Sumter, SC Real Estate News

By Kim Peasley-Parker
(AgentOwned Realty, Heritage Group, Inc.)
  This is the post 6 of a series of posts about selling your home.    What does it take to sell your home in Sumter?  This is a question that I often hear.  I like any other agent have had some homes linger on the market to suddenly sell.  I have also had homes sell very quickly.  The properties that sell have several common threads among them...  You have probably heard this before if you have listed a home, watched the shows on tv or read on the internet, but here goes....   How much work does the house need to be lived in by the new owners?  Few buyers start looking at houses excited to do a lot of work to them.  If it comes down between two houses that the buyers like, they will choose the home that has the least amount of work for the value of the house.  What does that mean?  If ...
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By Kim Peasley-Parker
(AgentOwned Realty, Heritage Group, Inc.)
  This is the post 7 of a series of posts about selling your home.    What does it take to sell your home in Sumter?  This is a question that I often hear.  I like any other agent have had some homes linger on the market to suddenly sell.  I have also had homes sell very quickly.  The properties that sell have several common threads among them...  You have probably heard this before if you have listed a home, watched the shows on tv or read on the internet, but here goes....   What is your WOW?  When someone views your home what is it that they will remember?  I have been through homes to this day when I was purchasing a home that I remember.  One I referred to as the Brady Bunch house, because it was stuck in a time warp.  I was so focused on it being the Brady Bunch house, I missed t...
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By Kim Peasley-Parker
(AgentOwned Realty, Heritage Group, Inc.)
Are Homes Selling in Sumter? Yes!!!!!! Part 8   This is the last of a series of posts about selling your home.    What does it take to sell your home in Sumter?  This is a question that I often hear.  I like any other agent have had some homes linger on the market to suddenly sell.  I have also had homes sell very quickly.  The properties that sell have several common threads among them...  You have probably heard this before if you have listed a home, watched the shows on tv or read on the internet, but here goes....   Price This can be the most critical factor in a home buyers decision.  By pricing your home right, you get the buyers attention and will get more showings as well as more buyers who will look to purchase your home.  Even if you think you priced the home so you have some ...
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By Melissa Davis, Broker/GRI. Sumter SC
(CENTURY 21 Hawkins & Kolb)
MELISSA DAVIS-Broker/GRI/Epro | CENTURY 21 Hawkins & Kolb | (803)840-1708 3055 Kaempfer, Sumter, SC Beautiful New Home in Gingko Hills. Near Shaw AFB! 4BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $189,900 Year Built 2009 Sq Footage 2,087 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size .48 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION 4 Bedroom 2 Bath Finished New Home located in popular Gingko Hills. This home features a split bedroom floor plan. The Kitchen has custom solid oak cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, and two pantries. The Master Bedroom has a sitting room that can be used as a home office/gym/nursery. The Master Bath with His/Her vanities, Whirlpool Tub, Sep. Shower, Private Toliet room, and Linen closet makes this every buyers d...
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By Melissa Davis, Broker/GRI. Sumter SC
(CENTURY 21 Hawkins & Kolb)
MELISSA DAVIS-Broker/GRI/Epro | CENTURY 21 Hawkins & Kolb | (803)840-1708 3925 Vinca, Sumter, SC Custom Built-In Ent., Two Walk-In Closets in Master, Wood Privacy Fence... ONLY $149,900 3BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $149,900 Year Built 2006 Sq Footage 1,623 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size .48 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Spectacular 3 Bedroom 2 Bath home located in Wintergreen. This home features a split bedroom floor plan. The Oversized Kitchen has custom solid oak cabinets, black appliances, and a Pantry. The Great Room has a High Vaulted Ceiling with a Custom Built-In Entertainment Center. (Will accom. Large Flat Screen TV) The Master Bedroom offers His/Her Walk-In Closets and a Private Master Bath with His/Her Sinks...
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By Ron Bridges
(ERA Wilder Realty, Inc.)
Sumter, The Gamecock City, has many of the shopping, business, and eating establishments found all over and continues to add more almost monthly. Sumter is the home of Swan Lake where you can enjoy walks around the lake, among iris gardens, azaleas, and water fowl. Swan Lake is the only place where you can find all 8 species of swan known. In May, Swan Lake host the Iris Festival. Enjoy the flowers, events, and the gardens during this annual event. To learn more about Swan Lake visit: http://www.sumter-sc.com/VisitingUs/SwanLake.aspx. Sumter also has free outdoor entertainment during the spring, summer, fall, with Sumter@Six and Fridays at the Plaza. Sumter@Six is a family evening featuring live 50's and 60's music, including beach music. Fridays at the Plaza is a live music event that ...
