Saint Simons Island, GA Real Estate News

By Sally Hardman
(Beachcomber Properties powered by eXp Realty)
One of the agents in our office listed her very lovely personal residence located in an extremely desirable neighborhood in the early summer with very few showings and little interest.  Over the months, she made several small price reductions which really didn't seem to make the phone ring until she hit the "magic number" by dropping the price by approximately 22% off the initial pricing.  When that price reduction hit our MLS system, all of a sudden she received 3 offers on the table for consideration and has accepted one of them due to close December 1st. We all know that in this market with lots of inventory to choose from, that pricing competitively is essential if the Seller is really serious about selling their property.  This is not the time to experiment and "go fishing" by bait...
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The Eclectic Cottage as it is commonly know is owned by Debra Hardeman and the day-to-day operations are run by Sally Parker.  Eclectic Cottage is located at 276 Redfern Village on Saint Simons Island, GA. Eclectic Cottage offers many gifts and decorative items for the home or office and also offers art work by many local artists.  Eclectic Cottage is Saint Simons Island's exclusive seller of Pine Cone Hill Linens! Manager Sally Parker has a degree in Interior Design from Georgia Southern University and is more than willing to assist you with any interior design and decorating ideas. Many new fall and Christmas items are arriving daily. Whether you are looking for a gift for a wedding, a birthday, house warming or for decorating ideas come check out The Eclectic Cottage and Gallery at R...
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By Julie Chapman, New Homes Sales Ormond, New Smyrna, Daytona Be
(DR Horton )
Sunsets in Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia over the water are worth your time to stop and take time to relfect at the end of the day.  And this particular evening, being joined by the dolphins was, not uncommon, but a plus. For those of you unfamiliar with the area, Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia are located between Savannah, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida, where a vacation can last a lifetime. Here you can walk the beach, jog on the beach, lay on the beach, walk your dog on the beach, visit historical sites such as Christ Church and Christ Church Cemetery, The Horton House Ruins on Jekyll Island, Fort Frederica on Saint Simons Island, take a swim in the ocean, kayak, sail, wind surf, jet ski, water ski, play miniature golf, play world class golf courses (225 hol...
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By Julie Chapman, New Homes Sales Ormond, New Smyrna, Daytona Be
(DR Horton )
Born not long after his own father played int he 1964 Masters, Davis Love III, 44, has won his 20th victory on PGA Tour.  This allows for a lifetime exemption putting Love the same group with Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh and Phil Mickelson.  Davis Love is a resident of Saint Simons Island, Georgia. Photo courtesy of Flickr Five birdies on the each of the last of the back nine holes, Love won with a 8 under 64 yesterday in the Children's Miracle Challenge.  Love's scores were the best final 36 hole score in its 38 year history by finishing 25 under at 263 and was 64 - 64 for the weekend.  Davis has embraced not just golf, but designing of golf courses.  Love Golf Design has completed many projects inlcuding The Retreat at Sea Island in Glynn County.   Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgi...
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By Julie Chapman, New Homes Sales Ormond, New Smyrna, Daytona Be
(DR Horton )
Saint Simons Island Library League's Annual Fall Book Sale    Hardback, softback and audio books for sale at great prices with all proceeds going to the Saint Simons Island Library 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, November 1 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, November 2    Located at the Saint Simons Island Library 530 Beachview Dr Ste ASaint Simons Island, GA 31522For more information, call 912-638-8234    Map of Location of Library My friend Logan waiting outside of the Saint Simons Island Library waiting for the Annual Fall Book Sale to start...... 
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Come watch the Georgia/Florida game this Saturday at Frankie G's Island Diner.  The game kicks off at 3:30pm on CBS.  Watch the game on our flat screen TV's and enjoy happy hour prices in the entire restaurant during the game! Happy hour includes 2 for 1 well drinks, $1 drafts, and $5 house wines!  Also included are select appetizers at half price.  These appetizers include home made onion rings, hot wings, chili cheese fries and much more.  Join us this saturday November 1, 2008 for the Georgia/Florida game!  
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It is that time of year again!  The annual show down between SEC East rivals Georgia Bulldogs and Florida Gators is this weekend.  The game is always played in Jacksonville, FL on last weekend of October.  UGA students, alumni, and fans start rolling into The Golden Isles of Georgia on Wednesday.  The buses to Jacksonville start rolling out on Saturday at 10am.  The game is being played at 3:30pm on CBS this year.  This is always a big game, but this year has more than just bragging rights on the line.  The winning of the game will have in inside track to winning the SEC East and possibly playing for the National Title! Not all fans head to Jacksonville for the game.  Most bars and restaurants on Saint Simons Island and in Brunswick have specials and viewing parties for the game.  Georg...
