McCormick, SC Real Estate News

By Bruce & Mary Smith, REALTORS, Savannah Lakes Village McCormick SC
(Savannah Lakes Homes)
  ©Bruce & Mary Smith - "Sunset over Savannah Lakes Village"
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By Bruce & Mary Smith, REALTORS, Savannah Lakes Village McCormick SC
(Savannah Lakes Homes)
Today's the day to begin looking for Your New Home!   Be sure to look for the REALTOR® "R" to be sure you're working with an expert!  The South Carolina Association of REALTORS® makes the following suggestions to you as you consider home ownership. Are Your Ready? Evaluate your possible down payment and cash for closing costs.  Make sure you understand the process from beginning to end!  Hire a REALTOR® Make sure your agent is a REALTOR®!  Ask what makes a person a REALTOR® and what it means to you.  Get Loan Pre-Approval Meet with lenders to get the loan that's right for you!  Take your time gathering all the information you need to make the best decision. Look at Homes Make a list so you'll know what is most important for you in buying a home.  Include features and benefits.  Consider...
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By Bruce & Mary Smith, REALTORS, Savannah Lakes Village McCormick SC
(Savannah Lakes Homes)
McCormick County, South Carolina is named for Cyrus McCormick(1809-1884), the inventor of the McCormick reaper, an invention which revolutionized the agricultural economy in the South.  About the time Mr. McCormick was inventing the reaper (1850), gold was discovered where the current town of McCormick now stands.  In 1872, he bought the Dorn Gold Mine and later donated land for the town, which was named for him in 1882. It is thought, however, that he never visited the area.  The mine continued to operate until the 1930s.  The McCormick area had actually been part of Old 96 District, settled in the mid-1800's by Scotch-Irish, French Huguenots, and German farmers.  A massacre by Cherokee Indians at Long Cane in 1760 led to the British building Fort Charlotte to protect the region. This ...
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By Bruce & Mary Smith, REALTORS, Savannah Lakes Village McCormick SC
(Savannah Lakes Homes)
Extending almost 240 Miles across South Carolina, the Heritage Corridor stretches from the mountains of Oconee County along the Savannah River to the port city of Charleston. The Corridor was established by the United States Congress in 1996.  The Heritage Corridor is one the regions in South Carolina in which communities have stayed together, preserving their individual heritage.  It is divided into 14 counties of which McCormick County is one.  Traveling the Heritage Corridor takes a visitor through historic, cultural, and natural resources to tell the story of the history of our state. It is a diverse history.  From the low-country with its rice and indigo, to sand hills of the mid-state to the railroads and waterfalls of the northern part of the state, one can hear music from bluegr...
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By Bruce & Mary Smith, REALTORS, Savannah Lakes Village McCormick SC
(Savannah Lakes Homes)
Savannah Lakes Village & Golf Clubs   One of the outstanding awards received by Savannah Lakes Village & Golf Clubs in McCormick, South Carolina, is the ‘Best Overall Active Adult Community", awarded yearly by the National Active Retirement Association (NARA).  Savannah Lakes Village is a 4,800 acre lakefront club community located about 45 minutes from what is one of the most famous golf courses in the world, the Augusta National, located in Augusta Georgia.  The Village, also a golfing community, is surrounded by the 70,000 + acre Lake Thurmond and features popular outdoor activities including water sports, bicycling, hunting, and fishing, and, of course, golf.  The area has two private golf courses at Savannah Lakes - Monticello and Tara - and a popular public golf course at Hickory ...
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By Bruce & Mary Smith, REALTORS, Savannah Lakes Village McCormick SC
(Savannah Lakes Homes)
Stevens Creek, SC   About the river: Stevens Creek, a tributary of the Savannah River, winds its way slowly through the counties of Edgefield and McCormick, SC. The landscape of the river changes vastly over its length from deep gorge like settings to rocky shoals and even lined by cypress trees in some areas. The floatable sections of the creek really begin below the confluence of Steven's and Turkey Creek, and end in a vast stump field as the waters combine with the Savannah River as it continues its course into North Augusta.  One of the rarest things about floating this creek is that at parts it is confused on whether or not it is a lowland creek or a Piedmont stream.  You could have mountain laurel on one side and cypress stumps on the other, truly a rare combination of two geogra...
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By Bruce & Mary Smith, REALTORS, Savannah Lakes Village McCormick SC
(Savannah Lakes Homes)
Around here, the ‘M' stands for McCormick.  McCormick County, South Carolina is the smallest county in the state.  It's a rural county with almost one-third of the land designated for state parks, the Sumter National Forest, and wildlife management areas.  Our Lake Thurmond features 70,000+ acres of freshwater ideal for fishing and water sports.  If you don't like traffic (only two stoplights in the county) and love to see the stars without the light pollution of the city, McCormick County might just be what you're looking for.  Of course, there is a town called McCormick, too! People who visit the area frequently ask what there is to do besides golf, fishing, hunting, water sports, and other outside actives?  Around here, the ‘A' stands for the Arts.  Just because we're remote and rura...
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By Bruce & Mary Smith, REALTORS, Savannah Lakes Village McCormick SC
(Savannah Lakes Homes)
Did you see that flake?  Surely - We can't be saying it - not the  ‘s' word -  in McCormick, South Carolina!  But yes, there it was this morning - for all to see - right on front of our house. It must have gotten lost to end up here in McCormick! There's the often told story that a traveler from ‘up north' was looking for a new home to get away from the snow and ice of Michigan.  So he traveled south.  In every town, he would stop at the local hardware store and ask to purchase a snow shovel.  When he got to McCormick, South Carolina, Maurice at the local hardware store just laughed at him when he asked the question.  So the gentleman called the local REALTORS® (Bruce & Mary) and bought a home in Savannah Lakes Village. I'm hurrying to write this post because that one flake I saw must h...
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By Bruce & Mary Smith, REALTORS, Savannah Lakes Village McCormick SC
(Savannah Lakes Homes)
"I am McCormick County" is the theme chosen to challenge local and regional artists to participate in the art competition sponsored by Spring Bonanza 2009 in McCormick, South Carolina.  Artists' interpretations will depict McCormick County and its many diversities.    Two age categories (youth and adult) will showcase a broad spectrum of creativity.  Entries are being solicited through area newspapers, artists' guilds, schools, and web sites.  Rules and entry forms may be printed by accessing the McCormick County Chamber of Commerce web site www.mccormickscchamber.orgvia the Spring Bonanza link, or the McCormick Arts Council at the Keturah web site www.the-mack.org. Winners will be awarded prizes at the reception planned on April 17, 2009, 6-8 PM, at the Red Rooster Art Gallery.  The Sp...
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