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By Jim Graham - REALTOR - Sumter and Shaw AFB real estate
(Prudential John M. Brabham Real Estate)
It is time to decide if homeownership is right for you!! If you decide that it is, the market is in your favor. The advantages that homeownership offers are numerous. Rent increases on average 3% per year. Tax savings for home owners comes into play. Home values appreciate on average 4.5% per year while homeowners build more net worth. Interest rates are great and the timing is perfect. I saw one quoted for 4.37% fixed for 30 years and the same rate quote for 15 year refinance. Boy, this is wonderful!! Home prices have adjusted across the board and are holding steady and homes are plentiful. We have over 600 listings available in all price ranges and sellers are motivated!! Buyers are like kids in a candy store with plenty of options. First time home buyers have a tax incentive of $7,50...
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By jason morris
(Long Bay Realty, LLC)
Being in a great town right in the middle of South carolina makes Sumter on of the best places in the State of South carolina to like. Our Sumter Real Estate prices have remained stable compaired to the rest of the country.Shaw Air Force Base has created an influx of people to the area, being one of the bases military have been sent to after other base closings. With several local colleges and Universities, obtaining a degree or a higher level of education is convient and affordable.Major airports are located in Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach making the area easy to access. With 4 interstates close by you can be to any major city without much hassle.If you or anyone you know is looking for Real Estate in Sumter Contact us Sumter Real Estate
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By Sumter Real Estate
(sumterrentals.net)
Being in a great town right in the middle of South carolina makes Sumter on of the best places in the State of South carolina to like. Our Sumter Real Estate prices have remained stable compaired to the rest of the country.Shaw Air Force Base has created an influx of people to the area, being one of the bases military have been sent to after other base closings. With several local colleges and Universities, obtaining a degree or a higher level of education is convient and affordable.Major airports are located in Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach making the area easy to access. With 4 interstates close by you can be to any major city without much hassle.If you or anyone you know is looking for Real Estate in Sumter Contact us Sumter Real Estate
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By Jim Graham - REALTOR - Sumter and Shaw AFB real estate
(Prudential John M. Brabham Real Estate)
As buyers, especially first time home buyers, come into the market place I feel that being prepared is parmount. Take the time to sit down and thoroughly discuss your wants and needs as it pertains to your purchase. Consider location, schools, neighborhoods, how many bedrooms, how many bathrooms, size, taxes, insurance, payments, local traffic and finances. Create a pros & cons list of what you are looking for before setting appointments to preview homes. Take a strong look at your current household budget! Contact a lender you feel comfortable with. Take the issues you discussed above with you to your lender and have a heart to heart discussion. You may want to do the same with your CPA. Make sure all of this falls with in your budgets game plan.  Most buyers have a strong idea of what...
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By Jim Graham - REALTOR - Sumter and Shaw AFB real estate
(Prudential John M. Brabham Real Estate)
It is a buyers market out there for sure. In our market Inventory is high, taxes are low, interest rates are holding steady, and funds are flowing to those with good credit. This is all great news unless you listen to THE NEWS. Keep in mind that each market is very different, and not every home seller is in panic mode over the sale of their home. My concern is always making sure, as a REALTOR, that I price the homes accordingly with fair market value at the time of the listings. This means double checking my CMAs (Comparative market analysis) to make sure that I am as accurate as possible so my clients homes are not overpriced for the market causing them to experience any unnecessary delays in making a sale. Sure, in this market, homes may sit a tad longer than we would like, but it wil...
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I had an open house yesterday and today and five couples came buy ready to buy. Took there contact info and sent e-mails. I couldn't believe that I would have anybody on a Sunday or Monday with the gas prices so high around here, in our two subdivisions, but three have been pre-qualed and were looking to move closer to their jobs.  I will add that nobody made an offer or signed a contract and I feel that we have hit the floor around here with people thinking they are going to walk away with a gift of a home for $100k under asking price. I don't care what's going on around the world; people still need a home no matter what the circumstances.  I feel there is hope in the world and we as Realtors must pass this on to get the market moving where ever you're at. Let's get our world turned ba...
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By Kim Peasley-Parker
(AgentOwned Realty, Heritage Group, Inc.)
Many residents of Wintergreen are aware of the Remote Control Car Race track in the Shaw Memorial Park next door to the subdivision.  On a bright sunny Sunday, I decided to go over and check it out for myself.  What a found was a bunch of really nice Sumterites with guests from as far away as Raleigh, NC and Savannah, GA.  I was greeted by several members of the Sumter Area Radio Control Car Club.  I quickly got a quick education on the club, their website and what was happening this weekend.  First, most of these are car drivers are amateurs and do things like keep our electricity flowing during the week or manage retail stores.  There are some professional racers, but most of the attendees were amateurs looking for family enjoyment.  This weekend, the race was for the South Carolina S...
