Bluffton Real Estate Blog - Foundation Realty

Come experience a legacy of genuine hospitality, of sensational elegance and of sweet tea and Southern charm! Leave the ordinary behind when you arrive at the Old Town Bluffton Inn.

Experience a world of stately elegance coupled with Southern charm as you step through the ornate doorway into a majestic British colonial foyer plucked straight from the gilded age. The inn’s inspired elegance evokes a bygone era, where travelers would arrive at stately Southern mansions in horse-drawn carriages and toast the evening by gaslight. Situated in the heart of a storybook small town hideaway with the smell of salt water in the air lies a world you can only find at the Old Town Bluffton Inn.

Once a thriving antebellum summer retreat for wealthy planters, this

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry’s Culinary Institute of the South could break ground on its facility this spring.

Chef Miles Huff, the new institute’s dean, spoke to Hardeeville City Council at its Jan. 17 meeting.

“We have gone through phase one with the state and we have to go through phase two for approval, but would like to break ground in the spring,” Huff told council.

The 26,000-square-foot facility will be located at Buckwalter Place in Bluffton and constructed at an estimated cost of $11.2 million. It will have the capacity for 300 students.

Huff said degrees will be offered in culinary arts, baking-pastry and hospitality.

“I have overlaid my degree program with USC Beaufort so a student can basically do two years with us

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If you are trying to sell your home this fall, we have a few ideas that can help welcome buyers. Make sure you do not “over decorate” and take the focus off your home’s best features. Adding a few tasteful accents is all you need. 

Before the buyers can see the indoor fall décor, you will need to make a great first impression. Play up that fall feeling with curb appeal. Clean up the yard, rake leaves, trim bushes, plant fall flowers like mums or paint “welcome” on a pumpkin by the front door. 

Emphasize comfort by adding warm and cozy blankets & throw pillows to the sofa or chair. Choosing fall colors such as orange or red will remind the buyers of cozy fireside nights.


Add fall scents such as cinnamon or apples to your home. This can

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Reduce Reuse Recycle Go Green With US Town of Hilton Head IslandBeginning November 1, all retailers are prohibited from providing customers with single-use plastic carryout bags. An Ordinance passed by the Hilton Head Island Town Council affects all grocery and convenience stores, restaurants and other retail establishments.

The goal behind the single-use plastic carryout bag law is to improve the Town's environment, our ocean and waterways, and to protect our marine life. Marine birds and sea turtles, for instance, mistake plastic bag pieces as food. Plastics can cause blockages in the animal's digestive tract and subsequently lead to death.

Under the new Ordinance,

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Lowcountry Brunch Festival.  Saturday September 8th from 11-3 p.m. Enjoy brunch inspired bites, beer, mimosas and Bloody Mary’s. Shelter Cove Community Park.

Italian Heritage Festival.  Saturday September 15th from 11-4 p.m. Come to the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn and enjoy live music, bocce ball, grape stomping and amazing food!

Blufftemberfest. Saturday September 15th from 2-8 p.m. What a fun event- stop by the Bluffton Oyster Factory Park and listen to live music and enjoy a food court full of delicious eats! Fun for the entire family featuring face painting, arts & crafts as well as water sports.

Hilton Head Island Shrimp Festival! Saturday September 22nd from 2-6 p.m. Shrimp tasting, craft beer, live music and fun for the

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Getting ready to sell your home? You may ask yourself how much needs to be done before putting your home on the market. We encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced Realtors, so we can guide you through this process. We have a lot of tips and tricks to help “stage” your home. Some ideas to help are:

1)      If your home has a lot of color on the walls, you may want to consider neutral paint. Neutral shades are anything but boring these days. Gone are the days that neutral means bland tan or shades of white. Painting the walls will not only brighten the space, it will also give the home a “new” feeling. Choose a color that will balance out the rest of the room. Think of the walls as a foundation that will help the other hues

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Local Summer. The “end of summer” really isn’t the end on HHI. Summer is a state of mind. The fun continues long after the children have returned to school. The weather is perfect, the beaches are less crowded, and the residents take back their way of life. For us, this is our favorite time of year. Crisp air in the morning and warm sunny afternoon days. Fall festivals, pumpkin pie, craft shows, listening to music while watching the sun set or enjoying a meal in one of our many outdoor restaurants.

What’s it like to live in the place you once called a vacation? Amazing. While many people have a set vacation time planned to visit our island, locals can enjoy an afternoon on the beach, a game of golf or sail away anytime. If you are looking for an

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