ron bridges: New Listing in Dalzell SC - 09/09/09 02:09 PM

New Listing:
4985 Ridge Street, Dalzell SC 29040
Listed at $103,000
3 Bedroom/2 Bath home.  Needs a little TLC to be a great home.  Located in Dalzell Acres Subdivision in rural Sumter County.  A short easy drive to Shaw AFB and Sumter, SC.
Contact Lynn Bridges at 803-316-4473 or Ron Bridges at 803-316-4480 or email at ron.bridges@era.com for more information.
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ron bridges: Ever Had One of These Days - 03/18/09 07:44 PM
I wanted to share something I got in my email today.  Ever had one of these days?
AAADD- KNOW THE SYMPTOMS.....PLEASE READ! -Thank goodness there's a name for this disorder.  Somehow I feel better,even though I have it!!  Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. -Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.This is how it manifests:I decide to water my garden.  As I turn on the hose in the driveway,I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.As I start toward the garage,I notice mail on the porch table thatI brought up from the mail box earlier.I decide to go through the … (14 comments)

ron bridges: ERA Wilder Realty Sumter Named to Gold Club at Cartus Broker Network International Conference - 03/17/09 07:45 PM
ERA Wilder Realty was named to the Gold Club, which is comprised of top performing members of the Cartus Broker Network who have met standards for service, referral delivery and closings, and business management.  
"The Gold Club is a new honor this year, and the Network is excited to be able to honor the brokers who have achieved this distinction," said Deborah Williams, senior vice president of Cartus Broker Services. "Network members have met a specific set of criteria to earn a spot in the Gold Club, and I congratulate ERA Wilder Realty for taking a spot amongst a group of … (2 comments)

ron bridges: Hear Ye! Hear Ye! A New Partnership Is In Town! - 03/16/09 07:40 PM
Announcing that ERA Wilder Realty, Inc., Country Inns & Suites and Hampton Inn in Sumter, SC have joined together to offer great accommodations and service at a great value for our guest in the Sumter/Shaw AFB area.  If you are considering a move, a visit to Sumter or are relocating to Shaw AFB, contact ERA Wilder Realty for your home needs at (803) 774-7653.

Following is a short list of the specials and features available at the Country Inns & Suite:
Complimentary On The House hot breakfast with over 15 different items to start each day off right. Complimentary high-speed Internet access in guestroom and lobby … (0 comments)

ron bridges: Sumter SC - February 2009 Market Analysis - 03/14/09 08:28 PM
First let me say, starting with this analysis, I have decided to give more information than I have in the past but still keep the information relative to the home seller and buyer.  
Annual Comparison:  This month was another month of declines from last year but looks like the downward sales trend may be starting to slow up.  Twenty eight less homes were sold this February than February 2008 but we are seeing more buyers and more showings.
Home Sales Comparison Between February 2008 and February 2009
Price Range in $   Number of Sold in 02/08    Number of Sold in 02/09    Difference
0-69,999                                  18                                         15                                      -370,000-99,999                          … (0 comments)

ron bridges: DANGER - Protect Yourself - 03/11/09 11:05 PM
Safety, Safety, Safety.  Whether you are a Realtor, a homeowner, or a homeowner that is selling your home For Sale By Owner (FSBO), please be careful!  I am not writing this post to scare anyone but you do need to be aware of what has been happening and seems to be happening more.
Several times a year across the nation we hear reports of Realtors having near misses and worse when showing homes to people they believe are buyers.  Realtors should show homes with a partner, call someone and have them on the phone while showing or as a minimum make sure someone … (13 comments)

ron bridges: The Hamptons - Fine Dining in Sumter SC - 03/05/09 09:02 PM
Today my wife Lynn and myself decided to try out lunch at a new restaurant in Sumter.  The name of the restaurant is The Hamptons and is located on East Hampton across from the Toumey Hospital parking garage.  I have been told the food and the service were outstanding and we would not be disappointed.
We entered the Hamptons and was greeted by a very cheerful greeter who took us directly to our table.  The atmosphere was elegant but inviting and felt very friendly with other diners having a good time but not loud and annoying.  The service was very quick and the food was … (4 comments)

ron bridges: DANGER - File Sharing May Lead to Sensitive Information Download - 03/04/09 09:05 PM
Sensitive information was recently found to have been downloaded from a computer and believed to have been downloaded using a file sharing program.  The information was on Marine 1, the President's helicopter.
File Sharing.  Many people use file sharing programs like Limewire to share music files back and forth.  The potential exist that "bad guys" can share your files and gather your personal information that may be saved on your computer.
Be careful and remember, the "bad guys" are always trying to be one step ahead of the "good guys".
Here is the link to the story from WPXI in Pittsburgh.  http://www.wpxi.com/news/18818589/detail.html
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ron bridges: Introducing Sumter, SC "The Gamecock City" - 03/01/09 09:30 PM
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 … (0 comments)

ron bridges: 580 Mallard Drive, Sumter SC 29150 - 03/01/09 04:47 PM
THIS COULD BE YOUR NEW HOME!
Sitting on the large back deck with that morning coffee watching the geese slowly glide on the pond.  This is how your morning can be when you buy this 4 bedroom 3 bath home in Idlewild Subdivision.  Home boast 3485 square feet with a great room, fireplace, built in shelving, modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, cook island.  Most of the home's floors are hardwood with carpet in the bedrooms.  Master suite has a roman style jacuzzi tub with stand alone shower.  This is the home for you.  See more at ERA.com. 
This home is … (2 comments)

ron bridges: Paul Revere's ride: "the clocks are changing, the clocks are changing!" - 02/27/09 08:00 PM
Ok.  So Paul Revere didn't ride through the streets saying the "the clocks are changing, the clocks are changing", but he might if he was riding through the streets next Saturday night.
When:  Next Sunday, the 8th of March is the day of the annual ritual known by the catch phrase, "Spring Forward" when Daylight Saving Time begins.
Daylight saving time and the time zones were enacted by the Act of March in 1918.  A year later it was repealed until World War II when the country was trying to save every spare dime and kilowatt for the war effort.  It … (4 comments)

ron bridges: GET INVOLVED!!! - 02/26/09 08:53 PM
I won't do it.  I won't do it.  I WON'T DO IT!  Is that what we say when we are asked to get involved with local and state politics?  Did you realize that your business and life is more affected by local and state politics than national politics?  Yes it is true.  Where or if signs can be placed.  What business license is needed.  What laws and rules you must follow in conducting your business.  How much property or sales tax you pay.  Where you can park your car, etc. etc. etc.  Is it ok with you to give your voice to someone … (6 comments)

ron bridges: Great Information for First Time Home Buyers - 02/19/09 10:20 PM
Here is some great information on buying a home.  This is will be great information for first time homebuyers.  If you are a current homeowner, have someone you know that may be looking to buy a home give them this blog to read.
This blog is being posted with permission of the author Kevin Heinrich, First American Title.
Buying A New Home?
Finding the right first home starts with a price range and a short list of desirable neighborhoods. But there are many other factors you'll need to consider before investing in what may be your biggest asset.
Before You Start:
Grab … (0 comments)

 

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