Hunter Army Airfield | Relocation - 03/27/08 05:46 PM
Hunter Army Airfield Relocation Information:
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Battalion numbers, recreation numbers, etc... for on HAAF. You can also find a wealth of information here about life at Hunter Army Airfield.
Education - Hunter Army Airfield School Assignments: Uniforms are required and vary from school to school
Pulaski Elementary School - Kindergarten to 5th Grade - Located at 5530 Montgomery Street (straight out the main gate for Hunter AAF). The principal is Joseph Thomas and the phone number is 912-303-6466.
DeRenne Middle School - 6th through 8th Grade - Located at 1009 Clinch Street. The principal is Marsha
Shop Til You Drop! - 03/27/08 05:32 PM
Savannah doesn't just have a lot of ghosts and golf, it also has tons of shopping. Of course, there is the Oglethorpe Mall and the Savannah Mall, which is right outside the Rio Gate of Hunter Army Airfield in the Southside. We also have our fair share of National Retailers and Chain Stores.
On top of that, there are numerous local shops that line River Street, the City Market, and Broughton Streets. If you walk around, you are sure to find some unique shopping areas. It gets even better as you head to the beach! On Tybee Island, you will
Clothes and Accessories - 03/27/08 05:08 PM
As they say, when in Rome do as the Romans. So when in Savannah, you have to shop like one. There are plenty of places that you can find anywhere. But who wants to buy everything from a place that is everywhere. It's nice to be able to pick up a few unique items that will add a little flavor to your wardrobe. Here are a few local shops that might tickle your fancy.
Cherub - I have linked their website but it is not up yet! Cherub is the place to go to dress your little angel.
But what do we do with the children - 03/27/08 12:48 AM
I know as a parent, it is difficult to find someone to watch the children when you need a night out. It's also hard to find someone trustworthy. If you are just moving here, you are at an even bigger disadvantage. I do not endorse any of these places. The list provided is a result of search for childcare facilities in this area. All childcare providers should be carefully screened. These are just a few of the many.
Childcare Network has a couple locations here in Savannah
The YMCA has several locations available with different programs.
ABC Childcare Center
I ain't afraid of no ghosts... - 03/26/08 11:23 PM
...ok, well, may be I am. Are you? In fact, I am not afraid of ghosts because I don't believe in them. However, I do still get that creepy feeling when you walking into a strange new place. My great grandmother's basement was like a dungeon. It had a pull string light located at the bottom of very steep and narrow stairs. I would rush down and turn the light on as fast as I could, get what I needed, turn out the light, and race back up.
Savannah is said to be one of the most haunted cities in America.
Kids Just Wanna Have Fun... - 03/26/08 05:45 PM
...and so do adults! If you are moving to or just visiting the area, there are plenty of activities to keep everyone busy. When done during the day or with the family, everyone is entertained. However at night, it can be a romantic evening or just some relaxation for yourself.
Family Fun For Everyone!
Discovery Walks take a guided tour along the beach or the marshes. Get familiar with shells, the tides, and life in the sand or marshes.
Dolphin Tours will take you out on the water for a dolphin siting. Who doesn't love these beautiful creatures? There are several
History can be fun - 03/26/08 12:26 PM
History can be fun, especially in Savannah. For you historians out there, Savannah has a lot to offer. With 275 years of history to explore, you will be kept quite busy.
Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace is National Girl Scout center. However, it is more than that. It is where the founder of the Girl Scouts was born. Thus, it was named after her.
Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum was set up to honor the 8th Air Force that was activated after Pearl Harbor. They were activated at the National Guard Armory on Bull Street. There are so many photographs,
Finding YOUR home - 03/25/08 12:30 AM
After getting your loan pre approval, the fun begins. Now armed with the knowledge of what price range to look in, homes can be selected based on your criteria. Once homes of interest have been identified, your agent will preview the homes to make sure they really meet your needs. Afterwards, your agent will tell you which ones they felt were the best. Then you can decide from their list and the original list of homes which ones you want to see.
If you are an out of state buyer, having an agent to take pictures of the areas and
Let the loan process begin - 03/24/08 09:36 AM
So, you've decided to buy a house. Congratulations on taking this huge step into homeownership. While it is a thrilling idea, it can also be a tedious task. There are so many steps involved. The first step should always be starting the loan process by getting a loan pre approval.
