113 Blue Lake Street Richmond Hill GA 31324

MAINSTREET OPEN HOUSE: 113 Blue Lake Street Richmond Hill GA 31324 – Sunday, OCT. 11th, 2:00-4:00pm

113 Blue Lake Street Richmond Hill GA 31324OPEN HOUSE: Sunday October 11th 2-4pm

3 Bedrooms | 2 Baths | 1,297 SqFt

$179,300

Convenient living on Mainstreet in this open floor plan. The kitchen opens to great room with tall ceilings and recessed lighting. A screened back porch over looks a brick paved veranda and fire pit in the fenced back yard.

Mainstreet offers sidewalks, street lamps, neighborhood parks, green spaces & nature trails, pool and lagoons.

Features at 113 Blue Lake Street Richmond Hill GA 31324

  • Traditional
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2004
  • 1297
  • None
  • 2 space(s)
  • Attached, Auto Garage Door
  • Heat Pump
  • Heat Pump
  • Brick/Siding
  • Screen Porch; Fenced Yard, Sprinkler System
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dishwasher, Disposal, Microwave, Range/Oven
  • Public Water; Public Sewer
  • 235
  • Clubhouse, Playground, Pool-Community
  • Level, Private Backyard.

For more information on this home please click here.

For a private viewing please contact Melanie Kramer.

Melanie Kramer Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners
912-459-5001 Office
912-658-1390 Cell Direct Melanie Kramer Coastal Georgia Realtor

Team Melanie Kramer

team Melanie kramer

I am a full time Real Estate Professional.  I work every day and treat real estate as a business, not a part time job, second career or hobby.  I work as a small intimate team with two other real estate professionals.  I have a back up plan!  Together as a Team we are able to assure that your needs will be handled by true professionals.

Angi Kennedy is our showing assistant and buyers agent specialist who will sometimes be showing you homes for sale as well. Matt Hill is also a buyers agent specialist on our team.   I also have a transaction coordinator that will work with me and you to get the documents for closing who is named Tracee Marchese.  We also have an administrative assistant and two part time marketing persons.

It is a fact of life that someone is going to get sick, someone is going to die, someone has to go out of town, etc., but with the team approach are able to assure you that your biggest investment is being handled professionally by full time trained Realtors and Administrative Staff.

I personally live in Richmond Hill, Georgia, with my husband Len Kramer and two boys ages 17 and 13 who are Trey and Brett.  We have an English Bulldog Rescue named Georgia who won our hearts having as well as two Manx cats, Bob and Mrs. J.

Over the years I have serviced many, many clients in the Savannah and Richmond Hill areas and built lasting professional relationships with my clients and other professionals in the real estate and other supporting industries.  Our goal and Keller Williams’ goal is to foster teamwork with all to better serve the needs of both the buyer and seller.

I return phone calls!  My schedule varies widely but I strive to return phone calls promptly if I miss your call.

I strive to meet the highest ethical and business standards!  I will always be honest with you and others.  I pride myself on giving 110% and working hard.  I cannot be an expert in every supporting field such as lending, home inspectors, etc, but I can get you to the experts in any given field!

In addition to my experience as a Realtor with Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners, I have over seventeen years of local Paralegal experience and three years of real property appraiser experience.  All done right here in your community.  Let me put my combined experience to work for you.  I can guide you through the purchasing or selling experience from start to finish including listing your home for sale, purchasing your new home, property appraisals, negotiations and document handling  (agreements, disclosures, addendums, etc).  I am happy to say that over the past years, most have been long time clients who have repeatedly called me over the years no matter what the task.

I promise to do my very best to guide you through what some clients describe as a very stressful process and the biggest purchase of their life.  Let me take the stress out of your next home buying or selling experience.   My commitment is to make you a client for Life!

