square Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 Remember Frankie G's Island Diner has the cheapest beer on Saint Simons Island!
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The Eclectic Cottage and Gallery at Redfern is having a sale.  All Christmas ornaments and other Christmas items are up to 60% off!  Come see Sally Parker and let her assist you with your gift and home decorating needs.  Hurry this sale won't last long!  Remember to save gas by shopping local and help support a great local business!
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By Alex McLean
(Chapman Realty)
Welcome to The Golden Isles of Georgia and Jacksonville, FL for the annual Konica Minolta Gator Bowl!  This year's Konica Minolta Gator Bowl is being played on New Year's Day 2009 at 1pm in Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on CBS. The 2009 Konica Minolta Gator Bowl is being played between the Clemson University Tigers (7-5) and the University of Nebraska Corn Huskers (8-4)!  Clemson University is playing in their 9th Gator Bowl (4-4) and the University of Nebraska is playing in their 38th bowl game in the past 40 years. The Konica Minolta Gator Bowl always brings thousands of fans and millions of dollars to The Golden Isles of Georgia and Jacksonville, FL.  Tiger and Corn Husker fans have a great time in The Golden Isles of Georgia and Jacksonville, FL and enjoy the game.    VS. 2009 Koni...
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By Alex McLean
(Chapman Realty)
Come watch all the college bowl games at Frankie G's Island Diner!  We have 2 large flat screen TV's and plenty of seating!  We have Happy Hour everyday from 4-6pm and 8-close!  Happy Hour offers $1 draft beer, 2 for 1 well drinks, $5 house wines and 1/2 price on select appetizers.  Join us at Frankie G's Island Diner for all the bowl games and enjoy the cheapest beer on Saint Simons Island!  We are located at 44 Midway Square on Saint Simons Island behind Oglethorpe Bank.   
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Only 3 shopping days left until Christmas!  The Eclectic Cottage is offering up to 40% off all Christmas items!  The Eclectic Cottage is your exclusive seller of Pine Cone Hill Fine Linens on Saint Simons Island! Stop in today and have Sally Parker help you pick out the perfect gift.  Remember to save gas, shop local and help support a great local business!
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Frankie G's Island Diner at 44 Midway Square on Saint Simons Island has started a new menu featuring over 40 items UNDER $10! All the original classics are still available with the addition of several new items.  The new items include homemade tomato and basil soup, a ham and havarti sandwich with creole mustard sauce, homemade carrot cake and many more. Remember Frankie G's Island Diner has the cheapest beer on the island with $2.50 drafts!  Join us each day for happy hour from 4-6pm and 8pm to close.  Happy hour features $1 drafts, 2 for 1 well drinks, $5 house wines and 1/2 price on select appetizers!  Frankie G's Island Diner is located behind Oglethorpe Bank on Saint Simons Island.
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By Julie Chapman, New Homes Sales Ormond, New Smyrna, Daytona Be
(DR Horton )
Visit The Bookmark at 1607 Frederica Road tonight between 6:30 and 8:00 and meet The New York Times Best Selling author Steve Berry and get an autograph his latest thriller.  Steve Berry's autobiography shows him to be a resident of our area.  Bill Jenkins, manager of The Bookmark recommends the book as Steve Berry's best work to date.  The book was published by Random House.  In this incredible trailer for the book "The Charlemagne Pursuit", you will find Cotton Malone (of "The Venetian Betrayal), a former Justice Department agent who is trying to find out what really happened to his father who he believed died on in a submarine disaster.  Malone's journey to find out what happened to his father takes him to France and Antarctica.  The plot includes clues in Charlemagne's tomb and cryp...
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Trying to decide what to give this Christmas?  Why not save gas and support a locally owned restaurant and give Frankie G's gift certificates!  Frankie G's is located on Saint Simons Island in the shopping center behind Oglethorpe Bank and next to Big City Cleaners. Frankie G's offers many diner classics like cobb salads, ruben sandwiches, large homemade burgers, local seafood and the famous Rock Shrimp Martini.  Join Frankie G's everyday for Happy Hour in the bar from 4-6pm and 8-close! Happy Hour specials include 1/2 price on select appetitizers, 2 for 1 well drinks, $1 drafts and $5 house wine by the glass.  Also enjoy the daily early bird special in the dining room from 4-6pm and receive $2 off any entree and a free homemade cookie. Below is a sample of the Menu at Frankie G's. LET'...
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This Saturday night the new Ziggy's will be hosting the annual Toys for Tots fundraiser on Saint Simons Island!  The cost is $10 or a new unwrapped toy.  All proceeds will go to Toys for Tots.  Below is the information for the event presented my JMM Productions.
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This Friday when you are out shopping for the Holidays remember to stop by The Eclectic Cottage and Gallery at Redfern.     The Eclectic Cottage offers art work from many local artists. Also many different gifts for home and office. The Eclectic Cottage and Gallery at Redfern is the exclusive retailer of Pine Cone Hill Fine Linens in Glynn County! This Friday November 28, 2008 save gas and help support local businesses for your holiday shopping!
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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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