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Shuckin' oysters St. Simons style! It is that time again for the annual Saint Simons Land Trust Oyster Roast at Fort Frederica. Get your tickets now for the 9th Annual St. Simons Land Trust Oyster Roast! Scheduled for this Friday, October 24, from 7 to 9 p.m., the Oyster Roast and Low Country Boil is the island's favorite al fresco event - under the moss-draped oaks at Fort Frederica National Monument. Tickets are $45 for members...$60 for non-members. There will be no rain date. Call 638-9109, or stop by the Land Trust office at 1625 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island.
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By Alex McLean
(Chapman Realty)
Join us for the cheapest beer on Saint Simons Island! Frankie G's Island Diner features the best burgers, salads and seafood on Saint Simons Island.  The menu features diner favorites with a gourmet flair. Frankie G's is about to finish their 4th year in business.  Frankie G's is located in the shopping center behind Oglethorpe Bank on Saint Simons Island. Enjoy happy hour at the bar 7 days a week from 4-6pm!  Happy hour features $1 drafts, 2 for 1 well drinks and 1/2 price on select appetizers!  Happy hour specials are also available during all UGA Bulldawg football games!  Come watch football on Saturday and Sunday afternoons on our flat screen TV's. Each day has a different blue plate special to include the following:  country fried steak, shrimp and grits, fried chicken, turkey and ...
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By Julie Chapman, New Homes Sales Ormond, New Smyrna, Daytona Be
(DR Horton )
GoldenIslesParent.com is a "Parent's on-line guide to living the Golden Isles Lifestyle" according to owner Kelby N. Phillips.  The summer's magazine cover features Kelby's son and in GoldenIslesParent you will find Out and About - Photos of Kids being Kids in Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia A Room with A View - reviews of local hotels and other lodging. Words of Inspiration(This month's are from a dear friend of mine - Denise Majette, Esq.) Golf Tip from Coastal Pines Golf Course Pro House Call - Doctor's advice about and for children as well as Restaurant Reviews in the Golden Isles, Games and so much more.    All advertisements are $75.00 and feature web access, home page links, billboard on Cypress Mill Road and 6 (30 second) spots on Comcast. (all spots will be shot in Oc...
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By Julie Chapman, New Homes Sales Ormond, New Smyrna, Daytona Be
(DR Horton )
Logan has a day out on Saint Simons Island over the Labor Day Weekend.  Logan started by checking out a couple of the historical sites including the Saint Simons Island Lighthouse. Next Logan decides to take a look at the water with the Saint Simons Island Pier in the background.      There is a playground at the Saint Simons Islad Pier, so a quick trip down the slide looks like fun to Logan.  You never know what you'll find on Saint Simons Island to do and see......Logan seems perplexed by this... And of course, Logan can't go to Saint Simons without stepping out onto the sands of the beaches.  Logan is wondering what is this guy doing on the beach.....bikes pulled by large kites?  Well, it has been another fun and interesting day on Saint Simons and Logan is headed home for today but ...
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By Julie Chapman, New Homes Sales Ormond, New Smyrna, Daytona Be
(DR Horton )
Logan has been researching the history of Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia.  There is nothing like bringing history to life by visiting Christ Church and the Wesley Memorial on Saint Simons Island.  Is rounds up his driver/photographer and heads to Saint Simons Island across the causeway and onto the Sea Island Causeway.  Logan enjoys the drive. First Stop....Christ Church, the second oldest Episcopal Church in the state of Georgia.  The location of Christ Church is where Charles Wesley and John Wesley originally ministered to the settlers and General James Oglethorpe.  The Christ Church Congration has origins back to 1776 when Saint Simons was first settled. After Union Soldiers destroyed the original church built in 1820 during the civil war.   But in 1884, Anson Phelps Dodge...
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By Sally Hardman
(Beachcomber Properties powered by eXp Realty)
Only a short while ago, the descriptive words "curb appeal" only meant an enticing appearance as people drove by the property.  However, in this day your first shot at luring buyers to look at your property is via the internet with great photos of the outside and interior of the home and with the virtual tour.  I am always flabbergasted when REALTORS® use inferior photos and often only one photo of the front view of the home.  When I cruise the websites and come on a property that has none or poor photos, I move on to another with a better representation.  I imagine most buyers do the same. With so much competition and an abundance of inventory of very fine choices in every price range, we must go that extra mile to present our listings in the best possible light and draw the needed att...