Qualifications:

  • State of Georgia, Real Estate Agent, License Number:  302719
  • State of Georgia, Registered Real Property Appraiser, License Number:  261060 (Inactive)
  • B.B.A. In Accounting
  • Member, ALC, Agent Leadership Council for years 2014, 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2007
  • Chair, Education Committee, ALC 2009
  • Member, Savannah Area Board of Realtors, Georgia Association of Realtors & National Association of Realtors
  • Committee Member, SABOR Adopt-A-Family 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Member, SABOR Distinquished Sales Society (DSS), 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Member,  Institute for Luxury Home Marketing
  • Member, Coastal Conservation Assocation, Richmond Hill Historical Society,
  • Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), Certified Millitary Relocation Specialist (CMRS),  Certified Residential Specialist (CRS),  Seller Representative Specialist (SRS),
  • Member, Richmond Hill Chamber of CommerceSummary Volunteer Work:
  • 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games (Over 200 hours logged at International Sailing Venue, Savannah, Georgia)
  • 2006-2015, Keller Williams Red Day – give back event

I look forward to working with you!

Melanie Kramer Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners
912-459-5001 Office
912-658-1390 Cell Direct Melanie Kramer Coastal Georgia Realtor

RJ Reynolds Construction

RJ Reynolds Construction is owned by John Reynolds and Butch Reynolds – passionate home builders located here in Richmond Hill, Georgia.

RJ Reynolds Construction

Home is a little word that holds a tremendous amount of emotion. RJ Reynolds Construction is lead by a deep passion to ensure that each and every home they build is personally crafted to fit your life. And that you never feel as if one of the biggest purchases you’ll make in life is a cookie-cutter. Living by their tag line, Your Home. Our Passion., John and Butch offer a great new-construction home experience that is as stress free and hassle free as possible; and an end product that will display their care and craftsmanship and reflects your wants and needs.

Owners of JR Reynolds Construction

Savannah Natives John Reynolds (left) and Butch Reynolds (right)

RJ Reynolds offers unique features you often will not find anywhere else, such as:

  • multi-tiered tray ceilings that include perimeter lighting
  • high-end entrance ways
  • quality flooring and premium name brand paints

These details bring an extra level of customization to your home. Looking for ideas for your dream home. Browse through the Reynolds gallery of work for inspiration.

For more information about RJ Reynolds Construction Homes please contact Melanie Kramer at 912-658-1390 or melaniekramer@kw.com.

Melanie Kramer Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners
912-459-5001 Office
912-658-1390 Cell Direct Melanie Kramer Coastal Georgia Realtor

Richmond Hill Home Owners Are Giving 5 Stars

Thank you for Giving me 5 Stars

I believe in improving customer service every day!
I believe in wealth building through real estate!
I believe we can build a better quality of life through home ownership!

5 stars real estate agent

I am here to serve you in all of your Greater Savannah area real estate needs. I love guiding my clients through the purchasing or selling experience from start to finish. And I am happy to say that over the past years, most have been long time clients who have repeatedly called me over the years no matter what the task.

Thank you for all your trust and support. I am honored.

5 stars – testimonials

Looking for a real estate agent? Melanie Kramer is an excellent and smart choice. We whole-heartedly recommend her services. We worked with Melanie in 2006 when she helped us find the house that best fit our needs. Then in 2015 we worked with Melanie to help us sell. Both experiences surpassed our expectations. Melanie is a local expert and was full of great recommendations for service providers. When we needed to sell, our home was empty and she staged it so beautifully that we wanted to move back in! Melanie is very knowledgeable of all the ins and outs of the buying and selling process. Melanie is easy and convenient to communicate with and we always felt like we were her number one clients. Her negotiation skills and advice proved to be sound, reasonable and worked to our benefit. She always had our best interest in mind. Melanie is a wonderful person and through our working experience we consider her a friend. Choose Melanie and you will have results! ” – Ramsey

She was awesome!!Worked to get us every dollar she could for our home. Melanie has an outstanding understanding of the real a state market in the Richmond Hill area.” – Jones

The home we purchased had been listed without disclosure that the sale had to clear probate. For four months Melanie went far beyond what could be reasonably expected of a buyer’s agent. Employing her extensive knowledge and experience as both paralegal and Realtor, Melanie relentlessly pushed the process forward despite a frequently unresponsive seller’s agent.

Melanie dealt most professionally with our growing frustration as well. She kept us well informed every step of the way and her patience and encouragement allowed us to persevere. At no small expense of her time, Melanie got us through the ordeal. Were it not for her tenacity and dedication to us there is no question that our dream of a home on the water would not have materialized.