Why is the loan pre approval so important? It tells you how much of a loan you are able to obtain based on your credit history. This should be seen as the maximum amount you can spend and not what you should spend. Your monthly mortgage payment should be something
Time to tee off - 03/22/08 11:48 PM
Savannah known for its history and art is also a great place for golf enthusiasts. There are many golf courses in Savannah, Pooler, Rincon, and Richmond Hill. With so many to choose from, you will find a course to challenge even the best.
Bacon Park Golf Course
1 Shorty Cooper Drive
Henderson Golf Club
1 Al Henderson Drive
Hunter Golf Club
Building 8215 Perimeter Road
Mary Calder Golf Club
West Lathrop Avenue
Wilmington Island Golf Club
501 Wilmington Island Road
The Landings Golf Club
This club is located on Skidaway Island and boasts 6 golf courses that
Take a chance on a new house - 03/18/08 11:04 PM
While the choice of home varies depending on each individual's situation and needs, there are some basic pros and cons that should be addressed. In the Savannah area, you will be faced with this tough decision. There seems to be new subdivisions popping up all over the Pooler area. With the number of listings in the area, buyers have many choices. So, should you build a new home or build new memories in a home that has a history of it's own? Let's take a look at the pros for buying new first.
Everything is NEW! You will be the first
But I don't want to go public! - 03/18/08 12:56 PM
Calvary Christian Academy - located on Spruce Street and the phone number is 912-756-3553.
Richmond Hill Christian School - located on US-17and the phone number is 912-756-2439.
Effingham Christian School - located on Goshen Road and the phone number is 912-826-3327.
Savannah Adventist Christian School - (912) 748-5977
Notre Dame Academy - (912) 232-5473
St. Paul Academy for Boys - (912) 232-0579
St. Vincent's Academy - (912) 236-5508
Savannah Christian Prep - (912) 234-1653
Bible Baptist School - (912) 352-3067
Calvary Baptist Day School - (912) 351-2299
Chatham Academy - (912) 354-4047
Emmanuel Christian School
Effingham County Public Schools by City - 03/17/08 09:36 PM
Guyton Elementary - Kindergarten through Fifth Grades
Marlow Elementary - Pre Kindergarten through Fifth Grades
Sand Hill Elementary - Kindergarten through Fifth Grades
South Effingham Elementary School - Kindergarten through Fifth Grade
South Effingham Middle School - Sixth through Eighth Grades
South Effingham High School - Ninth through Twelfth Grades
Blandford Elementary - Kindergarten through Fifth Grades
Ebenezer Elementary - Kindergarten through Fifth Grades
Rincon Elementary - Kindergarten through Fifth Grades
Ebenezer Middle School - Sixth through Eighth Grades
Springfield Central Learning Center - Pre Kindergarten
Springfield Elementary - Kindergarten through Fifth Grades
Effingham County Middle School
Bryan County Public Schools by City - 03/17/08 09:34 PM
Richmond Hill Primary School - Kindergarten and First Grade
Richmond Hill Elementary School - Second and Third Grade
Washington Carver Elementary School - Fourth and Fifth Grade
Richmond Hill Middle School - Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grades
Richmond Hill High School - Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Grades
*For Pre Kindergarten School Age Children, please see the Bryan County Pre Kindergarten Program.
Pembroke and Ellabell
Lanier Primary School - Kindergarten, First, and Second Grades
Bryan County Elementary School - Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grades
Bryan County Middle School - Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grades
Bryan County High
Chatham County Public Schools By Zip Code - 03/17/08 09:30 PM
Savannah - Savannah-Chatham School Locator
Zip Code 31401
Bartow Elementary School - Pre Kindergarten through Fifth Grades - *Specialty School
East Broad Elementary School - Pre Kindergarten through Fifth Grades
Hubert Middle School - Sixth through Eighth Grades
Zip Code 31404
Juliette Low Elementary School - Pre Kindergarten through Fifth Grades
Spencer Elementary School - Pre Kindergarten through Fifth Grades - *Specialty School
Thunderbolt Elementary School - Pre Kindergarten through Fifth Grades - *Specialty School
Myers Middle School - Sixth through Eighth Grades
Shuman Middle School - Sixth through Eighth Grades - *Specialty School
Johnson High School - Ninth
HUD changes - are they on the way? - 03/15/08 08:47 PM
HUD wants to simplify loan terms. They have made a four page good faith estimate and tested it on a sample of consumers. The first page of the document clearly states the interest rate and and what that means for them. It also states whether or not the rate can adjust, any and all prepayment penalties, any balloon payments required, whether or not the loan amount can adjust, and if there is an escrow account associated with loan.
