Waccamaw Neck Notebook | Georgetown hosting seminar for first-time homebuyers

cbyun@thesunnews.comJune 13, 2013 

Home sales are on the rise for the first time in more than a year. Peach Grove Villas in Northeast Richland County are increasing building due to the increase.

TRACY GLANTZ — Tracy Glantz/tglantz@thestate.co

First-time homebuyers are invited to attend a training seminar next week sponsored by Lowcountry Housing Trust and the Charleston Trident Urban League.

George Bresnihan, director of housing services for the league, will facilitate the seminar and encourages people to bring an open mind and lots of questions.

“I don’t want to be talking all day by myself,” Bresnihan said.

The session will teach first-time homebuyers how to handle negotiations, property issues, closings and the importance of inspections. The importance of credit and budgeting will also be addressed, especially since first-timers need to have at least three months of savings after closing on a home, Bresnihan said.

“The seminar will give them a little more feeling of empowerment when they’re dealing with something they’ve never done before,” Bresnihan said, “so hopefully they can make a smart buy.”

Participants will receive packets of information during the meeting and instruction on applying for federal, state and county grants.

Bresnihan has been conducting these seminars since 1989 in Charleston, and this is the fourth session held in Georgetown.

“It’s enjoyable, and folks know that there is hope,” he said.

The training is June 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Georgetown County Library, 405 Cleland St. Registration is $20 and lunch will be provided.

For more information, call 973-7285.

MI 2020 golf tourney putts for cash

The 15th annual Murrells Inlet 2020 golf tournament will be held June 22, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. at Blackmoor Golf Club.

The cost for each player is $110, or $400 for a foursome. All proceeds benefit MI 2020. The course is located at 6100 Longwood Drive, Murrells Inlet.

For more information, call 357-2007 or visit www.murrellsinletsc.com.

In Step Dance to perform at Kaminski House

As part of the Made in the Shade Concert Series, The Kaminski House Museum will host The Mitney Project In Step Dance Studio Troupe on June 22 at 4 p.m.

The troupe is a group of young ladies ages 3 to 12, who will be performing ballet and jazz dance pieces. In Step Dance Studio is one component of The Mitney Project’s cultural enrichment activities which include dance, visual arts and media arts, and falls under the Gotta Have Art program, one of seven programs operated by Mitney as part of the project’s community revitalization work in Georgetown’s West End.

The concert is free and open to the public, and attendees are encouraged to bring seating and a picnic dinner.

For more information about the event, call 546-7706.

Republican Club hosts state GOP chairman

The Jacamar Neck Republican Club will hold its monthly meeting June 17 at the Pawleys Island Branch Library, starting at 7 p.m.

This month’s featured speaker is Matt Moore, newly appointed S.C. state GOP chairman. Moore will be discussing Republicans’ roles in the upcoming 2014 and 2016 elections, and the importance both hold for the future of America.

The library is located at 24 Commerce Drive, Pawleys Island.

The public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Jerry Rovner at 235-0463.

Contact CLAIRE BYUN at 626-0377 or follow her on Twitter @NeckNews.

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