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Riverbanks Zoo

Thu, Dec 30th 2010 7:18 am by Kim PeasleyParker Activities In and Around Sumter

 

Activities in and around SumterWith family visiting, we decided to take a trip to the zoo in Columbia, SC. From Sumter, this zoo is about a 40 minute drive. For a quick trip with the family, it is a true treasure that is quickly reached and affordable. While having plenty of attractions, it is easy to get around the zoo in a few hours when you have small children.
Toucan Riverbanks ZooI think the best part of the visit for us was when the penguins were waiting to be fed. They get very active and swim across the entire pool area. For us, the biggest joy was watching our daughter Maddie’s reaction. She was so excited she was shaking with excitement and laughing! Pure joy to a parents’ ears.
Though Riverbanks may not compare to o...



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Do You Still Qualify for the First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit?

Thu, Dec 30th 2010 7:13 am by Kim PeasleyParker Buyer Information
The 2010 First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit provided an automatic extention for uniformed service members and other Federal Government employees who had been out of the country working from December 31, 2008 through May 1, 2010.  The credit is good for that person or their spouse in the purchase of a primary residence.  The IRS provides information on their web page with the specifics.

 

If you or your spouse were assigned duty out of the country for 90 consecutive days during the time period listed above, you will qualify for the tax credit for an additional year.  The property you are purchasing must be under contract by April 30, 2011.  
 
So for many people in the Sumter area, the t...



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Home Inspection Repairs

Thu, Dec 30th 2010 7:11 am by Kim PeasleyParker Buyer Information

Repairs from the Home Inspection

After a home inspection is completed, repairs may be needed for items throughout the home.  Any seller, unless selling property "as-is", needs to be prepared to complete repairs on any items required by the Agreement to Buy and Sell Real Estate
 
Repairs that are required from an inspection are listed in paragraph 19 of the South Carolina Realtor Association Agreement to Buy and Sell Real Estate.  The agreement specifically states "the cost of all repairs to heating system, air conditioning, plumbing and electrical system to be conveyed, and to make the roof free of leaks, to address environmental concerns and to make the dwelling structurally sound ...



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Friday Red, White and Blue

Thu, Dec 30th 2010 7:10 am by Kim PeasleyParker Activities In and Around Sumter

 

Friday is Support the Troops day around AgentOwned. Since I started with AgentOwned in December 2007, the tradition has been around. Mama Liz in our Mt. Pleasant office has pushed this tradition with her offices leading the way.
But it is a tradition I try my best to adhear too. Wearing red, white and blue is a small thing we can do to show our support for the men and women who fight for our freedom daily. Freedoms many of us take for granted.
So, THANK YOU to our troops for protecting our freedoms and the sacrifices they make.

Friday is Support the Troops day around AgentOwned. Since I started with AgentOwned in December 2007, the tradition has been around. Mama Liz in our Mt. ...




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Buyer Agency in Sumter Real Estate

Thu, Dec 30th 2010 7:08 am by Kim PeasleyParker Buyer Information

Buyer Agency Buyer Agency is a term used to describe the relationship between a real estate purchaser and a real estate agent.  Every buyer is a customer until a Buyer Agency Agreement is signed.

As a customer, the buyer receives limited services limited to:
  • Present all offers in a timely manner
  • Account for money or other property received on your behalf
  • Provide an explanation of the scope of services to be provided
  • Be fair and honest and provide accurate information
  • Disclose any "adverse material facts" about the property of the transaction which are within the licensee's knowledge
As a buyer you have every right to remain a customer.  As a customer,...



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