What’s going on this weekend? Here are a few events we have “Scouted Out” for you. Make sure to follow us on IG and FB @ScoutSavannah912 for a list of happenings around town Thursday through Sunday. Don’t miss out…look to Scout!
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RENEE WILLIAMS, GA Realtor
Bee in the Know with Renee’s Top 5 Tips for house hunting in a competitive market:
1. Know your finances inside and out – what you can afford as well as feel comfortable with as you enter a competitive market where prices are getting driven up.
2. Start your home search well below the price point that you can afford. Most homes are selling for above their list price meaning if your search is starting near your max, you’re going to be out-priced again and again.
3. Be flexible with your wish list – so many buyers want that perfectly decorated, move-in ready home. Think outside of the box and be (at least a little) willing to put in some sweat equity yourself. Those homes might be a little less competitive.
4. Work with a reputable LOCAL lender – this is so important. Listing Agents are doing their due diligence in checking over offers for these details. If it’s a random online company or company that isn’t well known, they may be hesitant to move forward with yours.
5. Figure out what the sellers want and do that. This isn’t the time to fight for a wine fridge, washer, dryer or the closing date you want. You may have to be the most flexible person ever in this market.
June 17-June 20
Kitten Party at Pounce Cat Cafe – June 17, 6:00pm (SOLD OUT) – 7:00pm (6 Tickets left)
Pounce Cat Cafe is having another kitten party! Join them next Thursday, June 17th from 6-8pm to meet adoptable kittens from the Humane Society for Greater Savannah before they hit the adoption floor! Tickets are $20 and include 1 hour of kitten cuddles, complimentary snacks and hors d’oeuvres, and drink specials all evening long. Be sure to get your tickets on our website soon — they sell out fast!
Savannah African Art Museum Juneteenth – June 19, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
A community celebration to honor the past and to embrace the future with music, storytelling, art, tours, dance and crafts.
Savannah Cultural Arts Center Arts on the Lawn – June 19, 10:00am
Join them on the lawn of the Savannah Cultural Arts Center for an engaging morning session of crafts, stories, and movement. This free program is geared toward children ages 4 to 7. Eachtea session will last about an hour and include a craft that can be taken home at the end of the session. Space is limited, registration is required and family units will be socially-distanced. A parent/guardian must be present with their children at all times. Please register by noon the Friday before the event. First event is Tea Time Around the World. Join them for this morning session will include teacup decorating, Raku pottery demonstration, and the story “Tea Time around the World.” Register here.
Phil the Garden – June 20, 5:30pm-8:00pm
On Sunday, June 20th, Savannah Philharmonic is presenting “Phil the Garden” at Trustees’ Garden! This celebratory concert event is perfect for the whole family. Food trucks, a station where kids (or kids at heart ) can create their own instruments, and a concert full of classical hits with Keitaro Harada leading the full orchestra. The pre-concert activities start at 5:30 pm followed by a one-hour concert beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10.