We have bought other homes in the past and Melanie far surpasses every other agent we have had. Without reservation I can say that Melanie is in a class by herself and she has earned my highest recommendation.” – Stevens

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I promise to do my very best to guide you through what some clients describe as a very stressful process and the biggest purchase of their life.  Let me take the stress out of your next home buying or selling experience.   My commitment is to make you a client for Life!

Melanie Kramer Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners
912-459-5001 Office
912-658-1390 Cell Direct Melanie Kramer Coastal Georgia Realtor

Savannah Major Employers

Although we are known for our port, tourism and health systems, Savannah’s Major Employers cover a variety of industries.

savannah major employers

Savannah Major Employers

With a new confidence in the job market, the percentage of people relocating for work in the US is on the rise (35% in 2013).

In Savannah Major Employers such as Gulfstream employ upward of 4500 and Memorial Health Medical Center and St. Joseph’s/Candler employ 8900.

Military related employment includes civilian personnel on the bases and can employee between 2000 – 5000.

Retail stores, such as Walmart, Kroger and fast food giants such as McDonalds also fall into the higher employer category, while Target and Publix employee 2000 respectively.

For more information on top employers in the area please visit The Savannah Area Chamber. The Champer shares a breakdown of manufacturing, non manufacturing and educational industries on their website.

If you are relocating to the Savannah / Richmond Hill area I’d love to help you find your perfect coastal empire home. Please contact Melanie Kramer at 912-658-1390 or melaniekramer@kw.com.

Melanie Kramer Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners
912-459-5001 Office
912-658-1390 Cell Direct Melanie Kramer Coastal Georgia Realtor

25 Sanctuary Dr Richmond Hill GA 31324

25 Sanctuary Dr Richmond Hill 31324

Southern Coastal Lifestyle

25 Sanctuary Dr is a one owner, custom quality home built by JCH Coastal Lifestyle Homes in 2010.

This 2769 square foot home was build for entertaining and features an open floor plan with large rooms, tall ceilings, beautiful trims and moldings and rounded sheet rock corners.

The great room comes with surround sound all wired to a media room.

The Kitchen features 2 pantries (one is a walk in pantry), a built in microwave and oven, and beautiful cabinetry with a lazy-susan. The formal dinning room offers a unique trim package.

The spacious master suite offers a mini retreat with a walk in roman shower with double shower heads, an oversized closet, rope lighting in trey ceiling,  and an outdoor screened room with a fireplace and comes pre-wired for a hot tub.

The coffered ceiling room is a flexible space with double door entry that can be a bedroom, office, living room, music room or sitting area.

25 Sanctuary Dr Richmond Hill GA 31324

Beautiful outdoor living area wired with surround sound and is prewired for an alarm and two 40 amp plugs. The home sits on a half acre lot with zoned sprinkler on a timer. An Oak tree overlooks the courtyard entry garage

The quaint subdivision with community pool, a bath house, two gazebos and a playground.

Transferable retreat termite bond with Yates Astro

Flood Insurance is NOT REQUIRED.

Features at 25 Sanctuary Dr Richmond Hill GA 31324

  • $330,800
  • 4 beds and 3 baths
  • 2,769 sqft
  • 80 gallon hot water heater
  • Walk in full attic
  • Cable Ready
  • Double Pane/Storm Windows
  • Fireplace
  • Flooring: Carpet, Hardwood, Tile
  • Garden
  • Gated Entry
  • Jetted Tub
  • Parking: Garage – Attached, 2 spaces
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Sprinkler System
  • Vaulted Ceiling

For more information about this property and other homes for sale in Richmond Hill Georgia please contact Melanie Kramer at 912-658-1390 or melaniekramer@kw.com.

Melanie Kramer Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners
912-459-5001 Office
912-658-1390 Cell Direct Melanie Kramer Coastal Georgia Realtor

Organizing After the Holidays

Organizing after the holidays is often the last thing we think about when putting decorations away. We put so much effort into setting up for the holidays that jumping back into the swing of things after a two week slow down can be a bit jarring.

organizing after the holidays

Organizing after the holidays can feel like a big job, but with a few quick tricks getting organized and de-cluttering can happen all year long. It’s never too early to start spring cleaning. And it is essential if you are planning to sell your home in the near future.

It can be shocking how much space seasonal items can take up. Stackable containers and hanging storage containers are your friend. They are perfect for maximizing closet space and getting items off the floor.

