Saturday Maddie and I swung by Jones Chevrolet to participate in Sumter Safe Kids.  This program is a national program that is presented locally by many sponsors including The Tuomey Foundation.  The events vary from Bike Rodeos where children without bike helmets received one for participating ...
  The rental market in Sumter is HOT right now.  Many service members who are being stationed at Shaw are choosing to rent due to their short stay at Shaw.  There are many options available for rentals in the Sumter area.  Rentals include single family homes, duplexes and apartment complexes.   I...
Friday, September 24th the annual Sumter/Shaw Street Fest to salute the men and women at Shaw Air Force Base will take place on Main Street. The event is sponsered by Progress Energy, Farmer’s Telephone Co-op and the City of Sumter. There will be live bands playing including the Mighty McFly and...
  Very interesting question for VA mortgage holders.  If you have a short sale, can you use your VA eligibility again to purchase a home?  If so what are the requirements?   We just answered a question from a Veteran that went something like this, "I sold a home last year that had two mortgages. ...
  South Carolina Educational TV is celebrating 50 years this year!  On September 25th they are having a celebration in Columbia from 10 - 6.  They will be hosting an Open House at their studios.  So mark your calendar!There will be six characters  at the Open House to greet their fans (big and sm...
  ActiveRain MilestoneI joined ActiveRain in 2007 and found such a wonderful community.  This isn’t a post about real estate, but it is one of many posts you will find about what ActiveRain has meant to Real Estate Agents around the world.  This post is what ActiveRain has meant for me. First in ...
  Tax Assessor’s OfficeThe Sumter County Tax Assessor’s Office is located inside the County Administration Building at 13 East Canal Street in Downtown Sumter.  For home owners, this office is very important.  Whenever you purchase a primary residence in Sumter County, you need to visit the Tax A...
First, I need to thank a real estate agent who will remain anonymous.  This agent had a buyer and sold one of my listings.  I was present for the home inspection as I didn't know if my seller was going to be home or not.  I followed the home inspector and buyer around the property and listened to...
Pricing Your HomeSo you are ready to consider selling your home or you have to put it on the market?  Maybe you have an idea about what your house is worth or you know what you want for it.  Either way, what you are able to sell your home for is what the market will bear.When I met with sellers,...
Looking for a free activity in Sumter, try Sumter at Six in downtown Sumter.  This series of free concerts are family friendly and held the second Thursday of each month April thru October.  There are two more concerts in this series. The concerts feature regional bands and provide a great time ...

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