Juanita's Blog on Life and Real Estate in Sumter, SC

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Well no, of course you didn't. I got fired from the Board office last September.  That's what happens when you piss the boss off.  There's a lot more to that story, of course, but I won't be sharing it here -- for several reasons.  Personal opinion -- I made a stupid mistake, but I shouldn't have...
The Sumter Board of Realtors® participated in Sumter's Microbrew Festival again this year.  Last year wasn't the first year the Board participated, it was just the first time I participated.  We had a blast, so we were really looking forward to it. The weather was grim for most of the day, rainin...
A few years ago a developer had a plan for what was said would be a garbage dump located near Shaw Air Force Base, in the area zoned to prevent residential encroachment on the base. That's the sort of thing that gets bases closed, and we don't want the base to close. Turned out it wasn't going to...
The office puppy is again in residence today.  Compare last blog entry's photos to this, and see how she's growing!   Good dog!
Today one of my co-workers brought a lab puppy in she's thinking about buying.  Yes, thinking.  That's a foreign concept to me.  But then it takes me about 30 seconds to bond with a critter, so taking a puppy home for the purpose of thinking about whether you want to keep him or her -- does not c...
Beach Forest is a subdivision of upscale brick homes right outside Sumter, SC that was originally intended to be a stand-alone community.  It was to have shops and recreation and very nice homes, some on watefront, all within a short drive of Sumter's amenities.  And it may yet have all that, it'...
Williamsburg is a subdivision of brick homes located between Sumter, SC and Shaw Air Force Base.  It's been out there about five years, give or take.  There were two sales out there in the past six months.  Average list price was $153,450; average sales price was $152,150 (99.18%).  Average days ...
Beckwood Shires is a subdivision of brick homes located between Sumter and Dalzell, SC. It's been out there for the past four years, give or take.   I had thought to discuss sales in the past six months, but there weren't any -- ouch.  So I went back a year.  There were four.  Average list price ...
Hunter's Crossing is a subdivision of two-story vinyl-sided homes located between Sumter and Shaw Air Force Base.  It's convenient to both areas.  Over the past six months there have been 16 sales there.  Average list price was $124,807; average sales price was $122,937 (98.47%).  Average days on...
The South Carolina Housing Authority is taking their foreclosure assistance program statewide to help people in danger of losing their homes to foreclosure.  Almost $300 million is available to help responsible but struggling homeowners in South Carolina. Several programs are available depending ...

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