5 quick tips for organizing after the holidays

  • A great trick to help create space in your living room is to not bring back everything you put away when the holiday decorations came out. Enjoy the space created once the Christmas tree comes down.
  • Those plastic Glad left over containers can take over the kitchen. It’s a universal problem to have more containers than covers. Now is the time to collect the ones that don’t have lids (and vice versa) and recycle them.
  • Adjustable or compartmental storage containers are a great way to organize all the little things in the bathroom. Getting items off the counter can make your bathroom feel bigger.
  • Another quick fix is to install hooks. Whether you need a place to hang jackets as you come in to your home or wet towels after a shower, with a minimal investment you can remove clutter from door knobs and backs of chairs all over your house.
  • Purging is by the far the best way to reduce the clutter. A great practice this time of year is the one for one rule. All the presents we receive add to our closets, shelves and toy chests. While putting your gifts away take the time to assess what you actually use and let go of anything you don’t. Generally speaking if you’re adding a new sweater to the closet, remove an old one.

How soon after the holidays do you put your holiday decorations away? Do you have any tips for organizing the house after the holidays, please share them in the comments below.

Please call or email me today for more information if you need help getting your home ready to sell after the holidays.

Melanie Kramer
Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners
912-459-5001 Office
912-658-1390 Cell Direct

Melanie Kramer Coastal Georgia Realtor

Happy New Year! With Resolutions that Stick

Happy New Year!

Thank you for another great year. I appreciate all your business and referrals and look forward to serving you in the New Year!

Resolutions that stick

Resolutions That Stick

We mark the 1st of January as a day to kick off the new year, usually with promises to lose weight, make more money and spend more time with family. So why is it that by the end of January we find ourselves back to our old habits? This year, lets make resolutions that stick!

  • Reflect on Last Year. Take a minute to look over last year and see how far you’ve come. We tend to be hardest on ourselves. Focusing too much on all the things we haven’t accomplished and skimming over our successes. Think about what you are most proud of this year. Give yourself a pat on the back and in the spirit of “I got this” step into the new year ready to go.
  • Pick One. You have 365 days to make it happen. Pick one goal to focus on and put all your energy in to it this year. Creating lists of resolutions is just an opportunity for distraction.
  • Layout a plan. It’s not enough just to want something. Plan to succeed. If you want to lose weight, decided how you plan to do that. Modifying your diet, exercising more, a combination of both? Will you be getting up early, planning your meals weekly, researching where you can find organic foods? The best way to make your resolution stick is to not wing it.
  • Break it up. It can be overwhelming to look at a year long goal. Breaking it up into weekly or monthly chunks creates wins along the way and helps keep you motivated.
  • Failure is not an option. Ok, failure is always an option but the best way counter it, is not to have a back up plan. Let’s say you plan to run 2000 miles this year but you know if you only run 1000 miles you’ll feel good about it. How about split the difference? Set a goal to run 1500 miles and stay true to that goal.
  • Reward yourself. Accomplishing the goal is of course a great reward, but if you’re like me it never hurts to have a little incentive. On the flip side you can always up the stakes. Maybe you can attach a financial obligation to not meeting your goal. Knowing you’ll need to hand over some of your hard earned cash if you don’t meet your goal will help to keep you focused.

Have you made your new years resolutions? How will you make them stick this year? Would love to hear your tips and hints for making the best of the new year!

Happy New Year!

Melanie Kramer
Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners
912-459-5001 Office
912-658-1390 Cell Direct

Melanie Kramer Coastal Georgia Realtor

Happy Holidays & Online Book Resources

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you and yours the very best of the Holiday Season. Thank you for another great year. I look forward to serving you in the New Year!

Happy Holidays

Online Book Resources

I don’t know what it is about this time of year. After the presents are open and the special dinner plates cleaned and put away for next year, I love settling in with a good book. Of course now a days that could mean on a tablet or an audible too.

Whether you are looking to do a little reading over the holidays or waiting for the kids to get back to school, here are a few valuable and free online book resources to enjoy over winter break and beyond.

Library’s have long been a great resource for free books. The Live Oak Public Library system offers online magazines, ebooks, audibles and movies – all free with your library card. And if you’re looking for a book that isn’t available at your local library, but is available within the Live Oak system, you can order it and have it delivered to which ever library is most convenient for you. Check the Live Oak Library website for more details.

