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Buying a New Home Grows Your Wealth Faster Than Renting

According to a recent Trulia article, it costs over 50% more to rent in Charleston than buy. Explore why to buy. Continue reading

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3 Renovations to Avoid

From upgrading your kitchen to painting, there are plenty of renovations that will do wonders in terms of your property’s price on the market, but there are a few that can actually have the opposite effect so you’ll want to be leery of the following fix-ups. Contact Shawn Phillips, realtor at Redefy Real Estate. Shawn.Phillips@kw.com 843-471-7315 Continue reading

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Market Your Community to Sell Your Home

Selling a home is more than real estate listings and making the home appealing to potential buyers. One factor to take into account when buying a home is its location, meaning the community that surrounds the home.
Buying or selling in the Charleston area? Contact me at 843-471-7315 Continue reading

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Five Ways to Tell If It’s Time for an Upgrade

Interest rates are lower and you can afford more for your monthly payments. How do you know if you have outgrown your current home? Contact Shawn.Phillips@kw.com or 843-471-7315 Continue reading

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Ready to Become A Homeowner?

With all of the creative financing available, if you can afford to rent you may very well afford to buy! Are you ready to make that leap from living at home or renting to owning a home of your own? Contact me at Shawn.Phillips@kw.com or 843-471-7315 Continue reading

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Tips for Selling a Home with Tenants

Are you thinking about selling a home that you have rented out for some additional revenue? If so, you’re likely trying to discern how to best inform the current tenants and conduct the sales process in a way that works well for all of the parties involved. How the tenant reacts can make or break your sale. These three tips can make the process easier. Want to learn more? Contact me at Shawn.Phillips@kw.com or 843-471-7315 Continue reading

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Buy a New Home & Grow Your Wealth Faster

Buying a home it can have added benefits for your bank account that renting does not. Why pay someone else’s mortgage? Want to learn more? Contact me at Shawn.Phillips@kw.com or 843-471-7315. Continue reading

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Selling Your Home FAST & for MORE

Not every home looks as beautiful as those from the iconic “rainbow row” in downtown Charleston. Judging from some of the homes I visited recently, home sellers can use a reminder of what does (or doesn’t) make a good impression. Don’t forget you typically have once to create desire for your home and to obtain the best price. Want to learn more? Contact me at Shawn.Phillips@kw.com or 843-471-7315. Continue reading

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Relocating to the Charleston Area?

Thinking of relocating to the Charleston area? Let me help you find the perfect home. Shawn.Phillips@kw.com or 843-471-7315 Continue reading

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Creating a Personal Mission Statement (The First Step in Positive Change)

Are you ready to take a courageous step and manifest the life you dream? The first step in achieving success is create a personal mission statement – imagine what achievement of your goals would be and then visualizing and affirming accomplishment. Continue reading

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What the Heck are Isotonix?

Vitamins and minerals are essential to wellness. People of all ages need to take supplements. Take control of your health by giving the best to your body. For less than the price of a cup of coffee, you can support your body with the nutrition it needs for optimal health. Don’t wait, start today! Continue reading

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It’s Not Enough to Just Live Longer

          It is funny how much more focused I am on my body as I grow older.  It’s important to me now not only to live longer but to feel energetic and to avoid many of the chronic … Continue reading

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Zabar’s Black & White (Yin-Yang) Cookies

Despite these days of instant gratification via the internet, many of us still love our cookbooks. One of my favorite cookbooks is “New York Cookbook: From Pelham Bay to Park Avenue, Firehouses to Four-Star Restaurants” by Molly O’Neill. It is chock filled with New York stories and personality. In every NY or NJ deli you will find a Yin-Yang or Black ‘n White cookie. This recipe comes from Zabar’s and is in the NY Cookbook. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Something About the Women – Holly Near

Few who know me today would believe that prior to my twenties I was a painfully shy (yet always outspoken) person. Holly Near’s courage and music inspired me to be more, do more, live more. Her songs helped me to begin by loving and accepting the imperfect woman I am and thus be able to reach out and love and accept others for who they are. Each time I visit Dolce Italia I have a magical experience. Last night was no exception!
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Reflections on Thanksgiving in a New Place

Holidays are for spending with family and friends however when one has moved far away there are only two choices – travel to be with the ones you love or stay home and make the best of it. Continue reading

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Off and Running

It’s amazing how fast our family business and my career as a real estate agent is growing! We went from peaks and valleys to constant peaks. Trevor has been working 7 days/week and the company will soon be at the break even point. Simultaneously I have taken every course offered and am working with buyers and sellers as a REALTOR with Coldwell Banker in Siesta Key.
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About Me

About Me.

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My Life As An Entrepreneur – And More News

I no longer know what day of the week it is and it hardly matters. For most people who work for someone else the weekends are sacrosanct. Fridays are special as they mark the end of the work week and people look forward to two days of catching up on household chores, spending time with family and friends, and just relaxing. This all changes when you own your own business.
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Honoring Family Traditions and Holidays – Scalloped (aka Au Gratin) Potatoes

Once we built the house our immediate family had a tradition of coming up to Maine for Easter and Thanksgiving holidays. As you’ve no doubt discerned, we love to eat foods from many cultures and our festivities weren’t always accompanied by the “turkey for Thanksgiving, ham for Christmas” type offerings. In fact we typically would serve lobster and steak for Thanksgiving in Maine. But no matter how we digressed from the all American offerings, I think my family would have boycotted the meals if I didn’t have scalloped potatoes on the menu. Continue reading

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Real Men Do Eat Chorizo Quiche (at least in Florida)

We’ve finally settled into Nokomis, Florida and I am inspired to cook again. This evening I decided to mix a couple of cultures – French and Mexican – and created a Chorizo Quiche for dinner. The spicy chorizo blends perfectly with the egg and cheese. Continue reading

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