These changes had been proposed in response to many homeowners saying they didn't clearly understand their terms. Some homeowners complained they didn't realize
Operation Purple | Military Summer Camp - 03/10/08 01:54 PM
The National Military Family Association (NMFA) is offering a free summer camp to children of deployed soldiers. The camp will help the children learn hope to cope with the stresses and demands of their parents deployment or deployments.
These camps have fun activities and will allow the children to be around others who are going through the same situation. The camps were first started in 2004 and expanded in 2005. Some people don't realize just how much a deployment affects the children.
Registration for Operation Purple Camp begins March 24th and ends May 5th. For more information, go to NMFA Operation Purple.
A Reminder to Sellers | Watch Out - 03/09/08 09:16 PM
I did an open house this weekend. It had been a little while since I had done one, I must admit. But when I walked into the home, I was reminded of a few things that should be done prior to showings or open houses.
First, remember to remove all valuables. The sellers of this home left their checkbook out on the counter in the kitchen. They also left several bills and credit card statements out in the open. Yikes, someone could see account numbers. Worse, they could take a blank check for account information.
Second, don't forget to remove all
Bryan County February 2008 Market Report - 03/05/08 09:36 PM
February Sales Data
Number of sales during this period: 34 Average Sales Price: $253,751 Percentage of Asking Price Obtained: 97.4% The Average Time on the Market: 153 daysNumber of Condos Sold: 0Number of Mobile or Modular Homes sold: 1Number of Single Family Homes sold: 33Number of Townhomes sold: 0
January Sales Data
Number of sales during this period: 20 Average Sales Price: $250,144 Percentage of Asking Price Obtained: 96.96% The Average Time on the Market: 106 daysNumber of Condos Sold: 0Number of Mobile or Modular Homes sold: 0Number of Single Family Homes sold: 20Number of Townhomes sold: 0
For a List of
Effingham County February 2008 Market Report - 03/05/08 09:31 PM
February Sales Data
Number of sales during this period: 44 Average Sales Price: $176,735 Percentage of Asking Price Obtained: 93.8% The Average Time on the Market: 147 daysNumber of Condos Sold: 0Number of Mobile or Modular Homes sold: 4Number of Single Family Homes sold: 39Number of Townhomes sold: 1
January Sales Data
Number of sales during this period: 27 Average Sales Price: $165,070 Percentage of Asking Price Obtained: 96.4% The Average Time on the Market: 109 daysNumber of Condos Sold: 0Number of Mobile or Modular Homes sold: 3Number of Single Family Homes sold: 23Number of Townhomes sold: 1
For a Complete
Chatham County February 2008 Market Report - 03/05/08 09:25 PM
February Sales Data
Number of sales during this period: 41 Average Sales Price: $251,343 Percentage of Asking Price Obtained: 97%% The Average Time on the Market: 127 daysNumber of Condos Sold: 0Number of Mobile or Modular Homes sold: 0Number of Single Family Homes sold: 39Number of Townhomes sold: 2
January Sales Data
Number of sales during this period: 38 Average Sales Price: $173,700 Percentage of Asking Price Obtained: 96.7% The Average Time on the Market: 115 daysNumber of Condos Sold: 2Number of Mobile or Modular Homes sold: 0Number of Single Family Homes sold: 35Number of Townhomes sold: 1
Relocation - Hunter Army Airfield - Schools - 03/04/08 11:12 PM
If you are relocating to the area and have children, education is a high priority. Unfortunately, this area is not known for having the best schools. However if you do your research, you will find there are good schools in Chatham, Effingham, and Bryan Counties. The determination of what makes a school good will depend on individual preferences. I have heard a bunch of praise for a school that another group of people said was horrible. Internet research should be the first step in school determination. The final and best approach is to actually visit those schools while in session. Unfortunately,
You got orders, now what? Hunter Army Airfield Relocation Information - 03/02/08 01:22 AM
It is an inevitable fact of military life that moving is quite common. While it is a scary and can seem quite impossible the first time, you will get better at it. So, you just got your orders and are wondering what's next. The first thing is to do as much research as possible into your new location. If you can live off post and want to, then you need to look into housing. If you have children, your new homes location will determine their schools. Your hobbies and passions will also dictate your location. Needless to say, there are many