Google Books has a searchable library of books and magazines. Often you can download them in pdf form or in an epub form depending on how you like to enjoy your online reading.

The University of Pennsylvania has opened up their online collection to the general public. Search over 2 million online titles in their library.

The Georgia Download Destination offers a collection of downloadable public domain titles in epub format. If you need information about epub formats and readers please check out this great article from ePubBud.

Bartleby’s offers a collection of classic literature and reference as well as poems. Most are available to be read on which ever device you surf the net with.

Amazon Prime isn’t just free 2-day shipping. They also offer the Kindle Owners Lenders Library. The library works on all Kindle devices. Choose from more than 600,000 books. Borrow for free with no due dates and the list includes current and former best sellers! If you have a Kindle and you’re not on Prime, you can set up a 30 day free trial here.

If you’re on the go this holiday season you may find Audible offers a great way to catch up on some of your “reading” while cruising down the interstate or spending time navigating airports. Audible is an Amazon company and also offering a 30 day free trial!

On that note, podcasts about books is also a great way to find new titles and engage with an online community that may be into the same genre or author. Barnes & Noble shares a studio page with book recordings, this is especially fun with children’s books. They also showcase interviews with authors and general news about books.

Happy reading!

If you have any favorite online books resources please share them in the comments below. I’d love to add them to our list!

Melanie Kramer
Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners
912-459-5001 Office
912-658-1390 Cell Direct

Melanie Kramer Coastal Georgia Realtor

One Week Countdown to Holiday Events in the Coastal Empire

With one week left until Christmas and a few candles lit on the menorah I’m hoping you will find time to enjoy a few of these Holiday Events.

Holiday events Savannah

Whether you’re out doing a little last minute shopping or you’ve been organized since before Thanksgiving, the Savannah / Richmond Hill areas offers plenty of activities and Lights.

Christmas Tradition Show at The Savannah Theatre runs through, December 24th – including afternoon performances. The show runs 2-3 hours and delights people of all ages. The Savannah Theatre opened in 1818 which makes it one of the oldest of its kind still operating in the United States. The Art Deco style will transport you back to the 1940s and adds a certain level of magic to all the events held there.

The Savannah Harbor Foundation Festival of Lights & Winter Wonderland is great family fun! Running through December 28th the event features a drive through light show around the Hutchinson Island Road Course. You can even take a tour bus if you don’t feel like driving it yourself. There is a fun zone for the kids and the kids at heart in Bryan Square along with holiday food and drink vendors. A ferris wheel is up on the Riverfront Esplanade. Inside the hotel the annual gingerbread village competition is not to be missed – makes me hungry just thinking about it. And of course a holiday event wouldn’t be complete without a picture with Santa.

Discover a Victorian Christmas at the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low. The home where the Girl Guides Founder spent her childhood is on the corner of Bull Street and Oglethorpe Avenue in Savannah’s historic district and is open for tours through December 30th. Not only will you tour this historic gem of a home, you will have the added bonus of experiencing Victorian holiday customs, games and decorations.

How about a little winter activity in the Martin Luther King Jr. Arena at the Savannah Civic Center. Enjoy an afternoon or evening on the ice under a the twinkling lights. Skatefest runs through January 3rd.

This year the Habersham YMCA is bringing the snow! The Winter Wonderland features real snow, hot chocolate and cookies, story time and dancing to favorite holiday classics. I hear Santa might even make an appearance. Winter Wonderland is one night only, Thursday December 18th.

Stop by the Forsyth Park Inn for a little holiday cheer. Enjoy the beautifully decorated parlor while treating yourself to fresh baked goodies and hot apple cider or hot chocolate. The open house runs noon -2 daily through January 2nd.

This is my favorite time of year to enjoy a carriage ride through Savannah’s historic district. Pick up a coffee or hot chocolate in City Market and enjoy a personal tour with historic stories and holiday lights.

New Years Eve brings another round of entertainment and parties. Both City Market and the Savannah River Front offer a festival like atmosphere with music and fireworks. Tybee Island offers holiday celebrations New Years Eve.

Wishing you and yours the very best of the holiday season!

Melanie Kramer
Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners
912-459-5001 Office
912-658-1390 Cell Direct

Melanie Kramer Coastal Georgia Realtor