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By Kim Peasley-Parker
(AgentOwned Realty, Heritage Group, Inc.)
Crowndale has seen a significant drop in the number of homes available for sale during the month of February.  Several homes were put under contract and at least one other home was taken off the market to become a rental.  Below is a list of homes available for sale as of March 4, 2008.  MLS #List PriceSt. #AddressBedroomsBathsApx.Sq.Ft.927151160001650Crowndale Dr321256931621090001409Crowndale Drive321298If you have any questions or would like more information on either of these homes, please contact me.  Kim Peasley-Parker, The AgentOwned Realty, Co.Cell Phone 803-840-7519, Email Kpeasley@ftc-i.netWeb Page:  www.SumterHomePros.com
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By Brenda Kelley
(Re/Max One Source Realty)
 My name is Brenda Kelley with Re/Max One Source Realty in Sumter, SC. Let me help you make you'r buying or selling experience a easy one.
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By Kim Peasley-Parker
(AgentOwned Realty, Heritage Group, Inc.)
One day last week by husband brought me in an envelope from the mail.  My name as it appears on the tax records (different last name) was on the envelope.  The envelope was also greeting card size, hand written addresses, Fantastic Four stamp and an American Flag sticker on the envelope.  Out of curiosity, I opened it to find two yellow note pad sheets folded in half.  The pages contained a hand written letter in very neat penmanship.  The letter had my address on it and stated that they understood I owned the property based upon tax records available online.  Hey the guy was writing to me because he and his wife wanted to buy a home in my area.  It also said he wasn't in the habit of sending out letters to people.  He said he was ready to make a fair offer for my property and to call a...
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By Kim Peasley-Parker
(AgentOwned Realty, Heritage Group, Inc.)
2007 Crowndale Market StatisticsTotal Homes Sold:15Square Footage: 1199-1461Price Range: $96,500 -$127,500For more detailed information on homes sold in 2007, a free no obligation market analysis on your home or for current listing information, please email me at kpeasley@ftc-i.net or call me at 803-840-7519.Kim Peasley-ParkerThe AgentOwned Realty, Co.(c) 2008 Kim Peasley-Parker,  All Rights Reserved
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By Kim Peasley-Parker
(AgentOwned Realty, Heritage Group, Inc.)
Crowndale Subdivision - is located off from 378/76 on the west side of Sumter. Crowndale is located between Carter Road and Loring Mill Road.  Shaw's main gate is 10 minutes away and restaurants and shopping are 5-10 minutes away depending on traffic. Home Sizes: 1199 sq ft to 1844 sq. ft.Bedrooms: 3  Baths: 2Garage: 1 Carport up to 2 car garageExterior: Brick Streets: AsphaltAge of Homes: 1986-1990 (some lots available)District: 02, Oakland, Shaw, Hillcrest and CrestwoodWater and Sewer: High Hills Water serves Crowndale and each residence has a private septic tank.Lot size: Standard lot size is approximately +/- .46 acres with several larger lots in various areas. Taxes: Located in Sumter County(c) 2008 Kim Peasley-Parker,  All Rights Reserved
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By Melissa Davis, Broker/GRI. Sumter SC
(CENTURY 21 Hawkins & Kolb)
MELISSA DAVIS-Broker/GRI/Epro | CENTURY 21 Hawkins & Kolb | (803)840-1708 3385 Valencia, Dalzell, SC Finished New Home!!! Ready for Occupancy! 3 Bdrm Single Family House offered at $136,600 Year Built 2008 Sq Footage 1,407 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size .44 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION New home near SHAW AFB. 3 Bedroom 2 full Bath. Large kitchen with raised breakfast. French doors in kitchen that lead to a raised rear deck. Perfect for entertaining. Vaulted ceiling in greatroom. Builder has sodded and landscaped front and side of yard. Contact Listing Realtor for more information. see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES Central A/C Central heat High/Vaulted ceiling Walk-in closet Breakfast nook Dishwasher Stove/Oven Micro...
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By Kim Peasley-Parker
(AgentOwned Realty, Heritage Group, Inc.)
2007 Wintergreen Market StatisticsTotal Homes Sold:34Square Footage: 1500- 2034Price Range: $129,900 - $179,250Listed below is a break down of the number of homes sold each month.  MonthQtyJan3Feb4Mar5Apr3May2Jun6Jul2Aug4Sep0Oct3Nov1Dec1For more details about the Wintergreen Real Estate market, please contact me at kpeasley@ftc-i.net.  I can provide more details about the homes sold in Wintergreen during 2007 and the current market in Wintergreen and the surrounding area.Kim Peasley-ParkerThe AgentOwned Company 
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