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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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By Julie Chapman, New Homes Sales Ormond, New Smyrna, Daytona Be
(DR Horton )
Our area with its stunning ocean, marsh and natural views that Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia is art itself.  The area offers some incredible galleries, many with local artist's work.  Gallery 209Address: 209 Gloucester St. Brunswick GA USA 31520For more details call 1-912 267-6518 The Gallery on NewcastleAddress: 1628 Newcastle Street Brunswick GA 31520For more details call 1-912 554-0056 Glenda Cason Gallery Address: 502A Gloucester St, Brunswick GA 31520 For details call 1-912 280-9352Art Downtown Hours: Tuesday through Friday from 11 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm Address: 1422 Newcastle Street Brunswick GA 31520For details call 1-912-262-0628 Anderson Fine Art GalleryAddress: 3309 Frederica Road St. Simons Island GA 31522For more details call 1-912-634-8414 C...
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By Julie Chapman, New Homes Sales Ormond, New Smyrna, Daytona Be
(DR Horton )
Linda, one of Chapman Realty's Realtors relaxes on her day off on Saint Simons Island (one of the Golden Isles located in Glynn County, Georgia - located on the coast of Georgia between Savannah, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida.)  With some many options on your day off, what will Linda do? Here you can walk the beach, jog on the beach, lay on the beach, walk your dog on the beach, fish on the beach visit historical sites such as Christ Church and Christ Church Cemetery, take a swim in the ocean, kayak,sail, wind surf, jet ski, water ski, play miniature golf, play world class golf courses (225 holes), visit the Liberty Ship model, get a massage, picnic on the beach, ride bikes on Jekyll on the nature path and see the wildlife ride bikes along the beach, take a carriage ride around Jeky...
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Starting today Thursday July 3, 2008 Saint Simons Island on the coast of Georgia is kicking off 4 days of fun and exciting activities for the whole family with the annual Sunshine Festival.  There will be arts, crafts, food, fun, excitement and a display by the Georgia National Guard.  The celebration will take place in the Village and Pier area of Saint Simons Island.  The fireworks display will be Friday night July 4, 2008 at around 9pm from the pier on Saint Simons Island.  There will all also be fireworks displays in Brunswick on the waterfront and on Jekyll Island on Friday July 4, 2008.  Bring the whole family and enjoy a weekend of fun and celebrate our country's birthday!
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By Julie Chapman, New Homes Sales Ormond, New Smyrna, Daytona Be
(DR Horton )
Glynn County's extremely talented artist, Tim La'Ray is a long time friend.  I have pleased and honored to know Tim and would like to share a chance for you to see his work at the Georgia Sea Island Festival 2008 as well as hear his interviews.  This weekend (June 21-22) St. Simons Island will host the 2008 Georgia-Sea Islands Festival.  Thursday, during WJCL's "Good Morning" and FOX28's "AM Alive" broadcasts, anchor Lyndy Brannen will interview Tim La'Rav, featured artist of the Sea Islands Festival.  Event: Georgia-Sea Islands Festival 2008 Saturday, June 21 (11am - 6pm)  Sunday, June 22 (Noon - 6pm)  Location:  Neptune Park  Beachview Drive  St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522  (912) 265-0620 All are welcome and invited to come enjoy this FREE cultural celebration unique to the Golden I...
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By Julie Chapman, New Homes Sales Ormond, New Smyrna, Daytona Be
(DR Horton )
    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.  Frederica's time period was from 1736-1758.  Approximately 800 - 100 inhabitants lived there at the peak of Fort Frederica's occupancy.  Even though the land is now covered with beautiful oaks, th...
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By Sally Hardman
(Beachcomber Properties powered by eXp Realty)
If any one writer brought attention and interest in St. Simons Island, it was Eugenia Price.  Ms. Price was born in West Virginia, as was I, and after graduating from Northwestern University she began writing and producing for radio and television.  With the publication of her first book, Discoveries in 1952, her career as an author began.  On a promotional book tour, she discovered St. Simons Island and the story of Anson Dodge, the young man who built Christ Church in honor of his late wife in the 1880's.  His story captivated her and she then moved to St. Simons and within the next decade had written three novels which spanned three generations of the Dodge family.  This Trilogy brought readers from all over the world to visit our wonderful area.   Ms. Price built her island home, ap...
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